Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri Jan 1—2016—and Tues Jan 5

MarcDuke

What better way to ring in the new year than by programming a rerun on Friday January 1, 2016, at 8PM and noon the following Tuesday, Brooklyn Dodgers Timezone time? Well, on the other hand, it’s a mostly Duke Ellington show, and he’s got it good and that ain’t bad. Also onboard are selections from Marcus Roberts’ two-CD suite Romance, Swing, and the Blues, played by the dozen members of his Modern Jazz Generation, half students and half young lions, with tenorist Stephen Riley as featured soloist, helping nod Duke a fond and appreciative and by no means subservient hello. After that Miguel Zenón’s big band survives yet another sophisticated cloud of Ellingtonia and then we see how Cecil Taylor’s obsessively structured units fare in the arena. Finally a youngster name of Bach provides a Partita for a few pianists to try their hand at until an oldster name of Gould deploys enough absurdist virtuosity to make me laugh out loud almost every time. With Kip Hanrahan for the finish we can face the year ahead feeling fine about the prospects: so I hope for and wish us all.

Death Valley Radio Program 871

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

We can really do sad songs. (No brag, just fact.) DVR program 871 features holiday melancholia from Nickel Creek, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Brook Benton, Peter Rowan with Gillian Welch, Christopher Paul Stelling, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and Heidi Talbot.

Also: Rickie Lee Jones asks “How do we explain a time as crazy as ours?”; Kenneth Salters does some interesting things with Dolly Parton’s “Halos and Horns”; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck get extremely frisky; and longtime colleagues Wadada Leo Smith and John Lindberg finally record as a duo.

This week’s message, courtesy of Todd Snider: “If life is anything, it’s embarrassing. A rusty nail through a careless shoe.”

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

Jazz Worldwide 113 28 December 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label


December Blue Duke Ellington Piano Reflections Duke Ellington Capitol
Winter Song Avishai Cohen Aurora Avishai Cohen Blue Note
December Bobo Stenson Trio Indicum Anders Jormin ECM
Chaconne in Winter Time for Three Time for Three Johann Sebastian Bach-Bon Iver Universal Music Classics
Winterspell Marilyn Mazur Celestial Circle Marilyn Mazur ECM
Eleventh Winter Tale Nicolas Masson-Roberto Pianca-Emanuele Maniscalco Third Reel Emanuele Maniscalco ECM
Endless Winter Shai Maestro Untold Stories Shai Maestro Motéma
Tel Markaban (In Winter’s Palm) Viktor Tóth Tartim Viktor Tóth Budapest Music Center
Winter Elegy John Surman Saltash Bells John Surman ECM
Winter Machine Ezra Weiss Sextet Before You Know It Ezra Weiss Roark Records
Winter Always Turns to Spring Bill Frisell Ghost Town Bill Frisell Nonesuch
Grey December Chet Baker Pacific Jazz Years Stanley Adams Pacific Jazz-Capitol
Christmas Time This Year Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Ry Cooder Nonesuch-Perro Verde
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Matt Wilson Christmas Tree-O John Lennon-Yoko Ono Palmetto Records
Jul Igen Dan Turèll & Halfdan E Glad I Åbningstiden Dan Turèll Mega Records
O Little Town of Bethlehem Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack A Very Gypsy Christmas Phillips Brooks-Lewis Redner Gotmusic Records
O Little Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharpe Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Phillips Brooks-Lewis Redner Verve
Silent Night Dr. John Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack Franz Gruber-Joseph Mohr Clean Cuts
Hallelujah Chorus Matt Wilson Christmas Tree-O George Friedrich Handel Palmetto Records
Hell’s Bells Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols Carla Bley Watt
O Come Emmanuel Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack A Very Gypsy Christmas Traditional Gotmusic Records
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jimmy Smith Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Traditional Verve
Santa Baby Sheila E. Holiday Swinging Joan Javits-Philip Springer-Tony Springer Concord Music Group
Arab Dance Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Third River Rangoon Tchaikovsky Tiki Jazz
Auld Lang Syne Dejan’s Olympia Brass New Orleans Brass Bands Down Yonder Traditional Rounder
Happy New Year to You Sun Ra The Singles Alton Abraham-Sun Ra Evidence Music
Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Fantasy

Tone Science – 12/27/2015

tone science 233

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Duo for Baroque Violin & Bass Buxton Orr/Maya Homburger, Barry Guy Chamber Music for Strings
 
  Light Cuts Shadow/States of Being Barry Guy, Ken Vandermark Occaional Poems
  Rainbow Gladiator Billy Band Quartet Rainbow Gladiator
 
  Wolken/Katzen und Pfauen/Karawane Jaap Blonk, Damon Smith Hugo Ball: Sechs Laut-und Klanggedichte 1916 (Six Sound Poems, 1916)
  Hotel Grief Tom Rainy Trio Hotel Grief
 

Beyond the Groove Yard – 12/27/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 12/27/15 & 12/31/15, ep 056. Some passings of 2015.

