Out Front Outback

OFOB Radio Playlist for 4/26/16

  • Branford Marsalis Quartet- Jazz Thing- Mo’ Better Blues- Columbia 1990
  • Tronzo Trio- Ruler of My Heart- Roots- Knitting Factory Works 1994
  • Mingus Big Band- Pussycat Dues- Blues & Politics- Dreyfus Jazz 1999
  • Various artists (Mark Bingham)- Brilliant Corners- That’s the Way I Feel Now- A&M 1984
  • The ICP Orchestra- Four in One- The ICP Orchestra Performs Nichols & Monk- ICP 1984
  • Clusone 3 (Michael Moore/Ernst Reijseger/Han Bennink)- The Song is Ended- Soft Lights and Sweet Music: Irving Berlin Songbook- hatArt 1993
  • Steve Lacy Trio- The Bath- The Rent (live in Portland)- Cavity Search 1997
  • Cylinder (Darren Johnston, Aram Shelton, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kjell Nordeson- The Ear that was Sold to a Fish- Cylinder- Clean Feed 2011
  • Tiziano Tononi Awake Nu Quartet w/Daniele Cavallanti- Complete Communion theme/Guinea- The (CherryCo)mpany- Nu Bop records 2010
  • Old and New Dreams (Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell)- Mopti- Playing- ECM 1980
  • Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics w/Aboulaye Diabate- Rainbow Sign- It is Written- ACT music 2004
  • Ostergaard Art Quartet w/Kasper Tranberg and Marc Ducret- Hunting- More Stories from the Village- Boogie Post Recordings 2016
  • Michael Blake- The Soldier and the Saint- Fulfillment- Songlines recordings 2015
  • Albert Ayler- Water Music- The Last Album- Impulse 1969
    Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio- Freewheelin’- The Leo- Red Records 1987
  • Liberty Ellmann- Rhinocerisms- Radiate- Pi recordings 2014
  • David Boykin Expanse- Some Slick 8 Bar Blues- Love Power Magic- Sonic Healing Ministries 2013
  • Olavi Trio- Chaplin- Oh, La Vie!- TUM records 2013

OFOB playlist for 4/19/16

A fundraising show during KUSP’s May Day campaign… thanks so much to all the folks who called in supporting KUSP, jazz and creative music, and Out Front, Outback! A marvelous show of support. If you didn’t get a chance to help out, please make your pledge of support via the kusp.org front page so we can continue to bring you ear opening music!

Here’s the playlist for this week’s show:

  • James Spaulding- Warm Valley- Escapade- High Note 1999
  • Kenny Barron w/Charlie Haden, Roy Haynes-Melancholia- Wanton Spirit- Verve 1994
  • Michael Moore- I Loves You Porgy- White Widow- Ramboy 2001
  • James Zollar- Angel Face- Zollar Systems- JZAZ Records 2015
  • George Coleman- Sonny’s Playground- A Master Speaks- Smoke Sessions 2015
  • Tadd Dameron- Mating Call- Mating Call- Prestige 1956
  • George Coleman Octet- Frank’s Tune- Big George- Affinity 1977
  • Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet- Gallop’s Gallop- Memories of T- Concord 2005
  • John Coltrane & Don Cherry- Bemsha Swing- The Avant-Garde- Atlantic/Rhino 1960
  • Dave Liebman & Ellery Eskelin- Tie Those Lines- Different But the Same- hatology 2004
  • Jeff Lederer’s Brooklyn Blowhards- Dancing Waters- Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music 2015
  • Khan Jamal Quintet w/Grachan Moncur III- Riff Raff- Black Awareness- C.I.M.P. 2005
  • IPA (Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo…)- Einstein- It’s a Delicate Thing- Bolage 2010
  • Aram Shelton- All Dressed Up- Arrive- 482 Music 2005
  • Carlos Ward Quartet w/Woody Shaw- Pettiford Bridge- Lito- Leo Records 1998
  • Raphe Malik/Cecil McBee/Charles Moffett- Nucleus- Storyline- Boxholder 1999
  • Roy Campbell w/William Parker- Brother Yusef- Pyramid Trio- No More records 1998
  • Don Cherry’s NU Band w/Carlos Ward, Mark Helias, Ed Blackwell, Nana Vasconcelos- Mopti- Live at Bracknell Jazz Festival- BBC Jazz 1986
  • Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio- Mbizo for Johnny Dyani- The Leo- Red Records 1987
  • Henry Threadgill Sextett- Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket- Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket- About Time 1983

