jazz http://wemu.org en Trumpet Stolen From Jazz Great Marcus Belgrave Recovered http://wemu.org/post/trumpet-stolen-jazz-great-marcus-belgrave-recovered <div>Authorities say a trumpet stolen from Detroit jazz star Marcus Belgrave is back in his hands, while the suspected thief is in theirs.&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Detroit Free Press says the horn was stolen Friday out of </span>Belgrave's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> car in Detroit and arrived at a pawn shop. Police say an employee contacted officers to say the store had </span>Belgrave's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> instrument.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:29:59 +0000 Associated Press 42755 at http://wemu.org Trumpet Stolen From Jazz Great Marcus Belgrave Recovered Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight http://wemu.org/post/robert-prester-dogtown-wednesday-delight <p>WEMU listeners are discerning judges of good talent.&nbsp; You have heard gifted pianists such as McCoy Tyner, Bebo Valdes, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez and Michel Camilo on <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> shows.&nbsp; We think you will welcome pianist Robert Prester and his new CD <em>Dogtown</em> with open ears.&nbsp; Not unlike Chucho Valdes and Danilo Perez, Robert Prester followed classical piano studies.&nbsp; It is evident in his brilliant 32<sup>nd</sup> note runs and precise technique.&nbsp; But like the aforementioned, Prester also plays with emotion, feeling, joy and improvisational bl Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40211 at http://wemu.org Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight WEMU says Yes! to Agachiko http://wemu.org/post/wemu-says-yes-agachiko <p><em>Agachiko</em> is the group led by Boston-based vocalist, lyricist and composer Gabrielle Agachiko.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40162 at http://wemu.org WEMU says Yes! to Agachiko Sixteen Sunsets by Jane Ira Bloom is good morning music! http://wemu.org/post/sixteen-sunsets-jane-ira-bloom-good-morning-music <p><strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> hits a high note this morning with a new CD from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom – <em>Sixteen</em> <em>Sunsets</em> – and a beloved classic – <em>My Favorite Things</em> – from &nbsp;John Coltrane.&nbsp; <strong>Linda Yohn</strong> is in with <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> at 9 streaming on WEMU.org and on 89.1&nbsp;WEMU.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40126 at http://wemu.org Sixteen Sunsets by Jane Ira Bloom is good morning music! Remembering Musical Passings of 2013 http://wemu.org/post/remembering-musical-passings-2013 <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Before turning the page on 2013, <a href="http://wemu.org/programs/groove-yard"><strong>The Groove Yard's</strong></a> George Klein gave <a href="http://n.pr/19xp0qF">tribute</a> to many artists that left the music community in 2013.&nbsp;</em></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:54:49 +0000 Patrik Holubik & George Klein 39614 at http://wemu.org Remembering Musical Passings of 2013 Yuletide Hideaway by Karrin Allyson discovered and shared on WEMU http://wemu.org/post/yuletide-hideaway-karrin-allyson-discovered-and-shared-wemu <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Yuletide Hideaway&nbsp;</em> by Karrin Allyson should not be hidden in the corner of the WEMU stacks.&nbsp; This is one of the finest Christmas jazz recordings released in a great while.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 39199 at http://wemu.org Yuletide Hideaway by Karrin Allyson discovered and shared on WEMU Vanessa Rubin and Don Braden swing soulfully http://wemu.org/post/vanessa-rubin-and-don-braden-swing-soulfully <p>Singer <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and saxophonist <strong>Don Braden</strong> have been friends since the early 1980s.&nbsp; Nearly 30 years later they released their first CD together: <em>Full Circle</em>.&nbsp; This is a very soulful, blues-influenced session due in no small part guitarist <strong>Dave</strong> <strong>Stryker</strong>, organist <strong>Kyle Koehler</strong> and drummer <strong>Cecil Brooks III</strong> completing the ace band.&nbsp; <em>Full Circle</em> by <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and <strong>Don Braden</strong> premieres this morning on <strong>89.1</strong> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:39:35 +0000 Linda Yohn 38855 at http://wemu.org Musical friendships make great listening http://wemu.org/post/musical-friendships-make-great-listening <p>This morning we salute friends…those people who understand us, help us through rough times, cheer us up and tell us the truth even when we don’t want to hear it.&nbsp; The important power of friendship this morning on <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> with Linda Yohn streaming on wemu.org and on 89.1, WEMU.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:43:18 +0000 Linda Yohn 38795 at http://wemu.org 'Endless Mysteries' by George Colligan: lasting contribution to jazz piano trio repertoire http://wemu.org/post/endless-mysteries-george-colligan-lasting-contribution-jazz-piano-trio-repertoire <div><em><strong>Piano-bass-drums. &nbsp;</strong></em>How often have you heard a WEMU host repeat that instrumental combination? &nbsp;More than you can count. &nbsp;Yet, this trio format remains a source of endless variation and fascination. &nbsp;A prime example of the possibilities is the new CD <em>The Endless Mysteries</em>&nbsp;by pianist George Colligan.