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OFOB radio playlist fo 11/24/15

  • Ellis Marsalis- Emily- Ellis Marsalis Trio- Blue Note
  • Ellis & Branford Marsalis- Laura- Loved Ones- Columbia
  • Ellis Marsalis- Little Niles- Ellis Marsalis Trio- Columbia
  • Ellis Marsalis- Magnolia Triangle- Whistle Stop- Columbia
  • Ellis Marsalis- Whistle Stop- Whistle Stop- Columbia
  • Rich Corpolongo Trio- Mangoes- Get Happy- Delmark
  • Grachan Moncur III- New Africa- Exploration- Capri records
  • Jon Irabagon- 100 Summers- Behind the Sky- Irabbagast records
  • Jay Clayton, Claudio Fasoli & Stefano Battaglia- Mirror- Mirror- RAM records
  • Michael Bisio- AM- Accortet- Relative Pitch records
  • Chester Thompson Trio- A Remark You Made- Simpler Times- Joyful Noise Inc.
  • Weather Report- American Tango- Mysterious Traveler- Columbia
  • Rova Saxophone Quartet- S- Planetary- SoLYD records
  • Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra- Power Lines/Blues for Eddie- Live in Ljubljana- Clean Feed
  • Gebhard Ullmann Ta Lam 11- Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting/Boogie Stop Shuffle- Mingus!- jazzwerkstatt
  • Rob Reddy- Up-South- Bechet: Our Contemporary- Reddy records
  • Liberty Elmann- Rhinocerisms- Radiate- Pi recordings
  • Adam Lane, Ken Vandermark, Magnus Broo & Paal Nilssen-Love- Ashcan Rantings- Four Corners- Clean Feed

OFOB for 11/17/15

  • Achim Kaufmann- Callista Snow No. 2- Later- Pirouet
  • *Simon Nabatov- The Third World- Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols- Leo records
  • Jane Ira Bloom- For All We Know- Sixteen Sunsets- Outline Records
  • Jay Clayton, Claudio Fasoli & Stefano Battaglia- Random Mondays- Mirror- RAM records
  • *Kenny Barron- Lullabye- What If?- Enja
  • William Parker Quartet- Shorter for Alan- Petit Oiseau- Aum Fidelity
  • William Parker’s Organ Quartet- Buddah’s Joy- Uncle Joe’s Spirit House- Aum Fidelity
  • *Kirk Knuffke w/Jamie Saft & Hamid Drake- Blues for Fred- Little Cross- SteepleChase
  • William Parker’s Raining on the Moon- Great Spirit- Great Spirit- Aum Fidelity
  • Amina Claudine Myers- Have Mercy Upon Us- Song for Mother E- Leo records
  • *Julius Hemphill Big Band- Leora- Julius Hemphill Big Band- Electra Musician
  • Ken Vandermark 5- C.M.E./G Song- Free Jazz Classics, vol. 2- atavistic
  • Nick Mazzarella Trio- Luminous Dials- Ultraviolet- International Anthem Recording Company
  • Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet- Be Music, Night part 3- Be Music, Night: An Homage ot Kenneth Patchen- jazzwerkstatt
  • *Raphe Malik 5tet- T’s Quiet Time- 21st Century Texts- FMP
  • IPA with Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo, Mattias Stahl, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Hakon Mjaset Johansen- Boomerang- Bubble- moserobie records
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- News? No News!- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt

OFOB playlist for 11/10/15


This show is now available for listening on the music show player through 11/17.  Sorry about the late upload.  Due to a technical glitch, the music show player version is music only except for one short break.  To aid in knowing what you are listening to, I have included music show player start times.

Here’s the playlist for the radio program for 11/10. I expect you’ll also be excited to find some beautifully recorded music from a release of the last tour of the Steve Lacy Quintet. Though it was a mere 3 months before his death and shortly after his diagnoses of liver cancer, Steve and the band gave a truly inspired performance! Also, though with a less illustrious career, it’s great to also be able to play the new release by fellow soprano player Rob Reddy. “Bechet: Our Contemporary” shows there is modern relevance in his covers of Sidney Bechet. Bechet, who originally hailed from the formative years of jazz was arguably one of the first great jazz soloists (along with Louis Armstrong), and definitely the first to take on the soprano sax. [You’ll forgive my two pronunciations, but I’ve heard vociferous yet differing opinions on whether Sidney used the original French sounding for his last name, or an Americanized sounding.] Though Johnny Hodges also played the instrument to good effect, it was probably Steve Lacy who brought the instrument back into popularity. Originally a Bechet enthusiast and Dixieland player on soprano + clarinet, Lacy shifted away from licorice stick to focus solely on the straight horn concurrent with his Monk + Cecil Taylor associations which propelled him to a modern conception.

We start the show with 3 Monk covers, and if you scratch the surface you should find some fascinating connections within the compendium, plus a nice flow to the show with plenty more to titillate the tympanic eardrums, so dive on in! Questions and comments always welcome!

Cheers + keep those ears growing!
Larry Blood – Host of Out Front, Outback
Presenting jazz and extensions as a living art form, with tradition a byword for music moving into the future. A KUSP-FM featured program serving California’s Central Coast since 1983, airing Tuesdays from 9:30pm to midnight PST.
contact = larryb@cruzio.com
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player on the right
OFOB for 11/10/15:

  • Steve Lacy with Don Cherry- Evidence- Evidence- Prestige
  • 5:00       Steve Lacy & Roswell Rudd Quartet- Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues Are- School Days- hatART
  • 15:27     Archie Shepp with John Tchicai and Don Cherry- Crepuscule with Nellie- The New York Contemporary Five- Delmark
  • 17:39     Arthur Blythe- Coming in on the Hudson- Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk- Columbia
  • 23:42     Mal Waldron- All Alone- All Alone- Sony (japan)
  • 29:23     Mal Waldron Trio- Champs-Élysées- 70th Birthday Concert in Antwerp- n/a
  • *(short  mike break)
  • 42:05     Steve Lacy Quintet- Blinks- Last Tour-  Emanem [more info at emanemdisc.com/emanem]
  • 52:00     Bobby Bradford with John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble- Trane Ride/Ornette-ment/Doo Dee- vol. 1 & 2- Nessa Records [available via nessarecords.com/shop]
  • 65:22     Bathysphere with Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis…- Sounding Line- Bathysphere- Driff Records [note Jorrit + Pandelis were the motivating forces behind The Whammies’ three recordings of Lacy music… you should hear Lacy's influence in Pandelis’ compositional motivation on this piece.  See driffrecords.com]
  • 72:48     Steve Lacy Quintet- As Usual- Last Tour-  Emanem [march 2004 with Steve Lacy- soprano sax, George Lewis- trombone, Irene Aebi- vocal, Jean-Jacques Avenel- bass, John Betsch- drums]
  • 82:49     Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Kent Carter & Beaver Harris- Papa’s Midnight Hop- Trickles- Black Saint
  • 90:57     Olavi Trio- Chaplin- Oh, La Vie!- TUM records
  • 96:05     Rob Reddy- Petite Fleur- Bechet: Our Contemporary- Reddy records [see robreddy.com]
  • 101:23   Rob Reddy- Song of the Medina- Bechet: Our Contemporary- Reddy records
  • 116:23   Joseph Daley, Warren Smith and Scott Robinson- Modality- The Tuba Trio Chronicles- JoDaMusic [jodamusic.com]
  • 121:30   William Parker’s Red Giraffe with Dreadlocks- Where Do You Send the Poem- For Those Who Are, Still- Aum Fidelity [aumfidelity.com]

….and in the video department:

Lacy/Mengelberg/George Lewis/Arjen Gorter/Han Benning… the same band which recorded Change of Seasons performing Herbie Nichols43

and a number of William Parker associates get down in the park!  Give this a chance, it develops from audience participation with kids to something pretty darn special!


OFOB for 11/3/15

  • Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden- Goodbye- Jasmine- ECM
  • *Jimmy Knepper Quintet- Goodbye- Dream Dancing- Criss Cross
  • Charles Mingus- Celia- East Coasting- Bethlehem
  • Roswell Rudd & Archie Shepp- Steam- Live in New York- Verve
  • *Don Pullen African-Brazilian Connection- Ah, George, We Hardly Knew Ya- Ode to Life- Blue Note
  • Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble- Taqsim Saba- Crisis- Pi Recordings
  • Andrew Hill- A Beautiful Day- A Beautiful Day- Palmetto
  • *Jon Irabagon- Lost Ship at the Edge of the Seea- Behind the Sky- Irabagast Records
  • Jon Irabagon Trio- Elusive- It Takes All Kinds- Irabagast/jazzwerkstatt
  • Jay Clayton- Random Mondays- All-Out- Anima
  • *All Ears- Day See- Line/Foamy Wife Hum- CDBBB
  • Henry Threadgill & Make a Move- 100 Year Old Game- Where’s Your Cup?- Columbia
  • Bobby Bradford with John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble- Bridget’s Mother- vol. 1 & 2- Nessa Records
  • New York Art Quartet w/John Tchicai & Roswell Rudd- Llanto del Indio- 35th Reunion- DIW
  • *The Engines [Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Nate McBride, Tim Daisy]- Looking / High and Low- Green Knights- Aerophonic records

Out Front, Outback playlist for 10/27/15

  • Kenny Barron- Close to You Alone- What If?- Enja
  • *Stanley Cowell- Time- Reminiscent- SteepleChase
  • Horace Tapscott- As a Child- Dissent of Descent- Nimbus West
  • Paul Plimley & Lisle Ellis- Beauty is a Rare Thing- Kaleidoscopes (Ornette Coleman Songbook)- hat ART
  • *Bobo Stenson- All My Life- War Orphans- ECM
  • Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet- Iris- Ornettology- Blue Note
  • Mauger: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Mark Dresser & Gerry Hemingway- Intone- The Beautiful Enabler- Clean Feed
  • *Rudresh Mahanthappa- Bird Calls #1- Bird Calls- ACT music
  • Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet- Birds of the Underground- Birds of the Underground- MPS
  • *Albert Mangelsdorff Quartet- Spring & Swing- Diggin’: Live in Tokyo- Three Blind Mice records
  • *Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra- Eric Dolphy Medly: The Prophet / Serene / Hat and Beard- Live in Japan ’96- DIW records
  • Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy- What It Is- The Super Quartet: Live at Sweet Basil- Evidence/King
  • *Horace Tapscott- Sketches of Drunken Mary- The Dark Tree- hat ART
  • Raphe Malik w/Glenn Spearman- Gem Stone- The Short Form- eremite
  • Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Ernst Rejseger & Han Bennink- Reef- Dutch Masters Soul Note
  • *Don Byron- Theme from “Hatari” (excerpt)- You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians- Blue Note

OFOB playlist for 10/20/15


I want to give you some of tonight’s playlist in advance (see below).  Usually the show develops at the station, in an effort to capture an extra taste of the exciting spontaneity inherent in the creative improvisational nature of jazz.  On Out Front, Outback we look for the hits to come presented in the context of the bigger picture.  Tonight’s show will have an even stronger focus on “hits” while we celebrate the upcoming transition of KUSP’s redirection to focus more strongly on music.  Yes, it’s pledge night, and I hope I can count on you to call in with your pledge between 9:30pm and midnight PST [888-777-1507] or show your support for jazz and creative music on KUSP via the website – kusp.org.  Throughout the year we strive to bring you the best radio programming we can, and it is especially important to hear support from those of you who value the resource of the musical offerings on KUSP.

I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun tonight, and hope you’ll join us for the party!

Cheers + keep those ears growing!



Larry Blood – Host of Out Front, Outback
Presenting jazz and extensions as a living art form, with tradition a byword for music moving into the future. A KUSP-FM featured program serving California’s Central Coast since 1983, airing Tuesdays from 9:30pm to midnight PST.

contact = larryb@cruzio.com

If you miss the live show, there’s still a week to catch it via the KUSP music show player at the right!


Projected OFOB playlist for 10/20/15:

  • John Coltrane- Welcome- The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse Studio Recordings- Impulse (1965 – John Coltrane- tenor sax, McCoy Tyner- piano, Jimmy Garrison- bass, Elvin Jones- drums.)
  • Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane- Epistrophy (short version)- Thelonioius Monk & John Coltrane- Riverside (A classic date with two masters from 1957.  You should need no more.)
  • Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink…- Spinning Song- Change of Season-  Soul Note (This second of three timeless quitet collaborations by expat soprano saxist Lacy and Dutch pianist Mengelberg pays tribute to their long fascination with Monk contemporary Herbie Nichols [see below].  Along with the ’82 date “Regeneration” [all Monk and Nichols covers] and the ’87 Dutch Masters [Lacy + Mengelberg compositions + 2 Monk tunes], a shining example of some of the best offerings from the European scene as inspired by American originals.  For this date George Lewis takes over the trombone work from Roswell Rudd who was featured on Regeneration, Arjen Gorter is on bass + Misha’s right hand man Han Bennink works the drum kit.)
  • Steve Lacy Trio- The Bath- “Bye-ya”- Free Lance (This recording is for those who might find some of Steve Lacy’s soprano sax music cold.  Recorded in 1996, eight years before Lacy’s death with long time collaborators Jean-Jacques Avenel- bass and John Betsch- drums.)
  • Herbie Nichols- The Lady Sings the Blues- The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols- Blue Note (1955 – Herbie is one of those tragic figures in jazz who had all the talent and received almost none of the rewards.  A contemporary of Monk in the early years and recognized for his brilliance in composition as well as piano, his pieces continue to be covered by some of the same jazz cognoscenti who also appreciate Monk’s unique book.  Nichol’s died from leukemia at the age of 44 in 1963, having landed only 3 recording dates as a leader in the late ‘50s for Blue Note and Bethlehem.  Some recognition during his life accrued from cover recordings by Mary Lou Williams, plus this composition which wit lyrics co-composed and performed by Billie Holiday.)
  • Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band- Dizzy Profile- Mingus Sings- Sunnyside (A new December 2014 recording date by the Mingus repertory group focuses on the brilliant compositions of Charles Mingus, selecting the relatively limited portion which also has lyrics.  Arranger Sy Johnson continues his masterful arranging of Mingus’ music begun in the ‘70s, and Frank Lacy puts down his trombone to deliver some earthy vocals with perfect timing and intonation to match Mingus’ challenging yet rewarding writing.  The band is filled by great players notably including Jack Walrath, the late Lew Soloff, Craig Handy, Ronnie Cuber, Conrag Herwig and Mike Richmond, and the solo is by Dave Kikoski on piano.  Yes, Virginia, the tune is about Dizzy Gillespie.)
  • Archie Shepp- The Lady- Cry of My People- Impulse (September 1972 and some eight months after the recording which would give rise to the name for the Attica Blues Big Band, this one of Archie’s very large recordings for Impulse which continued to express his views on being Black in America.  The Lady is listed as a separate composition, but sure sounds like it’s inspiration comes from the Herbie Nichols tune.  Included in the mix Archie expounds on both tenor and soprano sax and check out the marvelous vocal work of the under-recorded Joe Lee Wilson.)
  • Marion Brown- Sweet Earth Flying, part 4: Prince Willie- Sweet Earth Flying- Impulse (1974 – Arguably Marion Brown’s best date, Muhal Richard Abrams and Paul Bley’s paired electric pianos provide backdrop for Bill Hasson’s narrative voice “attempting to construct a musical language… that reflects patterns of the African Diaspora.”  Marion’s alto helps build the piece in intensity.  Sweet Earth Flying and Geechee Recollections have been repackaged together on one CD release, and represent as much as interesting the fascinating intersection of Marion’s African-american roots in rural Georgia with his explorations in the more forward thinking Black creative music of the ‘60s and ‘70s.)
  • Don Cherry, Dewey Reedman, Charlie Haden & Ed Blackwell- Guinea- Old and New Dreams- ECM (In 1979 the all-star quartet [trumpet/sax/bass/drums] of Ornette Coleman alumna went to Oslo to record their second date.  They work out their world music side on Don Cherry’s Guinea.)
  • David Murray- Namthini’s Shadow- Interboogieology- Black Saint (1978 with David on tenor sax, Butch Morris- trumpet, Johnny Dyani- bass, Oliver Johnson- drums and an eerie wordless vocal from Chilean vocalist Marta Contreras.)
  • Johnny Dyani & Witchdoctor’s Son- Together- Together- Cadillac (a harder to find Swedish recording date from 1979 with Dudu Pukwana, this title tune showcases Johnny Dyani’s infectious spirit.)
  • Johnny Dyani with Dudu Pukwana & John Tchicai- Magwaza- Witchdoctor’s Son- SteepleChase (More joyful noise from Johnny Dyani who sings and provides a hypnotic bass drone for this 1978 date.  Dyani + altoist Pukwana were regular collaborators from back in pre-expatriate South Africa days, and Tchicai + Dyani were regular collaborators in Pierre Dorge’s New Jungle Orchestra.)
  • Don Pullen & the African-Brazilian Connection- Yebino Spring- Kele Mou Bana- Blue Note (this 1992 recording for pianist Don Pullen is one of three for this project which draws from the fertile ground of musicians from the African diaspora.  Carlos Ward is on alto sax.)
  • John Tchicai, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille- Alice in Wonderland- Witch’s Scream- TUM records (though released on the wonderful Finnish label TUM, this was recorded in 2004 with an all-start trio in NYC.  The late, great sax man who passed in 2012 provides an enchanting vocal.)
  • Charles Mingus- Alice’s Wonderland- Mingus in Wonderland- Solid State/Blue Note (a lesser known date recorded live in NYC in 1959 with Booker Ervin- tenor sax, John Handy- alto sax, Richard Wyands- piano, Mingus- bass, and the ever present Dannie Richmond- drums.  Apparently no relation to the preceding tune though I’ve always found they pair nicely, this Mingus composition was originally written for, though not included in, a John Cassavetes film.)
  • And more!!!!!

