• Chromatic

    This week’s show sampled colors, melodies, and textures from a variety of genres and styles. Checkout this week’s playlist to see the full palette of tracks shared. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “And Through the Wires” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “chromatic” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see it on instagram.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • And Through the Wires

    It was a pleasure sharing this week’s music on the air “and through the wires.” I was reminded this week how much I learn from listening and preparing the music for each week’s show. So much music and so little time! Checkout this week’s playlist to see what shared through the wires. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “Tonal Range” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “and through the wires” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see it on instagram.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • Tonal Range

    In the midst of listening to both new music and favorites from the archive, I found a set of music that kicked off this week’s show and highlighted a few unique and distinctive vocal styles. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what all found its way to the radio airwaves. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “New Colors” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “rhododendron” is a detail from a larger altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

  • New Colors

    Spring is in full color these days. In tandem with the colorful seasonal change, lots of new music—new musical colors and textures—has been released over the last several weeks. This week’s show cast a light on a number of new releases revealing a multitude of sonic colors. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what colored the musical airwaves. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “Power” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “colors” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

    As always, thanks for listening!

Chromatic (playlist #153)

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This week’s show sampled colors, melodies, and textures from a variety of genres and styles. Checkout this week’s playlist to see the full palette of tracks shared. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “And Through the Wires” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “chromatic” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see it on instagram.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“Thankful” Bill Frisell Music IS
“Lazybones” Nellie McKay Sister Orchid
“Omar Sharif” Katrina Lenk The Band’s Visit (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
“This Is Not A Test” She & Him Volume One
“New Mistake” Jellyfish Spilt Milk
“Two Makes the Difference” Dayramir Gonzalez The Grand Concourse
“Ode To Africa” Harold Mckinny Voices And Rhythms Of The Creative Profile
“Ode to Africa” Gayelynn McKinney McKinFolk: The New Beginning
“Joe'n Around” Tia Fuller Diamond Cut
“The Night In Question” R+R=Now Collagically Speaking
“Alternative Facts” The Stanley Clarke Band The Message
"The Legend Of The Abbas And The Sacred Talisman" The Stanley Clarke Band The Message
“Tears Of Rage” Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
“Droni Mitchell” Counterweight Counterweight
“Man Out Of Time” Elvis Costello & The Attractions Imperial Bedroom
“Nuit Blanche (Live)” Cyrille Aimée Cyrille Aimée Live
“The Beauty Of Differences” Jean Chaumont The Beauty Of Differences
“Island of the Blessed” Chad Taylor Myths and Morals
“Quarks” Elizabeth A. Baker Quadrivium
“Deep Water” Perry Smith Quintet New Angel

And Through the Wires (playlist #152)

“and through the wires” by gbmediadesign

It was a pleasure sharing this week’s music on the air “and through the wires.” I was reminded this week how much I learn from listening and preparing the music for each week’s show. So much music and so little time! Checkout this week’s playlist to see what shared through the wires. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “Tonal Range” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “and through the wires” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see it on instagram.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“VROOOM” King Crimson THRAK
“Coda: Marine 475” King Crimson THRAK
“Brighter Day” Jellyfish Spilt Milk
“Prelude To Prismic Dance” Hristo Vitchev Quartet Of Light And Shadows
“Prismic Dance” Hristo Vitchev Quartet Of Light And Shadows
“Reverence” New York Electric Piano State Of The Art
“By Design” R+R=Now Collagically Speaking
“Loom Large” High Risk Dark Territory
“Reactor” GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star
“J&J's” Kait Dunton Triokait2
“As Close As That” the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
“Moon River” Negroni's Trio New Era
“Moon River” Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Sings Back Through The Years: A Centennial Celebration
“What A Party” Bill Frisell Small Town
“Masters Of War (Featuring Rob Dixon)” Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
“Sashay” Elizabeth A. Baker Quadrivium

Tonal Range (playlist #151)

