One Man’s Jazz – 09/18/2014

At the end of the first hour in tonight’s show, I mention that the great trumpet player Kenny Wheeler is very ill In England and needing expensive care, and that there was a move afoot to host various fund-raising concerts in Canada and England. This show was recorded two weeks ago.
Sad to say that on this broadcast day, the 18th of September, Kenny passed away. I’m bummed. My condolences to his family, friends, fellow musicians and fans who loved his music, who loved the man.

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Quardboard Flavored Fiber Slumgum Accretions
  Tryptyk Maciej Fortuna Trio Solar Ring
  Jim Dine Humair, Kuhn & Malaby Full Contact
  That Night The Blind Man Dreamt That He Went Blind Matt Pavolka Horns Band The Horns Band
  Hectos D'Ectot Circum Grand Orchestra 12
  Reverie Ivo Perelman Reverie
  Lost Waltz Kenny Wheeler Around Six
  Headache In Residence Andy Milne & Dapp Theory Forward In All Directions
  Snorts (to Pablo Picasso) The Whammies The Music Of Steve Lacy Vol. 3 Live
  Aamen Black Motor Vaarat Vastukset
  Old Tea Michael Musillami Trio Pride
  Driving License JASS JASS
  St.Mark's Place Among The Sewers Yard Byard Inch By Inch
  Carnophobia Anna Webber Simple
  65 Jorit Dijkstra's Pillow Circle Pillow Circle Live at the Bimhuis
  Dark Nights Darker Days Avishai Cohen's Triveni Dark Nights
  Thanksalot Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal
  Forest Flower Sunrise Charles Lloyd Forest Flower
  Zigzag Anna Webber Simple
  In The Mirror, Darkly Andy Milne & Dapp Theory Forward In All Directions

Messin’ With The Blues – 09/17/2014

Theme music: Erwin Helfer / Stop Time Boogie / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)
Eric Lindell / Lady Day and John Coltrane / Low on Cash, Rich in Love (Alligator)
Anson Funderburgh / Changing Neighborhoods / Best of Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets (Shout! Factory)
Oliver Sain / Stop Breaking Down / River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi (Smithsonian Folkways)
North Mississippi Allstars / Boogie / World Boogie Is Coming (Songs of the South)
Albert King / I’ve Made Nights by Myself / The Big Blues (King)
Robben Ford / Birds Nest Bound / Bringing It Back Home (Provogue)
Shirley Brown / I’m Gonna Stop You from Givin’ Me the Blues / Z Zelebration (Malaco)
Clarence Carter / That Old Time Feeling / Snatching It Back (Sequel)
Eddie Cotton / My Boo / Here I Come (DeChamp)
Planet D Nonet / The Hustle Is On / Blowin’ the Blues Away (Eastlawn)
Mr. B / Hillbilly Holiday / Joybox (Megawave)
Joe Krown, Walter Wolfman Washington, and Russell Batiste Jr. / Soul Understanding / Soul Understanding (Joe Krown)
Magic Sam / Look Out Sam / The Late Great Magic Sam (Evidence)

Chicago Bound – 09/16/2014

Theme music: Robert Jr. Lockwood / Lockwood’s Boogie / Steady Rollin’ Man (ZYX)
John and Sylvia Embry / Keep Your Hands Off Her / Troubles (Delmark)
A.C. Reed / I’d Rather Fight Than Switch / The USA Records Blues Story (Fuel)
Jimi Smith / Killer Joe / Give Me Wings (Atomic Theory)
Art Hodes / Tin Roof Blues / Tribute to the Greats (Delmark)
Steve Freund / Still Pickin’ / Lonesome Flight (9 Below Productions)
Jim Brewer / Don’t You Lie to Me / Jim Brewer–Live at Kirkland College (Philo)
Billy Boy Arnold / You’re So Fine / Remembering Little Walter (Blind Pig)
Koko Taylor / Let Me Love You Baby / What It Takes: The Chess Years (MCA/Chess)
Otis Rush / Crosscut Saw / Live in Europe (Evidence)
Dave Clark’s Blues Swingers / Swing Time / Switchin’ in the Kitchen (Delmark)
Rob Stone & the C-Notes / Empty Room / Just My Luck (Earwig)
John Primer / Chicago Bound / Chicago Blues: A Living History–The Revolution Continues (Raisin’)
Carl Weathersby / Glory Be / Restless Feeling (Evidence)
Barrelhouse Chuck / Double D / Prescription for the Blues (Sirens)

