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12:05 am
Fri January 30, 2015

The Special Focus for February, 2015.

The Special Focus for February, 2015.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for February is Zero Ohms. Also known as Richard Roberts, he plays wind-controlled synthesizers and over fifty flutes, saxes, and various other woodwinds.  A writer, painter, musician, teacher, and producer, Richard follows what he has termed Tao of Zero Ohms; literally meaning way of no resistance.

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Music Interviews
10:47 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

Dengue Fever's latest album is The Deepest Lake.
Marc Walker/Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 11:25 pm

The late 1960s and early '70s defined a vibrant, electrifying and psychedelic era for rock music everywhere — including Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge communist movement put an end to that when it took power in 1975, but the music from that era has been discovered and rediscovered over the years.

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Music Interviews
9:59 am
Sun January 25, 2015

The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

The Lone Bellow's latest album is Then Came The Morning.
Courtesy of the artist

Singing in harmony is an intimate exercise, not least because it often requires singers to change their voices in order to better blend with their counterparts. Kanene Pipkin grew up harmony singing, but says the first time she sang with her bandmates in The Lone Bellow, she noticed something unusual: She didn't need to alter her voice at all.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:26 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Not My Job: We Quiz Funk Legend George Clinton On The British Parliament

Tony Dejak AP

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 1:42 am

George Clinton, the founding father of funk, is the creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. We'll ask him three questions about another kind of parliament — namely, the British Parliament.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri January 23, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-01-29

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium concludes.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk two from "Nocny Lot" on Neuronium Records.

The previous show's playlist (show #929) is available for your inspection.

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Music
7:14 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Revisit the Best of Blues Cruise 2014 with Ryan Gottlieb

In 2014, host Ryan Gottlieb interviewed artists like Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks, and Michael Favinger. Listen to highlights from Ryan's Blues Cruise interviews and special features over the year.

(Original air-date: 12/29/2014)

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program
2:48 am
Thu January 22, 2015

When Henry Met Steven

Henry Butler (left) and Steven Bernstein.
Stephanie Berger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 5:09 pm

In 1984, when a young Steven Bernstein first encountered the blind virtuoso New Orleans pianist and singer Henry Butler, he was astonished. "This is it," he recalls thinking. "This is like the music that I always imagined. Everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place. But now it's all coming from one person." Nearly two decades later, Butler and Bernstein finally had the chance to collaborate when they were booked for a run together at New York's Jazz Standard.

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts
2:47 am
Thu January 22, 2015

A David Murray Double Bill

David Murray performs at Winter Jazzfest 2015.
John Rogers for NPR

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 6:52 pm

For decades, David Murray was known as one of New York's most monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific artists — a tenor saxophonist who played and wrote for just about every imaginable context. He's still these things, but he lives in Europe now. So this year's Winter Jazzfest — already jam-packed with over 100 acts in two nights — saw fit to give New York audiences a proper saturation of what they'd been missing, presenting David Murray in three completely different sets.

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts
2:32 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Derrick Hodge (bass) and Marcus Strickland (saxophone) of Our Point of View.
David Tallacksen WBGO

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 6:27 pm

Blue Note Records celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, marking three-quarters of a century issuing music by the biggest names in jazz history. The company continues to aspire to that standard, with a contemporary roster ever on the lookout for today's movers and shakers. The supergroup Our Point Of View — the name references a 1963 Herbie Hancock album — combines six of those Blue Note artists for a program of originals and classics heard on Blue Note Records alike.

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Music
12:05 am
Fri January 16, 2015

On the Next Galactic Travels 2015-01-22

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, the month-long Special Focus on Neuronium continues.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be disk one from "Nocny Lot" on Neuronium Records.

The previous show's playlist (show #928) is available for your inspection.

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