The Jazz Break at Noon is KRTU’s weekly, mid-day program. Hosted by Music Director Kory Cook, the program is an educational listening session highlighting major artists, styles, and themes from jazz music’s rich history. From rare recordings of the 1930s to today’s most progressive sounds, the Jazz Break at Noon takes you on an educational sonic journey through jazz history.
From Texas to the Mississippi Delta: Blues in the South
Birthdays in the blues this week range from the enigmatic pioneer Buddy Bolden to early piano stylists Meade Lux Lewis and Memphis Slim. Texas guitarist Freddie King also has a birthday this week, so we'll take a step back and hear early recordings from lone star state pioneers Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and more.
The Poly-rhythmic Power of Drummer Elvin Jones
We'll celebrate the birthday of drummer and bandleader Elvin Jones this week. Jones came to prominence with the John Coltrane quartet of the 1960's, but his career as a leader and recording artist spans from the late 50's to the end of the 90's. Hear tracks released this month of all-new 'Trane material titled 'Blue World," along with some of Jones' late-career recordings and other highlights.