The Spring fund drive has arrived, and with it comes your opportunity to support The New Cool, your home for modern jazz on KNKX. Today's show will feature long time favorites like Snarky Puppy, The Bad Plus and The New Mastersounds.
You'll also hear the latest from prog-rock-inspired pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the Souljazz Orchestra from Ottowa, and young guitar star Julian Lage.
The Northwest is well represented, as usual. Dig the new Polyrhythmics record, drummer Barrett Martin in Tuatara, trumpeter Ahamefule Oluo leading his own band on a song originally recorded by his group Industrial Revelation, and I've got a song from a cool, sax-heavy group called Smacktalk heading your way as well.
A special bonus on The New Cool this week: guest hostess LaVon Hardison will join me Saturday from 3 to 5 on 88.5 to celebrate modern jazz and talk about how important it is to have a home for this music on the radio in the Pacific Northwest. I'm excited to share the airwaves with LaVon, and I hope we'll be hearing more of her voice on KNKX in the future!
Music is a world of discovery, and jazz is music that's always changing. The New Cool is your home in the Puget Sound region and beyond to discover bands that push the limits of jazz and have a great time doing it. You appreciate hearing the likes of BadBadNotGood, Happy Orchestra, Mocean Worker, Jessica Lurie, Robert Glasper, Trio Subtonic, Robert Glasper, Charlie Hunter, Skerik and all the rest on 88.5fm and knkx.org. Thanks for listening. Now, take the next step and support this show.
Thank you for your generous help in sustaining this world class music!
The New Cool airs Saturdays from 3 to 5pm, hosted by Abe Beeson and produced by KNKX Public Radio in Seattle, Wash.