Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

"Malabar" - Curtis Andrews (The offering of)
"No agreement" - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Black man's cry)
"Daydream" - Cedar Walton (One flight down)
"Kopanitsa" - Matt Darriau (Paradox trio)
"A matterapat" - Dr. Lonnie Smith (Rise up!)
"In love?" - Mark Alban Lotz & Lotz Of Music (Bite!)
"Pressure" - Metalwood (The recline)
"J.P." - Normand Guilbeault Ensemble (Dualisimus)
"Karteh khah" - Gerald Cleaver/William Parker/Craig Taborn (Farmers by nature)
"Big in Japan" - Ion Zoo (Set free at the Cellar)
"The low road" - John Scofield (This meets that)
"Poetry in motian" - Ryan Meagher (Atroefy)
"Everything I love" - The Tom Warrington Trio (The mountain)
"Caravan" - Mimi Fox (Perpetually hip)
"Rug stain saint" - Jeff Younger's Sandbox (The nudger)
"S'bout time" - Tony Monaco (Live at the Orbit Room: the ultimate jam)
"Brain born outside of it's head" - Gutbucket (A modest proposal)
"Horn OK please" - The Indica Project (Horn OK please)
"Hobo comedies" - Jerry Granelli (The V16 project)
"My favorite things" - McCoy Tyner (Guitars)
"Barretts bag" - HAR-You Percussion Group (Sounds of ghetto youth)

Another fun and varied show. There were a number of new tracks, first appearances (Fela!), lots of guitar (especially in the middle hour), some organ, and Indian, African, and Balkan-influenced sounds. A nice mix in all, I think.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March 24, 2009

"Bella" - Indigone Trio & Strings (Cycles)
"Titled" - Keefe Jackson's Project Project (Just like this)
"Wishful walk" - Praful (Pyramid in your own backyard)
"Complete communion" - Don Cherry (Live at the Café Montmarte 1966, vol. 3)
"The runt"- Forth Inversion (Forth inversion)
"Davey's purple powerline" - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (Sameness of difference)
"Blowdart" - The Rick Jensen Trio (Snowdrift)
"Mosaic" - The Blue Note 7 (Mosaic: a celebration of Blue Note Records)
"Reza" - Jaco Pastorius (The birthday concert)
"Joy spring" - Tricia Edwards (Joy spring)
"Bless my soul" - Nightmares On Wax (Smokers delight)
"Semi-simple variations (alternate version)" - The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis (For all I care)
"Comfortably alone" - Simon Fisk Trio (Trainwrecks)
"Smog cutter" - James Carney (Green-wood)
"Sometimes" - Ian Smith (Daybreak)
"Eternal joy" - Joe Lovano (Symphonica)
"HAR-YOU theme" - HAR-You Percussion Group (Sounds of ghetto youth)
"Acookarache" - Jerry Bergonzi (Tenor of the times)
"Chief Crazy Horse" - Wayne Shorter Quartet (Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 8, 2003)
"Telematic" - Fieldwork (Simulated progress)
"American buffalo" - Scott Fields Ensemble (Mamet)

Perhaps the most notable thing about this week's show is that I actually played two tracks by local performers (Tricia Edwards and Simon Fisk); normally, I manage one. I don't consciously avoid playing local musicians but I guess they sometimes get lost in the mix; there is loads more content from elsewhere in Canada and internationally. Still, I must remember the local scene, which isn't shabby.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 20, 2009

This was a showfill for the Friday morning program, Jazz Stains:

"Autumn solstice" - Rubim de Toledo (The river)
"Free jazz" - Ornette Coleman Double Quartet (Free jazz)
"Tico" - You Percussion Group (Sounds of ghetto youth)
"Boubacar" - McCoy Tyner with Bill Frisell (Guitars)
"Fisch tanz" - Petr Cancura (People music)
"Alexander the great" - Joe Lovano (Symphonica)
"Moment to moment" - Joe Locke Quartet (Moment to moment)
"Freedom tickler" - Charlie Hunter Trio (Friends seen and unseen)
"High-higher-her" - Jesse Van Ruller (Trio)
"Make up your mind" - Barry Romberg (Accidental beef)
"Felix major" - The Jeff Presslaff Trio (Red goddess)
"The theme" - Paul Chambers (Bass on top)
"Nataraj" - David S. Ware (Shakti)
"Pick up sticks" - Flow Trio (Rejuvenation)
"Signs & wonders" - Denny Zeitlin/David Friesen (Denny Zeitlin/David Friesen)

Two things to note here: First, believe it or not, this is the only time I've played Ornette Coleman's "Free jazz" on any CJSW show. I played the "First take" of "Free jazz" a couple of years ago but never the original release. Glad to be able to put it on air. Second, only 15 tracks were played today; there were a number of long tunes, including "Free jazz". This might be the fewest number of pieces played in a show I have hosted.

I'll be back on Tuesday with Breaking The Tethers.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 17, 2009

"One man" - Sienna Dahlen (Off the floor… into the garden)
"So what" - Miles Davis (Kind of blue: legacy edition)
"Well you needn't" - Tricia Edwards (Joy spring)
"La 13eme lune (the 13th moon)" - Forgas Band Phenomena (L'axe du fou/Axis of madness)
"Chiquilin de bachin" - Bobo Stenson Trio (Cantando)
"Jellyfish lullaby" - Mark Alban Lotz & Lotz Of Music (Bite!)
"Tisra misra" - Curtis Andrews (The offering of)
"Doo-dah for three alto saxophones" - William Street and Roger Admiral (My very first solo)
"Rossignol" -Dee Alexander (Wild is the wind)
"Rejuvenation" - Lonnie Liston Smith (Astral travelling)
"Voodoo doll" - Dr. Lonnie Smith (Rise up!)
"Saturn 5" - Tribal tech (Rocket science)
"Leo Leo" - Bess Drury (Artic)
"Halfway there" - Pat Collins Quartet (In the moment)
"Passion dance" - McCoy Tyner with Marc Ribot (Guitars)
"Woodstock" - Leora Cashe and the Ross Taggart Trio (Another side now)
"Side effects may include" - Gutbucket (A modest proposal)
"Out jam/via mwandishi" - Christian McBride (Live at Tonic)
"Living room" - The Tom Warrington Trio (The mountain)
"W.W.T.W.D." - The Gordon Grdina Trio (… if accident will)
"Santa Anna" - James Cohen (High side of lowdown)