Jazz Worldwide 52 15 September 2014

Song Title Artist Album Composer Label
Slowly, Distance Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Arogole Music
A Woman’s Song Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Roadsides Ayelet Rose Gottlieb Arogole Music
Yafa Reem Kelani Sprinting Gazelle Reem Kelani Fuse
Road Song Ritmos Unidos Ritmos Unidos Wes Montgomery Patois Records
Otro Viage Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa Jazz Village
New Day Harold López-Nussa New Day Harold López-Nussa Jazz Village
El Tucusito Eliana Cuevas Espejo Eliana Cuevas Alma
Caravan Gonzalo Rubalcaba Inner Voyage Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol-Irving Mills Blue Note
Un Son Michel Camilo Solo Michel Camilo Telarc Jazz
Reposo Omar Sosa Calma Omar Sosa Otá
Fragments Ritmos Unidos Ritmos Unidos Jamaal Baptiste-Michael Spiro-Joe Galvin-Mike Mixtacki Patois Records
Spirals Rotem Sivan Trio For Emotional Use Only Rotem Sivan Fresh Sound
Easy Healing Stefano Bollani Joy in Spite of Everything Stefano Bollani ECM
Kjani Trima Elina Duni Quartet Matanë Malit Traditional Albanian ECM
Certainty Ibrahim Maalouf Wind Ibrahim Maalouf Mi’ster
Tel Aviv Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village
Galilée Mon Amour Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita Anouar Brahem ECM
Cuando El Rey Nimrod Jim Guttmann Bessarabian Breakdown Traditional Kleztone
Le parfum de l’éxil Louis Sclavis Quartet Silk and Salt Melodies Louis Sclavis ECM
Despacio Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá

Tone Science – 09/14/2014

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight The Culture of Gun Violence in the US Wadada Leo Smith, George Lewis, John Zorn Sonic Rivers
  Journey Amongst The Stars Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Other Strange Worlds
  Lost & Found (for Henry Grimes) Max Johnson Quartet
  Do Death Blues Non-fiction
  Thomas Paine Haunted House Blue Ghost Blues
  Ergodos II with instrumental responses James Tenney Music for Violin & Piano
  Supper for the Swarms/Hive Mind Audrey Chen, Wouter Jaspers Brombron 22: Root and Branch
  Silenzio (1991-2010) Sofia Gubaidulina Chamber Music with Double Bass
  Burned Across the Sky Jeremiah Cymerman Fire Sign

One Man’s Jazz – 09/11/2014

Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Cherry Jam Hermeto Pascoal Slaves Mass
  Au 7eme Ciel Samuel Blaser Quartet 7th Heaven
  Mr and Mrs Wells Check Into the Hotel Bombay Vinny Golia Octet Music For Baritone Saxophone
  Five of Swords Grand Fatilla Global Shuffle
  Elmoic Alexander Hawkins Ensemble All There, Ever Out
  Austria Nervous Hutte Hutte Und Chor
  Gospel Hutte Hutte Und Chor
  Thembi Pharoah Sanders Thembi
  Spicy Water Jeff Davis Quintet Dragon Father
  Unfurl Stephen Gauci/Kirk Knuffke/Ken Filiano Chasing Tales
  6 a.m. Francois Grillot Contraband
  Cement Watchers Peripheral Vision Sheer Tyranny Of Will
  Mule Skinner Tony Malaby Tamarind Trio Somos Agua
  Ventimiglia Todd Bishop Group Travelogue
  Degi Degi Don Cherry Brown Rice
  West Virginia Blues Phil Haynes & No Fast Food In Concert
  Frozen Goat Human Being Human
  Bein' Green Norma Winstone Dance Without Answer
  Business Is Bad Karen Mantler Business Is Bad
  I Can't Afford My Lawyer Karen Mantler Business Is Bad
  1 + 1 = 1 Torbjorn Zetterberg Group Och Den Stora Fragan
  Sheer Tyranny Of Will Peripheral Vision Sheer Tyranny Of Will
  The Third Sun Phil Slater Strobe Coma Virgo
  Twisted Phil Slater Strobe Coma Virgo

