Melting Pot: Pushing Boundaries, Blurring Genres

This week's episode features a number of tracks that once again push the stereotypical musical boundaries. I suppose it could be argued that most every "Alloy" has some form of musical boundary pushing, but this one has a bit more than usual. Nothing ear-splitting or grossly uncomfortable! Just musicians who like to play in a bigger-than-normal musical sandbox.

The image I selected to represent this week's show is a good example of this genre blurring. In the late '70s, jazz drummer, Lenny White, released "Lenny White presents The Adventures of the Astral Pirates." It is an album that is part fusion, part rock, part science fiction (the liner notes feature the storyline to the album in comic book/sequential-panel format (not unlike Genesis' prog-rock classic, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"). Interestingly, Lenny did not like the usual "jazz fusion" label that was used to describe this album and felt the album was more "jazz rock." Either way it is a far out, sonically diverse album and one track will be part of this week's show. Listen live at 10AM on Monday, here.