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  1. Here is the playlist for the February 26 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, which you can hear any time in the next two weeks in the KBCS on-line audio archive: Red Garland Quintet -- "Billie's Bounce" -- The Red Garland Quintet with John Coltrane -- Prestige -- 1957 Roy Eldridge Richie Kamuca Quintet -- "Hackensack" -- At the Half Note New York City -- 1965 -- Sounds of Yesteryear Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes -- "Run and Jump" -- Familia--Tribute to Bebo + Chico -- Motema -- 2017 (N) Jane Bunnett & Maqueque -- "Eulogy" -- Oddara -- Linus -- rel. 2016 Shakers n' Bakers -- "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" -- Heart Love--Shakers n' Bakers Play the Songs of Albert Ayler and Mary Maria Parks -- Little i Music -- 2017 (N) Josh Deutsch's Pannonia -- "Dogman" -- The Road to Pannonia -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Jon Irabagon -- "Closing Arguments" -- The Observer -- Concord Jazz -- 2009 Ben Goldberg -- "Stemwinder" -- Unfold Ordinary Mind -- (self) -- 2012 Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble -- "Cause and Effect" -- Black Unstoppable -- Delmark -- 2007 Adam Pieronczyk & Miroslav Vitous -- "Bach at Night" -- Wings -- Fortune -- 2015 Joe Morris & Barre Phillips -- "Recite" -- Elm City Duets 2006 -- Clean Feed Thirteen Ways -- "En Tee" -- Focus -- Palmetto -- rel. 1999 Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio -- "Sources" -- Sources -- ECM -- 2011 Heliosonic Tone-tette -- "Heliotone 7" -- Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 -- Sciensonic -- 2015 (N) Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra -- "Collections of Time" -- Galactic Parables: Volume 1 -- Cuneiform -- 2013 Michael Jefry Stevens & Mark Feldman -- "Kashf" -- Haiku -- Leo -- 1995
  2. On February 19, we heard the following music on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS: Mary Lou Williams -- "Cancer" -- Zodiac Suite -- America's Jazz Heritage -- c. 1945 Modern Jazz Quartet -- "A Cold Wind Is Blowing" -- Odds Against Tomorrow -- Blue Note -- 1959 Steve Hobbs -- "Blowing in the Wind" -- Tribute to Bobby -- Challenge -- 2016 (N) McCoy Tyner -- "Trane-like" -- McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster -- Telarc -- 1999 Aki Rissanen -- "Hubble Bubble" -- Another North -- Edition -- 2017 (N) Matthew Hansall -- "Mary Emma Louise" -- Fletcher Moss Park -- Gondwana -- 2010 Wayne Shorter -- "Joy" -- Odyssey of Iska -- Blue Note -- 1970 Atomic -- "Krilons Resa" [incomplete] -- Feet Music -- Jazzland -- rel. 2002 [Atomic will be at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, Seattle, Thur., Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.] Trio Hut -- "Zoo on the Road" -- Jink -- Nemu -- rel. 2008 Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray -- "ITT" -- New York Eye and Ear Control -- ESP-Disk -- 1964 Adam Pieronczyk & Miroslav Vitous -- "Mandala of Melodies" -- Wings -- Fortune -- 2015 Federico Ughi -- "Slight" -- The Space Within: Duets -- Slam -- 1998 Dave Douglas, Louis Sclavis, Peggy Lee & Dylan van der Schyff - "Maputo" -- Bow River Falls -- Premonition -- 2003 Atomic -- "Den Flyktiga Magneten" -- Feet Music -- Jazzland -- rel. 2002 You can hear it any time in the next two weeks in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm.
  3. To hear a streaming version of this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, head for the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm and look for "Straight, No Chaser" under February 12. It will be there for two weeks. Here is the full playlist for the program: Barney Kessel -- "You Go To My Head" -- Soaring -- Concord Jazz -- rel. 1976 Pat Metheny -- "The Red One" -- Day Trip -- Nonesuch -- 2005 Charlie Hunter -- "Two For Bleu" -- Charlie Hunter -- Blue Note -- 2000 Dom Minasi's DDT + 2 -- "DMP" -- Time Will Tell -- CDM -- 2002 Nguyen Le -- "Jorai" -- Walking on the Tiger's Tail -- ACT -- 2004 Ben Allison -- "Swiss Cheese D" -- The Stars Look Very Different Today -- Sonic Camera -- 2013 Jack Wilkins Trio -- "Call Him Reckless" -- Call Him Reckless -- Classics in Jazz -- 1989 Miguel Zenon -- "Carteza" -- Tipico -- UpCal -- 2016 Richard Cole -- "Free Time" -- The Forgotten -- Origin -- 2000 Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet -- "Pipeline" -- The Needless Kiss -- Koch Jazz -- 1998 Myra Melford's Crush [Melford pictured] -- "Orange" -- Dance Beyond The Color -- Arabesque -- rel. 2000 Matt Mitchell -- "Raay" -- Forage (Tim Berne) -- Screwgun -- rel. 2017 Aaron Parks, Ben Street & Billy Hart -- "The Storyteller" -- Find The Way -- ECM -- 2015 Smiley Winters (with Barbara Donald and Bert Wilson) -- "Two Trains" -- Smiley Etc. -- Arhoolie -- 1969 Corey Wilkes & Abstract Pulse -- "Levitation" - Cries From Tha Ghetto -- Pi -- 2008 Tom Rainey Trio (with Ingrid Laubrock & Mary Halvorson) -- "Briefly Lompoc" -- Hotel Grief -- Intakt -- 2013 Kaze (with Satoko Fujii, Christian Pruvost & Natsuki Tamura) -- "Meta-Blizzard" -- Atody Man -- Libra -- 2017 (N) George Russell & His Orchestra -- "Chromatic Universe, Part 3" -- Jazz in the Space Age -- Decca -- 1960 Tom Guarna -- "Native Tongue" -- The Wishing Stones -- Destiny -- 2016 (N)
