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 SoulandJazz.com - 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him via Facebook or Twitter.
Stereo, not stereotypical®
Passport to Prog
28th March 2017
Artist - Track - Album - Year
Simak Dialog Ari The 6th Story 2013
Dwiki Dharmawan Arafura So Far So Close 2015
Progger Transit Scattering 2016
Elsa Nilsson Hedning Salt Wind 2017
Mark Lettieri Little Minx Spark and Echo 2016
Brand X Church of Hype X Communication (Trilogy) (Original 1992) 2013
Brand X True to the Click Manifest Destiny (Trilogy) (Original 1996) 2013
Caravan Nowhere to Hide The Unauthorized Breakfast Item 2003
Soft Machine White Kite Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris 1990
Soft Machine Eos Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris 1990
Soft Machine Odd Bullets and Blades Pt I Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris 1990
Soft Machine Odd Bullets and Blades Pt II Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris 1990
Marillion Splintering Heart Holidays in Eden 1991
Marillion Catherdral Wall (2013 Remix) Radiation 2013 (Original 1998) 2013
Marillion Living With the Big Lie Brave 1994
Marillion The King of Sunset Town Seasons End 1989
Marillion That Time of the Night Clutching at Straws 1999
Echolyn Heavy Blue Miles The End is Beautiful 2005
Jeff Greinke Turning Dark Ride 1999