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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The New Abnormal

Oct 5, 2022 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Music

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

Exploring multiple facets of jazz-adjacent prog-rock, edgy fusion, Canterbury, Zeuhl, Rock-In-Opposition, avant-prog, Rock Progressivo Italiano, world music, ambient, anything virtuosic.

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The New Abnormal
3:01 AM
Matmos - If All Things Were Turned to Smoke / Gdyby wszystko stało się dymem
Matmos If All Things Were Turned to Smoke / Gdyby wszystko stało się dymem N
Regards/Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer Thrill Jockey Records 2022

Matmos is an American experimental electronic duo of M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel active since the mid-1990s. Originally from San Fransisco, they are now based in Baltimore, Maryland, Daniel received a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of English at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Bandcamp

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Schaeffer (1929-2019) was born in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine).
3:07 AM
Set Break: over “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain” by Bill Nelson
3:09 AM
Matthew J. Rolin - Passing II
Matthew J. Rolin Passing II N
Passing American Dreams Records 2022

Guitarist from Athens, Ohio. Bandcamp

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3:10 AM
Chon - Peace
Chon Peace
Chon Sumerian Records 2019

Chon (sometimes stylized as CHON) is/was an American progressive rock and math rock band from Oceanside, California. Bandcamp

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3:13 AM
Steve Tibbetts - Wish
Steve Tibbetts Wish
Big Map Idea ECM Records 1989

Steve Tibbetts was born in Madison, Wisconsin in USA, 1954. The Minneapolis based guitarist and composer is known for his original sound which combines elements of jazz, rock, and world music.

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3:18 AM
Fareed Haque - Almost Cut My Hair
Fareed Haque Almost Cut My Hair
Deja Vu Blue Note Records 1997

Jazz and classical guitarist born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and Chilean mother. His "Déjà Vu" covers the entire CSN&Y LP.

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3:23 AM
David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia - Prayer for My Father
David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia Prayer for My Father
KiF FuzeLicious Morsels 2003

David Fiuczynski (born in 1964) has played on more than 95 albums as a session musician, band leader, or band member. Rufus Cappadocia is a Canadian-American cellist best known for his cross-cultural recordings and performances.

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3:29 AM
Dhafer Youssef - Eleventh Stone
Dhafer Youssef Eleventh Stone
Divine Shadows Jazzland Recordings 2006

Composer, singer and oud player, born 1967 in Teboulba, Tunisia. His grandfather was a muezzin.

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He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur'anic school. But he calls the radio "the most important school" for him.

3:36 AM
Dhafer Youssef - Ivresse Divine
Dhafer Youssef Ivresse Divine
Divine Shadows Jazzland Recordings 2006

He left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna.

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3:40 AM
Set Break: over “Mae Hong Song” by Ozric Tentacles
3:43 AM
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Nevergreen (feat. Terry Donahue & Ken Winokur)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Nevergreen (feat. Terry Donahue & Ken Winokur)
Petrophonics Cuneiform Records 2000

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic play an eclectic blend of rock, avant-garde noise, punk, classical, minimalist and free-form music. They started as a side project of members of Mission of Burma.

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3:51 AM
Trey Gunn - Kukuriku
Trey Gunn Kukuriku
Raw Power (Surfacings 1) First World Records 1999

A native Texan who now resides in Seattle, Washington, he began his musical life at the age of seven playing classical piano. His interest in music grew through various instruments: electric bass, electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, and ultimately the touch guitar. Was a member of King Crimson from 1994-2003.

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Years of working with broad-necked instruments like the Warr guitar affected Gunn physically and he had to seek less damaging playing methods which led him to working with the guitar in a horizontal position across the lap.

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3:54 AM
Djam Karet - Swimming in the Big Sky
Djam Karet Swimming in the Big Sky
Ascension Djam Karet 2001

Founded in California in 1984 and still active. The band's name is an old spelling of an Indonesian word (pronounced by English speakers as 'jum car-RAT) that translates loosely as "elastic time".

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3:59 AM
Rain Tree Crow - Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
Rain Tree Crow Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
Rain Tree Crow (Remastered) Virgin Catalogue 2009

After "Japan" imploded the early 80's, few expected the band to reunite. They got together for this one release, and promptly split due to the usual 'differences'.

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4:01 AM
Set Break: over looped segment of “Red Earth”
4:05 AM
Keef Hartley Band - Theme Song / En Route / Theme Song (Reprise)
Keef Hartley Band Theme Song / En Route / Theme Song (Reprise) R
Overdog Walhalla 1971

British blues rock (and jazz rock) band led by drummer Keith "Keef" Hartley (1944-2011). Formed in 1968, disbanded in 1972.

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4:13 AM
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno - Un Palco Di Marionette
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno Un Palco Di Marionette
Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo WM Italy 1972

Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno (often shortened to RRR) formed in Rome, making their live debut in 1972. Like so many progressive bands in Italy in the seventies, they released one album "Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo" and split up.

