Jazz In The A.M. – 02/26/2015 – Ep. 260

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon
Duane Eubanks – Aborted Dreams – Things of That Particular Nature – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Chris Cortez – That’s The Way Of The World – Top Secret – Blue Bamboo Music – 2015
Matt Criscuolo – A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing – Headin’ Out – Jazzeria – 2014
Marcus Parsley – Travelin’ All Alone – Sunday Strollin’ – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Chip White – CW’s Hi Hat – Family Dedications And More – Dark Colors – 2014
Jon Davis – Reflections – Moving Right Along – PosiTone Records – 2015
Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens – Show de Bola – Copa Village – AAM Music – 2015
Jim Snidero – Duluth at Noon – Main Street – Savant Records – 2015
The H2 Big Band – Hocus Pocus – It Could Happen – Origin Records – 2015

1:00
David Gibson – The Cup Bearers – Boom! – PosiTone Records – 2015
Sam Most – Waking up Is Hard to Do – New Jazz Standards – Summit Records – 2014
Brian Pareschi – I Believe In You – Brian Pareschi And The BP Express – Brian Pareschi Music – 2014
Allan Harris – Haven’t We Met – Black Bar Jukebox – Love Productions Records – 2015
Charles Ruggiero – Liftoff – Boom Bang, Boom Bang! – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Eddie Henderson – First Light – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions – 2015
Dave Bass – Since I Found You – NYC Sessions – Whaling City Sound – 2015
Randy Brecker – Tina’s Glass Nickel – Dearborn Station – Jazzed Media – 2015
Chris Potter – Imaginary Cities [Pt. 2, Dualties] – Imaginary Cities – ECM – 2015

2:00
Michael Eaton – Guru – Individuation – Destiny Records – 2014
Ian Sims And Divergent Paths – Conundrum – Conundrum – Ian Sims And Divergent Paths – 2014
Abdullah Ibrahim – For Coltrane, Pt. 2 – The Song Is My Story – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Katie Thiroux – The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) – Introducing Katie Thiroux – BassKat Records – 2014
Bob Shimizu – Icarus – Let’s Get Together – Signal Strength LLC – 2015
Justin Kauflin – For Clark – Dedication – Jazz Village – 2015
Joanne Tatham – Double Life (Tell Me A Bedtime Story) – Out Of My Dreams – Cafe Pacific Records – 2015
Lucas Pino – Orange – No Net Nonet – Origin Records – 2015
Marshall Gilkes – My Shining Hour – Köln – Alternate Side Records – 2015

3:00
Quincy Davis – Cold Rain – Songs In The Key Of Q – In The Know Records – 2013
Matt Panayides – Notes From The Anechoic Chamber – Conduits – Pacific Coast Jazz – 2015
Joe Alterman – Hard Times – Georgia Sunset – Joe Alterman Music – 2015
Maureen Budway – Trav’lin’ Light – Sweet Candor – ITI Records – 2015
Akua Dixon – Libertango – Akua Dixon – Akua’s Music – 2014
Art Hirahara – Only Child – Libations & Meditations – PosiTone Records – 2014
Sasha’s Bloc – Feels Like Jazz – Heart On Fire – Sasha’s Bloc – 2015
Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band – Brusheeze – Certain Relationships – Summit Records – 2014
Gene Argel – Geneaology – Luminescent – Origin Records – 2015

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 2/27 & Tues 3/3

Clark Terry was welcome everywhere and I don’t think that will have changed now. The only difference, perhaps, is that the limits will be gone. Just to think of him is still to more than smile. To think of him in passing is to stop passing and to enter a an intermission of the heart. Updoc did an almost all Clark Terry show not too long back, and now that he has moved on to other venues at the age of 94, the show reprises some of that and adds a few new tunes, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, New York City Mumbletime. And then? Well, there was an article about the British composer Thomas Adès in the Times, his general stunningness and his influence on contemporary musicians of all kinds, so the show reprises what is evidently his signature work, his symphony in all but name, Asyla, and chases it with one song from mandolin wiz Chris Thile’s band The Punch Brotherss and one from Gabriel Kahane. This was to have been a longer segment of tribute and emulation, but CT’s departure intervened. In compensation there’s a song composed and sung by Joanna Wallfisch from her forthcoming CD The Origin of Adjustable Things. It stunned me with its intelligence and intimacy when I heard it on Bob Rogers’ show last week and it may well stun you now. The world just keeps on blossoming with fresh new work, doesn’t it, even before the rites of spring have begun to stir. While it’s still cold out, Updoc shivers to a finish with Jean Sibelius’ symphony in all but name, The Lemminkainen Suite (Four Legends from the Kalevala): our hero romps with the maidens of Saari, descends into the underworld, then joyoussly returns to hear Clark Terry and the Duke Ellington Orchestra puckishly lead the mortals up and down, up and down, in a dream of summer immune to mortal chill.ClarkAnd

Don’t Break Promises

After the last couple of weeks, things are back to normal on the porch which means, of course, that nothings normal. This week Howling back to providing information but not finding any, skipping continents for the roots and shedding a tear for a master. All in all the usual nonsense mixed up with an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots music you’ll find on the net.

