Kate McGarry Keith Ganz Duo – Aug 27 8pm

Kate McGarry Keith Ganz Duo

Marsh Woodwinds August 27th, 8pm

The six years of collaboration between Palmetto Records Artist Kate McGarry and husband/guitarist Keith Ganz have produced four critically acclaimed recordings, a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and live performances that crackle with spontaneity and joy. Join the “dynamic duo” for their performance at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh. You’ll hear a wide range of composers from Irving berlin to The Cars, with musical selections ranging from Celtic to Jazz, from Blues to Bossa Nova..    Taintradio.org will record the concert for possible future broadcast.

“This duo has figured out how to create jazz arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills and Ric Ocasek without compromising either the jazz or the rock’n’roll. The substitute chords, elasticized rhythms and deconstructionist solos make this satisfying jazz, while the lyrics are delivered with such forceful urgency that it’s still satisfying rock’n’roll. The songs are transformed but never obscured.” ~ Geoffrey Himes, Best CDs of 2008

With 4 critically acclaimed CDs and a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal to her credit, Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to an extraordinarily wide range of material. The Wall St Journal calls her music “Austere and elegant”, New York Times pronounced her ” Astute and sensitive”. Growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Kate and her nine siblings were surrounded by diverse musical influences: Celtic folk songs, Mills Brothers, the Beatles, 70s funk and pop.  From singing in family talent shows to hearing her first recordings of Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and later Keith Jarrett, Kate’s ear for song opened to a wide universe of music.  After studying African American music and Jazz with Dr. Horace Boyer and Archie Shepp at the University of Massachusetts, she honed her craft in Los Angeles for 8 years before ultimately relocating to New York.

Her music collaborations include projects with Jazz luminaries including Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, and John Hollenbeck. She currently performs in many of venerated jazz clubs and festivals throughout the US and abroad, and as an educator has served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music. Kate has represented the U.S. State Department  and Jazz at Lincoln Center as a jazz ambassador for 3 years running in the American Music Abroad program and will travel with her band to South Africa for the month of December.  McGarry has been featured on NPR’s All Things ConsideredMarion McPartland’s Piano Jazz, and Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She is currently recording her 5th CD, Girl Talk, for Palmetto Records which will be released in early 2012.

Keith Ganz is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer. In addition to his Grammy-nominated collaborations with Kate McGarry, he has been the guitarist of choice for Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, Peter Eldridge and many more acclaimed vocalists. He has also performed and/or recorded with a host of jazz legends including Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Victor Lewis, Chris Potter, Andy Bey, Billy Drummond, Jay Anderson, and many others. He has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The View and Australian Idol, and toured in four continents.

Indomitable: James Brown

Bruce Mack tells us, Yeah… it’s back… and we’re doin’ it in Brooklyn this time…


Hope to see you…  Just be sure to bring a towel…

Eugene Chadbourne & Tatsuya Nakatani concert Tues April 5

Two giants of improvised music explore classic country & western and radical free improvisation—simultaneously. Eugene Chadbourne (guitar) & Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) will play a concert sponsored by taintradio.org and Marsh Woodwinds on Tues April 5 at 8pm at Marsh Woodwinds – 707 N. Person Street, Raleigh.   Free snacks provided. BYOB.

Eugene and Tatsuya

“Chadbourne has created an American folk music that never existed, a kind of primitivist amalgam of blues, free improv and jazz… ideal for the post-modernist back porch.” BBC News

“One of the finest guitarists on the planet…a fiendishly inventive re-organizer of musical materials.” International Improvised Music Archive

“Nakatani’s music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.” All About Jazz


Many of you may know that our fellow musician(percussionist) and friend
Chuck Leonard has cancer.  We are inviting you to join us for a:




If you would like to perform please RSVP to:

Kathy Gelb



If you plan to attend please RSVP to:

Mike Mazarick




Clarence (Chuck) Leonard

219 W.Main St

Garner, NC 27529

CC Booker III featuring Will Scruggs Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at Marsh Woodwinds


CC Booker III, a collaborative project between musicians from NYC and Atlanta, is a Hammond B3 driven SoulJazz tribute to Ray Charles, King Curtis, and Booker T and the MG’s. Their new full-length CD, CC Booker III feat. Will Scruggs, is slated to be released in July 2010, but pre-release copies will be available at this special show at Marsh Woodwinds. Fronting the band is Raleigh native Will Scruggs, a product of the Enloe Magnet Arts Program. He is an accomplished saxophonist, vocalist, and band leader who, at the age of 29, has already shared the stage with Dave Brubeck, recorded commercially with Cee-Lo, and toured and recorded with 8-time Grammy winner Natalie Cole. Keepin’ it green, CC Booker III tours in a diesel Ford van that runs on 100% recycled vegetable oil….”swingin’ hard and saving the planet.”

CD Release Party and Concert — Sunday April 11, 2010 at Marsh Woodwinds  707 N. Person St.     Shows at  7 and 9 pm —   TIX: $15

Hurray for the Riff-Raff in concert Sat Feb 27 at Marsh Woodwinds

taintradio.org is bringing those purveyors of melodramatic popular song, Hurray for the Riff-Raff to Raleigh for a show at Marsh Woodwinds on Sat Feb 27th at 8pm.   This trio hails from New Orleans and their music is a blend of  blues, thrash and string-band music.

