Newport Jazz Festival http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-brian-blade-fellowship-band <p><strong>Airs Monday, August 4 at 8 p.m. </strong>One of the drawbacks to being one of the world's best (and most versatile) drummers is that you stay incredibly busy. Too busy, sometimes, to focus on creating your own projects rather than servicing those of others. Luckily, the spotlight has returned in recent years to , who has released his first album as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter (this year's spiritually-tinged Mama Rosa) and has been touring with his beloved, long-standing Fellowship Band. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47573 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band Newport Jazz Festival: Vijay Iyer Trio http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-vijay-iyer-trio <p><strong>Airs Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m. </strong>Vijay Iyer might be a genius. He has a master's degree in physics, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Technology and the Arts from Berkeley. He's also a largely self-taught pianist — and a powerhouse player at that — and composer for string quartet, theatre, film, orchestra, spoken-word multimedia, free improvisation, ESPN commercials, etc. And as a jazz bandleader, his quartets and trios translate his post-idiomatic artistic outlook into spiky, supercharged songs. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47563 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Vijay Iyer Trio Newport Jazz Festival: Joe Lovano UsFive http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-joe-lovano-usfive <p>Airs Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. Jazz audiences mostly know Joe Lovano as a top-drawer, burly-toned tenor saxophonist. He bears a massive catalog of recordings, which he seemingly appends multiple times a year over the last 20-plus years. But at Berklee College of Music, his alma mater and employer, he's just one of many talented teachers on staff. It's where he met talent like Cuban virtuoso drummer and star ascendant bassist , with whom he formed a sort of faculty trio some years ago. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47355 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Joe Lovano UsFive Newport Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-dave-brubeck-live <div><strong>Airs Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been 50 years since 's Dave </span>Brubeck's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Time Out, and its crossover hits "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," first appeared in record shops. </span>Brubeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was plenty famous before then — he had already been invited to the Newport Jazz Festival a handful of times — and his musical output continued to evolve afterward. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46893 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Live Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Faddis Quintet Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-jon-faddis-quintet-live <p><strong>Airs Monday, June 30 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He is, without question, one of the most talented jazz trumpeters to ever walk the earth. And he's used his skill admirably in the service of bebop ideas advanced by his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie. His working band&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">served up bursts of lyricism in abundance — yes, including those </span>altissimo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> screams.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46402 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Jon Faddis Quintet Live