Audio Blog: Jazz Perspectives with KPLU’s Weekday Jazz Hosts

16 Feb

KPLU’s four weekday jazz hosts, Dick Stein, Robin Lloyd, Abe Beeson, and myself, individually sat down and recorded thoughts on a variety of topics related to jazz.

With all of us coming from different backgrounds and upbringings, you will hear very different and interesting perspectives on topics ranging from what the first jazz we remember ever hearing, what music was playing when we were growing up, what how we got hooked on jazz, what live jazz performance blew our mind, what jazz musicians we think are doing great things today, and, if we could pick anyone to see play one song in concert, alive or dead, who would it be.

Enjoy the first Groove Notes Audio Blog by clicking here.

Watch Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton play Moonglow, as picked by Dick Stein:

Watch Thelonious Monk play ‘Round Midnight, as picked by Abe Beeson:

Watch Michael Brecker, as picked by Kevin Kniestedt:

Watch Dizzy Gillespie play Manteca, as picked by Robin Lloyd:

4 Responses to “Audio Blog: Jazz Perspectives with KPLU’s Weekday Jazz Hosts”

  1. Palko March 11, 2009 at 3:47 am #

    You should also check Eurovision 1983 “Mou les”. The song by Antonis Plessas entitled “Mou les” represented Greece that year. Lyrics were written by poet Sofia Fildisi. The song was sung by Cristi Stasinopoulou. You can see Antonis Plessas on stage playing bongos. To see this song visit

  2. Paula June 5, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    Robin I got a big laugh out of the “cool enough to breath” comment. The weather this last week has been wonderful.

  3. Bill Bartmann September 2, 2009 at 11:23 am #

    Excellent site, keep up the good work


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