KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Two – Buddy Tate

KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Two – Buddy Tate

(Buddy Tate) 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 – to...
KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part One – Illinois Jacquet

KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part One – Illinois Jacquet

If you tuned in to the show this past Sunday (YouTube playlist is up! HERE), you may have heard that 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...
KTRU JAZZ: RIP Joe Temperley

KTRU JAZZ: RIP Joe Temperley

From the BBC News Corp. “The great Scottish jazz musician Joe Temperley has died at the age of 86. One of the most respected jazz saxophonists in the world, Temperley, from Lochgelly in Fife, passed away on Wednesday. He left Scotland for London in the 1950s and...
Jazz For A Tuesday: Harold Land & Dupree Bolton

Jazz For A Tuesday: Harold Land & Dupree Bolton

(Harold Land and Dupree Bolton) It’s Tuesday night and you need some good music to get you to Wednesday. Harold Land was one of the great Tenor Saxophonists of his time, born right here in Houston but raised in L.A.- a player who thrived in the late 50s scene of...
KTRU Sunday Jazz: 5/8 – Funky Mama’s Day

KTRU Sunday Jazz: 5/8 – Funky Mama’s Day

  (Zoot Sims and German pianist Jutta Hipp recording for Blue Note Records) Why aren’t you listening to the KTRU SUNDAY JAZZ SHOW??? You can dig the (mostly) Full Playlist of the show on YouTube by clicking HERE! We’ll share some jams we played for...
KTRU Sunday Jazz: 5/1 – Buck Clayton & The Art of the Jam

KTRU Sunday Jazz: 5/1 – Buck Clayton & The Art of the Jam

Sunday was heavy stacks as usual for the Jazz Show. If you missed it, it is what it T-I-is. No Room For Squares in the Circle, Jack. Can you dig? If so, read on… You can dig most of the set on YouTube by clicking right HERE. We played the new Bill Evans on wax,...
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