Video Jukebox - Wil Blades

Our newest video jukebox features organist Wil Blades playing with his own trio and in the company of musicians like Billy Martin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Stanton Moore, Will Bernard, Donald Harrison, Rez Abbasi, and more.  Wil Blades will be a featured guest on this weekend's Sunday Time Warp, and he'll be talking about his latest album, Field Notes.

Wil Blades


PN Unscripted - Frank Deford

In a recently unearthed and reconstructed interview, writer Frank Deford talks about his 2010 novel, Bliss, Remembered, Leni Riefenstahl, the various pleasures of writing, and the general state of sports.

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Bliss, Remembered
Deford's page at NPR
Deford's page at Sports Illustrated

Playlist - Sunday Time Warp 8/17/14

Song, Artist, Album

Kidney Stone, The Apples, Attention!
Last Beat, Nomo, Ghost Rock!
Everybody Boogaloo, Big Boss Man, Winner

Molar Melancholia, Chris Greene Quartet, Music Appreciation
The Moose Is Loose!, Chris Greene Quartet, Music Appreciation
Future Emperor of Evanston, Chris Greene Quartet, A Group Effort

Back Home Blues, Charles Mingus, Mingus Three
I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie), Magic Sam, West Side Soul
Ships On The Ocean, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, Hoodoo Man Blues
Big Boss Man, Jimmy Reed, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
Red House, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
Just Won't Burn, Susan Tedeschi, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues

I Want To Feel Good Pt 2, The Bad Plus, Made Possible
Nobody Cares About The Railroads Anymore, Harry Nilsson, Harry
Big Girls Don't Cry, Omaha Diner, Omaha Diner
Heart of the Sunrise, Wave Mechanics Union, Second Season
Freedom Jazz Dance, Brian Bromberg, Wood

Segment3 - Chris Greene

Saxophonist and composer Chris Greene leads his quartet with an open mind, lots of musical freedom, and an appetite for hard work.  He talks about the musical legacy of Chicago, how he runs his group, and teething.

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Video Jukebox - Chris Greene Quartet

Coming up on this weekend's Sunday Time Warp, a Segment3 feature with saxophonist Chris Greene as he talks about recording and performing with his quartet, the jazz scene in Evanston and Chicago, and this year's release, Music Appreciation.  In the meantime, here's a video selection of eight performances from over the years.

Chris Greene Jazz

PN 251 - Chris Becker - 'Freedom of Expression'

Terri Lyn Carrington, one of 37 artists
interviewed for 'Freedom of Expression'

The face of jazz is always changing, as is its voice, and more women than ever are expressing themselves in the music.  Writer Chris Becker interviewed 37 musicians for his book, Freedom of Expression, and he is crowdfunding its production.  Donate to the publication of Freedom of Expression through indiegogo.

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Women in Jazz Book Project


PN 247 - On the Pulse of Morning/In a Silent Way

In memory of and tribute to the great Maya Angelou, a mix of her inaugural poem set to the music of Miles Davis.

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The works in this mix are owned by their respective authors. Please visit the websites for their estates and learn more about their work.

Maya Angelou website
Miles Davis website


PN 249 - Nowhere in Particular

Getting off the grid is a mixed blessing. Sometimes, all you have with you is a Harry Nilsson anthology, Tristam Shandy, a few mismatched versions of Minecraft -- and each other.

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Playlist - Sunday Time Warp 8/3/14

Song, Artist, Album
Monk's Dream, Larry Young, Unity
Come Together, Lynne Ariale Trio, Come Together
Angel of Sunlight, Alice Coltrane and Carlos Santana, Illuminations

Inner Urge, Noel Johnston, Salted Coffee
Because, Noel Johnston, Salted Coffee
Salted Coffee, Noel Johnston, Salted Coffee
Star Fleet, Brian May and Friends, The Star Fleet Project

Chitlins Con Carne, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying
Sweet Home Chicago, Corey Harris & Keb Mo, Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues
In A Sentimental Mood/Layla, Eric Clapton with David Sanborn, Legends Live at Montreux
Home In Your Heart, The Derek Trucks Band, Joyful Noise
Sweet Home Chicago, Robert Johnson, The Complete Recordings
I Can't Turn You Loose, Otis Redding, The Very Best Of

Dream On, Alex Skolnik Trio, Goodbye to Romance: Standards for a New Generation
Addis, Wil Blades, Field Notes
Bent Nails, Snarky Puppy, Ground Up
Freedom Jazz Dance, Zeca Neves Project, Tribute to Miles Davis

Segment3 - Noel Johnston

The versatile guitarist Noel Johnston talks about Eddie Van Halen, his latest album, Salted Coffee, and why he is perfectly content to stay in the mini music mecca of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Noel Johnston website