Jazz

Mulgrew Miller

Episode #408 The packing for Florida Mix otherwise known as the Bahi Hut Song – includes a really weird 13 minute opus from the Heller Corporation called Creative Freakout!

5/30 in a nutshell…

Back from a week’s well-earned vacation, the RSST re-jiggered the duration times of the show’s segments to 1hr.:20mn. each. It delays the start of Sherwood’s Planet, but it also gives both the “Ooh” and the “Planet” an extra 10 minutes, even as it cuts into the Home Stretch’s runtime. We were a week late for Prince Buster’s birthday, so we made up with some tracks by the man himself (“Madness”, “Hard Man fe Dead”) appearances on his self-named label of artists such as Dawn Penn (“Long Day, Short Night”), Lord Creator (“Evening News”) and, of course, Buster’s All Stars (or “Buster’s Group” under which name they recorded “Baby Face Nelson”). We saved Buster’s appearance with Suggs and Georgie Fame on Jools Holland’s one-off “Spring Hootenanny” ‘til the Home Stretch. Through the airlock and into the Voov, we caught Sherwood’s musical zero-g shenanigans, notably absent from which was Shiina Ringo, so we “Ringrolled” you with “Mayonaka wa Junketsu” in the Home Stretch. But Sherwood did indeed take note of the back-to-back birthdays of the late, great Godzilla soundtrack guys Akira Ifukube and his jazzier contemporary Masaru Sato, in a set peppered with everybody from Ken Nordine to Caravan Palace to YMCK. And you can’t miss Mastretta’s epic “First Exit” clocking in at 14:05! In the Home Stretch, besides the aforementioned “Ringroll” and Buster’s Hootenanny “Madness/Enjoy Yourself” medley, you got “Lollipopped” Canadian style by Quebecers La Famille Staunton, and served-up 5-in-a-row from bands associated with Jerry Dammers’ 2Tone label appearing on other labels… including (the ’90s edition of) The Specials, from their vastly-underrated Guilty ‘til Proved Innocent! The mighty TSPO reminded you to “Open Your Eyes” as the merry band of coffeemakers were preparing to serve up your freshly-brewed Morning Blend (immediately following KFAI’s wee-hours programming Mon.-Fri.), and I remind you to… tune in and stay tuned!

Previews of DeeDee Bridgewater, Vieux Farka Toure’, and Femi Kuti on today’s program along with new releases from KoboTown, Idan Raichel Project & the first release off V.F. Toure’s latest, Mon Pays.

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