Thad Jones http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Charles McPherson Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-charles-mcpherson-live <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The musical style know as bebop is a style of jazz characterized on fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. Developed in the early and mid-1940’s, bebop ultimately became synonymous with modern jazz. Fri, 16 May 2014 01:00:00 +0000 44134 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Charles McPherson Live Remembering Marian McPartland http://redriverradio.org/post/remembering-marian-mcpartland <p><strong>Airs Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m. </strong>&nbsp;We remember host Marian McPartland with a memorial program. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook. This program is hosted by Marian's longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian's original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:00:00 +0000 32386 at http://redriverradio.org Remembering Marian McPartland