Sharp View Tree Fall

The second portion of this week proGram had the sharpest of sites that the needle could easily fit the grooves:

The Man Without A Past- Sonny & The Sunsets
Ghost Days- Sonny & The Sunsets
Steppin’ Outta Line- Freekbass

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I Call Your Name (Smoove Remix)- Nicole Willis Ft. Banda Palomita
Motivic Retrograde- Quantic
Get Next To You- Eric Boss

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In The City- Smuggler Brothers
Jam- Smuggler Brothers
I Don’t Wanna Wait- Kelly Finnigan
Soul A Go Go- Soul Messin’ Allstars Ft. Josh Teskey
Life To Me- The Pendletons
You Do You- The Pendletons Ft. Howard Johnson

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Nothing To Lose- Pieces Of A Man
Joy Techniques- Nate Mercereau Ft. Terrace Martin
Let’s Live, Pt. 2- Adam Meckler Orchestra Ft. Harjinder, J.D. Steele
The Crunge- Bonerama

The Other End Has It’s Own Side

The first portion of the reGulalry schedule program looked at it from this side but understood there is other ways to see it:

All I Want- Rufus Wainwright (live)
Big Yellow Taxi- La Marisoul, James Taylor, Chaka Khan & Brandi Carlile (live)
Domino- Joey Stuckey Trio

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The Changeup- Kenny Roby & 6 String Drag
Brasstown- Kenny Roby & 6 String Drag
Running- Anders Osborne
Traveling With Friends- Anders Osborne
Under The Big Top- Cris Jacobs

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Smoke Keeps Rising- Left Lane Cruiser
Shame- Meg Williams
Wake Me, Shake Me, Bake Me- Kerry Kearney Band

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Cold Hearted Mama- The Paul Nelson Band
***Pre-recorded conversation with Paul Nelson***
Down Home Boogie- The Paul Nelson Band
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John Brown’s Gat- The 1865

This Hear Within There

Grabbed an extra hour plus ahead of the “NORML” schedule for the show. Here’s what went up in the smoke of the beGinning sets:

Typhoon Nozaki- Väsen
Die blaue Stunde II- Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale
Zênite e Nadir- Benji & Rita

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Come On Children- Wynton Marsalis
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Only Now- Kat Vokes
Aggie- Kat Vokes

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Bedrum- Johnathan Blake Ft. Chris Potter & Linda May Han Oh
West Berkley St.- Johnathan Blake Ft. Chris Potter & Linda May Han Oh
>>>>>Horizons- Kendrick Scott Oracle
>>>>>>>Don Blue- Kendrick Scott Oracle
>>>>>>>>BeLoved- Kendrick Scott Oracle

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Understand Yourself- Theo Croker Ft. Chronixx
Oh Freedom- Ulysses Owens Jr.

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Work Song- Longineu Parsons
Party in Morocco- Longineu Parsons

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The Funding- Le Rex
Bändumeh Landing- Le Rex
Arête- Trevor Gureckis

Gettin’ Down & Dirty with Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and countless more talented artists. Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”. His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” ft. Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin, as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD’s, and guest performances on countless recordings.

I had the chance to catch up with Paul as he just finished up a tour with his band, The Paul Nelson Band. We got into his newest album, “Badass Generation” and what went into putting that one together. We get into his work with Johnny Winter, and how it was more than the music that made their relationship thrive. The documentary, “”Down & Dirty” details a lot of that relationship and Paul was the Executive Producer on that project, so we got into what it was like to have that portion of your days relived through video. Paul even shares a couple of head-shaking, and smile raising stories from days gone by.

Paul Nelson & Johnny Winter

Stories From The Living Room with Leftover Salmon

Few bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band who had the guts to add drums to the mix and who was unafraid to stir in any number of highly combustible styles into their ever evolving sound, to their role as a pioneer of the modern jamband scene, to their current status as elder-statesmen of the scene who cast a huge influential shadow over every festival they play, Leftover Salmon has been a crucial link in keeping alive the traditional music of the past while at the same time pushing that sound forward with their own weirdly, unique style.