&nbsp;</div><p></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>You have heard WEMU hosts repeat Colligan’s name for twenty years. &nbsp; We discovered him in 1993 as the pianist for saxophonist Ron Holloway. &nbsp;His debut recording as a leader, <strong><em>Activism</em></strong>&nbsp;followed in 1996 on <strong>Steeplechase Records</strong>. &nbsp;Since then Colligan has created a body of work for solo piano and ensemble that deserves consideration for his compositions and technique. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:45:05 +0000 Linda Yohn 37905 at http://wemu.org 'Endless Mysteries' by George Colligan: lasting contribution to jazz piano trio repertoire An Interview with Dave Sharp: Worlds, 5:01 Jazz and More! http://wemu.org/post/interview-dave-sharp-worlds-501-jazz-and-more <p>Ahead of his new CD release, Dave Sharp<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;sits down with Linda Yohn in the WEMU studio to talk about about&nbsp; his upcoming <a href="http://wemu.org/post/sesi-motors-501-jazz-rush-street-dave-sharp-s-secret-seven"><strong>5:01 Jazz performance,</strong></a> the release of his new album <em>Worlds</em></span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:20:59 +0000 Linda Yohn 37106 at http://wemu.org An Interview with Dave Sharp: Worlds, 5:01 Jazz and More! An Interview with Robert Hurst: Detroit Jazz Fest, BoB a Palindrome and More! http://wemu.org/post/interview-robert-hurst-detroit-jazz-fest-bob-palindrome-and-more <p>Linda Yohn sits down with Robert Hurst in the WEMU studio to talk about about&nbsp; his upcoming Detroit Jazz Festival performance, his new album <em>BoB a Palindrome, </em>life as a musician, and more on this morning's 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:59:31 +0000 Linda Yohn 34228 at http://wemu.org An Interview with Robert Hurst: Detroit Jazz Fest, BoB a Palindrome and More! Remembering Mulgrew Miller http://wemu.org/post/remembering-mulgrew-miller-today-noon <p></p><p style="text-align: left; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: normal; "><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial" size="3"><i>The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could&nbsp;<em>stride&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>swing&nbsp;</em>with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks.&nbsp;Hear music from WBGO's 25th-anniversary party, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.</i></font></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:03:13 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Becca Pulliam 30726 at http://wemu.org Remembering Mulgrew Miller Freddy Cole Gets Better and Better http://wemu.org/post/freddy-cole-gets-better-and-better <p>Pianist and singer Freddy Cole gets better and better. If it’s possible, there is greater warmth and depth in his husky voice. His phrasing is even more subtle and sly. His sense of rhythm – just slightly behind the beat feels more suspenseful yet playful than before. His chemistry with the band seems to be more organic, tighter and empathetic.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20131714" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:21:13 +0000 Linda Yohn 30709 at http://wemu.org Freddy Cole Gets Better and Better Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes http://wemu.org/post/corey-christianson-creates-contemporary-cowboy-tunes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Is the guitar today’s universal instrument? Actually, the voice is our first and most universal instrument, but the guitar could follow shortly behind it. In permutations from the oud to the cittern, zither, bouzouki and many others, portable stringed instruments are easy to transport and play while singing. These instruments including today’s modern guitars are versatile in all styles of music.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:19:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 29839 at http://wemu.org Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes Quartette Humaine Evokes Brubeck http://wemu.org/post/quartette-humaine-evokes-brubeck <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">In late April,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://http://www.bobedwardsradio.com/blog/2013/4/17/bob-james.html"><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Bob Edwards Weekend</i></a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;(Saturdays from 8 to </span>10AM<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> on </span>WEMU<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">) aired a revealing and insightful interview with pianist and producer Bob James. My curiosity about the new Bob James-David Sanborn collaboration,&nbsp;</span><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Quartette Humaine</i><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">, was piqued. The four weeks of waiting are over and you and I can enjoy this new CD which is one of the finest examples of quartet interplay I’ve heard in a while. Legitimate comparisons will be made between&nbsp;</span><i style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Quartette Humaine</i><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;and legendary Dave </span>Brubeck<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> Quartet featuring Paul Desmond.