Tone Science – 03/17/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Suite for H.P. Madame The Reggie Workman Ensemble Images
  Onward 9.5 Eliane Radigue Vice Versa, etc...
  Steel Dream March of the Metal Men Nurse With Wound/Stereolab Crumb Duck
  Two Justly Tune Intervals I Use To Mask A Loud Cafe When I'm Trying To Work Andrew Weathers Page One
  The Hum of the Universe Heavy Winged Fields Within Fields
  No. 837 Catodo Duo Al Tiro
  Leafer / Bone and Teem Chris Abrahams Memory Night

Songs on Toast – 03/15/2013

For You 5:39 Goat All Of My Friends
When My Train Pulls In 7:46 Gary Clark Jr. Blak And Blu
Peter’s Trip 2:38 The Electric Flag The Trip
Ski-ing 1:50 George Harrison Wonderwall Music
Karadir Kara 2:56 Mustafa Özkent Gençlik Ile Elele
Emmioglu 3:02 Mustafa Özkent Gençlik Ile Elele
Bleeding Heart 3:58 Jimi Hendrix People, Hell & Angels Psychedelic
The Freeze 2:20 Albert Collins Blues Masters Vol. 3: Texas Blues
Biduman 4:43 Sekou Bembeya Diabate Guitar Fo
Calhoun Surf 1:53 The Ray Beats Guitar Beat
Hassan 5:30 Omar Khorshid Belly Dance from Lebanon
Sittin On Top Of The World 1:36Othar Turner Traveling Through The Jungle
Funérailles – Bahnar 2:29 Bahnar Gongs Du Vietnam
Jing Jing 3:34 Shoukichi Kina Asian Classics 2: Peppermint Tea House
Wa da da da 2:21 Armando Trovajoli Telefoni bianchi (Original Soundtrack)
Batman and Robin Swing 2:43 Sun Ra & the Blues Project Batman and Robin
Jama ko 4:40 Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni ba Jama ko
Ndaxami 4:31 Ismaïla Lô L’Homme Orchestre, Gor Sayina
Sey 4:11 Ismaïla Lô L’Homme Orchestre, Gor Sayina
Ya Honaïna 3:17 Fairuz Sprigs of Time: 78s From the EMI Archive
Maselino Yaya Yoyayu 2:49 The Four Pals Origins Of Guitar Music
Mr Ghost Goes To Town 3:03 The Five Jones Boys The Human Orchestra
Gimme Gimme Blues 1:57 David Moss & Michael Rodach Fragmentary Blues
Blue Rain In Africa 4:15 Otis Taylor My World Is Gone
Corrina, Corrina 3:46 Boz Scaggs Memphis
Whiskey Head Woman3:00 Tommy McClennan Cotton Patch Blues
Good Morning Sunshine 4:54 Melvin Van Peebles Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Caught Up 5:10 Original Turtle Shell Band Yurumein
Sarah Sarah 2:00 Philip Nicholas Belize Garifuna Music
Reggablues 4:01 Anis Les Mecs Qu’embrassent
El Bello Quetzal 2:09 YolK’u Sonal Yik Yinhatil Nab’en
Ayrildim 1:34 Thierry “Titi” Robin 2000-Un Ciel De Cuivre

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Friday 3/15 & Tuesday 3/19

In this show of reeds shaken by the wind—on Updoc, 8PM Friday March 15 and noon on Tuesday the 19th, Central Park Fountain Time—thou and I start off with three tracks from Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran’s recent duet album on ECM; and by following that up with the John Coltrane Quartet’s “Nature Boy” live at the Village Gate in 1965—one of Coltrane’s greatest recorded performances, and only eight minutes long—I didn’t mean to put Mr. Lloyd in his place, but it has that effect even despite Lloyd’s string of excellent ECM recordings for the last ten years or so: that Lloyd’s flutterings come from under Coltrane’s wing does not prevent him from flying free. At Albert Ayler’s last recorded gig at the Fondation Maeght in France, summer of 1970, he plays more explictly like Trane than elsewhere,and there’s a sweetness to his playing, even when things get wild, that sounds like the beginning of something rather than a prelude to the end. Ornette Coleman sounded fabulous playing Lonely Woman in Hamburg, 1990, including a long quote of O Solo Mio, and Trane played a tremendous Naima in Philly ‘66—great visionaries working inside a culture that almost didn’t know them, whereas Bismillah Khan, the great Indian-classical shennai player, reposed upon an elaborate tradition of high-art sacred music that lent his music a radiant calm hard to come by when you play in midnight bars. Do you see a theme emerging? We bake it off with Trane playing snakes on soprano at the Vanguard in ’66, and I edited out the screaming Pharoah Sanders only for reasons of program length I assure you. Please drop by, and bring your own pinking shears.


Updoc 224: Splash of Civilizations: 3/8/12

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Ninth Room; Tutankhamun (Black Lion)

Orlando Gibbons/Glenn Gould: Hughe Ashton’s Gournd, Sixth Pavan and Galliard, Lord of Salisbury Pavan and Galliard, Sellinger’s Round; Glenn Gould – Renaissance & Baroque Music (Sony)

Aynur: Rewend (Gocebe), Yaranmaz AşIk, Delale (Güzelim), Dewzer (Sarı Etekli); Rewend (Sony BMG)

John Lewis/Miles Davis/JJ Johnson: Three Little Feelings; The Birth of the Third Stream (Columbia Legacy)

Selim Sesler/Brenna MacCrimmon: Karşılama [title tune] (Kalam Ses)

Selim Sesler: Mesk Havası, Bir İstanbul Gecesi; Homegrown Istanbul Vol. 2 (Pozitif Yapım)

Selim Sesler: Kürceli Hiscaşer Longa; Crossing the Bridge (Wea/East West)

Selim Sesler/Brenna MacCrimmon: Bir Ah Çektim, Roman Oyun Havası; Karşılama (Kalan Ses)

George Russell: All About Rosie; The Birth of the Third Stream (Columbia Legacy)

Toru Takemitsu/Noriko Ogawa/BBC National Orchestra Wales/Tadaaki Otaka: A String Around Autumn [title tune] (BIS)

Out theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Strawberry Mango; Coming Home Jamaica (WEA/Atlantic)

Jazz Worldwide 005 Playlist (11+16 March 2013)

Fleurette Africain Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle Provocative in Blue Duke Ellington Concord Jazz CJA 34026 05:57
Grass Roots Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle Provocative in Blue Terri Lyne Carrington Concord Jazz CJA 34026 04:38
Tel Aviv Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village WV 450024 06:05
Buenos Aires Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble Songs of the Metropolis Gilad Atzmon World Village WV 450024 07:44
Ask Me Now Aruán Ortíz and Michael Janisch Quintet with Greg Osby Banned in New York: Live at the London Jazz Festival Thelonious Monk Whirlwind WR4628 10:32
Fortuna Antonio Zambujo Quinto Márcio Faraco World Village WVF 479069 04:20
Flagrante Antonio Zambujo Quinto Maria do Rosário Pedreira-Antonio Zambujo World Village WVF 479069 03:27
Enigma Maria Ana Bobone Fado & Piano Pedro Caldeira Cabral ARC Music EUCD 2423 03:31
Cançao dos Poetas Claudia Aurora Silencio Claudia Aurora-Javier Moreno World Village WVF 450020 04:24
Fado Maria Bethânia with André Mehmari Oasis de Bethânia Raphael Rabello-Paulo Cesar Pinheiro DiscMedi JBJ0091 02:25
The Takeoff Custódio Castelo InVentus: Guitarra Portuguesa Custódio Castelo ARC Music EUCD 2416 03:07
All the Way to Montenegro Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble The Tide Has Changed Gilad Atzmon World Village WV 450015 04:59
London to Gaza Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble The Tide Has Changed Gilad Atzmon World Village WV 450015 09:46
Galilée Mon Amour Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita Anouar Brahem ECM ECM 2075 07:12
Yafa Reem Kelani Sprinting Gazelle Reem Kelani Fuse CPCD048 07:09
Dreams of a Dying City Rabih Abou-Khalil Hungry People Rabih Abou-Khalil World Village WV 479078 05:32
Silk Tears Simon Shaheen and Qantara Blue Flame Simon Shaheen-Steve Stevens-Nicolas Fiszman Ark 21 186-850-022-2 04:10
El Hatzipor Avishai Cohen Aurora Traditional Blue Note 5099945-735806 06:03
Sensuality Ibrahim Maalouf Wind Ibrahim Maalouf Mi’ster Productions IBM4 07:37
Ma Lecha Hayam Paul Shapiro Midnight Minyan Paul Shapiro Tzadik TZ7174 04:05

