During the Swing Era, when Jazz scholarship began and Jazz enthusiasm crested, there was already no doubt that the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band recordings were supreme among all surviving music from Jazz’s dawn. This widespread perception, however, was limited by the paucity of information about the band and its recording sessions; a problem furthered by the rarity of the 78RPM discs that had all been out-of-print since the late 1920s. Over...
Tune in to Late City Edition tonight, March 27, at 9:00 PM EST to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which gave birth to the European Economic Community. WKCR reporter David Mejia had a conversation with 4 young Europeans about the current state of the European Union, and it's main goals and threats in an increasingly polarized world.
Tune in to Afternoon New Music on Monday, March 27 at 3:00 PM EST to hear a field recording of experimental guitarist Loren Connors playing in his home in Brooklyn. Most well-known as a composer and improvisor, Connors has released over 50 albums over the course of his music career. Connors, who cites painter Mark Rothko as his chief influence, is renowned for his moving and immersive extended blues abstractions. He has performed with Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Jim O’
Tune in to Live Constructions, tonight, March 26 at 10:00 PM EST for a set and interview with the New York-based and internationally acclaimed Mivos Quartet. The string ensemble, featuring violinists Olivia de Prato and Lauren Cauley, violist Victor Lowrie, and cellist Mariel Roberts, will perform selections from composers Taylor Brook and Martin Stauning and discuss their new album Garden of Diverging Paths, as well as several other upcoming performances and projects.The