An interview with Tony Dagradi, of Astral Project, the best contemporary jazz band in New Orleans, as well as tunes from Coltrane, Allen Toussaint, and a new one from Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet.
The second entry in the RSST’s Hour 1 Classic Ska Label series really shoulda been the first, but y’know how it goes sometimes… the 1st shall be 2nd, and the 2nd shall be 1st, or something like that… Anyhoo, this week it’s a salute to C.S. Coxsone Dodd’s Studio 1. Cedric Im Brooks, circa ’73, also turns up in hour 1 covering Don Drummond. Sherwood B. Funn’s likin’ the longies again this week, especially Lee Morgan’s 10mn.+ The Sidewinder, and the 4:00 4(+1)-in-a-row salutes King Django this week. Also enjoy Lollipop Of The Week #27 by label-free UK skiffle-tronic outfit Uncle’s Leg.
Twin Cities songstress Vicky Mountain came by to talk about Sisters in Song, the concert she performs with Dorothy Doring and Lila Ammons. Also new music from James Moody, Sashal Vasandani, and performances from Nancy Wilson, Shirley Scott, and more….