Friday, December 23, 2005

The jazzblog universe

Here's a list of some of my preferred blogs on this music we commonly refer to as "jazz," in no particular:

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Argue is a McGill alum, and a fantastic composer and big band leader now residing in NYC.
Greenleaf Music - Dave Douglas' new record label, with essays and posts by Dave, Mike Friedman, Adam Benjamin (keyboardist of Kneebody) and others. I'm personally partial to this essay by Dave on the validity of improvisation
Do the Math - a blog belonging to the Bad Plus.
Jessica Williams - the pianist's personal blog.
be.jazz - reviews and links from a Belgian jazz aficionado, Mwanji Ezana. Contains many more links on the sidebar.

And if that's not enough linkage for you, All About Jazz has their own list of blogs.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Playlist December 21, 2005

Host: David Ryshpan (late start due to inclement weather and incompetent snow removal - thanks to the Amandla crew for covering!)

Geoffrey Keezer - "Stompin' At The Savoy" (Wildcrafted: Live at the Dakota)
Ornette Coleman - "Law Years" (The Complete Science Fiction Sessions)
Fly - "State of the Union" (Fly)
Duke Ellington - "Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues)" (The Far East Suite)
Don Byron - "Sad Twilight" (Romance with the Unseen) (excerpt of "Bernhard Goetz, James Ramseur and Me" under talking)
*Joel Miller - "Too Cool" (...And Then Everything Started to Look Different...)
Marc Johnson - "Ton sur ton" (Shades of Jade)
*Dylan van der Schyff - "Queen of the Box Office" (The Definition of a Toy)
Robert Glasper - "Jelly's da Beener" (Canvas)
Dave Douglas - "Waverly" (The Infinite)
Jeff Parker - "Watusi" (Like-Coping)
*Organ Donor Clinic - "Toaster" (Live Transplant)
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble - "RAM" (A Blessing)
Wayne Shorter - "Beyond The Sound Barrier" (Beyond The Sound Barrier)

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Playlist November 30, 2005

Jazz Euphorium
David Ryshpan

Robert Glasper - "Rise and Shine" (Canvas)
Herbie Hancock - "Speak Like A Child" (Speak Like A Child)
Roscoe Mitchell Quintet - "In Six" (Turn)
Greg Osby - "Miss Ann" (Channel Three)
*Interview with Tony Wilson
*Tony Wilson Sextet
- "Can't Take a Joke" (Lowest Note)
*Interview with Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson - "Venus/Offering" (Horse's Dream)
Cuong Vu - "Still Ragged" (Bound)
Geoffrey Keezer - "Breath of the Volcano" (Wildcrafted: Live at the Dakota)
Thelonious Monk Quartet - "Nutty" (With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall)
Fieldwork - "Media Studies" (Simulated Progress)
SFJazz Collective - "Peace" (SFJazz Collective)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Playlist November 9, 2005

Jazz Euphorium
David Ryshpan

Greg Osby - "Mob Job" (Channel Three)
Wayne Shorter - "As Far as the Eye Can See" (Beyond the Sound Barrier)
Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - "Throughout" (Not In Our Name)
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble - "April In Reggae" (A Blessing)
*Christine Jensen - "Just Last Week" (A Shorter Distance)
*Jan Jarczyk - "Third Cycle" (Things to Look For)
Vijay Iyer - "The Big Almost" (Re-imagining)
Brad Mehldau - "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (Day Is Done)
*Dylan van der Schyff - "Gaivotas Sobre Lapa" (The Definition of a Toy)
Henry Threadgill's Zooid - "Dark Black" (Up Popped the Two Lips)
Mario Pavone - "Triple Diamond" (Orange)
Drew Gress - "New Leaf" (7 Black Butterflies)
*Normand Guilbeault - "Tijuana Gift Shop" (Mingus Erectus)
Joe Chambers - "Tu-Way-Pock-e-Way" (Mirrors)
Pachora - "Bushka Lounge" (Astereotypical)

* = Canadian content

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Jazz Euphorium

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005
Playlist for Oct. 26, 2005

Host: Natalie Simmons

Pharoah Sanders - "Got to Have Freedom" (Africa)
- "Naima" (Africa)
- "Origin" (Africa)
Pharoah Sanders, Hamid Drake & Adam Rudolph
- Morning in Soweto (Spirits)
- Uma Lake (Spirits)
- Ancient Peoples (Spirits)
- Call to the Luminous Beings (Spirits)
Sun Ra - "Tiny Pyramids" (Angels and Demons)
Sun Ra - "Pan Afro" (Disciple 27-II)
Sun Ra - "Neptune" (Disciple 27-II)
Sun Ra - ""The Idea of it All" (When Angels Speak of Love)
Miles Davis - "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Round About Midnight)
Build An Ark -"You Got to Have Freedom" (Peace With Every Step)
Build An Ark - "Vibes From the Tribe" (Peace With Every Step)
Build An Ark - "Conversations" (Peace With Every Step)
Eric Dolphy - "Mandrake" (Iron Man)
Eric Dolphy - "Feathers" (Out There-1960)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Playlist October 19, 2005

A true magazine-style show tonight: two hosts, two interviews, and lots of different music.

