Four Cool Cats

Howling pays tribute to some of the great artists who have left the building in the last week as well as playing some who have just entered. As usual, it’s a big ‘ol mix of blues, roots and gospel to elegantly waste an hour to!

The Coasters Three Cool Cats
Bob Brozman Strange Mind Blues
Nick Cohen Ode To A Lost Soul
Homesick James And His Dusters Somebody Been Talkin’
John Littlejohn Treat Me Wrong
Charlie Parr Jimmy Bell
Woody Pines I Love the Way My Baby
Richie Havens Tombstone Blues
Otis Taylor Buy Myself Some Freedom
Cam Penner House Of Liars
Katie Bradley Be Careful With My Baby
Robert Wilkins That’s No Way To Get Along
George Jones My Soul’s Been Satisfied
Ruff Kutt Blues Band When a Bluesman Goes to Heaven

Songs on Toast – 05/17/2013

Dancing Mood 3:07 Nathaniel Mayer Why Don’t You Give It To Me?
Why Don’t You Give It To Me Nathaniel Mayer Why Don’t You Give It To Me?
Lost My Horse 3:31 Otis Taylor My World Is Gone
Pontiac Blues 2:43 Sonny Boy Williamson King Biscuit Time
Small Car 5:49 Marvin Pontiac The Legendary Marvin Pontiac – Greatest Hits
Revelator 3:14 Coco Robicheaux Revelator
Hip Drop 2:38 The Explosions New Orleans Funk
Akwaaba (Welcome) 5:54 Francis Bebey Akwaaba
T’ain’t No Sin 2:26 Tom Waits The Black Rider
Tessellate 3:03 Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Moonshake 3:04 Can Future Days
Better Than This 3:04 jeff finlin RYKO SXSW
Down To The Wire 3:49 The Bushels The Bushels
No Rhyme Or Reason 3:12 David Forman Song of Persia
Billy 1 4:03 Los Lobos I’m Not There
You Was For Real 3:10 Doug Sahm The Return Of Wayne Douglas
Loving You Sweeter Than Ever Band Live At Woodstock 1969 [Disc 3]
Do You Know What I Mean 3:16 Lee Michaels 5th
I’m A Lonely Man 4:39 Nathaniel Mayer Why Don’t You Give It To Me?
Do Me Wrong 2:30 Mr. Airplane Man Shakin Around
O Homem Dos Olhos De Raio X Lenine Lenine
Spanish Moon 3:06 Little Feat Arrangements Volume 1
Effortless Binge 4:58 Alex McMurray Banjaxed
Friends And Lovers 3:09 Spider John Koerner – Willie Murphy Running Jumping Standing Still
Highway Song 3:13 Patty Griffin American Kid
Worried Mind Blues 4:10 Ida Lovers Prayers
Cli amanti di Roma 2:51 Gianmaria Testa Il valzer di un giorno
Within An Hour, In New Orleans, Charles Knows 0:57 Kip Hanrahan All Roads Are Made Of Flesh
Nancy 3:58 Fabrizio De André Volume 8
Hat Of Rain 2:17 Hiss Golden Messenger Haw
New Orleans Wins The War 3:32 Randy Newman Land Of Dreams
Wayang Sasak: Laju 1:43 Sekaha Sekar Karya Music of Indonesia, Vol. 14: Lombok, Kalimantan, Banyumas:

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, 5/17 & 5/21

It’s finally warm enough here on my Brooklyn ranch to feel that spring has sprung, so why not, on this week’s Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, local time, renew the earth and sacrifice a virgin with that old cut-up Igor Stravinsky? Ezra Pound called artists ‘the antennae of the race’ before he started picking up some bad signals himself, so we really shouldn’t blame Igor for World War One and a century of mass sacrifice when he was only picking up signals already blowin’ in the wind. I usually intend to program the Bernstein version of the Sacre and end up playing the nearly identical but more recently recorded Gergiev, but this time I went back to the source and put the composer’s own brisk, swift, no-nonsense version on the show. But it got me thinking about this music that gets us all charged up and exhilarated and ends in human sacrifice, and I started to wonder if there was some other music that spotted sweeter possibilities tumblin’ in the last century’s breeze. Louis Armstrong seemed a good place to start, and that got the show to Ellington after a few stopovers en route. On Stravinsky’s return, the closing ‘Laudate’ of his Symphony of Psalms seemed so gloomy in its praise that Updoc blew those blues away with the finale of Charles Ives’ 4th Symphony, in which the hymn ‘Nearer My God to Thee’ has never seemed more present-tense. And no, they didn’t bust Stravinsky in Boston in 1940; he was new in-country and had to register a lot, also get written permission to use the octatonic scale in public. Tune in and bring a daisy.stravduke

