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: 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 –...
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 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...
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