Legendary jazz/rock musician Tim Weisberg will be interviewed on the Jan. 7 edition of The Far Side Jazz O’Rama with Stan “The Porpoise” Kaminski.
The program airs 4:30-6 p.m. and Kaminski will be talking with the famed flute player about his latest release, Another Byte: Live at Alvas (Dreamspeaker Music), what he’s been up to and what prompted him to put out the live album after so many years away from recording.
This marks the first release for Weisberg since the 1999 Time Traveler: Three Decade Journey (Fahrenheit) which was essentially a collection of previous work which followed his 1996 effort Undercover (Fahrenheit).
Another Byte is his 21st album, but only the second live collection in a career spanning back to his self-titled debut in 1971.
Oddly enough, one of the tracks on that 1971 release, a superb interpretation of the old Chis Youlden-penned nugget “A Hard Way To Go” which appeared on Savoy Brown’s 1969 Raw Sienna, is the opening cut on Another Byte and it’s given a 10-plus minute workout. A version of the song by Weisberg appeared on the soundtrack for Annie Hall in 1977.
The album was recorded at Alva’s Showroom in San Pedro, Calif., with Weisberg accompanied by guitarist Chuck Alvarez, keyboardist Barnaby Finch, bassist David Hughes and drummer Maria Martinez.