First Take with Lando and Chavis

WEEKDAYS, 6-9 am

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 am. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.


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Jazz on Film
9:52 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Jazz on Film: Charles Lloyd's Transcendent Moments

“The best music causes molecular changes in the atmosphere around the players and their audience. Once you hear the music you are never the same. We go out somewhere and we don’t come back the same.”  -- Charles Lloyd

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1:39 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Kempe Foundation marks 30 years against child abuse

"Girl on a Swing" sculpture by Leonardo Rossi

More than 10,000 children were abused or neglected in Colorado in 2013, according to the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.  John Faught, president of the Foundation visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to update the KUVO audience during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Stories of Standards
10:51 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Ann Ronell's “Willow Weep For Me” | Stories of Standards

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Composed by Ann Ronell “Willow Weep for Me” was introduced by vocalist and whistler Muzzy Marcellino performing with Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra in 1932. Their Brunswick recording entered the pop charts December 3, 1932, and rose to number 17.

Later in 1932,  Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra’s Victor recording with singer Irene Taylor topped the charts at number two.  More than 30 years later in 1964, “Willow Weep for Me” reemerged on the pop charts thanks to British duo Chad and Jeremy.

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Stories of Standards
10:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Errol Garner's "Misty" | Stories of Standards

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The Erroll Garner Trio introduced the instrumental tune “Misty” - composed by Garner - in 1954. A year later,  Johnny Burke added lyrics.

There are several variations of the origin of “Misty,” but they all agree that Garner was in an airplane when he developed the tune, and not being able to read or write music, hummed the tune repeatedly before hurrying home to play the melody on the piano for transcription.

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Stories of Standards
9:53 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Arthur Johnston's "My Old Flame" | Stories of Standards

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Accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, actress and vocalist Mae West first introduced "My Old Flame" in the 1934 film Belle of the Nineties

Composed by Arthur Johnston with lyrics by Sam Coslow, it has been rumored that West - known for her "lightly-veiled eroticism" - had some input in the song's racy (for the time) lyrics. 

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