For this second show of KFAI’s Pledge Drive I featured music from Rueben Wilson, Count Basie, Cory Wong, Charlie Parker, early Miles Davis, Nancy Harms, and new music from Colin Dean, Sophia Shorai, and Arthur Lipner. For the Mingus Moment, I played Tonight at Noon, by Charles Mingus.
9/30 in a nutshell:
A fall fundraiser edition first hour made up mostly of freshly-acquired oldies by skartists such as Dennis Sindrey, Bunny Skitter, the Mighty Vikings and a couple of cuts by cats who go by their first initials: C. Hyman, and P. Reid. Full first names unknown… to us at least. In Sherwood’s fab flying party palace, Raymond Scott explores the chipmunk craze jazz style, and UK surf/twang combo The Eagles (early ’60s) perform their The Desperados …I’m not making this up! Later, the Fireballs do the Carioca and Shiina Ringo takes her Foolish Heart to Shibuya. Are ya feelin’ a change in the air? We might see one this weekend… Back on the bridge, we’ve got a ‘cross the pond 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin and Alana Davis gang up on the Lollipop. Some simply splendiferous TSPO action leads to an abbreviated End. 5….. 4…. 3… 2.. 1. Take It Away!
For the first show of the 2010 Fall Pledge Drive I played music by Joey Defrancesco, Lockjaw Davis (with Coleman Hawkins!), Hank Mobley, Mauricio de Souza, Buddy Collete, Valaida Snow, Curtis Fuller, and Andy Farber. The Mingus Moment featured Better Get Hit in Your Soul. Thanks to Molly and Crazy John for their pledges, and to Bill from Mostly Jazz and David Cummings for sitting in as well.