WUCF'S MAGAZINE PODCAST
A weekly one hour program designed to further the arts and cultural programming in Orlando, and gain national interest. Magazine takes a look back at the current week in jazz history, with lifestyle and culture interviews, album reviews and listener generated content.
Episode 1 (10/8/18):
Judy Carmichael tells us about her new memoir; Jeff Rupert introduces his newest album w/ fellow UCF Jazz Professor Richard Drexler and more!
Episode 2 (10/15/18):
Kamasi Washington tells us about his new album "Heaven & Earth", Curtis Stigers talks life on the road and more!
Episode 3 (10/22/18):
KD Lang talks about the revival of her timeless album "Ingenue", Steve Turre catches up with Kayonne Riley and more!
Episode 4 (10/29/18):
Bob James talks about "Espresso", The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews Grace Kelly about being dubbed a "notable millenial" and more!
Episode 5 (11/5/18):
Chip White tells us about his newest album in the dedication series, Amanda Petrusich and Jeff Cultabiano discuss the Sonny Rollins Bridge Project and more!
Episode 6 (11/12/18)
Scotty Barnhart talks about "All About That Basie" and his experience leading the Count Basie Orchestra. The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle honors Della Reese's career. We celebrate the birth of guitarist and composer Kevin Eubanks.
Episode 7 (11/19/18)
Debra Mann honors Joni Mitchell in her new album "Full Circle." We'll hear from artists about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes and our thanks back to you with a holiday playlist. We celebrate the birth of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
Episode 8 (11/26/18)
Stefon Harris talks about his newest album "Sonic Creed". Kendra Weaver interviews Bria Skonberg about becoming a musician and distinguishing between inspiration versus influence. We'll take a look back at the recording of Duke Ellington's "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So."
Episode 9 (12/03/18)
Noah Haidu talks about his new album "Infinite Distances." Kayonne Riley interviews Meredith Ochs about her new book "Rock and Roll Woman." We take a look back at the recording of "A Love Supreme."
Episode 10 (12/10/18)
Harold Mabern talks about his new album "Iron Man: Live at Smoke." The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal about his career, we celebrate the birth of the one and only Frank Sinatra, and one of our listeners, Gerda, tells us her jazz story.
Episode 11 (12/17/18)
Jack Jezzro and Beegie Adair get into the holiday spirit with their brand new albums "Christmas Jazz Guitar" and "Some Enchanted Christmas." The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle pays homage to the legendary American photographer Chuck Stewart. We celebrate the birth of Chet Baker and one of our listeners, Juan, tells us his jazz story.
 
Episode 12 (12/24/18)
We continue celebrating the season with a look and listen to Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas." We talk with some of our favorite jazz artists about their favorite Christmas memories, we honor the anniversary of Wayne Shorter's recording of Speak No Evil, and one of our listeners-- and master musician-- Alan Vache tells us his jazz story.
Episode 13 (12/31/18)
Curtis Stigers tells us about life on the road - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews Kamasi Washington about his new album - we take a look back at the recording of "Blue Rhythm Fantasy" and one of our 89.9 listeners - Steve - from Orlando tells us his jazz story.
Episode 14 (1/7/19)
The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle pays homage to photographer Chuck Stewart - Bobby Broom talks about his new album "Soul Fingers" - we honor the birth of percussionist Max Roach and 89.9 listener and friend - singer Carol Stein - from Orlando - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 15 (1/14/19)
Young saxophonist Mike Casey talks about the future of jazz - Helen Sung has a brand new jazz and poetry collaborative album "Sung with Words" - we celebrate the monumental Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert and 89.9 listener and friend - trumpeter Charlie Bertini - from Orlando - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 16 (1/21/19)
Singer Mary Stallings talks about a life in jazz - the Hot Club of San Francisco celebrates thirty years together with a new album - we honor the birth of saxophonist Benny Golson and 89.9 listener and friend - singer Jacqueline Jones - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 17 1/28/19
Dick Hyman talks about his six decades in music and composing for Woody Allen, Kayonne Riley brings us "Orlando Fandango" - the new album from 'The Right Stuff' in her talk with bandleader Ron Cangro - we honor the birth of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and 89.9 listener musician and recording studio owner - Ed Krout - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 18 2/4/19

The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle highlights Cannonball and Nat Adderley's careers - Kayonne Riley reviews "In the Moment" with Jazz organist Pat Bianchi - we celebrate the recording of "Soul Station" from tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and 89.9 listener - Phil Townes - from Orlando - tells us his jazz story.

 

Episode 19 2/11/19
The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews trumpeter Josef Leimberg about his debut album "Astral Progressions" - Kayonne Riley catches up with pianist Lenore Raphael about her life in jazz - we celebrate the recording of "Downhearted Blues" from the "Empress of Jazz" - Bessie Smith - and 89.9 listener - Joanne Granberry - from Orlando - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 20 2/18/19
Kayonne Riley interviews Max Hatt and Edda Glass about how they got together as a duo - Jesse Morgado talks to guitarist Charlie Hunter about life as a touring musician - we celebrate the birth of vocalist Nina Simone - and 89.9 listener - Rebecca DeGoyler - from Orlando - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 21 2/25/19
Kayonne Riley interviews organist Caesar Frazier about his new album "Closer to the Truth" - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle pays tribute to Cecil Tayler - we celebrate the recording of one of the greatest selling albums of all time by Miles Davis - and 89.9 listener and Executive Director - Phil Hoffman - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 22 3/4/19
Jesse Morgado reviews "Soulophone" from the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective - in celebration of International Women's Day Charlie Young and Cathy Richey highlight Una Mae Carlisle - We celebrate the birth of saxophonist George Coleman - and 89.9 listeners and musicians - Don Soledad and Niki Om - tells us their jazz story.
Episode 23 3/11/19
Kayonne Riley reviews an Etta Jones album that was previously unreleased - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle speaks with Nate Werth about Ghost Note's 2018 release - "Swagism" - we celebrate the birth of pianist and vocalist Nat "King" Cole - and 89.9 long time listener, vibraphonist and pianist - Bruce Rosenberg tells us his jazz story.
Episode 24 3/18/19
Kayonne Riley reviews "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" - by Dan Bonsanti and the 14 Jazz Orchestra - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle pays tribute to Roy Hargrove - we celebrate the birthday anniversary of pianist and long time host of NPR's "Piano Jazz" - Marian McPartland - and 89.9 listener, pianist and vocalist - Kelly Green - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 25 3/25/19
Kayonne Riley reviews "Parallel Universe" by Behn Gillece - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle speaks with vibraphonist Karl Berger about his career - we celebrate the birth of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan - and 89.9 listener, guitarist and vocalist - George Grosman - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 26 4/01/19
Kayonne Riley reviews Steve Turre's latest album "The Very Thought Of You" - Kendra Weaver speaks with pianist and host of "Jazz Inspired" Judy Carmichael about her new memoir - We celebrate the birth of vocalist Billie Holiday - and 89.9 listener - June Flowers - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 27 4/08/19
Brad Waldo reviews Stefon Harris new album "Sonic Creed" - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews author and writer of The New Yorker Amanda Petrusich and founder of The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project Jeff Cultabiano about renaming the Williamsburg Bridge - we celebrate the birth of pianist Herbie Hancock - and 89.9 listener - Lyman Brodie - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 28 4/15/19
Debra Mann honors Joni Mitchell in her new album "Full Circle" - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews saxophonist Grace Kelly about being dubbed a "notable millenial" - we celebrate the birth of trombonist Benny Green - and 89.9 listener and UCF Jazz Studies student - Michael Santos - tells us his jazz story.
 
Episode 29 4/22/19
Bob Kelley interviews Chip White about his new album "All Star Ensemble Vol. V: New Dedications and Latin Moods" ... Kayonne Rily interviews Author Meredith Ochs about her new book, "Rock And Roll Woman" - We celebrate the birth of the "Queen of Jazz" Ella Fitzgerald - and 89.9 listener and UCF Jazz Studies student - Ryan Devlin - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 30 4/29/19
Jeff Rupert introduces his new album with fellow UCF Jazz professor Richard Drexler - the Major Scale's Kyle Eagle interviews legendary pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal - we celebrate the birth anniversary of pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington - and 89.9 listener and UCF Jazz Studies grad student - Jeremiah St. John - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 31 5/6/19
Guitarist Thom Rotella talks with us about his new album "Storylines" - We visit with singer, pianist and jazz tour de force Alexis Cole - We recognize one of Sarah Vaughan's most beloved and award winning recordings - and 89.9 listener Jan Whitehouse tells us her jazz story.
Episode 32 5/13/19
Guitarist Rheza Khan talks with Kayonne Riley about his latest release - "Next Train Home"...We hear music inspired by classical Indian compositions mixed with Spanish flamenco - We revisit the historic 1953 concert of bebop's biggest stars - and Kyle Eagle of the Major Scale has a visit with the Central FL based jazz group - the De Capo Trio.
Episode 33 5/20/19
We look at jazz history from May 1972 when bassist Christian McBride was born. Kayonne Riley speaks with singer Vanessa Rubin about her new album where she takes on the music of Tadd Dameron. And we'll hear from pianist and vocalist Kelly Green on which artist inspired the music she plays. And we have another piece from the Unheard of Jazz podcast series featuring the Latin jazz band Machito and the Morales brothers.
Episode 34 6/03/19

Kayonne Riley talks with George Benson about his latest release - "Walking in New Orleans". The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle has a tribute to Chet Baker and Grady Tate. We celebrate the birth of pianist Kenny Barron - and 89.9 listener Rebecca D. tells us her jazz story.

