Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Blues Walk for Saturday with Conrad 2/28/09

The last day of the second month of the last year of this century to have single digits.....I am so glad this wasn't leap year, because it is gonna be a real mutha for ya.... We Be playin' new sstuff in the first hour .... some of the artists with new releases within the last year or so with a little continuity bass line thrown in for the downbeat.... Yazzir.

Poppa Chubby from the tribute cd to Hendrix... Electric Chubbyland
Red House
The Wind Cries Mary

Dave Herrero "Leave Me Be"
Mitch Kashmir "Lollipop Mamma" & "Wake Up & Worry"
Dave Herrero "Shes with another Man Tonight"

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings "Stoned" &
"Folsom Prison Blues"
& "Remedy" (Swinging from the Chains cd)

Root Doctor "Too Late To Try To Do Right" & Been a Long Time Comin'"
(Live At the Cadillac Club)
Sam Cooke "Change is Gonna Come"

L.A. Blues Alliance with Keb Mo "Money Honey"
Keb Mo "Henry" (Slow Down)
Mitch Kashmir "Song for my Father"

Bill Lupkin "You're Gonna Be Sorry"
L.A Alliance "You Better Shop Around"

Ambient Groove -- February 28, 2009

Playlist for February 28, 2009

Set 1:

Gaia, Shastro
Teach Me To Whisper, Liquid Mind
Bliss Abyss, Richard Musk

Set 2:
Jade Cove, Zen Voyages
In the Morning, Burkard Schmidl
Loving Touch, Deuter

Set 3:
Deep Healing, Steven Halpern
Sapphire, Joseph Nagler
Pale Moon, Echo One

Set 4:
Event Horizon, Elam Ashman
Esther Spa, Iskelu
Mumtaz, Al Gromer Khan
The Rain, the Peacock and the Heart, Manish Vyas

Set: 5
Whispered Echoes, Lemon Head
Subliminal Peaks, Infinityloop
The Impulse of Flow, Kit Watkins
Prism, Elijah Bossenbroek
Soap Bubbles, Nicolas Jeandot
The Oh of Pleasure, Ray Lynch
Ocean Song, Ron Jensen

Friday, February 27, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, February 26, 2009

This Thursday's list is an eclectic one. To start off:
Salieri: Overture to La Secchia rapita (The Stolen Bucket) performed by the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Michael Dittrich.
Mozart:  Symphony No. 18, K130 performed by the Prague Chamber Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras.
Bizet:  The Symphony in C major (his only one) performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Louis Fremaux.
Frank Bridge is on next to celebrate the anniversary of his birth.
Bridge: An Irish Melody Allegro moderato, William Boughton and the English String Orchestra.
---       Chamber Concerto for piano & strings ,Constantine Orbelian conducting the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
---         Phantasy in F sharp minor for Piano Quartet - the American Chamber Players.
Chopin: 4 etudes from Opus 10, William Aide at the piano.
Glazunov:  Symphony No. 2 in B minor, Ernest Ansermet conducting L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Bruch:  Suite hebraique performed by Miriam Kramer - violin; Simon Over - piano.
Respighi:  Church Windows, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Bruch:  Sonata for violin & piano Poeme mystique again Miriam Kramer and Simon Over.

Friday Soundings 2/27

Allman Bros - One Way Out (Elmore James), Trouble No More (Muddy Waters), Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell), Whipping Post (Gregg Allman)

Shauna Lee - Ketchikan singer - from fine 2001 CD Live At Steamers - All of Me, Blue Skies (Irving Berlin), Since I Fell for You

Country Joe and the Fish - Here I Go Again, Crystal Blues

J Geils Band - Serves You Right to Suffer (John Lee Hooker)

Billy Novick (clarinet) and Guy Van Duser (acoustic guitar) - New Orleans Farewell

J Geils Band - First I Look at the Purse (Smokey Robinson)

Marcia Ball - Foreclose on the House of Love, So Many Rivers to Cross

Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers to Cross (from the soundtrack of The Harder They Come)

Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax) and Jane Duboc (big-name Brazilian vocalist) - Amor Em Paz, Wave (both by A.C. Jobim, one of the great composers of the 20th c.)

George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone, The Sky is Crying (Elmore James)

Kristin Korb with the Ray Brown Trio - Peel Me a Grape (Dave Frishberg), Black Orpheus (Luis Bonfa)

Cafe Au Lait, Ole' for Friday 2/27/09

Can you believe it's the end of the month already??? Wow... A good Friday to one and all...Go out and make it one of your better ones!

NPR News & Local headlines

Jay D'Amico "Alfreda"
David Benoit " Coconut Roads"
Corrine Bailey Rae "Put Your Records On"

Larry Carlton " Tequila"
Booker T & The M.G.'S "Green Onions"
Seal "Free"

Chuck Mangione "Feels so Good"
Bare Naked Ladies "If I Had A Million Dollars"
Special EFX "Bella"
Steve Elson "Remember This"

NPR NEWS & Local Headlines

Wham! (w/George Michael) "Careless Whisper"
Charles Lloyd "Sweet Georgia Bright"

Chuck Loeb "Groovin"
Al Jarreau "We're In This Love Together"
S.O.U.L. System "It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cafe Ole' for Thursday 2/26/09

The coffee is getting tougher to chew around here.... I need to get a new set of chompers from my carpenter. . . Cockle-doodle-DEW

NPR NEWS - Local Headlines & Weather - PSA

Larry Carlton "Nitecrawler"
Earl Klugh "Kissing on the Beach"

An international set of multi-linguistic joy. . .
Aviline Ava "La Peur" (*The Fear* - French from MD)
Tania Libertad "Anda Mariado" (Walking Unsteadily - Peru)
Quintango "Balada para un Loco" (Balad to a Crazy - Argentina)
Sade "Smooth Operator" (English - Trinadad)

Chuck Mangione "Main Squeeze"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday February 25, 2009

     Ash Wednesday begins Lent so there are some things to be considered - fasting, abstinence, penance and oblations. Well, in music that must mean not so much Shostakovich, no wild new pieces, music that is not my favorite, and offerings to the poor in music. Hmmmmmm. Well this will somehow reflect our Wednesday programming throughout Lent (to the best of my ability!).
So to start we shall have a Lenten Cantata from  Bach Sr. 
Bach:  Cantata No. 144, BWV 144, Nimm, was dein ist, . . . Gustav Leonhardt conducting the Leonhardt Consort.
From yesterday, as promised, here is the complete music for:
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Neeme Jarvi and the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra.
In a more usual manner here is:
Beethoven:  String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 74, The Harp, the Cleveland Quartet.
Dvorak: Capriccio for Violin & Piano, Bohuslav Matousek - violin; Petr Adamec - piano.
A rarity here, this sonata may not have been recorded before this CD however they are not claiming a premier  performance.
Dohnanyi: Sonata in B flat minor for Cello & Piano, Op. 8, Nancy Green - cello; Tannis Gibson - piano.
Tveitt: Concerto No. 2 for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra, Op. 252, Three Fjords, (1965), Arve Moen Bergset - Hardanger fiddle, Ole Kristian Ruud conducting Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. 
Dvorak:  Drobnosti, Op. 75a for 2 violins, viola, members of the Alberni String Quartet.
And so a happy Lent to one and all!

