Preempted by a Jazz Concert at the Walker. Will be back in the saddle on May 10.

4/25 in a nutshell…

“Pempelem… pelem-pem-pem!” So sang Azie Lawrence to kick off a set that careened from The Melodians to Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds (as “The Beazers”) to Colonel Elliott & the Lunatics and of course included The Skatalites, making for hoppy-skippy-jumpy diversity that had us doing all three. And when we reached Sherwood’s Planet… well, who but Sherwood spins Emerson Lake & Palmer and the Dave Brubeck Octet back-to-back_ and the Bru’s spoken-word meditation on “How High the Moon” at that? The ELP cut was “Tank”, by the way… Yukari Ito took us into the Home Stretch with another of our three ’60s Japanese “Lollipops”, Mutant Frogs took over the 5(+1)@5:05 with a set of some of Sherwood’s bumpers, David Lindley’s take on “Werewolves of London” served to remind us all of his soon-to-be May 22 appearance at Cedar Cultural Center, and we belatedly sent Maggie Thatcher off to the Great Beyond with a certain English Beat song. Phoenix City All Stars added to its cover of “The Selecter” the tune’s original title “Kingston Affair”, and with that, we remind you to Tune In… and Stay Tuned.

Exploring “foreign sounds”, perhaps… traveling to far-flung, “exotic” or off the beaten path regions of our world…

Tribute to Kevin Ayers (1944-2013)

A mixed bag of a day, with some music about/from Paris, a few vinyl cuts (for Record Store Day), and a couple of new releases. Music by Jack McDuff, Dexter Gordon, Count Basie, Freddie Hubbard,and Cyrus Chestnut. New music from Thesbe Vos, The Zacc Harris Group, Melton Mustafa, and a new release of a 1982 performance by Tommy Flanagqan and Jaki Byard.

Spring will be a little late this year…
with co-host: Yonci Jameson

Episode #402 – the “post pledge drive” mix Those calling into the show were not asked for money. (But hey, we’ll take it ANYTIME …)