October 9/11

Crossroads kicks off the October feature of music from acclaimed blues and roots singer Maria Muldaur. Plus music from the newly announced winners of the Blues Blast Music Awards.

Lots of blues concerts in store and we’ll highlight music from the artists performing around the region in the coming week.

And new music from Savoy Brown, John Primer, Gregg Allman, Shawn Amos, Royal Southern Brotherhood , John Mayall and more.

Monday 10.5.15

Night Train pays tribute to Phil Woods, one of the great alto saxophonists in jazz, who passed away on September 29. This special edition of the show features music he did with Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Thelonious Monk, and Oscar Peterson, as well as with his long-standing Quintet. Then in hour two of the show, it’s a special performance from the Newport Jazz Festival when Woods was a special guest with a young saxophonist he mentored, Grace Kelly.

Tuesday 10.6.15

Monday, October 5

Some fathers and sons (and a few other relations) featured in this visit to the Global Village – including critically acclaimed kora player Toumani Diabate, with cousins Mamadou Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, and with his father and son, both named Sidiki. Plus Ziggy Marley with sister Cedella, Fela’s son Seun Kuti heading up his father’s Egypt 80 band, and Cuban piano greats father Bebo and son Chucho Valdes.

Tuesday, October 6

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Crushed Out guitarist and vocalist Franklin Hoier, who formed the band with drummer Moselle Spiller, was raised on popular music, but he says once he picked up the guitar and started making music of his own, he raced headlong into an exploration of rock’s roots.

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1.       Third World - Third World (Caroline)

2.       Terakaft - Alone (Out Here)

3.       Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (Exile/Legacy)

4.       Tom Teasley - Dreams of India (T&T)

5.       Forro in the Dark - Forro Zinho (Tzadik)

6.       Amadou Balake - In Conclusion (Stern's Music)

7.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

8.       Qwanqua - Volume Two (FPE)

9.       Various - Amplificador (Far Out)

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1.       Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar (RCA)

2.       Robert Cray Band - 4 Nights of 40 Years Live (Provogue)

3.       Shemekia Copeland - Outskirts of Town (Alligator)

4.       Sonny Landreth - Bound By the Blues (Provogue)

5.       Andy T/Nick Nixon Band - Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

6.       Jimmy Reed - The Complete Singles As and Bs 1953-1961 (Acrobat)

7.       John Primer - Muddy Waters 100 (Raisin' Music)

8.       Gregg Allman - Live: Back to Macon GA (Rounder)

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1.    Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert by the Sea (Columbia/Legacy)

2.    Karrin Allyson - Many a New Day (Motema)

3.    Jeff Benedict Big Big Band - Holmes (Jeff Benedict)

4.    Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - Live in Studio (Whaling City Sound)

5.    George & Chico Freeman - All in the Family (Southport)

6.    Kenny Werner - The Melody (Pirouet)

7.    Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee's Feather (OKeh)

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Sunday, October 4

Hear the new single from Jermaine Jackson.  The singer/bass guitar player is a member of one of the most famous families in entertainment, The Jackson family. His new release is called Summer Time Feeling

Sunday, October 4

Tonight we listen to new releases from Bruce Lofgren's Jazz Pirates (really!), Cyrus Chestnut and Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas. Older things include a classic from Chick Corea, Stan Getz and Bill Evans, Miles Davis at his early peak and Phil Woods.

Saturday, October 3

This week we look back to one of the first shows recorded for New Settlers. Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta, flatpickers-extraordinaire, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass and acoustic music.  Dan and Beppe have well-established solo careers but when they perform together, it’s wonderful. They’re favorites at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield but we recorded them in a much more intimate setting - St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson.

Take a look and listen below.