It's good-bye to summer with a little—and more than a little—jazz on Now Is the Time, Sunday, September 15th at 10 pm. Quartet San Francisco starts off the program with Jeremy Cohen's summery Tango Toscana. Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa honors his heritage and also the victims of 9/11 in Are There Clouds in India? Bassist John Patitucci works grooves into Scenes for Viola and Percussion, and Linda Robbins Coleman spins out a piano rag in Bill’s Song.
Trumpeter Laura Kahle and trombonist Howard Prince bring hard-driving jazz influences to Daize and Pipe Dream, respectively. William Bolcom's Second Sonata for Violin and Piano wraps up our program by remembering Summer Dreams in the first movement, and in the last, the great jazz violinist Joe Venuti.
Jeremy Cohen: Tango Toscana
Rudresh Mahanthappa: Are There Clouds in India?
John Patitucci: Scenes for Viola and Percussion
Linda Robbins Coleman: Bill’s Song
Laura Kahle: Daize
Howard Prince: Pipe Dream
William Bolcom: Second Sonata for Violin and Piano
Every Sunday night at 10, Kile Smith brings you Now Is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org. Here are the recording details and complete schedule.