Out Front Outback

OFOB for 11/25/14

This show has a special focus on Eric Dolphy [asterisk* indicates piece follows mic break]

  • Rudi Mahall & Aki Takasi- How Long Has This Been Going On?- Evergreen- Intakt
  • *Rudi Mahall & Aki Takasi- Cleopatra’s Dream- Evergreen- Intakt
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach- Evidence- Monk’s Casino: The Complete Works of Thelonious Monk- Intakt
  • Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach- Thown In- Iron Wedding- Intakt
  • Aki Takase & Alexander von Schlippenbach- Out There- So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • Eric Dolphy- The Madrid Speaks, The Panther Walks- Last Date- Limelight
  • *Russ Johnson- Gazzeloni- Still Out to Lunch- Enja/Yellow Bird
  • Eric Dolphy- Straight Up and Down- Out to Lunch- Blue Note
  • *Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons- Psalms of Solomon- Firebirds- Contemporary
  • Mal Waldron w/Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell- The Prophet- Eric Dolphy and Booker Little Remembered, Live at Sweet Basil- ProJazz/King
  • Andrew Hill- Dedication- Point of Departure- Blue Note
  • **Garrison Fewell- Namthini’s Shadow- Variable Density Sound Orchestra- Creative Nation Music
  • Garrison Fewell, John Tchicai…- Prayer for Right Guidance- Big Chief Dreaming- Soul Note
  • Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble- A Tormentor Makes His Victims Hardy- Tribute to Jayne Cortez: Politics- billcole.org
  • Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters- Everywhere Drums- Everywhere Drums- Bola Press
  • Bengt Berger- Blekete/Chetu- Bitter Funeral Beer- ECM
  • Neneh Cherry & The Thing- What Reason Could I Give- The Cherry Thing- Smalltown Superjazz
  • Fred Anderson/DKV Trio- Black Woman- Fred Anderson/DKV Trio- Okka Disk
  • John Tchicai, Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille- Beyond the Blue Horizon- Witch’s Scream- TUM Records Oy

There is a singular lack of videos available of Eric Dolphy, but here’s one where he takes a nice bass clarinet solo with Mingus in Europe:

OFOB playlist for 11/18/14

Friends,

Here’s the playlist for this week’s show… a good presentation, overall, w/a couple little zits (mis-cue on cover of Don Cherry’s Art Deco + I missed the segue from Sirone to Billy Bang). Don’t hold those little errors in my part against the great music and musicians – give it a listen!

Plus, 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
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OFOB for 11/18/14:           (*indicates follows mic break)

  • 0:03 Alexander von Schlippenbach- Pannonica- Schlippenbach Plays Monk- Intakt
  • 4:48 *Chick Corea Trio- Alice in Wonderland- Trilogy- Concord Jazz/Stretch
  • 13:42 Jeff Colella & Putter Smith- Desert Passes- Lotus Blossom- American Jazz Institute
  • 19:26 Don Byas- Laura- Don Byas on Blue Star- Emarcy
  • 23:41 Charles Mingus- Alice’s Wonderland- Wonderland- Solid State
  • 37:25 * (false start) Tiziano Tononi/Awake Nu Quartet- Art Deco- The (CherryCo)mpany- Nu Bop
  • 44:07 Tom Varner- Don’s Big View- Second Communion- OmniTone
  • 60:55 Sirone- For All We Don’t Know- Sirone’s Concord- Not Two (abrupt ending)
  • 71:19 Billy Bang- Holiday for Flowers- Valve No. 10- Soul Note
  • 76:42 Outhead- Ode to John Denver or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Death- Send This Sound to the King- Chahatatadra Music
  • 80:11 (Gebhard Ullmann’s) Tá Lam 11- Self Portrait in Three Colors- Mingus!- jazzwerkstatt
  • 93:06 *Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble- Introduction- Tribute to Jayne Cortez: Politics- Untempered Ensemble music
  • 103:25 Tony Malaby Cello Trio- Waiting Inside- Warblepeck- songlines
  • 108:49 Lotte Anker- The Sleeping & the Awake (Apx3)/Waterpalace/Nightmares Exist/The Sleeping & the Awake (Apx4)- What River is This- Ilk music
  • 129:47 *David Boykin Expanse- Love Power Magic- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministries

OFOB for 11/11/14 with timings and notes!

