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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

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

1 hour, 30 minutes

Monday, October 9th, 2017 9:00AM

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Episode: Joseph Celli -- My Other Music


WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio



My Other Music (MOM) (2,4)(Music)


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 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. Follow Me on Facebook or send me a note at: [email protected]

MON OCT 9TH 2017 9.00AM–10.30AM



Northern Cree “Toots Skootin' Boogie”
from Rockin' The Rez CD ALBUM (Canyon Records 2001)


Kronos Quartet “The Beatitudes”
from Music of Vladimir Martynov CD (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com2012)


Ambrose Akinmusire “H.A.M.S (In the Spirit of Honesty)”
from A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard CD (Blue Note (BLU) 2017)


Kamala Sankaram “Coffee Shop”
from Miranda: The Steampunk Murder Mystery Opera CD (Kamala Sankaram 2013)



Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory “Big Red Peaches”
from Nine To Get Ready CD (BMG Records)



Xiao-fen Min “Mao, Monk and Me” SINGLE (2017)


Yuri Yunakov “Arabski Kjuchek”
from Balada - Bulgarian Wedding Music CD (Traditional Crossroads1999)


Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss “Lux aeterna”
from Ligeti: Lux aeterna CD (harmonia mundi 2008)



Rez Abbasi “Propensity (feat. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael)”
from Unfiltered Universe (feat. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss & Elizabeth Mikhael) CD (2017)


Andrea Centazzo & Tom Corra “Obsession One”
from USA Concerts East CD (Felmay)



Carl Stone “wall me do”
from Four Pieces CD (EAM Discs 1989)





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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