Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday, 2/14 & Tuesday, 2/18

The major obstacle to the great Jean Sibelius-Stephen Riley saxophone concerto project seems to have been the fact, contrary to the photographic evidence, that they were never at any point alive at the same time, so Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, New York Astral Fluxtime—has had to settle for a couple of tracks from Riley’s brilliant new album, Lover, and a performance of the Sibelius Fifth Symphony with that old darling Herbert Von Karajan conducting Britain’s Philharmonia Orchestra in a better performance of the piece than he ever managed with his hometown Berliners. What else we got? Danilo Perez’s new Panama 500 album, a knockout Azeri jazz pianist, Simone Dinnerstein’s superlative new recording of Bach’s two and three part Inventions, Bartok at his most celestial, and to set an impeccable seal atop the whole, Ben Webster. Hard to find a better beast than that, this tough winter. You really must go? Baby, it’s cold outside.SibeliusRiley*

Martian Gardens – 04/16/2014

hour one

SINGLE PLAY
Mary Kathleen Ernst: Mosquito (Jing Jing Luo)
Keeping Time
Innova Recordings/2014
composer: Jing Jing Luo; piano: MKE; composition year: 1991; time: 5:26

SET ONE
Tim Hodgkinson: Jo-Ha-Kyu
Onsets
Mode Records/2014
(for string quartet, harp, trombone, synthesizer, and glass); Ne(x)tworks, conductor: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at the Issue Project Room, New York City, April 18, 2010; composition years: 2000-2010; time: 15:56

Catherine Jauniaux & Tim Hodgkinson:
a. Infant Sorrow (2:47)
b. The dancers under the hill (3:07)
Fluvial
Ad Hoc/2005 (orig. WOOF LP/1983)
a. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; bassoon, sopranino sax: Lindsay Cooper; percussion, vibraphone, xylophone: Dominic Weeks; percussion, clarinet, piano: Tim Hodgkinson; text: William Blake; b. vocals: Catherine Jauniaux; organ, viola: Tim Hodgkinson; recorded at Cold Storage Studio, London, summer 1983; total excerpts time: 5:56

SET TWO
Melody Sumner Carnahan: Try Being Alive in THIS World
Try Being Alive in THIS World (e.p)
Burning Books/2011
words: MSC; voice: Elizabeth Wiseman; sound design: Dino J.A. Deane; voice recorded at Mayhem Studios, October 12, 2006; sound recorded at MOV-IN Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 11, 2006; realized for CD, February 27, 2007; time: 10:05

Fortner Anderson & Ned Bouhalassa: 3 Out of Every 10
Annunciations
Les Blocs errants/2012
words, voice: Fortner Anderson; electroacoustic music: Ned Bouhalassa; recorded in Montreal, 2012; time: 7:22

Glenn Kotche: The Haunted, Movement 4: Hive
Adventureland
Cantaloupe Music/2014
percussion: Matthew Duvall, Doug Perkins, Glenn Kotche; recorded at Ganz Hall, Institute of Chicago, 2011; time: 3:32

hour two

SET THREE
Judith Shatin: Time to Burn
Time to Burn
Innova Recordings/2014
oboe: Aaron Hill; percussion: Mike Schutz, I-Jen Fang; composition year: 2006; time: 10:25

Wendy Mae Chambers: Mamman Brigitte
122
New World Records/1998
percussion: Michael Pugliese, Randy Crafton, Jason Cirker, Charles Kiger, Andy Bowman, Kory Grossman, Mark Belair, Dan McMillan, Frank Cassara, David Cossin, Jimmy Musto, Dominic Donato, conductor: Howard Van Hyning; recorded at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, July 21, 1994; time: 4:42

Gloria Coates: Aria: “Junge Witwe” (from The Force for Peace in War)
Inidan Sounds
New World Records/2002
soprano: Sigune von Osten; Musica-viva ensemble Dresden, conductor: Jürgen Wirmann; text: Charlotte Hagedorn (Berlin, 1941); recorded at Munich Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Gasteig cultural center, February 27, 1992; composition year: 1973; time: 5:00

