Marcus Roberts Trio http://redriverradio.org en 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 Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-bela-fleck-and-marcus-roberts-trio <p><strong>Airs Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>Tune in to hear banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio, live from Savannah in their debut performance together. The history of the banjo in jazz dates back to the earliest ensembles of the 20th century in New Orleans, when banjo players were occasionally the star of the band. Over the next 100 years, however, the banjo changed within American musical culture, gradually falling out of favor as a primary instrument within a jazz band. In the spring of 2011, the Savannah Music Festival premiered a project featuring banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio. The results proved that the banjo has always been a wonderful solo instrument in jazz, particularly in the hands of a great improvisor like Bela Fleck. Tune in to hear Marcus Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums, Rodney Jordan on bass and Bela Fleck on banjo, live from Savannah in their debut performance.</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Rob Gibson 20513 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio