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  1. Joe Chambers on demand

    Joe Chambers is a musician's musician -- a master of drums, mallet instruments and piano; composer and bandleader. Last night Jazz From Blue Lake featured this veteran of 1960's Blue Note Records sessions with Max Roach's percussion ensemble M'Boom, and the Woody Shaw "Iron Men" to kick it off. You can hear the program today only via the links here:
  2. Abbey Lincoln on demand

    Here are today's on demand links to last night's radio program: Women's History Month continued on Jazz From Blue Lake last night as we heard the dramatic music of Abbey Lincoln in the first part of each hour, from her early recordings with drummer Max Roach (many lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr.) to her fully formed originals, so striking in their depiction of the human condition. Photo taken at her home in Manhattan in 2002 by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times.
  3. In 2006 John Litweiler observed "Fred Anderson has finally become recognized as a major figure in the free-jazz, free-improvisation world." The tenor saxophonist, talent nurturer was featured in the first part of each hour last night on Jazz From Blue Lake, including performances with Adam Rudolph, Ken Vandermark, Timothy Daisy, Harrison Bankhead and others. We also included Roscoe Mitchell's brilliant tribute to Anderson on Chuck Nessa's label. You can listen to Jazz From Blue Lake today only, here:
  4. Bassist John Lindberg has moved back to Michigan, and in celebration Blue Lake Public Radio featured his recordings last night on Jazz From Blue Lake. Thanks to Ann Braithwaite and Javier Diaz we brought you his recent music with Wadada Leo Smith, as well as his newest LP, a duo with cellist Anil Eraslan caled "Juggling Kukla." Here's hoping you'll check out the program via these links:
  5. Since 2012, the Mack Avenue Superband highlighted Labor Day weekend at the Detroit Jazz Festival. This past weekend they started, for the first time, to tour. Blue Lake Public Radio featured recordings by the band, with Gary Burton, Christian McBride, Tia Fuller, Warren Wolf, Rodney Whitaker, Evan Perri and many others in the first part of each hour here:
  6. 70 years ago yesterday, Norman Granz presented one of his most sublime Jazz at the Philharmonic line-ups ever as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, who were playing at Billy Berg's in Los Angeles, joined the concert alongside jazz giant Lester Young. Parker's solo on "Lady Be Good" is one for the ages. We heard the concert, as well as many new records in a variety of settings, last night on Jazz From Blue Lake, available here today only:
  7. Truman Capote snarked on jazz violin in "Breakfast At Tiffany's." "As out of place as a violin in a jazz band." That bugs me. Hey Truman, put down the pen and put on some Joe Venuti records, or Eddie South. In the meantime, Blue Lake Public Radio celebrates the third great early jazz violinist who helped internationalize the music, the late Stephane Grappelli. And included in the radio broadcast are several contemporary practitioners of music more real than fictional! Here are the temporary links to the broadcast:
  8. James Carter

    As James Carter tours Europe with his organ trio, just having debuted the Sierra Concerto with orchestras in Leipzig and Berlin, Blue Lake Public Radio celebrates the music of the Detroit native during Jazz From Blue Lake, available here, temporarily, on demand:
  9. Jimmy Cobb

    Jimmy Cobb was on our mind yesterday as the great jazz drummer celebrated his solar return. We heard music he recorded with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Art Pepper, as well as Michigan's own Ron Di Salvio, and took the program "Out on Blue Lake" in the 3rd hour. Here's hoping you'll check out these temporary links to the broadcast:
  10. Kenny Wheeler on demand

    Kenny Wheeler was a master of his instrument. We remembered him last night during Jazz From Blue Lake by presenting his recordings in the first part of each hour, including an appearance he made live on Blue Lake in 2002. Here's hoping you'll enjoy the new format for our on-demand listening. The sound quality is truly spectacular. Here is the page with the links, which expire at 10 p.m. eastern time tonight:
  11. Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson embodies Roscoe Mitchell's notion of the "super musician" in that he plays it all at the highest level possible. From tributes to Louis Armstrong and "trad" jazz with The EarRegulars, to the complex bop of Thad Jones to the lovely melodic and colorful orchestrations of Maria Schneider, to far flung sound work in the freest settings, not to mention his own compositions, Robinson is completely of our time. Here's a temporary link to last night's broadcast featuring his music at the start of each hour:
  12. He came to America in the 1970's to play with Art Blakey and was taken under the wing of Gil Evans. Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno kicks of Jazz Appreciation Month on Blue Lake. Avant garde fans will want to go two hours into the file for "Out on Blue Lake" featuring new releases by Milford Graves and Bill Laswell, William Parker and Andrew Cyrille on Tum Records, plus Jack DeJohnette's "Made in Chicago".
  13. Taking it out with Ann Arbor's pianist/keyboardist/composer/bandleader: Link only good for today.
  14. Rosey without the trash singles:
  15. Eddie Lockjaw Davis spanned jazz styles, from swing to bop to r&b, in a highly original tenor saxophone sound and approach to improvisation. We began our retrospective during his year with Count Basie and include his blues drenched combo with organist Shirley Scott in last night's broadcast of Jazz From Blue Lake, on demand today only from here:
  16. If you're in the mood for great vocal music, here's last night's broadcast of Jazz From Blue Lake featuring Rene Marie, all 5 hours:
  17. 2/12/64 the Miles Davis Quintet at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, is the centerpiece for last evening's Jazz From Blue Lake broadcast, available here on demand throughout today only:
  18. Thursday night Jazz From Blue Lake continued our Black History Month specials with a program on the great ballad and rhythm singer from Chicago, Johnny Hartman. This broadcast included an interview from 2003 with Hartman biographer Gregg Akkerman, Here's a link to the program:
  20. Last night's Jazz From Blue Lake featured the music of Gregory Porter, and also forecast a Western Michigan University concert bringing Randy Brecker and Edward Simon to Kalamazoo this Thursday. Here's the on-demand file for the program. The link is good through today:
  21. J.D. Allen on demand today

    Link good until late tonight. Detroit born saxophonist J.D. Allen.
  24. Last night's 5 hour program featuring drummer Antonio Sanchez in the first part of each hour:
  25. January is "Give the drummer some" month on Blue Lake Public Radio, and last night we heard recordings by drummer Rudy Royston, a versatile percussionist/educator originally from Denver who debuted his "303" in 2014 with Jon Irabagon, Nadje Noordhuis and others; has toured and recorded with Tia Fuller, Dave Douglas and Bill Frisell. We'll also take you "Out on Blue Lake" two hours in including an extended two piano improvisation byMyra Melford with Australia's Allister Spence. This link is only good for today: