It's Memorial Day Weekend, and the studio is closed, so therefore no live show this week. Instead we are presenting an encore presentation of the June 7, 2014 episode. It's an upbeat summery episode, in my opinion at least.
You might also wish to check out last year's Memorial Day extravaganza, which also includes a celebration of Sun Ra's centenary.
Another week, another playlist, and not much else.
A couple of items picked up from the merch table at the Dave Douglas/Joe Lovano show on Thursday night, and a fine show it was. This is one of those shows where I've sort of programmed myself out to a degree, not that you'll miss me.
Also, and also totally coincidental, several musicians make multiple appearances - Robin Eubanks, Fred
Hopkins, Eric Dolphy, Ralph Alessi, and Don Byron. Also one song written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein and one written over the chord changes to another. Synergy, baby!
A mostly jazzy show today, kind of thrown together at the last minute. There's a set in the second hour that sticks out like a sore thumb provides some contrast, but enjoyable all the same if you ask me. I'd listen to it.