First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 to 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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Join the First Take crew each Thursday at 8:35 a.m. as they talk about Colorado’s cultural scene with Arts District host Carrie Saldo. Below is the summary from August 27, 2015. 

What's a Record?

"Confirmation” | Stories of Standards

Aug 25, 2015
jazz.com; info from jazzstandards.com

Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” is a notoriously complex composition, comprising a favorite testing ground and audition piece for jazz saxophone players.

Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

"One Note Samba" | Stories of Standards

Aug 17, 2015
Bruno Quaino Editores; info from Bossa Nova: The Story of Brazilian Music That Seduced the World by Ruy Castro

The Brazilian songwriting team of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and lyricist Newton Mendonça collaborated to produce “One Note Samba,” finishing the piece as 1959 drew to a close.

Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

"Solar" | Stories of Standards

Jul 31, 2015
biography.com; info from jazzstandards.com, theatlantic.com

In the serene Jazz Corner section of Woodlawn Cemetery, located in the Bronx, NY, lies the final resting place of jazz legend Miles Davis. The tombstone is a large, stately slab of polished stone, etched with a simple epitaph containing Davis' name, dates of birth and death, a picture of a trumpet. Just one additional, controversial engraving adorns the tombstone—the score for the first two measures of the song "Solar."

“The Song is You” | Stories of Standards

Jul 27, 2015

“The Song is You” - composed by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein -  debuted in the 1932 Broadway musical, “Music in the Air.”

Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

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