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
Paul Desmond, whose 90th birthday anniversary was on Tuesday, had an agreement with Dave Brubeck that precluded him from making freelance recordings with other pianists. That, as it turned out, was a cloud loaded with silver linings ...
Coleman Hawkins was the subject of a beautifully filmed studio session taped in Brussels in 1962. The film was made following Hawk's appearance at a festival in Dinant, Belgium, the birthplace of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax.
A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
Tertulia's guest on November 23 was Dr. William A. Dávila, Director of Operations at UMass Center at Springfield. He spoke about the different carees offered at their new center and the new programs coming in the near future.
The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols.