The Line-Up for 3-30-2012

Huzzah! It's pledge drive season, the time when it's entirely justified for me to hang out at the radio station all day and be hype. Does that hypeness carry over into my show? Oh, totally? Will it compel you to become a member of the station? I hope so.

Vijay Iyer Trio - The Star of a Story
I totally meant to make a joke about becoming a star of the Jazz 91.7 story and pledge your support to the station, but I forgot. Would that still have been sort of funny?
Toro y Moi - Inro/Chi Chi
Terri Lyne Carrington - Unconditional Love
Giving away this album as a gift at the $120 Jazz Aficionado level is a pretty good excuse to play this song and make a clever set flip flopping Carrington and Esperanza. Or maybe I'm just enamored with clever ideas coming out of my own head.
Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It
This is a good version, but honestly, I have a soft spot for the version Will Downing and Gerald Albright did. I don't hear a lot of folks talk about that one, or maybe I'm not around enough R&B and smooth jazz folks lately.
Flying Lotus - Breathe. Something/Stellar STar
Enoch  Smith, Jr. - A Misfit's Theme
One key to pledge drive is to pick songs in the shows that we know folks will love, what they come to this station for. Playing Enoch Smith was an automatic decision for me for this week's show based on this principle alone.
Sam Yahel Trio - Saba
This was honestly a computer selection that I rather liked and decided to run with.
Sam Sadigursky - Miss Teen U.S.A. feat. Wendy Gilles
This one was also a computer selection but I'm pretty sure I was talking about this song to someone a couple weeks ago. This computer knows me, man.
Tycho - A Walk
BADBADNOTGOOD - DOOM
I'm looking forward to April 3, how 'bout you?
Mister Barrington - Landing
I've been sort of craving this song lately. I've just been in the mood for Mister Barrington lately, so I knew I'd want to play them again.
Teebs - LSP feat. Austin Peralta
Zorch - Cosmic Gloss
I wanted to take a risk in playing this band. I feel like some electronic music and jazz have some blurred lines that I like to cross from time to time.

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