Sunday, July 27, 2014

Playlist, July 26, 2014

AUDIO STREAM

Set One
Steely Dan; Big Black Cow; Aja (1977 MCA)
Benjamin Lapidus & Kari•B3; Bilongo; Ochosi Blues (2014 Treero Productions)
Dave Stryker; Money; Eight Track (2014 Strikezone)
Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband; Llegada Con Elegba; Ceremony (2010 Otá)
Eric Alexander; The Bee Hive; Chicago Fire (2014 HighNote)
[mic break 10:27 a.m.]

Set Two
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Concierto de Aranjuez; Sketches of Spain (2014 316 Records)
Susan Clynes; Pigeon's Intrusion; Life is… (2014 Moonjune)
Anthony Branker & Word Play; Equality; The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite (2014 Origin)
Susan Clynes; Le Voyage; Life is… (2014 Moonjune)
Stockton Helbring Quartet; Mushface; Handprints (2014 Armored)
Elynne Rey; Dindi; A LIttle Bit of Moonlight (2014)
[mic break 11:28 a.m.]

Set Three
Joan Osborne; Thirsty for My Tears; Love and Hate (2014 Womanly Hips)
Ryan Adams; Gimme Something Good; Ryan Adams (2014 Pax Am/Blue Note)
The String Cheese Incident; Song in my Head; Song in my Head (2014 SCI Fidelity)
Achilles Wheel; We Dreamed of Flying Cars; Stones to Sand (2014 Achilles Wheel)
[mic break 11:48 a.m.]



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Playlist, July 20, 2014

AUDIO STREAM

  • 11:30 a.m. – Interview with Ken Hays, owner of Gathering of the Vibes. The festival returns to Seaside Park in Bridgeport the weekend of July 31st, and WPKN will once again be broadcasting "Radio Vibes" throughout the weekend.
  • 12:00 noon – Interview with Roger McNamee from the band Moonalice.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Sunday Brunch Concert: God Street Wine. Playing under their stealth name Jon Bevo's Love Orchestra, this is a rare appearance by the full original lineup. Recorded live at Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre on July 10th.
Set One
The Dave Lalama Big Band; Pent-Up House; The Hofstra Project (2012)
Charlie Apicella & Iron City; Idris; Big Boss (2014 Zoho)
David Chesky; Rag No. 8 "Fifth Avenue"; The New York Rags (2013 Chesky)
Eric Reed; Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear); The Adventurous Monk (2014 Savant)
Todd Bishop Group; Norwegian; Travelogue (2014 Origin)
Native Jazz Quartet; Second Line; NJQ: Stories (2013 CAP)
[mic break 10:34 a.m.]

Set Two
Jerry Bergonzi; Dream Step; Intersecting Lines (2014 Savant)
Anthony Branker & Word Play; Forward; The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite (2014 Origin)
Michael Lake/Gerry Pagano; A Night in Tunisia; Roads Less Traveled (2014 Redlake)[mic break [10:56 a.m.]

Set Three

Django Reinhardt; La Mer; Django in Rome (2003 JSP)
Django Reinhardt; Sweet Georgia Brown; Django in Rome (2003 JSP)
Marco Benevento; Moonglow; Live at Tonic (2007 Ropeadope)
Marco Benevento; Bye-Ya; Live at Tonic (2007 Ropeadope)
Chris Greco; Bye-Ya; Standards, Vol. 1 (2014 gwsfourwinds)
Koko Taylor; Don't Go No Further; Old School (2007 Alligator)
[mic break 11:28 a.m.]

Interview with Ken Hays from Gathering of the Vibes
Grateful Dead; Playing in the Band; Dick's Picks 14 (1999 GDP)

Interview with Roger McNamee from Moonalice
Moonalice; Break Out in Handcuffs; Dave's Way Vol. 1 (2010 Moonalice)
Moonalice; Mr. Spaceman; Dave's Way Vol. 1 (2010 Moonalice)

Sunday Brunch Concert: God Street Wine (recorded 7/10/14 at Garcia's)
[2:00 p.m.]


Sunday, July 06, 2014

Playlist, July 6, 2014

AUDIO STREAM

Set One
Ellynne Rey; Soul Eyes; A Little Bit of Moonlight (2014 self)
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra; Night Creature; The Symphonic Ellington (2014 Jazheads)
The Afro Semitic Experience; I'm Going to Live the Live I Sing About in My Song; Jazz Souls on Fire (2014 Reckless DC)
[mic break 10:29 a.m.]

Set Two
TriBeCaStan; Natal Spring; New Songs from the Old Country (2013 Evergreene Music)
David Krakauer; Body and Soul; The Big Picture (2014 Table Pounding)
Joshua Redman; Moritat; Trios Live (2014 Nonesuch)
Tohpati; Red Mask; Tribal Dance (2014 MoonJune)
[mic break 10:59 a.m.]

