Bridging the Gap on HPR2~ February 6th, 2016

Bridging Mardi Gras
It’s Mardi Gras time again and tonight’s show will crisscross back and forth between Brazilian Carnival and New Orleans Brass with a little funky soul inbetween.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Sergio Mendes- Magdalena [Brasilero]
  2. Rockers Hi-Fi Vs. Ella Fitzgerald- Sunshine of Your Love (Bigger Batucada) [Lions Head Vol. 1]
  3. Gaby Hernandez- Lo Mas Dulce [Sprit Reflection]
  4. Quantic- Duvidó (feat. Pongo Love) [Magnetica]
  5. Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band- P.I.M.P. [P.I.M.P. EP]
  6. Dr. John- Iko Iko [Best of Dr. John]
  7. The Meters- Just Kissed my Baby [The Very Best of the Meters]
  8. Butch Cassidy Sound System- Cissy Strut [Butches Brew]
  9. Brass Magic- Make It Feel Good [Future Brass]
  10. Sly5thAve.- Uptown Funk (Extended Mix) [Uptown Funk Single]
  11. Tuba Fats- Mardi Gras in New Orleans []
  12. Lefties Soul Connection- It’s Your Thing/Hey Pock-a-way [This is Melting Pot Music]

Hour 2

  1. Inner Sense- Bahiana/Batucada [Hi-Hat Vol.2]
  2. Suba- Felicidade [Sao Paulo Confessions]
  3. Thievery Corporation- Air Batucada [The Mirror Conspiracy]
  4. Bollywood Brass Band- Ishq Bina [RahMania]
  5. Hot 8 Brass band- Ghost Town [The Life and Time of the Hot 8 Brass Band]
  6. C.W. Stoneking- The Love Me or Die [Jungle Blues]
  7. Tuba Skinny- I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water [Rag Band]
  8. Rebirth Brass Band- Feel Like Funkin’ It Up [Feel Like Funkin’ It Up]
  9. Paul Simon- The Obvious Child [Rhythm of the Saints]
  10. Batida- Alegria [Batida]
  11. Rebirth Brass band- Shake Your Body Down to the Ground []
  12. Professor Longhair- Big Chief [Ultimate Mardi Gras]
  13. Dr. John- Mama Roux [Gris-Gris]
  14. Elvis Costello- (What’s So Funny bout) Peace, Love & Understanding [Armed Forces]

Bridging the Gap on HPR2 ~ January 30th, 2016

Las Cafeteras Press Photo
Tonight’s show will feature some new jazz and soul in the 1st hour, and then we’ll hear a quick interview from Hector Flores of Las Cafeterias in the 2nd hour.

Grab tickets to the Las Cafeterias show at Hawaii Theatre (if the website is working)

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Set List
Hour 1

  1. Jeremy Steig- Howlin’ for Judy
  2. Lee Morgan- The Sidewinder [The Sidewinder]
  3. Jon Benjamin Jazz Daredevil– I Can’t Play Piano (Part 3) [I should Have*]
  4. Ron Davis- Presto [Pocket Symphronica]
  5. Rhythm Future Quartet- Summertime/Bille Jean [Rhythm Future Quartet]
  6. Pacific Harp Project- Sonatine [Pacific Harp Project]
  7. Gotan Project- Santa Maria [La Revancha Del Tango]
  8. Federico Aubele- La Esquina [Panamericana]
  9. Lalo Schifrin- The Danube Incident [More Mission: Impossible]
  10. Portishead- Sour Times [Dummy]
  11. Andra Day- Forever Mine [Cheers to the Fall]
  12. Amy Winehouse- He Can Only Hold Her [Back to Black]

Hour 2

  1. La Santa Cecilia- Strawberry Fields Forever [Someday New]
  2. Las Cafeteras- el Zapadeato [It’s Time]
  3. Interview with Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras
  4. Las Cafeterias- La Bamba Rebelde [It’s Time]
  5. Ozomatli- Esa Morena [Coming Up]
  6. Los Hacheros- Chano [Pilon]
  7. Ibrahim Ferrer- Bruca Manigua [Buena Vista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer]
  8. Zezinho- Arrastao [Chill Brazil Vol. 1]
  9. Zero 7- Mr. McGee [Yeah Ghost]
  10. Radio Citizen- Everything (feat. Bajika) [Berlin Serengeti]
  11. Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band – Since Our Last Goodbye [No Time for Dreaming]
  12. Thievery Corporation- Sol Topado [The Cosmic Game]
  13. Nujabes- Arurian Dance [Samurai Champloo: Departures]

