Jim Pepper: Re-imagining a Jazz Sensibility on KBOO 90.7FM
Tune into KBOO 90.7FM this Saturday May 25 2:00-3:30pm PST for an hour and a half of rare Jim Pepper audio tracks, Jim PepperFest 2013 updates and sparkling, witty and erudite conversation on The Motif’s show.
One of the great things about KBOO (Full Strength Community Radio) is that the station’s programmers have such wide latitude with their time, with time itself, in that they can play tracks that most stations won’t touch because of their length.
Jim Pepper never recorded for pop radio. Probably 95% of his recorded tracks are longer than five minutes. You need a long attention span to really hear and understand his music.
Forty years of making music hasn’t made The Manhattan Transfer any less daring. Their latest project, "The Living Room Sessions" expose the quartet and how they make their music even more. Don Merrill has the chance to talk with founding member Alan Paul about the group, the return of group member Sharon Bentyne after her bout with cancer and his feelings about the failings of some of today’s music making.