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: "Autumn in New York"

Oct 5, 2018
https://www.urlicht-av.com/world-premiere-recording-of-vernon-dukes-violin-concerto/

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, October 8 with host Rodney Franks!

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

Stories of Standards: "Bags' Groove" by Milt Jackson

Sep 28, 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, October 1!

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

Stories of Standards: "So In Love" by Cole Porter

Sep 23, 2018
http://www.playbill.com/article/the-17-most-tony-award-winning-works-of-all-time

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 beginning Monday, September 24!

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

Stories of Standards: "Epistrophy"

Sep 13, 2018
https://www.npr.org/sections/ablogsupreme/2014/01/08/260769892/the-drummer-who-invented-jazzs-basic-beat

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!

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

Stories of Standards: "Something"

Sep 2, 2018
https://www.thebeatles.com/news/dark-horse-radio-new-weekly-show-featuring-george-harrison-originals-his-favorite-music

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, September 9!

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

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