Jazz Worldwide 075 16 March 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
Um a zero Anat Cohen with Paquito D’Rivera and Wycliffe Gordon Claroscuro Pixinguinha-Benedicto Lacerda Anzic
Lilia Anat Cohen Luminosa Milton Nascimento Anzic
Eu quero é sossego Mário Sève and Daniela Spielmann Choro Por Que Sax? K-Ximbinho Biscoito Fino
Malunga Orquestra Popular de Câmara Danças Jogos e Canções Caíto Marcondes Núcleo Contemporaneo
Deusa do ebano-Deus do fogo e da justiça Virgínia Rodrigues Nós Geraldo Lima-Osvaldo Almeida Hannibal
Muloloki Tiganá Santana Tempo & Magma Tiganá Santana Ajabu!
Malicool Roswell Rudd and Toumani Diabaté Malicool Roswell Rudd Sunnyside
Jarabi Afrocubism Afrocubism Toumani Diabaté World Circuit
Oscarine Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal Chamber Music Vincent Segal Six Degrees
Tumbanga Orlando “Cachaito” López Cachaito Miguel “Anga” Diaz-Cachaito López-Hugh Masakela World Circuit
Black Chicken 37 Buena Vista Social Club with Orlando “Cachaito” López Lost and Found Cachaito López World Circuit
Tea Break Mark Weinstein-Omar Sosa Tales from the Earth Mark Weinstein-Omar Sosa Otá
And They All Came Marching Out of the Woods Jakob Bro-Thomas Morgan-Jon Christensen Gefion Jakob Bro ECM
Peggy’s Blue Skylight Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Charles Mingus Atlantic
A Chair in the Sky Joni Mitchell Mingus Charles Mingus-Joni Mitchell Asylum
Ashen Sky Anouar Brahem Souvenance Anouar Brahem ECM
Under a Golden Sky Bill Frisell Ghost Town Bill Frisell Nonesuch
Poetto’s Sky Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet Desertico Paolo Fresu Otá
Luz en el cielo Omar Sosa and the NDR Bigband Ceremony Omar Sosa Otá
Light in the Sky Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá
Moon on the Sky Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa Alma Omar Sosa Otá
Momento I Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá

Them Pearly Gates

This week Howling makes a deal with St Peter, disapproves of a rockabilly legend and ponders on the career of a Minnesota hopeful. So, thats the nonsense dealt with and theres still an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net.

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Buddy Ace – “The Silver Fox Of The Blues? – Why?”

Oh You Devil You Oliver Brown From new Orleans Diabolical Hoodoo VIDEO
The First Time I Met My Baby Aaron Burton All Night Long VIDEO
Rise Up 24 Pesos Do The Right Thing VIDEO
Black Snake Moan Blind Lemon Jefferson Complete Recordings VIDEO
T.B. Blues Victoria Spivey Okeh Blues Story VIDEO
This Is the End, Little Girl Hubert Sumlin & Keith Richards About Them Shoes VIDEO
The Other Side of the Mountain Jorma Kaukonen Ain’t in No Hurry VIDEO
Little Suzie Jane Louisiana Red When My Mama Was Living VIDEO
Jama Ko Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba Jama Ko VIDEO
Guitar Rag Sylvester Weaver Okeh Blues Story VIDEO
Robin Bibi & Tony Marten / Mystery Train Robin Bibi & Tony Marten Live At The Ram Jam VIDEO
Screaming Please Buddy Ace I Pity The Fool VIDEO
I Couldn’t Love You (More Than I Do Now) Jean Wells Soul On Soul VIDEO
 Dallas Johnny Winter  Johnny Winter VIDEO

 

 

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Fri 3/13(!) & Tues 3/17

There’s been some talk on both sides of the Pond lately about how Thomas Adès, now 44 years old, is not only the finest composer working in England but the era-defining composer in the world at large. I don’t know about that: he’s certainly got the chops, but I can think of other musicians of comparable depth and expertise who have a broader range of expression; I am pretty sure, though, that his Totentanz, for orchestra and two voices, is the strongest score I’ve heard from him. It will have its American premiere in the next couple of months but this week Updoc has the jump on that—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Carnegie Hall time. Based on a destroyed frieze in a bombed-out cathedral and sung in German, Totentanz, while not a pastiche, seems to recapitulate in reverse Germanic music’s understandable concern with death over the last century, beginning in the approximate idiom of Schoenberg and Berg and ending with late Richard Strauss and, in the last notes, Mahler. For all its footnoting, for me it has the ultimate impact of a masterpiece. It also led me, via an association of ideas I’ll make clear on the show, but also because of the impact of Joanna Wallfisch’s stunning new album, to consider a style of singing, usually but not exclusively done by women, that instead of projecting a personality seems to function as a pellucid mirror to the potential of the music, the musician, and the person listening, and we go the rounds with vocalists from Jo Wallfisch and Jo Stafford to Valerie June, Aoife O’Donovan and end on the summit with Shirley Horn. The show concludes with a first taste from Jack DeJohnette’s big new album with old AACM confrères like Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams. I’m susceptible to the classicist critique that when jazz omits swing and blues feeling the heart goes out of the music—and there are a lot of supposedly mainstream players out there who can’t swing and ain’t got the blues—but something else goes out of jazz when all the rules are laid down and known, and DeJohnette’s new record brings back the sound of surprise bigtime and on an extraordinary level of achievement. All in all, it’s a really big show.JackJoAdes

Jazz Worldwide 074 9 March 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Quinto Antonio Zambujo Quinto José Eduardo Agualusa-Ricardo Cruz World Village
Canção de Brazzaville Antonio Zambujo Rua de Emenda Ricardo Cruz-Jon Luz World Village
Noite cheia de estrelas Antonio Zambujo Por Meu Cante Candido das Neves World Village
Cigana Claudia Aurora Silencio Claudia Aurora-Javier Moreno World Village
Fado Maria Bethânia with Jorge Alem Oasis de Bethânia Roque Ferreira DiscMedi
Auto-retrato Maria Ana Bobone Fado & Piano Maria Ana Bobone ARC Music
Enigma Tiganá Santana Tempo & Magma Tiganá Santana Ajabu!
Fio de Prumo (Padê Onã) Criolo Convoque Seu Buda Criolo-Douglas Germano Stern’s Brasil
Tamba Joyce Moreno Raiz Luiz Eça Far Out
Berimbau Joyce and Tutty Moreno Samba-Jazz e Outras Bossas Baden Powell-Vinicius de Moraes Far Out
Nanã Jovino Santos Neto with Joyce Moreno Roda Carioca Moacir Santos-Mario Telles Adventure Music
Alma adentro María Márquez with Omar Sosa Princesa de la Naturaleza María Márquez-Omar Sosa Adventure Music
A Love Lost Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
S’Inguldu Paolo Fresu-Omar Sosa-Jaques Morelenbaum Alma Paolo Fresu Otá
And They All Came Marching Out Of The Woods Jakob Bro-Thomas Morgan-Jon Christensen Gefion Jakob Bro ECM
Zahlen bitte Julia Hülsmann Trio Imprint Heinrich Köbberling ECM
The Water Julia Hülsmann Quartet In Full View Feist-Brendan Canning ECM
Alabama Song Julia Hülsmann Quartet A Clear Midnight Kurt Weill ECM
Stars Fell on Alabama Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette Somewhere Frank Perkins-Mitchell  Parish ECM
Alabama Ezra Weiss Sextet Before You Know It John Coltrane Roark Records
Fleurette Africain Terri Lyne Carrington with Clark Terry Money Jungle Provocative in Blue Duke Ellington Concord Jazz
For Clark Justin Kauflin Dedication Justin Kauflin World Village
There Is a Balm in Gilead-Luzingu Tiganá Santana with Ceú Tempo & Magma Tiganá Santana Ajabu!
The Rain before It Falls Toby Koenigsberg Trio Drift Tim Willcox Ninjazz Records

Monkey Mind – 03/09/2015

This week’s collection, enjoy:

Nurse With Wound – You Walrus Hurt The One You Love (Sylvie & Babs Hi-Fi Companion)
Samuel Adler – Four Dialogs for Euphonium & Marimba, Brian Bowman & Gordon Stout
John Adams – Gnarly Buttons (2nd movement, Hoedown), Ensemble Intercontemporain (American Clarinet, 1999)
Sun City Girls – The Bearded Hermes
Meat Puppets – Seal Whales
Kenny & the Fourth Dimension – See If I Care
Memphis Minnie – Don’t Bother It
Andrea Parkins, Nels Cline, Tom Rainey – Lower Story (Out Trios, Volume 3)
Those French Girls – O-O-O-O-O
Rip Rig & Panic – Bob Hope Takes Risks
Three Johns – Secret Agent
Selecter – Black & Blue
Heptones – Autolene (1973)
Patricia Barber – White World/Oedipus (Mythologies 2006)
Annie Ross & Gerry Mulligan – All of You
Andrews Sisters – Shoo, Shoo, Baby
Wright Holmes – Good Road Blues
Sam Cooke – Good News
Sam Cooke – Shake
Prof Johnson & His Gospel Singers – Standing in the Safety Zone
Cheo Feliciano – Medianoche Y Sol
Gil Scott-Heron – When You Are Who You Are
Nick Lowe – American Squirm
Chris Knox – Mirror Mirror (Songs of You & Me)
Gene Vincent – Cat Man
John Zorn/Mark Ribot/Tim Sparks (Masada Guitars) – Katzatz
Walter Ross – Partita for Euphonium & Piano (Brian Bowman & Marjorie Lee)

Tone Science – 03/08/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Condensation Andres Bosshard, Hans Anliker, David Gattiker, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Butch Morris, Phil..... Selected Soundscape No. 1: Klangbrücke Bern - A Sonic Architecture
 
  Zett Ute Wassermann, Richard Barrett Pollen
  Phoné (1980-81) John Chowning Turenas · Stria · Phoné · Sabelithe
  Vivente - non vivente Sofia Gubaidulina Electroshock Presents Electroacoustic Music Volume IV • Archive Tapes Synthesizer ANS 1964-1971
 
  Primate Travel by Train Luc Ex Assemblée Assemblée
  White Dirt Daunik Lazro, Jean-François Pauvros, Roger Turner Curare
  Beckett (sam) Aaron Bennet, Jerome Bryerton, John Butcher, Danielle DeGruttola, Henry Kaiser, Damon Smith Sextessense - A Tribute To John Stevens And The SME
  Stereo Electronic Music No. 1 Bulent Arel Columbia=Princeton Electronic Music Center
 
  songbirds John Luther Adams/Callithumpian Consort songbirds

Devotion To Duty

This week Howling’s slowing down a bluesman, recounting a ghastly tale of bitter feud and taking on the blues police once again. Busy man our Dick, but not too busy play you an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net!short2-1

JD Short “Missing something”

Boogie Woogie Cowboy Dude Martin Foot Tappin’ & Dance At Screamin’ Festival VIDEO
You’ve Changed Dave Alvin Common Ground VIDEO
Funky And The Farm-boy Rodney Crowell Sex And Gasoline VIDEO
Burning Fire (Otis Spann) Sam Myers Coming From The Old School VIDEO
Thirteen Days J.J. Cale 5 VIDEO
Its Hard Time JD Short Old Time Radio Show VIDEO
Come On In My Kitchen Robert Johnson Steady Rollin’ Man VIDEO
Dig The Pain Charlie Musselwhite The Well VIDEO
Heart of Darkness David Maxwell Blues In Other Colors VIDEO
Pony Blues Aaron Burton All Night Long VIDEO
I’m Tore Down Freddie King Get On The Right Track VIDEO
Mayor Beame George Higgs The Blues & Salvation VIDEO
I Slapped My Wife In The Face Big Jack Johnson Daddy, When Is Mama Coming Home? VIDEO
Poor Boy Thomas Ford Shoulder To Cry On VIDEO
She’s Gone Hound Dog Taylor Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers VIDEO
The Piano Has Been Drinking Tom Waits Small Change   VIDEO

 

 

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/6 & Tues 3/10

Orrin Keepnews’ (and Bill Grauer’s) Riverside Records never developed a trademark sound or style the way Blue Note did, and looking back, prompted by Keepnews’ death on March 1 at the age of 91, I was most struck by his steady, evidently unshakeable devotion to a series of deeply original artists. Riverside’s first record had Thelonious Monk playing Duke Ellington, and althogh Monk wasn’t exactly unrecorded in the early 50s—the pioneering Blue Notes still sound avant-garde, and the Prestige trios definitive—Keepnews set out to develop an audience for Monk that would stay with him for the rest of his life. Check the photos for the company Keepnews kept—Bill Evans cloistral trios, Cannonball Adderley’s mainstream preaching, Wes Montgomery’s thumb—all featured on this week’s Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Sonny Rollins Bridgetime. When Keepnews signed Rollins to the successor label Milestone in 1972, Sonny had come and gone from the jazz scene so many times most people weren’t sure he was still around. Rollins’ first Milestone record was a great one (we feature its Skylark) but then Keepnews stuck with him through the desperately uneven records Rollins seemed determined to make even as people returned from his live performances muttering about religiious experience. It took a while, but Rollins rebuilt himself into the most comprehensive improviser in the history of the music and the records eventually caught up with him. The jazz world is not exactly free from personal sniping, but I’ve never heard anyone speak of Orrin Keepnews without complete respect for his high intelligence and his devotion to the artists he loved best. The rest of the show takes up the cause of a young up-and-comer name of Beethoven, who will have to get along without so sage a guide, but I have the feeling that his career will work out. Did you hear it here first?OrrinSepia

Jazz Worldwide 073 2 March 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Tears Federico Britos Hot Club of the Americas Django Reinhardt-Stéphane Grappelli 3 Knocks
Tears Gypsy Dream featuring Ferenc Gypsy Dream Django Reinhardt-Stéphane Grappelli Mesa Bluemoon
Silk Tears Simon Shaheen and Qantara Blue Flame Simon Shaheen-Steve Stevens-Nicolas Fiszman Ark 21
Tears in Heaven Harold López-Nussa Herencia Eric Clapton World Village
Lamento Astral Moacir Santos Ouro Negro Moacir Santos Adventure Music
Tears Duke Pearson with Flora Purim Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson E. D. Dato-Razao De Viva Mosaic Select
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry Bill Frisell Ghost Town Hank Williams Nonesuch
Cryin’ Blues Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Charles Mingus Atlantic
Everybody’s Crying Mercy Mose Allison Allison Wonderland Mose Allison Rhino-Atlantic Jazz
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart: Live at Montreaux Julie Styne-Sammy Cahn ECM
Lonnie’s Lament McCoy Tyner Soliloquy John Coltrane Blue Note
Lament Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá
Sad Meeting Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
Black Chicken 37 Buena Vista Social Club-Cachaito Lopez Lost and Found Cachaito Lopez World Circuit
En el aire Juan de Lerida Noche en Blanco Juan de Lerida-David Clavería Le Chant du Monde
Aires de Levante Diego Amador Rio de los Canasteros Diego Amador World Village
Air José Luis Montón Solo Guitarra Johann Sebastian Bach ECM
Air on a G String Tiempo Libre Bach in Havana Johann Sebastian Bach Sony Classics
El aire de la plaza Sergio Monroy Chicuco Sergio Monroy Bujío
Buenos Aires Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village
Windsong Ralph Towner-Wolfgang Muthspiel-Slava Grigoryan Travel Guide Wolfgang Muthspiel ECM
Blowin’ in the Wind The North Slow Down (This Isn’t the Mainland) Bob Dylan Dowsett Records
Airborne Romain Collin The Calling Romain Collin Palmetto
The Swirl-Wrapped in a Yielding Air Tord Gustavsen Ensemble Restored Returned Tord Gustavsen ECM
Juba Juba Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef Yusef Lateef Atlantic

Tone Science – 03/01/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Out Right Now Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri Out Right Now
 
  The Woman Who Loves to Make Ballisters Happy Ballister The Ballister Monologues
  Slake Nate Wooley, Dave Rempis, Pascal Niggenkemper & Chris Corsano From Wolves to Whales
 
  The Darn Squid Henry Kaiser & Ray Russell The Celestial Squid
  Kayanda Sekinomu Opika Pense: Africa at 78 RPM
  Five Etudes (1965) for percussion, harp, and bass Sofia Gubaidulina Chamber Music with Double Bass
 
  Cave and Basin Myra Melford and Tanya Kalmanovitch Heart Mountain
  Analyse Aki Takase & Roger Turner Hotel Zauberg
  Photic Zone Lotte Anker, Jacob Riis Squid Police
  Fulcrum John Russell & Roger Turner The Second Sky
  Salute Flying Jessica Pavone Knuckle Under
 
  We Had a Vision O'Death Out of Hands We Go
  Getting Richer Rev. Louis Overstreet An Evening With Reverend Louis Overstreet - His Guitar, His Four Sons & The Congregation At St. Luke