Music Without Borders

Mondays from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • Hosted by Joel Cohen, Tony Miksak, Alice

Classical Music along with contemporary alternative artists bridging the sounds of classical music, new age, and eclectic instrumental performers, with host Joel Cohen, and alternating hosts Tony Miksak and Alice. Music may be pure classical or an eclectic group of recordings, like those by Balanescu Quartet, Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker, La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall, Villancicos & Ensaladas, or Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock.

KZYX was lucky enough to receive a visit from North Carolina picker Brooks Forsyth on the way to his show in Willits. He played a few songs and told great story about meeting Ramblin' Jack Elliot in a bar.

In the late 1960s Dewey Redman played saxaphone in a band called Old And New Dreaming with Ornette Coleman, charlie Hayden, and Don Cherry. His son Joshua Redman has just released an album which pays homage to his father's work with that band. Joshua Redman is one of the most creative talents in jazz today, his group plays with a deep musical sensitivity and connection to each other. The songs are beautiful, sometimes playful, and display a great range of expression.

Stephen Ruppenthal is a versatile trumpeter known for his work with experimental contemporary music and sound art. His latest album, Flamethrower, evolved over eight years and contains world premiers of five pieces for trumpet with interactive electroacoustics. Ruppenthal extends his instrument from its traditional sound using digital audio processing, demonstrating the limitless possibilities of the genre of classical electronic music. Stephen Ruppenthal’s album is called Flamethrower, the track we’re hearing is Misty Magic Land.

Madeline and Salomon is a French piano vocal duo with roots in jazz, but their new album transcends genre. The album is called A Woman’s Journey and was recorded in two days. The songs are a mix of originals and covers and speak clearly to the feminist outcry of today’s me too movement.  Chaneling Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Janis Joplin. The sound is unforgettable. Madeline and Salomon’s new album is called A Woman’s Journey, the track we’re hearing is Little Girl Blue.

Anti-Flag has just released their tenth album, American Fall. The Pittsburgh punk band is well known for its anti-capitalist stance and has been a strong advocate for class struggle and civil rights for over 20 years. The latest album delivers the same quick melodic punch as previous albums and the anti-imperialist lyrics are as sharp as ever. Anti-flag rages on at an ugly unfair world. The new album is American Fall the track we’re hearing is the Criminals.

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