Updoc 31: How Russian Is It?: 1/30/09

Opening theme: Orthodox Choir of the Moscow Academy: Psalm 103;
Chants et choeurs Orthodoxes, Vol. 3 (7 Productions)

1.    Igor Stravinsky/Leonard Bernstein/NY Philharmonic: Petrouchka; The Rite of Spring, Petrouchka (Sony)
2.    Modest Moussorgsky/André Cluytens/Chorus of the National Opera of Sofia/Orchestre de la Societé des Concerts du Conservatoire/Christoff: Prelude; Boris Godunov (EMI)
3.    Sergei Prokofiev/André Previn/LA Philharmonic/Christine Cairns: The Field of the Dead; Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kije (Telarc)
4.    Dmitri Shostakovich/Yevgeny Yevtushenko/Okko Kamu/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Nikita Storojev: Babi Yar; Symphony No. 13 (Chandos)
5.    Alfred Schnittke/Stefan Parkman/National Danish Radio Choir: Choir Concerto ‘O Master of All Living’; Minnesang, Choir Concerto (Chandos)

Out theme: Shostakovich/Borodin String Quartet: String Quartet No. 8, first mvt; Piano Quintet, String Quartets No. 7 & 8 (EMI)

taint town live – 01/31/2009

It’s Friday night! Time to get loaded and eat peanut butter like there’s no tomorrow.

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Namthini's Shadow Garrison Fewell Variable Density Sound Orchestra
  African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 2 Randy Weston African Sunrise
  Dust Ben Monder Trio Dust
  Magnetic Jane Ira Bloom Like Silver, Like Song
  Xlplicando Gaby Kerpel
  Williamsburg Mathias Eick Door
1am Room 13 Claudia Villela w/Kenny Werner
  Apparition/Projectiles Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics It Is Written
  She Wants to Sell My Monkey Junior Wells Come On In This House
  The Good One Liquid Soul Liquid Soul
  Nairobi Mombasa
  Exotique Sex Mob Sexotica
  Virgin Forest Lionel Loueke Virgin Forest
  Black Tears El Rancho Night Club Band
  Steal 6 Harry Manx & Kevin Breit In Good We Trust
3am Gift of Dreams Vassilis Tsabropoulos Melos
  Her First Dance Misha Alperin Her First Dance
  Laced with Love - For Steve Lacy The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra Muse
  El Silencio Lisa Sokolov A Quiet Thing
  Skagen Sunset Dorge-Becker-Carlsen The Sk
  Bathyal Susanne Abbuehl Compass
  Venus Garrison Fewell Variable Density Sound Orchestra

Live broadcast from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse on Sun Feb 1 3pm EST

Taintradio will undertake its first live/remote broadcast this coming Sunday, Feb 1 3pm-5pm (roughly).  We’ll be broadcasting live from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse in Durham, NC  ( http://papamojosroadhouse.com/ ) – during a live concert of music by Louisiana accordion and harmonica ace “Jumpin” Johnny Sansone ( http://www.johnnysansone.com/ ).  For  those of you that have not been there or live out of state or out of country, please check out their website.  
Papa Mojo’s is a great cajun/creole joint on the outskirts of Durham — they feature great cajun food and offer live music on the weekends. The chef and owner is former Louisiana native, Mel Melton, who used to play harmonica for C.J. Chenier (son of Clifton Chenier, the late great king of Zydeco).  Mel is a great chef and an awesome harmonica player — as such, Mel and his band “The Wicked Mojos”, will back up Johnny Sansone during this concert, as well as featuring solo sets by Mel and Johnny.
I apologize for the short notice, but we got this together in a hurry late this week.  It will be an experiment, for sure, but hopefully a fun and successful one.  Tune in if you can — if you miss it, I’m sure we’ll re-run it in a couple of weeks.  Mitchell Feldman’s Jazz Without Borders show will be preempted by this live broadcast (thanks Mitchell!) – but tune in for a repeat of his show on Wed afternoon.  We hope to do more of these kind of events in the future, so stay tuned.
If you’d like to come out and see the show, you need to know that tickets are going fast, if they are not already sold out.  It is a special event at an odd time and will feature a special menu for the day, including a shrimp boil.  Please call Papa Mojo’s at the number on their web page to purchase a ticket to the show/dinner.  If you have any other questions,  drop me a line.

