Jazz

5/10 in a nutshell…

A stretched-out 4@4 (with 3 tunes in the 7:+mn. range), a GotchaSKAllipop straight off a band’s website, Ska from Studio 5 and a ska Rocky theme were highlights of Hour 3. Working our way back, Sherwood got funky with some MFSB, El Coco and Milt Jackson in an hour that kicked off with the three Y’s… Yello, YMCK and YMO. What makes ‘em the “Three Y’s”? Just the fact that they’re back-to-back-to-back in the playlist, y’all… and if I find three more Y’s to run consecutively, then they’ll be the three Y’s. Lastly… this was the week we learned of the passing of The Skatalites’ mighty Lloyd Brevett on the upright, so we put together a Skatalites-driven all-star cast in the opening set of the “Ooh”…including the Wailing Wailers, Jackie Opel, The Maytals and Lee Perry. The Lloyds of Kingston are now reunited in the Great Beyond… May Knibb and Brevett Rock (steady) In Peace.

A Latin “sabor” special – revisiting many favorites.

No play list available…had the day off.


A mix of new and old today, including older music from Charles Earland, The Monk Big Band, Miles, Clifford Brown, Joe Turner,and Wardell Gray. New(er) music from Pancho Sanchez, Maude Hixson, Cristina Morrison and Scott Cowan.

Cousin Andy, housesitting for the Jazz family, focusing on music by, about, and for the great South African bassist Johnny M’bizo Dyani.

Enjoy the 2nd half of “Tortoise and the Minenapolis Jazz All Stars,” a live broadcast from the Walker Art Center, Friday May 4. The concert ran from approximately 8:00pm to 9:20pm. Also, don’t miss the last 20 minutes of this archive – Ron Gerber’s “Smooth Jazzatude.” It’s terrific!


5/3 in a nutshell…

All bumpers heard in the “Ooh” were various mixes of our “Ska from Studio 5” thingie… three different mixes, and we yakked and yakked over every one of ‘em! Want a little more ska? Dandy Livingstone’s got whatcha need. In Hour 2, Hal Blaine introduces us to his Flower Society, YMO’s Haruomi Hosono plays Galaga, and coming to us from the Little City in Space, the LCS news theme “Tea-A-Wanna Whistle”_ truly a slice of KFAI history, following hot on the heels of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”, Piero Umiliani style! The theme of the 4(+1)@4 was the Moon… bands with “Moon” in their name, songs with “Moon” in the title, and of course Bucket Hingley’s celebrated Moon Ska Records. We forgot to bring our current crop of Lollipops, so we reprised the mysterious animated character “Fizzy”. And the rest of hour 3 was equally effervescent, so drink up, you’ve got two pints to get through!

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