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07/27 | George Klein’s Beyond the Groove Yard, Ep. 036 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Beyond the Groove Yard 7/26/15 & 7/29/15, ep 036. More piano players, mostly straight ahead trios.

Hour One:
Oscar Peterson: Night Train  Night Train  Verve
Horace Silver: Que Pasa  Song for My Father  Blue Note
Chucho Valdes: Rhapsody in Blue  Briyumba Palo Congo  Blue Note
Randy Weston: Congolese Children/Blues for Five Reasons  African Cookbook  Atlantic
Don Pullen: Ode to Life  New Beginnings  Blue Note
Horace Parlan: Up in Cynthia’s Room  Movin’ & Groovin’  Blue Note
Duke Ellington: Money Jungle  Money Jungle  Blue Note
Ahmad Jamal: The Awakening  The Awakening  Impulse
Danilo Perez: Blues for the Saints  Central Avenue  Impulse

Hour Two:
Phineas Newborn: Harlem Blues  Harlem Blues  Contemporary
Ray Bryant: My Blues  Alone With the Blues  Prestige
John Wright: Amen Corner  South Side Soul  Prestige
Junko Onishi: House of Blue Lights  Live at the Village Vanguard II  Blue Note
Barry Harris: Sun Dance  Magnificent  Prestige
Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco  The Amazing Bud Powell  Blue Note
Kenny Drew: Three and Four Blues  Home is Where the Soul Is  Xanadu
Charlie Haden & Hank Jones: Hymn Medley  Steal Away  Verve
Gene Harris: Will the Circle Be Unbroken  In His Hands  Concord

07/24 | Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 7/24 & Tues 7/28 | Posted by Bob Rogers


When I hear that level of intimacy and daring I simply cannot turn aside: Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recorded live in Tokyo in 2005, something Charlie wanted released before he split but here it is now, live as you can get it. So I lead this week’s show off with one track—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, New York Miso time—and play two more, about half the album altogether, which is called Tokyo Adagio, and though it features other tempos too, all my picks are slow. Get ready to have your breath taken away and given back all different. Along with those selections there are exhalations from any number of brotherhoods of breath, mostly issuing from saxophones—Dudu Pukwana, Lee Konitz & Jimmy Giuffre together, Trane, Joe, Bartz, and who am I leaving out? Tune in for the answer, along with two classical ferocities—another Bartok string quartet and Stravinsky responding to World War Two with an orchestra and lots of bite and ice—and I hope a welcome change of mental weather.

07/22 | Ken Irwin’s Jubilation, Ep. 180 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Jubilation Vol. 180

Wed 7/22/14 – Midnight – 3 AM (Eastern)

Fri 7/24/15 – 4-7 PM

Mon 7/27/15 – Noon – 3 PM

Hour OneMike Osborne / And Now The Queen / Dawn / Cuneiform 1966

Harris Eisenstadt / The Arrangement of Unequal Things /Golden State II / Songlines 2015

Wooley-Rempis-Niggenkemper-Corsano / Stand Up For Bastard / From Wolves To Whales

/ Aerophonic 2014


Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble / Summer Day / Circulation / Planet Arts 2015

Gary McFarland / La Vie en Rose / This Is Gary McFarland – Jazz at the Penthouse/ Century 67 1965

Chico Hamilton / More Than You Know / Chico Hamilton Quintet 1958-59 / Fresh Sound 1959


Steve Slagle & Bill O’Connell / Circle / The Power of Two / Panorama 2015

Christina Watson / Downtown Train / Passage / Right Turn Records 2014

Antoinette Montague / Here’s To Life / World Peace in the Key of Jazz / self released 2015

Aimee Allen / Sometimes You Just Know / Matter of Time / Azuline


Hour Two

Devin Gray / Search It Up / RelativE ResonancE / Skirl 2015

Makaya McCraven / First Thing First / In The Moment / Int. Anthem 2015

Scott Hesse Trio / In The Air Again / The Stillness of Motion / Origin 2015

Drifter / Breathing Out My Soul / Drift / Edition Records 2015


The Bad Plus / Lack The Faith But Not The Wine / Plus Joshua Redman / Nonesuch 2015

