On December 27, 1927, the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat made its Broadway debut at the Ziegfield Theater.
The story of a husband-and-wife jazz duo who ran and performed in a Texas nightclub in the late 1950s. The two LPs they recorded have won them a cult following.
The Bad Plus, who are performing at Indianapolis’ Jazz Kitchen Saturday night, have posted a collective statement in response to some of the reviews they got during their recent swing through the UK. Said reviews often hit upon the Plus’ choice of songbook (Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” etc.) as tired irony, a joke being run into the ground, etc. BP’s sincere and spirited defense is…
Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.
We’ll hear music from both of Dick and Kiz Harps albums, and we’ll talk with Bruce Collier, the founder and owner of 90th Floor Records.
Composer and film scorer Victor Young authored some of the most frequently heard melodies in the jazz canon.