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... 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 3, 2017

Well, the original plan was that this would be another all-new-tunes show, the same sort of thing as the week prior.  However, not long before today's program began, I kinda said "what the heck" and decided to present a more "regular" kind of show, featuring both new and old material. The end result was pretty good, I thought.  It included some tracks that I had on deck for a while but hadn't managed to play e.g. the Ali/Jenkins and Bunky Green pieces.  Anyway, it'll be an all-new show for July 10 (really... almost certainly! :-)


Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

As I threatened last week, I made this week's episode an "all-new" show.  As sometimes happens, I'm backlogged on newly-released content that I want to feature on Breaking The Tethers and I want to be able to cross items off the list (linear brain or do I just have low-end OCD? :-).   I have to admit, I really liked everything played this week, just a nice mix of tracks.  Of course, there were only six tracks played, the result of putting on the crazy and wonderful "Boss redux" by Chicago/London Underground, a piece I've been angling to get on air for a while now.  The next edition of BTT, on July 3 (July already!) will likely also be an all-new show. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 19, 2017

Just a good overall show this week, methinks.  11 tracks played (more than the usual) with some variation of style, though there was nothing too straight-ahead nor too far out.  Fave album title: We saw a bozo under the sea by Zoot Horn Rollo.

I suspect that next week's program will feature all-new music; I'm kinda backlogged in newly-released material that I want to showcase.  I'm not 100% sure yet.  Tune in and find out :-)


Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

This was mostly a regular kind of show.  I played some new tunes, some older ones, in a variety of styles (fave track: "Part 2" by Harris Eisenstadt); it was much like last week. On the other hand, it wasn't a regular kind of show.  For the first time in at least a year, I did a phone interview!  This was with musician, composer, bandleader, etc Nick Fraser (who has been featured on Breaking The Tethers a number of times over the years).  Nick called in from Toronto (where he was in the studio) mid-show to talk about the concert he's giving at the King Eddy with Kris Davis and Tony Malaby on Saturday, June 17, 9:30 pm, part of the JazzYYC Summer Festival.  It was nice to talk with Nick and to be able to promote the concert and the festival.

The next edition of Breaking The Tethers will be Monday, June 19, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 FM,


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 5, 2017

Not really a straight-ahead, mellow(er) show this week, as opposed to last. Definitely a mixed bag with an  a lean to more out-there sounds (e.g. Roscoe Mitchell, Oneida & Rhys Chatham).  I suspect that the next few shows will be along similar lines though I might end up doing an "all new" show or two in June and/or July.