Bill Charlap http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio with Houston Person http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bill-charlap-trio-houston-person <DIV><STRONG>Airs Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. </STRONG>There have been many outstanding piano trios throughout the history of jazz, each with its own signature sound. There is the majestic swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio, the classy bop of the Hank Jones Trio, the great independence of the Bill Evans Trio, and the powerful virtuosity of Bud Powell's trios. Each great jazz piano trio brought something slightly different into the fold, combining swing, group interaction, and musical dynamics in unique ways. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest contemporary jazz piano trios, the Bill Charlap Trio, in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival with special guest Houston Person. &nbsp;Part two of two.&nbsp;</DIV> <P> Fri, 17 May 2013 01:00:00 +0000 27471 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio with Houston Person Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap trio with Houston Person live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bill-charlap-trio-houston-person-live <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There have been many outstanding piano trios throughout the history of jazz, each with its own signature sound. There is the majestic swing of the Oscar Peterson Trio, the classy bop of the Hank Jones Trio, the great independence of the Bill Evans Trio, and the powerful virtuosity of Bud Powell's trios. Each great jazz piano trio brought something slightly different into the fold, combining swing, group interaction, and musical dynamics in unique ways. In this episode, we listen to one of the finest contemporary jazz piano trios, the Bill </span>Charlap<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Trio, in concert at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival with special guest Houston Person.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington fill out the stage and sound.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:00:00 +0000 23059 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap trio with Houston Person live Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bill-charlap-and-renee-rosnes-live <p><strong>Airs Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong>The art of playing jazz piano is something that Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes pursued for more than 20 years before they met one another. After these two premiere pianists fell in love and became a couple, they realized that one of the biggest challenges of being married and working together was finding time to rehearse. With three children and busy careers playing as leaders of their own groups, they eventually made the time to record together and began touring as a duo. This episode features highlights from two concerts that they played at the Charles H. Morris Center, across from each other on two nine-foot Steinways.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Rob Gibson 20059 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes Live Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 2 http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bill-charlap-trio-part-2 <p><strong>Airs Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. </strong>In this episode, we listen to pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.&nbsp; The term "Great American Songbook" generally refers to a body of music that includes Broadway theatre, musical theatre, Hollywood musicals, and the so-called Tin Pan Alley period.&nbsp; It include hundreds of songs of enduring popularity written from the Teens through the early 60's in the 20th Century, many of which became, and remain, a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Ron Gibson 19179 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bill Charlap Trio Part 2