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  1. Ronald Shannon Jackson has passed away

    RIP Ronald Shannon Jackson I'm probably showing my age, but posting the man's demise ( and peoples names) in lower case is disrespectful and in this case a little creepy . I hope someone fixes it...thanks
  2. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose and www.ksjs.org 10am Hampton Hawes - Playin' In The Yard - Norther Windows Plus Steve Gadd Band - Cavaliero - Gattitude Hutchinson Andrews Trio - What's Next - Prairie Modern Manuel Valera and The New Cuban Express - Descarga Para Frank Emilio - Expectativas Jamie Baum Septet+ - While We Are Here - In This Life Dave Holland - The True Meaning Of Determination - Prism Diego Rivera - El Pachuco -The Contender 11am RIP Donald "Duck" Bailey Jimmy Smith - Bashin' - Verve Jazz Masters 29 [Donald Bailey/drums] Jimmy Smith - 'S Wonderful - The Sermon [ Donald Bailey/drums] Geri Allen - Inner City Blues- Grand River Crossing Ahmad Jamal - Silver - Saturday Morning Wide Hive Players - Changing Times - Turnstyle Calvin Keys - Telegraph Blues - Electric Keys Tierney Sutton - All I Want- After Blue Tim Horner -Frugal Meal - The Head Of The Circle Ted Nash Big Band - Cosmos - Chakra 12pm Mike LeDonne [organ] - Spinky - On Fire Ray Mantilla - Blues For Ray - The Connection George Duke - Ashtray - Dream Weaver Andy Bey - Being Part Of What's Happening Now - The World According To Andy Bey Diego Urcola -Colibri - Mates Alan Ferber - The Compass - March Sublime Steve Turre - Daylight - The Bones Of Art 1pm Featured and Interviewed Artist : Mike LeDonne with his piano trio Album "Speak" from Cellar Live label Mike LeDonne -Suite Mary Parts 1-5 in it's entirety -Speak Mike LeDonne -Blues For McCoy - Speak
  3. Donald "Duck" Bailey RIP

    He had the most unusual setup with his drum kit.....extreme angles on snare drums & cymbals... never did see anything quite like it....a wonderful player.
  4. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her music 10/16 Always a double threat outstanding pianist & organist Mike LeDonne set to join me with his latest outstanding piano trio recording that comes to us from Cellar Live label
  5. Happy birthday, marcello!

    Birthday Greets Tom....messaged you on FB yesterday
  6. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5 FM KSJS, San Jose and www.ksjs.org 10am David Gilmore - Dispersion - Numerology Kenny Wheeler -The Imminent Immigrant - Six For Six Fred Hersch & Julian Lage - Monk's Dream -Free Flying Lucian Ban Elevation -Rank & File - Mystery Dave Holland - Spirals - Prism Steve Turre - Bird Bones - The Bones Of Art 11am Ted Nash Still Evolved -Gritty Ditty - In The Loop Ted Nash - Baby Elephant Walk - The Mancini Project Ray Mantilla -Los Apolypticanos - The Connection Diego Urcola - Gadu - Mates Calvin Keys - Backyard - Electric Keys Wide Hive Players - Stacking Wax - Turnstyle Jeff Lorber Fusion - Dragonfly -Hacienda George Duke - Ashtray -Dream Weaver Kenny Garrett - [title song] Pushing The World Away Alan Ferber - Hopi Luwah - March Sublime 12pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra -Picasso- Portraits in Seven Shades - The Swallow Quintet - Grisly Business - Into The Woodwork Tierney Sutton - All I Want - After Blue Gregory Porter - Movin' - Liquid Spirit Andy Bey - The Joint Is Jumpin' - The World According To Andy Bey Matt Savage - Power Pop - Bigger Celebration Florian Hoefner Group - Momentum - Falling Up Iverson/konitz/Grenadier/Rossy - Blueberry Ice Cream take 2 - Costumes Are Mandatory Matthew Finck/Jonthan Marshall Project - [title song] It's Not That Far 1pm Featured & Interviewed artist: Ted Nash Big Band with new "Chakra" album on Plastic Sax label #3 Fire #6 Light #4 Air #1 Earth #5 Ether
  7. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her music 10/09 Multi- instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Ted Nash joins us with the new big band album "Chakra" on his own Plastic Sax label
  8. NFL 2013

