January 31, 2016 – Freein’ Spaces


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Improv saxophonist, Fred Bazil, from L’Appel du Vide made his way into studio this week for a couple of hours of jazz and other inspirational musics.

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Playlist

  • Chuck BerghoferAll-Time Top 100 TV Themes (VA) – Barney Miller (RIP, Abe Vigoda, pictured)
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Brew MooreThe Kerouac Connection (VA) – Wee (Allen’s Alley)
  • The Laborers in the Vineyard All Community Choir with Mattie Moultrie Wilson and Madeline WilsonBrother from Another Planet (VA) – Promised Land
  • Bernie Sanders & Thirty Vermont ArtistsWe Shall Overcome – The Banks of Marble (feat. Jon Gailmor, Pete R. Smith, Dick McCormack & Nancy Beaven)
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  • Sun RaBlue Delight – Sunrise
  • Sonny ClarkSomethin’ Special – Voodoo
  • Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol. 2 – Kelo
  • James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! – Get Up Offa That Thing
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  • L’Appel du VideMergin’ Spaces – Mergin’ Spaces
  • Buffy Sainte-MariePower In The Blood – Uranium War
  • Jefferson Airplane (RIP, Signe Anderson) – Takes Off – Its Alright (Bonus Track)
  • Jefferson Airplane (RIP, Paul Kantner) – Bark – Wild Turkey
  • Maurice LoucaBenhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot) – Malnash Diyah (Spineless)
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  • Shurik’nOù Je Vis – L.E.F. (excerpt)
  • Tracy ChapmanCrossroads – Subcity
  • Bob MarleySongs Of Freedom – Thank You Lord
  • Georges DelerueVivement Dimanche – Julien et Barbara
  • Hozan YamamotoMusic For Zen Meditation And Other Joys – A Quivering Leaf, Asks The Winds
  • John ColtraneStellar Regions – Offering
  • Louis ArmstrongLive At The 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival – When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
  • David PritchardNocturnal Earthworm Stew – Thunderpeal
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Jackie MittooJamaica to Toronto (VA) – Grand Funk

January 24, 2016 – Canto al Kick


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A trip through Peru awaits you in this podcast featuring Rommel Cajavilca, the musical mind behind CKUT’s Latin Time.

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Playlist

  • The Arrogant WormsGift Wrapped! – Celine Dion
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Peter Eötvös / WDR Rundfunkchor Köln / WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln with Barbara Hannigan and Susan ParryGyörgy Ligeti: Requiem, Apparitions, San Francisco Polyphony – Requiem – De die judicii
  • Kate BushHounds Of Love – Watching You Without Me
  • Sister Rosetta TharpeThe First Rock And Roll Record (VA) – Strange Things Happening Every Day
  • Minnie RipertonPerfect Angel – Our Lives
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  • Héctor Ferreyra Y Su Quinteto De CamaraRitmos Incaicos – El condor pasa
  • Chabuca GrandaVoz y vena de Chabuca Granda – La herida oscura
  • Ronald ContrerasInterpreta A Pablo Ojeda – Willcamayu
  • Coro Nacional de PeruMissa Andina – Gloria
  • WayruroWayruro – Valicha
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  • Robin GornSoftWing – Tumbai
  • Sheila ChandraOut On My Own – Prema, Shanti, Dharma, Satya
  • Lata MangeshkarGumnaam (OST) – Gham Chhodke Manao Rang
  • MaloumaNour – Yarab
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  • Yma Sumac (pictured) – Voice of Xtabay – Chuncho
  • Alberto UretaEl romanticismo, vol. 2. – Nostalgia
  • Victoria Santa CruzVictoria Santa Cruz – La picantera
  • Florencio CoronadoFlorencio Coronado en concierto – Virgenes del sol
  • Juan Diego Florez y Jorge PalaciosCanto al Peru – Flor de nieve
  • Manuel MirandaBrujos voladores – Amauta
  • BjörkMedulla – Triumph Of The Heart
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Shalabi EffectTrial of St-Orange – One Last Glare

January 17, 2016 – Thin White Kick


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A week after the loss of the Thin White Duke, David Bowie, Jordan Arsenault saves Clara-Swan from an on-air emotional breakdown. A striking balance between memories and expectations for 2016 combine for a two-hour journey into the collective musical imagination!

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Playlist

  • Seu JorgeSeu Jorge: The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions – Oh! You Pretty Things
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • David Bowie (RIP) – Low – Weeping Wall
  • David BowieDavid Bowie – She’s Got Medals
  • David Bowie & Dana GillespieYouTube BBC 1971 – Andy Warhol
  • Iggy Pop (pictured with Bowie) – Lust for Life – Some Weird Sin
  • Lou ReedTransformer – Satellite Of Love
  • David BowieThe Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars – Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
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  • MisunSuperstitions – Baby
  • Majical CloudzAre You Alone – Easier Said Than Done
  • Kid FrancecsoliWith Julia – Blow Up
  • Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION – Boy Problems
  • GrimesArt Angels – Realiti
  • Owen PallettIn Conflict – On a Path
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  • Ennio MorriconeQuentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight – Sangue E Neve
  • Mingus & LaPortaJazzical Moods – Stormy Weather
  • Annette PeacockI’m the One – 7 Days
  • Bruce Prochnik, Clive RevillOliver! Original Broadway Cast – You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
  • Killer MikeR.A.P. Music – Reagan
  • Brett Smiley (RIP) – Breathlessly Brett – Highty Tighty
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  • Mashrou’ LeilaIbn El Leil – Kalam (S/He)
  • Christine & the QueensChaleur Humaine – Saint Claude
  • Look VibrantOnly Qualms – Berry Juice
  • Purity RingAnother Eternity – Stillness in Woe
  • LipkaLipka – They Asked Me
  • Oslo SwanDreamin’ – Dreamin’
  • BauhausThe Singles 1981-1983 – Ziggy Stardust
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Legion of Green MenSpatial Specific – Logarhythm One Poit Two

January 10, 2015 – Phase Free

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Zig Zag Collective member Jared Wiercinski joined me in studio this past week for some good vibes! Check it out!

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Playlist

  • Al GreenGreen Is Blues – Get Back
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Sonny RollinsTokyo 1963 – The Way You Look Tonight
  • Brew MooreThe Kerouac Connection – Bernie’s Tune
  • Paul Bley (RIP, pictured) – – Paul Bley & Scorpio – Gesture Without Plot
  • Pierre Boulez (RIP) & Ensemble Intercontemporain with Hilary SummersBoulez Conducts Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître – Dérive 1 & 2 – Le Marteau sans maitre: III. L’Artisanat furieux. Modéré sans rigueur
  • Frank ZappaThe Perfect Stranger – Naval Aviation in Art
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  • Syd DaleGentle Sounds (VA), Volume 2 – Solo Theme A
  • Lyn ChristopherLyn Christopher – Take Me With You
  • Jim MessinaOasis – Love is Here
  • BassoBasso EP – Roger’s Carrot Cake Swing
  • Chas JankelQuestionnaire – Glad to Know You
  • Moon B.II – Those Moments
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  • Neu!Neu! 2 – Super 78
  • David Bowie (RIP, post-broadcast!) – Blackstar – Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)
  • Kid KoalaSome Of My Best Friends Are Djs – More Dance Music
  • Sunil GangulySwinging Hits – Hari Om Hari
  • GutbucketFlock – Zero Is Short For Idiot
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  • PtakiAntypody EP – Termy
  • Andrea Noce & David KristianBe In Sync – So Far So Good
  • BeginSampler 01 Bassballs – Bassballs
  • Inner TravelsPhases of a Forest Moon – Phase 3
  • Hybrid PalmsRainbow Breeze – Bermuda Haunt
  • Karsh KaleClassical Science Fiction From India – Chaipow’s Revenge
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : The Buena VistasSuperfunk (VA) – Kick Back

January 3, 2016 – Dirty Free


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Musician, journalist, activist Stefan Christoff joins me for a musical journey touching the five corners of the globe!