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4:23 AM
Supersister - Energy (Out Of Future)
Supersister Energy (Out Of Future)
To The Highest Bidder Polydor 1971

Founded in 1967 in The Hague, Netherlands. Active 1970-1974. They are often lumped in with the Canterbury scene due to their light hearted humor, and similarity to Caravan.

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4:37 AM
Set Break: over “Right At The Time” by David Hykes & Djamchid Chemirani
4:40 AM
Serge Bringolf - Delire Parties I, II & III
Serge Bringolf Delire Parties I, II & III
Strave Soleil Zeuhl 2011

French drummer and composer, in the tradition of Christian Vander (Magma). Bringolf released three albums under his own name in the early 1980s, two studio and one live. He started out squarely within the Zeuhl tradition, but was developing his own voice. After a promising early career, his musical output trailed off.

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Originally a double LP released in 1980.
4:58 AM
Nguyên Lê - Purple or Blue (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs)
Nguyên Lê Purple or Blue (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs)
Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs) [feat. Youn Sun Nah] ACT Music 2014

Self taught guitarist born in Paris in 1959. The release covers the entire Pink Floyd LP.

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4:59 AM
Nguyên Lê - Any Colour You Like (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs)
Nguyên Lê Any Colour You Like (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs)
Celebrating the Dark Side of the Moon (with NDR Bigband & Michael Gibbs) [feat. Youn Sun Nah] ACT Music 2014

Michael Gibbs was born in 1937 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). Multi-talented trombonist who also gets credits as conductor, composer, arranger, musical director, producer, and more rarely, keyboardist and drums. He is well known among prog/hard rock fans as orchestral arranger worked with Uriah Heep in mid 70'.

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Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in the city-state of Hamburg, Germany. NDR has four musical organizations, including two orchestras, a chorus and the "big band" featured on this recording.

5:03 AM
Set Break: over “Impromptu” by Gary Burton & Steve Swallow
5:06 AM
Jonas Hellborg - The Kings Letter
Jonas Hellborg The Kings Letter
Time Is the Enemy Bardo 2004

Bassist Jonas Hellborg was born in Sweden in 1958. In addition to an illustrious jazz fusion career, he continues to explore amalgamations of Indian and Western music.

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Shawn Lane was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1963. He only had a few solo records, but collaborated with many musicians (9 years with Jonas Hellborg). He is unfortunately not as well known as he should be. He died in 2003, age 40. Wikipedia

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5:12 AM
Chad Wackerman - Tell Me
Chad Wackerman Tell Me
Forty Reasons Creative Music Productions 1991

Jazz, jazz fusion and rock drummer (born March 25, 1960 in Long Beach, California). Best known for his work as a drummer and percussionist in Frank Zappa's band from 1981 to 1988.

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5:17 AM
Hiromi - Desert on the Moon
Hiromi Desert on the Moon
Brain Telarc 2004

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ) is a Japanese jazz composer and pianist, blending musical genres such as jazz, progressive rock, classical and fusion. After being a jingle writer for a few years for Japanese companies such as Nissan, she enrolled to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal.

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5:24 AM
Jean-Luc Ponty - Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 4
Jean-Luc Ponty Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 4
Imaginary Voyage Rhino Atlantic 2005

French jazz musician (violin and keyboards) and composer, born was born into a family of classical musicians in 1942. At the urging of Frank Zappa who wanted him to join their tour, Ponty emigrated with his wife and two young daughters to the United States, settling in Los Angeles.

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5:32 AM
Set Break: over “Tablula Rasa” by Nils Petter Molvær
5:35 AM
Hoven Droven - Skvadern
Hoven Droven Skvadern
Grov MNW Music AB 1996

Swedish band formed in 1989, They specialize in instrumental, hard rock arrangements of old Swedish folk tunes. The closest English translation of the phrase "Hoven Droven" is "helter skelter" or "whatever."

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5:38 AM
Gongzilla - Gongzilla
Gongzilla Gongzilla
Suffer Nimbit 1995

A distant branch in the Gong family tree, Gongzilla was a reassembly of several of the members of Pierre Moerlen's Gong and played a similar jazz-rock fusion.

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5:44 AM
Terje Rypdal - Ambiguity
Terje Rypdal Ambiguity
Chaser ECM Records 1985

A rock trio led by Terje Rypdal.

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5:52 AM
Set Break: over “eclipse of Faith” by Djam Karet

Note: next week I will be hosting Wednesday morning 7:00-10:00 a.m., and Marvin Rosen will be airing Classical Discoveries on Friday October 7th, 7:00-10:00 a.m.

5:55 AM
The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - King Kong
The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra King Kong
Z.E.R.O. - Tolerance Cordelia Records 2016

The Zãþþã Éårlý Rênáissánçê Ørçhêstrå is based in the Seattle area and was formed in 2012 as a result of a joke and a challenge involving Zappa's music and the ukulele. The membership of Z.É.R.Ø. is variable, ranging from a live trio to a virtual 17 piece band in the studio.

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And that is indeed Ike Willis narrating 'If 6 was 9".