I had the pleasure of catching up with friend of the proGram, Vince Herman ahead of the Friday, April 25th “An Evening with Leftover Salmon: Stories From The Living Room” event at the Stoughton Opera House. Vince and I get into what separates this event from the festival shows this eclectic group is definitely known for. We get into the way their music comes together now versus a time ago when I first got a taste back in the mid to late 90’s. I would be remiss if we didn’t talk a bit about what it is was like to be chronicled in pictures form in the new book: “Leftover Salmon – Thirty Years Of Festival!” by Tim Newby, which has been available since February of 2019. If you don’t know…maybe it’s just time you go.

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Record Store Day Vinylthon Part 3

So, it is Record Store Day and we here at WSUM are doing a 24 hour all vinyl radio special. I decided to go back into the collection records from when I was just a lower case g back in the day. Aired mostly tracks from late 60’s/early 70’s that shaped my earholes and mind-spaces. Here’s the third (bit maybe not the final) portion:

greenarrowradio promo- misterG
*Pre-recorded conversation with Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs*
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Yesterday- Ray Charles
Little Liza Jane- Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (live)
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Ghetto Women- B.B. King
(I Got) A Good ‘Un- John Lee Hooker
House Rent Boogie- John Lee Hooker
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Good Morning Little Schoolgirl- The Grateful Dead
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Light Up Or Leave Me Alone- Traffic
Easy Money- King Crimson
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The Ikon- Utopia

Record Store Day Vinylthon Part 2

So, it is Record Store Day and we here at WSUM are doing a 24 hour all vinyl radio special. I decided to go back into the collection records from when I was just a lower case g back in the day. Aired mostly tracks from late 60’s/early 70’s that shaped my earholes and mind-spaces. Here’s the second portion:

Sympathy For The Devil- The Rolling Stones (live)
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Funkie Jim- Big Brother & The Holding Company
I’m Alive- Tommy James & The Shondells
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*pre-recorded conversation with friend of the program Victor Wooten*
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Dog Eat Dog- Donald Fagan/Walter Becker/Denny Dias
Gypsy Eyes- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Free Four- Pink Floyd
Old Folk’s Boogie- Little Feat (live)
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It Ain’t No Use- The Meters
Power- Stanley Clarke
In Time- Sly & The Family Stone
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka- The Gap Band

Pic by: Mister Dance

Record Store Day Vinylthon Part 1

So, it is Record Store Day and we here at WSUM are doing a 24 hour all vinyl radio special. I decided to go back into the collection records from when I was just a lower case g back in the day. Aired mostly tracks from late 60’s/early 70’s that shaped my earholes and mind-spaces. Here’s the first part:

My Sunday Feeling- Jethro Tull
Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat- Bob Dylan
Sweet Child- Pentangle
Slim Slow Slider- Van Morrison
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Second Generation Woman- Family
T For Texas- The Everly Brothers
Why Oh Why- Sweetwater
Finders Keepers- The Electric Prunes
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Blue Suade Shoes- Elvis Presley (live)
Johnny B. Goode- Elvis Presley (live)
Big Iron- Kingfish
Telegram Sam- T. Rex
Black Hearted Woman- Allman Brothers Band
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The Width of A Circle- David Bowie
The Laughing Gnome- David Jones & The King Bees

