Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 10/30 & Tues 11/3

MarkMur

Habitual listeners to Updoc will know that I play very little vocal music on the show, according to my predilection for the instrumental; and when it comes to vocals, especially jazz vocals, as I get older I tend to prize more than ever the virtues of simplicity, restraint, refinement of taste, and a lack of pushiness. But then there’s Mark Murphy, who died the other day at the improbable age of 83, and who began his career as a light-voiced swinger of considerable grace and ended the possessor of a voice—and a face—so ravaged that one automatically wondered about his intake of who-knows-what across the decades. That said, he was no male analogue of The Lady in Satin: his ravaged, haggard voice had lost none of his amazing technique—he could swoop in an instant from the precipice of a plaint to something like a belch, and boff every note right on its beezer—and as for his range of expression, the words immense, daunting, supernatural, and inexplicable are among those that come to mind. More amazingly still, this wealth of hyper-expressiveness never wearies the ear or the heart, never palls or wears thin. On this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Park Avenue Bowery time—we start with one of his first recordings and dabble across the decades to his end. If you don’t know his work, tune in for a hair-raising experience. Also on board for the two-hour span is some scarifying live Miles Davis from 1969, three selections from Laurie Anderson’s brand-new record including one from Lou Reed, one of the Estonian master Eduard Tubin’s strongest symphonies—his 6th, from 1956—and some elegiac John Coltrane. Sound like your kind of thing? Then come along and share the ride.

Jazz Worldwide 104 26 October 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Blue Whisper Amina Figarova Blue Whisper Amina Figarova In + Out Records
The Monarch and the Milkweed Maria Schneider Orchestra The Thompson Fields Maria Schneider Artist Share
Walking by Flashlight Maria Schneider Orchestra The Thompson Fields Maria Schneider Artist Share
Havun The Gurdjieff Ensemble with Levon Eskenian Komitas Komitas Vardapet ECM New Series
Havoun Havoun Tigran Hamasyan Luys I Luso Grigor Narekatsi ECM
Imágenes Horacio Lavandera Imágenes Music for Piano Dino Saluzzi ECM New Series
Tambolero Totó La Momposina Tambolero Francisco “Pacho” Bolaños RealWorld
Passa Quatro Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Musique de Nuit Vincent Ségal Six Degrees
Triffids Ben Monder Amorphae Ben Monder-Paul Motian ECM
Anyplace Ozere Finding Anywhere Jessica Deutsch www.ozere.ca
Black Crow Oded Lev-Ari Threading Oded Lev-Ari Anzic
Señorita Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Two Chick Corea Concord Jazz
Claveles Horacio Lavandera Imágenes Music for Piano Dino Saluzzi ECM New Series
Letters from Iwo Jima Kyle Eastwood Time Pieces Kyle Eastwood Jazz Village
Quizas Quizas Quizas Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Osvaldo Farres ECM
Tipping Point Andy Sheppard Quartet Surrounded by Sea Andy Sheppard-Michel Benita ECM
Olha Maria O Grande Amor Fred Hersch Solo Antonio Carlos Jobim Palmetto
Lament Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá

Tone Science – 10/25/2015

tone science 226

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Border Dissolve in Audiospace Liam O'Gallagher 10 + @: 12 AMerican Text Sound Pieces
 
  Erotic Apocalypse Patrick Higgins Social Death Mixtape
  Every Sunday Jason Roebke Every Sunday
 
  Memoire, horizon Jurg Frek/Konus Quartet Chamber Music
  Chamber Music Bob Cobbing Text-Sound Compositions - A Stockholm Festival
 
  Komposition Für Streichquartett [1985] akob Ullman/Streichquartett des Ensemble UnitedBerlin Komposition Für Streichquartett / Komposition Für Violine / Disappearing Musics

Beyond the Groove Yard – 10/25/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 10/25/15 & 10/28/15, ep 048. Two distinctive organists: Don Patterson (1st hour), and Larry Young (2nd hour).

Hour One:
Don Patterson: Sister Ruth Hip Cake Walk Prestige
Don Patterson: Now’s the Time Boppin’ & Burnin’ Prestige
Don Patterson: Just Friends Tune-Up Prestige
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Don Patterson: Last Train From Overbrook Four Dimensions Prestige
Don Patterson: Goin’ Down Home Goin’ Down Home Cadet
Don Patterson: Sentimental Journey Patterson’s People Prestige
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Sonny Stitt: Donald Duck Loe Flame Jazzland
Don Patterson: Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day Prestige
Sonny Stitt: My New Baby Shangri-La Prestige

Hour Two:
Larry Young: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise Unity Blue Note
Larry Young: Paris Eyes Into Somethin’ Blue Note
Larry Young: Major Affair Contrasts Blue Note
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Larry Young: The Cradle Heaven on Earth Blue Note
Larry Young: Of Love and Peace Of Love and Peace Blue Note
Larry Young: Love Drops Mother Ship Blue Note
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Grant Green: Talkin’ About J.C. Talkin’ About Blue Note
Grant Green: Somewhere in the Night Street of Dreams Blue Note

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET
taintradio.org Archived at RadioFreeAmsterdam.com
facebook.com/beyondgrooveyard
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI
gklein@emich.edu

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 10/23 & Tues 10/27

Laurie

When did you first hear her voice, so graceful and poised and polite that you’d follow it anywhere and believe anything it told you, even when it leads you smiling up to and over the edge of some vertiginous unmistakable cultural-metaphysical abyss? It’s my belief that everyone who has encountered Laurie Anderson’s voice remembers that initial moment indelibly. That pixie is a genius, and she has a quiet, deceptively unassuming power that will not let you go until you really listen. So maybe I’m doing something dangerous by starting this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Soho-Tribeca time—with a couple of her brilliant insinuations and their hidden razor wire. If so, I’ll ease things up for you with a brilliant young British pianist’s take on Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, some super-Ravelian Steve Kuhn and then the Sinfonia Semplices of two composers, Carl Nielsen, who in his gives way to some surprisingly Mahlerian mockery and self-mockery, and Eduard Tubin, a lesser known modern master we’ve been working our way through week by week of late. Then one gasps at the thought that Roswell Rudd will turn eighty next week or so, and basks in the radiance shed by his magisterial trombone. Is there anyone out there who does not love Roswell Rudd? More of him next week too, and more Jon Irabagon, and more of John Scofield’s new album featuring his reunion in a quartet with Joe Lovano. It takes two hours in all and it’s full of vitamins and you’re invited.

Jazz Worldwide 103 19 October 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Dirge for Europe Tomasz Stanko Trio Dark Eyes Kristof Komeda ECM
Refugee Waltz Nadav Haber Quartet Addis Mist Nadav Habor New Perspectives
River Run Stefano Battaglia Trio In the Morning Alec Wilder ECM
The River of Anyder Stefano Battaglia Trio The River of Anyder Stefano Battaglia ECM
Round About Midnight Romain Collin Press Enter Thelonious Monk ACT
In Walked Bud Rotem Sivan Trio A New Dance Thelonious Monk Fresh Sound New Talent
Parisian Thoroughfare Gilad Hekselman Homes Bud Powell Jazz Village
Low Rider Jake Shimabukuro Travels Jerry Goldstein-War Entertainment One
Darkness Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Leonard Cohen Columbia
All About the Starry Dark Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt Bret Higgins Tzadik
Dark Blue George Freeman and Chico Freeman All in the Family Chico Freeman Southport
Dark Eyes (Orchi Chyornye) Jim Guttmann Bessarabian Breakdown Traditional Kleztone
Dark Glasses Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow and Joey Baron Wisteria Steve Swallow ECM
Dark Tango in the Morning Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá
Somewhere in the Night Cal Tjader More Than Mambo Mack Gordon-Josef Myrow-Billy May-Milt Raskin Verve
Night of the Four Songs Omar Sosa Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm and Ancestry Traditional Half Note
One Thousand and One Nights Marc Johnson and Eliane Elias Swept Away Eliane Elias ECM
Tomorrow Night Lonnie Johnson 1947–1948 Sam Coslow-Wilhelm Grosz Classics
The Wandering Night Omar Sosa and Adam Rudolph Pictures of Soul Omar Sosa-Adam Rudolph Otá
Passa Quatro Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Musique de Nuit Vincent Ségal Six Degrees

Beyond the Groove Yard – 10/18/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 10/18/15 & 10/21/15, ep 047. The African side of Art Blakey (1st hour), and Randy Weston (2nd hour).

Hour One:
Art Blakey: Ya Ya Orgy in Rhythm Vol 1 & 2 Blue Note
Art Blakey Quintet: If I Had You A Night at Birdland Vol 2 Blue Note
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Mosaic Mosaic Blue Note
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Art Blakey: Mirage Holiday for Skins Blue Note
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Once Upon a Groove Ritual Blue Note
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Art Blakey & the Afro-Drum Ensemble: Ero ti Nr’Ojeje The African Beat Blue Note
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Ugetsu Ugetsu Riverside

Hour Two:
Randy Weston: Kucheza Blues Uhuru Afrika Roulette
Randy Weston: Beef Blues Stew Live at the Five Spot United Artists
Randy Weston: Niger Mambo Highlife Colpix
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Randy Weston: African Cookbook African Cookbook Atlantic
Randy Weston: Berkshire Blues Monterey ’66 Verve
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Randy Weston: Jamaica East Tanjah Polygram
Randy Weston: Little Niles Little Niles United Artists
Randy Weston: African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant African Sunrise Antilles

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET
taintradio.org Archived at RadioFreeAmsterdam.com
facebook.com/beyondgrooveyard
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI
gklein@emich.edu

Downhome With Howling Dick Ep 126 (A 5 Inch Miniature Railway)

This week Howling’s succumbing to temptation, extolling the virtues of family tradition and discovering yet another great white hope. What’s all this got to do with good music? Well listen and you’ll find, amongst the nonsense, an hour of damn fine blues, roots and all kind of things!

