After the Rev. King holiday, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Andy Palacio. The bandleader from Belize had a phenomenal year in the spotlight including a visit here last August but died suddenly from a heart attack. After a few tribute songs I played a set of Caribbean dance Brasilian music to uplift our spirits and move toward Carnival season.
Nicholas Roesler was a lot of fun to have in at 7:30am to talk about his new record, and we squeezed a lot of new music in, too. We heard a preview from Ellis’s new record, which will be celebrated February 2nd with a cd release party at the Cedar Cultural Center:http://www.thecedar.org. Check out the playlist for more records we heard.