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Bridging the Gap on HPR2 ~ January 23rd, 2015 (The Africa Trip)

Justin Jensen via FlickrTonight’s show is going to be a trip across Africa, starting in Angola, and making our way down to Cape Town.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Chebi Sabbah- Sadats (Saints of Marrakesh) [La Kahena] Algeria
  2. Cheb Khaled- Alech Taadi [N’ssi N’ss’i] Rai, Algeria
  3. Aby Ngia Diop- Dieuleul-Dieuleul (Remix EP) Dakar, Sengal
  4. Orchestra Baobab- Doomou Baaye [Bamba] Sengal
  5. Oumou Sangare- Denko [Oumou] mali
  6. Dur-Dur Band-Halelo [Dur-Dur Vol.5] Solomia
  7. Cesaria Evora- Velocidade [Voz D’Amor] – Cape verde
  8. Pedro Gnonnas- Adigbedoto [Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa] Benin Beh-nin
  9. Fela Kuti- Jeun Ko Ku (Chop N/ Quench [Nigeria 70] Nigeria

Break

Hour 2

  1. Las Cafeteras– El Zapateado [It’s Time]
  2. Hailu Mergia- Seilela [Hailu Merga and His Classical Instrument] – Ethopia
  3. Krar Collective- LDN [London’s Calling] Ethopia

 

  1. Akalé Wubé- Mèmona’ is a traditional Ethiopian piece from the Tigray Region (the northernmost of the nine ethnic regions of Ethiopia), played at weddings. (Ettien De La Satette Remix)(France)
  2. Hailu Mergia and the Walias- Ibakish Yarekigne [Tche Belew] Ethopia
  3. Joseph Kabasele & Le Grand Kalle- Mama Ngai Habanera [His Life and Music] – Congo
  4. Jovens do prendo- Semba da Iiha– [Soul of Angola V/A] Angola
  5. Four Brothers-Rudo Imoto (Miestro Sol Power Bump Remix) Zimbabwe
  6. (Filler) Souljazz Orchestra- Soulei Couchant French Caribbean and Francophone West African influences
  7. Mariam Mekeba- Saduva [Pata Pata] South Africa
  8. Afrocubism- Mali Cuba [AfroCubism]
  9. The Mothers- Learning [Township Sessions]
  10. Ladysmith Black Mambazo- Imithi Gobakahle (Children Come Home) – Songs From a Zulu Farm]

Bridging the Gap on HPR2 ~ January 16th, 2015

bowie

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we’re digging deep into the many different faces of  Soul.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Seu Jorge- life on Mars [The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions]
  2. Jimmy and Mama Yancy- How Long Blues [Chicago Blues Vol. 1]
  3. Vulfpeck- Wait For the Moment [My First Car EP]
  4. Erykah badu- Appletree [Baduizm]
  5. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- 100 Days, 100 Nights [100 Days, 100 Nights]
  6. Nina Simone- Ain’t Got No/I Got Life [Remixed and Reimagined]
  7. David Bowie- Modern Love [Let’s Dance]
  8. Os Mutantes- Menha Menina [Everything is Possible!]
  9. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro- Magdelena [Look Around the Corner]
  10. Cody ChestnuTT- Chips Down (In No Landfill) [Live at OPB]
  11. Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes- See See Rider [Legends of Acid Jazz]
  12. Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry- Ain’t Got No Home [New Orleans Soul, Blues and Jazz V/A]
  13. The Gene Dudley Group- Ain’t No Trouble on the Mountain [7″]

Hour 2

  1. David Bowie- Golden Years [Station to Station]
  2. Bob & Gene- These Lonely Nights [Inversions Version 7″]
  3. Stevie Wonder- This Girl [This Girl 7″]
  4. Little Milton- Satisfied [Satisfied 7″]
  5. Louie Ramirez- Ali Baba [Ali Baba]
  6. Monguito Santamaria- Hey Sister [Big Bad Boogaloo, Latin Boogaloo from the Big Apple]
  7. Cesaria Evora- Velocidade
  8. Hailu Mergia- Ibakish Tarakigne [Tche Belew]
  9. Brother Jack McDuff- He’s A Real Gone Guy [Screamin’]
  10. The Roy Hargrove Quartet- I’m Not So Sure [Earfood] (Playing this coming wee at the Blue Note Hawaii)
  11. Rebirth Brass Band- Shake Your Body Down [Feel Like Funkin’ It Up]

Catch me this weekend (Sat. and Sunday) at the Friends of the Library Book and Music Sale. 
And catch a special Stevie Wonder set at Motown on Monday HNL this Martin Luther King Day at the Dragon Upstairs (think my set time is at 9pm).

