Friday, May 30th, 2008 ... 3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

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The sixth annual Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival comes about next week, in honor of a young bassist and then new father who was killed in a traffic accident in 2003. Details are on that Web link, which continues to be maintained in Matthew's name.

The festival is at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, June 5 and 6. Special guests include English saxophonist John Butcher and local treasure Carla Kihlstedt.

Our library has a few tracks of Sperry playing in free-improv contexts. But I keep forgetting to note that Sperry appeared on Tom Waits and David Byrne albums, and he'd worked with not-so-inaccessible jazzsters like Jessica Lurie. He was also the bassist in a live production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Maybe I'll trot out some of that catalog next week.

Horizontal lines denote microphone breaks.

? ROVA Saxophone Quartet -- "Juke Box Detroit" -- The Juke Box Suite (Not Two, 2008)

* Mostly Other People Do the Killing -- "Shamokin" -- Shamokin!!! (Hot Cup, 2008)

* Sun Ra -- "Some Blues but Not the Kind That's Blue" -- Some Blues but Not the Kind That's Blue (Atavistic, 2007; orig. released 1977)

* Roy Campbell Ensemble -- "Aten and Amarna" -- Akhenaten Suite (AUM Fidelity, 2008)

* John Butcher, Torsten Muller, Dylan van der Schyff -- "Sharpening the Windings Until They Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up and Snag on the Point of the Tear" -- Way Out Northwest (Drip Audio, 2008)

Gino Robair with Carla Kihlstedt and Matthew Sperry -- "Dark Pleasures" -- Buddy Systems (Meniscus, 1999)

Smoking Balance (Philip Gelb, Carla Kihlstedt, John Shiurba, and Matthew Sperry) -- "Trajectory" -- Smoking Balance (Limited Sedition, 1998)

John Butcher and Phil Durrant -- "Eggs Little Pie" -- Secret Measures (Wobbly Rail, 1999)

* Sainkho Namchylak and Roy Carroll -- "All Will Come to an End" [excerpt] -- Tuva-Irish Live Music Project (Leo Records, 2007)

* Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra -- "Constellations for Innerlight Projections" [excerpt] -- Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey, 2008) Goodhart Allen Powell Trio -- "Waiting for Our Careers to Take Off" -- I Can Climb a Tree, I Can Tie an Knot, I Can Have a Conversation (Road Cone, 2001)

* Crater -- "On the Heal of the Devil" -- Proceed (Cycling '74, 2005)

* Keefe Jackson's Project Project -- "Dragon Fly" -- Just Like This (Delmark, 2007)

Triage -- "Spasm" -- Premium Plastics (Solitaire, 2001)

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

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