Tone Science – 09/27/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight EliminatedArtist Yarn/Wire and Pete Swanson Eliminated Artist
  A Jon Mueller A Magnetic Center
  Fourth Part Keith Rowe/John Tilbury enough still not to know
  Quatuor à cordes n° 3 (1963) Giacinto Scelsi/Arditti Quartet
  Forbidden Generosity Mythic Birds The Name By Which The World Knows Them
9pm Concerto for Piano Four Hands & Chamber Orchestra Alfred Schnittke Concerto for Piano Four Hands, Concerto for Piano & Strings

Beyond the Groove Yard – 09/27/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 9/27/15 & 9/30/15, ep 044. 6 Tenors: Mini-profiles of John Coltrane, Tina Brooks, Dexter Gordon, Booker Ervin, Hank Mobley & Sonny Rollins.

Hour One:
John Coltrane: Time Was Coltrane Prestige
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Bags & Trane Bags & Trane Atlantic
John Coltrane: Bessie’s Blues Crescent Impulse
Tina Brooks: Good Old Soul True Blue Blue Note
Tina Brooks: The Ruby and the Pearl Back to the Tracks Blue Note
Tina Brooks: Minor Move Minor Move Blue Note
Dexter Gordon: Modal Mood Dexter Calling Blue Note
Dexter Gordon: Stairway to the Stars Our Man in Paris Blue Note
Dexter Gordon: It’s You or No One Doin’ Allright Blue Note

Hour Two:
Booker Ervin: The Lamp is Low The Song Book Prestige
Booker Ervin: Black and Blue Exultation! Prestige
Roy Haynes w/Booker Ervin: Scoochie Cracklin’ Prestige
Hank Mobley: The Mobe Curtain Call Blue Note
Hank Mobley: Lower Stratosphere And His All-Stars Blue Note
Hank Mobley: Avila & Tequila Hank Mobley Quartet Blue Note
Sonny Rollins: Asiatic Raes Newk’s Time Blue Note
Sonny Rollins: You Don’t Know What Love Is Saxophone Colossus Prestige
Sonny Rollins: Way Out West Way Out West Contemporary

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 9/25 & Tues 9/29

BookGarn 2

Booker Ervin never blinked. At least that’s the memory I have of him: unmoving body, statuary face with two-pronged moustache, fingers racing but minimal, a high-cry sear of intensity pouring out his horn and his eyes steely and unvariable as two firmly chambered bullets. When I started doing these shows on—8PM Fridays and noon the Tuesday after, Greenwich Village jam session time—I could barely get through a show without playing a piece of him, but it’s been a while; which may help explain why, when I started off this week with some present-day young trumpeters like Josh Evans and Ambrose Akinmusire, then cycled through peak-period Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw—the link was Larry Young’s organ on The Moontrane—I ended up with Ervin playing with the way-too-unremembered organist Don Patterson on Johnny Comes Marching Home. From there it was a short step to Ervin’s Day to Mourn and his turn on Mingus’ Prayer for Passive Resistance. Also encountered en route: Bill Barron’s big-shouldered tenor work and, as summer into autumn slips, Branford Marsalis’s gorgeous ballad of the same name. After that? How can one not celebrate the expanded reissue of Erroll Garner’s Concert by the Sea, then relapse into the balm-from-better-than-Gilead of Mozart’s A-major piano concerto in a fluent performance by Richard Goode and the responsive, unconducted Orpheus chamber orchestra? You could do worse than drop by for a couple of hours of this, I bet.

Tone Science – 09/20/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Blood Mary Halvorson Meltframe
  The Witch Sarah Kirkland Snyder Unremembered
  Assigned #15 James Saunders/Apartment House Assigned #15
  Inflections I Robert Hall Lewis/Bertram Turetzky New Music for Virtuosos 2
  For Bass Koto with Balloons Judy Dunaway Mother of Balloon Music
  Dirt Foot Jon Mueller & Martijn Tellinga Bowl, Helicopter
  Universal Translator Darius Jones Quartet Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)
  Rune James Tenney/Maelström Percussion Ensemble Pika-Don
  Some Are Wise Baby Copperhead Strings for Color

Beyond the Groove Yard – 09/20/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 9/20/15 & 9/23/15, ep 043. More from Detroiters recorded mostly in the 50’s & 60’s.

