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Last Call 26th Anniversary Program to air January 29th

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Last Call host Chris Cooke will celebrate the program's anniversary with a special broadcast on January 29th.

The two hour program will feature music from John Coltrane's previously unreleased live performance of "A Love Supreme", recorded live in Seattle, Washington, in 1965. The recording features Coltrane and his band at their best, taking the music of the historic recording to an entirely different level, with inspired spiritual fire and relentless creativity.

Also on tap will be selections from jazz luminaries Miles Davis, Steve Raybine, Albert Ayler, Kamasi Washington,  Patricia Barber,  the Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.

Last Call started on KIOS in January 1996. Evolving over the decades, the program has become one of the few jazz programs regionally to feature progressive, avant-garde, electric and groove oriented jazz.

Tune in to the Last Call for a special 26th Anniversary program on January 29th, 9-11pm on KIOS-FM and on the web on www.kios.org 

Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.
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