It started with American Blues, then Jazz, then Rock & Roll. Then came Rock from England and the two nations have been sharing their musical magic with one another ever since. We’ll focus on some of those great Brits who’ve made MOJA history with some of our special programs all week! We’ll begin things with a celebration of the great saxophonist, BILL EVANS, on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS. We’ll give you an hour-long, rare, live performance by English Fusion super-group SOFT MACHINE on LIVE @ MOJALand. We’ll give you a Friday filled with the music made by some of the great English artists of the Fusion era on FUSION FRIDAY. Then we’ll spend the day listening in while 9 English MOJA greats like Dave Holland, Brian Auger, John McLaughlin, Ronny Jordan, Courtney Pine & more share their stories and music with us on Saturday’s WORDS & MUSIC. And we’ll give you our special features that focus on the movement that come from England, ACID JAZZ, and THE JAZZY JAMBANDS too. Of course there’s always much more coming your way this week!
Here’s a brief rundown of all the special programs this week on MOJA Radio…
Monday (February 23rd)…We’ll celebrate BILL EVANS, who turned 57 on the 9th of February, on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS.
Tuesday…On Tuesday you hear our patented features THE ATTACK OF THE JAZZY JAMBANDS and THIS IS ACID JAZZ, with an hour of the music plus comments from the man who created the genre, English Pirate Radio DJ Gilles Peterson.
Wednesday…Wednesday and Sunday we’ll present SOFT MACHINE @ THE MONTREUX JAZZ FEST 1974 on LIVE @ MOJALand + more Jazzy Jambands!
Thursday…THE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE where we’ll give you 5 new releases including the newest from JACKY TERRASSON & the WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION this Thursday and Sunday + more Jazzy Jambands!
Friday…On Friday you’ll hear FUSION’S FUSION’S BRITISH INVASION on FRIDAY FUSION featuring the fusion era work of JEFF BECK, JOHN McLAUGHLIN, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, BRAIN AUGER, the bands of THE CANTERBURY SCENE and many more.
Saturday…On Saturday, we’ll listen in on conversations Russ Davis has enjoyed over the years with some of the great British stars of Modern Jazz like COURTNEY PINE, CLARIE MARTIN, McLAUGHLIN, BRIAN AUGER, RONNY JORDAN, DAVE HOLLAND and more on a special edition of WORDS & MUSIC we simply call 9 ENGLISH MOJA GREATS!
Sunday…The Sunday Specials (9 AM-1 PM Eastern & replayed 9 PM-1 AM ET/6-10 AM & PM Pacific)!
There’s so much more to enjoy this week on MOJA Radio!
Now you get all of this as a citizen of MOJA Nation for only 33 cents a day if you join as a monthly subscriber and about 27 cents a day if you join for a year. But, there’s a FREE side to MOJA Radio too and everyone’s invited to enjoy any of those free features found on the MOJA Radio homepage. Just look for the links to see interviews and live performance video on our MOJA Vision YouTube channel (Our most recent videos include RTF IV, Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell in concert and in conversation with Russ Davis!), read all about MOJA on our MOJA Radio Blog Site, and hear my weekly program JAZZ AMERICA on Voice of America, the U.S. Government service. Plus you can hear a 90-minute sample of MOJA Radio and the latest edition of THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI, all on demand by clicking on the correct link.
Come & Get It & Spread the Word! Russ Davis
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