This week's Hell or High Water (Sunday 1-2PM) will feature early recordings from the legendary avant-garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor. Backed by the masterful rhythm section of bassist Buell Neidlinger and drummer Dennis Charles and featuring solos from other free jazz giants like Steve Lacy and Archie Shepp, these mid to late 50s recordings highlight Taylor's earliest recorded output as a leader.
Nine to midnight on tonight's Thursday Night Feature on WXYC: Unknown Legends, featuring recent American underground cassette releases, low-run vinyl, and CD-Rs, highlighting the mottled sounds existing along a shared circuit that coalesce into what host Ryan Martin describes as “modern subterranean folk music.” Labels and locales represented include Cephia's Treat, Nazot, Bonescraper, no-label, I Just Live Here, Gross Domestic Product, /\, Immaginarium, Toy Prison, Far Rockaway, Tampa, Providence, Carrboro, basements-warehouses-living rooms everywhere.
Starting tomorrow on WXYC, each Wednesday between the hours of 5 and 7 PM there will be readings of fiction and poetry from this semester's forthcoming issue of Cellar Door, the official UNC campus literary and arts magazine. Tune in for this exclusive preview.
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Tonight’s Thursday Night Feature on WXYC takes a look at the Native Tongues Posse, a hip-hop crew that grew out out of the five boroughs during the late 1980s and early 1990s and featured artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and more. The crew's sound is tied together by afrocentricism, jazz samples, and all-around positivity. Tune in from 9pm-12am on WXYC 89.3.
Today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM), we continue our look at avant-garde jazz from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection with music from innovative saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded at live dates in '66 and '67, "Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village" is (in our humble opinion) some of his best work. Tune in!
In honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this week's show features Steve Reich's "Tehillim", Judeo-jazz from John Zorn's Masada, music from the Jewish people of Uganda, and a little bit of klezmer. Nine to midnight on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC.
September 23rd was John Coltrane's birthday, and we're celebrating it this week on Hell or High Water. Tune in Sunday from 1-2PM to hear "Live in Seattle", recorded in Sept. 1965 with a killer lineup (McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, Donald Garrett, Pharoah Sanders!). Also, check out these photos of Coltrane from UNC's Southern Folklife Collection, taken by Robert Bolton: http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/sfc/index.php/2011/09/23/happy-birthday-mr-coltrane/
Jozef Van Wissem's Renaissance-inspired modern lute is reflected in palindromic pieces on "Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear", interspersing airport sounds with inverted classical compositions, and "It Is All That Is Made", referencing the Genesis story. We'll hear both these albums as well as selections from Wissem's duo with James Blackshaw, Brethren Of The Free Spirit tonight, nine to midnight, on the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC