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  1. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    Somewhere under all those layers of production and bravado there is a decent sax player, I think.
  2. Now reading...

    Another novel about rich people and their problems.
  3. Check the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm under "Straight, No Chaser" for a streaming version of this week's program, which you can hear any time in the next two weeks. On June 9, the show included several selections that incorporated the poetry of Langston Hughes. Here is the full playlist for June 9: Steve Griggs -- "Affirmation" -- Panama Hotel Jazz -- Hip City -- rel. 2013 Peter Lin & The Lintet -- "Born Here, From There" -- With Respect -- (self) -- 2018 (N) Peter Kreibich -- "Naima" -- Thank You Elvin -- Blu Jazz -- 2017 (N) Dmitri Matheny -- "Golden Lady" -- Jazz Noir -- Papillon -- 2015 Langston Hughes & Charles Mingus -- "Consider Me" -- Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop 1957-1958 -- Fresh Sound -- 1958 Maria Grand -- "Pyramid Sphere" -- Magdalena -- Biophilia -- 2018 (N) Mario Adnet -- "O Homem (The Man)" -- More Jobim Jazz -- Adventure Music -- rel.2011 Eric Mingus -- "Daybreak in Alabama" -- Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper -- Avant -- 2012 John Coltrane -- "Nature Boy" -- Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album -- Impulse! -- 1963 (N) Eric Mingus -- "Democracy" -- Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper -- Avant -- 2012 Charles Pillow Large Ensemble -- "Bitches Brew" -- Electric Miles -- Mama -- rel. 2018 (N) Laura Karpman & Langston Hughes -- "Ode to Dinah" -- Ask Your Mama -- AVIE -- 2012-2014 Caroline Davis -- "Dionysian" -- Heart Tonic -- Sunnyside -- 2017 (N) Louis Moholo-Moholo, Frode Gjerstad, Nick Stephens & Fred Lonberg-Holm -- "Distant Groove 1" -- Distant Groove -- FMR -- 2013 Kitchen Cigarettes -- "Korean Zombie Movie" -- Korean Zombie Movie -- Phasepacket -- rel. 2017 Brooklyn Blowhards -- "Dancing Flower" -- Brooklyn Blowhards -- (self) -- 2015 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels (with Lucinda Williams) -- "Angel" -- Vanished Gardens -- Blue Note -- 2017 (N)
  4. My sympathies to the programmer and listeners. Jazz has a very tenuous status in broadcasting. I've had the good fortune to play jazz on the radio for about 34 of the last 49 years, all at smaller (non-NPR) non-commercial stations. KBCS, where I now volunteer, is owned by a public college and financed mostly by listener donations. Twenty years ago KBCS carried about 35 hours a week of jazz, including several specialty programs like early 20th century jazz. Now it's down to about six hours a week. (Folk music has suffered a similar decline.) I was lucky to keep my show because it is on late on a weekday evening, a time slot that so far the station management hasn't wanted to tamper with. There are still, of course, radio stations that play a lot of jazz, but it seems most of them are very limited in their programming choices, concentrating on familiar mainstream artists, standards, and jazzy blues. I'm just very thankful that I can still play jazz on the radio, play whatever I want, and hopefully turn people on to good music they've never heard before -- even though the audience is small. I never can tell when my luck may run out.
  5. Now reading...

    David Copperfield -- This was my first Dickens, at about 14. Haven't gone back to it since then. It's even better now.
  6. Keith Jarrett recommendations

    No question he's a talented player and all, but I can't stand his whining -- not the whining about audiences (another topic), but the noises he makes so frequently while playing. I'd like to see a special discography listing the tracks on each Jarrett album where there is no squealing.
  7. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, July 2: Luciana Souza -- "Every Little Thing" -- The Passion of Charlie Parker -- Impulse! -- 2016 Nathan Brown Trio -- "Don't Look" -- This Is The Moment -- Gut String -- rel. 2017 Pat Martino -- "Where Love's A Grown-Up God" -- Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) -- Prestige -- 1968 Rafal Sarnecki -- "Little Dolphin, Parts 2 & 3" -- Climbing Trees -- Outside In Music -- 2017 (N) Donkey Monkey -- "Wonky Monkey Boogie" -- Hanakana -- Umlaut -- 2010 Peggy Lee -- "A Strange Visit" -- Echo Painting -- Songlines -- 2017 (N) Alchemy Sound Project -- "Adventures in Time and Space" -- Adventures in Time and Space -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade -- "Blues for Charlie" -- Still Dreaming -- Nonesuch -- 2017 (N) Ramen Trio -- "Cartwheels" -- Ramen Trio -- (self) -- 2017 (N) Reggie Workman -- "Ballad Explorations" -- Cerebral Caverns -- Postcards -- 1995 Dave Douglas, Louis Sclavis, Peggy Lee & Dylan van der Schyff-- "Petals" -- Bow River Falls -- Premonition -- rel. 2004 Daniel Levin Quartet -- "Oh, Really?" -- Bcalhau -- Clean Feed -- 2009 Satoko Fujii, Joe Fonda & Gianni Mimmo -- "Joe Melts the Water Boiler" -- Triad -- Long Song -- 2017 (N) Jeff Johnson -- "(The) End of the World" -- Tall Stranger -- Origin -- 2002 Dominique Eade & Ran Blake -- "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" -- Town & Country -- Sunnyside -- 2016 Nguyen Le -- "Jorai" -- Walking on the Tiger's Tail -- ACT -- 2004 Joe Morris Trio -- "Stare Into A Lightbulb For Three Years" -- Antennae -- AUM Fidelity -- 1997 Nels Cline 4 -- "Swing Ghost '59" -- Currents, Constellations -- Blue Note -- 2017 (N) Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow -- "King Bill" -- Music in My Mind -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Look for it in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks. Jazz is good for you!
