Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 25, 2009

OK, I'm just a little late in getting this up:

"All about the Hank" - Richard Whiteman Trio (All or nothing at all)
"Duo exchange (side one)" - Rashied Ali and Frank Lowe (Duo exchange)
"Jupiter" - John Coltrane (Interstellar space)
"Teardrop butterfly" - Praful (One day deep)
"Tang the hump" - Stanton Moore (Flyin' the koop)
"Conversation with you in a dream - 1" - Tiresas (Delicate fires)
"Ow! " - Coleman Hawkins (Supreme)
"The turning " - Jason Kenemy's UpSideDownTown (Jason Kenemy's upsidedowntown)
"Afro blue " - Anthony Braxton Standards Quartet (Bergamo Jazz 2003, Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, Italy, February 21, 2003)
"Howlin' " - Eric Mingus (Healin' howl)
"Locomotive " - Peter Brotzmann and Bill Laswell (Low life)
"Honeysuckle rose " - Dicky Hyman (In concert at the Old Mill Inn)
"Round trip, pt .2 " - Beaver Harris and the 360 Degree Music Experience (From ragtime to no time)
"Mtume " - Bobby Hutcherson (Head on)
"Diffusus " - Mark Takeshi McGregor (Different stones)
"King Michael" - Bob Shimizu & Signal Strength (Cuchillero)
"Introduction " - Tindersticks (Hungry saw)
"Hit single " - Sonny Sharrock (Space ghost)
"Moonlight on Vermont" - Mario Schiano Trio (If not ecstatic we refund)
"Tanjah" - Randy Weston (Tanjah)
"Seasons/Serenade to a cuckoo" - Rahasaan Roland Kirk (Brotherman in the fatherland)
"Onyx-topaz" - Sam Rivers (Hues)
"Cadillac for each foot " - Flattstreet (This dog is big)
"Formal garden" - Rob Clutton (Dubious pleasures)
"Bearings on cair paravel" - Michael Herring's Vertigo featuring David Binney (Dark materials)

This was a fun show, I thought. Lot's of wild stuff from the 70s that go in some interesting directions (e.g. "Round trip" by Beaver Harris, "Tanjah" by Randy Weston) plus two duets featuring the recently-deceased Rashied Ali, who died on August 12.

Next week, I'll be doing Breaking The Tethers on Tuesday (Sept. 1) as usual and I'll also be filling in for Philip Barker on Morning Joy on Thursday (Sept. 3).


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18, 2009

"Creature of habit" - Mike Murley Quintet (Extra time)
"Muhammad Ali" - Barrett Martin (The painted desert)
"Poem " - Wynton Marsalis (He and she)
"Fears" - Wynton Marsalis (He and she)
"Cat creeps" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Let's go everywhere)
"Latin tinge" - Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield (Los hombres calientes: vol. 4: vodou dance)
"Meditation" - Beyond The Pale (Postcards)
"Part 2: moneypulated" - Tigran Hamasyan (Red hail)
"Faithful" - Sillan & Young (Under my feet)
"O argaleios" - George Kofogiannakis (Generations: greek oud jazz)
"Fingeroo" - Steuart Liebig/The Mentones (Angel city dust)
"Excuse me, but did you know your pants are ripped" - Michael Herring's Vertigo featuring David Binney (Dark materials)
"Fire waltz" - Eric Dolphy with Booker Little (At the five spot, vol. 1)
"If the stars were mine" - Melody Gardot (My one and only thrill)
"Lament on ash Wednesday" - Klang (Tea music)
"Fire song" - The Uri Caine Ensemble (The Othello syndrome)
"Jazz oddyssey III" - Spinal Tap (Back from the dead)
"Equinox" - Bill Banfield Band (Spring forward)
"Holiday Joel" - Tin Hat Trio (The rodeo eroded)
"Upsidedowntown" - Jason Kenemy's UpSideDownTown (Jason Kenemy's upsidedowntown)
"Hunky & dory" - Kevin Breit & Jesse Stewart (Collisions)
untitled - Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet (Duper sessions)
"Eleven thrice" - John Lindberg Ensemble (Bounce)
"Nothing will ever be the same again" - John Klemmer (Arabesque)
"The fly" - Erik Truffaz/Sly Johnson (Paris)
"Secret life of the forbidden city" - Charles Lloyd Quartet (Hyperion with Higgins)

Some notable things about this week's edition of Breaking The Tethers:

*Four tracks with vocals, including one in Norwegian (I think; this was the Sondre Lerche track). I don't think I've had that many in one show before. What is the world coming to.

*First appearance of the late Booker Little, on "Fire waltz" with Eric Dolphy. I'm surprised I've never played Booker Little before but he didn't appear on that many recordings in his short life.

