[JPL] Wayne Shorter B-Day week (plus Lenny White & Lee Ritenour backstage) this week on MOJA Radio

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Sun Aug 22 22:40:58 EDT 2010

Wayne turns 77 this Wednesday so we'll celebrate with three of our  
weekly specials.  There's lots more too including a little club  
hoppin' to see and talk to Lee Ritenour at the Blue Note and Lenny  
White at Iridium...come and get it!

Russ Davis
MOJA Radio
105 East 16th Street
# 7 South
New York, NY 10003
russ at mojaradio.com

MOJA Radio/WEEKLY FEATURES   (23-29 August 2010)

This Monday, August 23rd, we’ll present another “Happy Birthday”  
edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS on MOJA  
Radio. This time the focus is on the great saxophonist, 8-time Grammy- 
winner and one of the most important composers in jazz history, WAYNE  
SHORTER just 2 days before his 77th birthday on Wednesday the 25th of  
August. You’ll hear how Miles Davis stole him from Art Blakey’s band  
where his songs like “Footprints,” “ESP,” “Nefertiti,” and others  
helped establish him as a major writer.  You’ll hear how he met Joe  
Zawinul and they decided to start their own band during the fusion  
era, the band that became Weather Report.  You’ll hear all these  
great stories and of course you’ll hear lots of that fantastic music.  
Listen for MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS twice every Monday, at Noon  
Eastern/9 AM Pacific, with a replay Monday night at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM  
Pacific and since Wednesday, August 25th marks his 77th birthday,  
it’s a good time to say happy birthday to the great WAYNE SHORTER!

SAMMARTINO four times each week, Tuesdays at 9 AM and again at 9 PM  
EST and twice on Sunday’s at 9 AM & 9 PM EST for an hour of up, fun,  
funky, booty-moving stuff as only Michelle can serve up.  On Jammin’  
Jazz Michelle plays jamband jazz, acid jazz, rock-influenced jazz,  
funk, fusion and a little sound of New Orleans too as well as her own  
insights that bring this great music to life! So if you can’t get  
enough of the funky stuff come and get it on JAMMIN’ JAZZ WITH  
MICHELLE four times each week on MOJA Radio! Here’s what you’ll hear  
on this week’s show…


·       Robert Walter’s 20th Congress…Glass Winged Sharp Shooter

·       Dirty Dozen Brass Band…Red Hot Mama

·       Bonerama …Barrone 5

·       Modern Groove Syndicate…Back In The Kitchen With Terry

·       Campbell Brothers…Don’t Let Nobody Turn You

·       Jazz Mandolin Project w/ Trey Anastasio …Hang Ten

·       Charlie Hunter …One For The Kelpers

·       Javon Jackson…In The Pocket

·       Fishbelly Black…Movin’

·       Soulive...Alladin (Live)

LIVE @ MOJALand happens four times each week here on MOJA Radio as we  
invite you to join us inside the world’s only imaginary jazz club for  
rare, live performances by the biggest names in Modern Jazz.  Listen  
Wednesday morning at 9 AM ET and again Wednesday night at 9 PM East/6  
PM West, and twice again on Sunday at 11 AM & 11 PM ET, as part of  
the Sunday Specials. This week, since the great Wayne Shorter turns  
77 this Wednesday August 25th, we’ll go back in time to celebrate one  
of his greatest live performances as we present WEATHER REPORT: LIVE  
IN EUROPE 1978. On September 28th, 1978 Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter,   
Jaco Pastorius and new drummer Peter Erskine took the stage in  
Offenbach, Germany to play a set that would include the songs that  
would turn into the Grammy-winning album "8:30."  Peter Erskine was  
quoted as saying this set in Germany was better than the one that   
became that live album.  So if you'd like to check it out, just join  
us for WEATHER REPORT: LIVE IN EUROPE 1978 on this week’s edition of  

