fusion

 

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'm prescribing you a heavy dose of brass and beats from 2016. On the brass side of things we've got Hackney Colliery BandMoon Hooch and Stomptown Brass. Then on the beats are Super Magic HatsEngelwood x Jeff Kaale and Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk

Stream it live August 9th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Dec 09
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 11
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Experimental Jazz Edition

2014 is quickly coming to an end, which means it's time to take a look back at some of the great music released this year. On this week's edition of That Righteous Jive, we'll be listening to my favorite experimental jazz of 2014. I've got five different albums from five incredible artists:

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Quick Fix. This trio from Saratoga Springs continues to impress me with their combination of jazz, rock & post-bop. This year they released their second album together: Golden Ticket

 

 

 

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  • Tue
    Aug 26
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 27
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Jazz of 2014 Featuring Wil Blades

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz of 2014, featuring master of the Hammond organ Wil Blades (left). We'll be checking out the solo album Blades released last week, Field Notes, where he lays down some mellow grooves with guitarist Jeff Parker and drummer Simon Lott.

We'll also hear singles from upcoming albums by both Moon Hooch and Budos Band.

On top of that we've got DispactHarlequin Dynamite Marching Band, Vertigo Trombone QuartetGordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and Tuatara. Stream it live August 26th 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jul 01
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 11
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Post-Rock and Funk-Fusion Of 2014

 

In the first half of this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive, I'll be playing some of my favorite post-rock and math rock of 2014 courtesy of TotorroFarrago Ensemble, Cleft and Waking Aida.

In the second half of the show we'll be listening to some of my favorite funk-fusion of 2014 featuring Swift Technique's (Philadelphia-based funk octet) instrumental debut album: you boys be aight. We'll also hear from debut albums by Analog Son, The Brooks and do DNA.

Stream it live July 1st, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Dec 07
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Dec 11
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Jazz-Funk Edition

    

On this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours we’ll be listening to my favorite jazz-funk of 2013. I’ll be featuring Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Rock Candy Funk Party and Analog Attention. We'll also hear from Orgone, Funky Mama, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Jungle Fire, Funkle Sam and Ikebe Shakedown. Stream it live December 7th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio. (More info on featured artists/albums below).

  • Sat
    Jun 08
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jun 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Experimental Jazz On The After Hours

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.

  • Sat
    May 18
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    May 22
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Best of Acid Jazz (Part 1 of 2)


"Acid jazz" is a genre that has been used to describe a large variety of different artists and sounds over the years, but I feel it can be divided neatly into two categories. On one side we have experimental jazz bands (usually featuring a Hammond organ) that dabble in soul, funk and R&B, (sometimes incorporating synthesizers, turntables or other electronic sounds into the groove). And on the other side we've got DJ’s and electronic music producers that combine jazz, funk and soul samples with hip-hop and house beats. 

On this Saturday night's edition of the After Hours we’ll be listening to some of my favorite examples of that first category.  I’ll be playing some Shimmy: an album released last year as the result of a collaboration between Billy Martin (from Medeski Martin and Wood) on drums and Wil Blades on the Hammond B3 organ.  I’ve been really digging this album and think it’s amazing the grooves these guys can pump out as just an organ/drum duo. On top of that we’ll be hearing from The Greyboy Allstars, Heavy Shift, The RH Factor, Ronny Jordan, James Taylor Quartet, John Scofield, Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires and many more. If you can get down with some experimental jazz-funk-soul fusion then don't miss it (streamed live 10pm-12am CTZ right here on KRUU). Also, if you want to ckeck out the flipside of acid jazz (DJs that spin jazz, funk, hip-hop and house togetherthen look out for my show next week (05/25) when we'll be listening to Amon Tobin, St. Germain, Parov Stelar, Mr. Scruff, Blockhead, Skalpel and Herbaliser among others. Enjoy ;)


  • Thu
    Oct 18
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Oct 21
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

jazz-rock keyboards

marco beneventowhen uncategorizable keyboard player marco benevento [left] played in fairfield this past year (twice), i was hard-pressed to put his music into a category. i'm sure he would say that he doesn't want it to be categorized, but it's a useful thing to do nonethless, especially considering my show is all about organizing the music of the last 50 years. the best i can do is, "jazz-rock fusion," but i'm not sure that does any of the artists i play this week justice.

pianists like herbie hancock, chick corea, jan hammer,joe zawinul keith emerson, joe zawinul [right], and yann thiersen express a range of influences and styles that can't be easily categorized, and it's not at all certain that they belong in the same show with royksopp, squarepusher, saint germain, and peace orchestra...until you hear this week's show of keyboard based...acid-jazz...jazz-funk fusion...jazz-rock...you name it...and these are the tracks.