Thurman Barker will be the guest on “Living Jazz” this week. Thurman will share two of his latest compositions, which were recorded by a 20-plus member orchestra at Chicago’s Ear Taxi music festival in October, 2021.
He’ll also talk about the career he has been forging as a composer and performer since his retirement from teaching at Bard College. Oh, and we’ll take note of Thurman’s birthday, which is on Jan. 8. Thurman, of course, is a resident of Jeffersonville, N.Y., and is a longtime supporter of WJFF.
We’ll also take note of the birthday of Max Roach, the other great jazz percussionist born on Jan. 8.*
And we’ll check out a newly released CD from Hal Galper in the liner notes, to which Hal pays moving and heartfelt tribute to WJFF, as well as to Dana Duke and Dana’s legendary but now shuttered Big Twig Studio in Roscoe, N.Y., where the music for Hal’s CD was recorded on Sept 27, 2008.
“Living Jazz” airs Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. on WJFF, 90.5 F.M. and streams online at wjffradio.org.