Newport Jazz Festival http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-2013-donny-mccaslin-group <p><strong>Airs Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m.</strong> Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.<br /><br />Personnel:</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43002 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Terence Blanchard Quintet Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-2013-terence-blanchard-quintet-live <div><strong>Airs Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a whole, Terence Blanchard's high-functioning quintet reliably serves up sleek modernism in the form of post-bop jazz. Individually, its members are also becoming great composers: Blanchard's new album, Magnetic, features tunes from everyone in the band. The new repertoire sees Blanchard cop some electric feels for his trumpet. And a guest turn from guitarist Lionel </span>Loueke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who also appears on the album, makes this band a rare six-person quintet.</span></div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 42622 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Terence Blanchard Quintet Live Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Ali Amr Experiment http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-2013-ali-amr-experiment <div><strong>Airs Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>Berklee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College of Music graduate Ali </span>Amr<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up in the Palestinian territories, where music was literally what kept him off the streets. He's translated that into a prepossessing command of the 72-string instrument called the </span>qanun<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and at </span>Berklee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he's found a way to blend it into in a fluid, jazz-based improvising context. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 42399 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Ali Amr Experiment New Orleans Jazz Festival: Blues Night http://redriverradio.org/post/new-orleans-jazz-festival-blues-night <p><strong>Airs Monday, March 24 at 8 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival&nbsp;showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, Blues will be&nbsp;featured with Satan and Adam on stage.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 41731 at http://redriverradio.org New Orleans Jazz Festival: Blues Night New Orleans Jazz Festival: Trad Jazz http://redriverradio.org/post/new-orleans-jazz-festival-trad-jazz <p><strong>Airs Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival&nbsp;showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lionel Ferbos treats us to some tradition jazz.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 41403 at http://redriverradio.org New Orleans Jazz Festival: Trad Jazz