Out Front Outback

OFOF for 4/15/14

Friends,

Here is the playlist for the program on 4/15/14 complete with start times to facilitate a listen if you get a chance to take advantage of the program’s availability on the music show player until the next week’s show gets loaded.

There’s a good flow to the show, and from the hard bop sounds near the top to the more adventurous offerings later in the show it should tell a story which makes a wonderful sense.

Keep those ears growing!!!

Larry

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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 4/15/14:

  • Mike Reed’s People Places & Things- Shotgun Wedding- Second Cities, Vol. 1- 482 Music
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  • 8:02 Jimmy Knepper, Joe Temperly- Aristocracy (of Jean Lafitte)- Special Relationship- Hep Jazz
  • 13:26 various (Donald Harrison)- Serenade to a Cuckoo- Haunted Melodies: The Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk- Metropolitan Records
  • 18:02 Michael Vlatkovich Quartet- mOOn jOOlia- You’re Too Dimensional- pfMentum
  • 24:27 Cory Wright Outfit- The Sea and Space- Apples + Oranges- SingleSpeed Music
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  • 40:02 Vijay Anderson Touch and Go Sextet- Slippin’- Live at the Novara Jazz Festival- Nine Winds
  • 46:30 Flat Earth Society- Woeful Message from the VLF- FESisms- Ipecac Recordings
  • 51:40 Henry Threadgill Sextett- Melin- When Was That?- About Time Records
  • 55:16 William Parker’s In Order to Survive- For Robeson- Compassion Seizes Bed-Stuy- Homestead Records
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  • 67:19 Joe Morris, Petr Cancura & Jason Nazary- Big Foot- Fine Objects- Not Two records
  • 73:24 Roby Glod w/Roberta Piket, Mark Tokar & Klaus Kugel- Dredger of Pig Rolls- Oper Der Schmelz Live- Nemu Records
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  • 90:24 William Parker’s In Order to Survive- Aquixo Waiting at Dark Corridor/Falling Promise- Kalaparusha On the Edge of the Horizon (Wood Flute Songs box)- Aum Fidelity
  • 109:50 Colter Frazier Quartet- 4 Days and 5 Months- Colter Frazier Quartet- pfMentum
  • 113:30 Engines & John Tchicai (Dave Rempis/Jeb Bishop/Nate McBride/Tim Daisy)- Planet- Other Violets- Not Two records
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  • 127:25 Bobby Bradford w/Trevor Watts/Kent Carter/John Stevens- Love’s Dream- Love’s Dream- Emanem
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  • 145:17 Hanuman Jazz Quartet- The Margin- Soundhousing- Leo Records

OFOB for 4/8/14 with start times

Friends,

Here’s this week’s show with start times to facilitate listening. A fun show with hardbop to thrash and a lot of fun in between. Half the fun is getting there, and a reminder that the posting on the music show player is available for one week only, so dig on in!

Keep those ears growing!

Larry
P.S. Drop me a note if you’d like these playlists sent directly to your email address…. I’d be more than happy to accommodate.
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 4/8/14:

  • :26 Dave Burrell- Winward Passages- Winward Passages- hat ART
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  • 6:38 Dave Burrell- Fancy Trade Nightmare- Conception- somerealmusic@earthlink.net
  • 10:11 Mal Waldron Trio- Our Colline’s a Treasure- Our Colline’s a Treasure- Soul Note
  • 16:25 Max Roach & Mal Waldron- Free for C.T./Snake Out- Explorations to the Mth Degree- Slam Productions
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  • 29:08 Elmo Hope Trio- Stars Over Marrakech- Trio and Quintet- Blue Note
  • 32:11 Max Roach- Off My Back Jack- The Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hasaan- Atlantic
  • 37:24 Paul Plimley Trio- Miles- Density of the Lovestruck Demons- Music & Arts
  • 42:45 The ICP Orchestra- Houseparty Starting- The ICP Orchestra Performs Herbie Nichols/Thelonious Monk- ICP
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  • 58:39 Bill Goodwin Quartet- Raise Four- Raise Four- Vectordisc
  • 64:22 Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate McBride & Curt Newton- Green Chimneys- Betwixt- Hatology
  • 70:41 John Zorn- Shuffle Boil- That’s the Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk- A&M
  • 73:40 Medeski Martin & Wood- Where’s Sly?- It’s a Jungle in Here- Gramavision
  • 79:01 Oliver Lake Organ Trio- Spring-ing- Plan- Passin’ Thru
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  • 91:11 Oliver Lake/Christian Weber/Dieter Ulrich- In This- For a Little Dancin’- Intakt
  • 97:32 Arthur Blythe- Down San Diego Way- Lennox Avenue Breakdown- Columbia
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  • 107:46 Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood- Luggage Store Breakdown- Truth Teller- Edgetone Records
  • 117:17 Actis’ Band- Nefertari- Son Para El Che- Splasc(h)
  • 124:30 Zu vs. Mats Gustafsson- Eating the Landscape- How to Raise an Ox- Atavistic
  • 128:46 Fred Lonberg-Holm & Fast Citizens- Later News- Gather- Delmark
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  • 140:51 Anthony Braxton- A Night in Tunisia- Anthony Braxton’s Charlie Parker Project 1993- hat ART

