Mellow vibes dominate this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap. We'll be weaving in and out of indie-folk, delicate bossa beats, and mixing in a neat Kali Uchis cover of Bjork's 'Venus as a Boy'.
Writer Nate Chinen is guest DJing this session of Bridging the Gap. He’s the director of editorial content for WBGO Newark, and a contributor for NPR Music. His new book- “Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century” explores the relicency and survival of Jazz music, and he’s discussing it on Monday night at the Blue Note.
Exploring the current state of Jazz, and some brave new territory. It’s a show to really screw on your headphones and thinking cap, and open your mind. Expect music from Snarky Puppy, Fazer, Sons of Kemet, Reggie Padilla, Jesse Fischer and more.
Celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with timeline of songs. Starting with the civil war, moving through the horror of lynching and slavery, then moving into songs taken from, or inspired by the civil rights movement.
Turning towards a more electronic sound for this evenings session of Bridging the Gap. Wrapping it all around a new release from the Chemical Brothers... so it's a good night to strap on the headphones and turn the bass up.
Once in a while a picture can inspire an entire show. In this case it's this shot of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall shaking hands with an inmate at his performance at Folsom Prison. So I'm starting there, and finding my way with you.
There's a lot going on in tonight's session of Bridging the Gap. We're celebrating the birthday of David Bowie, looking back on the impact of Alan R. Pearlman founder of ARP Instruments who passed away on January 6th, and reflecting on the struggles over the border.
It's Christmas Day... and wishing you all a happy holiday. Tonight's show is is going to be a collection of a few Christmas songs as well as a few other songs that remind me of winter and a reflective holiday season.