Controversy and Celebration with John Zorn
Born September 2, 1953, in New York, NY, saxophonist John Zorn is a rugged individualist and bold thinker in jazz who has intentionally avoided category or description since his origins in the 1970's downtown NY scene. Zorn's broad musical aesthetic covers a wide spectrum of sound and orchestration with ground breaking persistence as one of the twentieth-century's most influential artists. With over 400 recordings to choose from, we'll listen this week to some of Zorn's '90's material, including the voluminous Masada recordings.
Jazz Gems in Recorded History
This week on the Jazz Break at Noon, we'll hear complete recordings and select tracks from a handful of important jazz documents recorded during the week of September 12-16, during select years throughout history. John Coltrane's Blue Train, George Russell's Manhattan, Charlie Parker's Savoy Recordings, Booker Ervin's Booker 'n' Brass, and Billie Holiday and Tadd Dameron singles are all included among the highlights.
Local Music and Jazz’SAlive 2022
This year marks the 39th annual Jazz'SAlive Festival in San Antonio's Travis and Legacy Park. Scheduled for September 23 & 24, 2022, the roster includes Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez, Gerry Gibbs & the Thrasher People with Michelle Garibey-Carey, Bexar Brass, The BluPrint, Adrian Ruiz Quintet, Joe Posada, Dan Carillo & Common Good, and more. We'll hear music and words from some of the artists performing at the festival, all this week on the Jazz Break at Noon.
The Prolific and Graceful Gary Bartz
Award-winning saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Gary Bartz remains a strong influence on the next generation of jazz musicians. Bartz recorded and performed with leading figures Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, and later, Roy Hargrove at different points throughout his storied career. Born September 26, 1940, in Baltimore, MD, Bartz has dozens of recordings as collaborator and bandleader that we'll give a deep listen to this week on the Jazz Break at Noon.