Friday, April 30, 2010

On the next program...

11:00 a.m. – Interview with Richard Bob Greene from the capella humor and jazz quartet The Bobs.

1:00 p.m. – The Sunday Brunch Concert
Harmony on the Sound Chorus
Harmony on the Sound is an organization of women from all walks of life, different age groups and represent 33 different towns in CT dedicated to singing. They are a dynamic group of women who sing quartet music from across the spectrum – jazz, pop, new songs and old songs, songs from Broadway, love songs, the blues and swing. Their repertoire offers a variety of melodies with expression and musical style to capture everyone's love of harmony.

Upcoming shows on the Sunday Brunch Concert

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Black Rock Rocks for the vandalized trees

BlackRock Rocks Presents.... New Roots!
A Fundraiser to replace 15 trees that were victims of the St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Chainsaw Massacre.

SATURDAY - Keepin' it Local - 8:00pm
John Torres and The Watusi Kings! (maybe more!)

SUNDAY - Black Rock gets FUNKY! - 3:00pm
The Primate Fiasco + more to be announced soon.
+ $6.00 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas (proceeds go to the event too)

ADMISSION: $7 each show - $12 for both!

More Performers TBA - Stay Tuned! But you KNOW it will be good!
Pass the word!!!

Police investigate a mysterious chainsaw "massacre" that may have destroyed 15 sycamore trees along St. Mary's-by-the-Sea during the nasty storm Saturday night March 13th.

Fifteen stately sycamore trees lining the waterfront walkway in the scenic neighborhood park were vandalized -- perhaps fatally -- by "girding" cuts, sliced several inches into their circumference. The deep cuts, apparently inflicted with a chainsaw, prevent nutrients from traveling up a tree's bark to the leaves.

hope to see you there!

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Community Choral Music LIVE on WPKN Today!

When we hear the term "children's choir" we often think back to those cute elementary school concerts. But the kids in this group are ages 12 - 17 and they sing with power and style. Please join our live audience for today's broadcast!

1:00 p.m. on the Sunday Brunch Concert:
Fairfield County Children's Choir
Unitarian Universalist Church
96 Chapel Street, Stratford
Admission is free.

In a related program note, I took the morning off to do Little League stuff with my son. Rod Richardson will be filling in.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This Sunday's program

I will be taking care of Little League things and leaving you in the capable hands of Rod Richardson. Not only will you get Nothing, but you will hear the following features:

11:00 a.m. – Interview with Richard Bob Greene from The Bobs.
1:00 p.m. – Fairfield County Children's Choir on the Sunday Brunch Concert

Enjoy the show. I'll be back with you on May 2nd. 

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Playlist, April 28, 2010

Archive audio: (the whole show)

Set One
Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra; Miraflores; Meeting of the Waters (2007 OA2)
Brandon Wright; Castaway; Boiling Point (2010 Posi-Tone)
Beegie Adair; In Walked Bud; Into Somethin' (2010 Adair Music Group)
Mose Allison; Crush; The Way of the World (2010 Anti)
Louis Armstong; Heebie Jeebies; Hot Fives & Sevens Vol. 1 (JSP)
Jay D'Amico; Invention in Bb; Nocturne (2009 CAP)
McCoy Tyner; Pursuit; Atlantis (1975 Milestone)
[mic break 10:56 a.m.]

Set Two
VW Brothers; Moon Over Gate 24; Muziek (2010 Patois)
Raydience; Ahakti Ma; Raydience (2009 Megawave)
Michael Urbaniak's Fusion; Butterfly; Atma (1974 CBS)
SCENES: Art Of Falling; Rinnova (2010 Origin)
Grateful Dead; Friend of the Devil; Dick's Picks 15 (1999 GDP)
Tommy Emmanuel; Padré; Only (2002 Favored Nations Acoustic)
Oregon; There Was No Moon on That Night; Oregon (1983 ECM)
Allan Holdsworth; Three Sheets to the Wind; Road Games (1983 Warner Bros)
Bruford; One Of A Kind; One Of A Kind (1979 EG)
Bruford; Joe Frazier; Gradually Going Tornado (1980 EG)
[mic break 12:01 p.m.]

Set Three
Paul Meyers; North Meets South; World on a String (2009 Miles High)
Cracked Ice; Somebody; Soul Noir (2007 IceTone)
Trombone Shorty; Where Y'At; Backatown (2010 Verve)
Graylight Campfire; Perfect Day; Keep to Movin' (2010 Graylight Campfire)
Hot Tuna; Trial By Fire; Live at Sweetwater Two (2004 Eagle)
Michael Cleary Band; All to You; MCB Live (2007 MCB)
[mic break 12:39 p.m.]

Set Four
Yuko Ito; Dindi; Mania De Voce (2009 Funny Baby Face)
Tony Trischka Band; Earl's Breakdown; New Deal (2003 Rounder)
Grateful Dead; The Music Never Stopped; Fallout From the Phil Zone (1997 Arista)
[mic break 12:59 p.m.]

Sunday Brunch Concert: Brian Dolzani

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Brian Dolazni on the Sunday Brunch Concert

Sunday, April 18, 1:00 p.m.
Live in our studio and on the air!

