The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw.

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The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 12/21/19

Airs at: Sat, 12/21/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Anthony Braxton Artist Focus

Airs at: Sat, 12/14/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
A Different Nature/Jazz Motif crossover special. DJ What The (!?!?) will be a guest on Gene the Jazz Machine's "Motif" show on Saturday, December 7, presenting a special on the music of Anthony Braxton. We will examine the AACM and its former and current artists, Roscoe Mit... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 12/07/19

Airs at: Sat, 12/07/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Voice: R&B, Soul, and All That Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 11/30/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Long time coming, this presentation. A feel good experience from men and women with enormous vocality. Voices that soar on the wave of melodies unencombered by the limitation of chords, and trigger deep emotion in us. Genre defying singing that keep the vibe alive. Read more

Dangerous Liason: The Symphony and Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 11/23/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
An integrative moment of combustible strength. Nuanced surprise, and transport where these two distinct music styles and colors intersect. The convergence speaks to an enormous curiosity: does it work? Soundtracks, Philharmonic dates blend remarkably well with jazz.  Addit... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 11/16/19

Airs at: Sat, 11/16/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

My Country Western Heart

Airs at: Sat, 11/09/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
What happens when a jazz purveyor pores over the archival brilliance of C&W?   A jazz cat with an admission: Country Western music is a pastiche of life's turbulence and our effort to uncover and experience a prevailing calm. The story telling brings a familiar and solidar... Read more

Improve the Verb: The Dukes of Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 11/02/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    These titans of the tradition bravely contort the word, and lexicon to create a calisthenic moment that wiles the senses. Their cunning way with words unlock a withholding only available through a masterful pillage of lyric content.    Kurt Elling, Bobby McFerrin, A... Read more

Jazz Rocks: Part Three

Airs at: Sat, 10/26/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Okay. I like Def/heavy Metal. Not so much the lyrics but the energy generated by the musicians. JazzRock is the closest thing to an amalgamation of jazz and def/heavy metal. In fact this marriage (jazz and rock) may be a forerunner to def/heavy metal...NO! But, either... Read more

JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition part 2

Airs at: Sat, 10/19/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition.   The music evolves. It rises from a turbulent sea; dry docks on land, and takes to the hills. This anomaly -  comprised of wires, clogs, trebles, clefs and notes, is boiler plated in the late sixties through the early seventies. With nam... Read more


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