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Maybe it's a phenomenon unique to my ears, but I've always felt that reggae and jazz go together like beer and pretzels (or fill in your preferred "complements" analogy here). Whenever I hear a good one-drop riddim, I immediately jump to all the great improvisational ideas that it triggers.
I don't hear too many bands working in that direction, so when I do I pay extra close attention. You'll hear a new one on this week's show: they're from Chicago, they're called Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub, their debut album is produced by legendary Jamaican mixologist Scientist and it's the real deal.
Also this week: a few recent favorites from West Africa, the "spatial organ" (his term) of Peru's Carlos Pickling, and the glory days of South African kwaito.
Posted 3/7/14 at 8:00 am by Bill Lupoletti | 0 comments
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Posted 3/7/14 at 6:01 am by Phil D | 0 comments
Servin' up a double shot of each artist tonight - two tracks each from the likes of Sam Chatmon, T-Bone Walker, and Eric Bibb, among many, many others.
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Chill out and warm up to new music from Linda Perhacs, Tycho, and La Sera.
Posted 3/6/14 at 5:11 pm by Jack McHale | 0 comments
Good morning, Captain.
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