Out Front, Outback playlist for 4/13/16

  • Abdullah Ibrahim- The Dream- The Children of Africa (Banyana)- Enja 1976
  • Amina Claudine Myers- Golden Lady in the Graham Cracker Window- Poems for Piano: The Piano Music of Marion Brown- Sweet Earth Records 1979
  • Marion Brown- Pleasant Street- November Cotton Flower- Baystate (Japan) 1979
  • Abdullah Ibrahim- Ishmael (short version)- A Celebration- Enja 1976
  • Amina Claudine Myers- Plowed Fields- The Circle of Time- Black Saint 1983
  • Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra (w/Johnny Dyani + John Tchicai)- A Rainbow Over the Bamboo Forest- Brikama- SteepleChase 1984
  • Old and New Dreams (Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell)- Togo- A Tribute to Ed Blackwell- Black Saint 1987
  • Don Cherry- Pettiford Bridge- Multikulti- A&M 1989
  • Charles Bobo Shaw and the Human Arts Ensemble- Concere Ntasiah- Concere Ntasiah/P’nk J’zz- Universal Justice/Muse
  • Abdullah Ibrahim w/Don Cherry, Carlos Ward- medley- Radio Sessions- Radio Copenhagen- 1972
  • Don Cherry NU Band- Chopin Chopeen- Live at Bracknell Jazz Festival- BBC Jazz Legends 1986
  • Abdullah Ibrahim- The Hajj- The Journey- Chiaroscuro 1977
  • Nana Vasconcelos and Antonello Salis- Trayra Boia- Lester- Soul Note 1985
  • Daniele Cavallanti Double Trio- For Rafiullah Khan- The Leo- Red Records 1987
  • Masahiko Togashi w/Steve Lacy + Kent Carter- It’s Freedom Life- Moments- Paddle Wheel/King 1981
  • Jones Jones (Larry Ochs, Mark Dresser, Vladimir Tarasov)- Perpetuo Mojo- Not Two 2009
  • Figure 8 (Rova + 4)- Head Count- Pipe Dreams- Black Saint 1994

OFOB radio playlist for 3/5/16

Friends of the big eared ilk,

So…. A false start straight off the bat, but then the show developed into something I think you’ll dig the heck out of. Included are several modern creative classics: from Mingus- to the original recorded version of Charlie Haden’s Song for Che- to Henry Threadgill’s Melin- to Ornette’s Lonely Woman- to a couple of Arthur Blythe’s biggest hits… what the heck, they all felt like hits. If those names don’t mean anything to you, it’s time to play catch up. If they do, you’ll probably not only enjoy hearing them again in a cushy context, but also discover new music on this week’s Out Front, Outback. Dig in for some good times… as Kool and the Gang would say, “It’s a Celebration.”

On a more sober note, you’ll note that KUSP has started its “May Day” campaign. Though the intent was always to serve, KUSP ended up in a serious financial situation requiring a substantial change of direction in programming. I strongly believe that the station continues to be a valuable resource, and hope that you will look at the years of service providing quality hand crafted presentations of jazz, blues, world and music mixes (to name a few). Whether you would like to make a(nother) gift in honor of the added value to your life and the listening community in the past, or the auger of more quality programs in the future, I hope you will consider visiting kusp.org and giving during this special time. The amounts talked about seem large, but as part of the aggregate, we can make a difference.

Thanks again for your listening time and 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 8:00pm to 11:00 pm PST.
contact = larryb@cruzio.com
Listen to the most recent show via the KUSP Music Show Player
OFOB for 4/5/16:

  • Charles Mingus- Ecclusiastics- Oh Yeah!- Atlantic/Rhino 1961
  • Jeff Lederer’s Brooklyn Blowhards- The Language of Resistance- Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music 2015
  • Charlie Haden- Song for Che- Liberation Music Orchestra- Impulse 1969
  • Szilard Mezei Wind Quartet- Innen- Innen- Ayler Records 2010
  • Henry Threadgill Sextet- Melin- When Was That?- About Time records 1982
  • Tiziano Tononi & the Ornettians- A Girl Named Rainbow/School Work- Peace Warriors- Black Saint 2004
  • Ornette Coleman- Lonely Woman- The Shape of Jazz to Come- Atlantic 1959
  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom- Slow Jam- Otis Was a Polar Bear- The Royal Potato Family 2016
  • Instant Composers Pool- Lady Sings the Blues- Restless in Pieces- ICP 2015
  • Grachan Moncur III Octet- Sonny’s Back!- Exploration- Capri Records 2004
  • Khan Jamal Quintet- Sonny’s Back, part 1 & 2- Black Awareness- C.I.M.P 2005
  • IPA (Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten…)- Boomerang- Bubble- moserobie 2012
  • Grachan Moncur III- A for Pops (for Louis Armstrong)- Lunar Module Records 2007
  • Arthur Blythe- As of Yet- The Grip- India Navigation 1977
  • Wadada Leo Smith- Lake Superior- The Great Lakes Suite- TUM Records 2012
  • Arthur Blythe- Down San Diego Way- Lenox Avenue Breakdown- Columbia 1979
  • Peter Brötzmann The Chicago Octet/Tentet- Makapoor- 1/2/3- Okka Disk 1997
  • Peter Brötzmann The Chicago Octet/Tentet- Aziz- 1/2/3- Okka Disk 1997
  • William Parker Double Quartet- Journey to the End of Night- Alphaville Suite- RogueArt 2007

OFOB radio playlist for 3/29/16

  • Myra Melford + Ben Goldberg- City of Illusion- Dialogue- BAG Production Records 2014
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet- Japanese Folk Song- Straight No Chaser- Columbia 1967
  • Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace & La Orquesta Sinfonietta- Canto America- Canto America- Patois Records 2015
  • Miya Masaoka Trio- Japanese Folk Song/Kojo No Tsuki- Monk’s Japanese Folk Song- Dizim records 1997
  • Michael Spiro, Wayne Wallace & La Orquestra Sinfonietta- Canto America- Canto America- Patois Records 2015
  • Hanami- The Way to Float Free- The Way to Float Free- ears & eyes records 2015
  • Switchback (Waclaw Zimpel, Mars Williams, Hlliard Greene, Klaus Kugel)- Night Shift on Red Planet- Multikulti Project 2013
  • Glenn Spearman- Rituals- Blues for Falasha- Tzadik 1997
  • Michael Blake- Exaltation- Fulfillment- Songlines recordings 2015
  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom- Fuster- Otis was a Polar Bear- Royal Potato Family 2015
  • AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark (Mats Gustafsson, Peter Janson, Kjell Nordeson)- Left to Right (for Henry Grimes)- I Wonder if I was Screaming- Crazy Wisdom 2000
  • Cecil Taylor- Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure)- Unit Structures- Blue Note 1966
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- News? No News!- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt 2008
  • The Thing with Joe McPhee- The Thing (cherry)- She Knows- Crazy Wisdom records 2001
  • Trio Red Space (Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy)- Mind, Space- Fields of Flat- Relay Records 2015
  • IPA (Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Hakon Mjaset-Johansen)- Einstein- It’s a Delicate Thing- Bolage 2010
  • AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark- 3 on 2 (Fred Anderson)- I Wonder if I was Screaming- Crazy Wisdom 2000
  • Jeff Lederer- Albert’s Sun- Sun Watcher- Jazzheads 2010
  • Jeff Lederer’s Brooklyn Blowhards- Heavenly Home (ayler)- Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music 2015
  • Fiorenzo Bodrato- Fango- Travelling Without Moving- CMC records 2012
  • Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait and Switch- Lick My Decals Off, Baby (don van vliet)- What is Known- Clean Feed 2010
  • Mats Gustaffson & Nu Ensemble- Knockin’ part 4- Hidros 6: Knockin’- Not Two 2013
  • Daniele Cavallanti & The Brotherhood Creative Trance Music Ensemble- Faces: Bertolucci- Faces and Tales- Rudi Records 2012

OFOB playlist for 3/22/16 w/notes


This playlist may look a little shorter, but please take into account that the Brotzmann Chicago Tentet piece set to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen runs 41 minutes long. This is the second time we’ve played this piece, but it’s a rather remarkable date which is easily worth multiple listenings + the extra time allotted for it in the program.