  8. Here are the musical selections we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, June 18: Carla Bley and Her Remarkable Big Band -- "Awful Coffee" -- Appearing Nightly -- WATT -- 2006 Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey -- "Grandfather's Gun" -- Race Riot Suite -- Royal Potato Family -- 2011 Guillermo Klein -- "Human Feel Mirror" -- Los Guachos V -- Sunnyside -- 2015 Westerlies -- "So So Shy" -- The Westerlies -- Songlines -- 2016 Aaron Parks -- "Travelers" -- Invisible Cinema -- Blue Note -- 2008 [Aaron Parks & Little Big are appearing at the Royal Room in Seattle, Weds., June 20 at 7 & 9:30 p.m.] Erik Truffaz Quartet -- "The Dawn" -- The Mask -- Blue Note -- rel. 2000 Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade -- "Unanimity" -- Still Dreaming -- Nonesuch -- 2017 (N) Peggy Lee -- "Out on a Limb" -- Echo Painting -- Songlines -- 2017 (N) Patrick Zimmerli Quartet -- "Linear Variation" -- Clockworks -- Songlines -- 2017 (N) Dan Weiss -- "Badalamenti" -- Starebaby -- Pi -- rel. 2018 (N) [Dan Weiss & Starebaby will be at the Royal Room, Fri., June 22, at 7 & 9:30 p.m.] Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet -- "DeJohnette" -- Tabligh -- Cuneiform -- rel. 2008 John Wolf Brennan, Peggy Lee & Dylan van der Schyff -- "Eastern Front" -- Zero Heroes -- Leo -- 2002 Thumbscrew -- "Convallaria" -- Convallaria -- Cuneiform -- 2015 [Thumbscrew will be at the PONCHO Concert Hall in Seattle, Thurs., June 21 at 8 p.m.] Arild Andersen -- "Venice" -- In-House Science -- ECM -- 2016 (N) Cecil Taylor & Gunter Sommer -- "Puuc, Part 3" -- In East-Berlin -- FMP -- 1988 Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton -- "Composition No. 74B" -- Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Anthony Braxton -- Sackville -- 1976 Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: AGG -- "Dirt, Part IV" -- Dirt ... and More Dirt -- Pi -- 2017 (N) You can hear it in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks.
  9. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, June 11: Dinah Washington & Quincy Jones -- "Caravan" -- The Complete Sessions-- Essential Jazz Classics -- 1956 Nancy Wilson -- "On Green Dolphin Street" -- The Early Years -- Acrobat Music -- 1960 Wes Montgomery -- "Jingles" -- In Paris -- Resonance -- 1965 Duende Libre -- "Choro" -- Drift -- Rock Paper Scissors -- 2017 (N) [Duende Libre will be at the Rainier Arts Center in Seattle on June 29.] Mary Lou Williams -- "Koolbonga" -- The Black Christ of the Andes -- Smithsonian -- c. 1962 Elmo Hope Sextet -- "A Kiss For My Love" -- Homecoming -- Riverside -- 1961 Malachi Thompson -- "Just A Look" -- Freebop Now! -- Delmark -- 1998 Alchemy Sound Project -- "Song of the Whistle Wing" -- Adventures in Time and Space -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Fredrik Ljungkvist & Matthias Risberg -- "Donkey II" -- And Now the Queen: A Tribute to Carla Bley -- Lilalo -- 2016 Michael Blake Trio -- "San Francisco Holiday" -- Right Before Your Very Eyes -- Clean Feed -- 2005 Bad Plus -- "Let Our Garden Grow" -- Suspicious Activity? -- Columbia -- 2005 Tim Berne -- "Heavy Mental (for Wayne Krantz)" -- The Shell Game -- 2001 -- Thirsty Ear Tim Berne -- "Now Then" -- Tim Berne's Fractured Fairy Tales -- JMT -- 1989 [Broken Shadows, with Tim Berne, Reid Anderson & Dave King, will be at the Royal Room in Seattle, Sat., June 16.] Ken Vandermark Steelwool Trio -- "Bowling Alley Roughs" -- International Front -- Okkadisk -- 1994 Nate Wooley & Ken Vandermark [pictured] -- "Deconstructed Folks (for John Carter and Bobby Bradford)" -- East by Northwest -- Audiographic -- 2013 Nate Wooley -- "Skain's Domain" -- (Dance to) The Early Music -- Clean Feed -- rel. 2015 [Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley will be at the Chapel Performance Space on Weds., June 13] Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop -- "Ranthem" -- Rev -- Anzic -- 2013 (N) Kairos Sextet -- "Transition" -- Transition -- Dafnison Music -- rel. 2017 (N) Ramen Trio -- "Lately" -- Ramen Trio -- (self) -- 2017 (N) Dave Liebman & John Stowell -- "Creole Blues" -- Petite Fleur: The Music of Sidney Bechet -- Origin -- 2017 (N)
