AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
The neo-Hot Club movement is dedicated to promoting Jazz listening and appreciation through group listening, via the 78 rpm format (think book club concept). Recently, I attended a meeting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, curated by young Matthew Rivera, a senior at Columbia University. His topic was the music of Pittsburgh great, Earl Hines. The audience was young (SURPRISE!), and exhibited an enthusiasm and understanding that music is not old or new, but in the present. Louis Armstrong's 1928 recording of "A Monday Date", followed by Jimmie Noone's version, both with Hines, were huge hits. Armstrong's "Weather Bird" and the articulate Hines accompaniment, was met with awe.
The young audience, marveling at Earl Hines' creativity is aware of Jazz, through the efforts of Phil Schaap and WKCR. Establishing a young audience is the future of Jazz. Please support the future by tuning-in.
Tuesday, January 30th, is the 107th birthday of Pittsburgh's "Little Jazz", Roy Eldridge. WKCR will celebrate his music for 24 hours, NON STOP! The programming is geared to initiate the uninitiated and enhance the understanding of the Jazz expert. Finally, it's ROY ELDRIDGE and what could be better?
Join Phil on Tuesday, 1/30 from 1:00 to 6:00 (EST), immediately followed by young Matthew Rivera.
Tune-in via the internet WKCR.org:
Click upper right corner "Listen"