Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Sunrise 31 January 2009

Thomas Beckman, Cello music by Charlie Chaplin, Bonjeur Madame
Don Byron, music by Mickey Katz, Tombonik Tanz
Paul Desmond & MJQ, Greensleeves
Billie Holliday, What a little moonlight can do
Stan Getz, I've got you under my skin
Roy Hargrove, Love's lament
Yusef Lateef, Every day I fall in love
Ahmad Jamal, Stolen moments
Either Orchestra, Harvey's entrance
Sonny Rollins, Till there was you
Miles Davis, My funny valentine
Nancy Wilson, The masquerade is over
Roland Kirk, Mood Indigo
Roland Kirk, Serenade to a cuckoo
Carmen McRae, You who know (T. Monk's - I mean you)
Charles Mingus, Song with orange
Casandra Wilson, The very thought of you
Stan Getz w/ Charlie Bird, Samba de Uma Nota So (One note samba)

Ambient Groove -- January 31, 2009

Playlist for January 31, 2009

Set 1:

Silent Moods, Zen Meditation Retreat

Annuka Suaren Neitro, Varttina

Deep Harmony, Zen Meditation Retreat

Awakening, Zen Meditation Retreat

Silence, Zen Meditation Retreat

Set 2:

Precious Moon, Shao Rong

Erhu's Dream, Masaji Watanabe

Lady of the Lake, William Bowden
Celestial Choir, Michael Wild

Tojojo, Oystein Sevag and Lakki Patey

Set 3:

7th December, 1988, Djivan Gasparyan

Alyawm, Sarband (Byzantine chant)

God of the Heavens, Savae

Peyote Chant, Primeaux and Mike

Kali Bhajan, Sadhana Kalpana Mazumder (Hindu devotional)

Hreshtakayin, Haissmavourk Choir (Armenian chant)

Heart of Perfect Wisdom, Robert Gass, On Wings of Song (Buddhist mantra)

Stabat Mater, State of Grace

Set 4:

L'Hiver sur Richelieu, Orealis

Season of Mists, Keven Crawford

The Wishing Tree, Seamus McGuire

Glenglass, Wolfstone

An Raibh Tu Ag An gCarraig, Deanta

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Back Porch 1-20-09

This was a super fun show, friends. Thanks to Kris Jones for stopping and givin' some ideas. Thanks to you all for your calls and emails. I won't be back until February the 10th. Tune in and give me a shout.

1. John Hartford Turn Your Radio On Steam Powered Aero Plain
2. Stanley Brothers Love Me Darlin' Just Tonight 16 Greatest Hits
3. Charlie Monroe Got a Gal Waitin Noonday Jamboree
4. Roland White Head Over Heels Not Born to Rock
5. Flatt & Scruggs Dont Get Above Your Raisin' Download
6. Jimmy Martin Home Run Man 50 Golden Years
7. McCoury Bros. Perfect Diamond McCoury Bros.
8. Tiny Moore Things Aren't Funny Anymore Tiny Moore Music
9. Larry Sparks Battle of Armegeddon Larry Sparks Sings Hank Williams
10. Hank Williams Sr. Mind Your Own Business
11. Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
12. I'm Sorry For You My Friend
13.Lefty Frizzell Time Changes Things Proper Lefty Frizzell
14. Dolly Parton Jolene Best of Dolly Parton
15. Travelin' Man Best of Dolly Parton
16. Dolly and Porter Wagoner The Pain of Lovin' You Porter & Dolly
17. Loretta and Conway Two Lonely People Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
18. Billy Starr and Evalina Goodbye Booze Download
19. Johnny Bond Sick, Sober and Sorry Divorce Me C.O.D.
20. Ernest Tubb Walkin the Floor The Ernest Tubb Story
21. Charley Pride Before I Met You Best Of Charley Pride
22. Moon Mullican New Pretty Blond Country Gold
23. Flatlanders Jolie Blon More a Legend Than a Band
24. Roy Acuff Wreck on the Highway Country Gold
25. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Country Gold
26. Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Willie
27. Willie My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Willie
28. Hank Snow Am I Losing You? Guitar Stylings of Hank Snow
29. Spade Cooley Shame On You Download
30. Marty Robbins I Hang My Head Songs of Marty Robbins
31. Ted Daffan Born To Lose Download
32. Little Jimmy Dickens Country Boy Download
33. Rex Griffin Free As The Breeze Download
34. Rex Griffin
35. Red Simpson Highway Patrol Best of Red Simpson
36. Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Columbia Classics
37. James Hand Don't Tell Me That The Truth Will Set You Free
38. George Jones If You've Got the Money Cup of Loneliness
39. George Jones One More 50 Years of George Jones
40. Carl Perkins Dixie Fried Download
41. Junior Brown Sugar Foot Rag Guit With It
42. Jimmy Martin Drink Up and Go Home 50 Years of Golden Hits

Women's Prerogative 1_29_09

Artist Song Album

1 Sarah Geronimo I still believe in loving you Becoming

2 Esther Golton Reasonland Unfinished Houses - 2007

3 Sandrine Kiberlain-France M’envoyer des Fleurs (I send myself flowers) Women of the World Acoustic-2007

4 Bex Marshall Kitchen Table Kitchen Table

5 Denise La Salle Missippi Woman Missippi Woman

6 Emiliana Torrini - Iceland Sunny Road WWA

7 Luca Mundaca - Brazil Nao se Apavore WWA

8 Esther Golton Going to Shadu Unfinished Houses

9 Esther Golton The Hoedown Philospher Unfinished Houses

10 Caroline Doctorow Birmingham Sunday

11 Kim Richey I’m Alright Bitter Sweet

12 Kristin Korb You Stepped out of a dream Why can’t you behave? - 2006

13 Kim Richey Wildest Dreams Bitter Sweet

14 Dixie Hall I don’t think I’m going back to Harlan The Daughters of Bluegrass - 2008

15 Keri Noble Watch me walk Keri Noble -2009

16 Toni Jannotta Borderline Is it Magic? - 2008

17 Lura - Portugal Bida Mariadu (Bad Life) WWA

18 Anastasia Moutsatsou-Greece Ola Ta Aiskola (all the difficulties) WWA

19 Marta Gomez - Columbia Paula Ausente (Absent Paula) WWA

20 The Wailin’ Jennys - Canada One Voice WWA

21 Esther Golton Louise Unfinished houses

22 Skyla Burrell Trouble on the Run Tough Luck - 2008

23 Celeste Krenz Little Things My mother & me

24 Keri Noble Remember my name

25 Kate Gaffney Mighty Ship The Coachman

26 Norma Winstone Distance Distances

27 Bex Marshall Here is my heart Kitchen Table

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today's offering is truly a potpourri of 20th Century music. All the composers are well known and all are popular to one degree or another. We will start with the depth of the program and surface to lighter ways as the afternoon wears on.
The Overture to Don Giovanni, by Mozart, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Death and the Maiden String Quartet No. 14 by Franz Schubert The Tokyo String Quartet.
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Graceful Ghost Rag (really!) by William Bolcom, Eugene Barban at the piano.
2nd Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra. George Gershwin doing his magic. Stewart Goodyear at the piano and Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Trio by Maurice Ravel. (I keep looking for a longer title but that is it.) Andre Previn on the piano, Julie Rosenfield on the violin and Gary Hoffman on the cello.
Orchestral Suite from "The Snow Maiden" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Michail Jurowski, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin. (Back in the last century that was originally RIAS - Radio in the American Sector - orchestra. We would get our classical music live!)
The Scythian Suite by Sergei Prokofiev, Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra.
"Quartettsatz" String Quartet 12 D 703, this is a single movement by Franz Schubert for a quartet which he left unfinished. The Tokyo String Quartet performs.
Quiet City by Aaron Copland. Paul Gambill and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

Your requests, comments and applause are all appreciated. You may post a response to this Blog.
Mike Price

Thursday crosscurrents spoonfed to you

Today I am using the K3 ouija board to select my music (its in the library behind the cd player if you wish to use it - only works for music though)

1.fager som en ros (fair as a rose) - Ranarim (the Swedes can rock)
2. Andeel - Natacha Atlas : who is cooler than you or i will ever be. Sorry, we don't get to dispute this.

3. I'll melt with you - Novelle Vague Some covers are so wrong they're right.

4. Jah Love Dem - Dub Skin
5. the other end of the telescope - til tuesday
6. yay - nancy ajram
7. Ha Mulheres (there are women) - Rita Ribeiero
8. Sikidim - Tarkan

9. Sviraj Ciganine (play, gypsy) - Sviraj
Accompanied by a soulful gypsy violin and a glass of wine (it was probably a big glass or even a carraffe you know how these things go...) , a young man mourns a broken love affair.

10. Sacred Cow - Crowded House
11. VargTimmen (hour of the wolf)- Hedningarna
12. Tell these hands - Sara Storer
13. Naw Alashwak - Haifa Wahbi
14. Tariki (on my way) - Zafa

15. Dus Bahane - Dus Soundtrack This movie is like...waaaay cooler than most of us. You gotta love the way they just cooly saunter away from the explosion (that they are responsible for, of course) behind them. Abhishek Bachnchan is the dude. It involves a terrorist attack in ...Calgary! I know it somehow doesn't quite make sense.

16. birch pari hai - Kismat soundtrack
17. Kif Bdawek - Najwa Karam
18. The last Sasketchewan Pirate - Captain Tractor How can you resist a band that covers the Arrogant Worms?

