Songs on Toast – 02/14/2014

The Chicken Dance 3:12 Waynell Jones The Chicken Dance
Your Ace From Outer Space 2:54 U-Roy Version Galore
Baby Shake 3:56 Paul Cebar Fine Rude Thing
Past Time 4:25 Daby Toure & Skip McDonald Call My Name
Time Fades Away 5:24 Neil Young Time Fades Away
Billy The Kid 2:08 Falcons You’re So Fine
Lord Lord he Sure Is Good To Me Elder Richard Bryant God Give Me Light
Guitarras, Lloren Guitarras 2:06 “CUCO” SÁNCHEZ Rancheras
Zydeco Gris-Gris 4:18 Pine Leaf Boys Blues De Musicien
Romeo & Juliet in Belfast 3:02 Larry John McNally Adios! Pony Boy
Blue Nile 7:06 Alice Coltrane Ptah the El Daoud
Chabab El-Bilad 2:10 L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie
Colored Aristocracy 2:00 Taj Mahal Giant Step
Teasing Boujeloud 2:12 Master Musicians Of Jajouka The Master Musicians Of Jajouka
Last Words With Ras I. Zulu 1:02 William S. Burroughs Spare Ass Annie
A Long Journey 3:14 Leo Welch Sabougla Voices
Hey, La Bas Boogie 2:26 Fats Domino Gettin’ Funky
Tide Is High 2:43 U-Roy Version Galore
Evaporar 3:52 Little Joy Little Joy
Holding On To Nothing 3:42 David Crosby Croz
Over Jordan 4:21 Papa M Whatever, Mortal
Gabahay 6:02 Master Musicians of Jajouka Apocalypse Across The Sky
Zombie 12:26 Fela Kuti The Best of the Black President
Imo State Express 3:24 Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sound Uhuru Aiyee
Hoy Na-Na Jegnaw Na 3:35 Mahmoud Ahmed Jeguol Naw Betwa
Demissenou 2:43 Mamani Keita Kanou
Since I Fell for You 5:36 Lee Morgan Best of Lee Morgan: The Blue Note Years
Trouble In Mind 3:26 Archie Shepp (With Horace Parlan) Trouble In Mind
Oklahoma U.S.A. 2:39 The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies

Songs on Toast – 02/07/2014

Choc Vikings 4:22 Les Vikings Haiti Direct
Tabaco y Ron) 4:00 Rodolfo Y Su Tipica Cumbia Cumbia
Kouye Magana 4:03 Royal Band de Thies Kadior Demb
Stormy Bongo 2:19 Preston Epps Bongola
Cochon St. Antoine 3:33 Ti Paris Haiti Direct
Life Gets Hard 2:32 Jake Jackson Shim Sham Shimmy
Mambo Chillun 2:49 John Lee Hooker Mambo Chillun
Take Care of Me Lord 3:47 Leo Welch Sabougla Voices
Stop 4:42 Joe Henry Scar
Black Is The Color 3:00 Larry John McNally Adios! Pony Boy
Don’t Let It Go 3:11 Beck Morning Phase
Djekafo 4:32 Mamani Keita Yelema
Big Boy And Teacher 2:47 U-Roy Version Galore
Sera Sera Jim 4:35 Melvin Van Peebles Brer Soul
Ensemble Select En Action Trio Select Haiti Direct
Fine Rude Thing 2:54 Paul Cebar Fine Rude Thing
A Go Go 2:32 Perez Prado Concerto For Bongos
Rangârang 5:12 Khaladj Madjid Tombak (Zarb) and Percussions
Haydar Haydar 6:30 Mustafa Kandirali Mustafa Kandirali
Green Green Rocky Road 1:29 Lilly’s Chapel School Negro Folk Music of Alabama
The St. James Infirmary 3:15 Spider John Koerner Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Been
Kujichaglia 6:27 Max Roach M’Boom
I’m on Fire 2:29 Alexandra Scott I Love You So Much Always
Would I Mind 2:54 Little Isidore & The Inquisitors Moxie Pt 2
Wheel And Deal 2:34 John Lee Hooker Mambo Chillun
If This Is Love, Can I Get My Money Back? Charlie Pickett Bar Band Americanus
Praise His Name 3:51 Leo Welch Sabougla Voices
I’d Have To Be Crazy 3:28 Willie Nelson One Hell Of A Ride
Low Down Rounder 2:12 Koerner, Ray & Glover Blues, Rags & Hollers
High Wide & Handsome (reprise) Loudon Wainwright III High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
High Steppin’ Mama Blues 2:41 Gene Autry Blues Singer 1929-1931 “Booger Rooger Saturday Nite”
I’m Troubled 3:10 Doc & Arnold Watson Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 – 1965
Making Believe 3:32 The Haden Triplets The Haden Triplets

