The Skinny

01/29 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri. 1/30 & Tues. 2/3 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Without a doubt, the carnivalesque aspects of Roland Kirk’s presentation—playing two or three horns simultaneously, singing through his flute while sometimes accompanying himself on nose flute, punctuating the end of a solo with his siren, and not incidentally his blindness—had a lot to do with his popularity when he hit the scene in the 1960s, but he wouldn’t have lasted if he hadn’t been such a great and fearless example of a jazz musician who dared all limits down and could blow the bell off any of his horns even when he played them one at a time. I used to see him at the Five Spot when he rotated long gigs with Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins in his pre-Rahsaan days, before he changed his wildly original but still fairly straight jazz idiom into something more theatrical still, and I found programming about 45 minutes of this music on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Five Spot time—a bout of pure listening pleasure. The pace changes with Sibelius’ 4th Symphony. I’ve been programming the wintry music of Allan Petterson lately, and it seemed time to head for the season’s frozen heart, this time in Osmo Vänskä’s re-recording of it with the Minnesota Orchestra: having done it definitively, once, with the Lahti Orch, he tried to give it something extra this time, and he succeeded. I know the piece well, and seem to be hearing passages that had never crossed my ears before. Updoc chases it with the stunning Lee Konitz Blues for Bird I couldn’t get hold of last week, and chases that with music from Uri Caine, Marilyn Crispell in virtuoso thunder-mode, free improv from Dave Liebman and Bob Moses, and goes to church for a minute with a pentecostal Matana Roberts. The first time I played drums in front of an audience was opposite Roland Kirk’s quartet on a Monday ‘talent night’ at the Village Vanguard, and I remember the noise getting a lot more joyful when he joined us at the end. The tune was Well, You Needn’t, but I was oh so glad we did.RolandKirk

01/28 | Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 107 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Martian Gardens for January 25 & 28, 2015


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 15, 2015

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EST; repeats Saturdays 3:00 a.m.
Webcast date: January 28, 2015
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Amy Denio:  Mildly Tempered Piano
Prodigal Light
Spoot Music/2013
piano tuning: Stephan Fandrich; time: 1:01

Pauline Oliveros: Mnemonics I
Reverberations — Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 (boxed set)
Important Music/2014
electronics, tapes: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966; time: 15:09

Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Women in Electronic Music 1977 (various artists)
New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media
New World Records/1997 (orig. 1750 Arch LP/1977)
(for electronics and phonograph record); recorded at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, 1965; time: 8:08

If, Bwana: Mal Air
Pogus Productions/1995
vocals: Ellen Christi; bass clarinet: Brian Charles; percussion: Kevin Sparkle; synthesizers: Al Margolis; recorded live to DAT at PASS Studio, New York City; time: 9:30

Ellen Fullman: Flowers
Through Glass Panes
Important Records/2011
long string instrument: Ellen Fullman; cello: Henna Chou, Theresa Wong; violin: Travis Weller; time: 9:50

Erik Nyström: Latitudes
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized at Electroacoustic Studio of City University London, 2011; premiered at the concert Éphémère 8 at Studio Loos in The Hague, May 12, 2011; time: 13:45

Arcane Device: Mantra 5
Noise Matrix Mantras & Modular Waves
electronics: David Lee Myers;  recorded in New York City, 2014; time: 7:05

Vittorio Rieti: Triptych for Two Harpsichords
I. Andante tranquillo — Allegretto (2:05)
II. Andante tranquillo — Dolcemente moderato (4:31)
III. Andante Tranquillo — Allegro (2:18)
Music for Harpsichord & Instruments
New World Records/2015
harpsichords: Martin Sassman, Michael Johnson; recorded at Jerusalem Music Center, Jerusalem, Israel, March 13, 2014; composition year: 1982; total time: 8:34

Robin Crutchfield: We Find Our Way In
The Hidden Folk
Important Records/2009
harp: Robin Crutchfield; time: 1:41

