Friday, December 11, 2009

Jazz Connection 12.13.09

Hey Everyone. This semester has been a great one for jazz at KWLC. Right now, we have the largest jazz staff we've ever had on Luther College Radio. An added bonus is that everyone is knowledgeable and really tries to put on a great show. I hope those of you who listen regularly have appreciated it, and if you haven't, I hope you will continue to listen because we've got nowhere to go but up.

As an end of the semester treat to ourselves, we (the 9 jazz DJ's at KWLC) decided to theme the entire weekend with an alphabet theme. Becuase our schedule is split up into three hour blocks, we planned on doing a song from an artists (named A-Z) during each of the blocks. We've come up with some great playlists. I hope you tune in. The music will cover all varieties of jazz, so hopefully even the most seasoned jazz fans can take something from the programming.

First up is Kate, Ben, and Clara (7am-10am Saturday Morning)
Then the Sunday Night Jazz Block with Amie, Me, and Jon (630pm-930pm Sunday Evening)
Finally, the Monday Night Jazz Block with Jake, David, and Joe (10pm-1am Monday Evening)

Tune in for these and more great programming at kwlc.

As for my part in all of this, my playlist for this Sunday is as follows:

J. 1. Keith Jarrett - The Melody at Night with You - I'm Through With Love
K. 2. Soweto Kinch - A Life in the Day of B19: Tales from the Tower Block - The House That Love Built
L. 3. Mike Lee - New Tricks - Amble In
M. 4. Russell Malone - Heartstrings - Heartstrings
--A Solo Piece from Russell Malone -- He's playing the Bee Gee's "How Deep is Your Love"
N. 5. Nuzion Big Band - Hallelujah! - Cabbagetown Tango
O. 6. Tiger Okoshi - Two Sides To Every Story - Monday Blues
P. 7. Chris Potter - Gratitude - The Source (for John Coltrane)
Q. 8. Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul - Nature Boy
R. 9. Kurt Rosenwinkel - The Enemies of Energy - Christmas Song
--More from the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet - The Next Step #1--

Merry Christmas Everyone. Thanks for listening to the show and all thats on KWLC. The programming will continue through then end of December, with a new schedule for the month of January and then another new schedule to take us through the Spring Semester.

Take care. I'll see you all soon.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jazz Connection 12/6/09

Hey faithful radio lovers. Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. Congrats to everyone who participated or enjoyed Christmas at Luther. I think it went well.

A few holiday favorites thrown in to the set tonight. More to come next week!

As always, thanks for listening.

1) Ray Charles - The Spirit of Christmas - Santa Clause is Coming to Town
2) Le Lann/ Kikosky/ Foster/ Weiss - C'est la nuit Lola
3) Mulatu Astatke - New York Addis London - Shagu
4) Tom Tallitsch - Perspective - Conscious Contact
5) Matt Vashlishan - No Such Thing - Sailing
6) Mariot/ Anschell/ Johnson/ Bishop - The Cool Season - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
7) Ray Brown Trio - Christmas Songs - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
8) Babik - American Gypsy - Romungro
9) Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity - Big Brother
10) Moutin Reunion Quartet - Red Moon - La Mer

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jazz Connection 11/22/09

Congrats to the Luther College Jazz Orchestra on a great concert this afternoon!

Here's the playlist for tonight. No show next week, but I'll be back the week after with Holiday Jazz favorites for all of my favorite listers. Thanks, as always, for listening.

Take care.

1. James Booker - Junco Partner - Junco Partner
2. Sophie Milman - Take Love Easy - Love for Sale
3. Roy Haynes - Love Letters - Love Letters
4. Regina Carter - Paganini: After A Dream - Oblivion
5. Stephane Grappelli, Joe Pass, and NHOP - Live at Tivoli Gardens - Crazy Rhythm
6. Dana Hall - Into the Light - For Rockelle
7. Darryl Harper - Stories in Real Time - Pressing
8. Holland/ Rubalcaba/ Potter/ Harland - The Monterey Quartet Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Fest - Veil of Tears
9. James Weidman - Three Worlds - Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jazz Connection 11.15.09

Playlist for this evening. Thanks for listening!

1) Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi - Egyptian Fantasy
2) Diverse - Diverse - Sojorner
3) Bug - The Gadfly - Wishful Thinking
4) Joe Martin - Not By Chance - Far
5) David Widelock Trio - Skating on the Sidewalk - Little Orphunk Annie
6) John Wojciechowski - Lexicon - Jazz Folk Song
7) Bill Frisell - Have a Little Faith - The Open Prairie
8) Bill Frisell - Have a Little Faith - Street Scene in a Frontier Town
9) John Coltrane - Side Steps - Under the Paris Skies feat. Ray Draper (tuba)
10) Plunge - Falling With Grace - Mungo
11) Gretchen Parlato - In A Dream - On The Other Side
12) Roberta Gambarini - So In Love - This Is Always
13) Mike Rinta - Eponymous - Don't Burn The Roux
14) Roy Hargrove Big Band - Emergence - Tschapiso
15) Fahir Atakoglu - Faces and Places - NY Retrospective
16) Q'd Up - Quintessence - Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
17) AJ Kluth Quintet - Twice Now - Red
18) Jon Irabagon - The Observer - Closing Arguments

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jazz Connection 11/8/09

Hey KWLC fans. Thanks for tuning in to jazz programing on 1240am and

70 degrees here in Decorah. Just thought I'd let you know.

Here's the playlist for tonight.

1. Eldar Djangirov - Virtue - Estate
2. Ricky Sweum - Pulling Your Own Strings - Hot Sunny Day
3. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Live @ Yoshi's - (I'd Like To Get You On A) Slow Boat to China)
4. Michael Brecker - Nearness of You - My Ship
5. Kenny Garrett - Standard of Language - Chief Blackwater
6. Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity - Galang => Helix
7. Tony Bennett - All Time Greatest Hits - Love Look Away
8. Anne Drummond - Like Water - Afoxamba
9. Luther College Jazz Quintet + Pete Russella - Jon Ailabouni's Senior Trumpet Recital - Miles Runs the Voodoo Down

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jazz Connection 11/1

Happy Sunday everyone. Super cool progressive play list tonight. Thanks for listening.

1) Ulf Wakenius - Love is Real - Dodge The Dodo
2) Mike Stern - Big Neighborhood - Check One
3) Taylor Eigsti - Let It Come To You - Less Free Will
4) Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band - Season of Changes - Stoner Hill
5) Dave Holland, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter, Eric Harland - The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival - Otra Mirada
6) The Bad Plus - Blunt Object: Live in Tokyo - Heart of Glass
7) Bill Anschell and Brent Jensen - We Couldn't Agree More - You and the Night and the Music
8) Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - Tabligh - Caravan of Winter

Extra Brian Blade footage

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jazz Connection 10.25.09 (2wice as long)

Hey jazz fans. Here is the playlist for this special 2-hour long program.

As always, listen to every weekday night from 10p-1a (starting at 9p on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) at all day Saturday and Sunday (7a-1a)

Artist - Album - Song
1) Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra - Deedles' Blues
2) Gretchen Parlato - In a Dream - I Can't Help It
3) Benny Reid - Escaping Shadows - Always and Forever
4) Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity - Mystic Brew
5) Gerald Wilson Orchestra - Jazz: The 60's Volume II - Pacific Jazz - Lighthouse Blues
6) Tony Foster - In Between Moods - Take The 'A' Train
7) Christian McBride and Inside Straight - Kind of Brown - Used 'ta Could
8) Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet - On The Sunny Side of the Street
9) Tatum, Hampton, Rich - Tatum, Hampton, Rich...again - Prisoner of Love
10) Serge Gainsbourg - Du jazz dans le ravin - Black Trombone
11) Josh Moshier and Mike Lebrun - Joy Not Jaded - Avocado Soul
12) Edward Ratcliff - Those Moments Before - March for a Lost Cause
13) The Roy Hargrove/ Christian McBride/ Stephen Scott Trio - Parker's Mood - Laird Baird
14) Medeski Martin and Wood - Radiolarians III - Undone
15) Jim Hall - By Arrangement - Django
16) Plunge - Falling with Grace - Beneath The Wheel
17) B.D. Lenz - Hit It and Quit - Hit It and Quit
18) Stefon Harris and Blackout - Urbanus - Minor March
19) The RH Factor - Hard Groove - I'll Stay
20) Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty - The Rite of Strings - Renassaince
21) Von and Chico Freeman - Fathers and Sons - Jug Ain't Gone

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jazz Connection 10-11-09

Good evening everyone. Here's the playlist from tonight's program.

