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Passport to Prog (#PassToProg) – 23rd August 2018

“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.comPassport 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: brad@soulandjazz.com or follow him via Facebook or Twitter.

Stereo, not stereotypical®

Enjoy!

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Passport to Prog
23rd August 2018

Artist – Track – Album – Year

Spock’s Beard    To Breathe Another Day    Noise Floor    2018
Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)    Morning Freedom    Emotional Tatoos    2018
Robert Berry (3.2)    What You’re Dreaming Now    The Rules Have Changed    2018
Static and Surrender    The Very Long Night    Static and Surrender    2018
Mark Wingfield    Ten Mile Bank    Tales From the Dreaming City    2018
Dwiki Dharmawan    Samarkand    Rumah Batu    2018
Soft Machine    Hidden Details    Hidden Details    2018
Lars Hellmer    Snabb (Fast)    Viandra    2008
Dialeto    Lark’s Tongues in Aspic, part two    Live with David Cross    2018
Xavi Reija    From Darkness    The Sound of the Earth    2018
Rafal Sarnecki    Hydrodynamics    Climbing Trees    2018
Wally Schnalle    That Same Cloud    IF3: Subplot    2018
Tom Ibarra    Sparkling    Sparkling    2018
Ackerman/Joy/Blatt/Oster    Tenth Life    Flow    2017
Peggy Lee    Incantation    Echo Painting    2018
Raoul Bjorkenheim    Ides of March    Doors of Perception    2017
Carl Weingarten    Sliding Through    This Is Where I Found You    2018
Paul Avgerinos    Expansive    Mindfulness    2018
Robert Haigh    Secret Life of Waves    Creatures of the Deep    2017


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