Beyond the Groove Yard – 06/14/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 6/14/15 & 6/17/15, ep 030. Bossa & Beyond.

Hour One:
Laurindo Almeida-Bud Shank: Terra Seca Brazilliance Vol. 1 Pacific Jazz
Joao Gilberto: Chega de Saudade The Legendary Joao Gilberto World Pacific
Stan Getz-Charlie Byrd: Desafinado Jazz Samba Verve
Stan Getz-Joao Gilberto: Girl From Ipanema Getz-Gilberto Verve
Herbie Mann: You and I Do the Bossa Nova Atlantic
Vince Guaraldi: Manha de Carnival Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus Fantasy
Charlie Byrd: Limehouse Blues Bossa Nova Once More Riverside
Gabor Szabo: Little Boat The Sorcerer Impulse
Cannonball Adderley: Groovy Samba Cannonball’s Bossa Nova Riverside
Jackie McLean: Jossa Bossa High Frequency Blue Note
Modern Jazz Quartet w/Laurindo Almeida: One Note Samba Collaboration Atlantic
Bob Brookneyer: Chara Tua Truisteza Trombone Jazz Samba Verve
Bob Brookmeyer: Col. Bogey’s Bossa Nova Trombone Jazz Samba Verve

Hour Two:
Ike Quebec: Loie Bossa Nova Soul Samba Blue Note
Herbie Mann: Minha Saudade Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues United Artists
Dizzy Gillespie: No More Blues Dizzy on the French Riviera Phillips
Charlie Rouse: Un Dia Bossa Nova Bacchanal Blue Note
Cal Tjader: Samba Do Sueno Along Comes Cal Verve
Stan Getz: Once Again With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida Verve
Paul Desmond-Jim Hall: Samba Cepeda Bossa Antigua RCA
Stan Getz: Manha de Carnival Big Band Bossa Nova Verve
Tommy Flanagan: Blue Bossa Montreux ’77 Pablo

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

A Nasty Nylon Jumper

This week Howling’s joined on the porch by “Slim” Steve Chown of the Yellow Dog Rhythm & Blues Band for an hour devoted to slide guitar blues. Along the way they discuss Dick’s lack of talent, the effects of jet lag and a sartorial mistake. Oh yes, and also play  an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.

2013_Blind-Willie-JohnsonBlind Willie Johnson  “Not a bluesman”

Boogie Woogie Dance Tampa Red & Georgia Tom Music Making In Chicago 1928 – 1935 VIDEO
Sonny Payne Steve James Boom Chang VIDEO
Statesboro Blues The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East VIDEO
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground Blind Willie Johnson LIlyhammer VIDEO
Pay Day Scott Ainslie You Better Lie Down VIDEO
Jan’s Song Mike Dowling Bottomlands VIDEO
I Ride At Dawn Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Get Up! VIDEO
On A Monday Catfish Keith Put On A Buzz VIDEO
I Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters The Chess Box VIDEO
Come on in my kitchen Rory Block Gone Woman Blues VIDEO
Horse With No Rider Doug MacLeod The Utrecht Sessions VIDEO
The Sky Is Crying Elmore James Deep Feeling VIDEO
Congo Square Sonny Landreth South Of I 10 VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc 333 Playlist, June 5&9

Opening Theme: Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys (title tune)

Rudresh Mahantappa: Talin is Thinking: Bird Calls

Charlie Parker: Parker’s Mood: Complete Savoy Sessions

Kadri Gopalnath: Theliyalethu Rama: Enna Thavam

Dexter Gordon: Blues Up and Down: Live at Carnegie Hall

Dmitri Shostakovich/Gidon Kremer/Kremerata Baltica: Violin Sonata (orch Zinman & Pushkarev): Shostakovich Violin & Viola Sonatas

Kamasi Washington: Change of the Guard: The Epic

Branford Marsalis/Jacques Ibert/Orpheus: Concertino da camerata for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (3rd Mvt): Creation

Bob Belden: Footprints: Mysterious Shorter

Henry Threadgill: Fe Fi Fo Fum: X-75 Vol. 1

Kip Hanrahan/Ishmael Reed: Go To Jazz (excerpt): Conjure: Bad Mouth

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri 6/12 & Tues 6/16


Who plays the blues these days? Well, on this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, Hudson River upstream time—there’s Mingus, Rollins, Dolphy, Monk, Dizzy, Pee Wee, Lucky, Horace, I could go on—many of them patented a personal shade of blue, but if any slathered it on naked women and rolled them on a canvas like Yves Klein I don’t know about it. That’s just the beginning and end of the show, which also features a orchestral piece from Anna Thorvaldsdottir, an Icelandic composer under 40 who was recently named the NY Philharmonic’s next composer in residence—expect ice-blue atmospherics stridulated by microtones—Bach’s 4th Partita rendered unusually songful by Igor Levit at the piano, and a few jazz surprises I won’t spoil your alerts with now, except to say that Art Blakey nickety-nacks on one tune, does a soft-shoe on another, and also puts his elbow in, as I do here: klhjsdfvgbhnjmk. Tune in and see.


