Passport to Prog (#PassToProg) – 22nd May 2022

“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!


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