The Line-Up for 4-30-2010

Hey, everybody. How was your day? Mine was fine and sort of productive but the afternoon left me in a funk. If only there were some cool music to put me in a good mood again. Oh, wait. There is...

Brad Mehldau - John Boy
In the ongoing saga that is Retro exclaiming his overwhelming approval of Highway Rider, tonight's Line-Up starts with this song.
Freddie Hubbard - Little Sunflower
On Tuesday, I was at work and using Pandora.FM on one of the computers when I heard a Christian McBride cover of this song. I had forgotten how much I love this song. I knew I would play it on the show. Unfortunately, the station didn't have the album in the library, but it does have Hubbard's rendition.
Trio of Doom - Para Oriente
Trio of Doom (John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, & Tony Williams) is a combo I never knew existed before last.fm. I was wowed at a combination of such genius in its time. Tonight, I figured I'd remind folks who forgot about such a short-lived powerhouse group and invite others who may have never known to witness the awesomeness that is Trio of Doom.
Frank Glover - Modern Times
Before I put together tonight's show, I was talking with KRTU's operations manager, JD, as he was reviewing new, incoming albums to discern what should go into the system and how tracks should be categorized. He was going over Glover's Abacus album which impressed me almost immediately. I asked if I could take the album off his hands for a bit so I could enter it into the library myself and pick a couple of tracks from Abacus for tonight. He just had this vibe to him like folks may not pay attention to him unless someone gave him a nudge. Well... nudge.
Geoffrey Keezer - Arana Amarilla
I think the library may have picked this one and I sort of liked what I heard.
Ben Allison - Emergency
Library picked this one, too. Second verse, same as the first.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Redeye
My Twitter account will tell you I'm very attached to my BlackBerry and the 8gb memory card it houses. From time to time, I change out music which is absolutely crucial on my very long VIA bus commutes throughtout San Antonio. Really, I listen to music all the time through this phone (and am quite particular about my headphones, too. In fact, I should get stereo headphones at some point). Ever since I got Argue's Infernal Machines, it has never lost its spot on my BlackBerry's memory card. Because of that, my favorite track on the album always jumps around because it's altogether so amazing. Currently, my favorite song from the album is Redeye featuring Sebastian Noelle on guitar.
Frank Glover - Robot
The show closes out on Frank Glover once more so everyone can hear what I'm hearing in this guy. He really did impress me a lot in just a matter of seconds.

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