SET FOUR
Paul Rudy: Sun’s Soliloquy
Electronic Music Midwest (various artists)
Irritable Hedgehog Music/2014
(electroacoustic music); composition year 2012; time: 7:02

Mara Helmuth: The Edge of Noise
CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 36 [various artists]
The Composer in the Computer Age XI
Mara Helmuth: Sound Collaborations
Centaur Records/2007
(for ensemble and computer music); performed by the NeXT Ens, conductor: Mara Helmuth; recorded at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; composition year: 2004; time: 7:45

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 4, “March No. 2″
The Works for Percussion I
Mode Records/2011
(for 12 radios, first version); CCM Percussion Ensemble, conductor: James Culley; recorded at Werner Concert Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; May 25, 2006; composition year: 1942; time: 4:26

SINGLE PLAY
Benjamin Boretz: Downtime
Open Space 31 (Postlude/Downtime/The Memory of All That)
Open Space/2014
(for piano and electronic percussion); piano: Ian Pace; recorded in London, 2012; composition year: 2005; time: 19:53 (WMUA live 10:00)

hour three
TAINT Radio and WMUA automated versions only

Boretz, Continued

SET FIVE
Cindy McTee: Introduction: On with The Dance
(Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, Mvt. I)
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra, and other works
Naxos Records/2013
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Leonard Slatkin; recorded at the Fisher Music Center, Detroit, May 2012; composition year: 2002; time: 8:20

Felix Mendelssohn: “Ruy Blas” Concert Overture, op. 95
Lento-Allegro molto
Mendelssohn: 5 Symphonies – 7 Overtures (boxed set)
Deutsche Grammophon/2002
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Claudio Abbado; recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London, November 1986; composition year: 1839; time: 8:39

In memory of Claudio Abbado (June 26, 1933 — January 20, 2014)

SET SIX
Luigi Nono: Como una ola fuerza y luz (abridged)
(Like a wave of strength and light)
a. Beginning (2:33)
b. Interno dolce (1:47)
c. Duro deciso (2:14)
d. Piano Entry (6:55)
e. Dolcissimo sereno (2:11)
f. Orchestra Entry (10:02)
g. Orchestra and Piano Entry (4:20)
Como una olo fuerza y luz, etc.
Deutsche Grammophon/1988
(for soprano, piano, orchestra, and tape; text: Julio Huasi, paen to Luciano Cruz); soprano: Slavka Taskova; piano: Maurizio Pollini; Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischen Radio, conductor: Claudio Abbado; composition years: 1971-1972; total abridged time: 25:38

Arnold Schoenberg: Peripetie: Sehr rasch
(from Fünf Orchesterstücke op. 16)
Schönberg / Messiaen
CPO/2000
Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Hans Zender, recorded at Frankfurt Singakademie; composition year: 1909; time: 2:29

– FIN –

Cliff Furnald’s RootsWorld Radio

On the 99th edition of RootsWorld radio, we’ll wander down the east coast of Africa, hop to the south Atlantic, pop to the Nordic north, and then wrap the globe in one song and unwrap it in another. Artists will include Caetano Veloso, Mlimani Park Orchestra,  Shikamoo Jazz, Eduardo Durão, D. O. Misiani and Shirati Jazz,  Jocelyn Pook, Aalto, NID, Tom Zè, Sacha Silva, Tom Kerstens G Plus and Spiro.  Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am.  Archived editions: Sundays 6am, Thursdays 2am.

Downhome With Howling Dick

Posted by Howling Dick on April 13, 2014 @ 6:00 am | Post a comment

There’s a regal procession on the porch this week as Howling opens surprise packages, reminisces about school days, DIY  and  the roots of psychedelic pop. Its amazing he still finds time to play an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net – but he does. Well, it is TAINT isn’t it! Sundays 10am (Eastern), Tuesdays 6pm, Thursdays midnight, Saturdays 10pm.

Pink_Anderson_and_son

Pink Anderson “One day son, there gonna be flying pigs!”

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM VIDEO
Did You Ever Love A Woman B.B. King Singin’ The Blues VIDEO
Yonder Wall Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Down Don’t Bother Me Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign VIDEO
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright T-Model Ford Bad Man VIDEO
The Things I Used To Do Thomas Ford Breaking Everything But Even VIDEO
Church, I’m Fully Saved To-day Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Masters VIDEO
In My Time of Dying Shane Speal 12 Stones VIDEO
Face In The Crowd The Bluesbenders Mayfield VIDEO
Yes I Know Sugar Boy and the Sinners All You Can Eat VIDEO
Baby Please Don’t Go Big Joe Williams All The Masterpieces VIDEO
Everyday In The Week Blues Pink Anderson East Coast Blues VIDEO
Land Of The Crossroads Mick Kolassa Michissippi Mick VIDEO
Have Mercy Baby Jelly Roll Kings Not The Same Old Blues Crap VIDEO
Mislead Mother Roosevelt Sykes The Honeydripper VIDEO
Messin’ Around Memphis Slim Rockin’ This House  – 1946-53 VIDEO
Elvis Presley John Ginty / Albert Castiglia Bad News Travels VIDEO

Tone Science – 04/13/2014

tone science 159

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Reading the Net Barre Philips & Keiji Haino Etchings in the Air
 
  From Behind the Unreasoning Mask Rogery Reynolds, Miles Anderson, Tom Rainey From Behind the Unreasoning Mask
  3 High Places John Luther Adams / Corenlius Dufallo Journaling
 
  untitlted (track 3) Jon Mueller + Z'EV HYDratioN
 
  Seven Storey Mountain IV Nate Wooley Seven Storey Mountain III and IV
 
  Teem 4 Olivia Block / Kyle Bruckmann Teem

A Pup In The Post

There’s a regal procession on the porch this week as Howling opens surprise packages, reminisces about school days, DIY  and  the roots of psychedelic pop. Its amazing he still finds time to play an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net – but he does. Well, it is TAINT isn’t it!

Pink_Anderson_and_son

Pink Anderson “One day son, there gonna be flying pigs!”

TRACK ARTIST ALBUM VIDEO
Did You Ever Love A Woman B.B. King Singin’ The Blues VIDEO
Yonder Wall Freddie King King of the Blues VIDEO
Down Don’t Bother Me Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign VIDEO
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright T-Model Ford Bad Man VIDEO
The Things I Used To Do Thomas Ford Breaking Everything But Even VIDEO
Church, I’m Fully Saved To-day Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Masters VIDEO
In My Time of Dying Shane Speal 12 Stones VIDEO
Face In The Crowd The Bluesbenders Mayfield VIDEO
Yes I Know Sugar Boy and the Sinners All You Can Eat VIDEO
Baby Please Don’t Go Big Joe Williams All The Masterpieces VIDEO
Everyday In The Week Blues Pink Anderson East Coast Blues VIDEO
Land Of The Crossroads Mick Kolassa Michissippi Mick VIDEO
Have Mercy Baby Jelly Roll Kings Not The Same Old Blues Crap VIDEO
Mislead Mother Roosevelt Sykes The Honeydripper VIDEO
Messin’ Around Memphis Slim Rockin’ This House  – 1946-53 VIDEO
Elvis Presley John Ginty / Albert Castiglia Bad News Travels VIDEO

taint town live – 04/13/2014

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

midnight*
Fred Ho And The Afro Asian Music Ensemble, title (The Underground Railroad To My Heart) 1994
Bobby Avey w/Miguel Zenon, Ben Monder, Thomsom Kneeland & Jordan Perlson, Louverture (Authority Melts From Me) 2014

Catherine Russell, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Bring It Back) 2014
Frank Wess, It Could Happen To You (Magic 201) 2014
Tom Tallitsch, The Myth (Ride) 2014
Myra Melford, Park Mechanics (Life Carries Me This Way) 2013
Fred Ho, title (Big Red!)