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, 2/28 & Tues 3/4

Some of the old Romanov Tsars were so heavily into Sonny and Trane that they couldn’t abide Stan Getz at all, but most of us keep a warm place in our hearts for the man whose name, allegedly, was Dizzy Gillespie’s two-word answer to the question Can an evil person make beautiful music? I myself was present at a Birdland table Getz visited to chat with John Coltrane, who, after Getz was modest about his own playing—“I’m not doing much, John, what are you doing here?”—told him, “I always love what you do.” Then Alice Coltrane poked Getz in the belly and told him he was getting fatter. Everyone in the club was staring our way. I was eighteen years old, there by chance and speechless, and didn’t see any Romanov tsars or usurpers, but can offer on this week’s show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Birdland offstage table time—a suite from the Eddie Sauter-Stan Getz score for the cult classic film Mickey One, also Stokowski’s orchestral suite from Moussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Christopher Rouse’s Oboe Concerto, some small band Getz and a Terry Riley piano suggestion that we should be kind to each other. Including saxophone players and Russians and the rest of us.BorisGetzColor

Martian Gardens – 02/26/2014

(updated February 23, 2014 @ 10:56 p.m.)

Yvar Mikhashoff: A Boat Slowly Sailing (E. Krenek)
Panorama of American Piano Music [various artists]
from Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
composer: Ernst Krenek (from Twelve Short Piano Pieces, Op. 83); piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1938; time:2:43

Xenia Pestova: X (J. Young)
Shadow Piano — Music for Piano/Toy Piano & Electronics
Innova Recordings/2013
(for piano and electroacoustic sounds) composer: John Young; piano: Xenia Pestova; recorded at Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK, composition year: 2010; time: 12:21

John Young: Interlude I
Arrivederci/Ricordiamo Forli
empreintes DIGITALes/2007
(electroacoustic music from Recordiamo Forli); realized at Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; premiered on Radio New Zealand’s ConcertFM program, July 25, 2006; time: 1:52

Benjamin Boretz and Mary Lee Roberts: I Say (piano tape from Dialogue)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers’ Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from The Purposes and Politics of Engaging Strangers); recorded at Willamette University, December 6, 1991; time: 4:30

Benjamin Boretz: Inhabit (excerpt)*
Open Space 6 (Boretz/Roberts/Hopkins/Bard Composers Ensemble)
Open Space/1994
(from Three for composers’ ensemble) The Bard Composers’ Ensemble (Tildy Bayar, Benjamin Boretz, Sebastian Collett, John Hopkins, Mary Lee Roberts, Catherine Schieve, Chuck Stein, Paul Winkler) composition year: 1992; recorded April 27, 1992; excerpt time: 3:25
*Reverse order on WMUA live version

Concert Imaginaire:
a. IntroOverture (1:20)
b. The Massacre of Suns (2:22)
Fortune’s Wheel
Fin Records/2014
electric guitar: David Hahn; electric bass, upright bass: Nick David; violin, electric violin: Ruthie Dornfeld; drums, percussion: Becca Baggenstoss, keyboards, tambura, percussion; speaking voices (on a.): Juliette and Alain; voice (on b.): Maria Mannisto; text (b.): Emily Dickinson; recorded at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, March 2012; total time: 3:42

