Showing posts from October, 2010

The Line-Up for 12-29-2010

I'm feeling pretty good about this week's Line-Up. I think it's well put together. I think it has the right touches of the right moods. I think it has a good energy to it. I'm actually live in the studio for stuff but the song order and arrangement was done in advanced and blends together fairly well. It covers a broad spectrum of periods but meshes. It has a full body and a nice aroma with a hint of hickory and elderberries. Etc, etc. Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott - Big Brother I was sort of expecting this to be a cover of Stevie Wonder's song, a la what Vijay Iyer is doing lately, but it's its own creature, and a fine one at that. Good computer selection to top things off. Chick Corea - The Great Pumpkin Waltz I'm not really a Halloween person. I wasn't raised up with it and even though I try to take parts in some of the holiday now that I'm older, I'm just not huge about it. Still, I'm a sucker for Vince Guaraldi compositions and I&

The Line-Up for 10-22-2010

I'm not really in the mood to explain my rationale for each track for this week's show. The only thing I feel I need to explain is the two tracks from Jaspects, which I'm playing to note the SpelHouse homecoming that I'm unable to attend. Still, if I had left for Atlanta, I probably might not have been able to do my show this week and that means you would have missed out. We wouldn't have wanted that, would we? Incognito - Solar Fire Mike Clark - Bookin' Pharoah Sanders - Astral Traveling (Boozoo Bajou Remix) The Nels Cline Singers - Floored Jaspects - One Last Cry Before I Say Jaspects - Goodbye Love feat. Fonzworth Bentley Ximo Tebar - Nica's Dream Medeski, Martin and Wood - Song 3 ERIMAJ - For You (For Who?) Marco Benevento - Heartbeats

The Line-Up for 10-15-2010

I wasn't quite sure what kind of show I'd end up doing this week. I had a few songs scrawled on a Post-It like I often do to prepare each show, but I still didn't have a big idea for the week. All I knew was that I wanted to do something different. Well, I combed through some new stuff I got, thought about different sounds that are pleasing but challenging, and went a little off the beaten path through computer here to put together a pretty great show. Seriously, I was surprised about how good this show is. Hopefully I'm not alone in this sentiment but I'm rather excited about this playlist. Meshell Ndegeocello & Cassandra Wilson - The Chosen This one came up through a certain degree of combing through the computer. I had to come up with something completely different from what I usually play and after giving a quick glance at Rob Fields' Bold as Love black rock site, it finally hit me to see if we had any Ndegeocello. Combining her exquisite musicianshi

The Line-Up for 10-8-2010

The KRTU fall pledge drive has reached its end but that doesn't mean we're still not accepting new members . Make sure to head there and become a member of the station. All the cool people are doing it. Also, no breakdown for each track this week. I hope you'll pardon me that, just listen to the music. Jeb Patton - Cloak and Dagger Dr. Lonnie Smith - Mellow Mood Freddie Hubbard - A Night in Tunisia Gerry Gibbs Sextet feat. Ravi Coltrane - Impressions Gretchen Parlato - Weak Rahsaan Rolank Kirk - Blacknuss Jaspects - Uppity Negro Tom Harrell - Paz The Bad Plus - Never Stop

The Line-Up for 10-1-2010

Once again, it's time for the KRTU pledge drive, so I'm making the call to head to the site and donate to become a member of the station to keep great music like this on the air. Marco Benevento - You Know I'm No Good I figure it's good to start off with some great energy and this song certainly has some great energy. Jason Lindner - Seven Ways When I was putting together this week's show, I had a good idea for what the set at the end would be but not necessarily the rest of the show. This Lindner track sort of found its way in here. I'm not mad at it. Aaron Parks - Peaceful Warrior I'm terrible at fulfilling requests. I'm seriously bad at it, but from time to time, I'll follow through... a week or two later. Jason Moran - Crepuscule With Nellie When it was announced that Jason Moran won a MacArthur grant this week, I knew I had to mention it. Suddenly, an idea crept into my head about how to put together a set of interconnected music