Now's the Time

Spanning decades and including artists from Charlie Parker to Cannonball Adderley, each episode of Now's the Time with Martin Berger features the musical stylings of an influential jazz artist.

Now's the Time Program Guide November 2022

  • Dec 3 Charles Mingus (1922-79)
    Mingus–bassist, primal force, etc.–was the subject of the first broadcast of this program, Dec. 2, 1972.  A 50th-anniversary revisit.
  • Dec 10 Hampton Hawes (1928-77)
    a splendid pianist, properly celebrated in his time.
  • Dec 17 Benny Goodman (1909-86)
    Swing-era icon, here emphasizing his brilliant clarinet more than his domination of the dance-band industry.
  • Dec 24 Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (1925-88, 1925-85)
    well-matched, sinuous  tenor saxophonists, on their own and, often, as a gleeful partnership.
  • Dec 31 Buck Clayton (1911-91)
  • trumpet mainstay of the classic Basie band, and a mellow, propulsive contributor to “mainstream” jazz.



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