JD McPherson’s High Noon

First off, I want to thank JD’s people for taking such good care of me with an invite to check out the show at the High Noon Saloon. The last time JD McPherson and the boys were in town was for the Orton Park Festival in last Summer and he and I had a chance to chat about what people could expect. And the people came out and they got what they wanted. The same can be said this time around at the High Noon when a big ole crowd got more of the same good times. JD (obviously nursing a sore throat or cold) and the boys took the roof and flipped it into a dancefloor with the rhythm-arock-a-billy stylin’s that can be listened to with ease. Jimmy Sutton on stand up bass too his whapp-a-bass stroke to higher levels and with a constant smile. The band was as tight as ever and oh so fun lovin’, if ever there were crowd pleasers, they can be found hanging out with these guys keepin’ the rocks-a-rollin’ and the feets-a-stompin’. JD featured many tracks off the wonderful 2012 release “Signs and Signifiers”, while the Jimmy led Bo Diddly moment brouGht back good memories of a friend. You can check out JD and the boys if they come to a town near you, but also on December 4th, they” be on Letterman. If they do come to a spot nearbye, maybe dress the part and follow your ears on down. Open the show was Joel Paterson and the Modern Sounds, who were a perfect match for this event.

Sunday Afternoon Chazen

This is the 34rd season of chamber concerts, broadcast on Sunday afternoons and hosted by Lori Skelton of WPR.. Listen live, or join us in Gallery Three in the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building at the Chazen Museum of Art, Sundays from 12:30 – 2pm.
This Sunday featured a performance of the Sch’s, as brouGht to us by Eliza’s Toyes. They sanG lesser known sacred and secular music by early Baroque German composers Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schein, and Samuel Scheidt.

Scheit: Miserere Mei Deus
Schein: Ach Herr, ach meine schone
Scheidt: Schrist ist erstanden
Schein: Nun danket alle Gott
Scheidt: Lobet ihr Himmel den Herren
Schutz: Alma afflitta, che fai?
Schein: Amor wie ist dein Lieblichkeit
Schein: Frischauf, ir Klosterbruder mein
Schein: Suite #4
Schutz: O Primavera, O dolcezza amarissime d’amore, Vasto Mar and So Fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ

Groovy Gravy Sipped not Poured

The final serving of the show brouGht us moisture that was sipped not stirred and strawed down, not even poured onto…

Don’t Wanna go the Other Way- Cody ChestnuTT
Same way I Feel- Midnight Magic
Listen & Be Silent- Victor Wooten

Make up your Mind- the New Mastersounds
The Taxidermist- Nostaglia 77 & the Monster
We got Caught- Double Yellow

Ibeji- Antibalas
Grenade (Africa Mix)– Rhythms del Mundo Ft Bruno Mars
Golden- Brace & Kabanjak
Easy Way- CMC & Silenta
In the Rain- All Good Funk Alliance (JPOD the Beat Chef Remix)
It’s my Funk (Smoove’s P Funk Disco Remix)Charlie Funk/Afrika Bambaataa & King Kamonzi
Dark Days (Main Theme)DJ Shadow
Troplicalifornia- DJ Nu Mark
DTA(Dub Architect Remix)Nappy Riddem
Receita- Domenico
Vigipirate- Vitalic
Grangehaven- Errors
Apretime- Etienne De Crecy
Funk- Etienne De Crecy
(Inst)DJ Eleven & Mike Baker the Bike Maker Ft. Blind Stab
Nomad- the Saffron
Tri Martolod an Oriant- Astrakan Project
Şişeler- Omar Faruk Tekbilek
2 Orta I Sade- Simdi ve Sonra
Ah Sailor- Asheeba

T.V. Theme Song- Papadosio

puZZle House put in

The middle time spent in the show was the pieces lining up….the A-Z of building the house one step at a time….the notes run full and far:

Someday Baby- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Oh Mary Don’t you Weep- Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
One More Time- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood
Move it on- JJ Grey & Mofro
Hambone- James Mathus & His Knockdown Society
Golden Shore- the Werks
Azzurro- Daniela Nardi
Delirio/Rapture- Johhny’s Dream Club
Yanbando- Johnny’s Dream Club

Hot ‘N’ Heavy- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (live at the Ascension Loft)
Fast City- Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate (live)
Two Lines- Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate (live)
Jail Blues- Michael Gibbs & the NDR Big Band
Repeat- the Paul Winter Sextet