Charlie Morrow: Marilyn Monroe Collage
XI Records/2011
sound collage: Charlie Morrow, composed for the Homage to Marilyn Monroe exhibit, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, December 1967; time: 17:35


Henry Gwiazda: thefLuteintheworLdthefLuteistheworLd
Innova Recordings/1996
electronic flute: Anne La Berge; sound effects: Henry Gwiazda; composition year: 1995; time: 4:22

Anne La Berge: ur_DU
New World Records/2011
flute, voice, electronics: Anne La Berge; vocals: Stephie Büttrich; text: Marie Curie (letter) recorded at Studio VOLSAP and Studio 150, Amsterdam, summer 2009; time: 14:15

Joseph Klein: Prime Set
Improbable Encounters
Innova Recordings/2014
percussion: Bruce Hamilton; recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, November 1989; composition year: 1985; time: 3:36

Michael Lipsey: King of Denmark (M. Feldman)
So Long, Thanks…
Capstone Records/2008
composer: Morton Feldman; percussion: Michael Lipsey; recorded at David Cossin’s apartment, New York City; composition year: 1964; time: 6:55

John Cage: The Ten Thousand Things (excerpt)
The Ten Thousand Things
Microfest Records/2013
narrator: John Cage; prepared piano: Vicki Ray; prepared piano: Aron Kallay; double bass: Tom Peters; percussion: William Winant; Cage’s narration recorded at UCLA, 1962; other instruments for The Ten Thousand Things recorded at the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, Mills College in Oakland, Second Story Studios in Venice, CA, and Private Island Trax, Hollywood, CA; engineer: John Schneider (except Matt Snyder at Private Island Trax); recorded 2008-2012; composition years: 1954, 1955, 1956; excerpt time: 10:20

John Cage: Axioms (from Fads and Fancies at the Academy)*
a. The pupil is eager to learn (3:11)
b. The pupil is constitutionally lazy (2:21)
c. We deal with the total child (2:46)
The Lost Works
Mode Records/1997
Essential Music (piano, handclaps: Judith Gordon; snare drum, handclaps, whistling: John Kennedy; tom toms, washtub, string piano, handclaps, whistling, voice: Charles Wood; recorded at SUNY Purchase, January 1994; composition year: 1940; time: 8:10
*WMUA Live version only

TAINT Radio and WMUA automation versions only
(Updated February 25, 2014)

Mary Jane Leach: Ariadne’s Lament
Ariadne’s Lament
New World Records/1998
New York Treble Singers, conductor: Virginia Davidson; recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, composition year: 1993; time: 8:12

Arvo Pärt: Beatus Patronius
Adam’s Lament
(for two choirs, eight woodwinds, tubular bells, and string orchestra) Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Riga, conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste; recorded at Niguliste Church, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2011; composition years: 1990, 2011; time: 5:16

Giacinto Scelsi: selections from Uaxuctum —
The Legend of the Mayan City which they themselves
destroyed for religious reasons —
a. 1st Movement (6:13)
b. 2nd Movement (3:59)
The Orchestral Works 2
Mode Records/2007
(for ondes Martenot, seven percussionists, timpanist, chorus, and 23 musicians) Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Peter Rundel; recorded at the Festival Wien Modern, Konzerthaus Vienna, November 4, 2005; composition year: 1966; total excerpt time: 12:12

Ingram Marshall: Fog Tropes
Fog Tropes-Gradual Requiem-Gambuh I
New Albion Records/1988 (orig. 1984)
(for brass sextet, fog horns, and ambient sounds) trumpets: Jim Miller, Tim Wilson; trombones: Mack Kenley, Don Kenelly; French horns: William Klingelhofer, Brian McCarty; conductor: John Adams; recorded in and around San Francisco; composition years: 1979-1982; time: 9:50

