[JPL] Billy Cobham & Stefon Harris in the spotlight, This Week on MOJA Radio!

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Sun May 8 21:39:29 EDT 2011


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> This is Russ Davis with info on what you’ll hear when you join us this week on MOJA Radio.  We kick things off with an hour dedicated to the great, young master STEFON HARRIS on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS. Then, we’re all about celebrating the 67th birthday of one of the all-time great drummers, composers and bandleaders, BILLY COBHAM. You’ll hear a rare, live performance from Switzerland in 1981 onLIVE @ MOJALand, his greatest fusion hits on IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION, and conversations with Billy and 4 more of his fellow MOJA drumming greats onSaturday’s WORDS & MUSIC.Then we’ll top off our celebration on his birthday, May 16th, on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS.  And listen for cuts from 4 brand new releases on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE.Plus there’s all our other famous specials filled with Acid Jazz, Jazzy Jambands, and our general funky business as usual. 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, May 9th, we’ll present another edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS onMOJA Radio. This time the focus is on one of the great young composers &bandleaders in jazz today, the multi-Grammy nominated vibraphonist, STEFON HARRIS. You’ll hear the story of and the music by a great player and intelligent visionary of modern jazz in his prime. You’ll hear about his beginnings in upstate New York to his arrival in New York City and how he burst upon the scene to immediately work with some of the greatest players around and establish himself as a force to be reckoned with. 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 vibes master STEFON HARRIS!
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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 @ MOJALandhappens four times each week here on MOJA Radioas 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 Riazzino, Switzerland and back in time to 1981 as we present BILLY COBHAM’S GLASS MENAGERIE LIVE IN SWITZERLAND. It’s Billy behind the drums joined by Michal Urbaniak on violin and sax, Mike Stern on guitar, Gil Goldstein on keyboards and bassist Tim Landers playing some of Billy’s great tunes like Crosswind, Moongerms, Flight Time and Mendocino and more! It’s part of our celebration of Billy’s 67th birthday on Monday, the 16th and you’ll be there when you join us forBILLY COBHAM’S GLASS MENAGERIE LIVE IN SWITZERLAND,this week on 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 more from France’s Orchestre National De Jazz doing the music of John Hollenbeck on the albumShut Up And Dance. Then it’s more of that DeFrancesco family affair as “Papa” John DeFrancesco plays the organ joined by sons John Jr. on guitar and Joey on trumpet on the album calledA Philadelphia Story. We’ll top things off with two brilliant new releases from the Abstract Logix label that feature all-star bands and genre-busting styles featuring new rhythms and instrumentation. You’ll hear guitarist Chris Taylor joined by Dave Weckl, Gary Novak, Scott Kinsey and other on Nocturnal followed by an unreal quartet including Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey and Gary Novak on the album that gives the group their name, Human Element. So, if you want to hear 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)
> “Papa” John DeFrancesco…Papa Was A Rolling Stone…A Philadelphia Story (Savant)
> Human Element…Speak With Your Eye…Human Element (Abstract Logix)
> Orchestre National De Jazz…Tongs Of Joy…Shut Up And Dance (Bee Jazz)
> Orchestre National De Jazz…Falling Men…Shut Up And Dance (Bee Jazz)
> Chris Taylor…You Know What I’m Saying?…Nocturnal (Abstract Logix)
> Chris Taylor…Ear To The Rail…Nocturnal (Abstract Logix)
> Human Element…Crazy Girl…Human Element (Abstract Logix)
> Human Element…Shake It!…Human Element (Abstract Logix)
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> Every Friday beginning at 7 AM until midnight ET we begin each hour with a classic piece of Jazz Fusion history on our special feature IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION. This Friday we’ll focus on one of the most famous drummers in all of Fusion history with a special feature we call “BILLY COBHAM’S GREATEST FUSION HITS.” Billy Cobham is one of the most important drummers in the fusion era and beyond. Before he became a solo artist with the release of Spectrum in 1973, he’d already worked on Miles Davis’sBitches Brew and on albums by Freddie Hubbard, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gabor Szabo, John McLaughlin, Hubert Laws, Deodato and more. So join us this Friday, help us celebrate Billy’s 67th birthday and hear “BILLY COBHAM’S GREATEST FUSION HITS,”on this week’s edition ofIF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.
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> This Saturday we’ll celebrate the 67th birthday of one of MOJA’s greats and some of his associates as we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC on MOJA Radio this one titled “FIVE FABULOUS MOJA DRUMMERS!” As we look forward to the 67th birthday of one MOJA’s greatest drummers, the award-winning Billy Cobham, on Monday the 16th we’ll spend the day talking to Billy about his glorious career. We’ll also place the focus on more of the greats of MOJA drumming as we talk to artists from three generations.  You’ll hear from legendary veterans Roy Haynes and Chico Hamilon, Billy’s contemporary Lenny White and young gun Stanton Moore. Interview segments followed by music will begin each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM Pacific). Join us for “FIVE FABULOUS MOJA DRUMMERS,” 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 callTHE SUNDAY SPECIALS here onMOJA Radio. At 9 AM & 9 PM Eastern time you’ll hear an hour of fun and funky stuff on THIS IS ACID JAZZfollowed 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 onLIVE @ 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 SPECIALStwice 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 onMOJA Radio!
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> MOJA Radio/WEEKLY FEATURES   (16-22 May 2011)
> On Monday, May 16th, we’ll present another “Happy Birthday” edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS onMOJA Radio. This time the focus is on one of the most important drummers in jazz today, BILLY COBHAM, on the day he celebrates his 67th birthday. You’ll hear all about his move from Panama to New York City and his emergence in the fusion era working with Miles Davis and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.  You’ll hear his great solo work as well as his collaborations with the greats of modern jazz like George Duke. 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, BILLY COBHAM and wish him a very happy 67th birthday!
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