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David Maxwell – Genius – RIP

Boogie Woogie Blues Clarence Samuels The Aristocrat Blues Story VIDEO
Walking Blues The KingmiXers Flyboy VIDEO
Skinny Woman Old Gray Mule Have Mercy VIDEO
She Brought Life Back to the Dead HowellDevine Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju VIDEO
King Of The Blues Steve Earle & The Dukes Terraplane VIDEO
Red Clay Halo Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) VIDEO
Red Earth (Massane Cisse) Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth – A Malian Journey VIDEO
Boll Weevill Punch Brothers The Phosphorescent Blues VIDEO
Movin’ On David Maxwell Blues In Other Colors VIDEO
Out Of Site Jim Keaveny Out Of Time VIDEO
The Day Big Tex Caught Fire Aaron Burton All Night Long VIDEO
Clean Up Woman Betty Wright Charlie Gillett’s Honky Tonk Volume 2 VIDEO
Stolen Love Miss Lavell I Pity The Fool – The Duke Records Story VIDEO
The Long Black Train Doug MacLeod Live at XM Radio VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri. Feb 20 & Tues Feb 24

I’ll try to break it to you gently, but if you want to hear my impression of the dovecall of the European wood-pigeon you’ll have to wait until the end of the show—8-10PM Friday and noon to 2PM next Tuesday, NYC urban pigeon time—when I perform it, possibly in too low a key, in reference to the climactic theme of Sibelius’ 3rd Symphony, which in my opinion he lifted from a local Finnish specimen, without attribution. At least the Canadian TV Western, Bordertown, that lifted the opening theme from that same Sibelius symphony and orchestrated it in a manner suggesting Mike Post in his Rockford period had the good grace to say so in the credits. All three versions will be on offer toward the end on the show, which opens with the music of the late and well-loved Butch Morris. I’ve seen other musicians—Roscoe Mitchell and Karl Berger for two—lead large improvising ensembles in a manner approaching Morris’ ‘conduction’, but no one employed it as extensively or for that matter as internationally as he, shaping music out of the air of the moment with a highly cultivated vocabulary of gestures, with or without previously composed material offered into the whirlwind: a music that could play fast and loose even when it was slow and brooding. The show starts off with The Long Goodbye, not the John Williams tune wittily deployed in the Altman movie of that name, but Morris’ own memorial piece for pianist Don Pullen, and after some torch ballads, one of them featuring a Frank Sinatra at once definitive and phony, Butch Morris music resumes with his three-movement Conduction #31. After that you can sing along with Cecil Taylor and Max Roach until Sibelius skiis into the border town all the world’s music lives in, and sampled for you here.Butch

Jazz In The A.M. – 02/19/2015 – Ep. 259

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon
David Gibson – The Cup Bearers – Boom! – PosiTone Records – 2015
Art Hirahara – D.A.Y. – Libations & Meditations – PosiTone Records – 2014
Duane Eubanks – As Is – Things of That Particular Nature – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Katie Thiroux – I’m Old Fashioned – Introducing Katie Thiroux – BassKat Records – 2014
Charles McPherson – Spring Is Here – The Journey – Capri – 2015
Yngvil Vatn Guttu – Broadway Bomb – On The Crosswalk – Kachemak Records – 2014
Lu Olutosin – Sweet Lou’s Blues (Sweet Lou) – Sweet Lou’s Blues – Twins Music – 2014
Quincy Davis – Matter Factual – Songs In The Key Of Q – In The Know Records – 2013
Gene Argel – If I Loved You – Luminescent – Origin Records – 2015