And don’t forget to let Dick know how ya liked it at howlingdick@gmail.com – he’ll thank ya!

Harmonica Frank

Harmonica Frank Floyd – “Could have been Elvis”

Our Shotgun Wedding Day Howington Brothers Long Gone Daddy VIDEO
Baby, What’s Wrong Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughn On The Jimmy Reed Highway VIDEO
Take Out Some Insurance Jimmy Reed Ain’t That Loving You Baby – 1953 – 1961 VIDEO
Lucy Mae Blues Buddy Guy Blues Singer VIDEO
Texas Woman Blues Taj Mahal The Real… Blues Collection VIDEO
Snake Doctor Blues J.D. Short St. Louis Country Blues (1929-1937) VIDEO
You Can’t Get That Stuff No More Tampa Red Tampa Red The Guitar Wizard VIDEO
Rocking Chair Daddy Harmonica Frank Floyd The Missing Link VIDEO
Going Away Baby Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of Hill Country VIDEO
Troubles Sylvia & John Embry Troubles VIDEO
Don`t Think About It, Baby Mike Bloomfield It`s Not Killing Me VIDEO
Carry Me Away Doug Cox & Sam Hurrie Hungry Ghosts VIDEO
1930 Drought Half Deaf Clatch The Life and Death of A.J Rail [ VIDEO
Eisenhower Blues J.B. Lenoir I Wanna Play a Little While VIDEO
Travelin’ Blues Roy Brown Travelin’ Blues VIDEO
King Boy Clarence ‘Guitar’ Sims Born To Sing The Blues VIDEO

 

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Oct 16 & Tues Oct 20

TonyChar

Who’s old-fashioned? Hey, I tried to leverage a photo of Kamasi Washington into this shot but I couldn’t make it fit. At 89 years old, Tony Bennett’s voice sometimes sounds shot, but also sometimes pretty good and besides, tonal beauty was never his strong suit, and his heart and taste and time and wit are not only still intact but eloquent. On a new record of Jerome Kern songs he’s paired off with Bill Charlap and his superb rhythm team of founding fathers, and I hope you don’t have to be of a Certain Age to appreciate music-making of this order. Otherwise on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Roseland Ballroom time—contrast and occasionally even youth are provided by the likes of Jon Irabagon, Fred Hersch, Steve Kuhn, another strong installment of the Eduard Tubin symphonic cycle—his 7th, if you’re counting—new releases from Enrico Rava and Stephan Micus, and a solo piano stunner from Dave Bryant, who once had one of the toughest but most rewarding keyboard gigs in the galaxy with Ornette Coleman, who most often resided between the white keys and the black. Kamasi Washington? So what if he’s not the Messiah. He’s a blast of good news in a world overfull of people who are too cool to care. It’s as if, somehow, he didn’t get the message that music’s no longer able to open hearts and shake up people’s lives. I hope he keeps going and that telegram stays lost, you know?

Jazz Worldwide 102 12 October 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Angel Eyes George Freeman and Chico Freeman All in the Family Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Southport
All About the Starry Dark Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt Bret Higgins Tzadik
Bukuroshe Elina Duni Quartet Dallëndyshe Traditional Albanian ECM
Samba em Prelúdio Gilad Hekselman Homes Baden Powell Jazz Village
Montañas Horacio Lavandera Imágenes Music for Piano Dino Saluzzi ECM
Moon and Sand Stefano Battaglia Trio In the Morning Alec Wilder ECM
In the Spirit of Baden Anat Cohen Luminosa Anat Cohen Anzic
Midwest Mathias Eick Midwest Mathias Eick ECM
The Thompson Fields Maria Schneider Orchestra The Thompson Fields Maria Schneider Artist Share
No Place Like Home Gilad Hekselman Homes Gilad Hekselman Jazz Village
Oh What a Beautiful Morning Ben Monder Amorphae Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II ECM
Havoun Havoun Tigran Hamasyan Luys I Luso Grigor Narekatsi ECM
Angel Eyes Rotem Sivan Trio A New Dance Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Fresh Sound New Talent
Anyplace Ozere Finding Anywhere Jessica Deutsch www.ozere.ca
Balazando Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Musique de Nuit Vincent Ségal Six Degrees
Quizas Quizas Quizas Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Osvaldo Farres ECM
Mountain Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Two Béla Fleck Concord Jazz
Raw Scorched and Untethered Romain Collin Press Enter Romain Collin ACT
Olha Maria O Grande Amor Fred Hersch Solo Antonio Carlos Jobim Palmetto