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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

Today, StLJN's video spotlight shines on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet, who will be in St. Louis to perform starting next Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28 at Jazz at the Bistro. In terms of both popularity and musical accomplishments, both Scofield and Lovano rank in the upper echelon of current jazz players on ...

Four Videos: Elek Bacsik

Four Videos: Elek Bacsik

Elek Bacsik was a Hungarian Gypsy jazz guitarist who today is virtually unknown. The cousin of Django Reinhardt, Bacsik was born in 1926 and began playing the violin at age 4. After studying at the Budapest Conservatory in the '40s, he taught himself the guitar, playing Gypsy and classical music. In the post-war 1940s, he left ...

Danish Radio Big Band Box

Danish Radio Big Band Box

In the years preceding the mid-1940s, the powerful American Federation of Musicians prohibited records from being played on sizable radio stations. The union had no problem with records being sold in stores to consumers or being played on jukeboxes. Consumers paid for the right to play them at home as often as they wished, and jukebox ...

Harry James in 10 Clips

Harry James in 10 Clips

Harry James is one of the most underappreciated bandleaders of the late 1940s, '50s and early '60s. While plenty has been written about bands led by Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Les Brown and Maynard Ferguson during this same period, James has received little or no praise or recognition. Maybe it's because his band sounded so much ...

Jackie DeShannon: Capitol Album

Jackie DeShannon: Capitol Album

You probably know Jackie DeShannon best for her song, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, a #4 Billboard hit in 1969. Or her hit rendition of Hal David and Burt Bacharach's What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love. What you may not be aware of is that Jackie is one of the first ...

Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin On iTunes, Special DVD

Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin On iTunes, Special DVD

Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin
An acclaimed music-filled documentary
Now available In U.S./Canada, Worldwide Film distributor Random Media and 'Olena Productions proudly announce the DVD, digital and VOD debut of the acclaimed documentary Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life Of Thomas Chapin. A celebrated film in theatrical appearances ...

Audio Clips: Play Ball!

Audio Clips: Play Ball!

There's something about early spring that takes me out to the ballgame. I haven't been to a ballpark in years, but when I recall going to games at Yankee Stadium when I was a kid, I recall the overwhelming fragrance of hot dogs, the sticky taste of Cracker Jack and the sound of the organ playing ...

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

This week, let's check out some videos featuring pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who will be appearing with his band Ekaya in a concert next Saturday, April 14 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Born in 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa, Ibrahim grew up under his country's apartheid system of segregation, which was in place from 1948 to ...

The future of jazz is in good hands

The future of jazz is in good hands

Miami-area pianist Brandon Goldberg has soaked up jazz like a sponge takes on water. And he’s been doing so for more than half of his 12 years. He’s a normal kid, polite, poised and eager to learn at every opportunity. Those traits serve him well. That he found his way to jazz – and loves it ...

Videos: René Thomas

Videos: René Thomas

René Thomas was a Belgian jazz guitarist who played and recorded often with fellow countryman Bobby Jaspar. Thomas moved to Canada in the 1950s and then back to Europe in 1962, where he played and recorded frequently with Jaspar, Kenny Clarke, Eddy Louiss and many others. Thomas has a style that's a cross between Jimmy Raney ...