[JPL] This Week On Listen Here

Mark mruffin at jazzusa.com
Wed Apr 5 02:29:29 EDT 2006

This week on Listen Here at www.listenhereradio.com Pianist and composer Dr. Billy Taylor talks to Neil Tesser and Mark Ruffin about his long career in music, the media, and various jazz outreach efforts, including the Jazzmobile and his current tenure as Artistic Director of Jazz at Kennedy Center.  Mark traces the history and evolution of The Jazz Crusaders (later just The Crusaders) through bop, pop, and funk, and defends them against some popular criticisms.  Neil reviews Live at the Kennedy Center from vocalist Roseanna Vitro, and Mark covers "Pots & Pans", the latest effort from drummer Billy Kilson and his fantastic fusion group, B.K. Groove. And it’s fusion on the listening quiz “For Your Ears Only.”
Listen Here is a free one hour program available on disc or by satellite. Contact Terry Medina at the WFMT Networks for information at 773-279-2114

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