The acoustic portion of this show focused on the diversity of music performed by early blues artists, including gospel, ragtime, jazz, and white folk songs. The electric portion focused on the blues scene that emerged in Detroit in the 1950s/60s.
This morning's program focused on classical music inspired by childhood, written for children audiences, and composed for learning musicians. It included classics like Debussy's "Children's Corner" and new pieces like "Ferdinand the Bull."
The subject of this week's profile is pianist and composer Don Pullen. We began the show with a chronological look at Pullen's early work, followed by a thematic tour through the phases of an incredibly varied career as leader, sideman, and artist. Leena Mahan took over hosting & DJ duties following Pullen's "Solo Piano Album"