Jazz Breaks at Noon - July

Join KRTU Music Director 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.

July 2 - 6
New Summer Releases

Tune in as we set the tone for the season with new recordings from composers, bandleaders and instrumentalists from the world of jazz and improvised music. We'll hear tracks from Robert Glasper, Ted Nash, Lynne Arriale, Shamie Royston, Black Art Jazz Collective, Elio Villafranca and more.


July 9 - 13
The Texas Blues

Texas is the birthplace of numerous artists who introduced the sound of the blues to the world. Guitarists and vocalists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and jazz instrumentalists Arnett Cobb, David "Fathead" Newman and Ornette Coleman all contributed to what residents of the Lone Star State can call our own brand of the blues. We'll hear recordings from these artists and more this week.


July 16 - 20
The Chronicles of Cal Tjader

Born in St Louis, MO, Tjader is widely known as the most successful non-Latino Latin jazz bandleader. From the early 1950s to 1982, Tjader explored various sounds of the jazz idiom, world music, and popular music as a multi-percussionist, pianist and composer. We'll hear from some of his earliest recordings with Dave Brubeck and Stan Getz to his fusion years in the 1970s.


July 23 - 27
Tricky Time from Trumpeter Don Ellis

Ellis wrote complex, challenging and experimental pieces for the musicians in his various bands. The composer, drummer, trumpeter and bandleader knew how to bring out the best in his players through major time shifts and elements of fusion in their often amusing, grand performances. From early 1960's small combo recordings to his big bands in the 1970's, we promise a heavy dose of Don Ellis this week. 


July 30 - Aug 3
Terri Lynne Carrington: Musical Entrepreneur and Drummer Extraordinaire

Carrington entered the world of show business in the 1980's as house drummer for The Arsenio Hall Show. With jazz drumming legend Jack DeJohnette as her first mentor, Carrington has become one of the most successful and sought-after drummers in jazz. Tune in this week to hear collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Geri Allen and Wayne Shorter, along with her recent Grammy award winning recordings as a leader.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2018