Episode 35 6/10/19
Kayonne Riley talks with Ashley Pezzotti about her album "We've Only Just Begun" - Jesse Morgado interviews singer Ani DiFranco about "No Walls and the Recurring Dream", a coming of age memoir released last month - we celebrate the birth of pianist and composer Chick Corea - and 89.9 listener and friend - singer Jacqueline Jones- tells us her jazz story.
Episode 36 6/17/19
Kayonne Riley talks with Douyé about her latest album "Quatro" - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle pays tribute to the late Bob Dorough - we celebrate the recording of "Waltzing the Blues" by Benny Carter - and 89.9 listener and friend - singer Carol Stein - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 37 6/24/19
Kayonne Riley talks with Patrice Jegou about her sophomore album "If It Ain't Love" - Caesar Frazier has a discussion with Hammond B3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith - we celebrate the recording of "West End Blues" by Louis Armstrong - and 89.9 long time listener, vibraphonist and pianist - Bruce Rosenberg - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 38 7/01/19
Kayonne Riley talks with bassist and educator Rodney Whitaker - Jesse Morgado reviews Dave Stryker's fun new release "8 Track III"- we celebrate the birth of pianist Ahmad Jamal - and 89.9 listener and master musician - Allan Vache - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 39 7/08/19

Bob Kelly reviews a new soundtrack by Wynton Marsalis - Kayonne Riley explores the Apollo program and its anniversary with author Roger D. Launius - we celebrate the birth of singer Blind Lemon Jefferson - and 89.9 listener, NASA astronaut and jazz player - Winston Scott - tells us his jazz story.

 

Episode 40 7/15/19

Kayonne Riley reviews Mary Stallings' newest album "Songs Were Made To Sing" - The Unheard of Jazz Podcast Series explores swing orchestras - we celebrate the birth of vibraphonist Cal Tjader - and 89.9 listener and organist - Brian Charette - tells us his jazz story.

 

Episode 41 7/22/19

Kayonne Riley talks with Nancy Kelly about her album "Remembering Mark Murphy" - Caesar Frazier has a discussion with Hammond B3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith - we celebrate the recording of "Alright, OK, You Win" by Count Basie - and 89.9 listener and simply timeless radio host - Jay Daniels - tells us his jazz story.

 

Episode 42 7/29/19
Kayonne Riley talks with Calabria Foti about her latest album "Prelude to a Kiss" - The Major Scale's Kyle Eagle looks at John Coltrane's lost album - we celebrate the birth of trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong - and 89.9 listener and bassist - Rodney Whitaker - tells us his jazz story.
Episode 43 8/5/19
KD Lang talks about the revival of her timeless album "Ingenue" - Kayonne Riley talks with singer Judy Wexler about her new album "Crowded Heart" - we celebrate the birth of saxophonist Benny Carter - and one of our listeners - Jill from Lake Nona - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 44 8/13/19
Caesar Frazier speaks with vocalist Tiffany Austin about more than just jazz - Bob Kelley reviews the new album "Pacific Standard Time" by the Michael O'Neill Quintet - we celebrate the birth of pianist Oscar Peterson - and singer Alexis Cole - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 45 8/19/19
Kayonne Riley speaks with trumpeter Randy Brecker about his latest recording with the NDR Big Band - Kyle Eagle of the Major Scale talks with jazz innovator and drummer - Allison Miller - we celebrate the birth of bandleader and pianist Count Basie - and singer Calabria Foti - tells us her jazz story.
Episode 46 8/26/19
We look back to August 1920 when alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was born, Kayonne Riley interviews singer and acapella arranger Jamey Ray about his ensemble, Voctave, and organist Caesar Frazier talks with his longtime friend, jazz guitarist Jacques Lesure.
Episode 47 9/9/19

We look back at the history of Jazz on the Beach in celebration of Jack Simpson's birthday - Bob Kelley reviews "Good News!" - the latest album Flying Horse Big Band - we celebrate the music of trombonist Steve Turre - and WUCF-FM - also celebrating a birthday - tells you our jazz story.

 

Episode 48 9/16/19
Kyle Eagle takes us on a journey with the Delvon Lamarr trio - Jesse Morgado speaks with vocalist Patrick Barnitt about his newest release "Sway" - we celebrate the birth of saxophonist Steve Coleman - and 89.9 listener and trumpeter - Randy Brecker - tells us his jazz story.

Episode 49 9/23/19

Kyle Eagle sits down with Alex Chavez from Dos Santos - Kayonne Riley speaks with Marcus Shelby about his new album "Transitions" - we celebrate the birth of saxophonist John Coltrane - and 89.9 listener and composer - Jamey Ray - tells us his jazz story.

Episode 50 9/30/19

Jesse Morgado speaks with Vince Wilburn, Jr. about Miles Davis and the unearthing of lost recordings and a brand new documentary - Bob Kelley tells us his thoughts on "Wareika Hill" - Monty Alexander's tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk - we celebrate the birth of drummer Buddy Rich and 89.9 listener and vocalist - Judy Wexler tells us her jazz story.