A cross-section of jazz from the 20th & 21st Century today, from John Pattton, Arthur Prysock, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, Miles, and Mingus, to newer music from The Jeff Hamilton Trio, Mike Longo, Halie Loren Gonzalo Rubulcaba, Gordon Johnson, Regina Carter, Roy Hargrove, and Nichola Miller.
With guest stars Lalo Schifrin, Davie Allan, the Electronic Concept Orchestra, and with special guest star Claudine Longet as Pussy Willow. Tonight’s Episode: “Hey Girl, is that a 101 String Bikini that you’re wearing?”
3/15 in a nutshell…
We’re back, and glad to be welcoming you aboard! The “Ooh” went time-hopping, starting off with some ’60s instros with “Ska” in the title, and winding up with Dr. Buzzard associate Gichy Dan and his Beachwood #9 outfit, after a glitchy detour through 2Tone which was simply… madness. Suggs & crew’s Prince Buster cover simply wouldn’t play straight through no matter which deck we fed it into, so Georgie Fame’s mid-60s remake had to get the job done. But hey_ how ‘bout that Gichy Dan! Meanwhile in the “Voov”, Sherwood dropped a cool, laid-back MFSB cut bearing the oddly-Kraftwerkian sounding title “Human Machine” for openers. A “curveballs” set involving “not THOSE” Scorpions, Eagles, or Crystals kicked off with… not THAT Fela! A Lionel Hampton/Shiina Ringo DJ mix played us into the 4:00 hour where the 4(+1)-in-a-row set was titled “Bad Boys, Rudies & Miscreants”. GotchaSKAvered fed us our first Hungarian “Lollipop”, we went juggling with TSPO, and we dug some more Dan (Gichy, not Steely) before winding up with a Mutant Frogs set… Ribbit, ribbit!