November 29, 2008
ASNB: Special on Sunday
Joshua Weinstein's got the holiday-programming bug at KDHX, which might be the best time of year to listen to the station, as on-air hosts empty the cupboard of all sorts of interesting items. On this coming seventh day, Weinstein's got a real treat. He'll tell about it below:
This Sunday, November 30 "Sworn to the Drum" will perform on "All Soul, No Borders" between 10:30 and Midnight on 88.1FM. The group bills themselves as a "musical salute to the drum." They play improvisational jazz with a variety of world drumming infused. The group is led by Baba Mike Nelson. He plays trumpet, flügelhorn, conch shells, and assorted percussion including the bata drum. Sunday's line-up will include Aaron Parker on alto sax and flute, Mondel on congas, Ariel on Bass, plus the poetry of K. Curtis Lyle and vocal/rhythmic accompaniment by David A.N. Jackson. They are promoting an upcoming concert at The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar next Sunday December 7 from 7-9PM.
I saw a version of this group at The Gramophone on Tuesday and I heard potential. I am glad that there is music being made like this in St. Louis. The sound was groove oriented, exploratory, and trance-inducing at times. Please help spread the word and I hope you can tune in.