Wednesday Soundings "Jazz & Mie" 2-25-09

O.K., I admit, I'm still dizzy from Fat Tuesday, which makes this a good day for fasting (tiny portions) and abstinence (no meat). But really, Ash Wednesday is a very special day for me and Lent a special time. Bless us all with mercy and grace.

Irma Thomas--Ask What You Will
The Soul Stirrers--Lord Remember Me
Allison Krauss--Loves Me Like A Rock
The Blind Boys Of Alabama--Better All The Time
Salvation Music ministry--Search My Heart Lord
Buffy Sainte-Marie--God Is Alive, Magic is Afoot
Cyrus Chestnut--The Old Rugged Cross
The Blind Boys Of Alabama--People Get Ready
Sister Rosetta Tharpe--I'm Gonna Wait Until My Change Come
Fairfield Four--Standing In The Safety Zone
Holmes Brothers--I Want To Be Ready
Irma Thomas--I Will Say Yes Lord

The Fairfield Four--Halleluja
The Blue Sky Boys--Only One Step More
The Cincinatti Pops Orchestra W/Maureen McGovern--Amazing Grace
The Cincinatti Pops W/ Lou Rawls--Amen
Johnny Cash--I'll Fly Away
The Gospel Hummingbirds--Change
The Blind Boys Of Alabama--Faith and Grace (Faith is the realization of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1)
The Princely Players--Go In the Wilderness
Sister Rosetta Tharpe--The Gospel Train
Elder Roma Wilson--Better Get Ready
Linda Tillery--Stand Tall And Be Happy
Paramount Singers--If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
The Homes Brothers--I Shall Not Walk Alone
Sarah Vaugh--A Closer Walk With Thee

Blessings on each and every one of you. Mie.

Wednesday Crosscurrents, 2/25

Chambers Bros - Time Has Come Today
Association - Along Comes Mary, I'll Be Your Man, Enter the Young, Blistered - all from their first album, recorded 1966
Leonard Cohen - on tour now for the first time in about 15 years - Famous Blue Raincoat, First We Take Manhattan
? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law
Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream
Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
Jimmy Buffett - Fins, Volcano
Standells - Dirty Water
Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
Santana - Evil Ways, Everything's Coming Our Way, Everybody's Everything
Joe cocker - Do I Still Figure in Your Life?, Bird on the Wire (Leonard Cohen), With a Little Help from My Friends (Lennon/McCartney)
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary, All Along the Watchtower (Dylan)
Derek and the Dominos (Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Duane Allman, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle - they put out only one album, in 1972, but it's one of the best ever) - Little Wing (Hendrix)
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand

Cafe AuLait, Ole for Ash Wednesday 2

R E P E N T !!!!!!! It's Ash Wednesday...

Wycliffe Gordon "Cheeky"
George Benson "Breezin"
David Benoit "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"

Ornette Coleman "Guadalupe"
Dave Brubeck QTT " Take 5"

Seal "It's All Right"
Jeff Lorber "Oh La La"
Stan Kenton Orch. "Bags"

Jose Feliciano "She's in my Blood"
Ken Navarro "So Fine"

NPR NEWS Local News - WX - PSA

Sam Cooke "A Change is Gonna Come"
Ray Charles & Milt Jackson "Hallelujah I Just Love Her So"

World Collision "Skywater"
George Benson "This Masquerade"
Earl Klugh "Back to Central Park"

Steely Dan "Peg" (AJA)
Dee Daniels "Lets Talk Business"

Amy Winehouse "You Know I'm No Good"
Billy Joel "Rosalinda Eyes"
Don Gruisen "Chico"

Outro by STEVE DAVIS "Outlook"

Get y0ur Ash on ... Have a blessed Ash Wednesday... Peace in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome to Fat Tuesday! Yes, it is Mardi Gras time as folks all celebrate that most famous of Tuesdays on the calendar. So we shall have some "carnival" music and some "Shrovetide" music. But to start it off:
Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major "Il Gaardellino" (the Goldfinch), RV 428, Janet See - flute, Micholas McGegan at the podium with the Philharmonia Baroque.
Corelli: Fantasy on a Them of Corelli by Red Priest, the ensemble Red Priest performing.
Lidstrom: Carnival of Venice (1996) (variations on a very famous theme), Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - violin; Matt Lidstrom & Lynn Harrell on cellos.
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in A minor, RV 522, once again Red Priest performs.
Schubert: the second of his piano trios: Trio in E flat major for piano, violin and cello, Op. 100, D929, Vladimir Ashkenazy - piano, Pinchas Zukerman - violin, Lynn Harrell - cello.
Griffes: The White Peacock, JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Respighi: Ouverture carnevalesca, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adriano conducting.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Lalo Schifrin conducting the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra.
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Milhaud: (variations on a theme he heard in So. America at Carnival time) The Ox on the Roof, Kent Nagano and the Lyon Opera Orchestra.
Saint-Saens provides the last carnival: The Carnival of the Animals, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Tomorrow the whole story behind Peer Gynt.

Cafe Ole for Tuesday 2/24/09

Last day to party before Lent... What are you giving up ?

NPR News - Local News & Weather

Nelson Rangel "All in All"
John Mayer "City Love"
Marvin Gaye "Inner City Blues"
Larry Carlton "Minute by Minute"

Tom Scott LA Xpress "Ode to Billy Joe"
Colors In Motion "Horse With No Name"
Chris Botti w/M.Buble "Let There Be Love"

Tania Libertad "Anda Mariado"
Avline Ava "le Peur"
Sergio Mendez "Bim - Bom"

NPR NEWS Local News & Weather

Earth Wind & Fire "Reasons"
Fourplay "Higher Ground"
Dancing Fantasy "Moments in Love"
Jeff Lorber "Bombay Cafe"

Don Fagan "I G Y"
Dee Daniels "Midlife Crisis"
Ellen Bukstel "Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Me?"

Quincy Jones "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"
Jay D'Amico "Alfreda"
Larry Coryell "Ring Around the Moon"

Jazz Tonight for Monday 2/23/09

On Mardi Gras eve in Juneau, and it's already Fat Tuesday in N'awlins... Has been since Thursday!!! Let us Celebrate with marginal Players like these. . . .

Oscar Peterson "St. Tropez"
John Coltrane: "Like Someone In Love" (Lush Life)
"All or Nothing at All" (Legacy)
"Lush Life"

Coltrane & Thelonious Monk: "Blue Monk" (Live at Carnegie Hall)
T. Monk: "After Midnight" (Playboy After Dark)
"Eronel" (Monkism)
"In Walked Bud"

Miles & Coltrane: "Straight No Chaser" (Live)
"Bye-Bye Blackbird"
Miles Davis: "So What" (Kind of Blue)

Davis & Quincy Jones: "Summetime" (Live at Montreaux)
"Here Comes Da Honey Man" (Live at Montreaux)
Quincy Jones: "Killer Joe" (Walkin in Space)
"Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" (Q's Jook Joint)
Quincy & Bill Cosby "Toe Jam"
QJ & Duke Ellington "You Gotta Try.... Harder"

Grover Washington "Mr. Magic"
Billy Cobham, Tom Scott, Alphonso Johnson, Steve Kahn "Bahama Mama"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cafe Ole for Monday 2/23/09

Slumdog Morning after awards show... GET UP!

