Friday, January 9th, 2004 ... 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM
ARTIST -- "TRACK TITLE" -- ALBUM TITLE (LABEL, YEAR)
* Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt -- "Plumaseria" -- Vista (Meta, 2004)
* Vinny Golia -- "The Mozart of Vice" -- A Gift for the Unusual (Nine Winds, 2004)
A cool album showcasing the contrabass saxophone, which has a
really low and strange sound. Most of the tracks surprisingly swing
(in a free-jazz way). I like this one because it features other low
instruments including bass and lower-register piano.
* Scott Fields Ensemble -- "Christangelfox" [excerpt] -- Christangelfox (482 Music, 2004)
Played about 15 minutes of this 59-minute piece, which has a subdued
and Eastern-influenced feel. I'm subbing for this Sunday morning's slot (3-6 a.m.) and will probably play the whole thing then.
*! Vetiver -- "Amerilie" -- Vetiver (Dicristina Star Builders, 2004)
* Lafayette Gilchrist -- "Baltimore's Belly" -- The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist (Hyena, 2004)
* Less of Five -- "Acrobati Folli" -- Acrobati Folli e Innamorati (Nine Winds, 2004)
* Nels Cline and Vinny Golia -- "For Oliver Lake" -- The Entire Time (Nine Winds,2004)
-- 4:00 p.m. --
* Andrew Drury -- "Polish Theatre Posters" -- V/A: Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan (Red Toucan, 2004)
ROVA :: Orkestrova -- "An Alligator in Your Wallet" by Satoko Fujii -- An Alligator in Your Wallet (East Works Entertainment, 2003)
ROVA Saxophone Quartet -- "The Visible Man" by Tim Berne -- The Works, Volume 2 (Black Saint, 1997)
* Derek Bailey and Milo Fine -- "Closing Gambit" [excerpt] -- Scale Points on the Fever Curve (Emanem, 2004)
A nice CD of duets between guitarist Bailey and multi-instrumentalist Fine. This track
features some subdued guitar, paired with drums that start off energetic
(on brushes, IIRC) and tail off into quieter, introspective space.
* Two Separate Gorillas -- "The Wahl'rus Was John" -- Two Separate Gorillas (Trigon, 2004)
Fun, goofy stuff blending prog, jazz, and Spike Jones. We've
classified it as "jazz" for our library, but it's really more "prog rock" (and
the band themselves has e-mailed us to confirm that they think so, too).
-- 5:00 p.m. --
* Groundtruther -- "Horse Latitudes North" -- Latitude (Thirsty Ear, 2004)
* Dragons 1976 -- "Upstairs Downstairs" -- On Cortez (Locust, 2004)
Tom Nunn -- "Streaming" -- Burning Palms (Garuda, 2000)
Local musician who builds his own instruments mostly out of
metals: Nails, springs, etc. The instruments are usually percussive but
can be bowed for some interesting effects. This CD features one instrument
that sounds a lot like a marimba; very cool stuff. Played this to promote
a concert of Tom's on Sept. 25 at New Langton Arts in San Francisco.
* ROVA Saxophone Quartet -- "The Web" -- Morphological Echo (Rastascan, 1997)
* Stan Tracey and Evan Parker [actually, Stan Tracey solo] -- "Knuckle Shuffle" -- Suspensions and Anticipations (Psi, 2004)
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements -- "Perspicuity" -- Lucidarium (Label Bleu, 2004)
* Evan Parker and Stan Tracey -- "Nicely Placed" -- Suspensions and Anticipations (Psi, 2004)
A quiet and almost minimalist piece, very pretty considering it's all improvised. Wanted to
play this because I'd explained the Stan Tracey solo piece as being part of a
duo album, and figured it'd be good to play a duo track for contrast. The
CD lists Parker or Tracey's name first in different places, so pick the order
* Michael Musillami Octet -- "Circles" -- Spirits (Playscape, 2004)
Fairly relaxing and mainstream stuff, added some complexity through
Musillami's adept use of the full Octet. Not that adventurous but very
nice and worth hearing.
* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library
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