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

  • January 5: Archie Shepp
    Avant-garde saxophonist in the 60s, mellower since.
  • January 12: Roy Hargrove
    Strong modern trumpeter, lost too young in 2018.
  • January 19: Nat Cole
    Most remembered as a persuasive vocalist, a dazzling pianist.
  • January 25: Granzstanding
    Selections from the impresario Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic tours.
  • February 2: Bud Powell
    Archetypical pianist of the Bop revolution.
  • February 9: Chris Barber
    Leading bandleader of the 50s British Trad movement.
  • February 16 Bill Evans
    Introspective, brilliant modern pianist, mostly with his trios.
  • February 23: Wynton Marsalis
    Nowadays so famed as organizer, spokesman, etc., that his splendid trumpet work may be neglected.
  • March 2: Basieites
    The Count’s crews without the Count, including ghost bands.
  • March 9: Lester Young
    Saxophonist, influential but inimitable, most glorious of the Basie associates, in a variety of settings.
  • Match 16: Phil Woods
    Tireless, masterful modern-jazz altoist.
  • March 23: Fletcher Henderson
    One of the first great jazz big bands.
  • March 30: Dexter Gordon
    Tenor-sax giant.

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