On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard take a dive into the best selling Jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue. Miles Davis' masterpiece will be dissected, song by song, to give you an intimate view into the soul of the album. So make sure you tune into, A Deep Dive into Kind of Blue, an episode you don't want to miss!
Howard and Malvin introduce you to some of Jazz's most popular tracks from movies and television shows. Check out the music of:
Dave GrusinStevie WonderStacey KentDiana RossBranford MarsalisIsaac Hayes
On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard take you on an intimate tour through George Benson's iconic album, Breezin'. We give you a vivid dive into the creation and motivations behind each song on the album, so make sure to tune into Breezin on Benson here on the Kudzukian Network.
On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard examine legendary and new Jazz covers on some your favorite Pop hits. Songs like Love on Top, by the iconic Beyonce, and 24K Magic, by the dynamic Bruno Mars, will be covered in this episode. So make sure to tune into Riffin on Jazz: "Take Cover" Jazz Takes on Pop Covers.
On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard dive into some of your favorite theme songs from TV, that you didn't or maybe did know were Jazz songs. TV shows like Law and Order, I Love Lucy and many, many more will be highlighted, so tune into the latest episode of Riffin on Jazz: "Jazz TV Themes".
On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard explore some amazing string sections in historic, incredible, and timeless jazz pieces. These sections are not apart of regular symphonic orchestras, but the strings and things of these beautiful works will be highlighted on Riffin on Jazz: "Strings and Things".
Some of the amazing artists featured during this episode include Charlie Parker, also known as Yardbird, Saxophonist Ben Webster, the amazing Ella Fitzgerald, the multidimensional...
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite introspective and inspirational Jazz tracks and their creators.
ALL IN: Inspirational & Introspective Jazz
Featured Artist: Chuck Mangione, George Duke, Charles Fambrough, Shirley Horn, Freedom Riders, Jazzmeia Horn, Randy Waldman and Kirk Whalum
On this episode of Riffin on Jazz, Malvin and Howard explore the origins and innovators of some of the early Bebop Jazz musicians. Bebop Jazz developed in the early 1940s.
Featured Artists: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Hank Jones, Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown
Malvin and Howard visit with World Renowned Jazz Saxophonist, Kirk Whalum in the studio. They have a ball walking through Kirk's illustrious career and listening to some his great stories of life as a world class musician.
Malvin and Howard discuss the Greatest Jazz Music Labels and their Great Jazz Music Artists. They have a great time sharing stories of the labels and their most famous artists.
Check out the music of: Kenny Barron, Weather Report, Jimmy Heath, Sunny Criss, Verve Jazz Ensemble, Count Basie Ensemble, Norah Jones, and George Benson.
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite LIVE Jazz performances.
JAZZ LIVE & WorldWide
Featured artists: Cannonball Adderly, UMO Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker, Miles Davis & Quincy Jones, Andy Narell, Marcus Miller, Diana Krall, Ricardo Bacelar and Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Malvin and Howard explore the background of some amazing, young and talented Jazz Prodigies
Featured artists: Joey Alexander, Matt Savage, Emily Bear, Eldar Djangirov, Grace Kelly, Joey Defrancesco, Cyrus Chestnut, and Elaine Ellis
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite music from the "Jazz Juniors" ...Sons & Daughters of Jazz Greats...
Feature artists: Mercer Ellington, Dan and Chris Brubeck, Anthony Wilson, Ravi Coltrane, Natalie Cole, The Marsalis Brothers, Catherine Russell, and Joey Defrancesco
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite Jazz Choirs and their members.
SING Y'ALL: JAZZ CHOIRS
Featured Artists: Mills Brothers, The Pied Pipers, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, Naturally 7 and Lambert Hendricks & Ross
ROJ visits with Verdine White, founding member of Earth Wind And Fire and riff on how Jazz influenced their music.
Featured Artists: Ramsey Lewis, Nathan East, Cory Weeds, John Tesh, Urban Knights, New York Voices and Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite Classical Jazz tracks and their creators.
CLAZZ: Classical Jazz
Featured Artist: Freddie Ravel, David Ricard, Carl Saunders, McCoy Tyner, Masami Nakagawa, Duke Ellington and Jack Kilby
Malvin and Howard some of their favorite Jazz flautist and their music.
Episode: The Pied Pipers of Jazz (Jazz Flautists)
Featured: Eric Dolphy, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, Dave Valentin, Nestor Torres, Bobbi Humphrey, and Althea Rene.
Malvin and Howard explore some of their favorite Jazz interpretations and interpolations of the music of the Stevie Wonder.
Wonder-Feel Jazz: Stevie Wonder Compositions
Featured Artist: Maceo Parker, James Austin Jr., DW3, Amsterdam Connection, George Benson, Nathan East and Jane Stuart
Part #2 of Malvin and Howard discussing the Greatest Jazz Music Labels and their Great Jazz Music Artists. They have a great time sharing stories of the labels and their most famous artists.
Check out the featured labels, Atlantic, Mercury, Prestige, Pacific, Savoy, GRP, Muse, and Concord Jazz. And, our featured artists Dr. Billy Taylor, Zoot Sims, Charles Earland, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Stitt, Dave Grusin, James Moody, and Monty Alexander.