Downhome With Howling Dick (Ep122-In The Pantheon Of Giants)

This week Howling’s explaining the Ashes, proving a cure for insomnia and NOT getting his handkerchief out. What does this all mean? Its just a load of nonsense but in-between he does play and hour of the finest blues ‘n roots you’ll probably come across on the net.


Rev Gary Davis “Hey, is that Rory Block?”

I Guess You’re satisfied Roosevelt Antrim I’m Pretty Good At It (1937-1953) VIDEO
Roadhouse Rosie Dave Hunt Whiskey and Demons VIDEO
Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down Tommy Castro Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down VIDEO
If I Had A Hammer Ruthie Foster Let It Burn VIDEO
Way Down In The Hole Sean Taylor & Danny Thompson Live @ Hebridean Celtic Festival 2014 VIDEO
Lo, I Be With You Always Reverend Gary Davis The Pedant Sessions VIDEO
Sigh Of The Whipperpool Catfish Keith Put On A Buzz VIDEO
Grooving Together EB Davis Superband Live At The A-Trane Berlin VIDEO
Seventh Son (Dixon) Mike Vernon Just A Little Bit VIDEO
Deepest Shade of Blue Poppa Dawg What You Got VIDEO
Close to Home Greg Izor & the Box Kickers Close to Home VIDEO
Skinny Mama Big Joe Williams All The Masterpieces VIDEO
I’ve Got You In The Palm Of My Hand Mike Bloomfield From His Head To His Heart To His Hands VIDEO
Crossroads Blues Terry Evans & Hans Theessink True and Blue VIDEO

Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri. 7/10 & Tues. 7/14


When the weather gets warm and humid a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of Debussy, and so does mine, though I also want to fit in some Sonny Rollins and Max Roach and get to pianist Aaron Diehl’s new record at some length and depth—and if I can’t do that, then what’s an Updoc for? Clock in for this week’s thrilling episode—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Catskill Mountains Aquifer time—to find out if a French composer who seems to have sustained the moist heat of his late-August birthday almost througout his oeuvre and opera can languish cheek by jowl alongside the best that modern saxophony can offer. Pelléas, Melisande, Oscar Pettfiord, Newk, big waves coming in not like washerwomen trudging home from work but like news from the Great Beyond—not to mention Archie Shepp. Okay, let’s mention Archie Shepp, and in his young prime too. All these wonders can be yours if you’re still able to operate your hands in this heat. Push the button, Max, and a joyeux quatorze on top.

Jazz Worldwide 091 6 July 2015

Song Title Artist Album Title Composer Record Label
A Sleepin’ Bee Bill Evans Conversations with Myself Harold Arlen-Truman Capote Verve
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette Somewhere Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler ECM
Come Rain or Come Shine John Funkhouser Trio Time Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer Jazsyzygy
One for My Baby Rachel Caswell All I Know Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer Turtle Ridge
Over the Rainbow Joey Alexander My Favorite Things Harold Arlen-E. Y. Harburg Motéma
What Is This Thing Called Love George Shearing The Definitive George Shearing Cole Porter Verve
Love for Sale Stéphane Grappelli At the Winery Cole Porter Concord Jazz
Noche y día (Night and Day) Javier Colina Si Te Contara Cole Porter PLC-Resistencia
April in Paris Mark Lambert Under My Skin Cole Porter Challenge
Every Time We Say Goodbye Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Last Dance Cole Porter ECM
The Fish Are Praying for Rain Theodosii Spassov Trio The Fish Are Praying for Rain Theodosii Spassov Traditional Crossroads
Rain Dance Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics OST Lloyd Miller Strut
The Night It Rained Forever Giovanni Guidi Trio This Is the Day Giovanni Guidi ECM
After the Rain Anat Cohen Notes from the Village John Coltrane Anzic
Rain Near Water Uli Stier and Thomas Foerster Duo Uli Stier-Thomas Foerster Chaos
The Rain before It Falls Toby Koenigsberg Trio Drift Tim Willcox Ninjazz Records
Autumn Rain Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon Ahmad Jamal Jazz Village
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows Andy Sheppard, Michel Benita, Sebastian Rochford Trio Libero Harry Carroll-Joseph McCarthy ECM
After the Rain John Coltrane Impressions John Coltrane MCA Impulse
Lluvias de mayo (May Rains) Manuel Galbán Blue Cha Cha Juan Antonio Leyva Concord Picante

Tone Science – 07/05/2015

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Time Song Artist Album
Midnight Amour 1-5 Karlheinz Stockhausen/Michele Marelli Amour, Der kleine Harlekin, Wochenkreis
  Notes Paul Bley, Paul Motian Notes
  Sires of Titan Triple Point phase/Transitions
  CHRY-PTUS (1971) Eliane Radigue CHRY-PTUS
  Grizzana Jürg Frey Grizanna and other pieces 2009-2014
  Downburst Ellery Eskelin, Susan Alcorn, Michael Formanek Mirage
  Seven Pieces for Trombone Quartet Tyshawn Sorey That/Not

– 07/05/2015

Beyond the Groove Yard 7/5/15 & 7/8/15, ep 033. Focus on 2 South African musicians: trumpeter, flugelhornist & vocalist Hugh Masekela (1st hour), and saxophonist & penny whistle master Morris Goldberg (2nd hour).