Link 1/Link2- Soft Machine
Link 3- Soft Machine
Ja Jou Ka- So Sa La
Madrecita- Club d’Elf
D.O.T.M.S.- RonKat Spearman’s Katdelic Ft. George Clinton
**Greenarrowradio Promo/WSUM Legal ID- MC Zulu**
Partyman- Prince
Keep Talkin’- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Tracy Nicole & Amp Fiddler
I Wish- Kashmere Stage Band
Trouble will Remain- Amnesty
Maria Juana- Empresarios
In the Summertime- Shaggy Ft. Rayvon & the Rippers Remix


This beGinning’s to today’s proGram were out there, but it wasn’t until the focus was just riGht….until they were hEARd…not seen. In there colors there is a flying who…but not part of your performance…staying UnScene:

Cub Riff- Stewart Copeland Ft. S.Clarke/J.Miller/M.Thompson w/the L.A. Symphony
Petunia- Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio Ft. R. Jordan/J.Marsalis
Seven Minute Mind- the Bad Plus
Dirty Work- Wave Mechanics Union

Sweet Sweet Jimmy- Rachael Yamagata
Bang- Elin Ruth

Cry Baby Cry- Three Minute Tease
Everybody’s got Something to Hide Except Me & My Monkey- the Luck of Eden Hall
Total Insanity- Kind
Midnight Girls- Eyz
You Never Lose- Cary Kanno
No Man’s Land- Cecile Hortensia
We got it Good- Les Charts

Munde Ba Be Mali La- Dusu Mali Band
On the Waves- the Heavy Pets Ft. David Grisman
Bail Money- Johnson’s Crossing
Ain’t no Way of Knowing- The Infamous Stringdusters
Ain’t Gonna Change- Citigrass (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Family Tongues- Night Moves
Union Station
(Olvera Street)Tony Zamora & Tremoloco
Revolution’s Over- the Dude of Life & Phish
Verb: That’s What’s Happening- Moby
Interplanet Janet- Man or Astro Man?
American Popsicle- Jerry Garcia/Edie Brickell/Rob Wasserman

Be in My World

It is always humbling to have friends on the proGram like Yonrico Scott. He will attest that most people know him from his Derek Trucks Band days, as we are all one tiGht family in that circle, but we spent time talking about the Royal Southern Brotherhood and how they just got back from Europe and are doing a run w/Gregg Allman in December, the new album “Be in My World” and how so much of life gets told in a story in his music….His music is always sayin’ something, in sound and spirit. I am blessed to know him and call him a friend. He and I mentioned the vibes and he was thrilled to hear that I’d be next speaking with Mr. Stefon Harris who will be here in Madison on the 29th as part of the Ninety Miles Project. Stefon and I spoke about the making of the album and the live way it took place, the sweat and the love of music we both share. Our laughter reminded us why we enjoy being able to share sounds the way we choose….and then here is what I mean in this second part of today’s five hour timeshare:

Redwood Jungle- the New Mastersounds
Boogaloo Stomp
(Smoove Remix)– Da Wiesel
Human Being- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Mavis Swan Poole
The Chosen- Menagerie
Rarebit- Troyka

125th & Lenox- Afro Horns MX
Up in the Hills- Bernie Worrell Ft. Mike Gordon
Mystery Train- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Hear me Now- Yonrico Scott Ft. Derek Trucks
Feel the Glow- Yonrico Scott
When you Click you Clack- Yonrico Scott

**Live on air Conversation with Yonrico Scott**
Papa Zimbi- the Paul Winter Sextet
The Greatest- Donald Harrison Jr.

Manto Azul- David Sanchez
Spyboy- Christian Scott
Brown Belle Blues- Stefon Harris/David Sanchez/Christian Scott Ft. Rember Duharte/Harold Lopez Nussa
(live at Cubadisco)
And this too Shall Pass- Stefon Harris/David Sanchez/Christian Scott Ft. Rember Duharte/Harold Lopez Nussa (live at Cubadisco)
Minor March- Stefon Harris & Blackout
***Live On air Conversation with Stefon Harris***
Why Was I born- Sonny Rollins
Gospel Medley- Grace Kelly
Bye Ya- the Microscopic Septet
Toco Hills Kiddush Club- 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra
I’ll Fly Away- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. the Del McCoury Band/the Blind Boys of Alabama/Preservation Hall Junior Jazz Band

