Songs on Toast – 04/25/2014

Whistlin’ Blues 3:35 Meade Lux Lewis Chronological Classics: 1927-1939
Ny to Nola 3:27 Glen David Andrews Ny to Nola
Fádiri 2:07 Jursino Cayetano Paranda – Africa in central america
Cintorita 4:25 Idrissa Diop Diamonoye tiopité
Can’t Buy Me Love 1:29 Peter Sellers Buyers & Sellers
Unfinished Dawn 2:12 Kip Hanrahan At Home in Anger
Giz 3:46 Erkan Ogur Bir Ömürlük Misafir
Where The Sun Never Goes Down Bo Ramsey Stranger Blues
Taming The Dragon 6:43 Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana Mehliana: Taming The Dragon
Move Around 2:25 Joe Poovey Texas Tornados
New Twist 1:57 Frank Frost The Very Best Of Frank Frost
Givin’ Up Things 1:00 Skip Spence Oar
Secret Love 4:00 Duffy Power Tigers
I’m Not To Blame 3:12 Roza Eskanazi Greek-Oriental Rebetica Songs & Dances
It Hurts Me Too 3:08 Karen Dalton It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best
Strange Kinda Feeling 2:31 Elmore James The Best Of Elmore James – The Early Years
Unchain My Heart 2:52 Ray Charles Genius & Soul
You And Me 2:41 Penny & The Quarters Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label
Dichoso Mar 2:58 Los Zafiros Bossa Cubana
We’ll Anchor Bye And Bye 1:59 Southern Sons 1940’s Vocal Groups (1941-1944)
I Got It 5:20 Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Live Snakes
I Can’t Hardly Stand It 2:44 Charlie Feathers Rare & Unissued Recordings
Land Of Look Behind 6:47 Bill Laswell Sacred System: Book Of Exit
If You Don’t Know Me by Now Shinyribs Gulf Coast Museum
Suite Dans Le Makam Hicazkar Talip Özkan L’art Du Tanbur
Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds Annie Gosfield 26 Years of New York New Music
If I’m Good 0:51 ‘Skip’ Spence Oar
Rainy Day Blues 2:56 Big Joe Turner All The Classic Hits 1938 – 1952
Coney Island Baby 6:38 Lou Reed Steel Box Collection
Natchez Shopping Blues 3:37 Olu Dara In The World: From Natchez To New York
Mary Mary 2:48 Bruce Springsteen American Beauty (EP)
Stockholm Blues 3:25 Tony Joe White The Best Of Tony Joe White
The Body Electric 2:50 Hurray For The Riff Raff Small Town Heroes
Place In Line 3:52 Chris Smither Hundred Dollar Valentine
Don’t Let It Go 1:13 Jake & The Family Jewels A Lick & A Promise
Mironga De Moça Branca 1:49 Pixinguinha, Clementina De Jesus & João Da Baiana Gente Da Antiga

Tone Science – 04/27/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight The Cloud Song Rudimentary Peni Death Church
  Brainstorm Hawkwind Space Ritual
  Capital Black Made to Break Cherchex La Femme
  All and More Harry Bertoia Sonambient 1027
  Sunder Tashi Dorji Tashi Dorji
  Corcovado Tom Jobim & Elis Regina Tom & Elis
  Evening Prayer Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Dave Holland Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Dave Holland
  Epizootics! Scott Walker Bish Bosh
  It Started With The Light The Skull Defekts Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown
  Civilization Day Ornette Coleman Science Fiction
  Broken Thumb Screw Can't Puerto Rican Boom Car
  Shh/Shh/Shh Half Japanese 1/2 Gentleman/Not Beasts
  Terpuk Lean Left Live at Area Sismica

Follow The Pretender

This week Howling salutes the bravery of a music icon, cures another of homesickness and thanks his friends for not stopping his wedding! Yes folks, looks like Taint listeners are in for another fun filled hour of blues and roots music on the porch this week.


