04/24 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 4/25 & Tues., 4/29 | Posted by Bob Rogers
For the second time this month Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Fillmore East time—starts off with two rarities from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane followed by a track from the recent unedited reissue of Miles Davis live at the Fillmore East in 1970, this time an epic version of Bitches Brew; after which the show gives up all pretense of thematic continuity while maintaining, I hope, the show’s (I hope) usually high standards with Schnittke’s 2nd String Quartet performed in American-powerhouse mode by the Kronos, some new Ambrose Akinmusire, some older Jesse Winchester, and a much older Ballade in F Minor by Chopin. The big finish arrives via Christopher Rouse’s Third Symphony played by the NY Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert: a piece that begins assaultively but shows its big heart before it’s over. Rouse’s Requiem will be premiered on May 6th at Carnegie by the same ensemble, and if you can’t get there you might bend an ear toward WQXR, online or through the air, in the interest of catching a broadcast of it before too long. Rouse is one of our great composers, and his Requiem should be a whopper.
04/23 | Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio | Posted by Bob Rogers
RootsWorld Radio #100, Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am
Since this program went on the air on March 3 of 2012, I have been pleased to present artists from all over the world; music that defies genre and geography, ideas that embrace both the traditional and the new. One of the things I have tried to do on RootsWorld is to occasionally present special live songs or sets by some of these great artists, and I thought our centenary program might be a great time to look back on some of those performances. So, our 100th edition of RootsWorld Radio celebrates with some of the live music we’ve been privileged to share with you over the last 2 years, with music by Sacha Silva, AcquaAria, Guy Klucevsek & Todd Reynolds, the band that would become SANS, Monsieur Doumani and Svøbsk. Find out more online at www.RootsWorld.org
Thank you for your support these last two years, and I hope we’ll share many more. – Cliff Furnald
04/20 | Downhome With Howling Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
In Many Tongues
The cast on Howling’s porch at Taint this week include a 70′s disco diva, a genius, a bandleader in white suit and top hat along with someone smuggled out of Africa in the boot of a car. Altogether a wonderful collection of hot blues hounds and cool jazz cats making an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots music you’ll find on the net. Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 10pm; Archived editions Tuesdays 1am.
Glenn Wells – trying to work out how to play this on an iPod
|Hot Town||Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orch.||Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard’s Treasure Trove||VIDEO|
|Give and Take||Fran McGillivray Band||Some Luck||VIDEO|
|I’ve got my brand on you||Muddy Waters||Muddy waters at Newport 1960||VIDEO|
|Fat Grey Cloud (Live)||Mike Bloomfield||From His Head To His Heart To His Hands||VIDEO|
|She’s a Fool, She Ain’t Got No Sense||Emmett Murray||Drop On Down in Florida||VIDEO|
|Sinner’s Prayer||Ray Charles||Blues + Jazz [||VIDEO|
|Blues In A Flat||Red Norvo||The Sunny Side Of Things||VIDEO|
|Swaziland (South Africa)||Transvaal Rockin’ Jazz Stars||Opika Pende||VIDEO|
|Rev James||Howlin’ Smurf||VIDEO|
|Butcher In Town||Malcolm Holcombe||Down The River||VIDEO|
|Rainbow 71||Lolwattta Holloway||Bad, Bad Whiskey||VIDEO|
|Write Me A Letter||Glenn Wells & The Blends||On Bended Knee||VIDEO|
|Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me||Hal Willner||Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus||VIDEO|
04/19 | Kip Hanrahan’s Surplus Value / The History of the Microphone, Episode 002 | Posted by Bob Rogers
Tuesdays 7-9pm (Eastern) & Fridays midnight
I’ll Never Be the Same Jimmy Rowles The Peacocks