Mark Egan, title (About Now) 2014
Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble, Rundowns and Turnbacks (A Trumpet in the Morning) 2013

Vijay Iyer, Mutation IX: Descent (Mutations) 2014
Angelica Sanchez & Wadada Leo Smith, Cones of Chrome (Twine Forest) 2013
Albert Ayler, Water Music (Love Cry / The Last Album) 1969
Mary Halvorson, Four Pages of Robots (Illusionary Sea) 2013

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid, Tomorrow Sunny (Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp) 2012
Andrew Hill, Plantation Bag (Passing Ships) 1969
Booker Little, Forward Flight (Booker Little And Friend) 1961
Moutin Factory Quintet, Ornette’s Medley (Lucky People) 2013
Herbie Nichols, Argumentative (Love, Gloom, Cash, Love) 1957

Dave Bennett, Goodbye (Don’t Be That Way) 2013
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Socket (Shadow Man) 2013

*time is relative


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Songs on Toast – 04/11/2014

Let’s Spend The Night Together 3:10 Muddy Waters Electric Mud
Treat Her Right 2:11 Otis Redding The Soul Album
I Cant Slow Down 3:29 Tim Hardin This Is Tim Hardin
Wella Wella Baby 2:13 Johnny Copeland Working Man’s Blues
Whole Lotta Lovin’ 2:04 Li’l Mo & the Monicats Whole Lotta Lovin’
One Step Away From The Hole 5:43 Alex McMurray I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
I Gave Up All I Had 3:14 The Holmes Brothers Brotherhood
Tubular Hells Bells 5:38 Andrew Pekler Station To Station
Drivin’ Nails In My coffin with George Jones 2:07 Floyd Tillman The Influence
Messin’ Up 2:49 Five Royales Monkey Hips & Rice
F*!#In’ Up 5:55 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Ragged Glory
Heighty Hi (single Edit) 3:03 Lee Michaels Hello: The Very Best Of
If I Had Me A Woman 2:22 Mac Curtis Texas Tornados: Rock’n'roll From The Lone Star State
A Smooth One 2:08 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 5
You’re Humbuggin Me 2:30 Lefty Frizzell Texas Tornados: Rock’n'roll From The Lone Star State
Whyoh 2:49 Kevin Johansen Bi (With The Nada)
Mambo Contempo 2:21 Ginger Johnson London Is the Place for Me 6
Couscous 2:17 Binobin Mektoub
Retour 2:06 Titi Robin & Michael Lonsdale L’Ombre d’une source
Rhythm of the Rain 2:32 Sylvie Simmons
After Hours 2:07 Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Stoke the Fire 1:38 Mia Doi Todd The Ewe and the Eye
Small Town Heroes 4:29 Hurray For The Riff Raff Small Town Heroes
Whiskey Man 3:00 Arc Iris Arc Iris
The Pretender 6:56 Lucinda Williams Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
Harvest 2:58 Willis Night
Amor Infinito 3:26 Kevin Johansen Bi (With The Nada)
Motel Blues 2:50 Loudon Wainwright III The Atlantic Recordings
Just Like A Woman 6:21 Bob Dylan Melbourne
Since I Met You Baby 3:14 Sid Selvidge Live at Otherlands
A Thousand Rhymes 4:27 Samm Bennett Roomful of Ghosts
Everybody Wants To Rule The World 5:38 The Bad Plus Prog
Goodnight Irene 3:12 Vincent Peirani Thrill Box
Times Done Changed 1:29 Dora Alexander Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets:

