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Jim Beaver and the Down & Dirty Radio Show are bringing you another packed show today and kicking things off is Joe Sylvester who is a veteran Monster Jam competitor and also race the TORC Series. We'll have interviews with John Tuba of Tuba Art Films (Courtesy of www.ParkerLiveCast.com) and an interview with the man behind the V8 Rally Ranger. For event coverage we'll be talking Monster Energy Cup, the Rally America finale and Endurocross. Also on tap are reader questions and the latest news. #GameOn
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Join the Empowering Word Talk Show Team as they interview their special guest, Mr. Waverly "Big Wave" Willis, owner of Urban Kutz Barbershop and Executive Director of TUBA: The Urban Barbershop Association of Cleveland, Ohio. Join us Thursday, November 13th at 6:30pm.
Amazing Gary Grainger is pulling double time on Tuesday, 11/4! Not only is he joining us during the first hour of the show, but he has to RUN after 30 minutes to his sound check at Ram's Head in Annapolis. That's where he takes the stage with Acoustic Alchemy on Tuesday night! Whew!
Gary is no stranger to juggling multiple plates. Our "Hometown Hero" (another Baltimore Baby!) has been doing same for years. From a family of six, Dad gave mandatory piano lessons to ALL. One day, Mr. Grainger brought an old bass home and Gary seized it :) Self-taught as a teen, he also experimented with sousaphone and tuba in high school. Brothers Glenn and Greg were gravitating to music, so Gary chose a similar path. As a member of "Pockets", he toured as the opening act for Earth, Wind & Fire. That segued into getting session work on the East Coast. From 1986 to 1992, Gary was in John Scofield's band. After that, he and fellow Baltimorean, Dennis Chambers, hooked up for Graffiti. 1993 was a pivotal year - he launched a recording studio with brother Greg that booked some high profile clients. AND he worked with the Bill Clinton Inaugural Ball's Music Director, George Duke. You that President Clinton took to the stage with his sax - Gary was there! Between his own gigs as leader, honoring E,W & F with a tribute band and Alchemy, our Bass Master is BUSY! Many of us are looking forward to a chat :)
Matthew Shell is back in the second hour of the show! Special circumstances: His "My Baby", in honor of his beautiful wife! We're going to hear TWO takes - one is the original and the other is a Jazz re-mix. Matt might be bringing the artists who are breathing life into his love song, so we're prepping for a full house! Join us for F-U-N!
Rain Man is a talk format show led by filmmaker and radio personality Michael Flores. From comedy to news plus interviews, Michael and the crew will keep you entertained. Sit back, relax and be prepared to be entertained.
On Today's Show:
Chad Lindberg interview (Fast and the Furious, October Sky, Supernatural)
What if Tuba City got it's own NFL team?
Michael finds out that it is much harder to mix records than he had thought.
Crouching Tiger sequel is stirring up controversy.
Plus news with Melissa.
With the passing of Charlie Haden, many of us are focused on those in the music business whose instrument is the bass. We can all probably name five off the top of our heads who really get our juices flowing - or those with whom we feel an indescribable connection. JUST because of the way they play.
Enter Jimmy Haslip! One of the Masters of the Art of Bass, Jimmy was born in the Bronx. And Spanish was his first language. He learned to speak English later. But the way that he makes his bass speak? There is ONE language - and that's universal :) But let's give you a rewind as to how he got to that level...
Jimmy's family moved to Huntingdon, New York, when he was four. Hearing all kinds of music in the house, he was drawn to the sound of multiple instruments - and he was playing drums, trumpet and tuba early on. But the bass captured his interest. And, at 13, he got one - but here's the kicker: since he was left-handed and since a bass for right-handers was available, Jimmy learned to play it upside down!
1969: Our guest left NY to make his musical path in San Fran, New Orleans, Denver and Dallas. He finally moved to L.A. in 1975 - there he got together with Russell Ferrante and Robben Ford - and they formed the nucleus of players who created "The Inside Story" - Robben's first album.
The strength of that buzz paved the way for the formation of The Yellowjackets in 1980 - Jimmy was a founding member. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out that his way from THERE was gold. In case you might not know - he has had some 21 Grammy nominations - and worked with artists in diverse genres. You can ask Jeff Lorber how he could get along without Jimmy Haslip - the success of "Hacienda" says a LOT!
We'll share music and talk gigs - hang with us on 7/15!
Lucianna Padmore was born in the Bronx, NY. She is a drummer and was praised by Modern Drummer magazine for “Deep grooves and serious fusion chops.” She played drums since nine. Her styles include Jazz and Hip-Hop to Funk and Rock Fusion. She attended LaGuardia High School for Music and Performing Arts and New School University. While in school, she received awards from Jazz at Lincoln Center and BMI for outstanding soloing and Jazz Improvisation. An active drummer on stage and in the studio, Lucianna has been involved in projects in the New York scene. She plays in the rock fusion band Stratospheerius with electric violinist Joe Deninzon. They have three CDs, Live Wires, Headspace, and The Next World. She performs with the Primordial Jazz Funktet, and recorded We are Here. Lucianna performs in the New York-based Japanese lead group Neo Blues Maki, a modern NYC-influenced take on traditional Japanese Incca Music. Miss Padmore does Jazz outreach and education in elementary and high schools in NewYork City to keep Jazz music and Music Appreciation alive! She’s performs with tuba player Bob Stewart, Chico Debarge, Amel Larrieux, Kelis, James Spaulding,Shirely Horn, Bertha Hope, Mimi Jones, Pat Tandy Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones,Sun Ra Archestra, Josh Rosemen Quintet, Oscar Peterson trio, and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She toured in Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Morocco, and Haiti, and the U.S. Lucianna was featured in a book about drummers called Sticks and Skins. Lucianna endorses of Soul Tone Cymbals.
How do we create meaning from the diversity of ideas expressed on Trading Fours? What do we learn and what's it got to do with jazz?! Join us for a special Trading Fours Review Show -- Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12NOON EDT (9AM PDT). We'll revisit our live conversations with Mark Weiner, Sharon Bridgforth, Joseph Daley, and Greg Satell. We'll also reconsider recent rebroadcasts -- Peter Smirniotopoulos, Diana Campbell and Yen Yen Woo -- as we prepare you for our May 2, 2014, show on Public Education and Job Readiness with Huffington Post writer Peter Smirniotopoulos and Education Policy researcher Natalie Pregibon.
Join us on Trading Fours and "Get in on the rhythm."
Henry himself is perhaps best recognized around the world as the sweet toned trombonist featured in the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins’ band, The Barbecue Swingers. He has also recorded and played with the Dirty Dozen, Treme and New Birth Brass Bands. He has imparted his fiery melodies on stages everywhere from New Orleans neighborhood barrooms to far away festivals before hundreds of thousands in Canada, Japan Australia, Brazil, Hungary, Spain and Thailand and command performances for the ambassadors of Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait. Henry has been leading his own band for over 20 years. Like so many other eager young musicians in the Crescent City, he hung around older musicians to build his skills and develop his style. In 1985, the legendary musician, Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, encouraged the 10-year-old prodigy, suggesting he put a band together. The Lil’ Rascals Brass Band has been together now for 26 years, still challenging second liners and rival bands with its hot beats. The ensemble has released two fine, very diverse albums. Since 2008, Henry has been touring with Galactic and has recorded 3 albums with them.In 2011, Henry started a new venture, establishing the Treme Funktet. It’s a funky sextet that’s comfortable moving from jazz to R&B and hip-hop, with an occasional visit to the second-line brass band style. In 2012 Henry won a Grammy Winner with the Rebirth Brass Band for the album Rebirth of New Orleans in the Best Regional Roots Category. Now working on his solo album, Corey Henry plans to pay tribute to all the veteran New Orleans musicians from whom he learned his craft, absorbing all they had to offer.
How does the art of composing reconcile spiritual strivings? What's the creative process of transcribing disparate voices into a unified whole? In what ways does the music of the African Diaspora express cultural unity and the individuality of nations such as South Africa, Brasil, Cuba, or the United States? On Friday, March 21, 2014, we'll trade fours with low-brass specialist, Joseph Daley whose CDs The Seven Deadly Sins and The Seven Heavenly Virtues capture the complexities of the Diaspora and the spiritual strivings contained therein. Join us on Trading Fours -- 11AM Eastern, 8AM Pacific -- and "Get in on the rhythm."
Recently I was asked to comment on the use of vaccines in America and around the world. I am familiar with the activities of medical centers "developing" vaccines on the Navajo Reservation in Tuba City, Arizona when I was in medical school and I questioned the ethicalness of giving very young babies the meningitis vaccine. I was scolded for questioning how well the young Navajo women understood the potential risk of injecting infants with the vaccine. I was just learning about blood/brain barrier and it seemed that babies were the most vulnerable.
Since medical school, I have become aware of numerous instances where pharmaceutical companies and federal agencies approach vaccination as a "business" activity rather than a "health promoting" activities. 1967-1978: The largest test on humans of Depo-Provera begins and is conducted for eleven years through the Grady Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia on 14,000 low income women. These “trials” were conducted on women human subjects without being aware of the fact that they were part of an experiment; and, the researchers deliberately did not inform the women participants that Depo Provera had grave side effects. Many women developed cancer and/or died during the trials, but these cases were not reported to the FDA. The director of the study, Robert Hatcher, further violated the law refusing to submit an annual report during the entire study. Record keeping on the clients was sloppy and more than 13,000 women had no follow-up.The African continent has been a theater for unregulated experimentation. Dr. Phillips’ fraudulent Navrongo research is routinely referenced in UN and US documents as valid family-planning policy.
On January 28, 2013, Israel put an end to the unethical use of Depo Provera after admitting that they coerced African women to use Depo Provera without consent and full understanding of harm.
Our Special Guest: Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Dan Zanes!!
Dan's fourth album in the family series is "House Party" (2003), a rambunctious 20-song collection with a diverse instrumentation that, in addition to the usual guitars, banjos, upright bass, and drums, includes such instruments as tuba, accordion, pump organ, djembe and saw. "House Party" was nominated for a Grammy in the Musical Album for Children category. Music video selections from the "House Party" album played during the Disney Channel's morning program suite known as Playhouse Disney from 2005-2007. New music video selections occasionally play on Nickelodeon's Noggin.
In 2007, Zanes received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children for "Catch That Train"!! And, in 2006 Dan produced a children's reggae CD with Father Goose called "Its a Bam Bam Diddly", which also features songs performed by Sister Carol and Sheryl Crow. Thank you Dan for supporting Autism Awareness!!
Here is the link to Dan Zanes website to learn more.