Heads Of State / Capuchin Swing / Search For Peace / Smoke Sessions 2015

Charles Lloyd / Gardner / Wild Man Dance / Blue Note 2015


Hour Three

Eldar / Blackjack / World Tour Vol. 1 / self released 2015

Antonio Adolfo / Alegria For All / tema / AAM Music

Kurt Elling / Who Is It / Passion World / Concord 2015

Mark Christian Miller / I’ve Got Just About Everything / Crazy Mood / Sliding Jazz Door 2015

Candice Hoyes / Single Petal of a Rose / On A Turquoise Cloud / U.O.J. Prod. 2015


Kevin Hays / Sugar Man / New Day / Sunnyside 2015

Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh /Wheels And Tracks / Riding The Moment / Sunnyside 2015

Brian Charette / Not A Purist / Alphabet City / Positone 2015

Petros Klampanis / Ferry Frenzy / Minor Dispute / Inner Circle Music


Flying Horse Big Band / Into The Mystic / Into The Mystic / Flying Horse Records 2015

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

07/22 | RootsWorld Radio Wednesday at 5 PM | Posted by Cliff Furnald

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We start off RootsWorld Radio #160 with a bit of  antelope horn music improvised by Norwegian composer and musician Karl Seglem, who we’ll hear from again later in the program. The show features new songs from Richard Thompson‘s latest, music from the Canadian Maritimes by the trio Vishtèn, and another track from the English quartet Spiro.  Also on the program: music from The Zomba Prison Project recorded in Malawi, Norwegian vocal duo Fivil,  and a live performance by the multi-national sextet The Secret North. Also a long out of print title from Calabrian folk innovators, Re Niliu.

Reviews, links and music online in RootsWorld magazine:


07/20 | Downhome With Howling Dick, Ep. 123 – My Cunning Plan | Posted by Bob Rogers

In the last of the present series Howling crams in a few guitar heroes, reveals a singer named after his address and finds a way to get Cliff Richard onto the porch. He may be disappearing for the summer but he’s leaving you with an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net

maxresdefaultThe Memphis Jug Band – “Brilliant, by any name!”

Sugar Pudding Memphis Jug Band Walk Right In VIDEO
Walking With The Wolf The Kentucky Headhunters With Johnnie Johnson Meet Me In Bluesland VIDEO
Trouble Muddy Waters Brass And The Blues VIDEO
Lord Have Mercy When I Come to Die Tom Feldmann Delta Blues & Spirituals VIDEO
Whoopee Blues King Solomon Hill The Paramount Masters VIDEO
Hobo Blues Cash Box Kings Holding Court VIDEO
Set Me Free Bernard Allison In the Mix VIDEO
Lovey Dovey (Featuring Jr. Watson) Johnny Tanner Juke Joint Rambler VIDEO
Hawk Squat (Alternate) J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat VIDEO
Hard Times (Come Again No More) Ian Siegal The Picnic Sessions VIDEO
She Never Could Resist A Winding Road Richard Thompson Still VIDEO
Drown In My Own Tears Ray Charles Step Right Up VIDEO
I’ll Always Love You Floyd Dixon Marshall Texas Is My Home VIDEO
Sweet Virginia Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street VIDEO

07/20 | Ken Field’s The New Edge, Ep. 523 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Here is the playlist for Show #523, the 7/14/15 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 7-9pm, Tue 2-4am, & Wed 8-10am on

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

Complete playlists are available at

Compagnie Christian Vieussens/Noche en Vela/CIRMA/Arc 96
K. Leimer/The Grey Catalog/Palace of Lights/Casual Suffering
K. Leimer/The Grey Catalog/Palace of Lights/Disquiet
Gary Peacock Trio/Now This/ECM/Shadows
Hu Vibrational/The Epic Botanical Beat Suite/MetaRecords/Soma
Bret Higgins/Atlas Revolt/Tzadik/All About the Starry Dark
Dimitri Grechi Espinosa/Angel’s Blows/Ponderosa/La Nube
Andy Sheppard Quartet/Surrounded By Sea/ECM/Tipping Point
Lisa Cameron & Ernesto Diaz-Infante/Sol et Terra/Kendra Steiner/Labor & Fruits
RighteousGIRLS/Gathering Blue/New Focus/GIRLS (Pascal Le Boeuf)
[RighteousGIRLS interview: Gina Izzo & Erika Dohi)]
RighteousGIRLS/Gathering Blue/New Focus/Anzu (Ambrose Akinmusire)
RighteousGIRLS/Gathering Blue/New Focus/KARakurENAI (Andy Akiho)
Band On a Can All-Stars/Field Recordings/Cantaloupe/Hz (Johann Johannsson)
Neil Leonard/Mil Maneras/Gasp/Vitrales
Jerome Lowenthal/Rochberg, Chihara, Rorem/Bridge/Nach Bach (George Rochberg)
Martin Boykan/Music For Piano/Bridge/Sonata No. 3 – To the Memory of Edward Cohen: III. Lament

