Submitted by Nicodemo Scarfo on Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 4:14pm
Join us from 7-9 PM this evening September 17th to hear the musical selections of tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana. She will be on air discussing everything about her music and her career, from its beginnings in Santiago, Chile to her most recent projects with the Crash Trio, which also includes Pablo Menares on bass and Francisco Mela on drums.
Submitted by Ryan Young on Wed, 17 Sep 2014, 1:09am
Don't miss the first WKCR Sports game broadcast of the school year, as Coumbia Football opens its season against Fordham in the 13th Annual Liberty Cup. Lions Countdown begins at 12:15pm before the action gets underway from Baker Field at 12:30pm.
Submitted by Tess Domb Sadof on Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 7:10pm
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.
Submitted by Rachel Tao on Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 3:27pm
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 tribute
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 4:22pm
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.
Submitted by Nicodemo Scarfo on Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 3:01pm
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.
Submitted by Rachel Tao on Mon, 8 Sep 2014, 1:52am
Tonight Matthew Shipp and WKCR host Mitch Goldman put Paul Bley and Jimmy Giuffre in Deep Focus. They will share some stunning live recordings and, of course, Matt's unique point of view on this utterly distinctive music.
Submitted by Gabriel Ibagon on Sat, 6 Sep 2014, 3:47pm
Tune in this Sunday, September 7th, at 10PM to hear a live set in our studio from the group TONGUES. TONGUES is Derek Baron (Drums), John Welsh (Guitar), and Brandon Lopez (double bass). Hailing from Brooklyn, TONGUES is a power trio that prides itself on “sensitivity within insensitivity”. Equal parts noise, free improvisation, punk, and post-modern composition. Their mantra is “Rage”. Listen!
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Sat, 6 Sep 2014, 12:07pm
Tune in the Sunday at 11PM for the IAL show which shall explore the themes of love and devotion in the music of South Asia, specifically looking at genres such as ghazal (sung Sufi poetry), thumris (Krishna devotional songs traditionally performed by subaltern women) and other forms of bhajans (Hindu devotional songs). The show surveys music from both the Islamic and Hindu traditions, and seeks to elucidate concepts such as ishq (love, often divine love) and bhakti (devotion).
Submitted by Augusto Ghiotto on Fri, 5 Sep 2014, 5:57pm
Tune in TONIGHT at 11pm to listen to a live in studio interview with the guitar player Benjamin Lapidus. He has just released his new album, "Ochosi Blues" and will talk about it and his career. He has recorded with Ibrahim Ferrer, Paquito D’Rivera, Cándido Camero, Larry Harlow, Ruben Blades, Típica 73, Bobby Sanabria, and many others.
Submitted by Ruby Dutcher on Thu, 4 Sep 2014, 10:33am
Tune in at 9PM for a conversation with Kenan Juska, collage artist and one half of the DJ collective Chances with Wolves. He spent three years collecting trash and cast off items on the street and compiling them into collages, which are on display until Sept 7 at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Submitted by Nicodemo Scarfo on Wed, 3 Sep 2014, 12:39am
Join WKCR this Wednesday September 3, from 6-9 PM, when we will be joined by singer and guitarist Camila Meza. In her five years since moving to New York from Santiago, Chile, Meza has made waves with her original music which weaves jazz with Latin American influence as well as elements from contemporary and popular music. Gifted in both composition and improvisation, she has released three albums under her own name and has played live at venues such as Jazz Standard, Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery and Rockwood Music Hall.
Submitted by Gabriel Ibagon on Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 3:44pm
Tune in this Wednesday, September 3rd, at 3PM to hear an exclusive preview of Miller Theater's 2014-2015 season, featuring interviews with special guests Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli, Amy Beth Kirsten, Mark DeChiazza, and Jeff Gavett. Miller Theater's Exective Director Melissa Smey sat down with us to welcome several artists into the studio to talk about their upcoming performances at Miller.
Submitted by Carter Purcell on Sat, 30 Aug 2014, 8:51am
Any presentation of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten is a monumental undertaking. To depict a terrifying vision of a world governed by war, the score requires a 100-piece orchestra, countless singers and speakers, an on-stage band, and electronic music throughout. Tune in toSaturday Night At The Opera for a rare opportunity to hear the premiere recording of this twentieth century landmark. Stepan Atamian hosts.
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 2:13pm
This Sunday's In All Languages program will focus on exploring a variety of forms of Tibetan music, ranging from Buddhist ritual music, to opera, to contemporary recordings by Tibetan artists in exile. We will begin by listening to recordings of Buddhist rites performed by Tibetan monks in Bhutan, followed by a selection of other examples of Buddhist chants.
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 11:44pm
WKCR is saddened to announce the departure of Eastern Standard Time regular host, Carter Van Pelt. Carter has been hosting the Saturday reggae show seven years ago and has been sharing every week his knowledge and love of the music for the pleasure of all of our listeners. He will be hosting his last show on Saturday, August 30th so tune in one last time to hear Carter Van Pelt on Eastern Standard Time!
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Sun, 24 Aug 2014, 9:30pm
Tune in to this week IAL show as we will be looking at chinese classical music through several orchestral pieces. Chinese classical music draws its roots in the music played in royal courts using specific instruments such as the Yangquin or the Shen. Chinese classical music re-emerged in the 20th century after taking on the structure of the Western Orchestra. Most of the pieces evoque a story, often linked to folkolric legends or narrating major historical events.
