Radio Free Athens October 9, 2021 Features Jazz Motifs w/ Art Cromwell ‘Thelonious Sphere Monk’

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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link.


SCHEDULE: October 9, 2021

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Ezra
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Robyn Banks
3-6 p.m. – Michael T.
6-9 p.m. — Jazz Motifs w/ Art Cromwell

From Michael T. 

“Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear”. October 9th would have been John Lennon’s 81st birthday, so in addition to the usual fare, plan to hear music and conversation from and about him.
And, yes, that will include Yoko, you haters. Radio Free Athens shines on.

Jazz Motifs w/ Art Cromwell 

“Monk’s Sphere”

This Saturday’s “Excursions” will present a birthday celebration of the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk, one of the foundational figures of the modern American music known as Bebop.

Monk’s oeuvre-some seventy compositions-has provided a framework, challenge, and direction to Jazz artists for over seven decades.

Excursions’ Motifs:

-Various interpretations of Monk.

-Monk’s four Tenors.

-Large ensemble works.

-Brief discographic survey.


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