… and in the video department:

OFOB for 4/1/14

Friends,

Here’s the playlist for last night’s show… a little bit of everything [inside, outside, fun, serious, somber, joyous, some high artistry and some more high artistry] which all flows from one piece to the next. I hope you have a chance to Listen in and enjoy the little trip.

Dig in and keep those ears growing!

Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 4/1/14:

  • Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden- One Day I’ll Fly Away- Jasmine- ECM
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  • Curtis Clark Trio- Suite: Water Colors/New York Wildlife- Taagi- NoBusiness records
  • Paul Giallorenzo Trio w/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten & Tim Daisy- Tremens- Paul Giallorenzo 3- Not Two Records
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  • Brad Mehldau Trio- Stan the Man- Ode- Nonesuch
  • Alvin Fielder Trio- Time No Time- A Measure of Vision- Clean Feed
  • Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy- Bone- Journey Without End- Victor (Japan)
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  • Alvin Fielder Trio- Ripe for Vision- A Measure of Vision- Clean Feed
  • Steve Lacy Octet- Wait for Tomorrow- Vespers- Soul Note
  • Pixel- Passport- We Are All Small Pixels- Cuneiform Records
  • Carla Bley, Steve Swallow & Andy Sheppard- Vashkar- Trios- ECM
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  • Mary Halvorson- Fourth Dimensional Confession- Illusionary Sea- Firehouse 12 recordings
  • Roby Glod w/Roberta Piket, Mark Tokar and Klaus Kugel- Lviv- Op Der Schmelz (Live)- Nemu records
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten Chicago Sextet- Irrational Ceremony- Live at Jazz Festival Saalfelden- Tektite Records
  • Nels Cline Singers- Sascha’s Book of Frogs- Macroscope- Cryptogramophone
  • Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait and Switch- X Marks the Question- Comeuppance- Not Two records
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  • The Fonda/Stevens Group- The River Po- Trio + 2 (live in Katowice, Poland)- Not Two records

OFOB playlist for 3/25/13

Friends,
The playlist for this week’s show is below. I finally tracked down some long out of print gems [Jimmy Lyons “Push Pull” and John Carter/Bobby Bradford’s “Self Deterimination Music”], + the show is replete with a surfeit of challenging yet satisfying music, so dig in and keep those ears growing!
Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 3/25/14:

  • ZMF Trio [Jesse Zubot, Jean Martin, Joe Fonda]- The Path- Circle the Path- Drip Audio
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  • Eric Revis Quartet- Three Voices- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • The Tim Stine Trio- Kneeds- the EP- bandcamp
  • Mary Halvorson Trio- Of Colorful White Finds- Ghost Loop- ForTune (for-tune.pl)
  • Atle Nymo, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, & Hakon Mjaset Johansen- And Now- Play Complete Communion- Bolage
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  • Boom Box [Tomas Borgmann, Akira Ando, Willi Kellers]- Little Birds May Fly- Boom Box Jazz- jazzwerkstatt
  • Bigge Vinkeloe, Damon Smith & Kjell Nordeson- Carmen Fragile- Elegans- nuscope recordings
  • Bigge Vinkeloe Trio- The Wind is Dancing Over the Hills- Slow Drags and Interludes- LJ Records
  • Jimmy Lyons & Sunny Murray- Sea Treas- Jump Up- hat ART
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  • Jimmy Lyons- Push Pull- Push Pull- Hat Hut
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  • John Carter/Bobby Bradford- Lonliness- Self Determination Music- Flying Dutchman
  • John Carter and Bobby Bradford’s New Art Jazz Ensemble- Song for the Unsung- Seeking- hat ART
  • Steve Lacy Quartet- The Uh Uh Uh- Revenue- Soul Note
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- Planet Hopping on a Thursday Afternoon- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt
  • Amir ElSaffar- Five Phases- Alchemy- pi recordings
  • Op Der Schmelz (Roby Glod/Roberta Piket/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel)- Nazar- Live- Nemu Records
  • Assif Tsahar/Ori Kaplan…- The Vanishing Blues- Cries of Disillusion- EarSay records
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- Kleine Figuren No. 2- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt
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  • Kalle Kalima & K-18- Agent Cooper- Out to Lynch- TUM Records OY

