We'll be listening to some rock and funk inspired jazz on this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours. I'll be featuring Charlie Hunter, Will Bernard and Stanton Moore.
Charlie Hunter uses a custom-made eight-string guitar on which he simultaneously plays guitar chords and solos on the top five strings and bass lines on the bottom three strings. I'll be playing some tracks from my favorite album of his, Baboon Strength. We'l also hear Hunter playing with John Schott (guitar), Will Bernard (slide guitar) and Scott Amendola (drums) as T J Kirk. This guitar trio blends together the work of Thelonious Monk, James Brown and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. We'll be hearing from their second album If Four Was One. Will Bernard is another guitarist from the Bay Area pushing the boundaries of jazz. We'll hear from his fourth studio album as bandleader, Party Hats. We'll also hear Bernard play with Stanton Moore (the drummer from New Orleans based funk band Galactic) and Robert Walter (the organist from Greyboy Allstars) off of Moore's third solo album, simply titled III. We'll hear from Garage A Trois, an experimental jazz/punk rock band.
ITS THE JACOB SHOW NUMBER 20!
THAT'S LIKE, ALMOST AN AEON!
SPINING ONLY THE BEST AND SOMETIMES
THE WORST RECORDS KNOWN TO MAN
"A beginning is a very delicate time." ~ Dune
Inspired by appreciation from brother Chris, this week we'll feature music from the "Spirit Satellite" mixtape. Hear Ennio Morricone's spaghetti-western classic "The Man With The Harmonica" remixed by Apollo Four Forty; Brian Eno's classic "Prophecy Theme" from Dune; hear a Philip Glass composition by Uakti; "Solar Wind" by Gene Newton, on solar powered "Crew"-FM. Also, electronic music from Ulrich Schnauss, Morcheeba and Jon Hopkins. Hear "Moonbeat" by LTJ Experience, and more.
Ambient electronica. Saturday mornings at 9. Live stream @kruufm.com We'll post the playlist afterward.
- The trick, is living without an answer.... I think. - Thumbsucker
it was only 5 years ago, that we heard, and missed a lot of good music. my show this week features those songs that were heard or missed from 2008.
5 years seems like just a blink or two ago. but on the other hand, it's surprising to realize that jackson browne was still making fascinating, relevant music; and then there was a brilliant song by a band i hadn't heard of then (thanks to all my friends who keep me up to date), elbow (left).
another remarkable unknown band, the secret machine, released a remarkable debut cd.
and there was some very nice ambient-beat flavored music, which i'll feature during the middle stretch.
Tonight for the whole hour I'll be featuring the marvelous and legendary STEVIE WONDER!!! A mover and shaker not only musically, but as a living inspiration in all walks of life! It was super difficult to select which of his songs to feature, listen and find out which ones made the cut!
(See Play List link below). After leading off with Underground Classic, "Hogbottom," by Elvin Bishop, DJ UndergroundMan highlights this program with epic tracks from the newly released CD Ultramarine by Canada's Young Galaxy featuring exquisite vocals by Catherine McCandless (photo). Listen closely for the twin-spin from Bareback CD by the folk finger-picking UK band Hank Dogs (photo). Never-before-played on Fringe Toast Music groups include Deer Tick, The Wood Brothers, Richard Thompson, and Ryan Montbleau Band.
Stay tuned for another enthralling Chill Session during the second hour. Let everyone know that DJ Andy is back in town with LIVE shows every Wednesday evening via live stream at http://www.kruufm.com. Click here for play list. Invite friends in your social network to this program.
Thanks to the extraordinary James Moore, the great team leader station manager and all aroung great man for the title of the show this week. G-Braltar rock is solid rock. With songs like 'Mushroom Cloud of Hiss' and 'Hurricane Heart Attack' you are assured of the best hard rock has to offer. The Yo La tengo song has one of the best screams in any song, ever. The Warlocks song is a three guitar wrenching of an old rusty bolt that ends up being a giddy act of God. Thats just two of the seventeen songs. If your amp goes to eleven, or if you wish it did, stop on by @ 2...The G Man
LIVE IN THE HY-VEE CLUB ROOM AT 7:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY
Mexican food, like many other culturally-rich cuisines, suffers a great injustice in restaurants, grocery stores, and households throughout our country. Typically, when you wander into the local Los Arcos or Mi Pueblo or a myriad of other spots with the same names, the menu is basically the same. Instead of General Tso's Chicken, found on every postage-stamp "Chinese" restaurant's menu, you find the "list"-different nachos, taco, enchilada, chimichanga, and assorted other "specialties" available in combinations, or à la carte. In groceries you can find many varieties of Mexcian cheese. What that means is the queso fresco is hiding, if it's even on the shelf, but there are lots of those tiny shredded packaged blends that combine cheeses you won't really find in authentic Mexican regional cooking. Mexican food is mainly understood by the public as "fast food."
2012 was a great year for funk. Neal Evans, the keyboardist from Soulive (a funk jazz trio from New York), released his first solo album, Bang. The New Mastersounds, a four-piece funk band from England, released their eighth studio album Out on the Faultline. Boston-based funk band Lettuce released their third studio album Fly! Galactic, a funk and jazz band from New Orleans, released their seventh studio album, Carnivale Electricos. And Monophonics, a funk/psychedelic soul group from the Bay Area, released their third studio album In Your Brain.
On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to all of the above. The cherry on top of this delicious funk sundae will be Rock Candy Funk Party, an instrumental funk rock super-group who are just as awesome as their name implies. We'll be hearing from their first studio album, which they released earlier this year, We Want Groove. Be sure to check it out (June 1, 10pm-12am CTZ) right here on KRUU radio. And, in case if anyone tells you otherwise, remember: jazz ain't dead, it just smells FUNKY!
We're not even halfway through 2013 yet, and we've already seen the release of some great blues albums from some legendary blues players--still out there doing their thing, pumping out those beautiful soul-wrenching tunes.
On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite blues to have come out this year. I'll start you off with Get Up!, an album released last January as the result of a collaboration between Ben Harper and legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite. Then we'll hear from Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters off the live album they released last April, Just For Today. The first time I heard this album I didn't even realize it was recorded live: not only is the sound quality incredible, but also the musicianship is out of this world. After that we'll hear from another legendary harmonica player: James Cotton, off of his album released just last month, Cotton Mouth Man. Last but not least, we'll hear from Tinsley Ellis off his first ever all-instrumental album, Get It!, which he released last March. Check it out this Tuesday (06/04) 5-6pm CTZ, right here on KRUU radio.