1:00
Chip White – Circle Dance – Family Dedications And More – Dark Colors – 2014
Chris Cortez – Simone – Top Secret – Blue Bamboo Music – 2015
Charles Ruggiero – Liftoff – Boom Bang, Boom Bang! – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Dave Bass – Since I Found You – NYC Sessions – Whaling City Sound – 2015
George Colligan & Theoretical Planets – Harmawhatics? – Risky Notion – Origin Records – 2015
Ted Kooshian – Clowns Will Be Arriving – Clowns Will Be Arriving – Summit Records – 2014
Joanne Tatham – Cool – Out Of My Dreams – Cafe Pacific Records – 2015
Joshua Bruneau Septet – Hard To Find – Bright Idea – Cellar Live Records – 2015
Joe Alterman – Georgia Sunset – Georgia Sunset – Joe Alterman Music – 2015

2:00
Marcus Parsley – Will You Still Be Mine? – Sunday Strollin’ – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Sam Most – Waking up Is Hard to Do – New Jazz Standards – Summit Records – 2014
Rex Richardson – Tomorrow’s Destiny – Blue Shift – Summit Records – 2014
Naz – That’s All – Time After – Nazia Chaudhry – 2014
Matt Criscuolo – Enchanted – Headin’ Out – Jazzeria – 2014
Omer Avital – Yemen Suite – New Song – Motema – 2014
La Lucha – The Warmth of the Sun Standards, Not-Standards – Blue Line Music – 2015
Aaron Goldberg – Yoyo – The Now – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Matt Panayides – Notes From The Anechoic Chamber – Conduits – Pacific Coast Jazz – 2015

3:00
Lucas Pino – The Fox – No Net Nonet – Origin Records – 2015
Marshall Gilkes – My Shining Hour – Köln – Alternate Side Records – 2015
Michael Eaton – Centrifuge – Individuation – Destiny Records – 2014
Denia Ridley & The Marc Devine Trio – West Coast Blues – Afterglow – ITI Records – 2014
Renaud Penant Trio – The Newest Blues – I Want to Be Happy – ITI Records – 2014
Calvin Keys – Honeysuckle Rose – Close Enough For Love – Lifeforce Jazz – 2015
Maureen Budway – Sweet Lover No More – Sweet Candor – ITI Records – 2015
Eddie Henderson – Zoltan – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions – 2015
Bob Shimizu – Beautiful Morning – Let’s Get Together – Signal Strength LLC – 2015

Ian Siegal vs The Blues Police (Part 2)

Ian’s still on the porch* this week rapping about his heroes, his guitars and his tattoos. He also picks the  playlist and finds time to pick up the guitar and get back to his roots. Absorbing and entertaining, this an hour for those out there who listen without prejudice.

* Actually on Barry Marshall Everitts porch to be precise!

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Little Richard – “Yeeehaaaa!”

Get Rhythm Johnny Cash The Essential Johnny Cash VIDEO
Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You Bob Dylan Live ’75 VIDEO
If I Needed You Townes Van Zandt Live AT The Old Quarter House VIDEO
Little Red Rooster (Excerpt) Rolling Stones Singles Collections – The London Years VIDEO
Rock Salt And Nails Buddy + Julie Miller Buddy + Julie Miller VIDEO
Long Gone Lonesome Blues Hank Williams Greatest Hits VIDEO
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry Little Richard King Of Rock And Roll VIDEO
Talking To Jehovah (Excerpt) Kelly Joe Phelps Brother Sinner + The Whale VIDEO
Mortal Coil (Live) Ian Siegal Live On Dicks Porch VIDEO
New Theme Shouting Matches Grownass Man VIDEO
Feel Like Going Home Muddy Waters Muddy Waters  – Folk Singer VIDEO
Forty Four Howling Wolf w/ Hubert Sumlin Chess Masters VIDEO

 

Jazz In The A.M. – 02/12/2015 – Ep. 258

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon
Aaron Goldberg – Yoyo – The Now – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Chamber 3 – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Grassroots – OA2 – 2015
Eddie Henderson – Morning Song – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions – 2015
Katie Thiroux – There’s A Small Hotel – Introducing Katie Thiroux – BassKat Records – 2014
Chris Potter – Imaginary Cities [Pt. 2, Dualties] – Imaginary Cities – ECM – 2015
Gene Argel – If I Loved You – Luminescent – Origin Records – 2015
Allan Harris – Got a Lot of Livin’ to Do – Black Bar Jukebox – Love Productions Records – 2015
Brian Swartz & The Gnu Sextet – Pastorian Fantasie – Portraiture – Summit Records – 2014
Renaud Penant Trio – Quasimodo – I Want to Be Happy – ITI Records – 2014