Fünf: L’or de Mona Lisa
La règle
Ambiances Magnétiques/2014
electronics, receivers, amplifiers, devices: Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine H. Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Emilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton; recorded in Montreal, 2011-2014; time: 1:48

Nurse With Wound:
a. Rockette Morton, Part 2*
b. Scissor Rock Bicycle Revelation **
A Sucked Orange
United Diaries/1995 (orig. 1989)
electronics, voice, processing: NWW; a. time: 3:11/b. time: 2:24
*WMUA version only
** TAINT radio version only

Bora Yoon: Speratus
Sunken Cathedral
Innova Recordings/2014
voices, instruments: Bora Yoon; symphonic performance: Sympho; time: 2:04

John Schneider & Just Strings: Jahla (from Suite No. 2) (L. Harrison)
Just West Coast
Music for Guitar and Harp in Just Intonation
Bridge Records/1993
composer: Lou Harrison; just guitar: John Schneider; harp: Amy Shulman; percussion: Gene Sterling; composition years: 1972, 1992; time: 1:51

Lou Harrison: Allegro Moderato (from A Sonata for Harpsichord)
Complete Harpsichord Works, etc.
New Albion Records/2002
harpsichord: Linda Burman-Hall; composition years: 1999-2000; time: 3:29

Walter Zimmermann: 10 Fränkische Tänze
Songs of Innocence & Experience
Mode Records/2012
(sublimated for string quartet); string quartet/drone quartet: Sonar Quartett (violins: Suanne Zapf, Kirsten Harms; viola: Nikolaus Schlierf; cello: Cosima Gerhardt); recorded at Siemens-Villa Berlin-Lankowitz, Germany, February 2011; composition year: 1977; time: 12:56

John Cage: Souvenir
The Works for Organ
Mode Records/2013
pipe organ: Gary Verkade; recorded at the Nederluleå Church, Gammelstad, Luleå, Sweden, 2007; composition year: 1983; time: 6:50

Robyn Schulkowsky: Armadillo, Part II
New World Records/2013
percussion: Robyn Schulkowsky; drums: Joey Baron, Fredy Studer; recorded in Poggliolo, Italy, and Zurich, Switzerland, 2006 and 2009; composition years: 1990-2007; time: 5:05

Jorge Reyes: Arbol Sagrado
The Flayed God
composition, percussion: Jorge Reyes; recorded at El Cuarto de Maquinas, Mexico City, 1990; remixed by Steve Roach at the Timeroom, Phoenix, Arizona; time: 1:36

Test Dept: Firedance
Materia Prima
Invisible Records/1997 (orig. Ministry of Power Records/1990)
percussion, percussed objects, voices: Test Dept; unspecified live performance, Europe, 1988-1989; time: 8:07

Amy Denio: Construction
Tattoo (for the Pat Graney Dance Co.)
Unit Circle Rekkids/2001
voice, text: Saiko Kobayashi; tapes: Amy Denio; recorded in Seattle; time: 3:56

Annie Gosfield: The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory, Part II
Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires
sampling keyboard: Annie Gosfield; electric guitar: Roger Kleier; percussion: Jim Pugliese and Christine Bard; recorded at Harvestworks/Studio PASS, New York City; composition date: 1996; time: 4:52

Steve Roach: The Edge Opens
At the Edge of Everything
Timeroom Editions/2013
percussion, didgeridoo; sampler, electronics: Steve Roach; flute, hand percussion, voice: Vidna Obmana; frame drum: Jeffrey Fayman; recorded at the E-Live Festival, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, September 11, 2000; time: 15:26

Robert Rich: Ibn Sina*
Seven Veils
Hearts of Space/1998
synthesizer, percussion, stringed instruments, flutes: Robert Rich; recorded 1996–1997, mastered at Hearts of Space, Sausalito, California, 1997; time: 8:39
*TAINT radio version only

