Episode 288: Miles Mosley
Besides being one of the founding members of the mighty West Coast Get Down, bassist Miles Mosley's resume (Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill...) reads like a who's who of the biggest names in music. Earlier this year we reviewed his stellar debut solo LP, Uprising, and recently we had the chance to sit down with the master innovator before his ground shaking show at Songbyrd Music House right here in Washington, DC. Join us and get delivered some TRUTH about music, life, and existential excellence from one of modern music's most electric voices.
PLUS! Cameron Graves (also a founding member of the West Coast Get Down) is one of the most innovative keyboard players on the modern jazz (or any) scene. On his new album Planetary Prince, he's pulling out all the stops and taking the listener on an intensely cosmic jazz odyssey...that also happens to be one of the best albums of 2017. Tune in, and drop out with the lead off track from this funk and soul infused triumph, "Satania In Our Solar System."
Episode 484: Rose City Band's 'Summerlong' PLUS New Music from Bannanagun
Season 10, Ep. 484
Ripley Johnson’s Rose City Band project started as an act of wish fulfillment. One of the creative minds behind Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo just wanted to “start a country-rock band so I can retire and just play down at the pub every Thursday night during happy hour.” The resulting first album in 2019 was a hazy stroll through the morning dew of a not yet technicolor world. With hints of psychedelia and twang, it was a peak at the source of a style of music before it heads further out into the cosmos.One year later, Johnson is back withSummerlong,an album that echoes Rose City Band’s quiet beginnings but imbues its primal sound with brightness and warmth that is worthy of its title. Brokedown Pod’s Jonathan Hart joins us to discuss this latest chapter in Ripley Johnson’s wild trip across the universe.PLUS! New music from Melbourne, Australia’s Bananagun!Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist
Episode 483: New Music From Lori Mckenna And The Return of The Chicks!
Season 10, Ep. 483
On her latest collection of songs,The Balladeer,Lori McKenna is continuing to prove that she is one of the all-time songwriting greats,and Country Music legends The Chicks return with the triumphant, genre-bustingGaslighter.Tune in as we dig into both of these releases, discuss the current dysfunctional state of country music, and more on an all-new episode of Discologist.Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist
Episode 482: Jazz Odyssey with new music from Ambrose Akinmusire, Nduduzo Makhathini, and Daniel Carter
Season 10, Ep. 482
Welcome back fellow music loversJazz is American culture’s greatest gift to the world. More succinctly, it is one of African-American culture’s greatest gifts to the world.On this episode of Discologist we’ll be discussing the art form’s importance, sometimes daunting legacy, and helping you ease into a new life of jazz appreciation through the lens of three spectacular 2020 releases: Nduduzo Makhathini’sModes of Communication Letters From The Underworlds, Ambrose Akinmusire’sOn The Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment,and Daniel Carter’s collaboration with Matthew Ship, William Parker, and Gerald Cleaver,Welcome Adventure! Vol 1.You’ve made enough sourdough in your quarantine. Now it’s time to feed your head.Love this show? Let us know by supporting us. Quick. Easy. Makes you feel good.https://supporter.acast.com/Discologist