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Joy, something that we all need more of, especially on days with such lousy weather like these...

We are all familiar with the fact that music can greatly contribute to such state, and neuroscience has proved that when pleasurable music is heard, dopamine is released. Let's then focus on music that has a very positive vibe and hopefully will help you release tons of dopamine!

Plus an interview to Amir ElSaffar concerning his joy-and-awe-inspiring Rivers of Sound Orchestra.

Happy Listening!

  • Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band "Conception" from Flight of the Blue Jay (Winter & Winter) 0:00
  • Host talk 5:24
  • Joey Baron "Junior" from We'll Soon Find Out (Intuition) 8:11
  • Medeski, Martin & Wood "we're So Happy" from Friday Afternoon in the Universe (Gramavision) 13:58
  • Django Bates "Like Life" from Like Life (Storyville) 22:10
  • Host talk 27:57
  • Steve Arguelles "Nancy D" from Busy Listening (Babel) 30:09
  • Musette Explosion "Douce joie" from Introducing Musette Explosion (Aviary Records) 34:12
  • Curtis Hasselbring and the New Mellow Edwards "Mamacita" from The New Mellow Edwards (Skirl) 38:50
  • Host talk 42:22
  • Michael Blake Sextet "The Wash Away" from Amor De Cosmos (Songlines) 44:21
  • Dollar Brand "Mannenberg" from Mannenberg ~ 'is Where It's Happening (EMI) 51:33
  • Ryan Cohan "Last Night at the Mannenberg" from The River (Motema) 1:05:02
  • Host talk 1:11:15
  • Stefano Bollani "Joy In Spite of Everything" from Joy In Spite of Everything (ECM) 1:14:17
  • David Murray "Morning Song" from Morning Song (Black Saint) 1:20:09
  • Host talk 1:28:09
  • Interview with Amir ElSaffar, Part 1 1:30:20
  • Amir ElSaffar & Rivers of Sound "Hijaz 21-8" from Not Two (New Amsterdam) 1:32:28
  • Host talk 1:42:11
  • Interview with Amir ElSaffar, Part 2 1:43:53
  • Amir ElSaffar & Rivers of Sound "Jourjina over Three" from Not Two (New Amsterdam) 1:47:08
  • Host talk 1:53:33
  • Dewey Redman Quartet "Joie de vivre" from The Struggle Continues (ECM) 1:54:33


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