Swarm To Table With Brooklyn Bugs

Brooklyn Bugs is an edible insect ambassador. Their mission is to raise appreciation and awareness for edible insects through delicious, educational, and creative programming. Their interesting work has been featured on the Smithsonian Channel, New York Times, NPR, Food and Wine, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Forbes, and Gizmodo, as they help explain why the United Nations endorses edible insects to address the issues of food scarcity and sustainability. They work hard while striving to introduce edible insects and normalize them in America as a sustainable source of protein that can be found in your pantry, eaten as a snack, and beautifully plated by chefs. They are currently on their Spring College Tour, which this year is bringing them to the University of Wisconsin (Madison). Joseph Yoon is an entrepreneur who is the chef/owner of Yummy Eats (est 2011) and Dinner Echo, and the Executive Director of Brooklyn Bugs. Joseph views his participation in this global food movement as an extension of his commitment to his community, and volunteers his time and resources with both Brooklyn Bugs and Yummy Eats. Our kinda guy.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Joseph ahead of his upcoming time in Madison for the Edible Insects Event: “Swarm To Table” Series from April 25th – April 27th. We first discuss what the mission and importance of Brooklyn Bugs and why edible insects is a topic we are proud to be discussing here at the UW. We dive into what this three-day event series will be all about with featured presentations by leading researchers in the field of insect agriculture and experts in insect cuisine, pairings of edible insects with Wisconsin craft beers, and culminates in a delicious multi-course insect banquet and art show. For this event series, Joseph will be delivering an informational lecture on the 25th from 1:00 – 3:30 PM at UW Engineering Hall – Room 122 Entitled: “New Frontiers In Insect Cuisine”. On the 26th, he will be doing a hands-on workshop: “Cooking With Insects” from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Food Apps Lab – Babcock Hall. The event winds down with the Swarm-To-Table Gourmet Insect Feast and Art Exhibit with a partnership with the fine folks from Slow Food UW & MIGHTi, While all the portions Joseph is participating in or leading are cool, there are a several other things happening as well. Click here for more.

Since I originally aired this conversation on Record Store Day, we talked about some of his most favorite artists to listen to on vinyl and man, there were some wildly symbiotic connection points going on during that part of the chat. Try it. You know you wanna.

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Black Ants, Scorpions Lobster: Image of Brooklyn Bugs

The Wooten Woods Experience Comes Alive

Born into a traveling military family, bassist Victor Wooten relied on music as a source of stability and familial connection. Wooten’s formal training began “as soon as [he] could sit up straight,” and by the age of six, he and his brothers’ soul band were opening for legends like Curtis Mayfield and The Temptations. After moving to Nashville a few decades later, Wooten met banjoist Béla Fleck and formed Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, whose revolutionary blend of funk, bluegrass and jazz catapulted Wooten into the spotlight. Despite his impressive musical resumé, which includes five Grammy Awards and a spot on Rolling Stone’s top ten bassists of all time, Wooten has remained humble and a champion for the arts by running “Wooten’s Woods”, a nonprofit camp for musical development. Wooten’s charitable philosophy is derived in part from his instrument of choice. “As I started getting older and really looking at the bass,” he explains to the Chicago Sun-Times, “I realized, ‘wow, the whole purpose of this instrument is to serve other people’ … I’ve grown to love it for that reason.”

Victa has been a long time friend of greenarrowradio and it was great caching up aGain ahead of the April 18th event, The Victor Wooten Band & The Wooten Woods Experience at Memorial Union’s Shannon Theater. This is another fantastic hang with a man who devotes as much energy to the creation of new music as he does to the give back to students of life. We get into the feelings he has of the 20th year of Music & Nature Camps, and how this tour is unlike anything else he’s done. He will not only be playing music. We talk about who will be playing with him as “the” band, but we will also be treated to current and former students, instructors, and counselors from the camps to share in the holistic view of the different ways of teaching/learning, using nature as a guide to use what we learn straight away. There will also be a couple of teachers from the camps other special guests. We highlight some other unique moments that will take place during this interactive experience, with someone from the audience invited to learn and share and the fact that at every show, a bass guitar will be given away to start someone else’s new journey. Since, this is right around Record Store Day, I make sure to find out what Victa thinks are some albums best suited for vinyl play and who was sitting right next to him as we were discussing all this. This conversation reminds me why I love Vic and his approach to going about it all. Please check it out and share, even if you are not in Madison for this particular event.