  4. Here is the playlist for this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, which you can hear at your convenience in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm: Phil Parisot -- "Rocket Surgery" -- Creekside -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Mostly Other People Do the Killing -- "Plum Run" -- Paint -- Hot Cup -- 2017 [Mostly Other People Do the Killing will be at the Royal Room in Seattle, Thur., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.] Tarbaby -- "Jena 6" -- The End of Fear -- Positone -- rel. 2010 Julian Lage Group -- "Iowa Taken" -- Gladwell -- EmArcy -- 2010 [The Julian Lage Trio will be at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell, Fri. Feb 16, 7:30 p.m.] Mary Halvorson Quartet -- "Dahariel" -- Paimon--Book of Angels, Volume 32 -- Tzadik -- 2017 (N) Tomeka Reid Quartet -- "Super Nova" -- Tomeka Reid Quartet -- Thirsty Ear -- 2014 [Tomeka Reid is appearing twice in this year's Seattle Improvised Music Festival: (1) at the PONCHO Concert Hall, with Cornish College students, Thur., Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m.; and (2) at the Chapel Performance Space, Fri., Feb. 16, 8:00 p.m.] Edgar Steinitz -- "Grant Peace (Sim Shalom)" -- Roots Unknown -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Gordon Grdina Quartet -- "Not Sure" -- Inroads -- Songlines -- 2017 (N) Antonio Adolfo -- "Speak No Evil" -- Hybrido--From Rio to Wayne Shorter -- AAM -- 2016 (N) Quoan -- "Capitol Absurdity" -- Fine Dining -- Orenda -- 2016 (N) Norbert Stein Pata Messengers -- "Diatonic Upanishad" -- We Are -- Pata Music -- 2017 (N) Bill Dixon [pictured] -- "Durations of Permanence" -- Tapestries for Small Orchestra -- Firehouse 12 -- 2008 Thomas Heberer's Clarino -- "Torn" -- Klippe -- Clean Feed -- 2010 Mark Zaleski Band -- "Cerina" -- Days, Months, Years -- (self) -- 2016 (N) The Westerlies -- "New Berliln, New York" - The Westerlies -- Songlines -- 2016 David Friesen -- "Basic Strategy" -- Structures -- Origin -- 2017 (N)
  5. Listen to the January 29 "Straight, No Chaser" in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. You'll hear a live recording by the South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who died last week at age 79., plus a bunch of new music. Here is the playlist: Hugh Masekela [pictured] -- "Grazing in the Grass" -- Live at the Market Theatre -- Times Square -- rel. 2006 Milt Jackson -- "Put Off" -- Statements -- Impulse! -- 1961 Jason Marsalis and The 21st Century Trad Band -- "Soot Sprites" -- Melody Reimagined: Book 1 -- Basin Street -- 2016 (N) Steve Hobbs -- "The Craving Phenomenon" -- Tribute to Bobby -- Challenge -- 2016 (N) Josh Deutsch's Pannonia - "Traveling Tune" -- The Road to Pannonia -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste -- "Mother Nature (Rigaudon)" -- Reverso: Suite Ravel -- Phonoart -- rel. 2018 (N) Naftule's Dream -- "Turkisher" -- Blood -- (self) -- 2013 Kevin Sun Trio -- "Three Ravens" -- Endectomorph Music -- Endectomorph -- 2017 (N) Tim Berne -- "Heavy Mental (For Wayne Krantz)" -- The Shell Game -- Thirsty Ear -- 2001 Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids -- "Rhapsody in Berlin" -- We Be All Africans -- Strut -- 2015 Jen Shyu -- "Door 8: World of Baridegi" -- Song of Silver Geese -- Pi -- 2016 (N) Kris Davis & Craig Taborn -- "Interruptions Three" -- Octopus -- Pyroclastic -- 2016 (N) Vadim Neselovskyi Trio - "On a Bicycle" -- Get Up and Go -- Jazz Family -- 2016 (N) Satoko Fujii -- "Spring Storm" -- Solo -- Libra -- 2017 (N) John Stowell / Ulf Bandgren Quartet -- "Night Visitor" -- Night Visitor -- Origin -- 2016 (N) Brad Gibson -- "Phoenix Rising" -- Epilogue / Procession -- Jack Straw -- 2014 (N) Last week's program (January 22) was a tribute to Roswell Rudd, featuring some of the many recordings he made in his 50-plus-year career. It will be in the audio archive for another seven days. Here is the playlist for that show: Roswell Rudd -- "Bamako" -- Malicool -- Sunnyside -- 2001 Roswell Rudd & Yomo Toro -- "Tres, Quatro" -- El Espiritu Jibaro -- Sunnyside -- 2006 Roswell Rudd & The Mongolian Buryat Band -- "Four Mountains" -- Blue Mongol -- Sunnyside -- rel. 2006 Roswell Rudd-- "To the Day" -- Trombone Tribe -- Sunnyside -- 2008 Roswell Rudd -- "Ngoni Vortex" -- The Incredible Honk -- Sunnyside -- 2010 Roswell Rudd -- "Almost Blue" -- Broad Strokes -- Knitting Factory -- 1999 Steve Lacy--Roswell Rudd Quartet -- "Tune 2" -- Early and Late -- Cuneiform -- 1962 Roswell Rudd-- "Respects" -- Everywhere -- Impulse! -- 1966 Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, Kent Carter & Han Bennink -- "Epistrophy" -- Regeneration -- Soul Note -- 1982 New York Art Quartet (with Roswell Rudd) -- "Rosmosis" -- New York Art Quartet & Imamu Amiri Baraka -- ESP-Disk -- rel. 1965 New York Art Quartet (with Roswell Rudd) -- "No. 6" -- Mohawk -- Fontana -- rel. 1965 Roswell Rudd -- "Inside Job" -- Inside Job -- Arista -- 1976 Roswell Rudd -- "Berlin, Alexanderplatz" -- The Incredible Honk -- Sunnyside -- 2010 New York Art Quartet (with Roswell Rudd) -- "Karin's Blues" -- Old Stuff -- Cuneiform -- 1965 Archie Shepp (with Roswell Rudd) -- "Mama Too Tight" -- Mama Too Tight -- Impulse! -- c. 1965
  6. Here is the music we heard this Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday holiday, on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS: Paul Winter Sextet -- "We Shall Overcome" -- Count Me In 1962/1963 -- Living Music -- 1963 Brian McCarthy Nonet -- "Oh Freedom" -- The Better Angels of Our Nature -- Truth Revolution Recording Collective -- 2016 (N) John Coltrane -- "Alabama" -- Coltrane Live at Birdland -- Impulse! -- 1963 Geri Allen -- "I Have a Dream" -- Timeless Portraits and Dreams -- Telarc -- rel. 2006 Gene Harris Quartet -- "This Little Light of Mine" -- Brotherhood -- Concord Jazz -- 1997 McCoy Tyner -- "Search for Peace" -- The Real McCoy -- Blue Note -- 1967 Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts -- "Our Prayer / Give Peace a Chance" -- Scenic Route -- Palmetto -- 2006 Harold Land Quintet -- "The Peace-Maker" -- The Peace-Maker -- Cadet -- 1968 Mal Waldron -- "Strange Fruit" -- Blues for Lady Day -- Arista -- 1972 Joanne Brackeen -- "Dreamers" -- AFT -- Timeless -- 1997 Charlie Haden & Hank Jones -- "Go Down, Moses" -- Steal Away -- Verve -- 1994 Ralph Alessi -- "Peace" -- Vice & Virtue -- RKM -- 1999 Charles Mingus -- "Meditations on Integration (Parts I & II)" -- Thirteen Pictures -- Atlantic -- 1964 (Monterey Jazz Festival) Chico Freeman -- "Freedom Swing Song" -- Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit -- Contemporary -- 1980 Noah Baerman -- "Montgomery, 1956" -- Soul Force -- Lemel -- 2004 James Weidman -- "Let My People Go" -- Spiritual Impressions -- Inner Circle Music -- 2017 (N) Illinois Jacquet -- "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" -- The King! -- Prestige -- 1968 Noah Baerman -- "(Ain't Gonna Let Nobody) Turn Me Around" -- Soul Force -- Lemel -- 2004
