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The Jazz Spectrum

Protest Jazz Broadcast

Including jazz created during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, such as "Alabama," John Coltrane's response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing by the KKK which killed four African-American girls, as well as more recent works, such as Terence Blanchard's "Breathless," a response to the last words of Eric Garner: "I can't breathe," this is the Protest Blues playlist, broadcasted on June 10th. The revolution will not be televised.

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The Jazz Spectrum

"A Pure Fantasy:" Randy Wong on Exotica…

Randy Wong is an exotica and jazz musician whose works are regularly featured on national programs such as NPR. He leads the exotica group, The WAITIKI 7, which has recently produced two chart-topping albums Adventures in Paradise and New Sounds of Exotica. Their work will be featured in Thursday’s broadcast.