Last Call http://kios.org en An Interview With Karrin Allyson http://kios.org/post/interview-karrin-allyson-0 <p><strong>Karrin Allyson</strong>, a jazz vocalist well known to fans of the genre in Omaha, will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival in August.&nbsp; It's another accomplishment for the veteran vocal artist who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, released 14 recordings and entertained audiences worldwide, including in Omaha, for many years.</p><p>Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke recently spoke with Karrin Allyson. Click on the link below to hear their conversation. Recording engineer: Mike Hansen/KIOS.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:55:13 +0000 Chris Cooke 50619 at http://kios.org An Interview With Karrin Allyson Last Call Rotation http://kios.org/post/last-call-rotation <p><strong><font face="Arial" size="2"><font size="2">Week Of JULY 20, 2014</font></font></strong></p><p align="left"><font face="Arial" size="2"><b>ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL</b></font></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:10:00 +0000 Chris Cooke 7332 at http://kios.org Last Call Rotation Remembering Horace Silver: A 1998 Conversation http://kios.org/post/remembering-horace-silver-1998-conversation <p><strong>Horace Silver</strong>, pianist, bandleader and composer, passed away in June. He was 85.</p><p>The legendary hard bop pianist was one of the most significant artists on Blue Note records, creating some of the most widely enjoyed recordings on the label. Silver believed music could be a healing force. On a recorded library that spanned several decades the pianist certainly created music that was <em>A Prescription For The Blues</em> as his 1997 record was titled. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:04:26 +0000 Chris Cooke 49567 at http://kios.org Remembering Horace Silver: A 1998 Conversation Sun Ra: 100th Birthday Tribute http://kios.org/post/sun-ra-100th-birthday-tribute <p>Last Call salutes <strong>Sun Ra</strong> and his musical legacy on this, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of his arrival on Earth.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mystical and otherworldly but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood detractors and an indifferent public for more than three generations. And well it should, since Sun Ra has been both apart of and ahead of the jazz tradition, swinging on Earth and on Saturn, with a compositional ability"up there" with Ellington and Mingus.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:14:00 +0000 Chris Cooke 48691 at http://kios.org Sun Ra: 100th Birthday Tribute Last Call Review: Harvey Mason / Chameleon / Concord Jazz http://kios.org/post/last-call-review-harvey-mason-chameleon-concord-jazz <p>Drummer <strong>Harvey Mason</strong> is back with a recording that celebrates some of the grooviest jazz-funk of the 1970s with some of today's top players.&nbsp; Mason's contributions to the vibrant jazz-funk of the 1970s are immediately recognizable for those familiar with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:33:12 +0000 Chris Cooke 48127 at http://kios.org Last Call Review: Harvey Mason / Chameleon / Concord Jazz Last Call Review: Nels Cline Singers / Macroscope / Mack Avenue Records http://kios.org/post/last-call-review-nels-cline-singers-macroscope-mack-avenue-records <p>One of the most adventuresome and dynamic guitarists in jazz or rock is <strong>Nels Cline</strong>.&nbsp; Active since 1977 in a wide variety of genres, he is the guitarist for the alternative rock band, Wilco. Cline's command of the guitar is such that Spin magazine in 2012 named him the 43rd greatest guitarist of all time. He is also the leader of the Nels Cline Singers, a band which has explored the frontiers of jazz music on several recordings over the last decade.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 05:24:25 +0000 Chris Cooke 46571 at http://kios.org Last Call Review: Nels Cline Singers / Macroscope / Mack Avenue Records Last Call Review: Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra/ I Hear the Sound / Archieball Records http://kios.org/post/last-call-review-archie-shepp-attica-blues-orchestra-i-hear-sound-archieball-records <p>A remarkable orchestral jazz work recorded in France in the last two years, <em>I Hear The Sound</em> is a live performance of material from saxophonist Archie Shepp, "Attica Blues". The big band effort brings to a new generation of listeners material first presented in 1972 on Impulse.<br /> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:26:43 +0000 Chris Cooke 45968 at http://kios.org Last Call Review: Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra/ I Hear the Sound / Archieball Records Last Call Review: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble / Live Snakes / Accurate http://kios.org/post/last-call-review-revolutionary-snake-ensemble-live-snakes-accurate <p>The vitality of funk music connected to the traditions of New Orleans second line music is hard to resist. The<strong> Revolutionary Snake Ensemble,</strong> led by saxophonist Ken Field, brings this exciting, easily danceable groove into focus on the new effort, <em>Live Snakes</em> (Accurate 2014). It's the third album from this ensemble of musicians with a changing cast, but rock solid second line performances.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:32:51 +0000 Chris Cooke 45094 at http://kios.org Last Call Review: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble / Live Snakes / Accurate An Interview with Wayne Shorter http://kios.org/post/interview-wayne-shorter <p>Legendary saxophonist <strong>Wayne Shorter</strong> will visit Omaha in April. He will perform at 7:30pm on April 2 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.&nbsp;</p><p>The celebrated saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman in the Miles Davis 1960s quintet will bring his own quartet of pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade to Omaha.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:09:49 +0000 Chris Cooke 43573 at http://kios.org An Interview with Wayne Shorter Last Call CD of the Month: Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio / Follow The Sun / Delmark http://kios.org/post/last-call-cd-month-kahil-elzabars-ritual-trio-follow-sun-delmark <p>Legendary Chicago Drummer &amp; Bandleader <strong>Kahil El'Zabar</strong> continues to add fine recordings to an already impressive discography of discs firmly in the jazz avant-garde but rooted in straight-ahead jazz. Zabar's latest effort with his longstanding Ritual Trio band, <strong>Follow The Sun</strong>, continues in that direction.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:42:12 +0000 Chris Cooke 42651 at http://kios.org Last Call CD of the Month: Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio / Follow The Sun / Delmark