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Tribute to David S. Ware (1949-2012)

Classic tunes from Crawford & McGriff, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Poncho Sanchez, and more. Newer music from Ellen Robinson, Maceo Parker, and Trombone Shorty. 45 of the week: Thirty-three Ninety-six, by Sonny Stitt.

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  1. = Twin Cities Artist

“Jazzin’ Ladies” – guest host Melinda Anderson

Hunca Munca, Man. Hunca Munca. Also Walter Wanderley by request!

10/18 in a nutshell…

Starting again in the Home Stretch, our old friend Pachito (“Latin Goes Ska”) followed The Skatalites into the studio for the Island Jamaica Jazz remake that turns up on the Ball of Fire cd. That kicks off an all-Island Jamaica Jazz-label set that took us up to just past 5, in time for an unusual 5@5:05… late-period 2Tone-label punk funk, rap and disco featuring The Apollinaires, The Higsons, Special AKA with Rhoda Dakar, The Friday Club and some outfit called JB’s Allstars! (Actually, that’s drummer John Bradbury after stepping out from The Specials.) A good wacky vibe took over in the runup to 6am… songs like “Kid-Nap, the Dreamer”, “One-Eyed Lodger” and “The Nurse” figure into the mix. Sherwood peppered his middle segment with a few recent Latin big-band stretch-outs including Clare Fischer’s 9:40 orchestration of Cal Tjader’s “Guarabe”, and this week’s Planet opened and closed with a dose of Shiina Ringo. Are you feelin’ a change in the air? The “Ooh” featured back-to-back Jamaica Skas. What more could you ask? Glad you asked. Howzabout Buster’s All Stars and all their Mules? I count at least eight… enough to make a train!

Opening with a reggae-flava set… adding more tastes of Lila Downs, performing this evening at the Ordway in St. Paul. Touching down in Brazil and reviewing African songbird, Dobet Gnahore’ in review of her visit this week at the Dakota.

Tribute to John Tchicai (1936-2012)