Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 31, 2010

"The clutch" - Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth (Deluxe)
"Faust arp" - Brent Mah-Alex Goodman (Convergence)
"Waiting for the man " - David Bowie (Bowie at the Beeb)
"Chicken dog" - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Dirty shirt rock 'n' roll: the first ten years)
"The dumps" - Ideal Bread (Transmit: vol. 2 of the music of Steve Lacy)
"40 seconds with you" - Iconoclast (Dirty jazz)
"Sankara" - Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects (Unknown legends of rock 'n' roll)
"Oremus pro pontiface" - Alessandro Moreschi
"Breakfast" - Eugenius (Oomalama)
"Which path?" - Miguel Kertsmann (Time? What's time?)
"Royal toast" - The Claudia Quintet with Gary Versace (Royal toast)
"Time is a dragon" - Jeff Dyer & Bill Brennan (Afterhours)
"Sign of the warrior" - Skull Fist (Heavier than metal)
"Blue ridge mountains" - Fleet Foxes (Fleet Foxes)
"Wild west Virginia" - Daniel Johnston (The story of an artist)
"Macbeth" - John Cale (Paris 1919)
"Commonplace travel" - William Hooker Trio (Yearn for certainty)
"Message from space" - Ambienta (First contact)
"3 birds" - Dead Weather (Horehound)
"Orugwiebie (magazine bobo medley)" - Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (Rise & shine)
"Cut corners" - The Sadies (Darker circles)
"The rich are going to move to the high ground" - Geoff Berner
"Rain" - Mary Margaret O'Hara (Apartment hunting)
"Caserne centrale" - J'envoie (La vitesse des chats sauvages)
"Yickytickee/Union special" - The Chris McGregor Septet (Up to earth)

This was perhaps the most varied show to date. All sorts of ground was covered, ranging from cheesy metal (Skull Fist) to a song from Alessandro Moreschi (the last Italian castrato). More of the same next week!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 24, 2010

"Paper wall" - Richard Bliwas (Astral prints)
"Nasal retentive calliope music " - Mothers Of Invention (We're only in it for the money)
"Let's make the water turn black" - Mothers Of Invention (We're only in it for the money)
"Metamorphosis" - Sonny Simmons (Staying on the watch)
"Locked" - Scott Kemp (Introductions)
"37 1/2" - Soft Machine (NDR jazz workshop - Hamburg, Germany, 1973)
"Heel and toe polka/Paddy's jig" - Figgy Duff (After the tempest)
"Submission" - Galaxie 500 (Peel sessions)
"The taking" - Elizabeth Shepherd (Heavy falls the night)
"It's coming" - Elizabeth Shepherd (Heavy falls the night)
"Landfill/sharks" - Yuganaut (Sharks)
"One prayer" - Tom Gavornik (On the floor)
"Primrose hill" - John and Beverley Martyn (Primrose hill)
"Genuine beef" - Mindkontrolultra (Just say no)
"Ti kwan leep" - The Frantics (Boot to the head)
"Morning" - Undo (9.9.99)
"Happy for you" - Polar Bear (Peepers)
"Global village" - Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update (Brotherhood)
"Identical sunsets" - Paul Dunmall-Chris Corsano (Identical sunsets)
"When the wheels don't move" - Son Volt (American Central Dust)
"Carmen" - Egberto Gismonti (Saudacoes)
"Hymn for Tunisia" - Afternoons In Stereo (The silence between phrases)

This week's episode featured plenty of new and newly-rereleased jazz that leans to the more "out there" side of the genre plus a variety o'stuff from other types of music. Highlights for me included the two MOI tunes from We're Only In It For The Money (one of my top 10 albums), the Soft Machine tune, "Happy for you" by Polar Bear, and the Frantics (boot to the head!).

Another highlight was the interview I conducted with singer-songwriter-musician Elizabeth Shepherd. She called from a phone booth in Lake Superior Provincial Park and filled us in on aspects of her music and talked about her latest tour (which will bring her to Calgary and Bragg Creek later this week). Many thanks to Elizabeth for taking time out of her travels to talk with us.


Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010

"Right off" - Gerry Gibbs and the Electric Thrasher Orchestra (Play the music of Miles Davis 1967-1975)
"Dance like flames" - Tanglefoot (Dance like flames)
"Time to say good bye" - James Zollar (Zollar systems)
"The punishment office" - Iconoclast (Dirty jazz)
"To Jane's " - Greg Keeler (Gunless)
"Babar" - Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer (The melody of rhythm)
"Intoxica" - The Centurians (Pulp surfin')
"Dagwamba" - Master Drummers of Africa (Master drummers of Africa, vol. 2 - ubuntu)
"Canyon & skye" - Project (Alchemist)
"Got a telephone in my bosom" - Amazing Farmer Singers of Chicago (Fire in my bones: raw rare + otherwise unworldly african-american gospel (1944-2007))
"Midnight sun" - Cobblestone Jazz (The modern deep left quartet)
"New new grass/Message from Albert" - Healing Force (The songs of Albert Ayler)
"Soleil soleil" - Melkit Hadero (On a day like this…)
"Coup d'etat' - Circle Jerks (Golden shower of hits)
"When I light your darkened door" - Damien Jurado (Doug Fir Lounge, MusicFest NorthWest, Portland, OR, September 8, 2007)
"Citizen" - Broken Bells (Broken bells)
"Gemini man" - Claudio Roditi (Brazilliance x 4)
"Jaguar pt. 2" - Christian Prommer (Drumlesson zwei)
"Rosebud" - Trio Bembe (Trio Bembe)
"The kids aren't alright" - Ginsberg Inkling (Ummm)
"Swim up bar" - The Bigfoot Rocketship (The Bigfoot Rocketship)
"Moonlight on Vermont" - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Trout mask replica)
"Big brecker" - Pablo Menendez & Mezcla (I'll see you in Cuba)
"Dark cloud" - The Holmes Brothers (Feed my soul)

