JOHN COLTRANE BIRTHDAY RADIO SPECIAL WITH HOST LARRY RENI THOMAS ON WCOM-FM 9/23/12

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, September 23, 2012, from 9pm to 12 midnight, for The John Coltrane Birthday Special with host Larry Reni Thomas. The program will feature three hours of John Coltrane’s music and the premiere of an audio documentary called “John Coltrane: The Great North Carolina Jazz Intellectual.” It features commentary and analysis from Jim Ketch, a trumpet player and a jazz studies professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Larry Ridley, a bassist and former director of the Rutgers University’s jazz studies department. The documentary is part of a four part series dedicated to North Carolina native jazz musicians and includes profiles of Thelonious Monk, Max Roach and Nina Simone. For more information about The John Coltrane Birthday Special, which will be aired on the 86th anniversary of the great saxophonist’s birthday, go to carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com.

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