The Skinny

10/30 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Ep. 303 – Bronx-Glasgow and Back | Posted by Bob Rogers

When Jack Bruce died at the age of 71 the other day, the grief and praise were equilateral—I didn’t hear sectarian sniffing about rock thisaway and jazz thataway from anyone anywhere: seems he was loved in all departments for his rock heldentenor, his bravura bassplaying in any number of idioms; and that indicates general recognition of the power of music pouring out of the man. Next week Kip Hanrahan, who worked with Jack on a number of projects over a thirty-year span, will clock in with a show more deeply felt and informed than anything I can provide, but I thought I’d get a memorial set in anyway—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, off-Broadway time. There’s some Cream and Lifetime but more than half of it scattershots Jack’s work with Hanrahan. There was not much precedent for the singing Kip asked Jack to do—unrhymed poetry of extreme intelligence, powerfully sexual, political and confessional while also lifting the lid on minds and souls all over the modern world, plus Latin percussion as not heard before, plus advanced jazz musicians finding their freedom in the mix—but Jack absolutely nailed it, then lifted it skyward. Sorry Kip but I have to say it: overall it’s one of the major accomplishments of modern American music. (And for my Mistake of the Week I kept saying Belfast instead of Glasgow.) Then it’s okay to present the brilliant young pianist Igor Levit taking leave of late Beethoven for Bach’s Partitas; he was Schnabelescent with LvB and I hear Lipatti this time out; but the cat can play and it’s a pleasure to hear a Bach pianist who doesn’t try to sound like Gould. Then two more from Branford at Grace Cathedral, chased though not chastened by Trane, and last another Mozart piano concerto, in which apparent thematic simplicity yields a dialogue of beauty and grace that is balm from Gilead and if you tilt your head just right will tell you everything you need to know.JackLast

10/30 | Ben Boddie’s Jazz In The A.M., Thurs., 10/30/14 | Posted by Bob Rogers


Thursdays Noon; Mondays midnight (all times eastern & approximate)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio –
Runnin – We’re Back – Whaling City Sound – 2014

The Cookers – Farewell Mulgrew –
Time and Time Again – Motema Music – 2014

Jack Cooper – Watchman! – Mists: Charles
Ives For Jazz Orchestra – Planet Arts – 2014

Dee Daniels – I Who Have Nothing
– Intimate Conversations – Origin Records – 2014

Chick Corea Trio – Blue Monk –
Trilogy – Concord Music Group – 2013

Alex Garcia’s Afromantra – Purple
Man – This Side Of Mestizaje – AfroMantra Music – 2014

Carmen Lundy – Kindred Spirits –
Soul to Soul – Afrasia Productions – 2014

Mason Embry Trio – That’s All –
Swingin’ On A Star – Green Hill – 2014

Wayne Coniglio/Scott Whitfield – 2nd Avenue Stroll – Fast Friends – Summit
Records – 2014

Eric Reed – Manhattan Melodies –
Groovewise – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014

Michael Dease – Force –
Relentless – PosiTone Records – 2014

Rod McGaha – Inner Courage – The
Black Flower Project – Black Flower Records – 2014

Marc Pompe – My Chicago – Monkʼs
Dream – Marc Pompe – 2014

Dave Liebman Big Band – Black
Nile – A Tribute to Wayne Shorter – MAMA – 2014

The Frank Walton/Yoron Israel
Sextet – Ichi-Ban – Live In Chicago – Han-Wal Productions – 2014

Tammy McCann – On Green Dolphin
Street – Love Stories … – JTMusic –

Ezra Weiss Sextet – The Crusher –
Before You Know It [Live In Portland] – Roark Records – 2014

Alessandro Collina & Marc
Peillon – Play Me – Michel on Air – ITI Records – 2014

Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman, Able
Pabon – Mr. Q. – The Miami Jazz Project – Zoho – 2014

John David Simon – Phantasm –
Phantasm – WarmGroove Records – 2014

Dana Landry Trio – Bassically
Simple – Memphis Skyline – Artist Alliance – 2014

Andy Bey – Take the “A”
Train – Pages From an Imaginary Life – Highnote Record – 2014

Larry Goldings – Sweet and Lovely
– Ramshackle Serenade – Pirquet Records – 2014

Azar Lawrence – Gandhi – The
Seeker – Sunnyside Communications – 2014

Dara Tucker – Giants – The Sun
Season – Watchman Music – 2014

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque –
Tormenta – Jane Bunnett And Maqueque – Justin Time – 2014

