This past week my man Lucas and I had our second installment of The Turnaround, our weekly two hour jazz radio show on KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student radio station. If you’re not in the Lawrence area, then you can listen online every Wednesday night from 8-10 central time by logging on to www.kjhk.org.
A highlight this week was a listener who called in about an hour or so into the show asking if this was a “jazz show.” To be fair I think John Zorn’s Naked City was playing as she called. Just a reminder that not everything I would throw under the jazz category would get the same treatment by everyone else. And so we gladly played her request for Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy.” Because it’s awesome, and so are our listeners.
In case you missed it, here’s what was spinning on The Turnaround last Wednesday night….
Westport Art Ensemble, “Theme for this American Life”
Greg Osby & Mark Turner, “The Sidewinder” (a live concert bootleg)
Dave Douglas, “Beware of Doug,” from Time Travels
Bob Brookmeyer, “Say Ah”
John Hollenbeck/Claudia Quintet, “Just Like Him,” from I, Claudia
Jonathan Finlayson, “Circus,” from Moment and the Message
John Zorn, “Batman,” from Naked City
Masada, “Piram,” from Live in Jerusalem 1994
Duke Ellington, “Black and Tan Fantasy”
George Garzone, “What is this thing Called Love?”
Art Pepper, “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” from Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Jason Lindner, “Seven Ways,”
Gilad Hekselman, “This Just In,” from This Just In
Bill Frisell, “I Heard it through the Grapevine”