The Hear and Now

Cellist Joshua McClain performance and interview: The Hear and Now – March 16, 2017

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Known for his work with Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes, Spark & Whisper, and others, Bay Area cellist Joshua McClain cites such influences as Andrew Bird, Zoe Keating, Mark Summer, Yo-Yo Ma, Sigur Rós, and Jimi Hendrix behind the looped, processed, and amplified soundscapes of his original music. Currently working on and fundraising for his second solo album, McClain brings his instrument and gear into the KPFA studio to demonstrate his art on the air, and he’ll talk with host Derk Richardson about his musical vision.

We might also find time to honor the passing of pianist Misha Mengelberg, Sister Sledge’s Joni Sledge, and blues harmonica giant James Cotton.


The BeatlesBack in the USSRThe BeatlesCapitol
Joshua McClain (cello)Interview and Untitled Improvisationlive in the KPFA studion.a.
Joshua McClainUntitled Improvisationlive in the KPFA studion.a.
Monica Pasqual and the Handsome BrunettesIs Fortune a WheelIs Fortune a WheelPlanet Dog Records
Joshua McClainVariations on "Ashokan Farewell" into original melodieslive in the KPFA studion.a.
Ry Cooder (b. March 15, 1947)Theme from Alamo Bay / Dark End of StreetThe UFO Has Landed: The Ry Cooder AnthologyWarner Bros.
Lightnin' Hopkins (b. March 15, 1912)Come Go Home With MeLightnin' HopkinsSmithsonian Folkways
Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet (James Cotton RIP, d. March 16, 2017)Rocket 88Blues Masters Volume 4: Harmonic ClassicsRhino
Otis Redding and Carla ThomasLovey DoveyKing & Queen (50th anniversary; released March 16, 1967)Atlantic
Sly and the Family Stone (Sly Stone b. March 15, 1943)If You Want Me to StayFreshEpic Legacy
Lovin' Spoonful (John Sebastian b. March 17, 1944)Jugband MusicDaydreamKama Sutra
AMM (Keith Rowe b. March 16, 1940)AllentownLive in Allentown USAMatchless Recordings
Misha Mengelberg (d. March 3, 2017)Poor WheelSenne Sing SongTzadic
Nat King Cole (b. March 17, 1919)Paper MoonThe Complete After Midnight SessionsCapitol
DonovanThe ObservationMellow Yellow (50th anniversary; released March 1967)Epic
Peter, Paul & MaryI Dig Rock and Roll MusicAlbum 1700 (50th anniversary; released March 17. 1967)Warner Bros.
Jefferson Airplane (Paul Kantner b. March 17, 1941)We Can Be Together (acoustic demo)Volunteers SessionsDeep Six
Nick LoweAmerican SquirmQuiet Please ... The New Best of Nick LoweYep Roc
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