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Album Review: For One to Love, by Cecile McLorin Salvant

Ever since winning the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, Cecile McLorin Salvant has been one of the rising stars in jazz. For One to Love is a fine showcase for her fantastic voice. Her range in both pitch and emotions is remarkable, as she sings both high and low, innocently and angrily. This album mixes originals and covers in a soft, classic style, using only uses three instruments (piano, drums, bass) in a minimalist and simple fashion, allowing Salvant's voice to take centerstage, where it shines. Her voice, combined with romantic lyrics, convey powerful emotion throughout, especially on tracks "Look at Me" and "Monday." The album also has a lighter side, as demonstrated by tracks "Growlin' Dan" and the whimsical "The Trolley Song." For One to Love is a solid third album for Salvant and a worthwile listen for fans of Salvant and classic jazz.

250th Episode of Jazz After Dark: November 24th 2015, 8 pm

For the 250th episode of Jazz After Dark I’m serving up an hour of mainstream jazz from the 30’s and 40’s. Swing with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Earl Hines, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.  

Live broadcast Tuesday at 8 pm.

Replays Thursday at 11 pm, Friday at midnight, and Saturday at 9 pm.

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Davisville, 11/23/15: A good year for movies heads for a good finish

This week I'm glad to welcome Davis film critic Derrick Bang back to Davisville for our annual end-of-the-year movie show. 2015 has been a good year for movies, he says, and today we get his take on films to see and skip this season, the continuing importance of the Thanksgiving-New Year’s stretch to Hollywood, and the films he considers to be the most unappreciated movies of Christmas.

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KDRT is high-powered low-power grassroots radio located in Davis, California, airing an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming, and building community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. KDRT 95.7 FM is a project of Davis Media Access (DMA.)  DMA is a dba of Davis Community Television, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. Read more...

New Parent Network
12/01/2015 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Classical Bassoon & Wine Tasting
12/01/2015 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
WTF Workshop: Bottom Brackets & Cranks
12/01/2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Pajama Storytime
12/01/2015 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Mandarin Dynasty + Anxient Aliens + Alison Iman
12/01/2015 - 8:00pm


Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm


dj tree kilpatrick

Your host, Tree, loves music.  And his theory of music involves a tree of sorts. Suffice to say it involves a trinity, exploration of themes and connections amongst recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries.  Listen in as Tree plays music old and new, known and unknown.  Eventually if you listen long enough you might experience some musical enlightments. In the meantime, let him show you the way to the music from the tree of life.

A Constant Grin

Live Friday 2-2:30pm
Replays Monday 9-9:30pm, Tuesday 10-10:30am, Friday 6-6:30pm


A 30-minute sampling of indie rock derived from the 1990s and 2000s, fancy subgenres include (but are not limited to): shoegaze, space rock, lo-fi, math rock, dream pop, post-rock, experimental, psychedelic, indie folk, and alternative country. Don't worry--I don't understand what any of those names mean either.

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Sunday 4-5pm


Each one-hour show features live interviews with local and national artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them. Do not let the name fool you, this show is all about music. Genres are focused on singer/songwriter, Blues, Americana, Jazz and Bluegrass. The show is hosted by Pieter Pastoor, who as a poet has a good ear for meaningful lyrics. Pieter's co-host is Jeanne Pastoor, who is known to ask those insightful questions that keeps this show in fine-tune mode.