DJ End-of-Year Picks

Check out our DJs' recommendations
for great music gifts this year!

DJ David Olney, “Free Fall”
Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Jive Melody by Brother Bones and His Shadows
Brother Bones did the version of Sweet Georgia Brown used by The Harlem Globetrotters warm-up routine. Brother Bones himself played bones and whistled. And what whistling! Incredible. Totally infectious.

Devil In The Middle
This is from Anne McCue. Originally from Australia, Anne is now a Nashvillian. She plays smoking guitar and sings like an angel. The guy voice on this is Dave Alvin, California punk/folk/blues legend. Kind of a Cab Calloway feel in this jazz tinged tune.

DJ Tommy, “Tommy Womack’s Happiness Hour”
Mondays 9-10 a.m.

The one tune that I feel always inspiring on my show (and one of the few songs I’ve played twice) is “Tenhert” by Tinariwen. They’re a African group and this particular song is in a 4/4 beat that makes my American head bob. The vocal is in a foreign tongue and the syllables spurt out at a hilarious speed. The guitar is tuned DADGAD. In the western world, that’s an alternative tuning; in Africa, it’s just the way guitars are tuned. I could listen to that song on repeat for an hour.

DJs Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin, “This Is Pulp Radio!”
Tuesdays 4-5 p.m.

Les Negresses Vertes
Zobi La Mouche

This band is one of our all time favorites and not well known stateside.   They encompass so many elements that we hold dear.  World music, a punk ethos,  great style, and very interesting story.  They were "outsiders."   They formed in the 1980s in Paris, a group of friends, many of whom had not played instruments before starting the band.  Accordions, gypsy guitars, brass and eccentric vocals by the late Helno, all give their music a wild, beautiful, zealous sound.  They've got real street (rue) cred!

“The Future of Jazz” Top Spins 2016

In the Jazz section of the show:

1: Jah Wobble and The Invaders Of The Heart, Everything is No Thing
2: Herb Alpert, Human Nature
3: Industrial Revelation, Liberation and The Kingdom Of NRI
4: Band Of Other Brothers, Self-Titled
(Nashville Based Keith Carlock and Jeff Coffin)
5: The Utopian Dreams Band, Fire Flight
6: The Craig Peyton Group, Homecoming
7: Kay-Ta, Arrival
8: Paul Jackson Jr, Stories From Stompin' Willie
9: Ken Navarro, Barlines
10: Richard Elliot, Summer Madness

For Chill/Electronica portion of the show:

1: Bob Moses, Days Gone By
2: Submotion Orchestra, Colour Theory
3: Hugh Mane, Control Drama
4: Boxed In, Forget
5: Underworld, Barbara, Barbara We Face a Shining Future

— Chris Nochowicz, “The Future of Jazz,” Saturdays 7-9 a.m.