Friday, May 25, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - The CJC Big Band at Java Joe's in Des Moines on May 20, 2018






"The Greater Des Moines Community Jazz Center (CJC) was founded in the 1980's with the help of many people, including Scott Davis, Dave Koberdahl, Larry Green, Cecil Stanley, and Phillis Leaverton. As a part of the CJC's outreach efforts, the CJC Big Band was formed in order to travel and perform at the IAJE festival in New Orleans in the late 1980's.

"The CJC Big Band lost a consistent presence until 1993, when Mr. Doug Bown, at the suggestion of Larry Green, worked to start the CJC Big Band up again. Doug Bown was the part time assistant band director at Hoover High School and arranged for the band to rehearse at the school and make use of Hoover High School's music library to get started. Performing a variety of music, notably arrangements of Woody Herman and Count Basie music, the CJC Big Band began rehearsing and performed for a few high school events. Notable pianist Jason Danielson was a Hoover student and with the CJC Big Band during that year or two that Doug Bown led the band.

"Phillis Leaverton, who at the time oversaw the student jam sessions at Java Joes, arranged to have the CJC Big Band play on the third Sundays at the downtown location of Java Joe's. At the time, there was no Fourth Street Theater so the band had to squeeze onto the little stage in the coffee shop. Doug Bown assembled and directed the band for a year or two and then handed it over to Chris Paulson who played drums and directed band at East High School at the time.

"Since the mid 90's the group has been led by a number of musicians, including: Doug Bown, John Kendeigh, Frank IacovazziI, Bob Start, etc."
- from the CJC Big Band home page

Jazzman Joe for the videos' YouTube pages: "THE CJC BIG BAND, WITH VOCALISTS AMBER DUIMSTRA, CRAIG IRVIN, AND BOB SIMMONS, PRESENTED THEIR SPRING FINALE PERFORMANCE TILL NEXT FALL BEFORE AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE OF FANS....NINETEEN SONGS WERE ON THE PLAYLIST."

IOWA BLOCK RADIO CLASSIC - Ep.3




This episode:
00:00 eps3intro
02:26 SPLASHY G - Track 02
05:51 Johnny Ka - Marilyn Monroe
09:28 DeCal Ft. DukeFTRG - "We Up"
13:08 We Ready ( Master Version )
17:26 TSIII Go Off feat Old Yungin
20:55 eps3break1
23:21 FLEA DA GENIUS - Just Like Dis
27:19 GMB - Track 14
30:14 Duke - Know The Feeling
34:16 SMOOV G - DOPE BOI THEME MUSIK
37:10 lottobandz x TezzyB x Queen T simple shit
41:18 eps3break2
43:33 Shawty Jizz - Made Men
48:08 Stop RMIX
50:56 RRMG - shoot
54:52 JayGee ft. The Future - Ball out
58:25 GMB - Track 02
63:05 eps3exit
65:14 eps3intro
67:41 SPLASHY G - Track 02

Thursday, May 24, 2018

IHEARIC PODCASTS - Episode 24: chaircrusher (05/20/2018)




Last week I teased a guest appearance from Kent Williams (aka chaircrusher). Unfortunately he had to go out of town and couldn't join me in the studio, BUT he was kind enough to record some brand new music and an interview with his friend and collaborator Derek Piotr. In his place, Michele Guild returned to co-host with me in her third appearance on the show. We closed out today's show by brainstorming ideas for our upcoming project, the impedecast.

Find all of Kent's stuff here: http://www.cornwarning.com / https://soundcloud.com/chaircrusher / https://chaircrusher.bandcamp.com / https://www.youtube.com/user/chaircrusher

and Derek's stuff is here: https://derekpiotr.com / https://soundcloud.com/derek-piotr / https://derekpiotr.bandcamp.com / https://twitter.com/derekpiotr / https://www.instagram.com/derekpiotr / https://www.facebook.com/derekpiotrsound

Michele is on twitter and you should check out her weekly podcast We Are Rhonda too: https://twitter.com/michelekguild / https://www.wearerhonda.com / https://www.facebook.com/WeAreRhondaPodcast / https://twitter.com/WeAreRhonda / https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/we-are-rhonda/id1342645567?mt=2 / https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Im56b54drzi45zcx7vy4emwxid4

I opened and closed today's show with tracks from the new JC¤čjp album (relics)! Stream and download it at jc-jp.com and check out the companion museum at museum.jc-jp.com!

Direct mp3 link: https://archive.org/download/20180520Ihearic24/2018-05-20%20ihearic%2024.mp3

IOWA BLOCK RADIO PODCAST - Ep 2




Iowa Block Radio features a new podcast of the hip-hop music of our state every Monday at https://www.spreaker.com/user/iowa_block_radio.

02:35 Fly Life - The Motions Ft. UnoUp6
06:13 Rose to Great
13:29 Dro God ft. Young Rebel - stack up
17:26 BarJuice - FYTB
28:11 PAPERWEIGHTT
32:16 facts
34:07 Dope Bambam Blow My High
37:15 DubYou - The Matrix (Prod. By JCHL)
52:06 Tom Brady 1.26.18
53:06 Double'O - Team Player

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 31: Halfloves






"Hailed as 'the best currently active rock band in Iowa' by the Iowa Informer, indie rock outfit Halfloves offers a variety of songs on their self-titled debut album made with renowned producer Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps). Halfloves mixes pop sensibilities with heady textures and space to create an emotionally charged sound."
- from their Bandcamp page

This episode was recorded back at the end of March when the guys from Halfloves were rolling through Ames. This is probably the goofiest and one of the most fun epsiodes I had recording. Half of what you hear the band didnt know they were being recorded so it created a good sense of general humor. I had a blast hanging out with these guys again!!

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