Jazz

Heather Barringer of the New Music Ensemble Zeitgeist came by to talk about their Cabaret Series, which features jazz, world, and other contemporary music. Also heard classic tracks from Dizzy Gillespie, and Wes Montgomery, as well as newer tunes from Malachi Thompson and Steve Yeager, and new releases from Russ Nolan and The Wave Mechanics Union. the 45 of the week was Soul Bird, by Cal Tjader.

Ladies who lunch…

From Gotham City and the Asphalt Jungle to Tahiti… and a Night at the Captain’s Galley.

11/15 in a nutshell…

Let’s work this thing outward from the middle (Sherwood’s Planet) this week, just because… you just know it’s a Town Without Pitney when you’re hearing Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass do Gene’s famous song, kicking off a whole string of tunes with “town” somewhere in the title, followed up by a batch of tracks with actual names of towns (Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, New York, Calcutta, etc.) in their titles! The psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine’s November selection is “Wiggy”, and YMCK’s “Kira Kira” is delightfully frantic. Back in the “Ooh”, speaking of frantic, how ‘bout The Angels’ hypercaffeinated “Jamaica Joe” for openers? Perhaps a couple of Dr. Don Drummond’s “Dew Drops” will mellow things out… Skipping over into The Home Stretch, GotchaSKAvered is conspicuous by its absence this week (two Monkey Men next week, we promise!) and the 5@5:05 had its 2nd consecutive single-label feature… 5 cuts culled from a series of v.a. releases on the SKANK label, reissued by Dojo. Long-term Ska fans might remember these: Licensed to Ska, Ska for Ska’s Sake, and 10 Commandments of Ska. The 10 were expanded to 15 for the cd reissue, and the cd reissues are what we brought. Earlier in the Stretch, Moon Hop did not cover David Bowie; instead they wrote their very own “Under Pressure”, and it sounds mighty fine to us here at the RSST. ‘Til next time, Tune In… and Stay Tuned! More on that next week!

Cuba dominates the first hour of Global Beat – then we go to the Mideast, upon hearing of Israel’s attack on the Gaza.

Wilbur Cole joined the show today to talk about his upcoming 21st Anniversary show with the Soul Mates. Wilbur talked about the “branches” of the Soul Mates, which are spin-off bands that have formed over the years. All members of those bands will return on Saturday, November 17th to help celebrate the 21 years of connection, and especially spiritual connection, that has happened since the the band’s inception in the 1980’s. The spin-off bands also represent the line-up for the Anniversary show taking place at the Narrows on November 17th, 2012, 7:00pm.

7:30pm The Spiritual Trio…..WSC
8:30pm Filet O’Soul…the Johnny O’Keefe Trio
9:30pm Willie Walker Band featuring Wilbur Cole and former members of the Bound Band
10:30pm The Soul Mates with Wilbur Cole

And LadyJ Griot…appearing as Emcee…..see you at the Narrows, in Navarre Mn….. Saturday, November 17th 7:00pm showtime

Vicky Mountain came by to talk about an upcoming show with Maryann Sullivan in which the two take on the songs of Anita O’Day and Blossom Dearie. Also talked with Katherine Bergman of Zeitgeist’s New Music Cabaret Series. Got in songs by Reggie Quinerly, Wes Montgomery, and the Atlantis Quartet, among others. This weeks 45rpm song was Smooth Sailing, by Arnett Cobb, from 1959.

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