This week we focus on avant-garde bassist Joe Fonda. We recently interviewed Joe, who has a new release with the OGJB Quartet along with a duo recording with pianist Satoko Fujii. We also feature the music of Wadada Leo Smith and move our way into a bright young cat with fresh grooves, Nikola Bankov. Legendary saxophonist Benny Golson came through Kansas City in mid-October 2019 and we got plenty from him during this hour. Finally, we catch up with a friend of Neon Jazz with a new anthem to Art Blakey by the great guitarist Joshua Breakstone.
OGJB Quartet "Be Out S'Cool" Bamko (Tum Records) 00:00
Host talks 5:23
Joe Fonda and Satoko Fuji "Painted by Moonlight" Four (Libra Records) 7:26
Wadada Leo Smith and Angelica Sanchez "Cones of Chrome" Twine Forest(Clean Feed) 11:33
Host talks 15:57
Milcho Leviev "Waltz for Maurice"Music for Big Band and Symphony Orchestra (Remastered) (Essential Media Group) 17:22
Nikola Bankov "Mind Bubble" Bright Future (AMP Music & Records) 20:59
Benny Golson "I Remember Clifford" I Remember Clifford (Candid) 34:14
Host talks 40:00
Ambrose and His Orchestra "Hide and Seek" Best of (AVID Entertainment) 42:00
Joshua Breakstone "The Break Through" The Children of Art (Capri Records) 45:34
Host talks 50:51
Michael Dease "I Wish I Knew" Never More Here (Posi-Tone Records) 52:04
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