Songs on Toast – 05/10/2013

Ritmo 2:10 Meirelles E Sua Orquestra Batucada Por Favor
Timbloru 3:04 Lugua Centeno Petio paranda – africa in ctral america
Gbomei Adesai 3:09 The Psychedelic Aliens Psycho African Beat
Vitamin C 3:32 Can Ege Bamyasi
Poet 3:01 Sly & The Family Stone There’s A Riot Goin’ On
Put a Curse on You 4:09 Melvin Van Peebles Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death
When a Man Marries His Troubles Begin 2:41 Smithsonian Brass Band Roots of Black Music in America
Another One 2:48 Pere Ubu Lady From Shanghai
Bertha Lou 3:24 Las Ondas Marteles On Da Rocks
Dakamerap 3:53 Alif Dakamerap
Canto De Xangô 5:54 Baden Powell Afro Sambas
Wouarri 9:16 Fanga & Maalem Abdallah Guinea Fangnawa Experience
Teen Beat 2:21 Sandy Nelson Yesterdays Gold
Dolana Dolana 4:36 Mustafa Özkent Gençlik Ile Elele
Africa Talks To You “The Asphalt Jungle” 8:45 Sly & The Family Stone There’s A Riot Goin’ On
Pinch 9:31 Can Ege Bamyasi
She 1:47 Will Calhoun Native Lands
Ochossi 3:15 Ramiro Musotto Civilizacao & Barbarye
Ollin Azageed 8:31 Hamza El Din Eclipse
Morning/Midday 6:50 Max Roach M’Boom
The Pearl 4:33 Samite Of Uganda Pearl Of Africa Reborn
Koudou Koudoukou 3:31 Malam Maman Barka Guidan Haya
Nem Um Talvez (Take 17) 2:51 Miles Davis The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
Apocalíptica 2:15 Las Malas Amistades Honest Jons Records Spring Sampler
We’re Laughing 3:04 The Psychedelic Aliens Psycho African Beat
Consumed 5:41 Port St. Willow Holiday
Danse Des Cultivateurs 3:09 Peuhls Bergers Jeux Des Flutes Des Bergers Peuhls

Jazz Worldwide 014 Playlist (13+18 May 2013)

Shades of Truth Trevor Anderies Shades of Truth Trevor Anderies Nine Winds
Little Sunflower Leon Thomas Leon Thomas Anthology Freddie Hubbard-Leon Thomas Soul Brother
It Is Always Spring Mary Lou Williams with Leon Thomas Mary Lou’s Mass Leon Thomas Smithsonian Folkways
I Am the Black Gold of the Sun Samuel Yirga Guzo Charles Stepney-Richard Rudolph Real World
Attainment Trevor Anderies Shades of Truth Trevor Anderies Nine Winds
Chorale Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly and Rob García Works Daniel Kelly Connection Works
Will Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly and Rob García Works Rob García Connection Works
Hot Blood Craig Taborn Trio Chants Craig Taborn Trio ECM
Blues for the Saints Danilo Pérez Central Avenue Danilo Pérez Impulse
Anon Moacir Santos Ouro Negro Moacir Santos Adventure Music
Revisiting a Past Self Pascal Le Boeuf Pascal’s Triangle Pascal Le Boeuf Nineteen Eight Records
Very Special Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle Provocative in Blue Duke Ellington Concord Jazz
Mao Nas Massa Gerald Clayton Life Forum Gerald Clayton Concord Jazz
What Your Teacher Pascal Le Boeuf Pascal’s Triangle Pascal Le Boeuf Nineteen Eight Records
De Gotham City a Havana Cama de Gato Dança da Lua Cama de Gato JHO
Manhattan Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village
Stranger at the Gate Chris Potter The Sirens Chris Potter ECM
Old D Blues Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa Alma Omar Sosa Otá
No Vision Elikeh Between 2 Worlds Massama Dogo Azalea City
Samba for Orvieto Edmar Castaneda Double Portion Edmar Castaneda Arpa y Voz
Batuca Manuel Galbán with Ballaké Sissoko Blue Cha Cha Manuel Galbán-Ballaké Sissoko Concord Picante
Kick Off Anat Cohen with Paquito D’Rivera and Gilmar Gomes Claroscuro Anat Cohen Anzic

Martian Gardens – 05/13/2013

Martian Gardens for May 12-13, 2013
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
21:00–24:00 EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 12, 2013

webcast: Mondays 9:00 — Noon EDT
May 13, 2013 Host: Max Shea
online playlists: Martian Gardens blog


Carey Nutman: Down Stairs Pad
Sang Et Lumière
MPS Music & Video/2010
electronics: Carey Nutman; time: 3:30

Vivian Adelberg Rudow: Moo-Goo-Gipan Smash!
Sound Portraits
MSR Classics/2013
electronics: Vivian Adelberg Rudow; composition year: 2012; time: 1:33

