The Bridge

Saturdays from 9 pm to 10 pm

You can hear great jazz, old and new, on The Bridge. each Saturday evening at 9:00 on NCPR.

Joel HurdJoel says:
For me, my love of jazz started with public radio. Growing up 50 miles west of Boston I would tune in to WGBH-FM every night to hear Eric in the Evening with Eric Jackson. His voice was (and still is) amazing and the music he played gave my 12-year-old ears a thrill that exists to this day.

That was right around the time that I started playing guitar. So the Miles, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Duke Ellington that Eric was playing got mixed in my brain with Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Robben Ford, Mike Stern, Steve Morse and Scott Henderson. The result is how I hear the music today.

On The Bridge you won't hear screaming guitars or drum machines, but you will hear a program that embraces the new sounds of jazz and celebrates the classics that have shaped those sounds. Most weeks we'll also play a cut or two from a classic piece of vinyl from the NCPR jazz collection and occasionally spend a few minutes chatting with an artist about a new release or upcoming concert.

As with all of our programs, your input is welcomed and encouraged. Please drop me an email and let me know what you think.
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