First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 a.m. to 9 A.M.

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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Carolyn Joy

Carolyn Joy believes in natural wine.  Natural viticulture, bio-dynamic... It's kind of making the way wine was made a century ago... new again.  Joy, sommelier and proprietor of Joy Wine and Spirits in Denver visits "First Take with Lando and Chavis" monthly.

Joy says there are more than 200 additives used in bulk wine production.  Some additives are natural, like  fish bladder and egg whites.  Some additives are not natural, like "Mega-purple," which adds a deeper crimson to the color of red wine.

Book Review: We'll Always Have Casablanca

Apr 11, 2017

The movie "Casablanca" along with "Citizen Kane" are considered by many critics to be two of the greatest movies of all time.  Certainly "Casablanca" is one of the most written-about movies of all time.  In his new book "We'll Always Have Casablanca - The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie,"  Noah Isenberg has written a hugely entertaining and readable book that outlines how "Casablanca" came to be made and how, over time, it has become ingrained in the American psyche.

National 8-Track Tape Day

Apr 11, 2017
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This is  a day to listen to the great music of the 60s, 70s and part of the 80s, writes Apple Today.  But you'll have to find some modern media to hear that music.  "Because 8-track players are almost non-existent," chimed in "First Take with Lando and Chavis" host Carlos Lando. Frank Sinatra's 8-track tape with Antonio Carlos Jobim is a collectors item.  With en estimated three to five copies in existence, it's worth around $5,000.00.

Jazz on Film: La La Land - We are the ones who dream

Jan 20, 2017

The film begins with an opening scene familiar to L.A. residents. A gridlocked freeway on a bright sunny day has motorists stepping out of their cars, but in “La La Land,” they burst into a song and dance number in celebration of the day. There we meet the soon-to-be lovers, Mia and Sebs (Sebastian). But at this moment Mia is rehearsing for an audition and Sebs honks in frustration and pulls ahead while she gives him the finger.

Jazz on Film: Bayou Maharajah - The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Jan 1, 2017

There are some instances in his playing that are very unusual and highly complex, but the groove is never sacrificed. Within all the romping and stomping in his music, there were complexities in it that, if one tried to emulate it, what you heard and what excited you on the surface was supported by some extreme technical acrobatics finger-wise that made his music extraordinary as far as I’m concerned. And most of all, it always felt wonderful ... He was an extraordinary musician, both soul wise and groove wise ...

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