19. Way back down - Finn Brothers

20. Den Fortrollade barnafoderskan (the bewitched mother to be) - Ranarim
this song was written down around 1600 which means its older. Its about a young bride whose evil mother in law curses her so her pregnancy lasts 7 years and 40 weeks and her sister in law rescues this poor woman from the eternal pregnancy and find the one place where the spell doesn't work and the m-i-l drops dead of anger. Evidently someone did not tell her about the 3fold law.
21. Last to know - Neil Finn
"magnets and words, up on the fridge, speak to the poet in all of us"

22. Die Laughing - Nik Kershaw
"He don't like sunshine, and he don't like ice cream" What's with people?

23. So nice - Bebel Giberto A summer samba for bring the sun in your heart to the surface.

24. Emily has compassion fatigue - Esther Golton
25. Drama Queen - Sahar

Did the weather sound strange? Bill Thompson requested a better weather report so you got the weather report for Kona. You already know what its doing out. You don't need me to tell you, so why not have fun with the weather?

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for Thursday 1/29

Wycliffe Gordon "Georgia on My Mind" (The Search)
George Benson "I Remember Wes"

Oscar Peterson & Michel Le Grande "Open Spaces - St Tropez" (Trail of Dreams )
Dee Daniels " There'll Be Some Changes Made"

Marta Gomez "La Ronda - Pan y Canela" (Latinas)
Camila Benson "Meditacion" (Songs of Jobim)
Dave Benoit "Cabin Fever"

Kenny Burrell "Baby Ain't I Good To You"
Larry Coryell "Ring Around The Moon"
Marvin Gaye "You're All I Need"

Earl Klugh "One Note Samba"
Seal "People Get Ready" (Soul)

Dee Daniels "Mid Life Crisis"
Steve Davis "Outlook" Jazz trombonist from LA (Outlook)
Dave Grusen "Dancin In The Township" ( Milagro Beanfield War Soundtrack)

Dana Owens - Queen Latifa "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" (the Dana Owens Project)
Iridesense "History in the Making" (Oasis)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Throughout this week there are a number of pieces of great music that were first performed.Until it has been performed a piece of music is just an exercise in note writing, once performed it may become a masterpiece. There are a number of masterpieces that first were performed in the last week of January throughout the years. As played we will hear:

The Overture to Cosi fan tutti by Mozart, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik performing.
The Piano trio in B flat major Op. 99, D898, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, and Lynn Harrell.
The Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 43 by Erno von Dohnanyi, Michael Ludwig on violin; JoAnn Falleta and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet & Piano, Op. 34 by Serge Prokofiev, Giora Feidman with the Juliard String Quartet.
Scherzo, an early piece by Sergei Rachmaninov performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Paavo Jarvi.
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dances from Aleko by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Orchestra.
Florida Suite by Fredrick Delius as revised and edited by Sir Thomas Beecham, Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (Beecham was a champion of the music of Delius.)
Concerto for Small Orchestra (1940) by David Diamond, Gerard Schwarz & the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Vocalize by Sergei Rachmaninov, Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony.
Please if there are comments, questions or requests please post them to this Blog and I will respond to you.
Thank you - Mike Price

Wednesday Soundings 1-28-09 Jazz & Mie

Oh No! Life has been way too complicated this week, so no theme today, some people try to take it one day at a time, but this is one song at a time, so:

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong--Tenderly
Coleman Hawkins--In A Mellotone
Sister Rosetta Tharpe--Down By the Riverside
Talking Heads-- Take Me To The River
George Benson--Walk On By
Al Jarreau--Boogie Down

Louius Prima--I've Got You Under My Skin/You're Just In Love/Twist All Night
Benny Goodman--Sing, Sing,Sing

Stevie Ray Vaughn--On The Run W/Katie Webster
Mississippi Heat--Madcat Hop
Joanna Connor--Rock Me Baby
C.J. Chenier--Too Much Fun

Charles Lloyd--Forest Flower-Sunrise
Forest Flower-Sunset
(Congratulations Diane Richie for knowing this was recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival, she won a ticket for the Night For Wounded Warriors at Centennial Hall Friday night!)

Grover Washington Jr.--Take Five (Take Another Five)
Jimmy Witherspoon--What a Wonderful World
Koko Taylor--Bring Me Some Water
Mose Allison--Everybody's Crying Mercy

Thanks for Listening :)

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for Wednesday 1/28

Sharing your birthday today with the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy (54) and award winning actor Alan Alda (73) and sharing your morning with melodies, me, and coffee on CAFE' AU LAIT, OLE'!!

Openers .....NPR News weather PSA Hiya!!!

Larry Carlton " Oui Oui Si " (Kid Gloves)

Fatburger "In Your Eyes" (Smooth Romance)

Seal "Don't Cry" ( 1994)

Do'A - Ken LaRoche & Randy Armstrong "Wayo" (World Dance)

Sergio Mendez & Brazill '66 "Pretty World" (Brazil 69)

Nelson Adelard "I Ain't Gonna Miss L.A." (South by Southwest)

Acoustic Alchemy "When the Lights Go Out" (Back on the Case)

Ken Navarro "So Fine" (Smooth Jazz)

S T A T I O N B R E A K ****** NPR NEWS **********

Dan Mac QTT w/Katie Strock "Dont Know Why" (Danka)

Kenny Burrell "Baby Aint I Good To You" (Midnight Blue)

Dexter Gordon "3 O:clock In the Morning" ( GO ! )

Marvin Gaye "I Want You " (I Want You)

Hot House "N'est-ce Pas?" ( Tribute to Charlie Parker)

Joao Gilberto & Stan Getz "Desfinado" (Getz / Gilberto )

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Tuesday January 27, 2009

Today is the celebration of the 252 anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth date. So happy birthday Wolfie! One of the world's most popular composers Mozart died too young and broke. At least we have done better by him in the last two hundred years.
To start the day we shall begin with the overture to possibility his best know operal and then work through a representative list of his works.
Overture to "The Magic Flute"K. 620, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218, Itzhak Perlman, James Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K 299, Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Landlamet, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic
Overture to "The Abduction to the Seraglio" K. 384. Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K 488, Ivan Moravec, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Symphony No. 27 in G, K. 199, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Field
Overture to "the Marriage of Figaro" K. 492, Bruno Weil and Tafelmusik
Piano Quartet in G minor, K 478, Emmanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, Jamie Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417, Jacob Slagter, Lev Markiz, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
from the pen of Eduard Lalo:
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Louis Fremaux, City of Birmingham Orchestra
and once again Mozart:
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K. 261, Itzhak Perlman, James Levine, Vienna Philharmonic

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for Tues. 1/27/09

Good Morning Melodies today from the suaver side of jazz and stylings to get the coffee in your cup and the tea to steep....Still snowing with temps hovering around the mid to upper 20's and everything feeling real coooooool.....

Openers ... NPR News .... AK Headlines weather....

Wycliffe Gordon "Touch It Lightly" (The Search)
Willie Nelson "Dont Get Around Much Anymore" (Stardust)
Lyle Lovett "Stand By Your Man" (Very Large Band)

Chielli Minucci "Sweet On You" (Smooth Romance)
Dancing Fantasy "Say You Will" (Dancing Fantasy)
Diana Krall "Look of Love" (The Very Best)

Earl Klugh "I Never Thought I'd Leave You" (Lowride)
Jay D'Amico Jazz QTT "Alfreda" (Ponte Novello)

Steve Davis "Outlook" (Outlook) ***New Music***

NPR NEWS ... AK Headlines & Weather

Anita Baker "Caught Up in the Rapture of You" (Best Of)
Jeff Lorber "Bombay Cafe" (Flipside)
Eric Gale "Blue Horizon" (Blue Horizon)

Ry Cooder " FDR in Trinidad" (Into the Purple Valley)
Anne Murray "Hey Daddy" (Kids Songs)

Bob James Trio "Nightcrawler" (Straight Up)
Stephan Grappelli & Yo Yo Ma "Just One of Those Things" (Anything Goes)
John Maher "Your Body is a Wonderland" (Room For Squares)

Joao Gilberto & Amoroso "Wave" (Amoroso)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Jazz Tonight with Conrad for Monday 1/26/09

The music world and the Jazzters in particular is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the hippest label, and a true vanguard of jazz recording...BLUE NOTE.... In honor of the labels many pioneering artists, we will feature Thelonious Monk , Mose Allison and others tonight.... Let's begin with T. Monk!

Thelonious Monk "Well You Need'nt" (Monkisms)// "After Midnight" (playboy Jazz) // "Tea for 2" (Criss Cross)

Mose Allison "Wild Man on the Loose" (Lessons in Living)
Dee Daniels "I've Got This Bridge I want You To Buy " (Let's Talk Business )
Bonerama "Bayou Betty " (Bringing it Home )
Wycliffe Gordon "New Awlins " (Slidin Home )

Ruben Blades & Spanish Harlem Orchestra "Dime Si Llega En Tiempo " (Sp. Hlm Orch)
Salsa Borealis "Borealis Azul " Mambo Jambo
Joao Gilberto/Amorosa " Tin Tin por Tin Tin" Amoroso)
Gil Gilberto "A Novidade"

Mort Weis Qtt " I thought About You" The four of Us)
Tom Scott & the LA Express "Just Takin a Walk " ( Smokin Section )

Wayne Wallace " Mis Amigos " (The Nature of the Beat)
CONGRATS TO ARMANDO de GUZMAN Winner of a free ticket to Hot Salsa on Jan 31!!!!

