3/29/14

Video Jukebox - Art Ensemble of Chicago



It's that tribe of mad scientists from the middle of the country, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, who are the featured artists on this week's V-Juke.  For your listening pleasure are a set of concert performances from the 80s and 90s, a number of which finds AEC joined by that explorer of the outer realms, Cecil Taylor.




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3/28/14

PN 246 - Jesse Fischer at MOCA


Jesse Fischer brings his band, Soul Cycle, and his appealing mix of jazz, funk, and soul to South Florida.  Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Jean Caze -- well known to South Florida jazz fans -- will be appearing with the group.  The concert is free and starts at 8:00 pm.



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3/27/14

Movie Notes - 'Miami Boheme' on WPBT2

Tonight (3/27) at 9:00 pm on WPBT2 you can catch the first televised showing of the original documentary Miami Boheme, which explores Miami's original Latin-fusion bands and the cutting-edge scene surrounding them. The film takes you to the clubs, where the beats of bands such as PALO!, Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana, Suenalo, Elastic Bond and Afrobeta get you dancing.

Below you can watch the trailer for the film, and, below that, check out a recent track from the Spam Allstars, "Ruby Carat."




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Spring Membership Drive for WDNA

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It's come time again for our spring membership drive at WDNA, and, as always, we invite you to become part of a growing cultural institution.  Not only is WDNA 88.9 FM a place on your radio dial (and online at wdna.org) where you can hear jazz, latin jazz, world music, and blues, at the station's home on 2921 Coral Way we host several events a week -- films, lectures, art exhibits, and concerts.  We are a community public radio station -- operating independently from grants and the generosity of our members.  To join the community, you can call 305-662-8889 and donate directly, or you can go to the station website and follow the links for membership.

Now, if you have some time this weekend and would like to do me an extra favor, you can become a member during my music show, the Sunday Time Warp, from 1-3pm.  I'll have some special premiums available to say thank you to everyone who's been listening over the past couple of years.  It's not a "save my show" deal or anything, but it's good to see fans of the show step up.  I leave it to you!

Become a member now!


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3/25/14

Vine - Turntable



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WDNA Jazz History Lecture - John Coltrane: Man, Music, and Legacy

Sorry to have jumped the gun, folks -- Shelly Berg is next month's Jazz History lecturer, but the great news is that this month's expert is Dr. Ed Calle, Miami Dade College Music Business Professor, and two-time Latin Grammy Nominee.  His talk is caleed  “John Coltrane - Man, Music, and Legacy,” and will explore and celebrate Coltrane's monumental musical contributions and their empowering influence throughout the jazz continuum.
The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the WDNA Jazz Gallery at 2921 Coral Way.  For more information visit www.wdna.org.



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PN Unscripted - Chip Kidd

Designer, author, and editor Chip Kidd talks about his venture into writing for comics -- and for one of the medium's icons -- at the release of Kidd's Batman: Death by Design.

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3/24/14

Video Jukebox - Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle

If you're looking for a great music show this week, look no further than this Friday night at the Museum of Contemprary Art in North Miami.  Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer is bring his blend of jazz, funk, and soul to South Florida.  You can learn more about Fischer at his website and more about Friday's performance at the MOCA website.  This week, I'll be running a full PN Unscripted with Jesse on Thursday, and we'll have a fresh Passing Notes feature on Friday in which Fischer will talk about his latest tour, the current incarnation of his band, Soul Cycle, and the Herbie Hancock tribute project he's been working on.  In the meantime, here's a video jukebox showing the man at work.



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3/23/14

Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 3/23/14














Song, Artist, Album

House of the Rising Sun, John Scofield, This Meets That
Afro Blues, Takuya Kuroda, Rising Son
Sunburst, Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAvenue featuring Dr Eddie Henderson, unreleased Herbie Hancock tribute project

Catboy, Mark Lettieri, FutureFun
Stinger, Mark Lettieri, FutureFun
FutureFun, Mark Lettieri, FutureFun

Shining Star, Lucky Peterson, Lifetime
Blues for Buddy, Detroit Frank DuMont & The Driving Wheels, Let Me Be Frank
Double Trouble, Otis Rush, The Essential Otis Rush: Cobra Recordings 1956-58
Four Until Late, Cream, Fresh Cream
The Sky Is Crying, Elmore James, The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James
Strollin With Bones, T-Bone Walker, The Very Best Of
Bluesefyin', Joe Louis Walker, Blues Of The Month Club
Lemon Pie, Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3

Goodbye Hello, Lake Street Dive, audio rip from live performance
Mezcal, Medeski Martin and Wood with Nels Cline, The Woodstock Sessions - Volume 2
Tom Sawyer, The Bad Plus Prog
Freedom Jazz Dance, Brian Bromberg, Wood

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Segment3 - Mark Lettieri


Mark Lettieri won a Grammy with Snarky Puppy, and his latest solo project, FutureFun, is a raucous mix of rock, funk, and jazz guitar.

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