Songs on Toast – 04/12/2013

Bucket O’ Grease 2:44 Les Mccann Bucket Of Grease
Bad News 4:09 Johnny Jenkins Ton-Ton Macoute!
He Don’t Love You 2:38 The Band Crossing The Great Divide
Shim Sham Shimmy 2:44 Champion Jack Duprée Shim Sham Shimmy
Orleans stomp 2:47 The Cruel Sea The Honeymoon is Over
Oh Yeh Yeh 3:01 Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family My Ancestors
I Can Only Give You Everything The MC5 The Big Bang: The Best of the MC5
She’s Gotta be Boss 2:11 Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back
Empty Heart 2:37 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5
Baby My Heart 2:15 Bobby Fuller Four Where The Action Is! Los Angeles
Yeh Yeh 2:24 Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames 20 Beat Classics
La Taberna Del Buda 3:48 Café Quijano Los Grandes Éxitos Del Sonido Quijano
Woman with soul 3:51 The Cruel Sea The Honeymoon is Over
Lazy 3:49 Tony Joe White Homemade Ice-Cream
Rollin Stone 4:58 Johnny Jenkins Duane Allman: An Anthology
You’ve Got to Move 2:47 Two Gospel Keys Goodbye, Babylon
It’s Too Late To Cry 4:42 Lonnie Johnson American Folk Blues Festival ’65
My Love Is A Gentle Thing 2:07 Stephen Stills CS&N Demos
Imidiwan 2:58 BOMBINO Nomad
Velkommen 2:35 Knut Reiserud-Povl Dissing (2000)
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Three Sharps And A Flat The Human Orchestra
Be My Guest 2:31 Manhattan Brothers The Very Best
The Wind In A Frolic 3:26 Nigerian Union Rhythm Group London Is The Place For Me
Mafelo Twist 2:58 Kachamba Brothers Africa And The Blues
We Have It In Africa 2:20 West African Rhythm Brothers London Is The Place For Me
Calunga 3:18 Los Congos del Espiritu Santo Caribbean Island Music
Death, When You Come To Me Moondog Moondog
Anyhow 3:08 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Why Sorrow Done Passed Me Around Georgia Fife and Drum Band Georgia Fife and Drum Band
Good Times 2:27 Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend
Quiero Wapacha 2:56 Charles Lembe Africa Boogaloo:
Boo Go Loo 2:49 Les Mccann Bucket Of Grease
Captain Haney Blues 2:40 Jenni Muldaur Lomax Tracks
Just Make It Stop 4:09 Low The Invisible Way
For No One 4:03 Gene Clark Here Tonight: The White Light Demos
Moon Maiden 2:45 Duke Ellington The Intimate Ellington
All The Things You Are 7:29 Mike Mainieri Man Behind Bars

Updoc 228: Slam Dance per Pax: 4/5/13

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

Terry Riley/Kronos Quartet: Salome Dances for Peace [title tune] (Nonesuch)

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, 4/12 & 4/16

Okay, I admit it, the photo was irresistible. But so is Leos Janacek’s second string quartet, Intimate Letters, the outpouring of a heart on fire; which sounds like young man’s stuff, but he wrote the piece at 74, in the last year of his life, in tribute to a long-running Platonic relationship with a woman forty years his junior, and when it’s not some kid but a master musician at the height of his powers pouring it all out, you just have to hear it to believe it. Conveniently, it’s the first piece on this week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM, noon next Tuesday, Brooklyn Brewery time—in a live performance by the Alban Berg Quartet equal to the composer’s genre-busting passion. After that, we stick around eastern and central Europe for the duration. Szymanovski’s Stabat Mater is another composition with the power to stun; I picked Simon Rattle’s performance for its sheer beauty rather than chill you with all-Polish authenticity. Then comes the first act of Janaeck’s last, Dostoevskian opera with its cheery depiction of Siberian janacekexile, and we mellow out with Bohuslav Martinu’s 6th and last Symphony with all its fantasy and uplift. Back to jazz next week, but for now raise a glass to these guys who lived offside the grand historical narrative. It’s beyond my powers to tell you how great this music is, so just check out the show and drink it in.