What Pops Out

Doing a fill in show always allows me the chance to just put the show in drive and see where it takes itself. That is pretty much what happened on this ride:

No Remedy- Antigone Rising
Blacktooth Growl- the Bloody Jug Band
Worlds Apart- Hometown Sweethearts

Cowgirl in the Sand- Neil Young (live Massey Hall 1971)
Greenarrowradio Promo/Legal ID- Lou Pallo
3 AM- the Heavy Pets
Crossing the Rio Grande- Tony Zamora & Tremoloco
Cabin Fever- Chris Daniels
Smart Wool Pasties- Charlie Cheney & the Significant Otters

the Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill- Cranium Pie
the Puppet Master- Paul Roland
Goodnight, Fair Lady- Coheed & Cambria
Diamonds in the Rough- the Vertebrats
Where are you now- Tony Orsi

Conroy- Cake
Kashmir- Jimmy Page & Robert plant w/the Ethiopian Ensemble/the London Metropolitan Orchestra (live)
Self- the Dude of Life & Phish
Make the Time go Faster- Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
Consider Me- Eddie Floyd
WYLF- JJ Grey & Mofro
Somebody Else’s Jesus- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood
Snake Drive- James Mathus & His Knockdown Society
Honey Don’t- Mike Cullison
the Good, the Bad & the Ugly- the Dillingers
Runnin by the Riverside- Taj Mahal (live 4/18/1970 Royal Albert Hall)
Big Fat- Taj Mahal (live 4/18/1970 Royal Albert Hall)
Satisfaction- Rob Wasserman
Ride- G Love & Special Sauce
The Shot Heard ‘Round the World- Ween
My Cat’s Name is Maceo- Jane’s Addiction Ft. Maceo Parker
My Isabella- Danny Cobb
Big Joe Mambo- Fay Simmons
Diskette- Henri Pierre Noel
Girl and Robot with Flowers
(part 2)the Gary Foat Group
Lou Pallo Greenarrowradio Promo/WSUM Legal ID
Judias Comen Habas- Pyramid Blue

Thollem in Madison

Last niGht I took myself out to the Frequency to catch some solo Thollem McDonas. After airing some tunes from Tsigoti and his Thollem/Parker/Cline – The Gowanus Sessions album on the proGram, I was thrilled to find out from him he’d be in these parts. In meeting Thollem I confirmed that cool is. He makes music that speaks to me and tonight (he actually let the opening act be the headliner as it was Grimm’s first time doing what he was doing in a live setting on his home court) the language was clear to my eyes and ears. It was like reading the book as it was being written. Notes running to and through and holding each other close by in a race to the end, a Black Friday frenzy in fact, ended his set, and visually I could see all the people that had been waiting in line for deals, leave the starting blocks as the doors finally opened. And the reasons they were there stayed only known to themselves. It is just there that I met and shook hands with Thollem and his music. There is a welcoming and comfortable moment with person and sound and I look forward to the next encounter. If you get the chance to have this encounter before I do aGain, I say make sure you put on your open minds and be prepared to write that new story.

Inside a Quantum Leap

I want to thank Donald Harrison Jr. for making time to be a guest on the program. We talked about the use of reflection in the past and visions into the future as he crafted his latest release “Quantum Leap”, and the sounds and sights you’d see if you catch (cauGht) his shows at the Jazz Showcase this past weekend in Chicago as well as how opening new time with music through this quantum Jazz theory that he feels as creating makes for a delight to the senses. The senses were also delighted with the rest of the proGram as it stepped into this:

Bourbon Street Parade- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. Mark Braud (live)
I am the Big Chief of Congo Square- Donald Harrison Jr.
**Live on air conversation with Donald Harrison Jr.**
Quantum Leap- Donald Harrison Jr.
E=MC2- Donald Harrison Jr.

