On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz, funk and R&B albums to have been released so far this year. I'll be featuring The New Mastersounds and Omaha Diner.
The New Mastersounds are a quartet from the UK who play old-school Meters' style funk. Today (03/10) they released their ninth studio album together: Therapy.
Omaha Diner is a super-group composed of Charlie Hunter (guitar), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Bobby Previte (drums) and Skerik (saxaphone). Together they reimagine (in their own avant-garde jazz style) songs which at some point have reached #1 on the Top 40 pop chart. Ealier this year they released thier debut self-titled album.
We'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from both The New Mastersounds' and Omaha Diner's new albums. On top of that we've got a whole lot more great jazz, funk and R&B courtesy of Ikebe Shakedown, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Snarky Puppy and Lack of Afro--all from albums released this year. Stream it live March 11th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
This week we're celebrating Edie Brickell's (March 10th) birthday. We'll play select songs from her alt-rock recordings with the New Bohemians, her solo singer-songwriter albums, her more recent jazz-rock-pop collaborations with The Gaddabouts and her 2013 Americana album with Steve Martin on banjo.
We'll also hear music from Amos Lee, Cam Penner, Chad Elliot, Chris Isaak, Craig Jackson Band, The Stray Birds, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greg Allman, Gretchen Peters, John Hiatt, Sarah Jarosz, Stonehoney, Sweet Talk Radio, The Autumn Defense and Van Morrison.
Tune in in one hour for the special on Japanese Samurai guitarist Miyavi from Tokyo, one of the most original and innovative guitar players of our time.
A 1968 film starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, Yours, Mine, and Ours purportedly told the true story of Tom North's youth as part of the happy, blended Beardsley-North family, which ultimately included 20 children. Tom recently dispelled the "one big happy family" myth that this movie created by writing and independently publishing a memoir. An Amazon Best Seller, Tom North's book, True North: The Shocking Truth About Yours, Mine, and Ours was listed by The Washington Times as Recommended Reading, garnered rave reviews by Writers Digest, and won a Living Now Award Gold Medal.
Tom, a graduate of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management), will read from and sign copies of True North at 1:30 PM, Saturday, March 15th in Revelations Cafe and Book Store. Tom is a financial investment advisor, and he lives in Carmel, California with his wife, Connie.
(See link to play list below). American alternative music genius Beck offers more melifluous tracks from his Morning Phase CD introduced last week. Jeff Kelly and his Seattle band Green Pajamas (photo) contribute a twin-spin. DJ Andy Bargerstock prepares the local Fairfield audience for the upcoming May concert with Ian Moore by playing "Abilene."
The 2nd-hour Chill Session leads off with Texas-based vocal group Pentatonix "Say Something." The ladies take the stage featuring Deb Talan of The Weepies and beautiful Corrine Bailey Rae (photo above) with a slow-jazz interpretation of Led Zeppelin's song "Since I've Been Loving You." The bliss will flow ethereally. Click here for play list.
Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com every Wednesday at 8pm Central US time. ... the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.
i think those of us with weak voices are particularly awed by pure vocal music--a capella--it seems so miraculous. if you think you're hearing anything other than human voices (or other parts of the human body, like hand flaps, or stomps) you'd be wrong. it's all voice.
this week's show features magical groups like take 6 (pure virtuosos), rajaton (from finland), insideout (their "bolero" will leave you voiceless), and brilliant overdubbing by todd rundgren, bobby mcferrin, and imogen heap.
i'll spin the concept i'll play marvin gaye's "how sweet it is" without the instrumental backing, alison krauss's "down to the river to pray," and one of the most beautiful melodies and harmonies from the early 60s re-done by huey lewis & the news, "it's alright"--the perfect message for anyone contemplating weird or hard times.
Today's long-awaited guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline, John Geiger, is perhaps best known as the writer of "The Third Man Factor," which explores the oft-reported phenomenon of an unseen presence, or "third man" offering guidance and support to people, such as Arctic explorers, who are facing life and death struggles.
After that book was published, Geiger was flooded with stories from ordinary people who'd had a similar experience in times of crisis. In "The Angel Effect: We Are Never Alone," Geiger shares some of these first-hand accounts, including his own experience, and delves into research on various explanations for The Angel Effect, ranging from the scientific to the mystical.
Whether you believe in angels, or find the power of the human brain to create illusions to be a more convincing explanation, you will find this a fascinating interview.
And with any luck - the weather will be clear tomorrow so Caroline can make it to the station for this live interview. We asked John to postpone our previously scheduled show due to a snowstorm and are very glad he agreed!
Welcome to another journey to the center of the week's headline news with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore. This week's three tiers include journalism and journalisn't (the glenn is greener on the other side of the wald); fly like an eagle--to the Black Sea; weather or not, climate change is real; and 'why, I otter..."
For a complete list of all headlines referenced, click on "Read more" below.
The first hour James reairs a discussion from 2009 with Milo Bekins, a farmer from Costa Rica, as well as a short tribute to the passing of Les Paul.
At 3:30pm, tune in for a very special interview with MSAE teacher Richard Incorvia who shares exciting developments with middle school students on the cutting edge of educational opportunities. Together they are pioneering a trail of whatschoolcanbe.com.
If you're interested in seeing a short, professional video highlighting a kickstarter campaign to expand their media and educational outreach, click on Richard's picture [right]. The video was shot at KRUU where these young people are producing a daily local events program known as Radio Action News. Great job Drew Schoenfeld, Paloma Braun, Daniel Zhu & Hermela Grebremariam.