Fritz Byers is the host of Jazz Spectrum 91 (Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. - midnight) on WGTE-FM.
A note from Fritz: I have been hosting Jazz Spectrum 91 continuously since my first show aired on April 1, 1989. The show has been on every Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. since then. Jazz Spectrum 91 is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it. The notion of jazz history, in any formal sense, is problematic, since the best recordings are timeless, tied not so much to time and place as to personal and collective inspiration, which, like all thunderclaps of genius, defy tidy explanation. Jazz is marked, at once, both by limitless innovation and enormous discipline, and it is this tension -- between the individual and the group, between form and invention -- that makes jazz such a source of boundless fascination. And joy.
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