Thursday, October 15, 2009

CJSW Funding Drive 2009 and Breaking The Tethers

As I've mentioned over the last few weeks, both on air and in this blog, CJSW will be holding its annual funding drive later this month, from Friday, October 23 through Friday, October 30. This is the time of the year when CJSW, an almost all-volunteer-run station, calls upon its loyal listeners to help out financially. The goal this year is $200,000, which covers all of the capital expenditures for the station.

The Breaking The Tethers funding drive show will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Please listen and, if you can, make a pledge. My goal for the show this year is to get into quadruple-digits; $1000 or more. Every year, starting in 2006, the amount pledged by the Tethers audience has increased by about $250 every year; last year, we hit $750 (or thereabouts), hence my 2009 goal. If you dig the music on Breaking The Tethers, if you like to hear jazz on the radio, please consider donating.

For those that do donate, there are a number incentives that are given in thanks (apart from keeping CJSW going, something that is worthy in and of itself). First, there are some incentives that come from the station ("swag" it is called in CJSW quarters). These incentives match various levels of giving and can be seen here . Second, there are incentives that will only be offered on the Breaking The Tethers funding drive show. There are some commercial CDs that will be available for donations of $60 or more. These include:

Blast4tet -"Sift"
Crash - "The doctor is in"
Mark DeJong - "The unknown"
Steve Reid Ensemble - "Daxaar"
Mike Rud - "Live from Lotusland"
Kevin Smith Trio - "Afterthought"

Tracks from all of these recordings have been played on Breaking The Tethers, including some quite recently e.g. Blast4tet and the Kevin Smith Trio.

A few more commercial CDs may be available on the Tethers funding drive show on the 27th.

Also, I've put together seven mix CDs featuring a variety of music that has been played on Breaking The Tethers, mostly in the last year, since the last funding drive. It's all great stuff and can be picked up at the $60 level. Here's what's on each CD:

CD 1
1. Lee Morgan – “The Gigolo”
2. Pat Metheny – “Finding & Believing”
3. Soft Machine – “Pigling Bland”
4. The Fully Celebrated – “Reptoid Alliance”
5. Claudio Fasoli – “Monsieur Guy Thar”
6. McCoy Tyner – “A Prayer For My Family”
7. Nuyorcian Soul – “Jazzy Jeff’s Theme”
8. Rubim De Toledo – “The Cannonball”
9. Turtle Island Quartet – “Modal Trane”
10. Stanton Moore – “Tang The Hump”
11. Gordon Grdina/Paul Motian/Gary Peacock –
“Think Like The Waves”
12. Walter Wanderley – “Batacuda”
13. Lee Morgan – “The Gigolo” (alternate take)

CD 2
1. Fela Kuti – “No Agreement”
2. Chris Potter 10 – “Chief Seattle”
3. Ed Blackwell – “Mallet Song”
4. Sienna Dahlen – “One Man”
5. Julius Hemphill Sextet – “Void”
6. Ryan Meagher – “Poetry In Motian”
7. Shakti – “Lady L”
8. The Three Sounds – “African Sweets”
9. The Bad Plus – “Big Eater”
10. Red Holloway – “Snu-Fu”
11. Enrico Rava – “Outsider”
12. The Crusaders – “Time Has No Ending”

CD 3
1. Miles From India – “All Blues”
2. Steve Coleman – “Gregorian”
3. Pat Collins Quartet – “Halfway There”4. Sun Ra – “Journey Through The Outer Darkness”
5. Rubim De Toledo – “The Winter Samba”
6. Colors Of Mime – “23”
7. Archie Shepp – “Black Gipsy”
8. Miles From India – “So What”

CD 4
1. Andy Milne-Benoit Delbecq – “Water’s Edge Part I”
2. Don Cherry – “Humus: The Life Exploring Force”
3. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – “Song For Lee”
4. Rudresh Mahanthappa & Kadri Gopalnath – “Snake!”
5. The Tom Warrington Trio – “Living Room”
6. Medeski, Martin, & Wood – “Chasen Vs. Suribachi”
7. The Ed Palermo Big Band – “Moggio”
8. Joachim Kuhn – “Prince Of Whales”
9. Lee Morgan – “Search For The New Land”
10. McCoy Tyner with Bill Frisell – “Boubacar”
11. Andy Milne-Benoit Delbecq – “Water’s Edge Part II”

CD 5
1. Soft Machine – “Drop”
2. Amanda Tosoff Quartet – “Upon Reflection”
3. McCoy Tyner with Bela Fleck – “My Favorite Things”
4. Tanya Kalmanovitch Hut Five – “You Never Know”
5. The Bad Plus – “Tom Sawyer”
6. Franz Koglmann – “Leopard Lady”
7. Bob Berg – “Nature Of The Beast”
8. Miles From India – “Great Expectations”
9. David Gilmore – “Law Of Balance”
10. Matt Darriau – “Kopanitsa”
11. Gordon Grdina/Paul Motian/Gary Peacock – “Yellow Spot Into The Sun”
12. Ran Blake – “You Are My Sunshine”

CD 6
1. Brotherhood Consort – “Song Of Praise/Jesu Meine Freude”
2. The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band – “Oasis”
3. Baluji Shrivastav – “The Seven Wonders”
4. Metalwood – “Pressure”
5. David Friesen – “Open Window”
6. Lee Morgan – “Mr. Kenyatta”
7. Soft Machine – “Teeth”
8. Beaver Harris & The 360 Degree Music Experience – “Round Trip, Pt. 2”
9. Jazz Liberatorz – “Outro (Let Them Eat Steak)”

CD 7
1. Erik Truffaz – “Yay!”
2. Rick Frank – “Yellow Mountain”
3. Geoff Keezer – “Accra”
4. Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra – “Soft Metal Tongue”
5. Patty Waters – “Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair”
6. Abdullah Ibrahim/Cecil McBee/Roy Brooks – “Yukio Khalifa”
7. Medeski, Martin, & Wood – “Padirecto”
8. James Moody – “Mutt & Jeff”
9. Michael Wolff – “Bengal”

Once these are gone, they're gone; there will be no duplicates offered during the show. Grab them while you can.

That's all for now. The whole shebang begins in just a few days.


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