Funky Cutz...Check Ça Phat Cutz of the month

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Friday, 17 March 2017

What's on tonight?

Hey, hey, Check Ça fans. It's rainy and snowy in the 'Peg these days, so we need to heat things up on the radio dial. Maybe some sizzling, jazz, some hot funk, and some fire-y latin beats, and who knows what else will be burnin' up the turnables tonight! Tune in for your weekly 'hot toddy' Check Ça fix.

Shout out to Michael Cain and the Brandon crew for the Brandon Jazz Festival this weekend (March 16-18). One of the headliners is a Check Ça fave: Dirty Catfish Brass Band. DCBB will be in the booth with us on the show March 31st, but if you can't wait, head out to Brandon this weekend.

Also putting Marisolle Negash on your radar if she isn't already. She's having a release event for her release "Spaceship" tonight (March 17) at Forth at 171 McDermot Avenue (Winnipeg), and will be at the Albert Street Cocktail Company at 91 Albert Street on Wednesday (March 22) and SMITH in the hotel at the Forks (Winnipeg) next weekend (March 24-25). Looking forward to hearing Marisolle cool RnB and neosoul vibes on the keys. Check it out.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Derrick Gardner on the air waves

Thank you to Mr. Derrick Gardner for visiting the show on February 24, 2017. If you missed it live, check it out the CKUW website:

Derrick is professor with the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies and is also a talented and internationally renown jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and instructor. The show featured music selected in recognition for Black History Month (February). Throughout the show, Derrick shared anecdotal and historical tidbits about the music played. We also played a few selections featuring him on trumpet as well. And we all had a blast. Check out the choice track list:

Song Title
Art Blakey
 Split Kick
 from A Night at Birdland Vol. 1
 Blue Note Records
Lee Morgan
 The Sidewinder
 from The Sidewinder
 Blue Note Records
Freddie Hubbard
 On the Que-Tee
from Backlash
 Atlantic Records
Charles Mingus
 Hora Decubitus
 from Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
 Impulse Records
Kenny Dorham
Una Más
 Una Más
 Blue Note
Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets +2
 Natural Woman
 from Echoes of Ethnicity
 Owl Studios
Curtis Nowosad
 from Dialectics
 Cellar Live
Charles Earland
 More Today Than Yesterday
 from Black Talk!
 Prestige Records
Miles Davis
 from Miles Smiles
 Columbia Records
Eric Dolphy
 from Out to Lunch!
 Blue Note Records

Check out his website for more information about his music:

Thanks to Mr. Gardner and hoping he'll be back to visit again soon.