Fall 2010

Content: Fall 2010

 Kory Cook in booth


Meet the New Guy: KRTU Welcomes New Music Director Kory Cook


Meet Kory Cook, KRTU's new Music Director and Announcer. Like some of those before him, he is an active musician whose love of playing is matched only by his love of the art. He's played with musicians from Alex Coke to the Sons of Hercules to the Central Time Jazz Collective. He's been in radio for almost 15 years and has led production on over 600 live performances.  



 Baseball, A film by Ken Burns



My Top Three: Jazz and Baseball



According to NYU historian and librarian George A. Thompson, Jr., the first known use of the word "jazz" in print appeared in the pages of west coast sports sections. It was written by authors covering the spirited play of early minor league baseball players in the Pacific Coast League. One 1912 account in the Los Angeles Times tells of a Portland pitcher naming his unpredictable curveball "the Jazz ball because it wobbles and you simply can't do anything with it."




  Album of the Year

A Look in the Library - Album of the Year



In 1981, Blakey again surrounded himself with some of the best and brightest young musicians with whom to tour and record. Album of the Year served as the final product of 9 months touring through Europe.  With the confidence of having performed the tunes countless times, the band entered the recording studio and cut six outstanding tracks.