Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday, 8/1 & Tuesda, 8/5

One of the things I like best about Judith Weir’s music is that there’s only music in it: no dogma, no extraneous rhetorical gestures, no showy displays of compositional chops . . . you know what I mean: she’s pared it down to the essential, purely musical statement and that’s aplenty. I’m reminded of Sibelius’ claim to be providing pure spring water; Weir is in the same business. The sixty-year-old composer, raised in England but of Scottish origin, was recently made Master of the Queen’s Music—the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate—the first woman to hold that position, so this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Niagara Falls time— celebrates her with three pieces: a piano concerto, a string quartet, and her wonderful orchestral composition The Welcome Arrival of Rain. The rest of the show falls in line with modern melodic mostly non-abrasive music like Orion and the Pleiades by Takemitsu, Zemlinsky’s Sinfonietta, and the papa-daddy of the idiom, Jeux by Claude Debusssy—cooling summer music, it seems to me; in any case the kind of thing I’ve wanted to listen to this week. Come by for a sip if you like.WeirLarge

Downhome With Howling Dick

Surely A Contender

This week Howling has a senior moment, comes across a lot of B’s and laments over an icons diet. If none of this makes any sense it really doesn’t matter because this is Taint and thrown in the nonsense is an hour of the finest blues and roots on the net. Sundays 10am (Eastern); Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 10pm. See program schedule for archived editions of Downhome With Howling Dick.


Doc MacLean – “Doesn’t sing American Pie”

The Backlash Blues Nina Simone Blue For You VIDEO
Do You Know What I Think? Allison Burnside Express Allison Burnside Express VIDEO
You Don’t Know Kirk Fletcher Shades of Blue VIDEO
Changing Love Clarence Jolly Double Trouble The Cobra Records Story 1 VIDEO
Short Dress Woman Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Folk Singer VIDEO
East St. Louis Blues Sid Selvidge The Cold Of The Morning VIDEO
Down Moses The Ebony 3 Vocal Trio Les Plus Beaux Gospels VIDEO
Blue Day Ira Walker Mixposure VIDEO
15_Minute_Blues Richard Townend Seven Sins VIDEO
Charley James’ Blues Doc MacLean Narrow House VIDEO
Who’s Crying Now B.B. & The Blues Shacks Businessmen VIDEO
Don’t Want to See You Go Stacy Puckett Masters of the Cigar Box Guitar VIDEO
Rock And Roll Doctor Little Feat Feats Don’t Fail Me Now VIDEO
Drinkin’ Woman St. Louis Jimmy I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
The Freeze Fenton & The Castle Rockers I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
Just a Memory John Mayall A Special Life VIDEO


taint town live – 07/27/2014

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

Audio One, Encyclopedia Of A Horse [For Henry Threadgill] (An International Report) 2014
Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGo, Reverberations (Force Majeure) 2014
Ada Rovatti, Tripping Step (Disguise) 2014
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, title (Shrimp Tale) 2014

Andrew Hadro, title (For Us, The Living) 2014
Steve Wilson / Lewis Nash Duo, Monk Medley Part 1 [Ask Me Now / Evidence] (Duologue) 2014
Joris Roelofs w/Matt Penman & Ted Poor, Before the Commonwealth (Aliens Deliberating) 2014
Walt Weiskopf, Midwinter Night’s Dream (Overdrive) 2014
Bobby Matos, Fiddlunky (Beautiful As The Moon) 2011
Thomas Chapin, Ticket To Ride (Ride) 2006

Duke Ellington, Blood Count (… And His Mother Called Him Bill) 1967
Mark Murphy, Blood Count (Kerouac, Then And Now) 1986
Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber, A Blood Sample From Errol Garner (Blood On The Leaf – Opus No. 1) 2000
Cyrus Chestnut, Chelsea Bridge (Midnight Melodies) 2014

Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein, Gimmie A Pigfoot (Viper’s Drag) 2014
Catherine Russell, title (Bring It Back) 2014
Bob French, Milenburg Joys (Marsalis Music Honors Bob French) 2007
Bob Greene, title (St. Peter Street Strutters) 2009
Rebirth Brass Band, What Are We Gonna Do? / Banner Man (Move Your Body) 2014

Susanne Abbuehl, skies may be blue; yes (April) 2000
Norma Winstone & John Taylor, Strange Meadowlark (Like Song, Like Weather)
Jeff Colella, The Very Thought of You (Lotus Blossom) 2014
Ted Rosenthal Trio, Someone To Watch Over Me (Rhapsody In Gershwin) 2014

Fred Anderson, Ode To Tip (Timeless) 2005
Brian Blade, Farewell Bluebird (Landmarks) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
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Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday July 25 & Tuesday July 29

The famous jazz version of Victor Young’s Delilah, love theme from CB DeMille’s wonderfully schlocky Samson and Delilah—Hedy Lamarr was a wiz with torpedo guidance systems but took forever to figure out the haircut gimmick—was by the Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet, but John Coltrane performed it in Copenhagen on November 20 1961 with his quartet plus Eric Dolphy, and Trane was in astonishing form on soprano that night, much in the style of The Promise, but longer and maybe more electrifying. This week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Radio City time—also anniversaries a towering Naima from Antibes in July, 1965. Otherwise the show hasn’t finished saying farewell to Charlie Haden, and there are tracks featuring Ornette Coleman, Shirley Horn, and Pat Metheny, plus two more ballads from the recently released album of duets with Keith Jarrett. The show opens with a change of pace: a brilliant CPE Bach piano sonata that seems situated midway between his dad’s music and that of Haydn, and closes with some new Willie Nelson and then a Charlie Haden vocal for which I should probably be arrested. If you have tears, prepare, you know, and please don’t call the cops.SamsonDelarge

Downhome With Howling Dick, episode 071

Right Up My Street

This week Howling’s on his porch at Taint stressing the importance of staying in contact with old friends, discovering human beat boxes and reminiscing about Blind Yogi Bear! More madness mixed with an hour of the best blues ‘n roots  you’ll find on the net.  Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 11pm.


 Fenton Robinson – “gut wrenching”

Bar Fly Blues Jay McShann Drink Up – Light Up! VIDEO
Might Be A Fool Hook Herrera No Matter What I Do VIDEO
Blues for Boo Boo Kirk Fletcher Shades of Blue VIDEO
The Red Rooster King Biscuit Boys Home Cooking VIDEO
Big-Legged Woman Heritage Blues Orchestra And Still I Rise VIDEO
Leavin’ Town Blues Ishman Bracey Jackson Stomp, The Charlie McCoy Story VIDEO
Cream F Feeling Heymoonshaker Shakerism VIDEO
You Don’t Have To Go Brian Kramer Tribute To Muddy VIDEO
I Love The Life I Live Jeff Golub Train Keeps A Rolling VIDEO
This Kind Of Trouble Wooden Horse This Kind Of Trouble VIDEO
Sunrise Blues Eric Bibb Booker’s Guitar VIDEO
How Long Can This Go On Little Junior Parker I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
As The Years Go Passing By Fenton Robinson I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
Jesus Talk To Mama Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky VIDEO
Rodeo Ian Siegal & The Mississippi MudBloods Candy Store Kid VIDEO
Spoonful Martin Simpson Bootleg USA VIDEO

taint town live – 07/19/2014

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

Dee Alexander, As Long As Your Living (Songs My Mother Loves) 2014
Roberta Donnay, If You Live (What’s Your Story) 2006
Paul Austerlitz, Two Poems (Journey)
Oran Etkin w/Ben Allison, Curtis Fowlkes, Lionel Loueke & Nasheet Waits, All I Really Want To Do Is Dance (Gathering Light) 2014
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein, Wolverine Blues (Viper’s Drag) 2014
Elio Villafranca Caribbean Tinge, Sunday Stomp At Congo Square (Caribbean Tinge) 2014
Mose Allison, If You’re Goin’ To The City (The Sage Of Tippo Vol. 2) 1998

