WDNA Program Schedule - Fall 1987

Have fun looking through the scores of shows available on 88.9 FM WDNA in this vintage, hand-drawn program schedule from 1987 -- when the community really was a very numerous part of community public radio!  By the way, there's still time left in the calendar year to make a tax-deductible donation to WDNA, one of your favorite cultural institutions! You can still be a part of the station by becoming a member.  Who knows what your 2013 taxes may look like with the "fiscal cliff" looming?  (As to image below, I think I found two or three current day programmers on the 1987 schedule.)

WDNA 1987 Program Schedule

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

PN Unscripted - Mark Leyner

With over a decade between his last novel and his latest, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, the hilarious Mark Leyner recounts the many different genres and media in which he's been working.

Permalink for PN Unscripted - Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 12/30/12

Song, Artist, Album

On Green Dolphin Street, The Three Sounds, Moods
Kingdom of Not, Sun Ra and His Arkestra, Greatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel
Speak No Evil, Chester "CT" Thompson, Mixology
Mothership Connection (Star Child), Parliament Funkadelic, Mothership Connection
Manah Manah, Cake, B-Sides and Other Rarities
French Quarter, DJ Logic, The Anomaly
Midnight Dancer, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle, Retro Future
Cyberphunk, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle, Retro Future
Tanqueray and Tonic, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle, Retro Future
Digital Savanna, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle, Retro Future
Come Together, Lynne Arriale Trio, Live
Bebe's Blues, Betty Carter, I Can't Help It
Mister, You've Gone And Got The Blues, Freddy Cole, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B
The Hustle Is On, T-Bone Walker, The Very Best Of
Meet Me Down In Froggy Bottom, Mississippi Fred McDowell, The Best Of
The Same Old Blues, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Back to Boogaloosa
Maple Plank, Stanton Moore, III
Teddy Ruxpin, Kneebody, You Can Have Your Moment
Ghumba Zumba, Billy Martin's Wicked Knee, Heels Over Head
Tilt, Cadillac Jones, Junk In The Trunk
Freedom Jazz Dance, Cornell Dupree, Bop n' Blues

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Segment3 - Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle

Jesse Fischer talks about the songs on the new album, Retro Future, his do-it-yourself ethos, and keeping things live and human in the midst of all kinds of technology.

Permalink for Segment3 - Jesse Fischer


PN 227 - Chris Ware - 'Building Stories'

The innovative comics creator Chris Ware talks about his instant classic, Building Stories -- a complex set of books, pamphlets, posters, and ephemera that comes in a box.

Permalink for PN 227
PN 227 on Stitcher
PN 227 on iTunes

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Reader's Notes - JazzWax on 'Strange Fruit'

Many people will know Billie Holiday's chilling performance of the song "Strange Fruit," one of the great American songs of the 20th century and a strident, poetic protest of racism.  Our friend Marc Meyers over at JazzWax runs a feature today that takes a look at the 1945 dramatic production of the same name -- although the author of the book and the play claimed no inspirational connection between the story and the song.  Check out the blog entry at JazzWax.  One of Billie Holiday's performances of the song is below.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Video Jukebox - Jesse Fischer

Composer, bandleader, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Fischer (who also worked on crafting some of these videos) provides the focus for this week's video jukebox.  Included in this week's playlist are a number of guest artists (one of them being Gretchen Parlato) and a seasonal tune, "Let It Snow."

Jesse Fischer will be the guest on this week's Segment3 feature on the Sunday Time Warp.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


PN Unscripted - Hari Kunzru

An extended conversation with Hari Kunzru about his new novel, Gods Without Men, touching on UFOs, Wall Street, the Mojave Desert, and other manifestations of the sublime.

Permalink for PN Unscripted - Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 12/23/12

Song, Artist, Album

Swiss Cheese D, Ben Allison, Riding the Nuclear Tiger
Walking The Dog, Jack McDuff, The Re-Entry
Sleigh Ride, George Shearing, Jazz Yule Love
Zat You, Santa Claus?, Louis Armstrong, Yule Be Miserable
Black Talk, Charles Earland, Black Talk!
Ghost Mall, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead
Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead
Rust Belt, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola, Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead
Damn Right I'm Somebody, T. J. Kirk, If Four Was One
Frosty, Albert Collins, Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues
Chevrolet, Taj Mahal, The Best of
Trust In Me, Etta James, Her Best
40 Days and 40 Nights, Muddy Waters, His Best - 1956-1964
Hit Em Up Style, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Audio from Live Performance
When I See An Elephant Fly, Cliff Edwards and the Hall Johnson Orchestra, Dumbo Soundtrack
Dope Head Blues, Victoria Spivey, Complete Recorded Works - Volume 1
McGriffin', Jimmy McGriff, The Dream Team
Tension, Donny McCaslin, Casting for Gravity
1968, Bill Frisell, Unspeakable
Freedom Jazz Dance, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jungle Soul

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Segment3 - Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter brings along his seven-string guitar while teaming up with drummer Scott Amendola for a new album, Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead.

