Alice Woelfle

Program Director

Alice is the Program and Music Director at KZYX. She is the host of Music Without Borders Mondays from 10-noon, a show featuring new music across all genres. She is also the co-host of Trading Time each Saturday at 11. Alice grew up in Venice, Ca the daughter of a children’s author and an artist. She attended college in Pittsburgh PA, and London, England. Following that she spent eight years in sustainable agriculture working with sheep, cattle, goats and horses on ranches in Oregon and California. Alice has worked as a musician, teacher, chef, youth mentor, activist, and rancher. In addition to her work at KZYX she operates a small sheep ranch in Anderson Valley.

What is World music? Its when the sounds of the disparate traditions of Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Greece, Spain, and England come together to deliver a high energy blend of , authentic, spontaneous, sounds. They are called the Turbans, and began when Oshan Mahoney and Darius Thompson met in Kahtmandu Seven years ago. The Turbans cut their teeth on the road before holing up in an old English farmhouse to record their self-titled debut album.

Emmet Cohen is emerging as a shining star of jazz piano. He plays with a subtle sensitivity not often heard among young virtuosos. He also has a deep reverence for the history of jazz and developed the Jazz Masters Legacy Series, a collection of live recordings with living legends, such as Ron Carter, who is the most recorded bassist in jazz history. Ron Carter joins Cohen on Masters Legacy Series Volume 2. The subtext of the album is the passing of the torch across the generations, but listening to the music its clear there are two masters here.

Akokan is a Yoruba word used by Cubans to mean from the soul. The sixteen piece big band Orquesta Akokan brings original songs with an old school mambo sound to New York’s Daptone Records. They couldn’t afford to record the album in New York so they came together in the legendary Areito studio in Havana. The band brings some of Cuba’s most ferocious musicians together with stars of New York's latin music scene, as well as veteran vocalist Jose Pepito Gomez. Orquesta Akokan’s album reminds us that the roots of Cuban music are stronger than ever and continuing to spread.

Soprano sax master Sidney Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897. He was the most influential stylist of the soprano saxophone in jazz, and was a teacher and mentor to Johnny Hodges. He was also a multi-instrumentalist and composer of beautifully lyrical blues tinged melodies. Dave Liebman with guitarist John Stowell has just release an album of Bechet’s music. Liebman chose to omit bass and drums, feeling a lighter palette would allow the music to shine. The album by Dave Liebman and John Stowell is called Petit Fleur, the track we’re hearing is Premier Bal.

On the next edition of “Point & Click Radio,” hosts Bob Laughton and Jim Heid will talk about privacy in a world of Facebook. The recent revelations concerning Facebook member information being misused in the 2016 presidential election have many people deleting their accounts or at least adjusting their Facebook settings to minimize data sharing. On the next “Point & Click Radio,” we’ll walk you through making those adjustments. Fire up your browser and follow along as we guide you through the settings that matter the most.