Month: October 2017

Ddouglas 2002

Trumpeter composer Dave Douglas has been creating new worlds for listeners for the past decade. His ethereal writing style for unconventional configurations transports audiences into unfamiliar territory. These distinctive compositions combined with his astonishing technique and expressionist improvisations have brought him critical and public acclaim as a visionary of his generation. The diversity of his […]

Jmorris 2002

  Joe Morris has been slowly and steadily building a body of work that is as formidable and impressive as any guitarist who has come before him. His approach to the instrument is nothing short of revolutionary. The sheer velocity of his improvisations compares more easily to saxophonists in the tradition of Eric Dolphy than […]

Wparker 1

You are listening to WZBC 90.3 FM and this is Test Pattern. Tonight we’ll be hearing music from one of the great minds of our time, the bassist / improvisor / composer / theorist / poet Mr. William Parker, the high priest of the free jazz community today…in New York, and worldwide. Test Pattern is […]

Tom tom club

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth moved to New York City and started the Talking Heads in 1975 with David Byrne as a trio, joining with Jerry Harrison in ’77. A few years later came the Tom Tom Club, a popular fusion of hip-hop with funk and world music polyrhythms, catchy lyrics, and a strong sense […]


This week airs a special program entitled “The Sound Of Horror”, a 4-hour study on sound design in modern psychological horror films. We will include clips, interviews, and examples of director / sound designer collaborations such as David Lynch / Alan Splet (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet), Alfred Hitchcock / Bernard Hermann (Psycho, The Birds), and Darren […]


Web surfers and Boston-area listeners can turn to WZBC-FM, Boston College’s radio station. For three hours each Monday night, “Free Association” features “the interrelationship between jazz and improvised music and the revolution-era soul music of the ’60s,” according to the program’s creator and host, Brian Carpenter. “Free Association” lives up to its name, as Carpenter […]