June 30, 2000 Rock historian Ed Ward continues his look at "The Clash."
June 30, 2000 Jazz bassist Milt Hinton. He turned 90 years old a week ago today. Hinton is one of the great jazz bassists, having played with musicians like Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. Throughout his career, Hinton photographed the musicians he worked with, and the surroundings he moved through.
June 29, 2000 Rock historian Ed Ward begins his two-part series on the British punk band, "The Clash."
June 27, 2000 Andrew Hill's music is challenging. Not in a thorny, avant-garde way — it's just complex. So, despite being a legend among jazz fans and musicians, he's never had a huge audience. But Hill doesn't seem to mind. He's pursued a career at his own pace. Now he has a critically-acclaimed new CD called Dusk. Tom Vitale reports.
June 24, 2000 Sharon talks with Indian classical singer Shweta Jhaveri about her new recording, Anahita, which means "Sounds From The Other World." (Intuition Music & Media/INT 3509 2) We also hear from Lee Townsend, who produced the album. Townsend, who has produced artists Pat Metheny, Charlie Hunter, and Bill Frissell, brought in San Francisco Bay Area jazz musicians to accompany Jhaveri for this east-meets-west fusion album. (7:45) For more information about the recording: www.alula.com or call 1-800-932-5852.
June 22, 2000 Piers Wisbey reports from London on a band many rock reviewers are saying will be the Next Big Thing to invade the United States — the band is called the Delgados, it's members are from Glasgow, and their new album is called The Great Eastern.
June 18, 2000 Texas singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa has been charming audiences up and down the Rio Grande for years with her signature blend of traditional Mexican song structure, pop melodies, and socially-critical lyrics. It has been four years since her last collection of new material, but now she's back with a new CD, Sign of Truth.
June 15, 2000 Host Bob Edwards talks to bassist, Carol Kaye, who is largely unknown even though she's played on a quite a few hit songs. Kaye has worked with some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll and helped to develop many of the signature elements to a number of popular hits.
June 13, 2000 Singer/Songwriter Aimee Mann. She's best known for her work on the soundtrack for the film "Magnolia." Her song "Save Me" from the film was nominated for an Oscar. Her new release is "Bachelor No. 2." Previously the album was available over her website (Aimeemann.com) and at her concert performances. Now it is available in stores. Mann and her manager had bought the master tapes from her record label in an effort to retain creative and marketing control. It's the first recording to be released on Mann's Superego Records.
June 11, 2000 The King of the Middle of the Road. Liane talks to the legendary singer about his long and hit-filled career. Mathis is a cultural icon, and since the 1950s his music has become the soundtrack to countless romances. We hear selections from Mathis on Broadway (Columbia CSK 12595) and The Ultimate Hits Collection (Columbia/Legacy CK 65540).
June 2, 2000 Recollections of bandleader, composer and arranger Tito Puente by vibrophonist Dave Samuels. Samuels played many times with Puente and his band — remembers those times with Puente fondly. Tito Puente died Wednesday of complications after open heart surgery. He was 77. David Samuels is the founding member of the Caribbean Jazz Project.
June 2, 2000 Host Bob Edwards talks to Paul McCartney about the new classical music composition he's dedicated to his late wife, Linda — and about his earlier songwriting during his Beatles days.
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June 1, 2000 NPR's Rick Karr reports on The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which has no conductor. Musicians work in small groups to determine the ensemble's approach to a given piece of music, then communicate that approach to the group as a whole. The orchestra is in residence this semester at New York's Baruch College School of Business, where MBA students are learning how to transport this model of a "flat" organization from the rehearsal room to the boardroom.
June 1, 2000 The Village Voice calls him, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time." Another critic likens Parker to Mister Rogers. A fierce player with a gentle personality, Parker made a name on the N.Y.C. jazz scene in the 1980's playing with pianist Cecil Taylor. He's gone on to perform and record with Don Cherry and Roscoe Mitchell. In addition to a recent solo bass record (Lifting the Sanctions No More Records No. 6), Parker has just released a new CD with his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra (Mayor of Punkville AUM Fidelity AUM 15/16). Karen Michel has a profile.
June 1, 2000 Celebrated bandleader Tito Puente died on Wednesday. The 77 year old percussionist was a major force behind the trend to incorporate latin rhythms in jazz and popular music, and when Tito Puente moved to the front of the orchestra, he took his percussion with him. He achieved wide popularity in America with the Mambo craze of the 1950s, and over the course of his career worked with musicians from Lionel Hampton to Carlos Santana. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at the career and influence of Tito Puente.
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