Friends,

Here’s the playlist for night’s radio show with notes + timings to facilitate KUSP music show player listening. If you heard last week’s abbreviated show [following election coverage], this one more or less takes off from the set of tenor fronted trios that show was about.

If you have any questions or comments, drop me a note. Also, if you have any friends who you think would appreciate these mailings, I am happy to add any emails to my OFOB Playlist Roster. My is to get as many people as possible hip to and excited about all this wonderful music + these musicians who should all be household names.

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
Listen to the most recent show via the box at the upper right
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OFOB for 11/11/14:

  • :14 Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten- Blue Coronet- Brooklyn DNA- Clean Feed (There’s a mic break between, but I like how this sax/bass duo leads into Ornette + Charlie… more McPhee at the end of the show!)
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  • 8:32 Ornette Coleman/Charlie Haden- Sex Spy- Soap Suds, Soap Suds- Artist House (This is one of those dates which by law should always be available, + be required listening for everybody – especially leaders of state!!!! It has been reissued on CD, but is ridiculously expensive…. see below for a YouTube listen to the whole thing!)
  • 18:30 Frank Lowe Trio- Art Deco- Bodies & Soul- CIMP (a cover of a Don Cherry tune – Frank a wonderfully earthy tenorman who never got his due. Includes the great Charles Moffett on drums.)
  • 25:43 Atle Nymo/Ingrebrigt Haker Flaten/Hakon Mjaset Johansen- And Now- …Play Complete Communion- Bolage (bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten returns for this lovely sax fronted trio cover of Don Cherry’s classic… we hear the second movement)
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  • 36:58 Keshavan Maslak w/Sunny Murray and John Lindberg- Romance in the Big City- Loved by Millions- Leo (Keshavan was seriously kicking it on sax + for a while, as made obvious by his ability to get avant drum legend Sunny Murray + bass great John Lindberg to the studio. Originally from Detroit, Mr. Maslak has several strong recordings made, but watch out, because he’s got a pretty wide range of interests, including some punk + other projects which might not satisfy as much as this.)
  • 44:29 Ellery Eskelin, Marc Ribot & Kenny Wollesen- The Sun Died- The Sun Died- Soul Note (Ellery- tenor, Marc- guitar, Kenny- drums. A sweet little grouping doing mostly standard covers. Yes, Virginia, that is Marc Ribot of Tom Waits sessions.)
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  • 51:36 Michael Marcus Trio- Harmonious Beautious- Soulifications- Soul Note (I got most heavily drawn to Michael Marcus for his work with Sonny Simmons/The Cosmosamatics, but he also has several great leader dates. These days he’s been focusing on clarinet, but I love his tenor sound on this lush original. Trio filled out w/Taurus Mateen- bass + Nasheet Waits- drums.)
  • 59:39 AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark- Left to Right (for Henry Grimes)- I Wonder if I was Screaming- Crazy Wisdom (AALY features Swedish players Mats Gustafsson- alto + tenor sax on the right channel, Peter Janson- bass, Kjell Nordeson- drums, and with Chicagoan Ken Vandermark pretty much a permanent guest on tenor sax + clarinet, heard here on the left channel. This is a hard date to find, but all CDs + authorized downloads of all their releases are available via catalyticsound.com)
  • 67:29 The All Ear Trio (John Tchicai/Thomas Agergaard/ Peter Ole Jørgensen/+ special guest Sirone…)- All Things from the Garden- Boiler- Ninth World Music (Danish tenormen John and Thomas have also collaborated on OK NOK… Kongo dates which come highly recommended. A treat to have Revolutionary Ensemble member Sirone added in on bass. AET must have been a mostly performing venture, because this is the only date I’ve ever found by them.)
  • 72:15 The Engines w/John Tchicai- Cool Copy/Looking- Other Violets- Not Two (We were lucky that the great John Tchicai was invited by The Engines for this recording date in Chicago shortly before John died of a brain hemmorage. The Engines = Dave Rempis- reeds, Jeb Bishop- trombone, Nate McBride- bass + Tim Daisy- drums. Even better would have been if they could have had more collaborations… beyond sympatico.)
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  • 98:23 Vandermark 5- Suitcase (For Ray Charles, Elvin Jones, and Steve Lacy)- Color of Memory- Atavistic (Ken Vandermark + Dave Rempis- reeds, Jeb Bishop- trombone, Nate McBride- bass, Tim Daisy- drums. From 2004, this is the last Vandermark 5 date with Jeb Bishop as a regular member. Jeb has moved to North Carolina, but he still collaborates w/Ken + other Chicagoans on a semi-regular basis.)
  • 106:11 Vandermark 5- Cadmium Orange (for Francis Bacon)- Annular Gift- Not Two (from a live 2009 concert, same group as above, but w/Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello + electronics replacing Jeb Bishop.)
  • 115:00 Gordon Grdina Trio with Mats Gustafsson- F.W.R.- Barrel Fire- drip audio (Canadian Gordon Grdina can go toe-to-toe w/any trash guitar player, but keeps things real avant re: his note + chord choices. A nice pairing w/Mats’ rough reed presence!)
  • 119:30 Rakalam Bob Moses- Visions of Nature- The Skies of Copenhagen- RaKalam Records (Bob’s a great percussionist/arranger. He visited Denmark & hooked up w/a number of musicians for this solid date… I love how this piece connects Gordon’s raw music w/Billy’s big chamber work.)
  • 122:41 Billy Bang- Outline No. 12- Outline No. 12- Celluloid (more required listening – from 1982, an 11tet w/Billy- violin & including among others Jason Hwang- violin, David Murray, Frank Lowe + Charles Tyler- reeds, Khan Jamal- vibes, Wilber Morris- bass, Sunny Murray- drums + conducted by Lawrence “Butch” Morris.)
  • 129:42 Gebhard Ullmann’s Tá Lam 11- Eclipse- Mingus!- jazzwerkstatt (Another 11tet, I didn’t recognize most of the other players, but some fascinating texture for arrangements of Mingus tunes. Gebhard plays soprano sax + bass clarinet and is joined by 9 other reed players + 1 accordian. Sweet!)
  • 136:49 Ken Vandermark’s TOPOLOGY Nonet featuring Joe McPhee- Impressions of Astral Spirits/Age- Impressions of PO Music- Okka disk (and flowing nicely into this great tribute to the man who blew the musical mind of a young Ken Vandermark – Joe McPhee. A nonet date w/Ken respectfully rearranging Joe’s compositions. Aside from Joe, a representative grouping of Ken’s Chicago associates round things out – personnel = Ken- clarinet + tenor sax, Joe- tenor sax, Dave Rempis- sax, Josh Berman- cornet, Jeb Bishop- trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm- cello + electronics, Kent Kessler- bass, Tim Daisy- drums. Note Okka disk sells their own releases cheaper than almost anyones else, so if you get inspired to pick this up, I recommend you visit their site: okkadisk.com.)
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A couple other useful sites for picking up creative music via the web = discogs.com, squidco.com + downtownmusicgallery.com

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And some pertinent videos:

Here’s all of Soapsuds Soapsuds with Ornette Coleman- tenor sax + Charlie Haden- bass from 1977.     #1 = Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (7:44)  #2 = Human Being (7:46)  #3 = Soap Suds (5:12)  #4 = Sex Spy (9:55)  #6 = Some Day (7:34)

Frank Lowe and Billy Bang worked a lot of projects together aside from Outline #12:

Here’s a full Vandermark 5 set [!!!] from Le Mans, France in 2004 w/Jeb Bishop – starts w/a cover of The Inflated Tear (R.R.Kirk):

A piece from a marvelous John Tchicai & Ascension Upending sextet gig from 2012 from Art for Arts and Vision Fest’s off season “Evolving Music” series:

…. well, that oughta keep you busy for a while!

abbreviated OFOB for election night 11/4/14

  • Barry Altschul w/Jon Irabagon and Joe Fonda- The 3dom Factor- TUM Records Oy
  • Rent Romus & Life’s Blood Ensemble- Fateful Tender joynecessity- Cimmerian Crossroads- Edgetone
  • The Lost Trio [Phillip Greenlief/Dan Seamans/Tom Hassett]- The Rent- Mysterious Tobbogan- Evander
  • Cory Wright- The Green Mitchell Trio- Whatevs- Edgetone
  • Ed Blackwell Trio w/Dewey Redman & Cameron Brown- Walls Bridges- Walls Bridges- Black Saint
  • Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo- Mule Skinner/Loretto- Somos Agua- Clean Feed
  • [Gebhard Ullmann’s] Tá Lam 11- Reincarnation of a Lovebird- Mingus!- jazzwerkstatt

The Lost Trio is based in the SF Bay area…

…as is Cory Wright…

…and Rent Romus too!

