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 featured the work of guitarist Derek Bailey, from his seven 1970’s “Company” releases. We heard from Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Steve Lacey, and many others!

Tonight on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston was joined by John Litrenta for a guitar music feature. We heard from John McLaughlin, Mike Boomfield, Kenny Burrell, John Fahey, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Sam Brown, John Renbourn, Brij Bhushan Kabra, Sonny Sharrock, the String Trio of N.Y. and more!

This week on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston featured September 8th birthdays. We heard from James Clay, Marion Brown, Wilbur Ware, Butch Warren, and Philip Wilson.

Destination Out: August 25, 2019

Sep 9, 2019

This week on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston featured music inspired by Malcolm X. We heard from trumpeters Phil Curran, Terence Blanchard, and saxophonist Archie Shepp.

This week on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston featured the work of Abdullah Ibrahim, with his band Ekaya. He also spun a 1966 solo piano recording from Sun Ra.