At 81, Eddie Palmieri is an icon of Latin and Jazz music. We celebrate this living legend and his legacy on Sunday, January 28th, from 2-6pm, on The Latin Jazz Show. We’ll hear Eddie in an interview conducted recently in which he tells us about his whirlwind global excursion celebrating his 80th birthday and the “Wisdon/Sabiduria” he shares on his latest album.
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The big band era brought us stellar jazz singers like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Nat King Cole started out as a jazz pianist with his own trio. He was quite popular through WW II. In 1943 Nat King Cole recorded his first mainstream hit, “Straighten Up and Fly Right” for then then new Columbia Records. This song sold 500,000 copies. Nat broadened out to include the new media of radio and television.
Frank Sinatra has been a perennial singer in America since 1943. He started out as a the recording idol of the “bobby soxers” generation. His discography is a major component of the great American songbook of the post WW II era. Sintra continued to sing and was a major artist through 1998. He was a major figure in the Las Vegas “Rat Pack” bunch.
Join Melanie, Dick, Sonny and Kathleen from 10am – 6pm on Saturday Jan 27th to listen to the stories of the Boys in the Band.
On October 24th, the music world lost one of the pioneers of Rock & Roll and R&B, Fats Domino! For over 60 years, Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. thrilled us with his special brand of Soul and Boogie Woogie piano.
A native of New Orleans Fats Domino has over sixty million records sold to his name. He was one of the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His boogie woogie piano is legendary. His music is prime for dancing.
Join us for a 90th Anniversary Celebration of the birth of Fats Domino and the music that still keeps us movin’ and grooving’, on Friday, January 26th from 2-6PM and Sunday, January 28th, from 10am-2PM, right here on KCSM, the Bay Area’s Jazz Station.
In the 1950s Cuban music exploded in popularity with the Mambo and Cha Cha Cha. It gave prominence to many artists but it was the female singers like Celia Cruz, Graciela, Olga Guillot, La Lupe, Celeste Mendoza, and Omara Portuondo, who captured the hearts of the world with their voices.
Celia Cruz ranks as one of the most popular Latin Music singers with twenty-three gold albums. Her career started in 1950 in pre-Castro Cuba and lasted through her passing in 2003.
Another Cuban singer Omara Portuondo was a contemporary of Celia Cruz. She was popular through the 60s-80s. Her career picked up in 1996 with the album Buena Vista Social club. She was a founding singer and is still part of the group.
On Sunday, January 21st, from 2-6pm, we honor the Cuban Divas on the Latin Jazz Show, right here at KCSM Jazz 91.
The 1960’s defined an era of awakening as transistor radios, eight track stereos and Hi-Fi’s began to pop-up in every home. Nearly half of the population was underage and the brightest stars were linked to the British Invasion and the Motown and San Francisco Sounds. KCSM takes you back with “Feelin’ Soulful!”…A stroll through the soulful side of jazz with revolutionary artists such as the Staple Singers, Ramsey Lewis, James Brown, the Jazz Crusaders and more.
While Keith and Melanie are spinning the tunes on Sunday you need to check out out pledge gifts. You can find these CDs and more at our Winter Pledge Gifts
Join Keith and Melanie for “Feelin’ Soulful!” on Sunday Jan 21st from 10AM-2PM here on KCSM the Bay Area’s Jazz Station.
A Bounty of Blue Note: The Blue Note Sound/The Legends of Blue Note Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and More!January 18th, 2018
Since 1939 Blue Note Records has defined what Modern Jazz is all about. Founded by Alfred Lion, he named the label after the notes he said “he heard jazz musicians playing.” On Friday January 19th & Saturday, January 20th, KCSM Jazz 91 will celebrate the legacy of Blue Note Records with the artists and musicians who made the label great and changed the course of jazz by playing the “blue notes” Alfred Lion loved so much.
For all jazz fans Blue Note Records has been the label to go to and still is the premier jazz record label. Blue Note is best know for its recording of bebop and hard bop artists like Thelonius Monk, Jame Moody and Bud Powell. They would progress with the music to hard bop with artists like Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins and Donald Byrd. They were also the label that published the debut records for Miles Davis and John Coltrane. This was also the era of famed recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
A Blue Note discography can be found on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Note_Records_discography
It is well worth your effort to find Blue Note vinyl recordings.
Listen in on Fri 19 Jan from 2-6 with Mel and Chuy and Sat 20 Jan from 10-6 with Mel, Sonny and Dick.
The gift list for Winter Pledge is up at http://kcsm.org/pledge/categories/browseallgifts/. Lots of good music and cool stuff. Take a look and listen in on the weekends!
KCSM listeners! Get ready for our Winter 2018 specials programs. For three consecutive weekends the hosts at KCSM will be focusing on some of the top artists. Here is our current line up! Watch for more details on our blog and website!
A Bounty of Blue Note:
The Blue Note Sound/The Legends of Blue Note
Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and More!
Friday, 1/19, 2-6PM with Chuy & Mel
Saturday, 1/20, 10AM-6PM with Sonny, Dick & Mel
The Staple Singers, Ramsey Lewis, James Brown,
The Jazz Crusaders & More!
Sunday, 1/21, 10AM-2PM with Keith & Mel
Celia Cruz & Omara Portuondo
Sunday, 1/21, 2-6PM with Chuy & Chris Cortez
Fun with Fats(Domino) @ 90!
Friday, 1/26, 2-6PM with Chuy & Mel
Sunday, 1/28, 10AM-2PM with Keith & Mel
The Boys in the Band
Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra & More!
Saturday, 1/27, 10AM-6PM with Sonny, Dick, Kathleen & Mel
Sunday, 1/28, 2-6PM with Chuy & Chris Cortez
A Marian McPartland Centennial Celebration
Friday, 2/2, 2-6PM with Chuy & Mel
Saturday, 2/3, 10AM-6PM with Sonny, Dick, Kathleen & Mel