Guitarist Park Evans came by to talk about the Parker Paisley CD and its release party at Jazz Central. Also played music from Jack McDuff, Tadd Dameron & Trane, Gerry Mulligan, and Mingus. Played new material from Yaron Gershowsky, Lynn Arriale, Cory Wong, Jana Nyberg, and the Soul Jazz Seven.

Living Series, the Music your EYES can follow, MUZAK from the 80s – it’s all good.

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4/12 in a nutshell…
Tro-Tone? 2jan? Whatever you call the “Ooh” this week, it was made up of Trojan oldies compilation tracks and 2Tone-era goodies… and our *brand-new unreleased (“unrl.”) custom bumper-timed bumpers. Sherwood then took us into orbit around his world for an hour of the likes of Hal Blaine, YMCK, Frank Comstock and Masaru Sato(h) (and we’ve seen it spelled elsewhere both with and without the ‘h’), and the trip back home included an upcoming-gigs set (Umbrella Bed opening for English Beat at the Cabooze 4/15, Prizefighters and Dropsteppers warming up Deal’s Gone Bad at Triple Rock the night before_ wish we’d brought the DGB), and continued with an instrumental sax-led GotchaSKAllipop leading into a Return-Of-Winter set commemorating 2 nights of sub-freezing lows. Freeze, ‘skeeters!

Previewing visits by Nigerian Big Band – Egypt ’80 with Seun Kuti and a rare visit from flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia from Espana. Also excerpts of a phone interview with Seun Kuti.

Had a great interview today with Joseph Amara of Magus Books located in Dinkytown, on the West Bank of the U of M campus. Joseph is a cyber DJ with a program called “Edge Mysteries & Beyond” affiliated with the Edge Magazine. He came on my radio show to talk about his internet program and how it answers folks’ questions about all things mystical and metaphysical.

See play list below!

Lila Ammons came in today to preview her debut CD, which is in the works, and her appearance at the Red Stag tonight. I also played music from GAry Smulyan, Irv Williams, Louis Armstrong, Pena, the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet, Mingus, Monk, Morris Wilson, and Mark Sherman.

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