06 October 2007

Radio: Eldar and Alaadeen

Sorry for all the dust around here. The times, they are a changin'. More on that in a later post. In the meantime, let's catch up on recent radio adventures.

Eldar

The Russian-born pianist was in Kansas City at the end of last month for a pair of concerts with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. This preview aired on KCUR Friday September 28, but you can listen to it here:
I was out of town for the shows and apparently no one at the Star could be bothered. So if you went and have an opinion I'd love to hear it. Happy in Plastic covered Eldar's last appearance in KC in his review of last summer's Jazz in the Woods festival.

The following Sunday, KC Currents aired this interview with Eldar about his new album, "Re-Imagination," released this summer on Sony Classical. Listen to it here:
Alaadeen

I also interviewed Kansas City saxophonist Alaadeen recently about his new album, "And the Beauty of it All - Ballads." A dazzlingly crafted version of it airs on KC Currents tomorrow night (7 October) at 5 PM with a repeat Monday at 8. (Seriously, I was really pleased with the result.) A slightly shorter version will air next week during Morning Edition.

Where to tune in
  • KCUR FM 89.3 on your terrestrial radio
  • kcur.org on your kom-poo-tor
Final note, both Alaadeen and Eldar were featured in my most recent appearance on KCUR's Up to Date. Check it here.