Today's subject was Lionel Hampton, legendary jazz vibraphonist. The show surveyed his early work as percussionist and vibraphonist in big bands, through his playing in Benny Goodman's small groups, to his career as bandleader and frequent collaborator.
This Sunday we heard a set recorded two days previously here at WKCR with Christian Pincock. Playing a valve trombone equipped with sensors that allow uninterrupted playing with computer programming and processing, Christian performed his solo piece "Modifications of the Mind."
Christian has been touring the country, introducing audiences to the new "Modifications of the Mind" piece that incorporates principles and ideas of Ashtanga Yoga. As of this evening, Christian still has some tour dates coming up -- for information on those dates, check out Christian's website.