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

07/20 | Brian Cullman’s Songs on Toast, Ep. 308 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Peter Keane                             Almost Gone                             Rural Electricity
Ralph Carney                            Hawaiian Eye                            I Like You (a lot)
Roberto De Simone                       Secondo Coro Delle Lavendaie    45
Mayra Andrade                           Navega                                  Navega
Matteo Salvatore                        La Notte e Bella                                Chants de Mendicants
Dona Dimitru Siminica                   De Trei Ani Nu Dau Pe Acusa     Dona Dimitru Siminica
Tame Impala                             Cause I’m A Man                         Cause I’m A Man
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams         Bad Luck Charm                 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Rickie Lee Jones                                Valtz de Mon Pere                       The Other Side of Desire
Peter Keane                             When I Get Home                 Rural Electricity
Mickey Newbury                          Some Dreams Never Die           Blue To This Day
Charlie Rich                            Mood Indigo                             Pictures & Paintings
Muhal Richard Abrams                    Blues To You                            Open Air Meeting
Davy Graham                             Watermelon Man                  A Scholar & A Gentleman
Ollabelle                                       Holloway Road                           Tom Schick Mix
Dave Rawlings Machine           Ruby                                            A Friend of a Friend
Leni Morrison & Emily Duff              Blue Moon Over Grove Street     Rough Mix
Lera Lynn                                       Empty Pages                             Avenues
Ron Sexsmith                            I Second That Emotion           Ron Sings!
The Smiths                              Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now  The Sound of the Smiths
Ivor Cutler                                     Bicarbonate of Chicken          Jammy Smears
Lloyd Price                                     Chee Koo Baby                           The Cosimo Matassa Sessions
Jimbo Mathus                            Fake Hex                                        White Buffalo
Hot Lips Page                           Trouble In Mind                         Nothing But The Blues
Hayes Carll                                     Bad Liver & A Broken Heart              Trouble In Mind
Sonny Landreth                          The High Side                           Bound By The Blues
Peter Sellers                           She Loves You (Dr Folamour Mix) A Taste of Sellers
Chris Stafford                          Parlez Nous A Boire                     Allons Boire Un Coup
Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann      She Needs Some Loving           Biggest Thing
Sarkodie                                        Illuminati                                      Illuminati
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn   Railroad                                        Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
The Rolling Stones                      We Love You                             Grrrrrr

07/19 | George Klein’s Beyond the Groove Yard, Ep. 035 | Posted by Bob Rogers

Beyond the Groove Yard 7/19/15 & 7/22/15, ep 035. Piano players, mostly straight ahead piano trios

Hour One:
Barry Harris: Star Eyes  At the Jazz Workshop  Riverside
Tommy Flanagan: Delarna  Overseas  Prestige
McCoy Tyner: Land of the Lonely  Trident  Milestone
Three Sounds: Black Orchid  Black Orchid  Blue Note
Nina Simone: Mood Indigo  Little Girl Blue  Bethlehem
Bobby Timmons: Ain’t Thinkin’ ‘Bout It  Little Barefoot Soul  Prestige
Wynton Kelly: Scotch & Water  Wynton Kelly!  VeeJay
Hampton Hawes: Swing Low Sweet Chariot  The Sermon  Contemporary
Les McCann: I’ll Remember April  The Truth  Pacific Jazz

Hour Two:
D.D. Jackson: Rhythm-Dance  Rhythm-Dance  Justin Time
Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts: Bells  Intoxicate  Indianola
Abdullah Ibrahim: Cherry  Tintinyana  Kaz
Joe Krown: It Wasn’t Me  Old Friends  JK
David Torkanowsky: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most  Steppin’ Out  Rounder
Dr. John: Flaming Sword  Duke Elegant  Blue Note
Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk  Monk’s Moods  Prestige
Red Garland: You Keep Coming Back Like a Song  Revisited  Prestige
Cedar Walton: Fantasy in D  Eastern Rebellion II  Timeless

