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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 September 2023

Sept. 2 Ben Webster (1909-73)

  • Overwhelming tenor saxophone sound, improbably both powerful and mellow.

Sept 9 Zoot Sims (1925-85)

  • A lighter, agile variety of great jazz tenor

Sept 16 Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (1922-86)

  • Another approach to tenor sax, gritty and assertive.

Sept 23 Sonny Rollins (1930–)

  • Old-school big tenor sound, startling ideas.

Sept 30 John Coltrane (1926-67)

  • Yet another saxophone giant, finding his way to transcendence.

Please note that, due to DMCA Copyright Law Now's the Time is only available on the WYSU terrestrial broadcast; this program is not streamed online.