KUVO programming highlights!

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock!

Apr 12, 2017

Born in Chicago on April 12 in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.

Vinyl Vault: Chick Corea | "Again and Again"

Apr 10, 2017

What’s this? A Chick Corea album that KUVO doesn’t have? Yes, it’s true. But the Vinyl Vault has a copy of “Again and Again (The Joburg Sessions)” and we’ll hear some of it this Tuesday, April 11 - 8:30pm. The album, on the Elektra/Musician label, was recorded in 1982 in South Africa and features Steve Kujala on woodwinds, Carlos Benavent on bass, Don Alias on percussion and Tom Brechtlein on drums. There’s some fine playing all around by this quintet. Check out the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday evenings on KUVO/kuvo.org.

100 Years – A Bountiful Harvest

Apr 9, 2017

Jazz Appreciation Month is a great time to remind the country of the contributions made by jazz artists.  The Smithsonian says April was selected in part because there are so many luminaries born this month.

Mongo Santamaria Centennial

Apr 7, 2017
Concord Music

We're celebrating Mongo Santamaria's Centennial  today, Sunday, April 9 from 4 to 6pm, join Janine Santana and her guest co-host Arturo Gómez as the centennial celebration of Mongo Santamaria continues with a look at the more dance oriented  and folkloric roots   recordings of Mongo Santamaria.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Joe Farrell’s album “Canned Funk.” Released in 1975, this was Farrell’s sixth and final album for the CTI label. The album features Joe Beck on guitar, Herb Bushler on bass, Jim Madison on drums and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Farrell plays tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones along with flute. And of course, the album has one of the more eye-catching covers from the ‘70s.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on Tuesday at 8:30pm on KUVO.