Friday, July 7th, 2006
... 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ...
KZSU, 90.1 FM
Flattened by a sinus problem that I now know was blossoming into
an infection at this time. Didn't have the energy to type up these
notes until more than a week had gone by; I'm amazed I remembered
as much of the show as I did.
ARTIST -- "TRACK TITLE" -- ALBUM TITLE (LABEL, YEAR)
* Dave Douglas -- "Painter's Way" -- Meaning and Mystery (Greenleaf, 2006)
* Lucien Dubuis Trio -- "Non Pas" -- Tovorak (Tovorak, 2006)
This was Dubuis' last week in rotation. The good news is that his manager
sent us a little live disk, with Marc Ribot sitting in, that we'll
be adding later in July. Yes!
* Troglodytes -- "Piss Freaky" -- Ria (Floating Opera, 2006)
* Mario Pavone Sextet -- "Zines" -- Deez to Blues (Playscape, 2006)
* The Uninvited Guests -- "High Mayhem Studio, 1-14-2005" -- Live Recordings v.01 (High Mayhem, 2005)
* Liberty Ellman -- "Chromos" -- Ophiuchus Butterfly (Pi Recordings, 2006)
* Collectif Inaudible -- "Sur Le Fil" -- Cardo (Emanem, 2006)
Big Satan -- "Geez" -- Souls Saved Hear (Thirsty Ear, 2004)
With Tim Berne (sax), Marc Ducret (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums).
Great CD ... every time I look it up in
our database, I'm
surprised to learn that I've played this track repeatedly. It's a great
track, but you'd think I would have explored this CD a bit more.
Well, at least I'm consistent.
* Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay -- "Jump for Joy" -- The Feeling of Jazz (Ambiances Magnetiques, 2006)
Elvin Jones -- "Who's Afraid" -- Merry-Go-Round (Blue Note, 1971)
A nice vinyl discovery -- with no band members listed on the jacket.
Apparently that's how the album was issued. Personnel included
David Liebman among other saxophonists, Pepper Adams on two tracks, and
Chick Corea or Jan Hammer on keyboards, depending on the track -- all
this according to
answers.com, anyway, much as I hate to use that cheesy thing.
* Cory Combs Trio -- "Foreign Postmark" -- Valencia (Evander, 2006)
* Actis Band -- "Krk" -- Allende (Leo Records, 2006)
*! Sara Tavares -- "Balance" -- Balance (Times Square, 2005)
Portugese singer. The title is pronounced "ba-lahn-SAY".
Myra Melford -- "Dance Beyond the Color" -- Dance Beyond the Color (Arabesque, 2000)
Randomly, I'll mention that I got to interview Myra
* Jeff Gauthier Goatette -- "Don't Answer That" -- One and the Same (Cryptogramophone, 2006)
* Steuart Liebig/The Mentones -- "Iodine Cream" -- Nowhere Calling (pfMentum, 2006)
* Gutbucket -- "Punkass Rumbledink" -- Sludge Test (Cantaloupe, 2006)
*! Sparks -- "As I Sit down To Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral" -- Hello Young Lovers (In the Red, 2006)
Well, someone had to play this one! The "experimental" song
on this fine pop album from the veteran L.A. duo. It starts off in a
kind of Steve Reich minimalist zone, with a pulsing guitar note, fast-patter
melody, and repeated lyrics (hypnotically repetitive lyrics are a hallmark
of this album and its predecessor, Li'l Beethoven.
Anyway, this eventually fades into a jagged chromatic-scale phrase that
dominates much of the 7-minute song. Also lots and lots of layered
Russell Mael vocals to create a homemade choir. Not the kind of thing
you'll be whistling down the street -- but of course, that's part of the
* Brad Goode -- "Hypnotic Suggestion" -- Hypnotic Suggestion (Delmark, 2006)
Of course, there's straightforward (albeit creatively twisted) pop on here
too -- I'm a sucker for the first single, "Perfume," and a big, big fan
of the epic "Dick Around," another 7-minute piece that opens the album.
Gratuitously dense explanation
Trumpet-led straight jazz; cool nighttime stuff that really
gets cooking in spots, especially when Goode goes into rapid-fire
* Thomas Chapin and Borah Bergman -- "False Languide" -- Inversions (Muworks, 1990?)
Nice sax/piano improvisations featuring the late Chapin and the
great (not late) Dutch pianist Bergman.
* Phillip Greenlief -- "Crow" -- Seared Circuit Incident (Evander, 2006)
* Fred Anderson -- "By Many Names" -- Timeless (Delmark, 2006)
Of the four tracks on the CD, this was the only one that hadn't
gotten played yet, so what the heck. It's the gentle, relaxing one --
less of a grab for a radio spin -- and weaves a memserizing tribal-beat
* Bobby Previte -- "The Ministry of Truth" -- The Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope, 2006)
* Yoshida Brothers -- "Morricone" -- III (Domo, 2006)
From two shamisen-playing brothers (it's a Japanese stringed
instrument) who dress up as samurai for their shows, how cool is that?
This track adds a band for a multiphased composition inspired by
Ennio Morricone, the soundtrack composer (you have heard his
stuff, just trust me). Fun stuff.
* John Bishop -- "Lady in Black" -- Nothing If Not Something (Origin, 2006)
* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library
-- Go back to Memory Select playlists.
-- Bay Area free/improv music calendar: http://www.bayimproviser.com.