TWO HERBIES, A SANBORN, LIVE RARITIES, A WEEKEND IN INDY & MORE…THIS WEEK ON MOJA RADIO!

We’ve got lots to celebrate with our special shows all week long here on “The World’s MOdern JAzz Radio Channel” as once again we prove that there are many facets to this incredible jewel we call MOJA!

We begin things, though, with one more celebration of the great HERBIE HANCOCK, on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS then give you an hour of rare, live performance by 8 greats of MOJA that you can only hear here on MOJA Radio as we present MOJA RARITIES LIVE on LIVE @ MOJALand. You’ll hear 5 new releases including the new release “Time And The River” by the great DAVID SANBORN on Thursday’s ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE. We’ll give you a Friday filled with the history-making music made by HERBIE MANN, who brought the flute to prominence during the Fusion era, on FUSION FRIDAY. Then we’ll spend the day listening in on conversations that MOJA’s Russ Davis had with a group of MOJA Greats during a Major Hangout in Indianapolis for the APA Jazz Fellowship Awards on Saturday’s WORDS & MUSIC. And we’ll give you our special features that focus on ACID JAZZ, and THE JAZZY JAMBANDS too. Of course there’s always much more coming your way this week and by the way…our FREE MOJA MOBILE APPS are available NOW for all subscribing MOJANS!

Here’s a brief rundown of all the special programs this week on MOJA Radio…

Monday (April 13th)…We’ll celebrate HERBIE HANCOCK one more time on MONDAY WITH THE MASTERS.

 

TuesdayOn 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.

 

WednesdayWednesday and Sunday we’ll present MOJA RARITIES, 8 Live Performances you can only hear on MOJA Radio, on LIVE @ MOJALand + more Jazzy Jambands!

 

ThursdayTHE ALL NEW MUSIC REVUE where we’ll give you 5 new releases including the newest from DAVID SANBORN, “TIME AND THE RIVER,” this Thursday and Sunday + more Jazzy Jambands!

 

FridayOn Friday you’ll hear HERBIE MANN’S GREATEST FUSION HITS as we celebrate what would have been the legendary flutist’s 85th Birthday.

 

Saturday…On Saturday, we’ll listen in on conversations Russ Davis enjoyed with DIANNE REEVES, CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, BILLY CHILDS, AMINA FIGAROVA & EDWARD SIMON on a special edition of WORDS & MUSIC we simply call “WEEKEND IN INDY: THE AMERICAN PIANISTS ASSOCIATION JAZZ FELLOWSHIP AWARDS!”

 

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 (the latest covers the APA JAZZ FELLOWSHIP AWARDS Hangout in Indianapolis), 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

MOJARadio

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MOJA RADIO’s FREE Mobile Apps are BACK!

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This is me back in the day from my first radio gig. I was a happy lad back then and when you are enjoying MOJA Radio then imagine me this happy!

My fellow MOJANS…I am pleased to tell you that the problems restoring the stream to the new FREE MOJA Mobile Apps have been solved. You can also listen as you did before via iTunes.

I apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced during our recent internet service outage and related general service shutdown but you are now invited to enjoy all the services of MOJA Radio, including the downloading and use of the FREE MOJA MOBILE APPS by clicking on MOJA on Mobile Devices in the drop down menu below LISTEN TO MOJA. You’ll be taken to the page where you can download the app that is appropriate for your setup. All the details on how to do that are listed on the page. REMEMBER: You’ll need to set up a new account with the app provider but it’s free and should be easy. Take care to pay close attention to each step in the process as it can be slightly confusing. Sorry about that…it’s out of our control.

For future reference…Should an extended dropout of MOJA service occur at any time I invite you to listen to my two-hour Voice of America show JAZZ AMERICA available by clicking on the VOA icon on the right column of the MOJA homepage. On the left column you can listen to the latest edition of THE NEW JAZZ SINGERS with CAROLYN BEDNARSKI by clicking on that icon bearing Carolyn’s picture on the left column of the MOJA homepage. There’s also the Free 2-hour MOJA Radio sample accessible by clicking on that icon on the upper right side of the right column.

I really appreciate your understanding and patience and hope you’ll now enjoy all the joys of MOJA Radio.

Russ Davis/MOJA Radio

MOJA Radio is now 5 YEARS OLD!!!! YIPPEEE!!!!

Russ Davis Reflects on MOJA Radio’s 5th Anniversary!

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Russ inside the MOJA Radio studios…I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

In May of 2014 MOJA Radio, the online service I call “The World’s MOdern JAzz Radio Channel,” turns 5 years old and I just felt like it was time to take stock of where we came from, where we’ve been, where we are and where we will go as we proceed in the ever-evolving world of jazz in the 21st century as heard in cyber-world. To simply be actively involved in programming and presenting this area of jazz and still be thriving is pretty astounding. I sometimes feel like a jazz musician who has chosen to express himself in a personal way and just let the chips fall where they may as opposed to crafting something that might get me more work in the jazz arena as it exists today. It isn’t that brave an endeavor really. I’m simply doing what I know how to do and building on something that began for me way back in the 20th century.  I hope you’ll indulge me as I tell this story.

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The TOP 20 of 2014 from MOJA Radio!

Take a look at this list and if you know the music you’ll see that we think
of MOdern JAzz as a groovin’ good time! What a year it was and though
artists may not be getting rich making this music they sure are enjoying
expressing themselves because you can’t make music this much fun and this
good without some joy in your heart.
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Who’s the busiest band in MOJA? These guys… Medeski, Martin & Wood! They are the MOJA MEN OF THE YEAR 2014 on MOJA Radio!

A special salute to our MOJA MEN OF THE YEAR…MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD who not only reached # 1 with their latest collaboration with JOHN SCOFIELD, JUICE, but released their brilliant collaboration with Nels Cline titled WOODSTOCK SESSION, VOL. 2 but also participated in any number of projects as guests and collaborators with other artists over the year. They’ve been together for over two decades and there’s no end in sight, just like for the MOJA MOVEMENT!

What a 2014 it was and I’m getting the feeling that 2015 is gonna be just as awesome! Here’s our MOJA Top 20 for the year!

  1. MEDESKI, SCOFIELD, MARTIN & WOOD…JUICE (INDIRECTO RECORDS)
  2. STANLEY CLARKE BAND-UP! (MACK AVENUE RECORDS)
  3. STEVE KHAN…SUBTEXT (TONE CENTER RECORDS)
  4. HIROMI-ALIVE (TELARC RECORDS)
  5. BILL FRISELL…GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE (OKEH RECORDS)
  6. SNARKY PUPPY…WE LIKE IT HERE (ROPEADOPE RECORDS)
  7. BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA…MEHLIANA (NONESUCH RECORDS)
  8. THEO CROKER…AFRO-PHYSICIST (OKEH RECORDS)
  9. MARK EGAN…ABOUT NOW (WAVETONE RECORDS)
  10. BEKA & LOGIC…CHILLIN’ IN BATUMI (EXITUS ENTERTAINMENT)
  11. REGINA CARTER…SOUTHERN COMFORT (SONY MASTERWORKS)
  12. ARTURO O’FARRILL…THE OFFENSE OF THE DRUM (MOTEMA MUSIC)
  13. FAREED HAQUE…TRANCE HYPOTHESIS (DELMARK RECORDS)
  14. BEAT FUNKTION…VOODOOLAND (DO MUSIC RECORDS)
  15. TOHPATI…TRIBAL DANCE (MOONJUNE RECORDS)
  16. HENRY BUTLER & STEVEN BERNSTEIN…VIPER’S DRAG (IMPULSE)
  17. ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ…INVASION PARADE (MACK AVENUE)
  18. THE BAD PLUS…INEVITABLE WESTERN (OKEH RECORDS)
  19. SCOTT AMENDOLA & CHARLIE HUNTER…PUCKER (SAZI RECORDS)
  20. ANDREAS VARADY…ANDREAS VARADY (VERVE RECORDS)

MOJA’s 2015 Grammy Award WINNERS!

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (N.A.R.A.S. AKA The Grammy People) just announced the winners for GRAMMY AWARDS for 2015! Here is a list of  MOJA Artists who received nominations this year for the 57th Grammy Awards in various jazz categories as well as others. We congratulate all the MOJA nominees in every category and they prove that jazz in its modern form (We call it MOJA!) is alive and well and crossing over into almost every area of music from world music to classical to R& B to pop…Here’s a few of MOJA’s greats who got nominations this year…STANLEY CLARKE, CHICK COREA, ROBERT GLASPER, JOE LOVANO, BILLY CHILDS, BRAD MEHLDAU, DIANNE REEVES, GRETCHEN PARLATO, JASON MORAN, ARTURO O’FARRILL & CONRAD HERWIG ! And below (UNDERLINED) you’ll see the artists who BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD!

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Nominations for 2015 Grammy Awards for MOJA Artists

Best Instrumental Composition

Last Train To Sanity…Stanley Clarke, composer (The Stanley Clarke Band)…Track from: Up…Label: Mack Avenue Records; Publisher: Roxboro Music Publishing

Life In The Bubble…Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)…Track from: Life In The Bubble…Label: Telarc International; Publisher: Wingood Music Productions, Inc.

Recognition…Rufus Reid, composer (Rufus Reid)…Track from: Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project…Label: Motema Music; Publisher: Myriad Ltd.

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Chick Corea wins TWO MORE GRAMMY’S in 2015!!

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

The Eye Of The Hurricane…Kenny Barron, soloist

Track from: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio)…Label: Whaling City Sound

Fingerprints…Chick Corea, soloist…Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)…Label: Concord Jazz

You & The Night & The Music…Fred Hersch, soloist…Track from: Floating (Fred Hersch Trio)…Label: Palmetto Records

Recorda Me…Joe Lovano, soloist…Track from: The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson (Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano)…Label: Half Note

Sleeping Giant…Brad Mehldau, soloist…Track from: Mehliana: Taming The Dragon (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana)…Label: Nonesuch

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Lovely Dianne Reeves wins another Grammy for BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro…(Billy Childs &) Various Artists…Label: Masterworks

I Wanna Be Evil…René Marie…Label: Motema Music

Live In NYC…Gretchen Parlato…Label: Obliqsound

Beautiful Life…Dianne Reeves…Label: Concord Records

Paris Sessions…Tierney Sutton…Label: BFM Jazz

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Landmarks…Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band…Label: Blue Note Records

Trilogy…Chick Corea Trio…Label: Concord Jazz

Floating…Fred Hersch Trio…Label: Palmetto Records

Enjoy The View…Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco…Label: Blue Note Records

All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller…Jason Moran…Label: Blue Note Records

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Slam Dunk…Gerald Albright…Label: Heads Up International

Nathan East…Nathan East…Label: Yamaha Entertainment Group

Jazz Funk Soul…Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Everette Harp…Label: Shanachie

Best R&B Album

Black Radio 2…Robert Glasper Experiment…Label: Blue Note Records

Give The People What They Want…Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings…Label: Daptone Records

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Robert Glasper wins another Grammy in 2015!

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Jesus Children…Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner…Track from: Black Radio 2…Label: Blue Note Records

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The L.A. Treasures Project…The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra…Label: Capri Records, Ltd.

Life In The Bubble…Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band…Label: Telarc International

Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project…Rufus Reid…Label: Motema Music

OverTime: Music Of Bob Brookmeyer…The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra…Label: Planet Arts Recordings

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Congrats to one of the current KINGS OF LATIN JAZZ…ARTURO O’FARRILL…and his 2015 GRAMMY!

Best Latin Jazz Album

The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson…Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano…Label: Half Note

The Pedrito Martinez Group…The Pedrito Martinez Group…Label: Motema Music

The Offense Of The Drum…Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra…Label: Motema

Best American Roots Performance

And When I Die…Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas…Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro…Label: Masterworks

Best World Music Album

Eve…Angelique Kidjo…Label: 429 Records

Magic…Sérgio Mendes…Label: OKeh

Traces Of You…Anoushka Shankar…Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

Get Smart…Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)…Track from: Life In The Bubble…Label: Telarc International

Guantanamera…Alfredo Rodríguez, arranger (Alfredo Rodríguez)…Track from: The Invasion Parade…Label: Mack Avenue Records

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

Goodnight America…Vince Mendoza, arranger (Mary Chapin Carpenter)…Track from: Songs From The Movie…Label: Rounder

New York Tendaberry…Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)…Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro…Label: Masterworks

Party Rockers…Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)…Track from: Life In The Bubble…Label: Telarc International