Join Russ Davis as he gives you an hour of nothing but the freshest  
MOJA on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE every Thursday at 9 AM East/6 AM West  
with a replay at 9 PM East/6 PM West, and twice again on Sundays at  
10 AM & 10 PM ET.  At last we can finally premier the brilliant new  
release featuring big band treatments of some of John Scofield’s  
great songs on the new CD simply titled “54.” John and the great  
arranger Vince Mendoza have been friends and associates for years and  
as Vince has been working with one of Europe’s greatest big bands,  
the Metropole Orchest from The Netherlands, and had been doing big  
band versions of Sco classics like “Twang,” and “Polo Towers,” he  
decided it would be cool to have the man himself play along. You’ll  
be mighty glad he did. Then,  we’ll give you more of the music we  
premiered last week  with Ohio-born violinist Christian Howes with  
the help of guitarist Robben Ford on his new one “Out Of The Blue,”  
followed by an amazing new work by a band called Snarky Puppy, 6 guys  
who got together at North Texas State University and make some unreal  
music that they describe as “for your mind and booty.” They’re new  
album is titled “Tell Your Friends.” So, if you want to keep up with  
all the newest MOJA, just listen to THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE four  
times each week!

Here’s the new music you’ll hear this week…


·        JOHN SCOFIELD/VINCE MENDOZA....Carlos…54 (Emarcy)
·        JOHN SCOFIELD/VINCE MENDOZA....Polo Towers…54 (Emarcy)
·        SNARKY PUPPY....White Cap…Tell Your Friends (Ropeadope Records)
·        SNARKY PUPPY....Ready Wednesday…Tell Your Friends (Ropeadope  
·        JOHN SCOFIELD/VINCE MENDOZA....Twang…54 (Emarcy)
·        JOHN SCOFIELD/VINCE MENDOZA....Peculiar…54 (Emarcy)
·        CHRISTIAN HOWES....Fingerprints…Out Of The Blue (Resonance  

One of the greatest MOJA saxophonists and composers is in the  
spotlight all day this Friday here on MOJA Radio with our special  
feature we call IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION. Every Friday  
beginning at 7 AM until midnight Eastern time we’ll begin each hour  
with a classic piece of Jazz Fusion history and this week join us for  
the music of one of the all time greats just two days after his 77th  
birthday as we present “WAYNE SHORTER’S GREATEST FUSION HITS.” After  
his work with Art Blakey and then Miles Davis Wayne began to have his  
own musical ideas. He’d written some of Miles’ most famous songs and  
even before he left Miles last great quintet he was recording his own  
work in the late 60’s on albums like “Schizophrenia,” and “Super  
Nova,” while contributing to Miles’ early fusion works like “In A  
Silent Way,” “Bitches Brew,” and others. Then, in 1970, he and old  
friend Joe Zawinul formed one of fusion’s greatest bands, Weather  
Report and the rest is history. Along the way he also collaborated  
with Brazil’s Milton Nascimento on “Native Dancer,” one of fusion’s  
most interesting releases.  You’ll hear it all, all day if you join  
us for “WAYNE SHORTER’S GREATEST FUSION HITS,” on this week’s edition  

You’re invited to run the streets of New York with Russ Davis is  
Saturday, August 28th, as we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC  
on MOJA Radio this one titled “NEW YORK CLUB-HOPPING: LEE RITENOUR  
AND LENNY WHITE!” Friday August 13th was one of those lucky nights in  
New York when, if you had the time, you could see as many famous jazz  
artists as you cared to. On that night Russ Davis hit the streets to  
see Lee Ritenour at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village and then  
rushed uptown to Times Square to hear Lenny White play his new jazz- 
rock with an all-star band including the great guitarist Jimmy  
Herring. Before his show Lee sat down with Russ to talk about his  
incredible new release “Lee Ritenour’s 6-String Theory,” featuring 20  
great guitarists and after Lenny’s set they talked about his new  
release “Anomaly,”   Interview segments followed by music will begin  
each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM  
Pacific). We’ve got some extra taxi money so come join us for “NEW  

Twice every Sunday listen for three of our most popular special  
features on what we call THE SUNDAY SPECIALS here on MOJA Radio. At 9  
AM & 9 PM Eastern time you’ll hear an hour of fun and funky stuff on  
followed at 10 AM and 10 PM Eastern time by our weekly look at the  
hottest new MOJA coming out on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE. Then we’ll  
wrap it all up at 11 AM and 11 PM Eastern time with an hour inside  
the world’s only imaginary jazz club for rare, live performances on  
LIVE @ MOJALAND. So listen for THE SUNDAY SPECIALS twice every Sunday  
from 9 AM to NOON, with a replay Sunday night from 9 PM to Midnight  
Eastern/6-9 PM Pacific on MOJA Radio!

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