Nights for Wednesday 11 December 2013
7:10 Fuzzy Feelings from Fonts
Why and how different fonts affect us, with Louise McWhinnie from the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at the University of Technology Sydney.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:15 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries - visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 Arts - Contemporary Classical
Radio New Zealand Concert's Sound Lounge host Kate Mead raises her bow on both contemporary classical music, plus recent releases of old masters.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz Time - Dizzy Gillespie
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (21 October, 1917 – 6 January, 1993) became one of the most important figures in jazz history. He was an jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. He early works were with Cab Calloway's Orchestra, the Earl Hines band (which had Charlie "Bird" Parker in it) and the Billy Eckstine Band (which also had "Bird" in it). In the 1940s Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker became major figures in the development of bebop and modern jazz. In 1947 Gillespie was introduced to influential Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist Chano Pozo by Mario Bauza, a Latin jazz trumpet player. Many of Gillespie's compositions have become Jazz standards today, for example: Con Alma, Groovin' High, Manteca, A Night In Tunisia and Salt Peanuts. This is an introduction to "Dizzy" Gillespie's important musical life.
Find out more about Jazz Time: Dizzy Gillespie - Big Band, Bop & Afro Cuban on the PRX website