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.

Destination Out this week featured the music of front line Detroit musicians Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) and Donald Byrd (trumpet) in various versions of their band between 1958 and 1961. Including a host of other Detroit area giants including pianist Tommy Flannigan and drummer Elvin Jones. They also were the first non-Chicago band to hire Herbie Hancock away from his home area. Included in the program is a short tribute to Greg Allman who passed away over the weekend.

This week on Destination Out, Mike Johnston featured flutist Nicole Mitchell, who is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians out of Chicago. Her new album is “Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds” on the FPE label. We also heard tracks from her band “Indigo Trio,” and works from saxophonist David Boykin. And we featured three versions of Charlie Parker’s “Steeplechase,” including recorded versions by Bird, Jackie McLean, and Dexter Gordon.  

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This week's show features Alice Coltrane including her work with late husband, John Coltrane.  Artists like Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt also featured.