Guest Host: J. Otis Powell!

Guitarist Cory Wong came by and we talked about, and heard cuts from, his new double CD, Quartet/Quintet. I also played new music from Tony Monaco, The Jazz Soul Seven, and Esperanza Spalding, as well as older tunes from Cal Tjader, Horace Silver, Art Pepper, and the Astral Project. And of course, something from Charles Mingus.

with co-host Yonci

Steve Kyle of Higher-than-Fi Enterprises, record buyer for Jet Set Planet and proud member of PCI – Players Club International, stops by to share record buying war stories to kick off Record Store Day in Minneapolis MN

Cousin Andy at the helm, with a mini-tribute to Levon, some neo-bluegrass, orchestral-chamber-electro-pop, South African hip hop and more. Dig it.

4/19 in a nutshell…
The runaway highlight of this week’s RSST has got to be yours truly making a complete monkey out of myself mis-remembering the night “Live from Studio 5” airs… and repeatedly! ‘5’ comes on Wednesday night before “In Your Ear”, NOT Thursday night before “Voice Cried Softly”! A little parallel timestream seepage while wide-awake dreaming, perhaps… anyway, skassengers were exposed to “Ska from Studio 5”, Mutant Frogs’ gift to Doug The Thug and his merry band of mischief-makers, holding forth as they do every Wednesday night 10:-mid. before Angie hits the airwaves. The GotchaSKAllipop was dubbed live on the Echo Chamber by d.j. babyswiss and slightly re-dubbed by Cozy here on RSST, and a Russian theme dominated the 4(+1)@4. Sherwood caught Lounge Disco Fever, and the “Ooh” actually premiered the “Ska from Studio 5” in custom bumper-timed edit form, henceforth known as “CBTE”. We needed more alphabet soup around here, anyway…

A review of recent world-class musician’s visits.

Happy 38th Birthday to my son, Christopher.

See play list below. Songs not necessarily in order of play.

Guitarist Park Evans came by to talk about the Parker Paisley CD and its release party at Jazz Central. Also played music from Jack McDuff, Tadd Dameron & Trane, Gerry Mulligan, and Mingus. Played new material from Yaron Gershowsky, Lynn Arriale, Cory Wong, Jana Nyberg, and the Soul Jazz Seven.