British guitar virtuoso Colin Oxley discusses his favorite classical and jazz guitarists and his work as the number one call jazz guitarist in the U.K.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate one of the most unique elements of soul music; the spoken word introduction. How can you resist Issac Hayes, Barry White and The Manhattans, to name just a few,tempting us with deep voices and deep groove, about love, sex, jealousy and revenge? You know you can't! It all starts at 7pm.
Jazz icon Tootie Heath turned 80 on May 31st, and we’re honored to help him celebrate the occasion!
Heath, who first recorded in the 1950s with John Coltrane, recorded as a leader for over 50 years, and performed alongside such artists as Dexter Gordon, Nina Simone, Wes Montgomery, and countless others. Incredibly, popular opinion suggests that the drummer sounds better than ever, entering his eighth decade.
This week Al speaks award-winning investigative reporter Joe Domanick about his new book: BLUE. In it Domanick reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system. In light of the recent controversy surrounding police tactics this story is must hear. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 .
Inquiry has a lively discussion with writer AMY FUSSELMAN about her new book SAVAGE PARK: A MEDITATION ON PLAY, SPACE AND RISK FOR AMERICAN WHO ARE NERVOUS, DISTRACTED AND AFRAID TO DIE. This wonderful essay was inspired by Amy’s trip to Japan during which she got to explore some rather unique play parks for children that are like nothing here in the States. But the book is about so much more, so tune in and find out.
Tonight on Inquiry, we have a lively and informative conversation with author, birder and blogger LAURA ERICKSON. She has written a number of books about learning about birds and her “just about to be released” book is about bird nesting and mating behavior. Tune in and find out how those tiny chickadees manage to survive the brutal winters of New England. Laura’s blog can be found at:
Grammy nominated, guitarist, composer, educator Julian Lage talks with Bonnie Johnson in advance of his concert at Rockport Jazz Festival 2015. Julian Lage Trio performs at 2 pm, Sunday, August 16th at Shalin Liu Performance Center by the seaside in Rockport, MA.
Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz
Join us for plenty of terrific music, featuring a very special hour of live in-studio guests, including Walter Crockett, Lydia Fortune, Joe D’Angelo, and Arny Spielberg. They will be appearing on behalf of “Without a Net,” the musical collaboration to support the UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence. Lots of great songs to share!
The Yabuno Ettun Project is a highly creative collaboration between Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud Ettun. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction on stage. Their performances have also been described by listeners as "captivating" and "fascinating."
"The beauty is that we came together through music way before we could find a common verbal language," explains Haruka. "Once music took over, once we knew that improvising could take us anywhere, the journey itself was our destination.”
Tonight on Inquiry we bring back photographer ELEANOR BRIGGS. This summer there was a wonderful exhibition of her work at the Fitchburg Art Museum, but she has also documented the wildlife and human life of Tonle Sap, a vast natural wetlands in the heart of Cambodia and has traveled to the Sunderbans in India to search for tigers. Tune in and find out about her adventures!
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