Interview with Sonja Parks, 2009 Ivey Award Recipient and Ansa Akyea, actor, in the Ten Thousand Things’ Theater production of Othello. Also featured is John Coltrane’s compositions/bands on the anniversary of his birth, September 23rd.
This week, the soundtrack to Hour 1’s trip across the skalaxy is provided by a collection of sides produced by Arthur Duke Reid, many of which saw release on his Treasure Isle label. Sherwood drops the diamond on some old 12 black wax he brought in, resulting in a short set ranging from Edmundo Ros to Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith to onetime Kenton arranger Johnny Williams. Then he trains his CD laser on the likes of Pete Rugolo, Tom Waits and Stock, Hausen Walkman. Aahh, Funn is indeed good! 4(+2) choice German ska cuts lead off Hour 3, and Lollipopper Of The Week Betka Stankova libis Bob more than 30 years after Yvonne Prenosilova did.
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.