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Alex Calatayud is building a musical bridge - Listening Lyrics 1/13/17 4:00PM

This weeks guest is Alex Elvis Calatayud who is building a musical bridge between Brazil and the USA. Listen in as Alex shares his story and introduces us to some new Brazilian musicians. We will be playing selections from the music of Nilton Rabello, Bororo, Marcus Biancardini and many more.

Jazz After Dark January 10 2017

Mose Allison, Nov 11 1927 – Nov 15 2016.

Tribute to Mose Allison tonight on Jazz After Dark. Mose passed away in November 2016, leaving a legacy of Mississippi style blues and jazz. Also featuring his fellow Mississippian Hank Jones, as well as covers of Mose songs by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton,  Ben Sidran Georgie Fame, and Maria Muldaur.

Divine Intervention Struck - Jan 9

Yes, it happend, it was fun...next week there'll be another one. If you missed this week's edition of Divine Intervention, the replay and playlist are available here. And, yes, our "Vinyl Vespers" feature really was Up with People!, featuring some inspiring cover-art testimonials from no less than the likes of John Wayne, Pat Boone, and Walt Disney. You're welcome. :>

Chris Hunt Returns to Listening Lyrics from NYC, Jan. 6, 2017, at 4 PM

Christopher Hunt is well known in and around northern California. He graduated from a distinguished school (the University of the Pacific) with a master's degree in music. He has performed in numerous bands based in Davis (Gravy Nation, Tha Dirt Feelin), and slips easily in and out of genres such as pop, rock, jazz, and funk. He also has a background in producing, and feels at home behind the controls in a recording session. In all we have a musician well equipped to pursue a career in music. That's why Chris relocated to New York City. That's why we have Chris calling in from NYC to join us on the show today; let's explore his goals and motive for his move across the continent.

Today, in New York, Chris plays with several bands: Semaphore, Phonoscenes, Secret Creatures and Bottler.

For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live on www.kdrt.org

Links to bands:

https://secretcreatures.bandcamp.com

Jazz After Dark January 03 2017

Starting the New Year with some soul jazz, vocals, and bossa nova, then Hubert Laws, Etta Jones, and contemporary artists.

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Arnett Cobb
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Ahmad Jamal
  • Hubert Laws
  • Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
  • Rosemary Clooney & John Pizzarelli
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Jelly Roll Johnson
  • Dave Young, Johnny O'Neal, Terry Clarke
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person
  • Fabienne Ambühl Trio
  • Jelly Roll Johnson

David Bowie - Blackstar - Album of the Week January 5

Blackstar was released on David Bowie's 69th birthday (January 8, 2016), just two days before he died. As we approach the album’s one-year anniversary and Bowie's 70th birthday, it feels like a fine time to feature it on Album of the Week. I’ve listened to the album only a few times and am intrigued, but not yet intimately familiar or attached. 

Jazz After Dark December 20, 2016

For our 300th episode of Jazz After Dark tonight, I’ve selected just six extended sets that showcase the improvisational skills and virtuosity of 8 great jazz musicians, spanning over six decades. Coming up at 8 pm!

  • Erroll Garner  *  It Might As Well Be Spring (1948)
  • Coleman Hawkins  *  Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1962)
  • Ella Fitzgerald  *  Basella (1972)
  • Milt Jackson  *  Django (1982)
  • Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan  *  Body and Soul (1993)
  • Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef  *  Poinciana (2012)

TO ALL DONORS- Thank you! KDRT reaches fundraiser goal!

KDRT-LPFM in Davis, CA is proud to announce we surpassed our Boost the Signal fundraising goal!    Through the generosity of donors throughout Davis and beyond, we were able to raise close to $6,000.   This will allow KDRT to improve our transmission system. 
 
"I'm really jazzed that the station will be able to upgrade to a new antenna," says Live Tracks host Jim Buchanan, "one that will deliver that high-quality sound we love throughout Davis."
 
KDRT plans to work on the engineering for this upgrade throughout winter, with installation in spring.
 
We'd love to thank all of our donors, bands that came by to help raise the money, Eunah Cho for designing our special t-shirt graphic, and every person that filled out a survey to help assess our coverage.   
 
Speaking of the survey, volunteer Diane Crumley says "I'm thrilled by the response rate and large number who reported listening in their cars, since a new antenna will improve drive time listening throughout Davis!"