Sunday 4 - 6 p.m.
Genre of Music:
Why is this music important in today's scene?
Jazz, especially the free/avant-garde jazz that I lean towards on Sound Grammar, has always pushed the limits of popular conceptions of what can be considered music. Jazz is such an expressive musical form because of its improvisational nature. This gives it the ability to capture feelings that are out of reach for other musical genres.
Where did this music come from?
All over the world. Much of it from the famous Downtown jazz scene of New York, but also Chicago, Boston, MINNEAPOLIS (shouts to my main man Dave King), Norway, Stockholm, Ethiopia, etc.
Why are you doing this show?
I really love the idea that I can play a 15 minute aggressively weird and abstract jazz song on the radio because I know someone out there hears it and thinks, "Man, maybe there is still such a thing as free-form radio." I also know there is a community of jazz listeners in the Twin Cities that goes for more of the weird stuff that really doesn't get played on Jazz 88 or KFAI.
Who's your favorite artist or song?
My favorite jazz artist is absolutely Charles Mingus.
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