WPKN Archives: Joseph Celli -- My Other Music

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Monday, November 13th, 2017
9:00AM to 10:30AM

1 hour, 30 minutes

Monday, November 13th, 2017 9:01AM

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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

MON NOV 13TH 2017 9.00AM–10.30AM



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


Kronos Quartet “White Man Sleeps I”
from Pieces of Africa (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 1992)


Kronos Quartet “White Man Sleeps II”
from Pieces of Africa (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 1992)


Kronos Quartet “White Man Sleeps V”
from Pieces of Africa (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 1992)


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



Roomful of Teeth “Run Away”
from Roomful of Teeth SINGLE (2012)



Blair Quartet “String Quartet No. 2: II. Arguments - Allegro con Spirito”
from Ives: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 CD (American Classics 2006)


Jocelyn Medina “simple” from common ground CD ALBUM (Running Tree Records 2017)


Vocal Constructivists & Jane Alden Cornelius Cardes: “Treatise: Movement 2” from Walking Still CD (Innova 2014)



Roscoe Mitchell “Cracked Roses” from Discussions CD ALBUM (Wide Hive Records 2017)



Cesaria Evora “Voz d'Amor” CD (Bluebird 2003)


The Bad Plus “Fém (Etude No. 8)” from For All I Care CD (Heads Up 2008)



Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny “Song X” CD (1985)

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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