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.

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We featured music from Freddie Hubbard from a couple of his Blue Note era recordings. Also tracks from from drummer Ed Blackwell in various band settings.We closed out the last hour of the program with tracks from Sun Ra's Omniverse album from 1979 as well as related cuts from former band members Tyrone Hill and Marshall Allen. 

This weeks program featured multi instrumentalist Sam Rivers recordings from the 1970. Also included in the program are recordings From Texas trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez and New York alto saxophonist John Zorn's Masada band.

During the second hour of Destination Out we featured 20th Century percussion music. Playing classic pieces from Toru Takemitsu, John Cage, Edgar Varese, Karlheinz Stockhausen and others.

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We featured saxophonist Gary Bartz from various recordings that he made in the late 60's and early 70's. Including recordings with his NTU Troop, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner and Woody Shaw.




In memory of John Abercrombie who passed away last week at the age of 72. We featured some of his music playing tracks from his mid 70's Gateway band and also recording he made with Charles Lloyd and Colin Walcott.