Tony Kadleck Big Band – Creepin’
– Around The Horn – Anthony Kadleck – 2014


Ernie Watts Quartet – Bebop – A
Simple Truth – Flying Dolphin Records – 2014

Mark Elf – A Little Diddy – Mark
Elf Returns 2014 Jen Bay Records, Inc. –

Jason Moran – Sheik Of Araby / I
Found A New Baby – ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller – Blue Note Records
– 2014

Tierney Sutton – Estate – Paris
Sessions – BFM Jazz – 2014

Akiko – Don’t Misunderstand –
Commencement – AT Records – 2014

James Leary – So Far So Good –
Together – Life Force Jazz – 2013

Roseanna Vitro & Clarity –
Pensativa – Clarity, Music of Clare Fischer – Skyline Productions – 2014

Larry Fuller – C Jam Blues –
Larry Fuller – Capri Records – 2014

Mack Avenue SuperBand – Chick’s
Tune – Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2013 – Mack Avenue Record – 2014

10/29 | Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, Ep. 094 | Posted by Bob Rogers

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Saturdays midnight-3am (all times Eastern & approximate)
Webcast date: October 29, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Frances White: Rose Pogonia
Music by Frances White
(for flutes and electronics); flute: Elizabeth Brown; composition year: 2002; time: 4:31

Barry Lewis: Agglutination
Curves and Jars
MPS Music & Video/1994
computer music: Barry Lewis; recorded at Projects UK Studio, Newcastle, UK; time: 2:22

Bruce Bennett & Vance Galloway: Evaporation
electronics, keyboards: Bruce Bennet; guitar: Vance Galloway; time: 6:32

Shriekback: Evaporation
The Y Records Years
Castle Music/2000
synthesizers, keyboards: Barry Andrews; vocals, guitar: Carl Marsh; bass guitar: Dave Allen; recorded at KPM Studios, Denmark; originally released on Care LP (Y Records/1983); time: 3:21

Kyong Mee Choi: Sublimation
Acourant Records/2013
(for marimba and electronics); marimba: Sean Darby; composition year: 2004; time: 7:00

Dr. Ox: Meiotic Recombination
Dr. Ox
Cycling ’74/2008
cello: Tanja Orning; computer: Natasha Barrett; recorded at NoTAM, Oslo, Norway; time: 3:30

Dorota Czerner: A Poem for Bob Morris at 70
Robert Morris at 70 (various artists)
Compositions and Performances in Celebration
Open Space/2014
voice, text: Dorota Czerner; time: 4:04

J.K. Randall: Cleophila
Cleophila/The Fish/Svejk/Some Old Troubadour Songs
Open Space/1999
voice: Martha Elliott; text: Sir Philip Sidney (“The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia); composition year: 1997; time: 7:27

John Cage & Joan La Barbara: A Flower
Singing Through
New Albion Records/1990
(for voice and closed piano); vocalized phonemes: Joan La Barbara; percussed piano lid: William Winant; recorded at Skywalker Music, Lucas Valley, California, July 1990; composition year: 1950; time: 3:30

Odeya Nini: Cyclicality
Vougheauxyice (voice)
improvised voice: Odeya Nini; recorded in Los Angeles, 2012; time: 6:36

Elsa Justel: Débris
Compendium International – Bourges 2003 [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Elsa Justel; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 2003; time: 9:35

Francisco Kröpfl: Winds
Opous 30 ans musiques compositeurs, Vol. 2 (1984 – 1999) (various artists)
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2003
electroacoustic music: Francisco Kröpfl; realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, composition year: 1996; time: 10:53

Robert Scott Thompson: Liminality (Homage to Iannis Xenakis)
Folio Volume Two
Aucourant Records/2011
percussion: Stuart Gerber; electronics, processing: Robert Scott Thompson; recorded at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia; composition year: 2011; time: 11:10

Iannis Xenakis: Kraanerg (section 5)
Mode Records/2008
(for 23 instruments and 4-channel tape); Callithumpian Consort, director: Stephen Drury; recorded at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, March 7, 2006; composition years: 1967 – 1969; section time: 3:45

Musicians for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Event — Oslo
Music for Merce 1953-2009 [various artists] (boxed set)
New World Records/2010
live electronics, percussion, voice: Takehisa Kosugi; electric guitar, live electronics: James Woodrow; recorded September 29, 2002, Oslo, Norway; time: 4:12

