Nights for Wednesday 18 December 2013
7:10 Mongolian News
What was going through the mind of Patricia Sexton when she quit a somewhat 'sensible' job on Wall Street to become a journalist in Mongolia and subsequently their national news anchor?
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 Video Games
Joystick ninja Matt Maguire reports on the big news in gaming and his top three games of the year.
9:06 The Wednesday Drama
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz Time - Art Blakey
Art Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and began playing the piano as a teenager. In the 1940’s he took up drums and worked with some of the most popular jazz orchestras of the time. The concept of the Jazz Messengers began in 1947; however the first recording of the group were not until 1954 with Horace Silver as its leader.
In 1956 Blakey took over the name and recorded as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers until the end of his career. The roster of the Jazz Messengers is a who’s who in modern jazz history. Many of the popular jazz icons of today were disciples and students of Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers. He received many awards during his long career, including three Grammys.