Tonight, in honor of the late great educator, jazzman, WWOZ DJ, and all around upright bad ass Don "Moose" Jamison, we'll put the epic late period John Coltrane composition "Ascension" on around 10 PM Tueday 4/6/10 on the Kitchen Sink. This is to commemorate Easter for those of us who celebrate such things.
Louis Prima fans, check this out.
WWOZ's own Dan Meyer (pictured), the host of Monday's Traditional Jazz show, will be part of the 14th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium being held in conjunction with the French Quarter Fest on Saturday.
This week we will be exploring 1953 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show. For the first time, I have no Louis Armstrong recordings to share but plenty from Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Smiley Lewis and the first recordings of Ernie KDoe. That's Tuesday April 6th from 11 am until 2 pm only on WWOZ. (wwoz.org)
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his instrument when necessary. He also brings a unique and powerful vocal presence (unfortunately, because of the sub-par P.A.
In our continuing chronological look at the music of New Orleans and Louisiana, Tom Morgan and his Tuesday New Orleans Music Show presents the music of 1952. From Louis Armstrong's recordings in Scandanavia, Sidney Bechet's in Paris and Louis Prima's in New York to Sharkey Bonano's recordings in New Orleans, you'll get to experience traditional jazz sounds from 1952.
Innovative and acclaimed jazz guitarist Will Bernard will stop by the studio to talk about what he is working on these days. He will be performing Thursday night at d.b.a. with Brian Coogan and Simon Lott --- who may also be in the studio.