Sunday, September 26, 2010

Playlist, September 25, 2010

Set One
Pat Metheny; Orchestrion; Orchestrion (2010 Nonesuch)

10:30 a.m.
Intrview with Len Dell'Amico

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buxter Hoot'n at Sullivan Hall

I receive lots of review CDs. There's a big stack on my desk as I type. Sometimes one really grabs my attention. Such is the the sophomore effort from Buxter Hoot'n, entitled In Another Life. Their engaging music lies in a region bordered by country, bluegrass & blues with a Jefferson Airplane feeling.

They'll be at Sullivan Hall in New York on Wednesday, September 22nd. Catch them if you can. 

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Playlist, September 19, 2010

Set One
Joey DeFrancesco; Eighty One; Snapshot (2010 Highnote)
Wayne Escoffery and Veneration; The Sake of It; Hopes and Dreams (2008 Savant)
The Glenious Inner Planet; Khalil; The Glenious Inner Planet (2010 Blue Bamboo)
Klezwoods; Hey Lady; Oy Yeah! (2010 Accurate)
[mic break 10:29 a.m.]

Set Two
Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra; 11th Hour (for Michael Brecker); What Did You Dream? (2010 OA2)
George Cables; Morning Song; Morning Song (2008 Highnote)
Django Reinhardt; Moten Swing; Django on the Radio (2008 JSP)
[11:00 a.m. pledge break]

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Interview with trombonist Conrad Herwig

Today, 12:30 p.m. – While discussing his latest album, The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock, Conrad provides an erudite discussion of Afro-Caribbean music.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Well, that didn't go quite as planned

I woke up on Sunday morning with incredible pain. It turned out to be kidney stones, but not knowing what was going on I called 911 and went to the hospital in an ambulance. Sunday was, to say the least, not very pleasant, and I missed the Epic Pledge Drive Brunch Concert. I even missed Harry Minot coming in to answer phones.

Thanks to Cliff Furnald for hosting, Dave Schwartz and Don Duffy for tech support, and Rod Richardson for fundraising help. Here are links to the audio:

Frank Viele & the Manhattan Project
The Kind Buds
Interview with Kung Fu

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Pledge Drive

Yes, it's that time of year when we at WPKN ask you the listener to help us in our mission to broadcast sounds and ideas not readily heard elsewhere.

Our goal is 89.5 thousand dollars, and we're going to keep at it until we reach the goal. At our average pace of $2,700/day, we're looking at about 33 days. Your generosity makes it possible for us to do Radio Vibes, the Sunday Brunch Concert series, and all the other groovadelic programming you enjoy throughout the year. Consider the following incentives:
Please donate to WPKN by calling 203-384-9756, online at, or by mailing a check to
244 University Avenue
Bridgeport CT  06604

Thank you!

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Playlist, September 5, 2010


Set One
Ablaye Cissoko/Volker GOetze; Sira; Sira (2010 ObliqSound)
Either/Orchestra; History Lesson; Mood Music for Time Travelers (2010 Accurate)
Ernesto Cervini Quartet; 2+2=5; Little Black Bird (2009 Anzic)
[mic break 10:30 a.m.]

Set Two
Jimmy Smith; The Big Brawl; The Cat Strikes Again (1980/2009 Inner City)
Kung Fu; Chakrabarty Overdrive
U.O. Project; Stop This Train; It's Time for U (2010 usojazzy)
Gail Pettis; I Could Have Danced All Night; Here in the Moment (2010 OA2)
Conrad Herwig; Cantaloupe Island; The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock (2010 Half Note)
[mic break 11:06 p.m.]

Set Three
The Glenious Inner Planet; Bloe Rondo a la Raad; The Glenious Inner Planet (2010 Blue Bamboo)
Klezwoods; Nassam Aleyna; Oy Yeah! (2010 Accurate)
Hot Club Sandwich; J'Attendrai; And If Only (2010
Keller and the Keels; Wind's On Fire; Thief (2010 SCI Fidelity)
Yonder Mountain String Band; Reuben and Cherise; Jerry Jams for Rex (2010
[mic break 11:34 a.m.]

Set Four
Sean Sullivan; Adlib; Square One (2010 seansongs)
Chris Colangelo; The Ubiquitous One; Elaine's Song (2010 C-Note)
Chris Potter 10; The Arc of a Day; Song for Anyone (2007 Sunnyside)
Harvie S; Ike (take a hike); Cocolamus Bridge (2010 Blue Bamboo)
[mic break 12:01 p.m.]

Set Five
Thomas Makucevich; Eight Cartoons; Nefitef (2010 Radio Star)
New York Voices; Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing; A Day Like This (2007 MCG Jazz)
Miles Davis; Freedom Jazz Dance (Evolution of the Groove) Remix featuring Nas; Evolution of the Groove (2007 Columbia)
Miles Davis; It's About That Time Remix featuring Carlos Santana; Evolution of the Groove (2007 Columbia)
Trombone Shorty; In The 6th; Backatown (2010 Verve)
[mic break 12:28 p.m.]

Set Six
Antonio Hart; Woody I (on the new ark); For Cannon ball and Woody (1993 Novus)
Mark Egan; Truth Be Told; Truth Be Told (2010 Wavetone)
Rita Edmond; Easy Living; A Glance at Destiny (2010
Cedar Walton; Young and Foolish; As Long As There's Music (1993 Muse)
PSA break 12:55 p.m.
[mic break 1:00 p.m.]

Set Seven
The Kind Buds; I Know You Rider; 3/17/07
The Brew; Eyes of the Giant; 9/5/07 Nectar's
Lettuce; Sam Huff's Flying Ragin' Machine; 9/5/2008 Highline Ballroom
Railroad Earth; 1759; 9/5/09 Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Grateful Dead; Scarlet Begonias; 9/5/79 Madison Square Garden
Grateful Dead; Fire on the Mountain; 9/5/79 Madison Square Garden
[2:00 p.m.]

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