Monday, September 28, 2009

September 29, 2009

"The truth" - Jerry Granelli V16 (Vancouver '08)
"Scrapple from the apple' - Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette (Yesterdays)
"Blindspot" - Brad Shepik (Human activity suite)
"Maiden voyage" - Chuck Marohnic/David Friesen/Joe LaBarbara (Now alone)
"Portrait of Giorgio Thelos" - Andy Milne-Benoit Delbecq (Where is pannonica?)
"Dry " - Fay Victor Ensemble (The freesong suite)
untitled track - Jazz Liberatorz (Clin d'oeil)
"Irish tacos" - Sinistrio (Ride the dragon)
"Yay!" - Erik Truffaz (Benares)
"Part 1: serpentine" - Tigran Hamasyan (Red hail)
"Qow' - Clusone Trio (I am an indian)
"I'm beginning to see the light" - Roger Kellaway (Live at the Jazz Standard)
"Let petomane" - Taylor Ho Bynum & SpiderMonkey Strings (Madeline dreams)
"Blue ice" - Random Touch (A way from the heard)
"Wait" - The October Trio + Brad Turner (Looks like it's going to snow)
"500 miles high" - Return to Forever (Returns)
"Outsider" - Enrico Rava (New York days)
"Four on six" - Wes Montgomery (The incredible jazz guitar of Wes Montgomery)
"Off the cuff" - Paul Renz (In my own hands)
"Monsieur guy thar" - Claudio Fasoli (Ten tributes)
"Break song" - The Fonda-Stevens Group" (Memphis)

Fave tunes this week: "Irish tacos" by Sinistrio (bet this got some people out of bed); "Yay!" by Erik Truffaz; "Four on six" by Wes Montgomery (a request!); and "Monsieur guy thar" by Claudio Fasioli.

Following up on last week's post, here's a few more things about this year's Funding Drive (i.e. the thing that keeps the radio station going) at CSJW:

*It will run from Oct. 23-30. The Funding Drive edition of Breaking The Tethers will be on Tuesday, October 26.

*While donations of all sizes will be very welcome, my goal for this year is to go over $1000 for Breaking The Tethers. The pledges have increased every year from a few hundred to several hundred (thanks!) and I'm thinking that we could get into 4 digits for the first time in 2010.

*There will be a variety of incentives available for those that pledge during Breaking The Tethers. There will be some regular CJSW incentives plus I'll have some other stuff, including both commercial and "specially-made" CDs. More on incentives next week.

*Listeners can pledge during Funding Week but you can also pledge early, online at Click on the "Make a Pledge Today!" link on the left-hand side.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 15, 2009

"Intimate awkward" - Andy Sheppard (Andy Sheppard)
"Snu-fu" - Red Holloway (In the red)
"Pale" - Blast4tet (Sift)
"Lover come back to me" - John Coltrane (Black pearls)
"You can fly" - Brian McCree (Changes in the wind)
"China black" - Klang (Tea music)
"Sode" - Michael Herring's Vertigo Featuring David Binney (Dark materials)
"Loft jazz" - Mike Clark (Blueprints of jazz, vol. 1)
"Django" - Ray Bryant (Montreux '77)
"Jam and eggs" - Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra (Elephant road)
"The preacher" - Jimmy Smith (Hobo flats)
"Theme of the stargazers" - Sun Ra Sextet (At the Village Vanguard)
"Gwyra mi" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians III)
"La cumpadesky" - Tango Crash (Baila querida)
"Toca loca" - P*P (Toca loca)
"Safari walk" - Teddy Edwards (Mississippi lad)
"Out and about" - John Surman (Way back when)
"Bolivia" - John Stetch (Carpathian blues)
"La arenosa" - Magic Malik (Altiplano)
"The conflict of colour" - David Torkanowsky (Steppin' out)

Another show featuring a number of performers I haven't played before, including Red Holloway (I quite liked "Snu-fu"), Ray Bryant, Teddy Edwards, and David Torkanowsky.

Fave tune this week: "Out and about" by John Surman. I kinda dig that late-60s UK jazz. I wasn't able to listen to the entire CD but I'll have to do that sometime.

