Beyond the Groove Yard – 12/20/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 12/20/15 & 12/24/15, ep 006. Christmas jazz from the 50’s & 60’s.

Hour One:
Roland Kirk: We Free Kings We Free Kings Mercury
Duke Ellington: Waltz of the Floreadores Three Suites Columbia
Carmen McRae: The Christmas Song Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia
Bobby Timmons: Winter Wonderland Holiday Soul Prestige
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Jimmy Smith: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Cookin’ Verve
Jimmy Smith: Jingle Bells Christmas Cookin’ Verve
Don Patterson: Santa Claus is Coming to Town Holiday Soul Prestige
Don Patterson: Merry Christmas Baby Holiday Soul Prestige
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Paul Horn: We Three Kings Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia
MJQ: England’s Carol And Orchestra Atlantic
Count Basie: Jingle Bells Yule Struttin’ Blue Note
Chico Hamilton: Winter Wonderland Jingle Bell Jazz Columbia

Hour Two:
Charlie Parker: White Christmas Bird at the Roost Savoy
Dexter Gordon: The Christmas Song The Panther Prestige
Ella Fitzgerald: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Verve
John Coltrane: Greensleeves Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings Impulse
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Kenny Burrell: Children Go Where I Send Thee Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue Little Girl Blue Bethlehem
Kenny Burrell: Mary’s Little Boy Chile Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
Duke Pearson: Sleigh Ride Merry Ole Soul Blue Note
Kenny Burrell: White Christmas Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas Cadet
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Ramsey Lewis: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Sound of Christmas Argo
Ramsey Lewis: Egg Nog More Sounds of Christmas Argo
Duke Pearson: Jingle Bells Merry Ole Soul Blue Note
World’s Greatest Jazz Band: Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hark the Herald Angels Swing World
World’s Greatest Jazz Band: Joy to the World Hark the Herald Angels Swing World

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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 12/18 & Tues 12/22

PianoSolo piano, yes, but not for the whole two hours of this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Steinway Piano Factory time. Temptations I couldn’t resist: two tracks from Fred Hersch’s new solo album—his tenth, believe it or not—and then Brad Mehldau from his still fairly new 4-CD set of solo piano concerts performed over the past ten years, and since I picked his version of a Radiohead tune, why not follow it with original, and then, after something in French, a bit of Art Tatum to pull the house down. Can’t do better than follow Tatum with Bach, in this case about a third of the prodigal Igor Levit’s new recording of The Goldberg Variations, after which we break form with Sonny Rollins’ complete set of The Alfie Variations. And so on for a couple of entertaining hours. And have you heard Katie Bull’s new record? There’s a long piece of it toward the end, so be there if you like.

Death Valley Radio Program 869

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 869 features lots of mallet percussion (John Lurie, Psapp, Shugo Tokumaru, Vampire Weekend, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Patrick Castillo); contemporary compositions inspired by traditional hymns (Van Dyke Parks, David Rosenboom, Ulysses Owens Jr.); songs of hope (Eric Bibb with Leyla McCalla, Luther Dickinson & the Sons of Mudboy, Will Oldham); and Afrocentric brass (Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra, Oumou Sangaré, Angélique Kidjo, Cody ChesnuTT).

Also: “Xmas Gift,” a 1972 poem in which Allen Ginsberg, high on mescaline, meets Albert Einstein more than once without mentioning the atom bomb.

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

 

Jazz Worldwide 111 14 December 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
Blue Train Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène and  Jean-Luc Ponty D-Stringz John Coltrane Impulse
Electric Sinner Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt Bret Higgins Tzadik
Sytë Elina Duni Quartet Dallëndyshe Traditional Albanian ECM
Samba em Prelúdio Gilad Hekselman Homes Baden Powell Jazz Village
River Run Stefano Battaglia Trio In the Morning Alec Wilder ECM
Vesper Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band Köln Marshall Gilkes Alternate Side
Dakota Mathias Eick Midwest Mathias Eick ECM
Quizas Quizas Quizas Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Osvaldo Farres ECM
Niandou Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Musique de Nuit Ballaké Sissoko Six Degrees
Angel Eyes Afro Bop Alliance Angel Eyes Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Zoho
Angel Eyes George Freeman and Chico Freeman All in the Family Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Southport
Angel Eyes Rotem Sivan Trio A New Dance Matt Dennis-Earl Brent Fresh Sound New Talent
Madres Daymé Arocena Nueva Era Daymé Arocena Brownswood
Number One Manu Katché Touchstone for Manu Manu Katché ECM
Clair de Lune Ameranouche Sun Shine Soul Joseph Kosma Red Squirrel
Brazil Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Two Ary Barroso-Sidney Russell Concord Jazz
Na Baixa do Sapateiro Joyce Moreno Raiz Ary Barroso Far Out
Bachiao Anat Cohen Luminosa Romero Lubambo Anzic
Dallëndyshe Elina Duni Quartet Dallëndyshe Traditional Albanian ECM
Black Is the Color (of My True Love’s Hair) Ochion Jewell Volk Traditional Self release
Humility Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá

Beyond the Groove Yard – 12/13/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 12/13/15 & 12/17/15, ep 055. Brass bands and variations, mostly from New Orleans, from the 50’s to the present.

