I just wanted folks to know that I am continuing to make available my 2009 Mardi Gras Indian Show with special guests John Sinclair, Second Chief David Montana and War Chief Juan Pardo. Three hours of Indian music and discussions of what makes this part of New Orleans culture so unique. Catch the rebroadcast on my web site, and check out these photos from the broadcast while you listen.
Tonight on Jazz Lunatique: the second night of trumpeter Don Cherry. You know and love him with Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler, and Old and New Dreams. Tonight the complete 3 volumes of Don Cherry live in the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen 1965 courtesy of the ESP ("The artist alone decides what you will hear") Records.
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink, as a tribute to the Maharajah of New Orleans Funk, we'll be playing the WWOZ Billy Delle Mardi Gras Special 1996 with Eddie Bo. We may also do some of Eddie's more and less famous cuts. All this will go down starting around 10 PM.
Saturday the weather was nice and I decided to take in more live music in a single outing than I've done in quite a while. In retrospect this was actually great preparation for a couple of New Orleans Marathons that are scheduled over the next two months. No I'm not talking about those where you have to don skimpy apparel and run or jog, but those where you have choose from musical treats among the various stages and tents and gatherings at the French Quarter Festival, and of course, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Jazz Trombonist Slide Hampton drops in to the WWOZ studios to talk with Charles Burchell about his Wednesday night appearance at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. This NEA Jazz Masters Program is sponsored locally by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Contemporary Arts Center, and NOCCA. Mr.
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Tonight on the Kitchen Sink in tribute to the late great Fird "Snooks" Eaglin, the laboratory scientists will be cooking up a rare recording of Snooks Eaglin live at the Chicago Blues Fest in 1989. Irving Charles and Johnny V. accompany him throughout the set and special guests on two cuts include Allen Toussaint and Dr. John.
I am shocked and saddened by the death of Antoinette K-Doe on Mardi Gras Day. I can't say that I knew her nearly as well as others who will post in various places. I first met her three years ago when I had her as a guest on my show. And last month, it was at the Mother-In-Law lounge that I chose to watch the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.