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Jazz After Dark October 25, 2016

Traditional jazz, some bebop, some cool jazz, and some of the great female vocalists tonight!

  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
  • Billie Holiday/Bobby Tucker piano
  • Charlie Parker
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Miles Davis
  • Dinah Washington
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Stuff Smith
  • Carmen McRae
  • Gabor Szabo
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Earl "Fatha" Hines
  • George Benson & Al Jarreau
  • Gerry Mulligan

 

Album of the Week - Fiona Apple - "Tidal"

This week's featured album is Fiona Apple's Tidal. Apple's first studio record, it was released in July 1996 on both Work and Columbia Records. By the following year, the release had gone triple platinum, producing no less than six singles. Rolling Stone selected Tidal as one of the best records of the 90s. Quoting RS, "Apple's husky voice and jazzy melodies give an unexpected weight to her confessions on Tidal, as the 19-year-old New York art waif broods over adolescent malaise in off-kilter, insinuating piano ballads like 'Never Is a Promise.' She also comes up with a knockdown theme song in the anomalously hard-rocking 'Criminal,' the anthem of a young woman who's been careless with a delicate man and even more careless with her delicate self." Art waif, indeed.

KDRT's Album of the Week airs every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. PT on KDRT. This week's host is Jess Goddesse.

Jazz After Dark October 18, 2016

An hour of traditional jazz tonight -- 1939 - 68

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Wynonie Mr Blues Harris with Earl Bostic
  • Artie Shaw
  • Lester Young, Nat ‘King’ Cole & Buddy Rich
  • Billie Holiday
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Billie & DeDe Pierce
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Johnny Hodges
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Illinois Jacquet
  • Roy Eldridge
  • Wynton Kelly
  • Kenny Burrell
  • Don Sebesky

'Divine Intervention' Strikes - M 10/17 7-9p PT

Tonight on Divine Intervention, we have an interesting Vinyl Vespers feature. It's another case of "Will it be awfully good...or just plain awful?" Specifically, we'll hear Mac Gant and his Tennessee Dew Drops—that's the bit that sounds like it might be mighty good. But the record is Square Dance Calls and Instructions—that's the worrisome part. Either way, we'll  have an enjoyable worship, along with much rock, pop, and otherwise swingin' sounds, including the possibility of brand-new tracks from Emma Ruth Rundle, Ken De Poto, and more new releases. We'll try to slip in some local flavor, to boot, such as something from Oakland's T Sisters, who'll be performing hereabouts soon thanks to the Davis Live Music Collective. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Want replays/playlists? Visit the program page.

Free Solo Climbing on Listening Lyrics 10/14/16

A little different Listening Lyrics - we focus on free solo climbing. Free solo climbing, also known as free soloing, is a form of free climbing and solo climbing where the climber (or free soloist) performs alone and without using any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, relying entirely on his or her ability instead. Unlike in bouldering, free soloists typically climb above safe heights, where a fall would always result in serious injury or death. In ordinary free climbing, instead, safety gear is used to protect from falls, although not to assist the ascent.

Album of the Week - Lubbock on Everything by Terry Allen -- October 13th 2016

This week's Album of the Week features a classic you may well have never heard of: Lubbock on Everything by Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band from 1979, a record that has over the years become known as a seminal Americana recording. Lubbock on Everything  is visual artist Terry Allen’s love letter to the hometown that he left the day after he graduated high school and drove out to LA with his wife, artist/writer Jo Harvey Allen. It rocks some, but it swaggers plenty…and jigs…and two-steps. It’s really an autobiographical snapshot of West Texas culture, with a couple of stories about Terry’s early experiences in the bigtime art world tossed in for good measure. Rolling Stone called it one of the most important records of the 1970s. We are pretty sure Terry knew that when he recorded it. The deluxe  reissue treatment is being re-released this week!  

Andrew Castro to perform at Armadillo Music with a live KDRT broadcast for the Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout 10/14/16 at 6:30PM

Celebrate the arts in Davis for the 2nd Friday October ArtAbout. Andrew Castro has been NOMINATED FOR 3 SAMMIES (SACRAMENTO AREA MUSIC AWARDS)  3 CONSECUTIVESOLD OUT RELEASE SHOWS IN 2015, HIS RED HEARTS EP REACHING #5 ON THE ITUNES SINGER SONGWRITER EP CHART, HIS SINGLE "LAST  WORDS” ON THE NEW MUSIC PORTION OF THE COFFEEHOUSE ON SIRIUS XM, AND FOUR SUCCESSFUL TOURS, THE LAST 18 MONTHS HAS BEEN A RIDE FOR SACRAMENTO SINGER SONGWRITER ANDREW CASTRO. ON THE HEELS OF HIS 4TH EP RELEASE IN JUST A 12 MONTH SPAN ANDREW IS SET TO RELEASE HIS DEBUT LP CAN I PLAY FOR YOU?. A COLLECTION OF DEEPLY PERSONAL SONGS THAT TOUCH ON RELATIONSHIPS, ENDING AND BEGINNING, ANXIETY AND INSOMNIA AND​LIFE ON THE ROAD. 

'Divine Intervention' Strikes - M 10/10 7-9p PT

This week on Divine Intervention, we'll do the new music thang, with lots of rock and pop and maybe some punk and probably some r&b -- you know the drill. "Vinyl Vespers" will be a true surprise -- we have no idea if the pictured album is good, bad, an extreme version of either of those adjectives, or blandly somewhere in between. Yes, we could have educated ourselves about the artist, but hostesse Jess Goddesse likes to be (un)pleasantly surprised along with the audience, and so we'll all hear it together, probably for the first time on DI, unless you happen to be in the know on ol' Snuff. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Want replays/playlists? Visit the program page.

Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, October 12

Are you curious about community media? Interested in getting involved at KDRT-FM Grassroots Radio or Davis Community Television? You're in luck, because you're invited to our next orientation. Each and every month, we hold orientation meetings to answer your questions about broadcast and behind-the-scenes opportunities and internships at Davis Media Access, the home of KDRT and DCTV. So mark your calendars for October 12, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.