Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It is always neat when there is a birthday to celebrate such as that of Franz Joseph Haydn. There have been few who have contributed so much to the development of music as that man had. This will be a very brief look at his music.
Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 33 in D, Hob. XVI:37, performed by Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano.
Symphony No. 24 in D major, Adrien Shepherd conducting the group Cantilena.
String Quartet No. 3 in G minor, Hob. III:33 the Tatrai Quartet performing.
Symphony No. 64. Hob. I:64 "tempora mutantur" performed by the Schlierbacher Kammerorchester led by Thomas Fey.
Symphony No. 104, "London" performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras.
The American composer Walter Piston is not heard as often as he should be, his works are very accessible and of very good quality. Here are two of them.
Piston: Symphony No. 4 Gerard Schwarz leading the Seattle Symphony.
Three New England Sketches, once again Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.
William Grant Still premiered his opera "Troubled Island" on today's date in 1949. His first symphony premiered earlier, it was written in 1930. Still was an all-around American composer composing music for movies, arranging music for jazz bands and participating in same.
Still: Symphony No. 1, Afro-American, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Karl Kruger.
Dvorak: Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57, Bohuslav Matousek, Petr Ademec.
Durey: Sonatine, Op. 25, Emily Beynon & Andrew West.

Tues CC with Katie B. 3-31-09

Focus: Favorite albums of friends Keni Campbell and Alexis Easley
plus tribute to Shane McConkey

8-9 a.m.

Blondie
Rapture
Autoamerican
1980

Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nevermind
1991

Green Day
Hitchin a Ride
International Superhits
2000

Liz Phair
Rock Me
Liz Phair

Yaz
State Farm
You and Me Both
1983

Depeche Mode
Never Let Me Down Again
Music for the Masses
1987

REM
Eponymous
The One I Love
South Central Rain
Eponymous

Alanis Morrisette
Head Over Feet
Jagged Little Pill

Lily Allen
Alfie (CSS Remix)

Pat Benatar
Hit me with your Best Shot

Official Statement on Shane McConkey
from Matchstick Productions
http://www.mspfilms.com/news/1354


A memorial service for Shane will be held on Sunday April 5, 2009 at Squaw Valley USA at 4:30pm. For more information or to donate to the family and share your stories please go to www.shanemcconkey.org.

Shane McConkey Tribute Set:

David Bowie
Space Oddity
Best of Bowie
2002

Steve Winwood
Fly
Nine Lives
2008

Neil Young
Distant Camera
Silver and Gold
2000

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David Bowie
Changes
Best of Bowie
2002

Beatles
A Day in the Life
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Good to See You
Neil Young
Silver and Gold
2000

It's a Beautiful Day
White Bird
(by request)

Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road

Prince
I Would Die 4 U

AC/DC
Shoot to Thrill
Back in Black

Diana Krall
You're My Thrill
Quiet Nights
2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Jazz Tonight for Monday March 30

Oscar Peterson (St. Tropez)
Stan Getz QTT "O Grande Amor"
Getz w/ Bill Evans & Chic Corea "Con Alma" & "Melinda"
Getz w/JJ Johnston "It Never Entered My Mind"
Getz w/Laurindo Almeada "Corcovado"
Getz w/Charlie Byrd "Desafinado"
Getz & Joao Gilberto "Vivo Sohneando"

A Little Bit of Broadway

3/15/2009
Swing!
Broadway keeps trying out new ways to bring people into the seats. Around the turn of the decade (century, millennium) it seemed like dance dominated shows were the next big thing. That didn’t happen, but one of the better shows that came out of that time is an homage to the Big Band era, Swing!. Filled with the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and others, this musical review combines the music with the dances of the era to create a high energy evening of dance.

The original cast record featured Laura Benanti, Ann Hampton Callaway and Everett Bradley and was directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Nominated for 7 Tonys, it lost best musical to Contact, another totally dancing show.

Act I
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Duke Ellington
"Jumpin at the Woodside" - Music By Count Basie
"Bounce Me, Brother (with a Solid Four)" (from Buck Privates) - Music and Lyrics By Don Raye and Hughie Prince
"Two and Four" - Music By Ann Hampton Callaway
"Hit Me with a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce" - Lyrics By Don George, Music By Duke Ellington
"Rhythm" - Music By Casey MacGill
"Throw That Girl Around" - Music and Lyrics By Everett Bradley, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman
"Show Me What You Got" - Music By Jonathan Smith and Everett Bradley
"Bli-Blip" (from Jump for Joy) - Lyrics By Sid Kuller, Music By Duke Ellington
"Harlem Nocturne" - Music By Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers
"Kitchen Mechanics' Night Out" - Music and Lyrics By Jonathan Smith, Paul Kelly, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Casey MacGill
"Shout and Feel It" - Music By Count Basie
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)" (from Buck Privates) - Music and Lyrics By Don Raye and Hughie Prince
"G.I. Jive" - Music and Lyrics By Johnny Mercer
"I'm Gonna Love You Tonight" - Lyrics By Jack Murphy, Music By Casey MacGill
"I'll Be Seeing You" (from Right This Way) - Lyrics By Irving Kahal, Music By Sammy Fain
"In the Mood" - Lyrics By Andy Razaf, Music By Joe Garland
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - Music and Lyrics By Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charlie Tobias
Act II
"Swing, Brother, Swing" - Music and Lyrics By Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams
"Caravan" - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington
"Dancers in Love" - Music By Duke Ellington
"Cry Me a River" - Music and Lyrics By Arthur Hamilton
"Blues in the Night" - Lyrics By Johnny Mercer, Music By Harold Arlen
"Boogie Woogie Country" - Music By Jack Murphy and Jonathan Smith
"All of Me" - Lyrics By Seymour Simons, Music By Gerald Marks
"I Won't Dance" (from Roberta) - Dorothy Fields and Additional lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway, Music By Jerome Kern
"Stompin' at the Savoy" - Additional lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway and Andy Razaf, Music By Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb
"Swing, Brother, Swing" (Reprise) - Music and Lyrics By Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams
"Sing, Sing, Sing" - Music and Lyrics By Louis Prima, Andy Razaf and Leon Berry
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Reprise) - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Duke Ellington

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Sunrise 28 March 2009

Charlie Chaplin - Thomas Beckmann on violencello - Spring
Midnight Cowboy theme from film score
Casandra Wilson - go to Mexico
Colman Hawkins - Sweet and Lovely
Mary Lou Williams - Play it Momma
Hazel Scott - Foggy Day
Regina Carter - Don't Explain
Marian McPhartland - Send in the clowns
Dave Holland Quintet - The Benevolent one
Shirley Scott - In the still of the night
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Green piece
John Pizzarelli - Nature boy
Benny Golson - Waltz for Debby
Jay McShann - Rain is such a lonesome sound
Miles Davis - I thought about you
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
Horace Silver - Tippin'
Roy Hargrove - Ruby my dear
Bud Powell - Autumn in New York

Ambient Groove -- March 28, 2009

Playlist for March 28, 2009

Set 1:

Sunrise, Donald Quan
Transformation, Donald Quan
Morning Dew, Suba Sankaran

Set 2:

Black Marble & Sweet Fire, Al Gromer Khan & Kai Taschner
Salva Me, Thomas Barquee
Matritamah, Hans Christian
Bija, Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow
Veil of Rain, Kathy Haggerty

Set 3:

Remember, Buckethead
Mun Pa, Eraldo Bernocchi & Petulia Mattioli with monks from Kalimpong Monastery
Reflection, Bill Laswell

Set 4:

Wandering Minds, Rob Eberhard Young
Mantra featuring Zakir Hussain on tablas (Indian drums)
Beyond the Zero featuring Karsh Kale on tablas

Set 5:

Waxing Moon, Jah Wobble
There's No Place Like Ohm, Analemma
The Reluctant Ballerina, Greg Maroney
Ocean Storm, Just Offshore

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Afternoon Classics, Thursday, March 26, 2009

