Lazaro Vega

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About Lazaro Vega

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  • Birthday 04/30/1960

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  • Location Spring Lake, MI

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  1. Donny McCaslin

    Who breaks singles of instrumental music on Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone? Donny McCaslin. Since saxophonist Donny McCaslin's band became "David Bowie's last band" for the album "Blackstar," McCaslin recorded and released "Beyond Now" in 2016 and played 80 concerts all over the world since. Jazz From Blue Lake features McCaslin's music in the first part of each hour found here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  2. Happy 75th birthday to drummer/pianist/bandleader Jack DeJohnette featured on Jazz From Blue Lake here (click to listen): www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  3. Tony Bennett at 91

    Tony Bennett's 91st finds the musician and painter keeping a promising performance schedule, including a concert at Ravinia in Chicago tonight and a celebration in New York on the 8th. Blue Lake Public Radio brings you jazz related recordings by Bennett during all five hours of Jazz From Blue Lake found under "Programs" here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand (In concert photograph by William Ellis.)
  4. Percussion Bitter Sweet

    In August 1961 drummer/bandleader Max Roach represented the civil rights movement in sound with a band moving into a unique rhythmic soundscape – Eric Dolphy and Clifford Jordan on woodwinds; Booker Little, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Mal Waldron, piano; Art Davis, bass; Roach on drums plus two percussionists and the voice of Abbey Lincoln. “Tender Warriors” is a lyrical, haunting, consonant theme featuring Dolphy’s flute. After an innocent sounding trumpet solo, Dolphy’s bass clarinet interrupts in distressing dissonance – youth and experience represented symbolically in sound. This classic recording is featured in the first part of each hour of Jazz From Blue Lake Lake found under “Programs” here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  5. BassDrumBone

    I'd check out their touring -- they're coming across the big water this fall, I believe.
  6. BassDrumBone

    BassDrumBone is actually a trio of bassist Mark Helias, drummer Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson. Right now they're celebrating the 40th anniversary of creating music with a continent jumping tour. Starting in New Haven just after the nation’s bi-centennial, each member had early playing and touring experience with composer/multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxon. A review at www.bassdrumbone.com says of BassDrumBone’s music, “Variety is a predominant factor here.” Jazz From Blue Lake focuses on the 40th anniversary of BassDrumBone and their new double CD “The Long Road” under “Programs” found here today: www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  7. Bobby Bradford switched permanently from trumpet to cornet in 1973, using the horn for great timbre flexibility and expressiveness in deftly organized spontaneous composition, something he’s excelled at since first coming out of Texas as a boyhood friend of the great Ornette Coleman. Blue Lake Public Radio’s celebration of Bobby Bradford’s 83 birthday is available to hear today under “Programs” and “Jazz From Blue Lake” here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  8. Monk and Bags

    Bob Blumenthal typified Milt Jackson’s July 2, 1948 quartet recording session with Thelonious Monk as easily his most important outside of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and one which produced music of the highest level, some of the most celebrated in Monk’s career. Combine those recordings with the July 23, 1951 session led by Monk featuring Jackson on “Four in One” and “Criss Cross” and you’ll be listening to last night’s Jazz From Blue Lake, here: www.bluelake.org/ondemand .
  9. Mingus at Antibes

    57 years ago Charles Mingus was invited to perform at the Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan Les Pins, France, a concert recorded and finally issued in the 1970's. Last night, in the first part of each hour, Blue Lake Public Radio featured that recording, and later in the evening the sessions Mingus did for Candid recordings in the fall of 1960. This 5 hour episode of Jazz From Blue Lake is available today under "Programs" https://www.bluelake.org/ondemand . You may want to read this while listening: https://www.thenation.com/article/argument-instruments-charles-mingus/
  10. Naked Lunch

    With this coming up -- http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/ornette-coleman-jazz-visionary-ready-prime-time-n779871 -- I was prompted to revisit a 1992 radio program on the soundtrack to this film including interviews with Ornette Coleman and film composer Howard Shore. You'll find the half hour long broadcast under "Interviews" at www.bluelake.org/ondemand
  11. Geri Allen

    Geri Allen. You've read the tributes flowing out of Michigan's jazz scene about her, and the jazz world's incredible appreciation of this dynamic creative artist. Tonight on Jazz From Blue Lake at midnight eastern time we'll rebroadcast a 2008 solo piano performance she gave live on the radio from the Blodgett Recital Hall at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Streaming from www.bluelake.org/listen . Geri went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a 6th grader (the camp is for high school students).
  12. This 5 hour broadcast is now available from www.bluelake.org/ondemand under "Jazz From Blue Lake."
  13. Tonight on Blue Lake Public Radio from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. in the first part of each hour, in honor the solstice, we're featuring this recording by Alex Cline and his 14 piece Flower Garland Orchestra, "Oceans of Vows," Cline's meditation on inner-being.
  14. Sir Charles Thompson

    Glad you liked it: thanks for listening!
  15. Sir Charles Thompson

    It was a year ago that Sir Charles Thompson passed away. Last night we remembered his clear, concise piano playing and lovely melodies during part of Jazz From Blue Lake, which you'll find on line today to stream from www.bluelake.org/ondemand .