The Line-Up for 4-27-2012

As usual, the show is a combination of ideas I've collected throughout the week and picks the computer left but I'm particularly happy with my new approach to blending tracks together. I'm really happy with my handiwork in that department. The song selection ain't half bad, either.

Michael Janish - Sofa Stomp
This song has been sitting on an Evernote for months, waiting in the tall grass for the perfect show to pounce. It finally graced this week's 1 spot and it works.
James Pants - Track 27
Neil Cowley Trio - Slims
The song just got a new video that has graced our page. It certainly deserves a spot in The Line-Up for the week.
The Bad Plus - Super America
I was whistling this tune all day Wednesday. Take note how much of a challenge that is when you hear the shifts going on.
Romain Collin - Pennywise the Clown
Have you checked out The Calling yet? We're streaming it. You really should check it out if you haven't by now. This taste should convince you.
Jonti - Hornets Nest
Gregory Porter - When Did You Learn
I knew I wanted to play some Gregory Porter in this soul set. Be Good is such a great album and Porter really has become one of our modern day great vocalists.
Jazz Soul Seven - People Get Ready
When I showed up at the station, Kory was raving about this album featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Wallace Roney playing Curtis Mayfield songs. It is sort of up my alley and it's a good fit for this soul set.
Alan Evans Trio - After Everyone's Gone
We're streaming Drop Hop this week, too. I'm really enjoying this album and this track in particular.
MF DOOM - Camphor
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Redeye
This was actually a computer selection, but I knew I wanted to branch out about halfway through the hour. This track, while I was initially concerned about its ten minute runtime, is a great pivot for the hour. It's really my favorite song from Infernal Machines
Thundercat - Daylight
The computer picked a different Thundercat song to play in this hour and I was going to run with it, too, but Bruner was tweeting all morning about how happy this song makes people and I succumbed to that suggestion.
Herbie Hancock - The Essence feat. Chaka Khan
The computer picked this one, too, but it's really one of my favorite Herbie Hancock songs. No, seriously.
Flying Lotus - Breathe . Something/Stellar STar
DJ Cam - Mad Blunted Jazz
I was looking for a good closer for the album and happened upon this. I kept it because of the name, but also because the lead sample is Sade's "Cherish the Day". It's like it was calling out to me.


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