Miguel Zenon http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenon In Concert http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-miguel-zenon-concert-0 <p><strong>Airs Monday, January 13 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lately, the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón has been listening to some of his parents' favorite music.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That is, he's adapted a handful of classic popular songs from his native Puerto Rico for his jazz&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">quartet. And on his forthcoming album Alma </span>Adentro<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he even contracted his friend Guillermo&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Klein to write backing arrangements for a 10-piece woodwind section. Lush and verdant — like&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the tropical isle which inspired them — the charts see a rare public performance at Newport's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">central Quad Stage.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 38604 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenon In Concert Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenón's Rayuela Quartet Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-miguel-zen-ns-rayuela-quartet-live <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; It may be billed as a gig for the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, who is making his third Newport appearance in four years, but he would refuse complete credit. He teamed up with the French pianist Laurent Coq to co-write an album's worth of music inspired on the high-modernist Julio Cortázar novel Hopscotch — Rayuela, in the original Spanish. It calls for a cello and a trombone — Dana Leong plays both — and a drummer who can play tablas, so an obvious choice was Dan Weiss. Wed, 29 May 2013 02:00:00 +0000 28178 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenón's Rayuela Quartet Live Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenon In Concert http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-miguel-zenon-concert <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, March 20 at 9:00 p.m.</strong> Lately, the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón has been listening to some of his parents&#39; favorite music. That is, he&#39;s adapted a handful of classic popular songs from his native Puerto Rico for his jazz quartet. And on his forthcoming album Alma Adentro, he even contracted his friend Guillermo Klein to write backing arrangements for a 10-piece woodwind section. Lush and verdant &mdash; like the tropical isle which inspired them &mdash; the charts see a rare public performance at Newport&#39;s&nbsp;central Quad Stage.&nbsp; Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:00:00 +0000 7718 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Miguel Zenon In Concert