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Get Involved: Attend Our Next Orientation, Sept 14

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 Autust 17, 2016, and plan to attend! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, visit DavisMedia.org.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 9/9)

Be ready for musical fun when the genius of Mozart is tampered with a bit on Third Streaming with Gary Chew this week on K-dirt. It starts Friday at 3 PM on 95.7, and streaming online at the KDRT website (podcasts too). A lesser known but terrific singer named Meredith D'Ambrosio will sing her very own words set to a memorable melody by Dave Brubeck. Again, Gary shows his bias for Brazilian music and gives you a taste of the music of 20th century American composer William Schuman. Yes, it's more stuff that can only be considered music to your ears. Check the KDRT website for air times and days of the week. You won’t be sorry.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 9/2)

Third Streaming surges to the air this week with a very big band arrangement of Sonny Rollins' tune called Airegin. With a Piaf-like voice, Karrin Allyson sings two songs a la francaise: Bud Powell's Parisian Thoroughfare and Charles Dumont's Des Histories. Jacques Loussier's Trio tips its jazz hat to J.S. Bach. Then bringing it on home, Charlie Haden's Quartet West does Alan Broadbent's The Long Goodbye; the New York Woodwind Quintet performs a familiar Darius Milhaud suite and Gary will also play tracks from the brand new soundtrack for the Michael Fassbender’s latest film, The Light Between Oceans, composed by Alexandre Desplat. The movie opens September 2nd. It's music guaranteed to make your ears sing; both of them ... in harmony.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 8/19)

Music from Bernstein's West Side Story and On The Town, Jane Ira Bloom's More Than Sinatra, plus Sinatra singing Lonely Town -- that's just part of this week's program on Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming. Other great stuff includes a beautiful composition never recorded until now, written by Johnny Mandel called THE MOON SONG played by just 2 dudes: Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny. Eddie Daniels will blow you away performing Jorge Callendrelli's CONCERTO FOR JAZZ CLARINET & ORCHESTRA. And for plenty good measure really turn up your headphones for a chamber trio by Claude Debussy. Then, Gary replays a track he recently programmed featuring Diana Krall singing CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Who her back-up singers are on this session will stoke you. All this might be more than you can handle in only 58 minutes of KDRT radio time. Check it out at 3pm Friday, 10pm this Saturday, or at 1pm the following Wednesday afternoon on 95.7 or streaming at www.kdrt.org. It’s ALL music to your ears … totally.

Bruce Salmon on Live DiRT (8/12 at 1pm)

Dug Deep will host New Orleans native, Texas raised jazz/blues singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon. Bruce is a veteran of the Austin music scene, and began performing as a solo artist in 2012, releasing his first solo album “A Barrel of Monkeys”, in 2014. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition, as well as New Orleans jazz, funk, and blues. More recently he’s studied ancestral folk music from Eastern Europe. Bruce plays bass, guitars, keyboards, and brass in a broad range of styles and bands, ranging from funk/rock (Joe Rockhead), Texas punk (Alejandro Escovedo), Klezmer/Balkan (The Inheritance/ Mazel Tov Cocktail Hour), and street brass band (Minor Mishap Marching Band). Bruce’s most recent CD is called Dreaming While Awake. Bruce will be appearing Friday August 12th at Berryessa Brewing in Winters from 5-8:00 pm

Lance Canales & The Flood on Live DiRT (8/11 at 4:30pm)

KDRT broadcaster Bill Wagman, (one half of the Folk Brothers) will host Lance Canales and the Flood live in the KDRT studio on Thursday, August 11th, beginning at 4:30 pm. Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from Fresno, California, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music – hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. In February 2013, Canales released the single “Plane Crash at Los Gatos: Deportee” (a poem) written by Woody Guthrie in 1948 and labeled by Saint Louis Magazine as a, “gut-wrenchingly beautiful rendition.” The song has been covered by many stellar musicians, but what makes this version so important is that it reveals the names of the Mexican nationals that were simply dubbed as “deportees” in the original news article.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 8/5)

No longer shall you go without hearing Third Stream music if you listen to Gary's record show. That's particularly so when he kicks off this week's program with “Non più andrai,” a bass aria from Mozart's opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” but played by a brass ensemble. The Modern Jazz Quartet gets all bluesy with musical ideas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Oh yes, some really good, but creepy film music is scheduled as well: that being compositions by Angelo Badalamenti. It's music from the David Lynch film, “Mulholland Drive,”and the zany but dark television series, “Twin Peaks.” The mood gets a turn around with chipper melodies from Kurt Weill's “The Three Penny Opera.” Check the KDRT website from replays times ... or catch GARY CHEW: THIRD STREAMING any old time … as pulled off the K-dirt podcast shelf. You won't be sorry.

Gary Chew: Third Streaming (Friday 7/29)

You won't believe it, but Third Streaming begins this Friday with “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.” However, it won't be anything like you've ever heard “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory Of The Coming Of The Lord” before. The same musicians will also play a piece called “Echoes Of Duke Ellington.” The players we speak of are Lalo Schifrin and all the folks in the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Diana Krall will sing a song made into a hit by The Mamas and the Papas. Yip, she will. Gary also has dropped into this week's play list music from the soundtrack of the new Woody Allen film titled “Cafe Society.” The Turtle Island String Quartet does a remarkable all strings piece composed by David Balakrisnan and a vintage recording of Concertino For 12 Instruments by Igor Stravinsky will be conducted by him. All of it … music to your ears on KDRT.

Happy Birthday Bernard Herrmann on Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming - Friday 6/24 at 3PM

Bernard Herrmann would be 105 years old this June 29th.  He composed the music for “Psycho.” But  Roman">Gary Chew, who hosts and programs Third Streaming, will give as good a taste in motion picture music as Herrmann's “Psycho” score with Bernie's earlier work for the 1966 film “Fahrenheit 451.” That's Ray Bradbury’s dark, futuristic tale that lets you know at what temperature the pages of library books burst into flames. Gary has also placed a classical/jazz reading into his Friday mix that comes from Leo Delibes’ opera “Lakmé.” Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone perform. The rest of the program is taken up with the smooth, luxurious sounds of bossa nova. Bireli Legrene’s guitar leads off the set; following is the late, great jazz singer Susannah McCorkle's recording of Jobim's “Outra Vez.”  Violinist Aaron Weinstein closes with giving undivided attention to Luis Bonfa’s “Samba de Orpheu.”  Your ear deserves it.

 

Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming - Wed. 3/16 at 1PM

This week's Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming opens up with some Brazilian music.  The L.A. Guitar Quartet is first with an exciting piece called “Bluezilian.” That's followed by more Brazilian sounds by Jobim … and, appropriately, the song is “The Waters of March” with Eliane Elias and a neat vocal group singing it in Portuguese and English.
 
“An Inspector Calls” is a theme from a film score written by Anne Dudley. Then Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night In Tunisia” is fiddled so well by the Turtle Island SQ. For the finale, it's Francis Poulenc's beautiful work “Aubade and Choreographic Poem For Piano and 18 Instruments.” Pianist Jacques Fevrier conducts members of the Lamoureux Concert Orchestra.