Jazz Junction

Saturdays, 8pm - 11pm
  • Hosted by with Rick Erben

Welcome to the Jazz Junction on KIOS-FM.

This is your Saturday nighttime host who has been broadcasting the inspired sounds of  jazz music for twenty three years now at KIOS-FM. And so it is between eight and eleven pm when we turn up the burners in the jazz kitchen and begin cooking a batch of sounds aimed at your musical sensitivities. The general idea is to embrace a wide expanse of recorded music from classic sessions in jazz through the wealth of recent releases. Thus you will hear music from the great names in this music as well as from the exciting aritsts comprising today's virile jazz scene. We try to provide a diverse mix of music with straight-ahead and Afro-Latin beats; cookers and ballads; and groups from small combos to big bands in a variety of instrumental and vocal settings. From time to time you'll hear music that has never been issued since the original LP as we spin some vinyl. And that's Our Thing at the Jazz Junction. I invite you to tune-in and savor the sounds as well roll down the jazz tracks every Saturday night beginning at 8pm.


 

Giacomo Gates is not only one of the leading practitioners of vocalese, he takes material from a wide range of composers and makes it his own. Whether it's uptempo bop , ballads or blues, Gates' intimate style gives you the feeling he is in your living room singing just to you.

He pays homage to his vocal heroes on his new disc "Everything Is Cool". Jon Hendricks, Babs Gonzalez, King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson and others are among the legendary vocalists that are honored in this collection. Gates previously paid tributes to Gil Scott-Heron and Miles Davis.

This new release from vocalist and pianist Eliane Elias marks the first time she has recorded in her native Brazil since 1981. Incorporating music from three generations of Brazilian composers, Elias has rendered a beautiful album that epitomizes that exquisite quality of Brazilian music to blend the melancholy and the uplifting with beats that soothe the soul.

Jazz Junction Review: DOUG WEBB - TRIPLE PLAY - Positone Records

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