Dr. James Polk

V&B: Art Blakey and The Art of Revolution

What is in a sound? What qualities are necessary to lead a band for many decades? What passions helped to make Blakey’s music distinctive and propel it forward, representing a particular activism and identity? Listen back to our discussion about Blakey, his music, and his legacy and enjoy the superlative performances from some incredible musicians.


Rabbi Neil Blumofe in discussion with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with musicians Brannen Temple, drums; Ephraim Owens, trumpet; Sam Lipman, saxophone; Freddie Mendoza, Trombone; Dr. James Polk, Piano; Roscoe Beck, Bass.

V&B: Down and Dirty with the Hammond B-3 Organ

Don’t miss a chance to get down and dirty with the Hammond B-3 organ as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. James Polk, Red Young, Ian McLagan, Raphael Wressning, Dane Farnsworth and Brannen Temple to discuss what makes the Hammond so unique and significant, and hear some of Austin’s greatest B-3 players tickle the keys!!