Daily Archive: April 29, 2013

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the most costly and destructive riots in history. The beating trial of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Offers, who were handed not-guilty verdicts on this day in 1992. Within minutes of the verdict‘s reading, disturbances erupted...

Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

Villagers – Live At Le Printemps de Bourges Festival 2013 – Night At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Continuing our monitoring of activity during this Festival season, I ran across this concert recorded Saturday at Le Printemps de Bourges Festival in France. A two-day Festival (Saturday and Sunday), one of the headliners was the Irish Indie band Villagers,...

NBC Symphony String Quartet – Western Hemisphere Premier – Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   Back to premiers this weekend. This one; the Western Hemisphere First Performance of the 2nd String Quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich. Regarded as one of the most important Modern Composers of the mid-twentieth century, NBC Radio devoted several broadcasts premiering...

Ben Webster – Live In Copenhagen – 1965 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A classic club date this week from the legendary Ben Webster and his Quartet, consisting of Kenny Drew, Piano – Nis-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass and Alex Riel, drums. Recorded at Jazzhus Monmarte in Copenhagen on January 30 and 31st, 1965....