Aaron Doerr http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Chick Corea reflects on music making http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chick-corea-reflects-music-making <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.34184734084430884" style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 11pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock in Miles Davis&rsquo; band in the late 1960&rsquo;s &nbsp;and blossomed as a composer, band leader and improviser through decades of genre-bending traditions, especially those electric jazz-rock fusion years that lead him to form, among other groups, Return To Forever, the fourth edition of which is about to embark on an extensive U.S. tour amidst their 2011 World Tour featuring Frank Gamble on guitar, Jean Luc-Ponty on the violin and Larry White and Stanley Clarke on drums and bass respectfully. &nbsp;St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Aaron Doerr spoke with him by phone, asking him about learning music, the role of one&rsquo;s environment, and jazz and the complexity of reaching a wide range of people with a genre so rooted in musicianship and technical skills. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">Aaron Doerr: &nbsp;How have you been doing and happy belated birthday! &nbsp;You just turned 70 this past June.&nbsp;&nbsp;Do world tours age you quicker or keep you young?</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; font-family: Times New Roman; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12pt; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">Chick Corea: Oh yeah no... I definitely love to play and travel so travel&#39;s part of the deal, you know... and you get used to it. &nbsp;You get used to the actual physical traveling - you get all those little things together that you have to have together for hotels, and planes and busses and all that, but&hellip; definitely playing the music keeps me fresh.</span><br /> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:10:56 +0000 Aaron Doerr 1907 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chick Corea reflects on music making STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stomp-performers-scavenge-station-instruments-play-live-cityscape <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V8bFnTvrWPk" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The dance and percussion company <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/index-us.php">STOMP</a> is in town this weekend for its <a href="http://www.dancestl.org">Dance St. Louis</a> performances at the Fox Theatre.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:30:27 +0000 Madalyn Painter & Aaron Doerr 811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charlie Hunter grooves through town http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charlie-hunter-grooves-through-town <p><a href="http://www.charliehunter.com/index.php">Charlie Hunter</a> hasn't used his famous 8-string&nbsp;bass-guitar hybrid&nbsp;for&nbsp;some three years now. &nbsp; These days, it's seven strings. &nbsp;He's got&nbsp;the low three of a bass and the middle four of a guitar,&nbsp;all tuned a minor&nbsp;third higher than normal.&nbsp; He happily abandoned the highest string&nbsp;in favor of a more condensed and practical&nbsp;version of his one-of-a-kind instrument.&nbsp; He may be practicing more drums than guitar nowadays anyway. His 2nd solo album, <a href="http://www.fastatmosphere.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&amp;Category_Code=CHUNTER-CD"><em>Public Domain</em></a>, is highly percussive.&nbsp;Released on his own label, <em>Public Domain </em>kicks the dust off eleven old standards from his grandfather's era, who turns one hundred this year.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:11:44 +0000 Aaron Doerr 370 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charlie Hunter grooves through town More Than Bach at the Bach Society http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-bach-bach-society <P>A. Dennis Sparger, Music Director and Conductor of the <A href="http://www.bachsociety.org/">Bach Society of Saint Louis</A>, stopped by CITYSCAPE to preview the&nbsp;60th Christmas Candlelight Concert at Powell&nbsp;Hall on Tuesday, December 21st when internationally acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer joins the chorus and orchestra in three works. &nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:36:24 +0000 Aaron Doerr & Mary Edwards 151 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org More Than Bach at the Bach Society Uncertainty plagues end-of-year tax planning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uncertainty-plagues-end-year-tax-planning <p>The Senate <a href="javascript:void(0)/*286*/">voted this afternoon</a> to move ahead with Obama's compromise tax cut package. &nbsp;A final Senate vote is expected Tuesday. But the bill still faces an uncertain future in the House.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:20:13 +0000 Libby Franklin & Aaron Doerr 111 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uncertainty plagues end-of-year tax planning Kazu Makino Sound Portrait http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kazu-makino-sound-portrait <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DDrIz_-pzM</p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:03:58 +0000 Aaron Doerr 95 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Los Flamencos on Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/los-flamencos-cityscape <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKR34lDVM2s</p><p>Have fun at the Los Flamencos show on Friday? Love Flamenco music? Check this out!</p><p>Live Performance on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/cityscape/archivedetail.php?date=%272010-11-26%27#segC">Cityscape,</a> from St. Louis Public Radio: Los Flamencos<br> <br> Guests<br> Lliam Christy<br> Flamenco Guitarist<br> Reventones<br> <br> Beth Steinbrenner<br> Flamenco Dancer; Dance Director<br> Los Flamencos<br> <br> Cora Camille<br> Belly Dancer<br> <br> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:28:23 +0000 Aaron Doerr 68 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org