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Instrumental Invasion, 3/9/22 March 10, 2022

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Internet, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio.

The March 9 Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was recorded over three days in mid-January: the first hour on January 17, two second hour segments on the 18th, and the last on the 19th. A pickup was recorded on the 21st after learning that it was the true release date of Someone’s Singing, Chieli Minucci‘s instrumental solo album. That makes “Bright Sky” the first song on a 2022 show from an album released in 2022.

The playlist was created on January 15 and annotated on the 16th. (The “11/16/21” annotation for Someone’s Singing was based on Amazon’s page for the digital version.) The talk break script for the first hour, and first break of the second hour, was drafted before recording on the 17th with the rest of the script drafted on the 18th.

I may have exaggerated the similarity between “Freight Train Joe” by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and “Santa Cruzin” by Grover Washington, Jr. Their A sections are the same key, but that’s it. Grover was the first of six juniors I referenced throughout the show, and Tyrone Brown, the “Santa Cruzin” bassist, was the first of four Browns.

While drafting the script, I was surprised to learn that so many players on Bob Mintzer‘s All L.A. Band are faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music, led by Bob himself.

Click here to download the aircheck MP3 or listen below:

Like last week, I included promos for WCWP-FM 57th anniversary programming in my scope.



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