Hour One:
Jazz Crusaders [Wilton Felder]: Scratch Live at The Lighthouse ‘66 Pacific Jazz
B.B. King: I’ll Survive Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues – B.B. King Universal
Phil Woods: Greek Cooking Greek Cooking Impulse
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Ornette Coleman: Congeniality The Shape of Jazz to Come Atlantic
A Cass Tech Reunion w/Marcus Belgrave: Your Lady Various Artists: The Montreux-Detroit Collection Vol. 1 Late Model Bop M-D
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Bob Belden: Dreamworld Black Dahlia Blue Note
Buddie Emmons: The Preacher Steel Guitar Jazz Mercury
GRP Allstar Big Band [Larry Rosen]: Manteca Live! GRP

Hour Two:
Cannonball Adderley [Orrin Keepnews]: Big “P” At The Lighthouse Riverside
Modern Jazz Quartet [Howard Rumsey]: Novamo Live at The Lighthouse Atlantic
Thelonious Monk [Bruce Lundvall]: Bye-Ya At Carnegie Hall Blue Note
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Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault/I Can’t Help It It Ain’t My Fault Night Train
Allen Toussaint: Just a Closer Walk With Thee Bright Mississippi Nonesuch
The Wild Magnolias [Bo Dollis]: Party Life is a Carnival Metro Blue
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Clark Terry: Cruising Serenade to a Bus Seat Riverside
Allen Toussaint: Holy Cow Songbook Rounder
Harold Battiste: Me and Willie Tee Presents Next Generation AFO

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
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Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep.131 – The Fabulous Denise)

Its that time of year when the ultimate blues pedant Cliff McKnight brings his encyclopaedic knowledge and immaculate taste for all things scratchy to Dick’s porch. They sit around for an hour talking about and playing their favourite pre 1950 blues whilst Mrs McKnight knits away. They also make a plea for all you blues hounds to donate to charity, so if you enjoy the show go put some money in a tin somewhere!

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

Blind_Boy_Fuller

 Blind Boy Fuller “Cliff’s on commission!”

When The War Was On Blind Willie Johnson Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Truckin’ My Blues Away Blind Boy Fuller The Melotone Blues Story VIDEO
Poor Boy Long Ways From Home Banjo Jo (Gus Cannon) Gus Cannon Vol. 1-(1927-28) VIDEO
Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues) Sleepy John Estes The Complete Recorded Works Vol 2 VIDEO
St. James Infirmary Louis Armstrong Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven VIDEO
Let Me Play Your Vendor Washboard Sam Complete Recorded Works Vol 6 VIDEO
Railroadin’ Some Henry Thomas Ragtime Texas VIDEO
Mean Red Spider Muddy Waters The Chess Box VIDEO
Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down Mississippi Fred McDowell The First Recordings VIDEO
Tar Road Blues Jaydee Short Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Greyhound Blues D.A.Hunt Third Man Single VIDEO
Vampire Women Spark Plug Smith Blues Images Calendar Vol. 13 VIDEO
Six Cold Feet in the Ground Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell Prison Bound Blues VIDEO
I Whipped My Woman with a Single Tree The Memphis Jug Band Memphis Jug Band (1927-1930) [ VIDEO
Searching the Desert for the Blues Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell Vol. 2 (1931 – 1933) VIDEO
Dry Bone Shuffle Blind Blake Blues In Chicago VIDEO
T-Bone Shuffle T-Bone Walker Midnight Blues VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, 12/25 & 12/29

Magii

If not for the stray mention of 2014 in one of my inter-tune announcements, I probably could have slid this show past you as this year’s Christmas gift—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, overheated New York “winter” time—without you catching me, but there it is and I left it in. The music’s the same—great stuff, assuredly: Bach, Mozart, Soeur Marie Keyrouz, Sam Cooke and other luminaries, though how come no Lester Bowie with the church bells?—and my throttled anguish over the bloody chaos of our present world’s the same, though there’s no mention of recent additions to it in Paris—where a close friend of mine got some paint in his eye, got all swollen up and so didn’t use his free ticket to the Bataclan that night—and San Bernardino, not to mention all over the Eastern Exotic Regions; but I trust the music to effectively reaccomplish such lifting and healing work as it can achieve, under the circumstances. Meanwhile—a purely personal matter—I’m trying to figure out if I sound a trifle drunk or only sleepy while stumbling over a foreign word or two, or over the small print of an artist’s name, or which button to push to find the right bit of info . . . Maybe I sound like that all the time. I listened a second time and it sounded pretty much all right. If you have a take on it, or a diagnosis, please send it to the King of Siam, in memory of Boris Yeltsin, and enjoy the show.

