Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010

"Obscurity" - Chicago Goes West (Chicago goes west)
"Hymn to Andromeda" - Chick Corea & John McLaughlin (Five peace band)
"Adeus america & eu quero um samba" -Luciana Souza (Tide)
"Lady be good" - Tchavolo Schmitt (Miri familia)
"Blue jug/Harold's blues" -The Peter Hand Big Band (The wizard of jazz: a tribute to Harold Arlen)
"Bell orange curves" - Joe Morris (Colorfield)
"Santiago" - Gordon Grdina's East Van Strings (The breathing of statues)
"Prince of orphans" - Brenan Brothers (The throw down)
"Take everything" - Kate Schutt (Telephone game)
"Hub-tones" - Freddie Hubbard (Without a song: live in Europe 1969)
"Opoczynski" - Ethnocity (Autumn dreams)
"Atoms of the heart" - Duology (Golden atoms)
"Shagu" - Mulatu Astatke (NewYork-Addis-London: The story of Ethio jazz 1965-1975)
"Preludio para Bebo" - Bebo Valdes & Chucho Valdes (Juntos para simpere)
"Yurugu" - In the tradition (The tradition continues!)
"Song not for you" - Vivian Houle (Trieze)
"Him or me" - The Terence Blanchard Group (Choices)
"Flyin' high (in the friendly sky)" - Dirty Dozen Brass Band (What's going on)
"Dibango" - Joe Lovano Us Five (Folk art)
"Drum line" - Donald Harrison (The chosen)
"Varmit" - Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown (Varmit)

This was a show with a fairly wide and varied set of tunes and songs (there were four tracks with vocals; don't think I've done that before!). Perhaps my fave track this week was the totally whacked-out "Song not for you" by Vivian Houle. Gotta love freaky vocals and semi-grungy guitar.

Something to watch for: In about 3 or 4 shows, I will be playing the 4000th song on Breaking The Tethers. I'm not quite sure when this will happen but I will have a better idea as the time gets closer.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 12, 2010

"When geese attack" - Triodes (Chunked)
"Pagan Spain" - Ted Daniel (Ted Daniel Sextet)
"Because/Come together" - George Benson (The other side of Abbey Road)
"Old castle, by the river, in the middle of a forest" - Chick & Hiromi (Duet)
"Rana sylvatica" - Ergo (Multitude, solitude)
"Requiem" - Roy Hargrove Big Band (Emergence)
"Juxtapositions: eastbound express" - William Beauvais (Invisible cities)
"Walter L" - Gary Burton/Pat Metheny/Steve Swallow/Antonio Sanchez (Quartet live)
"Kulun mankwalesh" - Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopiques 6)
"McGee" - Sonny Rollins (Reel life)
"Scenes from an opera" -John Patitucci (Rememberance)
"Saturday" - Mose Allison (Back country suite)
"Legal action" - James Carney Group (Ways & means)
"Dynamite" - Michael S. Horwood (Percussionique: the complete percussion music of Michael S. Horwood)
"We'll figure out blues" - Eri Yamamoto Trio (In each day, something good)
"Mainstream II" - Ryan Blotnick (Everything forgets)
"Bluesounds movement VI" - Vince Mendoza (Blauklang)
"Congeniality" - Ted Daniel Trio (The loft years, volume one)
"VV cephei A" - Brad Keller (House on fire)
"Orbit" - Jean-Christophe Beney (Polychromy)
"Friendly galaxy" - Sun Ra (Disco 3000)
"Monk" - Jimmy Cobb (Yesterdays)
"Zoom zoom (part three)" - Keith Price (Breakfast of champions)

Lots of great music this week. Some faves:

The Ted Daniel tunes - Didn't know of him before the two CDs crossed my path but I liked what I heard. Kinda free but not totally out there.

"Because/Come together" by George Benson - Up to this point, I've only ever played George Benson in his role as a sideman, especially from the the early '60s. To be honest, I really don't like the solo material I've heard from him (it's proto-smooth jazz mush). However, most of the tracks from this "Abbey Road" album work well.