Hosts: Natalie Simmons & David Ryshpan
Funkservice International - "Life is Good" (A Post-Modern Life)
Interview with Funkservice International
Funkservice International
- "Painful Day" (A Post-Modern Life)
Funkservice International - "Robinet" (A Post-Modern Life)
Interview with Funkservice International
Funkservice International - "Camel Ride" (A Post-Modern Life)
Funkservice International - "Brown Sugar" (A Post-Modern Life)
Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel - "Mantra" (Third Eye)
Billy Bang - "Waltz of the Water Puppets" (Vietnam: Reflections)
Interview with Achim Kaufmann, Michael Moore, Dylan van der Schyff, Wolter Wierbos
Dylan van der Schyff - "Trio I" (Definition of a Toy)
Interview with Achim Kaufmann, Michael Moore, Dylan van der Schyff, Wolter Wierbos
Gerry Hemingway - "Full Off" (Waltzes, Two-Steps, and Other Matters of the Heart)
Dylan van der Schyff - "Queen of the Box Office" (Definition of a Toy)
Achim Kaufmann - "Beq" (Geule de Loup)
Fieldwork - "Infogee Dub" (Simulated Progress)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

playlist for october 12 2005

Hi folks, this is Dave Macaulay - first dj to do the Jazz Euphorium show since the creation of this blog! We all hope you find this site fun & informative... and of course, that you enjoy the show.

For now I'll just post tonight's playlist (with some links):

art blakey & the jazz messengers "caravan" (caravan) - riverside 23 oct 1962
buell neidlinger/cecil taylor "things ain't what they used to be" (
new york city rhythm & blues) - candid jan 9/10 1961
sun ra & his arkestra "intro/take the 'a' train" (
live at montreux) - inner city 1976
louis moholo/the dedication orchestra "mofolo"(
ixesha (time)) - ogun jan 3/4/5 1994
louis moholo/the dedication orchestra "the serpent's kindly eye"(
ixesha (time))
eric dolphy "bee vamp" (
live at the five spot vol.1) - prestige july 16 1961
roland kirk "rip rig & panic" (
rip rig & panic) - emarcy jan 13 1965
john coltrane quartet "sun ship" (
sun ship) - impulse aug 26 1965
sun ra "mythology metamorphosis" (
helicocentric worlds vol. 3) - espdisk nov 17 1965
ornette coleman "the riddle" (
live at the golden circle vol. 2) - blue note dec 1965
art blakey & the jazz messengers "the egyptians" (
are you real) - moon 1965

As a bonus, here's a couple of links. These sites have tons of good jazz-related material:

jazzmatazz : cd release news and reviews, lots of links

jazz weekly interviews : check the archives...

that's it for now - take care.

Monday, October 10, 2005

The Blog Is Here!

Welcome to the official Jazz Euphorium blog! For those who may not know what or who we are, Jazz Euphorium is a collective jazz magazine show on CKUT (90.3 FM) in Montreal. The show airs Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm EST, and can be streamed online from the CKUT archives. Contributors include musicians, music journalists, and DJs from the Montreal area. This will be our presence on the web with archived playlists, links to various jazz-related subjects, and who knows what else.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Playlist September 14, 2005

Hosts: David Ryshpan & Andy Williams

Ron Blake
– “Chasing the Sun” (Sonic Tonic)
Art Pepper
– “Blues In” (Modern Art)
Art Farmer
– “Fair Weather” (Modern Art)
Sheila Jordan
– “The Very Thought of You” (From The Heart)
*Yannick Rieu
– “OMIYA I” (Little Zab)
*Richard Ring
– “Little Rootie Tootie” (Ring In Minor)
Bill Evans
– “’Round Midnight” (Trio ’65)
Bill Evans
– “Dancing In The Dark” (Trio ’64)
Kenny Drew
– “Undercurrent” (Undercurrent)
Steven Bernstein
– “Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov” (Diaspora Soul)
Don Byron
– “Leopold, Leopold…” (Ivey-Divey)
Bill Frisell
– “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” (East/West)
Jeff Parker
– “Sea Change” (The Relatives)
Joe Henderson
– “A Shade of Jade” (Mode for Joe)
Art Blakey
– “Pristine” (For Minors Only)
Avram Fefer/Bobby Few
– “Orange Was The Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk” (Kindred Spirits)
Drew Gress
– “New Leaf” (7 Black Butterflies)

* = Canadian content

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Playlist September 7, 2005

Host: David Ryshpan

Vijay Iyer
– “Infogee’s Cakewalk” (Re-imagining)
Mark Helias’ Open Loose
– “AKA” (Verbs of Will)
*James Danderfer Group
– “Nyevsky Prospect” (Run With It)
Drew Gress
– “Blue On One Side” (7 Black Butterflies)
Tom Christensen
– “In Memory of My Feelings” (New York School)
*Joel Miller
– “Rasher” (Mandala)
*Barry Elmes Quintet
– “Remember When” (The Five Minute Warning)

New Orleans Homage:
Stanton Moore
– “Fallin’ Off the Floor” (Flyin’ the Koop)
Lynne Arriale
– “Iko Iko” (Come Together)
Terence Blanchard
– “Bounce/Let’s Go Off” (Bounce)
Louis Armstrong
– “New Orleans Function: Flee as a Bird/Oh Didn’t He Ramble” (Best of Dixieland: Louis Armstrong)
Michael Ray
– “Beans and Rice” (And the Cosmic Krewe)
Donald Harrison
– “Come Back Jack” (Nouveau Swing)
Nicholas Payton
– “When The Saints Go Marching In” (Gumbo Nouveau)