Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

This was the last in this series of Breaking The Tethers programs featuring all-newly-released material.  Fave tracks this week included the noisy "Go get it" by Pat Metheny and "Talking shit" by Miles Davis & Robert Glasper, which featured Miles Davis doing pretty much just that. Lots of groovy electric piano work this week as well e.g. "Time to run" by Bill Laurence and "Talking shit". Next week will be the BTT 10th anniversary program (more on that below) and then I plan to return to shows with a mix of old and new.

For the 10th anniversary show, which will be 10-11 am MT on Monday, July 4, I will be playing a selection of the music I featured on the very first edition of Breaking The Tethers, on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.  I'd love to play all 28 tracks that were on that first program but I only have one hour, not three, as I did in 2006, plus a few of the songs would require some hunting to track down.  If I can get to seven or eight of them, that'll be just fine.


Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

This was an "all-new" show, as was last week's program and as next week's program will be.  As noted in last week's post, I'm trying to "clear the deck", so to speak, of much of all the new material that has come my way in the last month or two.  I'm doing this, in part, because I'm getting prepped for the Breaking The Tethers 10th anniversary show on Monday, July 4, 2016, two weeks from now.  I actually found the tracklist for the first program, Tuesday, July 4, 2016 (I though it was long lost) so I know what I played that day.  For the anniversary edition, I'm going to feature a small selection of the music that I played then; I won't be able to play everything (the 2016 version of BTT was three hours long; it's only one hour long now) but there will be a representative sample.


Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

This was yet another all-new music show, the third in a row, I believe.  There's just too much interesting new material coming my way not to feature it.

I also have another motive in playing so much new stuff; I want to clear the deck, so to speak, before the big anniversary.  Hmm, what's that, you say?  Well, here's the story.  Monday, July 4, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Breaking The Tethers (and the 10th anniversary of me being on air, with a regular show, on CJSW); BTT hit the air for the first time on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.  It's not that big a deal but I will be celebrating things a bit; I'm still pulling the program together but details will be coming out soon.  Between now and then, for the June 20 and June 27 programs, I'll stick with the "all-new" format, again, to "clear the deck" (and, of course, to play some good new music).


Monday, June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

Once again, today's edition of Breaking The Tethers was an "all new" show, featuring newly-released material.  There was just too much new stuff on my plate to do anything different.

There were a few trends in today's program.  On one hand, a number of tracks definitely came from the experimental side of town (e.g. Zach Cooper; Of Sound, Mind and Body).  On the other hand, I played a few modern-sounding, fairly straight-ahead tunes that were performed by medium-sized (leaning to large) groups (e.g. Snarky Puppy; Andy Jaffe Nonet; Stryker/Slagle Band).  Electric guitar also made prominent apperances (e.g. Rez Abbasi & Junction; Alex Goodman).  We'll see what crops up next week.

Speaking of next week (June 13, 10-11 am MT), I suspect it might end up being a "new" show as well.  But, again, we'll see.