Destination Out

Sundays 11pm-2am

Every week, 'Destination Out' features creative improvised music, traditional world music, and jazz. Host Mike Johnston also presents a feature each week, focusing on a particular artist, or a unique style of music.

Audio for each episode of Destination Out is available for two weeks online after the episode airs. To listen, scroll below the playlists on this page and click on the episode you are interested in. You will then see three audio players, one for each hour of the program. This audio is automatically removed two weeks after an episode's original airdate.

Destination Out features Japanese percussionist Stomu YaMashta. Some recordings that he made early in his career from around 1970. Featuring some improvised works as well as compositions by Toru Takemitsu and Mashiko Satoh. We also played a few things from bassist Dave Holland and during the last hour some music from Don Cherry.

This week on Destination Out, Mike Johnston featured music from trumpeter Hugh Ragin.

This week, we featured music from Don Moye, along with Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, and others.

This week on Destination Out, Mike Johnston featured some new reissues from Sun Ra, along with new releases from Roscoe Mitchell and the Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra, Sons of Kemet, and more.

This week, we featured saxophonist / flutist Bob Downs from his latest release along with a few of Eric Dolphy's earliest recordings from 1958 with the Chico Hamilton quintet. We also paid tribute to artist Lloyd Thomas (retired CMU professor) who passed away this past week by spinning a few of his favorite Jazz cuts during the 1st hour of the program.