Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 8/1 & Tuesday 8/5

One of the things I like best about Judith Weir’s music is that there’s only music in it: no dogma, no extraneous rhetorical gestures, no showy displays of compositional chops . . . you know what I mean: she’s pared it down to the essential, purely musical statement and that’s aplenty. I’m reminded of Sibelius’ claim to be providing pure spring water; Weir is in the same business. The sixty-year-old composer, raised in England but of Scottish origin, was recently made Master of the Queen’s Music—the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate—the first woman to hold that position, so this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Niagara Falls time— celebrates her with three pieces: a piano concerto, a string quartet, and her wonderful orchestral composition The Welcome Arrival of Rain. The rest of the show falls in line with modern melodic mostly non-abrasive music like Orion and the Pleiades by Takemitsu, Zemlinsky’s Sinfonietta, and the papa-daddy of the idiom, Jeux by Claude Debusssy—cooling summer music, it seems to me; in any case the kind of thing I’ve wanted to listen to this week. Come by for a sip if you like.WeirLarge

Jazz In The A.M. – 07/31/2014 – Ep. 234

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon (Eastern)
Adrian Cunningham – Girl Talk – Ain’t That Right! The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Records – 2014
Hendrick Meurkens I Misha Tsiganov Pent Up House Junity HMS 2014
Marcus Roberts Trio With Wynton Marsalis – Giant Steps – Together Again: Live In Concert – J-Masters Records – 2013
Rebecca Kilgore – Goldfinger – I Like Men – Arbors Records – 2014
Louis Hayes – Soul-Leo – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Jimmy Cobb – Sunday in New York – The Original Mob – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Gregory Porter – Magic Cup – Water – Motema Music – 2010
Joe Magnarelli – Third Set – Lookin’ Up! – PosiTone Records – 2014
Shirazette Tinnin – Her Powerful Locs – Humility: Purity of My Soul – Hot Tones Music – 2014

1:00
Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band – Dita – Mother’s Touch – PosiTone Records – 2014
Theo Croker – The Fundamentals – AfroPhysicist – Sony Masterworks – 2014
Holly Hofmann – Make Me Rainbows – Low Life – Capri Records – 2014
Diva – Blackberry Winter – A Swingin’ Life – MCG Jazz – 2014
Helen Sung – Never Let Me Go – Anthem For A New Day – Concord Music Group – 2014
Elio Villafranca – Two To Tango – Caribbean Ting – Motema Music – 2014
Dee Alexander – Softly As In A Morning Sunrise – Songs My Mother Loves – Bluejazz Records – 2014
Anthony Branke – Hope – The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite – Origin Records – 2014
The Oliver Gannon Quartet – How Deep Is The Ocean – Easy Sailing – Cellar Live Records – 2014

2:00
The Sean Jones Quartet – 60th & Broadway – Im·pro·vise Never Before Seen – Mack Avenue Records – 2014
Steve Kaldestad With The Mike LeDonne Trio – Blues Straight Up – Straight Up – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Jaki Byard – For All We Know The Late Show/An Evening With Jaki Byard – Highnote Records – 2014
Gregory Porter – Water Under Bridges – Liquid Spirit – Blue Note Records – 2013
Cyrus Chestnut – Bag’s Groove – Midnight Melodies – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
Mike LeDonne – I Love Every Little Thing About You – I Love Music – Savant Records – 2014
Freda Payne – Haven’t We Met – Come Back to Me Love – Artistry Music – 2014
David Weiss – MJ – When Words Fail – Motema Music – 2014
Bobby Hutcherson – Montara – Enjoy The View – Blue Note – 2014

