Hispanic Heritage Month & the Fania All-Stars
Origins in rumba, mambo, pachanga and other styles of Cuban music and dance propelled a sound in 1960's New York City, led by many members of the Latin jazz community who came to be known as the Fania All Stars. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the South Bronx, Fania founder Johnny Pacheco died in February of 2021. This week on the Jazz Break at Noon, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we'll celebrate the music of the Fania entity with Pacecho & company's contributions to salsa and Latin jazz.
Membership Drive Edition of the Jazz Break at Noon
KRTU's Fall 2021 Membership Drive began on Friday, October 1 and ends on Friday, October 15. This week we ask for your contribution during the Jazz Break at Noon, take listener requests, and say thanks with plenty of your favorite recordings from local artists, while indulging in some of the legendary slices of vinyl that make up our core sound.
Music Therapy with Esperanza Spalding
Bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding has evolved as an award-winning artist to become one of the most unique and distinct voices in jazz and music of the world. After consulting with neuroscientists and music therapists, Spalding's 2021 release Songwrights Apothecary Lab on the Concord record label was designed to address specific emotions and stresses. We'll listen to tracks this week from the new vocal-heavy release featuring guitarist Corey King, alongside some of the recordings that established Spalding as one of the leading artists in jazz today.
The Legacy of The Heath Brothers
Philadelphia, PA's Jimmy, Percy and Albert "Tootie" Heath have all garnered critical acclaim as leaders in the jazz world since the early years of be-bop. Jimmy performed alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Percy was a fixture in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and Albert currently enjoys leading ensembles with promising, young jazz players. We'll hear some of those separate recordings as well as collaborations from The Heath Brothers all this week on the Jazz Break at Noon.