Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

As promised, this week's program was an "all-new" show.  I managed to fit in nine tracks of various styles.  My faves: "Cascade in slow motion" by Tyshawn Sorey (I'll be playing a much longer piece from this recording sometime in the next several weeks) and "Good help" by Jaimie Reynolds (dig that electric piano!).

The next Breaking The Tethers episode will be on Monday, August 28, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm,  This will either be an "all-old" program or the usual mix of old and new; haven't decided yet :-)


Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 14, 2017

I wasn't in town to host this week's edition of Breaking The Tethers but John Reid, regular host of Outside The Lines on CJSW (, ably filled in for me (Phil helped too!).  Many thanks to John for taking the reigns!

As of writing, the podcast for this show is not available, for some reason.  I'll post a note when the recording does become available.

I'll be back behind the boards for the next edition of BTT, on Monday, August 24, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm,  I'll be doing an all-new-stuff show that day (after that, it'll either be an all-old-stuff show or the usual mix of new and old).  Please join me if you can!


Monday, August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

Back to the usual format of some new stuff and some old stuff for Breaking The Tethers this week (though a bit more new than old).  A nice mix of great tunes, too.  That is all :-)


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July 31, 2017

Once more, another 'all-new" show.  Just chipping away at the backlog.  Music-wise, things worked very well, different styles fitting together nicely.  The Chick Corea track, "Captain Marvel" (probably my fave Return To Forever tune), got the most notice from listeners (and rightly so, I think :-)  Next week's program might be all-new or all-old or a mix of the two.  We'll see...

A reminder that you can listen to and subscribe to podcasts of Breaking The Tethers (and other CJSW shows) at, going back several months.  In addition, you can listen and subscribe to BTT (and other CJSW shows) via iTunes, where there are presently six episodes of the program available, going back to June 26.

Thanks for listening!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 24, 2017

On a morning where things were pretty scrambled for me personally, this program ended up being pretty good.  It featured all-new material, as planned, had a strong Canadian focus, leaned a bit to the avant, and included two spoken-word performances. On that last note, while I'll admit to an aversion of sorts to vocal jazz (i.e. singing), I'm actually good with the spoken word; I just don't play it that often on Breaking The Tethers, something I'll have to amend in the future.

The next show will be another all-new show.  I'm still working through that backlog! :-)

Breaking The Tethers will be on air again on the last day of July, Monday, July 31, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm,  Join me then!


Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

In part, this was another "all-new" show, in that all the pre-recorded music I played (a handful of tracks) was, indeed, all newly-released.  However, the bulk of the program was made up up a live performance by Shadow of the Mountain (Craig Pedersen on amplified trumpet and Elizabeth Millar on amplified clarinet).  It was engaging experimental stuff, taking up just under half the show.  Many thanks for Craig and Elizabeth for dropping by CJSW.  It was very good to have some live music on Breaking The Tethers, after some absence.

Next week, no live performances or interviews (as far as I know!) but I will be featuring all newly-released stuff.  I'm hoping to fit in lots and lots of music.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 10, 2017

This was the "all-new" show that I had originally planned to deliver last week (I changed things close to the last minute).  Everything here was newly-released and it was good.  Personally, I dug everything that was played, just solid tracks covering some variation in musical style, leaning a bit to the outer edge of the jazz galaxy (as per usual).

The next show will also likely be an all-new program.  I'm a bit backlogged in terms of the new stuff that I want to feed to listeners' ears, not that that's a bad thing!

There might also be a live performance and interview next week.  More on this soon!


PS About three months to CJSW funding drive...