In November of 2013 Albuquerque's Jazz Brasileiro returned to play live on KUNM, but this time with a difference. The working duo of Debo Orlofsky (vocals) and Toney Cesarano (guitar) were for this Studio A recording joined by John Bartlitt on drums and David Height on bass in Studio A with Roman Garcia at the controls.
With membership in local groups Shades of Tjader, Alpha Blue, The Rebbe's Orchestra, Saudade, Folked Up, Tijerina, & Enchantment (for starters), this seasoned ensemble gave us a lush if all-too brief tour of Brazilian classics.
1/11/14 -- Albuquerque Trio Folked Up recorded live in Studio C. Folked Up are Glen Salas & Evan Woodward (vocals, basses, guitars), John Bartlitt (percussion, vocals); find them & preview their forthcoming album at folked-up.com
12/21/13 -- The Handsome Family play songs from the album "Wilderness" recorded live in Studio A, April 2013. Brett Sparks, Renee Sparks, David Gutierrez & J. Ledbetter; find books, paintings, albums, rarities and other scientific materials at handsomefamily.com
12/7/13 -- Next 2 The Tracks recorded live in Studio C. Christian Talamantes (vocals, guitar), Todd Seelau (djembe, vocals), Jonny Bang (bass, vocals); find albums, video and their never-ending road schedule at next2thetracks.com.
Sat. 11/30/13 -- Mala Maña recorded live in Studio A. Fresh off their West Coast debut, New Mexico's own Women's Voice & Drum ensemble brings Colombia's coastal rhythms to traditionals and borderless originals in this session from Studio A; find them at malamanamusic.com.
Sat 1/19 7p: Live Jazz at the Albuquerque Amphitheater. Two acts took the stage this summer as part of the Jazz Under the Stars series put on by the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Bert Dalton Brazil Project—Led by pianist, Bert Dalton, The Brazil Project performs a blend fo traditional, contemporary, and original Brazilian music featuring samba, bossa nova, the excitement of carnival and top-flight jazz and Latin improvisations.
Sat. 1/12 7p: Hear "Certified Organic" recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum as part of the 2012 Jazz Under the Stars series. The group combines the sophisticated sounds of a jazz quartet with the soul of a blues band and mixes it with the grooves of a funky party band. Built around the inimitable sound of the Hammond B3 organ, Certified Organic features some of New Mexico’s finest players: Stu MacAskie (B3), Glenn Kostur (saxophone), Dimi DiSanti (guitar) and John Bartlit (drums).
Sat. 1/5 7p: Tonight we showcase Supersax New Mexico, recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum Ampitheater August 11, 2012. Supersax is five saxophones, trumpet and a rhythm section playing orchestrated Charlie Parker tunes. The performance was part of the Jazz Under The Stars presented by the NM Jazz Workshop. KUNM Production Director Roman Garcia, engineered the live recording, mixed it for broadcast and hosts tonight’s show. Enjoy.
KUNM will go live from Nob Hill in Albuquerque starting at 7pm with highlights of the days' performances. Then we’ll join the main stage for a New Orleans style party with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tune in and celebrate Summer with us!
Sat. 10/01 at 7pm: With Globalquerque behind us, SocorroFest just a week away and 'Burque filling with balloonists we've decided to bring out one of the hottest shows of the year: Felix y los Gatos, the Globalquerque performance from the Fountain Courtyard Stage at NHCC.
Sat. 12/11: Tonight's show features an in-studio visit from Ojo Sarco's own Boris McCutcheon playing songs from his new release "Wheel of Life" and talking with host Matthew Finch about the making of the album.
He also addresses one of the Great Mysteries: why are Southwestern artists so popular in The Netherlands?
Also, DJ Travieso catches up with The Ox Boyz (of the original Xit) backstage at the Native American Music Awards.
Sat. 3/20: Hear the first part of a new recording from The Alex Maryol Band, live from Studio A.
On this fundraising edition of "Ear to the Ground" we feature Part One of a new recording of The Alex Maryol Band live from Studio A. We'll also hear solo work from band members Willy Magee and Andy Primm.
Sat. 3/13: This special features a unique take on a rarely told chapter of Irish-American history - the story of the "San Patricio Battalion," and Irish immigrant soldiers in the US-Mexican War who deserted their US posts to fight for the Mexican side.
Paddy Maloney of the Chieftans, Ry Cooder, members of the Mexican-American band Los Cenzontles, and Irish historian Peter F. Stevens discuss the history of the San Patricio Battalion, the kinship between Irish and Mexican cultures, and how they relate to the music from this project that is featured in the special.