</span></p><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.14in;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 00:31:02 +0000 Linda Yohn 29779 at http://wemu.org Quartette Humaine Evokes Brubeck Medeski Brings 'A Different Time' to Life http://wemu.org/post/medeski-brings-different-time-life <p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">Artists reflect the unspoken needs of the viewers, readers and listeners. With&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">A Different Time</i><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;">, pianist John </span>Medeski<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 11pt;"> takes us to that quiet, meditative place that is often out of reach given our frantic lives. Wed, 22 May 2013 02:22:11 +0000 Linda Yohn 29726 at http://wemu.org Medeski Brings 'A Different Time' to Life David Arnay Goes from Concept to Accomplishment http://wemu.org/post/david-arnay-goes-concept-accomplishment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I admit it – I’m often skeptical regarding a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">concept </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CD from a new artist.&nbsp; I think to myself - oh they need a gimmick to get to me to listen. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:08:44 +0000 Linda Yohn 29644 at http://wemu.org David Arnay Goes from Concept to Accomplishment Emilio Teubal is a 'Constant Reinventor' http://wemu.org/post/emilio-teubal-constant-reinventor <p>One of the songs on Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido by pianist and composer Emilio Teubal is The Constant Reinventor.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:56:13 +0000 Linda Yohn 29378 at http://wemu.org Emilio Teubal is a 'Constant Reinventor' Latin Jazz has a 'New Beginning' with Michelle Pollace on the keys http://wemu.org/post/latin-jazz-has-new-beginning-michelle-pollace-keys <p>As we search for the best new music on&nbsp;&nbsp;WEMU, we will often feature someone you’ve never heard before but think is worth your time.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 29126 at http://wemu.org Latin Jazz has a 'New Beginning' with Michelle Pollace on the keys Cécile McLorin Salvant's 'Woman Child' http://wemu.org/post/c-cile-mclorin-salvants-woman-child <p><i>Jazz Appreciation Month</i>&nbsp;concludes with&nbsp;<i>International Jazz Day</i>&nbsp;on Tuesday, April 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;and the global release of&nbsp;<i>Woman Child</i>&nbsp;by the trans-national singing sensation, Cécile McLorin Salvant on April 29<sup>th</sup>. “Woman Child” truly is a cause for celebration.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/x1CXt5agAP8" width="560"></iframe></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 02:54:50 +0000 Linda Yohn & Linda 28541 at http://wemu.org Cécile McLorin Salvant's 'Woman Child' April is Jazz Appreciation Month http://wemu.org/post/april-jazz-appreciation-month <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(235, 235, 235); ">The April 22nd birthday of two legendary bassists: Charles Mingus and Paul Chambers is another reason that Congressman John Conyers submitted the legislation designating April as Jazz Appreciation Month in 2001.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:32:59 +0000 Linda Yohn 28375 at http://wemu.org April is Jazz Appreciation Month A Little Music Therapy 'From Here On Out' http://wemu.org/post/little-music-therapy-here-out <p style="text-align:left;margin-top:0.00in;margin-bottom:0.14in;"><font style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:11pt;">At a time of a national tragedy such as the Boston Marathon bombing, this music host’s first inclination is to present a <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wemu/guide.guidemain?action=viewPlaylist&amp;playlistID=866613&amp;eventID=172921">program of supportive music</a> to soothe you. But – life and new music goes on! Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:33:46 +0000 Linda Yohn 28152 at http://wemu.org A Little Music Therapy 'From Here On Out' Thank You (with some new music) http://wemu.org/post/thank-you-some-new-music <P><SPAN class=plTemplateTop-playlist-notes>Now that the spring pledge drive is over, I can start the daily premieres again. This morning's premiere: "Louie's Dream: For Our Jazz Heroes" was appropriate for April which is Jazz Appreciation Month.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class=plTemplateTop-playlist-notes>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class=plTemplateTop-playlist-notes>This beautiful disc is a duet between pianist Eli Yamin and Clarinetist Evan Christopher honoring jazz greats Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Mary Lou Williams, Sidney Bechet and others. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:13:54 +0000 Linda Yohn 28077 at http://wemu.org Thank You (with some new music) Jazz is Alive at EMU http://wemu.org/post/jazz-alive-emu <p>Jazz<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>Is<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>Alive!<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;Benefit<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>Concert<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&amp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>&nbsp;<span style="font: 16.0px Times"> </span>Dance</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:24:34 +0000 Anna Hinkley 27522 at http://wemu.org Jazz is Alive at EMU Two Premieres for 89.1 Jazz Today http://wemu.org/post/two-premieres-891-jazz-today <p>WEMU’s focus for <em>Women’s History Month</em> 2013 has been a living history approach. Throughout March we have balanced classic recordings of blues jazz women with new offerings.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:18:40 +0000 Linda Yohn 27287 at http://wemu.org