Bottomless Pit- 5/30/15


These days it seems like every time I blink, somebody from the Music world that I care about passes away. I tried to stop blinking but it doesn’t work.. This week it was Marcus Belgrave, one of the greatest Jazz trumpet players of all time, and my favorite for sure; Marcus always had a beautiful sound, even when he was tearing your head off, which he could certainly do..
Also, it’s a cliche to say that Marcus’s name was/is synonymous with the greatness of Detroit Music, but I’ll say it anyway.
Tune in this week and hear Marcus with Ray Charles, Charles Mingus, Was (Not Was), Carl Craig, Regina Carter, Joan Belgrave, and many more. Marcus played with Everybody.
That’s this week’s Bottomless Pit, Saturday at 10 PM on WFUV (

Bottomless Pit 5/16/15


Record label owner, and controversial figure, Bernard Stollman passed away a few weeks ago, on April 20. He may have been a lot of things, but he certainly was a person with vision, chutzpah, etc. The label he founded and owned, ESP Disk Records, shook up Popular Culture back in the 1960s, and beyond. Records on the label by Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, The Fugs, Pearls Before Swine, et. al., really spun people’s heads around back in the Day, including mine..
On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll hear and pay tribute to all of the above and more..
That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EDT, on WFUV (