A mixed bag of music today, with older music from Jack McDuff, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster, and Hank Mobley. Newer music from Koplant No, Laura Andrea Leguia, the Jay D’Amico Quintet, Mark Masters Ensemble, Diana Krall, Ben Sidran, and area musicians Maude Hixson and Seven Steps to Havana. The 45 of the week was Opera in Vout, by Slim Gaillard.

guest: Julie Landsman reading from Till, her novel in progress

Episode #414 – Dave takes over the cockpit.

Jazzed Up and Bonkers!

7/11 in a nutshell…

An attempted RSST “Space Month” opening-oldies salute to everything from Roswell to John Glenn’s birthday to Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk (all July events!) got thoroughly derailed this week, but we still got in “Rocket Ship” (Tommy McCook), “Leave Earth” (Derrick Morgan) and “Cosmic Bust” (Col. Elliott & the Lunatics) in addition to Mutant Frogs bumpers like “Transkalactic”, “Interstellar Teakettle” and “Cassini at Titan”. Sherwood’s Planet fans got to enjoy a bit of the Frogs’ new “Jungles of the Galaxy,” in addition to a cumbia, titled “He’s a Tripper”, about galaxy-trotting musical astronaut Lee “Scratch” Perry (as well as original funkateer James Brown), performed by Australia’s Melbourne Ska Orchestra. They’re so good it’s sorely tempting to add the word “Paradise” to their name! Speaking of Paradise, Tokyo’s finest turn up in the Home Stretch with their “Hungry Beast”, right after another Oz act, the Unicorn-era Late Notes. The GotchaSKAvered Lollipop-of-the-Week was the work of Betka Stankova, echoing a previous decade’s version of “My Boy”, or in this case “Mne Se Libi Bob”, sung by Yvonne Prenosilova. The 5@5:05 went long (though no 8-minuters this time around) and was followed up by The Dropsteppers, by way of plugging their Nye’s house gig every Monday night. The Megalith band has a new EP dropping real soon… and you’ll here it here! Tune in and stay tuned… it gets spacier next week!

Another short review of the recent African Summer series at the Cedar – plus a few others – leads into a celebration of Brasilian musical giants and a couple tracks of Afro-Peruvian rhythms.

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Tribute to Bernard Vitet (1934-2013)