Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

Another all-new edition of Breaking The Tethers here (gotta work through that backlog!).  Fave title this week: "The snakes always talk about the ill-fitting doll clothes on the chickens" by Tryyo.

An apology with the podcast: I chopped off the first few minutes of this show.  Not too much is missing; some talking from me (not important) and a bit of the first tune (important).

Next week's program, Monday, January 22, 10-11 am MT, will not be an "all-new" show.  I've done two of those in a row and it's time to go back to the usual mix of older and newer material.  Join me for this "not all-new" show at 90.9 FM or


Friday, January 12, 2018

January 8, 2018

I've got a big backlog of new material that I'd like to feature on Breaking The Tethers.  Accordingly, I turned this into an "all-new" show.  Fave track this week: "Apocalympics" by the Gordon Grdina Quartet.  Couldn't resist playing something with that title, especially considering that the winter olympics are only about a month away (not that this is a commentary on the olympics!).

The next show will be on Monday, January 15, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 FM,  This will also be an "all-new" program, again, just to put a dent in the backlog.  I think the show after that, January 22, will feature the more common mix of old and new music.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 1, 2018

This was the first Breaking The Tethers show of the new year.  It was connected to the list of 2017 top (jazz) albums that I put together and appeared on the CJSW Twitter feed (@CJSW) at the same time as this show (in no particular order):

Rubim de Toledo - The gap
Alien Ensemble - Alien Ensemble 2
Hudson - Hudson
Keith Price - Double quartet
Pharaoh Sanders - Tauhid, Jewels of thought, and Deaf dumb blind (summun kukmun umyun) (reissues)
Chicago/London Underground - A night walking through mirrors
David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp Duo - Live in Sant'Anna Arrest, 2004
William Parker/Raining On The Moon - Great spirit
David S. Ware/Apogee - Birth of a being
Quinsin Nachoff - Flux

The tracks I played in this show were from a few of these albums (I only have an hour, can't play them all!) but were songs that I hadn't played earlier.  It was a nice mix, I thought.


Friday, January 5, 2018

December 25, 2017

This was the Breaking The Tethers annual Christmas show, this year actually taking place on Christmas Day.  I was joined by frequent BTT guest host and co-host Linda Cunningham.  We chatted about various Christmasy things and played a bunch of Christmas and/or winter-themed tracks (including the always-fun "Merry fucking Christmas", which I think I've played on BTT every holiday season for about the last decade!).  Many thanks to Linda for all the work she put into this program!


December 18, 2017

Second last program of 2017, this was in the same vein as the previous week, featuring two older tracks coupled with new material.  In this case, the "old" stuff was made up of parts 2 and 3 of McCoy Tyner's "Enlightenment suite", released in 1973.  Everything else was from 2017.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 11, 2017

This post is several days late.  Apologies!

Mostly new material this week, with a couple of trips into the past; the Lee Morgan track is from 1963 and the Chick Corea recording is from 2011 (though only released in 2016).

The December 11 program will likely be the same sort of thing and will feature just me.  The December 25 program will be a Breaking The Tethers Christmas special and will have me and Linda Cunningham at the microphones.  The January 2 show will be a best of 2017 edition, with me.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 4, 2017

This was a Linda Cunningham-hosted show; I was in England.  It features a good tracklist, including, perhaps most importantly, two Zappa tracks!  FZ passed on to the next plane of existence 24 years ago on the date of this show so it was more than appropriate to feature some works from the man.  Thanks, Linda!

I'll post about the Dec. 11 program soon.