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6:03 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

New Music Monday: Closing out Summer, Brasiliero Style

Our final New Music Monday edition for the Summer of 2014 features 3 recordings of Brazilian jazz, curiously it's the end of Winter in Brazil. We begin with a recording we had a sneak preview of a month ago when percussionist Sammy Figueroa was returning from Brazil after recording this CD and stopped by KUVO  Talisman feature Sammy and vocalist Glaucia Nasser and an all star cast of Brazilian musicians.

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Jazz on Film
12:54 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

The Sound of Jazz: a '57 TV classic

Once upon a time, long before the Web and Twitter, before selfies and instagram, if you can believe it, Television was a real medium for social media. In the early 1950s and 60s commercial television was where the general public learned about high culture. TV gave us our first introductions to Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, live broadcasts of Shakespeare plays, opera and dramatic plays.  Included in the mix was Jazz.

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In the Studio
12:30 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Justin Kauflin: Rising Star of Jazz and Screen in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio

Justin Kauflin, live on KUVO Sept. 13th @ 2:30 PM

Tune in this Saturday, September 13th at 2:30 for an interview and solo performance with NYC Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin!  Justin, and the unique musical relationship he shares with legendary elder Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry are the central focus of the upcoming Quincy Jones-produced documentary film "Keep On Keepin' On."  Ed Danielson, your Saturday afternoon Jazz host and six-term Mayor of Oasisville will talk with Mr.

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Book Review
2:19 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Huey “Piano” Smith: New Orleans in the Rocking 1950s

This release from LSU Press, Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues by John Wirt, is an accounting of the 1950s and ‘60s rhythm and blues scene in New Orleans; rock and roll emerged from this period. The book is an entertaining read with research to evidence authenticity—chapter notes, extensive bibliography, general index, and song title index.

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Arts District
12:04 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

"The Roosevelts:" Watch a little, or watch a lot

Credit Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

They were a family that dominated early 20th century politics, occupying the halls of power in New York, the Navy and ultimately the White House – more than once. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, could very well be the (latest) reason you drag yourself into work bleary-eyed.  In the audio on this post  Carrie   Saldo   speaks with First Take with Lando and Chavis (and Arturo Gomez) and shares a portion of her interview with Ken Burns about 'The   Roosevelts : An Intimate History.'

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