WPKN Archives: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Monday, September 25th, 2017
9:00AM to 10:30AM

1 hour, 30 minutes

Monday, September 25th, 2017 9:01AM

music new world jazz experimental avant garde asian improvisation


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Episode: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

 My Other Music (MOM), Joseph Celli, Producer/Host
Monday, September 25, 2017, 9 - 10:30am

1.Northern Cree Nation: Rockin’ the Rez
   #1. Toots Skottin Boogie

2. eighth blackbird performs by Missy Mazzoli
   #3. Still Life with Avalanche, 9:06

3.John Coltrane: Giant Steps
   #6. Naima, 4:21, Atlantic Records

4. Anglung Kebyar: Gamelan Music from Bali
   #1. Berata Yasa (Meditation Song), 4:46

5. Sara Kirkland Snider
   #2. As He Looks Out to Sea from Penelope, 5:50

6. Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages
   #5. 4:16, Greenleaf Music

7. Dustin DeMilio: Lotus Peak, 5:21 (unreleased)

8. C. J. Chenier: The Desperate Kingdom of Love
   #1. The Desperate Kingdom of Love, 3:35, World Village

9. John Zorn: Masada
   #4. Ravayah, 3:20, Tzadik Records

11. Cassandra Wilson: Blue Light Til Dawn
   #2. Come On In My Kitchen, 4:53, Blue Note

12. Edgar Varese: Orchestra Works Vol II
   #9. Ionisation, 5:24, Naxos Records

13. Kronos Quartet & Natalie Merchant: Folksongs
   #3. Butcher’s Boy, 3:53, Nonesuch Records

14. Ornette Coleman: Change of the Century
   #2. Free, 6:20, Atlantic Records
Pigeonhole: typically an overly restrictive nitch, to categorize, classify, compartmentalize, characterize, label, brand, tag, designate, grade, codify, sort, rank, or rate.

Since producing & hosting Soundprint: Asia I’ve become pigeonholed as the ‘Asian Guy’ here at WPKN - I like that! But, I also like My Other Music (MOM), a wide-ranging interest in Western classical, R & B, experimental & avant-garde, Cajun, Latin and the whole history of American jazz. YES, the whole history from early 20th century to new explorations in improvisation.

I have a strong belief in the never ending and ambitious pursuit of innovation in improvised music. We tend to have nostalgic and lazy ears that most oftentimes gravitate to the familiar. Who are the new Bird, Coltrane and Miles that brings the ferocious need to explore and expand the vocabulary of ‘jazz’? I hope we discover these new ‘masters’ together and avoid the convenient ‘pigeonhole that so much music is suffocated in.

MOM has a regular slot in the ‘PKN schedule on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 9am -12noon and you can hear Soundpring: Asia my other program every Thursday morning from 2 – 6am as well as many fill-in spots.

So, please become a friend on Facebook: Joseph Celli & we will keep you in the loop about upcoming program or visit us at: www.josephcelli.com


Show: Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

 Host Joseph Celli presents a program of music from Japan/Okinawa, Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet, Mongolia & elsewhere in Asia. Included with the traditional court, folk & religious music are occasional interviews with Asian musicians, World Premieres, and historical context about the music, musicians & instruments.

Celli said, “Unfortunately, we tend to think of Asia as being homogeneous but it actually has more musical diversity and individuality than most places in the world.” Programs range from the overtone singing of Tuva to the ecstatic Gamelan of Indonesia, and the elegant court music of Korea, Japan & Cambodia. Information about upcoming concerts of Asian music, exhibitions & an occasional undiscovered spicy restaurant are all part of the fun.

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