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Songs of Cockeyed Optimism
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Monday Music Special, January 6th: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

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5:55 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

The Beautiful Influence of European Jazz

We'll hear tonight from some of the great artists with roots in Europe, with countries including Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Azerbaijan and more. Amina Figarova, Tord Gustavsen, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko and the mutlicultural trio Minsrah will all be represented.  The beautiful music and blend of European classical music and jazz wields an influence on both artists and on labels such as ECM, and even Sony. What I Like About Jazz focuses on the European connection tonight at 8:30, the first show of 2014.

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10:15 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

A Tribute to Jim Hall

Jim Hall
Credit concordmusicgroup.com

I was deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of one of the great guitar players of modern jazz, Jim Hall, who passed away in his sleep last night at 83. What I Like About Jazz will pay special Tribute to Jim on Wednesday night, featuring cuts asa  leader and sideman with people like longtime friend Art Farmer, and modern legends like John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell and more.

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2:56 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Monday Special: a conversation with Wayne Escoffery

Wayne Escoffery and John Arvish in studio B at KUFM.
Credit Michael Marsolek

Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has been recording music for more than a decade, has played with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Ron Carter, Ben Riley and many others. Escoffery has also been a member of Tom Harrell's longest continuous group, playing and recording six albums over the last nine years.

Wayne has also recorded several collaboration albums with his wife, vocalist Carolyn Leonhart. (In addition to her own albums and projects, Carolyn has been a featured singer with Steely Dan for more than a decade).

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8:22 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

More new Jazz

More new jazz from the last year or so. There are so many great things out this year, one show wasn't nearly enough. Tune in Wednesday evening at 8:30 for another set of great new jazz, with artists like John Abercrombie, Tim Warfield, David Chesky, Harvie S. with Kenny Barron, Eliane Elias, Terence Blanchard and a peek at the brand new Tom Harrell featuring Esperanza Spalding.

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3:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thankful for the state of Jazz

Jazz is something I am so thankful for, something I cherish, something meditative and peaceful, even when it swings hard. The State of Modern Jazz is not just good, it's great. Tonight we'll hear a host of newer jazz, mostly from the last 5 years. Artists include Jimmy Cobb, Jim Rotondi, David Chesky, Ron Carter, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and more. 8:30 tonight on "What I Like About Jazz."

Joel Grey's Dad, Don Byron, and Jewish Jazz
9:16 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Borscht Capades: The Mickey Katz Project

According the Jewish calendar, we're in the year 5774, which means it’s about time somebody made a film about klezmer jazz bandleader and English/Yiddish comedian, Mickey Katz.

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Secher's Annual Observance of Pearl Harbor Day
8:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Monday Music Special, December 2nd: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, December 2nd, 2013: Each December, through music and anecdotes, Allen Secher's monthly program,"You Must Remember This" salutes Pearl Harbor Day. This December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm, "Rosie the Riveter," "The Ration Blues," "Buy Buy Bonds," and "He's 1A in the Army and A1 in My Heart" paint a picture of the U.S.'s home front during the Second World War.

Flood, Rejuvenation, and Commemoration
7:20 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Norton Records, Superstorm Sandy, and the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

Here's a phony mathematical word problem.

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Music by Boccherini, Nichols and Mendelssohn
8:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Missoula Symphony broadcast, Sunday, November 24th, 7pm

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening for a broadcast of the second concert in the 2013-2014 season of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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