Permalink for Segment3 - Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


PN 226 - Marc Myers - 'Why Jazz Happened'

Noted music and arts journalist Marc Myers examines some of the forces that help explain the development of the sounds and styles of jazz in his new social history, Why Jazz Happened.

Listen to PN 226 on Stitcher
Listen to PN 226 on iTunes

Marc Myers' blog - JazzWax.com

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Video Jukebox - Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter -- he of the monster technique and the seven-string guitar -- is the focus of today's video jukebox.  In the playlist below, Hunter lets it rip in a number of different settings and, in one video, explains how he manages to play bass lines, comping chords, and lead parts on his instrument.

Hunter will be my guest on this week's "Segment3" on the Sunday Time Warp, 1-3 pm on 88.9 FM WDNA.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

PN Unscripted - Don Van Natta, Jr

Journalist and sports biographer Don Van Natta, Jr. talks about his outstanding book on the life of a great American sports hero -- Babe Didrickson Zaharias -- the subject of his book, Wonder Girl.

Permalink for PN Unscripted - Don Van Natta, Jr.

Don Van Natta, Jr.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Gun Madness

I’ve been teaching full-time in high schools since 1995.  Granted, there’s a safety to the independent schools where I work – but I went to a public school myself and understand well the difference between private and public schools.  Since I started teaching a total of 292 people – young people and adults – have been killed in school shootings.  Some shootings killed only one of two; others killed many and are remembered by name: Westside Middle, Lindhurst High, Columbine High, the Nickel Mines School, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, and, sadly, of late, Sandy Hook Elementary.

Some would characterize the gun violence in schools – or in the United States, generally – as a kind of terrorism, but I don’t agree.  The best definition of terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.  I don’t think the tens of millions of gun owners in the U.S. really have political aims in mind – even as they exercise their right to bear arms.  I believe, for the most part, that gun-enthusiasts they want to keep themselves and the people and things they value safe.  I would take issue with what they perceive as threats and with how safe they actually are – no matter how many guns they have – and, more to the point, their fears and valuations might be somewhat suspect, but who am I to judge?

I don’t have guns in the house.  My parents never did.  We didn’t feel any safer with them.  As a kid, I knew my mother and father kept me safe.  As a husband and father, now, I know that anyone who threatens my family will have to deal with me on full “protect the DNA” throttle.  I’m totally fine with that.  I figure I match up pretty well against anyone in my own house in the dark with my trusty claw hammer.  And good luck against the dog.

Here in the United States, we have a lot of guns.  For every 100 people in the US, there are 88 guns.  The next country in the rankings, Serbia, has 58 per 100 people – and they had almost a full decade of genocide and civil war.  The United States isn’t quite as singular when it comes to deaths from firearms, as it ranks 12th in the world in deaths per 100,000 citizens, behind El Salvador, Jamaica, Honduras, Guatemala, Swaziland, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Philippines, and South Africa.  In short, there are almost twice as many guns in the United States as there are relative to any other country in the world, and relative to the standard of living in the United States, those guns kills people at a very high rate.  You can check these numbers anywhere.

I’ve read some people suggesting that, as a teacher, what I need in my classroom to keep my students safe is, in fact a gun.  Here’s the thing.  A gun isn’t going to make me feel any safer.  Forget all the negative shit that gets said about teachers in the first place, I simply don’t want a gun in my classroom.  I’m not shooting anyone in my classroom.  I am tough, and I am smart, and I will keep my students safe.  Take the money you’d spend buying guns for 3.7 million teachers and training them and simply improve security in the schools.

I never what to hear again this stupid political lie: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”  People with guns are very effective at killing other people.  And, often, mentally ill people with guns kill innocent people.  Since I’ve been teaching, there have been 292 people killed by people with guns – none of those dead deserved to die.  Not one.  They were killed by people with guns – efficiently and tragically.

The second amendment, I suppose, is important.  Hunters I have no problem with.  Militia-types who fear the Black Helicopters of World Dominion I have little problem with.  But second amendment freedoms aren’t absolute; the amendment itself uses the phrase “well-regulated.”  And, libertarian theories aside, not everything is permitted in any culture.  Slavery, murder, theft, oppression of groups of people – we have progressed a bit since the 1790s.  We have freedom of speech, yet you can’t walk into a crowded theatre and yell “Fire!”  We have the second amendment, but you shouldn’t be able to go to a gun show and purchase a Bushmaster .223 assault rifle.  Both acts are irresponsible.  Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right.  Grow up.