Kenny Garrett " Ms. Baja " (Songbook)
Jay D'Amico Jazz QTT "Alfreda" ( Ponte Novello )
Antonio Carlos Jobim "Black Orpheous" (Body Heat)

Diana Krall " S'Wonderful " (The Very Best Of)
Frank Sinatra "Too Marvelous" Swingers
Dexter Gordon "3 O:Clock in the Morning" ( GO! )
Ray Brown " Bags Groove " (Some of my Best Friends are Trumpet Players)

Thanks to all of you that called in with your kind remarks and invitations to play with you.... Be sure to tune in next Monday night at Nine PM for KRNN'S JAZZ TONIGHT!!

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for Monday 1/26/09

Lets start the new week with a fresh blanket of snow and blanket the radio with some fresh tunes with Morning Melodies. . .

NPR News/// Meet and greet with forecast of snow up to8" and 26 in Jnu-Dgls. . .

Lisa Hilton " Mercy, Mercy, Mercy " ( Summer Day Theory )
Eric Gale " East End, West End " (Ginsing Woman )
Lou Rawls "Our Love is Goin Strong" ( Love Songs )
Billy Stryhorn "Skylark" ( With Danish Jazz Orchestra )

Anita Baker "Angel " (Best of Anita ) in honor of her Birthday today
Nelson Rangell " All in All " ( Smooth Romance )
Mose Allison "Ever Since I stole the Blues " ( My Backyard )

Mitch Kashmar " Whiskey Drikin Woman " ( Live at Labatt )
Fourplay " Amorosa " (4-Play )
Jay D'Amico Jazz Qtt " Alfreda " ( Ponte Novello )

NPR News -- Weather ++ Ak Headlines

Anchorage's Dan Mac Qtt w/Katie Strock "Dont Know Why" (Danka)
Seal " A Change Is Gonna Come " ( Soul )

Tania Libertad " Anda Mariado " ( Latinas ) Peruvian artist -- "Walks Wobbly - Seasick"
Gilberto Gil " She's My Shoo Shoo - A Minah A Minah " ( Soulful Samba )
Wycliffe Gordon " Cheeky " ( The Search )

Dee Daniels "Let Me Love You Tonight " ( Let's Talk Business )
Frank Sinatra " I Thought About You " ( Swinging for Lovers )
Oscar Peterson with Michele LeGrande " Open Spaces " (Trail of Dreams )

Hiroshima "Sup Poze " ( Black & White )
Sam Cooke "A Change Is Gonna Come " (Hits)
Jared Gold "The Nest "

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We Like Kids January 25, 2009

Jack Fontanella Host

House Party - Dan Zane and Friends -House Party
A Duck in New York City - Connie Kaldor - A Duck in New York City
Ragtime Duck - Wee Hairy Beasts - Animal Crackers
Starwars Theme - John Williams - The Clone Wars

The Battle of the Mad Scientist - Bill Harley - The Battle of the Mad Scientist

Hello - Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals - Taxi
Ants Wear Underpants - Wendy Gelsanliter - Ants Wear Underpants
Bling Blang - Brady Rymer - Here Comes....and the Little Band
B-I-N-G-O - The Hip Hip Nursery Rhyme Collection
What Kind of Cat Are You? - Billy Jonas - What Kind of Cat Are You?
Tango - Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals - Taxi

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Soundings 10am-12 noon, 23 Jan. 2009

Jerome Kristjanson, Guest Host

Charlie Musselwhite and the South Side Band-Baby Will You Please Me-Stand Back
Blind Faith-Can't Find My Way Home
O'Brother "Were Art Thou?"-I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow-Sound Track
Rare Earth-(I Know)I'm Losing You-Ecology

Jethro Tull-Back To The Family-Stand Up
The Butterfields Blues Band-In My Own Dreams-In My Own Dreams
Leon Russel And The Shelter People-Beware Of Darkness

Norah Jones-Come Away With Me-Come Away With Me
Leslie West-Look To The Wind-Mountain
Procol Harum-Whiter Shade Of Pale
Kinks-20th Century Man-Greatest Hits

Beatels-Norwegian Wood-Rubber Soul
Joe South-Hush-Games People Play Joe wrote the song for Deep Purple and it was first published in 1966, in 1969 he put it on his afore mentioned album.

SuperTram-Take The Long Way Home
Grand Funk Railroad-I'm Your Captain-Closer To Home
Kansas-Point Of Know Return
Rolling Stones-2000 Light Years From Home-Through The Past Darkley
Led Zepplin-Ramble On-Led Zepplin ll

Roy Buchanan-Can I Change My Mind-Live Stock
Charlie Musselwhite And The South Side Band-Christo Redemptor
Arlo Guthrie-The City Of New Orleans-Hobo's Lullaby
Spirit-Water Woman

Savoy Brown-Sunday Night-Lokkin In
Fleetwood Mac-Station Man-Klin House
Cat Stevens-Mona Bone Jankon-Mona Bone Jankon

Thank you all for calling and giving support.
I hope to be back soon.

Satuday Sunrise 1/24/2009

Organ, Sleepy medley
Michale Murray organ, Camille Saint-Saens, Maestoso from Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op 78
Thomas Beckmann, violencello Music by Charlie Chaplin, Coffee and cakes
Art Farmer, I've never been in love before
The Jazztet, Whisper not
Dizzy Gillespie, on the sunny side of the streeet
Al Jarreau, Mornin'
Chet Baker, Blame it on my youth
Nat King Cole trio, Come to baby, do
Nina Simone, The more I see you
Etta James, At last
Pride of Lions, The girl from Parnassus by Claude Debussy
Benny Golson, Up jumped spring
Farewell, my lovely from the film Farewell, my lovely on Body Heat, Jazz at the movies
Joe Farell, Magic number
Tito Puente and orchestra, Temptation
Ray Brown trio with Nancy King and Antonio Hart, But beautiful
Joe Sample, Hippies on a corner
Lance Buller & Stephanie Porter, Twisted

Ambient Groove - January 24, 2009

Playlist for January 24, 2009

Set 1:

Athena, George Skaroulis
Innocence, Kenny Kleinpeter
Remembrance, Michael Hanna
Simply Satie, Michael Dulin
Paint the Forest Winter, Zola Van

Set 2:

Nocturne, Chad Twedt
Red Sky at Night, Michael Jensen
Floyd, Andy Monroe
The Reluctant Ballerina, Greg Maroney

Set 3:

Window #6, Steve Nieve
Veil of Rain, Kathy Haggerty
The Wishing Well, Z-Works
Nexus Six, Modulex Cue
There's No Place Like Ohm, Analemma

Set 4:

Soliloquy, Edward Esparza Project
MorningSong, Roy Lobb
A Familiar Song, Eric & Judd
Venable, Bryce Layman

Set 5:

Music from Steven Grahn

The Sands of Time
The Closer We Get
So Far, You're So Far Away

Set 6:

Faith and Endurance, Patrick O'Hearn
Desire, Patrick O'Hearn
Santa Lucia, Eric Tingstad
Moonlight, Ottmar Liebert
Tenderness, Medwyn Goodall and Terry Oldfield

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, 22 Jan 2009

Today's program can best be seen as a mosaic created over several hundred years. Each piece having its own identity and yet fitting together into a singular overall picture.
To begin let there be Boccherini, here one of his oboe quintets from his Op. 45 - the Oboe Quintet No. 4 in D major, Sarah Francis - oboe, the Allegri String Quartet assisting.
David Diamond follows with his Symphony No. 4, Diamond is one of my favorite American composers: Symphy No. 4, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Staying on the North American continent we next drift south to visit the Mexican Composer Carlos Chavez. Chavez has a fairly large body of work, most of it not hear this far north. Here is his Symphony No. Sinfonia India which features a number of exotic percussion instruments all performed here by the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico.
Brahms did not write a symphony for many years living under the dark shadow of Beethoven, however even if he did not feel up to the task he nevertheless wrote a very symphonic piano concert. In a classic recording Emil Gillels on the piano and Eugen Jochum conducting the Berlin Philharmonic - the Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, No. 1 in D minor by Johannes Brahms.
A little bon-bon to fill time: Three Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35 bis, by Serge Prokofiev, Gidon Kremer - violin and Martha Argerich - piano.
Alexander Glazunov was quite proflic keeping up with his contemporary Rimsky-Korsakov. He did turn out some 7 symphonies, a form which R-K did not really care for. Here is his Symphony No. 4 in E flat minor, Valery Polyansky conducting the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.
The coattails of Russian had to be the steppes of Central Asia. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov travel to Azerbiajan as a low-level bureaucrat where he plugged away at a job of tedium and wrote wonderful music celebrating the people. Here; his Caucasian Sketches, Suite 2, Op. 48, Loris Tjeknavorian conducting the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the world of non-sense art (if you will) the poetry of Lewis Carrol in Alice in Wonderland comes to mind first. However there is also this wonderfully musical piece put together by William Walton and Dame Edith Sitwell: Facade, Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Jeremy Irons provide the vocal and Riccardo Chailly conducts the London Sinfonietta.
To wrap up the program once again here is David Diamond and his "Concert Piece for Orchestra", Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.

Thank you for listening. I will be back with you next week.
Mike Price - your host

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

This has been undoubtely the most celebrated Presidential Inaugaration in the History of the United States. It has been a joyous celebration and I shall try to match that with music.
For beginners let us start with the music of Aaron Copland. First, the Fanfare for the Common Man, followed by An Outdoor Overture. One of the most joyous pieces of liturgical music is the "Gloria" and here is the Gloria as set by Francis Poulenc. Much has been said today about the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. Well, Duke Ellington had a dream also and here is his dream: "A New World a-Comin'."
Back to the business of music, here is the Symphony No. 2 of the American Composer Walter Piston. The hour is finished out by two dances from Copland's "Rodeo." Paul Hindemith's "Trauermusik" starts the second half off followed by the Symphony No. 38, K. 504 - the "Prague" symphony. Saint-Saens is always a welcome addition to any program and here is his cello concerto No. 1 performed by a young Yo-Yo Ma.
Two favorite pieces finish out the program - Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphoses on a Theme by Carl Maria von Weber and then, just because it was out -Ellington's "Harlem."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole'! for Wednesday 1/21/09

Welcome to our LEGISLATORS!!! Welcome to Juneau, Your Capital Every Day! Cafe Au Lait, Ole laying out the musical greetings to get you started on your work day or play day or just hanging out day....

