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Instrumental Invasion, 3/17/21 March 18, 2021

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Classical, Internet, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio.
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The March 17, 2021, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was the 50th overall. Once again, it was recorded over three days: the first hour on February 11, two second hour segments on the 12th, and the last one on the 13th. Two pickups were recorded on the 15th and the third segment was remixed on the 16th after Patrick Bradley e-mailed me his liner.

The playlist was created on February 8 with annotations on the 9th and 10th, after which the script was drafted.

Last week, it was a Sousa march; this week, it was a classical piece, marking Gil Shaham‘s second appearance, and a second chance at reciting a long title.

I didn’t think to acknowledge how Acoustic Alchemy and Down to the Bone were British bands, but there wasn’t any time, anyway.

When I promoted the show on Facebook, I noted that I’d be playing a song from David Benoit‘s 1977 debut. David was pleasantly surprised, and even more so when I told him the song would be “Los Angeles.” He told me that song marked his first time writing for strings. I responded, “Wow. Well, it sounded great.” And it does. I hope you (the reader/listener) thought so, too.

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