Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig

Sunday, 7 to 8 pm

Bob Craig will take you on a musical journey through the evolution of Big Band Jazz, which started off with the heavy hitters including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Stan Kenton. They opened the door for Claude Thornhill, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, and Mel Lewis, who took Big Band Jazz to exciting new places. Bob will also throw in the soloists who became great bandleaders (Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie), and the more contemporary big bands--such as the Resonance Big Band, Mike Barone's Big Band, and the MHCC Jazz Band--who have done so much for jazz in the past few years.

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December 16, 2012

7:01 PM
Southern Scandal
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Carl Fontana-Trombone
Album : Collector's Choice
Label : Creative World of Stan Kenton
7:04 PM
The End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Lennie Niehaus-Sax
Album : Kenton At The Tropicana
Label : Capitol
7:09 PM
Coop’s Solo
Artist : Stan Kenton w./Bob Cooper-Sax
Album : Artistry In Jazz (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:13 PM
Sunset Tower
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Warren Bernhart-Trombone
Album : Easy Go
Label : Capitol
7:16 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Red Kelly-Bass
Album : Kenton At The Tropicana
Label : Capitol
7:20 PM
Body And Soul
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Vito Musso-Sax
Album : The Kenton Era (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:24 PM
One Twenty
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Boots Musselli-Sax
Album : The Kenton Era (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:27 PM
Formula SK-32
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Bob Fitzpatrick-Trombone
Album : Adventures In The Blues (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:32 PM
Art Pepper
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Art Pepper-Sax
Album : Stan Kenton Presents (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:37 PM
Maynard Ferguson
Artist : Stan kenton w./ Maynard Ferguson-Trumpet
Album : Stan Kenton Presents
Label : Capitol
7:42 PM
This Is Always
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Billy Root- Baritone Sax
Album : Kenton At The Triopicana
Label : Capitol
7:46 PM
Of All Things
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Lee Konitz-Sax
Album : Artistry In Jazz (vinyl)
Label : Capitol
7:50 PM
Everything Happens To Me
Artist : Stan Kenton w./ Sam Noto-Trumpet
Album : Stompin' At Newport
Label : Pablo
7:55 PM
Artistry In Rhythm
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : Kenton At The Tropicana
Label : Capitol


WRTI Spotlight
11:09 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Big Band Jazz on July 1st: Big Bands At Newport

Join WRTI's Bob Craig as he revisits some great moments at the Newport Jazz Festival from the '50s and '60s. You'll hear Stan Kenton, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie and others from well-known bands.



WRTI Spotlight
4:34 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz With Bob Craig: Philadelphia Big Bands on June 17th

Tune in this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm for Philadelphia Big Bands. From Elliot Lawrence in the '50s to Sun Ra Jazz Arkestra in the '60s, through Temple University's Jazz Band with Terell Stafford today - we'll be swingin' all hour long!

Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
7:08 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig: Woody Herman, Harry James, Gil Evans

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'll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gil Evans. Plus, you'll hear a few exciting new releases. Don't miss it!

American Insight's First Annual Festival
7:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Bob Craig at Free Speech Film Festival on May 16th

WRTI jazz host Bob Craig will serve as one of the moderators for the Free Speech Film Festival's award ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm. The one-night festival will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society at 427 Chestnut Street  in Philadelphia. More information here.