I also had a request this week, the first in a few months, I believe. It was a good one: All the caller asked was that I play some Sun Ra of my choosing. Can do gladly, no problem. I picked one of the tunes the Man From Saturn's 1991 recording, At The Village Vanguard, which featured a sextet plucked from the Arkestra (I think it must have been one the last records he released while he was alive but I'm not sure). The track was "Theme of the stargazers".

One last note: The 2009 CJSW funding drive is coming up next month, from October 23-30. CJSW is listener-supported radio so help we can get from our fine listeners is very welcome. Any pledges during the Breaking The Tethers funding drive show (Tuesday, October 27) would be particularly welcome. I'll be posting more information about funding drive week but, to start with, here's a list of 2009 funding drive week events: The logo for the funding drive can be seen on the main CJSW page, centre right bottom.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

"My only friends are the pigeons" - Brandi Disterheft (Second side)
"Song to the pharoah kings" - Return to Forever (Returns)
"It just so happens" - Barbara Dennerlein (Straight ahead!)
"Equaled" - Joey Baron (We'll soon find out)
"Murder ballad" - Jerry Granelli V16 (Vancouver '08)
"Control passion" - Tom Varner (The mystery of compassion)
"Love song" - Tigran Hamasyan (Red hail)
"Morphing Jupiter" - Random Touch (A way from the heard)
"Cain and Abel" - John Lewis (Evolution II)
"Current" - Brad Shepik (Human activity suite)
"Last night when we were young" - Cheryl Fisher (Moments like this)
"Uffe's woodshop" - Tyondai Braxton (Central market)
"(soundtrack)" - By Hearts + Horses (Park avenue music)
"Water's edge part I" - Andy Milne-Benoit Delbecq (Where is pannonica?)
"Bird colony" - The October Trio + Brad Turner (Looks like it's going to snow)
"The horseshoe curve" - Trey Anastasio (The horseshoe curve)
"Ohnedaruth" - Alice Coltrane (A monastic trio)
"What reason could I give" - Taylor Ho Bynum & Spidermonkey Strings (Madeline dreams)
"5000 miles" - Nils Landgren Funk Unit (5,000 miles)
"Blue & green" - Christoph Lauer (Evidence)
"Magnum, PI" - Ripplegroove (Under the microscope)
"Water's edge part II" - Andy Milne-Benoit Delbecq (Where is pannonica?)

Another wide and varied show, with a lot of performers who I have never played before (at least as leaders); about half of what is listed above falls into the this category.

The second last track played is called "Magnum, PI". If I have my information right, it wasn't written by members of the group (Ripplegroove). Was this a version of the theme song to the TV show of the same name? I wasn't sure; it's been a long while since I watch Magnum PI. If anyone heard the tune and can answer this question, let me know.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009

"Telegraphy"- Lorna MaLachlan (Telegraphy)
"Rabach" - Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra (Elephant road)
"Prince of whales" - Joachim Kuhn (Dynamics)
"Yes or no, stay or go" - Virginia Mayhew (Nini green)
"Geomantic" - Joe Morris (Wildlife)
"Pandemonium" - Lisa Hilton (Twilight & blues)
"Fibrodoiccannez splice" - Toca Loca (P*P)
"Wonton" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians III)
"Rectilinear" - ichie Beirach and George Coleman (Convergence)
"The lights in the sky are stars" - Darol Anger/Barbara Higbie Quintet (Live at Montreux)
"Zone 4" - Led Bib (Sensible shoes)
"Better git it in your sould (alternate take)" - Charles Mingus (Mingus ah um)
"The seven wonders" - Baluji Shrivastav & Re-Orient (Baluji Shrivastav & Re-Orient)
"Presque lent et berceur" - Nadia Ratsimandresy & Matteo Ramon Arevalos (Messiaen et autour de messiaen for onde martenot and piano)
"Quasimodo" - Andrew Scott Quartet Meets Jon-Erik Kelso & Dan Block (Nostalgia)
"Sift" - Blast4tet (Sift)
"What's new in Baltimore" - The Ed Palermo Big Band (Eddy loves Frank)
"Le Sony'r" - Terry Adams (Terrible)
"Love is a many-splendored thing" - Kirk Lightsey Trio Featuring Freddie Hubbard (Temptation)
"L's P" - Larry Karush (Art of the improvisor)
"Up from under" - Larry Ochs (Sax & drumming core)

Just one show this week, a regular episode of Breaking The Tethers. Perhaps my fave tune this week was the last one played, "Up from under" by Larry Ochs; tenor sax and two drummers - a good recipe, I think.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2, 2009

