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Passport to Prog (#PassToProg) – 12th December 2018

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In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show:

"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 - Passport to Prog - one hour 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: or follow him via Facebook or Twitter.

Stereo, not stereotypical®


Passport to Prog
12th December 2018

Artist - Track - Album - Year

Dale Head and the Mindwinder Orchestra    New World Man    Swing on the Rocks    2018
Vivian Sessoms    7th Heaven    Life    2018
The Sea Within    Ashes of Dawn    The Sea Within    2018
Vivian Sessoms    Gabriels Lament    Life    2018
Lawful Citizen    Internal Combustion Suite I    Internal Combustion    2018
Lawful Citizen    Internal Combustion Suite II    Internal Combustion    2018
Vivian Sessoms    See Lude    Life    2018
Bad Luck    Index    Four    2018
Vivian Sessoms    New Earth    Life    2018
Aqueous    Second Sight    Color Wheel    2018
Vivian Sessoms    O.O.B.E.    Life    2018
Tobin Mueller    Birdland/Long Distance Runaround    Standard Deviations, Vol. 1    2018
Vivian Sessoms    High Life    Life    2018
John Macmurchy's Art of Breath    Voice of America    Volume 2    2018
Vivian Sessoms    Portal    Life    2018
Weird Turn Pro    It'll All Be Over Soon    Let Me Be Unwound    2018
Peggy Lee    Weather Building Intro    Echo Painting    2018
Peggy Lee    Weather Building    Echo Painting    2018
Weird Turn Pro    The Woods Were a Goddamned Miracle    Let Me Be Unwound    2018
Roller Trio    A Whole Volga    New Devices    2018
Riverside    Guardian Angel    Wasteland    2018
Ben Wendel    December    The Seasons    2018
Tyshawn Sorey    Obsidian    Verisimilitude    2017

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