Meredith Monk: Passage
ECM Records/2008
The Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble (Silvie Jensen, Allison Sniffin, Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Ching Gonzalez, The Bleckmann, Sasha Bogdanowitsch); recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, January 2007; time: 1:51

David Lang: Depart
Death Speaks
Cantaloupe Music/2013
vocals: Elizabeth Farnum, Katie Geissinger, Alexandra Montano, Alex Sweeton; cellos: Maya Beiser; composition year: 2002; time: 18:13

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: selections from La rupture inéluctable
a. Memento mori (3:15)
b. Timor mortis conturbat me (2:00)
La marée
empreintes DIGITALes/2013
(for bass clarinet, processing, interactive system, and multitrack tape) bass clarinet: Heather Roche; realized at the composer’s studio and the University of Huddersfield, UK, 2010-2011; premiered at McGill University, Montreal, November 3, 2011; total excerpts time: 5:15

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Tone Science – 02/23/2014

tone science 152

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight A Bossa Nova É Foda Caetano Veloso Abraçaço
  Horse Complex 2 Whatever Brains Whatever Brains
  Upper Trias Caspian Fugue Ircha - Mikolaj trzaska Clarinet Quartet WWatching Edvard
  Part VXIII Tony Conrad with Faust and Jim O'Rourke Outside the Dream Syndicate Alive
  Ugly American Gang Wizard Important Picnic
  Atomic Peace Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio
  White Brick Paul Flaherty & Bill Nace An Airless Field
  Lift Off Insect Ark Long Arms
  Mineral Balance Jon Mueller Metals
  Duet for Wind & String Roscoe Mitchell Four Compositions
  Next Stop Mars Sun Ra Nothing Is
  Law Years Ornette Coleman Science Fiction
  Wordless Feline Marina Rosenfeld & George Lewis Sour Mash
  Ear Julius Hepmhill Falt-Out Jump Suite
  Solestrial Communications Number One Alan Silva Skillfulness
  Statues in the Park Tim Daisy & Mikolaj Trzaska In This Moment
  $200 (Dishonorable Discharge) Puffy Areolas $200 (Dishonorable Discharge)
8pm Chinese New Year Cellular Chaos Cellular Chaos

Them Ol’ Magic Fingers

This week Howling’s telling tales of drunks, posting embarrassing videos and wishing he was a better guitar player. In between all this fun on the porch , he’s also playing the wildest selection of blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank you!


Merle Travis – on a blues show with THAT hat???

Broad Minded The Louvin Brothers The Family Who Prays VIDEO
Hound Dog Robin Trower Roots And Branches VIDEO
Death Letter Jubilee The Delta Saints Death Letter Jubilee VIDEO
Stolen Apple Jelly Blues Duo Canned Heat VIDEO
What Man Have Done Corey Harris & Henry Butler Vü-Dü Menz VIDEO
Slippin’ And Slidin’ Up Through The Golden Street Julius Daniels The Heart Of Blues (Vol 1) VIDEO
Poor Bob’s Blues Robert Pete Williams Poor Bob’s Blues VIDEO
Time Brings About A Change Roomful Of Blues Hook, Line & Sinker VIDEO
Hard Time Albert Castiglia Solid Ground VIDEO
It’s Getting Foggy Floyd Dixon Cow Town Blues VIDEO
Blues is Killing Me William Clarke The Hard Way VIDEO
Sixteen Tons Black Tongued Bells Every Tongue Has  A tale To Tell VIDEO
Cocaine Blues Merle Travis Oh Brother Can You Spare A Dime VIDEO
Last Chance Saloon Climax Blues Band The Official Bootleg VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 2/21 & Tues 2/25