Wild Times Born Here

The final portion of this week’s proGram had moments where a head was shakin’:

Fyah Nuh Hot Like You- New Kingston
Home Is Where the Hatred Is- The Archives Ft. Puma Ptah
Bush Doctor- Soulfiya Ft. El Dusty

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Zula- Emancipator & 9 Theory
Divided States of America- Defizit
Mango Season- Don Leisure
Tremble- Q-Burns Abstract Message
Touchtones 1997- Q-Burns Abstract Message

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Ill Relations- Joel Ross
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Anything Goes- Polly Gibbons
Give Me One Reason- Alicia Olatuja
One Note Samba- Douyé
Stay- Rupa & The April Fishes
Frontline- Rupa & The April Fishes

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Ways of the World (Karigari Re Kaliyug Remix)- Ravana & Jumme Khan
Proverbial Track- Ravana & Jumme Khan

Off The Chain

The middle portion of this week’s proGram definitely took itself way off the chain.. check out why:

Rumble From The Void- The Budos Band
Valley Of The Damned- The Budos Band

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Wake Up- Lee Fields & The Expressions
First & Last- Tanika Charles
Cadillac Moon- Tanika Charles
El Viv- Nick Waterhouse

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Long Way Home- Durand Jones & The Indications
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Durand Jones & Aaron Frazer**
Too Many Tears- Durand Jones & The Indications

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This is What Love Looks Like!- Carlton Jumel Smith Ft. Cold Diamond & Mink
Turn It Out- The Mandatory Eight
Sou Fanfare #3- The Mandatory Eight

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Victa- Victor Wooten Ft. Bootsy Collins
Grab A Soda- Jake Najor And The Moment Of Truth
Let Her Lead- ReFunk Ft. Ira May
Heaven’s Just For A Few- ReFunk

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Let Me Be- Grupo Fantasma Ft. Tomar Williams
Cuidado- Grupo Fantasma

Check Out These Little Cuties

The first portion of the proGram knew about the juice within. Orange U glad?

Can’t Take Back- Aaron Lewis
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Hey Now- Lauren Lakis
Our House- Graham Nash (live)
Little Bit Of The Devil- Meg Williams
greenarrowradio promo- Kenny Parker

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Caldonia- Uncle Nef Ft. Morgan Guerin, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
St. James Infirmary Blues- Uncle Nef Ft. Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony

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I’m so Tired (Of Living in the City)- The Mystery Lights
Someone Else Is In Control- The Mystery lights
Walk It Off- The Sh-Booms
Easily Charmed By Fools- The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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Ready To Go- The Rebel Set
Freedom- Delicate Steve

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Glow- Le Rex
Le Comte- Moon Goose

Durand Jones & The Indications Back In Madison

Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and the Impressions. This young band of twenty-somethings are students of soul, including guitarist Blake Rhein, who moonlights doing research for The Numero Group. Even with that background, and an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

I had the chance to catch up with Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer of Durand Jones and The Indications ahead of their April 10th show in Madison at the High Noon Saloon. We get into what the audience can expect from the band now as they have started to really come into their own as soul music’s latest “real deal”. We dive into the brand new release, “American Love Call” as it went from ideas into a piece of work I consider to be timeless and important. We compare the times of now to the times before and where the path has led them as friends, people and band-mates. Both Durand and Aaron let us know which song they would choose off the new release to share with the greenarrowradio audience if they were taking over the proGramming and what other artists/tunes they’d pair with that track. If they come to a town near you, please follow my soul advice and check it out. You will not be disappointed.

Photo by: Mark Jackson

Glass Eye Gloss

The final portion of this week’s proGram had the eye of the, well…octopus watching over:

A~O GmbH- Kafka Band
Der Marsch nach Ramses- Kafka Band

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Preludio No. 1- Pablo Aslan
Whirl- David Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Hamid Drake
Tell Me- Sean Noonan Pavees Dance

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Humanity- Chat Noir Ft. Nils Petter Molvaer
Quasar- Chat Noir Ft. Nils Petter Molvaer

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Bondye Ede-N- Godwin Louis
The Four Essential Prayers of Guinea- Godwin Louis
The Dipshit- Randy Brecker Ft. David Sanborn, Ada Rovatti, Wolfgang Haffner & NDR Bigband

