01) All India Radio - Spring Day 00:00 02) TicK - Galactic waves 02:51 03) All India Radio - Kaurawinga 08:49 04) Filalete - Butterfly 13:35 05) Exist Strategy - Autumn Breeze (Cross Them Out Remix) 17:27 06) Dreamers Universe - Polaroid in motion 22:02 07) 36 - Indigo 27:19 08) Afternoons in Stereo - Eames In Dub 34:32 09) Jamwala - Walk on water 39:45 10) Space Tourist - 15 45:02 11) All India Radio - Return Spirit II 51:55 12) Hammock - Three Sisters 54:08 13) Gang Violins - This Fire (You Lit in My Heart Will Destroy Us Both) 58:30 When the water is calm and the sun is setting, then I know we're just about to chill... This show is inspired by the most recent All India Radio release, Space, which I joined in kickstarting. One of my long-time favorites, AIR has mastered the full range of ambient, from the most ethereal to an almost muscular, crunchy version. It was a delight to build a show around their current work. Joining AIR are selections from Afternoons in Stereo, Hammock, Space Tourist, 36, Exist Strategy and many more; put them all together and they'll set you free.
01) The Egg & Az-Ra - Orangenie 00:00 02) 36 - Five Eyes 05:13 03) Atmosphere Factory - 11 Apsaras (Live) 08:53 04) Rise Ashen - Torn 16:43 05) Aris Kokou - Sweet n Low 22:00 06) Swoiza - The Mood I'm In 27:38 07) Rhibosome - Impulse (big ear mix) 35:32 08) Afternoons in Stereo - Asteroid Field Guide 40:54 09) Unitone - All or Nothing 47:38 10) Grzegorz Bojanek and Lights Dim - Small Music Huge People 52:09 11) Irresistible Force - Warmer Than The Sun 55:44 12) Random Rab - 39 Circles (CloZee Remix) 63:20 13) Cinematic Orchestra - Evolution 68:45 This warm and inviting 75 minutes is anchored by several tracks that I learned about courtesy of Robin / Triskele Mgt. who has a gift for keeping me connected with the more psy-energy side of the musical wedge where we focus our awareness. Robin's brought my attention this time to 2018's Zero Gravity, as she had previously to 2016's Kira Kira by Irresistible Force, and you'll find tracks from each included here. They're joined by selections from Afternoons in Stereo, Cinematic Orchestra, Unitone, Rise Ashen, 36, and more.
01) Zap Pow - This Is Reggae Music 00:00 02) Dubmatix - Detonator (Fire Remix) 02:58 03) Vibronics meets Conscious Sounds - Jahvovia Dub 05:59 04) Dubmatix (ft Guive & Taiwan MC) - Dangerous 09:46 05) Thievery Corporation - Guidance 13:33 06) Lloyd Robinson - Fire, Fire 17:51 07) Bob Marley - Babylon System 20:57 08) Thievery Corporation ft Notch - Strike the Root 25:14 09) Zap Pow - One Away Man 28:42 10) Ziggy Marley - Free Like We Want 2 B 32:17 11) Richie Phoe - Stress Out Dub 37:02 12) Jim The Boss - In My Soul ft Ptah Kruud 41:11 13) Dubmatix - Senseless Killing Dub 44:24 14) Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix - Great Wall 49:37 15) Thievery Corporation - Music to Make You Stagger 54:11 16) Bob Marley - Rebel Music (Dub Mix By Bill Laswell) 59:50 In 1995, Ziggy Marley sang "Are we free like we want to be?" Nearly 25 yrs later, it seems we are still wondering the same thing ... And in your heart you know: if you feel you have to ask, the answer is probably in doubt. To accompany your thoughts on the matter, spend some time in roots reggae contemplation, as we so often do around Independence Day. All our old friends are here -- Bob & Ziggy Marley, Thievery Corporation, Dubmatix, Sly & Robbie -- along with new voices Zap Pow, Vibronics, Jim the Boss & Richie Phoe.
01) Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Daan Park 00:00 02) Nils Frahm - Somewhere nearby 06:18 03) Nils Petter Molvaer - Soft Moon Shine 08:41 04) Bugge Wesseltoft - How High the Moon 15:22 05) Esperanza Spalding/DJ Alvin Black III - White House Jam (Tell Him) 22:05 06) Jack DeJohnette & Matt Garrison & Ravi Coltrane - Blue In Green 25:39 08) Liz Story - My One and Only Love 31:31 10) Matthew Halsall - Singing Everyday 34:13 11) Olafur Arnalds - Near Light 42:35 12) Bugge Wesseltoft - Bridge over Trouble Water 45:58 13) Liz Story - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 54:21 14) José James - Come To My Door 58:19 15) Olafur Arnalds - This Place Is a Shelter 63:23 Wrapping up “Jazz month”, I’m posting the last in a series of jazz-oriented sessions that, in retrospect, seem to be ‘slow-cooker style.’ This series dropped under the title Eveningtime, and this is Vol. IV. ‘Eveningtime’ here refers to that bit of relaxed atmosphere you may find between the end of the work-day and the moment you head off to bed. You may be having dinner, or a cocktail, you may be hanging out in the kitchen or relaxing on the sofa, in the house or out on the porch ... there's no rule or routine; Hell, you could have the show on low in the background at work ... it's just whatever offers the opportunity for that chill-out moment you crave. The predominant flavors in this rich and tasty jazz concoction come from the work of Matthew Halsall, which has been the jumping off point for each of the Eveningtime collections; included in Vol. IV are tracks from Nils Frahm, Liz Story, Bugge Wesseltoft, Olafur Arnalds, Jose James, and more.
01) Wray Downes - Song to Elitha 00:00 02) Nathan Cepelinski - The Seven Seas 06:23 03) Five Play - Off the Ground 12:28 04) Dave Restivo - Village Nights 20:05 05) The Ian Carey Quintet - Contextualizin' 27:39 06) Trichotomy - Branching out 34:07 07) Nikolas Anadolis - Walking In The Dark City 39:22 08) Casimir Liberski - Dedication 44:11 09) Airborne - Sunrise 50:12 10) Yiannis Kapoulas - Sun In Your Eyes 53:47 11) Bill King - Mi Corazon 58:15 12) Enrico de Trizio - -The Journey Ahead 64:20 13) Fabrizio Sotti - Kindness In Your Eyes 70:48 14) Mary Talbot Fee - River 74:58 15) Tom Kain - Glenn's Caliper 79:59 16) Lihi Haruvi - 3 On The Way Back 84:59 17) Christoph Huber - Mr. Williams Was Here 90:29 18) Myanna - Intrepidation 96:14 19) Andrew Neu - Libra Rising 101:25 20) Vito Rezza - Drums of Avila 107:14 21) Jaco Pastorius - Part 1 113:01 22) Jaco Pastorius - Part 2 120:55 23) Merlin Factor - Song for the African Coal Children 126:49 24) Alan Hewitt - Shaft 136:02 25) Monika Herzig - And the Blues Must Go On 139:49 26) Cynthia Lane - All I Need 144:52 June officially became Jazz Month this year when I rediscovered an old collection of 100+ tracks, made available by the E-Jazz Newsweekly Sampler during the first half of 2010 – just right for a "picture in time" jazz session. Other than the Jaco Pastorius performance, recorded in 1986, the tunes collected here are all releases from 2009. (A creature of its time, the weekly Sampler is no longer being distributed, although its organizer Bill King does have a Soundcloud presence.) This special session runs close to 2.5 hours, and although the title Free Jazz could refer to the promotional nature of these tracks, it also describes one of the many styles of music offered here, which run from free thru’ standards to newer ballads featuring primarily piano, guitar and sax talent -- something for every taste, from high-energy creative playing to reworkings of Joni Mitchell, from blazing artistry to a tender love song.
Hey buddy, it has been quite a good feeling to read your comments on the downtempo/ambient sets, old and new, and to know that you are enjoying them ... a little something that makes the work day go s...
Hey buddy, it has been quite a good feeling to read your comments on the downtempo/ambient sets, old and new, and to know that you are enjoying them ... a little something that makes the work day go smoother and life more pleasant -- that's always my goal =;^) I think June will be Jazz month, with Vol. 4 of the Eveningtime series and a special double-length session of jazz from 2009/2010, based on music I found in an old hard drive I originally thought was broken. Stay tuned!
