The Hear and Now, for January 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
This KPFA audio archive is no longer available. For more information on KPFA's archiving policy go here: Learn More.The Hear and Now presents Dave Mihaly & the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble -- live!
Last July, through a Facebook post, Pat Thomas hipped me to Dave Mihaly's new CD. He wrote: "Basically Dave has done what has so far has proved impossible for any other Bay Area ‘jazz’ musician (and I use that term both loosely and with some kind of back handed respect), which is to record the perfect ‘cross-over’ album. This record is hands down, in my mind, the most consistent and most listenable record to emerge from the Bay Area in any genre in quite some time. I wouldn’t file it under jazz, I might consider it a singer/songwriter record – but only for those who understand a record like [Tim Buckley's] "Happy/Sad." It’s the kind of album that a wise [sic] mind like Derk Richardson would play on KPFA and 10 people would call in and ask ‘what the hell is that?' ”
I've been playing tracks from the album, "Rivers," occasionally ever since. It was one of the best releases of 2013. Tonight, Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble perform live in the KPFA studio. Don't miss it! Tune in at 10 p.m.
Playlist for this Program:
|Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble||Mexican China||Rivers||davemihaly.com|
|Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble (with David Boyce and Michael Cavaseno)||Salvatore's Song, Midnight Train, Merce, Zap the Nap, Some Season Some Place, Mudang, Black-Eyed Peas; plus interview||Live in the KPFA studio||n.a.|
|Dave Mihaly and the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble||Dead Man||Eastern Accents in the Far West||Porto Franco Records|
|DaMaDa||Wan Wan De Yue Liang (Crescent Moon)||3 Kingdoms||MS|
|Bill Frisell||Gather Good Things||Big Sur||OKeh|
|Trio M||The Promised Land||Guest House||Enja|
|Van Dyke Parks||Black Gold||Songs Cycled||Bella Union|
|Laura Marling||Breathe||Once I Was an Eagle||Ribbon Music|
|John Fahey||Orinda-Moraga||The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death||Takoma|
|Neil Young||Expecting to Fly||Live at the Cellar Door||Reprise|
|Jim of Seattle||Cloud-Cu7ckoo Land||We Are All Famous|