What Wood You Do

The next portion of the proGram was counting rings and playing favorites:

Smile- Jack Waterson
Prepare For A Long Fall- Jack Waterson

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Parameter 5- Moon Goose
Walking Backwards- Nik Turner’s New Space Ritual (live)
South of Reality- The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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Carousel (Eccodek RMX)- Peppermoth
ZBRA- Nikitch and Kuna Maze
Feed Your Head- Defizit

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Back It Up, Drop It- DeeWunn and Leo Justi
War General- Myki Tuff & The Friendly Fire Band
Stop Your Coming and Come- Steel Pulse

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La Alegria- Taina Asili
Eena Mena Deeka- Rupa & The April Fishes
Umusuna- Flèche Love Ft. Rone

Leave The One Inside The Other

The first portion of the regularly scheduled proGram was more than the less:

Ms. B.C.- Betty Carter (live)
Social Call- Betty Carter (live)
Frenesi- Betty Carter (live)
Help Me- Chaka Khan (live)

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Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington
Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Groove- Johnette Downing Ft. Scott Billington

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Beat To Eat- Uncle Nef
A Side- Uncle Nef

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Stranger Danger- Lotus
Re:Funk Strut- ReFunk
Hot’n Sweat- ReFunk Ft. Pee Wee Ellis
Guantanamo Baywatch- Jake Najor And The Moment Of Truth

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Basta- Cimafunk
In A Sincere Way- The Blassics
Malibu- Richard Ford
Hot Sauce- Grupo Fantasma
Nosotros- Grupo Fantasma

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Wreck The Rod- Nick Waterhouse
Listen To Your Heart- Durand Jones and The Indications

The Fire Within

The pre-show program was filled with the heat on hiGh.

Venus projection- Lara Downes
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My Baby Kinda Sweet- James Suggs
The Process-Paul Jones Quartet Ft. Syberen van Munster, Tim Thornton & Francesco De Rubeis
Iron Man- Eric Dolphy
Mandrake- Eric Dolphy
Skippy- Frank Kimbrough Ft. Scott Robinson, Rufus Reid & Billy Drummond

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Reprise- Romain Collin
Red Snow- Romain Collin
Industry- Marton Juhasz
Wolves Gather Under a Winter Moon- Marton Juhasz
Camels In The Sky- Marton Juhasz

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Drum Interlude- David Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Mojo- David Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin, Victor Wooten, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Congratulations and Condolences- Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
Daughter And Sun- Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Letter of The Show

The final portion of this week’s proGram had Carnival on the mind with the way it was leading the way it will be:

Overcome- Chat Noir
Fragments- Marilyn Mazur
Crawl Out And Shine- Marilyn Mazur

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Water From Breath- Jamie Saft/Steve Swallow/Bobby Previte
Boldly Going- Sean Noonan Pavees Dance

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Bois- Etienne Charles
***Pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Etienne Charles***
Black Echo V ~ Steel- Etienne Charles
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Dangerous- Lateef The Truthspeaker w/Winstrong & Jah Yzer
Resiliencia- Taina Asili

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Caronte- Apparat
Tonantzin- Poranguí

Begonia With Yourself

The third portion of this week’s proGram grew inside and wants to go go go out:

First Song Of the Set- Randy Brecker & NDR Big Band
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Super Zodiac- The Comet Is Coming
Waddle- Moppa Elliott
Bangor- Moppa Elliott
Minersville- Moppa Elliott

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Tomorrow Is the Question- Julian Lage
The Windup- Julian Lage
Clarity 3- Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet

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The Swamp- Thor De Force
Turbulent Table- Thor De Force
Bass Interlude- Dave Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin,Victor Wooten,Chester Thompson,Chris Walters & James DaSilva
On The Corner- Dave Liebman Ft. Jeff Coffin,Victor Wooten,Chester Thompson,Chris Walters & James DaSilva
Booberonic- Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord

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Twelve’s It- Herlin Riley
Tanguajira- Pablo Aslan