Out Front Outback

OFOB for 5/26/15 with timings

  • Robert Ceely- Post Hoc, Ergo Hoc for Solo Bass Clarinet [Marty Krystall]- So Far- Vivace Records
  • 4:44        *Gunsmoke [Marty Krystal trio]- We’ve Heard It All Before- Mojave- K2B2
  • 10:03     Marty Krystal Quartet- Brass Rings- Moments Magical- K2B2
  • 14:53     Jimmy Giuffre Trio- The Train and the River- The Train and the River- Choice
  • 20:35     Teddy Charles Tentet- Quiet Time- Teddy Charles Tentet- Atlantic/Jazz Beat
  • 31:31     *(Tim Daisy’s) Vox Arcana- Assembly- Caro’s Song- Relay recordings
  • 39:24     Side A (Ken Vandermark, Håvard Wiik, Chad Taylor)- 29- In the Abstract- Not Two  records
  • 44:19     Jimmy Giuffre- Cry, Want- New York Concerts- Elemental music
  • 56:49     *Free Fall (Vandermark, Wiik, Ingrebigt Haker- Flaten)- E.C.- The Point in the Line- Smalltown Superjazz
  • 62:05     Free Fall- 291 (for Jimmy Giuffre)- Amsterdam Funk- Smalltown Superjazz
  • 65:41     (Tim Daisy’s) Steel Bridge Trio [w/Aram Shelton]- Some See Hope- Different Clocks- Relay recordings
  • 71:28     The Tim Daisy Trio [w/ Håvard Wiik]- Spreepark Serenade- A Fine Day in Berlin- Relay recordings
  • 79:40     Masahiko Satoh- Untitled solo piano- Long Story Short (curated by Peter Brotzmann)- Trost records
  • 97:01     *Bobby Few- Flakes- Light and Shadows- Boxholder
  • 101:34   Ideal Bread [Josh Sinton, Kirk Knuffke, Reuben Radding, Tomas Fujiwara] – Flakes- Transmit: Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy- Cuneiform
  • 108:39   Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Frederic Rzewski- First and Last Pain- Packet- New Albion
  • 113:48   What We Live [Larry Ochs, Lisle Ellis, Donald Robinson]- Everlasting (for Dewey Redman)- What We Live- DIW
  • 121:23   Stephen Gauci, Kirk Knuffke, Ken Filiano- Symphony in K- Chasing Tales- Relative Pitch
  • 126:15   Sonny Simmons- Black Gardenia- Last Man Standing- Jazzaway records
  • 145:09   *Kirk Knuffke- Next- Arms and Hands- Royal Potato Family

And in the video department:


OFOB for 5/19/15

  • Chicago Reed Quartet- Camera Obscura- Western Automatic- Aerophonic records
  • *Rova Saxophone Quartet- Parallel Construction #1- Planetary- SoLyd records
  • Empty Cage Quartet & Soletti Besnard- Moths to the Flame/Only as Evidence- Take Care of Floating- Rude Awakening
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7- Ke Belle- Lucky Prime- Clean Feed
  • *Frank Lowe & Saxemple- Inappropriate Choices- Inappropriate Choices- ITM Pacific
  • Michael Marcus- Morning Daffodil- The Magic Door- Not Two records
  • Szilard Mezei Wind Quartet- Milos- We Were Watching the Rain- Leo Records
  • Cassandra Wilson- Death Letter- New Moon Daughter- Blue Note
  • *Phalanx [George Adams/James Blood Ulmer/Sirone/Rashied Ali]- Song Number One- Original Phalanx- DIW
  • David S. Ware- Aquarian Sound- Flight of i- DIW Columbia
  • David Mott Quintet- First Dance- Downtown Runout- davidmottmusic.com
  • Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay- Mes Enfants- Wow!- Ambience Magnetiques
  • *Kris Davis Infrasound- Save Your Breath- Save Your Breath- Clean Feed
  • Lisle Ellis- Mothers- Elevations- Victo
  • The Revolutionary Ensemble- 911-544- And Now…- Pi Recordings
  • Ab Baars Trio & NY Guests- Consolatio- Invisible Blow- Wig
  • Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark- Honest John- Goofy June Bug- Wig
  • Kirk Knuffke- Bonderizer- Arms & Hands- Royal Potato Family

OFOB for 5/12/15

  • [Aram Shelton’s] Ton Trio II- Findings- On and On- Singlespeed Music
  • *Aram Shelton Quartet- Joints and Tendons- Everything for Somebody- Singlespeed Music
  • Aram Shelton & Fast Citizens- I Am Here, You are There- Two Cities- Delmark
  • [Tim Daisy’s] Steel Bridge Trio- Montrose- Different Clocks- Relay records
  • *Jason Adasiewicz’s Sun Rooms- Leeza- From the Region- Delmark
  • [Tim Daisy’s] Steel Bridge Trio- Scraps- Different Clocks- Relay records
  • Steve Lacy Five- Clichés- Blinks- hatART
  • Szilárd Mezei Septet- Elveszett vízpart (Lost Water-coast)- 100 Tű Hossza (Length of 100 Needles)- Slam
  • *Aram Shelton & Fast Citizens- In Cycles- Two Cities- Delmark
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm- Lazy Day- Gather- Delmark
  • Ochs/Robinson Duo- Red Tail- THE throne- Not Two records
  • *Wadada Leo Smith [w/Henry Threadgill/John Lindberg/Jack DeJohnette]- Lake Huron- The Great Lakes Suite- TUM Records Oy
  • Julius Hemphill- Dogon A.D.- Dogon A.D.- Mbari/Arista/DA Music/International Phonograph
  • ROVA Saxophone Quartet- S- Planetary- SoLyd Records

OFOB for 5/5/15

  • Henry Franklin- Limehouse Blues- Two Views- SP records
  • *Henry Franklin- Frank’s Tune- Two Views- SP records
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago- Odwalla Theme- Coming Home Jamaica- Atlantic
  • Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things- V.S. #1- About Us- 482 music
  • *Atomic / School Days- Andersonville- Distil- Okka Disk
  • [Mark McGrain’s] Plunge- Exit Strategy- In for the Out- Immersion records
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- News? No News!- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt
  • Raphe Malik Quartet- Emblematic- Companions- eremite
  • *John Lindberg Ensemble w/Wadada Leo Smith, Larry Ochs, Andrew Cyrille- Ascendent- The Catbird Sings- Black Saint
  • Vinny Golia Sextet- Maboo’s Justice- Abstractions and Retrocausalities- Nine Winds
  • *The Bureau of Atomic Tourism- 19- Spinning Jenny- RAT records
  • Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly- The Speed of Change- The Speed of Change- 482 music
  • Kris Davis Infrasound- Union Forever- Save Your Breath- Clean Feed
  • [Ken Vandermark’s] Audio One- Encyclopedia of a Horse- An International Report- AudioGraphics records
  • [Gerald Cleaver’s] Black Host- Wrestling- Northern Spy Records
  • *Ken Vandermark’s TOPOLOGY Nonet featuring Joe McPhee- Impressions of Knox- Impressions of PO Music- Okka Disk

OFOB playlist for 4/28/15

  • Russ Johnson- Song for the Ram’s Horn- Still Out to Lunch- Enja/yellowbird
  • *Tomasz Dabrowski- 7 Days to Go- Tom Trio- Ilk music
  • Kasper Tranberg & Nils Davidsen- Zone Blueu- Zone Bleue- Ilk music
  • Ostergaard Art Quartet- Varanasi- Stories from the Village- Boogie Post Recordings
  • Szilard Mezei Vocal Ensemble- Archaic Prophecy- Blow Wind Zenta, Echo Wind!- Not Two recordings
  • *Horace Tapscott- To the Great House- Dissent or Descent- Nimbus West
  • Simon Toldam Trio- Seglmanen- Kig Op 15- Se, et menneske kigger op- Ilk music
  • Kris Davis- Pass the Magic Hat- Capricorn Climber- Clean Feed
  • *Szilard Mezei Trio- Hedgehog- Trembling of the Puppy- Gyor Free
  • Steve Lacy Quintet- Wasted- Troubles- Black Saint
  • *Buell Neidlinger Quintet- The Lady Sings the Blues- Blue Chopsticks: A Portrait of Herbie Nichols- K2B2
  • Russ Johnson- Something Sweet, Something Tender- Still Out to Lunch!- Enja/yellowbird
  • Peter Brotzman Chicago Tentet plus two- Hold That Thought- Short Visit to Nowhere- Okka Disk
  • *Aki Takase/Alexander von Schlippenbach- The Prophet- So Ling Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • Joe Morris Bass Quartet- Super Spot- High Definition- hatOLOGY
  • Criss Cross w/Buell Neidlinger, Marty Krystall, Hugh Schick…- Ask Me Now- Live at the Red Sea- K2B2
  • *Fiorenzo Bodrato- Adieu, Adieu- Travelling Without Moving- CMC records
  • Andrew Bishop- Benedictus- De Profundis- envoi recordings

OFOB for 4/21/15 with guest host Jim Sentetos

Thanks to Jim for filling in for me while I was out of town!  He did a great job!

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 box at the upper right

  • Mathew Shipp Trio (w/Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey)- In a Sentimental Mood- To Duke- RogueArt
  • Jim Hobbs & The Fully Celebrated Orchestra (w/Taylor Ho Bynum, Tim Shanko and Django Carranza)- Lord of Creatures- Lapis Exilis- skycap records
  • Ryan Shultz Quintet- Hair Dryers- Hair Dryers- Origin
  • Matt Bauder (w/ Nate Wooley, Angelica Sanchez, Jason Ajemian and Tomas Fujiwara)- Cleopatra’s Mood- A Day In Pictures- Clean Feed
  • Liberty Ellman (w/ Steve Lehman, Mark Shim, Jose Davila, Stephan Crump and Gerald Cleaver)- Aestivation- Ophiuchus Butterfly- Pi recordings
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society- Brooklyn Babylon: Missing Parts- Brooklyn Babylon- New Amsterdam
  • Tineke Postma & Greg Osby- Source Code- Sonic Halo- Challenge
  • Vijay Iyer Trio- Mystery Woman- Break Stuff- ECM
  • Michael Vlatkovich- Inumerable mementos of the distant ought-to-be forgotten but disheartingly omnipresent never-to-be forgotten past- Ask 7- pfMentum
  • Mary Halvorson Septet (w/Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon, Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Garchik, John Hébert and Ches Smith)- Illusionary Sea (No. 33)- Illusionary Sea- Clean Feed
  • Harris Eisenstadt (w/Ellery Ekelin and Anglica Sanchez)- September 1- September Trio- Clean Feed
  • Nate Wooley Sextet (w/Josh Sinton, Matt Moran, Eivind Opsvik, Dan Peck and Harris Eisenstadt)- Old Man on the Farm- (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship- Clean Feed
  • Eric Dolphy (w/Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter and Roy Haynes)- Ode to Charlie Parker- Far Cry- Prestige
  • Jeanne Lee and Mal Waldron- Fire Waltz- After Hours- Owl records
  • Odean Pope Trio- Tribute to Duke and Mingus- Ebioto- Knitting Factory
  • David Binney (w/Ambrose Akinmusire and Brad Mason, Corey King and Andy Hunter, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley and Brian Blade)- Explaining What\’s Hidden- Third Occasion- Mythology Records
  • Eric Revis Quartet (w/Bill McHenry, Darius Jones and Chad Taylor)- The Tulpa Chronicles, part. I-  In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • Diego Barber with Craig Taborn- Eternal 7- Tales- Sunnyside
  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom (w/Jenny Scheinman and Todd Sickafoose)- Spottswood Drive- No Morphine, No Lilies- Royal Potato Family
  • Stefano Bollani (w/Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund, Mark Turner and Bill Frisell)- Teddy- Joy In Spite of Everything- ECM


