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Title JALC Radio - The Music of Thelonious Monk
Airdate 10/08/2009
Description Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s famous Town Hall concert.
 

Title JALC Radio - McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane
Season 17, Episode 1
Airdate 10/01/2009
Description Fifty years ago, an up-and-coming saxophonist who'd done stints with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk was putting together a quartet of his own. He got Steve Davis to play bass; Elvin Jones on drums. And the piano player? A 20-year-old kid from Philadelphia.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - John Coltrane: The Breakthrough -- Giant Steps
Season 16, Episode 53
Airdate 09/24/2009
Description The music that Coltrane wrote and played 50 years ago on giant steps can still sound as fresh as your first cup of coffee.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - SF Jazz Collective
Season 16, Episode 51
Airdate 09/10/2009
Description In 2004, San Francisco Jazz Festival presenter Randall Kline and the saxophonist Joshua Redman agreed – there wasn’t enough new jazz music being written. And much of what had been written in the late twentieth century– even by artists as well known as Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner - wasn’t being treated as part of the core repertoire. To remedy the situation, they put together “the SF Jazz Collective.” Featuring eight top-flight musicians who agreed to put some weeks aside from their own ensembles to rehearse and tour with the SF Jazz Collective.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Ramsey Lewis and Dave Brubeck: Jazz Fame
Season 16, Episode 41
Airdate 07/02/2009
Description Both Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis are exemplars of maintaining popularity for one’s artistry while continually changing.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Nursery Song Swing
Season 16, Episode 40
Airdate 06/25/2009
Description Perhaps our band was so captivated by this idea because they all were invited to pull their pens out and do some arranging – on songs that many of them grew up on. Our special guests are three jazz musicians who are still growing up. But the music is most assuredly not just for kids.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Best of the Cuban Big Bands
Season 16, Episode 37
Airdate 06/04/2009
Description On this side of the Carribbean it’s all too easy to forget that jazz and Latin are intertwined. Each shaped the other as they swung and sizzled their way through the 20th century. Maestro Paquito D’rivera and company remind us forcefully, dramatically and romantically, of ties that forever link names like Mario Bauza, Chico O’Farrill, Ernesto Duarte, not only to the greatest of the Cuban big bands but to the musical fortunes of jazz giants Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and many more.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Another Big Band Bash: Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra & Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Season 16, Episode 33
Airdate 05/14/2009
Description During the Swing Era, battles between big bands were monumental events to behold, legends in the making such as the famous Benny Goodman-Chick Webb battle in the Savoy ballroom in 1938. Experience the fire and magic of a big band battle between the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce