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Nov 10, 2013

Hate to say it, folks...but the show this week was FLAME! There were LOUD songs, there were SOFT songs, there were FAST songs, and that was all. We heard a song from Martin Denny called "Simba" that may or may not have been racist (hint: it is racist but no more racist than any piece of "exotica" music). We heard “Torah Service- Adoration,” a neat piece composed in 1965 by a 17 year old Jewish boy named Jonathan Klein. He composed a jazz version of the Friday night Kabalat Shabbat ceremony, toured it around the east coast with Rabbi David Davis, and debuted it in New York with the help of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Thad Jones, and more heavy jazz cats. What ever happened to Jonathan Klein, you ask? Who knows...who knows.....We also heard a beautiful piece of non-jazz music in there at the end by Mdou Moctar, a Tuareg guitarist from Agadez, Niger. Moctar had to learn guitar in secret because his family did not allow music in the house. Anyway, there might be an in-studio next week from saxophonist George Cartwright (who has played with Zorn and Ornette), Paul Metzger (local avant guitar/banjo legend), Andrew Broder (of Fog and Cloak Ox fame) on turntables, and Timothy Glenn (drummer I am not too familiar with but I had parantheses for the other guys so I didn't want him to feel bad if for some reason he were to read this which he probably wouldn't but I'm just playin it safe). I caught a set those guys did at the Soap Factory a couple months ago and it was way way cool. Tune in! 


This Week's Playlist:

Dave King Trucking Company “I Will Live Next to the Wrecking Yard” from Adopted Highway on Sunnyside Records

AIR “I'll Be Right Here Waiting” from Air Time

Kenny Dorham “Old Folks” from Quiet Kenny on SINETONE AMR

Mike Pride “CLAP” from Birthing Days on AUM Fidelity

Martin Denny “Simba” from Afro-Desia (Remastered) on Trunk Records

Dizzy Gillespie “MANTECA” from Afro

Last Exit “Voice of a Skin Hanger” from LAST EXIT on Enemy Records

Bill Evans & Jim Hall “Darn That Dream” from Undercurrent

Burkhard Stangl & Kai Fagaschinski “Insight and Longing” from Musik -Ein Portrat In Sehnsucht on Erstwhile

Julius Hemphill “REFLECTIONS” from REFLECTIONS on 1201 Music (Americas) LLC

Jenny Scheinman “Ali Farka Touche ” from Mischief & Mayhem on Jenny Scheinman

Lalo Schiffrin “The Wig” from The Dissection and Reconstruction of Music From the Past As Performed By The Inmates of Lalo Schiffrin's Demented Ensemble As Tribute To The Memory of Marquis de Sade

Massimo Simonini “Mama, Brucia” from Turntable Solos

Herbie Hancock “Torah Service- Adoration” from Hear, O Israel- A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz on Trunk Records

AALY Trio & Ken Vandermark “3 On 2” from I Wonder If I Was Screaming

Jeanne Lee “Sundance” from Conspiracy

CHARLES MINGUS “Ool-ya-koo” from Charles Mingus and Friends In Concert

Abdullah Ibrahim “Moniebah, The Pilgrim” from Good News from Africa on Network

Archie Shepp & Joachim Kühn “Drivin' Miss Daisy” from Wo!Man on Archieball

J. C. Cobb and His Grains Of Corn “Shake That Jelly-Roll” from All That Jazz (The Complete Jazz Collection - 245 Jazz Standards) on Jazzland

Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet “Drift / Les” from Flutter on Tzadik

Mdou Moctar “Idagi Achinane” from Afelan on Sahel Sounds