Martian Gardens – 12/31/2014

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. EST
Webcast date: December 31, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Noah Creshevsky: The Kindness of Strangers
Rounded with a Sleep
Pogus Productions/2011
electroacoustic music: Noah Creshevsky; composition year: 2009; time: 4:58

Linda Dusman: O Star Spangled Stripes
I Need No Words
Neuma Records/2013
The Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo (piano: Paul Hoffmann; percussion: Tom Goldstein); composition year: 2004 (parodies referred: “The Stars and Stripes Forever” [J.P. Sousa, 1897], “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” [Patrick Gilmore, 1863], “You’re a Grand Old Flag” [George M. Cohan, 1906], “The Star Spangled Banner” [John Stafford Smith, 1780; Francis Scott Key, 1814]); time: 8:46

The Legendary Pink Dots: So Gallantly Screaming
Play It Again Sam/1985
rock band, violins, tape collage (LPD); text, voice: Edward Ka Spel; time: 11:11

The Residents: The Stars and Stripes Forever (J.P. Sousa)
The American Composers Series, Volume II
The Stars and Hank Forever
East Side Digital/2000 (orig. Ralph Records LP/1986)
composer John Philip Sousa; synthesizers, percussion: The Residents; published 1897; time: 3:10

Mathew Rosenblum: The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata)
a. Kam
b. The Runaway Universe
c. Caitlin Looked Up at the Sky
d. Interlude
e. Market Fundamentalists
f. Lift Up Your Eyes to the Heavens
g. Last Contact
h. The Big Rip (instrumental)
i. The Big Rip (continued)
j. Kam
Circadian Rhythms
New World Records/2012
Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet with drum machine and numerous samples; (texts: a,j. Paul Celan: “Engführung”; b. Donald Goldsmith: “The Runaway Universe”; c,g, i. Stephen Baxter: “Last Contact”; e. Internet chat; f. Book of Isiah); recorded at SWR Studios, Freiberg, Germany, July 3, 2010; composition year: 2009; time: 19:08

Annette Vande Gorn: Giocoso (from Vox Alia)
empreintes DIGITALes/2008
electroacoustic music realized from 1992-2000 at the Metamorphoses d’Orphee studo, Ohain, Belgium with sound material obtained from the SYTER and MARS systems of the INA-GRM studios, Paris; composition year: 1992; movement time: 5:04

Elizabeth Anderson: Mouvement 1 (from Les forges de l’invisble)
empreintes DIGITALes/2014
electroacoustic music realized in 2002-2003 at the multichannel electroacoustic studio of City University London, and the Studio Akousma of the Academy of Soignies, Belgium; premiered February 25, 2003, at the Electroacoustic Concert at City University London; sound material developed at Centre de création musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris, 2000; movement time: 7:43

Morton Subotnick: Butterfly No. 3
Volume 3 — Electronic Works
Until Spring: Revisited; 4 Butterflies
Mode Records/2011
composition for 4-Channel tape (original mix 1973; new mix 2011); time: 7:21

Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
The Wanderer
Important Records/2007 (orig. Lovely Music, Ltd. LP/1984)
harmonium: Heloise Gold; accordion: Julia Haines; concertina: Linda Montano; bandoneon: Pauline Oliveros; recorded at “Lovely Music Live,” Marymount Manhattan Theatre, January 27, 1983; composition year: 1975; time: 14:00

John Luther Adams: Above Sunset Pass (from The Wind in High Places)
The Wind in High Places
Cold Blue Music/2014
The JACK Quartet (violins: Christopher Otto, Ari Streisfeld; viola: John Pickford Richards; cello: Kevin McFarland); recorded at Oktaven Audio Yonkers, New York, July 29, 2014; composition year: 2011; time: 7:25

Aki Onda: The Sun Clings to the Earth and There is No Darkness
Cassette Memories Volume 3 — South of the Border
Important Records/2012
field recordings, tape collage: Aki Onda; recorded at Fotòfono and mixed at the composer’s home, Brooklyn, New York, 2009-2011; time: 10:28

Coil: Herald
Horse Rotorvator
Some Bizzare/1986
for tape collage; marching band, Acapulco, Mexico; time: 1:03

Ron Nagorcka: Modulations
Atom Bomb Becomes Folk Art
Pogus Productions/2014
(for tape, synthesizers, live electronics, and modulated tape outtakes); composition years: 1974, 1983, 2012 (original composition commissioned for the Melbourne Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1974); time: 6:01

Zoviet France: Palace of Ignitions
Shouting at the Ground
Red Rhino Records/1988
sounds, instruments, processing: Robin Storey; recorded in Newcastle, UK, April 1987; time: 2:12

Beequeen: The Centipede Song
Port Out Starboard Home
Important Records/2011
voice: Olga Wallis; sounds, treatments: Frans de Waard; instruments, treatments, voice: Freek Kinkelaar; recorded in Holland; time: 3:28

Roger Reynolds: Sanctuary (excerpt)
Mode Records/2011
percussion: red fish blue fish, directed by Steven Schick; recorded at the National Art Gallery, Washington D.C., with live electronics, recorded in 2007, additional processing at the University of California San Diego, 2008-2009; composition years: 2003-2008; excerpt time: 15:54

Steven Schick: Six Japanese Gardens (K. Saariaho)
a. Tenju-an Garden of Nanzen-ji Temple (3:08)
b. Many Pleasures (Garden of the Kinkaku-ji) (1:16)
c. Dry Mountain Stream (3:06)
d. Rock Garden of Garden of Ryoan-ji (2:17)
e. Moss Garden of the Saiho-ji (1:33)
f. Stone Bridges (2:55)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Kaija Saariaho; solo percussion: Steven Schick; composition year: 1995; time: 19:00

Paul Lansky: from Threads
a. Chorus III (3:17)
b. Choral Prelude (Aria IV) (4:34)
Textures & Threads
Bridge Records/2014
(for four percussionists); percussion 1: Gwendolyn Burgett; percussion 2: Svet Stoyanov; percussion 3: Ian Rosenbaum; percussion 4: Ayano Kataoka; recorded at Sprague Hall, Yale University, May 21 & 22, 2012; composition year: 2005; total excerpts time: 7:52

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Jazz Worldwide 064 29 December 2014

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Bam Bam Bam Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam Seu Jorge Brownswood
Op Je Hoede Single Edit Amsterdam Klezmer Band Blitzmash Amsterdam Klezmer Band Vetnasj
C’est la Vie Adrian Raso and  Fanfare Ciocarlia Devil’s Tale Adrian Raso Asphalt Tango
Hurricane Sandy (for Chris Christie) Andrew Hadro For Us, The Living Andrew Hadro Tone Rogue
Gambang Suling Oran Etkin Gathering Light Oran Etkin Motema
Lord Give Me Wings Ezra Weiss Sextet Before You Know It [Bonus] Ezra Weiss Roark
El Tucusito Eliana Cuevas Espejo Eliana Cuevas Alma
The Story Rebel Tumbao Rebel Tumbao Matt Jenson Sacred Rhythm
I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song Afro-Semitic Experience Jazz Souls on Fire Thomas A. Dorsey Reckless DC
Blowin’ in the Wind The North Slow Down (This Isn’t the Mainland) Bob Dylan Dowsett
Humility Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá
Impresiones Intimas VIII “Secreto” Anja Lechner-François Couturier Moderato Cantabile Federico Mompou ECM New Series
Lament Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá
Is This America? Matt Slocum Black Elk’s Dream Pat Metheny Chandra
Trouble Man Frank Kimbrough Quartet Frank Kimbrough Quartet Kurt Weill Palmetto
Glow Tord Gustavsen Quartet Extended Circle Tord Gustavsen ECM
Floating Fred Hersch Trio Floating Fred Hersch Palmetto
Salavina Dino Saluzzi Group El Valle de la Infancia Mario Arnedo Gallo ECM
Sofia’s Dance Jacob Young Forever Young Jacob Young ECM
Alphabet Town Toby Koenigsberg Trio Drift Elliott Smith Ninjazz
Blue in Green Mostly Other People Do the Killing Blue Miles Davis-Bill Evans Hot Cup
Deliverance Anouar Brahem Souvenance Anouar Brahem ECM
Sleep Safe and Warm Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder Spark of Life Kristof Komeda ECM

Monkey Mind – 12/29/2014

Mondays 3-5pm (EST) & Fridays 9-11am

Red Krayola – Save the House
Half Japanese – Three Rings
Sam Gopal (early Lemmy from Motorhead) – Grass
Kevin Ayers – Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
Stefan Grossman Sister Kate’s Syncopated Dance
Bert Jansch – Lucky 13
Boyce & Hart – It’s All Happening on the Inside/Abracadabra/Jumpin Jack Flash
Candi Staton – Freedom Is Beyond the Door
Lloyd Robinson – Fire Fire
Andy Bey – Experience
The Waitresses – Jimmy Tomorrow
Derek Bailey & Henry Kaiser – HK d&b
Eddie Fisher Quintet – Scorched Earth
Quincy Jones – Hicky Burr
Back Door – Folk Song
Bar-Kays – Be Yourself
Mary Wells & Marvin Gaye – Waht’s the Matter With You Baby?
Nico – Ari’s Song
Harry Partch – 11 Intrusions
Carmen Miranda – Mama Eu Quero
Porter Wagoner – Ivory Tower
Fanny Hill – Think About the Children
Faye Victor Ensemble – Joe’s Car
Lou Reed – Street Hassle

Beyond the Groove Yard – 12/28/2014

Beyond the Groove Yard ep 007. Some of the musicians who passed in 2014 (Those departing in 2014 are in brackets).

Hour One:
[Horace Silver]: The African Queen Cape Verdean Blues Blue Note
[Gerald Wilson]: Lighthouse Blues On Stage Pacific Jazz
Ramsey Lewis [Richard Evans]: Blue Bongo Goin’ Latin Cadet
Dexter Gordon [Al Harewood]: Society Red Doin’ Allright Blue Note
George Shearing [Armando Peraza]: Nothing But D Best Shearing on Stage Capitol
American Jazz Quintet [Cosimo Matassa, engineer & producer]: Capetown In the Beginning AFO
3Now4 [Tim Green]: Weeping Gigolo Stomp Book of Spells 3Now4

Hour Two:
Jazz Crusaders [Wayne Henderson, Joe Sample]: Freedom Sound Freedom Sound Pacific Jazz
[Charlie Haden]: War Orphans/We Shall Overcome Liberation Music Orchestra Impulse
Thelonious Monk [John Ore, Frankie Dunlop]: Off Minor Monk in France Riverside
Lou Donaldson [Idris Muhammad]: Rev. Moses Alligator Boogaloo Blue Note
Special dedication to [Lionel Ferbos] and all the departed:
Young Tuxedo Brass Band: Eternal Peace/Just a Closer Walk Jazz Begins Atlantic
Dejan’s Original Olympia Brass Band: Lilly of the Valley New Orleans Street Parade MPS
Dirty dozen Brass Band: I Shall Not Be Moved Funeral For a Friend Ropeadope

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET & Wednesdays 5-7 am ET
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Better Than Robert Johnson

This week Howling is joined on the porch by the heavyweight blues pedant Cliff McKnight from Nothing But The Blues for their annual Xmas show. This year,  they create a chain of music based around Charley Patton and talk pedantry whilst they play an hour of superb blues ‘n roots.


Sam Chatmon ” All a man needs is a guitar, a dog and a good beard”

High Water Everywhere Charlie Patton Screamin’ And Hollerin’ The Blues VIDEO
Hollandale Blues Sam Chatmon Hollandale Blues VIDEO
Sitting On Top Of The World John Lee Hooker Free Chicken & Beer VIDEO
Bulldoze Blues Henry Thomas Essential Blues Masters VIDEO
Come On In My Kitchen Cassandra Wilson Blue Light Till Dawn VIDEO
Hank Williams You Wrote My Life Watermelon Slim Escape From The Chicken Coup VIDEO
Piece Of My Heart Janis Joplin Cheap Thrills VIDEO
Cold Blooded Woman Memphis Slim w/ Matt “Guitar” Murphy Cold Blooded Woman VIDEO
Damn Right I Got The Blues Buddy Guy Damn Right I Got The Blues VIDEO
Stuff They Call Money Big Bill Broonzy Complete Recorded Works Vol 6 VIDEO
They Just Don’t Make Them Like That Any More Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
Black Mattie Robert Belfour Not The Same Old Blues Crap 2 VIDEO
Jumpercable Blues North Mississippi AllStars Keys To The Kingdom VIDEO
Pony Blues Ian Siegal Man & Guitar VIDEO
High Water Everywhere Part2 Charlie Patton Screamin’ And Hollerin The Blues VIDEO


Updoc #311, Friday 12/26 & Tuesday 12/30

In theTurnerBig lull between Christmas and 2015 Updoc zoned out on 19-year-old Benjamin Britten’s (presumed) melodification of ‘Lully Lullay’ in the Corpus Christi Carol, and then was lullled into programming two nearly motionless orchestral studies by Toru Takemitsu and Morton Feldman—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, New York Navel Observatory Time. There’s a tad more agitation in Ned Rorem’s Lions – A Dream, particularly when three-fourths of Branford Marsalis’s quartet—less a benched Joey Calderazzo, who thought he didn’t need to practice the piece that much—interrupts the orchestra; and British composer James Dillon’s walking tour of Manhattan, um, climaxes when he conjures La Femme Invisible for a large ensemble. Updoc has long resisted the nearly endless, much-praised chordal tremolos of the Alaska-dwelling elementalist John Luther Adams but has finally given way to Become Ocean, and not because it drenched the Pulitzer panel into submission this year: already lulled and overlulled, the show surrendered to the notion of the motion of the ocean—and forty-two minutes of gorgeous texture from the Seattle (where they know from water) Symphony Orchestra. Updoc #311 ends with Richard Wagner’s giant ripoff of JL Adams and all the Minimalists, the orchestral Vorspeil of Das Rheingold, the first of his four mighty operas about the unworthiness of big-name American beer. My mother used to rinse her hair with Rheingold and once lost her ring down the drain and there was almost no end to it. Heigh-a-to-ho and a happy new year.

Jazz Worldwide 063 22 December 2014

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
It’s Christmas Time Sun Ra with The Qualities The Singles Alton Abraham-Sun Ra Evidence
May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas Irma Thomas and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Holidays Rule Louis Jordan Hear Music
I’ll Be Home for Christmas Nicholas Payton-Stephen Scott Jazz for Joy Buck Ram-Kim Gannon-Walter Kent Verve
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Bill Evans Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas J. Fred Coots-Haven Gillespie Verve
Double Decker (Deck the Halls) Christian McBride Jazz for Joy Traditional Verve
We Free Kings Rahsaan Roland Kirk Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Rahsaan Roland Kirk Verve
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Part 2 Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols Traditional Watt
Postmen and Snow In Wales Suzi Stern, Alex Coke, Rich Harney & Chris Maresh A Child’s Christmas in Wales Suzi Stern Aardvark
Greensleeves John Coltrane Complete Africa/Brass Sessions Traditional Impulse
Sleigh Ride Duke Pearson Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson Leroy Anderson Mosaic
Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Fantasy
The Christmas Song Dave Brubeck A Dave Brubeck Christmas Mel Torme-Robert Wells Telarc Jazz
Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Fantasy
Christmas Time Is Here Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi-Lee Mendelson Fantasy
Snowy Morning Blues Marcus Roberts If I Could Be with You James P. Johnson Novus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Ray Charles The Spirit of Christmas Johnny Marks Rhino
Hanukia Kat Parra Dos Amantes Traditional JazzMa
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble Celebrations Traditional MEII
Nigun for Sabbath and Holidays Joel Rubin-Uri Caine Duo Azoy Tsu Tsveyt Traditional Tzadik
Ring Christmas Bells (Carol of the Bells) Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovich Watt
Nutcracker Rag Jim Cullum Jazz Band Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pacific Vista
Arab Dance Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Third River Rangoon Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tiki Jazz
A Child Is Born Stanley Turrentine Ballads Thad Jones Blue Note
O Little Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharpe Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Traditional Verve
Go Tell It on a Mountain Duke Pearson Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson Traditional Mosaic
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jimmy Smith Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Traditional Verve

