May 2019 Playlists

May 30 #1103

Buried deep in my stacks of vinyl is a 1964 recording by English singer Cleo Laine with her exploration of the works of William Shakespeare, but Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder” preceded that and remains one of the most popular works with old Willie and  jazz. (There’s a Canadian connection too. Ellington and the band were performing in Stratford Ontario at the same time as the 1956 Stratford Festival. Duke was inspired and decided his next project would be a tribute to Shakespeare’s works. And he came back to Stratford the next year to perform it.)

So to present day, and we find French guitarist, Marc Ducret, with a major project based on Lady MacBeth’s soliloquy from Act V of “MacBeth”. Funny, I don’t remember feeling very musical while studying that part of “MacBeth” in high school or college English. Who knew? Ducret’s work, which has been performed all over Europe is one of the feature recordings this episode. Another comes from the very unique ensemble, Anti-Rubber Brain Factory, also from France. Leader/bassist Yoram Rosilio drew upon his first exposure to the mariachi bands of Mexico while visiting that country to form the basis of another great eclectic and killin’ release by ARBF.

Several new albums from saxphonists hit this show: Tori Freestone from England, Nick Mazzarella from Chicago, Caroline Davis from Brooklyn, and Anders Lønne Grønseth from Norway all debut new music.  Plenty more great stuff, as always.

00:00 Matthias Spillmann Trio * Live at The Bird’s Eye Jazz Club – Clean Feed * Peace * Germany
06:24 Host speaks
08:27 Tori Freestone Trio * El Mar De Nubes – Whirlwind * Hiding Jekyl * Grt Britain
16:45 Parnizcky Quartet * Bartok Electrified – BMC * Nagy szekundok (Major Seconds) * Hungary
22:55 Federico Ughi * Transoceanico – 577 Records * Transoceanico * USA
28:10 Host speaks
29:54 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Scene 1 A Desert Place * France
32:52 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Lady M * France
37:42 Marc Ducret * Lady M – Ayler * Weird Part 1 * France
38:52 William Tatge * General Cargo – Self-released * Illegal Machines * USA
46:46 Verbruggen – Fernandes Quartet * Chasing Penguins – Rat Records * Free Penguins * Belgium
52:27 Host speaks
53:30 Tomasz Stanko Quartet * Matka Joanna – ECM * Monastery In The Dark * Poland
59:07 Hans Ludemann’s TransEuropeExpress * Polyjazz – BMC * Enge Bewegung (Narrow Movement) * Germany
1:08:25 Host speaks
1:10:07 Sameer Gupta * A Circle Has No Beginning – Self-released * Crows At Sunset (intro) * USA
1:12:24 Sameer Gupta * A Circle Has No Beginning – Self-released * Crows At Sunset * USA
1:18:39 Nick Mazzarella Trio * Counterbalance – Astral Spirits * Phonetic * USA
1:25:59 Host speaks
1:27:31 Nick Mazzarella Trio * Counterbalance – Astral Spirits * Headway * USA
1:38:21 Georg Ruby Trio * Village Zone – Jazzhausmusik * Nachtaktiv * Germany
1:44:18 Art Ensemble Of Chicago * We Are On The Edge – Pi * Fanfare and Bell * USA
1:50:59 Host speaks
1:52:03 New York Free Quartet * In Between Gigs…Can You Dig? – Fourth Stream * 24/8 Aren’t We All * USA
1:58:02 Sean Moran * Sun Tiger – Skirl * Big Shoes * USA
2:06:14 Host speaks
2:08:40 Anti-Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * One Shot o’ Mescal Para El Señor Eric Dolphy * France
2:13:56 Anti- Rubber Brain Factory * Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas – Le Fondeur De Son * Family Afternoon * France
2:21:39 Mick Rossi & Peter Hess * Cut The Red Wire – Diskonife * Protoprotozoa * USA
2:28:44 Host speaks
2:29:59 Anne Mette Iversen’s Ternion Quartet * Invincible Nimbus – BJU * Ionian Steps * Germany
2:38:08 Caroline Davis * Alula – New Amsterdam * Scapulars * USA
2:43:00 Hank Roberts, Marc Ducret & Jim Black * Green – Winter & Winter * In The 60s * USA
2:47:50 Host speaks
2:49:51 Anders Lønne Grønseth & Multiverse * Theory Of Anything – Pling * Modal Realism * Norway

May 23 #1102

This episode of One Man’s Jazz demonstrates the wide-range of this music called jazz, from the free jazz of Slovenian guitarist Samo Salomon’s Freequestra to hip hop pioneers The Last Poets new recording (they always were tied to jazz) to the superstar quartet OGJB (Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda & Barry Altschul) to a plethora of imaginative trios and quartets including Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters from Sydney, Australia, Germany’s Angelika Niescier, Kenneth Jimenez and Dan Clucas from the US, and Finnish saxophonist Manuel Dunkel. Lots to enjoy and explore!

