Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 24, 2017


On a morning where things were pretty scrambled for me personally, this program ended up being pretty good.  It featured all-new material, as planned, had a strong Canadian focus, leaned a bit to the avant, and included two spoken-word performances. On that last note, while I'll admit to an aversion of sorts to vocal jazz (i.e. singing), I'm actually good with the spoken word; I just don't play it that often on Breaking The Tethers, something I'll have to amend in the future.

The next show will be another all-new show.  I'm still working through that backlog! :-)

Breaking The Tethers will be on air again on the last day of July, Monday, July 31, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm, www.cjsw.com.  Join me then!


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! :-)