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Playlist

  • Spike JonesAnthology – Happy New Year
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Colin Stetson and Sarah NeufeldNever Were the Way She Was – Never Were the Way She Was
  • Bounthong Keoboula, Vongvilay Opimsakda, Vilaphanh PhommachakLaos: Molams & Mokhènes – Singing and Mouth Organ (VA) – Lam Siphandone
  • SoCalledPoeplwatching – Fire on Hutchison Street
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  • Bulgarian Women’s ChoirLe Mystère des Voix Bulgares – Polegnala e Todora
  • Saeed KamjooNo Dawn No Dusk – The Land of Modes
  • M. MucciDon’t Be Afraid – Starkest Darkness
  • Old HauntRefuge – #2
  • Amir AmiriArghavan – Sar Saz
  • William Ryan FritchThe Waiting Room OST – Coda
  • Youmna SabaNjoum – Leyl
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  • Stefan ChristoffTape Crash #12 – Organ Rhythms Under the Rain
  • MomusTurpsycore – Life on Mars
  • Jeffrey Lewis & Los BoltsManhattan – Atheist Mantis/The Pigeon
  • The Specials (RIP, John Bradbury) – The Specials – Too Much Too Young
  • Motörhead (RIP, Lemmy Kilmister) – Motörhead – Keep Us On The Road
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  • NarcyWorld War Free – World War
  • Sam I Am MontollaMade Her – Show Ya Light
  • StormzyYoutube – Shut Up
  • Brandon HurtadoOther Spaces – Clavicle
  • Dirty ThreeHorse Stories – Hope
  • Natalie Cole (RIP, pictured with father, Nat King Cole) – Natalie – Sophisticated Lady (She’s A Different Lady)
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Legion of Green MenBaqontraq – Rollbaq

December 27, 2015 – Son de la Kick


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A jarana-infused edition of the FKRS featuring guest, Isabel Taboada! Break out your dancing shoes!

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Playlist

  • The Reptile Palace OrchestraHwy X – What Did I Come In Here For
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • L’Appel du VideMergin’ Spaces – Present
  • Renaldo & the LoafSongs For Swinging Larvae – Kinbolton Gnome Song
  • Allen ToussaintThe Bright Mississippi – Blue Drag
  • Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club – Murmullo
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  • Los Pibes ChorrosGrandes exitos – Que Calor
  • ChuchumbéCaramba niño – La Caña
  • Charanga CakewalkLoteria de la Cumbia Lounge – La Negra Celina
  • Los CojolitesNo Tiene Fin – Son de la Noche
  • Los ChunguitosHoy – Dame Veneno
  • Grupo Mono BlancoSones Jarochos Vol. V – La Bamba
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  • Hossam RamzySabla Tolo II – Wady samba ala el Malfuf
  • VentanasVentanas – Oy Que Buena
  • George Abdo and His Flames of Araby OrchestraBelly Dance! The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra – Imm al-Manadili (The Charm of Your Scarf)
  • The Woodshed OrchestraBrass Bandit – The Surfin’ Greek
  • The Tigers featuring Kenny CarrMake a Joyful Noise: Sound that Shout Band Brass – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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  • Kumbia QueersKumbia Nena! – Kumbia Dark
  • Concha BuikaNiña de Fuego – Culpa Mia
  • Los VegaDe a Montón – El Cascabel
  • Bernarda y Fernanda de UtreraBandas Sonoras – Se nos rompió el amor
  • Son de MaderaSon de Madera – La Morena
  • Las UltrasonicasYo fui una adolescente terrosatánica – Vente en Mi Boca
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Legion of Green MenSpatial Specific – Logarhythm One Point Two

December 20, 2015 – Free Goats


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A goat-lined, yuletide, solo show.

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Playlist

  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • PT. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & PT. Ronu MajumdarIndian Classical Duets Vol. 2 – Raga Nat Bhairav
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  • Sir Richard BishopThe Unrock Tapes – William Goat’s Gruff
  • Griot GalaxyOpus Krampus – After Dream
  • Henry Kaiser & Ray RussellThe Albums of 2015 (VA) – guK Ten LIMPo [from ‘The Celestial Squid’]
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  • Pascal ComeladeMúsica Pop a Catalunya, Vol. 2 – Improperis
  • Jelly Roll MortonComplete Recorded Sides 1926-1930 – Billy Goat Stomp
  • The Jolly BoysBeer Joint & Tailoring – Ba Ba Di Ya (Miss a Ram Goat)
  • Kasai AllstarsIn the 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy By Magic – Drowning Goat (Mbuji-Mayi)
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  • Action Aid SwedenAll I Want For Christmas is a Goat – Silent Night
  • Mary Martin & ChildrenThe Sound of Music (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – The Lonely Goatherd
  • Jacky Terrasson & Adeste FidelesYule Be Boppin’ (VA) – Little Drumer Boy Jam
  • Kurt EllingYule Be Boppin’ (VA) – Cool Yule
  • Lowe, Sweet Daddy, Blue Note Ad Hoc OrchestraYule Be Boppin’ (VA) – Be-Bop Santa Claus
  • Fareed HaqueYule Be Boppin’ (VA) – You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Baka Forest PeopleHeart of the Forest – Water Drums I

December 13, 2015 – Welcome to FKRS


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A welcome to all our new friends.

