The Hear and Now – June 20, 2019

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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The Sheldon Brown / Darren Johnston Quartet plays live on The Hear and Now – June 6, 2019

This special live-music edition of The Hear and Now opens with a preview of a concert presented in Jim Bennett’s In the Moment series: The Sheldon Brown/Darren Johnston Quintet’s Tribute to Eric Dolphy, during which they’ll play music from Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s legendary At The Five Spot recordings. For this live studio concert … Continued

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The Hear and Now Spring Fund Drive Special – May 16, 2019: “Running the Numbers” in Song with Bonnie Simmons, and an interview with David Slusser (mostly about Sun Ra)

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Continuing the combined Bonnie Simmons Show and The Hear and Now, we play number-based songs (seven through ten, plus others large and small) in the first hour, and in the second hour I talk with saxophonist-arranger-bandleader David Slusser about Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and more, and we play Sun Ra and Ellington music recorded live … Continued

In the first hour of joint fundraising, Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson play songs about streets, roads, and boulevards. In the second hour, clarinetist-composer Ben Goldberg shares music from three forthcoming albums, talks about the profound experience of making music with his singular collaborators, and previews his upcoming concert, “Archimedes Lullaby,” with his original music … Continued

Percussionist, composer, and bandleader John Santos has achieved iconic status in the history of Afro-Latin jazz and folkloric music in the Bay Area. He talks with host Derk Richardson about his multicultural San Francisco roots, his musical journey, and his “Tribute to the Masters” concert, Saturday, April 27, as part of the In the Moment … Continued

Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music maestro John Santos on “The Hear and Now,” 10 p.m., Thursday, April 25

The San Francisco Bay Area has been home to innumerable outsize figures in Latin music, including Pete Escovedo, Carlos Santana, Rebeca Mauleon, Bobi Cespedes, and many others. Percussionist, composer, and bandleader John Santos holds a special place in that pantheon. Tune into “The Hear and Now,” with host Derk Richardson, on Thursday night, right after … Continued