A Sunday night in March, Women's History Month, is ideally suited for a conversation with Beegie Adair and this week's guest on Improvised Thoughts, pianist Joanne Brackeen. Allmusic.com describes the remarkable Brackeen as "a gifted pianist and composer whose harmonically advanced, creatively complex, and rhythmically adventuresome music greatly enhanced the development of jazz during the closing decades of the 20th century." We agree, and bring you this program first heard in 1994.
Joanne Brackeen had just released the album Take A Chance. It included 8 Brazilian tunes & 3 originals plus a stellar group including bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and percussionist Waltinho Anastacio. The music they play is beautiful, yet challenging. We'll hear all about it as well as the career of this most engaging musician when Joanne Brackeen visits on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair, this Sunday night at 7.
“Improvised Thoughts” is hosted and co-produced by jazz piano legend Beegie Adair. Recorded at WMOT from 1991 to 1997, the popular radio talk/music show featured local and international jazz artists including such greats as Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson and Helen Merrill to name a few. Most shows will air as they were originally heard in the 1990’s.
Improvised Thoughts is a production of 89.5 WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee Public Radio.
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