Jazz Worldwide 122 29 February 2016 Ode to Life

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label

Straight Life Freddie Hubbard Straight Life Freddie Hubbard Sony CTI Masterworks
You Have Changed My Life Jane Bunnett Radio Guantánamo Jane Bunnett Blue Note
I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song Afro-Semitic Experience Jazz Souls on Fire Thomas A. Dorsey Reckless DC
To Life Paul Shapiro Midnight Minyan Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick Tzadik
Still Life with Woodpeckers Marilyn Crispell and David Rothenberg One Dark Night I Left My Silent House Marilyn Crispell-David Rothenberg ECM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Jasmine Cy Coleman-Joseph McCarthy ECM
Spark of Life Variation Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder Spark of Life Marcin Wasilewski ECM
Journey of Life Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad What Was Said Traditional Norwegian ECM
A Day in the Life Jens Wendelboe Big Crazy Energy NY Band Inspirations Vol. 1 John Lennon-Paul McCartney Rosa
A Life Forum Gerald Clayton Life Forum Gerald Clayton Concord Jazz
I Love the Life I Live Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Live in London Vol. 1 Willie Dixon Blue Note
Lush Life Joey Alexander My Favorite Things Billy Strayhorn Motéma
Christian Life Jon Lundblom and Big Five Chord Accomplish Jazz Ira Louvin-Charlie Louvin Hot Cup Records
Life’s a One-way Ticket Bluesiana Triangle Bluesiana Triangle “Cousin Joe” Joseph Pleasant Windham Hill
Life and Death Avishai Cohen Into the Silence Avishai Cohen ECM
Spark of Life Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder Spark of Life Marcin Wasilewski ECM

Tone Science – 02/28/2016

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Off Duty Dryad Leory Jenkins/The Soldier String Quartet with Lindsey Horner Themes & Improvisations on the Blues
  Coelacanth Bathysphere Bathysphere
  Alupa-Pappa Waclaw Zimpel Lines
  Bending to the Lash Horse Lords Interventions
  Magwaza Johnny Dyani Witchdoctor's Son
  Turtle Dreams (Waltz) Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams
  Is There Anybody Out There? Shiela Booth Is There Anybody Out There?
  String Quartet Earle Brown/Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim, Kenji Bunch, Yves Dharamraj Tracer
  Moonless Night Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg Dialogue
  O Space Heater! My Space Heater! Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano All the Ghosts at Once
  For Ed Blackwell (excerpt) Hamd Drake, Michael Zerang For Ed Blackwell

Beyond the Groove Yard – 02/28/2016

Beyond the Groove Yard 2/28/16 & 3/3/16, ep 064 Horace Silver, mostly as a leader on Blue Note in the 50’s & 60’s.

Hour One:
Milt Jackson: Moonray Milt Jaçkson Quartet Prestige
Milt Jackson: I Should Care Milt Jackson Quartet Prestige
Art Blakey Quintet: Quicksilver A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2 Blue Note
Horace Silver: Opus de Funk Horace Silver Trio Blue Note
Horace Silver: Doodlin’ Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1 Blue Note
Horace Silver: The Outlaw Further Explorations Blue Note
Horace Silver: The Preacher Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers Blue Note
Horace Silver: Senor Blues Six Pieces of Silver Blue Note
Horace Silver: Que Pasa Song For My Father Blue Note

Hour Two:
Horace Silver: Home Cookin’ The Stylings of Silver Blue Note
Horace Silver: Cookin at the Continental Finger Poppin’ Blue Note
Horace Silver: Nutville The Cape Verdean Blues Blue Note
Horace Silver: Sister Sadie Blowin’ the Blues Away Blue Note
Horace Silver: Mexican Hip Dance The Jody Grind Blue Note
Horace Silver: Rain Dance Serenade to a Soul Sister Blue Note
Horace Silver: Que Pasa (trio) Song For My Father Blue Note
Horace Silver: Too Much Sake The Tokyo Blues Blue Note
Horace Silver: Brain Wave You Gotta Take a Little Love Blue Note

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
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Downhome with Howling Dick (Ep135 My Southern Pride)

Howling’s back on the porch taking chances, making connections and contemplating souls. All in all then, its the usual confusing nonsense built around an hour of some of the finest blues and roots music you’ll find on the net.