Hour One:
Young Tuxedo Brass Band: Eternal Peace Jazz Begins Atlantic
Young Tuxedo Brass Band: Just a Little While to Stay Here Jazz Begins Atlantic
Eureka Brass Band: Panama Jazz at Preservation Hall Vol. 1 Atlantic
Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band: It Ain’t My Fault New Orleans Jazz Party Mardi Gras Records
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Bongo Beep My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now Concord
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Blue Monk My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now Concord
New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Bourbon Street Parade New Orleans Nightcrawlers Rounder
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Just a Closer Walk With Thee Shake That Thing Preservation Hall
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Kermit Ruffins & Rebirth Brass Band: I Got a Woman Throwback Basin Street
Bonerama: I’m Tellin’ Ya Live at the Old Point bonerama.net
John Ellis & Double-Wide: Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow Hyena

Hour Two:
Dejan’s Original Olympia Brass Band: Olympia Special New Orleans Street Parade MPS
Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band: I Mean You Where Home Is Enja
Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/Dr. John: It’s All Over Now Voodoo Columbia
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Matt Perrine: New Orleans Blues Part 1 Sunflower City Sunflower City
Rob Espino: Yo No Se Y sus Amigos de Nueva Orleans Bucket Girl
Bonerama: Mr. Go Bringing it Home bonerana.net
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Soul Rebels: Sweet Dreams are Made of This Unlock Your Mind Rounder
New Oeleans Nightcrawlers: Aida Slither Slice Threadheads
Soul Rebels: Let Your Mind Be Free Unlock Your Mind Rounder
Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/David Hidalgo: Please Let Me Stay a Little Longer Funeral For a Friend Rope-a-dope

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

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep.130 Mononymously)

This time out Howlings going back to Chicago, dabbling in Tibetan Buddhism and talking about a good decision. Don’t’t be put off by his nonsense though, because remember folks there’s an hour of cracking blues and roots music on the porch.

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Peg Leg Sam – “No Teen Idol”

The Mojo Blues Jimmie Gordon Complete Recorded Works Vol3 VIDEO
Ask The Bossman The Mighty BossCats Bossman VIDEO
All I Got is Now Reverend Freakchild Hillbilly Zen-Punk Blues VIDEO
An Honest Man Fantastic Negrito Playlist 71 VIDEO
Charles River Delta Blues Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers Love Whip Blues VIDEO
Nehemiah James Rory Block Hard Luck Child: A Tribute To Skip James VIDEO
Son Of Skip James Dion Son Of Skip James VIDEO
Irene, Tell Me, Who Do You Love Peg Leg Sam Kickin’ it! VIDEO
My Daddy Was a Jockey John Lee Hooker Garden City Blues VIDEO
Blues, Why Do You Worry Me? Charlie Musselwhite I Ain’t Lyin’ VIDEO
Down in the Delta Cedric Burnside Project Descendants of Hill Country VIDEO
Get Out Of My Life, Woman Allen Toussaint Songbook VIDEO
As The Years Go Passing By Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign VIDEO
Ain’t That Right Henry Gray & Bob Corriotore Blues Won’t Let Me Take My Rest VIDEO

 

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 12/11 & Tues 12/15

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How many jazz-rock fusion groups of the 70s and 80s can you stand to listen to today? I can wait while you’re thinking . . . Well anyway, Joe Zawinul, who also said he wasn’t afraid of Beethoven, always said that Weather report wasn’t ‘fusing’ anything, just playing its collective ass off. Obviously they were a cut above the rest. Now we’ve got a four-CD set of soi-disant ‘legendary’ live performances recorded off the mixing board between 1978 and 1981, featuring the band with Jaco Pastorious and Peter Erskine, on some cuts Bobby Thomas Jr. On this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8 PM and noon next Tuesday, Birdland time—I followed my druthers and pulled three medium-long tracks that seemed to feature the most vociferous and supercharged Wayne Shorter solos. The show also features Arturo O’Farrill’s four-movement big-band Cuban-American suite, the complex writing of which seems to have pressured new exertions from its featured soloist, the usually indomitable Rudresh Mahanthappa. For relief there’s Schubert’s last String Quartet, which is supposed to be in G Major even though intimations of the composer’s early death drench the opening movement in the minor mode and nettle the way with tremolos and disjunctions. The swing to daylight in the later movements is heroically achieved, after which there’s more Reporting of the Weather, ending with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Cecile McLorin Salvant wishing you a merry little Christmas when I still have a few Hanukkah candles left to burn. Light the light you’ve got and drop in when you’ve got a minute.

