Mike Johnston

Host, Destination Out

Mike Johnston is the host of 'Destination Out,' which airs each Sunday evening at 11pm. Mike also teaches music history courses at Delta College and Mid Michigan Community College. 

Mike is a community volunteer who first started at WCMU in August, 1987. He is also the bassist with Faruq Z. Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers, a role he has held since 1976. He was raised in Traverse City and holds an MFA degree in Art / Photography. Mike also wrote for the Jazz Magazine from 1981 to 1999. 

Music this week brought to you by Charles Tolliver!

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Music from Charlie Haden this week!

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Music this week from the late great Cecil Taylor!

Featured artists this week include Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Azar Lawrence!

We featured the music of bassist Buell Neidlinger who passed away earlier in the week at the age of 82. We played from a diverse array of recordings from classical pieces as well as his diverse recordings in different jazz ensembles including Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Buellgrass and his band Thelonious that played on Monk compositions.