Lyle Lovett "Blues Walk"
Dave Grusin "Dancing in the Township"
Madeleine Peyroux "Instead"

Ray Charles "You Are My Sunshine"
Tom Scott LA Express "Just Taking a Walk"

Elton John " A Cat Named Hercules"
Ellen Bukstell "Is It Hot In Here, Or is it Just Me?"

John Mayer " My Stupid Mouth"
Aviline Ava "La Peur"

NPR NEWS Local Hdlns.

Dancing Fantasy "Seasons"
Hiroshima "Sup Poze"
Kenny Garret "Happy People"

Carpe Diem "Dancing Fantasy"
Seal "Love's Devine"

Anita Baker "Body & Soul"
Oliverez Trio "Adieu Bienville"
Madeleine Peyroux "Love You All Over Again"

Stevie Wonder "I Wish"
Gillian Harwin "In My Life'"
Steve Elwin "Remember This"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mudlark Sampler

Saturday February 21, 2009 Jack Fontanella DJ

Dance All Night With a Bottle in My Hand - Chance McCoy - Debut
Paddy Won't You Drink Some Old Old Cider - Tall Boys - Rubber Dolly
Indian Ate a Woodchuck - Chance McCoy - Debut
Bulldog - Purgatory Mountain - Wink the Other Eye
Big Dipper/Cannonball Reunion - Clifftop
Callahan - Forge Mountain Diggers

Louisville Burgular - Pig Iron - Fill Me Up
Twin Sisters - Chance McCoy - Debut
Big Eyed Rabbit - Plank Road Stringband - Galax 41
Girl From Jerico - Carol Elizabeth Jones and Laurel Bliss - Girl from Jerico
Rock the Cradle Joe - Dave Winston - Southern Clawhammer Banjo
Cindy - Elkville Stringband - Over the Mountains
Crow Creek - Dave Winston - Southern Clawhammer Banjo

Backstep Cindy - Bruce Molsky - Galax 41
Payday at Coal Creek - Brett Ratliff - Cold Icy Mountain
Hellbound for Alabama - Plank Road - Southern Clawhammer
Half Way to Nowhere - Carol Elizabeth Jones and Laurel Bliss - Girl from Jerico

Sinful to Flirt - Kyle Creed & Emily Spencer - Liberty
My Home in White Top Mountain - Whitetop Mountain Band - Bull Plus 10%
Mountain Air/Washington's March/Bonapartes Retreat -Songs from the Mountain
Over the Mountain - Elkville Stringband - Over the Mountain

Ain't Gonna Work Tommorrow - Brett Ratliff - Cold Icy Mountain
Big Liza - Kyle Creed - Liberty
Fiddlers Reel - The Henries - Galax 41
I Was Born in East Kentucky - Brett Ratliff - Cold Icy Mountain
Train 45 - Fred Cockerham - Southern Clawhammer Banjo
Rebel Raid - Killer Grits - Midnight on the Run
Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy to Me- Carol Elizabeth Jones and Laurel Bliss - Girl from Jerico

Fine Times at Our House - Foghorn Stringband - Rattlesnake Title Wave
Feed My Horse Corn and Hay - Brett Ratliff - Cold Icy Mountain
Gospel Plow - Chance McCoy - Debut
Cumberland Gap - Dirk Powell -Hand Me Down

Ambient Groove -- February 21, 2009

Playlist for February 21, 2009:

Set 1:

Painting a Dream, Autumn's Child
Mt. Shasta, Diana Gazes
Spectral Man, Steven Grahn
Harlem River Drive, Sean Harkness
Last Look, Torcuato Mariano
The Moment . . ., Will Ackerman

Set 2:

My Solitude, Corey McKnight
A Time to Remember, Christopher Paul
Northern Skies, Steve Haber
Tread Lightly, Wayward Monks
Altered Path, Martin Paris
From the Past, Jeanne Barkemeijer de Wit
Always Dreaming, F.J. Bennett
The Rites of Passage, Charlie Gear
Twyla, Totem Maples

Set 3:

Sancte, Libera
Ave Virgo Virginum, Justina Golden
Hymn, Magna Canta
Amate Adea, Adiemus

Set 4:

Phases of the Moon, Tim White & Jack Gates
Quiet Reflections, Iris Litchfield & Tom Salvatori
Only an Enjoyment, Ray Lynch

Set 5:

Northern Seascape, Jim Wilson
Trip to Glory, Spencer Brewer
Song, George Winston
Willow, Daniel Hecht

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another sunny day - so far - and more music!
To begin: a Cello Concerto, No. 1 in E flat major, G474 by Luigi Boccherini. Wouter Muller on the cello and Hans-Martin Linde conducting the Linde Consort.
Next: Iberia by Claude Debussy, this from his "Images pour orchestre" and not to be confused with the "Iberia" by Albeniz. Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 played by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Herbert von Karajan.
Prokofiev's return to Russia led to this bit of movie music: The Lieutenant Kije Suite performed by Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
A new Release from JRI Recordings features Nancy Green on cello and Tannis Gibson on piano in the performance of some wonderful chamber works. First: from Richard Strauss' Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 8 the Allegro con brio.
To start the second half of the program an oveture from Hector Berlioz: the Roman Carnival Overture, Sir Colin Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden.
From Bohuslav Martinu we have his "Symphony No. 5" performed for us by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Anatol Liadov is hard to find but he is out there. Here is his "the Enchanted Lake" performed by Enrique Batiz and the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Vassily Klinnikov is pure Russian. It would be fun to perform one of his symphonies - he is sooo Russian! Here is his Symphony No. 2 in A, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
To put a cap on things here is the Sonata for cello and piano by Zoltan Kodaly, once again the duo of Green and Gibson performs.

CrossCurrents - 2/19/09

Leo Kottke - Mona Ray
Dan Hicks - Vinnie's Looking Good
Sara Hickman - The Train Song

Clive Gregson & Christine Collister - All The Time in The World
Steve Goodman - Jessie's Jig
Grateful Dead - Uncle John's Band
Jonathan Edwards - Sometimes

Dan Fogelberg - Part of the Plan
Steve Forbert - Going Down to Laurel
Taj Mahal - You Got It
Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said
Dave Alvin - Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn
Average White Band - Work To Do
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

Matt Bianco - Get Out of Your Lazy Bed
Toni Basil - Shopping from A to Z
Aretha Franklin - Freeway of Love

Dave Edmunds - From Small Things
John Fogerty - Centerfield
Doobie Brothers - Natural Thing
Chicago - Make Me Smile
David Bromberg - Danger Man
Jimmy Buffet - It's My Job

The Band - Life Is a Carnival
Ry Cooder - Big Bad Bill
Jerry Garcia - Russian Lullaby
Nicollette Larson - Rhumba Girl