We have a Franco-American mixture today, and that's not pasta! Our two major composers today are Ferde Grofe and Vincent d'Indy. We will start with the musical scenery of Grofe and then move to the music of d'Indy.
Grofe: The Mississippi Suite, Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
The Death Valley Suite, the composer conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. (I found this on a quite ancient LP, a bit scratchy but still playable.)
Milhaud: a bit of an entr'act with a nifty little Sonatine, Op. 76, Emily Beynon - flute and Andrew West - piano.
Grofe: The Grand Canyon Suite, Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
Bartok: Contrasts this is the historic recording with Bartok himself at the piano, Joseph Szigeti, the dedicatee, on the violin and Benny Goodman on clarinet.
Durey: another Sontanine, Op. 25 here but still with Beynon and West performing.
d'Indy: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 35, the Chilingirian Quartet.
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Winds, Northwest German Radio Orchestra under Stravinsky's baton.
d'Indy: Symphony No. 2 in B flat, Op. 57, Michel Plasson conducting the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, a later recording with Benny Goodman and the Columbia Jazz Ensemble. The man who commissioned it - Woody Hermann - only performed it once.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We will be looking at the music of two twentieth Century composers on today's program: William Walton and Bela Bartok. Walton, who has been knighted for his contribution to music, is quintessentially British. He is also very much 20th Century. Bartok is one of the founders of the field of Ethnomusicology and one of its foremost practioners.
First: a visit to the world of Antonio Salieri and his Symphony in D major for Chamber Orchestra, "La Veneziana." Performed by the Budapest Strings under Bela Banafalvi.
Walton: Orb & Sceptre March, Andre Previn and the Royal Philharmonic.
Partita, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Where does the uttered music go? Stephen Layton leading the group Polyphony.
Jubilate Deo, Stephen Layton again and Polyphony.
Symphony No. 2, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Viola Concerto, Lars Anders Tomter - viola, Paul Daniel, English Northern Philharmonia.
Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, Pierre Boulez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Miraculous Mandarin, Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Dance Suite, Sir Geor and the CSO.
Two Portraits, Op. 5, Shlomo Mintz - violin, Claudo Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Crosscurrents 3/25

Wednesday Crosscurrents - John Gaguine

Jimmy Buffett - Volcano (dedicated to Mt. Redoubt)

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Shut Up and Kiss Me, Halley Came to Jackson, Why Walk When You Can Fly, Down at the Twist and Shout (all written by her)

Crosby, Stills and Nash - 49 Bye Byes (1969), Southern Cross (1982) - both written by Stephen Stills

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison), Desparado (Don Henley/Glenn Frey), Someone to Lay Down Beside Me (Karla Bonoff)
Baseball terminology quiz - What is a Linda Ronstadt pitch? It's a fastball that blew by you.

Elton John - Madman Across the Water, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Levon. Happy 62nd birthday, Sir Elton!


Joni Mitchell - I Had a King (from her first album, 1968's Song to a Seagull), Judgment of the Moon and Stars (from 1972's For the Roses), Free Man in Paris (from 1974's Court and Spark)

Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty, with Petty on guitar and background vocals), Solitary Man (Neil Diamond, with Petty again) (both from 2000's American III: Solitary Man), Stripes (with George Jones)
Rosanne Cash - I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)
Johnny Cash - Flesh and Blood (from his TV show, 1971), Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan, with Joni Mitchell; from the TV show again)

Boz Scaggs - I'll Be Long Gone (from his first album, 1969), Look What You've Done to Me

Allman Bros - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (live from the Fillmore East in NYC, 1971)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It is not always easy to determine just which music should be played on any given day, as the man said "so much music, so little time." However we will start with:
Boccherini:  Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G482 with Wouter Möller on cello and Hans-Martin Linde conducting the Linde Consort. Boccherini was an excellent cellist and it shows in this little concerto. He has the cello performing over its entire range.
Mozart:  Symphony No. 35 in D, K385 "The Haffner" Symphony, Sir Charles Mackerras and the Prague Chamber Orchestra, one of Mozart's happier symphonies.
Beethoven:  String Quartet in F, Op. 135, Cleveland Quartet. This is Beethoven's last string quartet, but he did not write it as such - in fact he was sure he was going to live for quite a bit longer, enough to write another symphony and an opera!
Martinu:  Symphony No. 1, (1942), Arthur Fagen and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Gliere:  the Bronze Horseman Suite, Sir Edward Downs and the BBC Philharmonic. This made Gliere a very popular person and a composer in good standing with the Russian hierarchy.
Bartok:  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Sz112), Anne-Sophie Mutter - violin and Seiji Ozawa with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Stravinsky:  Octet for Wind Instruments, Stravinsky himself conducting the Columbia Chamber  Ensemble.
And that is it for the day!


Tues CC with Katie B. 3-24-09

JUMP
DAVID LEE ROTH AND FRIENDS

ALL THE GOOD TIMES
BLUERIDGE
SIDE BY SIDE

LIGHT IN THE MORNING
ROBIN DALE FORD
AINT THAT SKIPPIN AND FLYIN
1999

DARK ROAD, GYPSY LIGHT
PAT FITZGERALD
WILD HARVEST
1996

COBBLESTONE MOUNTAIN
PAT SURFACE AND THE BOUNDAY WATER BOYS
ROAD SCHOLAR, SONGS FROM THE FIRST MILLION MILES
2008

THE CRANE WIFE
MARIANNE FAITHFULL
EASY COME EASY GO
2009

IF LOVE CAN'T FIND A WAY
ERIC LINDELL
GULF COAST HIGHWAY

2009

WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
U2
ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND
2000