OFOB playlist for 10/13/15

  • Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)- Mama- African Marketplace- Discovery
  • *Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band- Portrait- Mingus Sings- Sunnyside
  • Mike Reed’s People Places & Things- Jackie’s Tune- A New Kind of Dance- 482 Music
  • Dewey Redman Quartet- Love Is- The Struggle Continues- ECM
  • *Sonny Simmons- Black Gardenia- Last Man Standing- Jazzaway
  • Dewey Redman- As One- Living on the Edge- Black Saint
  • *Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet- Rites Rhythms- Things Have Got to Change- Clean Feed
  • William Parker Quartet- Sun- O’Neal’s Porch- Centering Music/Aum Fidelity
  • Henry Threadgill Sextett- The Devil is on the Loose and Dancin’ with a Monkey- Rag, Bush and All- About Time music
  • *Air (Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins & Steve McCall)- 80 degrees Below ’82- RCA Novus
  • *Chico Freeman- Close to You Alone- The Search- India Navigation
  • Simon Nabatov- Sunrise, Twice- Roundup- Leo Records
  • Tony Malaby- Floral and Herbaceous- Novela- Clean Feed
  • Sonny Sharrock- As We Used to Sing- Ask the Ages- Axiom
  • Rob Reddy’s Honor System- Same Old- Post-War Euphoria- Songlines
  • *Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch- Old- Comeuppance- Not Two records

OFOB for 10/6/15

  • Miles Davis- Little Church- Live Evil- Columbia
  • *Herbie Hancock- You’ll Know When You Get There- Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings- WB
  • George Schuller- Circle in the Round- Round ‘Bout Now- Playscape
  • *Erik Truffaz Quartet- Sweet Mercy- The Mask- Blue Note
  • Miles Davis- Mademoiselle Mabry- Filles de Kilimanjaro (The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions)- Columbia
  • Kasper Tranberg & Nils Davidsen- Zone Bleue- Ilk music
  • Jozef Dumoulin & the Red Hill Orchestra- Up and Down- Trust- Yolk music
  • *Anderskov Accident- Pintxox for Varese- Full Circle- Ilk music
  • Zooom Trio- Chinaski- What’s for Dessert- Leo records
  • Jacob Anderskov- Diamonds are for Unreal People IV- Kinetics (The Path)- Ilk music
  • Michael Bisio- Charles Too!- Accortet- Relative Pitch recordings
  • *Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic- The Well: From Bitter to Fresh Sweet Water, part II- Heart’s Reflections- Cuneiform
  • Scott Amendola Band- Masters of War- The Cry- Cryptogramophone
  • John Zorn- The Quiet Surf- The Gift- Tzadik
  • Sonny Sharrock- Who Does She Hope to Be?- Ask the Ages- Axiom
  • *Henry Threadgill Sextett- Bermuda Blues- You Know the Number- RCA/Novus (Mosaic)
  • Waclaw Zimpel Quartet- Hundred of Wings Steel the Sun- Stone Fog- ForTune recordings
  • *Pheeroan AkLaff- Alligator and Kangaroo- Sonogram- Mu recordings
  • Frank Lacy and Mingus Big Band- Dizzy Profile- Mingus Sings- Sunnyside

