5/25/14

Segment3 - Theo Croker

Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader teams up with producer and vocalist Dee Dee Bridgwater for his new album, AfroPhysicist, an engaging mix of jazz, soul, rock, and funk.

5/24/14

Video Jukebox - Theo Croker




Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Theo Croker brings his blend of funk, soul, and jazz to his latest release on the Okeh label, AfroPhysicist. Here's a digital jukebox of performances from Croker from over the past few years. He'll be the featured guest on Segment3 of the Sunday Time Warp tomorrow afternoon.

4/21/14

Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 4/20/14





















Song, Artist, Album

Greasy Granny, Charlie Hunter Trio, Bing Bing Bing!
Eddie Harris, Eric Alexander, Chicago Fire
Eddie Harris, David Hazeltine, For All We Know
Blossom and Bee, Sara Gazarek, Blossom and Bee
Cottontail, Duke Ellington, Compact Jazz - Duke Ellington and Friends
Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Gene Autry, single
All the Single Ladies, Omaha Diner, Omaha Diner
Jade, Medeski Martin and Wood with Nels Cline, Woodstock Sessions, Volume 2
Inner Urge, Joe Henderson, Inner Urge
Footprints, Miles Davis, Miles Smiles
Watermelon in Easter Hay, Frank Zappa, Live performance
Resurrection Blues, Cassandra Wilson, Traveling Miles
Easter Bunny Boogie, William Clarke, Deluxe Edition
Easter Blues, Guitar Shorty, Alone in His Field
Actual Proof, Herbie Hancock, Thrust
Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection, Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack

Freedom Jazz Dance, Harold McKinney, Voices and Rhythms of the Creative Profile

4/19/14

Video Jukebox - Jeff Beck


We all have out guitar heroes, but for my money one of the absolute best in terms of musical imagination, technique, and rock and roll attitude is Jeff Beck.  This week the jukebox features Beck in settings old and new, playing with the likes of Eric Clapton and Billy Gibbons. There's a ton of concert footage of Jeff Beck online, but these are some of my favorite shorter clips.  Rock on!













4/15/14

Crate Notes - Record Store Day and Hip Hop Is Read

Two items for today, pirate minions of note.  First up, all of you vinyl fans should be sure to get out on Saturday, April 19, and support your local independent record store as part of National Record Store Day.  Not only will you find music-lovers and other similar nerdery in those shops, but many artists provide special one-day only vinyl only releases.  Here's a list of special releases for the day. 

I also stumbled on this great website for those who might be curious about where the original samples for some of their favorite hip hop tracks came from.  Hip Hop Is Read has been building a Sample Set Index for some time now, and it's a fascinating resources to explore -- be ready to set aside time to listen, though.

Record Store Day 2014
Hip Hop Is Read - Sample Set Index