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Jazz interviews from NCPR

Apr 18, 2014 — Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are masters of irony and erudition. The pair perform their Steely Dan hit "Josie" and standards "Mood Indigo" and "Hesitation Blues."
Apr 18, 2014 — Metal superstar Robert Trujillo never spoke with the late Jaco Pastorius. But Trujillo is funding a film and a new compilation of demo recordings from his personal bass guitar hero.
Apr 17, 2014 — At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced sound montages, including a unique take on "Honeysuckle Rose." Hear Moran's long-running Bandwagon trio play Washington, D.C.
 

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Jazz performances from NCPR

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Songs: Freddie the Freeloader and Smoke on the Water performed by the McKenny Middle School 6th Grade Jazz Ensemble

Canton's McKenney Middle School 6th Grade Jazz Ensemble recorded a cd titled A Bang and a Whisper in music teacher Larry Baycura's classroom. Here are their renditions of the Miles Davis composition Freddie the Freeloader, and the Deep Purple hit Smoke on the Water.  Go to full article

A jazz set by the Canton Jazz Combo

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003. They talked with Martha Foley and recorded some fine jazz. They are raising money to finance a trip to a New York City jazz band competition later this year.

Playlist:
Tuxedo Junction, E. Hawkins
Harlem Nocturne, E. Hagen
Blue Bossa, K. Dorham

The Combo: alto sax, Laura Bomyea; tenor sax, Ashley Ross; trumpet, Jack Hammond; Trombone, Shane MacKellar, keyboards, Don Santamoor; bass, Jeff Utter; drums, Alan Darrah; director (not shown), Tim Savage, Canton Central Music Dept.  Go to full article

Song: Solo trumpet improvisation by Jasek Manzano

21-year-old Cuban jazz trumpeter Jasek Manzano was in the North Country on his first trip ever to the United States and stopped into the NCPR studio on February 26, 2002. He's looking to fulfill a dream of studying music at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston.  Go to full article

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