On Tuesday, September 23rd, WKCR will conduct its annual all-day tribute to John Coltrane on the 88th anniversary of his birth. Born on September 23, 1926 in North Carolina, Coltrane is celebrated to this day for his innovative work on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, as well as his enormous contributions to the genres of bebop, hard bop, and free and avant-garde jazz.
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This Sunday Night's IAL show at 11pm will feature a live performance from Kora legend Foday Musa Suso known in the west from his collaborations with Phillip Glass, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Pharaoh Sanders, Jack DeJohnette and countless others.
Foday Musa Suso is an internationally recognized musician and a Mandingo griot from the West African nation of Gambia. Griots are the oral historians and musicians of the Mandingo people, who live in several West
Tune in for a rare opportunity to hear Christoph Willibald Gluck'sIphigénie en Aulide. Known more in the edition Richard Wagner created,Aulide has often been overlooked for Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride.Tonight's performance presents the original French version featuringJosé van Dam and Anne Sophie von Otter, with John Eliot Gardinerconducting. In addition, part of tonight's program will be a tributeto the legendary Magda Olivero, who passed earlier this week. StepanAtamian hosts.
Tune in this Wednesday from 6-9 PM for a special edition of the Musician Show where we are joined by guitarist Mike Bono, who will play some tunes and talk about his work. Mike Bono began playing guitar at age 5, then going on to attend Berklee College of Music. Since graduating, he has led his own group, the Mike Bono Group, for which he composes the music. They recently released their debut album, From Where You Are. The group consists of Mike Bono on guitar