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Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Tue, Apr 21st from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Home Cookin'
In Philadelphia, in the 1950s into the 1970s, dozens of organists emerged and reshaped jazz into a popular, swinging, danceable, yet artistically refined contemporary music. Usually featuring a trio consisting of an organ, drums and saxophonist or guitarist, these ensembles were portable orchestras. This episode of Jazz Night in America goes to the source, and brings a concert from Philadelphia's World Cafe Live paying tribute to three masters of the jazz organ tradition: Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland. We'll dive into what exactly made Philadelphia jazz organ culture thrive and hear interviews with local talent featured in the show.
Piano Jazz With Marian McPartland
Wed, Apr 22nd from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Stanley Cowell
Recorded before a live audience at NPR studios in Washington, DC, Marian McPartland hosted pianist Stanley Cowell for this 1999 Piano Jazz. Known for his brilliant and highly personal approach, Cowell bridges traditional and contemporary styles of jazz. He and McPartland challenge each other in inventive duets, and Cowell performs his famous composition “Euqipoise.”