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009

The midweek brings us to the time of the "major Symphony" and today's major Symphony will be by Dmitri Shostakovich. However to start we will have to go to:
Boccherini - his Oboe Quintet with Sarah Francis on the Oboe and the Allegri String Quartet.
Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Yo-Yo Ma on the Cello and the English Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jose-Luis Garcia.
Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche" is a always a concert favorite, here it is performed by SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart under Georges Petre.
Next the Piano Trio in C, Op. 87 of Johannes Brahms performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, and Lynn Harrell.
Mendelssohn's "Concert Overture for a Midsummer Night's Dream" is a marvel example of craftmanship by a young composer. Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony performing.
The scherzo from the Octet, Op. 20 of Mendelssohn is here presented in the form which it may be an alternative 3rd movement to his Symphony No. 1. Claudio Abbado once more with the London Symphony Orchestra.
The Symphony No. 10 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich is a very distinct composition from those written during the Stalin years. Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony on this.
Sergei Prokofiev was a contemporary of Shostakovich but about 20 years older. His Sinfonia concertante was written originally as a cello concerto but by the time he completed it Prokofiev renamed it believing it was more a "symphony/concerto. Mischa Maisky is the cellist and Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra. 
the final few moments will be filled by the Sonata for Solo Cello by Kodaly - Yo-Yo Ma playing. 

Soundings 2-18-09 Mardi Gras

Yes, one week of party before those dry days of lent. So let's go to the Mardi Gras!

Kermit Ruffins--Drop Me Off In New Orleans
Professor Lognhair--Go To The Mardi Gras
Milton Batiste--Funky New Second Line
C.J. Chenier--Zydeco Mardi Gras

Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas & Tracy Nelson--Sing It
Dr. John--Iko Iko
Dr. Michael White--Shake It And Break It
Louis Prima--Medly of Basin Street Blues/When It's Sleepy Time Down South
The Dukes Of Dixieland--South Rampart Street Parade
New Orleans Nightcrawlers--Bourbon Street Parade
Marcia Ball--Red Beans

Zachary Richard--Mardi Gras Mambo
New Orleans Nightcrawlers--Martin's Mambo
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band-- Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Bob French's Original Tuxedo Jazz Band--St. James Infirmary Blues

Fernest Arceneaux--Choo Choo Cha Boogie
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas--Zydeco Cha Cha
Rosie Ledet--My Toot Toot
Herbert "Good Rockin" Sam--Good Rockin' Boogie
The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra--New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band--Down By the Riverside
Irma Thomas--Just a Little While to Stay Here

Buckwheat Zydeco--Zydeco Boogaloo
Bo Dollis--Ooops Upside Your Head
Louis Armstrong & the Dukes of Dixieland--Bye & Bye

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This has been a wonderfully sunny day for music and we have plenty of that for today. 
To begin with it is Luigi Boccherini's birthday.
Boccherini: String Quintet Op. 25, No. 4 in C major, played by Europa Galante. He is followed by:
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2 in G major, played by the Emerson Quartet.
A little Stravinsky in between: March & Waltz from Small Suite for Orchestra, No. 2, the Toronto CBC Orchestra under the composer.
Erno von Dohnanyi brings us the delightful Variations on a Nursery Song, Mario Barnardi conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Jean Sibelius' Symphonic Poem "En Saga" was next performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy.
A delightful little symphonic piece by Stravinsky:  Concerto for Chamber Orchestra in E flat, "Dumbarton Oaks" the CBC Symphony, Toronto led by the composer.
Copland"s Danzon Cubano, conducted by Eduardo Mata with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Franck: Symphony in D, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. It is too bad that there were not more symphonic works from Franck.
John Corigliano's "The Red Violin Score" brought about this "The Red Violin: Chaconne for violin and piano, Maria Bachman on the violin and Jon Klibonoff at the piano. This is a marvelous performance as is their Sonata for Violin and Piano by Ravel on the same CD.
Putting the violin before a full orchestra we have Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy for Violin, Orchestra and Harp, Op. 46, James Ehnes on the violin, Mario Barnardi conducting  the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal.
The cello brings it all to a close with a Pezzo capriccio in B for cello & orch by Tchaikovsky. Zvill Bailey on the Cello the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra conducted by Martin West. 
And that does it for today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Mudlark Sampler 2.7.09

Love among these midwinter days.

This week on  A Mudlark Sampler we observed Cross-Quarter Day - the midpoint between the solstice and Equinox. In days of old when knights were bold and pagans ruled the west...this time of year was known as Imbolc and is known as St. Brigid's Day among the Irish. Next, Candlemas marched in with the Holy Roman Empire. Groundhog Day, Lincoln's 200th, and then there's love. Happy Valentine all. Winter is over the hump regardless of the feet and feet of snow hereabouts.

A Mudlark Sampler is folk music for ears wide open on Saturdays from noon-2.

Over and Out.

Cut / Artist / Album

Snowbird / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Cocktail Swing
Winter's Come & Gone / Herdman, Hills, Mangsen / At the Turning of the Year
Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow
Horizontal Hold / Peter Ostroushko / Blue Mesa
Unspoken Words / Steve Martin / The Crow
Pretty Flowers / Martin w/ Vince Gill &  Dolly Parton / The Crow

Groundhog / The Doc Watson Family / The Doc Watson Family
Shut de Door / Tim & Molli O'Brien / Remember Me
Where is the Light / Peter Mayer / Midwinter
Cocktail Swing / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Cocktail Swing
Joy Comes Back / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Big Old Life
Snowy Road / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace

My Window Faces the South / Hot Club of Cowtown / Continental Stomp
I Can't Give You Anything but Love / Hot Club of Cowtown /  Continental Stomp
Sugar for Sugar / Robin & Linda Williams / Sugar for Sugar
Bob's Breakdown / Asleep at the Wheel / Ride with Bob
Swing Twain / Ranch Romance / Flip City
Western Dream / Ranch Romance / Western Dream
One Step McGee / Red Stick Ramblers / Red Stick Ramblers
Red Bird / Red Bird / Red Bird

Old Plank Road / Robin & Linda Williams / Deeper Waters
Little Jack Frost / Kate Rusby / The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Down by the Sally Garden / Red Bird / Red Bird
Wintergrace / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace
Green / Peter Mayer / Midwinter
Candlemas Eve / Hardman, Hills, Mangsen / At the Turning of the Year

Old Sister Phoebe / Songs in the Life of Abraham Lincoln v.3 / Matthew Sabatella & the Rambling String Band
Angel Band / Civil War Soundtrack
Tin Rook /Steve Martin / The Crow

We Like Kids 2-15-09

Hi kids. Yes Valentine's day is over, but the love is still coming at ya! You are all that and more. Here's my playlist if you want to find any of these artists/songs:

Sweet Honey in the Rock--I Love To Laugh
Freddie McGregor--One Love
Caren Glasser--Give A Little Love
Dan Zanes--Bushel And A Peck
Michael Goodman & Company from Oliver (Broadway Cast)--I'd Do Anything
Green Chili Jam Band--Tickle My Heart

The Jungle Book Soundtrack-- That's What Friends Are For
Norman Foote--Love Is A Little Word
Jessica Harper--Love In Your Pocket

Freddie McGregor & Marcia Griffiths--Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Caren Glasser--Everyone Loves To Sing
Raffi--World We Love
The Chenille Sisters--In My Heart

