Jazz

8:00pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Ben Allison Live

Ben Allison

Airs Monday, September 22 at 8 p.m. Bassist and bandleader Ben Allison has developed the ability to write music with the sound and electric attack of rock 'n' roll, as well as the sophistication and improvisational frames of jazz. His constant search for new timbres and combinations has made him one of the most engaging composers today. At the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., his band blasted in full force.

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8:00pm

Fri September 19, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Freddy Cole live

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. While there are certain unmistakable similarities in the musicianship of the two siblings, the younger brother of Nat King Cole long ago emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother, and his timing swings a little more.

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8:00pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Gretchen Parlato Live

Gretchen Parlato

Airs Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m.  It's not her light and feathery voice so much as how she uses it: phrased creatively, on pitch, in ways that request and reward closer attention. It's to her credit that hip young New York musicians are happy to play with Parlato — she's as much a musician as they are. One such grouping appears here at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I.

Personnel
Gretchen Parlato, vocals
Gerald Clayton, piano/Fender Rhodes
Alan Hampton, bass
Kendrick Scott, drums

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8:00pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival: Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy

Airs Monday, September 8 at 8 p.m. It's a great idea in theory: One of the leading trumpeters, composers and public figures in jazz puts together a brass ensemble. Led by Dave Douglas, it's an even better idea in practice, bounding with enthusiasm and virtuosity. The compact-but-mighty Brass Ecstasy lit up the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I., with a stylish, fervent update of the brass-band tradition.
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8:00pm

Thu September 4, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Del McCoury Band Live

Airs Thursday, August 8 at 8 p.m. On paper, it wouldn't appear that the mixture of a traditional New Orleans jazz group and a classic bluegrass band on the same stage would make for a musical extravaganza. But when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band decided to make a recording and follow it up with a national tour, the result was the essence of the term "Americana". In this episode, we listen to a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies as the high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians comes together with the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans. 

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