"There is something insistent in Dolzani's music that won me over" - TIRBD blog

[Brian] exudes the melodic charm and trebly vocal hitches of Jules Shear and the heartbreaking warmth and intriguing lyrical turns of Freedy Johnston" - Cincinnati City Beat

Brian Dolzani is an engaging and energetic singer/songwriter, drawing comparisons to artists such as Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and Freedy Johnston. He is supporting his 5th CD release, the self-titled 'Brian Dolzani'. Brian tours across New England and beyond, pulling audiences into his introspective, emotive and deeply imagistic songwriting. Tune in to hear songs from his latest release, as well as some brand new songs from his ever-evolving songwriting catalog. Not to be missed.

This show takes place in the friendly confines of our FM studio. Space is limited. Please call 203-331-9756 for reservations.

For more information about the Sunday Brunch Concert series, visit

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Monday, April 12, 2010

King For A Day in the studio

Three Kings joined me for brunch yesterday. We had a good ol' time with live music and some tracks from their newest CD.

Left to right: Benj LeFevre, Dan Labich, Randy Funke.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Playlist, April 11, 2010

Archive audio: (the whole show)

Set One
Bob Sneider/Joe Locke; Kiss Me, Kill Me; Nocturne for Ava (2009 Origin)
Marc Pompe; Well, You Needn't; Hi-Fly (2009 Marc Pompe)
Paul Meyers; Panama; World on a String (2009 Miles High)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Frank Kimbrough; Sure as We're Here; Rumors (2010 Palmetto)
Queen Esther; Remember When?; What is Love? (2010 EL Recordings)
Arnett Cobb/Dinah Washington; Smooth Sailin'; Arnett Cobb/Dinah Washington (2000 HighNote)
UConn Jazz; East of the Sun; UConn Jazz (2003 Sea Breeze Vista)
[mic break 10:54 a.m.]

Set Three
The Disco Biscuits; Quad D; Planet Anthem (2010 Diamond Riggs)
Interview with Jon Gutwillig
The Disco Biscuits; M.E.M.P.H.I.S.; 2010-03-18 The Egg, Albany, NY
The Disco Biscuits; Run Like Hell.; 2010-03-18 The Egg, Albany, NY
[mic break 11:41 a.m.]

Set Four
Paul Meyers  Quartet; My One and Only Love; Featuring Frank Wess (2009 Miles High)
Phish; Slave to the Traffic Light; 2009-08-14 Hartford
Pat Metheny Group; Phase Dance; Travels (1983 ECM)
Bobby McFerrin/Winton Marsalis; B 'n' W; The Young Lions (1983 Elektra)
[mic break 12:21 p.m.]

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Interview with the Barber

Sunday, April 11th, 11:00 a.m.
Jon Gutwillig from the Disco Biscuits is my guest. Barber talks about live shows and the commercial success of Bisco's newest release, "Planet Anthem." Ticket giveaways too!

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Playlist, April 4, 2010


Set One
Garth Knox; Malor me bat; D'Amore (2008 ECM)
Tom Waits; The Part You Throw Away; Glitter & Doom Live (2009 Anti-)
Blick Bassy; Donalina; Jazz Around the World (2009 Putumayo)
Kora Jazz Trio; Chan Chan; Jazz Around the World (2009 Putumayo)
Helio Alves; Sweeping the Chimney; It's Clear (2009 Reservoir)
[mic break 10:37 a.m.]

Set Two
Cedar Walton; Voices Deep Within; Voices Deep Within (2009 HighNote)
The Peter Hand Big Band; Come Rain or Come Shine; The Wizard of Jazz (2009 Savant)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks; Forget-Me-Not; All Heaven Broke Loose (1991 E.G. Records)
Eddie Jobson; Inner Secrets; Theme of Secrets (1985 Private)
Raydience; Arcenio's Garden; Raydience (2009 Megawave)
Grateful Dead; Estimated Prophet>Eyes of the World; Dick's Picks 15 9/3/77 (1999 GDP)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Three
Paul Meyers Quartet; Just One of Those Things; Featuring Frank Wess (2009 Miles High)
Mose Allison; My Brain; The Way of the World (2010 Anti-)
Art Tatum; Ill Wind; Piano Grand Master (Proper)
The Peter Hand Big Band; Ill Wind; The Wizard of Jazz (2009 Savant)
Seattle Women's Orchestra; The Tulip Wonder; Meeting of the Waters (2007 OA2)
Tim Davies Big Band; Counting to Infinity; Dialmentia (2009 Origin)
[mic break 12:13 p.m.]

Set Four
The Disco Biscuits; Pygmy Twylite; 3/18/2010 The Egg, Albany, NY
Frank Zappa; Pygmy Twylite; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Room Service; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; The Idiot Bastard Son; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Imaginary Diseases; Imaginary Diseases (2006 Zappa)
The Disco Biscuits; The City; Planet Anthem (2010 Diamond Riggs)
[mic break 12:55 p.m.]

Set Five
VW Brothers; Simone; Muziek (2010 Patois)
Movie Soundtrack; What's The Buzz; Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 MCA)
Movie Soundtrack; Hosanna; Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 MCA)
Movie Soundtrack; Trial Before Pilate; Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 MCA)
Umphrey's McGee; Plunger; 2005-11-12 Fillmore Auditorium
Umphrey's McGee; Jazz Odyssey; 2005-11-12 Fillmore Auditorium
Umphrey's McGee; Wife Soup; 2005-11-12 Fillmore Auditorium
Laibach; Jesus Christ Superstar; Jesus Christ Superstar (1996 Mute)
Led Zeppelin; The Battle of Evermore; Led Zeppelin IV (1971 Atlantic)
New Riders of the Purple Sage; Peggy-o; Where I Come From Radio Mixes & Live Bonus (2009 Woodstock Records)
[2:00 p.m.]

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