Jazz Worldwide 009 Playlist (8+13 April 2013)

No Church in the Wild NEXT Collective with Christian Scott Cover Art Kanye West and Jay-Z Concord Jazz CJA-33362-02
Fleurette Africain Terri Lyne Carrington with Clark Terry Money Jungle Provocative in Blue Duke Ellington Concord Jazz CJA 34026
Such Sweet Thunder Raphael Imbert Heavens Amadeus and the Duke Duke Ellington Jazz Village SP 9570011
Rituals Claudio Scolari Synthesis Claudio Scolari-Daniele Cavalca Principal Records-Scolari Music CSMD05
Solo dos veces Henry Cole and the Afrobeat Collective Roots Before Branches Henry Cole No. #
Sock Cha Benny Golson Quartet The Complete Argo/Mercury/Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions Will Davis Mosaic MD7-225 CD06
So Tired Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers A Night in Tunisia Bobby Timmons Blue Note CDP584049
Moanin’ Monty Alexander Monty Meets Sly & Robbie Bobby Timmons Telarc Jazz CD-83469
Flood In Franklin Park Tom Bennecke Dub Guerilla Grant Green Enja NIN-19042
Dracula Grant Green For the Funk of It Vol. 2: The Original Jam Master Neal Creque Blue Note CD60141
Samurai Cowboy Kurt Elling The Gate Kurt Elling-Marc Johnson Concord Jazz CJA-31230
Your Molecular Structure Mose Allison Allison Wonderland Mose Allison Rhino-Atlantic Jazz R2-71689
Pressure Leroy Young “The Grandmaster” Just Like That Leroy Young Stonetree STR025
Cliché Heaven Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask Ken Nordine Asphodel ASP2004
El Barrio (for Tito Puente) David González and The Poetic License Band City of Dreams David González Laughinghorse LHR1010
Un Simple Objeto Emilio Teubal Música Para un Dragon Dormido Emilio Teubal Brooklyn Jazz Underground BJUR 037
Fly or Die NEXT Collective Cover Art Chad Hugo-Pharrell Williams Concord Jazz CJA-33362-02
Oceans NEXT Collective Cover Art Jeff Ament-Stone Gossard-Eddie Vedder Concord Jazz CJA-33362-02
Kindred Spirits Matt Holman’s Diversion Ensemble When Flooded Matt Holman Brooklyn Jazz Underground BJUR 036
Above Gilad Hekselman This Just In Gilad Hekselman Jazz Village SP 9570013
La Passion Selon Andrei François Couturier Tarkovsky Quartet François Couturier ECM ECM 2159

Tone Science – 04/07/2013

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Time Song Artist Album
8pm Elechi - Elegy for Malachi Favors Dennis Gonzalez's Spirit Meridian Idle Wild
  Formations (Tristan Perich) Mariel Roberts nonextraneous sounds
  Metatactics Paul Smoker Duocity in Brass & Wood
  Grain part two Zs Grain
  He Died Before I Could Get My Revenge/Almost Unrecognizable But For Its Surface Markings Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere
  Evil Nigger (Julius Eastman) Jace Clayton The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

B.P.R.D. – 04/07/2013

This week’s show is devoted to the French composer Germaine Tailleferre, a woman associated with “Les Six,” a group of musicians loosely organized around Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau for a brief spell in the early 1920s. In order:

The Pastorale in D (1919), Talleferre’s contribution to L’Album Des Six
The finale of the 1919 String Quartet
Sonatina for cello and piano by Arthur Honneger (another Les Six member)
Tailleferre’s Partita for flute, oboe, clarinet and strings (1962)
3 of the Chansons Populaire Francaises (1952-55)
Allegro of the Sonata #2 for violin and piano (1951)
The famous Piano Concerto of 1924
1st movement of the 1973 Sonatina for violin and piano
Valse Brilliante for two pianos (1962)
Homage a Debussy (1920)

Songs on Toast – 04/05/2013

Nowhere Man (a capella) 2:14 Vocal LT Here Comes El Son
Cuisson de Vos Cuisses 2:23 Pascal Comelade L’ Argot du Bruit
Everything Wants to Go 5:09 Alex McMurray How to Be a Cannonball
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone 3:21 Sammy Walker Blue Ridge Mountain Skyline
Take My Hand 4:25 David Hidalgo & Louie Pérez The Long Goodbye
Peace and Happiness 2:32 Ted Hawkins Watch Your Step
Hit That Jive Jack 2:26 Four Vagabonds The Human Orchestra
Take It! 2:53 The Boom Brothers Jazz and Hot Dance in South Africa 1946-1959
Mia Mia Bounce Jive 2:37 Black Broadway Boys Jazz and Hot Dance in South Africa 1946-1959
Mantombazane 3:38 Soul Brothers The Kings And Queens Of Township Jive
African Marketplace 7:05 Abdullah Ibrahim African Marketplace
Marabi Bell 800 2:30 West Nkosi The Kings And Queens Of Township Jive
Sheila Tequila 2:50 Sir Douglas Quintet Limmathaus, Zurich CH, May 24, 1983
Jive Makgona 3:28 Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens Jive Soweto
Back That Ass Up [Explicit] 1:02 The Valparaiso Men’s Chorus The Straits of Saint Claude
Rise and Shine 4:21 Peter Case The Man with the Blue Post Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar
Give Me Love 3:27 Barry Reynolds I Scare Myself
Stars On The Water 3:43 Rodney Crowell The Rodney Crowell Collection
Sweet Sounds from Colomachi (Flute) 2:38 Colomach Colomach
Azamane Tiliade 4:07 BOMBINO Nomad
Fly Through Lightning to Speak With the Sun Family Atlantica Family Atlantica
Come On, Pts. 1 & 2 4:31 Earl King Let The Good Times Roll
Shake Baby Shake 2:29 Archibald Gettin’ Funky
Tollin’ Bells 3:04 Lowell Fulson West Coast Blues
Toll The Bell Easy 2:39 Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Happy In The Service Of The Lord
You Got To Move 1:35 Janie Hunter Been In The Storm So Long
There’s No Sorrow 3:14 Spirit Of Memphis Quartet Happy In The Service Of The Lord
Ka ko po (Vietnam) 3:05 Bahnar Rongao Vietnam-Minorities from Central Highland & Coast
Between Midnight and Day 2:32 Lowell Fulson My First Recordings
I Can’t Wait Til They Turn My Baby Loose Alex McMurray I Will Never Be Alone In This Land
No More Trouble Now 3:15 Lonnie Johnson Backwater Blues
Chinese Man Blues 2:15 Sid Selvidge Live At Otherlands
Nothing For Lunch 2:34 Pascal Comelade
Northern Sky 3:25 Rosita Kèss Northern Sky
One Of These Things First 5:09 Danny Thompson & Zoe Rahman Way To Blue – The Songs Of Nick Drake
Inkulu Into Ezakwenzeka 1:31 Nontwintwi The Nguni Sound

