Herbie Hancock is looking back at a legendary career in jazz.
For decades, he has been one of the most influential figures in jazz music. As a pianist and later keyboardist, he has made important contributions to the genre.
The new memoir, "Possibilities", explores the jazz pianist's work as a sideman with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s. Also covered is the legendary Mwandishi Sextet and Hancock's chart-topping mid 70s jazz-funk recordings, in addition to his Buddhist spiritual practice.
Jazz Night In America, a new program from NPR Music, is now airing on Friday nights on KIOS at 8pm.
Hosted by veteran jazz bassist Christian McBride, this new program utilizes a number of media platforms to present live jazz concerts in a new and innovative way. There will be streaming video of the concerts available online and chat rooms available for fans to interact with musicians. The concerts will take place at a number of venues including Lincoln Center in New York, and at jazz festivals.
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE LECTURE – Maisha Godare, President of the Heartland Muslim Women’s Network, co-author of “The Muslim Family Reader”, and member of the Advisory Board for Project Interfaith “Women and Islam”
Joe Sample, legendary pianist and member of the jazz super group the Crusaders, passed away in September. He was 75. Sample died in his hometown of Houston, Texas on September 12 due to complications from lung cancer.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA LECTURE – FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SHIRLEY AND LEONARD GOLDSTEIN LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS – Winona LaDuke, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, and Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project “Human Rights and the Rights of Nature in an Era of Climate, Energy, Food and Water Crises”
ARTIST / CD TITLE / RECORD LABEL 1.JOHNNY WINTER / STEP BACK / MEGAFORCE 2.MARCIA BALL / THE TATTOOED LADY AND THE ALLIGATOR MAN / ALLIGATOR 3.MISSISSIPPI HEAT / WARNING SHOT / DELMARK 4.ROB STONE / GOTTA KEEP ROLLIN' / MARQUEE 5.GRADY CHAMPION / BOOTLEG WHISKEY / MALACO 6.ELVIN BISHOP / CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT / ALLIGATOR 7.BIG HARP GEORGE / CHROMATICISM / BLUES MOUNTAIN 8.MISSY ANDERSEN / IN THE MOMENT / MAIN SQUEEZE 9.ETTA BRITT / ETTA DOES DELBERT / BRITTUNES 10.JP SOARS / FULL MOON NIGHT IN MEMPHIS / SOARS HIGH
A band well known for their fearless re-arrangements of pop classics into unpredictable jazz explorations, The Bad Plus has earned a reputation as iconoclasts. An acquired taste to many, refreshingly outrageous to others, The Bad Plus-Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano, and David King on drums, have released a highly original body of work over the last fifteen years. The fearless free-spirited demolition of expected chord structure and melody into something completely unexpected is a Bad Plus trademark.
The new disc by the septet The Cookers harkens back to the days of the classic hard bop sessions on Blue Note by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Wayne Shorter and Jackie McLean.
The music soars with fine soloing on the front line with Billy Harper on tenor, Donald Harrison on alto and two trumpeters, David Weiss and Eddie Henderson. The rhythm section of pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Billy Hart keep things firmly grounded and in the pocket.