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Jazz After Dark September 04 2018

Virtuoso performances tonight on Jazz After Dark. Piano by Fats Waller, Bud Powell, Johnny Varro, and Les McCann. Clarinet by Edmond Hall, Buster Bailey; horn by Louis A and Charlie Parker. Sax by Sonny Rollins and Lee Konitz. Ella leads it all off with the ultimate rendition of Summertime from Porgy & Bess.  Photo, clockwise from upper left: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Buster Bailey, Bud Powell, Edmond Hall.

Brett Vaughn (of The Mindful) Joins us in the Studio, Friday September 7, 2018, 4:00PM

Brett Vaughn (of The Mindful ) uses his passion in music to "find meaning in an often meaningless culture". Brett says If experimentalism is defined as "the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism", then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Berklee College of Music alum Brett Vaughn, The Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, Vaughn's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discovery.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will also be streamed on www.KDRT.org

Jazz After Dark August 28 2018

Featuring soulful sax tonight on Jazz After Dark. Live at 8 pm on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis, CA. First we'll hear from Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Ash, Sonny Clark, Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson. Then sax artists John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, Art Pepper, Eddie Harris, Pharoah Sanders & William Henderson, and Stanley Turrentine.

Photo: clockwise from upper left -- John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Art Pepper, Pharaoh Sanders.

WHAT ROUGH BEAST on Listening Lyrics August 24th, 2018 4:00PM

What Rough Beast,  An exceptional fusion band. This very unique band is back with a killer new single "Some Odd Years" that will have it's debut on Listening Lyrics. The talent of each individual member shines through in their music. What does that mean, a depth of sound rarely heard. What Rough Beast is Sacramento based, but their sound is not limited to one geographic location. Members are:

Jon Shapiro - keyboards, Keith Filson - guitar,  David Martin - guitar,  Bryant Whaley - Bass,  Jesse Escobar - Hand percussion, Bob Gibeault - Drums, Mike Rice - Flute/saxophone.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will be streamed live on www.KDRT.org.

Jazz After Dark August 14 2018

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: jazz bands and orchestras, and virtuoso piano. Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan, Maynard Ferguson, Roy Haynes, Don Ellis Orchestra, Jerry Fielding, Claude Bolling, Benny Carter All-Star Sax Ensemble, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland with George Shearing, Jim Galloway's Wee Big Band, Triosence, Cassandra Wilson.