Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/4 & Tues 4/8

This week’s Updoc—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday—starts out with a trinity and ends up pentagonal; first some Sonny Rollins left out of last week’s love fest, then the most intense bootleg recording of the John Coltrane Quartet with Eric Dolphy I’ve ever heard—an Impressions that must have had a pentecostal flame bright above it for the horns to be speaking in tongues like that—and finishing with a cut from the new Miles Davis release of the complete concerts from the Fillmore East in 1970. After that it was advisable to dial things down a bit, with Tore Takemitsu’s orchestral piece A Flock Descends Into the Pentagonal Garden, a pause for breath and a sip of water. After that a few French songs, a Gypsy improv, and Tony Bennett wandering the Street of Dreams. More Takemitsu, this time on traditional Japanese instruments, until Branford Marsalis restores our heartbeats with The Flaming Sword. This might be one of the rites of spring. Tu-wit, tu-wu.Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 4.14.11 AM

2 Responses to “Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 4/4 & Tues 4/8”

  1. Yet another great show I particularly enjoyed the Tony Bennett.

  2. I’d intended to air a few versions of the song, including Lee Wiley’s and Sinatra’s, but in the end Tony took the biscuit and I let him keep it. And does he write? Does he call?