Deep Focus
2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 3 of 3

2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 3 of 3

December 9, 2021
What is the Art Ensemble of Chicago?   Are they a band or are they an omen, a signpost marking a new direction down an unexplored road.  Are those stage costumes or is that battle gear?  What are they seeing when they start their concerts silently facing east?   What is this language that they communicate in?  What are they saying to one other?  What are they saying to ME?
 
These questions gripped Daniel Sadownick when he was a young, aspiring musician from the Bronx trying to make it in Manhattan.  He has since become one of the most accomplished percussionists in both the Jazz and pop music worlds but he has never forgotten those questions.  In fact, he has found some answers and he shares them with host Mitch Goldman on Deep Focus this Monday night on Jazz Alternatives.  We also have some magic from the WKCR archives. 
 
Deep Focus airs Mondays 6pm to 9pm on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning the show goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ArtEnsembleOfChicago #DanielSadownick #JazzRadio #JazzInterview #JazzPodcast
 
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2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 2 of 3

2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 2 of 3

December 5, 2021
What is the Art Ensemble of Chicago?   Are they a band or are they an omen, a signpost marking a new direction down an unexplored road?  Are those stage costumes or is that battle gear?  What are they seeing when they start their concerts silently facing east?   What is this language that they communicate in?  What are they saying to one other?  What are they saying to ME?
 
These questions gripped Daniel Sadownick when he was a young, aspiring musician from the Bronx trying to make it in Manhattan.  He has since become one of the most accomplished percussionists in both the Jazz and pop music worlds but he has never forgotten those questions.  In fact, he has found some answers and he shares them with host Mitch Goldman on Deep Focus this Monday night on Jazz Alternatives.  We also have some magic from the WKCR archives. 
 
Deep Focus is Mondays 6pm to 9pm on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning the show goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ArtEnsembleOfChicago #DanielSadownick #JazzRadio #JazzInterview #JazzPodcast
 
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2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 1 of 3

2013.04.18 Daniel Sadownick on the Art Ensemble of Chicago - 1 of 3

November 30, 2021
What is the Art Ensemble of Chicago?   Are they a band or are they an omen, a signpost marking a new direction down an unexplored road?  Are those stage costumes or is that battle gear?  What are they seeing when they start their concerts silently facing east?   What is this language that they communicate in?  What are they saying to one other?  What are they saying to ME?
 
These questions gripped Daniel Sadownick when he was a young, aspiring musician from the Bronx trying to make it in Manhattan.  He has since become one of the most accomplished percussionists in both the Jazz and pop music worlds but he has never forgotten those questions.  In fact, he has found some answers and he shares them with host Mitch Goldman on Deep Focus this Monday night on Jazz Alternatives.  We also have some magic from the WKCR archives. 
 
Deep Focus is Mondays 6pm to 9pm on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning the show goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ArtEnsembleOfChicago #DanielSadownick #JazzRadio #JazzInterview #JazzPodcast
 
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2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix - 3 of 3

2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix - 3 of 3

November 26, 2021
"You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don't know how to ask the right question."  Jiddu Krishnamurti

"My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting."  
Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon. Dir. Robert Clouse. Golden Harvest, 1973.

So what is the method when there is no method?  Drummer Reggie Sylvester found an answer to that question as a member of guitarist Bern Nix's last group.  In this episode of Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus from 2017 (shortly after the death of Nix), Reggie shares the music and the singular way of discovery that Bern Nix developed.  

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ReggieSylvester #BernNix #JazzInterview #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast
 
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2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix -2 of 3

2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix -2 of 3

November 21, 2021
"You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don't know how to ask the right question."  
Jiddu Krishnamurti

"My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting."  
Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon. Dir. Robert Clouse. Golden Harvest, 1973.

So what is the method when there is no method?  Drummer Reggie Sylvester found an answer to that question as a member of guitarist Bern Nix's last group.  In this episode of Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus from 2017 (shortly after the death of Nix), Reggie shares the music and the singular way of discovery that Bern Nix developed.  

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ReggieSylvester #BernNix #JazzInterview #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast
 
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2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix - 1 of 3

2017.10.02 Reggie Sylvester on Bern Nix - 1 of 3

November 16, 2021
"You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don't know how to ask the right question."  
Jiddu Krishnamurti

"My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting."  
Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon. Dir. Robert Clouse. Golden Harvest, 1973.

So what is the method when there is no method?  Drummer Reggie Sylvester found an answer to that question as a member of guitarist Bern Nix's last group.  In this episode of Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus from 2017 (shortly after the death of Nix), Reggie shares the music and the singular way of discovery that Bern Nix developed.  

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #DeepFocus #ReggieSylvester #BernNix #JazzInterview #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast
 
Photo credit: Bern Nix by Peter Gannushkin CC BY-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org-licenses-by-sa-4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 3 of 3

2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 3 of 3

November 7, 2021
Seventies prog: bloated arena rock or informed, impassioned, challenging music featuring blazing chops and mind blowing technical innovation?  We say, why "or"?  Why not "and"?  And what do we find when we listen to Keith Emerson closely with an accomplished Jazzer like Brian Charette?  
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BrianCharette #KeithEmerson #EmersonLakeandPalmer #Prog
 
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2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 2 of 3

2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 2 of 3

November 4, 2021
Seventies prog: bloated arena rock or informed, impassioned, challenging music featuring blazing chops and mind blowing technical innovation?  We say, why "or"?  Why not "and"?  And what do we find when we listen to Keith Emerson closely with an accomplished Jazzer like Brian Charette?  
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BrianCharette #KeithEmerson #EmersonLakeandPalmer #Prog
 
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Seventies prog: bloated arena rock or informed, impassioned, challenging music featuring blazing chops and mind blowing technical innovation?  We say, why "or"?  Why not "and"?  And what do we find when we listen to Keith Emerson closely with an accomplished Jazzer like Brian Charette?  
 
Find out Monday (11/1) on Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus, 6pm to 9pm NYC time on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 or wkcr.org.
 
Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast, available on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BrianCharette #KeithEmerson #EmersonLakeandPalmer #Prog
 
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2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 1 of 3

2016.06.20 Brian Charette on Keith Emerson - 1 of 3

November 2, 2021
Seventies prog: bloated arena rock or informed, impassioned, challenging music featuring blazing chops and mind blowing technical innovation?  We say, why "or"?  Why not "and"?  And what do we find when we listen to Keith Emerson closely with an accomplished Jazzer like Brian Charette?  
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BrianCharette #KeithEmerson #EmersonLakeandPalmer #Prog
 
Photo credit: Keith_Emerson_&_Moog_15May10 by Mari Kawaguchi CC BY-SA 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.jpeg 
2017.08.07 William Hooker on Don Pullen - 3 of 3

2017.08.07 William Hooker on Don Pullen - 3 of 3

October 24, 2021
What will be revealed on Deep Focus this Monday night?  In every episode of Deep Focus, we discover new facets of (at least) 2 artists: our guest lends insight about the subject but the guest also inevitably reveals new sides of him or herself.   So what do we get when we listen to Don Pullen's music with a fellow conceptualist like William Hooker?  Host Mitch Goldman says, "I could tell you but wouldn't you rather hear it for yourself?"
 
It's on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/
 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DonPullen #WilliamHooker #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman
 
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