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CAROL RETURNS TO THE AIRWAVES AT KBCS 91.3fm
I have had the pleasure of a long and rich radio career. I know some of you have been along for the entire ride! I hear from you, from time to time.
It all started in the 80’s at KBCS. My college station was a much different then but I fell in love with playing a variety of music and sharing it with all our listeners. It was also a great way to get right into the mix of programming radio and learning about so many great musicians and their work.
FOURPLAY CELEBRATES 25
At the end of 2015, the band Fourplay finished up their latest endeavor Silver, which was 25 years in the making. At this halfway mark in 2016, the album celebrating the bands 25 year history is still riding high on the billboard charts. It’s not surprising that this seasoned group of exceptional musicians have once again penned an album full of depth; fun, engaging, beautiful, complex and gorgeously recorded.
The band Fourplay was formed in 1990 when Bob James, working on his Grand Canyon Suite album, realized that something special was happening in the studio. After that session, James on keyboards along with bassist Nathan East, drummer Harvey Mason, and guitarist Lee Ritenour formed Fourplay.
After Lee Ritenour left the group for a more rigorous solo schedule, Fourplay’s lineup went on to include Larry Carlton for 10 years and is now rounded out by guitarist Chuck Loeb.
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MANHATTAN TRANSFER- JAZZ ALLEY
The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for tight harmonies that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their first hit, “Operator,” was followed by the history making “The Boy From New York City” making them the first group to win Grammy Awards in both Pop and Jazz categories in the same year. The 12 Grammy nominations they received for their album Vocalese in 1985 made it the second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as most nominated album in one year. Win tickets to opening night on Thursday, July 28th.
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LEE RITENOUR & DAVE GRUSIN- JAZZ ALLEY
Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin.
Dave Grusin has achieved high levels of success in his career as a performer, producer, composer, arranger, and bandleader. As a pianist, Grusin tends toward the fusion and smooth end of jazz, and he’s also an accomplished film and television soundtrack composer. Enter to win tickets to opening night, Tuesday, August 23rd.
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