Egun Moyuba- Afro Horn MX
Saints at Congo Square- Afro Horns MX

Loveland- Tower of Power
Get Down- Lakecia Benjamin
Mr. Clean- Marcus Miller
Super Strut- Kashmere Stage Band
Street Scene- Leon Mitchison
Ding a Ling- the New Mastersounds
Boppin’ w/the Mambo- Sultans
Honeydripper Mambo- Alfredito
Take a Chance on me- Annisteen Allen

El Sonido Magico- Empresarios
Beam me up- Madnight Magic
Mr. Hipnoid- All Good Funk Alliance
(Fort Knox Five Remix)
Release Me- Hercules & Love Affair
Hugo Carvana- Domenico

So Many Details- Toro Y Moi
Applying Myself- Only You
Gates of Night- Morphsis
Na Uteku- Kvety

Kad Ja Podjoh Na Bembasu- Robert Soko
Go Marko Go- Boban i Marko Markovic Orchestra (Robert Soko Remix)
Around the World- Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Choir
iMoremi- Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band
**On air chat with Mr. Dance**
Under the Bridge (africa mix)Rhythms del Mundo Ft Red Hot Chili Peppers
Baby, your Lovin’ (Smoove Remix)- Electric Empire
Move on Fast- Yoko Ono (Emjae Dubstramental)

Uphill Down

The way up was the only way to get down..I think we achieved the both with the paths taken:

Stick Around- Rachael Yamagata
Buttercup- Charlie Cheney

Witching Hour- Jesse Cook
Bella! Bella!- Johannes Linstead

Wildcat- Chris Daniels
Devil I can’t Talk to- Mike Cullison
Family Picture- the Dude of Life & Phish
If your Attitude is Funky (nobody wants your monkey)Tommy Talton
Ain’t that Good News- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood
Washing Machine- Amy LeVere (live at Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Call your Dawgs off- James Mathus & his Knockdown Society
Living with You- John Cale
I Walked with a Zombie- Heliotropes
Toy- Mayors of Liberty
Bangalore- the Luck of Eden Hall
When I was 46 ( in the year 13)- Three Minute Tease

Helter Skelter- The Pretty Things
Long Long Long- Henry Padovani
Don’t Try Making a Move- Dirty Names

Electricity, Electricity- Goodness
Goldfinger- the Dillingers
Girl and Robot with Flowers (part 1)the Greg Foat Group
Honey Burger’s Grill (new mix)– Skeebo Knight


In the beGinnings of this proGram was taking the twist and turns of the path that just had the road closed siGns removed. Blazing a new.

Wade in the Water/Bemsha Swing- Grace Kelly
Birdhouse 3- Matana Roberts
1957 Award Montage String Quartet No.3- Kronos Quartet
1962 Body Building String Quartet No. 3- Kronos Quartet
Cub Explores- Stewart Copeland w/S.Clarke/J.Miller/M.Thompson & the L.A. Symphony
Changing Skies- Stewart Copeland w/S.Clarke/J.Miller/M.Thompson & the L.A. Symphony
The Loss- Daniel Bernard Roumain
Sir Cirrus- Gannelpumpers
Swordfishtrombone- Wave Mechanics Union
That Ragtime Feeling- Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio ft. R. Jordan/J. Marsalis

Evidence- the Microscopic Septet
Mystery Blues- the Paul Winter Sextet
All Members- the Paul Winter Sextet
It is What it is- Pharez Whitted
Dewey Miles- Pear Ft. Jennifer Leitham
Trampoline Phoenix- Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Stanley Stamp’s Gibbon Album- Soft Machine (live)
You Know, You Know- the Mahavishnu Orchestra w/John McLaughlin
Sad Sake- So Sa La
Salvia- Club d’Elf

Missing a Crown

The show for this week ended with a start that was (as it turns out) quite a popular choice. The First tune in this ending group of sets had the places shakin’ and the phones ringin’. The crown might be missing but the king sure had full “reiGn” over this:

Batdance- Prince
Turncoat- the New Mastersounds
No More Candy 4 U- Prince
Boombastic- Shaggy (Sting Remix)
Out the Backdoor- Jessica Hoop (Live WFUV Studio)
Roustabouts- Double Yellow
The Night is Mine- CMC & Silenta Ft. Vanessa Iraci & BadKat
I’ve Been Lonely too Long- Hazmat Modine
(live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Merci Bon Dieu (Instr)Henri Pierre Noel
Morning Train- Beta Hector Ft. Dionne Charles
Eyeline- Submotion Orchestra
Abra Kabra- Brace & Kabanjak
Brave- Mo Kolours