 

OFOB radio playlist for 10/28/14

Friends,
Below is the playlist for this week’s radio show with start times to facilitate knowing where you are if you listen on the KUSP music show player. Some wonderful music including a marvelous new large group release of arrangements of Eric Dolphy compostitions by pianists Aki Takase + Alexander von Schlippenbach. I think you should find an interesting flow of music which later in the show goes into some world music segueing into some serious avant-funk… a good and stimulating time!
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
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OFOB for 10/28/14:

  • Aki Takase- Crepuscule With Nellie- Something Sweet, Something Tender- Enja
  • *8:58 Matthew Shipp- Life Cycle- I’ve Been to Many Places- Thirsty Ear
  • 13:20 Barry Altschul (w/Jon Irabagon)- Irina- The 3dom Factor- TUM Records Oy
  • 19:29 Barry Altschul- That’s Nice- That’s Nice- Soul Note
  • *36:54 Oliver Lake Quartet- Something Sweet, Something Tender- Prophet- Black Saint
  • 41:25 Aki Takase/Alexander von Schlippenbach- Serene- So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • 46:16 (after false start) Richard Andersson (w/Tony Malaby)- Nica’s Dream- Sustainable Quartet- Blackout music
  • 53:18 Alexander von Schlippenbach- Light Blue- Light Blue- Enja
  • *61:29 Aki Takase/Alexander von Schlippenbach- Hat and Beard- So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • 74:17 Matthew Shipp Trio- Roe- Harmonic Disorder- Thirsty Ear
  • 79:29 Eric Revis Quartet (w/Darius Jones)- The Tulpa Chronicles, pt. III- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • *88:40 Eric Revis Quartet- Hits- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • *95:25 Universal Light Quartet (w/Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Kasper Tranberg, Kresten Osgood)- 1.452- Light- ilk music
  • 100:16 Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders- Hamdouchi- The Trance of Seven Colors- Axiom
  • *109:38 Darius Jones- Chasing the Ghost- Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)- Aum Fidelity
  • 1:19:20 David Boykin Expanse- 6-12-13- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministries
  • 131:25 Sonny Sharrock- As We Used to Sing- Ask the Ages- Axiom
  • 138:56 Henry Threadgill- Little Pocket Sized Demons- Too Much Sugar for a Dime- Axiom

OFOB for 10/28/14

  • Aki Takase- Crepuscule With Nellie- Something Sweet, Something Tender- Enja
  • *Matthew Shipp- Life Cycle- I’ve Been to Many Places- Thirsty Ear
  • Barry Altschul (w/Jon Irabagon)- Irina- The 3dom Factor- TUM Records Oy
  • Barry Altschul- That’s Nice- That’s Nice- Soul Note
  • *Oliver Lake Quartet- Something Sweet, Something Tender- Prophet- Black Saint
  • Aki Takase/Alexander von Schlippenbach- Serene- So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • Richard Andersson (w/Tony Malaby)- Nica’s Dream- Sustainable Quartet- Blackout music
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach- Light Blue- Light Blue- Enja
  • Aki Takase/Alexander von Schlippenbach- Hat and Beard- So Long Eric! Homage to Eric Dolphy- Intakt
  • Matthew Shipp Trio- Roe- Harmonic Disorder- Thirsty Ear
  • Eric Revis Quartet (w/Darius Jones)- The Tulpa Chronicles, pt. III- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • *Eric Revis Quartet- Hits- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed
  • *Universal Light Quartet (w/Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Kasper Tranberg, Kresten Osgood)- 1.452- Light- ilk music
  • Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders- Hamdouchi- The Trance of Seven Colors- Axiom
  • Darius Jones- Chasing the Ghost- Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)- Aum Fidelity
  • David Boykin Expanse- 6-12-13- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministries
  • Sonny Sharrock- As We Used to Sing- Ask the Ages- Axiom
  • Henry Threadgill- Little Pocket Sized Demons- Too Much Sugar for a Dime- Axiom

OFOB for 10/21/14

Friends,
Here’s this week’s playlist. More good music, more good fun, and I hope you get more good listening out of it. Modern music from 1969 to 2013 with lots of great sounds in between.
If you have any questions or comments, be sure to drop me a note.
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
Listen to the most recent show via the box at the upper right
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OFOB for 10/21/14:

