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Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS 91.3 FM on Monday, August 14:
 
Stanton Moore -- "Java" -- With You in Mind--The Songs of Allen Toussaint -- Cool Green Recordings -- rel. 2017  (N)
Ron Francis Blake -- "With Deductions (For Davey Torres)" -- Assimilation -- Hi Speed Horns -- rel. 2017  (N)
Kris Allen -- "Lowborn (Proverbs 6:29)" -- Beloved -- Truthrevolution Recording Collective -- 2015
 
Dominick Farinacci -- "Doha Blues" -- Short Stories -- Mack Avenue -- rel. 2016
Tom Harrell -- "Cactus" -- The Time of the Sun -- HighNote -- 2010
Sonny Criss Orchestra -- "Sandy and Niles" -- Sonny's Dream (Birth of the New Cool) -- Prestige -- 1968
 
Steve Adams Trio -- "Equilibria" -- Surface Tension -- Clean Feed -- 2000
Rich Halley & Carson Halley -- "Notes from the Wild Lands" -- Wild -- Pine Eagle -- rel. 2017
Other Dimensions in Music, Special Quintet w/ Matthew Shipp -- "5>" -- Time Is of the Essence Is Beyond Time -- AUM Fidelity -- 1997
 
Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Young at Heart" -- Young at Heart / Wise in Time -- Delmark -- 1969
 
 
Paul Motian Trio 2000 + Two -- "Just a Gigolo" -- Paul Motian on Broadway, Vol. 5 -- Winter & Winter -- 2008
Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano -- "Ole" -- Compassion:  The Music of John Coltrane -- Resonance -- 2007  (N)
Nick Fraser -- "Sketch #25" -- Too Many Continents -- Clean Feed -- rel. 2015
 
Muhal Richard Abrams -- "The Junction" -- Think All, Focus One -- Black Saint -- 1994
 
****Check it out, any time in the next two weeks, in the audio archive at www.kbcs.fm.
 

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On August 21, we heard the following musical selections on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS:
 
Jimmy Giuffre -- "Iranic" -- The Mosaic Sampler -- Mosaic -- 1955
Fred Katz -- "Rav's Nigun" -- Folk Songs for Far Out Folk -- Reboot Stereophonic -- 1958
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro -- "Choro pesado" -- Rosa dos Ventos -- Anzic -- 2017  (N)
Rudresh Mahanthappa -- "Both Hands" -- Bird Calls -- ACT Music -- 2014
 
Charles Mingus -- "Eclipse" -- Pre-Bird -- 1960 -- Verve
Sound Underground -- "Horseback in Faded Grey" -- Quiet Spaces -- 2016 -- (self)
Hal Willner -- "Eclipse" -- Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare--Meditations on Mingus -- Columbia -- rel. 1992
 
Nicolas Masson -- "Sirius" -- Thirty Six Ghosts -- Clean Feed -- 2008
Okkyung Lee & Evan Parker -- "Duo 2" -- [Parker/Lee/Evans] The Bleeding Edge -- Emanem -- 2010
[Cellist Okkyung Lee will be at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Friday, August 25.]
First Avenue -- "Band Two" -- First Avenue -- ECM -- rel. 1981
[First Avenue cellist Eric Jensen recently passed away at  age 73.]
Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii -- "Iwashigumo" -- Kisaragi -- Libra -- 2015  (N)
 
[Kalaparusha] Maurice McIntyre -- "Suite:  Ensemble Fate" -- Humility in the Light of the Creator -- Delmark -- 1969
 
Alchemy Sound Project -- "Alchemical" -- Further Explorations -- (self) -- 2014
Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense -- "Space And" -- Moving Still -- Pi -- 2016
Burning Ghosts -- "Gaslight" / "Catalyst" -- Reclamation -- Tzadik -- rel. 2017  (N)
 
Ben Holmes Quartet -- "Doodle for Rhapsody" -- Anvil of the Lord -- Skirl -- 2011
Old and New Dreams -- "Togo" -- A Tribute to Blackwell -- Black Saint -- 1987
 
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis -- "Mindfulness" -- Find the Common, Shine a Light -- Greenleaf -- 2017  (N)
 


You can hear a streaming version if this program in 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 listened to recordings by John Abercrombie, the jazz and fusion guitarist who passed away last week at age 72.  If you listen to the August 28 program in the KBCS audio archive, these are the tunes you'll hear:
 
John Abercrombie --"Ralph's Piano Waltz" -- Timeless -- ECM -- 1974
John Abercrombie Quartet -- "Arcade" -- Arcade -- ECM -- 1978
John Abercrombie -- "3 East" -- Night -- ECM -- 1984

John Abercrombie, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette -- "May Dance" -- Gateway - ECM -- 1975
John Abercrombie -- "Telegram" -- Characters -- ECM -- 1977
John Abercrombie & George Marsh -- "Demi-Saison" -- Upon a Time -- New Albion -- 1982

John Abercrombie & John Scofield -- "Four on Six" -- Solar--The Bebop Album -- Quicksilver -- 1983
John Abercrombie -- "Hippityville" -- Current Events -- ECM -- 1985
John Abercrombie -- "Last Light" -- Animato -- ECM -- 1989

John Abercrombie Trio -- "Mahat" -- Speak of the Devil -- ECM -- 1993
John Abercrombie -- "Little Booker" -- Open Land -- ECM -- 1998
John Abercrombie -- "Labour Day" -- Getting There -- ECM -- 1987

John Abercrombie -- "Show of Hands" -- Cat 'n' Mouse -- ECM -- 2000
John Abercrombie -- "Line Up" -- Wait Till You See Her -- ECM -- 2008

John Abercrombie Quartet -- "Nick of Time" -- Within a Song -- ECM -- 2011

John Abercrombie Quartet-- "LST" -- 39 Steps -- 2013

John Abercrombie -- "Tres" -- The Third Quartet -- ECM -- 2006

 
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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
 
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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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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.

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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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