A Heavy Metal Icon’s Jazz Explorations, Celebrating Tom Waits And A Host Of New Releases

Dec 1, 2017

'Moving Waves' by Focus
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Monday, December 4

Listen for selections from Dutch progressive rock band Focus’s 1972 release Moving Waves (Focus II) plus music from King Crimson’s 1970 effort Lizard.

Tuesday, December 5

After establishing himself as a force in the world of thrash metal guitar, Alex Skolnick decided to study jazz in the late 1990s. The result? A 2002 collection titled Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation which received a four-and-a-half star (of five) review in the jazz bible Downbeat. The record features Skolnick’s takes on heavy metal classics from Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and others. We’ll hear music from that release on this episode plus selections from Skolnick’s work with the fusion trio Attention Deficit Disorder with bassist Michael Manring and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander (Primus).

The World Palestine's 'Dik Dik Sounds'
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Wednesday, December 6

Listen for selections from 2017 release by Team Tremolo and from The World Palestine’s Dik Dik Sounds.

Thursday, December 7

We celebrate the birthday of Tom Waits with music from The Replacements, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Norah Jones and others.

Friday, December 8

We remember musician Gregg Allman on the 70th anniversary of his birthday with music from his catalogue and selections that inspired him. Plus work from Paul Westerberg, Dean Ween and Jackson Browne.

Saturday, December 9

Listen for selections from the new self-titled release by The Dustbowl Revival and from the debut from Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. 

Alex Skolnick's 'Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation'
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Monday, December 11

After establishing himself as a force in the world of thrash metal guitar, Alex Skolnick decided to study jazz in the late 1990s. The result? A 2002 collection titled Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation which received a four-and-a-half star (of five) review in the jazz bible Downbeat. The record features Skolnick’s takes on heavy metal classics from Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and others. We’ll hear music from that release on this episode plus selections from Skolnick’s work with the fusion trio Attention Deficit Disorder with bassist Michael Manring and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander (Primus).

Tuesday, December 12

From Silence To Somewhere is the first release in six years from Norwegian progressive rock band Wobbler as well as music from the latest by Caligula’s Horse, In Contact.