The Hear and Now – January 25, 2018

The Hear and Now

From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson.

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  Darren Johnston, the iconoclastic Canadian-born Bay Area trumpeter has appeared on The Hear and Now in the past with The Nice Guy Trio and his Broken Shadows band. Tonight he returns with his Bye Bye Bartok quartet, which includes Matt Renzi (clarinet, English horn, tenor sax), Adam Shulman (piano), and Eric Vogler (upright bass). … Continued


In advance of her concerts at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Dec. 29 & 30, singer-songwriter Vienna Teng will perform live on The Hear and Now in the KPFA performance studio, hosted by Derk Richardson. The Northern California native and former software engineer has recorded five albums, plus collaborations with Alex Wong and Tanya Shaffer. She tours less frequently … Continued


On the winter solstice, after a few appropriate songs for the changing of the seasons, host Derk Richardson will remember beloved man-of-all-reeds (and other instruments) Ralph Carney, who died last Saturday at the age of 61, after a fall at his home in Portland, Oregon. The Akron, Ohio native, and San Francisco resident for 28 … Continued


A free-form mix of “this day in music history” tracks (Sly & the Family Stone, Glen Campbell), tributes to recently departed musicians (Paul Buckmaster, Jon Hendricks, Tommy Keane), albums released 50 years ago this month (“The Time Has Come,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Forever Changes,” “After Bathing at Baxters,” “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die”), and new jazz by Lisa Mezzacappa, … Continued


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