Openers -=NPR News.....Phil Museick "The Nest"
John Mayer "Why Georgis" (Room for Squares )
Boz Scaggs " Lowdown " ( Silk Degrees )

Eric Gale " Red Ground " (Ginsing Woman )
Dan Mac QTT w/Katie Strock "Don't Know Why " ( Danka )

Laurindo Almeda & Charlie Byrd "Stone Flower" : Jobims tune ( Brazilian Soul )
Fat Burger "In Your Eyes" (Smooth Jazz)
Dee Shire " Farewell My Lovely" (Jazz at the Movies)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday Cross Currents with Lilith Wood

Inauguration Morning!
I'm not doing an inaugural-themed show-- partly because I think anyone who's listening to my show right now instead of watching a big screen TV is possibly seeking refuge from all things inaugural. I will, however, start off with a song for the First Lady and her golden dress.


Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: "Michelle" off the Beatles tribute "This Bird Has Flown"
The Beatles: "Good Day Sunshine" off Revolver
Ike & Tina Turner: "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" off the What's Love Got to Do with It sndtrack
Paul Simon: "Graceland" off Graceland

Dave Van Ronk: "Green Green Rocky Road" off Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk
Neil Young: "Distant Camera" from Silver and Gold
Iron & Wine: "Lion's Mane" from The Creek Drank the Cradle

Emmy Lou Harris: "Deeper Well" from SpyBoy
Wilco: "Heavy Metal Drummer" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Bob Dylan: "Nettie Moore" off Modern Times
Bob Dylan: "Buckets of Rain" off Blood on the Tracks

Joan Baez: "Asimbonanga" (a Johnny Clegg & Savuka song) off Recently
Joan Baez: "Rexroth's Daughter" (a Greg Brown song) from Dark Chords on a Big Guitar

Greg Brown & Friends: "Vivid" from Solid Heart
Iris Dement: "The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home" from Going Driftless (G.B. tribute)
Lucinda Williams: "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" off album of same name.

Michelle Shocked: "Memories of East Texas" from Short Sharp Shocked
Michelle Shocked: "Contest Coming" from Arkansas Traveler
Jim James & Calexico: "Goin' to Acapulco" (Dylan song) from I'm not There
Neil Young: "See the Sky about to Rain" Live at Massey Hall 1971

Nanci Griffith: "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" Winter Marquee
John Prine: "Angel from Montgomery" Souvenirs
The Band: "When You Awake" from The Band (the brown album)
The Band: "Atlantic City" from Jericho

Golden Smog: "Until You Came Along" from Weird Tales
Glen Hansard: "Fallen from the Sky" from the Once soundtrack.


Cafe' Au Lait Ole'! for Tuesday Inauguration Day 1/20/09

People get ready, there's a train a-comin....A Change is Gonna Come....Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and things, somehow, will just never be the same again.... Or will they?

It's up to us. God Bless America. God Bless us one and all.

Welcome to your morning cup of coffee, mug of tea, or whatever may be in that vessel you're brewing. Join me in welcoming the dawn of a new day..... Especially on this historic morning......


Seal "People Get Ready" ( Soul )
Michael McDonald " Hallelujah" ( Soul Speak )
Blood Sweat & Tears "God Bless the Child" ( BS&T Hits )

Dancing Fantasy "Carpe Diem" ( Fantasy )
Maria Gomez " La Ronda" ( Latinas)
Ruben Blades "Esperame en el Cielo" Wait for me in Heaven ( Spanish Harlem Orchestra)

Larry Coryell " Ring Around The Moon" (Smoother Jazz )
Neal Foxx " She Got Too Big for Her Body " (Now It's Personal )
Sam Cooke "A Change is Gonna Come"
Dr. John " Goin' Back to New Orleans"


Mavis Staples "I'll Take You There" ( Live @ the Hideaway )
Stevie Wonder "I Wish" ( Songs In The Key of Life )

Larry Carlton " Minute by Minute " (Larry Carlton)
Tom Scott & LA Express " Just Taking a Walk" ( )

Elton John "Rocket Man" * In honor of Buzz Aldrin's B'Day (79), Astronaut 3rd man on the moon (Honky Chateau)

Tania Libertad "Anda Mariado" ( Latinas)
Hiroshima "Joe Jazz" ( Black & White )

Salsa Borealis "Que Rico Mambo" ( Mambo Jambo )
Gillian Harwin "In My Life" ( Oasis )
The Temptations " My Girl " (Motown)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Jazz Tonight for MLK-Monday 1/19/09

My tribute and admiration for the Right Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. continues tonight. Jazz Tonight dedicates the spirit of the program to the sacrifices and achievments past and the strong will and hard work we have ahead of us to HEAL A REPUBLIC.... A call to battle the woes of our nation, and a hymn from the people ... A Battle Hymn of the Republic!

Intro: Ray Brown "St. Tropez" (Some of My Best Friends are Piano Players)
Dee Daniels "Nightlife" ( Let's Talk Business")
Wynton Kelly " Kelly's Blues " ( Jazz Piano Anthology )

Narrative tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the association he had with music and the people who created it... and his pal, his companion, his good friend... PAPA POPS STAPLES

Papa Staples "World in Motion" ( Peace to the Neighborhood )
Mavis Staples "I'll Take You There" ( Live at the Hideaway in Chicago )
Staples Singers "99 1/2" ( We'll Never Turn Back)
Cannonball Aderly "Mercy, Mercy, mercy" ( Title track)

Blood Sweat and Tears "God Bless the Child" (BST Hits)
Seal "A Change is Gonna Come" ( Soul )
Michael McDonald ""Hallelujah" ( Soul Speak)
Dee Daniels "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Let's Talk Business )

The time is coming up at the end of the month for some HOT SALSA & COOL BALLROOM dancing and fundraising for significant organizations of the Gastineau Channel and our Fair Borough...Lets dance, drink and be merry and most of all be generous. Samba pa ti... Mambo para mi! Arriba!!

Salsa Borealis "Bien Sabroso" ( Mambo Jambo )
Tito Puentes " Jitterbug Waltz" ( Mambo of the Times )
Paquito Rivera " Tico Tico " ( Tico Tico )

And now for something completly different.....

Trevor Watts & Jaime Harris Duo (UK) ( cd: Music Meeting in the Netherlands) "Recharge"
Roy Hargrove "Dream Traveler" ( Crisol )
Bobby Strahorn "Matinee" ( Dutch Jazz Orch. )

Bobby Hutcherson " Tune Up " (Landmarks)
Nat King Cole Trio "Frim Fram Sauce" (NKC Trio )
Nat King Cole Trio "Sweet Lorraine"
Nat King Cole "Mona Lisa"

Cafe' Au Lait - Ole' Monday

Welcome to the first CAFE' AU LAIT, OLE' ! program... We will be rising each morning Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 each day to start the day and greet the morning with music, news and information of the community and the daily stuff around us.... Today is the observance of DR. REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.... Born on January 15, 1929 he strove for, lived and ultimately gave his life for the equality of all and the civil rights of everyone.... Today we will honor the Right Reverend and his achievements on the observance of his 8oth birthday... with recognition to tomorrow's Presidential Inauguaration : A Change is gonna come!

Phill Music - Ken Gold - "The Nest" NPR News
Show Intro: Wycliffe Gordon "Cheeky" Seal "People Get Ready" ( cd: Soul )

Set 2} Chieli Minucci "Sweet on You" ( cd: Smooth Jazz Romance )
Tania Libertad "Anda Moriado" ( Peruvian song of wobbly young man )
Sergio Mendez & Brazil '66 "Like a Lover" ( cd: Brazill 66 )

Set 3} Lyle Lovett "What Do You Do/The Glory of Love" ( cd: His Large Band )
Dan Mac Quartet w/Katie Strock "Don't Know Why" ( Anchorage jazz band!)
Dave Brubeck QTT "Kathy's Waltz" ( cd: Time Out )

Narrative on the assembly of multitudes at the MALL AND REFLECTING POOL in Wahington DC to listen to the musicians honoring Pres. Obama and his family. Springsteen, Shakira, James Taylor, Jamie Foxx, and Stevie Wonder among many others... segue into Wonder's song sang for the President Elect:
Stevie Wonder " Higher Ground"
Seal "A Change is Gonna Come" ( cd: Soul )
Mavis Staples "I'll Take You There" (Live at the Hideaway - Chicago )
Top of the Hour - NPR NEWS

Set 5} Mosh Ben Ari "Em Rak Na'iz" ( cd: Sheva )
Linda Ronstadt " Frenesi" ( cd: Frenesi )
Marvin Gaye "Your Precious Love" ( cd: Number Ones )

Set 6} Hiroshima "Sup Poze" ( cd: Black & White )
Anita Baker "Caught Up in the Rapture of You" ( cd: Anita Baker )
Sam Cooke "A Change is Gonna Come" ( cd: Ain't That Good News )
Blood Sweat & Tears "You've Made Me So Very Happy" ( cd: BS&T )
Everything But the Girl "Missing" ( cd: Missing )