All right, Sid Caesar’s Cool Cees and Progress Hornsby sketches weren’t the hippest jazz humor ever, but he played tenor well enough to have toured with Claude Thornhill and he was doing jazz humor on mainstream television in its early Golden Age—sometimes even working in a drug reference: “I think I might be in daanger.” Larry Gelbart wrote the sketches with Sid, and when a mother with a nearsighted child wrote to complain about Cool Cees’ mockable bottle-thick glasses, they changed his name to the unimprovable Progress Hornsby. Okay, Sid Caesar in various guises accounts for less than ten minutes of this week’s show—that would be Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Birdland time—and you will laugh out loud. I grew up on his comedy and still love him like the kid I was at the time. Otherwise this week, seasonal Vivaldi, Sylvie Courvoisier, Kip Hanrahan, Astor Piazzola, two raucous cuts from Pat Metheny’s new Unity Band CD, and a stunning French horn concerto by Thea Musgrave. And as always, hail Caesar, and this time, farewell.PacciCees 2

Tone Science – 02/16/2014

tone science 151

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight After You're Gone Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses A Tribute to Sidney Bechet - Live in New Orleans
  Unpasturized YAPP Symbolic Heads
  Dirty Realism Brain F≠ Empty Set
  Blues For Mama Nina Simone Nina Simone Sings The Blues
  Chromantatron Part A Chromantatron Nurse With Wound
  The Fiasco Gang Wizard Important Picnic
  Red Light Last Exit Last Exit
  Albatross Public Image Ltd. Metal Box
  Noise Control Rocket Science Rocket Science
8pm Once In A Lifetime Mike Wofford It's Personal
  There Was This Shadow, This Double TILT To TILT: Volume One - Original Music for TILT Brass
  Pink John Zorn Elegy

Exactly How We Like It

This week Howling’s handing out bad chat lines, recounting his schooldays and getting a bit of  burlesque onto the porch which all means that you’re in the right place for yet another an hour of the most superb blues ‘n roots you can find on the net.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya!


 May have been “Lazy” Lester  – but no slouch on harp!

He Went In Like A Lion (But Went Out Like A Lamb) The Carolina Buddies Baby, How Can It Be? VIDEO
Woke Up This Morning Matt Woosey Band On The Waggon VIDEO
Who’s That Man I Saw The Grey Goose Blues Band Hunted VIDEO
I’m a Man Lazy Lester Best Of Alligator Harp Players VIDEO
Boogie Woogie Baby (Boogie Woogie Boogie) Jim Lockhart The Modern Downhome Blues Sessions Volume 3
My Daddy Rocks Me Jolie Goodnight Say Goodnight Gracey VIDEO
It’s My Own Fault Otis Rush Blues Band Chicago, The Blues Today! VIDEO
If I Call You Mama Luke Jordan A Richer Tradition VIDEO
Jones Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated Red Hot From Alex VIDEO
Model T Boogie James Tisdom Juke Joint Blues 2 VIDEO
No Place To Go Fleetwood Mac Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac VIDEO
Blues All Over Eden Brent Ain’t Got No Troubles VIDEO
If I Couldn’t Say A Word Lamar Nelson Sacred Steel
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Taj Mahal The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 2/14 & Tues 2/18

The major obstacle to the great Jean Sibelius-Stephen Riley saxophone concerto project seems to have been the fact, contrary to the photographic evidence, that they were never at any point alive at the same time, so Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, New York Astral Fluxtime—has had to settle for a couple of tracks from Riley’s brilliant new album, Lover, and a performance of the Sibelius Fifth Symphony with that old darling Herbert Von Karajan conducting Britain’s Philharmonia Orchestra in a better performance of the piece than he ever managed with his hometown Berliners. What else we got? Danilo Perez’s new Panama 500 album, a knockout Azeri jazz pianist, Simone Dinnerstein’s superlative new recording of Bach’s two and three part Inventions, Bartok at his most celestial, and to set an impeccable seal atop the whole, Ben Webster. Hard to find a better beast than that, this tough winter. You really must go? Baby, it’s cold outside.SibeliusRiley*