Now Is Now Is on WNUR

Now Is Now Is on WNUR

On May 9, 2017, Ben Remsen spend a couple hours on the Mid-day Mixtape show on WNUR, on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, IL, chatting with DJ Lou Berkman about the podcast, listening to clips of previous episodes, and touching briefly on the series he's been programming for his actual job.

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Josh Berman
listened to
Don Cherry
from Complete Communion (1966)

Don Cherry, cornet
Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, tenor sax
Henry Grimes, bass
Ed Blackwell, drums

Jaimie Branch listened to
“After You've Gone”
Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Gus Aiken, Roy Eldridge, John Hamilton, Robert Mason, Clarence Wheeler, trumpets
Ted Kelly, Sandy Williams, George Wilson, trombone
Joe Eldridge, Sam Lee, alto sax
Franz Jackson, Hal Singer, tenor sax
Dave McRae, baritone sax
Tony D'Amore, piano
Sam Allen, guitar
Carl Wilson, bass
Les Erskine, drums

Dave Rempis listened to
“NR. 3 Alto-Sax”
Peter Brötzmann
from 14 Love Poems Plus 10 More, Dedicated to Kenneth Patchen (2004)

Peter Brötzmann, alto saxophone

Olivia Block listened to
“Presque rien n°4, la remontée du village, 1990-1998”
Luc Ferrari
from Presque Rien (1990-98)

Mike Reed listened to
“Status Quo”
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore
from Blowing in from Chicago (1957)

Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone
John Gilmore, tenor saxophone
Horace Silver, piano
Curly Russell, bass
Art Blakey, drums

Jason Stein listened to
Sticks & Stones
from Shed Grace (2004)

Matana Roberts, alto saxophone
Josh Abrams, bass
Chad Taylor, drums

Greg Ward listened to
Charlie Parker With Quartet And Orchestra
from The Washington Concerts (1953)

Charlie Parker, alto saxophone
Jack Holliday, piano
Franklin Skeete, bass
Max Roach, drums

Tomeka Reid listened to
Carlos Zíngaro, Roger Turner & Tom Cora
from Live @ Parque Serralves (1994)

Carlos Zingaro, violin
Tom Cora, cello
Roger Turner, drums

Hamid Drake listened to
Milford Graves with Sonny Morgan
from Percussion Ensemble (1965)