On the Next Flowering of All This Jazz, "Spring" Is the Thing (and the Theme)

Mar 18, 2015

"While Spring is in the world / my blood approves," as the poet once said, and quite so. Spring will arrive for those of us living north of the equator on March 20th...and its entrance, as usual, will occur none too soon.

Therefore, on the next All This Jazz -- which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 21st on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM (and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org) -- our second-hour theme will be "Spring" Tunes. We'll hear top-notch modern-jazz takes on such standards as "Spring Is Here" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" as well as more adventurous fare a la "Spring Ahead" (by Dave Douglas) and "Joy Spring" (by Larry Coryell).

We'll also give a spin (in the first hour of ATJ) to tracks by Matt Wilson, Weather Report, The H2 Big Band, and more.

Join us, jazz buffs! You'll be glad you did.

(The fine print: All This Jazz airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5, from 10pm till midnight, and the latest playlist data can be accessed here. We always thereafter offer a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday evening, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. Each week, we spin modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles...from Geri Allen to John Zorn, Louis Armstrong to Denny Zeitlin. And the second half of our two-hour show, beginning at 11pm, invariably carries a theme of some sort. Lastly, just FYI, this program's Facebook page ever so likably resides at this link. Thank you.)