Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

As I suspected last week, this ended up being (yet) another "all new music" show.  I'll go back to the "new and old" format next week but I needed to make one further dent in the stack (physical and digital) of new jazz that has come my way recently.

Some quick notes from this week's program, in no particular order:

*I managed to play 13 tracks today, perhaps the most I've managed to squeeze in since BTT went to one hour (normally, it's about nine tracks).  In large part, this was due to the fact that the short pieces I played were 1-2 minutes long and the "long" tracks were 4-5 minutes long.  I'll play some lengthier stuff next week but it was nice to feature a large number of tunes for once.

*Much of the music today was horn-heavy, though not in a big band sense.  Specifically, there was a lot of trumpet e.g. Jeremy Pelt, Rebecca Hennessy, the Jensen sisters.

*This was a largely Canadian show.  7/13 tracks played were by Canadian artists, including the first set of four tunes.

*This program was kinda mellow, at least for Breaking The Tethers.  While I wouldn't go as far as to say that it was a straight-ahead show (though at least one song played today definitely fell into that category, "She walks this earth" by Cory Weeds & the Jeff Hamilton Trio), it wasn't as wild as BTT can be sometimes.  I'll have to bring more of the freak next week :-)

I should also add that I'll be filling in for Megan on the Lush Life show next week, Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7:00 am, usual station (90.9 FM,  Should be fun!


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