Tone Science – 03/10/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Redshift Baby Copperhead Distress From The Milky Way
  After Dark The Paul Bley Quartet The Paul Bley Quartet
  Occult Banker Endless Boogie Long Island
  Rock Churches The Pyramids Lalibela
  Trash TV Trance Fausto Romitelli Professor Bad Trip
  Extraordinary Jessica Rylan Interior Design
  the backwards music station The Conet Project The Conet Project
  sohoaxpne giautr dmrus b.i Paul Dunmall, Han-earl Park & Mark Sanders Birmingham, 02-15-11
  Tomorrow's Power Deep Listening Band Needle Drop Jungle
  Sister Kawabata Makoto and Michishita Shinsuka Basement Echo
  String Quartet No. 3 (Ben Johnston) Kepler Quartet String Quartets Nos. 2,3,4,&9
  Sift the Meal and Save the Bran The Black Twig Pickers Rough Carpenters
  Blueshift Baby Copperhead Distress From The Milky Way

B.P.R.D. – Benjamin Lees, Margot Wright, Paul Hindemith, Ned Rorem

This week, both sides of a 1973 Desto Records LP I found buried in a nearby record shop, plus a couple of short extras.

First, side one: Benjamin Lees’ Sonata #2 for Violin and Piano, which hits that perfect sweet spot between non-serialist avant and traditional classical. Lees died in 2010 but his official site has lots of interesting info.

Second up is the final movement of the Piano Quintet by British “light music” composer Margot Wright, from this collection of works spanning her long 20th century career. The liner notes aren’t exact but the quintet appears to be from the early 1930s; the finale is delicious. Performed by the all-female Camilli Quartet with Frank Mol on piano.

Next, the 3rd movement from Paul Hindemith’s 1939 Sonata for Horn, written when Hindemith was in Swiss exile just after he’d been condemned by Nazi officials for his “degenerate” music.

Finally, side two of the Desto LP: Ned Rorem’s 1972 composition for violin and piano, Night Music, performed by the married team of Earl Carlyss and Ann Scheinn in an auditorium at the Library of Congress in 1973. Written as a complement to Day Music from a few months earlier, it’s divided into 8 sections with titles like “Mosquitoes and Earthworms,” “Epeira Sclopetaria” and “Gnats.”

Interesting side note: I’d never heard of Desto Records, so nosed around online. Turns out it was an indie label in existence from the mid-60s to mid-70s, releasing over 150 records focused mainly on non-mainstream classical recordings. A 1970 Billboard article, “Desto to Releases Boxes of Music by Black Composers”, and another from a few years later, “Desto in High Via Low Overhead”, are neat snapshots into the label’s history (…proving that a small classical manufacturer can survive and prosper among the biggies if it is carefully managed and takes full advantage of opportunities), and into the fundraising and commissioning practices of the time.

Digging a bit deeper we find that Desto was started by Horace Grennell, who also happens to be the person behind Young People’s Records and the Children’s Record Guild in the late 1940s, “the first commercially significant record clubs in the world,” with over 100,000 members in the immediate post-WWII era. That’s according to the book Revolutionizing Children’s Records: The Young People’s Records and Children’s Record Guild Series, 1946-1977, which I’m happy to note just arrived via inter-library loan. The book’s official site explains, “these two labels intersected important developments in the histories of mass marketing, recording technology, educational philosophy, folk music, contemporary composition, and Cold War politics,” with blog posts noting connections to the Folkways label, Groucho Marx and more. Looks great, can’t wait to dive in.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this week’s music, and hope you find some of the links interesting.