Instrumentation includes banjo, bass, accordion, guitar and autoharp.  Daytrotter described them as follows:  “Hurray For The Riff Raff makes an odd combination of darkened folk music that contains full-bodied crooning, fascinating elements of the macabre and the kind of Americana flourishes that show up in music by contemporaries such as Dark Dark Dark, The Handsome Family and North Carolina’s The Bowerbirds. They aren’t songs of gleefulness, but they can be.”

Hurray for the Riff-Raff

You can check out Hurray for the Riff-Raff at their websites:


They have several videos you can watch to get an idea of what they’re like.

The show will take place at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh, NC on Sat Feb 27 at 8pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

For more info, email dave@taintradio.org or call (919)-834-8667.

Hurray for the Riff-Raff

The Jazz Loft Project – book/website launch

The Jazz Loft Project

Our friend in Durham at the Center For Documentary Studies, Sam Stephenson, has spent the last 13 years studying a collection of photographs and audio recordings made by the late W. Eugene Smith. These photos and recordings documented the goings on inside a building he owned in NYC at 821 Sixth Avenue from 1957 to 1965. Smith had placed pianos and other instruments in the building, outfitted it with cameras, a darkroom, and had wired the building from top to bottom with microphones so that he could record the proceedings. He opened his building up to jazz musicians and recorded Thelonious Monk, Zoot Sims, Paul Bley, Roy Haynes, Roland Kirk, Chick Corea, and hundreds of others in jam sessions, rehearsals, and casual conversations. He recorded Martin Luther King and President Kennedy giving speeches on radio and TV, Jason Robards reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s essay “The Crack-Up,” and late-night callers to Long John Nebel’s radio show who claimed to have seen UFOs and been abducted by aliens. Smith also kept the tapes rolling when not much was happening. He recorded mysterious voices, people hiking up and down the stairs, taxis honking, and the Sixth Avenue bus chugging by every fifteen minutes.

During this time, Smtih shot over 1000 rolls of film (40,000 images) and recorded 1704 reels of tape. Sam Stephenson and his colleagues have been studying these recordings and photos for the last 13 years, tracking down who was on them, interviewing the musicians and onlookers present at the time in an attempt to fully catalog all of Smith’s photos and recordings.  With over 2/3 of this work now cataloged, it is incredibly exciting to see the launch of a book, website and radio series on The Jazz Loft Project. In early 2010, a traveling exhibition of photographs will go on display, beginning with a show at Lincoln Center – traveling around the country.

This week in Durham, the launch of the book and website was celebrated in a party at The West End Wine Bar, featuring a speech by Sam and music by former Jazz Loft resident Ronnie Free and his trio.  You can now purchase this lovely book at your local bookstore or order it online. It is an astounding collection of images and stories.  The website is simply amazing as well – you can view untold images and listen to recordings that few have even been aware of. Check it out: jazzloftproject.org Absolutely unreal.

Hats off to Sam and his colleagues. We’ve been waiting a long time for this moment.

Bruce Mack is a Master Selector

DJ Dorrumi Naidoo aka our very own Bruce Mack (host of Free World Network Radio X) will be spinning the tunes in Orange, NJ next week — so, all you NY and NJ people get out and give him a listen and shake your moneymaker. Yah man!

Art Groove

Thurs. Night Prayer Meeting – 09/17/2009

Time Song Artist Album
9pm Something's Got a Hold of Me Dante Harmon Sacred Steel Convention
  Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus Aubrey Ghent Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus
  Either Alan Toussaint What is Success?
  Long Face Bobby Charles Bobby Charles
  I'm A Doggie The Legenday Marvin Pontiac The Legendary M
  Talk Break —

  Walkin' the Dog The Jake Leg Stompers and Washboard Chaz Walkin' the Dog
  Pickin' Low Cotton Boo Hanks Pickin' Low Cotton
  Big Round Moon The Shiftless Rounders Ghost in the Radio
10pm Otis Takes it on the Lam Alex McMuray How to be a Cannonball
  Racetrack Blues Hezikiah and the Houserockers Since Old Gabriel's Time
  Take Care of Use The Revalations Local Customs: Downriver Revival
  Talk Break —

  I Want Jesus to Walk Around Daddy Grace A Night With Daddy Grace
  Folks Back Home Clarence Gatemouth Brown Down South in teh Bayou Country
  Maple Leaf Strut Krown/Washington/Batiste Live at the Maple Leaf
  Talk Break —

  Angel Race / I'll Wait for You Sun Ra Arkestra Live at Pit-Inn, Tokyo
  Asa-sa Fred Fisher Atalobhor Fred Fisher Atalobhor and his Ogiza Dance Band
  After the Revival Brian Blade Mama Rosa
  Cast Your Fate to the Wind Allen Toussaint What is Success?

The Bear Comes Home

NPR just ran a story Thursday evening on some good books about music “that don’t have to be boring”. The tag line was amusing and caught my attention – it turns out that the books they picked included two of my favorites – Lester Bang’s “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung” and Rafi Zabor’s “The Bear Comes Home”.


When Rafi is not busy turning out books about a saxophone-playing bear, he can be found here on taintradio, putting together exquisite shows of new music during his weekly show “Updoc”, which airs Friday nights at 8pm and Tues at noon. “The Bear Comes Home” is a very unusual book from a very unusual guy — our own Rafi Zabor — give him some love and check out his book sometime if you haven’t already. Highly recommended.