Friday, September 8th, 2006 ... 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

This was the week that Dewey Redman passed away. For those not familiar, Redman (dad to Joshua Redman), age 75, was a "expansive and poetic tenor saxophonist," as the New York Times put it. Depending on your jazz background, he's best known either for playing with Ornette Coleman circa 1970 or for being part of Keith Jarrett's greatest (IMHO) period, when Jarrett led a quartet including Redman for a string of excellent albums on ABC/Impulse, and the gorgeous, unique "Survivors Suite" on ECM.

Anyway, I was regretting that I wouldn't have the time to devote to a small tribute. My show was being cut off at 4:30 due to sports, and given that I feel some responsibility to play the artists who are in rotation, that wouldn't leave enough time for Dewey.

Turns out sports screwed up the time-zone thing, as they often do, and I ended up with a full show anyway. Discovering this during the course of the show, I scrambled to grab Dewey tracks for airplay -- some of his solo albums, which we've got on vinyl and CD, some Jarrett, and Pat Metheny's 80/81, one of his best albums, showing off Metheny's Ornette Coleman influences. Also grabbed an Ornette album that included Dewey -- thank goodness we had some of that on vinyl! The one thing that didn't occur to me was Old and New Dreams, the Ornette tribute band that included Dewey, Charlie Haden, and other Ornette players.

It all came out well, I'm glad to say, and it felt good to give Dewey a proper sendoff. You'll find a couple of good obituaries here and here.


* Achim Kaufman, Michael Moore, Dylan Van der Schyff -- "Kopfspinnennetz" -- Kamosc (Red Toucan, 2006)

* Syntopia Quartet -- "Tempe Terra" -- Mars (Nemu, 2006) * Mujician -- "There's No Going Back Now" [excerpt] -- There's No Going Back Now (Cuneiform, 2006) * Eri Yamamoto -- "The Quiet of the Night" -- Cobalt Blue (Thirsty Ear, 2006) * Supermodel Supermodel -- "Elle Elle" -- Supermodel Supermodel (Emanem, 2006) * Growing -- "Fancy Period" [excerpt] -- Color Wheel (Megablade, 2006) * John Voigt, Mike Khoury, Ben Hall -- [Untitled track 6] -- (Broken Research, 2006) * The Choir Boys -- "Frenchwoman Luggage Cart" -- With Strings (pfMentum, 2006) * CBD Trio -- "Don's Song" -- Suspension (Rastascan, 2006) * The Industrial Jazz Group -- "Baby Shake That Thing" -- Industrial Jazz a Go-Go (Evander, 2006) * Gnappy -- "You Got Me There" -- Unloaded (Bean Pie, 2006) * Heernt -- "Brown Bird, Olive Sloth, Green Dragon" -- Locked in a Basement (Sunnyside, 2006) *! Petracovich -- "Bird's in Flight" -- Live on KZSU, 13 July 2006 (Outer A, 2006) Kneebody -- "Coat Rack" -- Kneebody (Greenleaf, 2005) # Dewey Redman -- "Venus and Mars" -- African Venus (Evidence, 1994) #Dewey Redman -- "Unknown Tongue" -- Musics (Galaxy, 1978) # Pat Metheny -- "80/81" -- 80/81 (ECM, 1980) # Dewey Redman -- "Portrait in Black and White" -- In London (Palmetto, 1997) # Ornette Coleman -- "Toy Dance" -- New York Is Now! (Blue Note, 1970?; recorded 1968) *# Joshua Redman Elastic Band -- "Lonely Woman" -- Momentum (Nonesuch, 2006) # Keith Jarrett -- "Pyramids Moving" -- Bop-Be (ABC/Impulse, 1978) # Keith Jarrett -- "(If the) Misfits (Wear It)" -- Fort Yawuh (ABC/Impulse, 1973) ! Charming Hostess -- "Long Black Veil" -- Punch (ReR Megacorp, 2004)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library
# = Dewey Redman tribute

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