Thanks to everyone who called in support of Out Front, Outback and/or KUSP during our spring pledge drive. As you may know, the availability of creative/stimulating programming on radio is getting harder to find, and I appreciate the ability to continue to share some of my excitement about the music with you.  If you didn’t get a chance to make a pledge, you can still do so via the cover page of kusp.org.

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 8:00pm to 11:00 pm PST.
contact = larryb@cruzio.com
Available to listen to via the KUSP Music Show Player only through 3/29/16!
OFOB for 3/22/16:

  • Fred Hersch Ensemble- A Riddle Song/Song of the Universal- Leaves of Grass- Palmetto 2008 (Hersch sets music to poetry by Walt Whitman. Ralph Alesski- trumpet/flglhrn, Mike Christianson- tbone,Bruce Williamson- various reeds, Tony Malaby- tenor sax, Fred Hersch- piano, Erik Friedlander- cello, Drew Gress- bass, John Hollenbeck- drums, Kate McGarry + Kurt Elling- voices)
  • Sirius Quartet- Ceili- Paths Become Lines- Autentico Music 2016  (some great music by a standard string quartet which likes to include improve in their approach the music.)
  • Tom Varner- Well- The Mystery of Compassion- Soul Note 1992 (a long time favorite, Mark Feldman does a lot of lush solo work over some beautiful ensemble writing by Tom. Mark Feldman- violin, Tom Varner- French horn, Rich Rothenberg- tenor sax, Ed Jackson- alto sax, Mike Richmond- bass, Tom Rainey- drums)
  • Eric Revis w/Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille- Prayer (jarrett)- City of Asylum 2012
  • Matt Wilson- Lucky (lederer)- That’s Gonna Leave a Mark- Palmetto   2008 (Andrew D’Angelo + Jeff Lederer- reeds, Chris Lightcap- bass, Mat Wilson- drums)
  • Ingebrigt Håker Flaten & Joe McPhee- Blue Coronet- Brooklyn DNA- Clean Feed 2011 (Duets reflecting on landmarks of Brooklyn… the Blue Coronet was a club in the 60s to early 70s which catered to 95% black clientele but featured many of the same great acts that would play the likes of the Village Vanguard and other more expensive Manhattan clubs.
  • Darius Jones- Two Worlds, One Soul- Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)- Aum Fidelity 2014 (Darius- alto sax, Matt Mitchell- piano + Rhodes, Sean Conly- bass, Ches Smith- drums, Emilie Lesbros- vocals)
  • The Vandermark 5- Goodbye Tom B. (McPhee)- Free Jazz Classics, Vol. 1- Atavistic 2000 (w/Ken Vandermark + Dave Rempis- reeds, Jeb Bishop- tbone, Kent Kessler-bass, Tim Mulvenna-drums)
  • Ornette Coleman- What Reason Could I Give- The Complete Science Fiction Sessions- Columbia 1971 (Ornette- alto sax, Dewey Redman- tenor sax, Carmine Fornarotto + Gerard Schwarz- tpts, Charlie Haden- bass, Ed Blackwell- drums, Asha Puthli- vocal)
  • Jeff Lederer- Dancing Flower (Ayler)- Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music 2015 (Jeff’s a regular member of the Matt Wilson Quartet. This date covers Albert Ayler tunes and traditional sea shanties and whaling songs with a couple originals thrown in. Sounds odd, but it all kicks nicely. Jeff- tenor + soprano saxes, Petr Cancura- tenor sax, Kirk Knuffke- cornet + slide trumpet, Bryan Dye- trombone, Art Bailey- accordion, Mat Wilson + Allison Miller- drus + percussion)
  • Michael Blake- The Ballad of Gurdit Singh- Fullfillment- Songlines 2015 (born in Montreal and raised in Vancouver, Michael has lived in NYC for 25 years. With a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts supporting this project, he gathers a crack team of Vancouver players for this date. Michael Blake- tenor + soprano saxes, J.P. Carter- trumpet, Peggy Lee- cello, Chris Gestrin- piano + micromoog, Ron Samworth e.guitgar + banjo, Andre Lachance- bass- Dylan van der Schyff- drums)
  • Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet- Be Night, Be Music part 2- Be Music, Night: An Homage to Kenneth Patchen- jazzwerkstatt 2004 (Peter Brötzmann is one of the most recognized European free players. In recent years he has worked the larger palette with his Chicago Tentet and challenges all ears to open up to his insistent vision. Brötzmann- bass + b-flat clarinets, alto + tenor sax; Mats Gustafsson- bari sax + bass clarinet, Ken Vandermark- bari sax + b-flat clarinet; Joe McPhee- trumpet + alto sax; Jeb Bishop- tbone; Fred Lonberg-Holm- cello; Ken Kessler- bass; Paal Nilssen-Love + Michael Zerang- drums; Mike Person- voice)
  • Michael Blake- Arrivals- Fullfillment- Songlines 2015 (as above)
  • Cory Wright- The Sea and Space- Apples + Oranges- Singlespeed Music 2013 (SF Bay area players = Cory Wright- tenor sax + Bb clarinet, Evan Francis- alto sax + flute, Rob Ewing- tbone, Lisa Mezzacappa- bass, Jordan Glenn- drums)
  • Eric Revis w/Ken Vandermark, Jason Moran, Nasheet Waits- Celestial Hobo- Parallax- Clean Feed 2012 (Eric- bass, Ken Vandermark- reeds, Jason Moran- piano, Nasheet Waits- drums. This is each players reading, in notes and tones, of poet Bob Kaufman’s verse: “For every remembered dream/There are twenty nighttime lifetimes. Under multiplied arcs of sleep/Zombie existences become Existence.  In night’s warped rectangles/ Stormy bathtubs of wavy sex/Come hotly drawn.  Everyday, confused in desperate poses/Loses its hue, to Dada prodigies of black/There never was a night that ended/Or began.“  Eric gave the players the text of a poem by Bob Kaufmann and “told everyone to interpret as the chose- to melodicize the syllables, or play whatever feeling they got.  After each solo, we do it collectively.  Some people approached it more pastorally; others with venom.  What’s intersting on the collective parts is that we pretty much satarted and ended together – it wasn’t conducted.”  As a basically improv piece it’s remarkably cogent, which points to the artistry and big ears of the players.  The solo order is Waits, Revis, Vandermark (on clarinet) and Moran.
  • Jeff Lederer- The Language of Resistance- Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music 2015 (as above, here working on an original of Jeff’s)
  • Rob Reddy’s Quttah- However Humble- However Humble- Reddy Music 2000 (Rob gets a bit of middle-eastern flavor going. Rob Reddy- soprano sax, Jef Lee Johnson- guitars, Charles Burnham- violin + mandolin, Rufus Cappadocia- cello, Dom Richards- bass, Heqarn Gadbois- dumbek + zarb + percussion)
  • Eric Revis Quartet- Hold My Snowcone- In Memory of Things Yet Seen- Clean Feed 2014 (Eric Revis- bass, Darius Jones + Bill McHenry- saxes, Chad Taylor- drums.  I have only just recently picked up the two Eric Revis dates played earlier in the show, and got “In Memory…” just preceding this quartet’s visit for a Santa Cruz concert at Kuumbwa.   Darius works a unique sound on his alto sax, and paired with tenorman Bill McHenry for a 2 sax quartet makes a muscular event, indeed!)
  • Matt Wilson- July Hymn (for Don Cherry)- As Wave Follows Wave- Palmetto 1996 (Dewey Redman- tenor sax, Cecil McBee- bass, Matt Wilson- drums.)
  • Idris Ackamoor- Awakening- Centurian- Cultural Odyssey 2000 (Idris- alto sax + the driving force behind the Pyramids kicks it in a different setting.)
  • Jeff Lederer- Bells-  Brooklyn Blowhards- Little (i) Music  2015 (another Ayler tune by Jeff and company)

OFOB playlist for 3/15/16

Here’s the playlist for last night’s radio show… a special fundraising edition. A tip of the porkpie goes to Howard Feldstein and Geo Warner who helped out, and to all the folks who called in and made web pledges in support of creative music on KUSP and helped to make the evening a success. I am gratified to report that there was a great show of support! The drive is still going if you didn’t get a chance to do your part.
Thanks again, and 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 8:00pm to 11:00 pm PST.
contact = larryb@cruzio.com
listen to the most recent show via the KUSP Music Show Player to the right