This was a showfill for the Wednesday morning jazz program on CJSW, The Morning After:

"Db's blues" - Jason Kenemy's UpSideDownTown (Jason Kenemy's upsidedowntown)
"Far away" - Freddie Hubbard (Breaking point)
"Lonely woman" - Marzette Watts Ensemble (Marzette Watts Ensemble)
"Contusion waltz" - Bob Shimizu & Signal Strength (Cuchillero)
"Constellation " - Sun Ra Quartet (Other voices, other blues)
"Nayzak" - Anouar Brahem (Conte de l'incroyable amour)
"Yia yia k." - George Kofogiannakis (Generations: greek oud jazz)
"Salute to the bandstand" - Andrew Scott Quartet meets Jon-Erik Kellso & Don Block (Nostalgia)
"Soft metal tongue" - Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra (Elephant road)
"Okonkole y trompa" - Jaco Pastorius (Jaco Pastorius)
"Uptown afterburn" - Benny Golson (New time, new 'tet)
"Iola" - Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society (Man dance)
"Goderich" - Michael Herring's Vertigo featuring David Binney - "Dark materials"
"Giant child within us - ego" - George Duke (I love the blues, she heard my cry)
"Part four" - Pat Metheny (Zero tolerance for silence)
"Colors of mime" - "'23'" (Always the sun)
"Kota" - Medeski, Martin, & Wood (Radiolarians III)
"Morning bell" - Chris Potter (Underground)
"Little sonny" - Sonny Clark (My conception)
"The traveler" - Air (80 degrees below '82)
"Ratio" - Nicholas D'amato's Royal Society (Nullius in verba)

Despite the fact that I tripped over my tongue and the board a bit too much for my likely, I found this show satisfying, at least from a musical perspective. I thought the tracks fitted together particularly nicely today. Some high points: "Kota" by Medeski, Martin, & Wood (new MMW - yay! Radiolarians III! 3rd CD in this series in less than a year! Will there be a Radiolarians IV?) and the crazy "Soft metal tongue" by Looping Jaw Harp Orchestra.

Only one program for me next week, Breaking The Tethers on Tuesday, September 8.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1, 2009

"Fanyola num-bum" - Hot Club of Calgary (Hot Club of Calgary)
"Sweet earth flying part 3" - Marion Brown (Sweet earth flying)
"Follow the melody of your soul" - Bill Banfield Band (Spring forward)
"Most distant galaxy" - Jane Ira Bloom (Art & aviation)
"Beyond all limits" - Larry Young (Unity)
"The little suite" - Roscoe Mitchell Sextet (Sound)
"Slow burn fever" - Steuart Liebig/The Mentones (Angel city dust)
"Cookie" - Brian McCree (Changes in the wind)
"Tour de force"- Adrian Vedady (In three acts)
"Nature of the beast" - Bob Berg (Enter the spirit)
"Poem" - Wynton Marsalis (He and she)
"The razor line" - Wynton Marsalis (He and she)
"Priestess" - Masbumi Kikuchi and Gil Evans (Masbumi Kikuchi and Gil Evans)
"Shorelines" - Adrian Legg (Fingers and thumbs)
"Red hail" - Tigran Hamasyan (Red hail)
"Split decision" - Beyond The Pale (Postcards)
"Better wrapped/better unrapped" - Henry Threadgill (Too much sugar for a dime)
"B1" - Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley (Ailanthus - Alitissima)
"Positively negative" - Kevin Breit & Jesse Stewart (Collisions)
"Encore" - Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/Alvin Fielder Quartet (Live at the Tampere jazz happening 2000)
"Moose and grizzly bear's villa" - The Fully Celebrated (Drunk on the blood of the holy ones)
"Last love song" - Klang (Tea music)

As with last week, this show featured a number of performers that I hadn't played before e.g. Henry Threadgill, Adrian Legg, Masabumi Kikuchi, Bob Berg, Jane Ira Bloom. Always glad to feature the "previously-unplayed".

Looking at the post for last week's show, I said that I was going to be doing a showfill for Philip Barker's Morning Joy show on Thursday. Things have been juggled and now I will be covering The Morning After tomorrow. Chef Wayne from South Louisiana Gumbo will be taking Morning Joy instead. Works for me.