Bridging the Gap on HPR2 ~ January 9th, 2015

Bridging Drummond

Tonight’s show will revolve around Ska music, both old and new, and woven into Jazz, Soul, and Latin Music.

This show is dedicated to Go Jimmy Go, who are playing their last show next week Saturday at the Republik. More info and tickets can be found HERE.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. 7 De Ouros- So Blanco [Viagem Vol. 4]
  2. Ceú-Cordao Da insonia [Vagarosa]
  3. Val Bennet- The Russians Are Coming [Val Bennet EP]
  4. Ernest Ranglin- Surfin [Below the Baseline]
  5. Bim Skala Bim- Simple Song [Eyes and Ears]
  6. La Santa Cecilia- Strawberry Fields Forever [Someday New]
  7. Aldo Del Rio- Aurora [El Bardo]
  8. Ondetropica- Cumbia Especial [S/T]
  9. Ska Cubano- Cachita [Ay Caramba]
  10. Hepcat- Dance Wid’ Me [Out of Nowhere]
  11. Don Drummond- Garden of Love [Jazz Ska Attack]
  12. Bob & Gene- These Lonely nights (feat. The Inversions) [7″ Single]
  13. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- How Long Do I Have To Wait (Ticklah Remix) [7″]
  14. The Skatalites- Latin Goes Ska [Ball of Fire]

Hour 2

  1. Jazz Jamaica- My Girl [Motorcity Roots]
  2. Phyllis Dillion- Win or Lose [Love is all I Had]
  3. Tony Tribe- Red Red Wine
  4. Lord Tanamo- You Belong To My Heart []
  5. The Melodeons- Rivers of Babylon [The Harder they Come OST]
  6. Lord Nelson- Sugar [Then and Now]
  7. Delroy Wilson- Better Must Come [Greatest Hits]
  8. Go Jimmy Go- Bang the Skillet [Soul Arrival]
  9. Hepcat- Pharaoh’s Dream [Right on Time]
  10. The Skatalites- You’re Wondering Now [Hi-Bop Ska]
  11. Willie Bobo- Grazin in the Grass [Verve Finest Hour]
  12. Rebirth Brass Band– Let’s Go Get Em’ [Rebirth of New Orleans]
  13. Nation Beat- A Onde Tem Cerveja Tem Mulher [Legends of the Preacher]
  14. Bixiga 70- Kalimba [Kalimba EP]

Bridging the Gap on HPR2- January 2nd, 2015

Bridging BreakthroughHappy New Year! Tonight’s show will be a collection of favorites as well as a few new tracks, and an interview with Awesome Tapes From Africa.

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Set List
Hour 1

  1. Theresa- Lisboa a Noite [ESL Jet Societies Soundtrack]
  2. Rosalia De Souza- Canto De Ossanha [Garota Moderna]
  3. Gerardo Frisina- Selvatico [Movement]
  4. Quantic and His Combo Barbaro- Undelivered Letter [Tradition in Transition]
  5. Pacific Harp Project- Sonatine [Pacific Harp Project]
  6. Gotan Project- La Gloria [Tango 3.0]
  7. Raphaël Bas- Confession [Vintage France]
  8. Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar – Chhupa Kar Meri Aankhon Ko [Bhabhi OST]
  9. Debashish Bhattachaya- Loomba Re Loomba [Mahima]
  10. Bollywood Brass Band- Ishq Bina [Ramania]
  11. Rebirth Brass Band- Exactly Like You [Rebirth of New Orleans]
  12. Rebirth Brass Band- Shake Your Body Down [Feel Like Funkin’ It Up]
    Blue Note Hawaii

Hour 2

  1. St. Germain- Real Blues [Real Blues]
  2. Krar Collective- LDN [London Calling]
  3. Awesome Tapes From Africa- Live at the Boiler Room and Interview
  4. Joseph Kabasele and Le Grande Kalle- Aftrica Jazz Mokili Mobimbo [His Life and Music]
  5. Jovens do Prendo- África Merengue [Soul of Angola]
  6. Fela Kuti and the Africa 70- Jeun Ko Ku (Chop n’ Quench) [Nigeria 70]
  7. Bixia 70- Kalimba [Kalimba EP]
  8. Thievery Corporation- Lebanese Blond (French Version) [Lebanese Blond EP]
  9. Karsh Kale- Milan [Liberation]
Brian Shimkovitz AKA Awesome Tapes From Africa