Hour One:
Paul Chambers: Julie Ann Go! VeeJay
Tommy Flanagan: Eclypso Overseas Prestige
Straight Ahead: Last Night Marion Had a Real Good Dream Look Straight Ahead Atlantic
Dorothy Ashby: Thou Swell The Jazz Harpist Regent
Kenny Garrett: Native Tongue Standard of Language Warner Bros
Ursula Walker: Groovin’ High Various Artists: The Montreux-Detroit Collection Vol. 2, An Evening of Song M-D
Kenny Cox: Trance Dance Introducing Kenny Cox & the Contemporary Jazz Quintet Blue Note
Yusef Lateef: Arjuna The Dreamer Savoy
Lyman Woodard Organization: Disco Tease Don’t Stop the Groove Corridor
Sonny Red: Blues for Donna Images Jazzland

Hour Two:
Milt Jackson-Ray Charles: X-Ray Blues Soul Meeting Atlantic
Milt Jackson: Wonder Why The Milt Jackson Quartet Prestige
Milt Jackson: Statement Statements Impulse
Donald Byrd: The Black Disciple A New Perspective Blue Note
Donald Byrd-Pepper Adams: Great God Chant Blue Note
Donald Byrd: Brother Isaac I’m Tryin’ to Get Home Blue Note
Kenny Burrell-Jimmy Smith: Blue Bash Blue Bash Verve
Kenny Burrell: Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You Midnight Blue Blue Note
Kenny Burrell: Phinupi Blue Lights Vol. 1 Blue Note

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Downhome With Howling Dick Ep 124 (Humbly Returning

This week Howlings back in the saddle again reminiscing about  Soho haunts, questioning the test of time and giving out personal guarantees. You see, its still the same old madness on the porch –  so thank the Lord he still plays over an hour of some of the finest blues and roots on the net.

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at – he’ll thank ya!


 Reverend Robert Wilkins – Another Prodigal Son

Back In the Saddle Again Gene Autry Back in the Saddle Again – VIDEO
I’m Ready John Primer w/Johnny Winter Muddy Waters 100 VIDEO
Born To Play Guitar Buddy Guy Born To Play Guitar VIDEO
Ragged And Dirty  (1942) Willie Brown Delta Guitar Blues Legend VIDEO
That’s No Way to Get Along Robert Wilkins Complete Recordings (1928-35) VIDEO
Boat Journey Tony Allen Film of Life VIDEO
Billie’s Blues Cassandra Wilson Coming Forth by Day VIDEO
Night Time Is The Right Time Carla Thomas Gee Whiz & Other Hits VIDEO
Able Mable Mable John The Complete Stax/Volt Singles VIDEO
Too Wet To Plow Johnny Shines Too Wet To Plow VIDEO
Hawk Squat (Alternate) J.B. Hutto Hawk Squat VIDEO
Kingly street The Chris Corcornan Trio Listen Up! VIDEO
Make Love To Me B.B. King Blues ‘N’ Jazz VIDEO
I’ll Always Love You Floyd Dixon Marshall Texas Is My Home VIDEO
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures VIDEO
Drifting Blues John Mayall Find A Way To Care VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 9/18 & Tues 9/22


