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The Big Freeze, Absolute Zero And A Dip In The Jacoozzi

Tuesday, April 9

Released in 1981, B.L.T. was the first of three studio collaborations between guitarist Robin Trower and former Cream bassist Jack Bruce. This inaugural release featured drums from Bill Lordan (Sly and the Family Stone) and was a modest chart success. Listen for selections from this recording as well as music from Bryan Ferry’s 1993 covers collection, Taxi, featuring Trower on guitar.

Wednesday, April 10

The Big Freeze is the latest release from singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson. We’ll hear music from it as well as from the latest by Damien Jurado, In The Shape Of A Storm..

Thursday, April 11

Listen for selections from the latest by Acid Tongue, The Night We Broke Our Lease as well as the new release from Ex Hex, It’s Real..

Friday, April 12

Absolute Zero is the new release from Bruce Hornsby and features guest appearances from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), contemporary classical unit y Music and jazz great Jack DeJohnette. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from These Times, the upcoming album from The Dream Syndicate.

Saturday, April 13 

Jacoozzi is the new, all-instrumental set from stoner rock pioneer Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu). In line with jazz, funk and psychedelic rock from the late 1960s and early 1970s, the set explores Bjork’s appreciation for deep rhythms. We’ll hear music from that as well as from Bill Cobham’s jazz fusion classic, Spectrum..

Monday, April 15

Listen for music from Robin Trower’s 1980 effort, Victims Of The Fury as well as United States, the 2009 release from Freddie Nelson and Paul Gilbert.

Tuesday, April 16 

The Paisley Underground is a term coined to describe music emerging from Southern California in the early 1980s and featuring bands such as The Dream Syndicate, The Bangles (initially The Bangs), The Three O’ Clock and Green On Red, among others. We’ll hear from some of the key acts in that scene on this episode as well as selections from the XTC side project The Dukes of Stratosphear.

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.