Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio, Wed., 4/2 & Sat., 4/5

On RootsWorld Radio #097, host Cliff Furnald goes to the far side of roots, with edgy experiments from Scotland and sublime art music from Korea. He’ll offer a tip of the tin hat to Blind Joe Death and listen to some rhymes from Occitania. And of course, much more. Artists will include Martin Green, Valeria Cimó, Yeahwon Shin, Aidan O’Rourke, Mulatu Astake, Habib Koite, John Fahey and his Orchestra, Tin Hat Trio, La Talvera, Bugel Koar and Fia na Roca.  Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am.
More info at www.rootsworld.org

taint town live – 03/30/2014

fri&sat mid-3 (eastern); mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

midnight*
John Hébert Trio w/Benoît Delbecq & Gerald Cleaver, title (Floodstage) 2014
Oran Etkin, Gambang Suling (Gathering Light) 2014
Regina Carter, Honky Tonkin’ (Southern Comfort) 2014
Dave Stryker, Pusherman Uperfly (8 Track) 2014
Lafayette Gilchrist, Inquisitor’s Request (Three) 2007
Billy Hart Quartet, Yard (One Is The Other) 2014

Jane Ira Bloom, But Not For Me (Sixteen Sunsets) 2013
Lena Bloch, Farewell to Arms (Feathery) 2014
Cathy Segal-Garcia & the Moment, Slow Waltz (The Moment Live At the Blue Whale) 2013
Amadou & Mariam, M’bifé [Balafon] (Dimanche À Bamako) 2004
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra, El Rado Scuffle (Apex Blues) 1930
Judith Berkson, Mi Re Do (…: Oylam) 2010

Dave Douglas, Sea Change (Charms Of The Night Sky) 1998
Dinah Washington, Am I Blue (The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 3) 1953
Dominique Visse, Sorrow, Stay (…: Songs For Seven Centuries) 1994
Valerie Wellington, Fool For You (A Celebration Of Blues) 1996
Bill Russo & His Orchestra, Davenport Blues (The Jazz Arranger, Volume 2) 1963
Pee Wee Russell, The Very Thought Of You (Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Swingville) 1958
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Blue Rol (Rip, Rig And Panic/Now Please Don’t You Cry, Beautiful Edith) 1990

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana, Hungry Ghost (Mehliana: Taming The Dragon) 2014
The Claudia Quintet, September 12th Coping Song (September) 2013
Dan Weiss, Part Six (Fourteen) 2014
Roswell Rudd, Tennessee Waltz [w/Michael Doucet & Rolf Sturm] (Trombone For Lovers) 2013
Helen Sung, Never Let Me Go (Anthem For A New Day) 2014

John Coltrane, title (Olé) 1961
Fred Anderson, Job Market Blues (Back At The Velvet Lounge) 2006

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense, Fives And Pennies (Moment & The Message) 2013
Yeahwon Shin, The Moonwatcher And The Child (Lua Ya) 2013

*time is relative


Bob Rogers
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Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri. 3/8 & Tues. 4/1

Posted by Rafi Zabor on March 27, 2014 @ 1:23 pm | Post a comment

Sonny Rollins’ Roadshow Vol. 3 is coming out in the first week of May, but for some of us the anticipation is too much to bear, so this week’s Updoc, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, no foolin’— 8pm Friday and noon next Tuesday, East Broadway Rundown time–SonnyPic—is another Sonny Rollins love-fest. But wait: I didn’t go to the record collection but trawled through concert videos and bootlegs for terrific lesser-known material, and found it. Most of the concerts are from the ‘80s, with bands of varying quality but Sonny radiant, and there’s a 22-minute St. Thomas from the quartet with Ornettists Don Cherry and Billy Higgins, an outtake from the sessions that yielded Our Man in Jazz: Sonny more staggeringly formidable, less grandly joyful than he would be twenty years on, but you’ll feel plenty of glow nonetheless. Since even Sonny Rollins needs a break from Sonny Rollins now and then, Updoc takes one with the Mt. Everest of piano sonatas, Beethoven’s Hammerklavier, the rock drill he used to break through to his late period music, as played by the phenomenal youngster Igor Levit, who has the whole gigantic thing working in all its parts. Then back to Rollins playing The Tennessee Waltz, embracing the melody in his bear-hug, undaunted by obvious sentiment and arcane technicalities alike: he’s as broad as a mountain range, as fine as sunlight, and an apparently endless source of deep-delved joy.

