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VPR Morning Edition Music Beds For the Week of 3/9/15

Monday, March 9:

5:59am: Brad Mehldau: "Days of Dilbert Delaney", from "Ode."

6:07am: John Scofield: "Behind Closed Doors", from "This Meets That."

6:18am: Jason Marsalis: "Blue For Now", from "21st Century Trad Band."

6:30am: Antonio Sanchez: "Doors and Distance", from the soundtrack to the film "Birdman."

6:41am: Stephane Wrembel: "Momentum", from "Origins."

6:59am: Laurence Juber: "Stand By Me", from "Pop Goes Guitar."

7:07am: Bad Plus: "Love Is the Answer", from "The Bad Plus."

7:18am:  Bill Frisell: "Shenandoah", from "Good Dog, Happy Man."

7:30am: Orrin Evans: "In My Soul", from "Mother's Touch."

7:41am: Christian McBride: "Little Sunflower", from "Number Two Express."

7:50am: Lynne Arielle Trio: "Lean On Me", from "Arise."

7:59am: Crimson Jazz Trio: "Matte Kudasai", from "King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 1."

8:07am: Art Hirahara: "Father's Song", from "Libations and Meditations."

8:18am: Marcus Roberts and Bela Fleck: "One Blue Truth", from "Across the Imaginary Divide."

8:30am: Jesse Cook: "The Ocean", from "The Blue Guitar Sessions."

8:41am: Matt Wilson: "Bridge Over Troubled Water", from "An Attitude For Gratitude."

8:59am: Aaron Parks: "Praise", from "Invisible Cinema."

Tuesday, March 10:

5:59am: Ginger Baker: "Aiko Biaye", from "Why?"

6:18am: Andreas Varady: "Swing 42", from "Come Together."

6:30am: New West: "Tin Hat", from the soundtrack to the film "Nebraska."

6:41am: Modern Groove Syndicate: "Back in the Kitchen", from "Modern Groove Syndicate."

6:59am: Phish: "Moma Dance", Live from Portland Meadows, OR., 7/15/98.

7:07am: The Lounge Lizards: "Big Heart", from "Live in Tokyo."

7:18am: Braintree: "Piano Friend", from "Braintree."

7:30am: Bill Frisell: "Across the Universe", from "All We Are Saying..."

7:41am: Ben Flocks: "Boardwalk Boogaloo", from "Battle Mountain."

7:50am: Arlen Roth: "Layla", from "Drive It Home."

7:59am: Jimi Hendrix: "Villanova Junction Blues", from "Am I Blue."

8:07am: DJ Madlib: "Mystic Bounce", from "Shades of Blue."

8:18am: Marco Benevento: "Gimme Some Lovin'", from "Live At Tonic."

8:30am: Dumpstaphunk: "Neutral Rat", from "Everybody Want Sum."

8:41am: Grateful Dead: "Uncle John's Band", Live from Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA., 3/19/77.

8:59am: Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood: "Light My Fire", from "Juice."

Wednesday, March 11:

5:59am: Nightmares On Wax: "You Wish", from "In a Space Outta Sound."

6:18am: Zane Carney: "Gambit", from "Amalgam."

6:30am: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: "All In", from "Fly."

6:41am: Bryan Ferry Orchestra: "Don't Stop the Dance", from "The Jazz Age."

6:59am: The Radiators: "Suck Da Head, Squeeze the Tip", Live from Jazzfest, New Orleans, LA., 2007.

7:18am: Adam Levy: "West L.A. Fadeaway", from "Town and Country."

7:30am: James Brown: "Papa Don't Take No Mess, Part 2", from "The Singles, Vol. 9, 1973-1975."

7:41am: Albert "Tootie" Heath: "Bag's Groove", from "Philadelphia Beat."

7:59am: Grateful Dead: "Fire On the Mountain", Live from the Mosque, Richmond, VA., 5/25/77.

8:18am: Medeski, Martin, and Wood: "Nostalgia In Times Square", from "Free Magic."

8:30am: Bonerama: "The Ocean", from "Live From New York."

8:41am: Cavern: "Liquid Liquid", from "Optimo."

8:59am: #1 Tribute Band: "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", from "Acoustic Guitar Tribute to Michael Jackson."

Thursday, March 12:

5:59am: Patrice Rushen: "Red Clay", from "Piano, Bass, and Drums."

6:18am: Jazz Mandolin Project: "Milestones in the Sunshine", from "The Jazz Mandolin Project."

6:30am: Jacko Peake: "SFO", from "The Best of Cookin'."

6:41am: Vibes Alive: "Mantra", from "Total Acid Jazz and Nu-Soul."

6:59am: Grateful Dead with Branford Marsalis: "Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower", Live from Madison Square Garden, NYC., 9/10/91.

7:18am: Eric McFadden: "Jockey Full of Bourbon", from "Pull A Rabbit Out of His Hat, Vol. 2."

7:30am: Jazz Is Dead: "Dark Star", from "Blue Light Rain."

7:41am: Twiddle: "The Catapillar", from "Natural Evolution of Consciousness."

7:50am: Beastie Boys: "Ricky's Theme", from "Ill Communication."

7:59am: String Cheese Incident: "Little Hands", from "A String Cheese Incident."

8:07am: Stanton Moore: "Pot Licker", from "Groove Alchemy."

8:18am: Stephane Wrembel" "La Foule", from "Introducing Stephane Wrembel."

8:30am: RJD2: "Big Game", from "In Rare Form: Unreleased Instrumentals."

8:41am: Charlie Apicella and Iron City: "Play It Back", from "Sparks."

8:59am: Phish: " Tweezer Reprise", from "A Picture of Nectar."

Friday, March 13:

5:59am: Jeff Coffin: "A Half Sleep", from "Into the Air."

6:18am: Perpetual Groove: "Astro Monkey", from "Sweet Oblivious Antidote."

6:30am: Morphine: "Bo's Veranda", from "B-Sides and Otherwise."

6:41am: John Lurie National Orchestra: "Men With Sticks", from "The Invention of Animals."

6:59am: Pete Huttlinger: "Superstition", from "Fingerpicking Wonder: The Music of Stevie Wonder."

7:18am: Jamie Saft: "Minor Soul", from "The New Standard."

7:30am: Patricia Barber: "The Beat Goes On", from "Companion."

7:41am: Umphrey's McGee: "Driven To Tears", Live from  Summercamp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL 5/23/14.

7:50am: The Real Tuesday Weld: "Return I Will To Old Brazil."

7:59am: Marcus Roberts: "Come Together", from "This Is How I Rock."

8:07am: Snooks Eaglin: "High Society", from "New Orleans Street Singer."

8:18am: Phish: "Foam", from "Junta."

8:30am: Jerry Garcia Band: "I Shall Be Released", from "Live: Jerry Garcia Band" (1991)

8:41am: Buckshot LeFonque (Branford Marsalis): "Breakfast at Denny's", from "Buckshot LeFonque."

8:59am: Charlie Apicella and Iron City: "Billie Jean", from "Sparks."

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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