Frank Sinatra said, “I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that.” Did he get his wish? Who was Frank Sinatra? What can his legacy teach us? Listen back to KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Rabbi, Jazz Historian, Musician Neil Blumofe, and a live jazz ensemble as they present, Views and Brews: Frank Sinatra and The Art of Image.
Archives for September 2013
Sinatra was responsible for the popularity of the male singer in big band movement. He was able to merge his arts of music and acting. Sinatra has one of the most enduring voices in music, jazz or otherwise.
We take a look at our spaces, our stuff and ourselves with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, UT Professor Sam Gosling Author of “Snoop: What your stuff says about you”, and architect Christopher Travis. What is the psychological functions our homes can serve? How do people shape the spaces around them? And what we can learn about behavior from things?
Hard bop was popularized by Cannonball Adderely in the 1950s and 1960s. Adderely reinvigorated jazz in the 1970s after a successful career playing with many of the jazz greats.
Sonny Rollins pioneered a bass drum rhythm section with no piano so his saxophone playing would stand out as well as be a rhythm instrument itself. Rollins joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955.
Texas Music has more than its share of great artists. But when it comes to songwriters, who sets the bar? If you ask other Texas songwriters, three names are consistently mentioned: Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt. On the next edition of Texas Music Matters, it’s the stories of the Texas Trinity: The Bard of Corsicana, The Master Craftsman, and The Troubled Troubadour. Join us Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98.9.
Alto saxophone player Art Pepper redefined himself repeatedly, and each time gained greater respect and popularity.