[JPL] Fwd: Charlie Hunter, The Jazzy Side of The Allman Brothers Band, African Fusion Classics, and one more blast for Billy Cobham...This Week on MOJA Radio!

Russ Davis davispro at nyc.rr.com
Sun May 15 21:51:40 EDT 2011


Here's what's up this week on The World's Modern Jazz Radio Channel!

Russ Davis
MOJA & VOA
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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 one more salute to the great BILLY COBHAM on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS. Then, we’re all about celebrating the 44th birthday of one of MOJA’s most unique musicians, CHARLIE HUNTER. You’ll hear a rare, live performance from Philadelphia in 2003 onLIVE @ MOJALand, and conversations we’ve enjoyed with Charlie over the years that will tell his fabulous story onSaturday’s WORDS & MUSIC.Then we’ll top off our celebration on his birthday, May 23rd, on next week’s MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS.  And listen for cuts from 5 brand new releases including two more new tunes from Medeski, Martin & Wood from their download-only, year-long release “20” in celebration of their two decades together on THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE.You’ll hear the greatest fusion hits of AFRICA on IF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION.Plus there’s all our other famous specials, THIS IS ACID JAZZ, and THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS, this week with a special focus on the jazzy side of THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, 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 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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> 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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> This week on our newest feature, THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS,we’ll place a special focus on the jazzy side of one of the original jambands that made improvisation a major part of their sound… THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND.  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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> Since the great Charlie Hunter celebrates his 44th birthday on Monday, May 23rd, he’s in the spotlight for this week’s edition ofLIVE @ MOJALandwhich happens 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 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 we’re renting out a warehouse with one of MOJA’s greatest guitarists and four of his funky friends as they set up shopforCHARLIE HUNTER: RIGHT NOW LIVE. When Charlie released his incredible album Right Now Move in 2003 he was working with a new label and a new group of all-star players including John Ellis on sax, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Gregoire Maret on harmonica and drummer Derek Philips. They decided to invite a select group of fans to witness a performance of this new project while they filmed it for a DVD and that’s the experience we want to share with you this week. You’ll hear this great band doing Charlie favorites like “Mestre Tata,” “Changui,” “Whoop-Ass,” and more!  It’s CHARLIE HUNTER: RIGHT NOW LIVE 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 two more new songs from Medeski, Martin & Wood’s download only album20, in celebration of their two decades together. Then it’s young trumpet master Sean Jones doing groove and post bop on the album calledNo Need For Words. You’ll hear some the sound of Chicago on one of that city’s finest trumpeters, Wadada Leo Smith, and an outrageously big sound on Heart’s Reflections, followed by a brilliant collaboration between Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip and Joe Vannelli on the delightful new album Nightfall. The hour begins with something new from Australian guitarist Glenn Cannon and his band Logic and their new album titled The Hierarchy. 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)
> Glenn Cannon & Logic…Makati…The Hierachy (Logic)
> Jimmy Haslip/Joe Vannelli…Empath…Nighfall (Vie Records)
> Jimmy Haslip/Joe Vannelli…Xango…Nighfall (Vie Records)
> Wadada Leo Smith…The Shaykh…Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform)
> Wadada Leo Smith…Certainty…Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform)
> Sean Jones…Olive Juice…No Need For Words (Mack Avenue)
> Sean Jones…Love’s Fury…No Need For Words (Mack Avenue)
> Medeski, Martin & Wood…Down On Me…20 (www.mmw.net)
> Medeski, Martin & Wood…Synthesia…20 (www.mmw.net)
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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, May 20th, we’ll place a special focus on the birthplace of so much of what we call American music with a special feature we call “THE GREATEST FUSION HITS OF AFRICA!” We’ll treat you to some of the fantastic fusion-era work of greats like South Africa’s Hugh Masekela, Cameroon’s Manu Dibango, supergroup Osibisa led by Teddy Osei from Ghana and the Green Arrows from Zimbabwe. And, of course, we’ll give you the music of the “Father of Afrobeat,” Nigeria’s legendary Fela Kuti, including some new music just discovered by Super-MOJAN Bob Bresnan which features Fela in collaboration with vibes master Roy Ayers.  You’ll hear them all if you join us for this week’s edition ofIF IT’S FRIDAY, THIS MUST BE FUSION. It’s “THE GREATEST FUSION HITS OF AFRICA!”
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> We’re celebrating the 44th birthday of one of MOJA’s greatest this Monday, May 23rd, and we’ll celebrate his incredible style and achievements as we present our weekly feature WORDS & MUSIC on MOJA Radio this one titled “CHARLIE HUNTER: GUITAR WIZARD!” How is it that one man can sound like three musicians at once? The answer is Charlie Hunter.  Charlie modified the traditional 6-string guitar by adding adding more strings so that he could sound like a bassist, rhythm player and lead guitarist simultaneously. The great John Scofield himself has been quoted as saying that he doesn’t know how he does it and anyone who’s seen Charlie live knows it’s simply amazing. Hear the story of how this came about, how he grew up in the SF Bay area then travelled the world, all the time developing his unique style before unleashing it on the world as a solo artist and member of super-groups like Garage-A-Trois, T.J. Kirk and Groundtruther.  Interview segments followed by music will begin each hour from Noon through Midnight Eastern time (9 AM-9 PM Pacific).  Join us for “CHARLIE HUNTER: GUITAR WIZARD,” 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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> And…we’ll close out our salute to Charlie Hunter’s Birthday Week on the 23rd!
> This Monday, May 23rd, we’ll present another edition of our special feature, MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS onMOJA Radio. This time the focus is on one of the most popular, active and unique guitarists, composers and bandleaders in MOJA, CHARLIE HUNTER. On the very day that Charlie turns 44 we’ll wish him a Happy Birthday and share his story with you for an hour. You’ll hear of his beginnings growing up in the San Francisco Bay area, how busking on the streets in Europe helped him formulate the idea to play the 7 and 8 string guitars he’s become so famous for.  You’ll also hear some of his many all-star collaborations and his emergence as a leader in the mid-‘90’s. 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 a musician that is truly one of a kind, the great CHARLIE HUNTER!
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