Jazz à la Mode
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Garrison Keillior
AMERICAN ROUTES with Nick Spitzer
SUNDAY BAROQUE with Suzanne Bona
FROM THE TOP with Christopher O’Riley
CONCIERTO with Frank Dominguez
Phil Woods writes a regular column in The Note, the semi-annual publication of the Al Cohn Memorial Collection at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. In the Winter 2015 edition, I was saddened to read him frankly stating, "Gradually my improv powers are declining along with my breathing."
Dexter Gordon vies with Duke Ellington as the most charismatic jazz artist I've ever seen in person. His horn shook with the same swagger as the Los Angeles native's 6'5" gait, and good looks landed him occasional acting roles that culminated in his portrayal of Dale Turner in the movie 'Round Midnight.
The show's distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
Renowned guitarist and cuatrista from Puerto Rico, José González and Criollo Clasico Trio performed on Sunday January 25 at the Springfield Public Library.
Host Marian McPartland accompanies the renowned lyricists and songwriters on "The Way We Were" and "Nice 'n' Easy."