— FIN –

01/28 | Kip Hanrahan’s Surplus Value / History of the mic, Ep. 035 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Surplus Value / History of the mic show 035
tonight, Tuesday 7PM EST; repeats Friday midnight-2AM
‘taint radio

Deep Rumba Besame Mucho A Calm In The Fire Of Dances
Tetusro Kawashima Introduction “Wisher” Manbo Montage
Billy Collins The Afterlife The Best Cigarette
Tiroro Ceremony The Best Of Tiroro
Moshe Leiser Az der rebbe Tendresse et Rage

So, each song, is it a history of loneliness, of isolation pleading for contact, or a history of group invention, or closer to us, the history of invention of group with each group it’s own music, and it’s identity through that. Maybe at the same time it’s still the history of loneliness…

It could also be the history of the impossibility of silence and at the same time, and this is not incompatible, the history of needing to hear ourselves, the rhythm of our breathes, confirmed by others needing to make their’s audible. But you already knew that, right?

Listening to music through headphones is a way, maybe in itself a history of loneliness, a need to be alone, while listening to music, like a child needing to be alone while still needing to see the light from their parent’s room under the door….

But when you’re listening to recordings, not the same thing as listening to music although we do a great job of fooling ourselves with that one, we’re really listening to the history of money – the distance to money, the biography of the persons making the music and their relationship to money in the posture made audible in the music, and what it means on the streets and off them, and ultimately in the bedrooms and out of them, and the sound of money in the access to the equipment needed for the audible tones of the money at the time, or the way those off mic are able to exploit the postures of others for money or fame or whatever…. …and no, that’s not just rambling, that’s as close to the truth as I’m likely to get right now…

I think its funny that the corporate media, and the culture through it, understands one of our designated enemies, North Korea, as both the most buffunish AND serious threat to us and, I guess, in it’s absurdity, our survival. And yet South Korea threatened us in the most buffoonish way with Gangham Style. So how does North Korean pop measure up to South Korean kPop? It’s funny, ‘cause in Japan, Kpop is loved, by many, because it’s the music of the underdog, as Koreans are understood viscerally, and Kpop is, supposedly, HATED in North Korea because it’s the music of the big bully. And it’s hated enough, I guess, that North Korea does an imitation of it. So how do they sound against each other?

Moranbong Band
Kwon – Korean Pop Girls (권) I Don’t Need A Man (남자 없이 잘 살아) K-Pop Girls Rule
菊地成孔 菊地成孔の歌唱による「ラス・メイヤー、聞いてくれ」 Degustation a Jazz

regarding the last track, Kikuchi gets some special genius award for coming up with the only song I know of with both Russ Myers and Wittgenstein mentioned.

and speaking of comparisons, it’s been four years since the “Arab Spring” started in Tunis, the theme song, the soundtrack of the rebellion at that time was “Rayes Lebed”. Four years later, as I’ve read, there’s a new soundtrack. So what’s changed in the revolution as heard through the music?

Kafon ,Hamzeoui Med Amin Houmani

supposedly the attitude is now cynicism, anger transformed to cynicism, and the speed’s different, but the drum machine’s still there, as well as the hip hop posture, so I guess the hip hop posture is still the international posture of defiance…

Patricia Barber She’s a Lady Modern Cool
Deng Li Jun Dong Zhi Lian Qing (Love In The Winter) Liu Xing Jin Qu -5 (Everlasting Mandarin Songs Vol.5)
Wang Fandi White Snow on Green Pine Trees Chinese Music Classics of the 20th Century: Pipa I
Joan Armatrading Down To Zero Joan Armatrading
JP Jofre Dulces Suenos (lullaby) be like water

