Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

"Summer night" - Sharon Minemoto Trio (You can see the ocean from here)
"Church music" - Spring Heel Jack (Songs & themes)
"Lolly pop pop" - Rented Mule (Rented mule)
"An eye" - Thollem McDonas, Arrington de Dionyso (Intuition, science, and sex)
"Song for my father" - Victor Wooten (Palmystery)
"The outlaw" - Horace Silver (Live at Newport '59)
"The chase" - Kenny Carr (Changing tide)
"Warren brings his lunch" - Jean Martin, Evan Shaw (Piano music)
"By water" - Rabnett 5 (Leopardism)
"Of" - Fieldwork (Door)
"Midnight in Berlin" - Rita Chiarelli with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra (Uptown goes downtown)
"Corcovado (quiet nights of quiet stars)" - Rebecca Jenkins (Blue skies)
"Son of Mr. Bulldog" - The Mebusas (Variations in time: a jazz perspective)
"Spinner" - Bloom Project (Prismatic season)
"Cool blues" - Lou Donaldson (Here 'tis)
"Almost certainly dreaming" - The Chris Tarry Group (Almost certainly dreaming)
"(Smell my) special ingredients" - Stanton Moore Trio (Emphasis! (on paranthesis))
"Munchin'" - Saskia Laroo (Really jazzy)
"A chant for Monk" - Clifton Joseph (Variations in time: a jazz perspective)
"India" - David Liebman/Mike Murley Quartet (Day and night)
"Candlelight (Margaret's theme)" - Rent Romus' Jazz On The Line Quartet (Flimtrax - ROBOT (Rats and other memos))
"Mercy kitchen" - Steuart Liebig/Tee-Tot Quartet (Always outnumbered)
"Mystic brew" - Ronnie Foster (Droppin' science: greatest samples from the Blue Note lab)
"Ghost dog" - Rob Brown Ensemble (Crown trunk root funk)

This was a notable show in a few ways. Everything played was brand new, fairly new (last few months), newly released though recorded in years past, or newly re-released. So, the operative word was "new". Also, I played two vocal performances one-after-the-other; not being the biggest fan of vocal jazz, I don't think I've done that before.

Fave tracks this week: "Midnight in Berlin" by Rita Chiarelli (yes, it's a vocal track!); "Son of Mr. Bulldog" by the Mebusas (great cheesy organ); and "Candlelight (Margaret's theme)" by Rent Romus. I dug pretty much everything else too.

I'll be away for the next three shows. Naomi from Jazz For Quantum Cats will be taking my show on May 20 and Philip from Morning Joy will be doing the following two. I am in their debt. I'll be back on air on June 10.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 6, 2008

"Café ole" - The Café Ole (Café Ole)
"Structure a la malle" - Aaly Trio + Ken Vandermark (Hidden in the stomach)
"Far east sweets" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Let's go everywhere)
"Dish it up" - Paul Renz (ReBop)
"Fireball" - Uri Caine Trio (Blue wail)
"Prettiest town of Goderich" - The Chris Tarry Group (Almost certainly dreaming)
"Fat mama" - Herbie Hancock (Fat Albert rotunda)
"You can talk during this" - Ryan Blotnick (Music needs you)
"Blues migration" - The James Danderfer Group (Accelerated development)
"Howling for Judy" - Jeremy Steig (Droppin' science: greatest samples from the Blue Note lab)
"Bedouin dreams" - The Classical Jazz Quartet (Play Tchaikovsky)
"Red dog" - Duke Robillard (A swingin' session with Duke Robillard)
"Rejoicing" - Geraldine Laurent (Time out trio)
"Triad mutations II" - Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Weaving symbolics)
"With this love" - Gerry Hebert Quartet (The Beat Niq sessions volume 2: constructive interference)
"Olive" - Martin & Fisher (Little man on the boat)
"Bulgarian pulse" - Kristian Alexandrov (Akoustika)
"Two depths" - Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson (Plumb)
"Now" - Chris MacGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (Eclipse at dawn)
"The best is yet to come" - Robert Young and the Big Beat Band (In the key of Frank)
"Ailantus glandulosa" - Amm (In search of Syd)
"Buddha realm" - Brad Mehldau Trio (Live)
"Boogie on reggae woman" - Chris Greene Quartet (Soul and science, voulme one)

A good show all round, I thought. Lots of Canadian content and a wide variety of sounds. The top of my list for this week is "Triad mutations II" by Steve Coleman and Five Elements. What a great sound. I'll have to play "Triad mutations I" and "Triad mutations III" sometime in the not-too-distant future.

One more program and then I'm gone for three weeks. More on this in next week's posting.