Wayne Shorter, who is, per The New York Times, “generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer,” will soon turn 87. (He was born August 25, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey.) And so, on the next All This Jazz -- starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa -- we’ll spotlight several of Shorter’s well-known tunes…as performed by the likes of Ben Riley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Phil Woods, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and more.
And elsewhere in our show, we’ll dig music by Diego Urcola, Bill Frisell, Art Blakey, Anita O'Day, and Tulsa’s own Falkner Evans, among others.
Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a range of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight. From John Coltrane to John Zorn, Duke Jordan to Duke Pearson, and Geri Allen to Gerry Mulligan, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern) jazz in its varied forms, and we love sharing the same with our listeners. Join us! Also, note that ATJ playlist information can be found here...and that we also maintain a Facebook page for our show. Thanks.