1-29-12 Courthouse Center for the Arts-Avenue Q - Conducting Conversations

January 29th, 2012

This week The Courthouse Center for the Arts, is the subject of the program, with Richard Ericson, Artistic Producer. We talk about the upcoming season, and listen to some selections from Avenue Q, the musical that will be playing February 16 to March 4. For more information call 401.782.1018 or go to www.courthousearts.org .... Avenue Q has  STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE & SITUATIONS 

1-27-12 Bill Evans Trio - Jazz After Dinner

January 27th, 2012

Tonight's show features the Bill Evans Trio recording from 1961, Live at the Village Vanguard. This classic recording features Bill Evans on Piano, Scott LaFaro on Bass and Paul Motian on drums collaborating on a new musical direction in the contrapuntal improvisations of the traditional jazz trio.

1-22-12 RI Performance Party - Conducting Conversations

January 22nd, 2012

The RI Performance Party, is the subject of this week's program, with Jared Maynard, and Raffi Donoian, founders.  We talk about their upcoming concerts, and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on February 3 at the Wheeler School in Providence and February 4, in East Greenwich.

1-20-12 Esperanza Spalding - Jazz After Dinner

January 20th, 2012

Tonight's show features Bassist and Vocalist Esperanza Spalding from her self titled recording "Esperanza". This Grammy Award Winning Artist from 2011 has "wowed" audiences with her jazz and latin american influenced jazz standards arrangements and originals.

1-15-12 Frank Ward - Conducting Conversations

January 15th, 2012

This week we feature Frank Ward, baritone, in a rebroadcast of a show originally aired on February 7, 2010.  We'll  listen to some examples of great African-American music, as Frank talks about it's history.   For more information go to  www.frankwardjr.com

1-13-12 Sax and Piano - Jazz After Dinner

January 13th, 2012

A duo bill from two generations of jazz musicians with saxophone great Dexter Gordon from his "Go" album and pianist Fred Hersch from his recording Trio + 2.

1-08-12 The Mystic River Chorale - Conducting Conversations

January 8th, 2012

The Mystic River Chorale, is the subject of this week's program, with Frank Martginetti, Artistic Director, and David Rinzler, board member.  We talk about their upcoming concerts, and listen to some of the music from the program being presented on Sunday - January 15, 2012 - 3:00 PM Harkness Chapel - Connecticut College.  For more information call  (860) 464-2938, or go to www.mysticriverchorale.org

1-06-12 Meditative Music - Jazz After Dinner

January 6th, 2012

In this episode of Jazz After Dinner host Joe Parillo plays the Bobo Stenson Trio with Bobo Stenson on Piano; Anders Jormin on Bass and the late PaulMotian on Drums. Paul recently passed away on November 22, 2011. This is only a very small example to the vast amount of music Paul Motian made from playing with the Bill Evans Trio to Keith Jarrett, Thelonius Monk, Paul Bley and many, many others. Paul was born in Philadelphia and raised in Providence Rhode Island until he moved to New York City to start his jazz career. This is a somewhat meditative evening with subtle trance-like musical musings of the Bobo Stenson Trio with improvisations and interpretations on tunes by Ornette Coleman, Stephen Sondheim and even Henry Purcell as well as from the bassist Anders Jormin.

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