Artist - Album - Song
1) Roy Hargrove Big Band - Emergence - Mambo for Ray
2) John Patitucci Trio - Remembrance - Blues For Freddie
3) Eldar - Virtue - Lullaby Fantazia
4) David Holland Quartet - Conference of the Birds - Four Winds
5) Jeff "Tain" Watts - Watts - Katrina James
6) Abdullah Ibrahim - Water from an Ancient Well - Manenberg Revisited
7) George Shearing Trio - Getting In The Swing of Things (Featuring Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Louis Stewart) - My Little Anna
8) John Wojciechowski - Lexicon - You Want What You Can't Have
9) Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Mirage - Ugh!

Thanks for listening! Any requests for the next few weeks, feel free to leave them here or email them to .

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jazz Connection 10/4

I've recently spent far too much money on For what it's worth, I did it for you. All of you jazz fans in North Eastern Iowa...I've brought in a shipment that will substantially increase my record collection, and you'll get to hear snippets of it over the next few weeks.

Anyway, here's the play list for this evening. Hope you liked the program.

1) Poncho Sanchez - Psychedelic Blues - Psychedelic Blues
2) Bobby Broom - Plays for Monk - Lulu's Back in Town
3) Tigran Hamasyan - Red Hail (Aratta Rebirth) - Love Song
4) Ginger Baker Trio - Going Back Home - Rambler (link isn't the same song, but its close)
5) Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves - Twilight of the Dogs
6) Dexter Gordon - More Power! - Fried Bananas
7) Dexter Gordon - Blues Walk! - Blues Walk
8) Rebirth Brass Band - The Main Even: Live at the Maple Leaf - It's All Over Now
9) Stanton Moore Trio - Emphasis on Prenthesis - (Late Night at the) Maple Leaf

Don't forget, Jazz airs on KWLC 1240 am and every Sunday from 630p-930p, Mondays from 10p-1a, and Saturday mornings at 7a and 9a. Tune in. Learn more about America's artform.

Also, go see Waiting for Godot at the Jewel Theatre on Luther Campus this weekend Oct 8th, 9th, and 10th.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jazz Connection 9/27/09

Hey everyone. Thanks for tolerating my congested radio voice this week. Hopefully the pipes will be back to 100% by next weekend. Thanks for listening.

1) Jeff Baker - Of Things Not Seen - People Get Ready
2) Bug - The Gadfly - Wishful Thinking
3) Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet - Bien Bien - Mojito Cafe
4) Gilfema + 2 - S/t - Your World
5) Eldar - Virtue - Daily Living
6) Milt Jackson - Bebop - Groovin' High
7) Joe Martin - Not By Chance - Far
8) Sophie Milman - Take Love Easy - Be Cool
9) Dave Brubeck Quartet - Plays Music From Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" - Maria

Don't forget that the Luther College Jazz groups will be featured this Friday Evening, 10/2, for their homecoming concert in Marty's. KWLC will be webcasting starting around 9pm on Friday, then will switch to broadcast via the webstream and the 1240am frequency around 10pm. The concert will feature the LC Jazz Band, LC Vocal Jazz, LC Jazz Quintet, LC Jazz Orchestra.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Jazz Connection 9/20/09

Here's my play list from The Jazz Connection last night.

1) Amina Figarova - Dutch Sounds 2009-Above The Clouds
2)Diverse - S/t - Untitled Hit Tune
3) Count Basie 5 - Kansas City - Jive at Five
4) Hailey Niswanger - Confeddie - Four in One
5) Idit Shner - Tuesday's Blues - Elisheva Doll
6) Bill Frisell - Disfarmer - Focus
7) Medeski, Martin, Wood - Radiolarians III - Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
8) John Patitucci Trio - Remembrance - Messaien's Gumbo
9) Mike Stern - Big Neighborhood - Song for Pepper

Tune in every Sunday from 730p-830p Central at 1240am in the Decorah area or stream us anywhere in the world at KWLC . Take care.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Jazz Connection 2/8/09

The following are selected links to artists featured on tonights program. Enjoy!

Airmen of Note Official - Played: Riot from the album Airmen of Note Live!

Airmen of Note Unofficial

Ray Levier - Played: Bait Tone Blues from the album Ray's Way (Features Mike Stern, Dave Binney)

Chick Corea and Hiromi Uehara - Played Gershwin's Summertime from the album Chick and Hiromi

Joshua Redman - Played the song Un peu fou from the album Compass (album features Brian Blade (d) and Reuben Rogers (b)

Matthew Shipp Trio - Played the song Roe from the album Harmonic Disorder (Joe Morris (b) and Whit Dickey (d))

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - Played the song Scrapple from the Apple from the album Yesterday's ( Keith Jarrett Fan Site )