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.

Flickr User Andrew Imanaka /

We featured the late bassist Wilbur Morris playing recordings that he made with his own ensembles and recordings he played on with Mccoy Tyner, David Murray, Billy Bang and Charles Gayle.

We featured trumpeter Idrees Sulieman (Leonard Graham) spinning recordings through out his career. Including a new release of material previously unissued from 1959 (4 American Jazz Musicans in Tangier), also recordings under his name from the Steeplechase label. And sessions that he played on with Coleman Hawkins, Randy Weston, Don Byas, Eric Dolphy and Max Roach. 

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Bassist John Lindberg is our guest host this week for the entire three hour program. We played several tracks from different recordings that he's been a part of through out his career. Including solo bass tracks, and recordings with his String Trio of New York,  The Jimmy Lyons Trio, Wadada Leo Smith, The Human Arts Ensemble, Frank Lowe and more. Also during the program we played and discussed several recordings that influenced and inspired him throughout his career by Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Air and others. 

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We featured the music of Muhal Richard Abrams who passed away this past week at the age of 87. We played from one of his earliest recordings with the MJT + 3 from 1957 and on up through the years to his highly regarded Hearninga Suite album from 1989. WE also covered music from Booker Ervin, Grachan Moncur III and Roscoe Mitchell.

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Music this week brought to you by jazz drummer Paul Motian!