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Power, Corruption, Lies and Saxophone All This Week

Tuesday, November 18: Released in 1992, Wish was the ninth studio album from British band The Cure, we’ll hear from that release as well as from Burning From the Inside, the 1983 release from influential British gothic rock band Bauhaus.

Wednesday, November 19: Released in 1983, Power, Corruption and Lies is the sophomore release from the British band New Order. The record saw the band move further away from traditional rock instrumentation and deeper into the sphere of synthesizers for a record that solidified the band’s sound. We’ll hear from that record as well as from The Endless River, the first album of new music from Pink Floyd in 21 years.

  Thursday, November 20: Tell ‘Em I’m Gone is the latest release from Yusuf, the singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens. The album features a series of originals and a handful of classic songs, including “You Are My Sunshine” and “Big Boss Man.” We’ll hear from that recording as well as from Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, a collection of songs featuring lyrics from Bob Dylan and music from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, members of Mumford and Sons, Dawes, and Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Friday, November 21: We’ll celebrate the 74th birthday of Dr. John with selections from his solo work as well as his long career as a sideman.

Saturday, November 22: We’ll hear selections from Volunteered Slavery, the 1969 release from legendary saxophonist Roland Kirk as well as music from Ahead of Their Time, an archival recording from The Mothers of Invention, which captures the band live in London in late 1968, finding the band (led by Frank Zappa) pushing the limits of its jazz-inflected sound.

Monday, November 24: Listen for selections from Dancing, the 2000 release from Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins, featuring the saxophone work of Evan Francis. We’ll also hear from Oppy Music: Vol.1: Purple, Crayon by Chris Opperman and The Random Factor. The album was produced by Keneally and Opperman is featured on the 2000 Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins release, Dancing.

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.