The Spacebomb Sound with Matthew E. White

The Doors of Perception with Steven Bernstein

120 minsFirst aired 11 Oct 2016
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Matthew E. White revisit his roots in free jazz with Spacebomb’s favorite bassist, featuring far-out cuts by Sex Mob, Carla Bley and more.

This month on the Spacebomb Sound, the Richmond, VA studio and collective invites you to enter the Doors of Perception: Join Matthew E. White as he reminisces about his freewheeling journey from middle and high school Phish fandom to discovering groovy jazz masters Medeski Martin & Wood in college to eventually getting in touch with this episode’s guest, Steven Bernstein. He tells his story with old favorites including Agents of Good Roots’ “Sultans of Swing” – with the smoky, saxophone-led interpolation of Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” that blew Matthew’s mind – horn heavyweights Fight the Big Bull’s “The Sacred Harp” and Medeski Martin & Woods’ lounge classic “Where’s Sly?” Stick around for his illuminating discussion with Steven about why getting into free jazz is such a difficult, worthwhile endeavor.

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