  10. The June 4 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS is now in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, where you can catch it any time in the next two weeks. Here is the music you'll find there: Corey Christiansen -- "Skinny Big" -- Dusk -- Origin -- 2015 (N) Chamber 3 -- "Cosmic Cow" -- Transatlantic -- OA2 -- 2016 (N) Ravi Coltrane -- "Klepto" -- Spirit Fiction -- Blue Note -- rel. 2012 Jazzmeia Horn -- "Tight" -- A Social Call -- Concord -- rel. 2017 Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints -- "Full Sun" -- Scandal -- Greenleaf Music -- 2017 (N) Rich Halley 5 -- "Urban Crunch" -- The Outlier -- Pine Eagle -- 2016 Anat Cohen Tentet -- "Kenedougou Foly" -- Happy Song -- Anzic -- 2016 Nils Wogram's Nostalgia -- "Flashback" -- Affinity -- Intuition -- 2007 Peripheral Vision -- "Mycelium Running" -- More Songs About Error and Shame -- (self) -- rel. 2018 (N) Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra -- "Other Worlds (alternate)" -- The Magic City -- Cosmic Myth -- 1965 Jeff Gauthier Goatette -- "Prelude to a Bite" -- Open Source -- Cryptogramophone -- 2011 Cecil Taylor Unit -- "Pots" -- Mixed -- Impulse! -- 1961 Vinny Golia Large Ensemble -- "Blaine's View" -- Facts of Their Own Lives -- 9 Winds -- 1984 [Evan] Parker, [Barry] Guy, [Paul] Lytton and Marilyn Crispell -- "Sumch" -- Natives and Aliens -- Leo -- 1996 Steve Coleman and Five Elements -- "Hormone Trig" -- Functional Arrhythmias -- Pi -- 2012 Melissa Aldana -- "Obstacles" -- Back Home -- Word of Mouth Music -- 2015 Spin Cycle -- "Roots" -- Assorted Colors -- (self) -- 2017 (N)
  11. The May 28 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" is available for listening in the KBCS audio archive at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/ Here is what we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" this week: Jack Wilkins Trio -- "Butch and Butch" -- Call Him Reckless -- Classics in Jazz -- 1989 Pat Metheny -- "Son of Thirteen" -- Day Trip -- Nonesuch -- 2005 Nels Cline 4 -- "Temporarily" -- Currents, Constellations -- Blue Note -- 2017 (N) Chick Corea and Origin -- "Molecules" -- Live at the Blue Note -- MVD Audio -- rel. 2017 Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow -- "Another Monday" -- Music in My Mind -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: AGG -- "And More Dirt, Part 1" -- Dirt...and More Dirt -- Pi -- 2017 (N) Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (with Jim Seeley & Rudresh Mahanthappa) -- "The Afro-Latin Jazz Suite, Movement II: All of the Americas" -- Cuba: The Conversation Continues -- Motema -- 2014 John Beasley & MONK'estra -- "Monk's Processional" -- John Beasley Presents MONK'estra, Vol. 1 -- rel. 2016 Daniel Humair, Marc Ducret, Ellery Eskelin & Bruno Chevillon -- "Mutinerie" -- Liberte Surveillee -- Sketch -- 2001 Weightless (with Alberto Braida, John Butcher) -- "Apre" -- A Brush With Dignity -- Clean Feed -- 2008 Cecil Taylor -- "Abyss / Petals & Filaments / Jitney" -- Silent Tongues -- 1201 Music -- 1974 John McNeil & Mike Fahie -- "Can Do" -- Plainsong -- Destiny -- 2015 (N) Atomic (with Fredrik Ljungkvist & Magnus Broo) - "Sinusoidal Arches" -- Six Easy Pieces -- Odin -- 2016 Henry Threadgill -- "Clear and Distinct From the Other B" -- Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus -- Pi -- 2017 (N)
  12. Below is the "Straight, No Chaser" playlist for Monday, May 21. Check it out in the KBCS audio archive, here: https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/ You can hear a streaming version of the show there any time in the next two weeks. Miles Davis Quintet -- "So What" -- Miles Davis and John Coltrane--The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 -- Columbia -- 1960 (N) Human Spirit -- "Song for Samuel" -- Dialogue -- Origin -- 2011 Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham -- "Cut & Paste" -- This Is Jazz: Live at the Blue Note -- Halfnote -- 2011 Sam Rivers -- "Afflatus" -- The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions -- Mosaic -- 1967 Andrea Brachfeld -- "Steppin'" -- If Not Now, When? -- Jazzheads -- 2017 (N) Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia Dead Composers Club -- "Prelude Op. 28 No. 24 in D minor" -- Chopin Project -- Collection Works -- 2017 (N) Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo -- "Bliss" -- Interplay -- Dot Time -- 2016 (N) Project H -- "Pander Bear" -- Everyday, Forever -- (self) -- rel. 2018 (N) Alex Cline -- "Steadfast" -- Continuation -- Cryptogramophone -- 2008 Bang on a Can All-Stars -- "Study 3c" -- Big Beautiful Dark and Scary -- Cantaloupe Music -- rel. 2011 Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet -- "The Brooklyn Suite: Part 1" -- Diablo en Brooklyn -- Saponegro -- rel. 2017 (N) Cecil Taylor Unit -- "Calling It the Eighth" -- The Eighth -- Hat Hut -- 1981 Yuko Fujiyama -- "Leap" -- Night Wave -- Innova -- 2017 (N) Matthew Shipp -- "Pattern Emerge" -- Zero -- ESP-Disk -- 2017 (N) Kris Davis & Craig Taborn -- "Interruptions Three" -- Octopus -- Pyroclastic -- 2016 (N) Wu Fei -- "Diao Chan" -- A Distant Youth -- Forrest Hill -- 2006 Josh Deutsch's Pannonia -- "Overture" -- The Road to Pannonia -- (self) -- 201 (N)
  13. This week's edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS is now tucked away in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, where you can hear it any time in the next two weeks. Here is the music from the May 14 program: Bobby Watson -- "The Cyclist 'for Major Taylor'" -- Made in America -- Smoke Sessions -- 2016 Paul Desmond -- "I Get a Kick Out of You" -- First Place Again -- Collectables -- 1959 Luis Munoz -- "Seveneves" -- The Dead Man -- Pelin Music -- 2014 Abiah -- "My Man's Gone Now" -- Abiah Sings Nina -- (self) (N) John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble -- "The Model" -- All Can Work -- NWAM -- 2017 (N) Gyan Riley & Julian Lange -- "Moon Take Thy Flight" -- John Zorn: Midsummer Moons -- Tzadik -- rel. 2017 Bill Frisell -- "Monica Jane" -- Music IS -- Okeh -- 2017 (N) Henry Kaiser (with Chris Muir) -- "Overlapping Dialogue" -- Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets -- Fractal Music -- 2017 (N) Bill Frisell, Kenny Wollesen, & Carol Emanuel -- "Pegasus" -- John Zorn: Mockingbird -- Tzadik -- 2015 Cecil Taylor Quartet -- "Air" (take 29) -- The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger -- Mosaic -- 1960 Kris Davis -- "Bloodwine" -- The Slightest Shift -- Fresh Sound New Talent -- 2005 MKMB -- "Ballet" -- Emotions Homegenes -- BMC -- 2009 Roscoe Mitchell & Matthew Shipp -- "Accelerated Projection VI" -- Accelerated Projection -- Rogue Art -- 2005 Cecil Taylor (with Mat Maneri) -- "Algonquin, Part 4" -- Algonquin -- Bridge -- 1999 Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra -- "Other Worlds" (alternate) -- The Magic City -- Cosmic Myth -- 1965 Roberta Piket -- "Yemenja" -- West Coast Trio -- 13th Note -- 2017 (N)
  14. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, May 7: Randy Halberstadt -- "Solar" -- Flash Point -- Origin -- 2010 Kenny Barron Quintet -- "Blue Waters" -- Concentric Circles -- Blue Note -- 2017 (N) Joe Locke -- "Simone" -- Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol. 1 -- Motema -- 2012 Lionel Hampton & Stan Getz -- "Gladys" -- Hamp and Getz -- Verve -- 1955 Chet Baker -- "Hotel 49" -- Chet Baker in New York -- Riverside -- 1958 Johnny Griffin -- "Same to You" -- Change of Pace -- Riverside -- 1961 Grant Stewart Trio -- "After You've Gone" -- Roll On -- Cellar Live -- 2017 Andrew Cyrille & Bill McHenry -- "Aquatic Life" -- Proximity -- Sunnyside -- 2014 Guillame Barraud -- "Giant Leap" -- Arcana: The Indo-Jazz Sessions -- New World Music -- 2015 Julian Lage -- "Earth Science" -- Modern Lore -- Mack Avenue -- rel. 2018 (N) Mary Halvorson Octet -- "Safety Orange (no. 59)" -- Away With You -- Firehouse 12 -- rel. 2016 Matt Mitchell -- "Heft" -- A Pouting Grimace -- Pi -- 2017 (N) Quinsin Nachoff -- "Astral Echo Poem" -- Flux -- Mythology -- 2012 Cecil Taylor -- "Second Act of A (Part 6)" -- The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor -- Prestige -- 1969 Giuseppi Logan Quintet -- "Freddie Freeloader" -- The Giuseppi Logan Quintet -- Tompkins Square -- 2009 Dave Douglas & Frank Woeste -- "Noire et Blanche" -- Dada People -- Greenleaf -- 2015 Ron Miles -- "Revolutionary Congregation" -- I Am A Man -- Yellowbird -- 2016 Vijay Iyer Sextet -- "Good on the Ground" -- Far From Over -- ECM -- 2017 (N) Hear it any time in the next two weeks in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm.