A tip for harpo’s listeners

When you’re listening to harpo, be sure to click on the Home page after you’ve clicked to listen.  harpo has arranged for the screen to display whatever is playing.  If you hear something you want to add to your own collection, just click on the song and that takes you directly to that page at Amazon.com.  If you then purchase the music from Amazon, a portion of what you pay automatically goes to taintradio.  Pretty cool!  harpo never does anything stupid.

taint town live – 01/30/2009

Life is better when you can work in your underwear.

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Lithium The Bad Plus For All I Care
  Ferromagnetic Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Live at La Poisson Rouge
  Clouds Massimo Biolcati feat. Gretchen Parlato Persona
  Jazz Night at Keaton's Roy Nathanson feat. Charles Earland Fire at Keaton's Bar & Grill
  Sevilla Steve Elson Mott & Broome
  Seraphim Ryan Cohen Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
  Easy For You To Say Ryan Cohen One Sky
1am El Pavio Marty Sheller Ensemble Why Deny
  Reversing Falls Paul Sullivan Break Away
  I'm Glad Your Sickness [poem by Marina Tsvetaeva] Sam Sadigursky The Words Project
  Milonga En Re "Tango" Anne Akiko Meyers Smile
  Season of Changes Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band Season of Changes
  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Keith Jarrett - Gary Peacock - Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays
  Somewhere Over the Rainbow KJ Denhert dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz
3am The Natural World Marty Ehlrich & Myra Melford Yet Can Spring
  Naci en Alamo [I Was Born in Alamo] Yasmin Levy La Juderia: Ladino Meets Flamenco
  Cortege Ben Goldberg Quintet the door, the hat, the chair, the fact
  John Anonymous Shirlette Ammons John Anonymous
  Le verbe Louis Sclavis L'imparfait des langues
  The Mad World/The Wall/Where Is My Home Gary Lucas The Edge of Heaven
  Bottled Water Princess Eri Yamamoto Redwoods
  Crane Gerald Cleaver-William Parker-Craig Taborn Farmers By Nature

Songs on Toast – 01/30/2009

Time Song Artist Album
10pm Lost And Lookin' Sam Cooke Night Beat
  Cottage For Sale James Brown Ballads
  Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Hank Williams Unreleased Recordings (Disc 1)
  Walk To Thee Rev. Lonnie Farris Slide Guitar Gospel (1944-1964)
  For Shame Of Doing Wrong Richard & Linda Thompson In Concert November 1975
  Mi canto Aziza Brahim Mi Canto
  Carolina M. Ward End of Amnesia
  I Need Your Kind Of Loving Van Morrison Laughing In The Wind
  Nobody's Fault But Mine Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Great Gospel Women
  Two Wings Rev Utah Smith Guitar Evangelists
  T. B. Sheets John Lee Hooker The Cream
  Look What Love Has Done Chris Whitley Living With The Law
  Nannao' Mike Mainieri Leucasia
  Stealing The Boogaloo Kip Hanrahan Pinero
  Tribal Spirits Tribal Chants Ensemble Tribal Chants, Drums, And Songs Of Africa
11pm Don't Explain Nina Simone Nina Simone's Finest Hour
  Un triste coeur Lassus Chansons & Moresche
  Mutoto Lokua Kanza Lokua Kanza
  Run Revolution a Come Hugh Mundell Africa Must Be Free
  Joao E A Sereia Pierre Aderne Alto Mar
  Light Rain Geoff Muldaur Password
  Girl Sibylle Baier Colour Green
  My Friend Of Angel Tribe Mari Boine Songlines Top Of The World
  Lampo Gianmaria Testa Lampo
  Aquela Janela Virada P'ro Mar Antonio Zambujo Por Meu Cante
  Turn Your Lights Off Kamikaze Ground Crew Kamikaze Ground Crew
  Erase Me Glenn Patscha Jefferson Highway
  Animal Party The King Khan & BBQ Show Animal Party
  Peak Out Girl Talk Night Ripper
  Jumper On The Line R.L. Burnside Deep Blues
  time and place Jon Hassell Last Night the moon...
  Sisyphe Hector Zazou & Swara In The House Of Mirrors