00:00 Johnathan Blake * Trion – Giant Step Arts * High School Daze * USA
09:58 Host speaks
12:13 Samo Salamon & Freequestra * Free Sessions Vol .2 – Klopotec * The Free Suite Part 1 * Slovenia
18:24 Samo Salamon & Freequestra * Free Sessions Vol .2 – Klopotec * The Free Suite Part 2 * Slovenia
23:28 Samo Salamon & Freequestra * Free Sessions Vol .2 – Klopotec * The Free Suite Part 3 * Slovenia
29:34 Peter Kahlenborn Trio * Vesica Pisces – AKDM * Mutational Development * Germany
36:38 Host speaks
37:38 Yves Theiler Trio * WE – Intakt * The Visit Of Mr. Lev * Switzerland
45:29 Sam Newsome Alvaro Domene & Mike Caratti * Live at the Singularity Music Series – Iluso * Affinity For Air * USA
51:29 Host speaks
52:13 David Liebman Jeff Coffin & Friends * On The Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis – Ear Up * Selim * USA
59:13 New York Free Quartet * In Between Gigs…Can You Dig? – 4th Stream * Spirits Here And Not Hear * USA
1:07:03 Host speaks
1:08:35 OGJB Quartet * Bamako – TUM * Bamako * USA
1:15:03 OGJB Quartet * Bamako – TUM * Listen To Dr. Cornel * USA
1:29:53 Kenneth Jimenez Trio * Sublunary Minds – Self-released * Hell Is A Cold Place * USA
1:36:03 Host speaks
1:37:36 Daniel Carter Federico Ughi William Parker & Watson Jennison * Live Volume 1 – Erie – 577 Records * Before Six * USA
1:46:32 Tony Arco * Colors Of The Soul – UR * Colors Of The Soul * Italy
1:51:49 Host speaks
1:53:06 Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters * Many Altered Returns – Earshift Music * The Turn * Australia
1:58:11 Jason Stein, Greg Ward, Eric Revis & Jim Black * Nature Work – Sunnyside * Porch Time * USA
2:05:18 Host speaks
2:07:43 The Last Poets * Transcending Toxic Times – Ropeadope * Black Rage * USA
2:14:22 The Last Poets * Transcending Toxic Times – Ropeadope * A. M. Project * USA
2:22:53 Angelika Niescier Trio * New York Trio – Intakt * Push Pull * Germany
2:30:42 Host speaks
2:31:05 Dan Clucas * Boojum Quartet – Self-released * Manzanita * USA
2:34:36 Samo Salamon * Ornethology – Self-released * Where’s The Bill? * Slovenia
2:39:44 Mark Dresser Seven * Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup And You – Clean Feed * Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup And You * USA
2:48:51 Host speaks
2:49:59 Manuel Dunkel * Discoveries – Eclipse Music * The Endless Path * Finland

May 16 #1101

In April of 2015, the very important and highly influential Association For The Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) celebrated its 50th anniversary, and now, one of the seminal bands to emerge from those early days celebrates its own 50th anniversary: The Art Ensemble Of Chicago.  I saw them in concert in Edmonton over 35 years ago and that night remains uppermost in my musical memory banks. Original members Roscoe Mitchell and Famoudou Don Moyé remain today, and the current version of the Art Ensemble has released “We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration” on Pi Recordings. It’s the feature album this week.
Also new and noteworthy are releases from Jerry Granelli, G.Calvin Weston and his Phoenix Orchestra, the ICP Orchestra from a live set in Albuquerque, pianist William Tatge and his trio, and German pianist Hans Ludemann &his TransEuropeExpress. Plus a whole bunch more of fine music, of course!

