Showing posts from February, 2012

The Line-Up for 2-24-2012

I honestly didn't have much of a clue of what to play this week. Hopefully, you'll still think I came correct as usual. Scott Tixier - Elephant Rose We've been talking this album up a bit at Nextbop recently and it's pretty well lauded at KRTU. That's certainly worth a play in the 1 spot. Flying Lotus - ...And the World Laughs With You (feat. Thom Yorke) Terri Lyne Carrington - Crayola Congratulations to Carrington for winning the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Towner Galaher - Second Line Samba Computer selection Gretchen Parlato - Still (feat. Alan Hampton ) I was sort of stuck on what to play for a bit and then I realized I hadn't played any Parlato in a bit. Beck - Missing Johnathan Blake - Of Things to Come The Eleventh Hour is still streaming at Nextbop, just saying. Ben Wendel - Backbou So's Frame . Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts - Teen Town Kory was saying this version of "Teen Town" was better than Weather Report

The Line-Up for 2-17-2012

I had only vague ideas on what to do this week for the show. It took some twisting and turning to figure out what songs to play this week but I feel that this is a particularly strong show this week. You be the judge. Gregory Porter - Bling Bling This album is amazing. It instantly lifts your spirits. It's makes you think of home. It's everything a jazz vocal album should be. It oddly reminds me of early Will Downing. Be Good  is just great. Jonti - Twirligig Johnathan Blake - Blue News Things are all coming together for the Johnathan Blake album stream. Are you excited? Jack DeJohnette - Sonny Light I'm still liking Sound Travels . Geri Allen & Timeline - In Appreciation This should be a good show at the McAllister Auditorium on Sunday. Jonny Greenwood - Proven Lands Steve Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra - You Can Make It If You Try This was the most perplexing thing on the Bonnaroo lineup . Seriously, check the bottom. What's that doing

The Line-Up for 2-10-2012

The Line-Up in all its newness and splendor has returned to normal. The smooth jazz may return, but not for a long while. This week has new music (fringe, hip-hop inspired, and everything else you'd expect from me), previews to album streams, and some jammy jams. And peace was restored to the land. Enoch Smith Jr. - Wise Man Yes, I'm still playing Misfits  pretty compulsively. It's a shame I missed this during list season. Mister Barrington - Helter's Kelter Tigran Hamasyan - What the Waves Brought I still have A Fable in rotation and likely will for a while. Rusconi - Tempelhof I just got the new Rusconi album, Revolution . I'm still working my way through it, but I had to jump on getting a track in this week's show. John Scofield - Every Night is Ladies Night The computer picked this one but I really liked the beat. Besides, John Scofield has an intended appearance later in the show. J Dilla - Bye. Miguel Atwood-Fergusson - Hoc N Pucky When'

The Second Annual Joe Sample Episode of The Line-Up for 2-3-2012

Oh, yes, it's that time again. I don't have to worry so much about new music and the scene but I get to reflect on my favorite musician and his impact on jazz overall. Plus, I get to devote almost an entire hour to the 1970s, likely my favorite decade for music. The Joe Sample episode of The Line-Up has become a tradition for me and I'm always glad to continue it. Even groans around the radio station have lessened this time around. Even when Joe plays smooth, he plays it right and this show, with its heavy fusion vibe, should reflect that. Joe Sample - Hippies on a Corner This is likely the most modern track I play this week and even it's from 1995. This song is one of my major memories of Sample. I recall his tour hitting San Antonio shortly after Old Places, Old Faces released and my parents taking my sister and I to see it. We actually chanted for him to play this song. Yes, my nerdery began young. Teebs - LSP feat. Austin Peralta Joe Sample - Fly with Wings of