OFOB for 3/15/16:

  • Louis Armstrong- 12th Street Rag- The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings- Columbia 1927
  • Ruby Braff- Do It Again- Cornet Chop Suey- Concord Jazz 1991
  • Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton- Black and Blue (What DidI Do to Be So Black and Blue?)- Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton- Verve 1996
  • Ku-umbwa Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band- Portrait- Mingus Sings- Sunnyside 2015
  • Max Roach- Lonesome Lover- It’s Time- Impulse 1962
  • Max Roach- Garvey’s Ghost- Percussion Bitter Sweet- Impulse 1961
  • John Coltrane- Mr. Day- Coltrane Plays the Blues- Atlantic 1960
  • John Coltrane- Resolution- A Love Supreme- Impulse 1964
  • Thelonious Monk- Hackensack- Something in Blue- Black Lion 1971
  • Roswell Rudd & Steve Lacy- Monk’s Dream- Monk’s Dream- Verve 1999
  • Bennie Wallace- Evidence- Bennie Wallace Plays Thelonious Monk- Enja 1981
  • The Ullmann/Swell 4- New York 5:50- News? No News!- jazzwerkstatt 2008
  • Masada (John Zorn, Dave Douglas…)- Piram- Beit- DIW 1994
  • IPA (Magnus Broo, Atle Nymo, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten…)- Bubble- Bubble- Moserobie records 2013
  • Codona (Don Cherry, Colin Walcott, Nana Vasconcelos)- Mumakata- Codona- ECM 1978
  • Henry Threadgill- Come Carry the Day- Carry the Day- Columbia 1995
  • Fiorenzo Bodrato- Fro / Adieu, Adieu- Travelling Without Moving- CMC records 2012
  • Daniele Cavallanti & Tiziano Tononi- Eastwood- Rings of Fire- Long Song 2008

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Friends with big ears, (Tuesday 3/15)

A reminder to those who listen to Out Front, Outback and appreciate creative music – TONIGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU! KUSP-fm, which has provided the framework for my weekly radio and web offerings, is in the final few days of our Spring pledge drive. KUSP has recently been going through some more adjustments, and your support is about as critical as it can be during this drive.

We all have our personal priorities, and a big one of mine since 1983 has been to provide you and as many others as possible with insights into and guided excursions within the great expanding compendium of music some choose to call jazz. It’s been a real treat for me! If you have found exciting inroads into music, been reminded of some older faves or found out about some newer offerings, or at times just had the opportunity to sit back and dig it, the way to make sure these opportunities for us to commune in hipness will continue can continue in the future is for you to drop us a dime or two.

If you want to show some particular support during Out Front, Outback, wonderful! You can call us at 888-777-1507 or visit the web at kusp.org tonight between 8pm + 11pm pacific time and drop us a dime or two.

Thanks + keep those ears GROWING!


Matt Wilson, Chris Lightcap, Kirk Knuffke, Jeff Lederer in Dayton 021516

OFOB for 3/8/16

Been down with a cold, so just now getting out the playlist for this week’s show, which spans 83 years of ever expanding creativity. Revisiting some of Kurt Elling’s impeccable vocalese inspired the opening set. I’ve recently been tracking down dates by Norwegian bass powerhouse Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, which resulted in a first OFOB play of the 2010 date by recent faves IPA…. and don’t miss the 25 minute live exhortation on a Mal Waldron tune by Archie Shepp. I hope you will get a chance to follow the flow for this one, and please join us in support of KUSP during next week’s pledge drive program (3/15)… remember, without the supporting framework of KUSP, we would not have had the rare opportunity to delve into the unfolding beauty and excitement of the jazz and creative music compendium (lo) these 30+ years! Times are not easy for independent radio, and your support is critical to our continued ability to serve you with rewarding aural titillation.
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 8:00pm to 11:00 pm PST.
contact = larryb@cruzio.com
OFOB for 3/8/16:

