gypsy jazz

  • Thu
    Apr 13
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

deep tracks

djangoGypsy Jazz by Django,

great American humor by Robert Benchley.

 


  • Tue
    Jan 13
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 15
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Folk, Swing & Gypsy Jazz Edition

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to my favorite folk, gypsy jazz, swing and americana from 2014. Stream it live January 13th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!

 

  • Sat
    Jul 26
    5:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fresh Funk & Soul On The After Hours

         

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some freaky funk, simmering soul and brooding blues. I'll be featuring Saskwatch and Jesus, the Crazy, and the Bad Kids. We'll also hear from Up Up We Go!North By NorthSufis and Morphine. Stream it live July 26th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jul 22
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 23
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm

Swing & Gypsy Jazz of 2014

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite swing and gypsy jazz to have been released so far this year. I'll be featuring Plectrum Ensemble and Eva sur Seine, but we'll also here from Gypsies of Bohemia, Jack Snipe and Trio Manouche. Stream it live July 22nd, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    May 13
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 14
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Swing of 2013

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing for you three of my favorite swing albums of 2013.

The first is the self-titled debut album by Bella Donna, a quartet from Springfield, MO. Together the play a fantastic blend of gypsy jazz, swing & folk. "Bella Donna is a jazz ensemble influenced by the Ozarks. The creak of tree limbs in the winter, the summer sounds of cicadas, and the rolling hills off highway 65 have helped influence their sound to create what they like to call "Ozark Jazz".

Secondly, we've got Jelly Doll Circus by Hippocampus Jass Gang, a seven-piece string ensemble from Montpellier, France. They play a mix of both traditional New Orleans-style and gyspy jazz, along with a nice heaping of folk and blues. This is their third album together.

Last, but certainly not least, we've got Jump, Jive & Wail by Louis Louis Louis, a quartet from Leeds, UK. "Playing classic swing, jump-jive, ska and red-hot rhythm & blues, Louis Louis Louis are guarenteed to get your feet tapping and your legs flapping! You can expect to hear thumping slap bass, honking saxophone, raucous four-part vocal harmonies and a driving piano boogie." They named their group after three of their main influences: Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima.

Stream it live May 13, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    Nov 02
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 06
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Gypsy Jazz and Ragtime Funk On The After Hours

We’ll be listening to some gypsy jazz in the first hour of tonight’s edition of The After Hours. I’ll be starting off with the originator: Django Reinhardt (left), but we’ll also hear from some contemporary acts such as Squirrel Nut Zippers, Andrew Bird’s Bowl Of Fire and The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn.

In the second half of the show I’ll be featuring Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee, a brass quartet consisting of trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, tuba player Marcus Rojas, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, and led by drummer Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame). Martin describes Wicked Knee as “ragtime funk”, saying their sound “is cathartic, heart-based and primarily intended for situations that invite people to let go, throw down, get down and have fun. And we add avant-garde interludes as release and tension.” We’ll be listening to some of my favorite tracks from their first full album, Heels Over Head, which they released earlier this year, as well as the self-titled EP that they released last year.

On top of that we’ve got Springdale Quartet, Rock Candy Funk Party and Funkle Sam--all from albums released this year. Stream it live 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.