Often when I tell people that I love funk and jazz they think of the big jazz bands of the 30's or the funk scene of the late 60's/early 70's. What they don't realize is that the jazz and funk scene is still alive and well today. In fact, the last decade has witnessed a soul/funk revival that shows no signs of slowing down. Record labels, such as Daptone Records on the East Coast and Ubiquity Records on the West Coast, continue to sign and release contemporary soul, funk and R&B acts--not just legends from the past, but fresh blood: contemporary artists with a new take on that classic jazz/funk sound for a new kind of listener.
This Saturday night we're going to be listening to some of my favorite jazz and funk albums that have come out over the last few years. We're going to hear from the Greyboy Allstars, a funk group based out of San Deigo, off of their album that they released last month (after a 5 year hiatus): Inland Emperor. We'll also hear from the British acid jazz group the James Taylor Quartet off of their album that they released just last week: Closer to the Moon. On top of that we've got The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ikebe Shakedown, Menehan Street Band, Snarky Puppy, The New Mastersounds, Heavy Shift and a whole lot more funky sweetness. If you can dig the funk, soul and jazz scene, and want to see where it is progressing today, then make sure not to miss this Saturday night's editon of The After Hours.
Mañana no te puedes perder Noche Musical donde estaremos rindiendo un tributo a Selena la reina del tex-mex quien a 18 años de su partida aun sigue viva en la mente y en los corazones de todos sus seguidores...
Martes 2 de abril a las 11pm centro por KRUU-LP 100.1FM
You cannot miss Noche Musical where we will be paying tribute to Selena, the Queen of Tex-Mex, who is still alive in the minds and in the hearts of all her followers...
Tuesday, April 2 at 11 pm Central for kruu-lp 100.1fm
Piero Piccioni was one of Italy's most prolific and creative film composers. Inventive, futuristic Jazz for Science-Fiction, moody orchestration and Funk for gangster movies and political thrillers and serious B-3 boogie and wah-wah groovers for oddball sexcapades; no genre was beyond his range.
He incorporates jazz, mystery-adventure thrills, and avant-garde elements into his wide variety of work which has been the sonic backdrop for everything from B horror films to lush, romantic epics.
Take a trip back to the wild and hip swinging days of the 60's & 70's that sound as modern today as ever! Wed March 13, 2-3PM.
This week on Videogame Audio, we'll be taking an in-depth look at the music of Sega Dreamcast hit title Sonic Adventure 2, as well as the beautiful music of the Epic Battle Fantasy flash game series. Friday at 9:00 AM, don't miss it!
Hello world! Dirk here. Thinking about you, your ears and the show Monday afternoon. What will I play? Got some ideas, but depending on how things play out, we shall all find out as one at 4 o'clock. Hope you enjoyed the show last week, started out a bit rough with some technical errors but I am learning the ropes quickly. What I can guarantee is a little Ravi Shankar. Things should be spicy! Hope your monday goes smooth and thank you for tuning in!
Gonna throw my anchor down
Gonna hold my head up high
Gonna claim this brave new world
In the name of you and I
Anchor ~ Heather Miller
Oh hey! It's yours truly, DJ Hum with my own CD now! Officially releasing to the world on Friday!
In May 2011, Fairfield singer-songwriter Heather Miller followed her musical calling all the way to Austin, Texas to study with mentor and producer Daniel Barrett at Rubicon Recording Studios. Daniel’s Rubicon Year program, which offers intensive study and goal-oriented mentoring in writing, musicianship, performing, and recording, allowed Heather to dive deep into the creative process and examine her relationship to it from every angle.
One year, 157 open mic performances, and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Heather is back home in Fairfield and excited to celebrate the completion of her project with a five-song debut EP. Called Anchor, the album is an inspiring collection of catchy, rootsy, melodic songs, drawing their stories from love and life, doubts and dreams.
This weeks show focuses on one great female vocalist. There's Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, AND then there's the one and only JULIE LONDON. This sultry, seductive smoky-voiced "master of understatement" enjoyed considerable popularity during the cool era of the 1950's.
A collection from some of her best swinging and blues tracks will be showcased. If you haven't listened to her intimate vocal style in a while, tune in Wed November 28, 2 PM and be swept away by the one and only Julie London!
It feels good to be back!
I did a two month stay in the mountains of Northern California. It was so beautiful!
I forgot how good a bed with a thick comforter feels on a cold day!
Here is my newest show ready for the listen!
it's a common discussion among music affecionados--no, it's frequently an argument: what was the best overall year for music? old timers (and their children) fondly remember the music of the late sixties and early seventies. the beatles, stones, led zeppelin, jazz-rock, psychedelic...the music was exploding, and creativity was oozing. (it was a violent and sticky time)
but maybe the era which saw the rise of grunge, took rap to a new level, the end of hair bands, and created a whole new wave of hard metal and electronic sounds, deserves some consideration.
since it's election time, it's time for you to vote. what was the best musical year? read on...