Lots going on this show, including both Cocktails and Tea For Two! Later, Tom gets Harked by Millie, then Georgie_ Small and Fame, to be exact. Sherwood does some exemplary mixing in hour 2 (especially check out Los Zafiros into Trio Esperança into B. Bumble the Stingers!) The 4(+2) goes off the rails in Hour 3, fresh new talent is discovered in Lolli-land (by Island, no less!) and we wind up with a nice, relaxed ska shuffle set involving A Million Bamboo, Ocean 11 and Alaska (the band, not the state). Brrrrrrrrrr!!!
About half the show was new music, from Rueben Wilson, to David Liebman, George Colligan, Christian Fabian, Royce Campbell w/Phil Woods, and others. I also played classic tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Cal Tjader, Wardell Gray, Rio Nido and more….
Had an interview today with the director of ACCUA…and innovative concept in physical therapy that uses water to help you work out and gain flexibility. Dan Kahlberg and I were joined by Mike McCollow, a sports analyst for Fox Sports who uses the facility to help heal sports injuries. ACCUA.net.
Interview with composer Mike Olson, featuring his new CD, Incidental. Other artists featured include Von Freeman, Ahmad Jamal, Kelly Rossum, Dinah Washington Brook Benton, Ella Fitzgerald Louis Armstrong, Ted Howe, Bobby McFerrin, George Cartwright, and Medeski, Martin Wood.
Hour 1: Ska-Doo-De-Don mix! Tracey Dey and Ria Bartok (who covers Tracey’s B-side Ska-Doo-Dee-Yah) get the slam-mix treatment, and Mr. Drummond’s grinning ear-to-ear. Got coffee? Mango Jones got his! Newly 31-derful Shiina Ringo gets saluted prehumously (is that even a word?) by the ’60s-era Skatalites for the Top Deck label, and delivers her Tokyo Ska-powered Mayonaka single from ’01. In hour 2, Sherwood drops the laser on Ringo, Charlie Parker, Bill Doggett and the Uncredited Gamelan Orchestra (well, an uncredited gamelan orchestra, anyway), and Hour 3’s 4-at-4 set features bands that begin with the first letter in Ska! Lollipopper Maggie Mae returns for Week 37, this time live on German TV’s ZDF Hitparade. Giddyup!