Format 440 is the live guest on the show, more on his latest release "Tomorrow's Technology" https://format440.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrows-technology . Also from the Tuesday morning edition of "The morning Blend" on KFAI, Krista Wax comes by the show and we play some of our favorite soundtrack tunes from Prince, Kenny Loggins, Yello, Le Matos, Mitch Murder, College and much more!
For our broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair, I played lots of jazz interpretations of R&B songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s by folks like Lester Bowie, Hank Crawford, Don Byron, The Jack Brass Band, Melvin Sparks, and a couple of others. Add in a few songs about food by Duke Ellington, the Crusaders, and Wes Montgomery, and there you have it.
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 !