0:00 Jerry Granelli & New Generation * Old City::New Voices – Self-released * Rock Me * Canada
5:10 Host speaks
6:35 Jerry Granelli & New Generation * Old City::New Voices – Self-released * Peace Little Horn * Canada
12:12 Casper Nyvang Rask * Slow Evolution Ensemble – Gotta Let It Out * Three-Legged Dog * Denmark
17:26 G. Calvin Weston & Phoenix Orchestra * Dust And Ash – 577 Records * Dust And Ash * USA
26:04 Host speaks
27:44 Teun Verbruggen & Andre Fernandes * Chasing Penguins – Rat Records * Inhale * Belgium
38:44 Yusef Komunyakaa David Cieri & Mike Brown * Dark Furniture – Ropeadope * Sugar * USA
42:51 David Chevallier * Pyromanes – Le SonArt * Scrabée * France
46:01 Host speaks
49:06 ICP Orchestra * ICP Live In Albequerque – ICP * TDFO: Moder Aller Oorlogen * Netherlands
58:41 Skyjack * The Hunter – Yellowbird * The Hunter * Switzerland
1:05:36 Host speaks
1:07:44 Art Ensemble Of Chicago * We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration – Pi * Mama Koko * USA
1:18:50 Art Ensemble Of Chicago * We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration – Pi * Chi-Congo 50 * USA
1:28:29 AACM Great Black Music Ensemble * Live At The Currency Exchange Café Vol 1 – Self-released * Ancient To The Future Power Stronger Than Itself * USA
1:44:03 Host speaks
1:45:49 William Tatge Trio * General Cargo – Self-released * Have You Seen Robert Boston? * USA
1:52:53 Le Rex * Escape Of The Fire Ants – Cuneiform * Glow * Switzerland
1:57:22 Host speaks
1:57:47 Istvan Grensco Special Collective 5 * Do Not Slam The Door – BMC * Running Fence * Hungary
2:05:50 Host speaks
2:07:41 Hans Lüdemann’s TransEuropeExpress * Polyjazz – BMC * Trois Fois Rien * Germany
2:18:17 Carlos Bica Trio * I Am The Escaped One – Clean Feed * The Fuel Of Life * Portugal
2:22:29 Ocean Fanfare * First Nature – Barefoot * Pony Squad * Denmark
2:27:56 Sylvain Cathala Septet * Cullinan – Connexe * Entremêlés * France
2:37:50 Host speaks
2:39:56 Jeremy Udden * Three In Paris – Sunnyside * Roland Alphonso * USA
2:45:25 Nic Sanders Trio * Playtime – Sunnyside * Manic Maniac * USA
2:48:01 Host speaks
2:48:54 Bright Moments * Return Of The Lost Tribe – Delmark * Dance’m * USA

May 9 #1100

Generally, the first tune that I play from a new recording is the one that makes the biggest impression on me, but when I saw “Black Arthur’s Bounce” on the new recording from bassist Mark Dresser’s latest, I had no doubt which track was going to get played first. Anything with reference to the late Arthur Blythe captures my attention. And of course Marty Ehrlich on alto evokes the sound of Arthur with fire and grace. It’s a great piece of music. Dresser’s recording is just one of several fine new releases on this edition of One Man’s Jazz. I hope you enjoy the show.

00:00 Parniczky Quartet * Bartok Electrified – BMC * Bulgarian Rhythm * Hungary
05:44 Host speaks
08:26 Mark Dresser Seven * Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You – Clean Feed * Black Arthur’s Bounce (In Memory Of Arthur Blythe) * USA
20:44 Mario Costa * Oxy Patina – Clean Feed * Erosion * Portugal
28:28 Le Rex * Escape Of The Fire Ants – Cuneiform * Der Knochige Dürre * Switzerland
34:27 Host speaks
35:56 Jason Stein, Greg WardEric Revis & Jim Black * Nature Work – Sunnyside * Cryptic Ripple * USA
42:47 Jason Stein Greg Ward Eric Revis & Jim Black * Nature Work – Sunnyside * Rise * USA
50:38 Host speaks
51:53 Sam Gill’s Coursed Waters * Many Altered Returns – Earshift Music * Fortean Nights * Australia
1:00:56 Magnus Nystrom & Bo Wicklund * Turbulens – Footprint * Mea Culpa * Sweden
1:12:45 Host speaks
1:13:57 Angelika Niescier * New York Trio – Intakt * The Surge * Germany
1:22:20 Chord Four * California Avant-Garde – Self-released * That Vague Lonesome * USA
1:29:10 Dan Clucas * Boojum Quartet – Self-released * Eucalyptus * USA
1:36:15 Host speaks
1:38:03 Georg Ruby * Village Zone – Jazzhausmusik * Lonely Woman * Germany
1:44:25 Georg Ruby * Village Zone – Jazzhausmusik * Rubum Allorans * Germany
1:51:03 Peter Kahlenborn Trio * Vesica Pisces – AKDM * Sandeep’s Line * Germany
1:56:02 Les Chapeaux Noirs * Alma – Jazzin’ Translation * Green Lady * France
2:00:21 Host speaks
2:00:52 Flavio Zanuttini’s Opacipapa Trio * Born Baby Born – Clean Feed * Squeek * Italy
2:03:55 New York Free Quartet * Dream Time – 4th Stream * Birthday 41 * USA
2:12:13 Host speaks
2:13:17
Mick Rossi & Peter Hess * Cut The Red Wire – Diskonife * Thrall * USA
2:20:22 Kenneth Jimenez Trio * Sublunary Minds – Self-released * Formicario * USA
2:27:34 Aki Takase Japanic * Thema Prima – BMC * Traffic Jam * Germany
2:33:31 Host speaks
2:34:51 Moritz Von Kleist * Tonwerkstatt – Jazzhausmusik * Fukushima * Germany
2:38:55 Johnny Dyani * Afrika – Steeplechase * Grandmother’s Teaching * Denmark
2:48:31 Host speaks
2:50:09 Matthias Spillmann Trio * Live At The Bird’s Eye Jazz Club – Clean Feed * A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing * Switzerland