Hour One:
Jazz Epistles: Blues for Hughie Jazz in Africa Vol. 1 Camden
Hugh Masekela: Abangoma The Americanization of Ooga Booga MGM
Hugh Masekela: Sekunjalo Beatin’ Aroun De Bush Novus
Hugh Masekela: U-Dwi Grrr Mercury
Hugh Masekela: Johannesburg Hi-Lite Jive The Union of South Africa Chisa
Hugh Masekela-Dudu Pukwana: Nomali Home is Where the Music Is Verve
Hugh Masekela: Excuse Me Please The Boy’s Doin’ It Casablanca
Hugh Masekela: Uptownship Hope Triloka
Hugh Masekela: Emavungweni Uptownship Novus
Hugh Masekela: Mandela Live at the Market Theatre Four Quarters

Hour Two:
John Mehegan-Morris Goldberg: Gold Burg John Megehan’s Piano in Gold Burg Parlophone
Morris Goldberg: Cewewal Morris Goldberg Quartet MVN
Ojoyo: Rockwela African Gold Giraffe
Morris Goldberg: Urban Jazz Suite Morris Goldberg’s Urban Jazz Band ATC
John Mehegan-Morris Goldberg: I Hear Music John Mehegan’s Piano in Gold Burg Parlophone
Morris Goldberg: D.B.B. Morris Goldberg Quartet MVN
Ojoyo: Station Road Strut Ojoyo Plays Safrojazz Ojoyo
Ojoyo: Spokes Forward Motion Ojoyo
Ojoyo: Pedal Pusher Forward Motion Ojoyo
Ojoyo: Dolphin Jive Ojoyo Plays Safrojazz Ojoyo

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Beyond the Groove Yard
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Downhome With Howling Dick (121 – Hens Teeth)

This week Howling’s comparing divorce settlements, reminiscing about street markets and wondering about hats. Regular listeners know that amongst all this nonsense you can be sure to hear an hour of some of the finest blues ‘n roots on the net.


Gene Vincent ” The Navy’s loss”

V-8 Blues The Three Tobacco Tags  Hillbilly Blues.1929-1947. VIDEO
Get Ya in da Mood Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip Ain’t Bad Yet VIDEO
Yes, I’m Standing T-Model Ford Bad Man VIDEO
What Is The Soul Of A Man Guy Tortora Bluesman In A Boneyard VIDEO
Turning My Back Last Chance Saloon Last Chance Saloon VIDEO
Good Mornin’ Little Schoolgirl King David Blues From Maxwell Street, 1960 & 1965 VIDEO
Cat Man Gene Vincent Best Of Gene Vincent VIDEO
Musical Genocide Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit VIDEO
Moondance (Take 22) Van Morrison Moondance VIDEO
Trouble in Mind Paul Jones Suddenly I Like It VIDEO
Moma Sean Taylor The Only Good Addiction Is Love VIDEO
Flesh Crawling Blues George Davis God Don’t Like It VIDEO
My Love Is Real Little Joe Hinton Deep Soul Moments VIDEO
How Long Blues Pinetop Perkins How Long VIDEO


Rafi Zabor’s Updoc, Fri July 3 & Tues July 7


July 3rd is Kafka’s birthday, and Janacek’s, and in nearer times the birthday of two women I have loved, so it’s much easier to do another Fourth of July show instead, but make it a little different this time, beneath the Skies of You Know Who’s Got the Biggest Air Force. Usually, this time of year, I’ve gone for a degree of celebration and uplift that seems kind of innocuous, here in the Age of Hanrahan, despite the excellence and Americanism of the music: Louis Armstrong, Charles Ives, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker, and other iconic presences. This year—Friday at 8PM and noon next Tuesday, Statue of Liberty time—I’ve let some darker music in, made a few acidulous remarks about the screwing we’ve all had from globalized capital, amid other entertainments, and seem to have forgotten to slip in Marion Williams’ version of How I Got Over. We’ve had a couple of lucky days at the Supreme Court lately, but is anyone really getting over? There’s still plenty of Pops, Ornette, Bird, and Ives—including the overwhelming apotheosis of his 4th Symphony, premiered more than a decade after the insurance executive and part-time composer’s death—just as there’s still plenty to celebrate around here while the unsustainable population of seven billion heads for the ten-figure mark and all the other life forms, except the ones we eat or eat us, plummet toward extinction. I intend to have a good time anyway, eating charred animal pieces, drinking too much, and watching other people blow shit up. How about you?