Thomas Clark: The Fourth Angel
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 39 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
Centaur Records/2012
computer music: Thomas Clark; composition year: 2007; time: 10:53

Thomas Clark: LIGHTFORMS 2: Star Spectra
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 27 [various artists]
Music from the University of North Texas
Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
Centaur Records/1998
computer music: Thomas Clark; composition year: 1993; time: 7:22

Vivian Adelberg Rudow: Lavender
I Didn’t Want to Say Goodbye
electronics: Vivian Adelberg Rudow; composition year: 1993; time: 1:08

Barry Truax: The Shamen Ascending
Trans_Canada [various artists]
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
electroacoustic music: Barry Truax; realized at the composer’s studio and mixed in the Sonic Research Studio of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver; premiered at trans_canada, ZKM_Medientheater; Karlsruhe, Germany, February 12, 2005; composition years: 2004-2005; time: 15:45

Lou Cohen: Shape03
Pogus Productions/2013
computer music: Lou Cohen; time: 6:09

The Hub: Cut to Ribbons
Boundary Layer
composer: Chris Brown; performed by The Hub computer music network ensemble; recorded in Oakland, California, September, 2006; time: 10:22

The League of Automatic Music Composers: Oakland Three
The League of Automatic Music Composers 1978-1983
New World Records/2007
computer network: Tim Perkis, John Bischoff, Jim Horton; recorded in Oakland, California, May 25, 1981; time: 3:21

David Tudor: Webwork
Music for Merce 1952-2009
New World Records/2010
live electronics: David Tudor; recorded in New York City for the dance Shards (The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1987); recorded in New York City, March 17, 1988; composition year: 1987; excerpt time: 10:46

Steven Ricks: Percept Can Improv
Available Resonances
Comprovise Records/2012
found sounds, microphones, computers: Steven Ricks; time: 4:04

R. Weis: Buzz Electrica
Excitable Audible
R. Weis/2012
found sounds; sampler: R. Weis; time: 3:36

Anomonous: tracks 13, 14
Prom Night Records/2013
amplified contra-bass clarinet: Josh Sinton; hyper-piano: Denman Maroney; synthesizers, sampler: Ben Miller; recorded at Peter Karl Studio, Brooklyn, March 15, 2012; excerpt time: 3:33

Fortner Anderson: Talking T. Fortner
voice, text (“Every Sunday”): Fortner Anderson; synthesized voice: Coleco Talking Teacher; deconstruction/composition: Martine Crispo; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 3:25

James Tenney:
a. Percussion Response (with Ergodos I) (8:42)
b. Monody (3:09)
Melody, Ergodicity and Indeterminacy
The Barton Workshop
Mode Records/2007
a. computer music with percussion: James Liebezeit; recorded in Amsterdam, 2007; composition year: 1964; b. clarinet: John Anderson; recorded in Amsterdam, 2007; composition year: 1959; time: 3:09

Jerry Hunt: Chimanzzi (Olun)
performed by The Barton Workshop (clarinet: John Anderson, Violin: Marieke Kesser, flute: Jos Zwaanburg, cello: Judith Van Swaay, trombone: James Fulkerson); recorded in Amsterdam 2000-2003, composition year: 1991; time: 11:08

Giacinto Scelsi: Divertimento No. 4
I. (3:49)
II. (3:28)
III. (3:20)
IV. (5:16)
The Violin Works
Scelsi Volume 10
Mode Records/2013
violin: Weiping Lin; recorded at 4Tune Studio, Vienna, November, 2008; composition year: 1955

Neil Rolnick: Fiddle Faddle
Shadow Quartet
Innova Recordings/2005
computer interactive violin: Todd Reynolds; recorded at Elff Productions, Brooklyn; composition year: 2003 time: 7:28

If, Bwana: Lisa Verabbit
Red One
Pogus Productions/2013
voice: Lisa B. Kelley; flute: Veronika Vitazkova; recorded in New York City; composition year: 2010; time: 6:32


Tone Science – 05/12/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Cartridge Music John Cage Cartridge Music
  Nididhyasana Stephen Gauci's Basso Continuo Nididhyasana
  Improvisation #4 Joe McPhee, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Michael Zerang Ibsen's Ghosts
  Instigation Quartet #6 Jeff Albert's Instigation Quartet The Tree on the Mound
  Almost Truths and Open Deceptions Annie Gosfield Almost Truths and Open Deceptions
  Who Does SHe Hope To Be? Sonny Sharrock Ask The Ages