 Sidney Bechet “Astonoshing Perfection”

I’ve Got to Go and Leave My Daddy Behind Sara Martin & Sylvester Weaver …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces       VIDEO
Drifting Blue Touch Old, new, borrowed & blue VIDEO
Sneaking Suspicion Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey Going Back Home VIDEO
I Knew It Was the Blood Ella Mae Wilson, Lillie B. Williams, and Richard Williams Drop On Down in Florida VIDEO
I Want Jesus To Walk With Me Ramon Goose Acoustic Album VIDEO
She Tricked Me Sugar Boy and the Sinners All You Can Eat VIDEO
Howlin´ These Blues Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III Whole Lotta Things To Do VIDEO
Blues In Third Sidney Bechet The Fabulous Sidney Bechet VIDEO
De Ehuo Black Beats Band Opika Pende VIDEO
I’m Moving Up Chris Rea Blue Guitars Vol 6 (Chicago Blues) VIDEO
Somebody Been Talkin’ Homesick James And His Dusters Chicago, The Blues Today! VIDEO
Bumble Bee Blues Memphis Minnie With The Memphis Jug Band Memphis Jug Band (1927-1930) VIDEO
Mighty Lennie Hibbert Creation VIDEO
Time Will Tell Eli Paperboy Reed Come And Get It VIDEO
Stop The Wedding Etta James The Best of Etta James VIDEO
Playing The Losing Hand Mick Simpson Unfinished Business VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/25 & Tues 4/29

For the second time this month Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Fillmore East time—starts off with two rarities from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane followed by a track from the recent unedited reissue of Miles Davis live at the Fillmore East in 1970, this time an epic version of Bitches Brew; after which the show gives up all pretense of thematic continuity while maintaining, I hope, the show’s (I hope) usually high standards with Schnittke’s 2nd String Quartet performed in American-powerhouse mode by the Kronos, some new Ambrose Akinmusire, some older Jesse Winchester, and a much older Ballade in F Minor by Chopin. The big finish arrives via Christopher Rouse’s Third Symphony played by the NY Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert: a piece that begins assaultively but shows its big heart before it’s over. Rouse’s Requiem will be premiered on May 6th at Carnegie by the same ensemble, and if you can’t get there you might bend an ear toward WQXR, online or through the air, in the interest of catching a broadcast of it before too long. Rouse is one of our great composers, and his Requiem should be a whopper.

Tone Science – 04/20/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Stay On It Julius Eastman Unjust Malaise
  Way Down South Suite Paul Bley Play Blue: Oslo Concert
  8 Songs For A Mad King Peter Maxwell Davies Miss Donnithone's Maggot, 8 Songs For A Mad King
  Leo John Coltrane Live In Japan
  The Cloud Song Rudimentary Peni Death Church

Songs on Toast – 04/18/2014

Wander My Way Home 2:52 Jesse Winchester Gentleman Of Leisure
Black Wa-Da-Da 3:52 Burning Spear Island Presents: Dub
Can’t Pop No Style 4:01 Hugh Mundell Blackman’s Foundation
Can’t Stop Lovin’ 2:26 Elmore James Best Of Elmore James Early Years
Seems So Real 4:27 Chris Smither Leave the Light On
Johnny Too Bad 3:46 Duffy Power Tigers
Where Or When 3:12 Buddie Emmons Steel Guitar
Don’t Watch Me Dancing 3:36 Little Joy Little Joy
Rosie Shy 3:06 Jesse Winchester Jesse Winchester
Quiet About It 2:28 Jesse Winchester Jesse Winchester
Dangerous Fun 2:10 Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go
Full Moon 2:08 Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go
That’s What Makes You Strong Jesse Winchester Gentleman Of Leisure
Bizcochos 3:33 MasA Uno
Who’re You? (45 Version)8:45 Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Night Rock 3:30 Jimmy Dawkins Fast Fingers
Barstool Blues 3:01 Neil Young Zuma
I Cant Find The Door Knob 2:10 Jimmy & Johnny Texas Tornados:
He’s Gonna Step On You Again John Kongos Kongos
Northeast Texas Woman 5:43 Willis Alan Ramsey Willis Alan Ramsey
Gold 3:19 Emmylou Harris Deeper Well: Wrecking Ball Outtakes
Let’s Go Home 3:19 Duffy Power Tigers
1 Moon Over Chinatown 3:15 Sylvie Simmons Sylvie Simmons
Willie Deadwilder 18:20 Cat Power Looking At Trees
Isn’t That So 2:30 Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go
All Your Stories 2:33 Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go
Mississippi You’re On My Mind 3:31 Jesse Winchester Learn To Love It
Wander My Way Home (Reprise) 1:28 Jesse Winchester Gentleman Of Leisure
Rock of Ages 4:17 Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Live Snakes

In Many Tongues

The cast on Howling’s porch at Taint this week include a 70’s disco diva, a genius, a bandleader in white suit and top hat along with someone smuggled out of Africa in the boot of  a car. Altogether a wonderful collection of hot blues hounds and cool jazz cats making an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots music you’ll find on the net.


Glenn Wells –  trying to work out how to play this on an iPod

Hot Town Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orch. Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard’s Treasure Trove VIDEO
Give and Take Fran McGillivray Band Some Luck VIDEO
Exile Geoffrey Oryema Exile VIDEO
I’ve got my brand on you Muddy Waters Muddy waters at Newport 1960 VIDEO
Fat Grey Cloud (Live) Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
She’s a Fool, She Ain’t Got No Sense Emmett Murray Drop On Down in Florida VIDEO
Sinner’s Prayer Ray Charles Blues + Jazz [ VIDEO
Blues In A Flat Red Norvo The Sunny Side Of Things VIDEO
Swaziland (South Africa) Transvaal Rockin’ Jazz Stars Opika Pende VIDEO
Rev James Howlin’ Smurf VIDEO
Butcher In Town Malcolm Holcombe Down The River VIDEO
Rainbow 71 Lolwattta Holloway Bad, Bad Whiskey VIDEO
Write Me A Letter Glenn Wells & The Blends On Bended Knee VIDEO
Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me Hal Willner Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus VIDEO



Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/18 & Tues 4/22

How do you follow the opening choruses of Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions? If you’re doing an Easter-Passover show like Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, East New York time—you turn to Soeur Marie Keyrouz keening the Easter music of the Oriental churches, John Coltrane soliloquizing Love, Elijah the prophet between sips of everyone’s seder wine, Jesse Winchester being Quiet About It, and Robeson and Mingus meditating on Moses; after which Poulenc’s spare, austere Stabat Mater commands the space until the Gloria from the Missa Solemnis sends a skyrocket straight to heaven. The show ends with the last two movements of the B Minor Mass. If that’s the kind of thing you want to listen to this time of year, this is where you’ll find it.

Martian Gardens – 04/16/2014

hour one

Mary Kathleen Ernst: Mosquito (Jing Jing Luo)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Jing Jing Luo; piano: MKE; composition year: 1991; time: 5:26

Tim Hodgkinson: Jo-Ha-Kyu
Mode Records/2014
(for string quartet, harp, trombone, synthesizer, and glass); Ne(x)tworks, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Issue Project Room, New York City, April 18, 2010; composition years: 2000-2010; time: 15:56

Catherine Jauniaux & Tim Hodgkinson:
a. Infant Sorrow (2:47)
b. The dancers under the hill (3:07)
Ad Hoc/2005 (orig. WOOF LP/1983)
a. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; bassoon, sopranino sax: Lindsay Cooper; percussion, vibraphone, xylophone: Dominic Weeks; percussion, clarinet, piano: Tim Hodgkinson; text: William Blake; b. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; organ, viola: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Cold Storage Studio, London, summer 1983; total excerpts time: 5:56

Melody Sumner Carnahan: Try Being Alive in THIS World
Try Being Alive in THIS World (e.p)
Burning Books/2011
words: MSC; voice: Elizabeth Wiseman; sound design: Dino J.A. Deane; voice recorded at Mayhem Studios, October 12, 2006; sound recorded at MOV-IN Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 11, 2006; realized for CD, February 27, 2007; time: 10:05

Fortner Anderson & Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10
Les Blocs errants/2012
words, voice: Fortner Anderson; electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 7:22

Glenn Kotche: The Haunted, Movement 4: Hive
Cantaloupe Music/2014
percussion: Matthew Duvall, Doug Perkins, Glenn Kotche; recorded at Ganz Hall, Institute of Chicago, 2011; time: 3:32

hour two

Judith Shatin: Time to Burn
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
oboe: Aaron Hill; percussion: Mike Schutz, I-Jen Fang; composition year: 2006; time: 10:25

Wendy Mae Chambers: Mamman Brigitte
New World Records/1998
percussion: Michael Pugliese, Randy Crafton, Jason Cirker, Charles Kiger, Andy Bowman, Kory Grossman, Mark Belair, Dan McMillan, Frank Cassara, David Cossin, Jimmy Musto, Dominic Donato, conductor: Howard Van Hyning; recorded at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, July 21, 1994; time: 4:42

Gloria Coates: Aria: “Junge Witwe” (from The Force for Peace in War)
Inidan Sounds
New World Records/2002
soprano: Sigune von Osten; Musica-viva ensemble Dresden, conductor: Jürgen Wirmann; text: Charlotte Hagedorn (Berlin, 1941); recorded at Munich Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Gasteig cultural center, February 27, 1992; composition year: 1973; time: 5:00

Paul Rudy: Sun’s Soliloquy
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
(electroacoustic music); composition year 2012; time: 7:02

Mara Helmuth: The Edge of Noise
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36 [various artists]
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Mara Helmuth: Sound Collaborations
Centaur Records/2007
(for ensemble and computer music); performed by the NeXT Ens, conductor: Mara Helmuth; recorded at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2004; time: 7:45

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4, “March No. 2”
The Works for Percussion I
Mode Records/2011
(for 12 radios, first version); CCM Percussion Ensemble, conductor: James Culley; recorded at Werner Concert Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2006; composition year: 1942; time: 4:26

Benjamin Boretz: Downtime
Open Space 31 (Postlude/Downtime/The Memory of All That)
Open Space/2014
(for piano and electronic percussion); piano: Ian Pace; recorded in London, 2012; composition year: 2005; time: 19:53 (WMUA live 10:00)

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Boretz, Continued

Cindy McTee: Introduction: On with The Dance
(Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, Mvt. I)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, and other works
Naxos Records/2013
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leonard Slatkin; recorded at the Fisher Music Center, Detroit, May 2012; composition year: 2002; time: 8:20

Felix Mendelssohn: “Ruy Blas” Concert Overture, op. 95
Lento-Allegro molto
Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies – 7 Overtures (boxed set)
Deutsche Grammophon/2002
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Claudio Abbado; recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London, November 1986; composition year: 1839; time: 8:39

In memory of Claudio Abbado (June 26, 1933 — January 20, 2014)

Luigi Nono: Como una ola fuerza y luz (abridged)
(Like a wave of strength and light)
a. Beginning (2:33)
b. Interno dolce (1:47)
c. Duro deciso (2:14)
d. Piano Entry (6:55)
e. Dolcissimo sereno (2:11)
f. Orchestra Entry (10:02)
g. Orchestra and Piano Entry (4:20)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; total abridged time: 25:38

Arnold Schoenberg: Peripetie: Sehr rasch
(from Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16)
Schönberg / Messiaen
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hans Zender, recorded at Frankfurt Singakademie; composition year: 1909; time: 2:29

— FIN —

Tone Science – 04/13/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Reading the Net Barre Philips & Keiji Haino Etchings in the Air
  From Behind the Unreasoning Mask Rogery Reynolds, Miles Anderson, Tom Rainey From Behind the Unreasoning Mask
  3 High Places John Luther Adams / Corenlius Dufallo Journaling
  untitlted (track 3) Jon Mueller + Z'EV HYDratioN
  Seven Storey Mountain IV Nate Wooley Seven Storey Mountain III and IV
  Teem 4 Olivia Block / Kyle Bruckmann Teem