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

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
11:00PM to 1:55AM

2 hours, 55 minutes

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 11:01PM

music jazz experimental avant garde asia


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Episode: My Other Music (MOM) -- Joseph Celli


WPKN 89.5-FM Bridgeport

Independent Community Radio





Brian Eno “2/2”
from Ambient 1: Music for Airports CD (Virgin EG Records 1978)



Wadada Leo Smith & Golden Quartet “Rosa Parks”
from Tabligh CD (Cuneiform Records)



Lois V Vierk “Simoom” CD (Experimental Intermedia 1990)



Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue “Door 4: Sinom Semarangan”
from Song of the Silver Geese CD (Pi Records 2016)


Shahmirza Mor?di & Reza Moradi “Shane-Shaki”
from The Music of Lorestan, Iran CD ALBUM (Wyastone Estate Ltd. 1994)



Shelley Hirsch & David Weinstein “Haiku Lingo (excerpt)”
from Bang on a Can Live, Vol. 2 CD (New World Records 1995)


Ambrose Akinmusire “Condor (Live)”
from A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard CD (Blue Note 2017)



Wu Man “Yaru”
from Borderlands CD (smithsonian folkways)


Steve Reich “Drumming: Part IV”
from Reich: Drumming (Nonesuch/WBR)


Steve Reich “Drumming: Part III”
from Reich: Drumming (Nonesuch/WBR)


The Bad Plus “Anthem for the Earnest”
from Suspicious Activity? (Columbia 2005)


Baaba Maal “Mbolo”
from Nomad Soul (Palm Pictures Ltd. 1998)



John Zorn “Ravayah”
from Masada Guitars: 10 Anniversary Edition CD (Tzadik)


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

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 are 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.

MOM has a regular slot in the ‘PKN schedule on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 9am -12noon as well as many fill-in spots.

So, please become a friend on Facebook: Joseph Celli: & we will keep you in the loop about upcoming program or visit us at: www.josephcelli.com



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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