Legendary Music Producer/Engineer Eddie Kramer

Former KPFK Music host Carlos Nino sat down with Eddie Kramer on November 28, 2010 the day after Jimi’s 68th birthday to trace the trajectory of their brief but important time together as Eddie helped capture and realize Jimi’s groundbreaking vision on his 3 studio albums, 1967’s Are You Experienced, also 1967’s Axis Bold As Love and 1968’s Electric Ladyland as a trio and Jimi Hendrix’s 1970 Band of Gypsies record.

Eddie Kramer was also the recording engineer to the legendary 1969 Woodstock Concert.

I met Carlos Nino when he was 17, as a volunteer programmer at Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles in 1995, where he began his program All At One Point. I had the pleasure of being his engineer to present some of his early live music presentations . including the first Dwight Tribble performance, a 2 hour Cut Chemist DJ Numark set, Saul Williams west coast poetry debut and The reunion tour of Gil Scott Heron with long time collaborator and keyboard player Brian Jackson for the first time together since 1980 ( I actually saw that last show while a freshman at UCLA and didn’t know that was Brian Jackson’s last show with Heron until he told me that night).

In 2015, in true Carlos form, He voluntarily hung up his KPFK turntables to pursue other creative ventures. In the 20 years he was on the air, he selflessly poured his heart and soul to bring the Los Angeles and internet audience his most beautiful, creative, soulful and poetic vision each and every week.

This interview captures the growth in Carlos over the years as an inquisitive host, simultaneously learning from and sharing with his audience the stories from a Grand Master about his craft.

Eddie Kramer does not disappoint and gives some gems about meeting Jimi Hendrix, working with him, embracing the creative process with him and even sneaking a few photos of him while at work.

Sub Focus + 1991, J Zed’s Best Of July, & Hospitality In The Park #2!

J Zed‘s got your month-end roundup of all the tracks she loved during the past four weeks, including stuff from Detlef + Green Velvet, Knober, Luke Wheeler + Lez, The Golden Boy, and so much more, plus new music from Sub Focus + 1991, and Part 2 of her three-part series celebrating London’s Hospitality In The Park Festival. LOG ON, OR JOG ON…stream us worldwide at KKFI.ORG, or locally at 90.1 FM.

Gay Iraqi-Canadian’s Love Conquers All + Global News + more!

This week on This Way Out:

The real life of a gay Iraqi-Canadian novelist parallels his fiction; the U.K. punk-pop Rocking Horse Club takes on privilege; Germany’s marriage equality law will make October more festive, a privacy case in India’s High Court could bring sodomy law repeal, ten in Tel Aviv are arrested in an adoption rights protest, the Kremlin defends the Chechen presidents “gays are not people” remarks, the ACLU challenges North Carolina’s “undead” HB2, and more LGBTQ news from around the world!

Featuring:

Hasan Namir; Rocking Horse Club.

Credits:

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon & produced with Lucia Chappelle. NewsWrap reporters: Jessica Andra & Michael LeBeau; Producer: Steve Pride. Theme music: Kim Wilson. Add’l music: Mishary Rashid Al-Afasy; Fred Small; Rocking Horse Club; h/t: Frieda Werden/WINGS.

A Plan to Put the Brakes on Runaway Inequality and Countering Hate without Feeding The Trolls

Why do we have extreme economic inequality in the richest country in the world? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Les Leopold about his new book, Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. He’ll tell us why and also give some plausible solutions to the problem. Then find out how activists responded to the hate group, Act for America, when they came to Kansas City. Was it love versus hate or just a lot of screaming? Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

A Plan to Put the Brakes on Runaway Inequality and Countering Hate without Feeding The Trolls

Why do we have extreme economic inequality in the richest country in the world? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to Les Leopold about his new book, Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. He’ll tell us why and also give some plausible solutions to the problem. Then find out how activists responded to the hate group, Act for America, when they came to Kansas City. Was it love versus hate or just a lot of screaming? Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Something Smells at 31st and Cleveland

Mark Murphy and Maurice Copeland update Richard Mabion on the smells at 31st and Cleveland. Also, a piece on the nuclear waste in Saint Louis. And is the Bannister Federal Complex being transferred to private hands.

Wednesday MidDay Medley features Musical Shows of KC Fringe Festival

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jen Appell of “Arc of Joan” + Willi Carlisle & Joesph Fletcher of “There Ain’t No More” at KC Fringe Fest

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mess, Pink Royal, Making Movies, Mysterious Clouds, Crystal Rose, Shadow Rabbits, Ssion, See Through Dresses, Jorge Arana Trio, Riala, Sudan Archives, Sarah Jaffe, Joon Moon, Deerhoof, Willi Carlisle, and Val Bennett.

At 10:30 Jen Appell joins us to share music and details about her show “Arc of Joan.” In the wake of 9/11, Jen Appell co-created the original rock musical Joan the Maid (now performed as Arc of Joan). Informed by the political and social climate, the production envisioned what Joan of Arc’s life would have looked like under the microscope of modern media, reality television and the national obsession with cult of personality. In this re-envisioned workshop/production of the song cycle enhanced with slick video elements, Jen Appell and The Saints perform a minimalistic version of the musical to examine the heroine’s path of discovery, power, loss and acceptance. Performances continue: Thursday, July 27, at 9:30 PM, Friday, July 28, at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, July 29 at 5:00 PM, at Musical Theater Heritage Main Stage, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, on the 3rd floor of Crown Center. More info at: www.kcfringe.org

At 11:00 Mark welcomes award-winning “Ozark renaissance folklorist” Willi Carlisle and director Joseph Fletcher, who share music and information about their show, “There Ain’t No More”, making a Kansas City Debut at the KC Fringe Fest. “There Ain’t No More” is the product of five years of research, down-home poetry, field recordings, music-mentorship, and folklore amidst the misty mountains of the Arkansas Ozarks. Winner 2017 Orlando Fringe “Best Show of the Fringe”, Portland Fringe “Patrons Pick”, and Tampa Fringe “Tech Pick”. The show continues with performances: Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 PM, Thursday July 27, at 9:00 PM, and Saturday, July 29th 6:00 PM, at at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway, Kansas City. More information at www.kcfringe.org

Show #692