The Big O

The Big O

Somethings old, somethings new. Shigeru Umebayashi, Kremerata Baltica, Ella, and a big, big birthday tribute to the Big O.

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Babel

Babel

An sally into the ancient times of Babel, unity consciousness, the fall from grace, and the album Babel by French composer Hugh de Courson in which he cross pollinates time, distance and musical heritage.

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Dog Days

Dog Days

Music for porch settin’ this week, where people gather in the cool of the evening to sip cool drinks, sing and make music together.

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Songs of High Summer

Songs of High Summer

From Ray Charles to Vivaldi, Christopher Marlowe, and Sting, a celebration in song of summer at its utmost.

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Arethusa

Arethusa

Songs and stories of hot summer days, sultry nights; a river god gone mad with desire, and a huntress whose flight spanned continents.

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High Summer

High Summer

A program celebrating the fullness of summer that even includes a section for audience participation!

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Ballads

Ballads

A side-by-side comparison of Ballads by John Coltrane and the tribute album of the same name by Karrin Allyson. Give a listen. Check it out. It’s good. You might like it. You might really like it.

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Odi et Amo

Odi et Amo

An hour-long sampling of music inspired by literature, from countless centuries ago to today.

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Prisoner of Love

Prisoner of Love

A look at Russ Columbo’s Prisoner of Love in context of the slave trade of 1200 years ago, plus a sampling of Simone Kermes, Abbey Lincoln, Etta James and Billie Holiday.

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Qiyan

Qiyan

A look back through the centuries to the origin of our musical motifs of being a slave to love.

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Midsummer

Midsummer

A sampling of Mark Hoffman’s film version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Lupines!

Lupines!

A look at the wildflowers that help make June the magnificent month it is, with music to settle, soothe and stimulate.

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Alpha Waves

Alpha Waves

A brief explanation of the brain circuitry brought about by the kind of delicious musical programing we find here with Adagio.

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Phototropic

Phototropic

A tribute to one of the most melodic creatures that shares our musical planet with us.

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Catbird

Catbird

A tribute to one of the most melodic creatures that shares our musical planet with us.

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George Carlin

George Carlin

A spring tonic for a return to base, and along the way, a glimpse into the prescient genius of George Carlin.

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No. 18

No. 18

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, and summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines and often is his gold complexion dimmed.

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60 BPM

60 BPM

A sampling of Helen Merrill, Jimmy Scott, Angèle Dubeau, Lang Lang and Jeff Buckley with a 5000 year-old vignette of Babylon.

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Gabby Pahinui

Gabby Pahinui

A selection of pieces sure to please plus a 100th-year birthday tribute to Hawaiian musician Gabby Pahinui.

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