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History

9:00pm

Thu November 27, 2014
Jazz Night In America

Jazz Night In America: To Miles From Wayne To Wallace - The Lost Wayne Shorter Scores

Airs Thursday, November 27 at 9 p.m. In the late 1960s, when trumpeter Miles Davis was leading his famous Second Quintet, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of large ensemble works. They were never recorded, only was performed, and many people never knew they existed. Sometime around the quintet disbanding, Shorter put the scores away.  Now, trumpeter Wallace Roney -- a protégé of Miles Davis -- has received the scores from Shorter and prepared them for a performance at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival. Roney, with permission from Shorter, has re-orchestrated them to fit a more standard orchestral jazz ensemble.  Jazz Night in America presents a window into a fascinating period of Wayne Shorter’s writing with the very first recording of “Universe” and “Legend, written in the late 1960s and “Twin Dragon” written in 1981. The Wallace Roney Orchestra features Victor Gould (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Lenny White (drums) and the ensemble is filled out with various New York based musicians and local talent pulled from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1983, Roney was one of seven trumpeters performing at a Miles Davis tribute concert. Backstage after the show, trumpeter Art Farmer took Wallace up to Davis’s dressing room. This meeting spawned a bond between student and teacher that would continue until Davis’s death in 1991. This episode of Jazz Night in America explores this accelerated period in Roney’s career while looking further back at the musical experiences that shaped Wayne’s writing for large ensemble.

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7:35am

Tue July 29, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Letter writing has made a mark on history

Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner puts old-fashioned pen to paper this week with thoughts about letter writing and journaling and their important contribution to history.

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7:35am

Thu May 15, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 15, 2014

Brian "The Beard" O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain reflects on the changing relationship between Britain and Ireland and his hopes for the future. 


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7:35am

Thu May 1, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for May 1, 2014

Brian 'The Beard' O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes note of the long storied history of the Irish footprint in America. 

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7:35am

Fri February 28, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Late San Augustine newspaperman kept tabs on his Texas soil

Sam Malone broadcasts from behind the mic in 1988 on Texas history and goings-on in San Augustine.
Credit Gary Borders

Just ahead of Texas Independence Day, commentator Gary Borders introduces us to history buff and renegade newspaperman Sam Malone, who edited The Rambler in San Augustine. The Rambler ended its run in 1988. Today, The Sabine County Reporter and Rambler continues weekly circulation. It's published in neighboring Hemphill, Texas.

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