The Night Beat with Michael Wulfsohn

Join host Michael Wulfsohn for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Monday Night Beat at 8pm, as we take a listen to selections from flutist, Frank Wess’s 1971 release on the Memphis based, Stax/Enterprise Records label, “Wess to Memphis.”  This album was recorded the same year, at the historic Muscle Shoals Studio in Memphis, TN.  Backed up by an uncredited, Motown pick-up studio rhythm section, it also features saxophonist, Eli Fantane, from Marvin Gaye’s horn section from the 1971 “What’s Goin’ On” hit single. 

Join host Michael Wulfsohn for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Monday Night Beat, as we celebrate the 64th Birthday of the highly influential, virtuoso guitarist, Pat Metheny. A man of many guitars, musical styles, and unique effects, we’ll listen to his second album as a leader, “Watercolors,” released in 1977 on the ECM label, and the first Metheny project to feature longtime collaborator and keyboardist, Lyle Mays. This album displays Metheny’s excursions into the artistic blending of musically abstract visions, memories and emotions.

Join host Michael Wulfsohn next Monday night for “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Night Beat, as we celebrate, and pay homage to Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer, arranger, and bandleader, Patrick Williams, who left us on July 25, 2018. We’ll listen to selections from his Grammy Award winning 1973 Capitol Records album, “Threshold,” featuring trumpeter, Marvin Stamm, and reed man, Tom Scott, and we’ll also hear from his 1983 PCM Records release, “Dreams and Themes,” featuring Tom Scott, Robben Ford, and the recently departed trombonist, Bill Watrous.

Tonight, on “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” as we take a listen to Presenting Thad Jones–Mel Lewis & “The Jazz Orchestra,” the Village Vanguard’s Monday night band’s debut studio recording, from May, 1966. This LP was recorded just three months after the group’s opening night performance in February, 1966. This recording is on the “Solid State” record label, claiming to have achieved sonic excellence by the use of recording “exclusively with transistorized equipment on twenty eight channels.”  Join host Michael Wulfsohn tonight, Monday, December 18 at 8pm on the Night Beat on KUVO Jazz.

Wulfie's Wax Museum celebrates "Bags", Milt Jackson

Dec 25, 2017

On “Wulfie’s Wax Museum,” on the Night Beat, we celebrate both the New Year, and the birthday of the late, great vibraphonist, Milt Jackson, the legendary “Bags”. We’ll listen to cuts from 3 different LP’s: “Olinga,” from 1974 on the CTI label, “Night Mist,” a release from 1981 on the Pablo label, and a classic CTI recording as co-leader on Stanley Turrentine’s 1972 album, “Cherry.”

Tune in on Monday, January 1 at 8pm for the next Monday Night Beat, on KUVO Jazz.