taint town live – 01/28/2009

Time Song Artist Album
9pm One For Shirley Tim Warfield One for Shirley
  Devotion II & III The Rocco John Group Devotion
  Shake Roy Nathanson Sotto Voce
  Stop That Thing Elliott Sharpe's Terraplane Do the Don't
  Nataraj David S. Ware Shakti
  Me can not wear de great long face Shakers n' Bakers Shakers n' Bakers
10pm Straight No Chaser Nguyen Le Threee Trios
  Silent Stars Dave Douglas Moonshine
  On Meaning Steve Lehman On Meaning
  My Sugar Ersahin, Truffaz, Madsen, Rueckert, Penman Our Theory
  Three Lotto Stories Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd In What Language?
  Whose Shoes? Vitaly Golovnev to whom it may concern
  Dizzy Moods Charles Mingus New Tijuana Moods
11pm The Remedy Kurt Rosenwinkel The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard
  No Theory [David Ignatow] Sam Sadigursky The Words Project II
  Raining on the Moon William Parker Quartet Raining on the Moon
  Spontaneous Combustion/Still Talkin' to Ya! Cannonball Adderley Spontaneous Combustion
  Soul Progressin' Lafayette Gilchrist Soul Progressin'
  Scrapple From the Apple Keith Jarrett - Gary Peacock - Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays
  Dialogue with a dream Louis Sclavis L'imparfait des langues


For optimal listening conditions for next week’s all-Russian-music show, “How Russian Is It?”, prepare the Agrin/Zaborovsky family recipe for Odessa Cabbage Borscht (enormous pot everlasting version; timid people should make a half-recipe):

3 lbs. beef short ribs or flanken (same thing cut differently; flanken, cut in strips across the ribs, is traditional, but don’t worry about it)
1 large green cabbage
2  28-ounce cans of whole tomatoes
2  medium large onions
salt, lemon, water
(Since the ingredients are simple and yield an improbably rich, extraordinary result, quality of ingredients is important; taintradio recommends organic constituents when possible.)

Here’s what you do for best hi-fi result:
1.    Slice cabbage thin but not surgically fine.
2.    Coarsely chop onions.
3.    With a sharp knife de-fat the ribs the best you can, then scald them with boiling water, in a colander or pot.
4.    Place beef in bottom of pot, add water to cover, bring back to boil, skim off what comes to the top.
5.    Add cabbage, onions. Crush or slice up the tomatoes and add them.
6.    Add water to cover, and salt to approximate taste. Cook for one hour.
7.    Add juice of half a freshly squeezed lemon.
8.    Cook for one more hour, contrapuntally adding lemon juice and, if need be, salt, to bring a light tartness to the soup as it sweetens with cooking. You’ll understand what’s wanted as the taste develops, and will wonder how it can possibly taste this good.
9.    It’s done in two hours, but you can keep going if you like. It will only get better—up to a point, of course.

Serving suggestion: have a large bowl of soup, perhaps adding a grind of black pepper. When you’ve had enough of that, have some beef, with horse radish as a garnish, along with a side of plain boiled potato, buckwheat kasha (this is how Konstantin Levin prefers it in an early chapter of Anna Karenina), or potato laktes or kugel (family recipes for these available only on request).
Have another bowl of soup. Wipe your brow. Marvel at, by now, Moussorgsky, Shostakovich, and at the extraordinary largesse of the Russian soul under repression or otherwise. Although I don’t want to encourage excessive drinking, Vodka will aid you in this exercise. Help yourself from that bottle in the freezer. Is it Chopin, Ketel One, Iceberg, or humble Svedka? I can’t see from here, and don’t know what you can afford.

taint town live – 01/26/2009

Closing down Guantanamo? Send’em to Dallas. What’s the problem?

Time Song Artist Album
9pm Oasis Tim Warfield One for Shirley
  I'll Take Les Janice Borla From Every Angel
  Dewey's Tune Mark Masters Ensemble Farewell Walter Dewey Redman
  I-Pimp Dewey Redman In London
  Life Between Angelica Sanchez Life Between
  Hands For Dance Joey Baron feat. Antonello Salis Keys And Skins
  Outro Sentido Antonio Zambujo Outro Sentido
  Elli Avishai Cohen Continuo
  Ask Me Now Avram Fefer & Bobby Few Kindred Spirits
10pm After Meaning Fieldwork Door
  Comfortably Numb The Bad Plus For All I Care
  Korteh Khan Gerald Cleaver-William Parker-Craig Taborn Farmers By Nature
  Greasy Feets Music Josh Roseman New Constellations Live in Vienna
  Talaps Theme William Parker Quartet Petit Oiseau
  Riddim Jerry Granelli V16 Sonic Temple
  Phul Phul Christine Correa Ugly Beauty
  Beloved, do not let me be discouraged Kayhan Kalhor w/Brooklyn Rider Silent City
  Pulse Charlie Mariano Charlie Mariano's Bangalore
11pm Antidromic David S. Ware Shakti
  Corner Bistro Vitaly Golovnev to whom it may concern
  Samba Con Getchu Thad Jones Live at the Village Vanguard
  It Takes A Nail [Andrew Boyd] Sam Sadigursky Words Project II
  Sweeter Than You The Mary Halvorson Trio Dragon's Head
  Whispering Elephants Pierre Dorge New Jungle Orchestra Whispering Elephants
  Evidence of Things Unseen Don Pullen Evidence of Things Unseen

Cruisin’ With Abdul – 01/26/2009

Cruisin’ With Abdul Program 200902 – 1/26/09

Time Song Artist Album
noon Baby, It's Cold Outside Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis, Jr. Boy Meets Girl
  Sleepin' Bee Keith Jarrett - Gary Peacock - Jack DeJohnette Yesterdays
  What Is This Thing Called Love Ann Hampton Callaway At Last
  Hallelujah I Love Her So Tony DeSare Radio Show
  Ragtime Stanley Cowell Waiting For The Moment
  Basin Street Blues Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Soundtrack
  Parisian Thoroughfare Stanley Cowell Waiting For The Moment
  Fever Jaimee Paul At Last
  Krazy Love Luba Mason Krazy Love
  Tema Para Duduka Claudio Roditi Brazilliance
  Desafinado Eliane Elias Bossa Nova Stories
  Minha Saudade Eliane Elias Bossa Nova Stories
1pm Cool Tucker Smith West Side Story (Original Soundtrack)
  Cool Quartet San Francisco Latigo
  Libertango Quartet San Francisco Latigo
  Armando's Rhumba Quartet San Francisco Latigo
  Fascinating Rhythm Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio Live In New York
  Jive Samba The Clayton Brothers Brother to Brother
  Going To Chicago Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Collective Creativity
  Vice Versa Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Collective Creativity
  Mosaic The Blue Note 7 Mosaic - A Celebration Of Blue Note Records
  Dolphin Dance The Blue Note 7 Mosaic - A Celebration Of Blue Note Records
2pm Airegin Benny Golson New Time, New'Tet
  Epistrophy Benny Golson New Time, New'Tet
  I'd Give My Life Gary Smulyan High Noon: The Jazz Soul Of Frankie Laine
  Ode To Billie Joe Tony Monaco Live At The Orbit Room: The Ultimate Jam
  Rocky And Bullwinkle John Stetch TV Trio
  Star Trek John Stetch TV Trio
  Don't Go To Strangers Colleen McNabb Don't Go To Strangers
  My Favorite Things Deborah Latz Lifeline
  Get It While You Can Andy Scott Don't Tempt Fate