Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious. DVR is built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time. Death Valley Radio airs on WNTI on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET.
DVR 1,003 features Randy Newman's advice to the lovelorn; strings and things (Stan Getz with the Beaux Arts String Quartet, Miguel Zenón with Spektral Quartet, Magos Herrera with Brooklyn Rider, Café Tacvba with Kronos Quartet); music of Madagascar (Razia, Njava, Jeff Nhoré, Johnny of Tarika Sammy); and new tracks from guitarist Jakob Bro, pianist Shai Maestro, saxophonist Mark Turner with pianist Ethan Iverson, Tom Abbs & Frequency Response, and Nova Scotian soul singer Erin Costelo.
Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. I lost Maria Alessandra twenty years ago under very different circumstances.