Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jazz Euphorium February 24, 2010.

We split this week's episode into two, with the First hour of the program begins with the Basie Orchestra's swing, and moves to the fine sounds of the jazz guitar, and the second hour focuses on the "space ethnic voice" of June Tyson, vocalists for The Sun Ra Arkestra.
Hosts: Max &Aj

Count Basie - Atomic Swing - The Daily jump (arr.:Freddie Green)
Count Basie - Ken Burns Jazz: Count Basie - Topsy (Verve)
Kenny Burrell - Introducing Kenny Burrell - This Time the Dream's on Me (Blue Note)
Kenny Burrell- The Common Ground - Everydays
George Benson - It's Uptown - Clockwise
George Benson - It's Uptown - Summertime
Wes Montgomery- The Incredible Jazz Guitar - D-Natural Blues
Wes Montgomery - Quintessential Wes - 'Round Midnight
Grant Green - Iron City - Black Orpheus
Grant Green - The Best Of Grant Green Vol. II - The Final Countdown
(Blue Note)

Sun Ra Arkestra - Nuclear War - Sometimes I'm Happy
(Atavistic Unheard Music Series)
Sun Ra Arkestra - Nuclear War - Smile -(Atavistic Unheard Music Series)
Space is the place clip
Sun Ra - Live In Cleavland - Enlightenment (leo records)
Sun Ra - Live In Cleavland - Theme of the Star Gazers(leo records)

Excerpt from an Interview With June Tyson originally aired in the early 80s on WKCR.
the interview can be listened to at

Sun Ra - Live In Cleavland - Friendly Galaxy 2; I am the Brother of the Wind; I, Pharaoh
(leo records)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Playlist, February 3, 2010

Looking into the innovators of bebop drumming! Some of the early percussionists to introduce the bebop style of drumming in the early 1940's were Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, and Art Blakey.

Bebop was a style of drumming meant to be listened to (rather than danced to); it was more of an art form. It used faster tempos and introduced new forms of chromaticisms and dissonance into jazz - which is just a fancy way of saying that jazz was moving away from what was popular to something more challenging.

Initially, bebop was met with some hostility, but by the 1950's bebop had been accepted into the vocabulary of jazz...

...with great pleasure!

Max Roach - Parisian Sketches/Parisian Sketches
Max Roach - The Third Eye (
Max Roach - On the High-Hat (
Max Roach - Speak Brother Speak/Speak Brother Speak
Max Roach - To the Max!/Drums Unlimited
Max Roach + Abdullah Ibrahim - Stream of Consciousness/Consinguinity (*check this record out*)
Flowers - A Slow Secret
M'Boom - M'Boom/Rumble in the Jungle
Max Roach w/ the J.C. White Singers - Lift Every Voice and Sing/Motherless Child
Max Roach His Chorus and Orchestra - It's Time/Another Valley
Dizzy Gillespie - Oop Bop Sh'bam (
Art Blakey + The Jazz Messengers - Caravan
Flowers - Ikebana Tymbles
Art Blakey - A Night in Tunisia
Various Artists - The Best of Kenny Dorham/Minor's Holiday (Drums: Art Blakey)
Kathy Kennedy - Country Song
Miles Davis - Milestones/Straight No Chaser

*I do not have the album names for all tracks played.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Playlist, February 10, 2010

Host: Mike Chamberlain

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: The Feeling of Jazz (Duke Ellington & John Coltrane)

Amir ElSaffar/Hafez Modirzadeh: Facet One (from Radif Suite)

Amir ElSaffar/Hafez Modirzadeh: Facet Two (Radif Suite)

Thom Gossage Other Voices: Impulsi (variation 2) (Impulsi)


Thom Gossage Other Voices: Impulsi (variation 1) (Impulsi)

Havard Wilk Trio: Malachi (The Arcades Project)

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra: Red Cedar (Treelines)

Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone: Prairies (Prairies)

Antoine Berthiaume: Small Tease (Small Tease)

Steve Raegele: Janet Jackson (Last Century)

Michael Musillami Trio: Old Tea (Old Tea)

Muhal Richard Abrams/George Lewis/Roscoe Mitchell: Streaming (Streaming)

Monday, February 08, 2010

Playlist January 27, 2010

Host: Chris Tangredi

Joao Donato e Seu Trio - "Naquela Base" (Muito a Vontade)
Marcos Valle - "Batucada Surgiu" (Braziliance)
Dom Salvador - "Indio Perdido" (Tristeza)
Som Tres - "Carto de Ossanha" (Som 3)
Milton Banana Trio - "Barquinho Diferente"
Cesar Mariano - "Sambinha" (Prestigo 13)
Eumir Deodato - "Amor No Mar" (Ideias)
Cesar Carmargo Mariano - "Triste Amor Impossive" (Prestigo 13)
Hareton Salvanini - "Slamandras" (S.P. 73)
Som Tres - "Samblues" (Som 3)
Joao Donato e Seu Trio - "Tim Dom Dom" (Muito a Vontade)
Milton Banana Trio - "Amanha"
Jorge Ben - "Mas Que Nada" (Samba Esquema Novo)
Geraldo Vespar - "Preciso Aprender e Ser So" (Samba Nova Geracao)
Geraldo Vespar - "Corcovado" (Eu e o Violao)
Dom Salvador - "Hey Voce" (Som Sangue e Raca)
Jorge Ben - "Comanche" (Negro E Lindo)
Dom Salvador - "Tema Pro Gaguinho" (Some Sangue e Raca)
Johnny Alf - "Um Tema Para Simon" (Nos)
Som Imaginario - "A3" (Matanca do Porco)
Marcos Valle - "Ele e Ela" (1970)
Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso - "Candeias" (Domingo)
Milton Banana Trio - "Cidade Vazia"
Ana Mazzotti - "De um Jeito So" (Ninguem Vai Me Segurar)
Milton Banana Trio - "Samba do Perdao" (O Trio)
Milton Banana Trio - "Voce" (Ve)
Milton Banana Trio - "So Tinha Que Ser Com Voce" (Ve)
Som Tres - "Caruara" (Som 3)
Joao Donato & Deodato - "Batuque" (Donato Deodato)