Over the last stretch, I’ve been lucky enough to have been working with the musician Brandon Ross. Two signs of a great artist: one, that you know Brandon’s sound, his musical voice (as well as his actual voice) as soon as you hear it, and it’s fucking beautiful. It’s partially in the intervals, man, it’s those fucking almost physically georgous intervals, AND in the way they play against whatever music, or even ambience, that’s surrounding him with an intense calm, interacting with everything, hearing everything, but remaining so centered, so intelligently centered. You know it’s Brandon instantly, and he sounds like NO other musician. Another sign of a great artist is that he keeps saying he’s still searching for a deeper voice…
After Jimmy Scott’s Angel Eyes, which makes it’s own sense here, I’m gonna’ play a stretch of music starting with two other deep artists whose music, and in the case of Henry, Brandon’s work with the music, seem pretty important in opening up ways for Brandon to have found this distinct, beautiful voice. …and end with some Milton Nascimento who’s sense of intervals, well, you’ll hear…..

Jimmy Scott Angel Eyes All The Way
Ornette Coleman Lonely Woman The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross): Variant I/Variant II/Variant III… Jazz Abstractions
Henry Threadgill and Make a Move Don’t Turn Around Everybodys Mouth’s A Book
Henry Threadgill Unrealistic Love Spirit Of Nuff… Nuff
Brandon Ross Aloeifa Puppet
Brandon Ross No Wonder Costume
Brandon Ross South Puppet
For Living Lovers Until Iago Whispered Revealing Essence
Milton Nascimento A Chamada Milagre dos Peixes

01/26 | wtf playlists: 1/23-1/25/15 | Posted by Bob Rogers


Little Axe, Walk Away (Hard Grind)

Chamber 3, E-Flat Stop (Grassroots) 2014

Abdulla Ibrahim, Spiral Mist (The Song Is My Story) 2015
Nate Wooley Sextet, Old Man On The Farm ([Sit In] The Throne Of Friendship) 2013
Nate Wooley & Ken Vandermark, Deconstructed Folks [For John Carter And Bobby Bradford] (East By Northwest) 2014
Made To Break [Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff & Christof Kurzmann], Sans Serif: For Betty Davis and Sleater Kinney (Cherchez La Femme) 2014
Omar Sosa, Dame La Luz [Give Me Light] (Ile) 2014
Roberto Poveda, Pakete (Brooklyn Nights) 2012
Chabuca Granda, El Fusil Del Poeta Es Una Rosa (Chabuca Inédita) 2005


7:00 am

Oliver Lake, Yo’ Dance

Joe McPhee w/Jeb Bishop, Improvisation #4 (Ibsen’s Ghost)

Other Dimensions in Music w/Fay Victor, Three Friends Advised (Kaiso Stories)

Butch Morris, Via Talciona


The James Harmon Band, Drive-In Life (Two Sides To Every Story)

Chamber 3, E-Flat Stop (Grassroots) 2014

Sevara Nazarkhan, El Sarvi Ravon (Tortadur

Jaki Byard, European Encounter Mayback Hall Recital)

Little Jimmy Scott, title (Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool)

Mal Waldron & Jeanne Lee, Fire Waltz (After Hours)

Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGo, title (Force Majeure)

Jack Mouse & Justin Robinson, Freebop (Snakeheads & Ladybugs) 2014

Derek Bailey, From a Superintendent’s Eyes (Poetry & Playing

Roswell Rudd, Funky Little Sweet Thing (Trombone for Lovers)


David Izenson, May Day (Creative Music Studio)

Jack Mouse & Justin Robinson, Shapeshifter (Snakeheads & Ladybugs) 2014

Chamber 3, E-Flat Stop (Grassroots) 2014

Tom Varner, Mele (Nine Surprises) 2014

Sexeto Peravia, Cana Brava

Darius Jones, OO (The Oversoul Manual) 2014

Mat Maneri, I Got It Bad (Blue Decco)

State Street Boys, Rustlin’ Man

Mary LaRose, Working Class Hero (The Blue Guitar)

Ruthie Foster, Death Came A-Knockin’

Melissa Swingle, Amazing Grace (…Looking for the Wrong-eyed Jesus)

