Friday, May 19th, 2006 ... 3:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

I don't often give away tickets on the show -- it's one more complication in what's often an already stressful afternoon, and much of the music in question doesn't jibe well with my show, even given the wide parameters I set for myself (I'll spin bluegrass occasionally, for example, but I can't do it every week; the gimmick would get old). Really, we're supposed to do one giveaway per show, so it's a bit irresponsible of me.

Anyway, had two opportunities to give tix for shows I really care about: William Parker, making a rare west-coast appearance at Yoshi's with his quartet, and John William Gordon, local guitarist playing at the Hotel Utah this coming Sunday, the 21st.

The giveaways, though, add just enough extra work to make it difficult for me to type this playlist (plus comments) in real time; hence, the typing here didn't get done til July. That's why a couple of CDs say "Further discussion here" instead of "previously noted" -- they're linked to a future playlist, completed before this one, where I bothered to type in some commentary.


* Dave Douglas -- "Tim Bits" -- Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf, 2006)

William Parker -- "Purple" -- O'Neal's Porch (Centering, 2000; later rereleased on (AUM Fidelity) * Edsel Gomez -- "Ladybug" -- Cubist Music (Zoho, 2006) William Parker Quartet -- "Groove" -- Sound Unity (AUM Fidelity, 2005)

* Ellen Burr -- "Senbazuru" -- Duos (pfMentum, 2006)

* Calvin Keys -- "Proceed with Caution '06" -- Vertical Clearance (Wide Hive, 2006) * Zimbabwe Nkenya -- "Africa in Effect" -- Zimbabwe Nkenya and the New Jazz (High Mayhem, 2006) * Andy McWain, Albey Balgochian, Laurence Cook -- "The Window of Views" -- Vigil (Fuller Street, 2006) * John William Gordon -- "Distillery" -- John William Gordon (self-released, 2005) * Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennik -- "Nr. 11" -- Schwarzwaldfahrt (Atavistic, 2006; orig. released 1977) * Steve Dalchinksy and Matthew Shipp -- "Trust Fund Babies (Excerpt #1)" -- Phenomena of Interference (Hopscotch, 2005) * John William Gordon -- "Belly's Bounce" -- John William Gordon (self-released, 2005) * Lucien Dubuis Trio -- "Bouillie de Carottes" -- Tovorak (Tovorak, 2006) * Dom Minasi -- "The Seduction" -- The Vampire's Revenge (CDM, 2006) *! Al Perry -- "Devils Again" -- V/A: 8. Bombardiranje New Yorka (Slusaj Najglasnije!, 2006)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library

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