The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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Airs at: Sat, 11/16/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw.

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My Country Western Heart

Airs at: Sat, 11/09/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
What happens when a jazz purveyor pores over the archival brilliance of C&W?   A jazz cat with an admission: Country Western music is a pastiche of life's turbulence and our effort to uncover and experience a prevailing calm. The story telling brings a familiar and solidar... Read more

Improve the Verb: The Dukes of Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 11/02/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    These titans of the tradition bravely contort the word, and lexicon to create a calisthenic moment that wiles the senses. Their cunning way with words unlock a withholding only available through a masterful pillage of lyric content.    Kurt Elling, Bobby McFerrin, A... Read more

Jazz Rocks: Part Three

Airs at: Sat, 10/26/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Okay. I like Def/heavy Metal. Not so much the lyrics but the energy generated by the musicians. JazzRock is the closest thing to an amalgamation of jazz and def/heavy metal. In fact this marriage (jazz and rock) may be a forerunner to def/heavy metal...NO! But, either... Read more

JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition part 2

Airs at: Sat, 10/19/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition.   The music evolves. It rises from a turbulent sea; dry docks on land, and takes to the hills. This anomaly -  comprised of wires, clogs, trebles, clefs and notes, is boiler plated in the late sixties through the early seventies. With nam... Read more

JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition and The Winnerz Circle - Help me understand?"

Airs at: Sat, 10/12/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
2pm to 4pm JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition. The music evolves. It rises from a turbulent sea; dry docks on land, and takes to the hills. This anomaly -  comprised of wires, clogs, trebles, clefs and notes, is boiler plated in the late sixties through the early seventies.... Read more

Harold Mabern

Airs at: Sat, 10/05/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This week Rick Mitchell will guest host. From 4 to 5 p.m. we'll play a special episode of Jazz In the New Millennium focusing on pianist Harold Mabern. Mabern, who passed away September 19 at the age of 83, liked to call himself a blues pianist with jazz chops. His percus... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/28/19

Airs at: Sat, 09/28/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell: A Tale of Two Singers

Airs at: Sat, 09/21/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell - Each with a telling and distinctive sound. One, a perennial stylist of composition; the other a story teller of immense imagination. Both provide genre bending brilliance; a nod to jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott, the other a poetic genius... Read more

A Whiter Shade of Jazz: Blue Eyed Soul in the 21 Century

Airs at: Sat, 09/14/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  On this episode we explore the commercially viable side of jazz through a 'lighter lens'.    Pop music stars The Righteous Brothers in the sixties are given the tag "Blue Eyed Soul" by Black folks as a term of endearment. The duet sang lyrics with a nod to soul music. ... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/07/19

Airs at: Sat, 09/07/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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