Band of Horses gettin' chased by the Headhunters and The Invisible Hand. Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny and Bruce Hornsby playing some good old timey tunes with Jack Black. Yeah, that Jack Black, I'll tell ya about it on the air.
Henri Salvador, Happy Apple and The Album Leaf also along for your Friday Excursion!
Oh man, it's been one of those days all day. Feels like spring. Pink Floyd is gonna Meddle with the day, the Flaming Lips are At War With The Mystics, Dosh is in the house and Ornette Coleman is in the Circle. Manu Katche, Booka Shade and D Numbers filling out the dance card on your Friday Excursion.
Tonight Great American Taxi gets us started with their latest album followed by a visit with Lionel Loueke and the rather enchanting Esparanza Spalding. We've got the Ditty Bops, new music from Saxon Shore. We'll even get some sleepy time music from Motorhiro Nakishima and visit the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance with Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery.
There's more than that, but let's be surprised together, shall we?
The themesong for the human-robot interaction experiment Tweenbots opens the show. You might think we're searching for a giant candy mountain with all the Charlies on the show tonight. Lots of jazz,some not even by guys named Charlie.Pink Floyd's David Gilmour gets his say and Ulrich Schnaus has got the Knuddlemaus all on tonight's Excursion.
If that's not enough, well, you'll have to tune in next week.
It's El Rancho Relaxo tonight at the Excursion. It's been a long week so let's kick back a notch dig out some mellow tunes. Charlie Christian and Jacky Terrason are in from France. Nikakoi drops by to visit and Astor Piazzolla is in the park. It's your Friday Excursion, now with more extra!
From Rami Khalife to the Six Parts Seven, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall and DJ Shadow were wondering how you liked the weather. That's actually not true, but they are all on your Friday Excursion tonight and I'm sure they have your best interests in mind.
The First show of the new decade starts with a theme song for a robot in love from the game Machinarium and continues with the most beautiful song ever (for the moment), some Radiohead, Ornette Coleman and Ye Olde Squarepusher.
That and a whole bunch more on this week's Friday Excursion. 2010! It's like the future, only today.
Mae and the Album Leaf open the show tonight, followed by the extrodinary machinations of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine.
John Coltrane leads on Blue Note and Orchestra Baobab is the Pirate's Choice. Joe Beck and John Abercrombie strengthen my hypothesis that your name must start with a "J" in order to play jazz and Pink Floyd celebrates their founder. All that and that's all of it tonight on your Friday Excursion.
Tonight Frank Sinatra, D Numbers on parade, John Scofield and Pat Metheny can see your house from here, though I can't, and The Flaming Lips are gonna tell you about Yoshimi. That, Tortoise, Battles and even Boc Scadet are along for the ride your Friday Excursion
Sigur Ros, continues to make no sense. M83 is sad, no happy! no sad, not sure. That's right, my man Not Sure right here has a plan and Dave Douglas here is gonna Freak in. Vector Lovers are not talking about calculus, which is, however, pretty interesting but vector calc makes for bad radio. So they're making music that has nothing specific to do with that.
Eric Reed is Here, Peter Gabirel is, apparently, everywhere. Charlie Byrd is For Louis and Four Tet is not. It's your Friday Excursion, we don't have any citrus, but if we did, it would be buoyant!
Tonight Marco Benevento is him and not him, Pat Metheny doesn't play the Cheddartron-5000, Bobo Stenson Reflects and the Movits! are still hard to pronounce. That and so much more on your Friday Excursion!
Happy Halloween! Tonight please enjoy some thomfoolery of the highest calibre as our regular host pretends to be many characters he's not! By way of VOICE ACTING!
You will be amazed by the guitar wizardry of Eric Johnson and you'll thrill to the fretboard pyrotechnics of Paco DeLucia, John Mclaughlin & Al Di Meola. The ladies will swoon, yes, swoon I say, to IDM from Kelpe and the intricate melodies of Enrico Rava.
And you will have no choice but cut a rug with the jitterbug goods from Medeski, Martin and Wood's albums Bubblehouse & Friday Afternoon in the Universe.
Tonight a Björk cover from Marcin Wasilewski, downtempo ambient hip-hop from Arovane and Boc Scadet. Brad Mehldau takes on Radiohead's Paranoid Android and Bill Evans reminds us why he and Jim Hall are two of the greatest in the Jazz pantheon.