Monthly Archives: December 2010

Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 12/29/10]

1. “Synchro System” – KING SUNNY ADE – The Best Of The Classic Years [Shanachie: 2003]
2. “Soran Bushi – B.H.” – BILLY HARPER – The Awakening [Marge: 1979]
3. “Time Is Moving On” – DONALD BYRD w/GURU & RONNY JORDAN – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
4. “The Scream” – US3 w/JOSHUA REDMAN & TONY REMY – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
5. “Positive” – MICHAEL FRANTI/SPEARHEAD – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
6. “Nocturnal Sunshine” – Me’SHELL NDEGEOCELLO feat. HERBIE HANCOCK – Stolen Moments: red hot & cool [GRP: 1994]
7. “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.” – CHARLES MINGUS – Changes Two [Atlantic: 1975]
8. “Fleurette Africiane” – VIJAY IYER – Solo [ACT Music: 2010]
9. “Ancient Techno” – JACK DE JOHNETTE & FODAY MUSA SUSO – Music From The Hearts Of The Masters [Kindred Spirits/Golden Beams: 2005]
10. “Black Bats And Poles” – CHARLES MINGUS – Changes Two [Atlantic: 1975]
11. “Only Time Will Tell” – BILLY BANG – Prayer For Peace [TUM Records: 2010]
12. “Title Track” – FREDDIE HUBBARD – Red Clay [Sony: 2010]

Co-hosting w/Charlie Curtis


Loose Threads [Playlist – 12/28/10]

1. “Day Dreamin’ On The Niger” – REGINA CARTER – Something For Grace [Atlantic: 1997]
2. “Cat Battles” – JOSHUA REDMAN – Freedom In The Groove [Warner`: 1996]
3. “A Laugh For Rory” – RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Inflated Tear [Atlantic: 1968]
4. “Title Track” – KEVIN MAHOGANY – Double Rainbow [Enja: 1993]
5. “Next Love” – DON BYRON – Tuskegee Experiments [Elektra: 1992]
6. “Title Track” – THE BAD PLUS – Never Stop [Self-Titled: 2010]
7. “Malachi’s Mode” – WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET – Petit Oiseau [Centering/AUM: 2008]
8. “Forty Days And Forty Nights” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Silver Pony [Blue Note: 2010]
9. “Uptownship” – HUGH MASAKELA – Hope [Triloka: 2004]
10. “Wigwam” – CHICK COREA & ORIGIN – Change [Stretch Records: 1999]
11. “Torn” – JUNGLE FUNK – Self-Titled [Jungle Funk: 1997]
12. “Pink Moon” – TAYLOR EIGSTI – Daylight At Midnight [Concord Music Group: 2010]
13. “Theme For The Tasters” – WILLIAM PARKER ORGAN QUARTET – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House [Centering/AUM: 2010]
14. “Tick Tock” – ELLEN ROWE QUARTET – Wishing Well [PKO Records: 2010]
15. “Kozuma” – PROFESSOR TRANCE & THE ENERGISERS – Shaman’s Breath [Island: 1995]

Background: Village/Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band/Tales Of A Courtesan (Oirantan) [RCA 1976]////PSA Back: Moroccan Nights/MANDRILL/Sunshine [Wilson Brothers Records: 2003]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 12/22/10]

1.   “Winterlude Duet No. 1” – AL DI MEOLA – Winter Nights [Telarc: 1999]
2.   “First Light” – FREDDIE HUBBARD – The Baddest Hubbard [CTI: 1972]
3.   “A Night In Seville” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Silver Pony [Blue Note/EMI: 2010]
4.   “Beneath A Silver Moon” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Silver Pony [Blue Note/EMI: 2010]
5.   “Slash & Burn” – RAZIA – Zebu Nation [Cumbancha: 2010]
6.   “Linus & Lucy” – VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – A Boy Named Charlie Brown [Fantasy: 1989]
7.   “Greensleeves” – JOHN COLTRANE – Africa/Brass Vols. 1 & 2 [Impulse: 1961]
8.   “Title Track” – ROLAND KIRK – We Free Kings [Mercury: 1961]
9.   “Winterlude No. 4” – AL DI MEOLA – Winter Nights [Telarc: 1999]
10. “Buddha’s Joy” – WILLIAM PARKER ORGAN QUARTET – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House [Centering Records/AUM: 2010]
11. “Spirits Past” – GIL SCOTT-HERON – Spirits [TVT Records: 1994]
12. “Christmas Song” – RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Kirkatron [Warner: 1997]
13. “March Of The Lost Children” – THE ZAWINUL SYNDICATE – The Immigrants [Columbia: 1988]
14. “Prince Of The Sea” – LENNY WHITE – Venusian Summer [Nemperor: 1975]
15. “Stratus” – BILLY COBHAM – Spectrum [Atlantic: 1973]

Background: Gibraltar/STANLEY TURRENTINE/Sugar [Sony: 2010]////PSA Back: Renaissance/JEAN-LUC PONTY/Aurora [Atlantic: 1976]


Climate Change For College Radio?

Let’s face it, with all the options available these days to enjoy the sounds one prefers, who needs radio? Technology is moving at such a pace that even CD’s are losing their once heralded edge. And how about the boom box for a good laugh.

Add to this the crunch that has depleted cash flow and simultaneously raised prices, and you have a prescription for a whole lot of gems to get traded in or melted down.

Here’s an article from the New York Times about the plight of non-commercial, college radio focusing on two of the gems currently very much in the line,  under the gun and fighting for their lives:

Vandy’s WRVU and Rice U’s KTRU……

Waning Support for College Radio Sets Off a Debate

 


WTJU JAZZ PROGRAMMING TAKES A WEEK OFF FOR THE ‘WINTER’ CLASSICAL MUSIC MARATHON FUNDRAISER

From Monday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec 12, Jazz broadcasts here at 91.1/WTJU-FM will be preempted to make way for this year’s Classical Musical Marathon….giving our friends and compatriots in the Classical Music Department a chance to outdo the record-setting (no pun intended) fundraising success we achieved in October’s 2010 Jazzfest.
So, since we took our turn, we step back and let them do their thing for the overall good of the station. The music will be of a very high quality, so if you can expand your horizons enough and catch a few of the shows, i’ll wager you’ll be very stimulated to show a sign of support with a small contribution.
We’ll be back on the morn of Monday, the 13th, proud, loud and strong, as we walk, full force into the Xmas season’s celebration.
We’ll keep the lines open here just in case there’s something you want to share, and maybe, just maybe, there might a live performance review or two showin’ up in the meantime. Be well and be safe. Tune in and groove to the inescapable power of community radio!