Jim Cosgrove--You've Got To Laugh A Little
Debbie Cavalier--Love Is A Family
John Lithgow--Everyone Says I Love You
Grover (Sesame Street)--I Love Trash

I love eachand every one of you, Mie.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ambient Groove for Valentine's Day

Playlist for February 14, 2009

A Special Valentine's Show

Set 1:
The English Ladye and the Knight, Loreena McKennett
Amarantine, Enya
The Secret Wedding (love theme from Braveheart), David Arkenstone
Love Never Fails, Jim Brickman
The Kiss, Media Right

Set 2:
White Wings, Oystein Sevag
Love's First Smile, Kevin Kern
Dreamer's Waltz, David Lanz
Ocean Without Shores, Constance Denby
In My Life, Wayne Gratz

Set 3:
Love Song, 311
I Love You, Sarah McLachlan

Set 4:

Breath of Love, Suzanne Teng
A Maiden's Prayer, Medwyn Goodall

Set 5:

The Wings (from Brokeback Mountain), Gustavo Santaolalla
The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from The Piano), Michael Nyman
Close Your Eyes (love theme from Buffy), Christophe Beck
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Henry Mancini

Set 6:
I'm in the Mood for Love, Kenny G.
Never Can Say Goodbye, David Benoit
The Book of Love, Peter Gabriel
Wrap Me In Your Love, Liquid Mind
Lover's Embrace, Mysteria

Set 7:
The Man of My Dreams (from Somewhere in Time), John Barry
Once Upon a Dream (from Sleeping Beauty), Mary Costa
Jimmy (from Thoroughly Modern Millie), Julie Andrews

Friday, February 13, 2009

Women's Prerogative 2_12_09

Dance Dance Dance 2:02 Wilson Phillips California Rock

I Feel The Earth Move 3:00 Carole King Tapestry Pop

Wake Up 3:40 Hilary Duff Best of Pop

Awan N’La 3:29 Angélique Kidjo Djin Djin World

Soak Up The Sun 4:52 Sheryl Crow C’mon C’mon Rock

Rehab 3:33 Amy Winehouse Back to Black R&B/Soul

La la Land 3:16 Demi Lovato Don’t Forget Pop

Bad for Me 2:59 Danielle Peck Can’t Behave Country

Mushaboom 3:45 Feist Let It Die Rock

Flashdance... What A Feeling 3:58 Irene Cara Flashdance Soundtrack

Get Back 3:20 Demi Lovato Don’t Forget Pop

Can’t Behave 3:29 Danielle Peck Can’t Behave Country

Sweet Hands 3:38 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Nothing But The Water Rock 1

Love, Save the Empty 3:16 Erin McCarley Love, Save the Empty Alternative

Ride 3:57 Martina McBride Ride - Single Country

Black Horse & The Cherry Tree 2:52 KT Tunstall Eye To The Telescope Pop

Manhunt 2:38 Karen Kamon Flashdance Soundtrack

Holiday 4:06 Hilary Duff Best of Pop

I Can Love You Better 3:54 Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces Country

Pocketful of Sunshine 3:23 Natasha Bedingfield Pocketful of Sunshine Pop

Longing In Their Hearts 5:03 Bonnie Raitt Road Tested [Disc 2] Rock

Romeo 3:17 Donna Summer Flashdance Soundtrack

That’ll Be The Day 2:34 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits (Disc 1) Rock

Blue Denim 4:24 Stevie Nicks Street Angel Rock

Forget-Me-Nots 3:21 The Hot Club Of Cowtown Ghost Train Jazz

Furahi 4:55 Zap Mama Sabsylma World

Queen Of Hearts 3:25 Juice Newton Greatest Hits Country

Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side) 2:43 Dinah Washington Artist’s Choice: Norah Jones Jazz

When The Heartache Is Over 3:44 Tina Turner Ally McBeal: For Once In My Life Soundtrack

Love Song 4:21 Sara Bareilles Little Voice Pop

Cafe'Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for 2/13/09

Earl Klugh "Night Drive"
Larry Coryell "Ring Around the Moon"
Chielli Minucci "Sweet on You"

Stevie Wonder "Isn't She Lovely"
Neena Freelopn "Creepin"
Tom Scott "Pick up the Pieces"

Jackson, Johnson, Brown, & Co. "Jumpin Blues"
Diana Krall "Popsicle Toes"
DO'A "Wayo"


Eric Gale "East End, West End"
Al Jerreau "We're In This Love Together"
David Bowie "Life On Mars"

Seal "Bring It On"
Wycliffe Gordon "Touch it Lightly"
Dan Mac QTT w/Katie Strock "Dont Know Why"

Dancing Fantasy "Feeling of Flight"
John Mayer "My Stupid Mouth"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, February 12, 2009

Coming up this weekend is Valentine's Day and we will acknowledge that at the end of the program. However, there are some other pieces of music to play before that. 
Beethoven:  the Waldstein Sonnata, No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, played by Friedrich Gulda.
The Piano Quartet of Gabriel Faure has a feel of the French Impressionism  of his contemporaries with the steadfast grounding in the classical world. Not classical but also a little too formal for the Impressionist label he is very  20th Century here.
Faure:  Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, the Beaux Arts Trio plus Kim Kashkashian on the Viola.
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Andre Previn with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from  West Side Story; L.A. Philharmonic, Bernstein conducting.
From a new CD: Pryor, Annie Laurie (Air Varie) with Ronald Borror on the trombone and Edmund Nieman on piano. This is from the era of Souza. 
Stravinsky's Ballet "Orpheus" did not create a riot as did "The Rite of Spring" but it has been a favorite on the ballet stage. Of course there was the Balanchine choreography.
Stravinsky:   Orpheus, Strivinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Tviett:  2nd Concerto for Hardanger fiddle & orchestra: Arve Moen Bergset on the Handanger fiddle and Ole Kristian Ruud conducting the Stavanger Symphony.
One of the favorite places for wooing on the Iberian peninsula would be on a warm spring evening in a formal garden, Manuel deFalla understood that.
DeFalla:   Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Martha Agerich - piano; Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre de Paris.
And finally:
Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Paavo Jarvi, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Thanks for listening, if you have any comments, requests, etc. Click on the link below, I shall be happy to hear from you.

