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Sergio Salvatore On Piano Jazz

Jan 29, 2016

Sergio Salvatore was only 14 when he appeared as Marian McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz 20 years ago, but he was already making the jazz world sit up and take notice. The young composer and pianist is a natural. He's since gone on to partner with virtuoso vibraphonist Christos Rafalides, with whom he released the album Dark Sand.

In this 1996 edition of Piano Jazz, Salvatore solos in his own tune "Revolving Door" and teams with McPartland for "Autumn Leaves."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1996.

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Jazz has its capital cities: major hubs like New York, Chicago and New Orleans. But the music manages plenty well in many other places, too. What goes into those smaller ecosystems to enable jazz to thrive? How do talented musicians make it happen? In search of some answers, we sought out the DIY concert producers of CapitalBop in Washington, D.C., as they presented artists from the Baltimore-Washington area. And we met with the musicians themselves — in one case, touring the place he calls home.

Tickets to the most popular concerts and other live events are often hard to find because of abusive practices by vendors who illegally use computer programs called bots to grab them up, according to a report released by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

In some cases, tickets to live events sell out within minutes, only to appear right away at enormous markups on sites such as StubHub, according to the report, which calls for major reform to the ticketing process.

I remember being 14 years old and standing out in the cold at the stage door of Pippin, waiting to get actor Ben Vereen's autograph on my Playbill. More than 40 years later, I still have that program, and I thought about it a lot last weekend as I watched crowds of young people — many in elaborate costumes — geeking out over their shared love of theater.

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Bobby Enriquez On Piano Jazz

Jan 22, 2016

A florid, flamboyant pianist, Bobby Enriquez (1943-96) was called "the wild man of jazz," a reference to his karate-like attack with fists, elbows and palms hitting the keyboard. Although he never received formal lessons, Enriquez clearly made his mark among jazz heavyweights.

In this 1990 episode of Piano Jazz, Enriquez plays a fiery rendition of "Just One Of Those Things," then teams up with host Marian McPartland for his own "Bumble Rumble Blues."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1990.

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How to select a supermarket that is worthy of you

Jan 22, 2016
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Steve Jenkins is vice president of Fairway Group Services at New York's Fairway market.

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"We don't really think about it, but the history of cheddar has really affected American cheesemaking in general, and also just the food system itself in the U.S.," says cheesemonger Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar.

Pati Jinich: What I want to know is why cheddar?

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"The quality of the meat and the flavor of the meat has a lot to do with what that animal is eating," says Jennifer Milikowsky, founder of Walden Hill. The New England-based company sells pork finished with acorns collected from rural, suburban and urban areas.

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