Akua Dixon, A Gozar Con Mi Combo (Akua Dixon) 2014

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01/25 | George Klein’s Beyond the Groove Yard, Ep. 011 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Beyond the Groove Yard ep 011: Booker & B-3’s. 60’s Hammond sessions, with Booker Ervin in the middle of each se

Hour One:
Jimmy Smith: Messin’ Around Home Cookin’ Blue Note
Booker Ervin: Git It The Book Cooks Bethlehem
Gloria Coleman: Sadie Green Soul Sisters Impulse
Freddie Roach: On Our Way Up Good Move! Blue Note
Booker Ervin: All the Things You Are The song Book  Prestige
Don Patterson: Rosetta Hip Cake Walk Prestige
Jack McDuff: Lew’s Place Soul Circle Prestige
Booker Ervin: Just in Time (long take) Exultation! Prestige
Sonny Phillips: The Doll House Black on Black Prestige

Gour Two:
Jimmy Smith: Walk on the Wild Side Bashin’ Verve
Booker Ervin: The Second #2 Groovin’ High Prestige
Richard “Groove” Holmes: Just Friends The Groover Prestige
Shirley Scott: Hip Soul  Hip Soul Prestige
Booker Ervin: Boo That’s It! Barnaby
Lyman Woodard: Don’t Stop the Groove Don’t Stop the Groove Corridor
John Patton: Amanda Got a Good Thing Goin’ Blue Note
Booker Ervin: Mr. Wiggles Down in the Dumps Savoy
Larry Young: Plaza de Toros Into Something Blue Note

01/25 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live, Ep. 503 | Posted by Bob Rogers

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern), mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

Program # 503


Tom Harrell, Sunday (Trip) 2014
Cassandra Wilson, Redbone (Blue Light ‘Til Dawn) 1993
Andrew Hill, Siete Ocho (The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions)
Kate McGarry, title (Mercy Streets) 2005
Anat Cohen, Carnaval De São Vicente (Noir)    2006

Curtis Hasselbring w/Chris Speed, Mary Halvorson, Trevor Dunn, Matt Moran, Ches Smith & Satoshi Takeisha, It’s Not A Bunny (Number Stations) 2013
Sam Sadigursky, The War Works Hard [poem by Dunya Mikhail] (Words Project II) 2008
Audio One, Keep Right On Playing Through The Mirror Over The Water (The Midwest School) 2014
Chris Potter, Lament (Imaginary Cities) 2015

Carmen Lundy, What’s Your Story, Morning Glory (Soul to Soul) 2014
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Day Dream (The Art Of Conversation) 2014
Karen Mantler, Wintertime (Business Is Bad) 2014
Bobby Matos, Bruca Manigua (Ritmo & Blues) 2014
Calvin Keys, Dolphin Dance (Close Enough For Love) 2015

Charlie Haden & Jim Hall, First Song (Charlie Haden – Jim Hall) 2014
Abbey Lincoln, First Song
Dave Bass, My Foolish Heart (NYC Sessions) 2015
Antonio Farao, Malinconie (The More We Know) 2001
Yard Byard, Aluminum Baby (The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch) 2014

Odyssey The Band, Last One (Back in Time) 2005
Hamiet Bluiett, Okeryema Asante, Chief Bey & James Plunky, Snake Back Solos (Nali Kola) 1989
Jason Kao Hwang & Edge w/Ken Filiano, Taylor Ho Bynum & Andrew Drury, From East Sixth Street (Stories before within) 2008
Joe Lovano, Blackwell’s Message (Tenor Legacy) 1994
Billie Holiday, Comes Love (The Silver Collection) 1957

*time is relative

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01/24 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live, Ep. 502 | Posted by Bob Rogers

fri&sat mid.-3am (eastern); mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am
program #502
David Izenson, May Day (Creative Music Studio: Archive Selections, Vol. 1) 2014
Akua Dixon, Haitian Fight Song  (Akua Dixon)
David Weiss & Point of Departure, I Have A Dream (Venture Inward) 2013
Aaron Goldberg, One’s A Crowd (The Now) 2014
Tom Varner Nonet, Mele (Nine Suprises) 2015