David Rosenboom: Zones of Influence, Part II
Closed Attracting Trajectories (Melody Set 2)
Zones of Influence
Pogus Productions/2014
electronics: David Rosenboom; percussion: William Winant; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, and the composer’s studio, Valencia, California, composition years: 1984, 1985; revised for this recording 2013; time: 13:44

David Rosenboom: In The Beginning Etude II (Keyboard-Plucked Strings)
In The Beginning (1978-1981)
New World Records/2012
harp: Jane Grothe; piano and computer: David Rosenboom; guitar, lute, banjo: Jerónimo “Jxel” Rajchenberg; recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Digital Recording Complex, California Institute of the Arts, 2008; composition year: 1980; time: 8:00

John Cage: Branches
The Works for Percussion 3
Mode Records/2014
amplified plant materials: D’Arcy Philip Gray; recorded at Sutton United Church, Sutton, Quebec, July 2008; composition year: 1976; time: 16:12

Stuart Saunders Smith: …And Points North…Scene III
Breath: The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
11 West Records/2004
percussion, hand claps, rustling tree leaves, stones, bird calls: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; composition year: 1990; time: 3:56

George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music)
Ruminations on ‘Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk
I. Nocturnal Theme (1:28)
II. Charade (1:22)
III. Premonition (1:29)
IV. Cobweb and Peaseblossom (Scherzo) (2:05)
V. Incantation (3:18)
VI. Golliwog Revisited (2:09)
VII. Blues in the Night (3:27)
VIII. Cadenza with Tolling Bells (2:20)
IX. Midnight Transformation (2:57)
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume Nine
Bridge Records/2005
piano: Emanuele Arciuli; composition year: 2001 (orig. Thelonius Monk, published 1944); total time: 20:42

NewBand:  ‘Round Midnight (T. Monk)*
NewBand Play Microtonal Works (various composers)
Mode Records/1994
cello: Ted Mook; zoomoozphone: Dominic Donato, Frank Cassara; recorded at The Magic Shop, New York City, January 31, 1993; composition year: 1944 (Thelonius Monk, published); arr. Dean Drummond, 1990, revised 1993); time: 5:36

— FIN –

10/26 | Ken Field’s The New Edge, Ep. 493 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Here is the playlist for Show #493, the 10/21/14 edition of The New Edge, a two hour radio program airing:
Tue 2-4pm on WMBR & 88.1FM in Cambridge/Boston, MA, and
Fri 1-3am, Fri 2-4pm, Sun 6-8pm, Tue 2-4am, & Wed 8-10am on

The New Edge is devoted to creative and innovative instrumental music.

Compagnie Christian Vieussens/Noche en Vela/CIRMA/Arc 96
Dario Elia/Via Impervie/VesnaHaus/Sound Installation #1
Cuddle Magic & Phyllis Chen/Cuddle Magic & Phyllis Chen/FYO/Margot
Jeffrey Ziegler/Something Of Life/Innova/Listen Quiet (Paola Prestini)
Jeffrey Ziegler/Something Of Life/Innova/Orbit (Philip Glass)
A Far Cry/The Law Of Mosaics/Crier/The Companion Guide To Rome: IX Sabina
Justin Merritt/Blender/Innova/Glyph
Ludovico Einaudi/Stanze/Decca/Notte
[Mitch Hampton interview]
Mitch Hampton/Hard Listening/Navona/Large Dirge in Memory of My Father
Mitch Hampton/Hard Listening/Navona/Petite Dirge
Michael Jon Fink/From A Folio/Cold Blue/Hieroglyph
Sauro Berti/Solo Non Solo/Ravello/Broken Mirror
Sauro Berti/Solo Non Solo/Ravello/Weirdo-Funk
Philip Perkins/Mister Anyhow/Perkins/Bendo
Philip Perkins/Mister Anyhow/Perkins/Fanz3

Ken Field
The New Edge
3 Ames St
Cambridge MA 02142  USA

10/26 | Bob Rogers taint town live, Sunday, 10/26/14 | Posted by Bob Rogers

fri&sat mid-3am; mon&wed 9pm-mid; tues 8-11am
(all times eastern & approximate)

Manny Moka, Llamandote [Calling You] (Brooklyn Battery) 2014
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Rain (The Art Of Conversation) 2014
Jua, Bird Alone (Color Of Life) 2014
The Sean Jones Quartet, The Morning After (Im.Pro.Vise) 2014
Laurie Antonioli, Marcie (Songs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light) 2014

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque, Aint No Sunshine When She Is Gone (Jane Bunnett And Maqueque) 2014
Walter White, Prelude in E Minor Opus 28 No. 4 (Most Triumphant) 2014
Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt, I Can See Clearly Now (Night) 2013
Zara McFarlane, Open Heart (If You Knew Her) 2014
Ryan Kebererle & Catharsis, Ballad Of The Sad Young Men (Into The Zone) 2014
The Sophie Duner String Quartet, Reach for the stars (The City of my Dreams) 2008
Billy Childs w/Allison Krauss & Jerry Douglas, And When I Die (Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro) 2014

Big Mama Thornton, Sweet Little Angel (Ball N’ Chain) 1968
Blind Willie Mctell & The Regal Country Blues, After Hour Blues 1949
T-Model Ford, Pop Pop Pop [Remix] (You Better Keep Still)
Throttle Elevator Music, As Is (Area J) 2014
James Farm [Joshua Redman/Aaron Parks/Matt Penman/Eric Harland], Aspirin (City Folk) 2014
Frank Catalano w/Jimmy Chamberlin, Pursuance And Persistence (Love Supreme Collective) 2014

World Saxophone Quartet    Su Mama Ah Zumu    Metamorphosis    1990
John Coltrane, Leo (Offering: Live At Temple University    1966

Eric Reed, Work    The Adventurous Monk) 2014
Other Dimensions In Music [Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, William Parker, Charles Downs w/Fay Victor], De Night A De Wake (Kaiso Stories) 2011
Joseph Daley, Doretha and the Blues/Portrait of Wanda Daley (Portraits) 2014
Ljova, Midnight Oil Change (Lost in Kino) 2011

John Dikeman, A screaming comes (Across the Sky) 2012

*time is relative

Bob Rogers, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded

A 24/7 venue for independent music-focused producers

JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

10/25 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live, Sat., 10/25/14 | Posted by Bob Rogers

fri&sat mid-3am; mon&wed 9pm-mid; tues 8-11am (all times eastern & approximate)

Andy Bey, My Foolish Heart (Pages From an Imaginary Life) 2014
Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation, Evening Caress (Romance, Swing, and the Blues) 2014
Frank Kimbrough w/Steve Wilson, Jay Anderson & Lewis Nash, Kudzu (Quartet) 2014
Michael Musillami Trio, Mountain Pride (Pride) 2014
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Waltz For Wheeler [For Kenny Wheeler] (The Art Of Conversation    2014

Oliver Lake Organ Quartet, title (What I Heard) 2014
Clarence Penn, Think of One (Monk: The Lost Files) 2014
David Bixler Auction Project, Angry White Man (Slink) 2014
Jeff Denson & Joshua White, title [Version One] (I’ll Fly Away) 2014

Hafez Modirzadeh, Karna Passages [Yearnings/Churnings/Mournings] (In Convergence Liberation) 2014
Yelena Eckemoff, Reconciliation (A Touch of Radiance) 2014
Dave Liebman, Simply (Samsara) 2014
Joshua Redman/Aaron Parks/Matt Penman/Eric Harland, Two Steps (City Folk) 2014

Bobby Matos w/The Mighty Echoes, Hey Senorita (Ritmo & Blues) 2014
Bill O’Connell, Willow Weep For Me (Imagine) 2014
Eric Wyatt, Quest (Borough of Kings) 2014
Throttle Elevator Music, As Is (Area J) 2014
Ingrid Laubrock Sleepthief, Tulipmania (Ingrid Laubrock Sleepthief: The Madness of Crowds)

Tyshawn Sorey, A Love Song (Alloy) 2014

Meredith d’Ambrosio, Autumn Serenade (Love Is Not A Game)
Chet Baker, Autumn in New York (Jazz in Paris: Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards)
José James, Autumn In New York (For All We Know) 2010
Roswell Rudd w/ Michael Doucet & Rolf Sturm, Autumn Leaves (Trombone For Lovers) 2013
Sara Serpa/Ran Blake, When Autumn Sings (Aurora) 2012
*time is relative

Bob Rogers, music 24/7 – non-commercial, listener-funded

A 24/7 venue for independent music-focused producers

JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

10/23 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Ep. 303 – Stardusted | Posted by Bob Rogers

