Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 1, 2020


It was back to the more regular date format this week (i.e. music from a variety of years, old(er) and new) as opposed to the last three weeks of "all-new" content.  I'll have more all-new shows in the future but, for the next while, it'll be the mix. Fave track for this week: "Grapehound" by Soft Machine Legacy; some great guitar work in this live piece.

The next Breaking The Tethers program will be the usual time and place: Monday, June 8, from 10 to 11 am MT, at cjsw.com or cjsw.com



Monday, May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020


This was the last of three "all-new" shows (for now; I'll have them again in the future) in a row. Next week, I'll likely go back to the more usual "mixed-date" format for a while. I have thought about doing some "almost-new" programs, featuring material from 2019 one week, 2018 the next, etc. (you get the idea); maybe that'll happen sometime?

I definitely dug everything played this week. Perhaps my favourite track was the first one, "Silver dollar" by Threadbare. Some nice, loud free jazz to wake all the sleepyheads mid-morning. I liked how the band made a bass clarinet sound like an electric guitar from a metal band.

Next week, Breaking The Tethers will be on Monday, June 1 (June already!), 10-11 am MT, 90.9 FM or cjsw.com.  Your presence is very welcome!



Monday, May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020


Another platter of all-new music today on BTT.  Lots of Canadian stuff, more Jazz Sabbath, and a double jazz flute set, among no shortage of other cool stuff. 

I've decided I'm going to carry on with the 2020 release theme for one more week, making a trilogy of shows in that theme. After that, it'll probably be back to the usual mix o' dates though I might do some all-2019 or all-2018 programs. I've got no shortage of content backed up from those years as well!

Speaking of upcoming shows, the next edition of Breaking The Tethers will be on Monday, May 25, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 FM or cjsw.com. Usual time, usual place!



Monday, May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020


I was feelin' the backlog... Specifically, a backlog of recently released material that I had on deck to play on Breaking The Tethers. So, instead of presenting one of the usual BTT shows, that is, a chunk of new material plus some older stuff, I decided to go all 2020.  Et voila!  Everything played today was pretty much brand new. And, musically, a nice mix it was too!  I suspect the next two shows will be in a similar vein (backlog, backlog!).

And here's the info for the next show: On Monday, May 11, from 10-11 am MT, head to 90.9 FM or cjsw.com and listen. Simple as that!//



Monday, May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020


While my on-air patter was kinda clumsy on this show, the music was definitely interesting. It started and ended with jazz flute plus there were two drum solos, modern big band, jazz-metal, free jazz, and Jazz Sabbath.  I also played another track from the recently-released Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela album, in honour of Allen, who passed away the Thursday before this episode of BTT.

May 11. That’s the date of the next Breaking The Tethers show. Join me for another hour of great tunes from 10-11 am MT at 90.9 FM or cjsw.com.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 27, 2020


Nine tracks.  Seven pretty much brand new.  Two older (one from 1978 and the other from 2013). One long free jazz exploration ("Crude grey sky" from Paul Flaherty and company).  Some quirky short(er) tunes.  And it was all good.

Next Breaking The Tethers sound explosion (or something like that): Monday, May 4, 10-11 am MT. Listen at 90.9 FM or cjsw.com.



Monday, April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020


For some reason, until the Sunday before this program, I was convinced that this day was April 23 not April 20.  In my brain, I'd jumped ahead three days. I'm not quite sure why but I'm not alone in doing this these days...

Onto today's show. Basically, this was a bunch of new releases built around an old centrepiece. The older tune was an early live version of "The creator has a master plan", performed by the man who wrote it, Pharaoh Sanders (who is still alive; I checked). The new stuff leaned to the danceable side of things a bit but was still pretty varied.  Probably my two faves were the songs that started off and (basically) finished up the show, "Hidden chamber" by Avishai Cohen and "We've landed" by Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela.

And, of course, you'll need to tune in for next week's program. On Monday, April 27, at 10 am MT, go to 90.9 FM or cjsw.com. All will be well.