Jazz Breaks at Noon - December

Join Kory Cook every weekday at 12 p.m. as he delves into the work, influence and inspiration of a major figure, group or movement in the world of jazz.

December 1 - 4
Artie Shaw vs Benny Goodman

They shared the same instrument and led big bands, but held radically different sounds and approaches to directing the band. Join guest host Ben Luhrman for the music and facts on two iconic jazz conductors of the 1930s and 1940s.

December 7 - 11
Pianist McCoy Tyner: Post John Coltrane

We'll conclude the week on Fri Dec 11 with A Love Supreme, celebrating the 50th Anniversary issue of the original recording.

December 14 - 18
10 Years of Boston - The Either/Orchestra Workshop: 1987-1997

Leader/composer Russ Gershon brought modern bop, Latin, Ethiopian and avant-garde orchestrations from the East Coast to the world at a time when jazz seemed to need it most. We'll hear tunes from nearly a dozen recordings made from the now all-star workshop.

December 21 - 25
New Holiday Releases & Odd Takes on Christmas Classics

The Count Basie Orchestra and keyboardist Barbara Dennerlein will be highlighted.

December 28 - January 1
Top Jazz Releases of 2015

Christian Scott, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, Detroit City Jazz w/Marion Hayden, Lionel Loueke, Gerry Gibbs, Nicole Mitchell, Charlie Hunter, and many more.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015