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Ridgeway Radio Presents: On The Scene SFO

“On The Scene SF/O”, presented by Ridgeway Radio, is a FREE Bi-Monthly (audio) interview formatted podcast with artists, musicians and individuals of prominence who have been instrumental in creating interesting and meaningful recordings, performances or other contributions locally in the SF Bay Area, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally. Executive Producer – Jeff Denson Produced by Andrew Lion and Matt Boudreau Hosted by Andrew Lion
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About On The Scene SF/O

“On The Scene SF/O”, presented by Ridgeway Radio, is a FREE Bi-Monthly (audio) interview formatted podcast with artists, musicians and individuals of prominence who have been instrumental in creating interesting and meaningful recordings, performances or other contributions locally in the SF Bay Area, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally.
 
Executive Producer – Jeff Denson
Produced by Andrew Lion and Matt Boudreau
Hosted by Andrew Lion
 
We are pleased to present this opportunity to promote great musicians and music personalities through the podcast medium, while creating an archive that will provide insight to those interested in what the artists are about on a more essential level.
 
About Andrew Lion

Andrew Lion (California Jazz Conservatory alumnus) is a composer, bandleader and bass player.  He has performed and recorded in a variety of settings ranging from pop, rock, jazz, R&B, blues, and singer-songwriters.  Performances include venues from Yoshi’s to The Fillmore and a set on ABC’s Late Night Television, Jimmy Kimmel Show! with Jeff Campbell’s band (www.jeffcampbellmusic.com).  Andrew recently released a full-length studio recording with his jazz and indie rock inspired 7-Piece music collective, Negative Press Project.  www.negativepressproject.com

Ridgeway Arts is dedicated to developing the Bay Area educational and performance scene. Your support enables us to sustain a variety of programs and meet administrative and operational objectives. Basically, your contributions keep us moving forward in our mission to further the preservation and growth of jazz and related styles of music.

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Nov 14, 2016
OTS SFO #008 with Michael Shrieve-Part 2 of 2

We continue on with Part 2 of our discussion with original Santana drummer, Michael Shrieve.

As we discussed in Part 1, Shrieve is documented on the studio album, Santana IV, released in March of 2016, featuring members of the original Santana band from that Woodstock era group- Guitarist, Carlos Santana, Guitarist, Neal Schon, Vocalist and Keyboardist, Gregg Rolie, Percussionist, Mike Carabello, with newer Santana collaborators, percussionist, Karl Perazzo, Bassist, Benny Rietveld, and guest vocalist, Ronald Isley.

Earlier in the year Michael also released his latest recording of latin, rock and funk inspired fusion with his group Spellbinder. We will speak more about this group and its future plans.

It is in Part 2 that we get to hear about important collaborations with Klaus Schulze, David Beal, Andy Summers, Steve Roach, David Torn, Jonas Hellborg, Bill Frisell, Mark Isham, Wayne Horvitz, and Marty Fogel. The resultant recordings of which outline an extremely productive and important output of creative music inspired by electronic music developments, jazz, film, and a return to his roots.

Tracks Featured throughout Episode #008 Part 2 of 2:

  • Communique: Approach Spiral – Michael Shrieve, Transfer Station Blue (With Klaus Schulze and Kevin Shrieve)
  • Izibongo – Michael Shrieve and David Beal, The Big Picture
  • Tribes – Michael Shrieve and Steve Roach, The Leaving Time
  • Four Winds – Michael Shrieve, Stiletto
  • Las Vegas Tango – Michael Shrieve, Stiletto
  • Stiletto – Michael Shrieve, Stiletto
  • Unlikely Beast Slayer – Marty Fogel, Many Bobbing Heads at Last
  • Flamingos – Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Live at Tost
  • Trilloni – Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

 

Nov 14, 2016
OTS SFO #008 with Michael Shrieve-Part 1 of 2

Legendary Drummer, Michael Shrieve spends time with On The Scene SF/O for a 2-Part conversation.   Shrieve is often hailed as one of the highlights for his fiery drum solo during Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice”, as captured in the 1969 Festival’s film, Woodstock.

He seeks out interesting people, and artists to embolden his creative output. Considered a music experimentalist, the drummer, percussionist, producer, and composer, has been involved in a wide array of innovative projects since his tenure in Santana, ranging from electronic music, to fusion, jazz, improvised music, and appeared on notable commercial outings, such as the Rolling Stones’ Emotional Rescue (on percussion) in 1980, and later on Mick Jagger’s “She’s the Boss” album.

To illustrate the type of forward thinking musicians he associates with, collaborations include Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, Al Di Meola, Klaus Schulze, David Beal, Andy Summers, Steve Roach, David Torn, Jonas Hellborg, Bill Frisell, Mark Isham, Jeff Beal, Wayne Horvitz, Zakir Hussain, Airto, and Jack DeJohnette.

We begin by speaking about the new release, Santana IV, featuring the remaining members of the original Woodstock era of the band, with- Guitarist, Carlos Santana, Guitarist, Neal Schon, Vocalist and Keyboardist, Gregg Rolie, Percussionist, Mike Carabello, with newer Santana collaborators, percussionist, Karl Perazzo, Bassist, Benny Rietveld, and guest vocalist, Ronald Isley.

With such a storied career, it is inevitable that there is much to mine in these conversations. In Part 1, you will get to hear some of the inside scoop on Santana IV, encounters with Bassist, Jaco Pastorius, while residing in New York, his forthcoming recording with Jack DeJohnette, Zakir Hussain, and others, as well as Shrieve’s experience meeting the classic John Coltrane Quartet, and his longtime friendship with Drummer, Elvin Jones.

Tracks Featured throughout Episode #008 Part 1 of 2:

  • Darkside – Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
  • Yambu – Santana IV
  • Renewal – Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
  • Pop Raladrao – Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
  • Fillmore East – Santana IV
  • Crossing The Line – Go (Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, Michael Shrieve)
  • You and Me - Go Too (Stomu Yamashta)

 

Aug 4, 2016
OTS SFO #003 with Marcus Shelby Part 2 of 2

We resume our discussion with Composer, Arranger and Bassist, Marcus Shelby.

A 2011 conversation at the time he recorded and released material featuring new arrangements of familiar spirituals and protest songs as well as original music inspired by the 1960's Civil Rights era, called 'Soul of the Movement'.

Marcus shares anecdotes of early experiences on the bandstand, and highlights the African-Amercian experience through detail of prior commissions and music works.

Jul 19, 2016
OTS SFO #002 with Marcus Shelby Part 1 of 2

We speak with Composer, Arranger and Bassist, Marcus Shelby. His Marcus Shelby Orchestra is a long time San Francisco Bay Area Institution with numerous appearances, commissions and recordings.

In a special two part series of episodes, we start with a 2016 discussion surrounding his work with 'Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio' that highlights music, art, poetry, and lecture to act as an agency of change in ending the prison industrial complex.

Then we return to a 2011 conversation at the time he recorded and released material featuring new arrangements of familiar spirituals and protest songs as well as original music inspired by the 1960's Civil Rights era, called 'Soul of the Movement'.

Buckle in, and stay tuned for Part 2!

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