OFOB for 3/18/14 w/kusp music show player start times

 

  • 0:05                Jimmy Giuffre 3- Jesus Maria- 1961- ECMbreak
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  • 7:54                Ben Goldberg w/Nels Cline, Ellery Eskelin, Rob Sudduth & Ches Smith- Lone- Unfold Ordinary Mind- BAG Production Records
  • 10:08             Dave Holland Octet- Sea of Marmara- Pathways- Dare2 Records
  • 18:52             Jimmy Giuffre 3- Night Dance- Music for People, Birds, Butterflies & Mosquitoes- Choice Records
  • 23:03             Jimmy Giuffre 3- The Train and the River- River Chant- Choice
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  • 35:09             Free Fall [Ken Vandermark, Havaard Wiik, Ingebright Haker Flaten]- 291 (dedicated to Jimmy Giuffre)- Amsterdam Funk- Smalltown SuperJazzz
  • (false start)  39:02    François Houle & Håvard Wiik- Ursula’s Dream- Aves- Songlines records
  • 43:48             Steve Lacy Trio- Retreat- The Rent- Cavity Search records
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  • 59:47             Tiziana Ghiglioni w/Steve Lacy, Franco  D’Andrea, Jean-Jacques Avenel & Oliver Johnson- Italian Walk- Somebody Special- Soul Note/Cam Jazz
  • 71:02             Vijay Anderson’s Touch and Go Sextet- Delusions- Live at the Novara Jazz Festival- Nine Winds
  • 83:23             Hanuman Jazz Quartet- Carelian- Soundhousing- Leo Records
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  • 98:32             Guillermo Gregorio, Steve Swell & Pandelis Karayorgis- Lifgatowy- Window and Doorway- Driff records
  • 105:21           Matt Blostein & Vinnie Sperrazza- Helicopters- Paraphrase- Yeah Yeah records
  • 113:02           The Ullmann/Swell 4- News? No News!- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt
  • 120:57           Julius Hemphill- Dogon A.D.- Dogon A.D.- Mbari/Arista/DA records
  • 135:45           Daniel Rosenboom- Panther- Book of Omens- Nine Winds
  • 140:08           Zu & Ken Vandermark- Canicula- Zue & Spaceways Inc.: Radiale- Atavistic
  • 145:41           Henry Threadgill- Too Much Sugar- Too Much Sugar for a Dime- Axiom
    • closing break [upcut]

 

OFOB playlist for 3/11/14

Friends,

Here is the playlist for this week’s radio program with the start times included. Not a perfect show… a false start at the beginning of a piece, one turntable left running a tad long so some overlap at a segue, + despite my best efforts, the show did not quite fit in the allotted time. Nevertheless, some great playing + some classic creative pieces by Lester Bowie, Andrew Hill, Julius Hemphill and a marvelous live quartet date by Mal Waldron w/Steve Lacy, Reggie Workman and Eddie Moore.

I took the time to give you some notes with this one… so any and all feedback of particular value.

Take care + keep those ears growing!

Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 3/11/14:

  • Joe McPhee, Lisle Ellis & Paul Plimley- Mendacity- Sweet Freedom, Now What?- hatART (sax, bass and piano in a great 1994 date inspired by the ‘60s work of Max Roach. One of those dates where downbeat rules should be broken… worth an easy 6 stars!)
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  • (false start) 6:12 Joe McPhee & Ingebrigt Haker Flaten- Blue Coronet- Brooklyn DNA- Clean Feed (Joe plays soprano sax on this tune, but is also the rare man who plays not only tenor sax, but crosses from reedwork to play trumpet, as well [Ira Sullivan + Ornette Coleman also come to mind]. Ingebrigt plays bass and is from Norway and is from the collective Atomic and recently has worked in Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble. Here we have aural impressions of aspects of Brooklyn’s jazz history. Blue Coronet pays tribute to a long running jazz club.)
  • 12:33 Charlie Haden w/Archie Shepp- Shepp’s Way- The Golden Number- A&M Horizon (perhaps best known for his associations with Ornette Coleman, bassist Haden headed up two wonderful albums of duets in 1976 + ’77 featuring some of his more illustrious compadres to date… the other is release is “Closeness.” Other duets on these dates are with Ornette [x2], Don Cherry, Paul Motian, Hampton Hawes, Alice Coltrane and Keith Jarrett. Charlie’s bass lines are known for being consistently lyrical. A relatively rare collaboration with another jazz great who wore his politics on his sleeve, Charlie’s history with Archie Shepp dates back to his work on Archie’s ’67 “Mama Too Tight” Impulse recording.)
  • 24:21 Petr Cancura, Joe Morris & Jason Nazary- Big Foot- Fine Objects- Not Two records (a sax/bass/drum date collaborative date, though both Petr and Jason were students of Joe’s at the New England Consevatory. Joe Morris gets around a lot in East Coast creative circles – a guitar player who’s basswork is better documented. This is Petr’s composition – and his soprano sax work has a burr to its tone which gives it an extra relaxed warmth.)
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  • 35:42 Jon Irabagon Trio w/Mark Helias & Barry Altschul- Sunrise- It Takes All Kinds- jazzwerkstatt ( solid live sax trio date recorded in Germany. All compositions are by Jon, the relative newcomer who has the smarts to hire two elder greats. Jon is a 2008 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition winner, and his tenor sax work gives appropriate nods to sax tradition, while remaining maintaining its creative integrity. )
  • 42:34 Jon Irabagon’s Outright- Take Five- Unhinged- Irabagon Records (A quintet date w/Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Jacob Sacks- piano, John Hebert- bass and Tom Rainey- drums. Composition credits say this is Paul Desmond’s classic piece done w/Dave Brubeck, but the group’s arrangement sounds like an extended introduction which never actually gets to the head which to my ear draws more from Ornette’s classic Lonely Woman than Desmond… hence the segue into the Bowie cover.)
  • 52:32 Lester Bowie- Lonely Woman- Fast Last- Muse (this is my fave segue for this show. Band includes Lester on trumpet, Julius Hemphill on alto sax + arranging, John Stubblefield- tenor sax, brother Joseph Bowie- trombone, Bob Stewart- tuba, John Hicks- piano, Cecil McBee- bass + Philip Wilson- drums. Great Black Music recorded in ’74.)