OFOB for 4/14/15 with guest host Jim Sentetos

  • Rudresh Mahanthappa (w/Adam O’Farrill, Matt Mitchell, Francois Moutin and Rudy Royston)- Gopuram- Bird Calls- Pi records
  • Russ Johnson (with Myra Melford, Roy Nathanson, George Schuller & Brad Jones)- Something Sweet, Something Tender-  Still Out to Lunch-  Enja/Yellowbird
  • Jaki Byard Quartet (featuring Joe Farrell)- Dolphy (Live – #2)- The Last from Lennie’s
  • Tony Malaby’s Apparitions (w/Tom Rainey, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck)- Old Smokey- Voladores- Clean Feed
  • Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players- 2011 East- Heavy Feel- Wide Hive records
  • Ricardo Gallo Cuarteto- Tribu del Asfalto- Tribu del Asfalto- La Distritofonic
  • Jack DeJohnette with Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill- Jack 5- Made In Chicago (Live At the Chicago Jazz Festival 2013)- Pi records
  • Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian- Take Me Back- Hamburg ’72 (Live)- ECM
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints (w/Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron)- Sound Prints- Live At Monterey Jazz Festival- Blue Note
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet (w/Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Nate McBride and Frank Rosaly)- Simmer- Afterimage- Driff Records
  • Myra Melford (w/Ron Miles, Liberty Ellman, Stomu Takeishi and Tyshawn Sorey)- The Strawberry- Snowy Egret- Enja/Yellowbird
  • Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo (w/William Parker & Nasheet Waits)- Loretto- Somos Agua- Clean Feed
  • Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth (w/Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver)- All Tomorrow’s Parties- Epicenter- Clean Feed
  • Steve Lacy with Don Cherry- Evidence- Evidence- Prestige
  • Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory (w/Hugh Ragin, George Lewis, Matthew Shipp, Craig Taborn, Jaribu Shihad, William Parker, Tani Tabbal and Gerald Cleaver) – For Lester B- Nine to Get Ready- ECM
  • Yard Byard (with Jamie Baum, Adam Kolker, Jerome Harris, Ugonna Okegwo and George Schuller)- St. Mark’s Place Among the Sewers- The Jaki Byard Project: Inch by Inch- GM recordings
  • Ralph Alessi (with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey)- Defensive Indifference- Lark- Clean Feed
  • Steve Lehman Octet (w/ Jonathan Finlayson, Tim Albright, Mark Shim, Chris Dingman, Jose Davila, Drew Gress and Tyshawn Sorey)- No Neighborhood Rough Enough- Travail, Transformation and Flow- Pi recordings
  • Enrico Rava (w/Stefano Bollani, Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Paul Motian)- Improvisation II- New York Days- ECM
  • Myra Melford (w/Ron Miles, Liberty Ellman, Stomu Takeishi and Tyshawn Sorey)- Night of Sorrow- Snowy Egret- Enja/Yellowbird

OFOB playlist for 4/7/15


Here’s the playlist for the first week in April.  Thanks to Jim Sentetos for filling in for the next few weeks while I head out for a trip to the East Coast.

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 box at the upper right
OFOB for 4/7/15:           [*indicates follows mic break]

  • Herbie Nichols- The Lady Sings the Blues- The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols- Blue Note
  • *Herbie Nichols- The Spinning Song (alternate take)- The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols- Blue Note
  • Herbie Nichols Project (Frank Kimbrough…)- Amoeba’s Dance- Love is Proximity- Soul Note
  • Archie Shepp- Lady Sings the Blues- Live in San Francisco- Impulse
  • *Charles Mingus- The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers- Let My Children Hear Music- Columbia
  • Steve Lacy- Private Sadness- The Beat Suite- Sunnyside
  • Simon Nabatov- Sunrise Twice- Roundup- Leo records
  • Satoko Fujii Quartet- As Usual- Zephyros- Not Two
  • *Rob Brown & Lou Grassi Quartet- The Arc- Scratching the Surface- CIMP
  • Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth- Nine South- Epicenter- Clean Feed
  • Atomic/School Days- Transparent Taylor- Nuclear Assembly Hall- Okka Disk
  • *Ted Curson Quartet- Musis Sacrum- Urge- Fontana
  • Ahmed Abdullah- African Songbird- Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet- Silkheart records
  • Ernest Dawkins Live in the Spirit Residency Big Band- Memory in the Center: An Afro Opera Homage to Nelson Mandela- Dawk Music
  • *David Murray- Flowers for Albert- Flowers for Albert- India Navigation
  • Jimmy Lyons- Push Pull- Push Pull- hatHut
  • Hafez Modirzadeh- Karna Passages Three (Mournings)- In Convergence Liberation- Pi recordings

OFOB playlist for 3/31/15


Here is this week’s playlist with start times…. There are some tricky segues which might fool you, so this will help you to know where you are in the show when you give it a ***listen.*** I had a lot of fun with this show, returning to a few OFOB hits + trying out some new stuff. There are a few fairly straightforward releases, + some very rare material Overall, I think a compelling narrative was developed using some great creative music.