Jack Mouse & Scott Robinson, Shapeshifter (Snakeheads & Ladybugs) 2014
Variable Density Sound Orchestra, Thoughts for Dixon (Evolving Strategies) 2014
Charles Mingus, Solo Dancer (The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady) 1963
Hal Wilner, Meditations on Integration / Canon (Part 2) / Jump Monk (Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus) 1992
Charles Mingus, Duet Solo Dancers (The Black Saint…) 1963

Wadada Leo Smith & Jack Dejohnette, Ed Blackwell, the Blue Mountain Drummer  (America) 2009

David Gibson, Grass Fed (Boom!) 2015

Craig Taborn Trio, Hot Blood (Chants) 2013

David S. Ware, Crossing Samsara (Shakti) 2008

Cecil Taylor, Unit Structure / As of a New / Section (Unit Structures) 1966

Stephen Riley, title (Baubles, Bangles & Beads) 2014

Ian Shaw w/Cedar Walton, I Thought About You (In a New York Minute) 1999

Charlie Mariano & Queque Sinesi, Zephyr (Tango Para Charlie) 2001

Carmen McRae, Besame Mucho (Ballad Essentials) 1999

Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, John Taylor & Dave Holland, The Sweet Yakity Walty (What Now?)

Herb Robertson, Floatasia (Transparency) 1985

Tim Olsen Band, Noche Azul (Creature of Habit) 2014

Roberto Poveda, Pakete (Brooklyn Nights) 2013

*time is relative

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A 24/7 venue for independent music-focused producers

JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

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Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

01/22 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Jan 23 & Tues Jan 27 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Time flies when you’re having fun. At the party after the great Charlie Haden memorial concert I found myself telling Lee Konitz about the unaccompanied alto solo he’d played at a star-studded Charlie Parker memorial comcert—Gillespie, Stitt, JJ, a tragic Bud Powell very near the end—at Carnegie Hall in 1965. It was the knockout piece that night and I remembered it well enough to sort of sing the opening. Konitz didn’t recall it, but was struck that I was telling him about a solo he’d played fifty years ago, and that is pretty strange. I wish I had a copy I could play on the show; it was on an LP once. Anyone out there have one? Kenny Barron played at the Haden concert too, and I remembered first hearing him in 1963 with Dizzy Gillespie’s classic band of the period, not yet 20 years old and right up there with Dizzy and James Moody. I was underage at Birdland myself and have got a digital copy of some of that, which leads off this week’s show—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Carnegie Hall Tardis time—and a long Kenny Barron set. He is something like the Tommy Flanagan de nos jours, invincibly brilliant no matter the setting, a paragon of invention and a summitry of taste. That decants us into Allan Petterson’s 8th Symphony, following last week’s 7th: another obsessive troll through layers of light and dark, accompanied by the sound of a distant hammer. Elvin Jones to the rescue with his skyful of thunder and blaze, a wealth of invention overstorming Cecil Taylor, a trio, and a bebopping quartet. Check out Kenny Barron, though, back in ’63, taking his solo after Gillespie and Moody, showing off his incredible chops without seeming to, unassumingly brilliant and sly. Some things never get old, only better, and Kenny Barron is one of them for sure.DaveKenCharlieLarge

01/21 | Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 105 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Martian Gardens for January 21, 2015

Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EST
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
January 18, 2015

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EST & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. (all times Eastern & approximate)
Webcast date: January 21, 2015
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

John Luther Adams:
a. Dream of the Canyon Wren (7:41)
b. MacLaren Summit (from The Wind in High Places) (4:56)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2015
a. Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, conductor: Hans Jorgen Jensen; b. The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); a. & b. recorded at Oktaven Audio Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; a. composition year: 2013; b. composition year: 2011; total time: 11:37

