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:
September 21 – Today Kathy G shares memories of our long-time Red Hot & Blues DJ, Suzanne, who passed away last week. Thank you, Suzanne, for your many phone calls to my show, for your artist suggestions and show ideas, and for your supportive emails. Most of all, thank you for all the love you shared with our WMPG community these last 16 years. You will be missed.
September 14 – Ella Fitzgerald is the star of this morning’s Fascinating Rhythms show. You’ll hear her performing live at The Crescendo club in L.A. (Twelve Nights in Hollywood). And you’ll hear Ella with some of her favorite (and Kathy G favorite) jazz partners: Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Count Basie, and of course, Louis Armstrong.
September 7 – With a look toward the future of jazz, Kathy G takes you on a tour of new, young jazz artists. We’ll start with pianist/songwriter/vocalist Emily Bear, who released her first studio album (produced by Quincy Jones) when she was just 16. You’ll hear from jazz drummer/vocalist Jamison Ross, the inventive vocal/guitar duo, Rachael & Vilray, and six young, contemporary jazz vocalists.
August 31 – It’s a blues Monday on Fascinating Rhythms. Join Kathy G for 70 years of the blues featuring Bessie Smith (20s-30s), Muddy Waters (40s-50s), and Albert King (50s-60s). You’ll also hear from James Brown, who found time to release “Messing With the Blues” (1995) during his incredible 50-year career.
August 24 – Kathy G kicks off WMPG’s week-long celebration of Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. In addition to several solo tracks of Parker’s exuberant bebop sax, you’ll hear him perform with Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Ethel Waters, and Sarah Vaughan. And we’ll round out the show with vocals from Joe “Bebop” Carroll.
You can email Kathy at kathyGrhythms@gmail.com