Friday, November 19th, 2004 ... 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM
ARTIST -- "TRACK TITLE" -- ALBUM TITLE (LABEL, YEAR)
! Guided by Voices -- "Do the Earth" -- I Am a Scientist (EP) (Scat, 1994)
* Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble -- "The Messenger" -- Meen Ameen (Delmark, 2004)
* Denis Colin Trio -- "If 6 Was 9" -- Something in Common (Sunnyside, 2004)
* Mario Pavone -- "Arc" -- Boom (Playscape, 2004)
* Kent Carter String Trio -- "Dance Suite" -- The Willisau Suites (Emanem, 2004; recorded 1984)
* Paul Rutherford Trio -- "Gheim 1" [excerpt] -- Gheim (Emanem, 2004)
* The Unexpected -- "Oh My!" -- The Unexpected One (Ambiances Magnetiques, 2004)
-- 4:00 p.m. --
* Tunnels -- "Tunnels" -- The Art of Living Dangerously (Buckyball, 2004)
Vinny Golia -- "Abreccio" -- Against the Grain (9 Winds, 1993)
Got a request to hear something where Vinny Golia really goes nuts.
Hope this track fit the bill -- he plays sopranino saxophone and almost
immediately dives into a fast, mercury solo. Later, he digs in for a gutty
duel with Nels Cline on guitar.
* Dom Minasi -- "What Is This Thing Called Love" -- Quick Response (CDM, 2004)
Another fine outing from Dom, who matches straight '50s jazz guitar
with the occasional free freak-out. This time he's got Mark Whitecage on
sax, for an extra out-there tilt to all the solos. Fine disk.
* Tony Malaby -- "What Is This Thing Called Love" -- Adobe (Sunnyside, 2004)
Same song, different style, maybe a bit more faithful to the original.
(Minasi's take converts the theme into a ladder of guitar chords and picks up
the pace considerably.)
* Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts -- "There Comes a Time" -- Wake Up! (To What's Happening) (Palmetto, 2004)
With Curtis Stigers on vocals and trumpet, a cover of a Tony
Williams track. Stigers isn't my cup of tea -- he's more an easy listening,
smooth-jazz type -- but he's used well here on what might otherwise be a
sappy piece. His vocal lines and trumpet get overdubbed repeatedly, which
combines with the organ to create a swirling, spacey effect. Well, maybe it's
still a bit sappy for my taste, but it's still a nice creative gesture. If
you're looking for interesting new jazz but can't tolerate the atonal/free
stuff, you should give Matt's albums a try -- substantial stuff with a
friendly, accessible vibe.
* Jeff Parker and Scott Fields -- "Untitled, 2004, Dried Blood on Gauze, Elastic Strip with Adhesive Backing" -- Song Songs Song (Delmark, 2004)
An album of abstract guitar duos, with titles that smack of abstract
"multimedia" artworks. They frequently get shredding, but it's a pensive
mood overall. Kudos to Delmark for releasing this kind of stuff once in a
while -- it's not going to sell much, but it's great to have out there.
! Amy X. Neuberg and Men -- "Chinatown" -- Utechma (Racer, 1995)
* Dave Douglas, Louis Sclavis, Peggy Lee, Dylan van der Schyff -- "Blinks" -- Bow River Falls (Premonition, 2004)
-- 5:00 p.m. --
* Soweto Kinch -- "Doxology" -- Conversations with the Unseen (Dune, 2004)
* Art Ensemble of Chicago -- "Everyday's a Perfect Day" -- Sirius Calling (Pi Recordings, 2004)
* Guus Janssen -- "Slow Step"/"Havank" -- Hollywood O.K. Pieces (Geestgronden, 2004)
* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library
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-- Bay Area free/improv music calendar: http://www.bayimproviser.com.