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The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources. Guests include legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal, the up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake, and more!

Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this American art form. For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.

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The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources. Guests include legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal, the up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake, and more!

Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this American art form. For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.

    The Future Light of Mark Murphy with Gilles Peterson

    The Future Light of Mark Murphy with Gilles Peterson

    Since the late '50s Mark Murphy has been a stalwart of the crooner set. A jazz singer with an exquisite style that pushed the edges and split the critics, making him a real musician’s musician. A contemporary of the Rat Pack and the rock opera with an affinity for the Beats and be-bop, Murphy defied category–freeform vocalese with a rich timbre that let forth expressive colors that were alluring, audacious, and even shocking.
    Despite multiple Grammy nods, he was largely relegated to the fringes. Then came the '80s, Gilles Peterson, the Acid Jazz movement, electronica, London, Japan, Scandinavia, Asia, Europe, the 21st Century and beyond, literally. With new musical freedoms Murphy took the vocal arts light years ahead.
    We welcome back Gilles Peterson, who was instrumental in this phase of the singer’s life and career, to share his experiences and shed light on the music that bookended this extraordinary artist’s legacy. Featuring collaborations with 4Hero, United Future Organization, the Five Corners Quintet, and more.
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

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    Jaimie Branch & 1959: A Magic Year

    Jaimie Branch & 1959: A Magic Year

    We’re stoked to welcome back Jaimie Branch to The Major Scale. Rising talents like her are the lifeblood of new music, the road ahead, and even for shows like ours. She continues carving out her sound of dark hued melodic free jazz with Bird Dogs of Paradise, the follow up to Fly Or Die. Now she takes the mic with a blues shout that has a message and musical urgency that hasn’t been heard since the likes of Abbey Lincoln, and Andy Bey. Raise a fist, nod your head.
    Ever notice how the year 1959 had such an abundance of classics? Not just big hits, but landmark works of art that took American music to the next level. Much has been said about the big five from ‘59: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Giant Steps by John Coltrane, Mingus Ah Hum by Charles Mingus, The Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman, and Take Five by Dave Brubeck. We’re going to survey some of the other amazing releases from this magical year, including Yusef Lateef, Dinah Washington, Chico Hamilton, Bill Evans, Harold Land, Oliver Nelson, Cannonball Adderley, and more.
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

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    Raphael Saadiq & What is Neo-Soul?

    Raphael Saadiq & What is Neo-Soul?

    Raphael Saadiq is a well schooled soul composer. As much as he’s an auteur, he’s a curator whose vision is culled from the classics, with ears and eyes focused on the way ahead. In a class of groove savants like Prince, Erykah Badu, and Bilal, Saadiq’s stamp on Neo-Soul is bold, brilliant, beautiful, and touching–like his latest, Jimmy Lee. He chimes in with us to discuss the Jimmy Lee we all know and are.
     
    "What is Neo-Soul?" someone asked us recently. That’s a show in itself, more like one of those epics with an intermission. For the sake of time we rattled off a few choice cuts from this conscience driven fusion of funk, electronica, jazz, Afro beat and the proverbial kitchen sink. On cue: Freestyle Fellowship, 4Hero, Mos Def, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, J Dilla, Spacek, Viktor Duplaix, plus plus plus. 
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

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    Yussef Dayes & Jazz UK

    Yussef Dayes & Jazz UK

    There’s a worldwide revolution happening in modern music. Across the pond, the UK has countless talents blazing new trails and Yussef Dayes is a big part of it. First as the drummer in the duo Yussef Kamal, and now for his stellar adventures solo and collaborative: Alfa Mist, Tom Misch, and the legendary Blue Note Records. Dayes brings a fusion of soul, electronica, and funk that’s like an ultra modern cinema for the ears. 
    Keeping with Blighty, the second half continues with the vibe that jazz has left on the multicultural United Kingdom. It started with a Trad Fad in the ‘50s, eventually taking on the elements of it’s African, Asian, Caribbean, and youth communities with fearless results–from Afro-Beat to free jazz to Northern Soul and dancehall culture. We wax on with a list of serious contenders: Dizzy Reece, Emma Jean Thackray, Courtney Pine, the elusive Origin, and IG Culture. Plus, we’d be remiss to forget Cliff Townshend’s singing saxophone, aka the forebear of The Who’s Pete Townshend.
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

