October 2012

  There is no one more unique than pianist Thelonious Monk.  He was an original who created bebop harmonies and  wrote melodies that are angular and still melodic.  He played in a style that was minimalist, yet Coltrane said that playing with Monk was like going to a jazz university.
October 08, 2012
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office says it’s identified the remains of a man buried in a Tempe cemetery 25 years ago.Officials say he’s 16-year-old John Bryan Moore, from Riverside, Calif.
October 08, 2012
This week, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service proposed adding two cacti to the endangered species list. The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection. The photo on the right is actually of 13 Fickeisen cacti specimens.
October 06, 2012
Jazz drummer Billy Higgins played on over 700 recordings.  He worked with Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon and even some rock artists!  His top quality performance matched by his joyful energy and showmanship has inspired many of todays great drummers.
October 05, 2012
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was legally drunk when he flipped his vehicle and died on a gravel road in Northern Arizona. The toxicology report came out several weeks after the September 18th crash.
October 05, 2012
An Arizona lawmaker and former Tempe city councilman has pleaded guilty to fraud and accepting bribes.State Representative Ben Arredondo admitted in court Friday that he took a bribe when he was a Tempe city councilman.
October 05, 2012
St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix says it’s desperate to refill its warehouses after a recent peanut butter recall. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the group was already facing a food shortage.  PETER O’DOWD: Food donations were down 20 to 30 percent compared to a year ago.
October 05, 2012
The City of Phoenix is acting to help its hospitals serve the uninsured. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more.DENNIS LAMBERT: Mayor Greg Stanton says the action is needed to help Valley hospitals weather the storm of unreimbursed costs, which at many hospitals have more than doubled over hte last few years.
October 05, 2012
Morning Edition looks into Arizona Highways' feature on a unique bike rental shop and cafe at the Grand Canyon.KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Arizona Highways managing editor Kelly Kramer and the story photographer Dawn Kish about the feature on the Bright Angel bicycle rental store.
October 05, 2012
Harlem pianist Bud Powell was a genius, along with Charlie Parker he created bebop.  He also had mental problems that kept him in hospitals for much of his career.  Learn more about Bud Powell and hear his amazing chops whether he is ripping through some bebop changes or cruising a blues.
October 04, 2012

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