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Jazz Calendar (Updated 6/ 22/ 2018)

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Ozark Highlands Radio will make it's debut on KIOS on Sunday July 1 at 2:00 PM. The program features live music and interviews from the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mt. View, Arkansas. Also feature host segments with historians, authors and personalities explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region.

River city Folk with Tom May will move to 1:00 from it's current  2:00 time slot July 1. The Folk Sampler with Mike Flynn will air it's final program June 24 at 1:00. Flynn announced his retitrement in April.

Tuesday on Jazz in the Afternoon, Chris Cooke welcomes special guest trumpeter Arturo Sandoval for conversation about his latest tour "Dear Diz," a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. 

Last Call Rotation

Apr 28, 2018

Cecil Taylor, whose stunning and bravely unorthodox piano language made him one of the most important postwar American avant-gardists in any artistic medium, leaves more than a legacy of musical provocation after his death yesterday evening.


Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released.


A continuity and a break: That's the history of The Bad Plus in a nutshell. An acoustic piano trio with the combustion properties of a post-punk band, it emerged in the early 2000s to an uproar — its surging attack and shrewd repertoire were framed as a radical split from the jazz tradition. Gradually a more perceptive view emerged, one that acknowledged where the band was really coming from.

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This week we look back at some of our favorite jazz recordings of 2017 on Jazz In The Afternoon, Jazz Junction and Last Call. 

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