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taint town live – 03/23/2014

fri&sat midnight-3 (eastern; mon&wed 9-mid; tues 8-11am

midnight*
Dan Weiss, Part One-Three (Fourteen) 2014
Tord Gustavsen Quartet, The Gift (Extended Circle) 2014
The Puppeteers, The Right Time (The Puppeteers) 2014
Alfredo Rodriguez, Veinte Años [Twenty Years] (The Invasion Parade) 2014

The Rempis/Daisy Duo, For R. Barry (Second Spring) 2013
Robert Barry & Fred Anderson, Speed Way / We (Duets) 2001
Jason Kao Hwang/Sang Won Park, Ari Rang (Local Lingo) 2006

T-Bone Walker, Plain Old Down Home Blues (The Original Source (D3): T-Bone Shuffle)
Coco Robicheaux, Fair In Love (Hoodoo Party)
Roosevelt Sykes, title (The Honey Dripper) 2006
Brian Bender & The World Beatniks, Gumbo Jumbo (Urban Jungle) 2007
The Lounge Lizards, Where Were You (No Pain For Cakes) 1987
Amir ElSaffar, Inana’s Dance [I, II, III] (Inana) 2011

Tim Hagans, First Jazz (The Moon Is Waiting) 2011
George Cables, Isotope (Icons and Influences) 2014
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Cornered [Duck] (Shadow Man) 2013

Matana Roberts, River Ruby Dues / Confessor Haste (Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile( 2013
The Claudia Quintet, September 17th Loop Piece (September) 2013
Tom Rainey Trio, Fluster (Camino Cielo Echo) 2014
Steve Davis, Daylight (For Real) 2014

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana, Just Call Me Nige (Mehliana: Taming The Dragon) 2014
Mary Halvorson, title (Thumbscrew) 2014
Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana, Taming the Dragon (Mehliana: …) 2014
Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo Smith, Veinular Rub (Twine Forest) 2013

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376
taintradio@gmail.com

taint town live – 03/22/2014

Program #0316

midnight*
Vincent Herring Uptown Shuffle The Uptown Shuffle 2014
Matt Renzi, Noasis (Rise And Shine) 2014
Helen Sung, Armando’s Rhumba (Anthem For A New Day) 2014
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski, Pumpkin’s Delight (Gathering Call) 2014

Untempered Ensemble You Know Tribute To Jayne Cortez: Politics 2013
Rudy Royston, Goodnight Kinyah (303) 2014
Mike Longo, Impressions (Step On It) 2014
Jeff Ballard w/Lionel Loueke & Miguel Zenón, Beat Street (Time’s Tales) 2014

Catherine Russell, title (Bring It Back) 2014
Dave Stryker, Pusherman Uperfly (8 Track) 2014
Matana Roberts, Thanks Be You / Humility Draws Down New (Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile) 2013
Myra Melford, Piano Music (Life Carries Me This Way) 2013
Mary Halvorson, Butterfly Orbit [No. 32] (Illusionary Sea) 2013

Jane Ira Bloom, Bird Experiencing Light (Sixteen Sunsets) 2013
John Hébert Trio w/Benoît Delbecq & Gerald Cleaver, Cold Brewed (Floodstage) 2014
Yeahwon Shin, Travel Blue (Lua Ya) 2013
Moutin Factory Quintet, You’ll Be Fine (Lucky People) 2013
Rufus Reid, Glory (Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project) 2014

The Claudia Quintet, September 22nd Love Is Its Own Eternity (September) 2013
Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble, Rundowns and Turnbacks (A Trumpet in the Morning) 2013

Kelan Philip Cohran, Zincali (Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2012
Danilo Pérez, The Canal Suite: Melting Pot [Chocolito] (Panama 500 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, non-commercial, listener-funded
A venue for independent producers
JazzWeek Internet Station of the Year 2011

700 billion listeners can’t be wrong

PO Box 12376
Raleigh, NC 27605-2376
taintradio@gmail.com

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/21 & Tues 3/25

Posted by Rafi Zabor on March 20, 2014 @ 3:25 am | Post a comment

Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is the looniest piece in the 19th century orchestral canon, but Updoc doesn’t think that most performances, like the go-to recording by Colin Davis and Concertgebouw, are loony enough, so this week’s show—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—goes with John Eliot Gardiner and his brash Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, its smaller forces, original instruments (including a serpent), bold textures and unvibrato: what a wake-up call, march to the scaffold, Dies Irae, opium hallucinations and all. What a blast. Then we cool off with Scarlatti, who sounds as brilliant as Bach but somehow without the universal-intellect-thing, and as usual Updoc clocks in late for a holiday, with the traditional ballad Finnegan’s Wake and James Joyce himself lilting on about Anna Livia. For closers, okay, there’s this kid of 27, Igor Levit, who plays the late Beethoven piano sonatas as if he’s Artur Schnabel recorded in a modern studio; which raises the question, is it an interpretation or a Xerox? Well I’ll tellya, Sonata #31 Opus 110 is one of the greatest pieces of music there is, and the kid plays like a dream and the fi is hi, and that will do for now. I know, where’s the jazz? It’s in there somewhere, I’m sure of it. Maybe it’s the cat blowing serpent.
BerliozCol

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Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 3/21 & Tuesday 3/25