Back at the normal time this week. This was a fun show to do, one that very much went all over the musical map. My favourites:

"Dance like flames" by Tanglefoot - a song about voyageurs.
"Got a telephone in my bosom" by the Amazing Farmer Singers of Chicago - kinda crazed but just great stuff!
"Midnight sun" by Cobblestone Jazz - pretty groovy
"Coup d'etat" by Circle Jerks - got some props in a phone call from a listener after I played this.
"When I light your darkened door" by Damien Jurado - just a good, moody song and performance

But I very much liked almost everything :-)


Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10, 2010

"Part 5" - Jean-Christophe Beney Quartet (The link)
"Random acts" - Tom Gavornik (On the floor)
"West end satori" - Afternoons In Stereo (The silence between phrases)
"Witch cake" - Richard Bliwas (Astral prints)
"Gypsies" - Jim Moray (Sweet england)
"1720 St. Gregoire" - Quintette Marianne Trudel (Sands of time)
"Big green and yeller" - Seasick Steve (Man from another time)
"Carmina burana fantasy" - Sandy Bull (Re-inventions)
"Pt. XV voice" - Paul Horn (Inside the Taj Mahal I & II)
"Stockholm" - Quiet Nights Orchestra (Chapter one)
"Senor buffet" - Organissimo (Alive & kickin')
"Speed the traktor" - 3 Mustaphas 3 (Play musty for me)
"858-7" - Bill Frisell (Richter 860)
"Mercy (supplication)" - The Nels Cline Singers (Initiate)
"How about you" - Hugh O'Connor (For the first time)
"Elewon po" - Tony Allen (Secret agent)
"Comme ca" - Veronique Dubois/Francois Carrier (Being with)
"Dark continent" - Carol Morgan Trio (Opening)
"Pot licker" - Stanton Moore (Groove alchemy)
"Kozmik wheel" - Third Ear Band (The magus)
"The falcon will fly again" - Brad Mehldau (Highway rider)
"Espresso" - Mocombo (In Habana project)

Another wide and varied show, featuring mostly newly-released music. Fave title this week: "Witch cake" by Richard Bliwas; with a title like that, I just had to play it.

More of the same next week, May 10. Back to the regular start time of 10 am that day as well.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Change of time on May 10, 2010

Here's something I forgot to mention on the May 3, 2010 show (sorry). The May 10, 2010 program will start at noon instead of the usual 10 am. Breaking The Tethers will be switching places with Her Royal Opinion, but just for this week. The normal 10 am start time for Breaking... will resume on May 17, 2010.


May 3, 2010

"Ode to ganesha" - Bhagavan Das (Now)
"Rhaghupati" - Bhagavan Das (Now)
"Dulces suenos" - Kent Sangster (Adventures)
"Masqualero" - Gerry Gibbs and the Electric Thrasher Orchestra (Play the music of Miles Davis 1967-1975)
"Parade" - Andrew Downing (Silents)
"I choose" - Wayne Butane
"Vikings" - Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies (Doolally)
"Schero: moto vivace" - Anton Dvorak (New world symphony)
"Guinea" - Old and New Dreams (Old and new dreams)
"In heaven everything is fine" - The Lady in the Radiator (Eraserhead soundtrack)
"Walk up" - Melkit Hadero (On a day like this…)
"Sona moyo" - Richard Bona (The ten shades of blues)
"Truth sucks" - Nushi (Future hazards)
"Pick a bale of cotton" - Lead Belly (Bound for glory)
"Bosphorus" - Ilhan Erashin (Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz)
"Hyperion" - Thomson Kneeland (Mazurka for a modern man)
"Buhala" - Balkan Beat Box (Blue eyed black boy)
"Wine" - Wayne Butane
"Peng! 33" - Iron & Wine (Around the well)
"Universal clock: gravity tunnel reprise" - Miguel Kertsmann (Time? What's time?)
"Love and death" - Ryan Bourne (Supermodern world of beauty)
"220 v/spektral" - Jaga Jazzist (One-armed bandit)
"Skeleton car" - Heart Failure Research Unit (Ghostlove)
"Osiris pre-science" - Marc Wagnon (Earth is a cruel master)

Simply, this was a fun show with a wide, wide variety of music: local (Calgary) rock, straight-ahead jazz, not-so-straight-ahead jazz, folk, Hindu shout-outs, etc. More of the same kind of thing next week!

FYI, my faves this week:

*The Bhagavan Das tracks (the Beastie Boys go Krishna!)
*"Guinea" by Old and New Dreams (features a great piano section in the middle, played by the late Don Cherry)
*"Peng! 33" by Iron & Wine (Iron & Wine play Stereolab!)
*The Jaga Jazzist track (I've been wanting to play something off the new Jaga Jazzist CD for quite some time but I didn't manage to do so until today).