Jazz Worldwide 54 29 September 2014

Song Title Artist Album Composer Label
Message In A Bottle Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder Spark of Life Sting ECM
Beauty Jacob Young Forever Young Jacob Young ECM
Cimarron Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa Jazz Village
From One Sky to Another Dreamers Pass Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides Ayelet Rose Gottlieb-Mahmoud Darwish Arogole Music
Llegó Eliana Cuevas Espejo Eliana Cuevas Alma
Iyade Omar Sosa Real Live Omar Sosa Otá
S’Inguldu Paolo Fresu-Omar Sosa-Jaques Morelenbaum Alma Paolo Fresu Otá
The Rain before It Falls Toby Koenigsberg Trio Drift Tim Willcox Ninjazz Records
Staying There Tord Gustavsen Quartet Extended Circle Tord Gustavsen ECM
Harlem Bliss Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri Transylvanian Concert Lucian Ban ECM
Travel Guide Ralph Towner-Wolfgang Muthspiel-Slava Grigoryan Travel Guide Ralph Towner ECM
What Your Teacher Pascal Le Boeuf Pascal’s Triangle Pascal Le Boeuf Nineteen Eight Records
A Tale From History (The Shooting) June Tabor, Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren Quercus David Ballantine ECM
The Sirens Chris Potter The Sirens Chris Potter ECM
Walk to the Sea David Buchbinder Walk to the Sea David Buchbinder Tzadik
Caribeña Niño Josele with Paco de Lucia El Mar de Mi Ventana Niño Josele Warner Music Spain
Your Story Bobo Stenson Trio Indicum Bill Evans ECM
Cobankat Elina Duni Quartet Matanë Malit Traditional Albanian ECM
Alobar e Kudra Stefano Bollani Joy in Spite of Everything Stefano Bollani ECM

Tone Science – 09/28/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight In Service/The Assurance David Thomas Broughton & Juice Vocal Ensemble Sliding the Same Way
  Home (a capella) Holly Herndon Home
  Cantata for Two Farts and Juan Carlos I Henri Chopin Cantata for Two Farts & Co.
  Red Stream Marc Edwards/Weasel Walter Group Blood of the Earth
  Aboretum Et Philipp Wachsmann, Peter Ole Jorgensen, Jaokob Riis Expanded Botanics
  Self Portraits My Silence It Only Happens At Night
  Flow Elodie Lauten Transform
  Postcards From The Interior of a Star Death Shanties Crabs
  Colour Of An Eye Half Seen Fred Frith & John Butcher The Natural Order
  Peradam/Cat's Flux 2 Evan Parker & Paul Lytton Collective Calls (Urban) (Two Microphones)

The Whole Shebang

This week Howling’s getting smug with his poker hand, waking up on a desert island and moaning about the Grammys (AGAIN!). All sound familiar? Yup, its another hour  nonsense but as always on Taint mixed up with the finest blues and roots you’ll find on the net.


Billy “The Kid” Emerson – presenting the weather report

Hip-Shakin’ J.B. Hutto & His Hawks Hawk Squat VIDEO
My Baby Is Now on My Mind Andy T – Nick Nixon Band Livin’ It Up VIDEO
Struggle in My Hometown The Mannish Boys Wrapped Up and Ready VIDEO
Mountain Top Boo Boo Davis The Snake VIDEO
Wild World David Migden And The Twisted Roots Animal And Man VIDEO
Backyard Boogie Smoky Babe Way Back in the Country Blues VIDEO
I’m Worried ‘Bout My Baby Terry “Harmonica” Bean Catfish Blues VIDEO
Believe Ruthie Foster Promise of a Brand New Day VIDEO
Way Down The Hole Manitoba Hal Brolund Flirting With Mermaids VIDEO
Woman Across The River Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Three O’Clock Blues B.B. King Woke Up This Morning VIDEO
Red Rooster Jimmy “Duck” Holmes All Night Long VIDEO
When It Rains It Pours Billy Emerson The Sun Blues Story VIDEO
Blues For Henry Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Good News VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday Sept 26 & Tuesday Sept 30

This week’s show opens with some of the freshest mainstream jazz-blues tenor playing I’ve heard lately, and yes it’s sometimes Rollins-inflected, from a player name of Nir Naaman, out of Israel, backed up by a band of American aces like George Cables, Marcus Printup and Greg Hutchinson; and their Ohali Blues seemed an excellent way to start off Updoc’s 299th show—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Manhattan Felafel Time—but the show’s main business moves on to the music of two recently deceased luminaries, Kenny Wheeler and especially Milton Cardona. Kip Hanrahan did an all-Cardona show earlier this week, from the heart and inside the scene, since Milton was one of Kip’s key collaborators on his musical enterprises. Kip said it all, or most of it, certainly more than I can, but I still wanted to play a couple of sets from Cardona’s leader projects on America Clavé, and I did; also slotted in what I think is an interesting compare-contrast with vintage Cecil Taylor, and followed Cardona’s Santeria music with contemporary American composer Christopher Rouse’s orchestral portrait of a Russian woman he did not choose to name, though the alternately lyrical and hard-edged drama of the piece, Odna Zhizn (A Life), tells quite a story on its own. I’ve been wrapping a lot of recent shows up with Mozart piano concertos and this one’s no exception: No. 26 in D-major, Murray Perahia—Murray from the Bronx—playing and conducting and bringing Mozart’s emotional subtext further forward than most do, while retaining the necessary sublime delicatesse. This show’s mixology is unusually stimulating, I think. What the heck am I gonna do for Updoc 300?MozartMilton

Tone Science – 09/22/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Other Strange Worlds/Celestial Beings/Thence, This and Ethereal Sun Ra & HIs Astro-Infinity Arkestra Other Strange Worlds
  ....Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire - Mvts. 1 & 2 Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack ....Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire
  Sunrise David Shea Rituals
  Ghsots Zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino Zeitkratzer Keiji Haino
  The Agreed Upon Myth Throw Down Your Hammer and Sing Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing / Sheldon Siegel split LP
  Vele Hammen Maken Nog Geen Zwijn — I. maar als we nu allemaal gewoon even Sheldon Siegel Throw Down Your Hammer And Sing / Sheldon Siegel split LP
  Mulberry Raider Mike & Cara Gangloff Black Ribbon of Death, SIlver Thread of Life
  ---- Whatever Brains David Lazer Fundraizer

Jazz Worldwide 53 22 September 2014

Simple Joys Arun Ramamurthy Trio Jazz Carnatica Muthiah Bhagavathar arunramamurthy.com
Lotus Feet John McLaughlin Remember Shakti I John McLaughlin Verve
Marugelara O Raghava Kadri Gopalnath Scintillating Sax Kadri Gopalnath Dunya
Daldalan Barı Kayhan Kalhor-Erdal Erzincan Kula Kulluk Yakışır Mı Traditional Persian ECM
Spirit Jazz Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics OST Lloyd Miller Strut
Chalabati Blues Randy Weston-Melba Liston Volcano Blues Randy Weston-Melba Liston Antilles
Gnawa Stop Roberto Fonseca Yo R. Hierrezuelo Jazz Village
Yeh Bati Koyita Samuel Yirga Guzo Samuel Yirga Real World
African Sketches after Afro Blue Clotilde Rullaud In Extremis Mongo Santamaria-Clotilde Rullaud Tzig’Art
Afro Blue Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria Milestone
Blues for the Saints Danilo Pérez Central Avenue Danilo Pérez Impulse
Tokyo Blues Cal Tjader Talkin’ Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz Horace Silver Verve
Blue Bossa McCoy Tyner McCoy Tyner & the Latin All-Stars Kenny Dorham Telarc Jazz
Blues de Marieta Ernán López-Nussa Habana Report Ernán López-Nussa Unicornio
21st-Century Blues Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars Zócalo Bill O’Connell Savant
Lou’s Afro-Cuban Blues Louie Romero y Su Grupo Mazacote Salsa de la Bahia Volume 1 Jules Rowell Patois Records
Not That Kind of Blues Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri Transylvanian Concert Lucian Ban ECM

Thank You Houston

This week Howling is getting lost in translation, tracing lines of royalty and telling tales of lost limbs. As usual, its a load of nonsense mixed up with an hour of great blues ‘n roots

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The Reverend Shawn Amos

The Reverend Shawn Amos – “Big in the boardroom”

Howlin’ Dog Blues Casey Bill Weldon Casey Bill Weldon Vol. 1 1935-1936 VIDEO
No More Sygnifyin’ Poplar Jake No more Sygnifyin’ VIDEO
Something Inside of Me Shawn Amos The Reverend Tells It VIDEO
Must Have Been The Devil Otis Spann The Blues Never Die VIDEO
Since You Came Along Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers VIDEO
Ball And Chain Blues Peg Leg Howell Atlanta Blues VIDEO
Big Fat Mama Blues Houston Stackhouse George Mitchell Collection VIDEO
All Night Long Jimmy “Duck” Holmes All Night Long VIDEO
Way Down In The Hole Blue Mule Enter The Mule VIDEO
Corner of Heartache and Pain Vaneese Thomas Blues for My Father VIDEO
24 Hours Marion James Essence VIDEO
Don’t Leave Me The Canton Spirituals Keep Knocking VIDEO
Please Come Back to Me Robbie Hill &The Blue 62’s Price to Pay VIDEO
10 Too Much Weekend Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ Decisions VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 9/19 & Tuesday 9/23