  7. This week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, we heard some additional recordings by the drummer Sunny Murray (1936-2017), and much more. Here is the playlist for the January 8 show, which you can hear any time in the next two weeks in the KBCS on-line audio archive: Shelly Manne & His Men -- "Bea's Flat" -- Swinging Sounds -- Contemporary -- 1956 Shelly Manne -- "Pas de Trois" -- "The Three" and "The Two" -- Contemporary -- 1954 (cut short due to a technical problem) Shelly Manne (with Bill Smith) -- "Concerto for Clarinet and Combo: Third Movement" -- Concerto for Clarinet and Combo -- Contemporary -- 1955 Albert Ayler Trio (with Sunny Murray) -- "The Wizard" -- Spiritual Unity -- ESP-Disk -- 1964 Albert Ayler (with Sunny Murray) -- "Spirits" -- Witches & Devils -- Arista -- 1964 Albert Ayler Quartet (with Sunny Murray) -- "C.A.C." -- The Hilversum Sessions -- ESP-Disk -- 1964 Daniel Levin Quartet -- "Bronx #3" -- Bacalhau -- Clean Feed -- 2009 Albrecht Maurer, Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban -- "Twin Rivers" -- Fantasm -- Nemu -- 2012 Leo Cuypers -- "Be-Bach" -- Heavy Days Are Here Again -- BVHaast -- 1981 Sunny Murray Duo Featuring Charles Gayle -- "Suite for Jean Phillips, Part Two" -- Illuminators -- Audible Hiss -- rel. 1996 Ben Allison -- "Jackie-ing" -- Action-Refraction -- Palmetto -- 2010 Vijay Iyer Sextet -- "Good on the Ground" -- Far From Over -- ECM -- 2017 (N) Alexander von Schlippenbach -- "Les" -- Jazz Now! -- Intuition -- 2015 Avram Fefer, Eric Revis & Chad Taylor -- "Eliyahu, Take 2" -- Eliyahu -- Not Two -- 2010 Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense -- "Folk Song" -- Moving Still -- Pi -- rel. 2016
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    On "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, as the Christmas holiday slipped away, we listened to classic recordings. Here is the playlist for Monday, December 25: Art Tatum -- "Moonglow" -- Decca Presents Art Tatum -- Decca -- 1940 Art Tatum -- "Cocktails for Two" -- I Got Rhythm, Vol. 3 (1935-44) -- Decca -- 1944 Art Tatum -- "Emaline" -- Classic Early Solos (1934-1937) -- Decca -- 1934 Duke Ellington -- "Progressive Gavotte" -- The Duke -- Columbia -- 1947 Duke Ellington -- "Lady Mac" -- Such Sweet Thunder -- Columbia -- 1957 Duke Ellington -- "Pussy Willow" -- Fargo, North Dakota -- Vintage Jazz Classics -- 1940 Lester Young -- "Jammin' with Lester" -- Complete Aladdin Recordings of Lester Young -- Blue Note Lester Young -- "Lester's Dream" -- The Lester Young Story -- Proper Lester Young -- "It's Only a Paper Moon" -- The Lester Young Story -- Proper Coleman Hawkins -- "Ain't Misbehavin'" -- Jazz Tones -- Xanadu -- 1954 Coleman Hawkins -- "I Can't Get Started" -- Coleman Hawkins in the '50s--Body and Soul Revisited -- Decca -- 1952 Coleman Hawkins -- "Spotlite" -- A Retrospective: 1929-1963 -- Bluebird Bud Powell -- "Ornithology" -- The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume One -- Blue Note -- 1949 Bud Powell -- "Rue de Clichy" -- Paris Sessions -- Pablo -- 1963 Bud Powell -- "Sure Thing" -- The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume Two -- Blue Note -- 1953 Charles Mingus -- "Tonight at Noon" -- Passions of a Man -- Atlantic/Rhino -- 1957 Charles Mingus -- "Track A--Solo Dancer" -- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady -- Impulse! -- 1963 Charles Mingus -- "Tijuana Gift Shop" -- Tijuana Moods -- RCA Victor -- 1962 Eric Dolphy -- "17 West" -- Out There -- Prestige New Jazz -- 1960 Eric Dolphy -- "Tenderly" -- Complete Prestige Recordings -- Prestige Eric Dolphy -- "Miss Ann" -- Last Date -- Fontana -- 1964 Archie Shepp -- "Prelude to a Kiss" -- Fire Music -- Impulse! -- rel. 1965 Archie Shepp -- "Naima" -- Four for Trane -- Impulse! -- 1964 Archie Shepp -- "Call Me by My Rightful Name" -- Dedication Series, Vol. XVII--Further Fire Music -- Impulse! -- 1965 Miles Davis -- "Fall" -- Nefertiti -- Columbia -- 1967 Miles Davis -- "It Never Entered My Mind" -- Plays for Lovers -- Columbia -- 1956 Hear it in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, any time in the next two weeks.
  9. I'm a volunteer music programmer at KBCS 91.3 FM, Bellevue-Seattle. My jazz show, "Straight, No Chaser," is broadcast Mondays from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time. All programs are available on demand 24/7 in the KBCS audio archives at www.kbcs.fm for two weeks after the broadcast date. I'll post some playlists here in case any members are interested. Thanks to John Midgley for guest-hosting "Straight, No Chaser" on April 26. Here is the music that John played: Sam Rivers -- "Downstairs Blues Upstairs" -- Fuchsia Swing Song -- Blue Note Andrew Hill -- "Subterfuge" -- Black Fire -- Blue Note Drew Gress -- "Chevelle" -- The Irrational Numbers -- Koch Tineke Postma -- "Motivation" -- The Traveller -- Etc. Geri Allen -- "Red Velvet In Winter" -- Flying Toward The Sound -- Motema (N) Paul Bley & Gary Peacock -- "Again Anew" -- Partners -- Owl Charles Lloyd -- "Of Course, Of Course" -- Of Course, Of Course -- Mosaic Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra -- "Evidence" -- Monk's Moods -- Keeper Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings -- "Ice" -- Renegades -- Delmark Eric Dolphy -- "17 West"-- Out There -- Prestige George Russell -- "Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub" -- The RCA Victor Workshop -- RCA Victor Joe Lovano -- "Buckeyes" -- Streams of Expression -- Blue Note Marty Ehrlich -- "Like I Said" -- Line On Love -- Palmetto Ingrid Jensen -- "Fallin'" -- Here On Earth -- Enja / Justin Time Laim Sillery -- "Phenomenology" -- Phenomenology -- OA2 (N) Jackie McLean -- "Plight" -- Action -- Blue Note Dexter Gordon -- "Modal Mood" -- Dexter Calling -- Blue Note Edward Simon -- "Evolution" -- Unicity -- CamJazz Be sure to listen to John's program, "Jazz Kaleidoscope," available in the audio archives at www.kbcs.fm. Here is the playlist for the May 3 edition of "Straight, No Chaser": Bobby Hutcherson -- "Out of This World" -- Wise One -- Kind of Blue John Abercrombie Quartet -- "Out of Towner" -- Wait Till You See Her -- ECM Rez Abassi -- "Insulin" -- Things To Come -- Sunnyside (*) Pat Martino -- "The Phineas Trane" -- Think Tank -- Blue Note Roswell Rudd -- "To The Day" -- Trombone Tribe -- Sunnyside Robin Eubanks -- "Different Perspectives" -- Different Perspectives -- JMT Scott DuBois -- "Dust Celebration" -- Black Hawk Dance -- Sunnyside (N) Paul Motian -- "Drum Music" -- Lost In A Dream -- ECM (N) Giuseppi Logan Quintet -- "Freddie Freeloader" -- The Giuseppi Logan Quintet -- Tompkins Square (N) (**) Ronin -- "Blue Poo" -- Outside The Box -- (self) (N) Darius Jones Trio -- "Cry Out" -- Man'ish Boy -- AUM Fidelity (N) Clarinet Trio Two -- "Dreierlei" -- Translucent Tones -- Leo Clark Gibson -- "Praise For The Icons" -- Iapetus -- Pony Boy (N) Flat Earth Society -- "Rearm, Get That Char!" -- Cheer Me, Perverts! -- Crammed Discs Either/Orchestra -- "Amiak Abet Abet" -- More Beautiful Than Death -- Accurate Cindy Blackman -- "Vashkar--The Alternate Dimension Theory" -- Another Lifetime -- 4Q (N) (*) Pat Martino will be at the Bellevue Jazz Festival on June 5. (**) Ronin appears in a CD release performance at Soul Food Books in Renton, May 14 at 8 p.m. (N) = new release Thanks for listening to jazz on KBCS! David Utevsky, Host "Straight, No Chaser" KBCS-FM 3000 Landerholme Circle S.E.\ Bellevue, WA 98007 Home mailing address: David Utevsky 802 33rd Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
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    Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, December 18: Jim Yanda Trio -- "Earth Way" -- Home Road -- Corner Store Jazz -- rel. 2016 Sonny Sharrock Band -- "Venus / Upper Egypt" -- Highlife -- Enemy -- 1990 Randy Weston -- "In Memory Of" -- Volcano Blues -- Gitanes -- 1993 Ziggurat Quartet -- "10 to 5" -- Calculated Gestures -- Origin -- 2009 Fred Hersch -- "A Riddle Song" -- Fred Hersch Trio + 2 -- Palmetto -- 2003 Weather Report -- "Surucucu" -- I Sing The Body Electric -- Columbia -- 1972 John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension -- "Here Come The Jiis" -- Live @ Ronnie Scott's -- Abstract Logic -- 2017 (N) Black Arthur Blythe -- "Mamie Lee" -- Bush Baby -- Adelphi -- 1977 Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids -- "Clarion Call" -- We Be All Africans -- Strut -- 2015 (N) David Virelles -- "Epilogo" -- Gnosis -- ECM-- 2016 (N) Kris Davis -- "Wayne Oskar" -- Rye Eclipse -- Fresh Sound New Talent -- 2007 Reggie Workman -- "Fast Forward" -- Cerebral Caverns -- Postcards -- 1995 Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop -- "Ranthem" -- Anzic -- 2013 (N) Anthony Davis -- "Wayang No. IV (Under the Double Moon), Section 3" -- Episteme -- Gramavision -- 1981 Roscoe Mitchell -- "Frenzy House" -- Discussions -- Wide Hive -- 2016 (N) Dave Douglas Sextet -- "Pine Marten" -- Pathways -- Greenleaf -- 2012 Listen to the show at your convenience, using your favorite Internet device. Just head for the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm any time in the next two weeks.
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    This week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, we heard selections from some really good jazz CDs (IMO) released in 2017, including some brand new music. Here is the playlist for the December 11 show, which you can hear in the KBCS audio archive any time in the next two weeks: Dave Douglas with the Westerlies and Anwar Marshall -- "Colonial Cubism" -- Little Giant Still LIfe -- Greenleaf -- 2016 (N) Ambrose Akinmusire -- "H.A.M.S. (In the Spirit of Honesty)" -- A Rift in Decorum--Live at the Village Vanguard -- Blue Note -- rel. 2017 Matt Wilson -- "Daybreak" -- Honey and Salt--Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg -- Palmetto -- 2016 Brian McCarthy Nonet -- "I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" -- The Better Angels of Our Nature -- Truth Revolution Recording Collective -- 2016 John Zorn / Mary Halvorson -- "Uzza" -- Laimon--Book of Angels, Volume 32--Mary Halvorson Quartet Plays Masada Book Two -- Tzadik -- 2017 (N) Rez Abbasi -- "Dance Number" -- Unfiltered Universe -- Whirlwind -- 2016 (N) Burning Ghosts -- "Zero Hour" -- Reclamation -- Tzadik -- rel. 2017 Matt Mitchell -- "Heft" -- A Pouting Grimace -- Pi -- 2017 (N) Sam Boshnack Quintet -- "Expositions" -- Nellie Bly Project -- Artists Recording Collective -- 2016 Eclectik Percussions Orchestra Invite Oliver Lake -- "Le Vieux Lion" -- Traces de Vies / of Life -- Passin' Thru -- 2016 (N) Trouble Kaze -- "Part II" -- June -- 2016 (N) Gordon Grdina Quartet [Grdina pictured] -- "Apocalympics" -- Inroads -- Songlines -- 2017 (N) Chicago / London Underground -- "Mysteries of Emanating Light" -- A Night Walking Through Mirrors -- Cuneiform -- 2016 Jovino Santos Neto & Andre Mehmari -- "Andorhinas" -- Guris--Celebrating the Music of Hermeto Pascoal -- Adventure Music -- 2016
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    Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, December 4: David White Quintet -- "Double Double" -- CIMP -- 1998 Adam Cruz -- "Magic Ladder" -- Milestone -- Sunnyside -- 2010 Kenny Werner Trio -- "The Look" -- (A Delicate Balance) -- RCA Victor -- 1997 Kris Davis -- "Black Tunnel" -- Rye Eclipse -- Fresh Sound New Talent -- 2007 Gonzalo Rubalcaba -- "Padeo en Media Luz" -- Solo -- Blue NOte -- 2005 James Newton -- "Lake" -- Paseo del Mar -- India Navigation -- 1978 Jane Ira Bloom -- "Mighty Lights" -- Mighty Lights -- Enja -- 1982 Creative Construction Company (with Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith) -- "Muhal (Part 1)" -- Creative Construction Company -- Muse -- 1970 Devin Gray -- "Talking With Hands" -- Dirigo Rataplan -- Skirl -- 2012 Avram Fefer Trio -- "Blinky Palermo" -- Ritual -- Clean Feed -- 2009 Transit -- "Red Hook" -- Transit -- Clean Feed -- 2001 Bill Frisell -- "Fr, Fr, Frisell" -- (Bill Frisell & Vernon Reid) Smash & Scatteration -- Ryko -- 1984 David Tronzo & Reeves Grabels -- "Amnesia" -- Night in Amnesia -- Upstart -- 1995 San Francisco String Trio -- "Within You Without You" -- May I Introduce to You -- Ridgeway -- 2016 (N) As always, you can hear the show any time in the next two weeks in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm.
