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 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.
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OFOB for 2/25/14:
• The Modern Jazz Quartet- Django- European Concert- Atlantic
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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!
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!