    • 58 min
    More Mixtape Than Magazine

    More Mixtape Than Magazine

    In this episode we’re taking a slow news day to indulge in cutting loose and playing the role of the radio DJ, freeform style. Spinning some tunes, weaving a mood, paying tribute to a few who have left us and, if we’re lucky, turning listeners on to something new.
    On cue we have Karl Denson doing the Beastie Boys. Jack Bruce as a muse for the Artifacts. Hats off to Doris Day and Ramon Morris. The Left/West Coast past and present. Nu-skool duo Binker and Moses chime in with a good word. Nora Dean and Zara McFarlane take us from Kingston to London with a masterful musical makeover.  Plus, the Bad Plus, Art Blakey, Young-Holt and more. Headphones on!
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

    • 58 min
    Kyle Eastwood & Jazz Cinema

    Kyle Eastwood & Jazz Cinema

    We've always dug Kyle Eastwood's soulful bop style, but his latest album Cinematic has the bassist veering towards some literal cinematic moodiness. In a departure from their norm, Eastwood and company deliver a marvelous set of soundtrack classics that transmute some well-tread tunes into fresh gold. Whether it’s the classic themes from Bullitt, Taxi Driver, and Skyfall, or even the iconic "Windmills of My Mind" and "Gran Torino,” Eastwood performs them all with unique aplomb. The result is powerful and haunting, sometimes even tear-jerkingly moving. Slight spoiler, don't snicker, even the Pink Panther theme gets saddled for a new wild ride. 
    Keeping with the theme of movie music, we round out the show by delving into some of the genre's best and brightest on celluloid and solo: Lalo Schifren, J.J. Johnson, Michel Legrand, and Henry Mancini. Truly music that bends the imagination this mix will delight with well known tunes, some deep dives, and a few ear-pricking samples.
    ABOUT THE MAJOR SCALE:
    Your attention please to a new program that celebrates and takes a fresh and bold look at the great American art form- JAZZ!!!
    The Major Scale is the title, the motto and the mission are, Jazz- past, present, future, and everything in between. A lot of focus will be on new and fresh sounds, deep cuts, closer looks at underrated artists, taking a different look at some of the titans of the genre, and getting the two cents worth from a number of surprise guests and sources.
    The Major Scale can boast amongst it's guests- legends like Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, and Ahmad Jamal. The up and coming and the underrated-Kamasi Washington, Mia Doi Todd, Michael Blake. Fresh perspectives and commentary from the likes of Rock legend Al Kooper, who weighed in on the gospel. From The New Yorker, Amanda Petrusich expounds on her article about the movement to rename the Williamsburg Bridge in honor of Sonny Rollins. We explore the Soul-Jazz experiments of the Rascals. Grace Kelly from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks about her pop-up/flash mob concerts. Plus Thundercat, Henry Mancini, Ghostface Killah, Jaimie Branch, Nels Cline, Badbadnotgood, Cecil Taylor, and more get pick up on the Major Scale radar.
    Produced in Central Florida, this program seeks to become one of the defining voices of this Native American art form, and everything else that finds itself under it's umbrella. Think about programming and content found on the likes of World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA. Tiny Desk from Washington D.C., and KEXP Live from Seattle, WA. and that's what the Major Scale strives to do.
    For the curious, and lovers of music who like the details in between.
    ABOUT KYLE EAGLE (Host):
    Kyle Eagle has been a contributing writer and producer for the NPR-WBGO, WUCF, WPRK, Wax Poetics, The Orlando Weekly, Artbourne, and The Fiscal Times, as well as several music and film releases- Light in the Attic's documentary "This Is Gary McFarland", and an upcoming film on composer Jack Nietzsche. Recordings- Call Me-Jack Wilson, Live at the Penthouse, Grachan Moncur III, Chico Hamilton, and Andy Bey.
    ABOUT CHRIS BARANYI (Producer):
    Chris Baranyi is a sound engineer and music producer. He splits his time between designing AV systems for theme parks and recording music. Chris has worked with many Orlando area musicians with backgrounds in jazz, fusion, hip-hop, funk, new age, and classical. Some of which have been featured on NPR's Echoes. His passion includes jazz, vintage microphones, and hot sauce.

    • 58 min

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