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    To honor the jazz singer Jon Hendricks [pictured], who passed away last week at age 96, we listened to several selections by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross on this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS. Here is the complete playlist for the November 27 show, which you can find in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Cottontail" -- Twisted -- Rhino -- 1960 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Popity Pop" -- High Flying -- Columbia Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Moanin'" -- Twisted -- Rhino -- 1959 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Cookin' at the Continental" -- High Flying -- Columbia Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Hi-Fly" -- Twisted -- Rhino -- 1961 Larry Coryell -- "If Miles Were Here" -- Barefoot Man: Sanpaku -- Purple Pyramid -- rel. 2016 Sao Paulo Underground -- "Carambola" -- Tres Cabecas Loucouras -- Cuneiform -- 2010 Ibrahim Maalouf - "Overture II" -- Kalthoum -- Impulse! -- rel. 2015 Ornette Coleman -- "Broken Shadows" -- Crisis -- Impulse! -- 1969 Leszek Kulakowski Ensemble -- "Regi" -- Looking Ahead -- Fortune -- 2014 New Haven Improvisers Collective -- "Seven Legged Spider" -- Atlas -- NHIC -- 2010 Guillermo Klein -- "Patria Espiral" -- Los Guachos V -- Sunnyside -- 2015 Dennis Gonzalez's Spirit Meridian -- "Bush Medicine" -- Idle Wild -- Clean Feed -- 2004 Bill Stewart -- "Tincture" -- Space Squid -- Pirouet -- 2014 Giovanni Guidi, Gianluca Petrella, Louis Sclavis & Gerald Cleaver -- "Jeronimo" -- Ida Lupino -- ECM -- 2015 Ben Goldberg Quintet -- "Song and Dance" -- The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact -- Cryptogramophone -- 2004 Heliosonic Tone-tette -- "Heliotone 4B" -- Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 -- ScienSonic -- 2015 (N) Convergence Quartet -- "Remember Raoul / Piano Part Two" -- Slow and Steady -- NoBusiness -- 2011 Craig Taborn & Ikue Mori -- "Things Had Gone Badly" -- Highsmith -- Tzedik -- 2017 (N) Vijay Iyer Sextet -- "Nope" -- Far From Over -- ECM -- 2017 (N) Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Farmer's Market" -- Twisted -- Rhino Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- "Caravan" -- Twisted -- Rhino
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    Now in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, the November 20 "Straight, No Chaser" includes the following music: Linda Ronstadt -- "'Round Midnight" -- 'Round Midnight -- Asylum -- c. 1983 Negative Press Project -- "So Real" -- Eternal Life: Jeff Buckley Songs and Sounds -- Ridgeway -- rel. 2017 (N) Mason Razavi -- "Grvunkabop" -- Quartet Plus, Volume 2 -- OA2 -- 2016 (N) Blue Note All-Stars (feat. Ambrose Akinmusire) -- "Henya" -- Our Point of View -- Blue Note -- rel. 2017 (N) Gary Peacock Trio - "Talkin' Blues" -- Tengents -- ECM (N) Albert Mangelsdorff -- "Lapwing" -- A Jazz Tune I Hope -- MPS -- 1978 Chick Corea - "Windows" -- Inner Space -- Atlantic -- 1968 Harris Eisenstadt -- "Big Basin" -- Old Growth Forest -- Clean Feed -- 2015 Fred Frith & John Butcher -- "Turning Away in Time" -- The Natural Order -- NSPY -- 2009 Ron Francis Blake -- "Saura de Nazareth" -- Assimilation -- Hi Speed Horns -- rel. 2017 (N) Tyshawn Sorey -- "Contemplating Tranquility" -- Verisimilitude -- Pi -- 2016 (N) Matt Mitchell -- "Paene" -- Forage (Tim Berne) -- Screwgun -- rel. 2017 (N) Tim Berne's Snakeoil -- "Stingray Shuffle" -- Incidentals -- ECM -- 2014 (N) Matthew Shipp -- "Magnetism XX" -- Magnetism(s) -- Rogue Art -- 1999 (N) John Zorn -- "City Chase" -- The Bribe -- Tzadik -- 1986 Satoko Fujii -- "Intent" -- Aspiration -- Libra -- 2016 (N) Wadada Leo Smith -- "Crepuscule with Nellie" -- Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk -- TUM -- 2014/15 (N) Free Radicals -- "Chicha Revolucion" -- Outside the Comfort Zone -- (self) -- rel. 2017 (N)
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    There was a plethora of new recordings on this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS. Look for it in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm and listen at your convenience. Here is the playlist for November 13: John Vanore -- "A Taste of Honey" -- Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oliver Nelson -- Acoustical Concepts -- 2016 (N) Sherman Irby -- "Willie's Beat aka The Sweet Science" -- Cerulean Canvas -- Black Warrior -- 2017 (N) Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington -- "More Than Just A Single Road" -- Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Five -- OA2 -- 2016 (N) Tom Harrell -- "Moving Picture" -- Moving Picture -- HighNote -- 2016 (N) Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop-- "The Libertine" - Rev -- Anzic -- 2016 (N) Mark Zaleski Band -- "Epistrophy" -- Days, Months, Years -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Rez Abbasi -- "Propensity" -- Unfiltered Universe -- Whirlwind Recordings -- 2016 (N) Matt Mitchell -- "Mini Alternative" -- A Pouting Grimace -- Pi -- 2017 (N) Roscoe Mitchell -- "Dancing in the Canyon" -- Bells for the South Side -- ECM -- 2015 (N) Vijay Iyer Sextet -- "Down to the Wire" -- Far From Over -- ECM -- 2017 (N) Wadada Leo Smith -- "Ronald Shannon Jackson: The Master of Symphonic Drumming and Multi-Sonic Rhythms, Inscriptions of a Rare Beauty" -- Najwa -- TUM -- 2014 (N) Heliosonic Tone-tette, feat.Scott Robinson & Marshall Allen -- "Heliotone 7" -- Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 -- ScienSonic -- 2015 (N) Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition -- "Rasikapriya" -- Agrima -- (self) -- rel. 2017 (N) TRYYO (feat. Michael Vlatkovich) -- "Exposed to Higher Concentrations of Stubidity" -- Flying Box -- pfMentum -- 2015 (N) Jane Ira Bloom -- "A Star Not Far Enough" -- Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson -- Outline -- rel. 2017 (N) JD Allen -- "Heureux" -- Radio Flyer -- Savant -- 2017 (N)
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    This week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, we featured recordings by or with the great pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, who died last week at age 87. As always, you can hear a streaming version of the program whenever you like, in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. Here are the selections we heard: Eddie Harris (with Muhal Richard Abrams)-- "Giant Steps" -- Eddie Harris Sings the Blues -- Atlantic -- rel. 1972 Woody Shaw (with Muhal Richard Abrams) -- "Symmetry" -- The Iron Men -- Muse -- 1977 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "March of the Transients" -- Things to Come from Those Now Gone -- Delmark -- rel. 1975 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Personal Conversations" -- View from Within -- Black Saint -- 1984 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Unity (Dedicated to the A.A.C.M.)" -- Sightsong -- Black Saint -- 1975 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "D Song" -- Spiral -- Arista -- 1978 Art Ensemble of Chicago (with Muhal Richard Abrams) -- "Nonaah" -- Fanfare for the Warriors -- Atlantic -- 1973 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Marching with Honor" -- Song for All -- Black Saint -- 1995 Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra -- "Septone" -- Blu Blu Blu -- Black Saint -- 1990 Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra -- "Spiral to Clarity" -- Rejoicing with the Light -- Black Saint -- 1983 Muhal Richard Abrams (with Fred Anderson)-- "Focus, Thru Time...Time, Part Three" -- Sound Dance -- Pi -- 2009 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Ritob" -- 1-OQA+19 -- Black Saint -- 1977 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Cluster for Many Worlds" -- Blues Forever -- Black Saint -- 1981 Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Crossbeams" -- Think All, Focus One -- Black Saint -- 1994 Marion Brown (with Muhal Richard Abrams) -- "Sweet Earth Flying Part Three" -- Sweet Earth Flying -- Impulse! -- 1974
  18. Well this is a cool thread. I've seen many of my favorite albums here, as well as others I wish I knew or had. One such album that comes to my mind is "Acting Trio" on BYG, with Andre Maurice, cello; Philippe Mate, tenor; Jean-Pierre Sabar, piano.