Tone Science – 12/21/2014

tone science 191

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Love and Ghosts Farmers By Nature Love and Ghosts
  A Love Song Tyshawn Sorey Alloy
  Mythos / Eyto Mario Pavone Street Songs
  Elixir / Red Shift Rashied Ali, Louis Belogenis, Wilbur Morris LIve at Tonic
  Full CIrcle Suite Joe Fonda Quintet Full CIrcle Suite
  It's Good to Know You Joe Fonda Quintet Full CIrcle Suite

Groove Yard and Beyond – 12/21/2014

This episode: 50’s & 60’s Christmas jazz (my 26th annual, and my first on taintradio).

Hour One:
Roland Kirk: We Free Kings We Free Kings Mercury
Duke Ellington: Waltz of the Floreadores Three Suites Columbia
Carmen McRae: The Christmas Song Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia
Bobby Timmons: Winter Wonderland Holiday Soul Prestige
Jimmy Smith: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Cookin’ Verve
Jimmy Smith: Jingle Bells Christmas Cookin’ Verve
Don Patterson: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Holiday Soul Prestige
Don Patterson: Merry Christmas Baby Holiday Soul Prestige
Paul Horn: We Three Kings Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia
MJQ: England’s Carol And Orchestra Atlantic
Count Basie: Jingle Bells Yule Struttin’ Blue Note
Chico Hamilton: Winter Wonderland Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia

Hour Two:
Charlie Parker: White Christmas Bird at the Roost Savoy
Dexter Gordon: The Christmas Song The Panther Prestige
Ella Fitzgerald: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Verve
John Coltrane: Greensleeves Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings Impulse
Kenny Burrell: Children Go Where I Send Thee Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue Little Girl Blue Bethlehem
Kenny Burrell: Mary’s Little Boy Chile Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
Duke Pearson: Sleigh Ride Merry Ole Soul Blue Note
Kenny Burrell: White Christmas Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
Ramsey Lewis: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Sound of Christmas Argo
Ramsey Lewis: Egg Nog More Sounds of Christmas Argo
Duke Pearson: Jingle Bells Merry Ole Soul Blue Note
World’s Greatest Jazz Band: Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hark the Herald Angels Swing World
World’s Greatest Jazz Band: Joy to the World Hark the Herald Angels Swing World

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET & Wednesdays 5-7 am ET
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

The 10th Floor

This week, Howling’s examining classic rock ‘n roll behaviour, describing a man missing his piano and warns of the approach of a pedant! Sounds exciting? No? Don’t worry, theres still an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots to keep you happy.


Peetie Wheatstraw ” Couldn’t find a piano?”

Mean And Evil Baby Tom Archia The Aristocrat Blues Story VIDEO
Small World Baby The Stumble The World Is Tough VIDEO
03 Taildraggin’ Woman The Blues Spiders All My Fault VIDEO
Six Three 0 Robert Nighthawk The Aristocrat Blues Story VIDEO
I’m Not Signifying The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street [Extras] VIDEO
12 Hot Chicken 032714 Don Flemons Prospect Hill HiFi VIDEO
Handful Of Arrows Kelly Joe Phelps Tunesmith Retrofit VIDEO
Got To Move Fleetwood Mac Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac VIDEO
Ramblin’ Blues Roy Rogers Blues On The Range VIDEO
Bad Liquor Blues Scrapper Blackwell Alcohol Coke & Gin VIDEO
Devil’s Son-in-Law Peetie Wheatstraw The Devil’s Son-in-Law VIDEO
Lost Mind Jeff Golub Blues For You VIDEO
Judgement Day Aki Kumar Don’t Hold Back VIDEO
That’s All Right Louis Myers Complete recordings 1956-71 VIDEO