1:00
Marcus Parsley – Will You Still Be Mine? – Sunday Strollin’ – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Chris Cortez – 4:20 – Top Secret – Blue Bamboo Music – 2015
Ted Kooshian – Porkypine – Clowns Will Be Arriving – Summit Records – 2014
Akua Dixon – Lush Life (vocal) – Akua Dixon – Akua’s Music – 2014
Duane Eubanks – Beer and Water – Things of That Particular Nature – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Stephen Riley – I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star – Baubles, Bangles And Beads – SteepleChase Records – 2014
Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band – Evidence/Just You, Just Me (Vocal) – Certain Relationships – Summit Records – 2014
Brian Pareschi – Angle Of Repose – Brian Pareschi And The BP Express – Brian Pareschi Music – 2014
Quincy Davis – Walnut Creek – Songs In The Key Of Q – In The Know Records – 2013

2:00
David Gibson – Eyes Of Argus – Boom! – PosiTone Records – 2015
Calvin Keys – Blues For Ahmed – Close Enough For Love – Lifeforce Jazz – 2015
Dave Bass – La Comparsa – Mi montuno – NYC Sessions – Whaling City Sound – 2015
La Lucha – Love Me or Leave Me – Standards, Not-Standards – Blue Line Music & La Lucha Music – 2015
Jeremy Pelt – Everything You Can Imagine is Real – Tales, Musings and other Reveries – Highnote Records – 2015
Sam Most – Dear Laffayette – New Jazz Standards – Summit Records – 2014
Jamila Ford – All Blues – The Deep End – Skinny Chick Records – 2014
Marc Seales – Pusher Man – American Songs: Place & Time, Vol. 3 – Origin Records – 2015
Michael Eaton – Alter Ego – Individuation – Destiny Records – 2014

3:00
Matt Criscuolo – Sippin’ At Bells – Headin’ Out – Jazzeria – 2014
Joshua Bruneau Septet – The Owl Shop – Bright Idea – Cellar Live Records – 2015
Jim Snidero – Oxford Square – Main Street – Savant Records – 2015
Joanne Tatham – You Taught My Heart To Sing – Out Of My Dreams – Cafe Pacific Records – 2015
Paul Yonemura – Chelsea Reunion Trios – Girod Records – 2014
Bob Shimizu – Black T-Bird – Let’s Get Together – Signal Strength LLC – 2015
Cynthia Felton – The Old Country – Save Your Love For Me: Sings The Nancy Wilson – Felton Entertainment – 2014
Rex Richardson – Tomorrow’s Destiny – Blue Shift – Summit Records – 2014
Joe Alterman – Hard Times – Georgia Sunset – Joe Alterman Music – 2015

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc. Fri 2/13 & Tues 2/17

It is, it isn’t, it is, it’s not. Well, if it’s not another Lee Konitz show, how come there’s so much Lee Konitx in it—at 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Greenwich Village time—can you tell me that? Well, things sort of fell out that way because there were a couple of Konitz tracks I didn’t get to on last week’s real Lee Konitz show and I wanted to catch up. But then Konitz’s . . . um . . . aesthetic indeterminacy kicked off a number of associations and suggested interesting contrasts and—yes, okay, aesthetic whateveracy I said is probably not the ideal phease. I read an interview the other day in which Konitz said that he likes to come to a gig ready but not prepared—which is pretty much how I do this show—so why wouldn’t I go from Konitz the Saxophonitz on a ballad to the piercing music of Himalayan and Ladakhi double reeds? Natural high-mountain music, a world in which the veil of air is thin and the next world is just a breath away, whether via vision or a misstep on the scree. Besides, this music comes courtesy of my colleague Brian Cullman, who is curating the immense catalogue of David Lewiston’s extraordinary recordings of music from almost everywhere, and once we’ve travelled that far among the reeds, why not Akagündüz Kutbay, Djivan Gasparyan, Ornette Coleman visiting Joujouka, Paul Desmond, Iqbal Jogi, Julius Hemphill, Anthony Braxton, Branford Whatsisname, but how come I left out Bismillah Khan and what is Dutilleux’s 1st Symphony doing there? We’re lost in the stars. Big stars, little stars. Whisper not. Or whisper. Come as you are.RousseauFluteLg

Ian Siegal vs The Blues Police

This week Howling celebrates a century of shows with Ian Siegal alongside him on the porch* talking about blues and better still playing some!! No nonsense (OK then, some) – just the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll find on the net!

* Actually on Barry Marshall Everitts porch to be precise!

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Ian Siegal – “Finally big time! On Dicks Porch!”

