Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

Look!  I finally made a post on the day of the show!  Haven't done that for a long time!

Anyway, today's program was much in the vein of last week's, with the usual mix overall, a long track to begin things ("The 42 assessors" by Steve Coleman and Five Elements", which hopefully weirded out no small number of folks with its mix of chanted ancient Egyptian prayers and free jazz!), two Horace Silver tracks from the 60s, a great bass feature ("Root structure" by Mike Downes), and some Jethro Tull ("One for John Gee").  It all went together well in a big aural soup, I think.  More of the same next week... most likely :-)


Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 4, 2017

While I'm not as late with this post as I was for the Aug. 28 show, I am still so here's a (smaller) apology.

This week marked a return to the "normal/usual" format for Breaking The Tethers, a mix of styles (leaning a bit to more "out there" sounds) and dates, featuring music that could be called jazz in some form or other.  I thought today's show fit together very well and, at the same time, was kind of all over the map.  It'll be the same kind of thing next week (Sept. 11).



August 28, 2017

I am bad.  I am behind in getting this post out, close to two weeks.  My apologies.  Anyway, a few quick words about the Aug. 28 show:

I ended up deciding to do an "all-old" program, with nothing newly-released and featuring a bookend of Joe Lovano tracks.  On that note, I'm going to be doing a bit more "bookending" in coming shows; that is, starting and ending a set with different tracks by the same artist, maybe with some sort of connection, maybe not.

The posting for the Sept. 4 program coming next.


Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

As promised, this week's program was an "all-new" show.  I managed to fit in nine tracks of various styles.  My faves: "Cascade in slow motion" by Tyshawn Sorey (I'll be playing a much longer piece from this recording sometime in the next several weeks) and "Good help" by Jaimie Reynolds (dig that electric piano!).

The next Breaking The Tethers episode will be on Monday, August 28, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm,  This will either be an "all-old" program or the usual mix of old and new; haven't decided yet :-)


Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 14, 2017

I wasn't in town to host this week's edition of Breaking The Tethers but John Reid, regular host of Outside The Lines on CJSW (, ably filled in for me (Phil helped too!).  Many thanks to John for taking the reigns!

As of writing, the podcast for this show is not available, for some reason.  I'll post a note when the recording does become available.

I'll be back behind the boards for the next edition of BTT, on Monday, August 24, 10-11 am MT, 90.9 fm,  I'll be doing an all-new-stuff show that day (after that, it'll either be an all-old-stuff show or the usual mix of new and old).  Please join me if you can!


Monday, August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

Back to the usual format of some new stuff and some old stuff for Breaking The Tethers this week (though a bit more new than old).  A nice mix of great tunes, too.  That is all :-)


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July 31, 2017

Once more, another 'all-new" show.  Just chipping away at the backlog.  Music-wise, things worked very well, different styles fitting together nicely.  The Chick Corea track, "Captain Marvel" (probably my fave Return To Forever tune), got the most notice from listeners (and rightly so, I think :-)  Next week's program might be all-new or all-old or a mix of the two.  We'll see...

A reminder that you can listen to and subscribe to podcasts of Breaking The Tethers (and other CJSW shows) at, going back several months.  In addition, you can listen and subscribe to BTT (and other CJSW shows) via iTunes, where there are presently six episodes of the program available, going back to June 26.

Thanks for listening!