Airs Tuesday, December 25 at 10:00 p.m. It's a very merry jazz Christmas with an hour of some of the best holiday jazz. We’ll talk with jazz historian Bill Sears about some of the off-the-beaten path jazz takes on your favorite holiday classics, and chat with our producer Lou Blouin about the Christmas duet that brought jazz icon Bing Crosby and rocker David Bowie together. That plus a conversation with pianist Eugene Marlow about his recent jazz reworking of some classic Hanukkah music, and tunes from Duke Ellington, Hammond B3 pioneer Jimmy Smith, Vince Guaraldi, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, are all coming up on this Special.
Airs Friday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. David Bowie's landmark record The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars celebrated its 40th birthday in June and to mark that occasion we present this special which looks back on the making and legacy of David Bowie’s 1972 album, Ziggy Stardust. Frank insights from both David Bowie and the late guitarist, Mick Ronson, detail how they developed the Ziggy Stardust character and all the music from this landmark album. Most of the album’s songs are heard throughout the show, including Ziggy Stardust, Starman and Suffragette City – three definitive examples of the 70s Glam-Rock as the bridge between the psychedelic 60s and punk rock.