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    This week's "Straight, No Chaser" is now in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm, where you can hear it any time in the next two weeks. Here is the playlist for the October 30 program: Lem Winchester & Benny Golson -- "Will You Still Be Mine?" -- Winchester Special -- Prestige New Jazz -- 1959 Oliver Nelson, King Curtis & Jimmy Forrest -- "Anacruse" -- Soul Battle -- Prestige -- 1960 J. J. Johnson Quintet -- "Tea Pot" -- Dial J. J. 5 -- Columbia -- 1957 Debbie Poryes Trio -- "The Wish" -- Loving Hank -- OA2 -- 2017 (N) Christian McBride Big Band -- "Sahara" -- Bringin' It -- Mack Avenue -- rel. 2017 (N) John McNeil & Mike Fahie -- "Conversation Starter" -- Plainsong -- Destiny -- 2015 (N) Ben Allison -- "Layers of the City" -- Layers of the City -- Sonic Camera -- rel. 2017 (N) Jan Garbarek Quartet -- "Afric Pepperbird" -- Afric Pepperbird -- ECM -- 1970 Giovanni Guidi, Gianluca Petrella, Louis Sclavis & Gerald Cleaver -- "Jeronimo" -- Ida Lupino -- ECM -- 2015 (N) Terje Rypdal -- "Investigation" -- Crime Scene -- ECM -- 2009 Greg Sinibaldi -- "Cut" -- Ariel -- (self) -- 2016 (N) Elliott Sharp & Mary Halvorson -- "Sea Buzz" -- Err Guitar [with Marc Ribot] -- Intakt -- 2016 (N) Jon Irabagon, John Hegre & Nils Are Dronen -- "Fukuoka" -- Axis -- Rune Grammofon -- 2015 (N) Josh Berman & His Gang -- "Sugar" -- There Now -- Delmark -- rel. 2012 Craig Taborn & Ikue Mori -- "Two Disagreeable Pigeons" -- Highsmith -- Tzadik -- 2017 (N) Ben Wendel -- "Soli" -- What We Bring -- Motema -- 2014 Dave Stryker -- "Donna Lee" -- Strykin' Ahead -- Strikezone -- 2016 (N)
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    Once again this week, much of the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS was by artists who are coming to the Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle. (If you're in the area, see the dates and venues below, and head to www.earshot.org for more information and tickets.) We also heard a few intriguing new releases. As always, you can listen to a streaming version of the show in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. Here is the October 23 playlist: Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra -- "63rd Street Theme" -- Dreamcatcher -- OA2 -- 2003 [The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra will be at the Shorewood High School Performing Arts Center, Wed., Oct. 26.] Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto -- "Maracatres" -- Ao Vivo em Olympia -- Liquid City -- rel. 2000 [The Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto plays Neto's score for the silent film "The Unknown," Mon., Nov. 6 at the Paramount Theatre. Also, Jovino Santos Neto plays with Martin Kuuskmann, Thur., Nov. 2, at the Chapel Performance Space.] Anton Schwartz -- "The Contender" -- Flash Mob -- Antonjazz -- 2013 The Anton Schwartz Quartet presents a tribute to Stanley Turrentine, Sun., Nov. 5 at the Columbia City Theatre.] Wycliffe Gordon -- "Green Chimneys" -- Slidin' Home -- Nagel-Heyer -- 1998 Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra -- "Haitian Fight Song" -- The Endless Search -- Origin -- 2010 [Wycliffe Gordon appears with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for "The Art of the Trombone," Sat., Nov. 4 at the Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall; and Sun., Nov. 5 at the Kirkland Performance Center.] Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family -- "Andrew's Ditty" -- Beginning of a Memory -- Palmetto -- 2015 [Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family & Friends, with Dawn Clement and Ron Miles, will be at the Royal Room, Fri., Oct. 27.] Ron Miles Quartet -- "New Breed Leader" -- Laughing Barrel -- Sterling Circle -- 2002 [Ron Miles will be with Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Fri., Oct. 27 at the Royal Room.] The Bad Plus -- "Scurry" -- The Bad Plus -- Fresh Sound New Talent -- 2000 [The Bad Plus plays Tues., Nov, 7 at the Triple Door.] Robin Holcomb and Talking Pictures -- "Interlude" -- The Point of It All -- Songlines -- rel. 2010 [The Robin Holcomb Trio appears Thur., Oct. 26 at the Chapel Performance Space.] Edward Simon Trio -- "Intention" -- Poesia -- CamJazz -- 2008 Scott Colley -- "5:30 a.m." -- Empire -- CamJazz -- 2009 [Steel House, with Edward Simon, Scott Colley and Brian Blade, will be at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Fri., Nov. 3.] Blue Note All-Stars -- "Second Light" -- Our Point of View -- Blue Note -- rel. 2017 (N) Wadada Leo Smith -- "Monk and His Five Point Ring at the Five Spot" -- Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk -- TUM -- 2015 (N) Roscoe Mitchell -- "Discussions I" -- Discussions Orchestra -- Wide Hive -- 2016 (N) Lori Goldston -- "Was There a Light?" -- Film Scores -- SubRosa [Lori Goldston appears with Judith Hamman, Thur., Nov. 9 at the Chapel Performance Space.] Matthew Shipp -- "Resonance Magnetism" -- Magnetism(s) -- Rogue Art -- 2016 (N) Mothers of Invention -- "Invocation and Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin" (excerpt) -- Absolutely Free -- Ryko -- 1967 [As part of the "But Is It Jazz?" concert at the Columbia City Theatre, Tue., Oct. 31, guitarist Simon Henneman and friends will play music from the album "Absolutely Free."]
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    On "Straight, No Chaser" this Monday, October 16, we continued to enjoy recordings by artists who are appearing in the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival, which continues until Nov. 12. Dates and venues for their performances are listed below. For full information about the festival or to buy tickets, visit www.earshot.org or call (206) 547-6763. Here is this week's playlist: Max Roach -- "Tears for Johannesburg" -- We Insist! Freedom Now Suite -- Candid -- 1960 [Burnt Sugar Arkestra presents "We Insist! Freedom Now" on Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. at the Seattle Art Museum.] HUDSON (John Scofield, John Medeski, Larry Grenadier & Jack De Johnette) -- "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" -- HUDSON -- Motema -- 2017 (N) [HUDSON performs this Thur., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Moore Theatre.] Brad Mehldau -- "Perugia" -- Places -- Warner Bros. -- 2000 [Brad Mehldau will perform solo on Wed., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. at the Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall.] Johnaye Kendrick -- "A Thousand Nights" -- Here -- Johnygirl -- rel. 2014 [The Johnaye Kendrick Quartet will be at Bake's Place in Bellevue, Sun., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Also, Johnaye Kendrick and Dawn Clement will perform Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m. at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College.] Aaron Parks -- "Travelers" -- Invisible Cinema -- Blue Note -- 2008 [Aaron Parks will play in the Kassa Overall Quartet, Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m. at the PONCHO Concert Hall.] Marquis Hill -- "Beep Durple" -- The Way We Play -- Concord Jazz -- rel. 2016 [The Marquis Hill Blacktet will be at the Royal Room, Fri., Oct. 20 at 7:30 and 9:30.] Will Bernard Trio -- "Katskan" -- Outdoor Living -- Dreck to Disk -- rel. 2011 [Will Bernard will play with Skerik and Joe Doria at the Nectar Lounge, Wed., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.] Briggan Krauss -- "MSSM" -- Good Kitty -- Knitting Factory -- 1996 [Briggan Krauss will lead a group with Wayne Horvitz, Beth Fleenor & Greg Campbell, Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m. at the PONCHO Concert Hall.] Amina Figarova -- "NYCST" -- Twelve -- In + Out -- 2012 [The Amina Figorova Sextet will be at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Sat., Nov. 4, 8 p.m.] Marc Seales -- "The Breaks" -- American Songs Volume 1 -- (self) -- 2007 [The Marc Seales Band is coming to the Jazz Alley, Mon., Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.] Joe McPhee's Bluette -- "Astral Spirits" -- In the Spirit -- CIMP -- 1999 [Joe McPhee joins Steve Swell & Dick Griffin for "Trombone Insurgency," Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. at the PONCHO Concert Hall.] Steve Swell -- "Juxtsuppose" -- Planet Dream -- Clean Feed -- 2008 [As noted above, Steve Swell will be with Joe McPhee & Dick Griffin at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.] Elliott Sharp & Carbon -- "Morphing" -- Tocsin -- Enemy -- rel. 1991 [Elliott Sharp performs Monk's music solo, Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Room.] Burnt Sugar--The Arkestra Chamber -- "Screamin' Arthur Jafa" -- That Depends on What You Know, Vol. 1: The Sirens Return -- (self) -- rel. 2002 [As noted above, the Burnt Sugar Arkestra presents "We Insist! Freedom Now" at the Seattle Art Museum, Fri., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.] Fred Hersch -- "Whisper Not" -- Open Book -- Palmetto -- 2017 (N) Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (with Myra Melford) -- "The Strawberry" -- Handful of Keys -- Blue Engine -- 2017 (N) John Beasley & Monk'estra -- "Played Twice" -- John Beasley Presents Monk'estra, Vol. 2 -- Mack Avenue -- rel. 2017 (N) Listen to the show, as many times as you like, in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm.