3:00
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein – Viper’s Drag – Viper’s Drag – Impulse – 2014
Craig Scott Quintet – Corner Table – Introducing – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Gerald Beckett – Searching the Unknown – The Messenger – Summit Records – 2014
Bossa Nova Sinfonico – Corcovado – Bossa Nova Sinfonico – National Center Of Music – 2014
Steve Khan – Bird Food – Subtext – Tone Center – 2014
Bob Mamet – Someday My Prince Will Come – London House Blues – Bluejazz – 2014
Barbara Morrison – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – I Love You, Yes I Do – Savant Records – 2014
Charlie Apicella & Iron City Jazz – Big Boss – Big Boss – Zoho – 2014
Joshua Redman – Never Let Me Go – Trios Live – Nonesuch – 2014

Martian Gardens – 07/30/2014

Martian Gardens radio for July 27 & July 30, 2014

MARTIAN GARDENS

WMUA .ORG
Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
July 27, 2014

TAINTRADIO.ORG
webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT; Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog
email: maxtshea@gmail.com

SET ONE
Earle Brown: Three Pieces(No. 2)
Yvar Mikhashoff – Panorama of American Music [various artists]
From Antheil to Zappa 1911-1991
Mode Records/2013
piano: Yvar Mikhashoff; recorded at Slee Hall, Buffalo, New York, 1991-1992; composition year: 1951; time: 1:45

Judith Shatin: Grito del Corazón
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
(for clarinets and electronics) clarinets: F. Gerard Errante, D. Gause; composition year: 2001; time: 5:18

SINGLE PLAY
John Cage: Variations III
for one or any number of people performing any actions
Variations I-III
Mode Records/2003
electronics: John D.S. Adams, D’Arcy Philip Gray, Andrew R. Miller (MOTION Ensemble); recorded at Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, New Brusnwick, Canada, June 19, 2001; composition years: 1962-1963; time: 20:00

SET TWO
Carey Nutman: Moon Spin 2001
The Sea and the Snake
MPS Music and Video/2013
electronics: Carey Nutman; time: 9:04

Morton Subotnick: And the Butterflies Begin to Sing IV
Images Will Descend to the Ground
a. The waves are bitter (0:39)
b. Truth will remain simple, and gigantic wheels, will ride the bitter waves (1:13)
c. And images will descend to the ground (1:52)
And the Butterflies Begin to Sing
New World Records/1997
electronics: Morton Subotnick; The Amernet String Quartet (violins: Kyoko Kashiwagi, Marcia Littley de Arias; viola: Malcolm Johnson; cello: Javier Arias-Flores); recorded at Corbett Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, composition year: 1988; time: 3:36

Paul Dolden: excerpts from Who Has the Biggest Sound?
a. The Village Wind Orchestra – The Answer is Blowing in the Winds (3:37)
b. Who Has the Biggest Noise (2:00)
c. To Play or Not to Play? (1:00)
d. The Village Wind Orchestra – more Blowing in the Wind (2:55)
Who Has the Biggest Sound?
Starkland/2014
instruments, electroacoustics, processing: Paul Dolden; recorded at the composer’s studio, Val-Morin, Québec, 2005-2008; total excerpts time: 10:32

SET THREE
Louis Dufort: Hi_Res
Trans_Canada — ZKM/Karlsruhe [various artists]
empreintes DIGITALes/2009
electroacoustic music realized at the studios of the zkm, Germany, premiered at trans_canada, zkm, Mediantheater, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2005; composition year: 2005; time 13:37

Louis Dufort: Matério_*
Montreal Sound Matter [various artists]
Pogus Productions/2006
electroacoustic music realized at the composer’s studio, Montreal, premiered at Spatio Lumino — Festival Montréal / Nouvelles musiques 2007, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), Montreal, February 24, 2007; composition year: 2006

SINGLE PLAY
Françoise Barrière: Aujourd’hui
Par Temps Calme Et Ensoleillé
Le Chant De Monde/1992
electroacoustic music realized at Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges, 1975, time: 18:53

SINGLE PLAY
Alvin Curran: Canti Illuminati II
Solo Works — The ’70s
New World Records/2010
instruments, tapes, processing: Alvin Curran; recorded in Rome, 1974; composition year: 1977; time: 19:00

