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Your humble scribe is getting out from behind the computer a bit this week. Tonight I'll be spinning a wide selection of Brazilian music at the Whistler from 9:30 PM till late, and on Wednesday I'll be spinning all styles of music before, between, and after the two live sets by the Harrison Bankhead Sextet at the Hideout. Finally, on Friday evening I'll make my monthly appearance on Radio M, the weekly music program hosted by Tony Sarabia on WBEZ (91.5 FM). The show airs from 9 to 11 PM, and I'll be on at 9:30. I normally turn up there on the third Friday of each month, but for this month I'm moving to the fourth Friday—in September I'll go back to my regular schedule.
The New Mellow Edwards, Big Choantza (Skirl)
Luiz Gonzaga Jr., Luiz Gonzaga Jr. (EMI, Brazil)
Abdullah Ibrahim, Senzo (Sunnyside)
Ray Anderson-Marty Ehrlich Quartet, Hear You Say (Intuition)
Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor, Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po (Playscape)