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Album of the Week for 11/17/2016 : "Songs of Leonard Cohen" by Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen was Leonard Cohen's debut album in 1967. Join me and my mother-in-law as we listen to it and remember the life and career of the poet, singer, novelist, songwriter who died last Monday. If you've never listened to the whole album, you are in for a treat... so many greatest hits compilations are available for Leonard Cohen's work that you can go a long time without revisiting the source. Join us on Thursday!

 

Toad Hollow to perform at Armadillo Music with KDRT 11/11/16 at 6:30 PM

The Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout for November (11/11/16) will feature TOAD HOLLOW at Armadillo Music at 6:00PM. The interview and performance will start at 6:30PM. Toad Hollow is made up of Davis residents Juniper Waller, Alex Carlin, Jacob Dorn and David Morris. They play a mix of compelling originals and refreshed standards influenced by classic blues and jazz, with some folk and modern R&B mixed in. Their sound is intimate, brimming with raw emotion and a touch of comic relief.

Moon Hooch Visits KDRT, Thursday, Nov 10

KDRT broadcaster Dug Deep will host New York City trio Moon Hooch for an interview in the KDRT studio on Thursday, November 10 at 4:00 pm. Moon Hooch are saxophone players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler. The group’s live performances make avant-garde music seem fun and approachable and spark a raw, transcendent energy that blends elements of jazz, groove, funk, and – at its core – the pulse-pounding tribal urgency of electronic dance music. The trio has gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to selling out major venues around the world.  The Davis Live Music Collective presents Moon Hooch with special guest Honeycomb on Thursday, November 10, at Odd Fellows Hall in Davis, CA.  Doors open at 7:30p.

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - What Now My Love

Album of the Week, Nov 10, 2016

KDRT's Pieter Pastoor brought up Herb Alpert in a conversation we had about a year ago on his radio show. I knew the name, but had no idea who he was beyond that. My wife and I happened upon a stack of his records for 99 cents each at Armadillo Music about a week later and bought them all up. So cheap, why not? Well, turns out we love them all and have listened regularly ever since.  

Pieter is joining me in the studio to play one of my favorites, "What Now My Love." Alpert is in his 80s and still making music. He's also the "A" in A&M Records, so there's plenty to talk about. The record we're playing is only 29 minutes long, so we plan on playing some other delights as well during the hours. 

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Jazz After Dark November 01, 2016

Show time! Jazz from movies and theater tonight --

  • Bill Evans -- On Broadway
  • Julie London -- Cry Me A River
  • Billy Taylor Trio -- With a Little Bit of Luck
  • Peggy Lee -- Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Ruby Braff -- Give My Regards To Broadway
  • Stan Kenton -- Tonight
  • Ella Fitzgerald -- Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Coleman Hawkins -- Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • Cannonball Adderley -- Matchmaker
  • Wes Montgomery -- Chim Chim Cheree
  • Frank Sinatra -- New York, New York
  • Tony Bennett -- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Oscar Peterson -- The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person -- I Could Have Danced All Night

"Divine Intervention" Strikes, Halloween Night, 7-9p PT

Ah, yes, that is the scariest jack-o'-lantern we could find...and, yes, it will be a special All Hallow's Eve edition of Divine Intervention. Please do expect some not-too-terribly expected spine-tingling tunes. And, of course, there will be a bit of new music in the mix, rock, pop, and otherwise. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Want replays/playlists? Visit the program page.

LIVE DiRT with T Sisters and Rabbit Wilde -- Sunday 10/30/16!

Dug Deep hosts a pre-Halloween Americana double-header edition of Live DiRT with the T Sisters and Rabbit Wilde!  Both bands play live in the KDRT studio on Sunday, October 30th, at 4:30 pm, just ahead of their appearance that evening at the Graduate thanks to the Davis Live Music Collective.    

Album of the Week (10/27) Wand ~ 1000 Days

Wand is a band that I discovered because my friend Kaz Mirblouk posted a link to their KEXP live performance and I was floored. Over the course of a few weeks, I found myself gravitating to one of their three studio albums on a daily basis. 

This trio has a lot of history with L.A. and Bay Area garage pyschedelic rock artists, such as Mikal Cronin and Ty Segal; performing with, supporting tours and recording with similar producers, such as local legend, Chris Woodhouse. 

1000 Days is their most recent lp (2015) so I'll start with it, but there will be time to jump into the other two. As a pround owner of all three on vinyl, I'll be happy to share Wand with you today. [Then again, Kaz has his own awesome record, so maybe I'll fill the time with a few from it. If not, click here: https://kazmirblouk.bandcamp.com]

Wikipedia suggests that they're taking their time with the next album. I hope you'll come away from this episode with eager anticipation of that release. And of course, a TOUR!