Tuesday, June 24, 2008

June 24, 2008

"Light heart, dark sky" - Jay Boehmer (Autumn afternoon)
"Cycle I" - Fieldwork (Door)
"Barrelfoot grind" - Steuart Liebig/Tee-Tot Quartet (Always outnumbered)
"A thousand hills" - Bob Claire (Another day)
"Caravan" - Jimmy Smith (Live at the Club Baby Grand, vol. 2)
"Accelerated development" - The James Danderfer Group (Accelerated development)
"I'll remember April" - Erroll Garner (Concert by the sea)
"Raccat" - Bob Erlendson (All about jazz)
"Prometheus" - Charles Lloyd Quartet (Rabo de nube)
"Blue sunset" - New Guitar Summit (Shivers)
"Moose clock" - Jean Martin, Evan Shaw (Piano music)
"The chump killer" - Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band (Myth understanding)
"What is hip?" - Marcus Miller (Marcus)
"Track 11" - Ruins (I-Spy, Seattle, WA, March 26, 2001)
"Buy water" - Rabnett 5 (Leopardism)
"Rue prevail" - James Spaulding (Blues nexus)
"Danses et interludes 1" - Brigette Poulin (Edifices naturels)
"Swingin' with Lucy Mae" - Duke Robillard (A swingin' session with Duke Robillard)
"Ross" - Karl Schwonik Quartet (Karl Schwonik Quartet)
"Yves Leveille" - Une nuit de Soho (Soho)
"Pharoah's revenge part 1" - The Roy Campbell Ensemble (Akhenaten suite)
"Etude #5 lame" - Marc Ribot (Exercises in futility)

Not a bad show, I have to say. I tripped over my tongue and blathered on too much but I played some good tunes. My top four were Jimmy Smith's version of "Caravan" (great organ, as expected, but also some great almost-fuzz guitar from sideman Thornell Schwartz), Bob Claire's "A thousand hills" (wonderful work from guitar, piano, and drums), "Moose clock" from Martin & Shaw (almost made me want to hit a Chinese food buffet at 8:30 in the morning; if you listen to this piece, you'll get it), and "The chump killer" by Eric Hofbauer and the Infrared Band (effective yelling halfway through). It was also nice to hear something from the Roy Campbell Ensemble's Akhenaten suite again; dig the violin and vibes!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 17, 2008

"Modal issue" - Cory Weeds Quartet (Big weeds)
"The preacher" - Jimmy Smith (Live at the Club Baby Grand, vol. 1)
"Ivo's ruchenitsa" - Ivo Papsov & His Orchestra (Alternative to what… noise?)
"Tenderly" - Sharon Minemoto Trio (You can see the ocean from here)
"Sen sen sen" - Richard Bona (Bona makes you sweat)
"To seed" - Bloom Project (Prismatic season)
"A soft place to fall" - Kristian Alexandrov (Akoustika)
"Family joy, oh boy!" - Michael Gibbs (Lancaster University 1969)
"Theolonius monster" - Rented Mule (Rented Mule)
"Tempo tantrum" - Kenny Carr (Changing tide)
"Gaviota" - Hilario Duran Trio (New danzon)
"The soothsayer" - Wayne Shorter (The soothsayer)
"Suite for Molde - part one" - Sam Rivers (Trio live)
"Landshark pt. 2" - DK3 (Alternative to what?)
"Impress me" - Joel Haynes Trio + Seamus Blake (Transitions)
"Aspiring to normalcy" - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Avatar)
"Suivi de dansiere" - Arcan V Abricot
"In the" - Thollem McDonas, Arrington de Dionyso (Intuition, science, and sex)
"Out of" - Lori Freedman & Scott Thomson (Plumb)

This week's program featured mostly solid, straight-ahead (ish) jazz from a variety of styles with a last half-hour of fairly avant-garde stuff. It was also the first time in a few months I've played less than 20 tracks in the show. My favourites of the lot include the Sam Rivers and Wayne Shorter pieces. It was also nice to see the new releases from the Cellar Live label in Vancouver (the Cory Weeds and Joel Haynes Trio + Seamus Blake tracks are from these CDs).


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008

"Parkdale" - Elizabeth Shepherd (Parkdale)
"Rosa Parks" - Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet (Tabligh)
"Dave sold sesh wan beef" - Rabnett 5 (Leopardism)
"Blues-blues-blues" - Freddie Redd (Shades of Redd)
"The apex is the whole" - Cosmologic (Eyes in the back of my head)
"Water supply" - Cor Fuhler (Corkestra)
"The large s" - Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (Forked tongue)
"Philosophy of the world" - Jean Martin, Evan Shaw (Piano music)
"Nina intro/Come to me, Nina" - The Merlin Factor (The Merlin Factor)
"That night" - The Merlin Factor (The Merlin Factor)
"Buscando a huevito" - Gabriel Alegria (Neuvo mundo)
"Northwood (college campus)" - Rent Romus' Jazz On The Line Quartet (Flimtrax - ROBOT (Rats and other memos))
"07-04-00" - Steuart Liebig/Tee-Tot Quartet (Always outnumbered)
"Ramanujan" - Charles Lloyd Quartet (Rabo de nube)
"Balanced" - Fieldwork (Door)
"Elec-centricity" - The James Danderfer Group (Accelerated development)
"Druse dubke" - Damian Nisenson Trio + 3 (En concert)
"Sweet Georgia Brown" - The Coleman Hawkins All Stars (At Newport)
"Manteca" - Dizzy Gillespie (At Newport)
"52nd street theme" - The Oscar Peterson Trio (The Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport)
"Lazzi" - Mario Pavone (Trio arc)
"(Here come) the brown police" - Stanton Moore Trio (Emphasis! (on paranthesis))
"Hempville" - Martin & Fisher (Little man on the boat)

This was the first show I've hosted since May 13. Many thanks to Philip Barker and Naomi Herback for filling in for me while I was away; I am in their debt.

Lots of new tunes in this edition along with plenty of Canadian content. I was also pleased to feature three tracks from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival (Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson) plus I actually played two vocal jazz performances (Elizabeth Shepherd, The Merlin Factor). More good stuff next week.