Vinyl Side of Midnight
I love all the arts. Whether it’s literature or painting or sculpture or film, I love the expression of the human condition. But I’ve always loved music of all kinds, especially jazz.
I’ve hosted my own radio show, The Vinyl Side of Midnight, on 89.7FM WLNZ since 1997. This show can heard on Sunday nights, from 9 until midnight. Over the last few years it can be heard on the web, as well, at the WLNZ LCC Radio website.
The focus of the show is to play ‘some of the finest jazz every recorded’. Most shows have a theme or profile a particular artist. The jazz icons all get a lot of attention, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and the like. But I also enjoy focusing on artists who are lesser known to newcomers to jazz, such as Hank Mobley or Sonny Clark. I also include more current artists, such as Dave Douglas, John Scofield or Dianna Krall. And I also make a point cover the avant garde, with features on artists like Sun Ra, Eric Dolphy, or Pharoah Sanders. There is also the occasional interview of artists, such as Rodney Whitaker, Jon Faddis, Arturo Sandoval or Diego Rivera.
The show has been a blast, but some of the most fun has been to hear from my listeners. Feel free to tune in and drop me a line, telling what you like and what you’d like to hear in the future.