Inspired by the State Fair appearance of the hugely talented Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, some sounds of New Orleans:
Rebirth Brass Band: Tornado Special (Take It to the Street; Rounder)
Mahogany Brass Band: St. James Infirmary (Best of the Brass Bands; Sound of New Orleans)
Original Pinstripe Brass Band: Last Chance to Dance (Your Last Chance to Dance; Orleans)
In addition to the 1st hour’s traditional ska oldie-a-thon and Sherwood B. Funn’s typically cosmic 2nd hour, get your fix of LIVE in the 4(+2) at 4, plus a genuine, living ‘toon in the Lollipop segment! Ya-ha-ha-ha-hai-hi-hikes!!!
New music from the Godfathers of Groove, James Moody, Charlie Shoemake Terry Trotter. Older material from Yusef Lateef, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan. A commemoration of Hurricane Katrina with tunes from Christian Scott, Astral Project, Terrence Blanchard, and Allen Toussaint, and more….
Had a couple of interviews this show so things were pretty hopping in the studio. Sweet Mama J Joined me and we talked to Joe Ely about his appearance Sept. 9th at the Cabooze then talked to local funksters NAGA about a CD release party at the historic Uptown Bar in Minneapolis. So below is only a partial list. Too much going on for only one pair of hands to handle.
Bajofondo: Pulmón (Mardulce; Surco) (at The Cedar Sept. 25)
Forro in the Dark: Lost in the Ballroom (Music Meeting 2009 Festival Highlights; Radio Netherlands Worldwide) (at The Cedar Sept. 25)
Os Mutantes: O Careca (Haih…; Anti) (at The Cedar Sept. 26)
Highlights this week_
listen for a tribute to The Lost 2 Tone Era with relatively obscure-but-worthy early-‘80s UK ska from bands entirely independent of the 2Tone record label, or Chrysalis, for that matter. Manila’s finest, Put3Ska contribute this week’s Lollipop Of The Week. And that’s just Hour 3! In hour 2, Sherwood B. Funn drops the needle on a longie from Breaking The Sound Barrier vol. 1 – Percussion and the 1st hour’s oldies set is the typically spectacular mix of vocal and inSKAmental selections that Capt. 2much Freetime is known across the galaxy for… ;-)