CrossCurrents 2.12.09

host: Jonas Lamb

Abe Lincoln's birthday, but he didn't sing or at least wasn't prolific in recording, so instead we'll set honest Abe aside and dedicate today, Jason Isbell day in anticipation of his new cd Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit which comes out on Tuesday. Also a bunch of newly discovered music this week thanks to the incredible influence of Nine Bullets.

artist, song, album

nick cave and the bad seeds, hold on to yourself, dig lazarus dig
here we go magic, ahab, here we go magic
nick cave..., jesus of the moon, dig lazarus dig
jason isbell, the devil is my running mate, sirens of the ditch
chris smither, origin of species, leave the light on
davina and the vagabonds, st. michael vs. the devil, live at the times

jason isbell, hurricanes and hand grenades, sirens of the ditch
"", chicago promenade, ""
martha wainwright, in the middle of the night, i know you're married but i've got feelings too
bruce springsteen, the wrestler, working on a dream
otis gibbs, caroline, grandpa walked a picketline
bon iver, beach baby, blood bank ep
jason isbell, dress blues, sirens of the ditch

jason isbell, the magician, ""
nick cave and the bad seeds, more news from nowhere, dig lazarus dig
ryan adams and the cardinals, fix it, cardinology
north twin, clear as day, strongest at the broken places

john paul kieth and the one four fives, pure cane sugar, spills and thrills
o'death, down to rest, head home
hank williams III, atlantic city
lenny and the piss poor boys, lonely days and whiskey nights, lenny and the piss poor boys
bright eyes, middleman, cassadaga

the gaslight anthem, here's lookin' at you kid, 59' sound
"", even cowgirls get the blues, ""

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Starting off with a new release here is the Boston Baroque playing Winter from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
Next Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, KV 466 played by Rudolf Serkin with Claudio Abbado conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Every now and then we do have to feature Anton Bruckner and this is the anniversary of his Symphony No. 9, played here by the Dresden Staatskapelle with Eugen Jochum conducting. Originally premiered in a heavily edited manner in 1903 it wasn't until 1932 that the original version was performed in public.
Another new release - this time featuring the cellist Zvill Bailey, the piece this time is the "Variations on a Rococo Theme" Op. 33 by Tchaikovsky. Martin West and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra accompany.
Rachmaninov was enamored of Tchaikovsky and had written several pieces that used themes by Tchaikovsky. On this one the inspiration is Paganini "Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagnini" Op. 43, Artur Rubenstein at the piano and Fritz Kreisler conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
When Rachmaninov heard of Tchaikovsky's death he was devastated. In response to that he wrote two "Elegiac Trios" here is the second. Elegiac Trio No. 2 D minor, Op. 9, the Borodin Trio performing.
Introducing a new composer to my program - Geir Tveitt. He is a Norwegian composer and not too well known outside of Europe. I hope this will help to create some interest in his work. He is grounded in the folk music of his country working as Kodaly and Janacek did to collect the folk songs of the Hardanger District. Here is a piece based on a Norwegian folk tale: Nykken, symphonic painting for orchestra, Op. 187 (1956), performed by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ole Kristian Ruud.
And more on the morrow . . . . . . .

Wednesday Soundings 2-11-09

Yeah, what about it? It is almost Valentine's day and I am going to give you some LOVE. Better than being in an ancient Roman prison like the real Valentine, huh? Send me a letter at Maybe miracles do still happen. Here's my love letter, I hope it helps you heal. Luv ya, Mie.

Freddy Cole--Have I told You Lately that I Love You?
Lee Ritenour--Haunted Heart
Ella Fitzgerald--The Man I Love
Chet Baker--With a Song In My Heart

Ray Charles W/ Van Morrison--Crazy Love
Irma Thomas--If You Want It Come And Get It
Joe Louis Walker--Do You Wanna Be With Me?
Etta James--My Funny Valentine
Oscar Peterson--Love Ballade

Tony Bennet--Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Irma Thomas W/ Marcia Ball and Tracy Nelson--Yeild Not To Temptation
Louis Prima--Whistle Stop
Prima again--5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong--They Can't Take That Away From Me
John Pizzarelli--Kisses In The Rain
Nnenna Freelon--Comes Love

Nat King Cole--Unforgettable
Jane Monheit--Do I Love You?
Coleman Hawkins--Somebody Loves Me
Freddy Cole--In The Name of Love
Vanessa Rubin--A Certain Love
Ray Charles W/ Betty Carter--Baby It's Cold Outside

Thanks for listening!

Cafe Au Lait, Ole with Conrad for 2/11/09

Happy Birthday to you and to our Governor, Sarah Palin.... Have a morning cup with me at the Cafe Au Lait, Ole'

Birthday boy today.. Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66 "Mas Que Nada"

Chocolate Armenderos "Trompetas en Montuno" (Latin Jazz)

Jeff Lorber "Bombay Cafe" (Flipside)

Bob James w/Earl Klugh "As It Happens" (Fall Fashions)

John Mayer "Gravity" (Squares)

David Benoit "Heavier Than Yesterday" (Title)

Wycliffe Gordon "What!" (Sliding Home)

BB King "Im Tired of Your Jive" (80)

Neal Fox "She Got Too Big For Her Body" (Now It's Personal)


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    We have some new releases from Telarc and Crystal Records which I will be sharing with you this week. These will be marked with an * so you may identify them. I will also note the label they are issued under. So - to ward off any more snow here we go:
  To begin with from the  pen of George Frideric Handel we have an anniversary of a first performance so:  Water Music Suite in D major, HWV 349 performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Zinman.
*New from Telarc: The Four Seasons featuring the Boston Baroque. We heard the Concerto grosso No. 12 in D minor Variations on La Follia - based on Corelli) Martin Pearlman leading the Boston Baroque.
The Symphony No 6 by George Antheil, American composer, Theodore Kuchar leading the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Isaac Albeniz's Iberia was next performed by the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Barenboim, this was the orchestral transcription.
The opera "Tales of Hoffman" premiered on this date and for that there were three pieces by Jacques Offenbach. Anne Sophie von Otter was the soprano, Marc Minkowski conducted Les Musiciens du Louvre. 
*A Capriccioso in B minor for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, Zvill Bailey on the cello and Martin West conducting the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 followed performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra led by David Zinman.
Howard Hanson's opera Marymount premiered on this date in 1939 or so, here Kenneth Schemmerhorn leads the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
*Zvill Bailey returns on the new Telarc CD with the Concerto No. 1 for Cello & Orchestra in E flat major by Dmitri Shostakovich, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Martin West assisted. 
It may be deja vu however we are once again closing with Romantic Pieces , Op. 75 of Antonin Dvorak. Isaac Stern and Robert McDonald performing. 
More new releases tomorrow. 

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jazz Tonight With Conrad Villegas for 2/9/09

**Grammy Winner**

Oscar Peterson/Michele LeGrande "Open Spaces/St. Tropez" (Trail of Dreams)
**Miles Davis "On Green Dolphin Street" (Kind of Blue) **
**Casandra Wilson "Lover Come Back to Me" (Loverly) **

**Terrance Blanchard "Flow - 1 " ( FLOW) **
Thelonious Monk "Epistrophy" (Best of T)
Dave Brubeck "Kathys Waltz" (Time Out)

**Miles Davis "Blue and Green" & "Freddie the Freeloader" (Kind of Blue) **

G I V E A W A Y - - - Congrats to Karen M. & Dennis B. for winning copies of Miles Davis' KIND OF BLUE C/D {Pick them up at the station's reception area from 9-5 weekdays}

Dee Daniels "My Romance" (Love Story)
Curtis Stigers "You Are Too Beautiful" (Playboy Jazz)
Antonio Carlos Jobim "Black Orpheous" (Smoking Hot at the Movies)
Madeleine Peyroux "To Love You All Over Again" (Bare Bones)

