Showing posts from November, 2010

The Line-Up for 11-26-2010

This is a sign of my dedication. I still came up to this station on the day after Thanksgiving to put this show together. Needless to say, I'm not feeling like doing a lot of banter. Hopefully, the music makes up for my aversion from my normal loquacious nature. Jaspects - Chitlins & Chalupas This seems like the perfect song to top off the post-Thanksgiving Line-Up, broadcast from San Antonio, Texas, doesn't it? Clayton Brothers - Street Dance This is here because along with jazz elders Jeff and John Clayton leading the band on saxophone and bass respectively, Nextbop's own Gerald Clayton , John's son, backs up on piano. Kneebody - Wide Eyed I love Kneebody. I still don't know why I haven't gotten any of their albums yet. Garage A Trois - Outre Mer I didn't even know there was any Garage A Trois in the KRTU library until today. Expect to hear more of this. Tarbaby - Unity It still feels weird saying this band's name on the air... or in ge

The Line-Up for 11-19-2010

It was very difficult for me to set my mind to putting together an hour of music that didn't include Kanye West. I've been listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy since it leaked. Still, jazz music is good, too. Here's some... The Bad Plus - The Radio Tower Has A Beating Heart I've only had one track from this album since it released so I've been sort of in withdrawal from new Bad Plus for a bit. This track should stop me from getting the shakes. Brad Mehldau - She's Leaving Home I decided that since Apple chose to make a big deal out of putting The Beatles on iTunes, I'd make an unnecessarily big deal about joking about The Beatles on iTunes. Neither my joke or Apple's announcement probably solicited much response but just like The Beatles, at least the music is good. Oh, also Josh Jackson took my suggestion that this is among the 50 best Beatles covers of all time . Ben Allison - Across the Universe I just wanted to finish out this set o

The Line-Up for 11-12-2010

You know, I'm still sort of tired from last weekend? I'm looking forward to spending this weekend bundled up in my room where it may or may not rain and the weather may or may not be brisk but still significantly warmer than everyone else's mid-November (hey, it's still South Texas). This show should be a good precursor of all that. Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Pizmon Layakinton (Song for the Hyacinth) The computer picked this one, but it only took me two tries to pronounce this name in a manageable way. I hope I said it right. At least the song is good. Cassandra Wilson - Beneath a Silver Moon People are really liking Cassandra Wilson's new album. I of course read Nate Chinen's review of it. Then I later saw Paste had a review as well. That ultimately meant I had to give it some attention, post haste. Tarbaby - Jena 6 This album arrived at the station last week and the music director, Kory, and I had a long discussion on how to talk about and play this group

The Line-Up for 11-5-2010

We've made it to November. The air is crisp, spirits are high. The jazz keeps coming. I'm feeling pretty good about this week's Line-Up, hopefully you do, too. Let's find out, shall we? Joe Locke - Bright Side Up This one is a computer selection but I felt it had a better spot to start out the hour than in the middle where the computer picked it. I like starting off with pretty high energy and this song has it. Vijay Iyer - Patterns I've had this song in the library for quite some time now but I just couldn't find the right time to play it. It's complex and maybe off-putting for most radio listeners but once again, I decided to have a little faith in my audience. Please don't let me down, audience, and appreciate this song for the complex awesomeness that it is. Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew I didn't notice until just now that I placed this song here immediately after Vijay Iyer, who covered this song on his most adored album last year, Histori