The Music of Stevie Wonder (mp3)
PREVIEW: SF Jazz Collective -- The Music of Stevie Wonder
Home the Swing!
Veteran actor (The Wire,
Tremé) and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce brings the outstanding
performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center's House of Swing. Each week, Pierce hosts the story of jazz through music and the players in their own words.
“Wendell understands the art of swing. He grew
up in the New Orleans, so that rhythm is in his heart and in his words.”
- Wynton Marsalis
You can find photos, a bio, links to Wendell’s work on, and all
you’ll need for program guides and web pages at www.jalc.org.
We’ll still hear from Ed Bradley in our featured shows from the
archive, and Wynton Marsalis on new shows from Rose Hall.
21 years, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio has created its
own definitive voice.
This Fall, we're
bringing the work of musicians who have broken the mold and reworked
sound of jazz.
(Check your local listings for broadcast dates & times)
26-Sept XXI-1 Charlie Musselwhite
regular program and Fundraiser version)
Legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite electrified the Chicago blues
scene in the 60s. He’s played with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson,
Howlin’ Wolf and most recently Ben Harper. Now, Musselwhite brings his
quartet, brings his quartet to the Allen, for a set of blues, jazz and gospel
storytelling. Tunes likely to include “Bad Boy,” “Roll Your
Money Maker,” “Cristo Redentor.” and more. Wendell Pierce
We will also offer Charlie Musselwhite as a station fundraiser, with pitches
from Wendell Pierce, and the participants including Charlie Musselwhite. It
will be in segments totaling approximately 53 minutes length to allow local
fundraising pitches. Available September 18th for fundraising use anytime.
Subscribing stations may swap it for any other show in the Fall schedule to
meet their own fundraising needs.
3-Oct XXI-2 The Music of Bill Evans
(JALC XVIII -1)
Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven
by a ‘quiet fire’ that has influenced generations of pianists. Guest
musical director Bill Charlap with Evans’ guitarist Jim Hall and the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like “Waltz
for Debby,” “Five” and “Peri’s Scope.” Wendell
10-Oct XXI-3 Regina Carter with Reverse Thread and Stefon Harris with
(JALC XVIII -19)
Reaching to their personal histories, innovative jazz fiddler Regina Carter
and vibraphonist Stefon Harris create contemporary sounds. With kora and
accordion, Carter explores the music of Africa – from Ugandan Jewish songs to traditional
folk music of Madagascar and Mali. Harris and his band Blackout find inspiration
in the funk and soul sound of the 70s. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Offer your listeners our JazzStories podcasts with Regina Carter and Stefon
Harris -- at jazzstories.org or on iTunes**
17-Oct XXI-4 Dianne Reeves
(JALC XVIII -24)
Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz
at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, she’s joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist
Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully. We’ll
hear the enchanting strains of “Blue Prelude,” “I’m
In Love Again,” “Good Night Sweetheart” and more. Wendell
Hear and post our JazzStories podcast with Dianne Reeves at jazzstories.org or on iTunes**
24-Oct XXI-5 Gerry Mulligan and John Lewis (NEW)
Post-war America saw the hard edge of bebop evolve into Cool Jazz. The
music flowed, bewitched and enchanted baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan
John Lewis. They became twin pioneers of that sophisticated style. Now pianist
Jonathan Batiste and baritone master Joe Temperly, with the Jazz at Lincoln
Center orchestra transport us to the 1950's. The set includes “Django,” “Delawny’s
Dilemma,” and “Animal Dance.” Wendell Pierce hosts.
31-Oct XXI-6 Sweet Honey in the Rock
(JALC XIX -22)
Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new
light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and marks
30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio. Performances include “Midnight
Special,” “Love Me Or Leave Me,” and “Feelin’ Good.” Wendell
Check out our JazzStories podcast with Sweet Honey in the Rock at jazzstories.org or on iTunes**
7-Nov XXI-7 Chucho Valdes and The Afro Cuban Jazz Messengers
Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes is today’s ultimate jazz ambassador – from
deep Afro-Cuban roots and improvisational jazz mastery, he creates a
sophisticated style all his own. For their first stateside performance
in seven years,
Valdes brings his Afro Cuban Messengers to the Allen Room. Wendell Pierce
Check out our JazzStories podcast with Chucho Valdes at jazzstories.org or on iTunes**
14-Nov XXI-8 Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano
(JALC XVIII -20)
Vocalist Kurt Elling and French accordionist Richard Galliano transport us
from the New York vista of the Allen Room to the cafes of Paris and the plazas
of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this heartfelt collaboration exploring the art
of the ballad. We’ll hear classics like “Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht,” an
arrangement of the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” and “La
Vie en Rose.” Wendell Pierce hosts.
21-Nov XXI-9 Maceo Parker: Funky Stuff
Funk’s living legend Maceo Parker brings red-blooded soul to the Allen
Room. He’s played alongside James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince – but
on his own, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Maceo Parker’s compositions
burst with energy as he leads “the Tightest Little Funk Orchestra On
Earth” through a set including “Off The Hook,” “Georgia
on my mind,” and “Make It Funky.” Wendell Pierce Hosts.
28-Nov XXI-10 Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra
(JALC XX -12)
Pianist, composer, and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi mixes intricate bebop sensibilities
and Japanese influences in a big band sound. Joined by long-time partner, saxophonist
Lew Tabackin and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, Akiyoshi leads a dazzling
performance of her own compositions including “Remembering Bud” and “Pollination” alongside
classics like Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy.” Wendell
5-Dec XXI-11 Prohibition and the Jazz Age
(JALC XIX -1)
The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were
looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice – but instead, it nourished crime
and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz. Ken Burns joins Wendell
Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of Beiderbecke,
Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson. Songs like “Snake
Dance,” “New Orleans Bump,” and “Variety Stomp” will
doubtless provoke merrymaking on par with the era of bathtub gin and backroom
carousing. Special guests Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Check out our JazzStories podcast with Ken Burns and Lynn Novak at jazzstories.org or on iTunes**
12-Dec XXI-12 Brazilian Nights: Leny Andrade with Paquito D'Rivera
(JALC XIX -26)
New York Times writer Stephen Holden calls her “both the Sarah Vaughan
and Ella Fitzgerald of bossa nova.” Vocalist Leny Andrade embodies the
spirit of jazz with the soul of her native Brazil. Andrade is inspired and
accompanied by reedman and friend Paquito D’Rivera through bossa nova,
sambas and choros including “Manha de Carnival,” “Batida
Diferente,” and “Ceu e Mar.” Wendell Pierce hosts.
19-Dec XXI-13 Big Band Holidays (NEW)
No one throws a holiday party like Jazz At Lincoln Center! Wynton Marsalis
leads an all-star lineup through a Yuletide romp. The Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra is joined by vocalists René Marie and Gregory Porter for a
New Orleans style holiday treatment of "I'll Be Home for Christmas, "Winter
Wonderland" and "We Three Kings.' Wendell Pierce hosts.
26-Dec XX-14 Music Of The Tenor Masters
Tenor saxophonists have been at the forefront of jazz for most of its history.
Visionaries like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, and the incomparable
John Coltrane have immortalized the instrument. On our stage, three generations
of tenor masters, Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and Joe Lovano –– pay
tribute to this tradition with Coltrane’s “Peace On Earth,” Joe
Henderson’s “Recordame,” and originals including Lovano’s “Big
Ben.” Wendell Pierce hosts.