Dig in + 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 box at the upper right

OFOB for 3/31/15:     [*indicates piece follows mic break]

  • Ran Blake- Bess, Oh Where is My Bess- That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook)- hatART
  • 4:23 *Ellis & Branford Marsalis- Bess, Oh Where is My Bess- Loved Ones- Columbia
  • 12:26 Steve Lacy & Lee Konitz- Blues for Aida- Paris, March 1, 1984- n/a
  • 19:36 Mal Waldron- Della’s Dream- Sweet Love, Bitter- Impulse
  • 21:59 Mal Waldron with Eric Dolphy…- Fire Waltz- Fire Waltz- Prestige
  • 36:02 *Criss Cross (w/Buell Neidlinger/Marty Krystall/Hugh Schick…)- Friday the 13th- Live at the Red Sea- K2B2
  • 44:09 Ran Blake w/Steve Lacy- The Man I Love- That Certain Feeling- hatART
  • 55:46 *Triot (Mikko Innanen…) w/John Tchicai- Medley from “Samson and Delilah”- Sudden Happiness- TUM records Oy
  • 61:44 Kris Davis Infrasound- Always Leave Them (wanting more)- Save Your Breath- Clean Feed
  • 71:39 Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7- I Don’t Know Why, But This Morning…- Lucky Prime- Clean Feed
  • 78:09 Franz Koglmann Quartet & Steve Lacy- Der Vogel / Opium- Balver Höhle, 1974- n/a
  • 92:31 *Steve Lacy & Lee Konitz- No Baby- Paris, March 1, 1984- n/a
  • 98:02 Trio M (Myra Melford/Mark Dresser/Matt Wilson)- Hope (for the cause)- The Guest House- Enja yellowbird
  • 102:18 Simon Nabatov- Kalindov- A Few Incidences- Leo Records
  • crossfade – @117:27 Kaze (Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Christian Pruvost, Peter Orins)- Vents Contraires (headwinds)- Uminari- Libra records
  • 134:34 *Fiorenzo Bodrato- Quadripartito- Travelling Without Moving- CMC records
  • 143:10 The Nommonsemble (Whit Dickey w/Rob Brown, Mat Maneri + Matthew Shipp)- Life Cycle- Aum Fidelity

OFOB for 3/24/15

  • Marc-Andre Hamelin- Variations, Op. 41- Kasputin: Piano Music, Vol. 2- Hyperion
  • *Dave Burrell- Sophisticated Lady- Plays Ellington & Monk- Denon
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach- Light Blue- Alexander von Schlippenbach Plays Monk- Enja
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach- Locomotive- Schlippenbach Plays Monk- Intakt
  • Tama [Aki Takase/Jan Roder/Oliver Steidle]- Ein hoher Baum fangt viel Wind [a tree catches much wind]- Rolled Up- jazzwerkstatt
  • *Satoko Fujii ma-do Quartet- The Squall in the Sahara- Heat Wave- Libra records
  • Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach- Zankapfel [bone of contention]- Iron Wedding- Intakt
  • Satoko Fujii ma-do Quartet- Set the Clock Back- Time Stands Still- Not Two records
  • Kaze [Christian Pruvost/Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Peter Orins]- Tioky Astimo- Uminari- Libra records
  • *Myra Melford- Little Pockets/Everybody Pays Taxes- Snowy Egret- Enja yellowbird
  • Atomic [Havard Wiik/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Magnus Broo/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/…]- Laterna Interfuit [lantern assemblies]- Lucidity- Jazzland recordings
  • Daniel Erdmann/Gebhard Ullmann/Johannes Fink/Christian Lillinger- Estupido Hombre- E & U Mann- WISMart
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Vision 7- En urgence- Lucky Prime- Clean Feed
  • Pascal Niggenkemper Vision 7- Lance Die Lanze/Sortie de la colere [out of anger]- Lucky Prime- Clean Feed
  • Joe Maneri Quartet- Ascend- Tenderly- hatOLOGY
  • Baloni [Joachim Badenhorst/Frantz Loriot/Pascal Niggenkemper]- Turning Inwards, Like a Glove- Belleke- Clean Feed
  • School Days [Ken Vandermark/Jeb Bishop/Kjell Nordeson/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen Love]- Off the Top- In Our Times- Okka Disk
  • *Rob Brown Ensemble- Rocking Horse- Crown Trunk Root Funk- Aum Fidelity