Brian Shimkovitz AKA Awesome Tapes From Africa

 

Bridging the Gap on HPR2 ~ December 26th, 2015

Photo by Andrew Yee

Photo by Andrew Yee

The final installment of Bridging the Gap for 2015.  So I’m taking the opportunity to play the best of the last year.  Strap in, it’s gonna be a wild ride.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Quantic- Aguas De Sorongo [Magnetica]
  2. Sly 5th Ave and the Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra- Stay [The Wrap Up]
  3. Tonbruket- Lilo [Dig it to the End]
  4. D’Angelo and the Vanguard- Really Love [Black Messiah]
  5. Chet Faker- No Diggity [Digging the Blogosphere]
  6. Charles Bradley- Since Our Last Goodbye [No Time for Dreaming]
  7. Leon Bridges- Lisa Sawyer [Coming Home]
  8. Carlos Barbosa-Lima- Mambo #5 [Mambo #5]
  9. Cléon & Jazzy Piday- Samba à L’aéroport [Freedom Sound EP]
  10. Baden Powell- Labareda [Os Afro Samba]
  11. Aguankó- Señor Belgrade [Invisible]

Hour 2

  1. Etienne de la Sayette- Lord Bougainvillard [I’m So Cool in Seoul EP]
  2. Fabiano Do Nascimento- Primeira Estrella [Dance Dos Tempos]
  3. Le Grand Kalle- Jolie Nana [Joseph Kabasele and Le Grande Kalle: His Life and Music]
  4. Clap! Clap!- Kuj Yato [Tayi Bebba]
  5. Mariam Mekeba- Saduva [Pata Pata]
  6. Bacao Rthym and Steel Band- P.I.M.P. [P.I.M.P. EP]
  7. C.W. Stoneking- The Thing I Done [Gon’ Boogaloo]
  8. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox (Feat. Kate Davis) – All About the Bass [Historical Misappropriation]
  9. The Rhythm Future Quartet- Summertime/Billie Jean [The Rhythm Future Quartet]
  10. The Spam All Stars- La Vida Contunia [Contra Los Roboticos Mutantes]
  11. Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band- Walk on the Wild Side [Low Ridin’]
  12. Hepcat- Country Time [Scientific]

 

Bridging the Gap on HPR2- December 19th, 2015

Bridging ChristmasDowntempo, two-headed chicks and the closest I’ll ever get to a Christmas show This evening on Bridging the Gap.

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Zero 7- Swing [Yeah Ghost]
  2. Sutra Heights- Winter Wonderland [hOMe for the Holidays]
  3. DJ Krush- Song #1 [Zen]
  4. The Dining Rooms- Tunnel [Tre]
  5. Moonchild- Winter Breeze [Please Rewind]
  6. Rosalia De Souza- Mais [Garota Moderna]
  7. Rithma- Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Waltz [Masterworks Reworked]
  8. Karen Ann- Life on Mars [We Were So Turned on]
  9. Lemon Jelly- A Tune for Jack [Lemonjelly.ky]
  10. CSSR Stste Philharmonic- Good King Wenceslas (Partic Krochian Remix) [Christmas Remixed 2]
  11. Mark Farina – Dream Machine [Air Farina]
  12. Dorothy Ashby- You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To [In a Minor Groove]

Hour 2

  1. Vince Guaraldi- Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental) [A Charlie Brown Christmas]
  2. Nick Drake- Northern Sky [Pink Moon]
  3. Thievery Corporation- Heavens Gonna Burn Your Eyes [The Richest Man in Babylon]
  4. Science for Girls- Northern Lights [Science for Girls]
  5. J. Boogie- Dance of the Snowflake [hOMe for the Holidays Vol. 2]
  6. Pacific Harp Project– Sonatine [Pacific Harp Project]
  7. Khraungbin- A Calf Born in Winter [A Calf Born in Winter EP]
  8. Tori Amos- You Belong to me [Mona Lisa Smile OST]
  9. Billie Holiday- I’ve Got My Love To Keep me Warm (Yesking Remix) [Verve Remixed: Christmas]
  10. Little Dragon- Constant Surprises [Little Dragon]
  11. Rolling Stones- You Can’t Always Get What you Want [Let it Bleed]