  • 57:47 (slight overrun from Bowie Lp at beginning) Anthony Braxton- side two, cut three- New York, Fall 1974- Arista (also from the fall of ’74, Anthony’s first recording for a larger label – note the particularly satisfying run of Braxton Arista recordings has been reissued by Mosaic, also produced by Michael Cuscuna. I couldn’t find an online copy of Braxton’s diagrammatic title to share here, but the piece has a rhythmically open ended flow w/a deep current flow provided by Braxton’s contrabass clarinet joined by Kenny Wheeler- muted trumpet, Leroy Jenkins- violin, Dave Holland- bass and Jerome Cooper- percussion. Note the album also has a sax quartet piece which precedes the founding of the World Saxophone Quartet by 3 years, and includes the same original players save David Murray… we’ll try to get to that soon.)
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  • 68:55 Julius Hemphill Big Band- For Billie- Julius Hemphill Big Band- Elektra Musician (musically we could easily have done without a break, as this Hemphill piece easily flows out of the music preceding it. From 1988, Julius’ unique sensibilities in arranging are apparent on Lonely Woman, and in much smaller settings [e.g. towards end of show], but this is the only recording of Julius heading up a full on big band, and satisfying it is! I usually play the freer + heady “Drunk on God,” but this time opted to rein things back w/the more straight ahead dedication to Billie Holiday. Julius’ arrangements have a big, open feel.)
  • 77:24 Andrew Hill- Dedication- Point of Departure- Blue Note (a creative music classic from 1964. Andrew’s piano conceptions augmented by Eric Dolphy- bass clarinet, Joe Henderson- tenor sax, Kenny Dorham- trumpet, Richard Davis- bass and Tony Williams- drums… just a sextet, but with a larger feel.)
  • 84:05 Tony Malaby- Floral and Herbaceous- Novela- Clean Feed (a nonet date from 2011 headed up by tenorman Tony Malaby, though arranged by pianist for the date, Kris Davis. Clean Feed’s notes on the session point to this piece’s “slow moving melody is a fraught affair, collapsing in the middle into just a solitary voice. Then, slowly, evocatively, the tune rises again from its own ashes. The playing and the arrangements are inspired and inspiring, covering the range from bouts of frenetic dissonance to soaring climaxes.”)
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  • 96:46 Dave Holland Big Band- First Snow- What Goes Around- ECM (No surprise Dave’s great musical sense also delivers in a big band setting. I’m oddly behind in picking up on Dave’s two large recordings [also see “Overtime”]. I’ll try to correct that.)
  • 108:32 Mingus Big Band- Children’s Hour of Dream- Live in Time- Dreyfus Jazz (and appropriate to go to some BIG music by jazz giant Charles Mingus… he didn’t get a chance to record this while alive, but the repertory Mingus Big Band does a marvelous job. Ably arranged by Sy Johnson, this Mingus work premiered posthumously at Lincoln Center in 1989 as part of Epitaph, drawn from a trunk full of unrealized Mingus scores. A big OFOB hit, though I cannot rightly take any credit for it.)
  • 118:17 Nicholas Payton- The Pan Piper- Sketches of Spain- BMF records (a new cover of Miles Davis’ classic collaborations w/Gil Evans by New Orleans trumpet great Nicholas Payton.)
  • 122:17 The Super Quartet of Mal Waldron w/Steve Lacy- What It Is- Live at Sweet Basil- Evidence/King (Japan) (w/Reggie Workman-bass and Oakland’s native son Eddie Moore- drums. Mal’s compostion.)
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  • 138:52 Julius Hemphill w/Abdul Wadud + Famoudou Don Moye- Long Rhythm- Raw Materials and Residuals- Black Saint (and we finish w/some more wonderful music by Julius Hemphill)
  • 143:53 Julius Hemphill Quartet (w/Olu Dara, Abdul Wadud + Warren Smith)- Body- Flat Out Jump Suite- Black Saint (sorry… ran out of time, so incomplete)

