The Oasis
11:25 am
Mon January 28, 2013

The Oasis: January 27, 2013

The Oasis - Play List – 1-27-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

                                                                George Cables

Winard Harper and Jeli Posse – Coexist – Jazz Legacy 1018 – “Helen’s Song”

George Cables – My Muse – HighNote 7244 – “But He Knows”

Lary Barilleau/Latin Jazz Collective–Carmen’s Mambo–OA2 22098– “Carmen’s Mambo”

Mike Freeman Zona Vibe – The Vibesman – VOF 2011-5 – “So Long, Just Walking By”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “Take Five”

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The Oasis
11:27 am
Sun January 20, 2013

The Oasis: January 20, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-20-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

The Jazz Professors (Jeff Rupert) – Do That Again – Flying Horse 10413– “I Remember You”

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “Pick Up the Pieces” (AWB)

Jeremy Manasia – Green Dream – Cellar Live 71312 – “Little Big Toe”

Pamela Hines – 3.2.1. – Spicerack Records 101-30 – “East of the Sun”

Karen Marguth Sings the Songs of Carroll Coates – A Way with Words –

Wayfae Music 131–“London by Night”

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The Oasis
11:32 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Oasis: January 13, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-13-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Bill Easley – Love Stories – American Showplace– “Where Do I Begin” (Theme Love Story)

Grant Green – The Latin Bit – Blue Note 93174 – “Besame Mucho”

Jackie Ryan w/ John Clayton – Listen Here – OpenArt 07442 – “The Gypsy in My Soul”

Frank Sinatra – The Columbia Years 1943-1952-Vol. 12 – Col. 48673 – “I Hear a Rhapsody”

Three Voices (Kim Pensyl) – Transitions – Summit Records 584 – “I Hear a Rhapsody”

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The Oasis
11:34 am
Mon January 7, 2013

The Oasis: January 6, 2013

The Oasis – Play List – 1-6-13 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00

Tom Cohen – Organic Chemistry – Self-Produced – “High Heeled Sneakers”

The Mike Longo Trio – A Celebration of Diz and Miles – CAP 1033 – “Milestones”

Freddie Cole – Talk to Me – HighNote 7225 – “Lovely Day” (Bill Withers)

Roberta Gambarini–Easy to Love–Groovin’ High 1122 – “On the Sunny Side of the Street”

Nathan Eklund – Craft Christmas – OA2 22096 – “Two as One”

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Fresno Philharmonic
4:11 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Carl Topilow Brings Pops to Fresno Phil in "Home for the Holidays"

Carl Topilow

Guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow joins us in-studio to talk about Saturday's "Home for the Holidays" concert with the Fresno Philharmonic. Local theater icon Dan Pessano also joins the conversation as he will perform a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" with the orchestra. 

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Artist Interviews
3:34 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Violin Virtuoso Chad Hoopes Talks With FM89

Two years ago, then 16 year-old violinist Chad Hoopes made his debut with the Fresno Philharmonic and Maestro Theodore Kuchar. Now a senior in high school, the Ohio native returns to the Central Valley to perform with the Fresno Philharmonic this weekend, performing Lalo's Symphonie espagnole.

In our interview, we talk to Chad about his development as an artist over the past two years, Lalo's famous work, his Stradivarius violin, and his upcoming plans after he graduates from high school. 

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Artist Interviews
4:47 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return

Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor
Credit Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor has received international acclaim performing with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors, premiering exciting new works, and breathing new life into familiar favorites.

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The Oasis
11:53 am
Mon September 24, 2012

The Oasis - September 16, 2012

9:00 – 10:00
Kevin Toney 3 – New American Suite – KTE 1002 – “The Entertainer”
Dan Block – Duality – Miles High Records 8620 – “I’m Bringing a Red Red Rose”
Mike Tracy – Surfboard – Summit Records 593 – “Surfboard”
Connie Evingson – Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – “The Girl from Ipanema”
Royce Campbell/Gene Bertoncini- A Tribute to Charlie Byrd–Jardis 20347– “Desafinado”
Tessa Souter–Beyond the Blue–Motema 87–“Prelude to the Sun”
Amikaeyla – Being in Love – Roots Jazz Records – “Abre Mi Corazon”

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1:00 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Chanticleer Delights Audiences On 35th Anniversary Tour

For over three decades, the group Chanticleer has brought worldwide audiences a unique blend of music ranging from medieval to pop to original choral works. The San Francisco ensemble has become recognized as one of the premier male choral ensembles in the world, and visits Fresno for a concert at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall on Tuesday September 18, 2012, presented by the Fresno Community Chorus.

The Oasis
2:03 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

On The Oasis: Sunday September 9, 2012

This week on The Oasis, Vince DiCiccio features the music of Cedar Walton and Bobby Troup.