This show featured loads of guitar (not deliberate, just kinda turned out that way), plenty of electric piano (again, not deliberate) and FOUR tracks with singing! (actually, there are vocalizations on the Dr. Lonnie Smith tune as well) What on earth am I doing? :-) I used to go weeks on end without playing any tracks with vocals. Things change, I guess.

Two other things: I was pleased to get the new McCoy Tyner CD in my hands. It came out late last year so it's been a while but it's still fresh to me and most listeners (I hope). The lengthy live version of "So what" from Miles Davis was good to hear too. There's nice work from Coltrane on this performance (I know, what else would you expect).

I'll be doing the Friday, March 20 edition of Jazz Stains on CJSW, 6-9 am, so feel free to listen in then. After that, it's back to Breaking The Tethers on Tuesday, March 24.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 10, 2009

"Samba de janeiro" - Pacific Salt (Better late than never)
"Ostinato (suite for Angela)" - Herbie Hancock (Mwandishi)
"There will never be another you" - Matthew Shipp Trio (Harmonic disorder)
"Neice's lament" - Spencer Hoveskeland Trio (Harbinger)
"Length of the tail doesn't really matter but it has to be bushy" - Michael Vlatkovich (Three3)
"Long distance runaround" - The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis (For all I care)
"Bengal" - Michael Wolff (Impure thoughts)
"Karifa" - Petr Cancura (People music)
"'Nother monkish thing" - The Jeff Presslaff Trio (Red goddess)
"Remembrance" - Don Cherry (Live at the Café Montmarte 1966, vol. 3)
"New year's eve" - Horde of Two (Guitar & bass actions)
"Oua-train" - HAR-YOU Percussion Group (Sounds of ghetto youth)
"Rejoicin'" - Charles Tolliver Big Band (With love)
"Batucada" - Walter Wanderley (Sounds from Verve hi-fi compiled by Thievery Corporation)
"The winter samba" - Rubim de Toledo (The river)
"The outlaw" - The Blue Note 7 (Mosaic: a celebration of Blue Note Records)
"Onan (suite): III. Dreams in the mirror" - Nels Cline (Coward)
"Slow cab" - Flow Trio (Rejuvenation)
"Chief Seattle" - Chris Potter 10 (Song for everyone)
"You'd be so nice to come home to" - Dan Adler (All things familiar)
"The fakir" - Cal Tjader with Lalo Schifrin (Sounds from Verve hi-fi compiled by Thievery Corporation)
"Black is the color of my true love’s hair" - Patty Waters (Sings)

This was a fun show to do. The music was good and the words flowed off my tongue fairly well. This show also featured the 3000th tune played on Breaking The Tethers; and the winner is... "Remembrance" by Don Cherry. A fitting piece, I think.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 3, 2009

"Sidewinder" - Tricia Edwards (Joy spring)
"Song of praise/Jesu meine freude" - Brotherhood Consort (Cite de al musique, Paris, France, February 9, 2008)
"Pourquoi, Laurent?" - Ran Blake Quartet (Short life of Barbara Monk)
"Son of ice bag" - Lonnie Smith (Think!)
"Dans la ville sombre" - Hagans/Belden (Re-animation live!)
"Footprints" - Patti Littlefield/Mark Weaver (Resonance)
"Manto azul" - David Sanchez (Cultural survival)
"Dogs" - Blah Blah 666 (It's only life!)
"La clef (the key)" - Forgas Band Phenomena (L'axe du fou/Axis of madness)
"Anthracite" - Jay T. Vonada Quartet (Jammin')
"In this city" - Bess Drury (Artic)
"Faraway" - Johsua Redman (Compass)
"Get along with mating squids" - Mark Alban Lotz & Lotz Of Music (Bite!)
"Refraction 1" - Jason Moran (Artist in residence)
"Pillars" - Jerry Granelli (Koputai)
"Spacejunk" - Rick Frank (Yellow mountain)
"Shahgely" - Indigone Trio & Strings (Cycles)
"Shakti" -David S. Ware (Shakti)
"Feeling good" - Dee Alexander (Wild is the wind)
"Ode to odomos" - Curtis Andrews (The offering of)
"I am a jelly doughnut (or a commentary on U.S. german relations post WWII)" - Gutbucket
(A modest proposal)
"With purpose" - Michel Bisceglia (Inner you)
"Algorithmic" - Rinse The Algorithm (Locutions)
"Doki (remixed by DJ Vadim)" - Beats On Canvas (Beats on canvas)

I was pretty sick when I did this show (still am; I'm fighting a bad cold; I've had it for the better part of a week) and I'd driven to CJSW in an early morning snow/slushstorm. Still, it worked out OK, save for a couple of technical "butterfingers" moments and some trips of the tongue.

Fave tune this week: The Brotherhood Consort's medling of Coltrane and Bach.

Next week's show will be noteworthy in that it will feature the 3000th track played on Breaking The Tethers. This will likely happen sometime in the first half of the second hour (8-9 am MST). I'm not planning to play any particular tune or song but I hope to remember to say a few words at the momentous moment.