Martian Gardens – 09/10/2014

Martian Gardens for September 7 & 10, 2014


Sundays live broadcast/webcast
9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m. EDT
WMUA 91.1 FM
Amherst, Massachusetts
August 24, 2014
(extended edition 9:00 p.m. — 12:30 a.m. EDT)

webcast: Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. EDT
Webcast date: August 27, 2014
Host: Max Shea

online playlists: Martian Gardens blog

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Song
from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1
The Complete Violin Duos
Nuema Records/1993
violins: János Négyesy, Päivikki Nykter; composition year: 1931; time: 0:43

János Négyesy: Bittersweet Music II (Bun-Ching Lam)
Solo Violin Recital
Acourant Records/2006
composer: Bun-Ching Lam; violin: János Négyesy; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego, June 2005; composition year: 1981; time: 12:32

Bun-Ching Lam: Run
Heidelberg Concerts
Mutable Music/2011
pipa: Min Xiao Fen; recorded in Heidelberg, Germany, 2009; composition year: 1993; time: 7:25

Chris Newman: Symphony
Mode Records/2014
Ensemble KNM Berlin (flute: Rebecca Lenton; clarinet: Winfried Rager; xylophone: Thomas Meixner; piano: Holger Groschopp; trumpet: Markus Schwind; trombone: Andrew Digby; double bass: Arnuff Ballhorn); conductor: Steffen Tast; recorded at the Studio für elektroakustische Musik; Berlin, January 2004; composition year: 1981; time: 12:00

Iannis Xenakis: Xas
Ensemble Music 2
Mode Records/1996
(for saxophone quartet); members of ST-X Ensemble Xenakis USA; soprano saxophone: Susan Cook; alto saxophone: John Engerbretson; tenor saxophone: Shawn Tracy; baritone saxophone: Mathew Cashman; recorded at Streeterville Studio, Chicago, September 15, 1996; composition year: 1987; time: 8:56

Steven Schick: Watershed I (1st 1/4) (R. Reynolds)
Drumming in the Dark
Neuma Records/2000
composer: Roger Reynolds; percussion: Steven Schick; recorded at Warren Studios, University of California San Diego; composition year: 1995; excerpt time: 7:10

Meehan/Perkins Duo & the Baylor Percussion Group:
Percussion Music (G. Strang)
I. Alla marcia (2:39)
II. Moderato (2:47)
III. Rondino (1:44)
Restless, Endless, Tactless
Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music
New World Records/2011
composer: Gerald Strang; percussion: Meehan/Perkins Duo, Baylor Percussion Group, recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 9, 2010; composition year: 1936; total time: 7:10

Wendy Mae Chambers: Fire-Breathing Serpent
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: 4:56

Otto Laske: Furies and Voices
a. Prelude
b. Scherzo
c. Song
Electro Acoustic Music VI (various artists)
Neuma Records/1999
(electroacoustic music); composition year: 1990; time: 10:27

Robert Scott Thompson: Unwoven
Relaxed Machinery/2014
electronics, synthesizers: Robert Scott Thompson; composition year: 2014; time: 9:09

Victoria Jordanova: Outer Circles, part 6
Outer Circles
Innova Recordings/2004
ham radio signal collage: Victoria Jordanova; recorded in Rome, Italy; composition year: 2004; time: 8:03

Odeya Nini: There are so many things that I have to tell you
Vougheauxyice (Voice)
text, voice, processing: Odeya Nini; recorded at California Institute of the Arts, June 2012; time: 9:52

Biosphere: The things I tell you
All Saints/1997
electronics, voice, text: Geir Jenssen; recorded at Aurora Lydstudio, Tromsdalen, Norway; time: 6:17

