Performance http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-flecktones-part-one <div><strong>Airs Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. </strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly a quarter of a century ago, banjo master </span>Bela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fleck formed a band that drew on bluegrass, jazz, blues and rock, combining the talents of four unique musicians that play acoustic and electric instruments. They call themselves the </span>Flecktones<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and the dexterity they use to make their instruments roar, and the obvious joy that they share in doing so, explains the group's longevity and their loyal fan base. Tune in for part one of a&nbsp;</span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> performance by the original lineup of the </span>Flecktones<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including pianist and harmonica player Howard Levy.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47734 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Part One Newport Jazz Festival: Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-jim-hall-trio-julian-lage <p><strong>Airs Monday, June 23 at 8 p.m. </strong>One of the finest guitar players in jazz history — who made all those classic records with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ron Carter and so on — is still at it at age 82. Fittingly, Jim Hall's rhythm section at Newport is top-shelf international caliber: Scott Colley (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). And Julian Lage, a much younger guitar phenom, joined in a cross-generational confab of guitar heroes.<br /><br />Personnel<br /><br />Jim Hall, guitar<br />Scott Colley, bass<br />Lewis Nash, drums<br />Julian Lage, guitar<br /><br />Set List Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46044 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage Savannah Music Festival: Jerry Douglas Band http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-jerry-douglas-band <div><strong>Airs Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jerry Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards, won the Country Music Association's "Musician of the Year" award three times, been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Americana Music Association. He is the most famous and arguably the finest resonator guitarist in our time. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45815 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Jerry Douglas Band Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-swing-time-part-two <div><strong>Airs Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The many songs that came from the Broadway </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Hollywood movies, and Tin Pan Alley have always been a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians, who turned many of them into jazz standards. In this episode, we listen to more </span>swingin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' standards performed by Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Howard Alden, </span>Wycliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gordon, and the Marcus Roberts trio, among others in this 2007 </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recording.</span></div><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45379 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part Two Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-live <p><strong>Airs Monday, June 9 at 8 p.m.</strong> A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jonathan Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He now lives in New York — he met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. But Stay Human is named for its dedication to live music magic, which results in second-line-style parades in the subways and through the Lower East Side. It's perfect for Newport's festive ssetting — and yes, there's a tuba.<br /><br /><strong>Personnel:</strong><br /> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45378 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live