Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

"Green Africa" - Mulatu Astatke (Mulatu steps ahead)
"La danse de mardi gras" - The Balfa Brothers (Play traditional cajun music - vol I and II)
"Invasion" - Weasel Walter Septet (Invasion)
"The microorganism" - Boiled In Lead (From the ladle to the grave)
"Mototo" - Shadowplay (Shadowplay)
"Spider-man" - Chris McKhool (Jazz playground)
"Celia" - The Eric Frazier Quintet (Live @ Cecil's Jazz Club, volume 1)
"I surrender, dear' - Thelonius Monk (Brilliant corners)
"Beginning again" - Subtractive LAD (Life at the end of the world)
"Walk don't run" - Jack Wilkins (Until it's time)
"Gloria, Clemens deus artifex tota clementia" - Orlando Consort (Popes & antipopes)
"Facet ten" - Amir ElSaffar/Hafez Modirzadeh (Radif suite)
"Like moose do" - Ghostkeeper (Ghostkeeper)
"Dreams of czimbalom" - Tim Turvey Ensemble (Tim Turvey Ensemble)
"Pygmy divorce" - Frances Bebey
"Seahorse" -Devendra Banhart - Smokey rolls down thunder canyon
"I forgive you" - Yvette Tollar (Ima)
"Ananhedonialess" - Ismism (Ismism)
"Banned in DC" - Bad Brains (Live at CBGB 1982)
"Until kingdom comes" - Bad Brains (Build a nation)
"Backsheesh" - Marc Wagnon (Earth is a cruel master)
"Contact" - Miguel Kertsmann (Time? What's time?)
"Part 3" - Jean-Christophe Beney Quartet (The link)

On one hand, this show featured lots of jazz; perhaps 10 of the 23 tracks could be counted a jazz. On the other hand, it was maybe the most musically varied week since Breaking The Tethers moved to it's new slot; we had eerie cajun music (The Balfa Brothers), total freak-out music (Weasel Walter Septet), punk band as reggae band (Bad Brains), punk band as punk band (Bad Brains), and medieval vocal music for the papal court (Orlando Consort), among others, plus all the jazz stuff.

I was also pleased to be able to fit in perhaps the craziest song ever made, "Pygmy divorce" by Frances Bebey. You kind of have to hear it to believe it (I am a giant person in the village!).

Much more of the same next week.


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