I’ll be playing lots of soulful, jazzy, bluesy stuff – along with whatever else I think will get you (and me!) up and moving on a Monday morning.
Check out these new, recorded-at-home shows in the Audio Archive links below:
July 6 – Today’s Fascinating Rhythms features Jerome Kern, who wrote the music for dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films. His best known musical, Show Boat, showcased themes of racial prejudice and injustice — quite daring for 1927. And relevant still today. In addition to well-known classics from Show Boat, you’ll hear Kern’s “Smoke Gets in your Eyes,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “A Fine Romance,” “The First Time I Saw Paris,” and many more.
June 29 – No matter what the weather, it’ll be a bright summery day on Fascinating Rhythms this morning. Kathy G will showcase several artists performing her favorite summer song, “Summertime,” including Sarah Vaughan, McCoy Tyner, Ray Charles, Cleo Lane, and Douyé. Plus summer surprises from Joe Nichols, Trini Lopez, Blossom Dearie, Jimmy Buffet, The Drifters, and more.
June 22 – June 26th is the world premier of a biopic about one of my all-time favorites, Ella Fitzgerald. The film follows Ella’s extraordinary musical and personal journey across six decades. And includes interviews with several musicians whom I’ve included in this morning’s Fascinating Rhythms show. Tickets to stream Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things are available at portlandmuseum.org/films
June 15 – I can’t make you breakfast, so instead, I’m serving up a big batch of “comfort music” for you this morning. Click on the link below to hear lots of heart-filling tunes from many of my favorite artists, from Catherine Russell to Blossom Dearie to Ella Fitzgerald — with plenty more in between.
June 8 – Tune in today for a Fascinating Rhythms first: solo tuba players. You’ll hear young 1950’s jazz tubist Ray Draper, and contemporary tubist Sergio Carolino. They’ll be joined by Tal Farlow, jazz guitarist; jazz vocalist and pianist Shirley Horn; and jazz and blues vocalist Dakota Staton.
You can email Kathy at kathyGrhythms@gmail.com