[JPL] Herbie Hancock turns 71...We Celebrate This Week on MOJA Radio!

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Sun Apr 3 21:06:11 EDT 2011


> Herbie Hancock turns 71...We Celebrate This Week on MOJA Radio!

Russ Davis
MOJA & VOA
www.mojaradio.com
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> Friends, Romans, MOJANS (that’s citizens of MOJA Nation of course), lend me your ears, or in this case eyes and brains…this is Russ Davis with info on what you’ll hear when you join us this week on MOJA Radio.  Firstly there’s another week-long “Happy Birthday” salute, this time to the great HERBIE HANCOCK, who turns 71 on Tuesday, April 12th.  You’ll hear an hour of some of his best live performances from two different centuries on LIVE @ MOJALand, a day filled with Herbie’s best tunes as a sideman with Miles, solo, with The Headhunters, as well as music made with his fellow fusion pioneers like Jaco Pastorius on IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION, and another day-long celebration featuring his comments and music on Saturday’s WORDS & MUSIC.  Plus there’s all our other famous specials filled with Acid Jazz, Jazzy Jambands, the best, new music  on The All New Music Revue for a whole hour and our general funky business as usual. Plus, there’s a special focus on two new songs by Medeski, Martin & Wood, the first of 2 downloads out of the 20 new pieces they’ll make available during 10 months of 2011 as they celebrate their 20th year. So come enjoy, and spread the word about the joys of “The World’s Modern Jazz Radio Channel!” Read on…here’s what’s up this week!
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> This Monday, April 4th, 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 ageless guitarist and father of Jazz Fusion, LARRY CORYELL, two days after the day that marks his 68th birthday. You’ll hear all about his move to New York City and the birth of fusion, his love of all forms of jazz, the many people who’ve inspired him and with whom he’s played and much more. You’ll hear some of those many collaborations and of course his award-winning solo work as well. 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 this week we place our spotlight on the great, LARRY CORYELL!
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> In the Mid-1980’s when fusion had faded and the softer side of things began to permeate the radio with the emergence of contemporary jazz, a fun, up and funky trend sprang out of the clubs and concert halls of England that brought new life to jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen to our special feature THIS IS ACID JAZZ four times each week on MOJA Radio! You can hear it twice every Tuesday at 9 AM and again at 9 PM EST and twice on Sunday’s at 9 AM & 9 PM EST as part of the Sunday Specials.  The phrase Acid Jazz came from the famous English DJ Gilles Peterson and each week you’ll hear not only the music of the English groups he discovered, but artists from the USA and around the world that joined in on a movement whose repercussions still reverberate today, and the words of Mr. Peterson himself! So if you can’t get enough of that funky stuff come and get it on THIS IS ACID JAZZ four times each week on MOJA Radio!
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> Back in the day when rock bands like The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band took their songs on long, improvised journeys and in essence incorporated jazz elements, the stage was set for what became a major part of what we call MOJA…jambands and especially those who set out primarily to make jazz.  If you’d like to hear some just listen five times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS! You can hear it at NOON East/9 AM West every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus twice on Sunday at NOON Eastern/9 AM Pacific and Midnight EAST/9 PM West as part of the Sunday Specials.  Following The Dead & The Allmans came Phish then grunge from Seattle.  At the same time American Acid Jazz artists like Karl Denson & Robert Walter started attracting the same fans. Those fans began to follow Galactic and other new artists from NOLA, as well as Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield and the great artists of the North West like Skerik, and San Francisco-area groove artists like Charlie Hunter & Will Bernard! It’s jazz mixed with prog rock and punk, funk and groove, heavy metal and alternative rock. It’s ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS five times each week on MOJA Radio!
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> 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/6 AM Pacific and again Wednesday night at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific, and twice again on Sunday at 11 AM & 11 PM Eastern, as part of the Sunday Specials. It’s time to celebrate one of the greats of all time on the occasion of his 71st birthday on Tuesday the 12th of April, and you’re invited to attend the party as we present this week’s LIVE @ MOJALand titled HERBIE HANCOCK ON STAGE.  You’ll hear Herbie acoustic with his VSOP all-star band as well as backing up the legendary Joni Mitchell.  Then it’s Herbie Electric at the We Are The Future festival in Rome from 2004 and at the Knitting Factory in L.A. with Wallace Roney and other all-stars playing the music from his Future 2 Future release.  You’ll hear it all if you join us for HERBIE HANCOCK ON STAGE on this week’s edition of LIVE @ MOJALand!