And in the video department:

OFOB playlist for 3/4/14

Friends,

Here is the playlist for this week’s show. As you already know, a special KUSP pledge drive edition, so there are a few more breaks than usual. Still, lots of great music, + you may hear a bit more about the rationale for the show. Thanks to Jeff Dayton-Johnson for his help pitching the show, and thanks so much to those of you who have already supported our efforts at KUSP. If you have not yet made a pledge, the drive is currently fairly short of the goal, and your support would be greatly appreciated. You can make a pledge by visiting kusp.org or calling 888-777-1507, and you can still make a mention of your support of creative music on the radio!

Cheers + keep those ears growing!

Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 3/4/14:

  • Jerome Sabbagh w/Josef Dumoulin- Ronny- Plugged In- Bee Jazz
  •        short break
  • 3:28 Tryptich Myth- Frieda the Beautiful- The Beautiful- Aum Fidelity
  • 8:47 Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron- Smooch- Communique- Soul Note
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  • 18:41 Kenny Barron w/Charlie Haden + Roy Haynes- Wanton Spirit- Wanton Spirit- Verve
  • 23:59 Misha Mengelberg- Rumbone- Who’s Bridge- Avant/Disk Union
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  • 34:29 Steve Lacy/George Lewis/Misha Mengelberg/Arjen Gorter/Han Bennink- The Happenings- Change of Season: The Music of Herbie Nichols- Soul Note
  • 38:13 Steve Lacy- J.J.’s Jam- Anthem- RCA Novus
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  • 49:50 Bright Moments [Joseph Jarman/Kahil El’Zabar/Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre/Malachi Favors/Steve Coleman]- Kudus- Return of the Lost Tribe- Delmark
  • 58:29 The Pyramids- Otherworldly- Otherworldly- disko B
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  • 71:46 The Cosmosamatics [Sonny Simmons/Michael Marcus/William Parker/Jay Rosen ]- Mingus Mangus- The Cosmosamatics- Boxholder
  • 79:40 Anderskov Accident [Jacob Anderskov/Kasper Tranberg/Laura Toxvaerd/Mads Hyhne/Nils Davidsen/Tom Rainey]- Pshychotonalities- Full Circle- Ilk music
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  • 93:47 Tim Berne- Huevos- Science Friction- Screwgun records
  • 100:11 Ornette Coleman- Song for Che- Crisis!- Impulse
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  • 117:46 Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet- Evenfall- Circuitous- Driff Records
  • 122:18 Eric Revis Quartet- Unknown- In Memory of Things Unseen- Clean Feed
  • 128:32 Michael Vlatkovich Quartet- Various Manifestations of Thwart & Opine for Curved Bill Thrasher & Toy Piano in 4 parts- You’re Too Dimensional- pfMentum
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  • 137:54 Mike Reed’s People Places & Things- Marshall’s Birthday- Second Cities, Vol. 1- 482 music
  • 146:24 The October Trio- Do Your Thing- New Dream- Songlines Cory Wright Outfit- St. Bruno’s Review- Apples + Oranges- Singlespeed Music

OFOB playlist for 2/25/14

Friends,

It was again my pleasure to bring you another show of jazz and creative music for your listening pleasure this last Tuesday. As per usual, the show is available for a Listen until next week’s show is loaded the morning of March 5th, and the below playlist gives you the start times as they appear on the KUSP Music Show Player so you can easily track what you are listening to. A reminder for those of you who also listen live over the radio or web on Tuesday nights, on the right side of this page the show is posted as it happens in the “Recent Playlists” box.

Feel free to share this missive with your friends who have large ears, + if you are interested, I’d love to add your email address to my OFOB Playlist Roster which gets the playlist first! Drop me a note if you’re interested.

This week brings first OFOB play of newer releases by *Craig Taborn, *The Puppeteers, and *The Cosmosamatics. Lots of great music plus an interesting flow and fun segues [try and beat that, Pandora!], and though I thoroughly enjoyed presenting all the material, let me direct you in particular to Ritual (which in continuous performance by Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver segues from Floating Isles at @55 minutes into the program] + Larry Och’s composition By Any Other Name with the East-West Collective (the conclusion to a set featuring Eastern influenced music) for what I found to be some particularly satisfying deep listening.

If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Also, if you have not yet done so, I hope you’ll see fit to give me a call or make a web pledge in support of our KUSP pledge drive efforts during OFOB on March 4th (beginning at 9:30pm, PST). You know I love sharing the music with you, but it is also very gratifying when I get positive reinforcement for the show by you doing your part to keeping the creative flow of music coming down the tube via OFOB and KUSP! Thank you for your new or continuing support!

Let’s do it together next week, and don’t forget to keep those ears growing!
Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 2/25/14:
The Modern Jazz Quartet- Django- European Concert- Atlantic
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• 7:50 *The Puppeteers- Peaceful Moment- The Puppeteers- Puppets Records
• 15:37 *Craig Taborn Trio- Silver Ghosts- Chants- ECM
• 23:08 Mary Halvorson Septet- Fourth Dimensional Confession- Illusionary Sea- Firehouse 12
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• 36:06 Kasper Tranberg & Nils Davidsen- Cobra- Zone Bleue- Ilk music
• 40:27 Tony Malaby Cello Trio- Waiting Inside- Warblepeck- Songlines
• 45:54 Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver- Floating/Ritual- Floating Islands- Ilk music
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• 74:52 Bristle [Randy McKean/Cory Wright/Lisa Mezzacappa…]- Boxcar Bob- Bulletproof- Edgetone Records
• 82:20 *The Cosmosamatics w/Sonny Simmons- Hare Krishna- JazzMaalika- Saptak Jazz
• 87:27 Art Ensemble of Chicago- Hail We Now Sing Joy- The Meeting- Pi Recordings
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• 97:18 Prima Materia [Rahsied Ali/Louie Belogenis/Alan Chase/William Parker…]- Brazilia- Peace on Earth (the music of John Coltrane)- Knitting Factory
• 113:52 Steve Lacy Five- The Way- The Way- hatART
• 123:46 East-West Collective [Didier Petit/Larry Ochs/Miya Masaoka…]- By Any Other Name- Humeurs- RogueArt
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• 140:05 Steve Lacy Quintet- Wasted- Troubles- Black Saint

