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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Moving Worlds, Calypso Sketches, Freaking Out


Tonight in the Explorers Room, we'll hear an anxious, restless blend of exotic jazz, calypso, reggae, and profoundly psychedelic, intensely funky West African music.  Should be a good one, do tune in.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Chappell Mood Music Library


Tonight in the Explorers Room, we'll hear a survey of sounds from the Chappell Music library, with selections from nearly every release (volumes 1-24 or so) on the Chappell Mood Music sublabel & series,  which made extensive use of Roger Roger – and was home to many of his early experiments with unusual techniques and instruments (the Ondes Martenot in particular). Tune in for an extraordinary variety of sounds drawn from a very narrow field.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Savage and Sensuous Exotica and Jazz


Tonight in the Explorers Room we'll imbibe an extremely potent blend of exotica and jazz.  Yusef Lateef, Buddy Collette, Don Ralke, Chico Hamilton, and even Camarata hold court as bongos and flutes abound in steaming jungles and torrid nightclubs, and exotica standards mix freely with fresh inventions. 

As usual, 7-10:00. See you there.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: We're Back!

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Tonight, we return at long last to the atmospheric interior of the Explorers Room.  Let's get back into the swing of things with some sets built on chance-based strategies and daisy chains of word association.  Guaranteed to be full of twists and terns.