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> 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 Eastern, join Russ Davis as he gives you an hour of nothing but the freshest MOJA on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE.  This week we’ll give you an hour of music that includes two new songs from Medeski, Martin & Wood who are celebrating their 20th year in 2011 by offering two new songs each month until the end of the year for a total of 20 new ones by the end of the year. This week you’ll hear the first two new ones titled Me2 and Shackman. Then there’s more from one of our favorite MOJA songbirds, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and her new album The Lost And Found, followed by the newest from Club D’Elf with their second studio record, an awesome 2-CD set titled Electric Moroccoland/So Below that automatically jumps to the top of the “album of the year” list.  Then it’s another discovery from our “Secret Weapon,” musician, music lover and citizen of MOJA Nation Bob Bresnan and an awesome guitar trio he’s discovered called Bangtower and their release titled Casting Shadows, Followed by another great trio, this time from Minnesota, called JazZen and their versatile sound that incorporates everything from modern groove, to world jazz on Bounce Off The Moon. 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 lineup for this week…
> ARTIST…TITLE…ALBUM (LABEL) 
> • Medeski, Martin & Wood…Me2…20 (www.medeskimartinandwood.com)
> • Medeski, Martin & Wood…Shackman…20 (www.medeskimartinandwood.com)
> • Bangtower…Sex Me Up…Casting Shadows (Declassified Records)
> • Bangtower…Hair Of The Dog…Casting Shadows (Declassified Records)
> • Gretchen Parlato…How We Love…The Lost & Found (Obliqsound)
> • Gretchen Parlato…Circling…The Lost & Found (Obliqsound)
> • Club D’Elf...Taint Too…Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt Records)
> • Club D’Elf...Gettin’ Squinty…Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt Records)
> • JazZen...Solidarity…Bounce Off The Moon (WindBorne Music)
> • JazZen...Pronostico…Bounce Off The Moon (WindBorne Music)
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> Every Friday beginning at 7 AM until midnight Eastern time we’ll begin each hour with a classic piece of Jazz Fusion history with our special feature we call IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.  This Friday, April 8th, we’ll continue a week-long celebration of the ageless keyboardist, composer, multi-award winner and musical visionary just four days before his 71st birthday with a special feature we call “HERBIE HANCOCK’S GREATEST FUSION HITS.” Herbie was coaxed into playing electric instruments by Miles Davis and once he did there was no turning back.  You’ll hear Herbie with Miles as well as with many different all-stars on his solo recordings as well as with the ground-breaking jazz-funk supergroup The Headhunters.  It’s “HERBIE HANCOCK’S GREATEST FUSION HITS,” on this week’s edition of IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.
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> This Saturday we’ll salute one of the greats of MOJA as we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC on MOJA Radio this one titled “HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERBIE HANCOCK!” Just three days before this incredible MOJA master turns 71 we’ll look back at the life and career of a man who has been one of the most versatile and popular jazz men of all times. You’ll hear all about his beginnings in Chicago and his early development, how Miles Davis helped him make the transition from all acoustic to electric jazz, his contribution to the fusion era, and lots of personal reflections on his life and career. We’ll include his music from the ‘60’s through all his changes up to today and including the 2008 Grammy winner for album of the year, “River: The Joni Letters.”  Interview segments followed by music will begin each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM Pacific). Join us for “HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERBIE HANCOCK,” on this week’s WORDS & MUSIC.
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> Twice every Sunday listen for four 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 THIS IS ACID JAZZ 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 at 11 AM and 11 PM Eastern time enjoy an hour inside the world’s only imaginary modern jazz club for rare, live performances on LIVE @ MOJALAND. Then we’ll wrap it all up at NOON  and Midnight Eastern time with an hour of the modern marriage of rock, funk, groove and jazz on ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS! So listen for THE SUNDAY SPECIALS twice every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM Eastern, with a replay Sunday night from 9 PM to 1 AM Eastern/6-10 PM Pacific on MOJA Radio!
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