  15. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, April 30: New England Jazz Ensemble -- "Power Serge" -- Peter and the Wolf -- (self) -- ? (N) Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble -- "Fractured" -- Atwood Suites -- Origin -- 2016 (N) Jack Sheldon -- "No Trump" -- Playing for Change -- Uptown -- 1986 Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine -- "The Unknowable (Homage to Sonny Rollins)" -- The Poetry of Jazz -- Origin -- 2012-2014 (N) Sonny Rollins -- "Strode Rode" -- Saxophone Colossus -- Prestige -- 1956 Peripheral Vision -- "Portrait of a Man in a Late Nineteenth-Century Frame" -- More Songs About Error and Shame -- MAPL -- rel. 2018 (N) Taylor Haskins -- "Drifters" -- American Dream -- Sunnyside -- 2009 Wadada Leo Smith -- "Adagio: Monk, the Composer in Sepia -- A Second Vision" -- Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk -- TUM -- 2015 Kira Kira -- "Because of the Sun" -- Bright Force -- Libra -- 2017 (N) Anthony Braxton -- "To Pianist Cecil Taylor" -- For Alto -- Delmark -- 1969 Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore -- "Augusta Gun" -- Three Less Than Between -- Clean Feed -- 2008 Cecil Taylor -- "Air Above Mountains (buildings within), Part One" -- Air Above Mountains -- Inner City -- 1976 Dan Weiss -- "Veiled" -- Starebaby -- Pi -- rel. 2018 (N) John Zorn -- "Radio Mouth / Gill's Theme" -- The Bribe -- Tzadik -- 1986 Craig Taborn -- "New Glory" -- Daylight Ghosts -- ECM -- rel. 2017 Kairos Sextet -- "Sunspot" -- Transition - Dafnison -- rel. 2017 (N) As always, you can hear a streaming version of this program in the KBCS on-line audio archive, any time in the next two weeks: https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/ I hope you enjoy the jazz on KBCS!
  16. Now reading...

    This is one of the best books I've read in a while.
  17. For a streaming version of this week's "Straight, No Chaser," head for the KBCS on-line audio archive, here: https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/. Here is the music you'll find in the archive for April 23: Mimi Fox -- "She's a Woman" -- She's the Woman -- Favored Nations -- 2003 Jenny Scheinman Quartet -- "Stumble Light" -- Live at Yoshi's -- 1999 Aaron Goldberg & Guillermo Klein -- "Moose the Mooche" -- Binestan -- Sunnyside -- 2010 Ron Miles -- "Is There Room in Your Heart for a Man Like Me?" -- I Am a Man -- Yellowbird -- 2016 Nels Cline 4 -- "Furtive" -- Currents, Constellations -- Blue Note -- 2017 (N) Thumbscrew -- "Sampsonian Rhythms" -- Convallaria -- Cuneiform -- 2015 [Thumbscrew will be at the PONCHO Concert Hall in Seattle on June 21.] Magic Malik Orchestra -- "00-237" -- 00-237 / XP-1 -- Label Bleu -- 2002 Todd Marcus -- "Ground Zero (At Penn. & North)" -- On These Streets (A Baltimore Story) -- Stricker Street -- 2017 (N) Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson -- "What's New?" -- Deuce -- Origin -- 2017 (N) Quest -- "Of One Mind" -- Of One Mind -- CMP -- 1990 Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake & William Parker -- "Last of the Chicken Wings" -- Palm of Soul -- AUM Fidelity -- 2005 Cecil Taylor Unit -- "B" -- Live in Vienna -- Leo -- 1987 Yelena Eckemoff -- "Dust Storm" -- Desert -- L&H Production -- 2015 (N) Azar Lawrence -- "Sing to the World" --- Elementals -- HighNote -- 2016 (N)
  18. Wadada Leo Smith

    These are interesting comments! I too find it hard to rank or compare Wadada's recordings. They are all captivating.