Jazz Worldwide 087 8 June 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Where The Streets Have No Name Kurt Elling Passion Music U2 Concord Jazz
An American Tune Kurt Elling 1619 Broadway The Brill Building Project Paul Simon Concord Jazz
Blue in Green Kurt Elling The Gate Miles Davis Concord Jazz
Jimo Marasa Chouk Bwa Libète Sè Nou Ki La Traditional Haitian Buda Musique
Pomona The Garifuna Collective Ayó Lloyd Augustine-Ivan Duran Cumbancha-Stonetree
Spence for da Soul Fred Ferguson and Graffiti Fresh Paint Fred Ferguson BluHole Records
Bluechacha Manuel Galbán with Eric Bibb Blue Cha Cha Manuel Galbán-Magda Rosa Galbán Concord Picante
Mali Cuba Afrocubism Afrocubism Toumani Diabaté World Circuit
Black Chicken 37 Buena Vista Social Club with Cachaito López Lost and Found Cachaito López World Circuit
L3zero Omar Sosa Mulatos Omar Sosa Otá
Iyawo Omar Sosa Real Live Omar Sosa Otá
Muy Fifi Ry Cooder Chávez Ravine William Garcia-Joachim Cooder-Julietta Commagere Nonesuch-Perro Verde
Mentiroso O-Maya O-Maya Hector Perez O-Maya (self release)
Bla Bla Bla Yerba Buena Follow Me Andres Levin Wrasse
It’s All Going to Pot Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Django and Jimmie Buddy Cannon-Jamey Johnson-Larry Shell Sony Legacy
Lord Tell Me Why Ry Cooder Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down Ry Cooder Nonesuch-Perro Verde
Western Man Mose Allison Allison Wonderland Mose Allison Rhino-Atlantic Jazz
Hole in the Ego Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask Ken Nordine Asphodel
Pressure Leroy Young The Grandmaster Just Like That Leroy Young Stonetree
Pressure Drop Monty Alexander and Ernest Ranglin with Toots Hibbert Rocksteady Toots Hibbert Telarc Jazz
Ha’tzofeh Le’tovah Greg Wall’s Later Prophets Ha’Orot Greg Wall Tzadik
Buscando paz O-Maya O-Maya Bill Artola-B. Quincy Griffin-Pablo Casals O-Maya (self release)
Shalom Rebbe Soul Change the World with a Sound Rebbe Soul 33rd Street
Peace Piece Niño Josele Paz: The Music of Bill Evans Bill Evans Norte
Peaceful Shadow Omar Sosa Senses Omar Sosa Otá

Beyond the Groove Yard – 06/07/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 6/7/15 & 6/10/15, ep 029. Jimmy Smith with big bands on Verve in the 60’s.

Hour One:
Jimmy Smith: Walk on the Wild Side Bashin’ Verve
Jimmy Smith: I Step Right Up Basjin’ Verve
Jimmy Smith: Hobo Flats Hobo Flats Verve
Jimmy Smith: Meditation Hobo Flats Verve
Jimmy Smith: Mustard Greens Got My Mojo Workin’ Verve
Jimmy Smith: G’wan Train Any Number Can Win Verve
Jimmy Smith: The Cat The Cat Verve
Jimmy Smith: Delon’s Blues The Cat Verve
Jimmy Smith: St James Infirmary Monster Verve
Jimmy Smith: Monlope Monster Verve
Jimmy Smith: Got My Mojo Workin’ Got My Mojo Workin’ Verve

Hour Two:
Jimmy Smith TNT Hoochie Coochie Man Verve
Jimmy Smith: Satisfaction Hoochie Coochie Man Verve
Jimmy Smith: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Parts 1 & 2) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Verve
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Down By the Riverside The Dynamic Duo Verve
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Milestones Further Adventures of Jimmy & Wes Verve
Jimmy Smith: Groove Drops Groove Drops Verve
Jimmy Smith: Duck Theme Peter & the Wolf Verve
Jimmy Smith: Cat in a Tree Peter & the Wolf Verve
Jimmy Smith: Finale Parade/Peter Plays Some Blues Peter & the Wolf Verve

George Klein
Beyond the Groove Yard
Sundays 2-4 pm ET, Wednesdays 5-7 am ET,
& Thursdays 4-6 pm ET Archived at
Produced in beautiful mid-town Ypsilanti MI

The Wrong Chord

This week Howling’s reviewing books, revealing a  secret and admiring medical bills. Confused? Not as much as Dick but he still lays down an hour of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.You can download the podcast every Saturday either here or subscribe at iTunes or by RSS feed ( and not only are there links to the artists on this page down below but also to some great videos – check ‘em out.


