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 bassist band leaders, including music by Johnny Dyani, Miroslav Vitous, and Buell Neidlinger.

This week on "Destination Out", Mike Johnston featured drummer John Stevens. We heard recordings under his own name, and his work with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Amalgam, and trumpeter Bobby Bradford.

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.

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