Venture Out Here & Beyond every Tuesday with host
What's in a name? My show title
includes a veiled reference to Out There, a recording by one of
my all-time favorite improvisers: Eric Dolphy. As for the "Here"
segment, I always call attention to the many wonderful jazz musicians,
events and venues in our region---whenever possible, I play music
by local jazz artists and by musicians touring the area. I frequently
conduct interviews (usually at 10 a.m.) with such people. My focus
is primarily on music "Beyond" the standard repertoire,
beyond the young lions, beyond smooth jazz, beyond current fads
and/or nostalgic retreads of past styles.
In order to maintain its vitality, jazz has
always relied on improvisation and the willingness to explore
new directions. I devote a major portion of every program to new
releases, with an emphasis on independent artists and those musicians
who allow their creative impulses free reign. Open your ears,
and let the music take you...