Here is the playlist for this week’s Out Front, Outback radio show. It’s available for a Listen on the web at kusp.org until next week’s show is loaded in early Wednesday morning. As always, a real treat for me to be able to weave seemingly disparate musical threads into the tapestry, perhaps helping you find new appreciation and meaning in individual offerings and the music as a whole.
You may see some patterns within the list relative to musical careers and influences, but please also recognize I strive hard to make the program make sense musically. Ideally you will be able to find new connections with new sounds you may otherwise have not run into or taken to heart and mind. Ideally this experience will help you develop appropriate esteem for the musicians and their music…. It is worthy.
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 playlists available via the link to the right.
**Listen to the most recent show via the kusp music show player [http://kusp.org/archive/102.html#], also with a link to the right. – See more at: http://blogs.kusp.org/outfrontoutback/#sthash.alrOi8on.dpuf
OFOB for 6/11/13:
- Top Dave Douglas- Sozaboy- Witness- BMG Bluebird [my favorite Dave Douglas date from 2000. Dave- trumpet, Chris Speed- reeds, Joe Daley- tuba, Mark Feldman- violin, Erik Friedlander- cello, Drew Gress- bass, Bryan Carrot- vibes and other tonal mallet instruments, Michael Sarin- drums, Ikue Mori- electronic percussion, Josh Roseman- trombone. Many of the same players came to SC and played at Kuumbwa shortly after this release…. Even better live!]
- 6:25 Szilard Mezei Trio- Most Nem (Now No)- Barmikor, Most (Anytime, Now)- Not Two records [Hungarian viola Szilard is a great performer and composer. He also leads medium to large groups, all to good effect, but this pared down setting w/bass + drums is chock full of music and meaning]
- Begins under previous piece at 15:00 Lovedale (Jesper Lovdal/Nils Wogram/Jacob Anderskov/Anders Mogensen)- Landscape- Green Sounds- Ilk music [four great Danish musicians perform a delicate dance on sax, trombone, piano/wurlitzer, drums]
- 18:44 Jeanne Lee- Your Ballad- Conspiracy- Earthforms Records [a beautiful piece from a unique vocalist]
- 25:19 East-West Collective [Didier Petit/Sylvain Kassap/Xu Fengxia…]- Folk Song- concert recording- n/a [cello, clarinet, guzheng … add Larry Ochs- tenor/sopranino and Miya Masaoka- koto for a concert at Yoshi’s in Oakland, Tuesday June 18. A special group.]
- 38:55 Steve Lacy [w/Bobby Few]- The Rent- Associates- felmay/new tone [producers of this date visited w/Steve and went through a vast collection of his archival recordings to put together this collection of duets. Though Steve’s groups were more often pianoless, and he probably did the most work w/Mal Waldron, there is something special about his dates w/Bobby Few]
- 48:22 Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser- Mauger Time- Synastry- pi rcordings [a date of voice/bass duets... not an easy thing to pull off, it all works beautifully. Jen's vocals ala China provide a teaser for Rudresh's Indian influences]
- 54:08 Mauger (Rudresh Mahanthappa/Mark Dresser/Gerry Hemingway)- Intone- The Beautiful Enabler- Clean Feed [Mauger: in spite of; notwithstanding. Perhaps a comment on the difficulty of a collaborative creative group in this market driven world? Three top composers/leaders/improvisers, all with big ears, deliver and satisfy. This a Rudresh composition]
- 59:33 Rudresh Mahanthappa- Are There Clouds in India?- Gamak- ACT Music [Dave Fiuczynski plays guitar in this quartet. He has specialized in Eastern sounds, so a natural collaborator for Rudresh who often composes pieces using Indian scales/temperament. You may have caught these two playing in a band w/Jack DeJohnette at the Monterey Jazz Festival last year, also broadcast by KUSP in our weekend festival broadcast]
- 71:09 The Nommonsemble (Whit Dickey/Rob Brown/Mat Maneri/Matthew Shipp)- Love- Life Cycle- Aum Fidelity [Rob has worked several times w/drummer Whit Dickey to good effect. Matt Maneri slices tones on viola, and Matthew Shipp remains the ever percipient pianist for a textural gem]
- 78:08 Marco Eneidi w/William Parker/Donald Robinson- One More Thing- Cherry Box- Eremite [a fave date of mine featuring altoist Marco… we also heard a few of his pieces last week. If you’re a creative horn player, it doesn’t get much better than to have William Parker and Donald Robinson behind you. Marco started his music career in the SF Bay area, mixed it up w/many greats back East from '81-'95, moved back to the bay area to work w/Glenn Spearman and under the tutelage of Bill Dixon and Jimmy Lyons in the '80s +, and moved back to the bay area in the '90s. Since 2004 Marco has lived in Austria, so it's important to note that he'll be back for a visit and a single performance at Duende's in Oakland on Wednesday, June 26 w/Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, Vijay Anderson- drums. Re: Duende's see duendeoakland.com; for more information about Marco, visit http://www.marcoeneidi.com/]
- 95:00 Oles Brothers with Rob Brown- Black Eagle- Live at SJC- FenomMedia [Rob kicks alto ass for this live date in Poland w/Marcin Oles- bass, Bartlomiej Brat Oles- drums. Bart wrote this number]
- 106:54 The Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet- Cream City Stomp- Phalanx- Aerophone records [Reedman Dave is featured on many recordings by Kurt Vandermark incl. Vandermark 5 dates, but can also say quite a lot on his own. Two drummers give extra impetus for some strong blowing, here you get 26 minutes from a live date in Milwaukee. One of two first outings for Dave’s Aerophone label. We also hear from the great Swedish émigré Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten- bass, + fellow Chicagoans Tim Daisy & Frank Rosaly beat the skins]
- 133:20 Jimmy Lyons- Other Afternoons- Other Afternoons- BYG/Affinity [Marco Eneidi studied w/Jimmy. Jimmy played many years w/Cecil Taylor. Unusual to here find Jimmy paired w/Lester Bowie- trumpet… though I admire them both for their bottomless creativity, like Cecil I hear Jimmy as a cerebral player where Lester is more of player whose musical feet firmly plant his body to the ground. Makes for an interesting quartet w/Andrew Cyrille on drums and recorded in France in 1970 w/Alan Silva- bass]
- Starts under breatk at 147:12 Marco Eneidi- A Tiny Hole in Tuva- Ghetto Calypso- Not Two Records [double arco basswork, and it sounds like someone is pulling off the somewhat difficult task of Tuvan throat singing [creating double tones]. A richly colorative closer for this week]
And from the land of video:
Another piece from Rob’s date in Poland w/the Oles Brothers:
…and links to more videos, here’s a 2001 concert of Jen Shyu and Mark Dresser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ox4cbVJH8
Rudresh’s Gamak at Winter Festival in NYC, January 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVtGKzSpJyE
More from Szilard Mezei’s trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c9GD0zak_Q
And Bobby Few’s trio here joined by altoist Ernest Dawkins in Italy in 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tiBRULjTmk&NR=1&feature=endscreen
for a funkier side of Bobby Few w/Henry Grimes + Rasul Siddik singing “I Ain’t Got Nothing But the Blues”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igA9Nzekysg