This session of Bridging the Gap is one of those unorthodox public radio moments that is unplanned. There were about three songs I had planned out, and then ran out of time... so the rest of the set is picked on the fly on gut feeling, dead reckoning, and bone tired decision making.
Tonight we're gonna give the drummer some, and pay tribute to Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb who passed away at 91. Each song featured in this session has Cobb behind the drums, and is a collection of some of greatest recordings in Jazz.
The title for this session of Bridging the Gap is closer to the picture then the selection, which is a run though textures of latin-electro. With special focus on new music from Dengue Dengue Dengue, Populous, and Buscabulla.
Throughout the day there's been a steady mist of rain. If you squint your eyes it's almost like gently falling snow. It's also great inspiration for a playlist of mellow, pretty songs for this Monday evening.
Working on low hanging, yet extremely tasty low hanging fruit this evening on Bridging the Gap. Selecting songs from my collection, both favorites as well as songs that I haven't heard for a while. These shows are my favorite to do, stringing together memories and killer songs in a free flowing selection.
Once again, a show prompted by a memorial. This session of Bridging the Gap is going to be an upbeat collection of Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady music paying tribute to singer Millie Small who broke-through with her hit "My Boy Lollipop". She passed away yesterday at the age of 72.
This is one of those shows that starts off as single song that inspires and entire evening of music. I this case it's the tropical swing of John Williams' Cantina Band from Star Wars (May the 4th be with you). So we're going to start there, and swing through steel drums, gypsy swing, and a few other surprises.
In this session of Bridging the Gap we pay tribute to drummer Tony Allen, the foundational drummer behind the texture and rhythm of Afro-Beat music. Allen passed away on April 29th, 2020 from a heart attack.
Since we're all stuck at home, I thought I'd bring the party to you this evening on Bridging the Gap. So I'm mixing a little dance set live in the studio, and adding in a little Deep House melts into, Latin House, and Afro-Funky rhythms.
This entire show is set around the bubbly breaks and swing of the 1st song... April Showers from Proleter. So it's going to be a collection of Gypsy Swing, vintage jazz set to electronic beats and a little Bossa.
Since we're all stuck at home, I thought I'd bring the party to you this evening on Bridging the Gap. So I'm mixing a little dance set live in the studio, and adding in a little Soul, Latin, and Afro-Funky rhythms.
After a few weeks of themed shows and memorials... there's been a buildup of songs that have been stuck in my head and on repeat. So I'm exorcising some of them in this eclectic session of Bridging the Gap.
In times like these... you gotta go with what's friendly and familiar. So the music in this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of favorites... songs of comfort that I always come back to. I'm also doubling it as an evergreen... so you may hear it sometime in the future when the zombies take over.
Happy Spring to you. It's a little late to put together a spring show... but I thought I'd mix it up and make it a head trip too. So this session will be a collection of psychedelic indie rock and world to usher in the season.