Like Wolf Sonny Boy Williamson One Way Out VIDEO
Prodigal Son (excerpt) Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet VIDEO
A Good Year For The Roses (excerpt) George Jones A Good Year For The Roses VIDEO
Down The Old Dirt Road Blues Charlie Patton Screamin’ ‘n Hollerin’ The Blues VIDEO
Meet Me In The City Junior Kimbrough Meet Me In The City VIDEO
Whispering in the Wings Jimbo Mathus Jimmy The Kid VIDEO
Everybody’s Talkin’ Tedeschi Trucks Band Everybody’s Talkin’ VIDEO
I Can’t Write Left-Handed Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall VIDEO
Gallo De Celio (excerpt) Ian Siegal (w/ Dusty Ciggaar) One Night In Amsterdam VIDEO
Rodeo Ian Siegal Live On Dicks Porch! VIDEO
It Makes No Difference Rick Danko Live Anthology VIDEO
Good Morning John Kris Kristofferson Closer To The Bone VIDEO
The Ghosts Of Saturday Night (excerpt) Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night VIDEO
Pain In My Heart Otis Redding Greatest Hits VIDEO 

Jazz In The A.M. – 02/05/2015 – Ep. 257

TODAY’S MUSIC – RIGHT NOW!

Artist – Song Title – CD Title – Label – Year

Noon
Brian Pareschi – No, You Do! – Brian Pareschi And The BP Express – Brian Pareschi Music – 2014
Dave Liebman – Kulu Sé Mama (Juno Sé Mama) – Ceremony – Chesky Records – 2014
Chamber 3 – Grassroots – Grassroots – OA2 – 2015
La Lucha – The Warmth of the Sun – Standards, Not-Standards – Blue Line Music & La Lucha Music – 2015
Charles Ruggiero – Little Green Men – Boom Bang, Boom Bang! – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Chris Potter – Sky – Imaginary Cities – ECM – 2015
Joanne Tatham – Out Of My Dreams – Out Of My Dreams – Cafe Pacific Records – 2015
Pascal Bokar – Have You Met Ms. Jones – Guitar Balafonics – Pascal Bokar – 2014
Chip White – The Dance Spot – Family Dedications And More – Dark Colors – 2014

1:00
Stephen Riley – I Thought About You – Baubles, Bangles And Beads – SteepleChase Records – 2014
Joshua Bruneau Septet – Hard To Find – Bright Idea – Cellar Live Records – 2015
Calvin Keys – Old Devil Moon – Close Enough For Love – Lifeforce Jazz – 2015
Ron Di Salvio – Dave’s Brew – Songs For Jazz Legends – Blujazz – 2014
Michael Eaton – Prickly – Individuation – Destiny Records – 2014
Aaron Goldberg – Perhaps The Now – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Allan Harris – Love’s the Key – Black Bar Jukebox – Love Productions Records – 2015
Paul Jones – At The Light House – Short History – Blujazz – 2014
Justin Kauflin – Where Are You – Dedication – Jazz Village – 2015

2:00
The Old Style Sextet – 8 Ball – Old Style Sextet – Blujazz – 2014
Chris Cortez – That’s The Way Of The World – Top Secret – Blue Bamboo Music – 2015
Quincy Davis – Walnut Creek – Songs In The Key Of Q – In The Know Records – 2013
Denia Ridley & The Marc Devine Trio – Comes Love – Afterglow – ITI Records – 2014
Jeff Hamilton Trio – Falling In With Love – Great American Songs – Sharp Nine – 2013
Duane Eubanks – Aborted Dreams – Things of That Particular Nature – Sunnyside Records – 2015
Katie Thiroux – The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) – Introducing Katie Thiroux – BassKat Records – 2014
Marcus Parsley – hange Partners – Sunday Strollin’ – Rondette Jazz – 2014
Piet Verbist – Double Trouble – Cattitude – Origin Records – 2014

3:00
Jim Snidero – Duluth at Noon – Main Street – Savant Records – 2015
Brian Pareschi – Double Down – Brian Pareschi And The BP Express – Brian Pareschi Music – 2014
Paul Yonemura – Chelsea – Reunion Trios – Girod Records – 2014
Cynthia Felton – West Coast Blues – Save Your Love For Me: Sings The Nancy Wilson Classics – Felton Entertainment – 2014
Matt Criscuolo – Centripetal – Headin’ Out – Jazzeria – 2014
Jeremy Pelt – The Old Soul of the Modern Day Wayfarer – Tales, Musings and other Reveries – Highnote Records – 2015
Bob Shimizu – Grandma’s Hands (Obadiah Parker) – Let’s Get Together – Signal Strength LLC – 2015
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet – Pure Imagination – Vocal Madness – HouseKat – 2014
Eddie Henderson – Dreams – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions – 2015