Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 23, 2008

"Hypnotist" - Simon Legault Quartet (Misrememberings)
"About time" - Paul Bley (Solo piano)
"Black narcissus" - Joe Henderson (Power to the people)
"Ham and cheese" - Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
"One single chord" - Michel Benita featuring Manu Codjia (Ramblin')
"Jupiter" - Rob Mosher's Storytime (The tortoise)
"Humus - the life-exploring force" - Don Cherry (Actions)
"Better git hit in your soul" - Davy Graham (Folk, blues, & beyond…)
"First light" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians I)
"One nine two six four two dies" - Mary Halvorson Trio (Dragon's head)
"A twisted little etude" - David Benoit (Heroes)
"Scribble town" - The Peggy Lee Band (New code)
"Ogunnde" - John Coltrane (The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording)
"Atari" - Marco Benevento (Invisible baby)
"Arc for puppy" - Mario Pavone (Double tenor quintet)
"November night"- Jim McAuley (The ultimate frog)

I have to admit, I really liked this show. I played some very long tracks, something that has become a bit of feature of the "around Christmas" Breaking The Tethers programs. I also played some favourites of mine, both tracks that have been played before (e.g. "Humus" by Don Cherry; I last played this in August 2006; it's a fantastic piece that goes to some amazing places!) and that have not (e.g. the live and incredibly intense "Ogunde" by Coltrane and "Better git hit in your soul" by the recently-deceased Davy Graham).

On the subject of Coltrane, it's become traditional to play a long Coltrane track at Christmas. Last year, I played "Om". This year, I played "Ogunde". What should I play in 2010? I'm thinking maybe one of the versions of "Ascension" or perhaps "Kulu Se Mama"? Maybe a long track from the Seattle live album? The disembowelment of "Body And Soul" from that recording could fit the bill, as could several of the other tracks. Suggestions are very welcome.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. For those who have time off in the next couple of weeks, have a great break. I will be on the air on December 30 so please join me then.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008

"Archange" - Alain Bedard Auguste Quintet (Bluesy lunedi)
"Birds" - Menahan Street Band (Make the road by walking)
"Do the jangle" - Esbjorn Svensson Trio (Good morning Susie Soho)
"Kalyani" - Rudresh Mahanthappa (Kinsmen)
"In walked Bud" - Fred Hersch (Fred Hersch plays Monk)
"775" - Alan Sondheim (Ritual-all-7-70)
"Hello young lovers" - Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Trio (Of two minds)
"Lil' Victa" - SMV (Thunder)
"Mecanique onirique" - (Galerie Stratique)
"Faux world" - Groove sweet (William Parker Quartet)
"Petit oiseau" - Dynamite at midnight (King Curtis)
"55 years of jazz" - Dance like there's no tomorrow (John Ellis)
"Dance like there's no tomorrow' - La rouge (Torngat)(Nothing on but your radio: live sessions from CJSW 90.9 FM)
"Nothing personal" - Terri Lynne Carrington/Robi Botos/Phil Dwyer/Marc Rogers (One take, volume two)
"Maple leaf rag" - Emerson Lake & Palmer (Works volume 2)
"Nothing serious" - Chris Davis (A night remembered)
"Spectrum" - Andrew Hill (Point of departure)
"Les nuits dea la chapoulie" - Chris Speed/Chris Cheek/Stephane Furic/Leibovici (Jugendstil)
"Paula C" - Danilo Perez (…til then)
"Amarrado a saudade" - Rabih Abou-Khalil (Em portugues)
"J blues" - Anat Cohen (Notes from the village)
"Around again' - Paul Bley Quintet (Barrage)

An average kinda show this week. Next show is Dec. 23; I'll be doing what I normally do on my "Christmas" shows and play some very long tracks. I've got some Coltrane, (recent) Paul Bley, and more on tap. Please tune in.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9, 2008