Françoise Barrière: Musique pour le Temps de Noël (Yuletide Music)
Series Chrysopée Electronique – Bourges
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1992
(for viola, cello, saxophone, percussion, and tape); members of Ensemble 2e2m (viola: Alain Dubois; cello: Marcus Jenny; saxophone: Kemicho Muto; percussion: Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Alain Savouret; recorded at the 9th International Festival of Experimental Music, Bourges, court of the Jacques Cœur Palace, 1979; composition year: 1979; time: 16:16

Gonzalo Biffarella: Mestizaje
Mnémosyne Musique Media/1997
(musique concrete); recorded at LIPM (Research and Musical Production Laboratory – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983-1984; time: 8:11

John Luther Adams: At a Still Point
The Place We Began
Cold Blue Music/2009
(musique concrete); composed in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Los Angeles, 2008, time: 12:32

John Luther Adams: Inuksuit, part 4
Cantaloupe Music/2013
(for percussion, air raid sirens, and environmental sounds) percussion ensemble directed by Doug Perkins; recorded in the woods of Guilford, Vermont, 2012; composition year: 2009; time: 9:33

Meehan/Perkins Duo: Table of Contents (D. Lang)*
Travel Diary
Bridge Records/2011
(composer: David Lang); percussion: The Meehan/Perkins Duo; recorded at Jones Concert Hall, Baylor University, Waco Texas, January 2010; composition year: 2008; time: 8:57

Lou Harrison: Fugue*
Drums Along the Pacific
New Albion Records/2003
performed by the William Winant Percussion Group; recorded at Bay Records, Berkeley, California, August, 1993; composition year: 1942; time: 3:55

*TAINT Radio version only

— FIN –

Messin’ With The Blues – 09/10/2014

Theme music: Erwin Helfer /Stop Time Boogie / 8 Hands on 88 Keys: Chicago Blues Piano Masters (Sirens)
Albert Collins /Collins Shuffle / Kangaroo Shuffle (P-Vine)
The Dolls /Suspicious of You Baby / Suspicious of You Baby (45) (Kangaroo)
Albert Collins /Albert’s Alley / The Cool Sound of Albert Collins (Blue City)
Albert Collins /Takin’ My Time / The Cool Sound of Albert Collins (Blue City)
Albert Collins /Thaw Out / Truckin’ with Albert Collins (MCA)
Jimi Hendrix /Drivin’ South / Day Tripper (Ryko)
Big Walter Price /My Tears / Chicken Stuff (Flyright)
Ike and Tina Turner /The Hunter / The Hunter and Outta Season (Blue Moon)
Ike Turner /Right On / Blues Roots and Bad Dreams (BGO)
Albert Collins /Tremble / Truckin’ with Albert Collins (MCA)
Magic Sam /Tremble / Rockin’ Wild in Chicago (Delmark)
Albert Collins /Frosty / Truckin’ with Albert Collins (MCA)
Otis Rush /I’m Tore Up / Right Place Wrong Time (HIghtone)
Dave Alexander /Highway 59 / Oakland Blues (World Pacific)

Jubilation – 09/10/2014

Jubilation Vol. 139

Wed 9/10/14 Midnight – 3 AM

Mon 9/15/14 Noon – 3 PM

Hour One

Ali Jackson / Done Tol’ You Fo’ Five Times / Amalgamations / Sunnyside

Native Jazz Quartet / O Store Gud / Stories / CAP

Holophonor / Source of the Force / Holophonor/ self released

Lee Konitz / Billie’s Bounce / First Meeting: Live in London Vol. 1 / Whirlwind

Ralph Bowen/ You Stepped Out of a Dream / Standard Deviation / Positone

Cyrille Aimie / Caravan / It’s A Good Day / Mack Ave

Myriad 3 – For All The World / The Where / Alma

Adam Schroeder / In The Middle of a Kiss / Let’s / Capri

Hour Two

Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar / Spoonful/ Multiplicity/ Whirlwind

Muddy Waters / I Feel So Good / Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 / Chess

Muddy Waters / I’ve Got My Mojo Working / Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 / Chess

Willie Dixon / The Same Thing / I Am The Blues / Legacy

Gregory Porter / Lonesome Lover / Liquid Spirit / Blue Note

Holly Hoffman / Jack of Hearts / Low Life / Capri

Andy Biskin / Whirligig / Ibid / Strudelmania

Kristin Korb / The Letter / Finding Home / Double K Music

Tom Harrell / Coming Home / Trip / HighNote

Cedar Walton / Jacob’s Ladder / Reliving the Moment: Live at the Keystone Korner / HighNote

