Wycliffe Gordon 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: Swing Time Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-swing-time-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, June 5, 2014. </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The concept of a jazz party goes back to the origins of the music, since the very function of jazz was often connected to dancing. More recently however, the term jazz party has been used to describe a multi-day gathering of musicians and audiences in which the common bond is the creation of a good time atmosphere where it's all about swinging the bandstand. In this episode, we listen to Bucky </span>Pizzarelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ken </span>Peplowski<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Howard Alden, and </span>Wycliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gordon, among others, performing some of the classics that helped define what we know today as "swing."</span></div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:00:00 +0000 45112 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Swing Time Part One Savannah Music Festival: Wycliffe Gordon & Marcus Printup http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-wycliffe-gordon-marcus-printup <div><strong>Airs Thursday, December 5 at 8&nbsp;p.m. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lineage of great jazz musicians in Georgia goes back to the early </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century when such renowned musicians as Fletcher Henderson came out of Atlanta University, moved to New York city and formed one of the finest big bands of all time. In this episode we feature previous Savannah Music Festival performances by trombonist </span>Wycliffe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gordon and trumpeter Marcus </span>Printup<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, both of whom are from Georgia and will return to the </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2011.</span></div><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 36892 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Wycliffe Gordon & Marcus Printup Savannah Music Festival: Swinging and Wailing http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-swinging-and-wailing <p><strong>Airs Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; This week on the Savannah Music Festival, jazz virtuosos Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, John Fadis, Jason Marsallis, Shawn Jones, and Jeff Clayton take the stage for some of the finest solo performances. They say the best improvised jazz sounds composed and the best composed music sounds improvised. These artists take the concept to the extreme. This concert is from the 2012 festival. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 31188 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Swinging and Wailing Savannah Music Festival - The Battle Royale http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-battle-royale <p><strong>Airs Thursday, January 26 at&nbsp;8:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>An original production of the Savannah Music Festival, Battle Royale put two rhythm sections on stage (Marcus Roberts Trio and the Clayton Brothers), inviting various instrumentalists to the stage throughout the night for a good-natured cutting contest. The tradition of instrumental competition on the bandstand in jazz goes back to the origins of the music. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:00:00 +0000 5305 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival - The Battle Royale