Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Fri MayDay & Tues May 5

LogRollI’ve broken bread and spilled beer with him, plus he has his own show on taintradio, so it would only be logrolling and puffery if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t an atomy of aesthetic or moral compromise in my assertion that Kip Hanrahan is making some of the most intelligent and impassioned music of anyone anywhere, and that I’d like to serve up a tranch of his work so that you might hear it and consider chipping or kipping in to the fundraiser he’s got going—via his Facebook page or indiegogo.com—in order to record some new music for the first time in years and get it out there for us all. So this week’s Updoc—8 PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Off-Broadway time—after starting off with new and newish music from burnout reedmen Kamasi Washington and Gilad Atzmon respectively, serves up about forty minutes of Kip Hanrahan’s life and thought. An early breakthrough album’s title, Desire Develops an Edge, says a lot about the highly charged nexus of love and sex and intellect and world and quest, frequently inflected by umbral looming geopolitical realities, that Hanrahan has achieved. I first encountered him in the late 1970s in the backstage shadows of the New York Public Theatre’s jazz series where, in one of the smartest moves anyone made at the time, he began to see a place where the avant-gardish jazz of the time might meet the Latin percussion he’d heard growing up in the Bronx, and that he might even write a nightborne singable poetry that could stitch those elements together in a way that those elements had yet themselves suspected—a strong beginning for a musical idiom that has enriched itself in passage through mixed countryside along its evolutions toward the sea. It has passed your town along the way, and you’ll probably catch sight of yourself in it. The show eases off, or doesn’t, with the sound of brilliant women singing: Rhiannon Giddens, Joanna Wallfisch, Aoife O’Donovan, Lena Chamamyan, the Wailin’ Jennys, and Dom La Nena: all in all, not 2 bad a 2 hoursworth, with days and nights of blue luck inverted included gratis.

Jazz Worldwide 081 27 April 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label Catalog Number
Mutaciones Ken Hatfield String Theory Ken Hatfield Arthur Circle ACM-7502
Clair De Lune Ameranouche Sun Shine Soul Joseph Kosma Red Squirrel 88295-24303
Maih Maull Ameranouche Sun Shine Soul Richard Sheppard Red Squirrel 88295-24303
Funkissimo Ken Hatfield Trio The Surrealist Table Ken Hatfield Arthur Circle ACM-0162
Riff for Brother Jack Ken Hatfield Phoenix Rising Ken Hatfield Arthur Circle ACM-9512
Vas Dis Brother Jack McDuff Brotherly Love Brother Jack McDuff Concord Jazz CCD-4893
Impressions Dave Stryker Messin’ with Mr. T John Coltrane Strikezone Strikezone 8812
A Love Supreme-Exodus Rebel Tumbao Rebel Tumbao John Coltrane-Bob Marley Sacred Rhythm 00261-39289
Wise One Afro-Semitic Experience Jazz Souls on Fire John Coltrane Reckless DC Music RMCD-1056
Hoodoo Voodoo Kevin Stout and Brian Booth Color Country Kevin Stout Jazzed5 No #
Fire And Brimstone Trombone Shorty Say That to Say This Troy Andrews-Michael Ballard-Pete Murano-Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson-Taura Stinson Verve B0018381-02
Foreclosure Jimmy Bosch ¡A Millon! Jimmy Bosch JRGR Records JRGR CD004
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden Unfolding Charles Mingus-Joni Mitchell nataliecressman.com No #
Vesper Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band Köln Marshall Gilkes Alternate Side ASR 008
Thruway Marshall Gilkes Sound Stories Marshall Gilkes Alternate Side ASR005
Colombian Dixie Edmar Castaneda Entre Cuerdas Edmar Castaneda ArtistShare AS0095
Bamako Roswell Rudd and Toumani Diabaté Malicool Roswell Rudd Sunnyside SSC3008
It’s Time to Make a Change Madison’s Lively Stones Saints’ Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands from the United House of Prayer Traditional Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD40117