*11 tracks were played in the first hour. Was this a record for 60 minutes? Maybe. The total for the program was 26, a tad higher than average but not the record for Breaking The Tethers (I've played in the range of 32 or 33).

This was my first show back after a week's break. Philip Barker from Morning Glory ably filled in for me. Many thanks to Philip. I'll be doing his September 3 show.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

July 21, 2009

I just realized that I hadn't posted the list from the July 21 show. I am bad but here it is:

"Yo mo oud" - George Kofogiannakis (Generations: greek oud jazz)
"Leo" - John Coltrane (Live in Japan)
"Trippin' home from Sunday school" - Oliver Jones (Justin Time Records: a tenth anniversary collection)
"Rise and shine" - Robert Glasper (Canvas)
"Particle" - Sorcerer sessions (The blue series continuum: the sorcerer sessions, featuring the music of Matthew Shipp)
"Snake eyes" - Chopteeth (Afrofunk big band)
"Goin nowhere" - Curt Ramm/Dan Moretti/Bill Cunliffe (Foundations)
"Inner urge" (Arkadia Jazz presents: thank you, Joe! )
"War dance of the wooden indians" - Russ Case and His Orchestra (Mallets in wonderland: space age pop, vol 2)
"Tension" - Sortie (Justin Time Records: a tenth anniversary collection)
"This here" - Bobby Timmons (This is Bobby Timmons)
"Stress" - Ken Aldcroft Trio + 1 (From our time)
"A prayer for Lester Bowie" - Hugh Ragin Trumpet Ensemble (Fanfare & fiesta)
"That old black magic" - Richard Bliwas (Uncovered)
"Shogher jan (dear shoger)" - Tigran Hamasyan (Red hail)
"Trane station" - The Greg Hatza Organization (Snake eyes)
"Pleasing you" - Paul Bley (Justin Time Records: a tenth anniversary collection)
"Even you can tell" - Mark Templeton (Inland)
"Mr. Slick" - Joel Haynes Trio (The time is now)

This was a program with wide and varied tunes, including several from compilations and much that was new to me. My fave (surprise, surprise) has to be the lengthy (approx. 45 min) version of "Leo" from Coltrane's Live In Japan; I was glad to be able to fit this in - it took up almost all of the first hour (6-7 am) of the show (on the subject of Live In Japan, there are only six tracks on four CDs in this recording; two tunes go on for 1 hour each).

I was absent for the August 11 version of Breaking The Tethers and just found out that Philip Barker from Morning Joy ended up filling in for me. Many thanks, as always, to Philip.

I'll be back behind the boards for the August 18 program.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009

"Introduction" - Dancehall Free For All (9-5 lives)
"Eyi su ngaangaa" - Chopteeth (Afrofunk big band)
"Talk to me" - Avery Sharpe (Extended family)
"The french fiddler" - Oscar Peterson (Trail of dreams)
"Liquor bickering" - Tom Richards Orchestra (Smoke and mirrors)
"Collisions" - Kevin Breit & Jesse Stewart (Collisions)
"Tired corn" - Curt Ramm/Dan Moretti/Bill Cunliffe (Foundations)
"German expressionist cheerleader" - Michael Herring's Vertigo featuring David Binney
(Dark materials)
"As poume" - George Kofogiannakis (Generations: greek oud jazz)
"Think like the waves"- Gordon Grdina/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian (Think like the waves)
"Peter Miller's discovery" - Bill Frisell (Disfarmer)
"Slippery" - Rabnett 5 (Reclamation)
"Monsters over Bangkok" - The Lounge Lizards (Queen of all ears)
"Extra spicy" - Beyond The Pale (Postcards)
"Ghosts/Spirits" - Aaly Trio + Ken Vandermark (Hidden in the stomach)
"Keith Lowe" - Steve Dawson (Telescope)
"Patron Bentley" - Guh (We are sunburning)
"Sensation whereby space" - Carl Maguire's Floriculture (Sided silver solid)
"The spawn of Abe" - MC Maguire (Trash of civilizations)
"Ugly beauty - var V" - Quatuor du Nord (Quatuor du Nord)

I liked this show a lot. Lots of variation, both in time and content, but there were still a few concentrations e.g. there were a number of tracks that leaned in an experimental direction and over half the pieces played qualified as "Canadian"; I don't think I've played that many Canadian tunes and performers in one show before, though I might have come close.

I won't be on the air for next week's show, Tuesday, August 4; I will be on a short vacation. I'm not sure who will be filling in for me but I'm sure they will do a good job. I will be back behind the board on August 11.

BTW, this is the 100th post on the Breaking The Tethers blog.