July 4 - 8
The Legendary Keynote Collection: (1941-1947)
The small and independent, New York-based Keynote record label defined the sound of forties American jazz. Javanese jazz aficionado and label founder Harry Lim assembled the finest musicians of the day for important recordings, resulting in 21 records with 42 sides, 334 original performances, and 115 newly discovered gems to round out the collection. This week we'll listen to selections from the now out-of-print box, including tracks from Lester Young, Red Rodney, Linoel Hampton, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, and Lennie Tristano.
July 11 - 15
The Drum Doctrine of Alan Dawson
Born July 14, 1929, in Marietta, Pennsylvania, drum master, recording artist, mentor and educator Alan Dawson inspired countless musicians in the field of jazz and improvisation, often stressing the importance of learning the melody, structure, and lyrical content of a tune. While a fixture at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Dawson toured and recorded with a wide range of artists including Jaki Byard, Booker Ervin, Dave Brubeck, and Arnett Cobb. We'll listen to Dawson's distinct touch on the kit all this week on the Jazz Break at Noon.
July 18 - 22
New Summer 2022 Releases
This week on the Jazz Break at Noon, we'll listen to more new, midsummer releases including fresh material from trumpeter Theo Croker, Afro-Cuban jazz giants Chucho Valdes & Paquito D'Rivera, pianist and Canadian well-kept secret Kate Wyatt, and music from the new Charles Lloyd Chapel Trio, recorded live at San Antonio's Southwest School of Art in 2018 and just released on Blue Note Records.
July 25 - 29
Milton Nascimento: A Voice from Another World
Legendary Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina once said that if God had a voice, it would sound like the voice of Milton Nascimento. At 79, the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-born vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and composer has decided to retire from the stage, while preparing for the final tour of his six-decade, 43-album career. This week on the Jazz Break at Noon, we'll hear highlights from Nascimento's extraordinary output, including recordings with luminaries Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.