Moses Und Aaron I. Prelude to Act 1 Pierre Boulez &Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Schoenberg: Moses Und Aaron
Moses Und Aron: II. Einziger, Ewiger, Allgegenwärtiger (Moses, Stimme Aus Dem Dornbusch: 6 Solostimmen, Chor) Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera, David Pittman-Jennings, Pierre Boulez, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Zaans Jongenskoor Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron
Recitation from the Koran Sheikh Othuma Rahman Zanzibar: Music of Celebration
New York City Tabou Combo New York City
Bang Bang Joe Cuba Sextet Latin Soul Boogaloo
Subway, New York City, 1968, two stops Jonas Mekas To Petrarca
Stanton Street Clothier’s Theme Song Moishe Oysher Music From The Yiddish Radio Project
Uzbekiston Dyorim A. Mirzaeva The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 6: Central Asia: Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-1948
Home Steve Swallow Home
Holiday In Risk Carla Bley Escalator Over the Hill
Holiday In Risk Theme Carla Bley Escalator Over the Hill
The Girl Who Cried Champagne Carla Bley Trios
Ida Lupino Paul Bley Trio Closer
Mother Send the Doctors Away (Mana dioxe tous giatrous) Rita Abatzi Dirges in Rebetika Songs Recordings 1935 – 1956
Nightmare Artie Shaw Begin The Beguine
The Auctioneer’s Nightmare Ned Sublette Kiss You Down South
Rio Duran Duran Rio Collector’s Edition
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Spring Is Here Frank Sinatra The Voice of Frank Sinatra
Just Spring Teo Macero Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet
Lluvia de abril Alfredo Triff Boleros Perdidos
A Man In A Room, Gambling: No. 4 Gavin Bryars A Man In A Room, Gambling
A Man In A Room, Gambling: No. 9 Gavin Bryars A Man In A Room, Gambling
Oona singing about strawberries, 21 April 1979 Jonas Mekas To Petrarca
The Spinning Song Herbie Nichols Trio The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols
Mose salio de Misrain – Moses Left Egypt Alicia Benassayag Ballads, Wedding Songs and Piyyutim of the Sephardic Jews
Samy ElMaghribi Haggadah de Pessah
Manishtana Steven Bernstein Diaspora Soul
Golgotha Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou Ethiopiques Vol. 21: Ethiopia Song/Piano Solo
Episode 002, April 15 & 18
04/17 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 4/18 & Tuesday 4/22 | Posted by Bob Rogers
How do you follow the opening choruses of Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions? If you’re doing an Easter-Passover show like Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, East New York time—you turn to Soeur Marie Keyrouz keening the Easter music of the Oriental churches, John Coltrane soliloquizing Love, Elijah the prophet between sips of everyone’s seder wine, Jesse Winchester being Quiet About It, and Robeson and Mingus meditating on Moses; after which Poulenc’s spare, austere Stabat Mater commands the space until the Gloria from the Missa Solemnis sends a skyrocket straight to heaven. The show ends with the last two movements of the B Minor Mass. If that’s the kind of thing you want to listen to this time of year, this is where you’ll find it.
04/16 | Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio | Posted by Bob Rogers
On the 99th edition of RootsWorld radio, we’ll wander down the east coast of Africa, hop to the south Atlantic, pop to the Nordic north, and then wrap the globe in one song and unwrap it in another. Artists will include Caetano Veloso, Mlimani Park Orchestra, Shikamoo Jazz, Eduardo Durão, D. O. Misiani and Shirati Jazz, Jocelyn Pook, Aalto, NID, Tom Zè, Sacha Silva, Tom Kerstens G Plus and Spiro. Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am. Archived editions: Sundays 6am, Thursdays 2am.
04/15 | Downhome With Howling Dick | Posted by Bob Rogers
There’s a regal procession on the porch this week as Howling opens surprise packages, reminisces about school days, DIY and the roots of psychedelic pop. Its amazing he still finds time to play an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net – but he does. Well, it is TAINT isn’t it! Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 10pm.