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    This week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, we listened to artists who are appearing in this year's Earshot Jazz Festival, including Resident Artist Dawn Clement [pictured]. Dates and venues of their appearances are shown below. For full information about the festival, see www.earshot.org. Here is the complete playlist for the October 9 program, which you can hear in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm any time in the next two weeks: Thelonious Monk -- "Pannonica" -- The Complete Riverside Recordings -- Riverside -- 1959 Danilo Perez -- "Reflections" -- Panamonk -- Impulse! -- 1996 [Danilo Perez and his trio celebrate Monk's birthday at the Seattle Art Museum, 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct 10] Dawn Clement -- "The Star Crossed Lovers" -- Hush -- Conduit -- 2003 [Dawn Clement will appear seven times in the festival, including a mostly solo performance in another Monk birthday salute at the Royal Room at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 10] Jason Moran -- "Crepuscrule with Nellie" -- Ten -- Blue Note -- rel. 2010 [Jason Moran presents "In My Mind," a multimedia tribute to Thelonious Monk, at the Neptune Theatre at 7:30 p.m ., Sun., Oct. 15] Taylor Eigsti -- "Love For Sale" -- Lucky to Be Me -- Concord Jazz -- 2005 [Taylor Eigsti will play with the Joe Sanders Quartet at the PONCHO Concert Hall at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 14] Daniel Barry -- "Nini's Dream" -- Walk All Ways -- OA2 -- rel. 2007 [Daniel Barry's Celestial Rhythms Orchestra will be at the Rainier Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Sat. Oct. 14] Ambrose Akinmusire -- "Aroca" -- Prelude -- Fresh Sound New Talent -- rel. 2008 [Ambrose Akinmusire will play with the Joe Sanders Quartet at the PONCHO Concert Hall at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 14] Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt -- "Anywhere and Everywhere People" -- Honey and Salt -- Palmetto -- 2016 (N) [Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt, including Dawn Clement, will present music based on the poetry of Carl Sandburg at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 28 at the Seattle Art Museum] T.S. Monk -- "Squeaky Clean" -- Crosstalk -- N-Coded Music -- rel. 1999 [T.S. Monk presents "Monk on Monk" at the Triple Door, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 18] Mostly Other People Do the Killing -- "Black Horse" -- Paint -- Hot Cup -- 2017 (N) [Mostly Other People Do the Killing performs at Barboza, Fri., Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.] Gordon Grdina's Haram -- "Laktob Arourak al Chagar (I Will Write to You on the Leaves of Trees)" -- Her Eyes Illuminate -- Songlines -- 2011 Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter -- "Weeble Wobble" -- New Rules For Noise -- Spool -- rel. 2007 [Gordon Grdina will open for Jemeel Moondoc, 8 p.m., Thur., Oct. 12 at the Royal Room] Goat (with Greg Sinibaldi) -- "The Star" -- Special Agent -- Present Sounds -- 2008 [The Greg Sinibaldi Trio will open for Elliott Sharp at the Royal Room, Wed. Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.] Neil Welch -- "Dedicated to Drummer Chris Icasiano" -- Twelve Tiny Explosions -- Table & Chars -- 2011 [Neil Welch will appear with sitarist Pandid Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Sat., Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Chapel Performance Space. He will also appear in the duo Bad Luck in "But Is It Jazz?" at the Columbia City Theatre on Mon., Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.] Matt Mitchell -- "Dadaist Flu" -- Fiction -- Pi -- 2012 [Matt Mitchell plays the music of Tim Berne in a solo performance, Tues., Oct. 24 at 7:30 at the Chapel Performance Space] Julian Priester (with Dawn Clement) -- "A Delicate Balance" -- In Deep End Dance -- Conduit -- 2002 Jane Ira Bloom (with Dawn Clement) -- "One Note From One Bird" -- Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson -- Outline -- 2017 (N) Dawn Clement -- "2-Day" -- Break -- Origin -- 2007 [Dawn Clement's appearances in the Earshot Festival also include a duo performance with Julian Priester, Tues., Oct 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the PONCHO Concert Hall; another duo with Marina Albero, Tues, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Performance Space; and a free performance by the Dawn Clement Group at 5:30 p.m., Thur., Nov. 9 at the Seattle Art Museum. See the Earshot website for others.] Omar Sosa -- "Across Africa (Arrival)" -- Across the Divide -- Halfnote -- 2008 [The Omar Sosa Quarteto Afro Cubana will be at the Seattle Art Museum on Tues., Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.]
