Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
New Jazz & Afro Beat + Christel Highland
+ Jeff Harshbarger & “Race Riot Suite” from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Mark plays New Jazz & Afro Beat from: The Hearts of Darkness, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Snuff Jazz, The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, The Malachy Papers, Shay Estes & Trio All, Diverse, Mark Lowrey, Loose Canon Brass Band, The Creighton Organization, Barclay Martin Ensemble, Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle, Sex Mob, Seun Kuti, and Femi Kuti.
At 10:30 Mark welcomes Designer – Christel Highland, for another discussion about fashion, art, Kansas City, and creativity. You can learn more about Christel’s work at PistolThreads.com and ChristelHighland.com.
At 11:15 Musician and Radio Host – Jeff Harshbarger joins us to discuss “Race Riot Suite” the new release from the Tulsa Oklahoma, based band Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. “Race Riot Suite” is the band’s 20th album, written by Chris Combs for the current quartet of Brian Haas on piano & keyboards; Josh Raymer on drums; Chris Combs on lap steel; and Jeff Harshbarger on upright bass. For this recording the band is accompanied by a horn section consisting of: Steven Bernstein of Sex Mob; Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews and Bela Fleck fame; Mark Southerland of Snuff Jazz and Malachy Papers; Peter Apfelbaum; and former JFJO member Matt Leland. The album is dedicated to the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, the largest race riot in United States history.
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will be in concert at Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee, on Friday, Sept. 16, with The Hearts of Darkness, in one of the final shows at Crosstown Station before it is overtaken by IHOP.
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