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"Take Five" | Listener Picks, April 22

Composed by Paul Desmond, “Take Five” was first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their 1959 album Time Out. The original recording band included Brubeck on piano, Desmond on…

"Song for My Father" | Listener Picks, April 21

"Song for My Father" is the title track in Horace Silver's 1965 album, inspired by Silver's Brazilian travels. Silver dedicated the song to his father,John Tavares Silva, whose photograph is…

“Manteca” | Listener Picks, April 20

Composed in 1947 by Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller, “Manteca” is one of the earliest Afro-Cuban jazz tunes and Gillespie’s most popular recordings. Tune in today as we…

New Music Monday for April 19-Jazz Appreciation Month

Cuban drummer and 2011 McArthur Fellow awardee Dafnis Prieto releases a provocative straight-ahead project on his own Dafnison Music label, Dafnis Prieto Sextet's Triangles and Circles has many musical twists and turns, oh yeah,…

"Lush Life" | Listener Picks, April 18

Billy Strayhorn began to compose “Lush Life” when he was 16 years old, and continued to perfect the song over the course of five years. Tune in today as we…

Colorado jazz festival season kicks off in Greeley

interview with Dana Landry Colorado's jazz festival season kicks off this weekend in Greeley.   Dana Landry, area head for Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado visited First Take…

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" | Listener Picks, April 17

Joe Zawinul wrote “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” for Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s 1966 album Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at “The Club.”  The tune quickly became Zawinul’s first hit, reaching #2 on the…

Jazz on Film: Charles Lloyd's Transcendent Moments

Matthew Goldwasser film review, clip from "Arrows into Infinity," music “The best music causes molecular changes in the atmosphere around the players and their audience. Once you hear the music…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April 16th

Jazz Notes 4-16-2015   By Norman Provizer    The UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival presented by Jamey Aebersold is a giant-sized affair with some 250 middle school, high school and college jazz bands…

Tito Puente Tribute on KUVO | April 19, 4-6 PM MT

Born on April 20, 1923 in New York City, Tito Puente - also known as “El Rey” and "The King"-  was a pioneering force in music. Renown for fusing styles,…

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