Tone Science – 04/26/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Aufflattern die Fledermäuse Grahma Lambkin/Michael Pisaro Schwarze Riesenfalter
  Cor John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, John Tilbury Exta
  crawling voices in relief rosalind hall/alice hui-sheng chang embossed tales of throats
  Spontaneous Appealinair Comtemporate Appollinaire Bob Cobbing Reveue OU 34-35 36-37
  Tape Deconstruction II Nate Wooley Battle Pieces
  Shozyg 1&2 Hugh Danies Revue U 34-35 36-37
  Duet 9 Evan Parker & Joe McPhee Chciago Tenor Duets
  Calling All Cyborgs (After Sun Ra) George Lewis Sequel (for Lester Bowie)
  The Beaded Braids Tony Malaby's Tubacello Scorpion Eater
  Until James Falzone's Renga Ensemble The Room Is
  Drone Tod Dockstader Apocalypse

Fiddle Happy

This week Howling’s blues hounds are riding bicycles, talking to the dead and  fighting over names. Sounds like a strange crowd? Sure they are, but they do make some of the greatest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net so it’s got to be worth a listen.


Otis Taylor – “Who says men can’t multitask?”

Sold My Soul To The Devil Casey Bill Weldon Complete Works  Vol 3 1937 – 38 VIDEO
 Track 2 Come on Home Midnight Johnny So Complicated VIDEO
Three Fifty Seven Dick LeMasters One Bird, Two Stones VIDEO
Cold At Midnight Otis Taylor Hey Joe Opus Red Meat VIDEO
I Am The Man, Thomas Ralph Stanley Man Of Constant Sorrow VIDEO
Superstorm Sandy Blues John Earl Walker Mustang Blues VIDEO
Dark Narcotic Poplar Jake & The Electric Delta Review See What You Done VIDEO
Need Your Love so Bad Little Willie John After Hours: The King Records Story 1956-1959 VIDEO
Dedicated To The One I Love The 5 Royales After Hours: The King Records Story 1956-1959 VIDEO
Brother Can You Spare a Dime Jorma Kaukonen Ain’t in No Hurry VIDEO
Ain’t That A Shame Ged Wilson Ain’t That A Shame (single) VIDEO
Three O’Clock Blues B.B. King Singin’ The Blues VIDEO
Dont Decide Me Little Richard Get Down With It VIDEO
Miss Jones Mr Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child It’s My Guitar VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/24 & Tues 4/28

GidLloydRhiannon Giddens seems to have arrived with the Spring, and now she’s everywhere amid the blasts and blossoms, stunning audience and host alike with her solo rendition of Odetta’s Waterboy on the Letterman show, headlining a country-gospel concert at the White House, profiles on PBS and NPR—seldom have the changing seasons witnessed such a rollout for a first solo album, her Tomorrow is My Turn, produced by T-Bone Burnett for Nonesuch; but in radical contradistinction to a music industry more notable for its industry than its music rolling out ubiquitous armies of promotion for ephemeral crapola, Giddens’ is a voice scaled not only to stun a waiting nation but embrace it, from hillbilly music to classic country to gospel declamation through uncountable gradations from darkest brown to pinkest white: a major talent has arrived, and her Macarthur genius grant will follow next year—you heard it here first, where all Updoc can do, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Capital of the World Daylight Savings Time, is build a couple of vocal sets around her music buttresed by new releases from Nellie McKay, Lainie Cooke, Cassandra Wilson and a belated celebration of Billie Holiday’s centenary. And that’s not all, folks: we’ve got two long selections from Charles Lloyd’s celebratory Wild Man’s Dance. More than any other of John Coltrane’s epigones, Lloyd has long been drawn to Coltrane’s higher lyrical flights of the spirit, and while in the past it may have been convenient to think of Lloyd as Coltrane-light, nowadays there are so few players with any audible notion of their notes referring to anything greater than their notes that Lloyd brings not only a sense of meditation and celebration but a feeling of relief.

Jazz Worldwide 080 20 April 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
If I Should Lose You Grant Green with Sonny Clark Complete Blue Note Recordings of Grant Green with Sonny Clark Ralph Ranger-Leo Robin Mosaic
If I Should Lose You Rachel Caswell All I Know Ralph Ranger-Leo Robin Turtle Ridge
If I Should Lose You Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani Orvieto Ralph Ranger-Leo Robin ECM
A Love Lost Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
I Almost Lost My Mind Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign Ivory Joe Hunter Concord-Stax Remasters
The Lost Wife Romain Collin The Rise and Fall of Pipokuhn Romain Collin Fresh Sound
Lost in a Dream Paul Motian, Chris Potter and Jason Moran Lost in a Dream Paul Motian ECM
Lost in the Stars Duke Pearson Mosaic Select Duke Pearson Kurt Weill-M. Anderson Mosaic Select
Lost and Found Oded Lev-Ari Threading Oded Lev-Ari Anzic
Lost Chords I Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard and Billy Drummond The Lost Chords Carla Bley ECM-WATT
A Love Lost Reprise Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
Dáme la luz Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
Blackbird Brad Mehldau The Art of the Trio Vol. 1 John Lennon-Paul McCartney Warner Bros.
Bye Bye Blackbird Ernán López-Nussa Habana Report Ray Henderson-Mort Dixon Unicornio
Blackbird Orquestra Popular de Câmara Danças Jogos e Canções John Lennon-Paul McCartney Núcleo Contemporaneo
Blackbird Bye Bye Keith Jarrett Trio Bye Bye Blackbird Gary Peacock-Jack DeJohnette-Keith Jarrett ECM
Eye of the Blackbird Omar Sosa and Adam Rudolph Pictures of Soul Omar Sosa-Adam Rudolph Otá
Black and Tan Fantasy Raphael Imbert Heavens Amadeus and the Duke Duke Ellington Jazz Village
Blackwood Eddie Daniels GRP 30 The Digital Master Company 30th Anniversary Eddie Daniels-Rob Mounsey GRP
I Am the Black Gold of the Sun Samuel Yirga Guzo Charles Stepney-Richard Rudolph Real World
Black Chicken 37 Buena Vista Social Club with Cachaito López Lost and Found Cachaito López World Circuit
Black Orchid Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quartet Where Here Meets There Cal Tjader Tiki
Black Orchid Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri El Sonido Nuevo Cal Tjader Verve
Retrato em branco e preto Jean Luc Fillon Aquarela Outros Choros do Brazil Antonio Carlos Jobim Buda Musique

Tone Science – 04/19/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Litany for the Whale John Cage/Theater of the Voices Litany for the Whale
  Around Again Barre Phillips Camouflage
  Suitcase in Savannah Mario Pavone, Matt MItchell, Tyshawn Sorey Blue Dialect
  Holy Mountain Charles Gayle Quartet Vol 1: Translations
  Battle Pieces IV Nate Wooley Battle Pieces
  civil Phil Minton & Roger Turner Drainage
  Two Living Rooms Deux Maisons For Sale
  Les trois dames Joelle Leandre Les Douze Sons

Have No Fear

Howling’s back from his travels and this time he’s serious! This week  he plays a man too old to rock and roll, salutes a man who rediscovered the greats and gives one of them the opportunity to do a coffee commercial. So, normal service is resumed on the porch and as usual there’s an hour of some of  the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.Sam-Charters

Sam Charters  – Blues Hound RIP

Burnt Toast And Black Coffee Mike Pedicin Get On The Right Track VIDEO
Open Road Alice Di Micele Swim VIDEO
The Thrill Has Gone Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Jerry Garcia & David Grisman VIDEO
Coffee Blues Mississippi John Hurt D.C. Blues VIDEO
Crazy Generation Blues Experience Blind Raccoon Collection Vol. 3 VIDEO
Show Me a Man Sunday Wilde From The Docks VIDEO
Rock It Till the Cows Come Home Doug MacLeod Exactly Like This VIDEO
Down in Mississippi Scott Ainslie Thunder’s Mouth VIDEO
A Fool For Your Stockings ZZ TOP Deguello VIDEO
Sweet Talkin’ Devil Cécile Doo-Kingué Anybody Listening Pt.1: Monologues VIDEO
Kimbro Style Old Gray Mule Have Mercy VIDEO
In The Evening Big Bill Broonzy St. Louis Blues VIDEO
This Is The City Berna Dean Cracking The Cosimo VIDEO
Stop Breaking Down Junior Wells Southside Blues Jam VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc Fri 4/17 & Tues 4/21

