It's time for something a little different, as Kirk takes a look at the theme songs from some of the most beloved animated TV shows of all time.
This super-sized episode focuses on five different pieces of music, each of which is the theme for a different animated show. It's a ton of music in a variety of styles, full of frantic key shifts, earwormy melodies, bodacious drum fills, and a surprising number of saxophone solos.
The songs, in order:
OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Reich
This episode's outro soloist is the fantastic bay area pianist/accordionist Rob Reich. Rob performs all over the place with a bunch of different groups, and is a total pleasure to see play. He's got a bunch of albums you can check out and contributes to an array of interesting projects (Live silent-film scores! Circus music!) and experiments. Find more at his website, http://www.robreich.com/.
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AUGUST 2019 HALF-NOTE PATRONS
John and Sharon Stenglein
Nate from Kalamazoo