If the words "Heisman Candidate" don't mean anything to you, then you probably want to know what's going on this week on your favorite radio station whose digits sum to 20.
First, at 9 pm on tonight's Inside Track we got the new one from William Parker Orchestra, called 'Essence of Ellington' on AUM Fidelity. Bassist Parker leads an 11-piece big band that includes Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, Darius Jones and others, paying tribute to The Duke, recorded live in Milan earlier this year. Pretty great. This is a double-disc release that goes well over an hour, so don't worry, we'll cut it off at 10 (unless you ask us nicely).
Then, tune in Sunday from 10am-1pm for OCS when DJ TyFy takes us through a tour of some his favorite folk and neo-traditional jams. He got a really nice haircut recently, so be sure to call him and let him know. And hopefully y'all know that every Sunday at 1pm on Hell or High Water one lucky DJs gets to explore the annals of the Southern Folklife Collection and play some really wonderful stuff you won't find anywhere else.
At 2, on Broken Music, Joe W is going to bring us Anton Batagov's 2001 "Prostration to the 35 Buddhas": two pieces which combined run for ~62 minutes. According to Batagov's notes: "The first movement (for piano and vibraphone) is a 40 minute long meditation on emptiness... The second movement is written for piano, vibraphone, Javanese gong and antique cymbal. This movement is based on the traditional text 'Protration to the 35 Buddhas'. The text is recited in English by Ven. Ani Karin.
At 8pm, on the Backyard BBQ, Julianna is bringing us an interview with Reid from The Flute Flies (it's a band with Ivan Howard (from the Rosebuds) and Zeno Gill (Pox World Empire) that is releasing their new record on CyTunes, the label that donates money to the Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke). Reid was sick last week, but this week he'll be healthy enough to interview! Hopefully you'll stick around for SportsRap at 9, where we'll talk about everything from the Fightin' Fedoras to the Prancin' Panthers.
Finally, on the Outside Track on Monday at 9pm, we got 'Great Howl at Town Haul' by the Deep Listening Band. Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and David Gamper are the Deep Listening Band here, a group who've been exploring resonance for over 20 years. Great Howl was culled from this trio's very final recording sessions; Gamper passed away in September 2011 and this release is mesmerizing.