Adam Meckler was my guest today, talking about his 18 piece big band and their new monthly residency at the Artists’ Quarter on the last Tuesday of the mongh. I also played selections from Larry Young, Miles, Herbie Hancock, and Babatunde Lea, as well as new music from Resonance, The Session, James Zollar, and Alex Snydman. The 45 of the Week was Namely You, by Gene Ammons.

guest host – Emily Krumberger

Episode #416 – The “I spent the afternoon at a Stoned Soul Picnic with the Man with the Harmonica, and road the Rollercoaster before meeting up with Captain Bacardi at the Namkok” mix.

7/25 in a nutshell…

This week, for the most part, the “Ooh” Crew leaves the space-themed tunes to Sherwood, and does he ever deliver! After a Tokyo Jihen fave, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s “Cosmic Surfin’” leads off an extended lunar jam encompassing selected works of Les Baxter, Eden Ahbez, Lydia Lunch, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker (with Strings, yet!), all with the Moon figuring into their titles, before Larry Coryell takes us to the end of the planet with “Planet End”. But lest you think we’re done with the Moon, here cones Lee Morgan with “Desert Moonlight” …but not before Ken Nordine takes us traveling through time! Traveling forward to the Home Stretch, Gerhana Ska Cinta’s Lollipop got-us-SKAvered and got us off to a fine start, the 5@5:05 were all Japanese instros, including tracks by 2 “Little” bands… Tempo and Elephant. We also had double-shots by 2Toners The Selecter (coming to the Cedar Fri. 9/13!!!!!) and The Specials. What’ll we get up to next week? Tune in… and stay tuned!

Latin flavored opening leads into the Sephardic. Blending shortly with Cabo Verde and other African countries, including Ethiopia, Egypt & Madagaskar. This program ends with two tracks from Joni Mitchell’s “Traveloque” and a preview of the Chicago AfroBeat Project.

see play list below

Broadcasting live from Rondo Days Celebration in Saint Paul, I played music from Reggie Quinerly, Grant Green Gregory Porter, Cold Sweat, Trombone Shorty, and others. Also aired an interview with saxophonist Ted Nash, who will be coming to town to play at a benefit for pianist/composer Jeremy Walker.