And in the video department, I found a film “Lift the Bandstand” in several parts… which includes some archival concert footage + Steve Lacy talking about his musical development – in several parts.  Note this appears to only include 3/5ths of the film, but there’s still plenty of eye and ear opening material.  If you want more, I guess at this point you need to buy the DVD film.  If this doesn’t frustrate, dig in!

And, in case you missed it before, here is a copy of Lacy’s original notes of advice he gleaned from playing with Thelonious Monk!  Amazing to look in on the transference from one well established music genius to a budding one!

theloniusmonksnotes taken by Lacy

For some reason, this time I couldn’t load in this file so it’s clear to read, so below is what the above says.  If you want a copy of it sent as an attachment to you, drop me an email!  This is something we should all have thumbtacked to the wall in our listening room:

- Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to keep time.

- Pat your foot and sing the melody in your head when you play.

- Stop playing all that bullshit, those weird notes, play the melody!

- Make the drummer sound good.

- Discrimination is important.

- You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig?

- All reet!

- Always know…

- It must be always night, otherwise they wouldn’t need the lights.

- Let’s lift the band stand!!

- I want to avoid the hecklers.

- Don’t play the piano part, I am playing that. Don’t listen to me, I am supposed to be accompanying you!

- The inside of the tune (the bridge) is the part that makes the outside sound good.

- Don’t play everything (or every time); let some things go by. Some music just imagined.

- What you don’t play can be more important than what you do play.

- A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination.

- Stay in shape! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig & when it comes, he’s out of shape & can’t make it.

- When you are swinging, swing some more!

- (What should we wear tonight?) Sharp as possible!

- Always leave them wanting more.
- Don’t sound anybody for a gig, just be on the scene.
- Those pieces were written so as to have something to play & to get cats interested enough to come to rehearsal!
- You’ve got it! If you don’t want to play, tell a joke or dance, but in any case, you got it! (to a drummer who didn’t want to solo).
- Whatever you think can’t be done, somebody will come along & do it. A genius is the one most like himself.
- They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along and spoil it.

 

OFOB radio playlist for 2/18/14

Friends,
Here’s the radio playlist for this week’s program, complete with start times if you are listening via the KUSP music show player.
Keep those ears growing!!!!!
Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 2/18/14:
• Frank Wess- After Paris- Magic 201- IPO Recordings
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• 5:18 The Lost Trio [Phillip Greenlief/Dan Seamans/Tom Hassett]- I Thought About You- Mysterious Toboggan- Evander Music
• 16:25 Mark Helias’ Open Loose- How ‘Bout It- Verbs of Will- Radio Legs
• 22:18 Sonny Rollins- There Will Never Be Another You- The Complete RCA Victor Recordings- RCA
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• 31:30 Sonny Rollins- Blessing in Disguise- East Broadway Rundown- Impulse
• 43:52 Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Denis Charles- Ode to Sonny- Organic- The Lotus Sound
• 52:38 The Vandermark 5- Freedom Suite, Part 2- Free Jazz Classics, Vol. 3 & 4- Atavistic
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• 64:31 Francis Wong- Persistence of Vision/Instruction to All Persons- Legends & Legacies- Asian Improv
• 72:27 The Pyramids- They Came from Chicago- Otherworldly- Disko B
• 79:05 David S.Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali- Shift- Planetary Unknown- Aum Fidelity
• 86:37 The East-West Collective [Didier Petit/Larry Ochs/Miya Masaoka…]- Mountain- Humeurs- RogueArt
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• 102:15 Lisle Ellis/Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson- The Deke- What We Live- DIW
• 110:45 Frank Gratkowski Quartet- Rotation- Kollaps- Red Toucan
• 116:25 The October Trio- Do Your Thing- New Dream- Songlines
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• 120:19 Adam Lane Trio w/Darius Jones- The Great Glass Elevator- Absolute Horizon- NoBusiness
• 128:00 Vinny Golia Sextet- Diadem- Mix 1- vinnygolia.com
• 134:35 Vinny Golia Octet- Swing Plane- Low and Inside: Music for Baritone Saxophone- Nine Winds
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• 145:19 Michael Vlatkovich Quartet- Various Manifestations of Thwart & Opine for Curved Bill Thrasher & Toy Piano in 4 Parts- You’re Too Dimensional- pfMentum

