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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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JAZZ ROCKS!: Carving a Tradition and The Winnerz Circle - Help me understand?"

Airs at: Sat, 10/12/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
2pm to 4pm 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.... Read more

Harold Mabern

Airs at: Sat, 10/05/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This week Rick Mitchell will guest host. From 4 to 5 p.m. we'll play a special episode of Jazz In the New Millennium focusing on pianist Harold Mabern. Mabern, who passed away September 19 at the age of 83, liked to call himself a blues pianist with jazz chops. His percus... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/28/19

Airs at: Sat, 09/28/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell: A Tale of Two Singers

Airs at: Sat, 09/21/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell - Each with a telling and distinctive sound. One, a perennial stylist of composition; the other a story teller of immense imagination. Both provide genre bending brilliance; a nod to jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott, the other a poetic genius... Read more

A Whiter Shade of Jazz: Blue Eyed Soul in the 21 Century

Airs at: Sat, 09/14/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  On this episode we explore the commercially viable side of jazz through a 'lighter lens'.    Pop music stars The Righteous Brothers in the sixties are given the tag "Blue Eyed Soul" by Black folks as a term of endearment. The duet sang lyrics with a nod to soul music. ... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 09/07/19

Airs at: Sat, 09/07/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

BLUES: The Midwife of Jazz Music

Airs at: Sat, 08/31/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  (Symbiotic is one way to explain the genesis and integrative cycle of jazz and blues). A kind of immaculate conception with no true birthing moment. Tune in. Experience that soulful, aspirational emergence, and the sonic oddessey...           "Downbeat" by Jonas E... Read more

Island Noir and Melodies in Jazz

Airs at: Sat, 08/24/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
A departure to resonate marvel bursting with color and rhythms. Be transported on a safari of melodies. Found aesthetic moment ventured through imagined nirvana in restless times. I'm back from my journey across the tropics. And now this... Tune in. Yugen       "jam j... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility on 08/17/19

Airs at: Sat, 08/17/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Blue Note Records: 80th Anniversary Celebration

Airs at: Sat, 08/10/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Blue Note Records is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Founded in 1939 by a German Jewish refugee from the Holocaust named Alfred Lion, Blue Note is by far the most respected record label in jazz history. On Saturday August 10, jazz critic and radio programmer Ric... Read more


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