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, May 10 & May 13

Whatever I had in mind for this week’s show—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—much of it got pre-empted as soon as I got hold of The Complete Sun Ship Session, by the John Coltrane Quartet: August 25 1965 at RCA Studios rather than at Van Gelder’s, and some of the time Trane stretching the band to its limits, which soon would not be enough for him. The show starts off with three complete alternate takes and ends with a fourth: the greatest band I’ve ever heard on one of its last days. It would have been cruel to follow up those three takes with someone else’s jazz, so I was happy to find Anders Hillborg’s orchestral composition Eleven Gates before moving on to a set alternating Lucky Thompson and Benny Golson. Before returning to Coltrane, there’s the youngish American composer Kevin Puts, whose name I have trouble getting around on-air for some reason, and his fine piece for string quartet, Dark Vigil, which doesn’t sound too dark to me but is vigilantly played by the Ying Quartet. Some Bird and Lucky Thompson for farewell, and do come by, especially if you haven’t heard the Sun Ship alternates yet, and soar aloft with them.tranequartet

Jazz Worldwide 013 Playlist (6+11 May 2013)

Esto no tiene nombre Ernán López-Nussa Habana Report Ernán López-Nussa Unicornio
Drume negrita Chucho Valdés Live at the Village Vanguard Eliseo Grenet Blue Note
Herencia Harold López-Nussa Herencia Harold López-Nussa World Village
Guantánamo Blues Part 1 Jane Bunnett Radio Guantánamo Jane Bunnett-Larry Cramer Blue Note
Viva la guantanamera Hip Hop Hoodíos Carne Masada Hip Hop Hoodíos Jazzheads
Tumbao sangreao Asere Junio Groove Asere Astar
Raices Marialy Pacheco Trio Bendiciones Marialy Pacheco Weltwunder
7 Rayos Roberto Fonseca Yo Roberto Fonseca Jazz Village
Impresiones David Buchbinder Odessa-Havana Hilario Durán Tzadik
Danzón de tus ojos Omar Sosa and the NDR Bigband Ceremony Omar Sosa Otá
Waves of Kalalau Todd Isler Soul Drums Todd Isler Takadimi Tunes
Wrangel Benedikt Jahnel Trio Equilibrium Benedikt Jahnel ECM
Equilibrium Benedikt Jahnel Trio Equilibrium Benedikt Jahnel ECM
Kjani Trima Elina Duni Quartet Matanë Malit Traditional Albanian ECM
Waking Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden Unfolding Natalie Cressman
Wise One John Abercrombie Quartet Within a Song John Coltrane ECM
Circling Tord Gustavsen Quartet The Well Tord Gustavsen ECM
Kick Off Anat Cohen with Paquito D’Rivera and Gilmar Gomes Claroscuro Anat Cohen Anzic
New Dance Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen Sleeper Keith Jarrett ECM
Assyrian Women Mourners The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble with Levon Eskenian Music of Georges I. Gurdjieff Georges I. Gurdjieff ECM

Monkey Mind – 05/06/2013

This week’s stew; hope you enjoy. That Ligeti box set is a challenging, wonderful gem, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Time Song Artist Album
3pm Mata Siguaraya Los Fakires Los Fakires
  Jarvan flutes w/do-don shell rattle Awar villagers Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea: Madang, Volume 1
  Vocal Phase John Zorn Filmworks XII: 2002 Volume Two: Three Documentaries
  Nouvelle Aventures: agitato molto Gyorgy Ligeti Works box set
  Smash the State Michael McClure/Ray Manzarek The Piano Poems
  Love, Love Alone Blind Blake (calypso) A Group of Bahamian Songs
  That's All Sister Rosetta Tharpe w/ Lucky Millender Orchestra Gospel 1938/1943
  Two Different Things Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell Begonias
  I Don't Need No Doctor New Riders of the Purple Sage Wasted Tasters: 1971-1975
  Times Groundhogs Blues Obituary
  Down By the River Roy Buchanan Sweet Dreams: The Anthology
  Danger Pylon Gyrate Plus
  Your Body Won't Move, If You Can't Feel the Groove Leon Huff Here To Create Music
4pm Say What Melvin Jackson Funky Skull
  Supremes Automatically Sunshine The Supremes 70s: Greatest Hits and Rare Classics
  Get Back In Line The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
  Claremont Lake Tomorrow Tomorrow
  Lie To Me Kaleidoscope Pulsating Dreams: The Epic Recordings
  No Place I'd Rather Be Lowell George & the Factory Lightning-Rod Man
  Complete Affection Sunny Murray An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)
  Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet: Presto bizzarro e rubato, so schnell wie moglich Gyorgy Ligeti/London Winds Works box set
  The Man Amplifier Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth
  Humanity Dub Yabby You Dub it to the Top: 1976-1979
  You Make Me Feel Brand New Baron Gardner Trojan Soulful Reggae Box
  On A Sunday Afternoon A Lighter Shade of Brown 12-inch
  The Lips at Sway John Zorn Filmworks XII: 2002 Volume Two: Three Documentaries
  Uncanny Alliance I Got My Education 12-inch