Jazz

Liberty Finch from the Pop Shop fills in for Glen this week. Espionage, bongos, exotica!

7/12 in a nutshell…
It’s week 2 of “Space Month” here on the RSST, and “Oooooh”, we hit the GotchaSKAvered twice this show… As “Ball of Fire”, the Echo 4-2 theme got the Skatalites treatment, and the Laurie Johnson -penned TV tune’s been leading a double life ever since! We heard the ‘Lites right after our opener, “Rocket Ship”, and the Bad Manners arrangement was covered live by a 2Tone tribute band called Big 10 in Hour 3. Also look (and listen) for a couple of selections by “Colonel” Ken Elliott, a prog synthmeister who worked with a reggae studio crew in the early ’70s as (the) Vulcans for their debut “Star Trek”, and then as “Col. Elliott & the Lunatics” for the follow-up “Interstellar Reggae Drive”. A couple of Carlos Malcolm cuts included one from his album “Space Flight”. Space Month was a perfect excuse for Sherwood to break out all 10:32 of Mutant Frogs’ “Cassini at Titan” uninterrupted, and a “Moon Ska” (label) 4@4 in Hour 3 anticipated the combined Echo Chamber/Rocket Ship “Lunar Lunacy” 2-night party on the 18th/19th. Oh, the build-up!

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Mario Carrington, a supporter of KFAI and the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, was my guest today, bringing in his own set of terrific music, with an emphasis on piano players, including Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Sliver, Art Tatum, and others.

another slice of America’s music…

The Jim Phelps or Jason King Episode.

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