The other side of the puzzle of Sandy Hook Elementary is mental health.  If we can get beyond blaming the mentally ill for their condition (and forego prayer and willpower as solutions), this is also a public health issue.  Many people suffer from psychological disorders – especially depression and other mood disorders.  Many people suffer from abuse and other forms of mistreatment.  Sometimes, people who suffer from mental distress turn against themselves.  There are, on average, 4,400 deaths for teens from suicide each year.  Sometimes they turn against the world.  We’ve all been talking about the consequences of that for the past week, the past few years.  I’ve been worried about it since Westside Middle.

Where we go from here, I can’t say.  But I do think that folks are, for once, on the same page.  It’s such a shame that what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary was needed for the nation to have a serious, practical, earnest discussion about why Adam Lanza went into that school and shot all those children and adults.  From this point forward, I hope that we can drop our political posturing and ideology and simply take these words to heart: Never again.  Never again.  Never again.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Playlist - Sunday Time Warp, 12/16/12

Song, Artist, Album

Hip Hug-Her, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best Of
I Brake 4 Monster Booty, The John Scofield Band, Uberjam
Atlantis, Wallace Roney, Mystikal
All I Really Want, Louis Durra, The Best of Both Worlds
Launcho Diablo, Stanton Moore, Flyin' The Koop
Leaving, Ben Wendel, Frame
Backbou, Ben Wendel, Frame
Clayland, Ben Wendel, Frame
No Thank You Mr West, Kneebody, You Can Have Your Moment
Berkshire Blues, Larry Goldings Trio, Light Blue
Down in the Flood, The Derek Trucks Band, Already Free

The World Is Falling Down, Abbey Lincoln, Abbey Sings Abbey
Lonnie's Lament, John Coltrane, Crescent
Nutty, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor, Dreaming of the Masters - Volume 2
Freedom Jazz Dance, Miles Davis Quintet, Miles Smiles

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Segment3 - Ben Wendel

Reed man, composer, bandleader and pied piper of pegasi Ben Wendel talks about writing music and his latest album, Frame.

Permalink for Segment3 - Ben Wendel
Listen to Segment3 on Stitcher
Listen to Segment3 on iTunes

Ben Wendel

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Fanfare of the Pegasus

Greg and Saturn Get Some Friends

This Saturday had already been set aside as a family day for us, but given Friday's events at Sandy Hook Elementary, the chance to hang out with our two little boys meant much more that usual for my wife and me. The five year old  - we'll call him Connor -- and the three year old -- we'll call him Eamonn -- love a good weekend morning filled with new experiences.  Our two tasks for the day: purchase and set up the Christmas tree, and visit a fish farm to stock the new fish tank.  The tree tradition is exciting without fail, but what really made the day was going fishing.

We like animals in the family.  We have two cats (Ella and Barisha) a dog (Lou, written about elsewhere), and several fish.  It was either fish or a rabbit, and I'm holding out until Easter if I can on the bunny.  As for our fish experiences, we had a fish bowl -- the old school sort -- and, sadly, Connor went through a series of goldfish, all of whom our older son named George.  So there was George One, George Two, then George Three.  After Three passed away, we switches to the more hearty guppy, and settled in nicely for several months with Greg and Saturn.  My wife, who has a knack for picking up things here and there, managed to snag a 20 gallon tank that was being thrown out, scrubbed it out, set it up, and, for a time, Greg and Saturn lived in a spacious setting.  They seemed to enjoy the setup.

But today we were on an adventure not to PetSmart or MegaPets or PetSupermarket, but to the funky, distinctly South Floridian Neighborhood Fish Farm, located right in the middle of the suburbs.  I gather that when the Fish Farm opened for business in 1971, there were no neighbors.  So you get off a generic freeway exit, hit a few lights, turn into a plain looking middle class street, except there's a fish farm there.

The older boy, Connor, threw himself into the choosing of fish completely, and he tagged along with his mother for the whole time.  My wife had a goldfish as a kid, and as adult she kept tidy, well-run tank in her office at work, so they had some serious business to discuss.  Although they were choosing guppies, there were many varieties of millionfish in the open-air tanks.  They also intended to get a plecostomus, which I learned today is a sort of sucker fish that eats tank-stuff and helps keep everything cleaner.  As you can see, part of the fun of keeping fish is in learning the different species and varieties -- sort of like kids do with dinosaurs.  Connor also enjoyed checking out the different types of koi, which he recognized from many of the waterways at Miami Metro Zoo.