Junior Parker “Don’t break with a winning formula”

Come On Boys We’re Riding Into Town Ray Whitley & His Six Bar Cowboys Singing Cowboys Of The Silver Screen VIDEO
Black Dog Blackberry ‘N Mr. BooHoo We Got Rhythm! VIDEO
Love My Baby Little Junior Parker Mystery Train VIDEO
Going To German Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers Memphis Jug Band (1927-1930) [Box Set 4] VIDEO
Going to German Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Take Yo Time VIDEO
Yeah Yeah Georgie Fame Cool Cat Blues VIDEO
It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine Lucinda Williams God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson VIDEO
The Soul Of A Man Tom Waits God Don’t Never Change VIDEO
Rollin’ n’ Tumblin’ The Bone Rubbers Never Been to Memphis VIDEO
Black Snake Cedric Watson & Corey Ledet Goin’ Down To Louisiana VIDEO
Light of My Life The James Hunter Six Hold On! VIDEO
Long Haired Doney R.L. Burnside Giants Of Country Blues Guitar Vol. 2 VIDEO
Night Watchman Blues Billy Boy Arnold Chicago Blues: A Living History VIDEO
Go With The Flow Daniel Smith Keys To The Highway VIDEO
Raylene Doug MacLeod Live @ XM Radio VIDEO


Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 2/26 & Tues 3/1


The kids today, they tell me that a shuffle is something, like before everything was transferred to those little phones, that a shuffle was something they did with the music on their iPods, which I think were plant-beings from outer space growing in their basements while they were asleep . . . anyway, something like that, but in MY day a shuffle was this heavy backbeat punch Art Blakey would apply to tunes of a certain lower-middle tempo—was the first one was Bobby Timmons’ Moanin?—because Blakey played almost everything at maximum strength, almost including ballads; and I had no idea, until I heard his new record New Direction, that Herlin Riley, whom I’d taen for Lincoln Center’s impeccable somewhat fastidious drummer, had so much Blakey in him. Now that I do know, I started off this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Apollo Theatre time—with Riley’s heavily Blakeyed Harlem Shuffle, and when I followed that up with one from the band I grew up on (the one with Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter up front and Blakey stoking the giant furnace), let us say that Herlin Riley’s drumset did not collapse in response, or his bandmates run for the hills. Variations on the theme follow, featuring people like Johnny Hodges, Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s recent resurgence on Blue Note, with relief provided by the likes of Ben Webster—playing one of his many versions of Chelsea Bridge, no less—and Luciano Berio. And some Mingus in Belgium, 1964, meditating on integration and wirecutters and wishing Eric Dolphy would come home with him alive—so long, Eric. And so long, Charles. And how I miss you, Buhaina. But spring is on the wing if not yet in the air, and most of us will be here for it, with old friends and present company, all together.

Death Valley Radio Program 879

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 879 opens with Peggy Lee, Don Gibson and Merle Travis and features songs about heaven (Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Jim Lauderdale with Ralph Stanley, Luther Dickinson, Beat Circus, Lucinda Williams); Carrie Rodriguez’s story of a Mexican immigrant family’s struggles in the Llano Estacado region of Texas; new Latin jazz from trombonists Doug Beavers and Wayne Wallace; and the music of Thelonious Monk, as interpreted by Jerry González, Simona Premazzi and Aruán Ortiz.

Also: new music from Peter Case, who appears to have a problem with US mass incarceration, free-enterprise supermax prisons, and the effects of long-term solitary confinement.

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

Jazz Worldwide 121 22 February 2016

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label

Blues For Harry Bosch (Mocean Worker Remix) Grace Kelly Trying to Figure It Out Grace Kelly PAZZ
I See You Tord Gustavsen What Was Said Traditional Norwegian ECM
The Way You Play My Heart Tord Gustavsen What Was Said Tord Gustavsen ECM
Blue Moon Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart Jazz Village
Moon and Sand Stefano Battaglia Trio In the Morning Alec Wilder ECM
Owl Moon Marilyn Crispell and David Rothenberg One Dark Night I Left My Silent House Marilyn Crispell-David Rothenberg ECM
Moon River Afro-Peruvian Sextet with Gabriel Alegría Cuidad de los Reyes Henry Mancini-Johnny Mercer Saponegro
Back from the Moon Michel Benita and Ethics River Silver Michel Benita ECM
Moon on the Sky Paolo Fresu and Omar Sosa Alma Omar Sosa Otá
No Moon at All Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Jasmine David A. Mann-Redd Evans ECM
A Thousand Dreams Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask Ken Nordine Asphodel
Black Elk’s Dream Matt Slocum Black Elk’s Dream Matt Slocum Chandra
Nica’s Dream Romain Collin The Calling Horace Silver Palmetto
The Long Dream Avataar Petal Sundar Viswanathan InSound
Dream Weaver Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri Athens Concert Charles Lloyd ECM
Gift of Dreams Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Anja Lechner and UT Gandhi Melos Vassilis Tsabropoulos ECM
Dreams of a Dying City Rabih Abou-Khalil Hungry People Rabih Abou-Khalil World Village
Like a Dream Anouar Brahem Souvenance Anouar Brahem ECM
A Dream Revisited Matt Slocum Black Elk’s Dream Matt Slocum Chandra