I have the feeling I’m behind the curve on this one, and that a lot of my listeners have heard Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison, before I did; but at least once I heard his new album, some kind of funky tour of the Bardos called You’re Dead, I put a bunch of it on the first available Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday. It’s his sixth record, he’s 31 years old and is related to the Coltrane family, and he composes, plays, assembles, mixes, and yes, raps, gets Herbie Hancock to collaborate, and doesn’t sound much like anyone else out there. I know, doesn’t sound like Updoc’s usual fare, and that’s good, even if after it we get onto Christopher Rouse’s pull-no-punches Concerto Per Corde, a 1990 an orchestral recomposition of his 2nd String Quartet, and then there’s a mostly ballad jazz set featuring Branford Marsalis live and unaccompanied at SF’s Grace Cathedral, more Haden-Hall and Barron-Holland duets, and before Carl Nielsen’s imposing 5th Symphony rattles the rafters with echoes of war—it premiered in 1920, when the echoes hadn’t faded—and sounds the prayerful longing for peace that drew many composers at the time, darkly though not entirely without hope. After that Sonny Rollins and Philly Joe Jones trade witticisms that provide a smile at the exit.BardoArmLarge

10/23 | Ken Irwin’s Jubilation, Ep. 143 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Wed 10/22/14 Midnight – 3 AM (All times Eastern & approximate)

Fri 10/24/14 4 PM

Mon 10/27/14 Noon – 3 PM


Hour One

Theo Croker / Light Skinned Beauty / Afro Physicist / Okeh

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni / Dark Nights-Darker Days / Dark Nights / Anzic

Steve Heckman Quintet / Search For Peace / Search For Peace/ Jazzed Media


Planet Jazz / The Intimacy of The Blues / Planet Jazz Live at Smalls / Smalls Live

Frank Kimbrough / November / Frank Kimbrough Quartet / Palmetto

Cyril Aimee / Nuit Blanche / It’s A Good Day / Mack Ave

Kristin Korb / Happy For Me / Finding Home / Double K Music


Clare Fischer Big Band / New Thing / Directed by Brent Fischer / Clavo Records


Hour Two

Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp / Granny Goodness / The Darkseid Recital / Aum Fidelity

Kali Z Fasteau / Body Wisdom / Piano Rapture / Flying Note Records

The Westerlies/ You Were Just Here / Wish The Children Would Come On Home/ Songlines

Samsara – Dave Liebman Group/Child Refugee /Expansions / Whaling City


Myriad 3 / First Flight / The Where / Alma Records

Hush Point / Moments of Truth / Blues And Reds / Sunnyside

Elizabeth Shepherd / This / The Signal / Linus


Will Blades / Chrome / Field Notes / Royal Potato Family

Rod McGaha / Here’s That Rainy Day / The Black Flower Project / Rod McGaha


Hour Three

Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser / Abrigo / Talisman / Savant

Marianne Solivan / El Cantante / Spark / Hipnotic Records

Los Kimbos 90 / Que Viva Chango / Salsa De La Bahia / Patois Records


Nicholas Payton / Nine / Numbers / Paytone Records

Dayna Stephens / Two For The Road / Peace/ Sunnyside

Mike Longo Trio / Tenderly / Celebrates Oscar Peterson / CAP

Andy Bey / Worried Life Blues / Pages From An Imaginary Life / HighNote

Carmen Lundy / Soul To Soul / Soul To Soul / Afrasia


John David Simon / Inside Out / Phantasm / WarmGroove Records

The Spin Quartet / Oranges are Supposed to be Orange / In Circles / Origin

10/22 | Max Shea’s Martian Gardens, ep. 093 | Posted by Bob Rogers

October 22, 2014

Wed. 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT & Sat, 3:00 a.m.

(All times Eastern & approximate)

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Mari Kimura: Subharmonic Partita
The World Below G and Beyond
Works for Subharmonic Violin and Interactive Computer
Mutable Music/2005
violin: Mari Kimura; recorded at Harvestworks and Systems II, composition year: 2005, using melodies from J.S. Bach’s Partita Prelude; time: 2:45