One Man’s Jazz – 04/10/2014

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Star Wykoff Matt Bauder & Day In Pictures Nightshades
  Assenza Chris Speed & Zeno De Rossi Ruins
  Black Hills Matt Slocum Black Elk Speaks
  One Side Of My Face Is Colder Than The Other Waclaw Zimpel Quartet Stone Fog
  Battle Scars William Carn & Tara Davidson Nine
  Kaktus Aus Dem All Kaori Nomura Midori
  Die Angst Des Kaktus Kaori Nomura Midori
  Ebrauqs Rahsaan Roland Kirk Slightly Latin
  Haze Juhani Aaltonen To Future Memories: The Music of Antii Hytti
  And It Happened Tumo And It Happened: The Music Of Henrik Donner
  Garada K7 Rollerball Post Amen
  Cose CHe Vanno, Cose Che Restano Rollerball Post Amen
  In That Place There Is No Happiness Or Unhappiness Hera Where My Complete Beloved Is
  Marion Theme Oliver Lake For A Little Dancin'
  Vuln, Part 2 Vijay Iyer Mutations
  Politics: What's Your Take Untempered Ensemble Politics: Tribute To Jayne Cortez
  Jade Medeski Martin & Wood & Nels Cline The Woodstock Sessions (Vol. 2)
  10439 Fee Stracke & Alexander Beierbach 10 Nach 10
  Nosebleed Hop Lurk Lab Live At Shelter Sounds
  Allegrecia Andrew Hadro For Us The Living
  Sex Fugue Golda Solomon Takin' To The Hollow
  Big Trees Billy Hart Quartet One Is The Other
  Amethyst Billy Hart Quartet One Is The Other

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/11 & Tues 4/15

Posted by Rafi Zabor on April 10, 2014 @ 2:51 pm | Post a comment

Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic recorded what is probably the dominant modern interpretation of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps in one session in Brooklyn at the Hotel St. George in January 1958—just listen to how closely the contemporary go-to recording by Valery Gergiev follows it—and it’s probably still the most exciting version on record (if you want something different, try Fischer/Budapest). No orchestra had sounded anything like Lenny’s Phil—so vigorous and American and bursting with muscle—and Stravinsky himself said “Wow!” when he hard them play his piece (though of course, it being Igor, his single syllable was not unironic). The recording was remastered a couple of years ago, reissued with Gray Foy’s wonderful cover art, and it strips away reverb and reveals fresh detail, perhaps at the price of some harshness. I would have used it on the show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Hotel St. George time—but the version I have access to had little quarter-second gaps between the fourteen tracks, so I went with the 1993 digitation, which still rocks the house just fine. For the rest of the show I rounded up some usual suspects: seasonal tunes you’d expect from Miles and Brownie, Sarah Vaughan and Julie London both hung up the most, Bill Evans, Astor Piazzolla, Django . . . Then back to Lenny and the Phil, appropriately manic fit to burst on Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. It’s been a long tall bitch of a winter here in New York and the new season needs all the boosterism it can get.GrayFoyLarge

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Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/11 & Tues 4/15

Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic recorded what is probably the dominant modern interpretation of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps in one session in Brooklyn at the Hotel St. George in January 1958—just listen to how closely the contemporary go-to recording by Valery Gergiev follows it—and it’s probably still the most exciting version on record (if you want something different, try Fischer/Budapest). No orchestra had sounded anything like Lenny’s Phil—so vigorous and American and bursting with muscle—and Stravinsky himself said “Wow!” when he hard them play his piece (though of course, it being Igor, his single syllable was not unironic). The recording was remastered a couple of years ago, reissued with Gray Foy’s wonderful cover art, and it strips away reverb and reveals fresh detail, perhaps at the price of some harshness. I would have used it on the show—Updoc, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Hotel St. George time—but the version I have access to had little quarter-second gaps between the fourteen tracks, so I went with the 1993 digitation, which still rocks the house just fine. For the rest of the show I rounded up some usual suspects: seasonal tunes you’d expect from Miles and Brownie, Sarah Vaughan and Julie London both hung up the most, Bill Evans, Astor Piazzolla, Django . . . Then back to Lenny and the Phil, appropriately manic fit to burst on Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony. It’s been a long tall bitch of a winter here in New York and the new season needs all the boosterism it can get.GrayFoyLarge