Here’s the line-up for Radio Free Athens Nov. 18, 2023

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Radio Free Athens (RFA) is broadcast Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about Saturday’s programs below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link.

A graphic with the schedule for Radio Free Athens on it.

SCHEDULE: Nov. 18, 2023

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. R@T

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. DJ Grumpy Grandma

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Doug

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Excursions: Jazz Motifs w/ Dr. Art Cromwell 

Excursions: Jazz Motifs w/ Dr. Art Cromwell

Don Cherry

During the war years (1940’s) through the middle of the 20th Century, three saxophone/trumpet led combos became essential evolutionary steps in the development of modern small group ensembles. The revolutionary creation of “Bebop” by groups of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, led to the 1950s post-bop modalism of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. From 1959 emerged a third approach to improvisation; the musical concept of Ornette Coleman, abetted by his colleague, trumpeter Don Cherry, whose birthday (Nov. 18, 1936) Excursions, through a discographic  overview will trace the first small club appearance (L.A.1957) sitting in with a band led by pianist Pal Bley that became the first Ornette Coleman Quartet-sans piano; to the classic Atlantic recordings of the 60’s; recordings during the 60s, including time spent with Sonny Rollins, as Co-leader of NY Contemporary Five with Archie Shepp, to two years with Albert Ayler, and leading to his widely celebrated quartet with Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri, to the world…

“Planetary Phantasies” will trace the Jazz and the peripatetic post-Jazz travels of Don Cherry, whose vision expanded from Jazz structures-to-Ornette’s harmolodic concept, to a bewildering array of genres/people/places, that would lead to his performances mirroring his lived-experiences within World Music. Beginning with his 1973 relocation to Sweden, and the incorporation of music and teaching methodologies Don adopted from musicians of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceanic societies. Cherry also incorporated indigenous songs and rhythms of the western diaspora (North–Central-South America, and the Caribbean). All of these points will be aided and abetted by an archival conversation Don Cherry himself.