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)
2-Jan XXI-15 Re-Imagined: The Music Of Herbie
Herbie Hancock’s timeless innovations are brought to life in the voices
of a big band. Bobby Hutcherson guests with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra
in this brilliant outing from the House of Swing. Wendell Pierce hosts.
9-Jan XXI-16 Nuevo Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla with Pablo Aslan
Astor Piazzolla’s impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of
the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina, and the rest of the world, was
never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D’Rivera are no lightweights either,
and they present an hour of hot Latin tango. Wendell Pierce Hosts.
16-Jan XXI-17 Bird With Strings
In 1949, Charlie Parker envisioned an album that would link jazz to pop and influence
artists to come. His legendary venture with strings has done just that. Parker
with Strings set his searching solos against a lush string quartet. And onstage
Bird lives –as we feature saxophonists Wess Anderson and Charles McPherson
and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Wendell Pierce hosts.
23-Jan XXI-18 Catherine Russell / Nancy Wilson
Two vocalists that defy category! Catherine Russell, who nurtured a career as
a backup singer with Al Green, Michael Feinstein and David Bowie, and has cultivated
her own strong solo voice. Nancy Wilson, the perennial song stylist whose five-decade
career started with Cannonball Adderley, seamlessly crosses the jazz-blues-pop
divide. Together they light up the House of Swing with more than seventy years
of the Great American Songbook. Wendell Pierce hosts.
30-Jan XXI-19 Bu’s Babies: Graduates Of The Jazz Messengers (NEW)
In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey’s
Jazz Messengers. “Do you teach them what to play?” Blakey was asked. “Hell
no. I teach them what NOT to play.” From the House of Swing we’ll
hear from Blakey's son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates
of “Blakey University” from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon
Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis. Wendell Pierce hosts.
6-Feb XXI-20 Frank Foster and Songs of Romance
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by musical director Vincent
Gardner and joined by vocalists Dennis Rowland and Marlena Shaw, collaborates
the late, legendary Count Basie composer and arranger Frank Foster. The works
are composed in an ode to romance. Wendell Pierce hosts.
13-Feb XXI-21 A Tribute To Bobby Short (NEW)
The phrase “Living Legend” is often bandied about, but there aren’t
many who get that designation from the Library of Congress. For the late Bobby
Short, that was but one of his many accomplishments. A staple of Manhattan’s
nightlife at the piano of the Carlyle Hotel for over 35 years, his joy was
to celebrate the “Great American Song”. This show from Michael
Feinstein’s Jazz and Popular Song series features performances from
Barbara Carroll, Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
20-Feb XXI-22 Journey To Brazil - Moacir Santos
Moacir Santos’ career didn’t invite casual listeners- he composed
largely for radio, film, and television, rarely touring and never leading a
band. But his ingenious combination of traditional Brazilian jazz tropes with
futurist leanings is celebrated at Jazz At Lincoln Center with guitarist Mario
Adnet, saxophonist Zé Nogueira, and an orchestra of Brazilian talent.
Wendell Pierce hosts.
27-Feb XXI-23 New Kings of the Crescent City (NEW)
Louis Armstrong. Sidney Bechet. Jelly Roll Morton. King Oliver: Immortals
who defined the art of jazz with a body of work now celebrated across the
Victor Goines, a son of the Crescent City, leads a stellar line up of musicians
to honor the names that made New Orleans an Eden of music -- with Marcus
Printup, Kenny Rampton, Chris Crenshaw, Don Vappie, Dan Nimmer, and more.
6-Mar XXI-24 Afro-Cuban Fiesta
Danzones and "sons montunos" spill into the streets as maestro
Paquito D'Rivera leads a journey through the music of his native Cuba. Sonero
David Oquendo, Las Hermanas Marquez and percussionist Candido Camero join
in this Afro-Cuban Fiesta. Wendell Pierce hosts.
13-Mar XXI-25 Luciana Souza Trio
Toast of the Brazilian jazz scene Luciana Souza offers her trademark
style of gentle but adventurous vocal explorations. With four Grammy nominations
for Best Jazz Vocal under her belt, Souza lights up the Allen Room with a panache
reserved for veterans twice her age. Wendell Pierce hosts.
20-Mar XXI-26 Abyssinian Mass (NEW)
Wynton Marsalis was commissioned in 2008 by the Abyssinian Baptist Church
in Harlem to write a piece celebrating their bicentennial. Though it premiered
earlier, the work has been developing with each performance This incarnation
of Marsalis’ opus unites musical traditions from across centuries and
continents, to celebrate life, humanity, and love. The 70 member Chorale de
Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed, joins the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra,
Wynton Marsalis’ conducts “The Abyssinian
Mass”. Wendell Pierce hosts.
27-Mar XXI-27 Ethel Waters: Blues, Broadway, and Jazz
Michael Feinstein leads a trio of vocals in tribute to the woman who marked
her career defying cultural boundaries- black and white, jazz and Broadway,
secular and gospel. Ethel Waters’ legacy lives on in this hour of show
stopping numbers. Adriane Lenox, Catherine Russell, and Tracie Thoms light
up the Allen Room with song. Wendell Pierce hosts.