    Romo has 23 fourth quarter INT's in his career....Cowboys have lost the last eight consecutive games in which he's thrown one. "P.S. Once again....the Niners won in spite of it's looking more like he's a partial year wonder...Colin Kaepernick. He was 5-14 for 49 yards. He ended up 6-15 for 113 only because of one late pass to Vernon Davis. He also had a whopping 14 yards rushing." Any team would take that stat sheet every week when the team wins by 31!!
  9. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose and www.ksjs.org 10am Mike LeDonne Trio - Suite Mary Part V Little M - Speak Randy Brecker - Quarrel of the Roman Merchants- Night In Calisia Ray Mantilla - Los Apolyticanos - The Connection Geri Allen - Inner City Blues - Grand river Crossing Wide Hive Players - Winding Up - Turnstyle Dave Holland - Evolution - Prism Kenny Garrett - J'ouvert - Pushing The World Away 11am No Difference - Visceral Voices - No Difference Steve Turre - Bird Bones - The Bones Of Art Chester Thompson Trio - Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Approved Gregory Porter - Musical Genocide - Liquid Spirit Andy Bey - There's So Many Ways To Approach The Blues - The World According To Andy Bey Mary Stallings - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - But Beautiful Alan Ferber - Wildwood -March Sublime Florian Hoefner Group - Overtime - Falling Up 12pm Calvin Keys - [title song] - Vertical Clearance Calvin Keys - Drunk Monk - Vertical Clearance Outer Bridge Ensemble -Homage To Freedom - Determined Steve Swallow Quintet -Unnatural Causes - Into The Woodwork Dick Weller -I'm A Believer -Tunes Remembered Ted Nash Big Band - Fire - Chakra Ethan Iverson Lee Konitz Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy - Blueberry Ice Cream Take 1 - Costumes Are Mandatory Jamie Baum Septet+ - Inner Voices - In This Life Matthew Finck/Jonathan Ball Project - Conundrum - It's Not That Far 1pm Featured & Interviewed Artist: Bay Area icon guitarist Calvin Keys Calvin Keys - Telegraph Blues - Electric Keys Wide Hive Players - Suddenly Overcast - Turnstyle Wide Hive Players - Changing Times - Turnstyle Calvin Keys - Love and Innocence - Electric Keys Wide Hive Players - Where The Sidewalk Begins- Turnstyle Calvin Keys -The Hernia - Electric Keys Calvin Keys - Senior Moment- Electric Keys
  10. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her music 10/02 Bay Area icon, Oakland's own Calvin Keyes joins me, with two [2] new recordings in local label Wide Hive!!
  11. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose and www.ksjs.org 10am David Weiss - Prometheus Unbound -Endangered Species [music of Wayne Wayne Shorter ] Ray Mantilla - Blues For Ray - The Connection Manuel Valera and The New Cuban Express - Descarga Para Frank Emilio Matt Mitchell - Ohm Nuggets - Fiction Jamie Baum Septet- Nussrat - In This life Dave Holland - The True Meaning of Determination - Prism Steve Swallow Quintet -Still There - Into The Woodwork 11am Lucian Ban/ Mat Maneri -Monastary - Transylvanian Concert Kenny Wheeler - Seven,Eight, Nine [Part 2] - Six For Six Mary Stallings - Just a Gigalo- But Beautiful Calvin Keys - Telegraph Blues -Electric Keys Sam Rivers - Downstairs Upstairs Blues- Fuchia Swing Song Andy Bey - The Demons Are After You- The World According To Andy Bey Kenny Garrett - [title song] - Pushing The World Away Florian Hoefner Group - The Long Run - Falling Up 12pm Dayna Stephens -Smoking Gun - The Timeless Now Steve Gadd Band - The Windup - Gattitude Gregory Porter - Movin' - Liquid Spirit Roberto Fonseca - Gwana Stop - Yo Ted Nash Big Band - Ether -Chakra Alan Ferber - The Compass - March Sublime Outer Bridge Ensemble - Time Shared - Determined 1pm Interviewed & Featured artist Dayna Dayna Stephens with upcoming performances at Yoshi's San Francisco and Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz Dayna was undergoing one of his 3X per week kidney dialysis sessions when we spoke....has been on the transplant waiting list 4 years now. www.helpdaynastephens.org Dayna Stephens - Full Circle - That Nepenthetic Place Dayna Stephens - On The Trail -The Timeless Now Dayna Stephens - Wink Wink - That Nepenthetic Place " - But Beautiful - " " - Dr. Wong's Bird Song - "
  12. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her music 09/25 The wonderful Dayna Stephens is scheduled to speak to us to discuss his latest album which comes to us from Sunnyside label and his return home to the Bay Area to begin his west coast tour at both Kuumbwa Jazz Center and Yoshi's
  13. 2013 Monterey

