Podcast – 2 – Ludwig Van Trikt

June 25, 2014 – 10:59 pm

In the mid-90s, I was going to college and just starting to scratch the surface of jazz. It was on my visits home to New Jersey that I’d turn on late night radio and listen to Ludwig Van Trikt on WRTI 90.1, “Jazz FM,” Philly’s 24-hour jazz station. It was his show Point of Departure that introduced me to jazz way beyond what I was listening to and gave me a laundry list of musicians to hunt down for my own college jazz shows. It was an honor to chat with Ludwig for the second episode of the podcast where we discussed his own introduction to jazz, the history of WRTI, and the state of jazz radio in Philadelphia.

Background music track listing:

  • Grachan Mancur III: “When” (1969)
  • Coleman Hawkins: “Think Deep” (1957)
  • Sonny Rollins: “Freedom Suite” (1958)


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