Album week! An unofficial KZSU tradition, intended to aid students cramming for finals. The idea is to pick album(s) of the year and play them entirely.
It might sound boring (remember, it's intended to be easy for the DJ) but I've had fun in the past culling albums down to fit 60 minutes (or adding a filler track or two to get up to 60 minutes), so I could play one per hour, and I've tended to use the opportunity to spotlight local artists.
Choices this year were a bit on the more accessible side, if you can call it that: Ben Goldberg and Edmund Welles: The Bass Clarinet Quartet. I wanted to include some improv but didn't have the time; an intermission track from the CBD Trio had to suffice.
The show opened with a couple of non-local tracks, intended to just get me to the top of the hour.
ARTIST -- "TRACK TITLE" -- ALBUM TITLE (LABEL, YEAR)
I've changed the format for the "full album" plays; you can probably figure it out.
* Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens -- "Blackout" -- Ready Everyday (Delmark, 2006)
Rashied Ali -- "Judgment Day" -- Judgment Day (Survival, 2006)
From the drummer who worked with Coltrane and graced countless
free-jazz sessions comes this straightahead project with what
looks like a young band. Very surprising
to hear, although who's to fault Ali for playing music that he happens
to love, even if it's more accessible? I don't think I'd call it a
standout session, although it's well played. Lots of drum solos,
too, which is a treat.
Edmund Welles: The Bass Clarinet Quartet: Agrippa's 3 Books (Zeroth Law, 2006) ... Prelude: The Conspiracy Manifests / Cause and Effect / The Black Lodge / Corso V. Torchia / Asmodeus: The Destroyer, King of the Demons / Postlude: Aphel, Die Schwarze Schlange / Into the Void / Roots Bloody Roots / Big Bottom
* = 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.