SINGLE PLAY
Jorge Antunes: Sinfonia Das Diretas (Direct Elections Symphony) (1st 1/2)
Sinfonia Das Diratas
Sistrum Edições Musicais Ltd./1995
for choir, ensemble, electronic effects and car horns; composed for Diretas Já, 1984; excerpt time: 20:00

SET FOUR
Beatriz Ferreyra: Río de los pájaros azules
Cultures Électroniques 14 (various artists)
Le Chant Du Monde/2000
electroacoustic music: Beatriz Ferreyra; realized at the composer’s studio, commissioned by the Bregman Studio, Dartmouth College, 1998; time: 12:07

Peter Cusack: selections from Where is the Green Parrot?
a. Squabble (1:28)
b. Safari (5:46)
c. Good Sport (3:44)
d. Nightjar (1:00)
Where is the Green Parrot?
ReR Megacorp/1999
field recordings: Peter Cusack; seabirds on b: Chris Watson; total excerpts time: 10:30

Tone Science – 07/27/2014

tone science 172

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Side A Charlie Haden & Carla Bley The Ballad of the Fallen
 
  Monsoon William Hooker, Roger Miller, Lee Ranaldo Out Trios vol. 1 - Monsoon
 
  Introductions Gregg Kelly & Jason Lescallette Conversations
  The Seeker Sunae Pitre & Cory Allen The Seeker & The Healer
 
  Body Sound Holly Herndon Body Sound
  Path Matthew Shipp Trio Root of Things
  The New River Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody Twelve Songs by Charles Ives

Surely A Contender

This week Howling has a senior moment, comes across a lot of B’s and laments over an icons diet. If none of this makes any sense it really doesn’t matter because this is Taint and thrown in the nonsense is an hour of the finest blues and roots on the net

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Doc MacLean – “Doesn’t sing American Pie”

The Backlash Blues Nina Simone Blue For You VIDEO
Do You Know What I Think? Allison Burnside Express Allison Burnside Express VIDEO
You Don’t Know Kirk Fletcher Shades of Blue VIDEO
Changing Love Clarence Jolly Double Trouble The Cobra Records Story 1 VIDEO
Short Dress Woman Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Folk Singer VIDEO
East St. Louis Blues Sid Selvidge The Cold Of The Morning VIDEO
Down Moses The Ebony 3 Vocal Trio Les Plus Beaux Gospels VIDEO
Blue Day Ira Walker Mixposure VIDEO
15_Minute_Blues Richard Townend Seven Sins VIDEO
Charley James’ Blues Doc MacLean Narrow House VIDEO
Who’s Crying Now B.B. & The Blues Shacks Businessmen VIDEO
Don’t Want to See You Go Stacy Puckett Masters of the Cigar Box Guitar VIDEO
Rock And Roll Doctor Little Feat Feats Don’t Fail Me Now VIDEO
Drinkin’ Woman St. Louis Jimmy I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
The Freeze Fenton & The Castle Rockers I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
Just a Memory John Mayall A Special Life VIDEO

 

House of Mercy – 07/26/2014

House of Mercy radio play list
week starting Saturday 26th July 2014
www.houseofmercy.tv
presented by Barry Marshall-Everitt
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Syndicated weekly worldwide – broadcasting since 2007

Our first session comes from the heart of London’s native folk world … taking songs 400 years old and writing new compositions working them into a seamless musical mix is the way Stick In The Wheel make their music. This session features songs from ‘ Bones ‘ their latest EP.
We travel a few hours out of London to East Anglia to find Norfolk based The Vagaband for session two. Their debut album ‘ Town & Country ‘ had them recognised by US magazine Alternative Root as a top 20 European roots band and we agree. We hear tracks from their debut record and some excellent teasers from there forthcoming record.
Record of the week is a wonderful ‘live’ recording of a concert I attended back in March this year. Danny & The Champions Of The World ‘ Live Champs ! ‘ is an excellent opportunity to experience Danny’s superb songwriting stretched out with his very hot playing band.

hour one

Intro – In The Red – Tammy Rogers
Never Stop Building That Old Space Rocket + Cold Cold World + Let’s Grab This With Both Hands – Danny & The Champions Of The World – ( Live Champs ! )

Colonel & The King – Danny & The Champions Of The World – ( Live Champs ! )
Trampoline – Birds Of Chicago – ( Live From Space )

Midnight Rider – Greg Allman – ( Greg Allman & Friends )
Other Days – Danny & The Champions Of The World – ( Live Champs ! )

Henry The Van – Danny & The Champions Of The World – ( Live Champs ! )

hour two

Session – Stick In The Wheel
Restless Feet – Danny & The Champions Of The World – ( Live Champs ! )

Time Takes Us All – Broken Boat – ( Small Defeats )

hour three

Session – The Vagaband
Before Gas & TV – Pieter Brown – ( Paradise Outlaw )

Got The Jakeleg Too – Sheesham Lotus & Son – ( The High Stepping Music of ….)
Brain Cloudy Blues – The Barn Door Slammers – ( The Barn Door Slammers )
Cheasapeke Bay – The Corn Potato String Band – ( The Corn Potato String Band )

Civil War – First Charge Of The Light Brigade – ( First Charge Of The Light Brigade )

all the best Barry

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Analog and More – 07/26/2014

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Get out and hear live local music

Time Song Artist Album
5pm Alapala Gilberto Gil
  Maracutu Gilbert Gil
  Awakening Ahmad Jamal Trio Awakening
  I Love Music Ahmad Jamal Awakening
  Only A Dream In Rio Cassandra Wilson
  Geilomat Thomas Ganseh & Georg Breinschmd Live
  I'll Build A Stairway To Heaven Patty Austin
  Stitched Up Herbie Hancock/John Mayer Possibilities
  Tryin To Reach You The Ryan Harris Band Get In Get Out
  Try Me James Brown
6pm Unite The World The Temptation
  Can't Rule The World The Ryan Harris Band Get in Get Out
  Death Letter Cassandra Wilson
  Dust My Broom Robert Johnson
  Easy Evil New Birth
  Eithier We are Together Or We Ain't Public Enemy
  Get Your Thing Together The Ryan Harris Band Get In Get Out
  Get Ready Get Set Chaka Khan
  Hang On In There Mike James Kirkland
  I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
  I'm A Sucker For Your Love Tina Marie & Rick James

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri July 25 & Tues July 29

The famous jazz version of Victor Young’s Delilah, love theme from CB DeMille’s wonderfully schlocky Samson and Delilah—Hedy Lamarr was a wiz with torpedo guidance systems but took forever to figure out the haircut gimmick—was by the Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet, but John Coltrane performed it in Copenhagen on November 20 1961 with his quartet plus Eric Dolphy, and Trane was in astonishing form on soprano that night, much in the style of The Promise, but longer and maybe more electrifying. This week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Radio City time—also anniversaries a towering Naima from Antibes in July, 1965. Otherwise the show hasn’t finished saying farewell to Charlie Haden, and there are tracks featuring Ornette Coleman, Shirley Horn, and Pat Metheny, plus two more ballads from the recently released album of duets with Keith Jarrett. The show opens with a change of pace: a brilliant CPE Bach piano sonata that seems situated midway between his dad’s music and that of Haydn, and closes with some new Willie Nelson and then a Charlie Haden vocal for which I should probably be arrested. If you have tears, prepare, you know, and please don’t call the cops.SamsonDelarge

Jazz In The A.M. – 07/24/2014 – Ep. 233

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon (Eastern)
Louis Hayes – Village Greene – Return Of The Jazz Communicators – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014
The Oliver Gannon Quartet – Love For Sale – Easy Sailing – Cellar Live Records – 2014
Holly Hofmann – Jack of Hearts – Low Life – Capri Records – 2014
Diva – Blues Medley [Goin’ To Chicago Blues; Kansas City; Every Day I Have The Blues] – A Swingin’ Life – MCG Jazz – 2014
Bobby Hutcherson – You – Enjoy The View – Blue Note – 2014
Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band – Narnian Dance – Time Management – Summit Records – 2014
Dee Alexander – Peridido – Songs My Mother Loves – Bluejazz Records – 2014
Chris Greco – Yes and No – Standards, Vol. 1 – GWSFourwinds Records – 2014
Cyrus Chestnut – Giant Steps – Midnight Melodies – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014