  • Dewey Redman- Joie de Vivre- The Ear of the Behearer- Impulse
  • *Jon Irabagon Trio- Elusive- It Takes All Kinds- jazzwerkstatt
  • Conference Call [G.Ullman/J.M.Stevens/J.Fonds/G.Schuller]- Bald Eagle- Seven: Live at Firehouse 12- Not Two
  • The Fonda/Stevens Trio + 2- In the Whitecage- Live in Katowice- Not Two
  • *Charles Tyler- Mid Western Drifter- Mid Western Drifter- Bleu Regard
  • OK NOK… KONGO- A Chaos With Some Kind of Order- Moonstone Journey: Music by John Tchicai, Played by OK NOK… Kongo- dacapo
  • Tiziano Tononi Awake Nu Quartet w/Daniele Cavalanti- Desireless- The (CherryCo)mpany- Nu Bop
  • David Boykin Expanse- Some Slick 8 Bar Blues- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministeries
  • *Rob Brown Quartet w/Roy Campbell- Flat Out- Jumping Off the Page- No More
  • *Steve Swell’s Fire Into Music- For Grachan- Swimming in a Galaxy of Goodwill and Sorrow- RogueArt
  • Grachan Moncur III- Exploration- New Africa/One Morning I Woke Up Very Early- BYG
  • The Super Quartet of Mal Waldron with Steve Lacy- What It Is- Evidence/King
  • AALY Trio + Ken Vandermark- Alva Jo- Live at the Glenn Miller Café- Wobbly Rail
  • *Rob Brown/Lou Grassi 4tet- A Hatful- Scratching the Surface- CIMP

and in the video department:

OFOB playlist for 10/14/14

Friends,

Another fun-packed show, this week. Below is the playlist including start times for pieces if you get a chance to listen via the KUSP music show player. First time play for a compelling release by Chicago sax player David Boykin – a live recording at the Hungry Brain, the piano a little rinky-dink, but played excellently by Jim Baker, + w/a similar sound to the piano played by Les Walker on the Steve Reid rarity, so I hope you can get used to it and dig what they were putting out on both those dates.
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
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OFOB for 10/14/14: [*denotes follows mic break]

  • 0:00 Misha Mengelberg Trio- Rollo III- Who’s Bridge?- Avant
  • 7:18 *Jim Baker- Tolled Deadpan- More Questions Than Answers- Delmark
  • 10:30 Simon Nabatov- The Third World- Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols- Leo
  • 18:30 Matthew Shipp- New Orbit- Matthew Shipp’s New Orbit- Thirsty Ear
  • 21:23 Matthew Shipp- Chi- Matthew Shipp’s New Orbit- Thirsty Ear
  • 31:52 *Roberta Piket/Roby Glod/Mark Tokar/Klaus Kugel- Nazar- Op Der Schmelz (Live)- Nemu
  • 37:51 Cory Wright Outfit- The Sea and Space- Apples + Oranges- Singlespeed music
  • 46:25 Wadada Leo Smith- Lake Michigan- The Great Lakes Suite- TUM Records Oy [w/Leo- tpt, Henry Threadgill- alto sax, John Lindberg- bass, Jack DeJohnette- drums]
  • 72:07 *Frank Gratkowski Quartet- The Flying Dutchman- Le Vent et la Gorge- Leo
  • 81:39 Vinny Golia Octet- And These People Drive Too! (Subterranean)- Music for Baritone Saxophone- Nine Winds
  • 96:00 *The Ullmann/Swell 4- New York 5:50- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt
  • 102:53 Steve Reid [w/Arthur Blythe]- C You Around- Rhythmatism- Mustavic Sound
  • 114:42 David Boykin Expanse- Hyperspace- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministries
  • 133:07 Fire! Orchestra [Mats Gustafsson +]- Enter part four- Enter- rune grammofon [yow!]
  • 147:01 *Kalle Kalima & K-18- That Obscure Object of Desire- Bunuel de Jour- TUM records Oy

OFOB playlist for 9/30/14

Friends,

This posting is later than usual – no reflection on the quality of musicianship represented in the program. I am hoping that you have already availed yourself of the chronological posting at the OFOB site on kusp.org which occurred while the program happened. Note there is still some 40 odd hours for you to listen to it before tomorrow’s program is loaded in and takes the place of the below show on KUSP’s web music player.

This show turned on a new release by great Italian drummer Tiziano Tononi who’s Peace Warriors recording of provocative covers of Ornette Coleman on Black Saint. His Awake Nu Quartet including adept reedman Daniele Cavallanti is a consummate set of covers of the great Don Cherry, and with this release as the inspirational focus for the program you should find no dearth of neutrally stimulating music and hope you have the opportunity to dig in. Below you’ll find the playlist replete with Don Cherry’s music showing up in a variety of ways… notes included!

