Jazz Jazz On Wednesdays Program Highlights Programs
Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz, this week featuring saxophonist Linda Fredrikkson and her recent album, Juniper. Listen to Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale at noon, and Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon at 7pm.
Joe Bussard, renowned as the world's leading collector of jazz, blues, bluegrass, country and folk recordings from the early 20th century has passed away at the age of 86. His archive of between 15,000 and 25,000 records, primarily 78 rpm discs, is a preservation of music so rare, it's importance will live on well beyond his passing.
The passing of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders this week saw one of the last remaining giants of a golden era for jazz music leave this mortal coil for his beloved higher plane. Ever spiritual, his rich, meditative tenor tones blessed not only some of the finest and most important works of John Coltrane's career, but left behind a legacy of over 30 albums of music as a leader, and many important collaborations with artists such as Alice Coltrane, Leon Thomas, Done Cherry and more.