"Old castle..." by Chick & Hiromi - Slightly spooky dual piano workout.

"Legal action" by James Carney Group - Nice use of synthesisers.

"We'll figure out blues" by Eri Yamamoto Trio - Just a good piece of music. For some reason, it brought a smile to my face.

So, the music was good this week but I made one major mess-up (and one minor one). At one point, I forgot what the request line was! 3.5 years of doing Breaking The Tethers and I drew a blank. My brain, some days... I recalled what it was soon enough and now I am regularly repeating to myself, 220-3991, 220-3991, 220-3991...

Next show will be Tuesday, January 26, 2010, as would be expected.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

December 22, 2009

This is the setlist for the December 22, 2009 show. It was hosted by Kat Lord, who I thank in a big way for filling in for me (and for providing the setlist!).


Miles Davis & Sonny Stitt -- Walkin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ft. Wynton Marsalis
Nicholas Payton -- Mosaic
Steve Wilson -- Inner Urge
Ravi Coltrane -- Search for Peace
Peter Bernstein -- Little B's Poem
Bill Charlap -- Criss Cross
Peter Washington -- Dolphin Dance
Lewis Nash -- Idle Moments
Joao Gilberto -- Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Antonio Carlos Jobim -- Wave
Astrud Gilberto -- The Shadow of Your Smile
Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida -- Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Art Tatum -- Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
Coleman Hawkins -- If I Had You
Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery -- If You Could See Me Now
Al Cohn -- These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
Let it Snow -- Oliver Jones
Ernestine Anderson -- I'm Walkin'
Bryan Lee -- Santa's Messin' with the Kid
Johnny Hodges -- Juice A-Plenty
Coral Egan -- You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12, 2010

"El gordo" - Brenan Brothers (The throw down)
"Space track" - Freddie Hubbard (Without a song: live in Europe 1969)
"Loosey goosey" - Four80East (Roll on)
"Brioche" - Ted Quinlan (Streetscape)
"Lacy's out east" - Charles Tyler Ensemble (Charles Tyler Ensemble)
"Right on" - Dirty Dozen Brass Band (What's going on)
"Wade in the water" - Johnny Griffin Orchestra (The best of Johnny Griffin)
"Descarga Valdes" - Bebo Valdes & Chucho Valdes (Juntos para simpere)
"iNCITING" - Zevious (After the air raid)
"Puzzles" - Lorraine Desmarais (Big band)
"An american trilogy" - Elvis Bossa Nova! (Elvis Bossa Nova!)
"Bohemia after dark" - The Dave Young Quartet (Mean what you say)
"Take me with you" - Kate Schutt (Telephone game)
"The drum thing" - Alvin McQueen (Mighty long way)
"Folk art" - Joe Lovano Us Five (Folk art)
"Barber" - Mary Halvorsen & Jessica Pavone (Thin air)
"Hide" - Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown (Varmit)
"Little black bird" - Ernesto Cervini Quartet Featuring Joel Frahm (Little black bird)
"What about' - Mark Moultrup (Dar cho)
"Over the rainbow" - The Peter Hand Big Band (The wizard of jazz: a tribute to Harold Arlen)
"Treachery" - Monterey Quartet (Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival)
"Lonely woman" - Oliver Jones-Hank Jones (Pleased to meet you)
"Emnete" - Mulatu Astatke (NewYork-Addis-London: The story of Ethio jazz 1965-1975)
"I'm the big chief of Congo Square" - Donald Harrison (The chosen)
"Imaginary solutions" - Joe Morris Quartet (Today on earth)
"Sweet insignificance" - Fieldtrip with Jim Head and Kelly Jefferson (No destination)

This was the first show of the new year and my first show back since my Christmas trip to Barbados (yes, I had a very good time!). Thanks to Kat Lord and Naomi Herback for filling in for me while I was away.

Basically, I thought this was a good, solid show. Much of the music is new in some way or other; a fair amount of stuff collected since the last version of Breaking The Tethers that I hosted.