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00000175-b316-d35a-a3f7-bbdeff020000 Twice a month the Cactus Cafe hosts KUT’s Views and Brews.Views and Brews is a free space where we invite the community in to explore a wide range of subjects and ideas. Already we’ve talked about Race In America, Spinoza Today, The Psychology of Civic Engagement, The Future of Theater, Time and much more.Our goal is to engage with the community to share thoughts, inspire new perspectives, and give everyone access to new ideas, art, literature, music, and imagination.Views and Brews are free and open to all ages.______________________________________________Our next live show at the Cactus will be in April of 2019. Please subscribe to the podcast in the meantime. See ya soon! -Rebecca

Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure


Saxophone great Coleman Hawkins helped to establish jazz as a stand-alone art form, separate from the popular swing music of the day.

With his originality, lyricism, and a keen sense for the latest trends, Hawkins' work was the foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads.

And yet, what is the price for a creative who expresses his art?

Rabbi Neil Blumofe joined KUT's Rebecca McInroy for some conversation – and superlative music – recorded live at the Cactus Cafe in Austin.

Featuring Shelly Carrol on saxophone, Ephraim Owens on trumpet, Red Young on piano, Roscoe Beck on bass and Brannen Temple on the drums, it was an evening dedicated to discovering jazz and appreciating the beauty of this incredible and accessible American art form.

Listen to this Views & Brews in the player above. 

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