Jazz

3:18pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Jazz

Carol Sloane on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair

Next time on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair, we're joined by Carol Sloane. She is a "singer's singer" - one of those rare vocalists whose name may not be universally known, but is immediately identifiable, respected and admired by those who play the music & follow it closely.  

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2:45pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Jazz

Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair and special guest Arturo Sandoval

Improvised Thoughts w/ Beegie Adair & our guest tonight, Arturo Sandoval – in a program first heard in 1993.  Our featured music tonight – the CD Flight to Freedom, Arturo Sandoval’s first recording under the GRP label AND I Remember Clifford, released in March of '92, and received two Grammy nominations.

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2:28pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Jazz

Grammy Award winning special guest, Bill Cunliffe on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair

This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we’ll spend an hour with Grammy Award winning pianist, composer & arranger Bill Cunliffe.  At the time of this program (1994) Bill Cunliffe’s career as a serious jazz musician was beginning to pay dividends.  His studies with the great Mary Lou Williams, tours with Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Joshua Redman & his winning of the 1989 Thelonious Monk Piano Competition all helped in making him a much sought after artist.

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1:03pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Jazz

James Williams on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair

This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair the late, great pianist James Williams is our guest in a program first heard in 1996. We get a rare opportunity to hear this exceptional, multi-faceted musician perform in 3 different settings - two of them from live performances, all from the same time period (the mid-1990s). He talks about each.   

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12:30pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Jazz

Dr. Billy Taylor on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair

On this edition of Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we spend an hour with another member of America's jazz royalty, Dr. Billy Taylor, in a program first heard in the spring of 1994.  Though he left us in 2010, how wonderful it is to hear that warm, soothing, immediately identifiable voice again - that of perhaps the greatest advocate/ambassador modern jazz has ever had.  

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