07/19 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live, ep. 542 | Posted by Bob Rogers

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

Ep. 542


Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin, title (God’s Gonna Cut You Down) 2015 [Ropeadope]

Brad Higgins, title (Atlas Revolt) 2015 [Tzadk]

George Freeman & Chico Freeman, Dark Blue (All in the Family) 2015 [Southport]

Throttle Elevator Music III, Across the Equinox (Jagged Rocks) 2015 [Widehive]

Michael Musillami Trio + 3, Wisteria Hysteria Blues (From Seeds) [Playscape]

Shaun Martin, The Torrent (7 Summers) 2015 [Ropeadope]

Ku-umba Frank Lacy w/Mingus Big Band, Dry Cleaner From Des Moines (Mingus Sings) 2015 [Sunnyside]

Sylvie Courvoisier w/Drew Gress & Kenny Wolesen, La Cigale (Sylvie Courvoisier Trio) 2014

Ben Wolfe, Hat in Hand (The Whisperer) 2015 [Positone]

Twin Danger [Vanessa Bley & Stuart Matthewman], Take It From My Eyes (Twin Danger) 2015 [Decca]
Eddie Henderson, You Know I Care (Collective Portrait) 2015 [Smoke Sessions]
The Gary McFarland Legacy Band, One I Could Have Loved (Circulation: The Music of Gary McFarland) 2015 [Planet Arts]

Caili O’Doherty, title (Padme) 2015 [ODO Records]
Wayne Horvitz, Money or a Story [The Milltown Union Bar] (Some Places Are Forever Afternoon) 2015 [Songlines]
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Small World in a Small Town (You’ve Been Watching Me) 2015 [ECM]
Paul Bley, Ida Lupino (Closer) [ESP-Disk]

Hayden Chisholm, Barely a Moon (Breve) 2015 [Pirouet]
Avishai Cohen Trio, Almah Sleeping (From Darkness [RazDaz]
Brooklyn Rider, Together Into This Unknowable Night (Seven Steps) [Brooklyn Rider]
Jack DeJohnette, Chant (Made in Chicago) 2015 [ECM]

Tyshawn Sorey, A Love Song (Alloy) 2014 [Pi Recordings]
*time is relative

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07/18 | Bob Rogers’ taint town live, ep. 541 | Posted by Bob Rogers

fri&sat mid-3am (eastern); mon&wed 9pm-mid; tues 8-11am – #541


Ku-umba Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band, Jelly Roll (Mingus Sings) 2015

Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlain, Tuna Town (God’s Gonna Cut You Down) 2015

Kamasi Washington, Leroy and Lanisha (The Epic) 2015

Bret Higgins, El Metate (Atlas Revolt) 2015

Nels Cline, Andrea Parkins & Tom Rainey, Problem Child (Ash and Tabula)

Robert Sabin, Ghost (Humanity Part II) 2015

Jack Mouse & Scott Robinson, Shapeshifter (Snakeheads & Ladybugs) 2015

Stockton Helbing, Movement I: Copper (Patina) 2015

Twin Danger [Vanessa Bley & Stuart Matthewman], Pointless Satisfaction (Twin Danger) 2015

Charles Lloyd, Flying Over the Odra Valley (Wild Man Dance) 2015
Tim Warfield, Blue Hawk (Spherical) 2015

Made To Break [Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, Ken Vandermark, Christoff Kurzmann], Capital Black (Cherchez La Femme)
Shaun Martin, Madiba (7 Summers) 2015
Wayne Wallace, Casa Del Sol (Intercambio) 2015
Chris Potter, Imaginary Cities 2 – Dualities (Imaginary Cities) 2015

Ellen Johnson, `Round Midnight (Form & Formless) 2015

Luis Perdomo, Two Sides of a Goodbye (Twenty-Two) 2015
Angele Dubeau & La Pieta, Experience (Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait) 2015
Donna Lewis, Crazy (Brand New Day) 2015
Alessio Alberghini & Garrison Fewell, Incontro (Inverso) 2014

Pete Mallinverni, Cleveland: By the Lake (Emerging Markets) 2015
Kenny Werner, Try to Remember (The Melody) 2015
Maria Schneider, A Potter’s Song (The Thompson Fields) 2015

*time is relative

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

A 24/7 venue for independent music-focused program producers

JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376

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