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Cooking, Tripping And Staying Alive

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Thursday, February 11

We’ll hear music from Stain, the 1993 release from Living Colour. It was the band’s final studio recording for eight years. We’ll also hear selections from George Benson’s 1967 LP The George Benson Cookbook.

Friday, February 12

Force Majeure is the new collection from bassist Dezron Douglas & harpist Brandee Younger. The record features 11 pieces performed by the duo from their Harlem, New York living room for a series of 2020 live streams. We’ll hear music from that release as well as selections from Living Colour’s debut album, Vivid.

Saturday, February 13

III: Pentecost is the latest from English band Wytch Hazel. Marrying lyrics that touch on issues of spirituality with music that calls to mind early Jethro Tull and peak-era Thin Lizzy, the band has received wide critical acclaim for its classic but contemporary sound. We’ll hear selections from Wytch Hazel’s latest release, as well as songs from Jethro Tull, Wishbone Ash, and Conny Ochs.

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David Bowie's 'Live and Well'

Monday, February 15

We'll remember musician Chick Corea, who passed on February 11 at the age of 79. We'll hear selections from his work with Miles Davis, as a solo artist, and as a member of Return To Forever.

Tuesday, February 16

First made available in 1999 solely for those who subscribed to the BowieNet website, Live and Well.com features songs from David Bowie’s 1997 Earthling tour. The record has now been made available for wide release, along with a series of other live Bowie recordings. We’ll hear music from LiveandWell.com as well as live selections from Curtis Mayfield, Living Colour, and Sam Cooke.

Wednesday, February 17

We’ll hear selections from Patricia Brennan’s new LP Maquishti as well as music from December, the new release from Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell.

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Yasmin Williams' 'Urban Driftwood'

Thursday, February 18

Listen for music from Yasmin Williams’ latest, Urban Driftwood as well as featured music from Living Colour and Curtis Mayfield.

Friday, February 19

Listen for selections from Josh Johnson’s Freedom Exercise and from Who Sent You?, the 2020 sophomore release from Irreversible Entanglements.

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'Tripping With Nils Frahm', a recent live release from the German composer

 Saturday, February 20

We’ll hear music from My Mom’s Getting A Horse, the sophomore release from MFTJ (Mankind’s Final Traffic Jam), featuring multi-instrumentalists Mike Keneally and Scott Schorr.

Monday, February 22

We'll hear music from Tripping With Nils Frahm, a recent live release from the German composer. Plus selections from The War on Drugs, David Bowie and more.

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.