Hour Three

Hafez Modirzadeh / Karma Passages – Yearning / In Convergence Liberation / Pi Recordings

Karma Passages – Churnings

Karma Passages – Mournings

Paul Giallorenzo’s Gitgo / Force Majeure/ Force Majeure / Delmark

Bad Plus / Adopted Highway / Invevitable Western / Okeh

Michael Dease / Webster Grooves / Relentless/ Positone

Diva / What The World Needs Now / A Swingin’ Life / MCG Jazz

Jason Paul Curtis / American Gypsy / Faux Bourgeois Café’ / self released

Ed Palermo Big Band / America Drinks And Goes Home / Oh No! Not Jazz / Cuneiform

Freda Payne / I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water / Come Back To Me Love / Mack Ave.

Mark Elf / The Bottom Line / Mark Elf Returns 2014 / Jen Bay Jazz

Ken Irwin
Host of Taintradio’s “Jubilation”
Jazz Music Director and Host of “Java Jazz”
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
105 Lincoln Campus Center
Amherst, MA 01003

Surplus Value / The History of the Microphone – 09/09/2014

OK, the playlist for tonight’s Surplus Value / The History of the Mic show at 7PM EST is the show I had thought would “air” last week, the one with some previously unreleased Jack Bruce / Don Pullen work. There were tech problems in the air last week, I guess….

So, again:


OK, tech problems aside (as we all know, if we hate the tech stuff, it’ll hate us back…. ok……) this SHOULD be the playlist for the Surplus Value show 020 with my emotional engagement with the Jack Bruce / Don Pullen lottery friends of all lifetimes stuff…..

I’ll post the “playlist” below, with the vocal notes I’ve taken for myself missing -: it seems a lot of you can’t understand my direct (DIRECT via Dha BRONX!) English, but, if interested, you could always contact me to ask what I meant, or what I said if it was really indecipherable / inaudible. There’s a chance I would answer.

The posted interview with Jack, Don and myself should cement my position among the most articulately difficult….


Coco Raizes de Arcoverde Acorda crianca Coco Raizes de Arcoverde

Arto Lindsay 4 Skies Encyclopedia of Arto

オリビエ・プル 湯湾岳の高台にて(奄美大島) 大自然の音風景

Sounds Of The World rhythm Of Pounding Millet Vol. 3-Africa

Brad Mehldau August Ending Jazziz November 2006

Marcos Valle Os Grilos The Essential Marcos Valle Volume 2

Willie Nelson September Song Stardust

Charles Mingus Work Song Mingus at the Bohemia

Antônio Carlos Jobim Zingaro Warner Archives

Tanita Tikaram Play Me Again Can’t Go Back

Steve Swallow With Robert Creeley Ambition So There

Taureg Azale Tuareg Music of the Southern Sahara

Alban Berg Quartet Mozart: String Quartet #15 In D Minor, K 421 – 2. Andante Con Moto Mozart: String Quartets #15, 16 & 20

Sounds Of The World Salt-Sellers Vol. 3-Africa

Africa Negra Alice 1975-1995 Indépendencia!

Paul Haines Carla Bley Jack Bruce Don Pullen Kip Hanrahan Rawalpindi Blues rehearsal track (unreleased) Darn It! (unreleased)

Paul Haines Carla Bley Rawalpindi Blues Darn It!

Kip Hanrahan Don Pullen Jack Bruce interviews…. Stuttgart July 1991

Kip Hanrahan Don Pullen Jack Bruce Smiles and grins Stuttgart July 1991

Kip Hanrahan / Imagining New Orleans w Jack Bruce, Don Pullen, Allen Toussaint, Charles Neville, Henry Thredgil, etc….. G-d is Great Imagining New Orleans / Frankfurt 10/30/92 – 2

Kip Hanrahan The September Dawn Shows Itself To Elizabeth And Her Lover On East 18th Street In Manhattan All Roads Are Made Of The Flesh

Don Pullen Ode To Life Random Thoughts