Jazz http://wvasfm.org en Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass http://wvasfm.org/post/remembering-jazz-legend-charlie-haden-who-crafted-his-voice-bass <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGY-LV1fZ8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYzlgETvKaY</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:59:00 +0000 editor 51291 at http://wvasfm.org Joe Locke On Piano Jazz http://wvasfm.org/post/joe-locke-piano-jazz Known for the emotional range of his solo work, vibraphonist Joe Locke has established himself as a composer, bandleader and educator. He has recorded with artists such as Eddie Henderson and Grover Washington Jr., and he continues to tour worldwide.<p>In this episode of <em>Piano Jazz</em>, Locke performs his original composition "Seven Beauties" on piano, as well as a medley of songs by Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon on vibes. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 editor 51290 at http://wvasfm.org Joe Locke On Piano Jazz Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers http://wvasfm.org/post/billy-eckstine-crooner-who-crossed-barriers <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRUKHWJyrbs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-HgqDI0424</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 editor 50995 at http://wvasfm.org Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers Les Paul On Piano Jazz http://wvasfm.org/post/les-paul-piano-jazz A phenomenal guitarist and pioneering audio engineer, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111845598">Les Paul</a> has been a major influence in 20th Century music, both as a performer and technical innovator. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 editor 50816 at http://wvasfm.org Les Paul On Piano Jazz Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert http://wvasfm.org/post/newport-jazz-2011-avishai-cohens-triveni-anat-cohen-live-concert What is it with trumpeter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/137246879/avishai-cohen" target="_blank">Avishai Cohen</a> and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15384147" target="_blank">Anat</a>, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:36:00 +0000 editor 50813 at http://wvasfm.org Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz http://wvasfm.org/post/bruce-hornsby-piano-jazz Pianist and singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396710/bruce-hornsby">Bruce Hornsby</a> spent quite a few years playing in bars and writing songs — many of them with his brother, John Hornsby. The two moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and spent three years writing for 20th Century Fox. In 1985, Bruce Hornsby and his band The Range signed a recording contract with RCA. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:21:00 +0000 editor 50504 at http://wvasfm.org Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz The Future Of Intense Art: A Free-Jazz Event Looks Forward http://wvasfm.org/post/future-intense-art-free-jazz-event-looks-forward "We had to do things ourselves until something else kicked in," bassist William Parker said at a panel earlier this month. He was explaining how he came to co-found the Vision Festival. "And nothing's ever really kicked in."<p>After five nights of scorched-earth improvising, poetry, dance and live painting, Vision Fest wrapped up its 19th annual incarnation on June 15. It continues to be New York's most renowned avant-garde jazz happening — partly because it upholds tough convictions about the links between art and politics, music and other media, self-expression and self-determination. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Giovanni Russonello 50328 at http://wvasfm.org The Future Of Intense Art: A Free-Jazz Event Looks Forward Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times http://wvasfm.org/post/bobby-hutchersons-good-vibes-fiery-times The vibraphone is a special instrument. That spooky, smoky, sparkling sound — there's nothing like it. And there's nothing like hearing the vibes played by Bobby Hutcherson.<p>Hutcherson has covered a lot of ground on his instrument. In the 1950s he was already playing professional gigs, as a teenager. In the '60s, he was a leading light of jazz's avant garde, breaking new ground on some of the most revered LPs issued by Blue Note Records.<p>Now 73 years old, Bobby Hutcherson has a new album on Blue Note called <em>Enjoy the View</em>. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:36:00 +0000 NPR Staff 50149 at http://wvasfm.org Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85 http://wvasfm.org/post/legendary-pianist-horace-silver-dies-85 Pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404943/horace-silver">Horace Silver</a>, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday morning at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He died of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory Silver. He was 85.<p>As a bandleader, Horace Silver mentored some of the hottest musicians of his era. As a composer, he devised numerous jazz standards still played today.<p>Silver grew up in Norwalk, Conn. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 49972 at http://wvasfm.org Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads http://wvasfm.org/post/rhythm-runs-family-drummers-their-dads When you read enough about the early lives of jazz musicians, you begin to spot a trend. A lot of artists caught the music bug from their parents.<p>With instruments and musicians around the house, it's easy for kids to grow curious about playing. But that's not nearly the whole story. Sometimes parents are the first teachers. Other times, parental guidance doesn't fully kick in until much later.<p>With Father's Day on the horizon, I recently tracked down five drummers who not only came from musical families but also had fathers who were drummers or percussionists, too. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 49739 at http://wvasfm.org Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads