Beyond the Groove Yard – 05/31/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 5/31/15 & 6/3/15, ep 028. Back to the B-3. Hammond sessions mostly on Blue Note & Prestige

Hour One:
Jimmy Smith: Sassy Mae Bucket Blue Note
Grant Green: I Wish You Love Street of Dreams Blue Note
Lonnie Smith: Think Think Blue Note
Organissimo: Wealthy Street This is the Place Big O
Sir Charles Thompson: Boogie Woogie Rockin ‘in Rhythm Columbia
Shirley Scott: Bridge Blues Workin’ Prestige
Don Patterson: Donald Duck Hip Cake Walk Prestige
Don Patterson: Island Fantasy Boppin’ & Burnin’ Prestige
Don Patterson: Red Top Four Dimensions Prestige

Hour Two:
Rhoda Scott: Also Sprach Zarathustra Live at Club Stint-Germain Barclay
Trudy Pitts: Steppin’ in Minor Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts Prestige
Shirley Scott: Like Young Soul Sister Prestige
Larry Young: Paris Eyes Into Somethin’ Blue Note
Baby Face Willette: Swingin’ at Sugar Ray’s Face to Face Blue Note
John Patton: Jakey Let ‘em Roll Blue Note
Jack McDuff: Opus de Funk Soul Circle Prestige
Richard “Groove” Holmes: Blue Moon The Groover Prestige
Sonny Phillips: The Doll House Black on Black Prestige

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
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This week Howling is restoring the reputation of a depressing poet, questioning that of an outlaw piano player and risking his with the establishment of  Tearjerker Corner. As usual, its a lot of nonsense mixed up with some of the finest blues you’ll find on the net.


Homesick James – “Better with a guitar than first aid”

Lonesome Day Blues Jesse James Broadcasting the Blues VIDEO
Get Out of Town Original Legends Of The Blues Still Carrying the Flame VIDEO
Ain’t That A Shame Ann Rabson Music Makin’ Mama VIDEO
Whoa, Back, Buck Jayme Stone Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project VIDEO
Lemon Squeezin’ Daddy Nappy Brown With The Heartfixers Tore Up VIDEO
Gotta Move Homesick James Blues On The South Side VIDEO
She Lived Her Life Too Fast Forrest City Joe I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down VIDEO
Peggy Lee Otis Taylor Hey Joe Opus Red Meat VIDEO
Darkness Leonard Cohen Old Ideas VIDEO
06 Bloodstained Vodka Cécile Doo-Kingué Anybody Listening Pt.1: Monologues VIDEO
Going Down South Martin McNeill Lately I’ve Let Things Slide VIDEO
She’s Got You Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn VIDEO
I Won’t Never Make You Cry Roger Washington Deep Soul Moments
 Sweet Sixteen BB King  Live In Africa VIDEO


Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 5/29 & Tues 6/2


Marcus Belgrave, who died the other day at the age of 78, was hardly known at all outside the jazz world, and even within jazz was seldom regarded as a major star, but he’d been everywhere in the music: on Motown hits, for years with Ray Charles’ big band, on Lord knows how many modern jazz sessions though he also played first rate New Orleans trumpet—he was the very definition of a complete musician, and the level of knowledge, artistry, dedication and heart it takes to play at his level in a music as richly developed as jazz is something that few people aside from musicians will ever grasp; and in Belgrave’s case, they knew. On top of that, he kept his playing intact well into his 70s, not so easy on trumpet, and his recent duets with Geri Allen proves he dunnit, so this week’s Updoc tribute—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, One-Hour-East-of-Detroit time—begins with one of those and then browses awhile. Call him a journeyman musician if you like, but that was some journey, man. To my shame, I was less aware of Bob Belden, who died unexpectedly young of a heart attack not long after Belgrave, and intend to get to more of his music on future shows. This week, some selections from his film-noir epic, Grammy-winning suite The Blue Dahlia will start us off. The Big D shadows the non-jazz portion of the show as well, though there’s not a morbid note within earshot of two great artists’ famous last words. I came across a string orchestration of Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, played by the great Yuri Bashmet and conducted by Gidon Kremer, necessarily less austere than the viola-and-piano version, but the final triplet figures, less obviously lifted, when heard on strings, from the Moonlight Sonata, still sound like a man’s last steps ascending out of this world into the next. The show concludes with Bach’s last fugue, in a fine performance by the Keller String Quartet on a new ECM disc, which breaks off at a famously spooky moment as the old man, sight and body failing at the age of 65, introduces a new motif based on the notes B-A-C-H, as if this incomparable artist, whose work ascended far beyond the merely personal, encountered a last lick of fate that would not let him sign his name. Ooo-eee-ooo, but that’s not a chill you feel, that’s a frisson, and transcendence.

Jazz Worldwide 085 25 May 2015

2nd hour: Keith Jarrett 70th birthday (8 May 1945–)

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
O de casa o de fora Benjamin Taubkin e Abaçaí Músical Núcleus Cantos do Nosso Chão Traditional Brazilian Núcleo Contemporanea-Connecting Cultures
Depois que o ilê passar Virgínia Rodrigues Nós Alberto Pitta-Aluisio Menezes-Miltão Hannibal
Encarnações em Kodya Tiganá Santana Tempo e Magma Tiganá Santana Ajabu
Canto de Ossanha Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda O Que Será Baden Powell-Vinicius de Moraes ECM
Sambojazz Antonio Adolfo Tema Antonio Adolfo-Claudio Spiewak Antonio Adolfo Music
Canto de Yansan Joyce Moreno Raiz Baden Powell-Ildasio Tavares Far Out
Triste de quem Cristina Braga Samba Jazz and Love Moacir Santos-Vinicius de Moraes Enja
Lilia Anat Cohen Luminosa Milton Nascimento Anzic
Paraiso Moacir Santos Choros e Alegria Moacir Santos Adventure Music
Cavaquinho seresteiro Jean Luc Fillon Aquarela Outros Choros do Brazil Waldir Azevedo Buda Musique
Köln Part IIc Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert Keith Jarrett ECM
New Dance Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Palle Danielsson and Jon Christensen Sleeper Keith Jarrett ECM
On Green Dolphin Street Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette My Foolish Heart Live at Montreaux Bronislav Kaper-Ned Washington ECM
Where Can I Go Without You Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Last Dance Victor Young-Peggy Lee ECM
Somewhere-Everywhere Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette Somewhere Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim-Keith Jarrett ECM
Rio Part VIII Keith Jarrett Rio Keith Jarrett ECM
Tokyo Encore Nothing But a Dream Keith Jarrett Barber Bartók Jarrett Keith Jarrett ECM
Part III Royal Festival Hall London Keith Jarrett Paris-London (Testament) Keith Jarrett ECM

Beyond the Groove Yard – 05/24/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 5/24/15 & 5/27/15, ep 027. My NOLA Suitcase: Louisiana Music Purchased During Recent JazzFests

Hour One:
Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses: Hongo Fongo The Lookback Transmission Royal Roses
Plunge: The Praise Singer Dancing on Thin Ice Immersion
Chief Smiley Ricks & the Indians of the Nation: Feathercraft Feathercraft 1.5 Sound
Hart NcNee: Bywater Blues Saint Cecilia Frenchmen Street Records
Soul Rebels: Sweet Dreams are Made of This Unlock Your Mind Rounder
Zachary Richard: Cliff’s Zydeco Le Fou Avalanche
Patrice Fisher: Sleeping Angels Music of the 3 Americas Broken Records
Matt Perrine & Sunflower City: Segouya Bayou Road Suite Threadhead
Bonerama: Indian Red Shake it Baby Bonerama
Spencer Bohren: Suite Steel Tempered Steel Valve
Stanton Moore: Carnival Conversations Royal Potato Family

Hour Two:
Tony Dagradi: Sweet Faced Lie Gemini Rising Astral Music
Tommy Sancton & Lars Edegran: In the Upper Garden Hymns & Spirituals New Orleans Legacy
James Singleton String Quartet: Lauren Z Gold Bug Crawl Singleton Nusic
Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand: Casa Denise City of Timbres OPM Music
New Orleans Jazz Vipers: Sugar Blues Going, Going, Gone Threadhead
Beausoleil: Les Barres de la Prison From Bamako to Carencro Compass
Allen Toussaint: It’s a New Orleans Thing Songbook Rounder
New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Alright Alright Slither Slice Threadhead
Irma Thomas (w/Dr. John): Be You Simply Grand Rounder
Panorama Jazz Band: Sous les Tropiques Dance of the Hot Earth Panorama

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
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This week Howling’s pandering to the blues police as he skips  over one legend whilst shedding a tear for another.  Sounds like he’s up to his usual nonsense but have no worries folks,  he makes up for it with an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll hear on the web.


BB King “We all shed a tear”

Look At That Chick Ike Turner Orchestra (ft Johnny Wright) East St Louis-Stevens Sessions VIDEO
Hand in Hand [Live] Erja Lyytinen Live in London VIDEO
I Got My Eyes on You Big Pete Choice Cuts VIDEO
St James Infirmary Tim Jones Home Again VIDEO
Meet Me In The Alleyway Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive VIDEO
Devil Got My Woman Big Dave Mclean Faded but Not Gone VIDEO
Texas Flood Whispering Smith Blowing The Blues VIDEO
Lord Have Mercy Ritchie Dave Porter Rocking the Blues VIDEO
By the Mark The McCrary Sisters Let’s Go VIDEO
I Call the Shots Malcolm Holcombe The RCA Sessions VIDEO
The Weight of the World Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind VIDEO
It’s Hard Time Joe Stone St. Louis Country Blues (1929-1937) VIDEO
Blues Trip Me This Morning Tommy McClennan Broadcasting the Blues VIDEO
All Over Again BB King Live At The Appollo VIDEO

Updoc Fri May 22 & Tues May 26

MingLigBrown 2

Spring fever? I dunno, but I was so tired this week I couldn’t come up with any kind of thematic connection so I just programmed a lot of great music on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Random Brooklyn time—and that might work: a lot of Mingus in the first set, also featuring Jocob Do Bandolim (thank you, Brad Maestas), Tinarwien, some atmospheric orchestral Ligeti, Tim Warfield’s new Monk album, and some medium-wacky Tyondai Braxton. Then, for no reason but that the performance by Marta Argerich, Claudio Abbado and the Berliners sounded so effervescently alive, a piano concerto by Prokofiev. After that I just wanted to hear Clifford Brown and some other people remembering Clifford Brown. Will that do?

Jazz Worldwide 084 18 May 2015

Interpreting Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Dolphin Dance Kyle Eastwood Time Pieces Herbie Hancock Jazz Village
Dolphin Dance Jazz Jamaica All Stars Massive Herbie Hancock Dune
Chameleon Monty Alexander Monty Meets Sly and Robbie Herbie Hancock Telarc Jazz
The Maze New York Standard Quartet The New Straight Ahead Herbie Hancock Whirlwind
Eye of the Hurricane Gilson Schachnik and Mauricio Zottarelli Mozik Herbie Hancock self release
Cantaloupe Island Kevin Coelho Funkengruven Herbie Hancock Chicken Coop
Actual Proof Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder Spark of Life Herbie Hancock ECM
Maiden Voyage Gino Sitson VoiStrings Herbie Hancock Buda Musique
Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock The Best of Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock Blue Note
Blowin’ the Blues Away Kyle Eastwood Time Pieces Horace Silver Jazz Village
Barbara Afro Bop Alliance Angel Eyes Horace Silver Zoho
Señor Blues George Shearing The Definitive George Shearing Horace Silver Verve
Nica’s Dream Mikata Ayer y Hoy Horace Silver MM Discs
Nica’s Dream Eddie Palmieri Listen Here! Horace Silver Concord
Nica’s Dream Romain Collin The Calling Horace Silver Palmetto
Sister Sadie King Curtis The Best of King Curtis Horace Silver Capitol Jazz
Señor Blues Horace Silver with Bill Henderson Blue Note Trip Movin’ On Horace Silver-Bill Henderson Blue Note
Song for My Father Leon Thomas Spirits Known and Unknown Horace Silver-Leon Thomas Flying Dutchman
Tokio (Tokyo) Hector Costita Sexteto Viagem Horace Silver Far Out
Tokyo Blues Cal Tjader Talkin’ Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz Horace Silver Verve
Que pasa Horace Silver Song for My Father Horace Silver Blue Note

