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KLOI- Gary Alexander - Classic Jazz
Feb 19, 2024
3:00 - 6:00pm
KLOI LP - 102.9
Joy Spring w/Gary Alexander

This Week: We continue honoring the centennial of the 1924 Rhapsody in Blue debut with a truncated version by Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander, then an a-cappella vocal quartet version by the Bobs, “Rhapsody in Bobs” At 3:30, we’ve picked one song for each of the past week’s seven “holidays” - the Chinese New Year, Super Bowl Sunday, Lincoln’s birthday, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend. The second hour begins our continuing tribute to the recent Jazz Cruise events that took place while in port near Haiti -- first a couple of trios led by pianist Benny Green, then a couple of quartets led by clarinetist Ken Peplowski. The 5:00 hour begins with the reunion of Cuban stars Chucho Valdes (piano) and Paquito D’Rivera (clarinet and alto sax), first in duet, then in sextet format. The final half-hour features the John Clayton-Jeff Hamilton big band in its first concert, all from recent artist CDs.

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