9:00 – 10:00
Mike Tracy – Surfboard – Summit 593 – “Recado Bossa Nova” (Djalma Ferreira)
Bob Mintzer Big Band – For the Moment – Manchester Craftmen’s Guild 1036 – “Um Filme” (Chico Pinheiro, vocals/guitar)
Connie Evingson –Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – “So Nice” (Marcos Valle)
Cedar Walton – The Bouncer – HighNote 7223 – “Willie’s Groove”
Brazilian Trio (H. Alves/N. Matta/D. Da Fonseca) – Constelacao – Motema 93 – “Bolivia”

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The Oasis
11:44 am
Tue September 4, 2012

On the Oasis: Sunday September 2, 2012

The Oasis – Playlist – 9-2-12 – Vince DiCiccio

9:00 – 10:00
Peter Bernstein with the Tilden Webb Trio – Cellar Live, Vancouver, B.C., 2-24-12 – “Bones”
Jeff Denson – Secret World – Between the Lines 71229 – “Dance of a Bittersweet Victory”
Yoron Israel & High Standards – Visions-the Music of Stevie Wonder – Ronja 13072 – “Another Star”
Susan Palma Nidel – Elegante – Flutewine Productions – “Milonga Para Hermeto” (Quique Sinesi)
Lisa Kirchner – Charleston for You – Verdant World Records 001 – “Coracao Vagabundo/Berimbau”

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The Oasis
4:00 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

The Oasis - August 19, 2012

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Joe Alterman – Give Me the Simple Life – Miles High 8619 – Give Me the Simple Life
Roni Ben-Hur/Santi DeBriano – Our Thing – Motema 95 – Earl’s Key
Bill Evans – Live at the Top of the Gate – Resonance 2012 – Turn Out the Stars
Connie Evingson – Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009 – Agua de Beber
R. Campbell/G. Bertoncini – Tribute to Charlie Byrd – Jardis 20347 – How Insensitive
Carol Welsman – Journey – Justin Time 244 – Samba do Aviao
Daniel McBrearty – Clarinet Swing – Self-Produced – Jitterbug Waltz

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Deceptive Cadence
12:33 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Violinist Hahn-Bin: A New Name, A Modern Look — And A Very Old Sound

The violinist now known as "Amadeus Leopold."
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:52 pm

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All Songs Considered Blog
7:31 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:35 pm

"Duquesne Whistle," begins in the middle of a scene, like the fade-in in a classic Western. It's the first song we get to hear from Bob Dylan's Tempest, the album he will release on September 11, 50 years and six months after the commencement of his recoding career.

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Deceptive Cadence
12:30 pm
Sun August 5, 2012

Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums

The young pianist Inon Barnatan plays Debussy and Ravel with striking assurance.
Avie Records

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 2:14 pm

Some people are intimidated by the vastness of classical music. And while the prospect of more than 1,000 years of hits to consider may be daunting, just think instead of how many musical journeys of discovery can be made.

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The Oasis
11:42 pm
Sun July 29, 2012

On The Oasis: Sunday July 29, 2012

This week on The Oasis, hear music by Bill Evans, Connie Evingson, Mark Sherman and Pearl Django. 

9:00 – 10:00

Joe Aterman – “Why Do I Love You”- Give Me the Simple Life - Miles High 8619

Sumi Tonooka – “I’m Old Fashioned” – Now-Live at Howland Center – ARC 2369

Bill Evans – “Yesterdays” – Live at Top of the Gate – Resonance 2012

Carol Welsman – “On the Road Again” – Journey – Justin Time 244

Connie Evingson – “Sway” - Sweet Happy Life – Minnehaha Music 2009

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Deceptive Cadence
8:28 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The Classical Kegerator: Pairing Beer With Music

A flight of beers to accompany some musical flights of fancy.

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:17 pm

Throughout history, beer has been the drink of the populace. Traditionally, wine was reserved for the upper classes, due at least in part to the limited area in which grapes would grow, the subtlety of the flavors, the sheer price of production. Barley, on the other hand, grows much more plentifully than grapes do, in a much broader climate. It can be made much more inexpensively and in much greater volume, so beer supplied a vast peasantry with something safe, sustaining — and delicious — to drink.

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Deceptive Cadence
8:30 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Beethoven — For A Buck

HJ Lim, the rising pianist whose nine-hour Beethoven cycle shot to No. 1 on the Billboard classical chart.
courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:21 pm

To own all the piano sonatas Beethoven wrote, you used to have to buy at least 10 CDs and spend $50, $75, $100 — or more.

What if I told you that you could get them for less than $10? That's about $1 per hour of music.

That's right — the "Moonlight," "Appassionata," "Waldstein" and all your other favorites, for just $9.99!

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Deceptive Cadence
8:31 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

How Did 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sell Classical Music?

The book behind the unlikely re-emergence of Thomas Tallis' resplendent 40-voice motet Spem in alium.
Courtesy of Vintage/Anchor Books

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 7:37 am

The reviews rolling in have been dreadful, but it seems that audiences will probably pour into theaters this Valentine's Day weekend to see Fifty Shades of Grey on the big screen.

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8:36 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Interview: Audra McDonald

Michael Wilson IMG Artists

Audiences throughout the world know Audra McDonald as a star of both the stage and screen, a three time Tony Award winner, a two time Grammy winner, and until recently a star on the hit ABC television series Private Practice. Her latest project finds her returning to the world of musical theatre, starring in a new production of Porgy and Bess, currently on stage in Cambridge Massachusetts, and scheduled to make its way to Broadway in December.

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