WEMU Playlists

89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn Linda Yohn May 23, 2013
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Is the guitar today’s universal instrument? Actually, the voice is our first and most universal instrument, but the guitar could follow shortly behind it. In permutations from the oud to the cittern, zither, bouzouki and many others, portable stringed instruments are easy to transport and play while singing. These instruments including today’s modern guitars are versatile in all styles of music. This morning’s “89.1 Jazz” premiere, “Lone Prairie” by guitarist Corey Christiansen is an excellent example of the guitar’s flexibility and the way the repertoire continues to develop. Corey Christiansen has been on the WEMU playlist for years, generally in a mainstream jazz, swing or organ combo concept. “Lone Prairie” is a delightful new direction for Mr. Christiansen which is actually a return to his earliest musical form. He revisits the “cowboy songs” of his youth in the mountains of Southern Utah. His tune selection is intriguing. “Streets Of Laredo”, “El Paso”, “Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie” and “Red River Valley” are some of the county classics that Christian casts through a modern jazz lens. With three originals and original musical minds such as pianist Steve Allee and drummer Matt Jorgensen assisting, “Lone Prairie” is a top-notch jazz recording of essential American music. Christiansen has studied important many American guitar masters: George Van Eps, Charlie Christian, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessell and Johnny Smith and their devotees such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. He puts this history together with personal prowess and sincere appreciation for his material to present a probing, yet intimate listening experience with “Love Prairie”.

NameSong TitleName of CDTrack LabelOn-Air Time
Krown/Washington/BatisteTrio's AnthemSoul Understandingwww.joekrown.com8:59:00AM
NPR NEWS9:01:00AM
Lenny Marcus TrioTonkTonk - A Tribute To Ray Bryant Vol. 2www.lennymarcusmusic.com9:07:00AM
Harold MabernA Few Miles From MemphisA Few Miles From MemphisPrestige9:09:00AM
George ColemanPretty BluesDanger High VoltageTwo And Four Recording Company9:15:00AM
Madeleine PeyrouxChanging All Those ChangesThe Blue RoomDecca Records9:24:00AM
Peggy LeeI Don't Know Enough About YouThe Best Of Miss Peggy LeeCapitol Records9:27:00AM
Tommy Emmanuel/Martin TaylorLullaby Of BirdlandThe Colonel & The GovernorMesa/Blue Moon9:30:00AM
John Pizzarelli With The George Shearing QuintetLemon TwistThe Rare Delight Of YouTelarc Jazz9:36:00AM
The John Santos Sextet & FriendsSin Ti No Hay TuFilosofía Caribeña, Vol. 2Machete Records9:41:00AM
Paquito D'Rivera QuintetGiant StepsFunk TangoSunnyside9:47:00AM
Jason Marsalis Vibes QuartetBallet ClassIn A World Of MalletsBasin Street Records9:52:00AM
Lionel HamptonLimehouse BluesHamp: The Legendary Decca Recordings Of Lionel Hampton (Disc 1)Decca Jazz9:58:00AM
NPR NEWS10:01:00AM
Chris BelleauKeep On TryingKnee Deep In The Blueswww.chrisbelleaumusic.com10:07:00AM
Katie WebsterCQ BoogieDeluxe EditionAlligator Records10:10:00AM
Southern HospitalityDon't Boogie WoogieEasy Livin'Blind Pig Records10:13:00AM
Bob James & David SanbornMy Old FlameQuartette HumaineOkeh10:19:00AM
Tierney SuttonAll Or Nothing At AllSomething CoolTelarc10:25:00AM
Cécile McLorin SalvantI Didn't Know What Time It WasWoman ChildMack Avenue Records10:31:00AM
Corey ChristiansenStreets Of LaredoLone PrairieOrigin Records10:39:00AM
Bill FrisellIs It SweetThis LandElektra Nonesuch10:45:00AM
Bobby McFerrinGlorySpirit You AllMasterworks10:50:00AM
The Capp/Pierce OrchestraChops, Fingers And SticksJuggernaut Strikes Again!Concord Jazz10:56:00AM
NPR NEWS11:01:00AM
Joe LockeAin't No SunshineLay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol. 1Motéma Music11:07:00AM
Otis ReddingI've Got Dreams To RememberThe Deepest Soul Of Otis ReddingVolt11:12:00AM
The James Hunter SixIf I Only KnewMinute By MinuteFantasy11:16:00AM
Harvie SFor Heaven's SakeWitchcraftSavant Records11:21:00AM
Tommy Flanagan & Jaki ByardTodd Barkan IntroThe Magic Of 2Resonance Records11:27:00AM
Tommy Flanagan & Jaki ByardIntro/Scrapple From The AppleThe Magic Of 2Resonance Records11:28:00AM
Bill CharlapJubileeStardustBlue Note Records11:36:00AM
Gina SiciliaWalkin' Along The AvenueIt Wasn't RealVizzTone11:41:00AM
(Various Artists) Charlie MusselwhiteOne Of These MorningsRemembering Little WalterBlind Pig Records11:46:00AM
(Various Artists) Eddie BurnsOne Way OutClassic Harmonica BluesSmithsonian Folkways11:52:00AM
Ken Fowser/Behn GilleceTop ShelfTop ShelfPosi-Tone11:56:00AM
NPR NEWS12:01:00PM
Michelle PollaceLa ComparsaNew Beginningwww.michellepollace.com12:07:00PM
Christian HowesSanfonaSouthern ExposureResonance Records12:14:00PM
Houston PersonCissy StrutTruth!Prestige12:24:00PM

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