Set 7} Ruben Blades "Tun Tun Suena El Tambor" ( cd: Harlem Street Sounds )
Ken Navarro " So Fine" (cd; Smooth )
Sonny Chillingsworth "Acoustics" ( cd: Oasis)

Exit the show with a nod and a wink to the people of this Republic and the historic day we will all experience tomorrow....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mudlark Jan. 17 '09

Jack Fontanella 3rd Saturday Host

Turn Your Radio On - Blue Sky Boys
Big Scioty - Killer Grits - Midnght on the Run
Old Time Blackberry Blossum -Same as above
Boogerman - Manco Sneed - Hoover Field Recording
Boogerman - Wondering Ramblers - Wondering and Rambling
Backstep Cindy - Tom, Brad and Alice - Holly Ding

Going Across the Sea - Gribble, Lusk and York - Altamont
Who Killed Poor Robin - Big Medicine - Too Old to be Controlled
You Can't Tame Me - Whitetop Mountain Band - Bull Plus 10%
Train 45 - Fred Cockerham - Southern Clawhammer Banjo
Snowdrop - Reed Martin - Oldtime Banjo in America
Crow Creek - Dave Winston - Southern Clawhammer Banjo
Henry Reed's Breakdown - Notorious -Elkins
John Hannah's Indians Over the Hill - Jeff Goering - Field Recorders Collective

Say Darlin' Say - Rayna Gellert and Susie Goering - Starch and Iron
Buckin' Dun - same as above
Knock Around the Kitchen 'Till the Cook Comes in - FogHorn - Boom Box Square Dance
Wild Bill Jones - Big Meicine - Too Old to be Controlled

Cochon De Lait - Cedric Watson - Cedric Watson
Cow Island Hop - Feufollet - Cow Island Hop
Domino/Will Balfa Medley - Creole Belles - Cajun and Creole
Mon Chere Bebe Creole - Dennis McGee and Sadie Courville - The Complete Recordings
Port Arthur Blues - Wade Fruge - Old Style Cajun Music
Blues De Basile - Amede Ardoin - I'm Never Coming Back

Personne 'Pole Daner Avec Mon -Les Amis Creole - Les Amis Creole
En filant ma quenouille - Gabelle
One Morning in May - Hungrytown
Wasn't it a Mighty Storm - The Duhks - Fast Paced World
I Don't Think I'm Going Back to Harlan - Daughters of Bluegrass

Green Light on the Southern - Tony Rice - Night Flyer
Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away - Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
Home in My heart - Going South Band - Original and Traditional Music of the South
The Dying Hobo - Ray Bier - Any Place I Hang My Hat

Saturday Sunrise - 17 Jan 09

Richard Stoltzman w/ Judy Collins -Deep Peace, Inner Voices CD
Andrew Bird - Wishing for Contentment. Bowl of Fire CD
Ska Cubano - Oye Compay Juan
Charles Mingus - Pussy Cat Dues
Bad Plus - Everyone wants to rule the world
Tab Smith - Because of You
Bill Charlap trio - In the still of the night
James Moody - Blue and Moody
Hank Jones trio - Things ain't what they used to be
Eddie Jefferson - Things are getting better
Freddie Hubbard - Blues for Miles, New Colors CD
Horace Silver - The sun god of the Masai, Silver n' perscussion LP
Dizzy Gillespie - Birk's works
Caetano Veloso - Un vestido y un amour
Jazz Renegades - Blues on the beach
Valle Son - Son de Cuba
Ibrahim Ferrer - Uno
John Pizzarelli - Coffee, black
Regina Carter - The last time
Charlie Hunter - Epistrophy
Nina Simone - Blues for Mama
Tab Smith - Under a blanket of blue

Ambient Groove - January 17, 2009

Playlist for January 17, 2009

Set 1:

Star Dreams, Michael Stearns
Tentative, Jane Overgard
High Joy, Dean Evenson and Soundings
Clear Night in Winter, Naoyuki Onda

Set 2:

Awake to U, Russel Walder
East of the Full Moon, Deuter
Pathway, Paul Sills
A Small Adventure, Amethystium

Set 3:

Stillness & Return, Jim Goodin
What's Not to Love, Graham Ord and Andrew Smith

Set 4:

Patentia, Lesiem
Peace into Our Hands, Zephyr
Crossroads, Frank Smith
Pictures, Will Ackerman

Set 5:

Om Purnam, Rasa
Moondrops, Shastro
Falling in Silver, Sparrow Orange

Set 6:

Sleepless, Marconi Union
What Your Soul Sings, Massive Attack
Sky Chill, Mysteria
Shine, Ulrich Schnauss
For Your Love, Christophe Goze

Friday Soundings 1/16/09

Take Me with You When You Go - Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
It's My Own Fault (BB King tune) - same
If This Is Love (Joe Louis Walker tune) - same

Dedicated to George Briggs, executive director of the Glory Hole, and his wife June, who are leaving Juneau for sunny Arizona

Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim song) - Stan Getz, with Joao Gilberto and his wife Astrid and Jobim on piano
Menina Moca (Young Girl) - Stan Getz, sax, and Laurindo Almeida, guitar

Com' by Y'Here, Good Lord (great version of Kumbaya) - Nina Simone
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan song) - Simone

Four songs from 1996 CD by the Muddy Waters Tribute Band, all written by Muddy Waters and all featuring great harmonica work:

Trouble No More
Goin' to Main Street
Blow Wind Blow (James Cotton on vocals and harmonica)
Walkin' Through the Park

Je Crois Entendre Encore (I Believe I Still Hear) (from Georges Bizet's opera The Pearlfishers) - Grover Washington, Jr on soprano sax - from a CD of operatic arias called Aria)
Until It's Time for You to Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie song) - Washington

Tobacco Road - Lou Rawls
Feel Like Makin' Love (Gene McDaniels song) - Rawls

A Fool in Love (Ike Turner song) - Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli
I Idolize You (Ike Turner again) - same trio
Dreams Come True (Marcia Ball) - same

Dedicated to my daughter, who today flies to No. Ireland for a semester abroad:

When She Smiled at Him - Suzy Boggess, with Chet Atkins

Dedicated to Bush, Cheney and their lackeys, with less than 100 left in their disastrous administration:

I'll Probably Feel a Whole Lot Better When You're Gone - Gene Clark (of The
Byrds fame)

Al Kooper on keyboards, Steve Stills on guitar, from the great 1968 album Supersessions:

Harvey's Tune
Season of the Witch (written by Donovan)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Crosscurrents 16 January 2009

Crosscurrents - Jerome Kristjanson - Guest Host

Old And In The Way - Old And In The Way - Old And In The Way
Quicksilver - Fresh Air - Quicksilver
Savoy Brown - Money Can't Save Your Soul - Looking In
Mark Almond - The City - Best Of

Jewel - Sometimes It Be That Way - This Way
Joy of Cooking - Too Lat But Not Forgetten - Joy Of Cooking
Bill Withers - Lean On Me - Two Of Us

Car's - Jackies Back In Town - Best Of
King Biscuit Boy - Twenty Nine Ways To My Babies Door - Gooduns
Almond Brothers - Hot 'Lanta - Fillmore East

Stevie Ray Vaughn - Life By The Drop
BB King - Nobody Loves But My Mother/Your Still My Woman
James Cotton - Woke Up This Morning - Late Night Blues
JJ Cale - Don't Go To Strangers - Naturally
Bob Dylan - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - John Wesley Harding

It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird - It's A Beautiful Day
Elton John - Tiny Dancer - Mad Man Across The Water
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me - Come Way With Me
Cure - Just Like Heaven

Blues Traveler - Mountain City - Travelers
Creedence Clear Water Revival - Walk On The Water - CCR
Eagels - Hotel California - Hotel California
Cowboy Junkies - A Common Disaster - Lay It Down

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

Today I am doing my A, B, C's - well, only those three.  For some reason every composer was falling into either the A's, B's or C's so I just finished out the program that way.  The only stretch was in the A field. I chose the work by Hugh Aitken because of its obscurity partially (that usually means it was written by a 20th Century American composer (check) and also it was dedicated to the Aspen Festival (cool). Ernest Bloch comes easily, I have long been found of Schelomo and this is a good recording of that piece. Piano fillers today are courtesy of Mr. Chopin (Murray Perahia assisting). 
The Concert piece by Ernest Chausson is a unique one in that the composer has designated it as a "concert" but the composition of the group is actually a sextet. No matter the unusual size this recording is a rare one on which Lorin Maazel is not conducting but rather he is playing the lead violin part. (He might also be conducting but as an aside.) Eric Korngold sneaks in as an anniversay (first performance in 1947) but one could also claim a misspelling! Either way his violin concerto is legitimate anywhere. 
The program is finished out with two more beeee's - Bantock & Bloch again. Granville Bantock is another composer whose works have an idiosyncratic side to them and he loves the mythology of the Celtic.
So here they are in order of appearance:
Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, Bruno Weill, Tafelmusik Orchestra
Aitken: Aspen Concerto for Violin & Orch., Elmar  Oliveira - violin, Gerard Schwarz, The Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, Murray Perahia - piano
Chausson: Concert, Op. 21 for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Lorin Maazel - violin, Israela Margalit - piano, the Cleveland Orchestra String Quartet
Chopin: Grande Valse brillante in E flat major, Op. 18, Murray Perahia - piano
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35, Jascha Heifetz - violin, Alfred Wallenstein, the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bantock: Celtic Symphony for String Orchestra & 6 Harps, Vernon Handley, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bloch: Suite hébraïque, Miriam Kramer - violin, Simon Over - piano
If you have comments or requests please post them to this blog.