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/21 & Tues 3/25

Posted by Rafi Zabor on March 20, 2014 @ 3:25 am | Post a comment

Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is the looniest piece in the 19th century orchestral canon, but Updoc doesn’t think that most performances, like the go-to recording by Colin Davis and Concertgebouw, are loony enough, so this week’s show—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—goes with John Eliot Gardiner and his brash Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, its smaller forces, original instruments (including a serpent), bold textures and unvibrato: what a wake-up call, march to the scaffold, Dies Irae, opium hallucinations and all. What a blast. Then we cool off with Scarlatti, who sounds as brilliant as Bach but somehow without the universal-intellect aspect, and as usual Updoc clocks in late for a holiday, with the traditional ballad Finnegan’s Wake and James Joyce himself lilting on about Anna Livia. For closers, okay, there’s this kid of 27, Igor Levit, who plays the late Beethoven piano sonatas as if he’s Artur Schnabel recorded in a modern studio; which raises the question, is it an interpretation or a Xerox? Well I’ll tellya, Sonata #31 Opus 110 is one of the greatest pieces of music I know of, and the kid plays like a dream and the fi is hi, and that will do for now. I know, where’s the jazz? It’s in there somewhere, I’m sure of it. Maybe it’s the cat blowing serpent.
BerliozCol

Downhome With Howling Dick

Posted by Howling Dick on March 16, 2014 @ 6:00 am | Post a comment

This week Howling’s under pressure to make impossible decisions but luckily finds a solution. To help him he’s got a barmitzvah  boy and a  gay one- eyed junkie genius joining in with the rest of the blues hounds once again proving that Dick’s porch on Taint is THE place for an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net. Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm; archived edition Tuesdays 1am.

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James Booker – “Elton WHO??????”

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM  
Love My Baby Frank Edwards Blind Boy Fuller, Vol. 2 VIDEO
Segue Michael Quest Blues from 3 + VIDEO
Gone Too Long Charlie Musselwhite Juke Joint Chapel VIDEO
Lonely Avenue James Booker Classified: Remixed And Expanded VIDEO
Whip It to a Jelly Trudy Lynn Royal Oaks Blues Cafe VIDEO
Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town Bessie Smith The Complete Recordings:Vol 3 VIDEO
The Other Night Big Maybelle I Put A Spell On You VIDEO
I’m A Country Boy Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
Further On Up The Road John Hammond Timeless VIDEO
There’Ll Be Glory Blind Joe Taggart Vol. 2-(1929-34) VIDEO
Down Town Boogie Doctor Ross The Memphis Cuts 1953-1956 VIDEO
Don’t Mess With the Monkey Frank Bey & The Anthony Paule Band Soul for Your Blues VIDEO
Every Night About This Time Magic Sam The Essential Magic Sam VIDEO
St. Elmo’s Rooms and Pool Doug MacLeod There’s A Time VIDEO
Tampa Blues Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield Blowing The Blues - VIDEO
Hey Little Man James Boogaloo Bolden No News “Jus’ the Blues” VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 3/14 & Tues 3/18

Posted by Rafi Zabor on March 13, 2014 @ 11:37 am | Post a comment

“This symphony evokes the most primal sources of life and the wellspring of the life-feeling; that is, what lies behind all human, animal and plant life, as we perceive or live it. Once more: music is life, and like it inextinguishable.” The Danish composer Carl Nielsen said that about his Fourth Symphony, “The Inextinguishable”, composed in the middle of the First World War, while Europe was tearing itself to pieces; which helps explain the hard-edged, combative nature of the piece, thrillingly performed by Osmo Vänskä and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. But don’t be alarmed: this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, NYC Subway time—begins with twenty-some minutes of a serenely beautiful raga by Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha & Co. There’s also a set featuring selections from pianist Eric Reed’s solo gospel album to ease the questing heart, and the soul-stirring voice of the Cuban bolera singer Argelia Fragoso. Then back to the rigors of history with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sixth Symphony, written just after World War Two under the atomic cloud: this is not the music of the pastoral old duffer in baggy tweeds. This is a great muscian’s testimony of his time, which is still ours: Syria, Ukraine, Istanbul—those birds in hand are getting a lift in Kuşadısı—lots of places where all prayers should be for peace first of all. Kuşadası

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Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio #090

RootsWorld Radio #094 will be a globetrotter, from the mountains of Taiwan to the hills of Wales, from cold north of Europe to the heat of Ethiopia, and temperate journeys to Bulgaria, Sweden, Finland and France.  Artists include Inka Mbing, Groupa, Artús, Sampo Lassila Narinkka, Allan Yn Y Fan, Yölariis, Ne Zhdali Mulatu  Belonoga, and Mulatu Astatke.  Wed. 5pm (Eastern) & Sat. 8am – archived editions Sun. 6am, Mon. 7pm, Thurs. 2am. More info at www.RootsWorld.org