KTRU JAZZ: Jazz For A Tuesday – Big Ol’ Bandz

KTRU JAZZ: Jazz For A Tuesday – Big Ol’ Bandz

  It’s Tuesday and you need some good jazz to get you to Wednesday. On the whole, we normally don’t truck too much big band. By definition, the big band format goes against a lot of what makes many of us fall in love with jazz in the first place...
KTRU JAZZ: New Rahsaan Roland Kirk Doc Now Streaming

KTRU JAZZ: New Rahsaan Roland Kirk Doc Now Streaming

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a polarizing figure in jazz’s golden era, the 50s and 60s. Some felt he was a gimmick; a sideshow; a blind man who played three or four instruments at once, cheeks puffed out like octopus heads, pulling back on three reeds in harmony....
KTRU JAZZ: HBD Miles Davis

KTRU JAZZ: HBD Miles Davis

  The Dark Prince would have been 90 today. If you need a refresher, here’s a few cuts from Miles through the years. You can bet cash money the KTRU Sunday Jazz team will be spinning plenny Miles on Sunday. 2-7pm on 96.1 FM and online at KTRU.org  ...
Here’s Something Gnarly

Here’s Something Gnarly

Start your day off right with this picture of Steven Seagal shredding a tasty lick with his blues band:   And here he is doing other things:   <<stop the...
KTRU JAZZ: Jazz For a Wednesday – Ike Quebec’s Blue Soul

KTRU JAZZ: Jazz For a Wednesday – Ike Quebec’s Blue Soul

(Ike Quebec) The playlist for last Sunday’s 2-5pm set is up on YouTube – Click Here! Killer set featuring Clifford Brown, Sonny Stitt, Jaki Byard and a rare John Coltrane interview from 1960. It’s Wednesday and you need some good jazz to get you to...
KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Three – Arnett Cobb

KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Three – Arnett Cobb

(Arnett Cobb) This week we’re doing a series of posts this week on Texas Tenors. What is a Texas Tenor? There’s a brotherhood of tenor saxophone players from in and around the Lone Star State who, over time, have been grouped together for their similarity in sound –...
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