Jazz 91.1 Program Highlights

I'm Talkin' Jazz

Sunday at 8am


Pianist Joe Sample with Greg Bridges


Bassist Susanne Vincenza (diVincenzo) & Drummer Barbara Borden of Alive with Alisa Clancy


Drummer Shelly Manne & Saxophonist Zoot Sims with Dick Conte from the Archive


Vocalist Kenny Washington with Chris Cortez


Have You Heard with Patrick Wolff

Monday at 9pm


Kris Davis
An intense and inventive young pianist and composer, Canadian born Kris Davis has released 10 albums as a leader in as many years and appeared on records with Eric Revis, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, and Tyshawn Sorey, and is a recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact award.


Rich Perry
One of the greatest sidemen of the tenor saxophone, Rich Perry has decades of history with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, but his careful and elegant style shines equally brightly on his records as a leader.


Jacques Coursil
Coursil was one of the central figures in the free jazz scene of the late 60's, contributing his mastery of the trumpet and musical sensitivity to recordings in New York City and Paris, most notably with Sunny Murray. After almost three decades away from the music scene, he has returned with three records over the last decade, showcasing a new minimal and haunting approach.


Elmo Hope
A composer and pianist whose and elaborate songs can be found on records with Clifford Brown, Harold Land, and John Coltrane, Elmo Hope fused elements of Monk and Bud Powell into an earthy and challenging style. Hope made a real contribution to the New York and Los Angeles scenes of the 1950's that is today largely ignored (except by musicians).


Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Tuesday at 9pm


George Wein Turns 90!
“Impresario,” “jazz fanatic,” “producer,” and “musician” are just a few titles we can give to George Wein. The man who invented the jazz festival turns ninety this month and we’re toasting his legacy with an exclusive interview on his career highlights, featuring Tom Harrell, Bria Skonberg and Scott Robinson at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival.


Moran and Monk
Jason Moran defies the constraints of history itself in this celebration of “the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist.” Using archival footage, interviews, and live music, Moran re-imagines the classic “Monk At Town Hall” concert from 1959 to paint a portrait of one of the unique and influential musicians in jazz history.


Back in the Bronx
Jazz Night in America debuts of new compositions and arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist, Carlos Henriquez, who returns home to the Bronx to honor his musical roots at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.


The Conversation Continues
Arturo O'Farrill pays tribute to Afro-Cuban music and the collaborations that have helped this music grow and thrive, despite years of political tumult. "The Conversation Continues” continues a conversation started decades ago between Cuban percussionist, Chano Pozo, and trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie, by bringing together contemporary collaborations between American and Cuban musicians.



Wednesday at 9pm


Sammy Price
Pianist Sammy Price (1908 – 1992) began his career in the 1920s. He became a session pianist for Decca Records in 1938, and he led his own band, the Texas Bluesicians, which included greats such as Lester Young. He also played with trumpeter Henry “Red” Allen for nearly a decade. On this 1986 Piano Jazz, Price demonstrates his boogie-woogie style and performs jazz standards by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington.


Margaret Whiting
Vocalist Margaret Whiting (1924 – 2011) established herself as a singer of jazz and popular standards in the 1940s touring with the U.S.O. during World War II. In the decades that followed, her career encompassed everything from television appearances to nightclubs, musical theater, and country music. On this 1992 Piano Jazz, Whiting performs “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Moonlight in Vermont” to McPartland’s accompaniment. McPartland solos on “Twilight World.”


Kyle Eastwood
When bassist Kyle Eastwood was McPartland’s guest in 1999, he had released his first solo album, From There to Here, one year earlier. Having led a quartet and worked as a session musician in the 1990s, Eastwood has gone on to a prolific career as a performer, recording artist, and composer for film and television. On this Piano Jazz, Eastwood and McPartland play a set including “In a Sentimental Mood” and “Stella by Starlight.”


George Wallington
Bop pianist George Wallington (1924 – 1993) was born in Sicily and moved to the United States with his family in the 1920s. He became a part of the New York music scene in the 1940s and played with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and Lionel Hampton. In 1960 he retired from music, but he reemerged in 1984. As a guest on this 1985 Piano Jazz, Wallington performs his composition “Godchild.”


In The Moment with Jim Bennett

Thursday at 8pm


The Ravi Abcarian Trio
The Ravi Abcarian Trio, recorded at the Bocce Cafe in San Francisco on November 24th, 2012. Ravi is the Executive Director of The Oaktown Jazz Workshop which will be performing this Saturday October 3rd, at 8PM, at Musically Minded Academy, in Oakland, in the next In The Moment Concert Series, featuring Mark Lee and Keith Saunders.


Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band
Trumpeter/Conguero Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache band, recorded as part of the 8th annual SF Jazz spring season, at the Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, on March 9th, 2007. With Yunior Terry, the late Steve Berrios, Larry Willis and Joe Ford.


The Arsonists
The Arsonists, recorded July 19th, 2015, at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, as part of its Rising Stars Summer Series. With Mat Muntz, Max Holmberg, Julian Garvue, Xavier Del Castillo and Patrick Bartley.


Anne Sajdera's Sextet
"A Tribute To Wayne Shorter's Native Dancer", performed by pianist Anne Sajdera's Sextet, on August 1st, 2015, at Musically Minded Academy, in Oakland. With Gary Brown, Deszon Claiborne, Erik Jekabson, Mary Fettig and Ami Molinelli.


Peter Zak's Trio
Pianist Peter Zak's Trio, recorded August 23rd, 2015, at Chez Hanny in San Francisco. With Michael Zisman and Vince Lateano.