Death Valley Radio Program 868

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.

Death Valley Radio program 868 features a piece from the CD companion to Documerica, ETHEL’s new multi-media project inspired by a massive photo archive created by the US EPA in 1971; Bryan Murray, whose tribute to Merle Haggard just wouldn’t be the same without guitarist Eugene Chadbourne and saxophonist Jon Irabagon; and Sound Prints, a quintet led by Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas.

Also: pianist Chick Corea and banjoist Béla Fleck performing “a stressful little number” live in concert; composer Michael Vincent Waller sounding very much like Erik Satie; and trumpeter Pete Rodríguez saluting his father, a singer and percussionist best known for his work with the Fania All-Stars.

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

Jazz Worldwide 110 7 December 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Name Record Label
Debho Daby Touré Amonafi Daby Touré Cumbancha
Know Who You Are Elikeh Between 2 Worlds Massama Dogo Azalea City
Batuca Manuel Galbán Blue Cha Cha Manuel Galbán-Ballaké Sissoko Concord Picante
Ma-Ma FC Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Chamber Music Vincent Ségal Six Degrees
Balazando Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal Musique de Nuit Ballaké Sissoko Six Degrees
Karamo Afrocubism Afrocubism Bassekou Kouyate World Circuit
San Antonio do Zaire Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca La Rumba Soy Yo Ricardo Lemvo Cumbancha
Yen Djiguengny Africando Viva Africando Pascal Dieng Stern’s Africa
Experience The Touré-Raichel Collective The Tel Aviv Session Vieux Farka Touré-Idan Raichel Cumbancha
Debo The Touré-Raichel Collective The Paris Session Idan Raichel-Vieux Farka Touré Cumbancha
Bamako Roswell Rudd and Toumani Diabaté Malicool Roswell Rudd Sunnyside
Round About Midnight Romain Collin Press Enter Thelonious Monk ACT
Nica’s Dream Romain Collin The Calling Horace Silver Palmetto
Thank You Lord Justin Kauflin Dedication Justin Kauflin World Village
Olha Maria O Grande Amor Fred Hersch Solo Antonio Carlos Jobim Palmetto
Home Fries Fred Hersch Trio Floating Fred Hersch Palmetto
Ma Blues Joey Alexander My Favorite Things Joey Alexander Motéma
Treeology Shai Maestro Untold Stories Shai Maestro Motéma
Dos caminos Omar Sosa Mulatos Omar Sosa Otá
Mis tres notas Omar Sosa Ballads Omar Sosa Otá

Beyond the Groove Yard – 12/06/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 12/6/15 & 12/10/15, ep 054. Heavy Horns. Bands with multiple horns and piano in the background or absent entirely.

Hour One:
Charles Mingus: Moanin’ Blues & Roots Atlantic
Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Lately On Stage Pacific Jazz
Dead Cat Bounce: Hot Peas & Butter Lucky By Association Orchard
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Howard Johnson & Gravity: Big Alice Gravity!!! Verve
McCollough Sons of Thunder: One Day at a Time Various Artists: Saints’ Paradise Smithsonian Folkways
Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition: Festival Album Album ECM
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Bobby Bradford’s Mo’tet: Dirty Rag Lost in :.A. Soul Note
Dudu Pukwana: Angel Nemali In the Townships Earthworks
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Zero The Third Decade Polygram

Hour Two:
Gary Bartz: Soul Mate The Red and Orange Poems Atlantic
Alvin Batiste/John Carter/Jimmy Hamilton/David Murray: Honeysuckle Rose Clarinet Summit India Navigation
New Orleans Saxophone Ensemble: Nose Blues Various Artists: The New New Orleans Music: New Music Jazz Rounder
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Willem Breuker Kollktief: Hullie & Zullie On Tour BVHaast
Willem Breuker Kollktief: Preparations & Farewell Willem Breuker Kollktief: About Time
Willem Breuker Kollktief: Casablanca 1985 Tour EP WBK
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David Murray Octet: Dewey’s Circle Ming Black Saint
Clouds of Heaven: Ease My Troubled Mind Various Artists: Saints’ Paradise Smithsonian Folkways
Arthur Blythe: Down San Diego Way Lenox Avenue Breakdown Columbia

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