Showing posts from January, 2011

The 1st Annual Joe Sample Episode of The Line-Up for 1-28-2011

Yes, it's that time of year again. February 1 is right around the corner so it's time for the Joe Sample episode of The Line-Up. Sample is the man whose career I have adored since I was a small child and I feel I owe it to him to celebrate his birthday every year. I always had when I grew up so it was only natural that I'd do the same with The Line-Up. Also, I rather like celebrating the birthdays of jazz musicians while they're still alive. Folks deserve their due recognition while they're here. Joe Sample - Black and White (As Simple As) My favorite Joe Sample album has to be 1996's Old Places Old Faces . The one time I was able to see him perform live was while he was touring around this album. I distinctly recall the cold night at Sunken Gardens, my sister clearly the youngest at that concert and still with some knowledge of the songs (I was 10 at the time). This album holds a special place in my heart. Michael Franks - Chez Nous I just realized that wh

The Line-Up for 1-21-2011

I really had no clue what to play for this week. I almost just put together a whole show of Radiohead covers (that could still happen at some point). Still, I put together a show with a good mix of new and old that came together pretty well with little hints here and there for next week's show commemorating Joe Sample's birthday (on February 1st). Medeski, Martin & Wood - Junkyard I figured I'd put some MMW in here but thought it a little risky to play them at the top of the hour. This is me living dangerously. Takuya Kuroda - Blue Tomato I've had this album for a little while but haven't given it a proper chance yet. Consider this Kuroda's chance for me. Joe Lovano Us Five - Passport Everyone is talking about this album lately. I mean absolutely everyone in the jazz world. This is me jumping on the bandwagon as any good radio host should. Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Good Morning Anya I was first exposed to Jaco Pastorius in the winter. I don't kn

The Line-Up for 1-14-2011

This is one of those shows that came together in an odd way. I had an idea for what I wanted to do when I headed to the station, scrapped much of it while putting the show together, and now I'm oddly proud of this mix. Hopefully you'll feel the same. Also, someone let me know if the descriptions I add for each track is really necessary. I think I may cut them out completely after a while. The intros are a must, but the whole "why I picked this track at this spot" thing may not be necessary, unless I'm linking something important or something. I'm still mulling it over. The Bad Plus - Super America Dr. Lonnie Smith - Mellow Mood Kneebody - Never Remember Apple Juice Kid - Bitches Astrud Gilberto - Bim Bom (Psapp Remix) Jason Lindner - Seven Ways St. Germain - Sure Thing Donald Byrd - Stepping Into Tomorrow Fela Kuti - Gentleman Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (DJ Funky Lowlives Remix)

The Line-Up for 1-7-2011

Alright, so I clearly couldn't make it to New York for Winter Jazz Fest , I still can relish in such a festivals options with a radio station's resources before me. You can do the same by proxy. Gregory Porter - Feeling Good Folks around the station have been singing the praises of Gregory Porter for some time now. Now that I think about it, I can't think of a another distinct, soulful voice like his on the scene right now. Porter seems to be the kind of guy who is the voice of his time right now. Anat Cohen - What a Little Moonlight Can Do If Cohen's show is as awesome as her stop by San Antonio last month, the folks at (Le) Poisson Rouge are in for a great show. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - 7 Inch 6 I need to make a note to myself to learn more about this group. I never knew the reach they had. Robert Glasper - Festival I really like this song but it's another one of those songs I don't often play because I find it too challenging for air play. This wee