On the Next All This Jazz: Herbie Hancock Turns 80

Apr 10, 2020

Herbie Hancock, whose first album as a leader (released in 1962) is shown here, will turn 80 over the weekend. And so, on the next All This Jazz -- starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa -- we’ll be spotlighting the great pianist and bandleader’s compositions, several of which are by now jazz standards.

Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a wide range of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. From John Coltrane to John Zorn, Woody Herman to Woody Shaw, Duke Jordan to Duke Pearson, and Chris Connor to Kris Davis, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern!) jazz in its many forms, and we love sharing the same with our listeners.

And in our hour-long tribute to Herbie’s tunes -- running from 11pm to midnight, as we listen back to a program that originally aired about a year ago -- we’ll hear various jazz greats doing such familiar themes as "Speak Like a Child," “Cantalope Island," and "Sly" (to name but a few). Elsewhere in the show, we'll dig music by Aaron Diehl, Claudia Acuna, Pepper Adams, Ron Miles, and many more.

(Lastly, please note that ATJ playlist info can be found here, at the bottom of the page...and that we maintain a Facebook page for our show. Thanks.)