Jazz

11:00pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes - I Too Sing America

Airs Friday, February 14 at 11 p.m. Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.     Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR host and former Morehouse professor of music, I, Too, Sing America will dive into the songs, cantatas, musicals and librettos that flowed from Hughes’ pen. As he did with his poetry, Hughes used music to denounce war, combat segregation and restore human dignity in the face of Jim Crow. His musical adventures included writing lyrics for stage pieces such as Black Nativity and Tambourines to Glory, works that helped give birth to the genre of Gospel Play, as well as songs for radio plays and political campaigns, and the libretto for Kurt Weill’s Street Songs.

8:00pm

Fri February 14, 2014
Chris Allen & Friends Live

Chris Allen & Friends Live

Airs Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m.  Join us for bassist Chris Allen live in our studios along with Luke Brouillette on guitar and Paul Forsyth on sax, for a show filled with music for lovers. You can show your love for live music on Red River Radio by making a pledge during the show and help us during our pledge drive. Call and pledges at 800-552-8502 or pledge online now: DONATE NOW!

8:00pm

Thu February 13, 2014
Twang Darkly Live

Twang Darkly Live on Red River Radio

Twang Darkly in the RRR Studios

Airs Thursday, February 13 at 8 p.m. Twang Darkly returns to Red River Radio for a live performance of their unique blend of original instrumental music that has been described as "Cinematic Appalachian jazz rock fetched from the future on a beer-fueled time machine fabricated from gourds and guitar strings." Twang Darkly features Michael Futreal on Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, gourdtar, guitar, harmonica, flute, and suchlike;  Troy Messina drum;  and Joel Boultinghouse on the big ol' string bass and electric guitars. Join us Thursday night at 8 p.m. and while you’re at it, give us a call and help support live music on Red River Radio at 800-552-8502 or click here. DONATE NOW!

9:00pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

Airs Tuesday, February 11 at 9 p.m.  One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album. Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more.  Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.

8:00pm

Thu February 6, 2014
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Henry Butler Solo

Airs Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m. Pianist Henry Butler was born in New Orleans and has developed a sound that Dr. John refers to as the "pride of the Crescent City." As an extension of the great piano lineage that includes Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, James Booker and Tuts Washington, Mr. Butler has devised a distinct musical gumbo that blends the ingredients of jazz, blues, rags and funk with the feeling of a second line parade. In this episode, we listen to highlights from Henry Butler's solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center during the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.

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