  19. As always, you can hear the April 16 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" in the KBCS audio archive, located here: https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/ Here is the music you'll find there: Marcus Roberts Trio -- "The Entertainer" -- New Orleans Meets Harlem, Volume 1 -- J-Master -- 2006 Roberta Piket -- "Mentor" -- West Coast Trio -- 13th Note -- 2017 (N) OKB Trio -- "I Remember You" -- The Ing... -- Queens Jazz Over Ground -- 2015 (N) Miles Davis Quintet -- "Bye Bye Blackbird" -- Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 -- Columbia -- 1970 (N) Kenny Wheeler -- "One Plus Three (Version 1)" -- A Long Time Ago -- 1997 -- ECM David Binney -- "Any Years Costume" -- Graylen Epicenter -- Mythology -- rel. 2011 Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine -- "I Remember Clifford" -- The Poetry of Jazz -- Origin -- 2014 (N) [cut short due to technical difficulty] Lionel Loueke -- "Benny's Tune" -- Karibu -- Blue Note -- 2007 Lionel Loueke -- "Rain Wash" -- Gaia -- Blue Note -- rel. 2015 Lionel Loueke -- "L.L." -- Mwalko -- Blue Note -- rel. 2010 [The Lionel Loueke Trio will be at The Royal Room in Seattle, Thurs., April 19 at 7 & 9:30 p.m.] Rob Brown's Resonance -- "Resonance Excerpt, No. 1" -- Vision, Volume 3 -- Arts for Art -- 2003 Yuko Fujiyama -- "Up Tempo" -- Night Wave -- Innova -- 2017 (N) Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents) -- "Winged Serpent" -- Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) -- Soul Note -- 1984 John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble -- "Lud" -- All Can Work -- New Amsterdam -- 2017 (N_ Musique Noire -- "Leslie's Song" -- Reflections: We Breathe -- (self) -- 2017 (N) Fabio Marzali NY 5et -- "October 7" -- Windows and Lights -- DK -- 2017 (N)
  20. This week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS was devoted to the recordings of Cecil Taylor, who died last Thursday at 89. Listen to this special program in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks. Here is the complete playlist for April 9: Cecil Taylor -- "Bemsha Swing" -- Jazz Advance -- Blue Note -- 1956 Cecil Taylor Quartet -- "Excursion on a Wobbly Rail" -- Looking Ahead! -- Contemporary -- 195 Cecil Taylor -- "Little Lees" -- Love for Sale -- United Artists -- 1959 Cecil Taylor -- "Trance" -- Live at the Cafe Montmartre -- Fantasy -- 1962 Cecil Taylor Unit -- "Serdab" -- The Cecil Taylor Unit -- New World -- 1978 Cecil Taylor -- "For the Rabbit" -- For Olim -- Soul Note -- 1986 Cecil Taylor Unit -- "Streams" -- Dark to Themselves -- Inner City -- 1976 Cecil Taylor & Buell Neidlinger -- "Cell Walk for Celeste" -- The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger -- Mosaic -- 1961 Cecil Taylor -- "Feng Shui" -- In Florescence -- A&M -- 1989 Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley -- "Stylobate 2" -- Leaf Palm Hand -- FMP - 1988
  21. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, April 2nd: Duke Ellington -- "Wig Wise" -- Money Jungle -- Blue Note -- 1962 Freddie Hubbard -- "Osie Mae" -- Hub Cap -- Blue Note -- 1961 Chico Freeman 4-tet -- "Black Inside" -- Spoken Into Existence -- Jive Music -- rel. 2015 UMO Jazz Orchestra -- "Afro-Blue" -- Transit People -- Naxos Jazz -- 2000 Darcy James Argue's Secret Society -- "The Neighborhood" -- Brooklyn Babylon -- New Amsterdam -- 2012 Brian Landrus Orchestra -- "Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 3" -- Generations -- BlueLand -- 2017 ROVA and Nels Cline Singers -- "Trouble Ticket" -- Celestial Septet -- New World -- 2008 Jon Irabagon's Outright! -- "Mourning in America" -- Uhinged -- Irabagast -- 2012 William Parker Quartet -- "Urban Disruption" -- Meditation / Resurrection -- AUM Fidelity -- 2017 Kevin Sun -- "Bittergreen" -- Trio -- Endectomorph Music -- 2017 (N) Jack Gold-Molina Trio -- "Uppercut" -- Colored Houses -- Sol Disk -- 2003 Sun Ra -- "Space Towers" -- Monorails and Satellites -- Grey Scale -- 1966 Satoko Fujii -- "Inori" -- Solo -- Libra -- 2017 (N) Havard Wiik Trio -- "Neidbau" -- This Is Not A Waltz -- Moserobie -- 2016 Listen to the program in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks.
