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Exploring 'The Dark Side of the Moon' with Mike Moreno

 dark side of the moon (pink floyd) album cover
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dark side of the moon (pink floyd) album cover

Critically acclaimed guitarist, composer and educator Mike Moreno joins MILESTONES to discuss the deeply personal, lifelong impact of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon on its 50th anniversary.

Together, they explore the intersections of rock and jazz, the backstory of the 2008 Jazz Side of the Moon tribute album, and discuss Dark Side from historical, conceptual and harmonic perspectives, with Moreno treating our audience to live sonic demonstrations. Moreno also shares an incredible recollection of his front-row center experience at Pink Floyd's historic 1994 concert at Houston's Rice Stadium.

MILESTONES theme produced by Riley K. Glasper
Recorded at Teal Octopus in Brooklyn, New York

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Angélika Beener is an award-winning journalist, DJ, host and producer. Angélika has contributed her work to Downbeat, TIDAL, The Huffington Post, NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and National Public Radio. In addition, she has contributed liner notes to several acclaimed recording projects, including two GRAMMY®-winning albums. A journalist who writes about music and culture at the intersections of race, gender, and generation, her work in public radio has been recognized by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The New York Association of Black Journalists.