Submitted by Gabriel Ibagon on Fri, 22 Aug 2014, 4:01pm
Tune in at 3PM this Monday, August 25th, as we are joined by John Zorn and Erik Friedlander for our Afternoon New Music program. They will join us to speak about Zorn's upcoming week at the Village Vanguard, where he will be playing at the legendary venue for the first time. Zorn is a prolific composer and performer who has had a prolific and diverse career in jazz, classical, and avant-garde music. Zorn has been a friend of WKCR for many years, since making his first recordings at our studios in the late 70's, and we are glad to have him back to talk about his current projects. Listen!
Submitted by Rachel Tao on Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 10:21pm
Tune in to Saturday Night At The Opera for a special tribute to three operatic titans who passed away recently: Licia Albanese; Carlo Bergonzi; and Cristina Deutekom. Each of these extraordinary singers contributed near definitive performances in their respective repertoires, and we will take a special look at each one's unique contributions to the world of opera. Stepan Atamian hosts.
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Thu, 21 Aug 2014, 2:34pm
Tonight's African Show, hosted by David Ellenbogen will feature a live performance from the duo of Kane Mathis (on the 21-string Mandinka Harp) and Brandon Terzic (Ngoni ) Kane began taking trips to The Gambia, West Africa in 1997 and has continued rigorous study of the Mandinka Kora. Over the past ten years his performances have earned him recognition by the Gambian president, The Gambian minister of culture, and both national television and radio of The Gambia.
Submitted by Augusto Ghiotto on Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 2:50pm
Tune in this Wednesday starting at 10pm to listen to a live in-studio interview with Nelson Angelo. Mr. Angelo is releasing a new album called "Times Square" which features collaborations with Milton Nascimento and Vanessa Falabella, to name a few. Nelson Angelo was part of Clube da Esquina in the 1970s with Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, Wagner Tiso, Fernando Brant, among others. He also recorded an album with his ex-wife Joyce.
Submitted by Augusto Ghiotto on Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 12:48pm
Tune in this Monday, August 18th, from 10pm to 1am to listen to the music of Graciela Peréz-Gutierrez, the First Lady of Latin Jazz. She would be celebrating her 99th birthday on August 23rd. We will be playing her music and also an interview recorded on WKCR with German Santana, Louis Laffitte and Deborah Resto.
Submitted by Myriam Amri on Sun, 17 Aug 2014, 4:58pm
Tune in to our weekly world music exploration on In All Languages as we will be looking at different types of music from Iberian Peninsula, Portugal and Spain. Through an overview of the different genres such as Portuguese fado and instruments such as the flamenco guitar, or Galician bagpipe, we will consider the musical characteristics of this region as well as how its draws its inspirations from other parts of the world.
Submitted by Nicodemo Scarfo on Wed, 13 Aug 2014, 2:38pm
Join us this Wednesday evening for a special edition of the Musician's Show where we are joined by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe. He will be here to discuss his music and his time as a key player in the avant garde jazz scene, selecting the evening's music from his own catalogue in addition to that of his inspirations, influences, and contemporaries. Born and raised in New York, Ras has performed with the likes of William Hooker, Sabir Mateen, Steve Swell, and Marc Edwards. Tune in to hear his music and his musical thoughts and to share in a night of great jazz.
Submitted by Augusto Ghiotto on Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 11:04pm
If you haven't heard João Gilberto on Jazz Profiles this past Sunday, here's your chance. If you have, here's your chance to listen to what was not played as well as to a new interview. The musical journalist Sue Cassidy Clark, who coordinated the production of the album "João Gilberto" released in 1973 by Polydor will join us for Nueva Canción y Demás and Som do Brasil this Wednesday from 10pm to 1am. She will be telling stories about the times she spent with João Gilberto, Jobim and others. Dr.
Submitted by Gabriel Ibagon on Sat, 9 Aug 2014, 1:47pm
Tune in to this Sunday's Live Constructions for an in-studio live set by electronic musician Philip White. Through using a variety of electronic modules, White explores the autonomic and chaotic behavior of electronic systems, creating an aggressive and explosive sound. He has collaborated with a variety of different musicians in the noise, jazz, and contemporary concert music scenes. White will be bringing his set-up to our studios, and we will broadcast his solo performance live as it happens. Listen!
Submitted by Augusto Ghiotto on Fri, 8 Aug 2014, 11:53am
Tune in this Monday, August 11th, at 10pm on Caribe Latino to listen to a live interview with Willie Colón. Legendary salsa singer and trombonist, he recorded his first album at the age of 17 and since then has collaborated with great figures such as Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Ismael Miranda, among others. The show Caribe Latinos is hosted by German Santana and Louis Lattiffe.
Submitted by Nicodemo Scarfo on Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 5:36pm
This week on the Musician's Show, we are joined by pianist Fabian Almazan. As our guest host for the evening, he will take us through his career in music, sharing his own recordings in addition to the music of his influences and contemporaries. Almazan has studied with Mark Levine and performed with Dave Brubeck and Christian McBride as piano chair for the Brubeck Institute fellowship program, and has also studied with Kenny Barron at the Manhattan School of Music.