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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 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 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.

A Tribute to David Bowie on Civilization Phaze IV, Sunday 1/17

Civilization Phaze IV will be celebrating the life and work of the late great David Bowie.  A master melder of the avant-garde and popular, Bowie was a musical tour de force who had an immense impact on people from all walks of life--he's one of the few artists who was respected in equal measure by people in both classical and popular musical spheres. 

"Knowledge comes with death's release." -David Bowie

Civilization Phaze IV - Tuesday 12/23/2014

This will be the 1st Winter Holiday show for Civilization Phaze IV!  Tune-in on Tuesday at 2pm for a collection of the traditional, semi-traditional, & non-traditional of Winter/Holiday-inspired "classical"(ish) selections.  To give you an idea of what to expect from a Civ Phaze IV Holiday show, here are a few of the artists who will be featured tomorrow: Placido Domingo, Joshua Bell, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Emerson Lake and Palmer (PROG-ROCK FTW!), and more!  Hope you tune-in, and have a wonderful holiday!

"For Behold , Darkness Shall Cover the Earth" from G.F. Handel's "Messiah" -

Civilization Phaze IV - Tuesday 11/25/2014 2p

This week's episode of Civilization Phaze IV will have pieces by American composers such as Leroy Anderson, Lou Harrison, Jerod Tate, Timothy Archambault, and Brian Wilson (yup, THE Beach Boy).  Oh, and one Dutchman named Simeon ten Holt.

Not only is November 25th just 2 days away from Turkey Day - it is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - of course that should be EVERY day but this day was selected to commemorate the deaths of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic (they were murdered because they opposed the dictatorship of then-ruler Rafael Trujillo).