Tone Science – 02/21/2016

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Setz die Segel zur Sonne Zeitkratzer + Keiji Haino Stockhausen: Aus den sieben Tagen
  KORE Part 2.2 Zeitraktzer Reinhold Friede: KORE
  String Quartet No. 3, SZ 85 Bela Bartok/Juilliard Quartet Bartok: String Quartets
  Fearless Charles Gayle Trio Live at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz
  Five Knots Rhodri Davies Five Knots/Assay
  Nature PIeces I-V Morton Feldman/Siegfried Mauser Palais De Mari
  For O, For O, The Hobby-Horse is Forgot Harrison Birtwistle/Netherlands Wind Ensemble Music for Wind and Percussion

Beyond the Groove Yard – 02/21/2016

Beyond the Groove Yard 2/21/16 & 2/25/16, ep 063 More Latin Fever: Latin jazz, Caribbean & Brazilian.

Hour One:
Kenny Dorham: Basheer’s Dream Afro-Cuban Blue Note
Chico Freeman: Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit Contemporary
Sonny Stitt: I Told You So Stitt Goes Latin Roost
Charlie Parker: Begin the Beguine South of the Border Verve
Los Hombres Calientes: Rompe Saraguey Los Hombres Calientes Basin Street
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers: If I Only Had a Brain Happy Talk Basin Street
Eric Dolphy & the Latin Jazz Quintet: Sunday Go Meetin’ Caribe Prestige
Charlie Byrd: Bogota Latin Impressions Riverside
Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers: Wanderin’ Rose Heat! Prestige

Hour Two:
Don Pullen’s African-Brazilian Connection: Yebino Spring Kele Mou Bana Blue Note
Herbie Mann: Dingue Li Bangue Brazil – Once Again Atlantic
Charles Mingus: Tijuana Gift Shop Tijuana Moods RCA
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott: Sometimes I’m Happy Bacalao Prestige
Victor Feldman: In a Little Spanish Town Latinsville Contemporary
Les McCann: Spanish Onions Spanish Onions Pacific Jazz
Roland Kirk: Juarez Slightly Latin Limelight
Los Tres Amigos: Bolivia Moon and Sand Mirliton
Red Garland: Mr. Wonderful Rojo Prestige

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
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 2/19 & Tues 2/23


What kind of show is this anyway? Starts off with a piece of Chaplin’s climactic rant from The Great Dictator, leaps into the middle of Shostakovich’s 10th and then straight to Dear Old Stockholm with Miles and Trane, whence Trane goes to Russia via lullaby while Mr. Rollins takes Manhattan, only so that Weill can report from Berlin. This week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Right Heah Noo Yawk fuggin time—finally settles down with Herbert von Karajan conducting Shosta’s 10th in Berlin 1969: a recording new to me, and a far more vital, rugged, and startling performance than his classic ’67 studio date for DGG, though with markedly less-good sonics. As Miles put it: so what. Listen: Lenny and the Nooyawkas stopping by Moskva in ’59 with a landmark version of Shosta’s 5th was one thing—the war may have been nukey but it was cold, man, cold. But this, this was a German orchestra, a West German orchestra, THE West German orchestra, conducted by a former Nazi party member (with an excuse: Karajan’s wife was Jewish, and membership was his protection gambit, and it worked), and with so many million dead in the War, you bet the Russians had a long memory. The composer was present and the challenge was high; the always smooth Karajan Berliners lost their cool, played to their limit and then went for broke beyond it. It’s the great mid-20th century symphony, and this performance of it will rock you sock you, as it did the guy what wrote it. We taper off with Jascha Horenstein conducting Mahler’s Der Abschied to a pitch of eerie greatness, and speaking of rock you sock you, how could I finish this show with anything but Kendrick Lamar’s face-peeling performance at the Grammys? Shosta’s 10th took a prize there too, in an okay new Boston version, but if you want the existential experience, hey, you, listen here.