Jazz Profiles Playlists

Jazz Profiles playlist for 01/19/2014

Department: 
DJs: 
Matt Stewart

Jazz drummer Art Blakey (October 11, 1919 - October 16 1990) is the subject of today's Jazz Profiles on WKCR. Blakey was highly influential and ground-breaking in his style, paving the way for many other ensembles. He is widely celebrated for his own ensembles too, chiefly Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He is best known for his contributions in the genres of be-bop and hard-bop. Join us today as we observe Blakey's cannon across the decades.

Jazz Profiles playlist for 12/15/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Elaine Gottesman

Today's Jazz Profile follows the career of Willie "The Lion" Smith, one of the masters of Harlem Stride Piano.  The Lion (November 1893 - 18 April 1973) was a contemporary of James P. Johnson and Thomas "Fats" Waller. He picked up the organ and piano around the age of 6 continued until the end of his life, playing ragtime, blues, Dixieland, boogie-woogie, swing, bebop and bop.  Join WKCR as we follow the upbeat, virtuosic music of The Lion. 

Jazz Profiles playlist for 11/10/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Frances "Chutney"...

Jazz Profiles playlist for 08/11/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Charlie Iselin

Jess Stacy's 109th birthday

Jazz Profiles playlist for 07/28/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Ethan "Qp" Edwards

Jazz Profiles playlist for 07/14/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Ahmet Ali Arslan

Profiling Cecil McBee:http://www.cecilmcbeejazz.com/fr_biography.cfm 

Jazz Profiles playlist for 06/30/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Charlie Iselin

Clarinetist, saxophonist and bassoonist Garvin Bushell

Jazz Profiles playlist for 06/09/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Sophie Rubashkin

A profile of pianist Mal Waldron

Jazz Profiles playlist for 05/19/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Charlie Iselin

Trombonist Dicky Wells

Jazz Profiles playlist for 03/31/2013

Department: 
DJs: 
Leena Mahan

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (b. 1936), tenor saxophonist and composer, founding member of the AACM, and participant in the New York loft scene of the 1970's