Death Valley Radio Program 870

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

DVR program 870 welcomes the winter solstice and features new music from a duo called Food and Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz; a transcendent collaboration between Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, produced by Ry Cooder; Stephen Layton and Polyphony’s recording of “Alleluia,” a work described by its composer Randall Thompson as “slow, sad and comparable to the Book of Job”; and Kronos Quartet with Sufjan Stevens performing “Tenebre,” Bryce Dessner’s “investigation of the relationship between music and light.”

Also: new old music from the Dave Douglas Quintet (the African-American hymn “There Is a Balm in Gilead”) and the Geof Bradfield Quintet (the Baptist hymn “Before This Time Another Year”).

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.

 

Jazz Worldwide 112 21 December 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
It’s Christmas Time Sun Ra with The Qualities The Singles Alton Abraham-Sun Ra Evidence
May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas Irma Thomas and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Holidays Rule Louis Jordan Hear Music
I’ll Be Home for Christmas Nicholas Payton-Stephen Scott Jazz for Joy Buck Ram-Kim Gannon-Walter Kent Verve
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Bill Evans Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas J. Fred Coots-Haven Gillespie Verve
Double Decker (Deck the Halls) Christian McBride Jazz for Joy Traditional Verve
We Free Kings Rahsaan Roland Kirk Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Rahsaan Roland Kirk Verve
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Part 2 Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols Traditional Watt
Postmen and Snow In Wales Suzi Stern, Alex Coke, Rich Harney and Chris Maresh A Child’s Christmas in Wales Suzi Stern-Dylan Thomas Aardvark
Greensleeves John Coltrane Complete Africa/Brass Sessions Traditional Impulse
Sleigh Ride Duke Pearson Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson Leroy Anderson Mosaic
Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Fantasy
The Christmas Song Dave Brubeck A Dave Brubeck Christmas Mel Torme-Robert Wells Telarc Jazz
Linus and Lucy Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Fantasy
Christmas Time Is Here Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi-Lee Mendelson Fantasy
Snowy Morning Blues Marcus Roberts If I Could Be with You James P. Johnson Novus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Ray Charles The Spirit of Christmas Johnny Marks Rhino
Hanukia Kat Parra Dos Amantes Traditional JazzMa
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble Celebrations Traditional MEII
Nigun for Sabbath and Holidays Joel Rubin-Uri Caine Duo Azoy Tsu Tsveyt Traditional Tzadik
Ring Christmas Bells (Carol of the Bells) Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovich Watt
Nutcracker Rag Jim Cullum Jazz Band Hot Jazz for a Cool Yule Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pacific Vista
Arab Dance Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Third River Rangoon Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tiki Jazz
A Child Is Born Stanley Turrentine Ballads Thad Jones Blue Note
O Little Town of Bethlehem Sister Rosetta Tharpe Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Traditional Verve
Go Tell It on a Mountain Duke Pearson Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson Traditional Mosaic
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jimmy Smith Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas Traditional Verve

Tone Science – 12/20/2015

tone science 232

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Blues No. 7 Loren Connors Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko
 
  Side A Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt Live at Various
  Accretion Dave Seidel ~60Hz
 
  The Dream Machine Roscoe Mitchell Sound Songs
  The People United Will Never Be Deated! Parts 1 & 2 Frederiz Rzewski The People United Will Never Be Deated!
  Dichotomy Jimmy Giuffre & Steve Swallow Free Fall
  Mu Keeril Makan/Eric Carlson Afterglow
 
  Quintet for Piano and Strings Ann Southam/Stephen Clarke, Marie Berard, Dominique Laplante, Rene Regehn, Marianne Pack Glass Houses
  The Descent of the Holy Ghost Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber/Rachel Podger, David Miller, Marcin Świątkiewicz Rosary Sonatas
  Thug Swans Cop
  Untitled (track 4) Takehisa Kosugi Violin Solo 1980 N.Y.C.
 
  Incision 3 Evan Parker, Barry Guy Incision
  Morishige - Gebbia 4 Gianni Gebbia & Yasumune Morishige Cello Meetings Vol. 1
  Canal Michel Doneda Everybody Digs
 
  1981: Stormfugle Moniek Darge Soundies (selected work 1980-2001)