“rhododendron” by gbmediadesign

In the midst of listening to both new music and favorites from the archive, I found a set of music that kicked off this week’s show and highlighted a few unique and distinctive vocal styles. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what all found its way to the radio airwaves. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “New Colors” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “rhododendron” is a detail from a larger altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
"Extraordinary Machine" Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine
"Angel Eyes" Nellie McKay Sister Orchid
"Si Tu Vois Ma Mère (Live)" Cyrille Aimée Cyrille Aimée Live
"Waves Of Rye" Department Of Eagles In Ear Park
"Classical Records" Department Of Eagles In Ear Park
"One More Cup Of Coffee" Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
"Pure Imagination" Kait Dunton Triokait2
"Ice Cave" Bill Frisell Silent Comedy
"Fjögur Píanó" Sigur Rós Valtari
"Headspace" Elizabeth A. Baker Quadrivium
"Four Explosions Expanding From The Center" Elizabeth A. Baker Quadrivium
"Desert Remained" Yelena Eckemoff Desert
"Fran Dance (Live from Konserthuset, Stockholm)" Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
"Cimarrón" Harold López-Nussa Un Día Cualquiera
"Freedom Jazz Dance" Gayelynn McKinney McKinFolk: The New Beginning
"Celtic Swing" Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco You're Driving Me Crazy

New Colors (playlist #150)

“colors” by gbmediadesign

Spring is in full color these days. In tandem with the colorful seasonal change, lots of new music—new musical colors and textures—has been released over the last several weeks. This week’s show cast a light on a number of new releases revealing a multitude of sonic colors. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what colored the musical airwaves. Don't forget that you can see what was featured in last week’s show, “Power” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “colors” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)” Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
“For Each, A Flower” the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
“OCD” Kait Dunton Triokait2
“So What?” Allan Harris The Genius Of Eddie Jefferson
“White Shadow” Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (2)
“Death on Two Legs” Queen A Night At The Opera
“All Is Forgiven” Jellyfish Spilt Milk
“Russian Hill” Jellyfish Spilt Milk
“Prehistoric Beach” Quintopus Prehistoric Beach
“Counterpoint” Dustin Laurenzi Natural Language
“Bob’s Monsters” Bill Frisell Quartet
“Valse D'alchemie” Torch Torch
“Colors of Nothingness” Yelena Eckemoff Desert
“In The Dark” Kenny Barron Quintet Concentric Circles
“In the Trenches” Tia Fuller Diamond Cut
“Atomic Dog” David McMurray Music Is Life
“Down and Out” Danny Green Trio One Day It Will
“You Don't Know What Love Is” Mike Clark & Delbert Bump Retro Report

Power (playlist #149)

“power” by gbmediadesign

I have mixed feelings about the term/genre “power pop.” Not about the music that is often saddled with this label, quite the contrary. It’s the words chosen to define the music that fills this genre—“power” and the killer, to me: “pop.” Too often “power pop” seems to carry a residual negative and/or a dismissive err about it when I hear it used. Is it just me? Perhaps. Is this a label, a genre, that is more an artificial artifact from the 20th century? Time will tell as we move onward in this century. Time and again, labels and stuffing music into restrictive genre bins seems to be too limiting at times. But, I digress....the good news: today’s show cast a light on a number of exceptional bands and tracks that swim, some more deeply than others, in the waters of “power pop.” Magnificent sharp and heavy guitars mixed with driving yet economical arrangements filled the airwaves for part of the morning. More and different power was on display with a deep dive into Fripp and Eno’s live recording from 1975, a classic. Finally, the show opened with the fabulous “Pharaoh’s Dance” from Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. The inspiration to include this track was in part born out of reading a great post that illuminated the fascinating creative process that flowed throughout the making of this release. Highly recommend checking the post out and listening to any track from this classic Miles Davis album. Timeless music. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what else was featured. Don't forget that you can see what was featured as part of the last episode, “Steps” (by clicking here). This week's artwork, “power” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see the full image here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“Pharaoh's Dance” Miles Davis Bitches Brew
“Swing Ghost '59” the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
“Cartoon” Bill Frisell This Land
“Julius Hemphill” Bill Frisell This Land
“Matte Kudasai” King Crimson Discipline
“Elephant Talk” King Crimson Discipline
“A Trophy Mule In Particular” Guided By Voices Earthquake Glue
“Secret Star” Guided By Voices Earthquake Glue
“Russian Hill” Jellyfish Spilt Milk
“Wind on Water” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975
“A Near Find in Rip Pop” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975
“A Fearful Proper Din” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975
“A Darn Psi Inferno” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975
“Evening Star” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975