Pink Anderson “One day son, there gonna be flying pigs!”
|Did You Ever Love A Woman||B.B. King||Singin’ The Blues||VIDEO|
|Yonder Wall||Freddie King||King of the Blues||VIDEO|
|Down Don’t Bother Me||Albert King||Born Under A Bad Sign||VIDEO|
|Everything’s Gonna Be Alright||T-Model Ford||Bad Man||VIDEO|
|The Things I Used To Do||Thomas Ford||Breaking Everything But Even||VIDEO|
|Church, I’m Fully Saved To-day||Blind Willie Johnson||The Complete Masters||VIDEO|
|In My Time of Dying||Shane Speal||12 Stones||VIDEO|
|Face In The Crowd||The Bluesbenders||Mayfield||VIDEO|
|Yes I Know||Sugar Boy and the Sinners||All You Can Eat||VIDEO|
|Baby Please Don’t Go||Big Joe Williams||All The Masterpieces||VIDEO|
|Everyday In The Week Blues||Pink Anderson||East Coast Blues||VIDEO|
|Land Of The Crossroads||Mick Kolassa||Michissippi Mick||VIDEO|
|Have Mercy Baby||Jelly Roll Kings||Not The Same Old Blues Crap||VIDEO|
|Mislead Mother||Roosevelt Sykes||The Honeydripper||VIDEO|
|Messin’ Around||Memphis Slim||Rockin’ This House – 1946-53||VIDEO|
|Elvis Presley||John Ginty / Albert Castiglia||Bad News Travels||VIDEO|
04/10 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/11 & Tues 4/15 | Posted by Bob Rogers
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic recorded what is probably the dominant modern interpretation of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps in one session in Brooklyn at the Hotel St. George in January 1958—just listen to how closely the contemporary go-to recording by Valery Gergiev follows it—and it’s probably still the most exciting version on record (if you want something different, try Fischer/Budapest). No orchestra had sounded anything like Lenny’s Phil—so vigorous and American and bursting with muscle—and Stravinsky himself said “Wow!” when he hard them play his piece (though of course, it being Igor, his single syllable was not unironic). The recording was remastered a couple of years ago, reissued with Gray Foy’s wonderful cover art, and it strips away reverb and reveals fresh detail, perhaps at the price of some harshness. I would have used it on the show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Hotel St. George time—but the version I have access to had little quarter-second gaps between the fourteen tracks, so I went with the 1993 digitation, which still rocks the house just fine. For the rest of the show I rounded up some usual suspects: seasonal tunes you’d expect from Miles and Brownie, Sarah Vaughan and Julie London both hung up the most, Bill Evans, Astor Piazzolla, Django . . . Then back to Lenny and the Phil, appropriately manic fit to burst on Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. It’s been a long tall bitch of a winter here in New York and the new season needs all the boosterism it can get.
04/08 | Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio, Wed. 4/9 & Sat. 4/12 | Posted by Bob Rogers
The 98th edition will include some new Nordic explorations, 3 traditional works from Azerbaijan, a little jazz and a little folk. We will also feature the world premiere of a new recording by an ensemble we heard perform live on this program just about a year ago. SANS is a quartet with zither and winds player Andrew Cronshaw, Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, reeds player Ian Blake, and Tigran Aleksanyan on the Armenian reed pipe called the duduk. We’ll be featuring an extended performance from their new CD, SANS Live. Other artists will include Phønix, Spiro, Ramiz Guliyev, NID, Violons Barbares, Gochag Askarov and Nazaket Teymurova. Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am. See taintradio program schedule for other times.
More info at www.RootsWorld.org
04/07 | New programs, Tuesday, April 8th | Posted by Bob Rogers
taintradio proudly presents two new programs.
Chicago Bound, Tuesdays midnight-1 (eastern), from Chicago-based producer Leslie Keros.
Surplus Value/The History of the Microphone, Tuesdays 7-9pm, from New York-based producer Kip Hanrahan.
More to come…
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