….and in the video department:

Another full length concert feature with the Vandermark 5 from 2005 in Poznan, Poland.  The group features Ken Vandermark- baritone sax, bass clarinet, Dave Rempis- alto + tenor sax, Fred Lomgerg-Holm- cello, Kent Kessler- bass and Tim Daisy- drums.  Smokin!

…a Darius Jones feature including an interview + concert material w/Darius on alto sax, Angelica Sanchez- piano, Lisle Ellis- bass, Jason Nazary- drums.

Frank Gratkowski Quartet… my fave group by him!

And more tenor fronted trio w/Lawrence Ochs + Mark Dresser + Vladimir Tarosov!

 

 

OFOB playlist for 2/11/14

Friends,

Here is the playlist with start times for last night’s show. Note if you give it a Listen, I mis-spoke in my introduction to the second piece on the show [below correct, + corrected later in the show]. Some of the things I was listening to when picking out the show were Bill Dixon, Mike Reed’s great new “Second Cities…” Note the rather remarkable 9 CD box set of Soul Note recordings by Bill Dixon as remastered and packaged by CAM(yow!- retailing for under $40!) … Bill was a seminal figure on the early ‘60s avant-garde scene: a remarkable musician who influenced many in their approach to texture as a motivational force in music.

Though you may sometimes find sounds in OFOB shows unusual, I stand behind the artistic value and import of each of the performances and hope you will find additional value and beauty when listened to within the context of the show. Some may consider some of the music tenebrous, but the beauty of the dark only helps us better understand the light. I hope you get a chance to dig in!

Keep those ears growing!
Larry
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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
Additonal playlists available to the lower right
Listen to the most recent show via the music show player to the upper right
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OFOB for 2/11/14:
• 0:00 Bill Dixon- Another Quiet Feeling- November 1981 (The Complete Black Saint/Soul Note Records of Bill Dixon)- Soul Note/CAM
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• 8:29 Joe McPhee, Lisle Ellis & Paul Plimley- Tryptich: Prayer + Protest/Prolepsis- Sweet Freedom, Now What?- hatART
• 16:15 Bill Dixon- Points- Thoughts (The Complete Black Saint/Soul Note Records of Bill Dixon)- Soul Note/CAM
• 24:01 Ornette Coleman- Sleep Talking- Sound Grammar- Phrase Text
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• 37:55 Joe McPhee, Lisle Ellis & Paul Plimley- The Persistence of Rosewood- Sweet Freedom, Now What?- hatART
• 47:31 David Murray Trio- The Hill- The Hill- Black Saint
• 56:30 Andrew Cyrille/Mark Dresser/Marty Ehrlich- Aeolus- C/D/E- Jazz Magnet
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• 63:43 Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things- House of Three Smiles- Clean on the Corner- 482 Music
• 70:22 Amir ElSaffar- Ishtarum- Alchemy- Pi Recordings
• 78:05 Eric Boeren 4tet- Bosch/Alpha- Soft Nose- BvHaast
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• 96:23 Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things- One Bar- Second Cities, Vol. 1- 482 Music
• 104:08 Atomic [F.Ljungkvist/M.Broo/H.Wiik/I.H. Flaten/P.Nilssen-Love]- Fissures- Theater Tilters Vol. 1- Jazzland Recordings
• 113:05 School Days [K.Vandermark/Jeb Bishop/K.Nordenson/I.H. Flaten/P. Nilssen-Love]- Another Double- In Our Times- Okka Disk
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• 124:21 Atomic + School Days [as above]- Dark Easter- Distil- Okka Disk
• 137:05 Cory Wright Outfit- Whaticism- Apples + Oranges- Singlespeed Music
• 144:14 Bristle [Randy McKean/Cory Wright/Lisa Mezzacappa…]- Notlob- Bulletproof- Evander

…and in the video department:

From the Firehouse 12 studio recording of Bill Dixon’s Tapestry for Small Orchestra [see http://firehouse12records.com/]