WPKN Archives: Joseph Celli -- My Other Music

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
8:00PM to 10:55PM

2 hours, 55 minutes

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 8:01PM

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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

TUE OCT 10TH 2017 8:00PM–11:00PM


Time zone: eastern


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



Xiao-fen Min “For Our Children”
from Mao, Monk and Me CD SINGLE (2017)



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


Hans Reichel “Upper Larum”
from Lower Lurum CD ALBUM (RASTASCAN RECORDS 1994)


Yuri Yunakov “Arabski Kjuchek”
from Balada - Bulgarian Wedding Music CD (Traditional Crossroads 1999)


Margaret Leng Tan “Suite for Toy Piano: I.”
from Cage: The Seasons (ECM New Series 2000)



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


Cassandra Wilson “I Can't Stand the Rain”
from Blue Light 'Til Dawn CD (CM BLUE NOTE (A92) 1993)


Hans Reichel “I Want You to Be Happy”
from Lower Lurum CD ALBUM (RASTASCAN RECORDS 1994)


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


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)



Andrea Centazzo, LaDonna Smith & Davey Williams “Sextet Improvisation”
from USA Concerts East (Felmay)



Mike Olson “Noopiming”
from Six Projects CD (Innova Records, 2015)


Artemis Quartet “String Quartet No 2: II. Sostenuto, Molto Calmo”
from Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (Warner Classics 2000)


Henry Kaiser And Wadada Leo Smith “Miles Dewey Davis III”
from Yo Miles! CD (Shanachie 1998)


Roomful of Teeth “Vesper Sparrow”
from Render CD (New Amsterdam)



Rez Abbasi “Disagree to Agree (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 (Whirlwind Recordings 2017)



Edgar Varese “Ameriques”
from Varese: Arcana, Ionisation, Octandre, etc CD



Mark Dresser Seven “TrumpinPutinStoopin”
from Sedimental You (feat. Nicole Mitchell, Marty Ehrlich, David Morales Boroff, Michael Dessen, Joshua White & Jim Black) CD (Cleanfeed Records 2016)

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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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