Crosscurrents 14 Jan 2009

Jerome Kristjanson - Guest Host - 0800-1000

John Hartford - Turn Your Radio On - Turn Your Radio On
ZZ Top - I'm Bad I'm Nationwide - DeGuello
Wall Of VooDoo - Mexican Radio - Call of the West
War - All Day Music - All Day Music

Steve Miller - Wild Mountain Honey - Fly Like An Eagle
Ry Cooder - Crazy 'Bout An Automobile - Borderline
BB King - The Thrill Is Gone - BB King and Friends
James Cotton Blues Band - Don't Start Me Talking - 35th Aniversary

Spirit - Fresh Garbage - Spirit
Climax Blues Band - Rich Man - Rich Man
King Biscuit Boy - Boogie Walk Part One - Gooduns
Roy Buchanan - Can I Change My Mind - Live Stock

Cure - Wrong Number - Greatest Hits
Kinks - Lola - Lola vs Powerman
Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airman - Truck Stop at the End of the World
Frank Zappa - Cosmic Debris - Strickley Commercial

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) - Glittery Prize
ColdPlay - Shiver - Live
Soul Asylum - Run Away Train - Grave Diggers Reunion
Crash Test Dummies - Superman's Song - The Gousts That Haunt Me

Buffalo Springfield - Sit Down I Think I Love You - Buffalo Springfield
Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands - Just The Two Of Us
John Fahey - The Waltz that Carried Us Away & the Mosquito that Ate My Sweetheart - Amercia
Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman - Live 1975

Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs - Bridge Of Sighs

CrossCurrents 1.15.09

host Jonas and Finn
artist, song, album

tom waits, alice, alice
bill frissel, you can run, east west live
"", heard it through the grapevine, ""
alvin youngblood hart, mama don't allow, territory
bob dylan, 'till i fell in love with you, time out of mind
andrew bird, measuring cups, andrew bird and the mysterious production of eggs
bon iver, flume, for emma-forever

arcade fire, intervention, neon bible
bruce springsteen, streets of fire, darkness on the edge of town
camera obscura, come back margaret, let's get out of this country
blind melon, soup, nico
aimee mann, red vines, bachelor number 2
camera obscura, i need all the friends i can get, let's get out....

elvis costello, tart, when i was cruel
carla kihstedt, tough guy, 2 foot yard
bjork, unravel, homogenic
"", possibly maybe, post
bat for lashes, what's a girl to do, fur and gold
"", bat's mouth, ""
dr john, croker courtbullion, gris a gris
"", jump sturdy, ""
feufollet, moi et ma belle, tout un beau soir
jeff buckley, lover you shouldn't have come over, grace

tom waits, walk away, dead man walking soundtrack
ryan adams, battering lines, heartbreaker
rolling stones, i got the blues, sticky fingers
ryan adams, come pick me up, heartbreaker

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday Jan. 14, 209

Today's program has a somewhat Central European ring to it. I tried to balance it out a bit with the Symphony No. 6 of Sir Malcolm Arnold and he does hold his own in the company of Sibelius and Stravinsky. As always Beethoven can dominate any crowd and he almost gets away with it here with his last piano sonata - No. 32. Some of the techniques that Beethoven explored in his sonatas show up in the works of many later composers. Vasily Kalinnikov does not get the attention due him in today's concert world. He is unabashedly a student of Tchaikovsky and also is very Russian. He is not stealing from anyone else - just using the same folk songs as the basis for his symphony. And to cap it all off it is calling all brass! as we finish up with Janacek's Sifonietta. 

Stravinsky: Circus Polka for a young elephant, Stravinsky, CBC Symphony Orchestra
Szymanowski: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 37, Carmina Quartet
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52, Mariss Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic
Stravinsky: Four etudes for orchestra, Stravinsky, CBC Symphony Orchestra
Arnold: Symphony No. 6, Op. 95, Andrew Penny, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Sibelius: Rakastava Suite Op. 14, Leonidas Kavakos - violin, Juhani Lamminmäki, City of Espoo Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, John O'Conor - piano
Smetana: Hakon Jarl, Op. 16, Rafael Kubelik, Symphonieorchester des Bayernischen Rundfunks
Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Theodore Kuchar, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Janacek: Sinfonietta, Rafael Kubelik, Symphonieorchester des Bayernischen Rundfunks 

Wednesday Soundings 1-14-09

Yes. Spelling Bees all around, so it's my ABC's of Jazz & Blues:

Armstrong, Louis--A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Baker, Chet--Well You Needen't
Charles, Ray--Crazy Love W/ Van Morrison
Dirty Dozen Brass Band--God is Love W/Ivan Neville
Ellington, Duke--Jeep's Blues

Fitzgerald, Ella--With a Song in My Heart
Getz, Stan--The Girl From Ipanema
Hawkins, Coleman--Somebody Loves Me
Irma Thomas--Keep the Faith
Jackson, Milt--The Nearness of You
James, Etta--I Can Give You Everything

Krupa, Gene--Leave Us Leap
Krall, Diana--Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Lewis, Ramsey--Give Me Something Real W/Nancy Wilson
Monk, Thelonious--Rhythm-A-Ning
New Orleans Nightcrawlers--Martin's Mambo
Owens, Calvin--Come On Home Baby
Peterson, Oscar--Mack the Knife W/Itzhak Perlman

Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band--I Wanna Thank You
Rubin, Vanessa--I Only Have Eyes For You
Sinatra, Frank--Nice 'N' Easy
Terry, Clark--Take the "A" Train
Uptown String Quartet--I Feel Good
Vaughan, Sarah--Just One of Those Thiongs
White, Dr. Michael--My Bucket's Got a Hole in It

That's the ABC's of it ( without the XYZ's of it) That's what I get for indulging in extra J &K songs, but hey, who whouldI have left out? Jazz and Kisses. Can you spell Epistrophy? Thanks for listening :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friday Soundings 1/2/09

In Memoriam 2008

Freddie Hubbard - great jazz trumpet/flugelhorn player and composer:

Blues for Miles
Put It in the Pocket

Danny Moss, British sax player and leader of the Danny Moss Quartet:

Where or When
Too Late Now

Susan Tedeschi, on whose first album, 1998's Just Won't Burn, the late 18-year-old blues guitar phenom Sean Costello played (he OD'd last year). Tedeschi and Costello had met a couple of years earlier at a talent contest.

You Need to Be with Me
It Hurt So Bad

Jimmy McGriff, great jazz organist

Movin' Upside the Blues (written by McGriff)
Born Under a Bad Sign (co-written by Booker T. Jones, and covered famously by Cream)

Jeff Healey Band, led by blind guitarist and singer Jeff Healey, died in 2008 at age 41:

Full Circle, Hell to Pay - both co-written by Healey and the band

Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards - jazz group formed by Healey in the 2000s - Bugle Call Rag (Healey on the trumpet)

Alison Krauss and the Cox family - Remind Me, Dear Lord (written by the late Dottie Rambo, who wrote many songs covered by many artists)

Mighty Clouds of Joy, whose lead guitarist died last year:

Bright Tomorrow
He's Coming Back

Billie Holiday - It's Easy to Remember - arranged by the late Ray Ellis and whose orchestra backs Lady Day

Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd - Four Brothers - written in 1947 by the late Jimmy Giuffre, also a prominent performer from that period

Susan Tedeschi, again featuring Sean Costello

Found Someone New
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Joss Stone (no connection to anyone dying in 2008):

Right to be Wrong
Tell Me About It

Danny Moss Quartet

Mood Indigo
Cry Me a River

Susan Tedeschi

Angel from Montgomery (one of John Prine's best known songs)

Wednesday Crosscurrents 1/7/09

In Memoriam 2008 (part 2)

Bo Diddley, a/k/a Elias McDaniel:

I'm a Man (also done more famously by the Yardbirds), Bo Diddley, Who Do You Love?

Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away (first hit, covered of Buddy Holly tune, but with Bo Diddley beat restored full blast)

Bruce Springsteen and the E St. Band, whose keyboardist, Danny Federici, passed away last year:

Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (Federici on accordion)
Hungry Heart (Federici on organ)

Buddy Miles, drummer and band leader (Buddy Miles Express), died last year. He was with Mike Bloomfield's Electric Flag - Killin' Floor (written by Howling Wolf) - and with Hendrix's Band of Gypsys - We Gotta Live Together (written by Miles)

Beck, whose early drummer Mick Waller died last year - I Ain't Superstitious, written by Willie Dixon, from Truth album, only one with Waller

Abba, whose session drummer for all their albums died last year - Take a Chance on Me, Dancing Queen

Chuck Day, played bass with Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man (he wrote the well-known bass riff) - and played second guitar for the Mamas and the Papas - Monday, Monday

U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest:

The Preacher and the Slave, also known as Pie in the Sky, an old Wobblies (IWW) tune written by Joe Hill
Joe Hill (on CD with Phillips and Ani DeFranco)
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (from the Great Depression)

Blue Sky Boys, big country performers from 1936-51, featuring the late Bill Bolick - Quit That Ticklin' Me

Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln (written in 1959 by the late Charlie Ryan)

The Dave Clark Five, whose keyboardist and songwriter Mike Smith died last year:

Glad All Over (co-written by Smith)
I Like It Like That
Catch Us If You Can

Delaney Bramlett, of Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, late 60s/early 70s band whose friends included Eric Clapton and George Harrison

God Knows I Love You (co-written by Delaney and Mac Davis)
Eric Clapton - Let It Rain - co-written by Bonnie Bramlett and Clapton, and featuring Delaney on rhythm guitar and backup vocals