Things to do while waiting for New York’s own Lezlie Harrison to get a record out: express surprise about the continued hot weather when we expected the usual September shift, take too many subway rides to doctors’ and government offices, buy better mousetraps, program Mahler’s mostly paradisal 4th symphony because Claudio Abbado’s Lucerne performance of it is as great as his Lucerne performances of Mahler’s middle symphonies, only shorter—on this week’s Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, just past Hudson River Indian Summer time—but before that pay attention to Cecile McLorin Salvant’s new record and decide that her tilt toward mannerism—though it yields expressively disorienting slides from Blossom-Dearie-innocence to Sarah-Vaughan-chestnotes to vibrato-forms so smoothly formed they seem like trills bronzed by Brancusi—is actually a sign of appropriate adventure at the age of twenty-six when someone’s got a gift as large as hers. Let’s hope so: she could have just made her first record again and waited for applause. Pianist Aaron Diehl backs her up on the new one and also plays a couple with Victor Goines and with his own trio, while Ran Blake plays Monk tunes solo—he used to baby-sit for Thelonious’ son T.S. and he really knows his way around the apartment. Sound good to you? Then feel free to turn on (your apple or other techno-fruit), tune in, and drop up, up, up.

Tone Science – 09/13/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Trio Wroclove William Parker For Those Who Are, Still
  Avant Canal Michel Doneda Everybody Digs
  Corrections Yarn/Wire & Pete Swanson Eliminated Artist
  Music for Everyman George Maciunas/Apartment House Musical Scoring Systems
  String Quartet No. 1 Peter Garland/Apartment House String Quartets [1 & 2]
  A Memory of Perfection Jurgy Frey Grizzana and other pieces 2009-2014

Beyond the Groove Yard – 09/13/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 9/13/15 & 9/16/15, ep 042. Detroiters recorded mostly in the 50’s & 60’s.

Hour One:
Thad Jones: Tariff Detroit-New York Junction Blue Note
Kenny Clarke: Afternoon in Paris Meets the Detroit Jazzmen Savoy
Barry Harris: Burgundy Newer Than New Riverside
Donald Byrd: Ghana Byrd in Flight Blue Note
Donald Byrd-Pepper Adams: Down Tempo Off to the Races Blue Note
Pepper Adams: Inanout Encounter Prestige
Milt Jackson-Wes Montgomery: Jingles Bags Meets Wes Riverside
Kenny Burrell: Moon and Sand Guitar Forms Verve
Sonny Red: Blues in the Pocket Out of the Blue Blue Note

Hour Two:
Paul Chambers: Bass Region 1st Bassman VeeJay
Curtis Fuller: Hugore The Opener Blue Note
Doug Watkins: I Remember You Soulnik Prestige
Yusef Lateef: In the Evening The Complete Yusef Lateef Atlantic
Dorothy Ashby: Pawky Hip Harp Prestige
Regina Carter: For Someone I Love Motor City Moments Verve
Ron Carter: Blue Monk Piccolo Milestone
Tommy Flanagan: Woody’n You Montreux ’77 Pablo

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 9/11(!) & Tues 9/15


Of course I’ll do an (almost) all-Sonny-Rollins show at the drop of a hat the size of his 85th birthday, which a grateful nation received earlier this week, on the 7th. And for a graphic I almost went with the image of our Newk on a hundred dollar bill that’s been making the rounds of the interweb, but quickly reflected that what he’s given us is so much better than a piece of money. Big-souled and wide-hearted in its embrace of life and its issue of joy, he gives us, gratis, a happiness of a size hard to find in this world sometimes—a music whose largesse is happily beyond the clutch of our grasp. I’ve done four such shows already, or maybe five. The “almost” in this one is John Coltrane’s tune Like Sonny, always said to be based on some lick Mr. Rollins played, and believe it or not it’s taken me this long to realize that the reference is to Sonny’s tune Way Out West. I must be the last one on board. Anyway both tunes turn up in mid-show—starting 8PM Friday, then noon next Tuesday, East Broadway Rundown time—followed by his more direct encounters with Coleman Hawkins and Ornette Coleman and a host of unbelievably lucky bandmates. Ten cheers, twenty, eighty, eighty-five, more more more. What’s amazing is how new the music remains, even the familiar pieces. It’s life, it’s joy, and you can take that to the bank. In a manner of speaking.