++In Memory of BLOSSOM DEARIE who passed on 2/8/09 ++
Blossom Dearie " Rhode Island is Famous for You" (Ladies of Jazz)
Chris Botti w/Jill Scott "Good Morning Heartache" (To Love Again)
##N E W M U S I C ## Steve Elson "Remember This" (Mott & Broome)
Wayne Wallace "No Esta Complicado" (Nature of the Beat)

Stan Getz & Goao Gilberto "Desafinado" (Getz y Gilberto)
Goao Gilberto Y Amoroso "Bahia" (Amoroso)
Stan Getz Y Laurindo Almieda "Corcovado" (Bossa Nova for Lovers)
Linda Ronstadt "Perfidio" (Frenesi)

David Grusin "Milagro/Fiesta" (Migration)
Nat King Cole Trio "The Man I Love" (1953)
Dee Dee Bridgewater " What A Little Moonlight Can Do"
Chris Botti w/ Gladys Knight "Lover Man" (To Love Again)
Frank Sinatra "Swinging Down the Lane"

Cafe Au Lait, Ole with Conrad for 2/9/09

Heartfelt week for the Hart High reunionites....It's snowing steadily in the downtown area and we had another avalanche over the weekend cutting off Thane for part of the day on Saturday... Lets welcome them back with a hot cup of coffee on Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' Today. . .

Openers - - - NPR News - - - Local Headlines & Weather

Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton "Crosstown Kids" (Larry & Lee)
Eric Gale "Midnight in San Juan" (Best of)
The Rippingtons "Tourist in Paradise"

Marta Gomez " La Ronda" (Latinas)
Herbie Hancock "River" (River)
Oscar Peterson "Let it Snow" (Wintersongs)
Bobby Short "You're Just Too Marvelous for Words" (Live at the Carlyle)

Acoustic Alchemy "When the Lights Go Out" (Back on the Case)
Modern Jazz Quartet w/Laurindo Almeada "One Note Samba"

Dee Daniels "Midlife Crisis" (Feels So Good)
Tom Wopat "Baby It's Cold Outside" (The Still of the Night)

Cassandra Wilson "Harvest Moon"
Joe Sample "Hippies on the Corner"
Gerry Mulligan QTT "My Funny Valentine"

David Benoit "Coconut Roads"
Allyson Krause "Rain Please Go Away"
JJ Cale "Roll On" (JJ Cale)

John Mayer "My Stupid Mouth" (Room for Squares)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ambient Groove -- February 7, 2009

Playlist for February 7, 2009

Set 1:

Meditation, Jamie Lawrence
Overture, Tom Vedvik
Crystaline, Alain Eskinasi
Simplicity, David Nichtern
At Ease, Steve Gorn

Set 2:

Return of the Ancients, Sacred Visions
One Snowflake, Himekami

Set 3:

You Won't Let Anybody Down, Michael Hewett
Vishuddha, Brainscapes
Music for 1001 Nights, Moroccan Spirit

Set 4:

Enchantment, Chris Spheeris
Subah, Falguni
Talisman of Touch, Robert Rich
River Goddess, Maneesh de Moor
Awakening, Uma
Temple of the Inscriptions, Luis Perez

Set 5:

Siempre Conmigo, Sean Harkness
Just Dancin' Like Fools, Will Ackerman
Cancion de Amour, Lisa Lynne

Set 6:

Circles, Jim Brickman
Summertime, Jay Beckenstein
Don't Worry Baby, Paul McCandless and friends
Reflections on the Pond, David Arkenstone

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cafe' Au Lait, Ole' with Conrad for Friday 2/6/09

NPR NEWS . . . Local News . . . Weather . . . And G R E E T I N G S !!!! It's February's First Friday and the start of the weekend of more snow, snow, snoooooooooooooooooow.....Let's have a hot cup o joe or steep some tea with biscotti or pan canela....Mmmmmm. Here we go

Wycliffe Gordon "Cheeky" (The Search)
Madeleine Peyroux "Instead" (Bare Bones)
Lee Ritenour "Tush" (On the Line)
Tom Grant "Fantasy" (Instinct)

Dana Owens/Queen Latifa "California Dreamin" (Dana Owens Project)
Earl Klugh "Traveler" (Best Of)
Acoustic Alchemy "Take Five" (Reference Point)

Anita Baker "Angel"
Jeff Lorber "Oh La La" (Flip Side)

Crusaders "Pessimisticism" (Healing the Wounds)
Bill Stitch & Jill Ebersole "My Favorite Things" (Sunday in N.Y.)
Miles Davis "Freddie the Freeloader" (Kind of Blue)

Marvin Gaye "Inner City Blues" (No. 1's)
Special EFX "Bella" (Smooth Jazz Love)
Jay D'Amico "Che Gilda Manina" (Ponte Novello)

Dee Daniels "Deed I Do"
Hot House "N'cest Pas?"

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Afernoon Classics, Thursday, February 5, 2009

Well, a day without snow, really, and one with a lot of great music. Starting with Mozart and proceeding to Mendelssohn it will culminate in some of the tuneful music of Antonin Dvorak.
First, the Overture to Idomeneo, King of Crete, by Mozart, Bruno Weill conducting Tafelmusik.
Franz Joseph Haydn is next with his Symphony No. 64 in A, Hob. I:64 Tempura mutantur, the Schlierbacher Kammerorchester conducted by Thomas Fey.
Alexander Borodin once said that every composer has his themes, well here a the most popular themes of Borodin, the String Quartet No. 2 in D minor, the Emerson String Quartet performing.
The unfinished finished, musicologist Brian Newbould finishes out the Symphony No.8 in B minor, D759, "the unfinished" by Franz Schubert. Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
A waltz by Glazunov for a break: Concert Waltz No. 1 in D, Op. 47, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky.
To begin the second half: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 played by Hilary Hahn assiste by the Oslo Philharmonic under the baton of Hugh Wolff.
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov adds a little color to the afternoon with his "Caucasian Sketches" Op. 10 performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra led by David Zinman.
Another Symphony No. 8, this one very complete: The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak, Andre Previn conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
To finish out: Romantic Pieces by Dvorak, Isaac Stern violin and Robert MacDonald piano.

Thursday 5 February crosscurrents

1. Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Conrad graciously put it on for me as I was stopped in Juneau traffic. Sheesh it was more like Seattle this morning. Well, all those folks who wish we were more like the lower 48 got their wish this morning HA! Conrad is awesome, BTW.

2. Ya Ati - Gangster soundtrack Back to Bollywood, although I do love the old Stevie Wonder stuff. Does anyone else find themselves dated when the "old" Stevie Wonder stuff that is pre- 80's fluff is over 30 years old? Yeah. no kidding.
Ah well, we might get older but we can be immature forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. Chale Chalo - Lagaan soundtrack

4. Wahrane Wahrane - Khaled

5. Dilbara - Dhoom soundtrack. I love this movie. All these guys show up in brightly colored mesh shirts and act tough. Because all gangs wear mesh shirts in a rainbow of colors right? Its about jewel theives with singing and dancing. The theives dance too.

