big band jazz

  • Tue
    Dec 16
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 18
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Big Band Jazz Edition

The 2014 retrospective continues this week on That Righteous Jive. This time we'll be listening to my favorite big band jazz released this year.

It's hard enough to make it in the music scene today without having eighteen musicians to pay after each gig, but there are still some groups swingin' on: keeping the tradition alive and re-imagining the genre.

Once again I've got five great albums by five great bands:

5.

Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band - Pianist Orrin Evans returns with his 16-piece NYC-based band for some more beautiful jazz on their second album: Mother's Touch.

 

 

 

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  • Sat
    Aug 02
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Aug 06
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Big Band Jazz, Funk & Electro-Swing of 2014

    

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours I've got another great playlist of fresh music--all from albums released this year. We'll start off with some big band jazz courtesy of Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big BandGordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and Doc Stewart's Big Band Resuscitation. After that we've got a little funk with King Bee and Rippin Chicken. Then in the last hour we've got some electro-swing and trip-hop featuring Blockboy, ProleteR and Jamie Berry. Stream it live August 2nd, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.