WPKN Archives: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
9:00AM to 10:55AM

1 hour, 55 minutes

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 9:01AM

music jazz experimental avant garde improvisation


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Episode: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

 WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio


My Other Music (MOM) - 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

MON OCT 23RD 2017 9.00AM–10.30AM




Songs Of The Cree Nation “Toots Skottin Boogie”
from Rockin' The Rez CD (Canyon Records)



Billy Holiday “Good Morning Heartache” CD SINGLE


John Cage “John Cage Excerpt, N.1” from Caged/Uncaged (A Rock, Experimental Homage to John Cage) CD Cramps Records (2010)



John Adams “Shaker Loops, for String Septet / II. Hymning Slews”
from Adams Glass Reich Heath Minimalists CD


Rez Abbasi “Thin-King (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)


Clifton Chenier “Louisiana Blues” from Louisiana Blues and Zydeco CD Arhoolie Records


John Cage “John Cage Excerpt, N.3”  from Caged/Uncaged (A Rock, Experimental Homage to John Cage) CD Cramps Records



Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition “Agrima” CD (2017)



Cecil Taylor “Johnny Comes Lately” from Seven Classic Albums CD



Baba Maal “Fanta” from Nomad Soul CD


Sofia Jernberg & Lene Grenager “Shiver” from Crochet (Olof Bright)



Ornette Coleman “Chronology” from The Shape of Jazz to Come CD SINGLE Atlantic Records (1959)

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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