Jazz On The Keys, feat. Warren Bernhardt

Today, Sat­ur­day August 27nd, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of key­boards-based Jazz. While many of the pieces we’re play­ing today fea­ture or include the piano, there are also some record­ings fea­tur­ing oth­er key­board instru­ments, includ­ing some inspir­ing pieces on synthesiser.

Today we are cel­e­brat­ing the life and music of jazz pianist War­ren Bern­hardt, who passed away ear­li­er in the week. We’ll be play­ing tracks from two of his albums on DMP Records, one of the first dig­i­tal labels, through­out the day: War­ren Bern­hardt Trio ’83 (1983) and Hands On (1987). You can read about him here. A mul­ti-tal­ent­ed key­board play­er across many gen­res, he will be sad­ly missed.

In addi­tion, keep an ear out for Alan Haven’s Image, a late-night Radio Car­o­line clos­ing tune back in the day; Cam­bridge-based David Rees-Williams and his tri­o’s inter­pre­ta­tions of clas­si­cal works; two albums by Bil­ly Bar­ber, one (Shades of Grey) on piano and the oth­er (Light­house) on elec­tron­ic instru­ments; and some mar­vel­lous per­for­mances by Ian Lynn includ­ing his clas­sic album For­got­ten Summer.

Today is the last air­ing of the cur­rent edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?”, where this time, we vis­it The Nature Col­lec­tive. Full details here.

And don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Shai Mae­stro” by Nathan Bul­li­vant is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0