Big Band Jazz http://wrti.org en A (Gerry) Mulligan Stew on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/gerry-mulligan-stew-wrti <p>The Big Band side of the influential baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan will be featured on Big Band Jazz this <strong>Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm</strong>. An arranger with Gene Krupa, Elliot Lawrence, and Stan Kenton in the '40s and '50s, to his own Concert Jazz Band in the '60s, it's an 87th birthday tribute to the one-time Philly resident.</p><p>http://youtu.be/rv_mCPTydIg</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:18:16 +0000 Bob Craig 7168 at http://wrti.org A (Gerry) Mulligan Stew on WRTI Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM http://wrti.org/post/swing-spring-big-band-jazz-march-30-7-pm <p>Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9BQjwKaNEM&amp;list=RD_9BQjwKaNEM&amp;feature=share</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bob Craig 7139 at http://wrti.org Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM Big Band Jazz: Classics Get A Makeover! http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-classics-get-makeover <p>Some of the popular Big Band Classics from the 1940s get a 21st-century makeover on <strong>Big Band Jazz - this Sunday, November 24 at 7 pm.</strong> You'll hear a brilliant reworking of Duke Ellington's "Take The A Train" by the 2013 One O'Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Jeff Hamilton and the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with an update on Woody Herman's theme&nbsp;"Blue Flame," and lots more. Join us!</p><p>http://youtu.be/cb2w2m1JmCY</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:39:31 +0000 Bob Craig 6708 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz: Classics Get A Makeover! Big Band Jazz Pianist Tribute Part 2: Feb. 17 at 7pm http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-pianist-tribute-part-2-feb-17-7pm <p>This Sunday I'll present part 2 of our tribute to the great jazz pianists. We'll hear well-known classics like "Dat Dere", "Sister Sadie", "Round Midnight" and others played by bands lead by Jimmy Heath, Gil Evans, The City Rhythm Orchestra and more.</p><p>Join me for the second of two parts airing this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:59:49 +0000 Bob Craig 5138 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz Pianist Tribute Part 2: Feb. 17 at 7pm Big Band Jazz Hits 100! http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-hits-100 <p>This Sunday marks the 100th program of<em> Big Band Jazz.</em> Tune in to hear a few songs that Zoot Sims recorded with big bands, notably with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton in honor of what would have been &nbsp;Zoot's 87th birthday. Also ,Clifford Browne will be remembered - he would have turned 82 on Oct. 30th. You'll hear a rare solo by him with Gigi Gryce in a big band recorded in Paris in 1953. <strong>Be sure to join us on Sunday, October 28th, 7 to 8 pm!</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Bob Craig 4615 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz Hits 100! Big Band Jazz With Bob Craig: Philadelphia Big Bands on June 17th http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-bob-craig-philadelphia-big-bands-june-17th <p>Tune in this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm for Philadelphia Big Bands. From Elliot Lawrence in the &#39;50s to Sun Ra Jazz Arkestra in the &#39;60s, through&nbsp;Temple University&#39;s Jazz Band with Terell Stafford&nbsp;today - we&#39;ll be swingin&#39; all hour long!</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:34:18 +0000 Bob Craig 4004 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz With Bob Craig: Philadelphia Big Bands on June 17th Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig: Woody Herman, Harry James, Gil Evans http://wrti.org/post/big-band-jazz-bob-craig-woody-herman-harry-james-gil-evans <p>A great hour of music planned for Sunday, May 13th from 7 to 8 pm. Big Band giants in the birthday spotlight this week include Woody Herman and Harry James. We&#39;ll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gil Evans. Plus, you&#39;ll hear a few exciting new releases. Don&#39;t miss it!</p> Sun, 13 May 2012 11:08:40 +0000 Bob Craig 3857 at http://wrti.org Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig: Woody Herman, Harry James, Gil Evans