    ( perhaps other Monterey attendees can chime in too....) Was blessed to be able to get out for the Friday night offerings 09/20....saw 4 first rate acts! Skipped seeing Joe Lovano Us Five and Dave Douglas Quintet who I've been lucky enough to see in relatively recent times for others....these tough choices when the lineup is strong. 1st notes of the festival performed by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca; a very entertaining and wide ranging set. Two numbers included a Kora player from Mali, also prerecorded voices on a couple of tunes including an homage to original members of Buena Vista Social Club....that said the group and the overall sound is a sometimes morph of Jazz, Latin, Worldbeat (if you will). Fonseca's piano prowess is obvious as he moves around the keyboard as easy as falling off a log, with a combination of acrobatic runs, cool vamps for the band to pick up, and highly syncopated stops & starts that the band executes perfectly. Highly percussive, the band included an excellent trap drummer Ramses Rodriguez, and wonderful Cuban percussionist Joel Hierrezuelo. Next up Uri Caine Trio in the Night Club, the smallest stage and where they put piano trios (mostly not exclusively) to work for 3 sets during the evening [saturday 3 set performer Orrin Evans Trio]. Caine/piano John Hebert/bass Clarence Penn/drums A fantastic set from first note to last, came out firing with an up tempo tune, a really interesting take on 'Round Midnight, followed by a semi-free piece where every member soloed, got more organized in the middle section, and went free again at the end, followed by a rambling tune called "Meshuga for my Sugar" with hints of 3-4 classical composers & the blues, a slow tune named after his neighbor entitled "Smelly", and a fast tune to end it with plenty of fireworks from drummer Penn. Caine the mad scientist with all the chops in the world, a great sense of humor and huge imagination. Had I not had other bands scheduled to see would have loved to catch another set! Vocalist Carmen Lundy, who I had on my (now) Wednesday broadcast was a treat to see 2 days after an interview was in top form! She had never before performed at Monterey and was buoyed by the experience and the warm welcome from the large audience well deserved. As an accomplished song writer, she did a set of entirely original tunes with the exception of 1 standard. Patrice Rushen on piano was absolutely stellar and was enthusiastically rewarded in her efforts by the audience. Terrific set all the way around. Last act of the night was vocalist Gregory Porter, who had played a set at the main stage earlier, came to Dizzy's Den indoor venue standing room only. Sound needed numerous adjustments on the fly, having had to change for 4 consecutive sets must not be easy. Porter is kind of a phenomenon....audience members singing along with some of his songs. He's the ultimate natural, can pick up the phone book and deliver it in song, is another gifted song writer, does a really nice job on covers. Great voice, fantastic poise, very positive delivery, comfortable and warm communicator with the audience....very enjoyable, although not the best venue unfortunately. I must say I like his band very much with one exception; saxophonist Yosuke Sato who even on recordings leaves me thinking 'what the hell is he doing?' and in other places is OK. Sorry to say his frequently overly busy approach is pretty annoying to me as far as I'm concerned [ upper register tone not pleasing to these ears, which he's in alot!], something to have to put up with while enjoying the overall Gregory Porter.
  14. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org 10am [RIP Guitarist Jimmy Ponder] Charles Earland - Blues For Rudy - Infant Eyes Steve Turre- Slide's Ride -The Bones Of Art Bill Frisell - The Big One - Big Sur Mary Stallings -Night Mist Blues - Don't LookBack Dave Holland - Evolution - Prism Andy Bey - There's So Many Ways to Approach The Blues -The World According To Andy Bey Gina Kronstadt - Turn Around - Come Over Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz/Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy - Blueberry Hill =-Costumes Are Mandatory 11am Dayna Stephens - Full Circle - That Nepenthetic Place Kenny Garrett -Rotation - Pushing The World Away Gregory Porter- Free - Liquid Spirit Bobby Mc Ferrin - I Shall Be Released -spirityouall Alex Sipiagin - Chain Reaction - From Reality and Back Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express -Chamber Timba -Expectativas Bill Warfield & NY Jazz Octet - The Bumkin Grows a Pumpkin - A Window That Shows Me The Moon Steve Gadd Band - Cavaliero - Gattitude 12noon Carmen Lundy - Wild Child - Live at The Madrid Tim Warfield- Second Thoughts - Eye Of The Beholder The Swallow Quintet - Unnatural Causes - Into The Woodwork Jeff Lorber Fusion - King Kong -Hacienda Roberto Fonseca - Quien Soy Yo- Yo Ted Nash Big Band - Water - Chakra Mark Ferber - Hyper Ballad -March Sublime Matthew Fink/Jonathan Ball Project - [title song] It's Not That Far 1pm Featured and Interviewed artist: Carmen Lundy scheduled to perform at the 56th Monterey Jazz Festival 09/20 and at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 09/22 Carmen Lundy - Dance To Dance- Changes Carmen Lundy - Something Happened Today -Come Home " - The Out Crowd Pt. 1- Solamente " - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most " - Something to Believe In " - Better Days - Live At The Madrid
  15. NFL 2013

