August 2012

Wayne Shorter

Wayne  Sax player Wayne Shorter celebrates a birthday this week.  He started with Art Blakey, and played and composed for Miles Davis before starting his own bands, including the fusion band  Weather Report in the 70s. Hear this imaginative improvisor work the sax tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.  Jazz awakes at 8.

New Release Special for 8/22

Lionel Loueke African guitarist Lionel Lueke, has added his unique flavor to the recordings of Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter.  His new release incorporates African clicks and jazz fusion licks.  Hear it tonight on the 9 O'clock Special along with the music of Stevie Wonder from Yoron Israel's new CD, High Standards, and a tribute to Les Paul from Lou Pallo.  Jazz awakes at 8!