WPKN Archives: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Monday, January 22nd, 2018
9:00AM to 10:30AM

1 hour, 30 minutes

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 9:00AM

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Episode: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli

 WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio


My Other Music (MOM),           Joseph Celli, Producer/Host



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 JAN 22ND 2018 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.com 2012)


Laurie Anderson “O Superman (For Massenet)”
from Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology (Remastered) CD (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2000)


Mark Izu & and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel “Mirth (Hasyam)”
from Navarasa CD ALBUM (Belly to Belly 2011)



Kelsey Bell, Grace McLean and Amber Gray “This Is Not A Land of Kings” SINGLE (2017)


Vijay Iyer Trio “Dogon A.D.”
from Historicity (Bonus Track Edition) CD (ACT Music 2009)


Abdoulaye Diabate & Koutiala Orchestra “Samory” CD ALBUM (Cobalt 2001)



Christoph Rutimann and Fredy Studer “Down Under”
from Cactuscrackling CD



Hackberry Ramblers “Jolie Blonde”
from The Essential Guide to Cajun Music Vol II CD



Miguel Zenon “Seis Cinco”
from Jíbaro CD (Marsalis Music 2005)


Cassandra Wilson “Hellhound on my Trail”
from Blue Light 'Til Dawn CD (CM BLUE NOTE (A92) 1993)


The Microscopic Septet “Brilliant corners”
from Friday the Thirteenth: The Micros Play Monk CD ALBUM (Cuneiform Records 2010)



Dustin Demilio “unreleased”
from Unreleased CD SINGLE (Unreleased)



Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny “Song X” CD (Nonesuch Records 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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