OFOB for 9/29/15

  • Baloni (Joachim Badenhorst, Frantz Loriot & Pascal Niggenkemper)- Belleke- Belleke- Clean Feed
  • *Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly- Simone’s Crumbs- Last Year’s Ghost- 482 Music
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7- Ke Belle- Lucky Prime- Clean Feed
  • Louie Belogenis’ Blue Buddah- Purification- Blue Buddah- Tzadik
  • *Myra Melford- Ching Ching/For the Love of Fruit- Snowy Egret- Enja Yellowbird
  • Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystal- Today, Today- Aquarius- Delmark
  • Jaki Byard- Gaeta- Family Man- Muse
  • *Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms- Mae Flowers- From the Region- Delmark
  • James Falzone & the Renga Ensemble- Interlude- The Room Is- Allos Documents
  • Mingus Big Band- It Was a Lonely Day in Selma, Alabama/Freedom- Blues & Politics- Dreyfus Jazz
  • Steve Swell- Composite #8- Kanreki: Reflection and Renewal- Not Two
  • *Wadada Leo Smith- Lake Superior- The Great Lakes Suite- Tum records
  • Rova Saxophone Quartet- Parallel Construction #1- Planetary- Solyd Records
  • Rich Halley 4- Dead of Winter- Eleven- Pine Eagle Records
  • Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host- Wrestling- Live in the Sugar Candle Mines- Northern Spy
  • Oliver Lake- Hasan- Holding Together- Black Saint
  • Grass Roots w/Darius Jones, Alex Harding, Sean Conly and Chad Taylor- Hottness- Grass Roots- Aum Fidelity
  • *Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch- Curciferous- Comeuppance- Not Two
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson- When Souls Speak- Mandance- Antilles

OFOB playlist for 9/22/15

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  • Kirk Knuffke (w/Jamie Saft + Hamid Drake)- July Hymn (to Don Cherry)- Little Cross- SteepleChase [2014]
  • *Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy- Round Midnight (3)- The Peak: Live at Dreher Paris, 1981- hatology [live from 1981]
  • Muhal Richard Abrams & Malachi Favors- Sightsong- Sightsong- Black Saint [1965]
  • Jacob Anderskov Trio- Pull Up- Kinetics (The Path)- Ilk music [2015]
  • *Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things (w/Greg Ward, Tim Haldeman + Jason Roebke)- The Star Crossed Lovers (w/guest Marquis Hill)- A New Kind of Dance- 482 Music [2015]
  • Amina Claudine Myers- Have Mercy Upon Us- Augmented Variations- Amina C. records [live from 2005 + 2008]
  • Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed- Have Mercy Upon Us- Artifacts- 482 Music (celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AACM) [2015]
  • Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things- Candyland (w/Marquis Hill)- A New Kind of Dance- 482 Music [2015]
  • *Louie Belogenis, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz & Kenny Wolleson- Duende- Unbroken- Tick Tock [2005]
  • Chicago Reed Quartet (Nick Mazzarella, Dave Rempis, Mars Williams, Ken Vandermark)- Burn Unit- Western Automatic- Aerophonic [2014]
  • Switchback (Mars Williams, Waclaw Zimpel, Hilliard Greene & Klaus Kugel)- Four in One- Switchback- Multikulti Projects [live from 2013]
  • *Friends and Neighbors- Hymn for a Hungry Nation- Hymn for a Hungry Nation- Clean Feed [2012]
  • Jack Walrath- Unsafe at Any Speed- Unsafe at Any Speed- SteepleChase [@2015]
  • (*)Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band- Portrait- Mingus Sings- Sunnyside [2014]
  • Darius Jones Quartet- So Sad- Book of Mae’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)- Aum Fidelity [@2012]
  • David Murray Quartet (w/Bobby Bradford, Fred Hopkins + Ed Blackwell) – Bosom of Abraham- Death of a Sideman- DIW (music composed by Bobby Bradford) [1991]
  • *Vinny Golia Quartet (w/Bobby Bradford, Ken Filiano + Alex Cline)- Small Group Caught Up in the Reel World- Sfumato- Clean Feed [2003]
  • Stephen Gauci, Kirk Knuffke & Ken Filiano- Epee- Chasing Tales- Relative Pitch [2011]

…and in the video department:

Misses the beginning of a piece, but a good video of Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things:

This one perhaps would have made more sense next to one of the earlier posts where Bradford + Frode Gjerstad played together, but we played lots of Bradford, so what the heck….

and Mike Reed heads up another project working the Sun Ra thing in Chicago (where the city supports it’s jazz!)

…looking for some Amina Claudine Myers I ran into a fine concert from 2013 of the ACM quartet w/Jim Pepper!  Amina gives Jim a lot of space, and it’s interesting to hear how her gospel roots & Jim’s sourcing of native american music blends…