October 2012

New Release Special for 10/24

Winard Harper  Drummer and composer Winard Harper combines his tradition of swing with brilliant innovation on his latest release.  Tonight it's all new releases including work by Dizzy's long time in the pocket guitarist Ed Cherry, and pianist Kenny Drew.  Find out who's hot and what's cool on the 9 O'clock Special tonight.  Jazz awakes at 8!

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy  Dizzy Gillespie was a force in jazz.  Many jazz giants got their start in his bands.  His wonderful spirit and remarkable talent are like no one else!  Hear the music of trumpeter, band leader and composer Dizzy Gillespie tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.  Jazz awakes at 8 after the pledge drive finishes tonight when you'll hear less patter more platter.