01) Ando Sanderez - Orbs In The Lantern 00:00 02) Waveline Extras - A Human 05:25 03) Kaya Project - Desert Phase (Hibernation Remix) 10:53 04) Bartosz Bludau - The right thing 16:30 05) Rauschfaktor - Aquarium Café 20:27 06) Gary B - Set Me Free 24:42 07) The Freckles - See The Rain 30:07 08) Pulsar Bleu - Relieve 34:51 09) Cliff Martinez - First sleep 39:08 10) Beady Belle - Shadow 41:57 11) Urban Phunk Society - Riviera 46:39 12) Wilhaeven - There's Still Time 49:48 13) Jon Hopkins - Afterlife 55:03 Thanks to a recommendation from DJ Wildr (one of the original mmRadio stalwarts and a music aficionado of cosmic proportions) I received some promos from the Cosmetiq folks, and assembled this set using one track from each of the three artists they sent my way -- Wilhaeven, Ando Sanderez and Waveline Extras. In addition to music from the Cosmetiq crew, this hour's worth of sleek and silky downtempo includes tracks from Kaya Project, Urban Phunk Society, Cliff Martinez, Rauschfaktor, Gary B, a wistful song from Beady Belle that’s become one of my favorites, and more. More about Cosmetiq here: https://cosmetiq.bandcamp.com/
01) Liz Story - My Foolish Heart 00:00 02) Art Pepper - When The Sun Comes Out 04:03 03) Bill Evans - Spring Is Here 09:49 04) The Warheads - Mai leans back 14:53 05) Frank Morgan & Barry Harris - While the Gettin's Good Blues 20:07 06) Art Pepper - Blues In The Night 24:47 07) Liz Story - In a Sentimental Mood 31:43 08) Kush - Sweet 6 35:08 09) Andy Bey - River Man 39:46 10) Mark Isham & Art Lande - Sweet Circle 44:02 11) Examples Of Twelves - Please Hold (Part 2) 48:06 12) Art Pepper - Maybe Next Year 50:47 13) Matthew Halsall - Only You 55:09 In response to requests from the listener base, I've pulled together a couple of jazz-oriented sessions that, so far, seem to tend toward slow-cooker style. This series will drop under the title Eveningtime; this is Vol. II. Eveningtime here refers to that bit of relaxed atmosphere you may find between the end of the work-day and the moment you head off to bed. You may be having dinner, or a cocktail, you may be hanging out in the kitchen or relaxing on the sofa, in the house or out on the porch ... there's no rule or routine; Hell, you could have the show on low in the background at work ... it's just whatever offers the opportunity for that chill-out moment you crave. The predominant flavors in this rich and tasty jazz concoction come from the recent work of Matthew Halsall; added to that are tracks from Liz Story, Art Pepper, Mark Isham & Art Lande, Andy Bey, Frank Morgan, The Warheads, Bill Evans and more.
01) Orbit over luna - Asahi (morning sun) 00:00 02) Matthew Halsall - The Move 05:01 03) Martinez - Autumn jazz 10:26 04) Art Pepper - Our Song 17:00 05) Directions In Groove - Gil 22:29 06) Miles Davis ft Sonny Rollins - My Old Flame 29:23 07) The Necks - The World At War 35:55 08) Nils Frahm - Sol 51:07 09) Moss - June as November 53:27 10) Blank And Jones - Desire (Jazzed by Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr) 58:40 11) Matthew Halsall - Song For Charlie 63:51 In response to requests from the listener base, I've pulled together a number of jazz-oriented sessions that, so far, seem to tend toward slow-cooker style. This series is dropping under the title Eveningtime; this is Vol. Three. Eveningtime here refers to that bit of relaxed atmosphere you may find between the end of the work-day and the moment you head off to bed. You may be having dinner, or a cocktail, you may be hanging out in the kitchen or relaxing on the sofa, in the house or out on the porch ... there's no rule or routine; Hell, you could have the show on low in the background at work ... it's just whatever offers the opportunity for that chill-out moment you crave. The predominant flavors in this rich and tasty jazz concoction come from the recent work of Matthew Halsall; added to that are tracks from Art Pepper, Directions in Groove, Nils Frahm, Miles Davis/Sonny Rolling, the legendary Aussie group The Necks, and more.
01) Ages And Ages - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) 00:00 02) Stagbriar - The S.S. Here We Go 03:59 03) Good For Grapes - Skipping Stone 09:06 04) San Fermin - Jackrabbit 12:43 05) Big Thief - Masterpiece 16:20 06) Be Charlotte - Machines That Breathe 20:09 07) Aldous Harding - Horizon 23:05 08) Little Simz - Devour 27:10 09) Kate Tempest - The Beigeness 29:55 10) Fat Tony - Hood Party (feat. Kool A.D. & Despot) 33:04 11) Chancha Via Circuito - Jardines (feat. Lido Pimienta) 37:07 12) Lapalux - Closure (feat. Szjerdene) 41:50 13) The Lighthouse And The Whaler - I Want To Feel Alive 46:00 14) River Whyless - Life Crisis 49:01 15) Jared & The Mill - Hold On 53:02 16) Meg Mac - Roll Up Your Sleeves 56:51 After I was reminded of this year's SXSW get-together and listened to the 100 songs posted online by NPR to celebrate it, I looked for prior years' collections and found 2014-2017 were still available, which was all the encouragement I needed to add a few more sets focused on this annual event as companions to the original "Years of Cool" set. Selections from this huge amount of material fell into three loosely-themed sets, based around the vibes of longing, love and liberty. This is the LIBERTY set. Liberty in this context is about your right to grapple with your own life and wrestle it into whatever shape you are strong enough to produce: thus the prevalence of get-a-grip lyrics in this session (also some NSFW hip-hop taking us to the edge.) Fine work here, full of tough love and optimism -- but this is just 16 out of 400 tracks, which I encourage you to check out for yourselves.