Beyond the Groove Yard – 05/17/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 5/17/15 & 5/20/15, ep 026 More from the Tropics: Latin, Caribbean & Afro-Cuban jazz

Hour One:
Roland Kirk: Juarez Slightly Latin Limelight
Los Hombres Calientes: Cuban Suite Parts 1 & 2, ComparsaN.O. Vol. 2 Basin Street
Los Gatos: Mambo at the M Cats Got Your Tongue BOPO
Dave Brubeck-Gerry Mulligan: Amapola Compadres Columbia
Gabor Szabo: My Foolish Heart Spellbinder Impulse
Tony Dagradi: Tango Gemini Rising Astral Music
Eric Dolphy & the Latin Jazz Quintet: Mambo Ricci Caribé Prestige
Los Tres Amigos: Moon & Sand Moon & Sand Mirliton
Herbie Mann & the Afro-Jazz Sextet: Night in Tunisia The Common Ground Atlantic

Hour Two:
Charles Lloyd: El Encanto A Night in Copenhagen Blue Note
Woody Herman-Tito Puente: Carioca Herman’s Heat & Puente’s Beat Everest
Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana: Joyful Noise Ritmo + Soul Blue Note
Chico Freeman: Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit Contemporary
Ramsey Lewis: Blue Bongo Goin’ Latin Cadet
New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Purple Gazelle Funknicity Rounder
Charles Mingus: Ysabel’s Table Dance Tijuana Moods RCA
Jon Cleary: Zulu Strut Pin Your Spin Basin Street
Charlie Byrd: Bogota Latin Impressions Riverside

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
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Amen To That!

This week Howling’s still on the trail of Alan Lomax but on the way he’s  getting messages from beyond and  mixing up his genders. Sounds like he’s up to his usual nonsense but have no worries folks,  he makes up for it with an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll hear on the web.


James Luther Dickinson “World Boogie Is Coming!”

Love Me Mama Lightnin’ Slim The Excello Blues Story VIDEO
The Clock Is Tickin’ James Harman Bonetime VIDEO
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger Buddy Miller Cruel Moon VIDEO
Death Letter Blues Giles Hedley Rain Is Such A Lonesome Sound VIDEO
On The Road Again Martin McNeill Lately I’ve Let Things Slide VIDEO
Early in the Morning James Luther Dickinson Dinosaurs Run in Circles VIDEO
Runnin Blue The Buddy Whittington Band A Bag Full of Blues VIDEO
61 Highway Mississippi Fred McDowell The First Recordings VIDEO
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor Mississippi John Hurt Live! VIDEO
When My Left Eye Jumps Buddy Guy Buddy’s Blues VIDEO
I Feel So Good J.B. Hutto Slidin’ the Blues VIDEO
When My Left Eye Jumps Buddy Guy Buddy’s Blues VIDEO
i’m glad (66 demo) Captain Beefheart Grow Fins Rarieties 65-82 VIDEO
Pains In My Heart The Dells Time Makes You Change 1954-1961 VIDEO
Nickel And Dime Mudslide Charley New And Used VIDEO