~ Musings ~
Updated Jan 2010

The New Year brings new energies and some changes. After two and a half years, WSHA cancelled my show, so I now have the time back to invest in other parts of life and music. This weekend I finalized the interview I did with Gretchen Parlato in December and posted it below. And I have actually finished the fabulous book from Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, and am continuing now to research the composers and their repertoire. Arvo Pärt, Lou Harrison, and Conlon Nancarrow are a few from today's listening. SO much to learn about! Let me know your favorites...

Thanks to all who tuned in the Monday night show - I had a blast getting to share some great creative artists with you that you won't hear on the local dial now.... Drop me a line if you're interested in any playlists or listening ideas.

May 2010 bring you unexpected joys and surprises ~



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RADIO SHOW and Interviews

Gretchen Parlato  (Interview live on WSHA 12-14-09)
Where's One?  Gretchen shares stories about her journeys in music, bandmates, and the role of yoga in her life. Her new cd is "In a Dream".

Lisa Markley
 (Interview live on WSHA 6-15-09)
Learn the secrets of songwriting from Lisa, as we hear about her new One Word cd, along with her stories of adding instruments into her repertoire.

Frank Kimbrough
 (Interview live on WSHA 4-13-09)
Excerpts from the fundraiser-night chat with Frank reveal some wonderful insights into his cd Air, his NC connections, his tenure with Maria Schneider, and the Herbie Nichols Project. (DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW) (6.9 mgs)

Sheila Jordan     (Interview live on WSHA 1-26-09)
Hear about Sheila's first bass-voice experiences, the Winter Sunshine cd, and much more in this chat between tours.

Bill Cunliffe    (Interview live on WSHA 12-8-08)
Bill talks about his influences from Mary Lou Williams and others, and demonstrates at the piano some elements of his new cd The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2.

Paul Carlon     (Interview live on WSHA 11-17-08)
Paul tells about the origin of tap dance in his music and
other stories, including the Roots Propaganda cd.
Excerpts (5.6 mgs)

Jaleel Shaw    (Interview live on WSHA 4-28-08)
Jaleel shares his thoughts about his early training and the players on his cd Optimism, as well as experiences with Roy Haynes and the Mingus Big Band.
(31 mgs)

Andy Bey      (Interview preceding his Following Monk Performance, taped 8-2007)   Andy talks about his musical influences and training, Carmen McRae, Monk, and more. DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (31 mgs)


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