Sound Ideas

Episode List

#223  Dec. 1, 2019 - Songs Sung #222  Nov. 17, 2019 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part II #221  Nov. 10, 2019 - Tone Poet Heavyweights - Part I #220  Nov. 3, 2019 - Trios and Time Change #219  Oct. 27, 2019 - Halloween Spooks #218  Oct. 20, 2019 - Organ, Big Band, and Brazil #217  Oct. 13, 2019 - Artistic Journey Through Time #216  Oct. 6, 2019 - Blue Hue Review No. 13 #215  Sep. 29, 2019 - Peace Is Where You Find It #214  Sep. 22, 2019 - Starry-Eyes Standards #213  Sep. 15, 2019 - Great Grooves and Guitars #212  Sep. 8, 2019 - Chillin' with Old Friends #211  Sep. 1, 2019 - New Gems #210  Jul. 28, 2019 - Big Bad Band #209  Jul. 21, 2019 - American Classic #208  Jul. 14, 2019 - Memories, Journeys, and Change #207  Jul. 7, 2019 - Organizationally Sound #206  Jun. 30, 2019 - Summer and BBQ #205  Jun. 9, 2019 - Sax and Stuff #204  Jun. 2, 2019 - Old and New Coming Together #203  May 26, 2019 - Things We Heard Today #202  May 19, 2019 - Lifetime - Part III #201  May 12, 2019 - Lifetime - Part II #200  May 5, 2019 - Two Centuries and a Lifetime #199  Apr. 28, 2019 - Blue Hue Review No. 12 #198  Apr. 21, 2019 - Jazz Ain't Nothing But Soul #197  Apr. 14, 2019 - Chillin' With a Few Friends #196  Apr. 7, 2019 - Small, Large, and Medium #195  Mar. 31, 2019 - An Adventurous Stroll #194  Mar. 24, 2019 - Oscar, With Love #193  Mar. 3, 2019 - What Comes to Mind #192  Feb. 24, 2019 - Word Jazz and Poetry #191  Feb. 17, 2019 - Greasy Grooves #190  Feb. 10, 2019 - A Little Decompression #189  Feb. 3, 2019 - The Darker Hue #188  Jan. 27, 2019 - Love and Friendship #187  Jan. 20, 2019 - Tell the Whole Story #186  Jan. 13, 2019 - Tinklin' the ivories #185  Jan. 6, 2019 - Cold, Dark, Stormy, and Windy Winter #184  Dec. 30, 2018 - Turnin' the Corner #183  Dec. 23, 2018 - Transitions 2018 #182  Dec. 16, 2018 - End of Year Joy #181  Nov. 18, 2018 - Giving Thanks #180  Oct. 28, 2018 - The More, The Merrier #179  Oct. 21, 2018 - Flights, Skies, and Stars #178  Oct. 14, 2018 - Stop and Listen to the Music #177  Oct. 7, 2018 - Blue Hue Review No. 11 #176  Sep. 30, 2018 - Stretchin' Out #175  Sep. 23, 2018 - Some Familiar Feelings #174  Sep. 16, 2018 - Cool Grooves #173  Aug. 12, 2018 - Bigger is Better #172  Aug. 5, 2018 - Hearty Hard Bop #171  Jul. 29, 2018 - In Search of... #170  Jul. 15, 2018 - Songs of Summer #169  Jul. 8, 2018 - Swingin' Incredibles #168  Jun. 17, 2018 - The Indelible Groove #167  Jun. 10, 2018 - Chillin' with a Hard Edge #166  Jun. 3, 2018 - Blue Hue Review No. 10 #165  May 20, 2018 - Light Hearted, Not Light Headed #164  May 13, 2018 - Not the Hits #163  Apr. 29, 2018 - Removing the Hat, Once Again #162  Apr. 22, 2018 - Green is the Color #161  Apr. 15, 2018 - Chillin' and Chattin' #160  Apr. 1, 2018 - Second Century Jazz, a 2nd Time #159  Mar. 25, 2018 - Second Century Jazz #158  Mar. 4, 2018 - An Alternative Reality #157  Feb. 25, 2018 - The Only Constant Is Change #156  Feb. 18, 2018 - Waiting #155  Feb. 11, 2018 - Live, Long, and on the Edge #154  Feb. 4, 2018 - New and/or Renewed #153  Jan. 28, 2018 - Well, Organized #152  Jan. 14, 2018 - Blue Hue Review No. 9 #151  Jan. 7, 2018 - Cycling Through Reality #150  Dec. 31, 2017 - Transitions #149  Dec. 25, 2017 - The Most Wonderful Time to Swing #148  Dec. 17, 2017 - Yule Beboppin' #147  Nov. 26, 2017 - Blue Hue Review No. 8 #146  Nov. 19, 2017 - Autumn, Fall, and Travels #145  Nov. 12, 2017 - Fairy Tales #144  Nov. 5, 2017 - California AKA The West Coast #143  Oct. 15, 2017 - Happy Time Tunes #142  Sep. 24, 2017 - A Tad Chill #141  Sep. 17, 2017 - Hard Bop ReBop #140  Sep. 10, 2017 - Getting into the Groove #139  Sep. 3, 2017 - More Jazz in Uncommon Time #138  Aug. 13, 2017 - Fresh Sounds and Interpretations #137  Jul. 23, 2017 - Very Large Ensembles #136  Jul. 2, 2017 - The Orange and Yellow of Summer #135  Jun. 11, 2017 - The Color Red #134  May. 21, 2017 - Pining Blue #133  Apr. 30, 2017 - 10:00 Minute Minimum #132  Apr. 16, 2017 - Blue Hue Review No. 7 #131  Mar. 26, 2017 - Looking South For Direction #130  Mar. 5, 2017 - Al Fly Home #129  Feb. 12, 2017 - Slightly Different #128  Jan. 29, 2017 - Mood Swings #127  Jan. 22, 2017 - More Jazz in TV #126  Jan. 1, 2017 - Kick Starter Grooves #125  Dec. 25, 2016 - Remembering Those Who Passed #124  Dec. 18, 2016 - Swingin' Yule #123  Dec. 11, 2016 - Christmas Grooves #122  Dec. 4, 2016 - Blue and Green Xmas #121  Nov. 27, 2016 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year #120  Nov. 20, 2016 - Piano Players - Part VI #119  Nov. 13, 2016 - Piano Players - Part V #118  Nov. 6, 2016 - Piano Players - Part IV #117  Oct. 30, 2016 - Piano Players - Part III #116  Oct. 23, 2016 - Piano Players - Part II #115  Oct. 16, 2016 - Piano Players - Part I #114  Oct. 9, 2016 - Autumn and October #113  Oct. 2, 2016 - Jump, Jive, An' Wail #112  Sep. 25, 2016 - Takin' My Time #111  Sep. 18, 2016 - A Fresh Take on a Proven Concept #110  Sep. 11, 2016 - Blue Hue Review No. 6 #109  Sep. 4, 2016 - Bobby, Jean, and Rudy #108  Aug. 28, 2016 - A Solid Swingin' Affair #107  Aug. 21, 2016 - The Coast, Water, and Sea #106  Aug. 14, 2016 - Soul Food #105  Aug. 7, 2016 - Thelonious Sphere Monk #104  Jul. 31, 2016 - Tightknit Vocal Harmonies #103  Jul. 24, 2016 - Beyond Mainstream #102  Jul. 17, 2016 - Reaching for a Broader Truth #101  Jul. 10, 2016 - Time Marches On #100  Jul. 3, 2016 - Working through Life's Emotions   #99  Jun. 26, 2016 - Freedom's Anniversary   #98  Jun. 19, 2016 - Taking the Stand and Taking Charge   #97  Jun. 12, 2016 - Paternal Instinct (Father's Day)   #96  Jun. 5, 2016 - Relaxin' on a Summer Evening   #95  May 29, 2016 - The Music of Bill Holman   #94  May 22, 2016 - Listening at Jazz Camp   #93  May 15, 2016 - Blue Hue Review No. 5   #92  May 8, 2016 - Fresh Sounds   #91  May 1, 2016 - Jazz of Canada, eh?   #90  Apr. 24, 2016 - A Family Affair   #89  Apr. 17, 2016 - Jazz Brothers   #88  Apr. 10, 2016 - Swingin' Along Down the Road   #87  Apr. 3, 2016 - Friday Night Meets Sunday Morning   #86  Mar. 27, 2016 - A Trio of Suites   #85  Mar. 20, 2016 - Sun   #84  Mar. 13, 2016 - Rain   #83  Mar. 6, 2016 - Turning It Around   #82  Feb. 28, 2016 - Reflecting on Human Interaction   #81  Feb. 21, 2016 - Bouncing Angular   #80  Feb. 14, 2016 - Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver   #79  Feb. 7, 2016 - Poetry, Jazz, and the Beat   #78  Jan. 31, 2016 - Slightly Bigger Band   #77  Jan. 24, 2016 - Jazz in 3:00 Time   #76  Jan. 17, 2016 - Deep Exploration   #75  Jan. 10, 2016 - Remembrance   #74  Jan. 3, 2016 - Reflection   #73  Dec. 27, 2015 - Celebration   #72  Dec. 20, 2015 - Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas   #71  Dec. 13, 2015 - A Not So Blue Xmas   #70  Dec. 6, 2015 - The Twelve Swings of Christmas   #69  Nov. 29, 2015 - Blue Hue Review No. 4   #68  Nov. 22, 2015 - Autumn   #67  Nov. 15, 2015 - A Point in Time   #66  Nov. 8, 2015 - Jazz from Outer Space   #65  Nov. 1, 2015 - An Hour's Slice   #64  Oct. 18, 2015 - Bad or Blue?   #63  Oct. 4, 2015 - The Number Four   #62  Sep. 20, 2015 - Sir Charles Birdingly Parker   #61  Sep. 13, 2015 - Groovin' Along   #60  Aug. 30, 2015 - Affirming the Goal   #59  Aug. 23, 2015 - Taking a Walk Outside   #58  Aug. 16, 2015 - Improv Is What It's About   #57  Aug. 9, 2015 - Swingin' Songs   #56  Aug. 2, 2015 - Tracks in Between   #55  May 31, 2015 - Winding Down   #54  May 24, 2015 - Afro-Cuban Sounds   #53  May 17, 2015 - Big Band and Boogie   #52  May 10, 2015 - Spring Has Sprung   #51  May 3, 2015 - 1 Brecker, 2, and 3   #50  Mar. 17, 2014 - Thought About Thinking   #49  Mar. 3, 2014 - Hard Bop and Some Blues   #48  Feb. 17, 2014 - Something Old and Something New   #47  Feb. 1, 2014 - Soul Jazz   #46  Jan. 18, 2014 - Subtly Swingin'   #45  Jan. 4, 2014 - Just Because   #44  Dec. 24, 2013 - Yuletide Treats   #43  Dec. 7, 2013 - Piano, Weather, and the Donald   #42  Nov. 23, 2013 - Trying Something New   #41  Nov. 9, 2013 - Blue Hue Review No. 3   #40  Oct. 26, 2013 - Female Vocalists   #39  Oct. 12, 2013 - Jazz in TV   #38  Sep. 28, 2013 - Chillin' Out   #37  Sep. 14, 2013 - Nocturnal Thoughts   #36  Aug. 24, 2013 - Magic, Piano, and Blues   #35  Aug. 10, 2013 - Exploration and Exposition   #34  Jul. 27, 2013 - Latin Jazz   #33  Jul. 13, 2013 - Remembering Sunday Nite   #32  Jun. 29, 2013 - Organized   #31  Jun. 15, 2013 - Good Vibes   #30  Jun. 1, 2013 - Rent Party   #29  May 18, 2013 - Top Notch Listening Music   #28  Apr. 20, 2013 - A Jazz Oasis   #27  Apr. 6, 2013 - Jazz Rock Fusion   #26  Mar. 30, 2013 - Jazz in Uncommon Time   #25  Mar. 23, 2013 - Steve Allen Interviews   #24  Mar. 16, 2013 - Straight Talk   #23  Mar. 9, 2013 - Jazz for Listening   #22  Mar. 2, 2013 - Big Band Jazz   #21  Jan. 26, 2013 - Musical Joy   #20  Jan. 19, 2013 - Cool School   #19  Jan. 12, 2013 - Hot and Mellow   #18  Jan. 5, 2013 - Blue Hue Review No. 2   #17  Dec. 29, 2012 - Stretching the Edge   #16  Dec. 22, 2012 - Christmas Jazz   #15  Dec. 15, 2012 - Simple Creativity   #14  Dec. 8, 2012 - Creative Expression   #13  Dec. 1, 2012 - Celebration of Song   #12  Nov. 24, 2012 - Playing in Jazz Band   #11  Nov. 17, 2012 - Blue Hue Review No. 1   #10  Nov. 10, 2012 - Deep Cuts   #09  Nov. 3, 2012 - Favorite Chair   #08  Oct. 27, 2012 - People, Past and Present   #07  Oct. 20, 2012 - Musical Tootsie Pop   #06  Oct. 13, 2012 - Audio Odyssey   #05  Oct. 6, 2012 - Feeling Good   #04  Sep. 29, 2012 - Cruising in San Francisco   #03  Sep. 22, 2012 - Running the Circuit   #02  Sep. 15, 2012 - Ground Transportation   #01  Sep. 8, 2012 - Art at Its Best

A collection of sonic textures reflective of the creative experience.

These segments explore creativity manifest through the expression of jazz, blues, and spoken word with the underlying expression of life experience.


Each episode is just under an hour, which only matters if you are time obsessive. It's OK to do housework or other things while listening; but if you sit still and close your eyes, who knows what you might find within the music.

Winner of the Public Radio Exchange Zeitfunk 2014 Most Licensed Debut Producer Award


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