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)