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

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

Information and some text from jazzstandards.com
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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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News
11:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Cancer: Emperor of Maladies - local hope (part 1)

The community gathered recently at Rocky Mountain PBS studios for an advance screening of the new Ken Burns-produced documentary series Cancer - Emperor of All Maladies.
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Rocky Mountain PBS hosted a preview screening of Ken Burns-produced film,  “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a three part documentary based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, airing March 30-April 1, 2015. At the event, Steve Chavis from the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" captured a few local stories of hope.

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Stories of Standards
9:47 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" | Stories of Standards

Information and text from learnjazzstandards.com and Wikipedia
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Introduced on Dizzy Gillespie's 1954 album Afro, "Con Alma" features Gillespie's signature fusion of Latin  and bebop jazz rhythms. 

With key center changes occurring every two bars and a simple, singable melody, many musicians have enjoyed covering this fun tune!

Notable covers have been recorded by Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery, Ed Bickert, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell and Ray Bryant.

See a video of Dizzy Gillespie playing "Con Alma" in 1965 here

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News
2:05 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day march and events in Denver

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This Saturday, March 28, 2015 marks the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Day March.  A founder of the sponsoring Cesar E. Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver, Dr. Ramon Del Castillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the events and share his despedida (farewell poem).

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Eats & Beats
12:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Eats & Beats: City Food, City Land

Adam Brock, co-founder of the celebrated Growhaus in North Denver visited “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss a new initiative called "City Food, City Land," an attempt to increase food production on underutilized public land. 

The policy is being drafted by the Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council to align with Mayor Michael Hancock's 2020 Sustainability Goals.  “The most ambitious thing is that we want to get 20% of the food that Denver eats to be grown or processed in Colorado by 2020," said Brock.

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