This one kicks off a little dark and odd, if I may. Then it’s into the Spotlight with the sensuous spices of Al Gromer Khan’s brand of world music. I’ll drop some beats on you before the show’s through. Dig in.
Here’s how this one runs: we throw open the throttle with a few Berlin School style tracks, we coast along for 30 on the drifting sounds of Carey Moore, then we close it all out with three more deep rides. All good? Get comfy.
For one more show, we’ll focus on the Newish queue. But after this we’re going to need to give the library some love again. Between two new sets you’ve got the Half-hour Spotlight, featuring the ethereal, Faerie-inspired dreamscapes of Paulina Cassidy.
*I read my notes wrong. Saso is the duet of Jim Lawler and Ben Rawlins. They’re joined on this album by pianist Kevin Corcoran. Sorry for the oversight, lads—I was very excited to get this lovely album onto the show.
I can’t recall which candy bar it was, but years back there was one such treat that advertised itself as “deep, dark, and delicious.” I’d say that applies here as well–though I will offer you tinges of light as we travel along. And the opening cracks me up every time I’ve listened to it. Hey, if I don’t amuse me, I can’t amuse you.
Good news, folks…the Half-hour Spotlight is back. And even better news: it’s shining on the music of Palancar. You’ll get that after a long, deep first set that kicks off with an album I’ve been waiting eight years to hear.