In honor of Genuine Risk, died at age 31, won the Kentucky Derby in 1980, one of two fillies ever to do so:

Dan Fogelberg - Run for the Roses

In honor of Sir Edmund Hillary, in 1953 one of the first two men to climb Mt Everest (his sherpa Tenzing Norgay was the other) and return alive (there being speculation that the great climber George Mallory may have reached the summit decades earlier but died on the way back)

Ike and Tina Turner - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Phil Spector masterpiece
Gordon Lightfoot - Mountains and Marian

In honor of the many civil rights heroes, great and small, who died in 2008, including the last surviving plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education

Judy Collins - Carry It On

Wednesday Crosscurrents 12/31/08

In Memoriam, 2008 (part 1)

Levi Stubbs, Lead Singer, Four Tops (also voice of Audrey in movie version of Little Shop of Horrors)

Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving, Standing in the Shadows of Love, I Can't Help Myself (Sugarpie, Honeybunch), Reach Out (I'll Be There) - all written by the great Motown songwriting team of Holland, Dozier, Holland, who also wrote most of the Supremes' hits

Isaac Hayes - composer and performer - and voice of Chef in South Park

Theme from Shaft
Soul Man - Sam and Dave - written by Hayes

Norman Whitfield - songwriter, producer and major part of Motown - who wrote all of the following:

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - Temptations, 1967, shortly after he took over their production
Too Many Fish in the Sea - Marvelettes - around 1962
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye - covered also by Gladys Knight and the Pips, Creedence, and many others
War - Edwin Starr

Count Five, whose lead singer died - Psychotic Reaction
Classics IV, featuring the late Dennis Yost - Spooky, Stormy

Long Black Veil - The Band - written by the late Danny Dill
Happy Together and She'd Rather Be with Me - The Turtles - both written by the late Alan Gordon

The Kingston Trio, two of whose members died in 2008, John Stewart and Nick Reynolds:

Tom Dooley
Where Have All the Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger song)
Greenback Dollar (Hoyt Axton song)

Odetta, died last year - Joshua, John Henry

Jimi Hendrix Experience, whose drummer, Mitch Mitchell, died last year:

Manic Depression
Little Wing

Don Helms, played steel guitar for Hank Williams and was featured prominently in these two songs:

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

The late Jerry Reed - When You're Hot, You're Hot

Dave Matthews Band, whose sax player, Leroi Moore, died last year and was featured prominently in Stay (Wasting Time)

Pink Floyd, whose early keyboardist, Richard Wright, died last year - The Great Gig in the Sky

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, January 13, 2009

As we continue in a Winter mode outside, we shall remain sunny inside! Here is the music for today:

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 15 K. 545, Alicia de Larroche - piano
Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D, Hob. I/86, Hugh Wolf, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Schubert: String Quartet in G major, Op. Posth. 161, D. 887, Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
(This version has been orchestrated by Victor Kissine. It adds a depth to the Schubert quartet that could not be carried by only the four instruments of a string quartet.)
Scriabin: Poéme tragique, Op. 34, Jean Louis Steuerman - piano
Shostakovich: Preludes and fugues No. 3 & 4, Op. 87, Keith Jarrett - piano
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major, Michele Campanella - piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
Dvorak: Romance for Violin & Piano, Op. 11, Bohuslav Matousek - violin, Petr Adamec - piano
Respighi: Ancient Airs & Dances, Suites I - III; Rico Saccani, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jazz Tonight with Conrad for Monday Jan. 12 2009

Well, there is no shortage of power here.... Only an avalanche of sound coming from the monsters of the genre into your HD Radio sets.... A little reminder that KRNN will not be broadcasting off the air from Tuesday, Wednesday and maybe Thursday as we switch our transmitters over to High Def to enable your listening to CD quality sound after our crack engineering staff completes the work...

Set 1: Oscar Peterson/Michel LeGrande (Trail of Dreams) "St Tropez - Open Spaces // Our lady from Vancouver BC - Dee Daniels (Lets Talk Business) "Please Send Me Someone to Love" // Alphonse Mouzone (Back to Jazz - w/Tom Scott, Stanley Clarke, Ray Parker Jr.) "The Time We Love" // Bob James "Nightcrawler" ///

Set 2: Dizzy Gillespie (The Bebop Revolution) "52nd Street Theme I & II " // Ertha Kitt ( Cafe' de Flor) " J'Cherche Un Homme" // Wycliffe Gordon "Touch It Lightly" // Paul Desmond (Easy Living) "Bewitched" ///

Set 3: Wayne Wallace (Nature of the Beat) "Besame Mucho" // Diana Krall (Rendez Vous a Saint-Germain des Pre's) "Besame Mucho" // SEAL "Loves Divine" ///

Set 4: Grover Washington (Mr Magic) "Mr. Magic" // Dan Mac QTT w/Katie Strock (Anchoraqge based group from the CD: Danka) "Don't Know Why" // Kelley Gray (Standards) "How Long Has This Been Goin' On?" // The Bad Plus (PROG) "Life on Mars" ///

Set 5: Hiroshima (Black & White) "Mix Plate" // Jay D'Amico Jazz Ensemble (Ponte Novello - Italian Jazz dudes) "Alfreda" // Lee Ritenour (First Course) "A Little This and That" // Cheili Minucci (Smooth Jazz Romance) "Sweet on You" ///

Thats a wrap.......

A reminder that beginning on Monday morning Jan. 19, from 6 to 8 KRNN will feature a new morning drive show to get you up and out the door every weekday morning with "CAFE AU LAIT/OLE'!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Styx & Stones - With Conrad 1/10/09

As the snow continued to dump on us, piling up the particulates ever so higher, it made it difficult for our regular host to come in today... Since I am just finishing the Sat Sunrise show , I will hold the seat warm and the mic open until relief comes or Tom comes for Meadowlark Sampler.... So lets rock n roll old ways. Conrad Villegas:

Set 1: Allman Bros. (Live At The Fillmore) "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" // The Who (Who's Next) "My Wife" // Bob Marley & the Wailers "One Love/People Get Ready" // Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks) "Tangled Up in Blue" // Bruce Springsteen "Rosalita"///

Set 2: Jimi Hendrix "Castles Made of Sand" // Maroon 5 "Harder to Breathe" // Joe Walsh " Life's Been Good To Me So Far" // Eric Corne (Kid Dynamite & the Common Man" "Common Man" *this is a new release and he sounds like Niel Young, Costello, and Waitts...nice job///

Set 3: John Maher "Daughters" // John Prine "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore" // BEATLES SET: (White Album) I'm So Tired; Blackbird; Dear Prudence ///

Set 4: Led Zepelin "Kashmir" // Matchbox 20 "3 AM" // John Stewart "Gold"// Queen (Day at the Races) "You & I' // The Kinks "Dedicated Follower of Fasion" // Amy Winehouse "You Know I'm No good" // Bob Pyle "When J.Edgar Hoover Wore A Dress"///

Th- th- th- th-that's All Folks!

Thanks for listening
Conrad Villegas

Saturday Sunrise - Conrad Villegas 1/10/09

Sitting in for John Gaguine, DE Conrad.....Lets get up and shovel some snow...or watch someone else do it.

Set 1: Stevie Wonder (Songs in the Key of Life) "Ordinary Pain" // Matchbox 20 "Push" // Maroon 5 "This Love" // Earth Wind & Fire "September" // Seal "Loves Devine" ///

Set 2: Phoebe Snow "Poetry Man" // Steely Dan (Aja) "Peg" // Supertramp "It's Raining Again" // Beatles (White Album) "Long, Long, Long" ///

Set 3: Chicago (CTA) "Beginnings" // Garrison Keelor "The Writers Almanac"// Bruce Hornsby "That's Just The Way It Is" // Diana Krall "Popsicle Toes" // Michael McDonald (Soul Speak) "Hallelujah" ///

Set 4: Moody Blues "Go Now" // Bruce Springsteen "Brilliant Disguise" // Mark Almond "I Don't Want To Go Back To The City" // Lee Ritenour (First Course) "Ohla Maria" // Sergio Mendez (Brazil 66) "Like a Lover"///

Set 5: Donald Fagan (Kamakirind) "Countermoon" // Stevie Wonder "Isnt She Lovely" // Canonball Aderly "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"/////

Jazzy Soundings for Friday 1\9-09

Sitting in for RickyD today...

Set 1: Gordon Wycliffe "Touch it Lightly" // Dan Mac QTT (w/vocalist Katie Strock from Anchorage) "Dont Know Why" // /

Set 2: Donald Fagan (Kamakiriad) "Trans Island Skyway" // Jay D"Amico Jazz Ensemble (Ponte Novello) "Alfreda" // Chet Baker (Live at The Lighthouse-1953) "Winter Wonderland" ///

Set 3: Hiroshima (Black and White) "Sup'Poze" // SEAL "Loves Devine" // Chuck Loeb "Blue Kiss" // Chuck Mangione "Bellavia"///

Set 4: Lee Ritenouer (1st Course) "Fatback" // Dee Daniels "Inchworm" // Earl Klugh "Low Ride" ///

Set 5: Diana Krall "Peel Me A Grape" // Max Roach & Dizzy Gillespie (Paris 1989) "Round Midnite & Messin 'Round" // Wynton Marsalis (Joe Cool's Blues) ""Linus & Lucy" //

Friends & Neighbors 1/7/09

Thanks for listening.

The note for this week is about a cd and a local concert.

