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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Check our playlist section for more information on the music we're playing on Hot Air this week.
Thursday April 2, 2015
This Saturday, we'll devote the hour to "Lady Day" and also hear from some of the singers who've fallen under her spell.
Molly Johnson talks about her Billie Holiday tribute on CBCMusic.ca
Wednesday March 25, 2015
Thursday March 19, 2015
This week on Hot Air, remembering Linton Garner. The talented pianist played with the likes of Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine and Duke Ellington in the 1940s, but remained lesser known than his famous younger brother Erroll Garner.
In 1974, Linton Garner settled in Vancouver where he became a beloved fixture at Rossini's restaurant until his passing in 2003. His brother remained close to his heart, and near the end of his life, Garner staged a moving tribute concert to his brother called "I Never Said Goodbye," which became a documentary. This weekend, we'll celebrate what would been Linton Garner's 100th birthday with some special friends and special music.
Wednesday March 11, 2015
This week we bring you jazz that's out of this world, as we head to the Planetarium, circa 1975.
That's when legendary Vancouver saxophonist Fraser MacPherson staged a historic concert which spawned the album, "Live at the Planetarium." It launched MacPherson's solo career, lead to worldwide touring, and inspired generations of aspiring jazz musicians.
On March 20, top BC jazz artists come together for a 40th anniversary concert at the Planetarium, with proceeds going to the Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Fund.
This Saturday, we'll get a preview of the concert with original guitarist Oliver Gannon and Fraser McPherson's son, Guy.
Friday March 6, 2015
This week Hot Air unlocks the vaults to bring you rare conversations with some of the giants of jazz. Longtime host Bob Smith would interview all the greats when they came to town, recording them backstage, in their hotel rooms or in studio. This week you'll hear Count Basie (1965), Herbie Hancock (1968), Ella Fitzgerald (1972), Duke Ellington (1962) and Oscar Peterson (1970).
CBC Music producer Michael Juk has posted full versions of some of these interviews online as part of a Giants of Jazz series. Click the links below to find out more.
Giants of Jazz: Herbie Hancock
Giants of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald
Giants of Jazz: Duke Ellington
Giants of Jazz: Oscar Peterson
Friday February 27, 2015
We also remember the late, great Clark Terry. The trumpet legend touched many lives around the world. We'll hear from Ingrid Jensen, who considered him a mentor. Alan Matheson was part of project that temporarily named a Vancouver street after Terry. Click here to find out more.
Saturday February 21, 2015
Neil Ritchie produced Hot Air for 30 years, and has soaked up plenty of great live jazz over the years. This week we welcome Neil back to the Hot Air to share memories and music from great Vancouver jazz hotspots from yesterday. From the Tiffany lamp-filled Attic to the Jazz Cellar to Gastown's Classical Joint and Anchor--Neil was there. He'll bring us some great music, including hard to find tracks from folks like Almeta Speaks, Lance Harrison and the Dick Smith Trio.
Since Neil retired from CBC in 2008, he's been busy teaching jazz appreciation classes. He's got classes coming up at the West Vancouver Public Library, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, and Brock House. And look out for his courses at SFU Continuing Studies.
Also on the program this week, we bring you a preview from Waxwing's newest album, A Bowl of Sixty Taxidermists. They've got a performance at Performance Works on February 22 at 12:30 as part of Winterupption.
Friday February 13, 2015
Friday January 30, 2015
Vancouver-raised/New York based saxophonist Seamus Blake is back in town for a special concert called Eh! A tribute to the great American jazzman Eddie Harris. Seamus started these concerts at New York's Smoke jazz club...and he's excited to be bringing the project to his hometown. Seamus brings us a preview of the show, plus shares unreleased tracks from his upcoming album, The Last Continent.
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