Stories of Standards

Each week on Jazz with Victor Cooper, new host Rodney Franks' "Stories of Standards" segment examines a jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook. 

Franks delves into the history behind each tune and plays different versions of the week's featured composition all week long! 

Browse the articles below to broaden your knowledge of America's greatest music.

Stories of Standards: C Jam Blues by Duke Ellington

Jun 24, 2018

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, June 25!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Stories of Standards: "A Foggy Day"

Jun 14, 2018
https://alchetron.com/A-Damsel-in-Distress

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting on Monday, June 18!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Stories of Standards: "Donna Lee"

Jun 8, 2018
https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlieParker/comments/14g598/classic_charlie_parker_photo/?st=jhw5rii1&sh=579ed8a5

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, June 11!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Stories of Standards: "Don't Blame Me"

Jun 5, 2018
http://jimmymchughmusic.blogspot.com

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, June 4!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

Stories of Standards: "Travelin' Light"

May 23, 2018
https://heinzalbers.org/arm_js.htm

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, May 28!

Stories of Standards is sponsored by ListenUp - If you love music, you’ll love ListenUp.

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