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week starting Saturday 31st May 2014
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Our first session comes from Brooklyn exile Nels Andrews who know lives in Santa Cruz California his next album is ‘ work in progress ‘ and we hear a few of the new songs plus music from his excellent catalog.
Session two is a beautifully harmonious trio … Tumbling Bones are a trio from the state of Maine USA. Their debut album ‘ Loving A Fool ‘ has caused excited ripples in the New Grass world and this session is a real treat.
Record of the week is a House of Mercy favorite who hails from Seattle Washington. Zoe Muth has moved her studio work to Austin Texas and a top draw of Texas session men join her on this excellent album. ‘ World Of Strangers ‘ is a collection of stories of lost love and a look at the world we live in today.
Intro – In The Red – Tammy Rogers
Little Piece Of History – Zoe Muth – ( World Of Strangers )
Voices – Strugill Simpson – ( Metamodern Sounds In Country Music )
The Problem – Beau Soleil with Michael Doucet – ( Alligator Purse )
Waltz Of The Wayward Wind – Zoe Muth – ( World Of Strangers )
Louisiana – The Howlin’ Brothers – ( Trouble )
Wild Urge To Ramble – Blue Highway – ( Marble Town )
Are You Teasing – Reeb Willms & Caleb Klauder – ( Of Do You Remember )
Spokane – Rachel Harrington – ( Celilo Falls )
The Shiny – Zoe Muth – ( World Of Strangers )
Rabbit – Amy LaVere – ( Runaway Diary )
Against The Wall – Chris Cacavas & Edward Abbiati – ( Me & The Devil )
The World Is Going Crazy – Walter Trout – ( The Blues Came Callin’ )
Back In My Day Blues – Otis Gibbs – ( Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth )
In session Nels Andrews
Mama Needs A Margarita – Zoe Muth – ( World Of Strangers )
Homeless – Kris Delmhurst – ( Blood Test )
In session Tumbling Bones
Annabelle – Zoe Muth – ( World Of Strangers )
Suffer It Well – Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – ( Suffer It Well )
Roll Over Bessie – Blair Crimmin’s & The Hookers – ( Sing – A – Long )
Floor To Crawl – James Hand – ( Shadow On The Ground )
Next week in session Cherry Lee Mewis and Seth Lakeman + an interview with ex Maverick magazine editor Alan Cackett where he talks of his new blog web site.
all the best Barry
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I know, three mid-century American Third Symphonies, all premiered by Koussevitsky and definitivised by Bernstein, it seems like a gimmick, but they relate. William Schuman’s postwar 3rd is full of imperial American thrust, a New York City of symphonies, skyscrapingly virtuosic; Roy Harris’ wonderful prewar 3rd takes somewhat Sibelian developmental strategies out into prairie air and cowboy light; and Aaron Copland’s 3rd is iconic Americana, incorporating the famous Fanfare for the Common Man into its last movement. Why, together they’re like . . . um, how about an American tapestry! Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic put their brand on this music’s flanks, and that’s who plays them for us on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Lincoln Center time—with their original recordings of the first two and the update of the Copland. After that I wanted to give the conductor some, with one of Lenny’s best classical pieces, the Serenade based on Plato’s Symposium, a violin concerto in all but name, but it wouldn’t fit into the two-hour show and the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story slotted right in, so we’ll have to Symposiate on some future Updoc. In the meantime, drop by and get all American if you’re in the mood.
Howling may be caught up in a funeral procession this week and failing as a film critic but the good news is summers coming to the porch reuniting him with old friends. No worries, basically it’s business as usual with loads of great blues hounds gathering to have a party on Taint.
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater – shake a tail feather baby!
One of the things that happened to me last week is that I started listening to Gil Evans and couldn’t stop—a phenomenon aficionados won’t need explained—and I thought, languidly enough and under the influence, Why not pass the experience along via Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Manhattan Sunset time. Gil Evans proposed the most credible and enjoyable alternative to the principal big band sound epitomised by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, evincing a lean toward the French impressionist pallettes of Debussy and Ravel, though if you want to parse this construction along black guy/white guy lines you’ll have to deal with Evans’ profound personal feeling for the blues, surely central to his unassailable greatness as a musician. Though seriously, if you bend an ear toward Deb and Rav, Gil sounds almost nothing like them apart from a predilection for pastel gentilesse. In fact, his alchemical voicings of wind intruments owes more to Ellinton and Strayhorn without, however—the best kind of learning—sounding anything like an imitation. Gil Evans loved some certain sounds and he was going to make them, no matter what; so let’s raise a cheer for the courage of a man so laid back we’d think any kind of martial tribute beyond him. After an hour’s worth of Gil, Updoc turns to an Art Blakey drum record featuring 80% of his Messengers plus Roy Haynes, Philly Joe Jones and Ray Barretto, then goes radically un-Gil, since Evans was the antithesis of anything mechanistic, with George Antheil’s Ballet Mecanique, before relapsing into an Evans paradise and taking it out with Frank Sinatra. You could do worse than tune in, so why not try?
TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!
Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year
Craig Wuepper – Blues For The Piano Players – Storytelling – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Reginald Cyntj – Wind – Elements Of Life – Reginald Cyntje – 2014
Charlie Dennard – Asa Branca – From Brazil To New Orleans – Charlie Dennard – 2014
Kavita Shah – Deluge – Visions – Inner Circle Music – 2014
Steve Kroon – Phantom Of The Island – On The #1 – Kroonatune Records – 2014
Mark Buselli – Istanbul – Untold Stories – OA2 Records – 2014
Nancy Goudinaki – I’ll Be Seeing You – I Wanna Be Your Star – Nancy Goudinaki – 2013
Ted Rosenthal Trio – Someone To Watch Over Me – Rhapsody In Gershwin – Playscape Recordings – 2014
Western Jazz Quartet – Sand, Salt Grass and Sage – Free Fall – Blujazz Productions – 2014
Louis Hayes – Shape Shifting – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
The Verve Jazz Ensemble – Strollin’ Meets Cute – East End Sojourn – Verve Jazz Ensemble – 2014
Tom Tallitsch – Turtle – Ride – PosiTone Records – 2014
Wendy Moten – He’s Funny That Way – Timeless – Woodward Ave. Records – 2014
Jerry Vivino – Three And One – Back East – Blujazz Productions – 2014
Elias Haslanger – Song For My Father – Live At The Gallery – Cherrywood Records – 2014
Jackie Allen – My Man’s Gone Now – My Favorite Color – Avant Bass – 2014
The Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble – Chicken Feathers – Moment’s Notice – KKE Music – 2014
JD Allen – BLOOM – Bloom – Savant Records – 2014
Harvey Mason – Chameleon – Chameleon – Concord Music Group – 2014
The Omar Hakim Experience – So There – We Are One – Ozmosis Records – 2014
Mo’Fone – That & The Other – ‘Fonolgy – Mo’Fone – 2014
Kristen Miranda – All Blues – Double Time – SBK Records – 2013
Jared Gold – Sermonette – JG 3+3 – PosiTone Records – 2014
Bobby Selvaggio – Song for Rebecca – Short Stories – Origin Records – 2014
Bill Cote – Satin Doll – Where Do You Start? – Bill Cote – 2014
David Krakauer – Body And Soul – The Big Picture Featuring Krakauer – Table Pounding Records – 2014
Moutin Factory Quintet – Relativity – Lucky People – Plus Loin Music – 2013
The Jimmy Heath Big Band – Lover Man – Togetherness – Jazz Legacy Productions – 2014
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Garaje Gato – Life In The Bubble – Concord Music Group – 2014
Oran Etkin – Gambang Suling – Gathering Light – Motema Music – 2014
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – I’m Getting Sentimental over You – L.A. Treasures Project – Capri Records – 2014
JC Stylles – Pensativa – Blakey Grease – American Showplace Music – 2014
Mike Pope – Ral And Tonto (For Ricky And Nicky) – Cold Truth, Warm Heart – Nineteen-Eight Records – 2013
Marianne Matheny-Katz – Comes Love – Somewhere In Paradise – Jazzway – 2014
Jeremy Manasia – Lucky To Be Me – Pixel Queen – Blujazz Productions – 2013
Matt Garrison – First Flight – Patchwork – Stop Time Records – 2014
This week Howling’s deep into an 18th century measurement of happiness, relating 20th century philosophy on being prepared for a gig and giving a timeless perspective on blues entertainers. All in all, its another hour with the finest blueshounds in history being in the same place at the same time – Taint Radio!
Lucille & Otis Spann – Fashion never got in the way of blues