  22. This week's "Straight, No Chaser" will be available for listening for the next two weeks in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. Here is the playlist for March 26: Jim Hall -- "T.C. Blues" -- Circles -- Concord Jazz -- 1981 Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves -- "Maracatucute" -- Outra Coisa -- Anzic -- 2016 (N) Dave Liebman & John Stowell -- "When the Sun Sets Dwon South" -- Petite Fleur--The Music of Sidney Bechet -- Origin -- 2017 (N) Corcoran Holt -- "Raven's Wing" -- The Mecca -- (self) -- rel. 2018 (N) Jeremy Pelt -- "Sir Carter" -- Noir en Rouge--Live in Paris -- HighNote -- 2017 (N) Jackie McLean -- "Sirius System" -- Rhythm of the Earth -- Birdology -- 1992 Alan Ferber Big Band -- "Late Bloomer" -- Jigsaw -- Sunnyside -- 2016 Gerald Beckett -- "Swinging at the Haven" -- Oblivion -- Summit -- rel. 2017 (N) Chris Speed -- "Argento" -- Really OK -- Skirl -- 2013 [The Chris Speed Trio will be at the Royal Room in Seattle, Sun. April 1st at 8:30 p.m.] Chris Speed -- "Wheatstone" -- Deviantics -- Songlines -- 1998 Endangered Blood (with Chris Speed) -- "Ah-Le-Pa" -- Work Your Magic -- Skirl -- 2013 Matthew Shipp -- "zerO" -- zerO -- ESP -- 2017 (N) Ben Wendel & Dan Tepfer -- "Nines" -- Small Constructions -- (self) -- 2011 Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory -- "Nine to Get Ready" -- Nine to Get Ready -- ECM -- 1997 Ben Allison -- "D.A.V.E." -- The Stars Look Very Different Today -- Sonic Camera -- 2013 Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom -- "Hoarding the Pod" -- Otis Was A Polar Bear -- Royal Potato Family Ron Miles (with Bill Frisell) -- "We See" -- Heaven -- Sterling Circle -- 2001 Mike Vlatcovich -- "The Snakes Always Talk About Ill Fitting Doll Clothes on the Chickens" -- Succulence of Abstraction -- Thankyou -- 2011 David Friesen (with Joe Manis) -- "Martin's Balcony" -- Structures -- Origin (N)
  23. At listener-supported KBCS, the spring fund drive is underway. If you haven't contributed to community radio recently, head for our website at www.kbcs.fm, and make a donation now. Even better, sign up as a sustaining member to send the station a donation every month. While you're at the website, you can listen to this week's edition of "Straight, No Chaser" in the audio archive. Here is the music in the March 19 show: Elton Dean & Howard Riley -- "I Remember Clifford" -- All The Tradition -- Slam -- 1990 Tony Lustig Quartet -- "Taking Flight" -- Taking Flight -- Bimperl -- rel. 2016 Ezra Weiss -- "Winter Machine" -- Persephone -- Umoja -- 2004 Dr. Lonnie Smith -- "Alhambra" -- All in My Mind -- Blue Note -- rel. 2018 (N) Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez -- "Are You All The Things" -- Intuition -- Fantasy -- 1974 Gil Evans & Steve Lacy -- "Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat" -- Paris Blues -- Owl -- 1987 Dewey Redman -- "Turnaround" -- African Venus -- Evidence -- 1992 Bobby Previte & Bump -- "Counterclockwise" -- Counterclockwise -- Palmetto -- 2002 Reptet -- "Zeppo" -- Do This! -- Monktail -- 2006 Wadada Leo Smith -- "Ohnedaruth John Coltrane: The Master of Kosmic Music and His Spirituality in A Love Supreme: -- Najwaa -- TUM -- 2014 (N) Andrew Drury -- "Geek's Revenge" -- A Momentary Lapse -- Innova -- rel. 2003 Scott Fields Ensemble -- "Teaching Rats Hope" -- Five Frozen Eggs -- Music & Arts -- rel. 1997 Fieldwork -- "Sympathy" -- Your Life Flashing -- Pi -- 2002 Dominic Duval, John Heward & Joe McPhee -- "Undersound 13" -- Undersound II -- Leo -- 2000 Krik Knuffke -- "Bonderizer" -- Arms & Hands -- Royal Potato Family -- rel. 2015 Harris Eisenstadt -- "Larch" -- Old Growth Forest -- Clean Feed -- 2015 Eclectik Percussions Orchestra Invites Oliver Lake -- "Moment 3" -- Traces de Vies / of Life -- Passin' Thru -- 2016 (N)