Okay, I flunked Collage but aced Music Appreciation. And Glenn Gould sang funny, as catching the start of this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Carnegie Hall time—will confirm as he croons, with piano accompaniment, while working out his interpretation of Bach’s Partita No. 2; but then he finds his way, the voice desists, and awe might be an apt response to what happens then. This tracklet is followed by Gould’s classic studio recording of the piece, and this is succeeded by an exceptionally lo-fi recording of the John Coltrane Quartet—pre-Elvin Jones, with Pete LaRoca on drums—working out its interpretation in a Philly nightclub of My Favorite Things a few months before the famous recording. Five years later the classic Quartet was playing Afro-Blue in Paris, and by the miracle of modern bootlegging we can listen in; and I didn’t mean to make things difficult for the Charles Lloyd Quartet by playing a concert clip of theirs right after: Lloyd is in more bustling, brawling form than usual, and Keith Jarrett, after a dauntingly virtuoso start of his solo . . . well, I say it in the intro on the show. Meanwhile the great pianist Leon Fleisher, having recovered the use of this right hand after decades of a debilitating nerve disorder, doesn’t have to play left-hand-only anymore, but his recent such recording of a piano transcription Bach’s solo violin Chaconne inspires a different but no less powerful awe than the dazzling Mr. Gould; after which Updoc’s perusal of the Mozart piano concertos takes up Annie Fischer’s performance of No. 20 in D-minor. You want to know what dark and stormy sounded like before Beethoven and the Romantics? The great melodist Mozart finds no better way to begin this concerto than with a series of deep orchestral grunts. After the resolution, we are lost in the stars with Kurt Weill and Heather Masse and Dick Hyman and nuff said.TraneMozartBach

Jazz Worldwide 52 15 September 2014

Song Title Artist Album Composer Label
Slowly, Distance Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Arogole Music
A Woman’s Song Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Arogole Music
Yafa Reem Kelani Sprinting Gazelle Reem Kelani Fuse
Road Song Ritmos Unidos Ritmos Unidos Wes Montgomery Patois Records
Otro Viage Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa Jazz Village
New Day Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa Jazz Village
El Tucusito Eliana Cuevas Espejo Eliana Cuevas Alma
Caravan Gonzalo Rubalcaba Inner Voyage Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol-Irving Mills Blue Note
Un Son Michel Camilo Solo Michel Camilo Telarc Jazz
Reposo Omar Sosa Calma Omar Sosa Otá
Fragments Ritmos Unidos Ritmos Unidos Jamaal Baptiste-Michael Spiro-Joe Galvin-Mike Mixtacki Patois Records
Spirals Rotem Sivan Trio For Emotional Use Only Rotem Sivan Fresh Sound
Easy Healing Stefano Bollani Joy in Spite of Everything Stefano Bollani ECM
Kjani Trima Elina Duni Quartet Matanë Malit Traditional Albanian ECM
Certainty Ibrahim Maalouf Wind Ibrahim Maalouf Mi’ster
Tel Aviv Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village
Galilée Mon Amour Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita Anouar Brahem ECM
Cuando El Rey Nimrod Jim Guttmann Bessarabian Breakdown Traditional Kleztone
Le parfum de l’éxil Louis Sclavis Quartet Silk and Salt Melodies Louis Sclavis ECM
Despacio Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá

Tone Science – 09/14/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight The Culture of Gun Violence in the US Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John Zorn Sonic Rivers
  Journey Amongst The Stars Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Other Strange Worlds
  Lost & Found (for Henry Grimes) Max Johnson Quartet
  Do Death Blues Non-fiction
  Thomas Paine Haunted House Blue Ghost Blues
  Ergodos II with instrumental responses James Tenney Music for Violin & Piano
  Supper for the Swarms/Hive Mind Audrey Chen, Wouter Jaspers Brombron 22: Root and Branch
  Silenzio (1991-2010) Sofia Gubaidulina Chamber Music with Double Bass
  Burned Across the Sky Jeremiah Cymerman Fire Sign