Live music in the studio for pledge drive 2011:
Saxophonist Dan Kusz and his HOT swinging band:
They helped support KFAI and the blues by playing in the on-air studio during pledge drive. It was fun and helped me make money!
It’s the first Pledge Drive Show for Spring, 2011. I played new tracks from Louis Hayes, Bobby Sanabria, Lynn Arriale, and Bill Frisell Vinicius Cantuaria. Classic tunes came from Oliver Nelson, Grant Green, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Sheila Jordan, and The Quintet, with Dizzy Bird.
3/24 in a nutshell…
Gina, Gina… he’s just a ski instructor! But of course, it did snow a little, even if the storm was a wee bit overhyped in the TC area, where we’ve occasionally seen worse as late as Tax Day. In any case, the Kid Creole song all about Gina (and the aforementioned ski instructor) earned its rightful place in this late-March playlist, in a first hour jampacked with the likes of Ken Boothe (3/22/48 – c.), Lee Perry (3/20/36 – c.) as well as locals Umbrella Bed, The Prizefighters and Jon Wayne The Pain.
Sherwood gave us double-shots of Jack Fascinato and Ahmad Jamal, plus numerous other goodies. The 4(+1)@4 was tunes from outside Jamaica that sound like they just may have been influenced by ska, however tenuously (although it works the other way in the case of Sea Cruise, cut in the late ’50s before Ska’s early ’60s birth… ) and Rico traveled all the way to Japan to give us this week’s GotchaSKAvered (Monkey Man), a collab with Ore Ska Band.