Tonight from 6pm to 9pm on WKCR 89.9FM Mitch Goldman hosts drummer Will Calhoun for a Deep Focus on their mutual hero, Elvin Jones. Specifically, their focus is on the band Elvin had in the early ’80s with guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly. Although this band, as such, never made an album, with Bourelly’s utterly distinct approach to his instrument, it was perhaps the most groundbreaking ever led by Elvin in his long, storied career. Even more significant to this show, the experience of hearing this band in person had a profound and lasting impact on both Will and Mitch. Sparks will fly.
In a breathtaking act of discographical discovery, they will be playing never-before-broadcast recordings of this magnificent though little-known band. Oh, this is going to be fun!