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Saturday Documentary Special
Wed February 13, 2013
The Blue Note Sound, Saturday, February 15th at 3p.m.
Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, it's The Blue Note Sound! It's our third special for African-American history month. The Blue Note record label attracted many of the true giants in jazz, bringing African-American artists into the attention of the mainstream, changing the direction of jazz forever.
Show Description: So much of what we think of as straight ahead jazz was shaped by the Blue Note Sound. As host Jim Luce explains, in the mid-2oth century Producer Alfred Lyons brought a diverse group of musicians into the studio to conceive, compose and make jazz records without compromise. In Rudy Van Gelder's recording studio in New Jersey, fueled by an intensively creative, collaborative, risk-taking and "hip" culture among the artists - magic happened.
This show provides a good sampling of music that epitomized that period, featuring artists that included the likes of Horace Silver, J.J. Johnson, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Woodie Shaw, Lee Morgan, Billy Higgens, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cobham, Jackie McLean and more. Tune in for The Blue Note Sound Saturday, February 16th at 3p.m. on 90.5 FM!