Songs on Toast – 03/08/2013

Barbican Dub 2:38 Keith Hudson Sounds & Pressure Vol. 1
Armageddon Warriors 3:53 IJahman Levi Arkart
Mexico 4:06 Original Turtle Shell Band Yurumein
La Partie D’abeille 1:11 Annie and the Beekeepers Squid Hell Sessions
Doudou Menard 5:14 Eugène Mona Vol I – 1975-1978
Saudade 2:33 Dom La Nena Ela
Finishing Jubilee Street 4:29 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
The Space In Between 3:35 How To Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
Book of Love 2:35 Dennis Brennan Rule No. 1
All The Time In The World 4:31 John Fullbright From The Ground Up
My World Is Gone 4:28 Otis Taylor My World Is Gone
Sweet Amarillo 1:10 Bob Dylan Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid Sessions
The Ballad of the Kingsmen5:03 Todd Snider East Nashville Skyline
Money Women 4:00 IJahman Levi Arkart
Jubilee Street 6:36 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Goodbye Joe 2:42 Tindersticks The Something Rain
You’re Smiling (But I Don’t Believe U) Margaret Glaspy If & When
As I Recede From The Coast5:50 Annie Girl And The Flight Annie Girl And The Flight
Grandmother Song 5:48 Fabian Almazan Personalities
Hundred Dollar Valentine 3:05 Chris Smither Hundred Dollar Valentine
Joolaa 3:39 Alif Dakamerap
Ela 2:43 Dom La Nena Ela
We No Who U R 4:06 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Willie Deadwilder 18:20 Cat Power Looking At Trees
Barbara Allen 4:22 Dave Douglas Quintet Be Still
Os Argonautas 4:02 Lula Pena Phados
The Very Next Day 0:33 Nina Nastasia The Blackened Air

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc 3/8 & 3/12

This is what happened, as I understand it. Glenn Gould made his favorite recording—not Bach as you’d expect but the English renaissance composer Orlando Gibbons—then went to a park, sat down on a bench to think about it, and turned into a statue. Years later, the Kurdish singer Aynur—formerly Aynur Doğan and even Aynur Karadoğan, and if you’ve seen Crossing the Bridge, Fatih Akın’s film about Istanbul’s music scene you’ll remember her knockout performances—set up in that park and started singing in a voice that could melt anything, and that statue of Gould slowly . . . turned toward her. People say that he then got up and hasn’t been seen since. You can hear all about it on this week’s Updocaynurgould, Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Coney Island mind-time. The other knockout of Akın’s film, the Gypsy clarinetist Selim Sesler, has a new record or two. Then there’s the too-seldom-heard Three Little Feelings, written by John Lewis for Miles Davis and J.J. Johnson, and George Russell’s All About Rosie, featuring that stunning debut by Bill Evans—two great orchestral jazz compositions of the late ’50s. We wrap it up as Toru Takemitsu ties a string around autumn, and an orchestra. Come on by and slowly . . . turn toward the sound.

Updoc 223: Light in the Clarkness: 3/1/13

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Ninth Room; Tutankhamun (Black Lion)

Clark Terry: Misty, Nature Boy, Georgia On My Mind, Clark After Dark; Clark After Dark (Verve Eur/Zoom)

Duke Ellington: Three J’s Blues, Smada, Pie Eye’s Blues, Sweet and Pungent, C-Jam Blues; Blues in Orbit (Columbia)

Clark Terry: Willow Weep For Me, Angel Eyes, Girl Talk; Clark After Dark (Verve Eur/Zoom)

Thelonious Monk: Bemsha Swing; Brilliant Corners (Riverside)

Charles Mingus: Freedom 2/Clark in the Dark; The Complete Town Hall Concert (Blue Note)

Duke Ellington: In a Mellow Tone, Blues in Blueprint, The Swingers Get the Blues Too, The Swinger’s Jump, Blues in Orbit, Ville’s Ville is the Place Man, Sentimental Lady; Blues in Orbit (Columbia)

Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer: Green Stamps, Sometime Ago, The King, Mood Indigo; Complete Jazz Essentials (Master Classics)

Out theme: Oscar Peterson/Clark Terry: Mumbles; Trio + 1 (Verve)