  • King Pleasure with Betty Carter- Red Top- The Source- Prestige 1953
  • Coleman Hawkins- Body and Soul- Body and Soul- Proper 1939
  • Duke Ellington with Al Hibbler- I Like the Sunrise- Liberian Suite- Columbia 1947
  • Bennie Wallace- My One and Only Love- Old Songs- Audioquest 1993
  • Kurt Elling- A New Body and Soul- Nightmoves- Concord 2007
  • Kurt Elling- I Like the Sunrise- Nightmoves- Concord Jazz 2007
  • Chico Freeman- When I Fall in Love- Still Sensitive- India Navigation 1979
  • Kurt Elling- medley: I Get Along Without You Very Much/Blame It on My Youth- Flirting with Twilight- Blue Note 2001
  • IPA (Atle Nymo, Magnus Broo, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten…)- Tredjemann (third party)- It’s a Delicate Thing- Bolage 2010
  • Elvin Jones & Jimmy Garrison Sextet- Oriental Flower- Illumination!- Impulse 1963
  • AALY Trio with Ken Vandermark- There is a Balm in Gilead- I Wonder if I was Screaming- Crazy Wisdom 2000
  • Atomic w/Havaard Wiik, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Magnus Broo…- Laterna Interfuit- Lucidity- Jazzland recordings 2014
  • Gerry Hemingway Quartet- The Current Underneath- The Whimbler- Clean Feed 2004
  • Grachan Moncur III- Monk in Wonderland- Evolution- Blue Note 1963
  • Archie Shepp Quartet- Hooray for Herbie- Parisian Concert, vol. 1- impro 1977
  • Grachan Moncur III- Monk in Wonderland- Evolution- Blue Note 1963
  • Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd Quartet- Light Blue- Early and Late- Cuneiform records 1999
  • Bennie Wallace w/Jimmy Knepper- Ask Me Now- Bennie Wallace Plays Monk- Enja 1981
  • Gerry Hemingway Quartet w/Ellery Eskelin, Ray Anderson, Mark Dresser- If You Like- Devil’s Paradise- Clean Feed 2003
  • Atle Nymo/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Hakon Mjaset Johansen- Elephantasy- … play Complete Communion- Bolage 2006
  • Josh Berman- Next Year B- Old Idea- Delmark 2009

OFOB radio playlist for 3/1/16

  • Ruby Braff- When I Fall in Love- Me, Myself and I- Concord Jazz 1988
  • Delfeayo Marsalis- But Beautiful- The Last Southern Gentleman- Troubadour 2014
  • Jimmy Knepper Sextet- I Thought About You- Tell Me…- Daybreak 1979
  • Lester Bowie- Lonely Woman- Fast Last [a.k.a. Hello Dolly]- Muse 1974
  • Ornette Coleman- Lonely Woman- Beauty is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings- Atlantic/Rhino 1959
  • James Newton- Peace- Romance and Revolution- Blue Note 1986
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet- Glass Light- Tomeka Reid Quartet- Thirsty Ear 2015
  • Khan Jamal Percussion and Strings Quartet- Cool- Cool- Porter Records 1989
  • Ronnie Boykins- The Will Come is Now- The Will Come is Now- ESP 1975
  • Cecil McBee Sextet- Undercurrent- Compassion- Enja 1977
  • John Lindberg- Yatan-Na- Ruminations Upon Ives and Gottschalk- between the lines 2001
  • Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid and Mike Reed- B.K.- Artifacts- 482 Music 2015
  • Josh Berman Trio- Hang Ups- A Dance and a Hop- Delmark 2015
  • Do Tell (Dan Clucas, Mark Weaver & Dave Wayne)- G Song- Hotend: Do Tell Plays the Music of Julius Hemphill- Amirani Records 2014
  • Transvalue Book III (Michael Vlatkovich, Chuck Britt…)- Not Unknown- The ’58 Retractable Hardtop- Thankyou Records 2007
  • Steve Lacy Quintet- Existence- Stamps- hat HUT 1978
  • (Ken Vandermark’s) Audio One- Doble Negacion- What Thomas Bernhard Saw- AudioGraphic Records 2014
  • Gerry Hemingway Quintet- Little Suite- Perfect World- Random Acoustics 1995
  • Olavi Trio and Friends- Triologia- Triologia- TUM Records 2008
  • Brassum (Clucas/Vlatkovich/Weaver/Eisenstadt)- Clear- Warning Lights- Plutonium Records 2003