Liner Notes - KUTX-logo

Liner Notes - KUTX

Music Talk >

Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.

Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mental Health

6/17/2019
More
Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about jazz and the art of mental health.

Duration:00:03:41

Conspiracy

5/31/2019
More
Rethink conspiracy through the appreciation of art, hard work, and beautiful music with Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe.

Duration:00:04:15

Summertime

5/26/2019
More
There is something unique about the vibe and feel of summer. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about how jazz can help us open up and connect as we move through this season.

Duration:00:04:46

Gene Ammons

4/26/2019
More
Eugene “Jug” Ammons AKA “The Boss” was a tenor saxophonist known for his bold, R&B-soul sound. His vast discography as a bandleader and occasional sideman stretch from the 1950s to the 1970s. In this episode of Liner Notes, Rabbi Neil Blumofe discusses the legacy of Gene Ammons.

Duration:00:05:39

King Pleasure

4/26/2019
More
Clarence “King Pleasure” Beeks was a fronting vocalist and early innovator of the “vocalese” style, whose discography spanned two decades in the mid twentieth century. In this edition of Liner Notes, jazz historian and Rabbi Neil Blumofe discusses the career and influence of King Pleasure.

Duration:00:04:10

George Benson

4/26/2019
More
Guitarist George Benson recorded his first album at the age of 21 and continues to be a tremendous influence in the guitar world. In this edition of Liner Notes, jazz historian and Rabbi Neil Blumofe discusses the ongoing life and career of George Benson.

Duration:00:06:00

Mal Waldron

4/26/2019
More
Arranger, composer and pianist Malcolm “Mal” Waldron played in a number of big bands and fronted his own before a drug overdose left him unable to play or remember music. As he regained his technique through listening to his own records, Waldron began a second leg of his career with a decidedly different sound than...

Duration:00:06:59

Pat Martino

3/4/2019
More
Through his innovative post-bop, fusion and soul jazz, guitarist Pat Martino overcame a memory crisis and focused on the present to rediscover his technique. In this edition of Liner Notes, jazz historian and Rabbi Neil Blumofe recollects Pat Martino, his struggle with amnesia, and how he re-learned his iconic technique.

Duration:00:05:24

Bobby Hutcherson

1/28/2019
More
This past week commemorated the 77th anniversary of Bobby Hutcherson‘s birthday, the “world’s best vibist” who passed away in 2016. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz Historian Neil Blumofe guides us through the life, contributions and influence of Bobby Hutcherson. Music: “Little Angel”, “Montara”, “Catta” – Bobby Hutcherson “Groovin Blue” – Curtis Amy, “Blue...

Duration:00:05:51

Wynton Kelly

1/22/2019
More
Wynton Kelly was a piano prodigy who accompanied legendary performers across hundreds of songs but failed to make it big as a bandleader. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz Historian Neil Blumofe walks us through Kelly’s upbringing, aspirations, and why he was often viewed simply as a “first rate sideman”. Music: “Freddie...

Duration:00:05:16

Melba Liston

1/22/2019
More
Melba Liston was a master arranger and a trombonist with an incredible but often overlooked talent. On this episode of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe discusses life and legacy. Music: Melba Liston – “Insomnia” [1959] Dizzy Gillespie – “Annie’s Dance” [1957] Randy Weston – “Caban Bamboo Highlife” [1963] Melba Liston – “Very...

Duration:00:05:09

The History Of Blue Note

1/7/2019
More
Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2019, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe walks us through the origins of Blue Note Records and how genres like bebop helped to understand the turbulence of the times. Music: Horace Silver – “Silver’s Serenade”Sidney Bechet – “Early In The Morning”Thelonious Monk – “Thelonious”.

Duration:00:05:40

The New Year & Responsibility

1/3/2019
More
Reflecting on 2018 and welcoming 2019, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe connects jazz and reinvention, then recites “New Year’s Recipe” by Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Music: Art Tatum – “Prisoner of Love”

Duration:00:04:42

Leonard Bernstein and What Is Jazz?

7/14/2018
More
“Jazz is the ultimate common denominator of the American musical style.” –Leonard Bernstein In the 1950s Leonard Bernstein made a series of educational recordings on jazz with the goal of bringing jazz to a generation of listeners who were entering the world of rock n’ roll. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz...

Duration:00:04:41

Henry Butler (7.8.18)

7/6/2018
More
Henry Butler was a jazz pianist and singer who embodied the New Orleans musical tradition in his style. Butler passed July 2, 2018, and in this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe pays tribute to this musical master.

Duration:00:05:31

Summertime (6.23.18)

6/24/2018
More
“Summertime” is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what unique lessons we can learn listening to “Summertime” today.

Duration:00:04:19

Austin (2.25.18)

2/27/2018
More
In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the significance of jazz in the “Live Music Capital of The World.”

Duration:00:04:01

Jazz and The Art of Love

2/11/2018
More
In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about love and its discontents.

Duration:00:04:17

T-Bone Walker (5.28.17)

5/28/2017
More
T-Bone Walker was an American Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s sound and technique influenced generations of blues artists and helped create the foundation for what would become rock and roll. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe talks about how the life and legacy of T-Bone Walker can...

Duration:00:04:03

Sidney Bechet

5/18/2017
More
Sidney Bechet was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe, discusses the transitional music stylings of Sidney Bechet, using his legacy as a model for...

Duration:00:03:59