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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 Episodes
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of the late Eric Dolphy, whose 90th birthday just passed. Mike highlights specific works with Dolphy on the bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and flute.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike honors Father's Day by featuring the work of father and son duos of the jazz world! Highlighted artists include Ravi and John Coltrane, Charles and Charnett Moffett, Dewey and Joshua Redman, Von and Chico Freeman, and more!
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features a variety of live jazz recordings from the likes of Art Blakey, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and more!
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of late trombonist Grachan Moncur III, who just passed away on Friday. Highlighting collaborative works with the likes of Archie Shepp and Jackie McLean.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of British pianist John Tilbury, highlighting several collaborative works with the likes of AMM and the Scratch Orchestra.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of Albert Ayler, highlighting a newly-released recording titled "Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Foundation Maeght Recordings". Mike also plays unreleased tracks, including a 1987 interview with bassist Steve Tintweiss.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of Charles Mingus, highlighting a lost live recording at Ronnie Scott's Club in 1972. The music was originally recorded for release, but then put on hold and never officially released until this year.Band members include Charles McPherson on alto sax and Roy Brooks on drums.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of bassist Alan Silva. The feature centers around the 1982 album Desert Mirage, by Alan Silva and the Celestrial Communication Orchestra.Band members include Michael Zwerin on trombone and Arthur Doyle on alto saxophone.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of horn players that passed through Horace Tapscott's Pan African Peoples Arkestra, including Adele Sebastian, Gary Bias, Jesse Sharps, Michael Session, Arthur Blythe, Dadisi Komolafe, and Sabir Mateen.
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of Charles Mingus, celebrating his centennial birthday (which fell on Friday, April 22nd). Highlighting recordings with Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and Charlie Parker.