Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark! Vocals by Helen Carr, Ella Fitzgerald; cool jazz by Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, and Chet Baker. Old-fashioned instrumentals by Louis Armstrong, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Woody Herman, Illinois Jacquet. John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman on vocals. Rounding it out with modern pieces by Jeff Hamilton and Jimmy Rosenberg.
"Cavalcade of Western States." This episode will feature western songs about each of the western states. It's a two-parter, with the second part next week.
This week Matthew Grasso will join us with his extended play 7-string guitar. Matthew will be joined by his son Miyan Grasso, who plays extended 7-string guitar, along with Mathew’s wife Aya Ueda--a soprano, keyboardist, and choral conductor. They will perform duos and trios for the show.
Matthew Grasso is classical guitarist, composer, arranger, musical instrument innovator, and improviser who began playing guitar at 12. He attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and complemented this training by studying the classical music of North India at the Ali Akbar College of Music with the late sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
“On the Range.” This episode has songs and poetry about life on the range. Ranger Doug, Bob Marshall, Rick & the Ramblers, Patty Clayton and many more. Enjoy the vast richness of music from the rangeland.
Extended sets tonight on Jazz After Dark. Vocals by Linda Lawson. Then Herbie Mann, Buddy DeFranco, and Earl "Fatha" Hines. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey, we’ll hear Deodato’s version of Also Sprach Zarathustra. Closing out the set with Don Thompson & Pat La Barbera, and the Vince Guaraldi Trio.
Todays’s episode is called “A Western State of Mind.” You’ll hear songs and cowboy poetry from Riders in the Sky, Rita Hosking, Many Strings & Co. and many more. Hopefully, this program will put you in a relaxed frame of mind as images of the west and western lifestyle roll past you.
Swing tonight on Jazz After Dark!
Major Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Greco, Elvin Jones, Helen Merrill, Swing de Gitanes, Boots Randolph.
Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast of the Davis Music Festival kickoff featuring performances by Hannah Jane Kile, The Philharmonik, The Midnight Dip, and The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. It’s all happening at the Sudwerk Dock at 2001 Second St., east of L Street, on Friday, June 15 beginning at 5 p.m. If you can’t make the kickoff, listen live on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or KDRT.org. The festival runs June 15 through June 17, presents performances by 40 bands across several Davis venues, and benefits the Davis School Arts Foundation. Learn more at DavisMusicFest.com
The tale of the Pony Express mail service is a fascinating slice of western history. On this episode, hear songs and stories about this unique venture.
Great keyboard and vocals on Jazz After Dark tonight. Fats Waller, Art Tatum; Milt Hinton with A.J. Sciacca, Dick Katz, Osie Johnson. Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald. Freddie Roach, Paul Desmond, Gabor Szabo, Vince Guaraldi Trio, David Lamont, Earl "Fatha" Hines.