  24. This is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, March 12: Hank Mobley -- "The Break Through" -- Dippin' -- Blue Note -- 1965 Ray Vega -- "Stepping Stone" - Boperation -- Concord Picante -- 1999 Leslie Pintchik -- "Your Call Will Be Answered By Our Next Available Representative" -- You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl! -- Pintch Hard -- rel. 2017 (N) Hal Galper Quartet -- "Cubist" -- Cubist --Origin -- 2016 (N) M I 3 -- "3/4 vs. 6/8 4/4 Time" -- We Will Make a Home for You -- Clean Feed -- 2003 Fredrik Ljungkvist & Mattias Risberg -- "Calls" -- And Now The Queen -- Lilalo -- 2016 Jessica Williams -- "For You Again" -- Some Ballads, Some Blues -- Jazz Focus -- c. 1999 Lisa Hilton -- "Too Hot" -- Escapism -- Ruby Slippers Productions -- 2017 (N) Sergio Galvao, Lupa Santiago, Clement Landais & Franck Enouf -- "Samba Kebab" -- 2 X 2 -- Origin -- 2017 (N) Kris Davis & Craig Taborn -- "Ossining" -- Octopus -- Pyroclastic -- 2017 (N) Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin -- "On The Way" -- Ninety-Nine Years -- Libra -- 2017 (N) Darius Jones Quartet -- "You Have Me Seeing Red" -- Book of Mae'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) -- AUM Fidelity -- rel. 2012 [Darius Jones will play solo saxophone at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m.] Marialusa Capurso, Pat Battstone, Adolfo LA Volpe, Mariasole De Pascali, Franesco Massar0 & Giacomo Mongelli -- "The Indian Riscio" -- Elements -- Leo -- 2015 (N) Giovanni Guidi, Gianluco Petrella, Louis Sclavis & Gerald Cleaver -- "Just Tell Me Who It Was" -- Ida Lupino -- ECM -- 2015 Tomas Fujiwara Trio -- "Harp Ran Blond" -- Variable Bets -- Relative Pitch -- 2013 Frank Gratkowski, Alexey Lapin & Sebastian Gramss -- "Retain the Aspect" -- Unplugged Mind -- Leo -- rel. 2009 Phil Parisot -- "Water" -- Creekside -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Check it out in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks.
  25. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, March 5: Mal Waldron -- "Straight No Chaser" -- In Retropect -- IMC -- 1982 Leigh Pilzer -- "Look Before You Lerp" -- Strunkin' -- (self) -- 2016 Uptown Jazz Tentet --"I Believe / Isn't She Lovely" -- There It Is -- Irrabagast -- 2016 (N) Robert Hurst -- "Innuendo in Yo Window" -- One for Namesake -- DIW -- 1993 Sun Ra -- "The Alter Destiny" -- Monorails and Satellites -- Grey Scale -- 1966 Richard Wyands Trio -- "The Juggler" -- The Arrival -- DIW -- 1992 Matt Jorgensen -- "Dialogue 2008" -- Tattoeed By Passion -- Origin -- 2009 Anthony Wilson -- "Integration" -- Adult Themes -- Mama -- 1999 Steve Herberman Trio -- "Upbeat" -- Ideals -- Reach Music -- 2008 Zack Teran -- "Quake Delivery" -- Portalis -- Orenda -- 2017 (N) Brian Groder Trio -- "Keel" -- R Train on the D Line -- Latham -- 2014 Marilyn Crispell / Collaborations -- "Quartet Collaboration" -- Live at Nya Perspectiv Festivals -- Leo -- 2004 David Haney Quartet -- "Speedwy" -- Caramel Topped Terrier -- Cadence Jazz -- 2001 Joshua Gerowitz -- "Chicken, Cigarette, Bed #2" -- Solano Canyon -- pfMentum -- 2016 (N) [incomplete due to technical problem] Ganelin Trio -- "Poco 7" -- Poco-a-Poco -- Leo -- 1978 Ideal Bread -- "Flakes" -- Transmit--Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy -- Cuneiform -- 2009 Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph & Harris Eisenstadt -- "Specular" -- Vista -- Meta -- 2003 William Parker Quartet -- "Criminals in the White House" -- Meditation / Resurrection -- AUM Fidelity -- 2016 Edgar Steinitz -- "Perseverance" -- Parts Unknown -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Check it out in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks.