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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 Jazz Club: Not Your Grandfather's Big Band Show
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Yeah man, welcome to the jazz club here in the basement at the Sonic Café. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 131. This time the Sonic Café steps into the controversial world of jazz, as we present a program of powerful big band jazz. Yep big band jazz, but this is not your great, great grandfathers big band music. Nope not at all, our mix is pulled from the last 27 years. Listen for modern big band tracks from the Gordon Goodwin big phat band, gawd I love that name, also Ted Nash, McCoy Tyner, Ed Palermo, Phil Collins, Qunicy Jones and of course more. Jazz, it’s called America’s classical music. And it sure seems to be polarizing. People either love it, or hate it. Listen as the Sonic Café presents comedian Paul F. Tompkins, a guy who is most definitely in the jazz hater camp. All that and more as we welcome you to the jazz club, here in the basement at that little café on the coast, where we’ve waived our two drink minimum, tonight only for our Big Band extravaganza… we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Wordsworth Ho!
Artist: Bobby Sanabria Big Band
LP: Multiverse
Yr: 2012
Song 2: The Phat Pack
Artist: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
LP: The Phat Pack
Yr: 2006
Song 3: Cosmos
Artist: Ted Nash
LP: Chakra
Yr: 2013
Song 4: Pegasus
Artist: Stan Kenton
LP: Journey To Capricorn
Yr: 1976
Song 5: Nostalgia In Times Square
Artist: Mingus Big Band
LP: Mingus Big Band 93: Nostalgia In Times Square
Yr: 1993
Song 6: King Kong
Artist: Ed Palermo Big Band
LP: Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
Yr: 1997
Song 7: High Priest
Artist: McCoy Tyner Big Band
LP: The Turning Point
Yr: 1992
Song 8: Jazz Hater
Artist: Paul F. Tompkins
Song 9: Don't Care Anymore
Artist: The Phil Collins Big Band
LP: A Hot Night In Paris
Yr: 1999
Song 10: Some Other Blues
Artist: GRP All-Star Big Band
LP: All Blues
Yr: 1994
Song 11: Boogie Stop Shuffle
Artist: Quincy Jones
LP: Big Band Bossa Nova
Yr: 1998

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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