Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to Jazz Fans (and everyone else) Update!

I am working on a new show, and I plan to produce a podcast to go with it.  The next show will feature some insufficiently sung side men: Marion Brown, Andrew Cyrille, and Reggie Workman.  That's as far as I have thought it through.  

Update!  I have a playlist completed now.  In  addition to the artists mentioned above, you will hear some Grachan Moncur III and Booker Ervin.  Again: Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Playlist for the Low Horns Show

The "low horns" show features a lot of slithering sound, with some exceptions thrown in to clear the pallet.  It will have to do for a while, as I will be traveling.  But I will try to do something while on the road.  Merry Christmas!
  1. Eric Dolphy and Booker Little/Aggression/Live at the Five Spot
  2. Eric Dolphy/Burning Spear/Iron Man
  3. David Murray/Amazing Grace/Spirituals
  4. Esbjörn Svensson/At Saturday/Winter in Venice
  5. John Coltrane/Chronic Blues/Coltrane
  6. Andrew Hill/Dedication/Point of Departure
  7. Gil Melle/Dominica/Primitive Modern
  8. Grachan Moncur III/Evolution/Evolution
  9. Esbjörn Svensson/Calling Home/Winter in Venice
  10.  Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Locomotive/Monk's Casino
  11. Grachan Moncur III/Love and Hate/Exploration
  12. Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Misterioso-Sixteen-Skippy/Monk's Casino
  13. Gerry Mulligan/My Funny Valentine/The Original Quartet with Chet Baker
  14. George Russell/Nardis/Ezz-Thetics
  15. Charles Mingus/Playing with Eric/Townhall Concert 1964
  16.  David Murray/Portrait of a Blackwoman/Ballad For Bass Clarinet
  17. John Coltrane/Spiritual (Live)/The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings
  18. John Coltrane/The Damned Don't Cry/Complete Africa Brass Sessions
  19. Esbjörn Svensson/Winter in Venice/Winter in Venice
  20. Andrew Hill/Illusion/Change

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Show Up on Live365: the Low Horns

I have been having a very bad no good week with my computers.  While I try to get one of my laptops fixed, I am having terrible trouble with iTunes.  Anyway, I have posted a new playlist.  It's finals week here at NSU and I have had no time to record comments.  The music is in random order but it does have a theme: the low horns.  You'll hear a lot of base clarinets, baritone saxes, a trombone or two.  I like the low horns. 

I will try to get a list here of the music played.  Just right now Jazz Note is a mess.  I am hoping to do better.  Anyway, give the new show a listen if you can and let me know what you think.  I need encouragement!

And Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Laptop Died

And with it went this week's show.  I won't have time tomorrow to rebuild a show complete with my insightful and informative commentary, or even my shallow and uninformative comments.  I am going to try to put three hours of music on my Live365 station.  It will be as advertised in recent posts.  I hope.  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jazz Note 5: Dave Brubeck plus some low horns

I will probably not get the next show online by tomorrow night.  I am working on a couple of things, though.  I want to produce a podcast version of the show, probably to be hosted on Podbean.  That way you can put it on your iPod.  

Jazz Note 5 will feature a few tunes in honor of Dave Brubeck, who celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday and, with no obvious connection, a celebration of low horns in jazz.  You'll hear some Trane, some Dolphy, some more David Murray, and some Gil Melle.