1:00
The Sean Jones Quartet – New Journey – Im·pro·vise Never Before Seen – Mack Avenue Records – 2014
Mike LeDonne – Blues for Ball – I Love Music – Savant Records – 2014
Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band – Explain It to Me – Mother’s Touch – PosiTone Records – 2014
Freda Payne – Midnight Sun – Come Back to Me Love – Artistry Music – 2014
Ark Ovrutski – Milestones – 44:33 – Zoho – 2014
Adrian Cunningham – Barefoot In The Park – Ain’t That Right! The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Records – 2014
Barbara Morrison – Blow Top Blues – I Love You, Yes I Do – Savant Records – 2014
Charlie Apicella & Iron City Jazz – Sunday Mornin’ – Big Boss – Zoho – 2014
Jerry Bergonzi – Dream Step – Intersecting Lines – Savant Records – 2014

2:00
Marcus Roberts Trio With Wynton Marsalis – East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) – Together Again: Live In Concert – J-Masters Records – 2013
Joshua Redman – Soul Dance – Trios Live – Nonesuch – 2014
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein – Wolverine Blues – Viper’s Drag – Impulse – 2014
Dena Derose – Sunday in New York – We Won’t Forget You…An Homage to Shirley Horn – Highnote Records – 2014
David Weiss – The Intrepid Hub – When Words Fail – Motema Music – 2014
Ralph Bowen – You Don’t Know What Love Is – Standard Deviation – PosiTone Records – 2014
Barbara Ween – Bernie’s Tune – Detour Ahead – Barbara Ween – 2013
Joe Magnarelli – In Walked Lila – Lookin’ Up! – PosiTone Records – 2014
Jimmy Cobb – Minor Blues – The Original Mob – Smoke Sessions Records – 2014

3:00
Hendrick Meurkens/Misha Tsiganov – West Coast Blues – Junity – HMS – 2014
Gerald Beckett – Bittersweet – The Messenger – Summit Records – 2014
Elio Villafranca – Last Train To Paris – Caribbean Ting – Motema Music – 2014
Theo Croker – Moody’s Mood for Love – AfroPhysicist – Sony Masterworks – 2014
Anthony Branker – Slave States – The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite – Origin Records – 2014
Steve Khan – Never Let Me Go – Subtext – Tone Center – 2014
Brenda Earle Stokes – Got the Time – Right About No – Alsheneeds Music – 2014
Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – You’re My Everything – Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – Concord Music Group – 2014
Todd Bishop Group – Ventimiglia – Travelogue – Origin Records – 2014

Tone Science – 07/20/2014

tone science 171

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Side B Daniel Higgs/Michael Zerang Daniel Higgs/Michael Zerang Duo
  Survivial Christina Carter Character Study EP
 
  Dark Like My Heart Stephen Gauci, Kirke Knuffke, Ken Filiano Chasing Tales
  Each Other's Arms Half Japanese Overjoyed
  When You Are A Martian Church Rudimentary Peni Death Church
  Oh Shenandoah Charlie Haden Family Band Rambling Boy
 
  Spirituals: The Language of Love Leo Smith Divine Love
  Sex Spy Ornette Coleman & Charlie Haden Soapsuds, Soapsuds
  Turnaround Charlie Haden & Hampton Hawes The Golden Number
 
  Waltz For Ruth Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron Night and the City
  We Shall Overcome Charlie Haden and The Liberation Music Orchestra The Montreal Tapes
 
  The Night We Called It A Day Charlie Haden & Chirs Anderson None But The Lonely Heart
  Single Girl, Married Girl Charlie Haden Family Band Ramlbing Boy