Sidney Bechet  – “Didn’t take criticism well”

Bad Luck B.B. King BD Blues: B.B. King VIDEO
Look What You Done Big Bill Morganfield Blues With A Mood VIDEO
I Wanna See Dr. Bones Little Freddie King Messin’ Around Tha Living Room VIDEO
Five Fee Seven Big Bill Broonzy 1949 sessions VIDEO
Bloodshot Dave Steen & Jailhouse Tattoo Town Full Of Secrets VIDEO
Church Bells Blues #2 Luke Jordan Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice VIDEO
St. James Infirmary Sidney Bechet The Essential Collection VIDEO
Diving Duck King Rollo Easy Street VIDEO
One Love Stand Little Feat The Last Record Album VIDEO
Feeling Good Ben L’Oncle Soul Autour De Nina VIDEO
Sinner man Eric Bibb Deeper in the well VIDEO
I Worship The Ground You Walk On Walter Rhodes Deep Soul Moments VIDEO
Didn’t We Fool Them King Richard (5 Royales) Soul & Swagger VIDEO
You Sure Hurt Me bad JB Hutto Bluesmaster VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri June 5 & Tues June 9


In principle I suppose it’s possible to have too much saxophone, or too many saxophones, but a two-hour show is well within the safety limit. On this week’s Updoc—8PM Friday and noon next Tuesday, East Broadway Rundown time, though, oddly, without Sonny Rollins—Rudresh Mahantappa tears a Charlie Parker lick to shreds, Bird puts it back together, Kadri Gopalnath plays Carnatic music on an altered alto, and Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin do a chase scene through a corridor of blues. That’s the first set. Last week Updoc aired an orchestration of Dmitri Shostakovich’s last composition, a viola sonata; this week we try out its companion, his late-period violin sonata, this time orchestrated nearly to concerto proportions, played and conducted by the great Gidon Kremer. It’s an experience. Back among the reeds we find Kamasi Washington on a long burnout from his 3-disc epic called The Epic, Branford Marsalis tears Jacques Ibert a new one on his improvised cadenza to Ibert’s Concertino, Bob Belden pays homage to Wayne Shorter, and we close with some early Henry Threadgill in which I, anyway, find echoes of Tadd Dameron. For a caboose, there’s a pitch for my colleague Kip Hanrahan’s fundraiser on the world needs a new Kip Hanrahan record, I need a new Kip Hanrahan record, and Kip Hanrahan needs a new Kip Hanrahan record, and we can all pitch in, kids. There’s a bit of his music on the back end of the caboose, and if that doesn’t get to you, what will?

Jazz Worldwide 086 1 June 2015

This week, during the first hour, improvisatory music from the French-speaking Caribbean. In the second, (mostly) new recordings, including the Gary Peacock Trio, Mathias Eick, the Giovanni Guidi Trio, Keith Jarrett, and Kyle Eastwood.

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
Gade Moune Yo Rara de Léogane Haiti Direct Traditional Haitian Strut
Je m la Chouk Bwa Libète Sè Nou Ki La Traditional Haitian Buda Musique
Lakoua Moonlight Benjamin Mouvman Moonlight Benjamin Mosaic Music
A Mon’ Mat Erick Cosaque Musica Negra in the Americas Traditional Guadeloupe Network Medien
Twa Fey Ti-Coco Musica Negra in the Americas Traditional Haitian Network Medien
Peze Café Creole Choir of Cuba Havana Cultura The Search Continues Traditional Haitian Brownswood
La Samba Antillaise Alphonso et Son Orchestre Antillais Parfum Des Îles 1946-1950 Louis-Jean Alphonse Frémeaux et Associés
Oué Oué (La Grève Barré Moin) Coeur de Chauffe et Gérard Tarquin Couleur Cachee Biguines and Mazurkas Today Gérard Tarquin Frémeaux et Associés
La Sirène Coeur de Chauffe et Gérard Tarquin Couleur Cachee Biguines and Mazurkas Today Gérard Tarquin Frémeaux et Associés
Le Feu Dans L’eau Moonlight Benjamin Mouvman Moonlight Benjamin Mosaic Music
Merci Bon Dieu Charlie Rouse Jazzanova Blue Note Trip Movin’ On Frantz Casseus Blue Note
I Am the Black Gold of the Sun Samuel Yirga with the Creole Choir of Cuba Guzo Charles Stepney-Richard Rudolph Real World
Eye of the Blackbird Omar Sosa and Adam Rudolph Pictures of Soul Omar Sosa-Adam Rudolph Otá
Vignette Gary Peacock Trio Now This Gary Peacock ECM
Dakota Mathias Eick Midwest Mathias Eick ECM
At Sea Mathias Eick Midwest Mathias Eick ECM
I’m Through with Love Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Joseph Livingston-Matt Malneck-Gus Kahn ECM
Quizas Quizas Quizas Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Osvaldo Farres ECM
Part V Live At Kioi Hall Tokyo Keith Jarrett Creation Keith Jarrett ECM
Cirandas Benjamin Taubkin e Abaçaí Músical Núcleus Cantos do Nosso Chão Traditional Brazilian Núcleo Contemporanea
Sambojazz Antonio Adolfo Tema Antonio Adolfo-Claudio Spiewak Antonio Adolfo Music
Letters from Iwo Jima Kyle Eastwood Time Pieces Kyle Eastwood Jazz Village
Vesper Iro Haarla Quintet Vespers Iro Haarla ECM