In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show:
From Mexico City : Radio 21 Million
21 million people, 100 thousand taxis, a cold and often wicked politic, and a thriving but oft under-appreciated arts scene, Mexico City is alive and vibrant and emerging into the international creative music conscience. With Radio 21 Million, Mexico City based musician Todd Clouser (A Love Electric, Ropeadope Sur) highlights the creative music happening in his adopted hometown by visiting with its artists. Here, musicians become the programmers as we uncover a bit of Mexico City’s jazz past, its eclectic present, and its promise of a future as Latin America’s creative epicentre.
This month's Radio 21 Million comes to you not from Mexico City, but from another of the world’s giants, Bangkok, Thailand. With tours and holidays commanding a great deal of energy this time of year, Episode IV is a collection of music from everywhere and for everywhere. Here we celebrate music with music in a giant embrace of eclectic wanderlust. We honor our Mexico City roots and mission with tracks from bassist Alonso Arreola, also a fine and respected journalist in Mexico and a track from the xylophone-led ensemble No Soy and share a track from Argentine world-music hero Lucio Mantel - in Mexico City for a January tour.
My favorite records for traveling are Miles’ Davis’ “In A Silent Way” and Keith Jarrett’s “The Koln Conert”. I remember listening to the Koln Concert on a train in the South of Spain on my first ever trip to Europe about 15 years ago. Everything was illuminated. Having spent much of the month on trains through Japan and some long plane rides to Bangkok, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Portland, I’ve had plenty of time with these great recordings. I fall deeper in love with “In A Silent Way” with time. Here we share two tracks from "The Complete In A Silent Way” release and honor wanderlust in the aforementioned wide embrace of eclecticism, with ramblers and storytellers from Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash to a southern gospel field recording from legendary Musicologist Alan Lomax, and back to modern jazz with Drop Dogs, an NYC/Buenos Aires/MX City trio featuring Rodrigo Dominguez, and a track from another big influence of mine, Marc Ribot.
Radio 21 Million - sharing creative music from mighty magic Mexico City, the center of the world, 2,400 meters high and 21 million hearts big.
Radio 21 Million
31st December 2015
Artist - Track - Album - Year
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos Postizo
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos 1998
Bob Dylan Visions of Johanna (Alternate Version) The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 2005
Alonso Arreola Morfina Morfina 2011
Link Wray Rumble The Link Wray Rumble 1974
Lucio Mantel Estrafalario Lucio Mantel 2015
Johnny Cash Rusty Cage America II: Unchained 1996
Jimi Hendrix Spanish Castle Magic Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight 2002
Jacob Koller Seven Samurai Sonata (Pt. 1)
Cinematic Piano 4: My Soundtrack 2014
Miles Davis Shhh/Peaceful Complete In A Silent Way Sessions 2004
Skip James 22-20 Blues Skip James Early Recordings (1930s) 1994
James Carter Po’ Lazarus
The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey, Vol. 5:
Bad Man Ballads - Songs Of Outlaws And Desperadoes 1997
No Soy Si 3 Peo Colectivo Noon - Antisesis Vol. 1 2014
Hernán Hecht, Mark Helias, Rodrigo Dominguez Nasty Drop Dogs 2012
Miles Davis Ascent The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions 2004
Skip James Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader
Skip James Early Recordings (1930s) 1994
Medeski, Martin and Wood Cat Creeps Let’s Go Everywhere 2008
Grant Green Flood in Franklin Park Live at the Lighthouse 1972
Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight 2002