SecondMSib attempt to air this show in which: Updoc’s ace programmer decided to take the week off, sort of. Well, when you program a complete Mahler symphony, especially his longest, you’ve pretty much got your two-hour slot aced for the week—not that that was his motivation! No, his ear got hooked by last week’s alternation of Mahler’s 3rd excerpts and bebop alto: those selections were from Jascha Horenstein’s great version; this time he’s moved on to Claudio Abbado’s radiant conduction of his last, greatest orchestra, the Lucerne Festival guys and gals with whom he Blu-rayed probably the finest Mahler cycle anyone has achieved. Check this vast, nutty, pantheistic extravaganza out Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, six-hours-behind-Lake-Lucerne time: it’s pure entertainment, and the programmer has left a lot of explaining for the annotator to do, so if you enjoy classic radio-baritone announcing there’ll be plenty of it. He has to link the Mahler with the finisher, Sibelius’ last symphony, the 7th, in a sweeping live performance of Simon Rattle with the Royal Copenhagen (Konigslige Kapel) bunch, and he goes the “the two symphonies prominently lift adjacent phrases from the last movement of the Brahms 1st” route, which doesn’t really tell us much, so he fills in with the better-known meeting of the two composers in 1907, when Mahler, having just finished his Symphony of a Thousand, spoke of trying to include the whole world, and Sibelius, having recently completed a 3rd Symphony in which he pared away received romantic rhetoric and set sail for the eventual destination of the one-movement 7th, finished his drink and grumbled about the condensed concentration of thematic material. It works both ways, especially in performances as fine as these. Next week we’ll make with the bebop, once these polarised symphonic apotheoses get digested. (Repeat “polarised symphonic apotheoses get digested” three times fast and call me in the morning.)

Jazz Worldwide 079 13 April 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
Shape Your Mind to Die Leon Thomas Blues and the Soulful Truth Neal Creque-Leon Thomas Flying Dutchman
You Blew It Roswell Rudd Quartet Keep Your Heart Right Roswell Rudd Sunnyside
Ever Since the World Ended Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Live in London Vol. 1 Mose Allison Blue Note
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Cannonball Adderley Quintet Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At The Club Joe Zawinul Capitol Jazz
Everybody’s Crying Mercy Mose Allison Allison Wonderland Mose Allison Rhino-Atlantic Jazz
No Mercy Jens Wendelboe Big Band Fresh Heat Jens Wendelboe Rosa
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Monty Alexander Monty Meets Sly and Robbie Joe Zawinul Telarc Jazz
Ease My Troubled Mind Clouds of Heaven Saints Paradise Traditional Smithsonian Folkways
It Never Entered My Mind Frank Kimbrough Quartet Frank Kimbrough Quartet Richard Rodgers Palmetto
E and A Oded Lev-Ari Threading Oded Lev-Ari Anzic
Up Eye Gino Sitson VoiStrings Gino Sitson Buda Musique
Peace Piece Niño Josele Paz: The Music of Bill Evans Bill Evans Norte
Maiden Voyage Gino Sitson VoiStrings Herbie Hancock Buda Musique
Cantaloupe Island Kevin Coelho Funkengruven Herbie Hancock Chicken Coop
The Maze New York Standards Quartet The New Straight Ahead Herbie Hancock Whirlwind
Capricho Jean Luc Fillon Aquarela Outros Choros do Brazil Antonio Carlos Jobim Buda Musique
Canto de Yansan Joyce Moreno Raiz Baden Powell-Ildasio Tavares Far Out
Nanã Jovino Santos Neto with Joyce Moreno Roda Carioca Moacir Santos-Mario Telles Adventure Music
Mi conga Omar Sosa Ilé Omar Sosa Otá
La bien pagá Bebo & Cigala Lágrimas Negras Juan Mostazo Calle54
Descarga Valdés Bebo Valdés and Chucho Valdés Juntos Para Siempre Bebo Valdés Sony Music Latin
New Day Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa-Mayquel González Jazz Village