We played "Raggedy Candy Heart"
JUST BE GLAD!, a CD of 13 original, traditional, and contemporary songs. The eclectic mix of topical ballads, funky blues, vintage mountain music, and ethnically inspired tunes

Buddy Tabor is playing a concert Saturday Jan 10 in Juneau

Ambient Groove - January 10, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, January 10, 2009

Music from the Movies

Space (Set 1)

Overture from 2001: A Space Odyssey
One Million Miles, theme from Star Trek
Dual of the Fates from Star Wars, Episode 1 (John Williams)
To the Naboo Temple from Star Wars, Episode 1 (John Williams)
Parade of the Ewoks from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi (Czech Symphony Orchestra)
Overture from Forbidden Planet (Louis and Bebe Barron)
Love Theme from Blade Runner (Vangelis)
Suite from Stargate 1, The Nox (TV) (Joel Goldsmith)
Doctor's Theme from Doctor Who (TV) (Murray Gold)
The End is Where We Start From from Torchwood (TV) (BBC National Orchestra of Wales)

Fantasy and Magic (Sets 2-3)

Mother from The Golden Compass (Alexandre Desplant)
Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (John Williams)
Darkness Takes Over from Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Nicholas Hooper)
Passing the Flame from Eragon (James Shearman)
Only the Beginning of the Adventure from The Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe (Harry Gregson Williams)

Days of the Ring from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Howard Shore, featuring Annie Lennox)
The Fairy & the Labyrinth from Pan's Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete)
Impossible Opening from Finding Neverland (Paul Bateman)
Dance 'Round the Memory Tree from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Oren Lavie)
Into the West from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Howard Shore)
Theme from Hamlet (Ennio Morricone)
The King is Dead from Hamlet (Ennio Morricone)

Magical Martial Arts (Set 4)

Sorrow from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Yo-Yo Ma)
Lovers from House of Flying Daggers (Shigeru Umebayashi)
Night Flight from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Yo-Yo Ma)

High Himalayas (Set 5)

Faraway Song from Little Buddha (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Peace Prayer from Tibet: Cry of the Snow Leopard (Jeff Beal)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, Jan. 8, 209

The Playlist for Thursday:
Boccherini:  String Quartet in G minor, G. 194, Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante
Prokofiev: Sonata for 2 Violins in C major, Op. 56, Eugene Drucker & Philip Setzer - violins
Bartok: Contrasts, Bela Bartok - piano, Joseph Szigeti - violin, Benny Goodman - clarinet
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A, Op. 141, Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Hindu song from "Sadko", Takako Nishizaki - violin, Wolf Harden - piano
Mozart: Concerto for violin & orchestra in A major, No. 5, K 219, Itzhak Perlman - violin, James Levin, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Turina: Sinfonia Sevilliana, Op. 25, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Danzas fantasticas, Max Bragado Darman, Castile & Leon Symphony Orchestra
Ritmos(Fantasia coreographicas), Max Bragado Darman, Castile & Leon Symphony Orchestra
Milhaud: Cinema fantaisie, James Ehnes - violin, Yoav Talmi, Orchestre symphonique de Quebec
Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, James Ehnes - violin

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009

Cold Weather! it can do any number of things that keep us from functioning partly. I am must impressed with how it can affect my memory.
Wednesdays playlist is as follows:
Vivaldi:  Concerto RV 570 "La tempeste de mare", Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante
Glazunov:  Excerpts from "Raymonda", Op. 57, Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra
Dvorak:  Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 5, Sviatoslav Richter, 
Nielsen:  Symphony No. 5, Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony
Prokofiev:  Sonata for Solo violin in D major, Op. 115, Gil Shaham - violin
Martinu:   Symphony No. 6 "Fantasies symphoniques", Arthur Fagan, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
Prokofiev:  Concerto for violin & orchestra, No. 1, Op. 19, Gil Shaham - violin, André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak:  Bagatelles, Op. 47, Alberni String Quartet
Ibert:  Divertissement, Richard Auldon Clark, Manhatten Chamber Orchestra
Martinu:  Sonata for Viola & piano (1955), Paul Cortese - viola, Juan Carlos Garvayo - Piano

thursday 1/8 crosscurrents

1. belalim - sezen aksu
2. beauty beats - beats antique
3. aankhon mein teri - om shanti om soundtrack

it was snowing in the vallley when i left. no i'm not doing caps. get over it.

4. derviche - morrocan spirit
5. bahebbak - cheb jilani
6. the fastest plane on earth - boris grebenshikov
7. chiftitelli - masters of turkish music
8. amel - the art of bellydance
9. yailil-belle futile - jerome lammaset with fadoua
10. kargyraa rap - ondar
enough to make you run over to tuva. I bet its warmer there.
11. chaiyya chaiyya - soundtrack
check out the video on youtube. everyone is dancing and singing on top of a moving train. just like in real life. admit it, you did it on the white pass train last summer when you took your friend to skagway. not sure if you could pull this off on amtrak
12. dard-e-disco - om shanti om soundtrack
I am crazy with your love
13. (by request) big river - ondar
14. ikalane walegh - toumast
15. jeweleh lal - shabaz
16. talwar re - chodon naa yaar
17. kodo - yoshida brothers

watching it slowly get brighter out. we are so lucky we get to live here. Its snowing a bit...sorry, I'm not sick of it yet.

18. yama aloo - nawahl el zoghbi
19. dibi dibi rek - ishmael lo
20. yalla ya chabab - andy/ragheb alama
21. roustabout - beats antique
22. sana wara sana - nancy ajram
23. dewangi dewangi - om shanti om soundtrack
24. dual - yoshida brothers

get your butt out to play in the snow! before it goes up to 40 next week!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome to Afternoon Classics for 2009! Here is the playlist for today. I will post each day's list - within 24 hrs - and it will be available here, along with a comment or two if needed.

Field: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1, No.1, John O'Conon - piano
Mendelssohn: String Symphony XII in G minor, Patrick Strub, Kammerorchester Arcata Stuttgart
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Salvatore Accardo - violin, Kurt Mazur, Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig
Arnold: Symphony No. 4, Op. 71, Andrew Penny, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81, Sviatislav Richter - piano, Borodin Quartet
Dvorak: Rondo for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 94, Robert Cohen - cello; Roger Vignoles - piano
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Michelle Campanella - piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20, Vladimir Ashkenazy - piano, Lorin Maazel, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30, Jean Louis steuerman  - piano

Soundings 1-7-09

Ugghhh! It's so cold and the world is so hard. We barely survived the "holidays" and now it's so cold, that the sunshine is barely tolerable, particularly since I just had an eye exam and my head HURTS! If that 's not enough, my ten year old simply decided that he was going to have cranky day. Well for two hours, I get to choose not to be cranky, or angry, or anything but warm and friendly. Here's the anti-cranky play list:

Hush a Bye-Stan Getz and Kenny Barron
I'm Just a Lucky So and So--Vanessa Rubin

Sleep Baby Don't Cry--Bobby Short
Blue Skies--Benny Goodman
Howlin' For My Darlin'--John Hammond
Jump For Joy-- Koko Taylor

Sweet and Lovely--Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane
Pick Yourself Up--Diana Krall
Take Time To Smile--Freddy Cole

(I'm feeling better already, are you?)

Something to Live For--Jane Monheit
Crazy Little Thing Called Love--Michael Buble
Squatty Roo--Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, & Milt Jackson
Hold Me While I Cry--Irma Thomas

With a Song in My Heart--Chet Baker
You're Just in Love--Louis Prima
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You--Louis Prima

(Sometimes it takes something special to get over the crankiness)

Let Youself Go--Ella Fitzgerald
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You--Freddy Cole
Tippi-Toeing Through The Garden Jungle--Duke Ellington

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jazz 2-Nite with Conrad for Jan. 5

Happy New Year!!! As we get into the first week of 2009, we will celebrate by featuring lively sets with BOPICITY at their roots.... Well, lets go!

Jane pulls a well deserved fast one on me, by turning it over with a few minutes to go.... a short pause for the cause at the start

Intro Theme:
Oscar Peterson/ Michele LeGrande (Trail of Dreams) "Open Spaces aka St. Tropez"

Set 1} Dizzy Gillespie "Orinthology"// Chet Baker on a T. Monk tune "Well You Needn't" // Stan GetZ, Dizzy G., Oscar P., Heb Ellis, Ray Brown, Max Roach: "It Don't Mean A Thing"// John Coltrane & Sonny Rollins "Tenor Madness"///

Set 2} Johnnie Guitar Watson "A Real Mutha for Ya" // John Coltrane & T. Monk "Blue Monk" // Sonny Rollins "Nite & Day" ///

Heritage Coffee Break - Frank Sinatra "The Coffee Song" // Wayne Wallace (Nature of the Beat) "No Esta Complicado" // Gordon Wycliffe "What!" /// This was a great brass set for trombone & tuba & Horns... Very lively

Set 4} Wynton & Ellis Marsalis A tribute to the 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner for Jazz!! from the "Snoopy" Joe Cool album "Pebble Beach" // Neena Freelon vocalist "Body & Soul" // Chet Baker from the 1953 Live at the Lighthouse album Title Track "Witch Doctor" ///

Set 5} Dave Brubeck QTT from the Time Out classic LP "3 to Get Ready" // Dutch Jazz Orchestra tribute to BILLY STRAYHORN "I've Got the World On a String" // Vocalist Ernestine Anderson "This Can't Be Love" ///

End Set & Good night everybody} Dexter Gordon form the GO! LP " 3 o:clock in the Morning" // Dizzy Gillespie "Round Midnight" ///

See you all again next Monday at Nine PM for JAZZ TONIGHT!