Death Valley Radio

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

Death Valley Radio can be heard on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET on WNTI.

Program 1,034 features Chucho Valdés's "Afro-Comanche," a piece inspired by the Native Americans deported to Cuba by the Republic of Texas and the US federal government; music composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Paul Buckmaster for Terry Gilliam's 1995 film "12 Monkeys," bookended by Tom Waits and Louis Armstrong; dreamlike folk-pop (Joni Mitchell, Beck, Shana Cleveland, Bedouine, Love); songs of hope (David Rosenboom, Joe Lovano); Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda and Barry Altschul, recording as the OGJB Quartet; and new tracks from the Mark Dresser Seven, the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, and Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba with Majid Bekkas.

That's Death Valley Radio, where the party never ends....

"Some things don't have explanations. They just happen." — From Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Death Valley Radio is dedicated to the memory of my wife Valerie. And sometimes I miss Maria Alessandra more than words can say.

© 1998-2019 Ron Alden / Last Updated: 25 June 2019
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