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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yapXaWsZ9g

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.