6. Jaandi Jaandi - Preet Brar

7. Harvest Moon - Solace

8. Azeem-o-Shaan Shashenshah - Jodhaa Akbar soundtrack. This is a most beautiful video from a beautiful movie. you should check it out. Mesmerising. I bought the soundtrack and its so beautifully done. Don't even get it on itunes. Just get the cd. Its a work of art. The movie is about this Mughal Emporer from the 16th century and the woman he married for political reasons and of course they fall in love after all becaue everyone knows that is how its supposed to work out. The $%^&! with historical accuracy! Let's just make it pretty. but hey, I'm sold.

9. Ghanan Ghanan - Lagaan Soundtrack (the 4 hour movie about cricket but they dance and sing too)
check out the video here:

I love youtube! you probably didn't guess that though.

10. Barso Re - Guru soundtrack

11. Main Hoon Don - Don soundtrack. The 2006 version. The most hysterical video. Shahrukh Khan is just soooo the dude. No one can burst through a curtain like this guy. http://ttp://

just for giggles, here's the 1978 original with Amitabh Bachchan. Talk about the dude. The tiger mask is priceless.

12. Deedar De - Dus Soundtrack You ever notice that techno is more interesting if its not in English?

13. Dhoom Machale - Dhoom Soundtrack
this song is designed to get you out of bed. the lyrics are completely stupid but its so funny.

14. Zay El Hawa - Said Mrad
Egyptian disco. yeah baby!

So, what's the deal with people not recycling? Have you DRIVEN past Lemon Creek lately? That smell could gag a maggot! Its getting worse!

15. Dilbar,dilbar - Sirf tum soundtrack. Sung by Sushmita Sen, a former Miss Universe. She's a really good actress so she probably did deserve that title.

16. La Reina Isabel - Rubalcaba. I figure a side trip to Cuba now and then is a good idea.

17. Burning Sky - Native Funk

18. Shams - Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Imamyar Hasanov, Abhiman Kaushal

19. Diri diri, so kerdjan? - Romanyi Rota diri, diri, How can it be? A song about jealousy gone wild. oh dear.

20. Movi Shej, Sabina - Kalyi Jag

Thank you for listening, Next week Jonas will be back and he will be fab!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Wednesday, February 4, 2009

There are guests on today's program - Kyle Pickett and Dewayne Corbin - and we will be discussing the forthcoming performances in two venues. Dewayne will give a percussion recital and then Kyle will lead the Juneau Symphony in the concert this weekend featuring the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5.
Our music for the day included:
Mozart: Symphony No. 16 in C, K 128, Sir Neville Marriner & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Beethoven: Trio No 2, Op. 1 No. 2, the Beaux Arts Trio
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
Stravinsky: Ragtime for 11 Instruments and Tango; Igor Stravinsky conducting member of the Columbia Symphony.
During the conversation with Kyle and Dewayne we played a piece feature percussion written by a composer whe will be performing tonight.
Steve Reich: Tehillin, Movement 4, Schoenberg Ensemble
Saint Saens: Danse macabre, Michel Plasson, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale Suite, Robert Craft, Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Prokofiev: Sonata for violin & piano in F minor, Op. 80, Gidon Kremer - violin; Martha Argerich - piano.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Afernoon Classics, February 3, 2009

A sad note for today is the passing away of the American composer, Lukas Foss. He was an important figure in American music and will be missed. An "In memoriam" will be on the list.
To open: The Overture to Semiramide by Rossini, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony.
For Lukas Foss:
An elegy for Anne Frank, Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony
The concerto for piano and Orchestra No. 1, (1943), Carl St. Clair, Pacific Symphony
Mendelssohn (his birthday!):
from his "Songs without Words" - Daniel Adni - Piano
String Symphony X in B minor, Patrick Strub, Kammerorchester Arcata Stuttgart
Octet for strings, Concertante Chamber Players

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture, Yehudi Menuhin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams" Antal Dorati, London Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky - Scenes de Ballet, Stravinsky, CBC Symphony Toronto
Arensky - Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Antal Dorati, Philharmonica Hungarica
Stravinsky - Duo concertante - Stravinsky on piano, Joseph Szigeti - violin.

Jazz Tonight with Conrad for Monday Feb. 2 2009

It's Ground Hogs Day... Night anyway... The best way to cook these tasty little critters is to roast them over a mesquite fire on a spit after gutting them and marinating them in lime and citric juices along with garlic, rosemary and sage... Mmmmmmm.... Get a crisp on the skins and they are tasty little treats on a winters day... Do this in front of their families and their predictions will be a lot more sunnier!!!! Happy Ground Hogs day Bill Murray and Andie McDowell . . . .

Our Guests tonight are local Jazz Afficianados who play and sing with such style...... TOM LOCHER AND SAMMY BAKER.... They will be performing at ZEPHERS on First Friday Februrary 6... Eeeeek! Get out and Listen to some multi octive wonderful Jazz along with WAYNE NORLAND on Sax.... Ya'sir!!!!

Art Brown " St. Tropez" with Oscar Peterson (Some of my best friends are Piano Players)

Ernestine Anderson "Jazz Street" (Now and Then)
DEE DANIELS "Mid Life Crisis" (Feels So Good)

MaryLou Williams "Gloria" (Zoning)
Shirley Horn "Mack the Knife" (Ladies of Jazz
Madeleine Peyroux "Im Alright"
Joe Pass "Come Rain or Come Shine"

Dee Daniels "Love Aint Love Without You"
Stan Getz & Goao Gilberto "Desafinado"
Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66 "So Many Stars"

Miles Davis "So What" (Kind of Blue)
Billy Strayhorn "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance"

Curtis Stigers "You are too Beautiful" (Playboy Jazz Series)
Ernestine Anderson "The Thrill is Gone"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cafe'AuLait, Ole' with Conrad for Monday 2/02/2009

Happy Groundhogs Day!!! Pauxataney Phil and Bill Murray saw their shadows (again) today assuring the rest of the nation another 6 weeks of winter... Here, it's winter all the time... and when it isn't, its fall.... Good morning Juneau and everywhere else... It's coffee time and Cafe Au Lait, Ole

Thanx to all the wonderful people who made the fundraiser for Montessori Schools HOT SALSA, COOL BALLROOM such a successful occasion on Saturday Night... And congratulations to the Democratic Central Committee meeting and their salute to our states 50th anniversary with keynote speaker, former Juneau Mayor,Alaska broadcaster and first son of our first governor... Dennis Egan.

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis "That's All" (Willie & Wynton)
Sonny Stitt (today is his birthday) "There Will Never Be Another You"
Earl Klugh "Midnight in San Juan" (Best of)
Joe Sample "Hippies on a Corner"

Dee Daniels " A Song for My Father" (Feels so Good)
Seal " Don't Cry" (1994)
Eddie Harris & Les McCann "Cold Duck Time" (Swiss Movement)
Gail Baer "Autumn Leaves " ( Oasis )

NPR HEADLINE NEWS.... Local News & Weather ... PSA

Lou Rawls "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (Best of)
Tania Libertad "Anda Moriado" (Putamayo Latinas)

Sonny Stitt (It's his birthday) "Duty Free"
MJQ=Modern Jazz Quattet " One Note Samba" (MJQ w/Laurindo Almeda)
Les McCann "Compared to What" (Les is More)

Dee Daniels " Fire and Rain"
Blood Sweat & Tears "And When I Die"