Steps (playlist #148)

“steps” by gbmediadesign

This week’s show focused on new and old(er) releases...and much in between during both hours. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was featured. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Twice Lit” (click here). This week's artwork, “steps” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly. You can also see more images here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
"So What (Second Concert) (Live from Konserthuset, Stockholm)" Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
Blue Monk Bill Evans Conversations With Myself
The Pioneers Bill Frisell Music IS
Kentucky Derby Bill Frisell Music IS
Masters Of War (Featuring Rob Dixon) Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
One More Cup Of Coffee Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan
Furtive the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
Imperfect 10 the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
Fear Of The Known Todd Marcus On These Streets
Dragons in Denver Whirlpool This World and One More
Weller Dustin Laurenzi Natural Language
Time Lapse to Fall Danny Green Trio One Day It Will
Epicenter Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth Epicenter
Area 6 7 8 New York Electric Piano Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2
A Hundred Moons GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star

Twice Lit (playlist #147)

“highlights” by gbmediadesign

This week served up a host of doubles and a number of longer tracks that helped cast twice as much light as usual on both the artist and their compositions. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was “twice lit.” Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “I got silence on my radio; Let the air waves flow” (click here). This week's artwork, “highlights” is a detail of an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly and you can also see the full version here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
"All Blues (Live from Konserthuset, Stockholm)" Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
“Monk's Dream” Thelonious Monk Quartet Monk's Dream
“Blue Monk” Thelonious Monk The Composer
“Rag” Bill Frisell This Land
“Go Happy Lucky” Bill Frisell Music IS
“Amenette” the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
“River Mouth (Parts 1 & 2)” the Nels Cline 4 currents, constellations
“Partial Darkness” Hristo Vitchev Quartet Of Light And Shadows
“Transient State” GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star
“Lazuli” Beach House Bloom
“On The Sea” Beach House Bloom
“Indigo” Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (2)
“Home Sweet Home” Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (2)
“Gemini” Phil Schurger Echoes Of The Ancestors

“I got silence on my radio; Let the air waves flow” (Playlist #146)

“harder-wear” by gbmediadesign

This week’s Alloy was not silent and the show definitely “let the airwaves flow.” From new releases and discoveries to timeless classics…and everything in between, and even more! You will want to checkout this week’s playlist to see what was shared. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Scaffolding” (click here). This week's artwork, “harder-wear” is a detail of an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly and you can also see the full version here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album
“Radiska” Andreas Varady The Quest
“Time Is A Sphere” Counterweight Counterweight
“All Is Full Of Love” Sharel Cassity & Elektra Evolve
“All Is Full Of Love” Björk Homogenic
“Popcorn Superhet Receiver: Pt. 1” Aukso Orchestra & Marek Mos Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, Popcorn Superhet Receiver, Polymorphia, 48 Responses to Polymorphia
“The American Metaphysical Circus” United States Of America The United States of America
“May This Be Love” The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
“Are You Experienced?” The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
“Bison Disciple” Dave Miller Old Door Phantoms
“There There. (The Boney King Of Nowhere.)” Radiohead Hail To The Thief
“Chasm” Clark Sommers Lens By A Thread
“Pillage” Clark Sommers Lens By A Thread
“I Never Knew” Miss Remember Miss Remember
“Moonlight Mile” The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
“Monica Jane” Bill Frisell Music IS
“Winslow Homer” Bill Frisell Music IS
“Fluid” Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough Feather
“Later On” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975

Scaffolding (playlist #145)

“scaffolding” by gbmediadesign

Today I was intrigued by the idea of scaffolding, the network of poles and platforms that, when constructed, build a secure foundation by which one can traverse layers and floors. Musically, scaffolding can be the slow and steady building of an artist’s catalog of music—building, weaving, if you will, a complex network of connections, both temporal and evolutionary. As listener’s, in this age of streaming music services, we can climb up and down, in and around an artist’s catalog, their musical scaffolding—sonically, moving in and out, up and down, traversing works, collaborations, and more. In honor of Bill Frisell’s recent birthday, and his recent solo release, the magnificent Music IS, today’s show traversed a small part of his intricate and towering musical scaffolding.

Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was shared and what today’s Alloy scaffolding sounded like. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Crimson” (click here). This week's artwork, “scaffolding” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly and you can also see it here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Compostion Artist Album
“I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town” Wynton Marsalis Septet United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas
“Droni Mitchell” Counterweight Counterweight
“Cuento #1 : West Coast” Matthew Golombisky's Cuentos Volumes 1 & 2
“Warszawa” Delta Saxophone Quartet Bowie, Berlin & Beyond
“Spartacus Love Theme” Bill Evans Conversations With Myself
“Variation on a Theme” Bill Frisell Ghost Town
“Change in the Air” Bill Frisell Music IS
“In Line” Bill Frisell Music IS
“Coltrane Time” Andrew Cyrille, Bill Frisell, Richard Teitelbaum & Ben Street The Declaration of Musical Independence
“In the New Year” Charles Rumback Tag Book
“Song for Andrew No.1” Andrew Cyrille, Bill Frisell, Richard Teitelbaum & Ben Street The Declaration of Musical Independence
“Laxness” Jakob Bro December Song
“The Frisell Dream” Dave Douglas Quintet (with Bill Frisell) Strange Liberation
“Perseverance” Video Gum Culture Perseverance
“Ether” Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough Feather
“Present Tense” Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
“Says” Nils Frahm Spaces (Bonus Track Version)
“Dig The Whole” New York Electric Piano State of the Art

Crimson (playlist #144)

"crimson cassettes" by gbmediadesign

This was a week of fabulous finds. First off, excellent new releases filled the airwaves at the show’s outset. Checkout this week’s playlist to see what was shared. The show then pivoted on a new release by Delta Saxophone Quartet, Bowie, Berlin & Beyond which features an exceptional cover of Brian Eno’s, Music for Airports. The balance of the show then explored tracks from Robert Fripp & Brian Eno’s Live In Paris 28.05.1975 a three-disc set that I recently acquired. It is a looper’s delight (highly recommend it) and it is a vital historic document of the looping/experimental period of Eno and Fripp. The show ended with a dip into more Crimsony goodness with tracks from (I think) the overlooked 1995 King Crimson release, Thrak—a prog essential listen.

Checkout this week’s playlist to see all the music that what was shared. Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Tape” (click here). This week's artwork, “crimson cassette” is an altered/remixed photograph by yours truly and you can also see it here.

As always, thanks for listening!


Compostion Artist Album
“Raven's Wing” Corcoran Holt The Mecca
“Troll Talk” Kevin Bales And Keri Johnsrud Beyond The Neighborhood, The Music Of Fred Rogers
“Aparecida” Counterweight Counterweight
“The Old Road” Perry Smith Quintet New Angel
“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” Wynton Marsalis Septet United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas
“State Of The Art” New York Electric Piano State of the Art
“Music for Airports” Delta Saxophone Quartet Bowie, Berlin & Beyond
“Tone Reverse” [Live: Ubique Maubeuge (2000); composer: Hourbette] Art Zoyd 44 1/2 at a Glance: Selections from the Art Zoyd Box Set
“Ahoi” Harmonia Musik Von Harmonia
“Test Loop I” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975 [Disc 3]
“Test Loop II” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975 [Disc 3]
“Loop Only: A Radical Representative Of Pinsnip” Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Live In Paris 28.05.1975 [Disc 3]
“Dinosaur” (feat. Gwilym Simcock) Delta Saxophone Quartet Crimson! (feat. Gwilym Simcock)
“Dinosaur” King Crimson Thrak
“Walking on Air” King Crimson Thrak
“Strid” GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star

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