May 2 #1099 – 20th Anniversary Show

This week’s One Man’s Jazz celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the program. It hit the air waves at CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg on May 1, 1999. To celebrate, I decided not to take the easy way out and play my “favourite” recording of each year, but rather just plucked things out at random from 20 years of playlists starting with 1999, and tossed in a few highlight tales that happened along the way.

If you’ve listened to the show — be it one, a few, or a whole bunch over these 20 years — or allowed me to play your music, thank you wherever and whoever you are for being part of this musical journey. Ultimately I do this show for you. Radio without music and listeners? T’aint radio, is it?

00:00 Peter Epstein * The Invisible – M.A Records * Good Fever * USA
09:03 Host speaks
12:09 Michael Blake * Drift – Intuition * Afro Blake * Canada
19:03 Bill Frisell * Bill Frisell with Dave Holland & Elvin Jones – Nonesuch * Again * USA
26:32 Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra * Monk’s Moods – WBR * Misterioso * USA
33:00 Sandy Evans Trio * Not In The Mood – Newmarket * The Bridge Of Eternal Youth * Australia
41:19 Host speaks
44:11 John StetchExponentially Monk – Justin TimeWell You Needn’tCanada
47:32 Adam Pieronczyk * The Best Of Polish Jazz – Polish Jazz * Japanais * Poland
53:51 Chromosomos * The Best Of Polish Jazz – Polish Jazz * Barrel Organ * Poland
1:00:55 Host speaks
1:01:45 Lucky 7s * Farragut – Lakefront Digital * 504 No More…? * USA
1:10:45 Host speaks
1:13:59 Weather Report * The Best Of Weather Report – Columbia * A Remark You Made * USA
1:20:44 Satoko Fujii * Heat Wave – Libra * Heat Wave * Japan
1:26:11 Host speaks
1:28:45 Alexander Von Schlippenbach * Monk’s Casino – Intakt * Four In One/Round About Midnight * Germany
1:35:05 Rudresh Mahanthappa * Samdhi – Act * Still-Gas * USA
1:43:58 Lama * Oneiros – Clean Feed * The Chimpanzee Who Told Man How To Cry * Portugal
1:51:39 Host speaks
1:52:51 Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up * The Air Is Different – 482 Music * Lineage * USA
2:00:32 Black Motor * Hoojaa – Kauriala Society * Hoojaa * Finland
2:07:49 David Virelles * Mboko – ECM * Stories Waiting To Be Told * Canada
2:16:01 Francesco Chiapperini & His Extemporary Vison Ensemble * No Redemption – Rudi * No One Has To Forget * Italy
2:22:12 Host speaks
2:25:16 Orchestra Nazionale
Della Luna * Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna – Eclipse Music * Luna 17-B * Finland/Belgium
2:34:04 Yusef Komunyakaa David Cieri & Mike Brown * White Dust – Ropeadope * Ode To The Oud * USA
2:40:17 Samuel Blaser Quartet * Early In The Mornin’ – Outhere * Early In The Mornin’ * Switzerland
2:45:43 Host speaks
2:47:15 Kenneth Jimenez Trio * Sublunary Minds – Self-released * Thirty Miles * USA
2:53:20 AACM Great Black Music Ensemble * Live At The Currency Exchange Café Vol.1 – Self-released * Peace * USA

 

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