Bridging the Gap on HPR2- December 12th, 2015

Bridging Road
Tonight’s show will skip through classic soul in the first hour, then weave through the roots of Jamaican music onto gems from West Africa. Always Eclectic- Always Hawaii Public Radio

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Set List:
Hour 1

  1. Lisa Ono- Manoa [Bossa Hula Nova]
  2. Desmond Williams- Um Favor [Delights of the Garden]
  3. Erkyah Badu- Rimshot [Baduism]
  4. Aloe Blacc- You Make Me Smile [Good Things]
  5. Marvin Gaye- What’s Happening Brother [What’s Going On]
  6. Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band- Walk on the Wild [Low Ridin’]
  7. Shirley Bassey- Easy Things to Do (Nightmares on Wax Remix) [Diamonds Are Forever]
  8. Khruangbin- The Infamous Bill [The Infamous Bill EP]
  9. Vulfpeck- Wait for the Movement [My First Car]
  10. Alice Russell- Take Your Time, Change Your Mind [Under the Munka Moon]
  11. Peggy Lee- The Dock of the bay [Ultra Rare Grooves]
  12. Barbra Mason- Come to Me [Yes, I’m Ready]
  13. The Velvelettes- Needle in a Haystack [The Very Best of…]
  14. Kinny and Horne- Forgetting to Remember [Forgetting to Remember]

Hour 2

  1. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- How Long Do I Have to Wait? (Ticklah Remix) [How Long Do I Have To Wait 7″]
  2. Bob Marley and the Wailers- Play Play [Color Collection]
  3. Phyllis Dillion- Make Me Yours [Love is All I Had]
  4. Jazz Jamaica- Calypso Jazz [Jazz Jamaica Workshop]
  5. The Skatalites- Flowers for Albert [Hi-Bop Ska]
  6. The Three Sounds- Witchcraft [Standards]
  7. Kate Davis- I’m Gonna Lock Up My Heart (And Throw Away the Key) [PBS Great Performances]
  8. Louis Armstrong- The Peanut Vendor [Rumba Jazz V/A]
  9. Joseph Kabasele and Le Grand Kalle-Africa Jazz Mokili Mobimbo [His Life and Music]
  10. Arthur Nunes- Zinha [Soul of Angola]
  11. The Souljazz Orchestra- Soleil Couchant [Resistance]
  12. Krar Collective- LDN [London Calling]
  13. St. Germain- How Dare You [Real Blues]

Bridging the Gap on HPR2~ December 5th, 2015

Bear HarpTonightʻs show will be a journey into mellow abstract, tropical, psychedelic jazz and world music.

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Set List
Hour 1

  1. Pacific Harp Project– Sonatine [S/T]
  2. Cody ChestnuTT- Chips Down (In No Landfill) [Landing on a Hundred]
  3. Aloe Blacc & Allice Smith- Baby [Red Hot and Rio 2]
  4. Khruangbin- Two fish and an Elephant [The Universe Smiles Upon You]
  5. Dorothy Ashby- Soul Vibrations [Afro Harping]
  6. Jazzanova- Hanazono [In Between]
  7. Hint Quite Spactactular [Portacabin Fever]
  8. Sly 5thAve and the Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra- Hold On, Weʻre going Home [The Wrap Up]
  9. Pacific Harp Project- Un Sopiro [S/T]
  10. Tonbruket- Lilo [Dig it to the End]
  11. Urbs- So Weit [Toujours Le Meme Film]

Hour 2

  1. The Xx- You Got the Love [You Got the Love 12″]
  2. Thievery Corporation- Meu Nego [Saudade]
  3. Ozomatli- Aqui No Sera [Ozomatli]
  4. Le Grande Kalle- Mama Nagi Habanera [His Life and Music]
  5. Buena Vista Social Club- De Camino A La Veranda [S/T]
  6. Dave Pike- Sandunga [Peligroso]
  7. Pacific Harp Project- Revenge of the Harpies [S/T]
  8. Raphael Bas- Confession [Putumayo: Vintage France]
  9. The Waitiki 7- Mood Indigo [Adventures in Paradise]
  10. Les Baxter- Tropicando [The Summer Moods of Les Baxter]
  11. Tame Impala- Sundown Syndrome [Sundown Syndrome EP]
  12. The Bobby Hughes Expirence- My French Brother [Fusa Riot]
  13. Dorothy Ashby- Truth Spoken Here [Dorothyʻs Harp]