Airs Monday, September 9, 2014. From Azerbaijan to the Netherlands, with a detour in the U.S. — it's the career path of pianist Amina Figarova. Somewhere along the way, she discovered her compositional calling updating the knotty, post-bebop jazz popularized in the 1960s. With her touring sextet of Dutch players, she made a U.S. tour stop at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.
Amina Figarova, piano Ernie Hammes, trumpet Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone Bart Platteau, flute Jeroen Vierdag, bass Chris Strik, drums
Airs Tuesday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Join Bill Beckett & Wally Derleth tonight at 8 pm for a "Best Of' special feature selected sets from the Newport Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival with featured artists Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Amina Figarova, Bob Seeley, Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Bela Fleck, Paco de Lucia and Regina Carter's Reverse Thread. Call in with your pledge and support all the variety you get on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or pledge on line here: DONATE NOW!