Keep those ears growing!

Larry
P.S. KUSP is currently airing it’s Fall membership drive. Creative non-commercial radio is a rarity these days and in the U.S. only possible through the support of appreciative listeners. Why don’t you 888-777-1507 or visit kusp.org during this week’s show and let us know you care!
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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
Listen to the most recent show via the box at the upper right

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OFOB for 9/30/14:
Kasper Tranberg & Nils Davidsen- Le Hex- Zone Bleue- Ilk music [a lush set of duets by Danish players w/Kasper on trumpet and Nils on bass]
*Steve Lacy with Don Cherry- Something to Live For- Evidence- Prestige [a classic 1962 recording also featuring Billy Higgins on drums and recorded by Rudy van Gelder for New Jazz. We hear a cover of Duke Ellington]
Simon Toldam Trio- Se, En Fugl Kigger Ned- Kig Op 14- Ilk music [more great Danish jazz, this new trio release by Simon also features Nils Davidsen and reminded me of Misha Mengelberg’s great trio recordings. The title translates to “see, a bird looking down”]
Eric Dolphy- Fire Waltz- Live at the Five Spot, Vol. 1- Prestige [from 1962 this run at the NYC jazz club produced 3+ lps of great music by a quintet to die for: Eric on reeds (alto here), Booker Little – trumpet, Mal Waldron- piano, Richard Davis- bass, and Ed Blackwell- drums. A jumping live version of Mal’s tune, also see Mal’s studio date “The Quest” from the same year. Eric and Booker would undoubtedly have continued as consummate musical partners and innovators (note this effectively a co-led group for this date) had Booker not died at the age of 21]
*Andrew Hill- One For- Blue Black- Sound in Time [An under-recorded quartet of Andrew’s in a slow recording period for this master pianist. Jimmy Vass- alto sax, Chris White- bass and Leroy Williams- drums, this was first issued on the Japanese label East Wind and as such did not get the U.S. airing the date deserves]
Steve Lacy/Masahiko Togashi/Masahiko Satoh- Tina’s Tune- Apices: Live at the Egg Farm 2000- Studio Songs [this date actually recorded in Japan and took me a while to track down to add to my Lacy collection. Percussionist M.Togashi is was a semi-regular collaborator of Lacy’s, M.Satoh is on piano.]
Bruce Eisenbeil/Klaus Kugel/Perry Robinson/Peter Evans/Hilliard Greene- Iono- Carnival Skin- Nemu Records [a collective date, Eisenbell plays guitar, Klaus Kugel- drums, Perry Robinson- clarinet, Peter Evans- trumpet, Hilliard Greene- bass. This is Hilliard’s composition and he has a lovely arco solo]
*Tiziano Tononi Awake Nu Quartet- Complete Communion- The (CherryCo)mpany- Nu Bop Records [A marvelous new recording covering Don Cherry tunes… a BIG FUN date which gets 4 thumbs up + big YOW from me! 2011 live tracks w/Tiziano- drums, Daniele Cavallanti- tenor sax, Luca Calabrese- trumpet + Andrea DiBiase- bass. This the title tune was Don Cherry’s first release for Blue Note recorded in 1966]
Charles Brackeen (w/D.Cherry, C.Haden/E.Blackwell)- Rhythm X- Rhythm X- StrataEast [Texas tenor Charles Brackeen grabbed up 3 Ornette Coleman alums for a very Ornettish date from 1973 produced by Clifford Jordan]
Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden- Human Being- Soapsuds Soapsuds- Artist House [1977 w/Ornette on tenor sax, as perfect a duet date as you have any right to expect from these two masters. Though all numbers on the album are great, you have got to dig the contemplative power of Charlie’s Human Being!]
*AALY Trio/DKV Trio- Awake Nu- Double or Nothing- Okka Disc [AALY trio = Swedish greats Mats Gustafsson on alto + tenor sax, Kjell Nordeson- drums & Ingebrigt Haker Flaten- bass. DKV Trio = Chicago greats Ken Vandermark- tenor + clarinets, Kent Kessler- bass & Hamid Drake- drums. In 1999 these birds of a feather let fly with this tune originally from Cherry’s "Where is Brooklyn?" date]
Tiziano Tononi Awake Nu Quartet- Cherryco- The (CherryCo)mpany- Nu Bop Records [In 1960 John Coltrane’s reaction to the world changing arrival of Ornette Coleman to the scene was to hit the studio w/Ornette band mates including Don Cherry- tpt, Charlie Haden- bass and Ed Blackwell- drums (+ a second date w/Percy Heath- bass). The music was not released until 1966 (well into Trane’s tenure w/Impulse) as the Lp credited as co-led with Don Cherry: “The Avant- Garde”. The release included two Ornette pieces, one Monk piece and the Don Cherry tune covered here]
What We Live [Larry Ochs/Lisle Ellis/Donald Robinson + Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas]- The Big Hunt- Quintet for a Day- New World [What We Live an innovative trio of sax/bass/drums which was designed to periodically include individual special guests. Here trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas helped provide this exceptional quintet recording.]
Ches Smith & These Arches- Learned from Jamie Stewart- Hammered- Clean Feed [drummer Ches fronts an unusual quartet w/power-saxists Tim Berne + Tony Malaby riding over the chordal work of Mary Halvorson- guitar + Andrea Parker- accordion]
Ornette Coleman Quartet- Lonely Woman- Reunion 1990- Domino Records [time for a reworking of this classic 1959 Ornette piece from a reunion 31 years later w/original band members Ornette- alto sax, Don Cherry- trumpet, Charlie Haden- bass + Billy Higgins- drums. The original ran 4:59 and this live version runs a good 12 minutes, never losing the signature excitement of Ornette’s music]
*Billy Bang- The Kora Song- Untitled Gift- Anima Records [1982 - Billy on violin w/Don Cherry- tpt, Wilbur Morris- bass, Denis Charles- drums. A rare Don Cherry composition]

