Pascal Le Boeuf and Brandon Lopez on Live Constructions

Join us this Sunday from 10-11 pm on 89.9 FM as we kick off a new project of live-broadcast, first-time collaborations in the WKCR studio. In this ongoing series, we invite musicians who have never played together before to meet and improvise in real-time. This Sunday, December 17, we're inviting two musicians, Pascal Le Boeuf and Brandon Lopez, to collaborate on air.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Cat Fitzpatrick on Studio A

Tune in to Studio A from 9-10 pm ET on Sunday, December 17 for a reading and conversation with Cat Fitzpatrick, the editor of Topside Press, an award-winning independent press dedicated to publishing fiction and poetry by trans writers. The discussion will cover the amplification of trans voices in the literary world and showcase new pieces from Fitzpatrick.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Stuff Smith on Jazz Profiles

This Sunday, December 17, from 2-7 pm ET, Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio special celebrating the career of jazz violinist Stuff Smith.
Smith was an innovator of jazz violin and a leading figure of small group combos and jumpin’ entertainment in the 1930's.
Stuff Smith derived a deep, driving, sound on his fiddle, with unique voicings, heartfelt tones, and a fluid, driving sense of rhythm and swing that enraptured the soul.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Deep Focus: Herbie Hancock

Does the name "Mwandishi" Mean anything to you? How about "Headhunters"? Herbie Hancock is one of our most respected composer/improvisers today but in the Seventies there was a whole 'nother mess going on. Herbie always seemed to be 5 minutes in the future, and who did he find in that immediate future? Artist/musician Richard Admiral was right there waiting for him.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Marta Sánchez on the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show on Wednesday, December 13 from 6-9 pm ET for a live interview with pianist and composer Marta Sánchez. Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Sánchez is active in the contemporary creative music scene in New York City and around the globe. Charting a significant path through her innovative and original music, she has gained significant global recognition.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Susie Ibarra on Live Constructions

Tune in to Live Constructions from 10-11pm ET this Sunday, November 26 as percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra shares from her latest album, Perception. Through her music, Ibarra explores rhythm, indigenous practices, and interaction with cities and the natural world. Her latest work, Perception, recorded with the DreamTime Ensemble, is a collection of pieces around the idea of finding unfixed meaning in sense experience and interaction in one's environment.
Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Coleman Hawkins Birthday Broadcast

Tune in this Monday, November 21 from midnight to 11:59 pm for 24 hours of Coleman Hawkins in honor of what would have been his 113th birthday. As one of the first renowned jazz tenor saxophonists, Hawkins helped to establish the instrument as essential to the genre, especially for soloists. Hawkins' warm tone and signature vibrato, along with his melodic and technical virtuosity, made him a pivotal influence on future generations of jazz pioneers.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Jimmy Harrison on Jazz Profiles

Tune into WKCR this Sunday, November 19th, for Jazz Profiles from 2-7pm ET as host Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera plays the complete Jimmy Harrison. The show will cover in chronological order all of the records on which Harrison solos, including rare alternate takes. You will hear each record in its entirety followed by an excerpt of Harrison’s solo.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Vicente Hansen Atria on the Musician's Show

Tune in to the Musician’s Show this Wednesday, November 15 from 6-9 PM ET for an interview with New York-based composer and drummer Vicente Hansen Atria. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Hansen’s work traverses the continuum between improvisation and composition. Past, recent, and ongoing collaborators include the Bozzini Quartet, counter (induction, Daedalus Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, TAK, and Wet Ink.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Modern Improvisation on Deep Focus

The hand and the drum: after the human voice, probably the original musical instrument. But the question host Mitch Goldman poses tonight on Deep Focus is who has considered its possibilities for modern improvisation outside of the bounds of the Afro-Cuban tradition? It is possible that no one has dived deeper on this question than Adam Rudolph: Big Black with Randy Weston is an answer, Mtume and Don Alias with Miles Davis are answers.
With live, unreleased recordings, you're going to want to have something to beat on for this one!
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lucie Vítková on Afternoon New Music

Tune in to Afternoon New Music on Tuesday, November 14 from 3-6 pm ET for an in-studio interview with Lucie Vítková, a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, hichiriki, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic. While studying composition at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ), she has been a visiting scholar at Royal Conservatory in The Hague (NL), California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (USA), Universität der Künste in Berlin (D) and recently at Columbia University in New York with Prof. George E. Lewis.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

David Haney Trio on Live Constructions

Tune in this Sunday, November 12 from 10-11pm ET for Live Constructions with trio David Haney (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass), and Daniel Carter (saxophone). Pianist and composer David Haney studied composition under the Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda and honed his skills as a working jazz artist in New York and internationally.
Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Camille on Coordinated Universal Time

On Coordinated Universal Time (CUT) from 12:30 to 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 5, we continue to bring you the latest international music with an interview of Paris-based artist Camille Dalmais, better known as just Camille. Join us for a discussion of the ins and outs of her 2017 album, Ouï, released on Because Music. The rest of the program will be dedicated to French and French Diaspora contemporary music in conversation with Camille's own work.

Sun, 5 Nov 2017, 12:30am to 2:00am

Clifford Brown Birthday Broadcast

Tune in on Monday, October 30th as we dedicate 24 hours of programming to legendary trumpeter Clifford “Brownie” Brown in celebration of the 87th anniversary of his birth. In the course of only four years, from 1952 to 1956, Brown led and contributed to some of the greatest ensembles and recordings in jazz history, leaving his imprint on the genres of bebop and hard bop, as well as the art of jazz trumpet.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Deborah Paredez on Studio A

Tune in to Studio A on Sunday, October 29 from 9:00 to 10:00 ET to hear an interview and poetry reading by Deborah Paredez, the poet and interdisciplinary performance scholar whose lectures and publications examine Black and Latina/o popular culture, poetry of war and witness, feminist elegy, cultural memory, and the role of divas in American culture.

Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Joel Fan on Live Constructions

Tune in to Live Constructions on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10-11pm ET for a studio concert and talk-back with Joel Fan, internationally acclaimed pianist and director of next month's Open Source Music Festival. Known as a "champion of new music," Fan uses his music to bridge classical, contemporary, and world music with bold repertoire, enthusiasm, and virtuosity.

Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Vijay Iyer on Afternoon New Music

Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3 pm on Monday, October 23rd for an exclusive in-studio interview with composer/pianist Vijay Iyer. Iyer will discuss his new piece "Asunder," in advance of its New York premiere this Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at Carnegie Hall, where it will be performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ampersan on Field Trip

Tune in to Field Trip from 11:00pm to 12:30am this Sunday, October 22nd for a WKCR in-studio 'field' experience. Ampersan, based in Guadalajara and later Mexico City, joined us at the WKCR studios for both a live set and an interview in Spanish. The band is celebrating their 10th year of music-making with the 2017 release of "10 Años".

Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 11:00pm to Mon, 23 Oct 2017, 12:30am


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