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Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 17th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not an algorithm)!

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (and not a robot)!

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not a robot)!

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 24th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Live Recordings -- and so we'll hear some stellar live-in-performance tracks from John McLaughlin, Benny Green, Ray Charles, and many others. And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Todd Clouser, Tomeka Reid, Gary Peacock, Sonny Rollins, and more. Join us!

Catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 17th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not an algorithm)....

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 3rd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)...!

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 27th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)...!

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Dig the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)....

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 30th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

Let it snow, let it snow, et cetera! Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 10pm -- one hour later than usual -- on Saturday the 23rd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa...as we deliver the 2017 All This Jazz Holiday Special.

We'll be spinning lots of wonderful yuletide music from Marcus Roberts, Kurt Elling, Geri Allen, Matt Wilson, Stan Kenton, John Coltrane, Norah Jones, Kenny Burrell, Dexter Gordon, Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, and many more. Join us!

Marian McPartland and Maria Schneider. Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen. Melba Liston and Shirley Scott. Carla Bley and Dinah Washington. Toshiko Akiyoshi and Mary Lou Williams. Mary Halvorson and the late-great Geri Allen (shown here). And on and on. If you think women have played only a limited role in jazz history, then your awareness of this music is, in itself, limited.

Tune in for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

The Art of the Playlist

Nov 21, 2017

Sweetness! It's an extended and ever-so-tuneful edition of our podcast for the extended holiday weekend. Listen in as Jeff Martin (of Philbrook Museum) and Scott Gregory (of Public Radio Tulsa) dig various songs and/or bands inspired by art and/or artists and/or museums and/or The Muse. Sonic bliss? Odd audio? Both? Neither? It's in the ear of the beholder, friends.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Live Recordings -- and so we'll hear some stellar live-in-performance tracks from guitarist Mark Whitfield, saxophonist Cannonball Adderley (shown here), bassist Jaco Pastorius, and many others. And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Joanne Brackeen, Dave Holland, Anat Cohen, Tim Armacost, and more. Join us!

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Jazz for Veterans Day -- and so we'll hear from an enticing array of jazz greats who've served this country over the decades, from Percy Heath and Cedar Walton to Dave Bruckeck and Glenn Miller (shown here). And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Stan Kenton, Charles Tolliver, Grady Tate, Bill Mays, and many more. 

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be, as we listen back to a stellar program that originally aired in April, Dance Tunes -- and thus we'll hear classics themes like "Waltz for Debby" and "Dolphin Dance" and "King Porter Stomp" (to name just a few). And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Ralph Alessi, Steve Kuhn, Ron Carter, June Christy, and Roy Ayers.

Join us for the Halloween Edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 28th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be, of course, Jazz for All Hallows Eve...and thus we'll hear frightfully swinging tunes with titles like "The Sorcerer" and "Weird Nightmare" and "Frankenstein." And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig music by the likes of Lester Bowie, Thad Jones, Sheila Jordan, Nathan Brown, and Brian Blade.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 14th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

We'll hear from Paul Winter, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Shirley Horn, Rez Abbasi (shown here), Monty Alexander, and many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be (as we listen back to a stellar show that first aired in late May) Some Great Albums Released in 2017...So Far. Thus we'll hear tasty cuts from Nate Smith's KINFOLK, Ralph Towner's MY FOOLISH HEART, Regina Carter's ELLA: ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, and more.

The inimitable pianist and iconoclastic composer Thelonious Monk, who died in 1982 after helping to shape and refine the form of jazz known as bebop from the late 1940s onward, would have turned 100 next week (on the 10th). On the next edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 7th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS-FM, we'll offer a Centennial Tribute to Monk, playing many of his well-known compositions.

Public Radio Tulsa's 70th Anniversary Celebration Continues! Join us Saturday the 30th for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS. We'll have a special third-hour theme this time around, running from 11 o'clock to midnight; in celebration of this radio station's 70th birthday -- KWGS first went on the air in October of 1947 -- our theme will be Jazz Greats Born in 1947.

The legendary John Coltrane, who died in 1967, would have turned 91 on Saturday the 23rd. On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on that same Saturday, our third-hour theme (running from 11:00 till midnight) will be A John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast. Thus we'll hear Trane's tunes performed by a host of different jazz greats, including Archie Shepp, the SFJAZZ Collective, Karrin Allyson, Steve Kuhn, and more.

Bill Frisell playing Aaron Copland. The Modern Jazz Quartet performing Bach. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra offering variations on Debussy. And so forth! On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, our third-hour theme (running from 11:00 till midnight) will be “Jazz Players, Classical Works.” And elsewhere in our program, we’ll dig music by the likes of Howard Alden, Jaki Byard, Uri Caine, and The Christian McBride Big Band, to name just a few.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm local time on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear all-killer-no-filler music by Clark Terry, George Coleman, Matt Penman, and Marc Ribot, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Jazz Groups Led by Drummers -- and thus we’ll listen to the likable likes of Chick Webb, Tony Williams, Art Blakey (shown here), Jack DeJohnette, and others.

Tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm Central on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Benny Goodman, Ron Carter, Steve Davis, Susie Arioli, and Sun Ra, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be The American West -- and so we will hear excellent jazz takes on such classic cowboy (or Americana) fare as "Wagon Wheels," "Old Paint," "Don't Fence Me In," and many more.

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