Harry Partch: A Decent and Honorable Mistake (Samba)
Even Wild Horses, Act I, Scene I
Plectra and Percussion Dances
Bridge Records/2014
PARTCH ensemble (ingredients may include — diamond marimba, Eroica, cymbal: Erin Barnes; voice: Paul Berkoids; kithara: Alison Bjorkedahl; canon, surrogate kiethara, Eroica: Matt Cook; cloud chamber bowls, chromelodeon: David Johnson; saxophone: Ulrich Krieger; percussion: Yumi Lee; canon: Tom Peters; guitars, canons: John Schneider; adapted viola: Derek Stein; bowls, bass marimba, Eroica, fight bell: Nick Terry; bass marimba, voice: T.J. Roy; guitar, canons: Alex Wand); text: Arthur Rimbaud;  recorded at Disney Hall/Redcat Theatre, Los Angeles, June 9, 2013; composition year: 1952; total time: 3:01

Ross Bolleter: Time and Fevers Burn Away
Music Works #120 (various artists)
MusicWorks Magazine/2014
ruined piano: Ross Bolleter; time: 5:29

Ross Bolleter: Unfinished Business
Crow Country
Pogus Productions/2000
ruined bar piano exposed to the elements: Ross Bolleter; recorded at Nallan Sheep Station, Western Australia, July 1987; mastered at Goodshit Studios, Perth, Australia, September 1987; time: 11:15

Thomas Newman & Rick Cox: Goldmine Nectarine
35 Whirlpools Below Sound
Cold Blue Music/2014
piano, phase metals, sound effects, processing: Thomas Newman, Rick Cox; recorded in Pacific Palisades, California; time: 3:53

Amy Denio: I’m Glad Today is Monday
Prodigal Light
Spoot Music/2013
sound mash-up by friends of Amy Denio (story, transcription, narration: David Greenberger; horn, guitar, kick drum, bamboo flute, whistling, door bell: Frank Pahl; telephone messages: Jim McAdams (2 moments in musical museum ), Eli McBett (~ gli Egiziani: Lasciatemi caricare!), Francisco Lopez (~ tomatoes in a tub ); dog bark: Mary Grace Lawrence the Dog; theremin, sound sculpture: Jim McAdams; science set: Nick Ripley; electronic cello: Derek Johnson; tape squish sounds, gajangle: Bob Phillips; mouth sounds: Detonator Beth Lawrence; unspecified: Don Campau, Robin O’Brien) composition and mix: Amy Denio; recorded at Spoot Studios and Soli Sound Studios, West Seattle; time: 2:44

Little Bang Theory: Dmitri Rides Again
Toy Suites and Themes E.P.
toys, whistling: Frank Pahl; toys, voice: Terri Sarris; toys, drums: Dough Shimmin; time: 2:23

Tone Dogs: Klezzy
The Early Middle Years
Soleilmoon Records/1991
(traditional Serbian Klezmer, arr. Amy Denio); Tone Dogs (alto saxophone: Amy Denio; bass: Fred Chalenor; drums: Will Dowd); recorded at Dogfish Studio Complex, Newberg, Oregon, 1990; time: 2:42

Philip Perkins: Bartski
Mister Anyhow — Live in the Studio 2011 — 2014
Fun Music/2014
electronics, samples, processing: Phil Perkins; recorded at the composer’s studio, San Francisco, time: 3:19

Amy Knoles: Hold It
Echograph Records/2001
percussion, synthesizers, samples: Amy Knoles; recorded at Echograph Studios, Los Angeles, time: 2:42

R. Weis: This Tape is Trash
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2012
sampler, samples (used wad of painter’s tape hitting an aluminum trashcan, improvised 5 tone vocal phrase I): Robert Weis; recorded at the composer’s studio, Pittsburgh; time: 4:39

Kwisp: Mesopotamus
Teriyaki Vest Odyssey
Pinephone Recordings/2003
electric guitar, electronics, processing: Walter Funk; Sousaphone, trumpet, vocalizations: Reid Johnston; processing: Grant Miller; recorded at Pinephone Recordings, San Francisco; time: 4:09

Brian Eno: Energy Fools the Magician
Before and After Science
EG/1977 (CD issue 1987)
modified guitar: Fred Frith; drums: Phil Collins; fretless bass: Percy Jones; keyboards, vibraphone: Brian Eno; recorded in London and Köln, 1977; time: 2:03

Christian Wolff: For Morty
I Like to Think of Harriet Tubman — Chamber Works, Volume 2
Mode Records/1998
(for vibraphone, glockenspiel, and piano); The Barton Workshop (percussion: Marcel Andriessen, Wim Konink; piano: Frank Denyer); director: James Fulkerson; recorded at The Hilversum Conservatorium, Hilversum, The Netherlands; c. 1994; composition year: 1987; time: 5:34