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Playlist

  • Bole 2 HarlemBole 2 Harlem Vol. 1 – Ya Selam
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Rabitat al MounshidinSyria: the UNESCO Collection (VA) – Muwashshah
  • Ensemble KurdeNishtiman (Kurdistan – Iran – Iraq – Turquie) (VA) – Ajwiju
  • Unknown ArtistKürdistan: Traditional Kurdish Dance Songs (VA) – Halay Zoorna
  • Zein Al-JundiTraditional Songs From Syria – Ya Ein Mulayyetein
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  • John WilliamsStar Wars : A New Hope OST – The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
  • MecoStar Wars and Other Galactic Funk (pictured) – Star Wars
  • BrainticketCelestial Ocean – To Another Universe
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  • Edgar FroeseAqua – NGC 891
  • Big YouthIsaiah First Prophet Of Old – World In Confusion
  • Eek A MouseWa-Do-Dem: Greensleeves Reggae Classics – Operation Eradication
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  • Klaxon GueulePour en finir – : sans le lui dire
  • Daevid Allen and KramerWho’s Afraid – Pretty Teacher
  • Acqua FragileAcqua Fragile – Education Story
  • The StranglersNo More Heroes – Peasant In The Big Shitty
  • PrimusPork Soda – Welcome To This World
  • The Pinker TonesThe Million Colour Revolution – Welcome to TMCR
  • Mexican Institute of SoundMejico Maxico – Bienvenidos a mi Disco
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : The Buena VistasSuperfunk (VA) – Kick Back

December 6, 2015 – Come Free the Kick


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Binge soloing, obviously.

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Playlist

  • Mr. Ho’s OrchestroticaThe Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel – Sentimental Journey
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Iiro RantalaMy Working Class Hero – Woman
  • Sound: The EncounterLive on WFMU’s Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg – December 7, 2013 – Mina
  • Mulatu Astatqé feat. Menelik WossenatchewNew York – Addis – London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 – Fikratchin
  • Ali Hassan KubanNubian Magic – Al Samra Helwa
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  • Don CherryOrganic Music Society – North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
  • MusafirDhola Maru – Rangi Rang
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  • RaulzinhoInternational Hot – Fried Bananas
  • Rhythm ActivismBlood & Mud – The Magon Brothers
  • Rebuilding the Rights of Statues (重塑雕像的权利)Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises… – By Your Both Sides, Left And Right
  • Música DispersaMúsica Dispersa – Arcano
  • Nação ZumbiMundo Livre S.A. Vs. Nação Zumbi – Pastilhas coloridas
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  • DeerhoofGreen Cosmos – Come See the Duck/Green Cosmos
  • TonstartssbandhtNow I Am Become – Shot To La Parc
  • Beastie Boys (pictured) – Ill Communication – Sure Shot
  • XanaduBig Apple Rappin’: The Early Days Of Hip-Hop Culture In New York City 1979-1982 (VA) – Sure Shot
  • NovellerLive at WFMU with Liz Berg September 12 2011 – Ends
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Johnnie OsbourneJamaica to Toronto (VA) – African Wake

November 29, 2015 – Freekicking the Devil


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A solo flight of fancy.

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Playlist

  • Richard CheeseAperitif for Destruction – Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Roland KirkLeft and Right – Black Mystery Has Been Revealed
  • Debashish BhattacharyaLive In Calcutta – Raga Maru Bihag Aalaap
  • Uncredited orchestraPetites Planètes • Balinese Gamelan • Legong Dance in Ubud – Running the Devil
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  • Denis WizeConsciousness Program – Rosita Facilita/Light As Air/Balfazzar
  • Sir Richard BishopFingering the Devil – Howrah Station
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  • Jimi Tenor & Tony AllenInspiration Information, Volume 4 – Three Continents
  • Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra (pictured) – Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra – La Pollera Adolorida
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  • Charlie HadenCharlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra – El Quinto Reqimiento/Los Cuatro Generales/Viva La Quince Brigada
  • The Slew100% – Shackled Soul
  • MillimetrikNorthwest Passage’s New Era – Courants Intimistes
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  • TALKOVER MUSIC : Legion of Green MenSpatial Specific – Logarhythm One Point Two