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 photo or title of 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.

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston will be featuring two new releases - The 50th anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, including two original members, and a new CD from Roscoe Mitchell. 

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston featured guitarist Roger Smith, as a solist and with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, and Detroit guitarist Kenny Burrell. 

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston featured Chicago bassist Stafford James. We heard recordings from the 1970's to the 1990's, in the company of trumpeter Enrico Rava, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, and Woody Shaw.

Destination Out: April 14, 2019

Apr 16, 2019

This week on "Destination Out", Ryan Egeler is in for Mike Johnston, featuring Michigan bassist Rodney Whitaker. We’ll hear a few of his collaborations with Carl Allen, Terence Blanchard, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, and Eric Reed.

We’ll also hear from Michigan Musicians Kenny Burrell, Curtis Fuller,  and Hank Jones.

Tonight on "Destination Out", Ryan Egeler filled in for Mike Johnston, featuring Freddie Hubbard born Sunday April 7 in 1938. We heard a few of his collaborations with Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, and others.