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 Khan Jamal!

Music this week brought to you by Lucky Thompson!

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Music this week brought to you by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman!

Music this week brought to you by Brother Ah's World Music Ensemble!

Music this week brought to you by the music of John Carter!

Music this week brought to you by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali!

Music this week brought to you by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher!

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All solo piano music for your Christmas Eve edition of Destination Out!

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We featured saxophonists Phill Musra and his twin brother Michael Cosmic. We played tracks from their recently reissued albums on the Now-Again record label. Original copies of these classic free jazz albums released in the mid 70's are very obscure these days. These reissues reflect an A.A.C.M. Chicago style sound and are infused with a genuine musical approach.

Music this week brought to you by Sonny Murray, Cecil Taylor and the Albert Ayler Trio.

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