Nessma- the Egyptian Project
Balkan Bettie- Tommy Dollar
(Robert Soko Remix)
Tiny- Dark Party
Around the Globe- Sampology
All For You- Aceyalone & RJD2
3 Bit Blues- Kid Koala
Computerrok- We Have a Ghost

Built with Hands

Sometimes the unknowing nature of set building turns into a persons jungle gym….Here’s the sounds that built:

Where is the World?- Tommy Talton
Temporary Saint- Gov’t Mule
(live 4/12/96 Atlanta)
Mississippi Mud- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Oliver Wood/JJ Grey
16 Tons- the Dandy Warhols
I am Free- the Dandy Warhols
Black Sheep- the Luck of Eden Hall
Glass Onion- the Bevis Frond
Dear Prudence- Jack Ellister
Rosemary’s Eyes’- Nick Nicely

Cadillac- Dirty Names
Sharp Sounds- the Sheepdogs

Little Twelvetoes- Chavez
Nookie Wood- John Cale
Conjunction Junction- Better than Ezra
Three is a Magic Number- Blind Melon
March- Squid Pussy
Rebel Rouser- the Dillingers
Merl’s Tune- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Day Dreaming ‘Bout you- Charlie Wooton Project
Ojai- Joe Lutcher
Snake Charmer- Mad Man Jones
Pu Chun Ga- Elena Madera

Cold Heat Funk Mix- J Rocc
Medley: Rap it Together/Funky Crawl- Detroit Sex Machines
Accelerate Her- Divine Pocket Bouncers
Maceo- Lakecia Benjamin
Mister Humpty- PB & the Jam
Juliboots- the Skinny

Pick a stick Style

This was a show where the week retreat set my ears back some….so the grab baGG was issued and one after another at times songs were chosen based off a long listen aGo. It turned in a nice looking box score card… The beGinning sticks went this way:

Island Dreamer- Al DiMeola
Race with Devil on Spanish Highway- Al DiMeola
Longreach- Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores
Lighted Stairs- Ahleuchatistas
Courage Unleashed- Sean Noonan
Some Roads Lead Home- Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio Ft. Rodney Jordan/Jason Marsalis
Beethoven’s 5- Project Trio
TV Theme Show- Project Trio

Gangsterism on Stages- Jason Moran (live)
Overture- Burkhard Mahler
Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin- Pancho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band (live in Hollywood)
Watusi Boogaloo- Pharez Whitted
800 Streets by Feet- Lee Ritenour W/Christian McBride/Wesley Ritenour/Ariel Mann

Group Four- Massive Attack
Silence- Portishead
Too Young to Die- Jamiroquai
God is my Bike- Maïa Videl Ft, Marc Ribot
Wake me Up- Huetensil
Whiskey- Charlie Cheney & the Significant Otters

Lucy in the Subway- the Dude of Life & Phish
Third Stone from the Sun- Wave Mechanics Union
Medical Marijuana- Chris Daniels

Come Around to me- Mike Cullison
Issaqueena St. Shuffle- James Mathus & His Knockdown Society

Blue Haze Phase

Into the blue of it all. A big greenarrowradio thank you to both Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola for being guests on the show as they traveled through Iowa. Charlie & I had a nice chat about how the recording process of this new album “Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead” deferred from many others, the box he would or would not fit in (as long as it was warm) and what people could expect at the StouGhton Opera House for the show (no clickity clack and chatting people we presumed).

It’s No Use- Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia (live)
Come on Home to me- Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

100 Days, 100 Nights- Sharon Jones & the Dapkings (live WFUV Studio)
Soulsquad- Lakecia Benjamin
The Bump- the Haggis Horns
Killing- the Apples
Ivory & Blue- Menahan Street Band

Sambita- Henri Pierre Noel
Spam Lawyer & Tackle Barry Win- Thomas Lukassek
…and this is What he Thought- Papadosio
Four on the Flo- Mode Plagal (Robert Soko Remix)

Feel Good- Mamadee
Jig Jog Gee- Father Goose Ft. Screechy Dan & Dan Zane
Caboose- Jaron Freeman Fox & the Opposite of Everything
Lala Torkia- Cheb Amar

The Taxidermist- Nostalgia 77 & the Monster
Mission Creep- the New Mastersounds
Work it out- Hannah Williams & the Tastemakers
Save me- Martha High & Speedometer

