"Check this out!" That simple invitation captures the spirit of JazzFlight. For two hours every Monday through Thursday night, WQLN Radio listeners can enjoy a diverse menu of musical offerings by such iconic legends of modern jazz as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Sonny Rollins, plus we get to hear the latest contributions by the current generation of performers who are taking the music in exciting new directions.
Jazz has always been an omnivorous art, accepting all material as grist for its creative mill, and that includes music from around the world. In that spirit, JazzFlight touches base with music from Brazil to Mali to Cuba to India to North Africa and the Middle East, and regular listeners have come to expect the unexpected. There is no other music that encompasses the range of musical influences that jazz does, yet retains its own identity through its history, rhythmic language, collective spirit, spontaneity, virtuosity, and improvisational traditions.
Jazzflight May 22