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Kansas Bands Return With New Music, Selections From Masters Of Sax Past And Present

Tuesday, November 11: Mathmagicians is the second album from Wichita, Kansas band Japanese Game Show, we’ll hear selections from that as well as new music from another Kansas band, 80 Proof Engine.

Wednesday, November 12: Where The Woodbine Twineth is the latest release from Kansas acoustic duo Elliot Road and the group’s first album in four years. Brothers John and James Beasley team to bring rustic Americana sounds to listeners across a series of heartfelt and thought-provoking songs. We’ll hear selections from that album on this episode as well as music from another Kansas act, Postboy.

Thursday, November 13: Released in late 1982 H2O was the eleventh album from Daryl Hall and John Oates and featured three major radio hits, including the song “Maneater.” We’ll hear from this release on the show as well as selections from Todd, the 1974 album from Todd Rundgren.

Friday, November 14: Having performed with acts such as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and AU, Colin Stetson is also a groundbreaking solo artist whose remarkable saxophone playing is chronicled across a series of albums, including 2013’s New History Warfare Vol.3, which we'll hear from on this episode of Strange Currency. We’ll also hear Stetson on Tom Waits’ 2002 album Blood Money and Arcade Fire’s 2010 release The Suburbs.

Saturday, November 15: We’ll hear from The Cherry Thing, a 2012 project that brought together Swedish/Norwegian jazz trio The Thing with singer Neneh Cherry. Cherry is the daughter of jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and we’ll hear him as a member of Ornette Coleman’s Quartet on the 1961 album This Is Our Music.

Monday, November 17: Formed in New York City in 1991 Gutbucket fuses elements of jazz, rock and progressive rock in a blend that is all its own. We’ll hear selections from the band’s 2001 debut album Insomniacs Dream plus music from Gutbucket co-founder Ty Citerman’s recent album Bop Kabbalah .