There used to be a Nightclub There- Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
***On air conversation with Charlie Hunter w/Scott Amendola***
Blind Arthur- Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola
Give Peace a Chance- Yoko Ono (DJ Meme Club Mix)
Get Down- P.O.S ft. Mike Mictlan
Nothing 2 Show- Pegasus Warning
Pity the Plight- Plan B
Finally Moving (Pretty Lights & Jimi Hendrix Mash up)- Lance Herbstrong

These Ways Those Waves

Not set in stone, but rode to lEARn from:

The Waltz (instr)Maïa Vidal
Cruces- Silvana Kane
Tirana- Los Cenzontles
Jungle Love- Johannes Linstead
Coteau Guidry Reprise- Lost Bayou Ramblers Ft. Scarlett Johansson
If you Can’t Feel the Wind- Cary Kanno
Garage & Grace- Tri Suntonic
See Line Woman- MeShell NDegeocello Ft. Tracy Wannomea

Up- Keith Moody
Hand to Hold- Skipping Girl Vinegar
When the Night Comes Around- the Infamous Stringdusters

I’m Just a Bill- Deluxx Folk Implosion
Wheels- Fink (live)
Book of Angels- Jim White
Crystal Ship- the Luck of Eden Hall
I Wanna Talk to you- John Cale

Wave of Destruction- Sea Devils
Color- 311
I Don’t Believe a Word you say- Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite
Going up the Country- Mike Cullison
Ain’t Gonna be your Tattoo- Shemekia Copeland Ft. Buddy Guy/Oliver Wood
Get out my Life Woman- the Wood Brothers
Fool Burro- Mable Scott
Voodoo- Calender Sextet
Down in the Bottom- Larry Dale
Preservation Hall Jazz Band- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ft. Allen Toussaint/Trombone Shorty
I wish you Would- Danny Kalb Quartet (live Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival)
Family Affair- Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra
Let’s Get Outta Here- Tommy Talton
Mule- Gov’t Mule
(live Macon GA 4/13/96)

Listen Look up and See Hearing

I often think of getting myself a late night or in the middle of the niGht show just so I can play a bunch of “experimental” type of sounds. Included would certainly be the bird in the trees that many people miss cuz the just ain’t lookin’ or in this case, listening in the correct direction. Sometimes the green gets in the site lines of what else is there…Look and Listen:

In the World- Thollem/Parker/Cline
West Erie- Living by Lanters
A Way Out- Ahleuchatistas
Black Ice- Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores

Light Echoes- Steve Moore
Caught in the Act- Sean Noonan
Donna Lee- Project Trio

The Lion Bitches- Stewart Copeland w/Stanley Clarke/Judd Miller/Michael Thompson Ft. the L.A. Symphony
Across the Imaginary Divide- Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio ft. Rodney Jordan & Jason Marsalis
And the World Weeps- Anat Cohen Ft. Paquito D’Rivera & Wycliffe Gordon
Another Kinda Blues- Pharez Whitted
Congo-Stefon Harris/David Sanchez/Christian Scott Ft.Rember Duharte/Harold Lopez Nussa
(live @ Cubadisco)
Crosscut Saw- Pancho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band (live in Hollywood)
Suenos de los Torreros- Pete Escovedo Ft. Arturo Sandoval (live from Stern Grove)
Stratum- Jason Robinson

The Wood Brothers in Madison

Since I decided to make radio a part of my world, an active part, there have been certain artists that I feel a connection to because of their stories within the music. The Wood Brothers are just as important to me as the early on nursery rhymes and Richard Scary books. Chris’ band MMW produces sounds that are engrained within my mindsapce as a staple in my musical diet, and Oliver’s former band King Johnson is like a reunion of favorite uncles gathered toGether doing things that they tell you: “Don’t tell your parents”. After interviewing Chris and talking about how they have left such a mark, it was easy to hear in his voice that he was pleased that I get where they are coming from. And that I convey that to the listeners in story form and track selection. And get it we did on this night when they came to Madison and did their thing at the Majestic Theater. They graced us with new renditions of some old treats, some teases of new tunes but mostly it was a continuation of familiar tales, told in a voice that has an extra something, a lunging forward rocking chair step that kept making me feel like I was on the front porch and the dinner bell was ringing. I can hear the screen door closing now….BAM. Satisfied but not too full is how I left this show. Sound like a musical meal you’d like to try. I’d hope so.