Set Three
David Murray Quartet; Jitterbug Waltz; Morning Song (1984 Black Saint)
Bill Banfield's Jazz Urbane; Soldier; Playing with Other People's Heads: Songs (2014 Jazz Urbane)
Miles Davis; Katia; You're Under Arrest (1985 Columbia)
Galactic; Attack; Carnivale Electricos (2012 Anti-)
[mic break 11:27 a.m.]

Set Four
The Wayne Riker Mob; Wiggle Room; Groovin' with the Top Brass (2014 Fretfull)
Charlie Parker; This Time the Dream's on Me; Chasin' the Bird (2005 Proper)
Wynton Marsalis/Marcus Roberts; Blue Skies; Together Again: Live in Concert (2013 J-Master)
George Cables; Isotope; Icons & Influences (2014 HighNote)
[mic break 11:59 a.m.]




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grand Slambovians/Hamell on Trial tomorrow night in Fairfield

This Thursday, June 26th we're at the Fairfield Theater Company where we co-present together with the FTC a rare CT appearance by The Grand Slambovians— who pioneered alt-folk/americana staying on the fringe of the music industry. Think David Gilmore meets Duane Allman meets David Bowie! The opener is the personable, heavily acoustic amped Ed Hamell who goes by the name Hamell on Trial. This is a benefit for both of our non-profits. Tickets are online at fairfieldtheatre.org or via the box office at 203-259-1036.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Live Music Premiums 6/22

Here are some special live music premiums available if you make a pledge to WPKN before 2:00 PM today.
  • Gentle Giant – GG at the GG: Sight and Sound Live (1 DVD) $65 pledge
  • Phish – Ventura (6 CD set from Ventura 1997 & 1998) $150 pledge
  • Darrell Scott – Live in North Carolina (1 CD) $65 pledge
  • Frank Zappa – You Can't Do That on Stage Any More Volume 2: The Helsinki Concert (2 CD) $75 pledge
  • Gov't Mule – Mulennium 12/31/1999 (3 CD) $125 pledge
Call 203-384-9756 and support WPKN today! Alive and kicking since 1963. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One Great Radio Station, Two Great Benefit Concerts

We hope you can attend one or both of our upcoming WPKN Benefit Concerts: Saturday’s Summer Solstice Brazilian concert at the beautiful Unitarian Church at 10 Lyons Plain Road in Westport with some amazing Brazilian jazz & samba from the multi-piece band Sambeleza. $30 benefit tickets are at the door and also at voicescafe.org. Doors open at 7:30pm with the show at 8pm. Musicians include Isabella Mendes, piano/vocals; Joe Carter, guitar; Jeff Fuller, bass/vocals and guest artists Adriano Santos, drums; Ali Ryerson, flute and Ze' Mauricio, percussion. We thank Fountainhead Wines/Fat Cat Pie in Norwalk, CT for their support.



Then on Thursday, June 26th it’s the Fairfield Theater Company where we co-present together with the FTC a rare CT appearance by The Grand Slambovians— who pioneered alt-folk/americana staying on the fringe of the music industry. Think David Gilmore meets Duane Allman meets David Bowie! The opener is the personable, heavily acoustic amped Ed Hamell who goes by the name Hamell on Trial. This is a benefit for both of our non-profits. Tickets are online at fairfieldtheatre.org or via the box office at 203-259-1036.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WPKN: Alive and Kickin'

We're in our "Alive and Kickin" fund-drive, which happens every June and is a great way for you to scoop up tickets to many local festivals and contribute to WPKN at the same time: Falcon Ridge, Arts and Ideas, Green River, and Gathering of the Vibes right in our own back yard. The Vibes lineup is insane. Don't believe me? Look at the schedule!

Here are some of the things you can get when you make your gift of support to WPKN:
  • Green River Festival: July 12 + 13 Greenfield, Massachusetts.
    Saturday or Sunday ticket when you donate $40 to WPKN.
  • Gathering of the Vibes Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT August 1- 3
    Friday or Saturday day pass when you donate $70 to WPKN.
    Sunday ticket when you donate $35 to WPKN
    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Day Passes (no camping) for a donation of $175 
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival August 1, 2nd & 3rd Hillsdale, NY
    Camping Pass for all three Days $125 pledge
  • WPKN Logo Items
    Coffee Mug ($40 donation)
    Baseball Cap ($50 donation)
    Hand Screened T-Shirt ($50 donation)
Listen throughout the drive for special live music offered on each show. We have as many ways to thank you as you have reasons to love WPKN!

Call 203-384-9756 now to support live, local radio, or go to wpkn.org