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 tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, in the company of Clifford Jarvis on drums and Roswell Rudd on Trombone. 

Destination out: August 4, 2019

Aug 5, 2019

This week on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston featured alto saxophonist Carlos Ward, from the 1970s to the present. We heard his work with Don Pullen, Karl Berger, and Abdullah Ibrahim.

This week on “Destination Out”, Mike Johnston featured the 1973 Columbia label jazz artist purge. We heard from Charles Mingus, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, and Ornette Coleman.

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston featured a new release from the Sam Rivers Trio, recorded in boston in 1971 -- plus "Birth" from Keith Jarrett, from the same year!

Destination Out: July 14, 2019

Jul 17, 2019

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston was joined by Ryan Egeler to play music from Billy Harper, Keith Jarrett, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong - along with Michigan musicians Xavier Davis, Max Colley III, and Terry Lower.