Miguel del Aguila: Pacific Serenade
I. Cantando, semplice
II. Recitando, molto rubato
Exchange — Latin America [various artists]
Pacific Serenade Ensemble (clarinet: Gary Gray; violins: Miwako Watanabe, Connie Kupta; viola: Simon Oswell; viola: David Speltz); recorded at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angales, March 15, 1999; composition year: 1998; time: 7:15

Stockhausen: Refrain
Complete Early Percussion Works
Mode Records/2014
vibraphone, Alpine bells: Steven Schick; piano and woodblocks: piano, woodblocks: James Avery; celesta, antique cymbals: Pavlos Antoniadis; recorded at Studio A, University of California San Diego, October 2-4, 2008; composition year: 1959; time: 10:15

The Respect Sextet: Pisces (Stockhausen)
Sirius Respect — The Respect Sextet play the music of Stockhausen & Sun Ra
Mode Records — Avant series/2009
composer: Karlheinz Stockhausen; The Respect Sextet recorded at Dubway Studios, New York City; April 1, 2007;  composition years: 1974-1975; time: 3:46

Klaxon Gueule:
a. Du Creux (2:46)
b. Au Soudan  (2:22)
Pour en finir
Ambiances Magnetiques/2014
Klaxon Gueule (Michel F Côté, Bernard Falaise, Alexandere St. Onge); recorded in Montreal, June 2013; total time: 5:08

Martin Bresnick: A Message from the Emperor
Prayers Remain Forever
vibraphone, marimba, recitation: Michael Compitello, Ian Rosenbaum; text: Franz Kafka; recorded at Morse Recital Hall, Yale University School of Music; composition year: 2010; time: 10:50

Richard Maxfield: Bacchanal
The Oak of the Golden Dreams (Maxfield/Budd)
New World Records/1999
narration, text: Edward Fields; violin: Fahrad Machkat, Robert Block: prepared violin: saxophone: Terry Jennings; underwater clarinet: Nicholas Roussakis; original music recorded at the Five Spot, Manhattan, circa 1962; composition year: 1963; time: 8:14

Thomas DeLio: Schwimmhäute (from …zwischen den Worten)
Space/Image/Word/Sound (DVD)
Neuma Records/2014
electronics, tape: Thomas Delio; reader: Benjamin Levy; text: Paul Celan; composition year: 2007; time: 3:23

Roger Cochini: Chansons de Gestes
Eva Ou Les Yeux Fermés — Chrysopée Electronique (series)
Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique/1995
electroacoustic music realized at GMEB (IMEB), Bourges, France, 1977; time: 9:55

Triple Point: Photonic Dance
Pogus Productions/2014
Triple Point (Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, Jonas Braasch): electronics, instruments, sound systems; recorded at EMPAC, Troy, New York, August 2012; time: 4:43

Arcane Device: Mantra 3
Noise Matrix Mantras & Modular Waves
electronics: David Lee Myers; recorded in New York City, spring/summer, 2014; time: 5:40

Elizabeth Anderson: Mimoyecques
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized in 1994 and premiered at Hommage: Manifestation d’art international revisité 1944-1994, Forteresse de Mimoyecques, Landrethun-le-Nord, Pas-de-Calais, France; time: 13:38

Ron Nagorcka: Lunulata (from Just Bluffing for Quamby)
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
electroacoustic music in just intonation based on sounds recorded at Quamby Cliff, Tasmania; composition year: 2006; time: 7:44

Robert Scott Thompson: Drone Chroma 4 — Gold
Frozen Light
Aucourant Records/2008
electronic ambient music composed and recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; time: 13:14

Richard Teitelbaum: Threshold Symphonies (excerpt)
Solo Live
Mutable Music/2012

Kurzweil 2000 Sampler Keyboard, piano, bells, slide whistle, Crackle Box, laptop: Richard Teitelbaum; composition year: 1973; excerpt time: 7:00