Morton Feldman: The Straits of Magellan
Intermediate Music — Feldman Edition, Volume 4
Mode Records/2001
(for ensemble); The Turfan Ensemble (flute: Thaddeus Watson; horn: John Stobart; trumpet: William Forman; amplified guitar: Volker Höh; harp: Maria Strange; piano: Philipp Vandré; contrabass: Johannes Nied); directors: Phillipp Vandré, Thaddeus Watson; recorded at HR-Sendesaal, Frankfurt; 1996, 1997; composition year: 1961; time: 5:11

Jonathan Berger: An Island of Tears
Electro Acoustic Music II (various artists)
Neuma Records/1991
electroacoustic music on 4-channel tape realized at the CCRMA, Stanford University; composition year: 1991; time: 9:18

Robert Scott Thompson: Repeated by Dreams
Repeated by Dreams
Aucourant Records/2014
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Roswell, Georgia, composition year: 2014; time: 8:38

Richard Karpen: Mass
Miniatures concrètes (various artists)
empreintes DIGITALes/1999
(computer music); realized at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities (CARTAH), University of Washington, Seattle; composition year: 1996; time: 3:00

Richard Karpen: Dénouement
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 12 (various artists)
Composers in the Computer Age I
Centaur Records/1992
(computer music); realized at the School of Music Computer Center (SMCC), University of Washington, Seattle; composition year: 1991; time: 7:00

Maggi Payne: HUM
The Extended Flute
(for flute and tape); flute: Maggi Payne; recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland; composition years: 1972-1973; time: 9:31

Pierre-Yves Artaud: Traits Suspendus (Paul Méfano)
Contemporary Flute Music
Neuma Records/1992
(for amplified contrabass flute; composer: Paul Méfano); amplified contrabass flute: Pierre-Yves Artaud; composition year: 1980; time: 4:20

Ilia Belorukov: Astir
I Did What Was Possible to Quiet Us
(electroacoustic music); realized at the composer’s studio, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; time: 6:35

Ingrid Drese: Voix de l’aurore (Voice of the dawn)
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
(electroacoustic music); realized at Musiques & Recherches’ Métamorphoses d’Orphée studio in Ohain, Belgium, and at the composer’s studio, Brussels, 2006-2007; premiered at the 14th international acousmatic festival L’Espace du son at Théâtre Marni, Brussels, October 17, 2007; time: 14:00

David Tudor: Rainforest IV (Stockholm) [excerpt]
The Art of David Tudor 1963 — 1992
New World Records/2013
(live electronic music); Composers Inside Electronics: John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Ralph Jones, Martin Kalve, David Tudor; recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, 1973; total excerpt time: 10:00 (TAINT radio); 7:00 (WMUA)

Beatriz Ferreyra: Les chemins du vent des glaces (Path of the icy wind)
Les Saisons (GMEB 1972 — IMEB 2002) [various artists]
Mnémosyne Musique Media/2002
electroacoustic music realized at IMEB, Bourges, France, 2002; time: 11:00

John Luther Adams: Thunder*
The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies
Cantaloupe Music/2006
percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; 2002-2003; composition year: 2002; time:8:41

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit 5 (excerpt)**
Cantaloupe Music/2013 (for percussion, air raid sirens, and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 3:33

*TAINT Radio version only
**WMUA Live version only

— FIN –

10/22 | RootsWorld Radio at 5 PM, Wednesday | Posted by Cliff Furnald

RWR square 180On the 123rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we’ll feature two recordings that could easily make my personal Top 10 list for 2014. Guinean guitarist Djessou Mory Kanté‘s River Strings: Maninka Guitar is a solid collection of instrumentals, some traditional, most written by Kanté himself. It’s beautifully recorded with a no nonsense approach to arrangements and instrumentation, and offers the listener a guitar sound that abounds in elegant complexity and deep traditional rhythms.


Across the Atlantic, we’ll hear 2 tracks from Garifuna singer and band leader Aurelio. Michael Stone says in his recent RW review of Lándini that the recording is “Aurelio’s strongest outing yet.” I agree.

We’ll also visit Mali, Italy, Bulgaria, Trinidad, Finland and Spain and hear from artists including Bulgara, Hiite, Amadou & Mariam, Lord Kitchener, Luisa Cottifogli, Re Niliu, Piia Kleemola, and Lidia Pujol, Psàlite & Miguel Gil.

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