Gianni Lenoci 4tet w/William Parker, Mbira (Secret Garden) 2011
Ken Vandermark w/Chad Taylor & Håvard Wiik, The Measure of the Height (In The Abstract) 2014
Darryl Harper, Ballad The Need’s Got To Be So Deep [Disc 1] 2014
Jua, Old Devil Moon (Color Of Life) 2014
The Sean Jones Quartet, How High The Moon (Im.Pro.Vise) 2014

John Hébert Trio w/Benoît Delbecq & Gerald Cleaver, title (Floodstage) 2014
Jason Kao Hwang, Nilometer at Roda (Zilzal) 2013
Ada Rovatti, Halfway (Disguise) 2014
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, René’s Barcarolle (Shrimp Tale) 2014

Kojiro Umezaki, “…seasons continue, as if none of this ever happened…” (Cycles) 2014
Ken Berman, Lush Life (Sound Poetry) 2014
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, ‘Round Midnight (Last Dance) 2014

Kate McGarry, Trouble of the World (Mercy Streets) 2005
Joel Harrison w/Jeremy Clemons & Michael Bates, John the Revelator (Mother Stump) 2014
Jim Black, Trevor Dunn, Oscar Noriega & Chris Speed, Uri Bird (Endangered Blood) 2011
JD Allen, Car – Car (Bloom) 2014

Julius Hemphill, Leora (Big Band) 1988
Joshua Redman, Never Let Me Go (Trios Live) 2014
Lena Bloch, Beautiful You (Feathery) 2014
Jessica Williams, For All We Know (With Love) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – 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

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri., 7/18 & Tues., 7/22

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 7/18 & Tues 7/22

Mingus used to call him not Charlie or Haden but “Bass”—a heavy compliment, coming from him—though I can remember a time when people would look at you funny when you started raving about Charlie Haden as a great bassist. That pretty much ended with his first album of duets in 1976, but until then even some musicians were so infatuated with fast, supposedly hornlike bassplaying that they couldn’t get with what Haden was doing. The startling thing about those duets was not only that most of us had never heard such an intimate degree of listening before, but that Haden’s attention and his struggle for truthfulness of expression also pointed us back to life and suggested a way one might be able to live it. I first met him at around that time and his personal impact on me was as great as that of his music, which is why I’m such a lousy deejay on this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Roundtrip Broadway Blues time. I just keep choking up and muttering “Charlie”, but most of the two-hour show is music, with an appropriate amount of Ornette Coleman, some duets with that petulant pianist, whatsisname, a few trips on the Escalator Over the Hill, and Charlie singing Shenandoah—he was born in Shenandoah Iowa and for all his jazz authenticity he never stopped being country—among other projects and highlights. He was one of the greats, and with him deep really did mean deep. Do drop in. It’s a long way down, and up.CharlieColorLarge

Downhome With Howling Dick

Howling’s playing at theme time porch music,  dealing with that most wicked of vices, gambling. This week, Ol’ Dick’s relating  tales of heartbreak at the roulette wheel, disgraced presidents winning a stake in politics  and revealing what happened when a craps game got busted. The only sure fire bet is that this is the finest hour of blues ‘n roots you’re gonna find on the net!  Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight; Saturdays 10pm.  See program schedule for archived program schedule.


 Sister Ola Mae Terrell – “Not a Vegas regular”

