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Today On WNHH Radio

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 25, 2016 6:59 pm

Lucy Gelman Photo The most recent programs on WNHH radio delve into jazz music new, old, and New Haven specific, urge listeners to get out and vote, dabble in high school football, and look at new initiatives in journalism.

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Improvisers Collective Celebrates Origins And Future

by Brian Slattery | Dec 11, 2015 12:14 pm

Brian Slattery Photo Bob Gorry’s journey into improvised music started with his ears. Nineteen years ago, the guitarist and engineer picked up the slot for a jazz show on WNHU. He started off playing classic jazz albums, then moved on to records that “young lions,” like Wynton Marsalis, were making.

“And then I started hearing some of these other things, that were jazz and related to jazz and improvised music, and I really connected with it,” Gorry (pictured on right) said. “And then at some point I was going to play with people, and then just started playing, and I made the connections in my head — both ‘I’m doing this already,’ and ‘these other people can do it and I can see what might be possible.’”

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Feet Firmly Planted, Adam Matlock Keeps Moving

by Brian Slattery | Nov 18, 2015 11:57 am | Comments (1)

Jerome Harris In the past month alone, Adam Matlock has appeared on the stage of College Street Music Hall with hip hop hero Ceschi. He has played Italian songs for a family at Goodfellas on State Street. He has played Balkan music at the Outer Space and jazz at a country club. And he has performed as An Historic, singing his own sprawling songs in his powerful voice and accompanying himself on the accordion, at bars and on the street, at salons in New York City, and wherever else the string of gigs he’s set up takes him.

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Firehouse 12 Will Be Smokin’ Saturday Night

by Brian Slattery | Nov 6, 2015 11:05 am

There’s a breath, as if in a steam tunnel. Then creaks and taps, like a small motor waking up. A single guitar chord — unmistakably an electric guitar — sounds, before an even larger machine shudders to life, growling, squeaking, and roaring.

So begins Sn, a 40-minute collaboration between Carl Testa and Christopher Riggs, in which Riggs played the guitar and Testa ran Riggs’s playing through a series of programmed algorithms on his laptop (and a few other devices) that he could manipulate on the fly. The result is something like a duet between electric guitar and computer, which sounds futuristic. At its most fundamental, however, it’s just two people making music together, a concept as old as music itself.

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