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    It's time to catch up with the playlists. First I'll cover this week's show, which you can hear in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. Here is the music we heard on “Straight, No Chaser” on October 2: Overton Berry Trio – “Hymn to Freedom” – Live at Admiral – Paradox – 2005 [Earshot Jazz Festival presents a Tribute to Overton Berry, Oct. 9, at Jazz Alley.] Jentsch Group Quartet – “Meeting at Surratt's” – Fractured Pop – (self) – 2009Blue Note All-Stars – “Masqualero” (feat. Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock) – Our Point of View – Blue Note – rel. 2017 (N) Baikida Carroll – “Velma” – Marionettes on a High Wire – OmniTone – 2000Tim Berne's Snakeoil – “Prelude One / Sequel Too” – Incidentals – ECM – 2014 (N) Jemeel Mondoc – “Salt Peanuts” – New York Live – Cadence Jazz – 1980[Jemeel Moondoc, with Nathan Breedlove & Jamael Nance, will be at the Royal Room in Seattle on Oct. 12, as part of the Earshot festival.] JD Allen – “Ghost Dance” – Radio Flyer – Savant – 2017 (N) Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber – “Round About / At Midnight” – Fubractive Since Antiquity Suite – Trugroid – 2000 [Burnt Sugar Arkestra will perform “We Insist! Freedom NOW” at the Seattle Art Museum on Nov. 3, presented by Earshot Jazz.] Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black – “For No Good Reason” – Arcanum Moderne – Hat Hut – 2002 Gato Libre – “Battle” – Kuro – Libra – 2007 [Earshot presents Gato Libre, Nov. 8 at the Chapel Performance Space.] Elliott Sharp – “Well You Needn't” – Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!--Elliott Sharp Plays the Music of Thelonious Monk – Clean Feed – 2004 Gary Peacock Trio – “In and Out” – Tangents – ECM – 2016 (N) For more information about the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival, see the website at www.earshot.org. Turning to the pre-recorded shows that were broadcast over the last couple of weeks, here is the playlist for the September 25 program: Paul Jones – “The Minutiae of Existence” – Clean – Outside In – 2017 (N) Luis Perdomo – “Old City” – Twenty-Two – Hot Tone Music – 2014 Vadim Neselovskyi Trio – “Who Is It?” – Get Up and Go – Jazz Family – 2015 (N) Hampton Hawes Quartet – “Blues #4” – All-Night Session! – Phoenix – 1956 Abdullah Ibrahim – “Kofifi Blue” – Cape Town Flowers – Enja – 1996Dominique Eade & Ran Blake – “Moonglow / Theme from Picnic” – Town and Country – Sunnyside – 2016 (N) Paul Bley – “Chet” – Basics – Justin Time – 2000 Audrey Ochoa Trio – “Doppelgängers” – Afterthought – Chronograph – rel. 2017 (N) Kirk Knuffke – “Elevator” – Arms & Hands – Royal Potato Family – rel. 2015 Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls – “Saro-Wiwa” – Breeding Resistance – Delmark – 2003 Simona Premazzi – “Euterpe's Dance” – Outspoken – (self) – 2016 (N) Nicole Mitchell – “Forest Wall Timewalk” – Mandorla Awakening II—Emerging Worlds – FPE – 2015 (N) Rez Abassi & Junction – “Holy Butter” – Behind the Vibration – Cuneiform – 2015 Marc Ribot – “Romance” – Shrek – Avant – rel. 1994 Collective 4tet – “Going Ahead” – Synopsis – Leo – 2002 Old and New Dreams – “Playing” – Playing – ECM – 1980 Brian McCarthy Nonet – “The Better Angels of Our Nature” – The Better Angels of Our Nature – Truth Revolution Recording Collective – 2016 (N) Ray Anderson – “Stomping on Enigmas” – Right Down Your Alley – Soul Note – 1984 Riverside – “The New National Anthem” – The New National Anthem – Greenleaf – 2015 (N) The September 18 program continued and expanded the tribute to the guitarist John Abercrombie (1944-2017), which began on August 28. Here is the music we heard on “Straight, No Chaser” on September 18: John Abercrombie Quartet – “Riddles” – Abercrombie Quartet – ECM – 1979 John Abercrombie – “Wishing Bell” – The Third Quartet – ECM – 2006 John Abercrombie Quartet – “Flashback” – M – ECM – 1980 Jeff Palmer, John Abercrombie, David Liebman & Adam Nussbaum – “Mr. Adam” – Abracadabra – Soul Note – 1987 John Abercrombie Trio – “In Your Own Sweet Way” – Straight Flight – Jazz America Marketing – 1979 John Abercrombie, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer & John Patitucci – “Little Swing” – The Hudson Project – Stretch – 1998 Gateway (John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette) – “Short Cut” – Homecoming – ECM – 1994 John Abercrombie – “Backward Glance” – Characters – ECM – 1977 John Abercrombie – “Look Around” – Night – ECM – 1984 John Abercrombie – “Soundtrack” – Cat 'n' Mouse – ECM – 2000 John Abercrombie – “Anniversary Waltz” – Wait Till You See Her – ECM – 2008 John Abercrombie – “Ralph's Piano Waltz” – Current Events – ECM – 1985 Joe Beck & John Abercrombie – “Israel” – Coincidence – Whaling City Sound – 2007 John Abercrombie Trio – “Chorale” – Speak of the Devil – ECM – 1983 John Abercrombie – “Gimme Five” – Open Land – ECM – 1998 John Abercrombie & George Marsh – “Upon a Time” – New Albion – 1982
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    The September 11 edition of "Straight,No Chaser" on KBCS is now loaded in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm. Here is the music you can hear there: Chet Baker & Art Pepper -- "Minor-Yours" -- Playboys -- Capitol -- 1956 Max Roach -- "Speculate" -- Max -- Chess -- 1958 Sean Jones -- "Piscean Dichotomy" -- Live from Jazz at the Bistro -- Mack Avenue -- 2015 (N) Thelonious Monk -- "Pannonica" -- Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 -- Saga/Sam (N) Lennie Tristano -- "Spontaneous Combustion" -- Intuition -- 1947 Dan Cray -- "Small Sir" -- Outside In -- Origin -- 2015 Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio -- "Clairvoyant Jest" -- Quinsin Nachoff's Ethereal Trio -- Whirlwind Jane Ira Bloom -- "Dangerous Times" -- Wild Lines--Improvising Emily Dickinson -- Outline -- 2017 (N) Grant Stewart Trio -- "Fat's Flats" -- Roll On -- Cellar Live -- rel. 2017 (N) John Tchicai Trio -- "One Way Ticket" -- Real Tchicai -- SteepleChase -- 1977 Steve Coleman's Natal Eclipse -- "SPAN" -- Morphogenesis -- Pi -- 2016 (N) Lester Bowie -- "Spacehead" -- All the Magic! -- ECM -- 1982 Lester Bowie -- ""The 5th Power" -- The 5th Power -- Black Saint -- 1978 Lester Bowie -- "Lonely Woman" -- Hello Dolly -- Muse -- 1974 Cuong Vu 4-tet -- "Blue Comedy" -- Ballet--The Music of Michael Gibbs -- Rare Noise -- 2016 (N) New John Handy Quintet -- "Naima (In Memory of John Coltrane)" -- New View! -- Columbia -- 1967 Zem Audu -- "Nebula" -- Spirits -- Origin -- 2015 (N) Steve Davis -- "Think Ahead" -- Think Ahead -- Smoke Sessions -- 2017 (N) Sam Boshnack Quartet -- "Legacy" -- Nellie Bly Project -- Artists Recording Collective -- 2016 (N) Errol Rackipov Group -- "The Old Water Mill" -- Distant Dreams -- OA2 -- 2015 (N)
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    The centerpiece of this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS was "Occupy the World for Life, Liberty and Justice," the beautiful orchestral piece by Wadada Leo Smith, with the Finnish orchestra TUMO. Here is the complete playlist for the September 4 program, which you can hear any time in the next two weeks in the KBCS audio archive: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- "United" -- Roots and Herbs -- Blue Note -- 1961 Booker Ervin -- "Bachafillen" -- Heavy!!! -- Prestige -- 1966 Brian Landrus Orchestra -- "Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 4" -- Generations -- BlueLand -- 2017 (N) Positive Catastrophe -- "Debruhoe Three" -- Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo... -- Ceuneiform -- 2011 Austin Peralta -- "The Underwater Mountain Odyssey" -- Endless Planets -- Brainfeeder -- rel. 2011 Tineka Postma -- "Isotope" -- First Avenue -- Munich -- 2003 Grant Stewart Trio -- "Roll On" -- Roll On -- Cellar Live -- rel. 2017 (N) Greg Ward -- "V.S. 4" -- Greg Ward's Phonic Juggernaut -- Thirsty Ear -- 2011 RVNY4 (Robin Verheyen NY Quartet) -- "Africa" -- Trinity -- 52 Recordings -- 2011 Michael Vlatkovich -- "Hiding Out as a Verb" -- Mortality -- pfMentum -- 2014 United Brassworkers Front -- "Destination X" -- In Between Stories -- (self) -- 2005 Wadada Leo Smith and TUMO -- "Occupy the World for Life, Liberty and Justice" -- Occupy the World -- TUM Trio M -- "Thee Promised Land" -- The Guest House -- Enja -- 2011 Anna Webber's Simple Trio -- "Meme" -- Binary -- Skirl -- 2016