The younger boy enjoyed the fish for a time, but became more concerned with racing up and down the lanes between the tanks, hopping from cinder block to cinder block, and checking out the wide selections of puddles and mudholes.  He also enjoyed the oldies station to which the PA system was tuned, as evidences by his dance performance to "Stop! In the Name of Love".  After exactly 30 minutes, just five minutes shy of how long it takes to pick out eight guppies and one plecostomus, Eamonn threw a tantrum and had to spend the rest of the visit in Van Time Out.

Back at the house, I whipped up a batch of PBJ sandwiches and sliced some bananas for Little Men Lunch, while my wife and the boys rearranged the tank with some new plants, an air stone, and let the water temperatures balance out.  This made for the most tension of the day: fishy anticipation and low blood sugar.

During lunch, Connor gave names to all the new guppies: Bubble, Mal, Mattie, Mergred, Mowli, Radenad, Red, and Sally.  The plecostum, he named Big Ray.  So we have a sucker fish named Big Ray.  That's the kind of surprise that awaits you on a day set aside for family adventures. That's all for today, though.  I've got some colored lights to string on the tree.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


PN 225 - Hari Kunzru - 'Gods Without Men'

Novelist Hari Kunzru (The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions) talks about his latest book, Gods Without Men, UFOs, Death Valley, and where mysteries might still lurk in the complex systems of the world.

Listen to PN 225 on Stitcher
Listen to PN 225 on iTunes

Hari Kunzru

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Reader's Notes - Why Jazz Happened

One of my very favorite jazz blogs is JazzWax, a creation of Marc Meyers, who also writes for the Wall Street Journal.  Meyers has a new book out from the University of California Press, Why Jazz Happened.  He's also come out with a series of videos and blog entries to explain many of the ideas behind his social history of the music.  You can check out JazzWax for a full treatment, or simply watch the first video below.  Meyers and Why Jazz Happened will be the subject of Passing Notes next week.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Art (Perry) and Writing

I imagine that I first met Art Perry some evening at a junior high school basketball game, in the context of Art’s being the new stepfather of one of my hoops teammate and childhood friend.  Art was a good guy, we all knew, if you can really know anything at all in 7th or 8th or 9th grade.  I look back on myself back then and I marvel at what an idiot I was about many things – girls and relationships, the size and complexity of the world, and which adults I should pay attention to and which I should not.  But Art was a guy I always paid attention to.

Once I reached 10th grade, I started talking with Art – Mr. Perry – who taught English at Mt Blue High School.  Oddly, I never took an actual class with him.  I spent one day in his popular creative writing class – I’m sure he pulled some strings to get me into that section – but the older students really intimidated me.  I cared so much about writing – my writing, My Precious – that the thought of exposing that passion to my schoolmates was unbearable.  So I pulled out of the course.  Idiot move, looking back.  But I believe I explained my fears well enough to Art, so he suggested we do an independent study together.

Over the weeks and months of that independent study, Art would sit with me and we’d talk about whatever science fiction or fantasy or horror story I’d written – following my heroes Isaac Asimov or J. R. R. Tolkien or Stephen King – and he’d help me with my dialogue, with description, with developing scenes.  He corrected my mistakes encouragingly, asked respectful questions about how I’d constructed my characters and plots, and, when all was said and done, sent me on my way to write another draft.  It was, I later learned, very much the way an editor sits with any writer and goes through a work in progress line by line.  I learned much about how to use language effectively.  And now, as a teacher, I understand that this process – line editing – is one of the best ways to improve your writing.

Through the years, Art worked hard to create opportunities for student writers at Mt. Blue to learn the craft.  He arranged to have a couple of personal computers set up in a special room – the Writing Lab – and convinced the principal to let some of us out of study hall to go there and work on our stuff.  I would hang out with some of the older kids – one guy was writing a play – and talk about stories and books and tell jokes.  The Writing Lab – in actuality, probably just a storage closet with a couple of Apple II machines – was our space.  For a time, Art also convinced a group of us to put out a student newspaper – really a stapled together stack of purple-on-white dittos.  Again, I see now the care with which he put all this together.  Attention to craft.  Creation of community.  Occasion for publication.

