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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds for the Week of 2/3/14

Monday, February 3rd:

5:59am: Lee Ritenour: "Lay It Down", from "6 String Theory."

6:20am: Jason Moran: "Gangsterism Over Ten Years", from "Ten."

6:49am: Aaron Parks: "Roadside Distraction", from "Invisible Cinema."

6:58am: Oz Noy: "Cosmic Background", from "Fuzzy."

7:20am: Bill Frisell: "That's Alright, Mama", from "Disfarmer."

7:58am: John Williams: "The Olympic Spirit", from "Summon the Heroes."

8:20am: Poets of Rhythm: "Discern/Define", from the album of the same name.

8:39am: Louis Armstrong: "Stardust", from "The Essential Louis Armstrong."

8:50am: Led Zeppelin: "The Rover", from "Physical Graffiti."

8:59am: Bryan Ferry Orchestra: "Don't Stop the Dance", from "The Jazz Age."

Tuesday, February 4th:

5:59am: Sun Ra: "I'll Get By", from "Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue."

6:20am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Bemsha Swing/Lively Up Yourself", from "It's a Jungle In Here."

6:49am: Nir Felder: "Bandits", from "Golden Age."

6:58am: Omaha Diner: "Wishing Well", from "Omaha Diner."

7:20am: Philip Catherine and Martin Wind: "Blues in the Closet", from "New Folks."

7:58am: Rock Candy Funk Party: "Octopus-E", from "We Want Groove."

8:20am: Count Basie and His Orchestra: "Gypsy Queen", from "Afrique."

8:39am: Grateful Dead: "They Love Each Other", from "Dick's Picks Vol. 19: Live at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, 10/19/73."

8:50am: Kris Bowers: "Wake the Neighbors", from "Heroes + Misfits."

8:59am: Club Des Belugas: "Kissez in Gallop", from "Caviar at 3 a.m. and Minority Tunes."

Wednesday, February 5th:

5:59am: Wayne Krantz: "Tomorrow Never Knows", from "Come Together-Guitar Tribute to the Beatles, Vol. 2."

6:20am: Aaron Goldberg, Omer Avital, and Ali Jackson: "Maraba Blue", from "Yes!"

6:49am: Craig Handy and Second Line Smith: "Minor Chant", from "Craig Handy and Second Line Smith."

6:58am: Jerry Garcia Band: "Run for the Roses", from "Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound, Live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY., 9/5/89."

7:20am: Nir Felder: "Before the Tsars", from "Golden Age."

7:58am: Reverend Gary Davis: "Walking Dog Blues", from "Blues & Ragtime."

8:20am: Fumihito Sugawara & Claude Nine: "Cha Cha De Noir", from "35mm."

8:39am: John Lurie National Orchestra: "Men With Sticks (Noble Version)", from "The Invention of Animals."

8:50am: The Radiators: "Look-A-Py-Py", Live from The Chicken Box, Nantucket, MA., 7/27/10.

8:59am: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman: "Russian Lullaby", from "Jerry Garcia and David Grisman."

Thursday, February 6th:

5:59am: Charles Atlas: "Snow Before Us", from the soundtrack to the film "Up In the Air."

6:20am: The Bad Plus: "Love is the Answer", from "Motel."

6:49am: Ahmad Jamal: "Blue Moon", from the album of the same name.

6:58am: Craig Handy and Second Line Smith: "Organ Grinder's Chant", from "Craig Handy and Second Line Smith."

7:20am: Oz Noy: "Epistrofunk", from "Fuzzy."

7:58am: Green Lemon: "Mess", from "Green Lemon."

8:20am: Orchestre National de Jazz: "Je m'apelle Geraldine", from "Party." 

8:39am: Jazz Mandolin Project: "What Is and What Should Never Be", Live from Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN., 6/12/04.

8:50am: Radio Citizen: "Thema", from "Hope and Despair."

8:59am: Chimpo: "How Ya Like Me Now", from "Chimpo."

Friday, February 7th:

5:59am: Acoustic Alchemy: "Marrakesh", from "Roseland."

6:20am: Victor Wooten: "It's All Right", from "Words and Tones."

6:49am: Mongo Santamaria: "Feelin' Alright", from the album of the same name.

6:58am: Grateful Dead with Branford Marsalis: "Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower", Live from Madison Square Garden, NYC., 9/10/91.

7:20am: The Bad Plus: "Tom Sawyer", from "Prog."

7:58am: Omaha Diner: "Love Train", from "Omaha Diner."

8:20am: Timewarp, Inc.: "I Feel Lucky", from "Dub My Funky Groove."

8:39am: Albert Heath: "Tootie's Tempo", from the album of the same name.

8:50am: Charlie Hunter Quartet: "Lively Up Yourself", from "Natty Dread."

8:59am: Jimmy Smith: "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey", from "Live at the Village Gate."

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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