and in the video section:

follow this link for Herbie Hancock + Don Cherry together on Monk’s Bemsha Swing

http://youtu.be/aNXePvT5H0s

+ a full 1991 concert w/Peter Apfelbaum!

OFOB for 9/23/13

Friends,

A wonderful weekend was had by all at the Monterey Jazz Festival 9/19-21. I hope you were able to make the scene, either in person or via KUSP’s live/local broadcast coverage and/or our on-the-spot blog coverage via kusp.org, where you can still find some great photos and observations! A big tip of the porkpie goes out to The Festival, all the participating musicians, plus all the KUSP crew who worked so hard over the weekend to bring you some real music from a real festival!

As luck would have it, I came down w/a serious cold just after the festival, so Jim Sentetos was kind enough to sit in for me this week. As usual, available for you to listen before the next show gets loaded in the wee hours of October 1st.

Keep those ears growing!

Larry
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OFOB for 9/23/14 – guest host Jim Sentetos

  • Middle Space Collective- Skronk- Paradigm Shift- Sound on Purpose records
  • Scott Colley- The Getting Place- Empire- CAM Jazz
  • William Parker- Land Song- Corn Meal Dance- Aum Fidelity
  • Fareed Haque- In Bollywood- Trance Hypothesis- Delmark
  • Kenny Wheeler- For Tracy- What Now?- CAM Jazz
  • Trio M- Secrets to Tell You- Big Picture- Cryptogramophone
  • Andrew Cyrille Trio- Nicodemus- Good to Go- Soul Note
  • Vijay Ayer- Gauntlet- Tirtha- ACT
  • Odean Pope- Zanzibar Blue- Epitome- In + Out Records
  • Matthew Shipp- Paradox X- Matthew Shipp’s New Orbit- Thirsty Ear
  • [Kahil ElZabar’s] Ritual Trio- Another Kind of Groove- Big Cliff- Delmark
  • Mal Waldron w/Jeanne Lee + Toru Tenda- Circumambulation- Travellin’ in Soul Time- BvHaast
  • Ben Allison- Green Al- Think Free- Palmetto
  • J.D. Allen- Bloom- Bloom- Savant
  • Robin Eubanks- Kasmir- KlassiK Rock, vol. 1- Artist Share
  • Dave Douglas- Eastern Parkway- Freak In- Blue Bird
  • Charles Lloyd- Brother on the Rooftop- The Call- ECM
  • Jimmy Giuffre- Fly Away Little Bird- Fly Away Little Bird- Owl
  • Dayna Stephens- Teeth- Timeless Now- CTA
  • Trio 3 + Vijay Iyer- Rosmarie- Wiring- Intakt