Updoc 227: Passer and Eastover: 4/29/13

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Ninth Room; Tutankhamun

Johann Sebastian Bach/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner: Herr, unser Herrscher; St. John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach/Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuren/Orchester der Klangverwaltung/Enoch zu Guttenberg: Kommt ir Töchter; Matthäuspassion

Arnold Schoenberg/ Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Kent Nagano: Friede auf Erden; Die Jakobsleiter

Erik Satie/Choeur René Duclos/Jean Laforge: Messe des Pauvres; Satie: Ballets, Piano Works & Rarities

Arnold Schoenberg/James Johnson/SWD Radio-Symphonie/Michael Gielen: Kol Nidre; Mahler – Schoenberg – Kurtag

Mavis Staples/Lucky Peterson: Go Down, Moses; Spirituals

Arnold Schoenberg/John Shirley-Quirk/BBC Singers, Chorus, Symphony Orchestra/Pierre Boulez: A Survivor From Warsaw; Schoenberg – Das Chorwerk

Johann Sebastian Bach/Collegium Vocale La Chapelle Royale/Philippe Herrweghe: Cantata BWV 78 “Jesu der du meine Seele”; JS Bach: Trauerode

Johann Sebastian Bach/Michael Chance/Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner: Agnus Dei, Dona Nobis Pacem: Mass in B Minor

Charlie Haden/Hank Jones: Go Down, Moses: Steal Away

Updoc 226: Innocence: 4/22/13

Opening theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Ninth Room; Tutankhamun

Dave Douglas: Be Still My Soul, High on a Mountain, God Be With You, Going Somewhere With You, Barbara Allen; Be Still

Benjamin Britten/Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió/Josep Vila I Jover: A Ceremony of Carols; There Is No Rose

Lee Morgan: Search for the New Land [title tune]

Lisa Bielawa/Carla Kihlstedt/Colin Jacobsen/Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose: Double Violin Concerto; In Medias Res

Paul Moravec/ Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose: Northern Lights Electric [title tune]

Yunus Balçıoğlu: Akşam Ezanı (Hüzzan); İstanbul Ezanları

Golden Gate Quartet: Go Down, Moses; The Golden Era

Out theme: Ollabelle: Riverside; Riverside Battle Songs

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc 4/5 & 4/9

There’s only one piece on the show this week—that would be Updoc on, 8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday—and that would be Terry Riley’s maximalist string quartet Salome Dances for Peace. She used to dance for John the Baptist’s head but this is a more redemptive gig: better late than never. Riley usually gets a pat on the head for having helped bring on the Minimalist Age of Serious Music with his In C—a piece I rush to turn off before it can drive me up the wall—but is generally denied the cultural cachet enjoyed by his contemporaries Steve Reich and Philip Glass because he typically prefers improvising to composing, dresses like a hippie and wears a scraggly beard and smiles too much. David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet did a fine thing in convincing Riley to compose this piece in the late ‘80s; he worked on it for two years, the Kronos recorded it in ’88 and it won a Grammy the following year. It’s a richly textured, exciting work, vital in all directions, and I think a terrific way to spend a couple of hours, without commercial interruptions or even a station ID. I’ll do some complicated programming next week, I promise, but this week invite you to ride this breeze with me. There’s something eye-catching about the album cover too. Must be that shade of red.salomedances