Back to Europe for some Hot Club jazz & a tribute to Belgian chromatic harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Then to Cuba for a Celia Cruz set alongside local orchestra Malamanya – celebrating a CD release on Friday evening at the Cedar Cultural Center – and following up with the Pedrito Martinez Group ! A quick pass through Peru for Novalima and a set of Buffy Sainte-Marie in town Friday evening as well ! Closing up with a few African artists and another song from Prince – which still deserves heavy rotation !
Had keyboardist William Duncan in the studio today to talk about his CD release party coming up on Friday, August 26th at Walker-West Music Academy. William is the brother of jazz vocalist Debbie Duncan. Debbie also sings background vocals on this release as well as other jazz luminaries. The release called "We Give Thanks" is a spiritual-inspirational CD, recorded at Walker West in St. Paul, where both William and Debbie are instructors. For more on the release party, go to: www.walkerwest.org.
Nanobii ( more here: https://soundcloud.com/nanobii ) from Sweden is tonight's special guest. We chat on 'Happy' hardcore, Comiket and listen to several of his tunes. Music includes Delora, Hello Meteor, Oscillian, SelloRekT/LA Dreams, Myrone, Total Contact, Client Liaison and much more.
Lady Miss Ian and Mr Gosh are your co-pilots this evening, welcome aboard. We tried to plan our trip accordingly by packing the tools needed for a successful Jet Set Planet trip. We have our organs handy and bongos a-plenty in the carry on bags. A wonderful set of live recordings including exotica pioneers Yma Sumac and Martin Denny and local legends Mel Calvert and Exotic A-GoGo. A long time spent with UK Library music set the mood for, well… it's Library music; the moods are incidental and rapidly cut from scene to scene. Just like us. Have fun kids, don't stay out to late.