This Is Art On CBC Radio
Sometime in 1991 or so, a CBC producer friend of mine, Ann McKeigan and I dreamed up the idea for what became "This is Art". I think it all started when I surprised her by singing a blues scale, with solfa syllables, over one those Jamey Aebersold "Jazz minus one" CD's. I was probably trying to make a point about the similarities between Indian music and blues. I still remember her doing a triple take and saying "Gee, could you do that on the radio?" Well, the answer turned out to be yes, more or less. I've included five batches of playlists here, to match the shows that ran at various times.