Gambling Polka Dot Blues Tommy Duncan & His Western All Stars As Good As It Gets VIDEO
Life Is Like Gambling Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials What You See Is What You Get VIDEO
Roulette With The Blues Gary Rex Tanner, Mississippi Slim & The Kansas City Ripper Black Coffee VIDEO
Gambling Blues Lil Son Jackson Texas Blues VIDEO
Gambling Blues Pinetop  Perkins Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Joined At The Hip VIDEO
Poker Playing Daddy Clara Morris Female Chicago Blues 1936-1947 VIDEO
Shooting High Dice Bo Carter & The Mississippi Sheiks Bo Carter & The Mississippi Shieks VIDEO
Gambling Woman Chris Thomas King Me, My Guitar And The Blues VIDEO
The Gambling Man Sister Ola Mae Terrell Telling It Like It Is VIDEO
Gambling Blues Floyd Miles Silver Anniversary Love Ride 25 VIDEO
The Roving Gambler Elton Britt Gamblers, Blues and Sinners VIDEO
Blackjack Ray Charles Yes Indeed! VIDEO
You’re My Best Poker Hand T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker VIDEO
Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice Joe Liggins High Rollers – Vintage Gambling Songs – 1920 – 1952 VIDEO
Casino Kate Groove-A-Matics Gotta Use What You’ve Got VIDEO
Gambling Woman Blues Freddie King Stayin’ Home With The Blues VIDEO

Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio

On the 111th edition of RootsWorld Radio, wooden flutes from Sweden and France offer newly composed art music and folk traditions, and then amblings into the markets of Thailand for some unique popular music from the 70s and 80s, and then off to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Congo and Hungary. Artists include Cumbia All Stars, Nos Honks, Caetano Veloso, Makam, Tuaenchai Khwanchit, Ralsgård & Tullberg, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Son Palenque and Sam Mangwana.  Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern), repeats 8am Saturdays (See program schedule for RootsWorld Radio archived editions)

taint town live – 07/13/2014

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

William Parker And Hamid Drake, Earth (Summer Snow)
Ken Vandermark, Chad Taylor & Håvard Wiik, 29 (In The Abstract) 2014
Darryl Harper, Variations (The Need’s Got To Be So Deep) 2014
The Sophie Duner String Quartet, It’s been too long (The City of my Dreams) 2008
Edward Ratliff, End Of An Era Those Moments Before 2009
The Sean Jones Quartet, I Don’t Give A Damn Blues (Im.Pro.Vise) 2014
Donald Smith, Mansur Scott, Paul Zauner’s Blue Brass, Watermelon Man (Great Voices of Harlem) 2014

Bobby Selvaggio, Price of Being (Short Stories) 2014
JD Allen, If You Could See Me Now (Bloom) 2014
Mark Murphy, If You Could See Me Now (Kerouac, Then And Now) 1986
Ran Blake, Unforgettable (Driftwoods) 2009
Flat Earth Society, Lie To Me (Psycho Scout) 2006
Louis Hayes, Lush Life (Return Of The Jazz Communicators) 2014

Duke Ellington, That Rhythm Man (The OKeh Ellington) 1929
The Comedian Harmonists, Whispering (Auf Wiederseh’n)
Claire Martin, You Hit The Spot (The Waiting Game) 1996
Dave Van Ronk, That’ll Never Happen No More (Sunday Street) 1976
Bill Frisell, If I Could I Surely Would (The Willies) 2002

Alvin Batiste, Theme From D’ Afrique (Songs Words And Messages Connections) 1999
Pat Martino, Four On Six (Remember: A Tribute To Wes Montgomery) 2006
Don Byron, Theme From Hatari (You Are #6: More Music For Six Musicians) 2001
Abdullah Ibrahim, Ishmael (A Celebration) 2004

Elio Villanca Caribbean Tinge, Two To Tango (Caribbean Tinge) 2014
Peter Brendler, Blackout Reunion (Outside the Line) 2014
David Weiss, title (When Words Fail) 2014
Charlie Haden, Canción De Cuna A Patricia (Land Of The Sun) 2004
Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, Holiday Motel (Fire Keeper) 2014

Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House, Big Crunch (Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House) 2014
Fred Hersch Trio, West Virginia Rose (Floating) 2014
Tom Rainey, Reflections (Obbligato) 2014
Yard Byard, St. Mark’s Place Among the Sewers (The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch) 2014

*time is relative

Bob Rogers
taintradio.org, music 24/7 – 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

What do you mean, you can’t dance to it? – Hal Russell