“And now for something completely different.”
It’s a warm welcome to Dr. Brad Stone – the JazzWeek Programmer of the Year 2015, who’s also here every month to present his brand new show on SoulandJazz.com – Passport to Prog – two hours of progressive rock, progressive jazz, jazz-rock fusion, electronic and experimental music with a particular emphasis on new releases by current artists/bands plus the occasional visit back to the classic era of prog along with material from in between.
In Brad’s own words: “The ‘Passport’ part of the title is a nod to my old, dear friend, Jim Snowden, whose Passport Jazz label brought us a host of great jazz-rock albums back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Sadly, Jim passed away earlier in 2016. Just a couple of months before he passed, we had discussed the need for a show of this nature, as an outlet for all the great progressive music being produced and released today, and had planned on putting something together.
When I first began radio back in 1978, at the legendary underground station WQAX-FM in Bloomington, IN, my program was very similar to this, in terms of the types of music that I featured. So, I am coming full circle! I am eternally grateful to my friends Don Donald Lupo (for getting me started in radio) and Neil Sharrow (the WQAX ‘Minister of Communication’, for his strong encouragement and mentorship). My shows ‘Electronic Meditations’ (1984-85, KUCI-FM, Irvine, CA) and ‘Silicon Sensations’ (1986-97, KSJS-FM, San Jose, CA) featured some of this music, along with the occasional progressive rock special from time to time.
There’s so much great music out there that just doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. I hope that this new program will help a bit in that regard.”
Please feel free to get in touch with Brad with any comments or suggestions you might have; he’ll be more than happy to hear from you: email@example.com or follow him via Facebook or Twitter.
Stereo, not stereotypical®
22nd May 2022
Artist – Track – Album – Year
Jethro Tull Mrs. Tibbets The Zealot Gene 2022
Jethro Tull awol J-Tull Dot Com 1999
Marillion Sierra Leone (I) Chance in a Million An Hour Before It’s Dark 2022
Jan Schelhaas Dark Ships Dark Ships 2021
Jordan Rudess Off the Ground Wired for Madness 2019
Boledo Coasting Zone Seriously Deep 2021
Lancy Falta Lancy Lot Lancy Lot 2021
Mike Miller Colvin Trust 2022
Cameron Graves Sons of Creation Live from the Seven Spheres 2022
Machine Mass Sextet In A Silent Way Intrusion 2021
Stick Men Satieday Night Tentacles 2022
Stephan Thelen Ladder to the Stars (Jah Wobble Remix) Fractal Guitar 2 Remixes 2022
Markus Reuter One Cut Suffices Truce 2 2022
Tangerine Dream Raum Raum 2022
Michael Whalen Until the Night is Over Imaginary Trains 2022
Vangelis Metallic Rain Direct 1988
Klaus Schulze Sense of Beauty (excerpt) Silver Edition 1993