I imagine now that the English teachers at Mt Blue looked after their budding writers – shepherded us through – and I remain always grateful for what lasting, substantive lessons taught by Kathy Lynch, Joanne Zwyna, Art Perry – and especially Beverly Bisbee, the teacher Art put me in contact with who helped me figure out what I really wanted to do with words.  I heard about Art’s battle with cancer from Bev Bisbee, and heard of his passing from my old friend Dave, who had him as a student.  No doubt scores of colleagues and former students will find their ways to express their gratitude for the lessons Art passed on and their grief at his passing.   That so many of them will express these sentiments so eloquently is certain proof of his skill as an educator.

What else is there to write? Art Perry was a graduate of Bowdoin and Middlebury, a lover of skiing and so many Maine things, a solid citizen, a good family man.  Back in the day, he was a guy we teens all liked, even though, at the ages we were, we found most adults domineering and tedious.  And Art Perry stayed in touch – even in my thirties, I was always sure to get a nicely typed reply from him whenever I sent a letter.  I trust that he’s free of pain now, and resting lightly in whatever realm beyond that he might have imagined for himself.  I trust he’ll read what I’ve written -- one last letter to him -- and make a few encouraging corrections in the margins.  I wish him lots of fine books to read, clean fresh paper in a well-lighted space, and all the pens and pencils he could want.  Thanks for everything, Teach. 

Video Jukebox - Ben Wendel

Saxophonist, bassoonist, and composer Ben Wendel is featured this week on the V-Juke.  Wendel is a prolific collaborator across genres, one-fifth of the group Kneebody, and a Grammy nominee for that group's collaboration with Theo Bleckmann, 12 Songs by Charles Ives.  We've got nine videos for almost an hour and a half of pure Wendel.

Ben Wendel will be a guest this coming Sunday on Segment3 -- tune in at 2:05 pm on 88.9 FM WDNA, for the full feature, focusing on his latest album, Frame.

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


PN Unscripted - Charles Burns

Comics creator Charles Burns talks about The Hive, the second book in the trilogy he's working on, the influence of Tintin, his work on Fear(s) of the Dark, and why comics appeal to him as a storytelling medium.

Listen to PN Unscripted on Stitcher
Listen to PN Unscripted on iTunes

Charles Burns

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Reader's Notes - E-reader Readers Read More

From Ariel Bogle's Moby Lives blog at Melville House comes a brief but pithy synthesis of several studies about changing reading habits -- or perhaps purchasing habits -- out there in the public.  Although I've written from time to time here about the shift from the printed page to the electronic screen, I've certainly never been alarmist.  In my experience -- as an educator and a person whose worked around books my whole life --  digital books are transforming reading in a similar way that digital music transformed listening habits.  From the consumer side of things, digitized books are less expensive, more portable, and there's much more variety available in digital libraries and bookstores.  At any rate, check out Ariel Bogle's piece at Melville House for the numbers and trend analysis.  Keep in mind that Melville House releases a fair number of digital books -- but who doesn't these days?

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 12/9/12

One Love, Louis Durra, Rocket Science
Stuffy Turkey, Greg "Organ Monk" Lewis, Uwo in the Black
Autumn Nocturne, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins & Co. 1964
Lonnie's Lament, Ben Wendel, Simple Song
Nothin' But Trouble, Charlie Hunter, Charlie Hunter
102%, The New Mastersounds, Thirty Three
Fire, Chris Cortez, Aunt Nasty
Caravan, Chris Cortez, Aunt Nasty
Aunt Nasty, Chris Cortez, Aunt Nasty
Blackbird, Brad Mehldau, The Art of the Trio

Unsquare Dance, Dave Brubeck, Legacy of a Legend
Three To Get Ready, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out
Travelin' Blues, Dave Brubeck, Quiet As The Moon
Hard Times, Ray Charles, Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues
Soul Dressing, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best Of
Your Friendly Neighborhood Sugarman, The Sugarman 3, What the World Needs Now
Uncle Underpants, Dan Pratt Organ Quartet, Toe the Line
Tanqueray and Tonic, Jesse Fischer and Soul Cycle, Retro Future
Freedom Jazz Dance, Both Worlds, Don'tcha Hide It

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher

Segment3 - Chris Cortez

Guitarist, composer, and producer Chris Cortez talks about his new album, 'Aunt Nasty,' and the necessity of walking the boundaries between pop and jazz.

Listen to Segment3 on Stitcher
Listen to Segment3 on iTunes

Chris Cortez

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher


PN Unscripted - Campbell McGrath

Poet Campbell McGrath talks about his latest collection, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys, as well as music, teaching, and the sometimes insular world of the poetry biz.

PN Unscripted on Stitcher
PN Unscripted on iTunes

Campbell McGrath

PN Feedburner | PN iTunes | PN Twitter | PN Facebook | PN Video | PN Goodreads | PN Stitcher