Imoo-Kallay Duo: The Question Mark’s Black Ink (Alves)
Five Conversations About Two Things
Populist Records/2014
composer: Bill Alves; percussion: Yuri Imoo; piano: Aron Kallay; composition year: 1986; time: 17:53

Arthur Jarvinen: Edible Black Ink
Edible Black Ink
O.O. Discs/1996
electric guitar: Peter Zaferes; composition year: 1989; time: 1:15

Bill Alves:  Concerto for Violin and Gamelan, Movement II
Mystic Canyon
Microfest Records/2013
The HMC American Gamelan; violin: Susan Jensen; composition year: 2008; time: 9:21

Arthur Jarvinen:
a. Count Your Change (1:10)
b. Eye in the Wall of Meat (1:07)
Edible Black Ink
O.O. Discs/1996
electric guitar: Peter Zaferes; composition year: 1989;  total time: 2:17

ZWERM: Underwater Princess Waltz (A. Curran)
Underwater Princess Waltz
A Collection of One-Page Pieces
New World Records/2013
composer: Alvin Curran; guitars: Johannes Westendorp, Toon Callier; recorded at Artcity DeSingel, Antwerp, Belgium, April 2013; composition year: 1972; time: 1:29

— FIN –

01/21 | Ken Irwin’s Jubilation, Ep. 156 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Wed 1/21/15 – Midnight – 3 AM

Fri 1/24/15 – 4 – 7 PM

Mon 1/26/15 – Noon – 3 PM


Hour One

Jochen Rueckert / We Make the Rules / We Make the Rules / Whirlwind Recordings (2014)

William Parker Quartet / Purple / O’Neal’s Porch / Centering (2000)

Dylan Ryan / Pink Noir / Circa / Cuneiform (2014)

Chip White / Blue Person / Family Dedications and More / self released


Ornette Coleman / Civilization Day / Science Fiction / Columbia (1971)

Bobby Avey / Kalfou / Authority Melts From Me / Whirlwind Recordings (2014)


Andrew Drury / The Commune of Brooklyn / Content Provider / Soup & Sound Records (2015)


Hour Two

Han Bennink & Uri Caine / Lockdown / Sonic Boom / 816 Music (20012)

Jimmy Giuffre Quartet with Jim Hall / Two For Timbuctu / Live in 1960 / Jazz Beat (1960)

Roberto Magris Trio with Herb Geller / The Red Door / Live In Europe 2009 / JMood (2014; rec.2009)


Abbey Lincoln / The Music Is The Magic / Abbey Sings Abbey / Verve (2007)

Art Lillard with Andrea Wolper / Happy Blues / Certain Relationships / Summit (2015)

Robert Moore / Swan Blues / Outta My Soul / Fresh! –Reference Recordings (2014)

Assaf Kehati Trio / When Will The Blues Leave / Naked / AKJazz (2014)


Dave Douglas & Uri Caine / Present Joys / Greenleaf / 2014

Marcus Parsley / You’ve Changed / Sunday Strollin’ / Rondette Records / (2014)


Hour Three

David Virelles / Stories Waiting To Be Told / Mboko / ECM (2014)

Hal Galper Trio / Like Sonny / O’s Time / Origin (2014)

Ian Sims & Divergent Paths / Beyond My Window / Conundrum / self released (2015)

Harold Land / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Harold In The Land of Jazz / Contmeporary (1958)


Aaron Goldberg / Trocando Em Miudos / The Now / Sunnyside (2014)

Cynthia Felton / Guess Who I Saw Today / Save Your Love For Me / self released (2015)

Melody Gardot / Deep Within The Corners of My Mind / My One And Only Thrill / Verve (2009)

Allan Harris / Can It Be This Is A Dream / Black Bar Jukebox / Love Productions Records (2015)

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra / Sad Song / Overtime: Music of Bob Brookmeyer / Planet Arts (2014)


Ken Irwin

Host of Taintradio’s “Jubilation”
Host of WMUA’s Java Jazz
79 Harrison Ave
Greenfield, MA 01301

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