Frank Wess http://wrti.org en In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson http://wrti.org/post/session-frank-wess-magic-201-offers-one-last-lesson <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/18155899/frank-wess">Frank Wess</a>' new album, <em>Magic 201</em>, is a sequel to last year's similar helping of ballads and midtempo strollers, <em>Magic 101</em>. The new album is very nearly every bit as good, and made a little more poignant by Wess' death just before Halloween. On his last session as a leader in 2011, he was still sounding strong at 89.<p>When Wess was coming up, his hero was the dry and slippery saxophonist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15389052/lester-young">Lester Young</a>, who gave him a few pointers. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 6992 at http://wrti.org In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 15, 2013 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-july-15-2013 <P>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><STRONG>This week's Hot 11: &nbsp;</STRONG><BR>1. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - <A href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CSSUS54?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00CSSUS54&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target=_blank>Tonight</A> - <EM><A href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BY1F8UQ?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00BY1F8UQ&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target=_blank>SOMEWHERE</A></EM><BR>2. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6199 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 15, 2013 Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 8, 2013 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-july-8-2013 <P>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><STRONG>This week's Hot 11:</STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR>1. Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra - <A href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CSCGLVK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00CSCGLVK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target=_blank>Willow Weep for Me</A> -&nbsp;<EM><A href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C5JHAGQ?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00C5JHAGQ&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target=_blank>ARTISTRY</A></EM>&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR>2. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 6169 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 8, 2013 The Basie Alumni on Big Band Jazz, December 2nd at 7pm http://wrti.org/post/basie-alumni-big-band-jazz-december-2nd-7pm <p>The Basie Band produced a number of sidemen and arrangers who later went on to lead their own big bands. This week you'll hear&nbsp; some of these well-known musicians; first with Basie and then&nbsp;on their own.&nbsp; Featured artists include Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Quincy Jones, Ernie Wilkins and others. <strong>Sunday, December 2nd, 7 to 8 pm.</strong></p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:49:39 +0000 Bob Craig 4788 at http://wrti.org The Basie Alumni on Big Band Jazz, December 2nd at 7pm