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Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

This week marks what would have been the 104th birthday of trumpeter John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina on October 21, 1917, Gillespie, together with Charlie Parker…

Super Sonido Celebrates Day of the Dead

[audio mp3="https://www.kuvo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/day-of-the-dead.mp3"][/audio] In Latin America, and Mexico specifically, the 1st and 2nd of November is known as The Day of the Dead. This is a time to honor those who…

Vinyl Vault—The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Hot Number"

This week the Vinyl Vault takes a blues excursion with a 1987 album from The Fabulous Thunderbirds entitled “Hot Number.” This was the band’s sixth album and was released on…

Concert Review—Pat Metheny, Paramount Theatre

Pat Metheny - Side-Eye October 9, 2021 Paramount Theatre, Denver Forrest Gump said life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’ll get until you dive…

Dazzle Celebrates Dizzy's 104th Birthday

Three nights of Dizzy Gillespie each night features a different theme. Starting on Wednesday, October 20, with ‘The brilliant Compositions of Dizzy Gillespie Through the Decades’ features Dizzy’s most popular…

Vinyl Vault—Basie & Zoot

Count Basie may be best known for his swinging big bands and all the recordings laid down by that unit. However, William “Count” Basie also recorded many small group sessions,…

Celebrate Día de los Muertos

A remembrance to honor our deceased loved ones, Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and death that dates back thousands of years to the Indigenous tribes of…

Stories of Standards—"Crazy Rhythm"

Linda Hillshafer

Tune in weekday mornings to hear our favorite versions of “Crazy Rhythm.” Rodney Franks presents Stories of Standards Monday through Friday at 7:50 and 8:50 am. Stories of Standards is…

The Night Beat—Tears of Joy, Don Ellis Orchestra

The Don Ellis Orchestra recorded “Tears of Joy” on May 20-23, 1971 at Basin Street West, a nightclub in San Francisco, CA.  It came at the end of a three-month…

On Stage—Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander

KUVO’s archive series “On Stage” features a performance from (protégé) reedman Eric Alexander and (mentor), pianist Harold Mabern, recorded in the Phyllis A. Greer Studio. Harold Mabern was Alexander’s instructor…

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