On Stage: The Saxophone of Rich Chiaraluce

This Sunday, November 19th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the saxophone of Rich Chiaraluce. From the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, to the Woody Herman All-Stars, to dates with Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson and more, to his work with symphonies and touring Broadway shows, Rich brings his hot alto chops to every session.

Chiaraluce has performed many times live on KUVO. The 2006 date was a quartet setting with pianist Andy Weyl, bassist Mark Diamond,...

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KUVO Studio Club: "Expeditions" | Nov 20, 6 p.m.

Expeditions play fresh arrangements of familiar songs, everything from traditional jazz to folk to Motown, along with some tasty originals. They have performed at the best venues in Denver, and drawn large and enthusiastic audiences. Co-leaders Pete Lewis and Clare Church are consummate professionals, having shared the stage with Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and many more.

Featuring: Pete Lewis - saxophone, Jason Malmberg - bass, Adam Revell - piano...

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This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Jade Warrior’s 1978 album “Way of the Sun.” Jade Warrior recorded four albums for Island Records in the 1970s and this is the last of that series. The prior albums explored an ethereal Asian sound, but “Way of the Sun” crossed the Pacific and focused on Latin America and its infectious rhythms. More rhythmically complex than prior Jade Warrior albums, “Way of the Sun” retains the distinctive guitar playing of Tony Duhig and flute work of Jon Field, sometimes evoking the spirit of Santana.

The first collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories published in 1850 included most of Poe’s notable literary pieces. The first complete collection of his works however, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, was published in 1902.  I am lucky enough to have a rare 1935 edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination, which is illustrated with 8 color plates.

Vinyl Vault: "Campus Jazz Festival"

Oct 31, 2017

The Vinyl Vault for Halloween will be a 1959 compilation called “Campus Jazz Festival” presented by Viceroy cigarettes. According to the album cover, the record features “Favorite artists of American college students – selected in national intercollegiate jazz popularity survey.” Despite the popularity of these tunes in 1959, the KUVO library lacks many of them including Benny Goodman: Ciribiribin, Shorty Rogers: Martian’s Lullaby, Jonah Jones: Tin Roof Blues, Erroll Garner: Erroll’s Bounce, Bob Scobey: Shine On Harvest Moon and more.

Motéma Music

October is the Centenary month of the birth of the extremely influential pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk. That’s the reason that our selection for the October CD of the Month is by the 14-year-old piano phenom Joey Alexander. Not only does he play the music of Monk, he cites Thelonious as his strongest influence and inspiration. Joey was only 6 years on his Indonesian island of birth, Bali, when he was able to identify the melody of Monk’s Well, You Needn’t.

This Sunday at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance broadcast “On Stage” features highlights from the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note in concert with trumpeter Terell Stafford.

The concert, recorded on Veterans Day 2016 in Alexandria, Va. is part of The Airmen of Note's Jazz Heritage Series, which shows off the U.S Air Force's high level of professionalism through concerts featuring masters of the only American-born art form--jazz.

Metropolis Magazine

The most interesting musical visitor to town this week is saxophonist Greg Osby who will be at Nocturne on Thursday. Born in St. Louis in 1960, Osby came to New York after a stint at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. He worked with a range of top-shelf players such as Woody Shaw and Ron Carter and connected with fellow saxophonist Steve Coleman and the musical banner labeled M-Base that injected a rap-hop element into the jazz sound and initially covered folk like singer Cassandra Wilson.

Music Legend Fats Domino passes away at 89

Oct 25, 2017

Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. Passed away on Tuesday Oct 24th, 2017 at his home in Harvey, LA of natural causes.

Domino first attracted national attention with his first recording, "The Fat Man", made in late 1949 for Imperial Records.

Five Points Friday with Tracy Winchester

Oct 25, 2017

It's Friday in Five Points, and Tracy Winchester has stopped by to let us know what's going on in the neighborhood. Hear the interview below! 

**Music courtesy of  The Sugarman 3 **  

This Sunday, October 29th, at 4 p.m., KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” features the music of vocalist Barbara Morrison. We’ve been privileged with a couple of visits from this talented jazz maven over the years, in November 2002 with the Summit Jazz All Stars, and in 2010 with Houston Person, and Denver’s “first call” trio.

Hurricane Records

Lovers of the New Mexico sound are saddened to hear of the passing Sunday of Al Hurricane at age 81. His death was reported on the official fan Facebook page.  Various reports describe a battle with prostate cancer.  Hurricane performed a “farewell tour” in 2015.

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