From the Isle of Music, June 18-24
This week and next, our special guest is Bobby Carcasses, creator of Jazz Plaza, singer, trumpeter, showman, recording artist, whose new recording Blues Con Montuno just won a Cubadisco award in the Jazz Soloists category. Bobby is one of the most important people in Jazz in Cuba in the past 50 years, and you won’t want to miss this. This week we talk about his career, Jazz Plaza, International Jazz Day and other topics and we’ll listen to his earlier music. The following week he will converse with us about Blues Con Montuno, and we’ll listen to some of the tracks.
Four opportunities to listen on shortwave:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in all directions with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US)
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, June 22
Episode 17 of Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, a musical variety program that features everything from everywhere EXCEPT music that you are probably familiar with, will air on WBCQ the Planet, 7490 KHz, Thursday,June 22 from 2300-2330 UTC (7:00pm-7:30pm EDT in the Americas). This is our Fathers’ Day special, at least by Uncle Bill’s standards (there, you were warned). Brought to you by Tilford Productions, which also brings you From the Isle of Music.