Interviewing composer, conductor and musician David Amram.
Fela Sowande discusses his career, music, and compares African culture and music to Western culture and music. Includes two songs that are sung by tenor Max Worthley. Includes a clip of a Nigerian Youth song. Includes performance by a Nigerian skiffle band. Sowande was inspired by [Anthony Gregascoigne], an English poet he met in England.
Interviewing composer and pianist William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris.
Interviewing jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck and conductor Russell Gloyd.
Interviewing singer William Chin and composer Kathleen Ginther.
Studs and Einhorn discuss the Chicago premiere of the 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," which is accompanied by Einhorn's "Voices of Light" score. Includes snippets of Franck's "Symphony in D minor" as well as three pieces from the "Voices of Light" score.
Interviewing organist, pianist and conductor Alexander Frey.
Interviewing jazz pianist and composer Dorothy Donegan.
Studs Terkel presents a “musical portrait” of Steve Goodman with the musician joining him in the studio to discuss, listen to, and play songs from his album “Words We Can Dance To.” Goodman begins by performing the blues song “Glory of Love,” and Terkel plays a clip from Big Bill Broonzy’s rendition of the song; Goodman cites Big Bill as one of his many influences. Goodman also plays an old jazz song called “When the Red, Red Robin,” with Terkel connecting that song to his first memories of jazz.
Presenting a concert at the Fairmont Hotel with jazz pianist, composer and radio host Ramsey Lewis.
Fela Sowande discusses his career, different types of Nigerian and African music, the Yoruba people, and religion. Includes clips of an African Yoruba pagan hymn "Oyigiyigi," a Christian version of that hymn, and an organ version of that hymn. Includes Sowande's song "Roll de Ol' Chariot." Quotes a poem by [Anthony Gregascoigne], an English poet he met in England.
Interviewing jazz musicians Von Freeman (tenor saxophone), Franz Jackson (vocals) and composer Kahil El'zabar.