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Jazz & Justice 101 Part 3 & 4
Jazz & Justice 101 Part 3 & 4 Fri, Sep 25th from 6:00AM - 10:00AM
in memory of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. May we continue her fight! The last two installments of this encore presentation of the wildly popular 4-part series presented by Alisa Clancy begins with Part 3: The 1950's Separate and Unequal followed immediately by Part 4: The 1960's Then as Now. If you miss this two-hour special, it will be available in the KCSM Archives for the next two weeks.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Sep 27th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Chris Strachwitz with Kathleen Lawton
German-born record producer Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records in 1960 as a vehicle to produce obscure down-home blues artists such as Lightinin’ Hopkins and Bill Gaither. Arhoolie Records became one of the foremost independent labels recording and issuing significant Blues, Cajun, Norteno and Roots music from America and all over the globe.
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride Mon, Sep 28th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
A Reunion of Brotherly Love: Christian McBride and Joey DeFrancesco
There are probably better uses for a time machine — but if you could drop in on the band room at Philadelphia's High School for Creative and Performing Arts, sometime in the late 1980s, you'd encounter some historic jazz talent in the making. I'm referring in particular to the untouchable organ virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco and the irreproachable bassist Christian McBride.

They were musical brothers then, bound by a deep love of the jazz tradition and the impressive scope of their youthful abilities. And while each has followed his own path since — leading bands, making albums, achieving preeminence in the field — that fraternal bond hasn't faded or faltered. So for this soulful episode of Jazz Night in America, it was only fitting that McBride, our host, reconnects with DeFrancesco in the City of Brotherly Love.

Over the course of the show, we'll hear music from some sharp, recent DeFrancesco gigs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, as well as a taste of his spiritually-minded new album, In the Key of the Universe. And we'll hear what it sounds like when a couple of outspoken Philly cats lock into a groove. Pull up a chair and enjoy some reminiscing, some reflecting, some repartee ­— even a bit of spontaneous singing — as Chris McB catches up with Joey D.

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