    They've only played 3 games... If they don't meet in the Superbowl, may have been the last time, as the schedule doesn't have a Bronco/Giants game again until 2017
  16. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her music 09/18 Multi talented vocalist, song writer, instrumentalist, composer/arranger Carmen Lundy visits with upcoming local regional concerts at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society and Monterey Jazz Festival http://www.bachddsoc.org/ http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2013/artists/carmen-lundy
  17. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's "Straight No Chaser" Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose and www.ksjs.org 10am Amina Figarova - Numb - September Suite Kenny Garrett - Say A Little Prayer- Pushing The world Away Manuel Valera -& New Cuban Express - Chamber Cumbia -Expectativas Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band - Impressions - Game Changer Matt Mitchell -Diction - Fiction Judy Wexler - A Kiss To Build A Dream On -What I See Tim Warfield - The Undaunted - Eye Of The Beholder The Steve Swallow Quintet - Back In Action - Into The Woodwork 11am Will Calhoun -Brother Will - Life In This World -[Motema Music 10th Anniversary Compelation] Jeff Lorber Fusion - Dragonfly - Hacienda Outer Bridge Ensemble - Homage To Freedom - Determined Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne - Live at Catalina's George Duke - Change The World -Dream Weaver Lucian Ban - Rank & File - Elevation Kenny Wheeler -Seven,Eight, Nine (part 1) - Six For Six Tarbaby - MBBS - Ballad For Sam Langford 12pm Joe Lovano Us Five - Us Five - Folk Art Iverson/Konitz/Grenadier/Rossy - 317 East 32nd - Costumes Are Mandatory Lorraine Feather - 159 -Attachments Denny Zeitlin -Tiger Tiger - Both/And Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense - Circus -Moment & The Message Steve Gadd Band -Africa- Gattitude Matthew Fink Jonathan Ball Projecy [title song] - It's Not That Far 1pm Special Interviewed Guest: Tim Jackson with 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival preview hour www/montereyjazzfestival.org Gregory Porter - Free - Liquid Spirit [blue Note] Gregory Porter - The In Crowd - Liquid Spirit Dave Holland - The Watcher - Prism [Dare2] Dave Douglas - Garden State - Time Travel [Greenleaf Music] Marc Cary -Throw It Away - For The Love Of Abbey [Motema Music} Roberto Fonseca - Gwana Stop - Yo [Montuno]
  18. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Sis' it's all softballs for Tim, and nothing but pumping the upcoming festival and who will be appearing Sept. 20-22 So far as Cecile McLorin Salvant, I pretty much dislike her quite a bit at this time. To me she attempts to morph herself from one iconic dead singer to the next, sometimes during the same song. Maybe she'll find her own way....we'll see. If you want to hear from someone who REALLY doesn't like her ask our mutual friend Pete C. I'm sure she'll be a candidate for a Monterey appearance.
  19. From Approximately Coast to Coast...

