Tuesday, February 19, 2008

February 19, 2008

Unlike like last week, I managed to get this list posted within two hours of the end of the program!

"Breakfast samba" - Paul Donat (Rio bossa)
"Fables of faubus" - Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy (Cornell 1965)
"Clever shoes" - David Brandom (No way out)
"Carta de amor" - Egberto Gismonti Trio (Zigzag)
"Crazy rhythm" - Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers Featuring Kim Cusack (Crazy rhythm)
"Can you feel it?" - Antizario (It's great to be fine)
"Dabronxxar" - Steve Reid Ensemble (Daxaar)
"The red one" - Pat Metheny (Day trip)"China cat sunflower" - Sabertooth (Dr. Midnight: live at the Green Mill)
"El feugo" - The Matt Savage Trio (Hot ticket)
"Flickers" - Kenny Burrell (All day long & all night long)
"To be or not to be" - Maceo Parker (Roots & grooves)
"On the back of a tiger" - Chris Gestrin (After the city is gone: quiet)
"Aparani par (the dance of Aparani)" - Tigran Hamasyan Trio (New era)
"Ufoff" - Yamataka Eye & John Zorn (Naninani II)
"The banana quintet: five banana" - Carla Bley (The lost chords find Pablo Fresu)
"Titled" - Keefe Jackson's Project Project (Just like this)
"Painter's way" - Dave Douglas (Meaning and mystery)

Plenty of new and interesting music in this week's episode. I give props to "Dabronxxar" by the Steve Reid Ensemble (nifty electric piano + electronics + african influence), "On the back of a tiger" by Chris Gestrin (mellow piano + interesting percussion), "Aprarani par" by the Tigran Hamasyan Trio (Armenian instrumentation), "Titled" by Keefe Jackson (horn-heavy free jazz)and "Five banana" by Carla Bley (a goldilocks performance; shows that you can have a nice meolody but not turn things into smooth jazz). Kudos also to the pretty much totally crazy "Ufoff" by Eye and Zorn and, for the Deadheads among us (including yours truly), Sabertooth's version of the Grateful Dead's "China cat sunflower" (I half expected them to continue into "I know you rider"!).

BTW, I am now four tracks away from playing 2000 tunes on Breaking the Tethers! The 2000 mark should be hit within the first hour of next week's show.


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