[JPL] Special Programming This Week on MOJA Radio...The World's Modern Jazz Radio Channel!

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Jan 31 13:43:55 EST 2011


>  Here's What's Up This Week on MOJA Radio...The World's Modern Jazz Radio Channel!

Russ Davis
MOJA & VOA
www.mojaradio.com
russ at mojaradio.com

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> Hello MOJA Nation!!!!  Russ Davis here and the first thing I want to mention is that there is some very exciting news to give you...RETURN TO FOREVER is back in business!  That's right, Chick, Stanley and Lenny have created a new version of RTF and they call the project RTF IV!  This time they've added two new members and you won't believe it...JEAN-LUC PONTY and FRANK GAMBALE are now in as violinist and guitarist!  I was invited to sit in on their rehearsal last week in prep for the tour which begins in February in Australia and you can read all about it in my blog on the homepage.  Plus there's an updated blog that covers new developments with the 20th year celebration of Medeski, Martin & Wood and more.
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> There’s lots going on as usual on the air this week and we begin with today's Monday with the Masters  in celebration of Joe Sample’s 72nd birthday on Tuesday, February 1st. There's a special emphasis on the work of English guitarist Allan Holdsworth on two of our specials, Live @ MOJALand and  If It’s Friday, This Must Be Fusion!  Marcus Miller's got a new one, live with The Symphony Orchestra of Monte-Carlo to debut Thursday on The All New Music Revue, and we’ll top it off with a celebration of "Orchestrated MOJA"  on Saturday’s Words & Music which includes brand new,  behind the scenes interviews with Chick Corea and Darcy James Argue.
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> So read on and find out what's going on this week on The World’s Modern Jazz Radio Channel…MOJA Radio!
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> MOJA Radio/WEEKLY FEATURES   (31 January-6 February 2011)
> This Monday, January 30th, we’ll present another “Happy Birthday” edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS on MOJA Radio. And this time we’ll focus on one of the most popular jazzmen from Texas, the great keyboardist JOE SAMPLE, who celebrates his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, February 1st! You’ll hear the music and the stories behind the man began playing in Houston with his pals Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder & Stix Hooper as the Jazz Crusaders. You’ll hear how they made the move to Los Angeles and stardom during the fusion era, adding young guitar wiz Larry Carlton to the band and changing their name to simply The Crusaders. You’ll hear Joe’s many collaborations with vocalists like Lalah Hathaway, Randy Crawford and Sweden’s Nils Landgren. And of course there’s tons of his great solo work to choose from too. 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 wish a very happy birthday to the great JOE SAMPLE!
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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 four times each week to the newest feature on MOJA Radio, THIS IS ACID JAZZ! 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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> 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. This week, we’ll take you to one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs to hear one of MOJA’s greatest guitarists as we present ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & FRIENDS LIVE @ YOSHI’S.  Allan Holdsworth has one of the most distinctive guitar sounds in all of jazz and since we’re premiering his new work on the album Blues For Tony this week along with new music by Soft Machine, the English band he was a member of in the ‘70’s, we thought it would be a good time to revisit one of his finest musical moments with one of his best bands. You’ll hear Allan on guitar, Alan Pasqua, his former bandmate in Tony Williams Lifetime, on keys, Jimmy Haslip of The Yellowjackets on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums with a fiery set that celebrates Tony Williams and new fusion. We’ll take you there to hear it if you join us for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & FRIENDS LIVE @ YOSHI’S 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.  A lot of the latest jazz releases are recorded live and this week we’ll give you three new, live ones beginning with A Night In Monte Carlo, the new CD from the great Marcus Miller with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and special guests like Roy Hargrove.  Then it’s Allan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip and Chad Wackerman celebrating the legacy of Tony Williams Lifetime on a great new live album titled Blues For Tony.  Then you’ll hear an album titled Live Adventures, from the English band that Allan Holdsworth was once a member of, Soft Machine, now known as Soft Machine Legacy, in brilliant new fusion performances recorded live in 2009 in Austria and Germany. Then we’ll wrap it up with more from the stunning, new release we debuted last week from Indonesian guitarist Tohpatti and his band Ethnomission on the album Save The Planet. 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)
> • Marcus Miller…So What…A Night In Monte Carlo (Concord)
> • Marcus Miller…Blast!…A Night In Monte Carlo (Concord)
> • Tohpati Ethnomission...Battle Between Good & Beast…Save The Planet (Moonjune)
> • Tohpati Ethnomission...Ethnofunk…Save The Planet (Moonjune)
> • Holdsworth Pasqua Haslip Wackerman...Protocosmos…Blues For Tony (Moonjune)
> • Holdsworth Pasqua Haslip Wackerman...Red Alert…Blues For Tony (Moonjune)
> • Soft Machine Legacy…Gesolreut…Live Adventures (Moonjune)
> • Soft Machine Legacy…Grapehound…Live Adventures (Moonjune)
>> 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 week, with our debut of new releases by some of England’s jazz-rock pioneers from the ‘60’s & 70’s, we’ll present a special feature we call “ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & SOFT MACHINE REVISITED.” The jazz fusion scene in England was a rich one and much of it sprang from the psychedelic rock bands that morphed into fusion groups like Gong, National Health and Soft Machine. “The Softs,” as they were popularly known, started in rock and moved from avant-garde to jazz-rock, especially when Mr. Holdsworth joined to play guitar. During the day we’ll also enjoy Allan Holdsworth’s solo efforts in the fusion era as well as his work with Tony Williams Lifetime, with whom he worked on albums like Million Dollar Legs and Believe It, and as a member of the English group Gong, with whom he recorded albums like Gazeuse & Espresso.  It’s a trip across the pond for “ALLAN HOLDSWORTH & SOFT MACHINE REVISITED,” on this week’s edition of IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.
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> This Saturday as we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC on MOJA Radio we’ll talk to five MOJA greats who’ve been involved in one of the major, recent trends in jazz, the modern big band or large ensemble. It’s a special we call “ORCHESTRATED MOJA!” Join Russ Davis as he takes you to New York City’s Rose Hall at Jazz @ Lincoln Center to talk to Chick Corea who had just performed some of his classics with The Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. You’ll hear the thoughts of 2011 Grammy nominee Tim Hagans and hear his nominated work from the album with Sweden’s Norbotten Big Band, The Avatar Sessions. Saxman Bill Evans, who turns 53 on February 9th by the way, talks about his latest release, Van’s Joint, featuring Germany’s famous WDR Big Band. We’ll talk to Marcus Miller and hear from his new release A Night In Monte-Carlo recorded live with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. And we’ll place a special emphasis on the brilliant young guy from Canada, Darcy James Argue, named the Jazz Journalist Association’s “Up and Coming Artist Of The Year” and his band Secret Society named “Best Large Ensemble.” Plus we’ll hear from his Grammy-nominated release Infernal Machines. Interview segments followed by music will begin each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM Pacific).  It’s a day filled with “ORCHESTRATED MOJA,” on this week’s WORDS & MUSIC.
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> 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 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 we’ll wrap it all up at 11 AM and 11 PM Eastern time with an hour inside the world’s only imaginary modern jazz club for rare, live performances on LIVE @ MOJALAND. So listen for THE SUNDAY SPECIALS twice every Sunday from 9 AM to NOON Eastern, with a replay Sunday night from 9 PM to Midnight Eastern/6-9 PM Pacific on MOJA Radio!
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