    I loved Bob & Ray.....a quick detour as I couldn't figure where to post this as hockey is still in hibernation until October. Patricia, You can borrow my hankie if you wish as I saw that *YOUR* Kipper decided to retire and hang up his smelly goalie's gear......awwwwwwww
  20. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org Wednesday 10 AM - 2 PM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her new release. 09/11/13 Artistic Director Tim Jackson joins us for our always greatly anticipated visit to discuss the upcoming 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Sept. 20 - 22 http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/2013/
  21. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    Today's Straight No Chaser Broadcast 90.5FM KSJS, San Jose andwww.ksjs.org WE'RE MOVING TO WED BEGINNING 09/11/13 [10am-2pm] 6am Sonny Rollins - Blessing In Disguise -[ priceless jazz compilation } Michele Rosewoman New Yoruba- In Praise Of Spiritual Guides - Celebration of Cuba In America Dick Weller - I'm a Believer - Tunes Remembered Steve Gadd Band - Green Foam - Gattitude Roberto Fonseca -Gnawa Stop - Yo Imer Santiago - Flat 2176 - Hidden Journey Go Van Gogh - Juicy Cumbia -Now We Know Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio- Keep Your Heart Right - Blessed 7am George Duke - Burnt Sausage Jam - Dream Weaver Randy Brecker/Wlodek Powlik - Orienthology - Night In Calisia Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project - Conundrum -It's Not That Far Orestes Vilato - El Espiritu Del Mambo -Salsa De La Bahia Vol 1 Kenny Wheeler - Seven Eight , Nine (part 2 ) -Six For Six Lucian Ban - Obsolete - Elevation [bass solo by John Hebert] Tarbaby - Korean Bounce - Ballad Of Sam Langford 8am Gregory Porter - Be Good- Motema 10th Anniversary Compiliation David Murray featuring Gregory Porter - Army Of The Faithful - Motema 10th Anniversary Compilation Iverson/Konitz/Grenadier/Rossy -Blueberry Ice Cream take 1- Costume s Are Mandatory The Swallow Quintet - Unnatural Causes- Into The Woodwork Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Powerhouse- Wild Beauty Tim Warfield - Second Thoughts- Eye Of The Beholder Outer Bridge Ensemble - Galactic Diamonds- Determined Charnett Moffett - Blues Walk Groove - Spirit Of Sound 9am Featured & Interviewed artist Jana Herzen celebrating Motema Music 10th Anniversary and upcoming Bay Area concerts including the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Jana Herzen - Spain (I Remember) - Passion Of A Lonely Heart Music From Motema Music 10th Anniversary Sampler Album: Jaimeo Brown -Mean World - Transcendence Joe Locke - Ain't No Sunshine- Lay Down My Heart Kentyah Presents - M1,Brian Jackson& Th New Midnight Band - All We've Got -Evolutionary Minded Marc Cary Focus Trio -Waltz Betty Waltz- Four Directions Will Calhoun -Brother Will - Life In This World Pedrito Martinez -Conciencia- The Pedrito Martinez Group
  22. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    WE'RE MOVING! For the first time in my entire run at KSJS, we will bring you the weekly broadcast on a New Day & Time. Beginning Wednesday 09/11/13 the new time slot will be 10am -2pm First scheduled guest 1pm Pacific time Tim Jackson, Artistic Director with a 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival preview hour.
  23. Charlie Haden on Tavis Smiley

    why would this be in radio & podcasts?
  24. Mike Schwartz/ KSJS guest list

    90.5FM KSJS San Jose and http://www.ksjs.org 6-10 AM Pacific Time Artist interview takes the final hour of the program with a Q&A with our guest followed by exclusive play from his/her new release. 09/08 Vocalist & recording artist Jana Herzen, who is also the founder of Motema Music, whose growing catalog celebrates it's 10th Anniversary with a performance 09/15 at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, CA, and on Saturday 09/20 at the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as other Motema label musicians.
  25. Ariel Castro said to have killed himself.

    The final act of a twisted coward, knowing that his fate was to be held captive , albeit more humanely than the little girls he kidnapped, raped, and tortured.