"Thru traffic" - Chris Davis (A night remembered)
"25th street" - Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid (NYC)
"Automme" - Florin Niculescu (Plays Stephane Grappelli)
"Grooveyard" - Benny Green (Naturally)
"Rolling son" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians I)
"You can't lose a broken heart" - Laika (Misery)
"Peace, unknown" - The Royal Hartigan Ensemble (Blood drum spirit: live in China)
"Dona Maria" - Trio da Paz (Black orpheus)
"Hoax" - Simon Legault Quartet (Misrememberings)
"A prayer for my family" - McCoy Tyner (Sahara)
"Saro-Wiwa" - Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (56 years of jazz)
"Mutt & Jeff"" - James Moody (Honey)
"Nobody" - Pete M. Wyer (Stories from the city at night)
"1920s car chase" - Rob Mosher's Storytime (The tortoise)
"Offshoot 2" - The Peggy Lee Band (New code)
"For another time (1)" - James Davis Quintet (Angles of refraction)
"Secret meeting' - Michel Benita featuring Manu Codjia (Ramblin')
"Escape tones" - Jim McAuley (The ultimate frog)
"Blues clair" - The Bow Djangos (Hot! Swing & gypsy jazz!)
"Scant frame" - Mary Halvorson Trio (Dragon's head)
"Lonesome death of Hattie Carroll" - Michael Moore Trio (De Singel, Antwerpen, Belgium, December 4, 2005)
"Andrew" - Mario Pavone (Double tenor quintet)
"Sempre amore" - Bruno Hebert Trio (Live @ the Cellar)
"Damn Nam (ain't going to Viet Nam)" - Nucleus with Leon Thomas (Montreux, June 20, 1970)
"This is the pig" - Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
"Long ago and far away" - John Abercrombie/Don Wall/Adam Nussbaum (Tactics)

This was an interesting show for a few reasons. There was a wide variety of styles of music played (including two gypsy jazz pieces; how often has this happened on Breaking The Tethers??) and there were a few more tracks played than usual; 26 instead of the regular 22-24 (I've gone higher, over 30, but not for a long while). Who knows what next week will bring.

Faves this week: "25th Street" by Hebden and Reid, "Rolling Son" by MMW, and "A prayer for my family" by Tyner. I also very much liked the Ted Sirota and Rob Mosher tunes.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2, 2008

"Watercolours" - Altsys Jazz Orchestra (Watercolours)
"Raju" - John McLaughlin (Floating point)
"Lullaby for the naïve ones" - Anat Cohen (Notes from the village)
"Dichotomy" - Michel Camilo (Live at the Blue Note)
"Ictus" - Paul Bley Quintet (Barrage)
"Hand full of five" - Steve Turre (The spirits up above)
"In my morning song" - Kalaparush (57 years of jazz)
"55" - Alain Bedard Auguste Quintet (Bluesy lunedi)
"Zydeco clowns on the lam" - John Ellis & Double Wide (Dance like there's no tomorrow)
"776" - Alan Sondheim (Ritual-all-7-70)
"Money money money" - The Microscopic Septet (Lobster leaps in)
"Waltz for my grandchildren" - Eddie Palmieri (Arete)
"In walked Bud" - Leslie Lewis & Gerard Hagen Trio (Of two minds)
"Re-entry" - Morgan Childs Quintet (Time)
"Presto" - David Lynch/Yorgos Fakanas (Music stories)
"Dancing with aurora borealis" - Aaron Young (Works)
"Tiger rag" - Charlie Parker (Bird in time 1940-1947)
"Everyday hero" - George Duke (Dukey treats)
"Ganesha" - Rudresh Mahanthappa (Kinsmen)
"Karina" - Menahan Street Band (Make the road by walking)
"Song" - Thanos Mirkoutsikos/Gary Burton (Music stories)
"Shifty toe" - Rob Brown with Daniel Levin and Satoshi Takeishi
"Everything is soft" - The Tangerine Awkestra (Aliens took my mom)
"Title " - Barnacled (Charles)
"Watabokkuri" - Yximalloo (Unpop)

This show featured an interesting mix of fairly straight and fairly odd music. Didn't quite plan it that way but that's the way it turned out (and I'm fine with that!). As well, there was a lot of new material but that seems to be the way things are going these days (new releases for the Christmas market maybe?). Also, I was Mr. Butterfingers on the board a bit today. Oh well.

Fave tune this week: "Karina" by Menahan Street Band. Thanks to CJSW Music Director Myke Atkinson who pointed me in the direction of this group.