FEE DA DA DEE
GUGGENHEIM GROTTO
2009

VOLCANO
DAMIEN RICE
O
2003

KATIE
MARY BLACK
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK
1987

MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
DENT MAY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE
2009

SNOW IS GONE
JOSH RITTER
HELLO STARLING
2003

SPRINGTIME
ANNUALS
SUCH FUN
2009
myspace.com/annuals

DESDEMONA (FEATURING PATTY GRIFFIN)
ALTERNATE ROUTES
A SUCKER'S DREAM
2009

OH NO
ANDREW BIRD
2009

KING OF CARROT FLOWERS
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
BY REQUEST

MORNING MOON
THE TRAGICALLY HIP
WE ARE THE SAME
APRIL 7, 2009 RELEASE

LET IT RAIN
ERIC CLAPTON
BY REQUEST

DAVID GRAY
DEAD IN THE WATER
A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT
2002

BOUND TO BE MOUNTAINS
RACHEL GARLIN
BOUND TO BE MOUNTAINS
2008

MISMANAGED SKIES
BEAT BEAT WHISPER
2009

I MUST BE SAVED
MADELEINE PEYROUX
BARE BONES
2009

NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER
LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRAII
NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER
2009
myspace.com/luminescentorchestraii

IN THE BEGINNING
K'NAAN

OUT OF TIME
JASON COLLETTE
2008

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Allegro
3/22/2009
The words “Rodgers and Hammerstein” and “flop” don’t seem to go together at all. But in addition to such megahits as Oklahoma and South Pacific and Sound of Music, the dynamic duo of Broadway also wrote shows such as Allegro. Very different in style and substance than anything else R&H wrote (many consider it the first “concept” musical), it was a very definite influence on a young Stephen Sondheim, a runner on the show.

The R&H Foundation has recently released the first complete recording of this show, which debuted in 1947. You can hear more about the recording and the show: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100768756
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100772199

This studio cast recording includes Tony Award-winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Award-nominees Patrick Wilson, Judy Kuhn, Liz Callaway, Danny Burstein and opera sensation baritone Nathan Gunn. Plus there’s Marni Nixon! Great cast, beautiful recording of a show that sounds like it was very much ahead of its time.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

We Like Kids! - 3/22/09

Nomathemba - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
It's a Wonderful Life - Jessica Harper
Cool Thing - Dave Kinnoin

Dirt - Waylon Jennings
Dirty Words - Dan Crow
Who Made This Mess? - Bill Harley
I Will Never Clean Up My Room - Cathy & Marcy with Brave Combo

What Kind of Dog Are You? - Billy Jonas
A Frog Named Sam - Ben Rudnick
A Tiger and a Monkey and Me - Trout Fishing in America

Hazard Helps the Pack - Animal Tales - Plain Tales

Critter Jambalaya - James Coffey
I'm a Manatee - John Lithgow
Hats Off to Johnny Mouse - Patty Hall

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ambient Groove -- March 21, 2009

Playlist for March 21, 2009

Set 1:

Hear This, Ayisha Shimamoto
Dilly Dally, Threat Level 3
Sanctuarium, Mystical Sun
Forest, Allen James Teague
Miles Away, George Skaroulis
Days of Mu, Tranquil Echo
Le Temps des Cerises, East Winds Ensemble
Walking the Milky Way, Janet Robbins

Set 2:

Finding the Light, Taylor Mesple
The Calm, Randy Klein
Travelers, Aaron Parks

Set 3:

Bright Morning, Steve Ramsdell
Smiling South, Brian Kelly
Chinese Lullaby, Tingstad & Rumbel
Satie's Forgotten Dream, Spencer Brewer

Set 4:

Between Worlds, David Lanz & Gary Stroutsos
Ancient Echoes, Ann Licater
Soliloquy, David Lanz & Gary Stroutsos
The Ancient Dialogues, David Young featuring Robin Berry
The Eternal Return, Kevin Wood
Dreamlight, Sylvan Grey

Set 5:

In Her Eyes, Peter Kater & Dominic Miller
Vision, Soulfood
For All We Know, Steven Grahn

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Soundings 3/20

Friday Soundings - John Gaguine

The Doors - Wintertime Love (not jazz or blues, of course, but seemed appropriate on this alleged first day of spring when it's still below freezing and snow is still everywhere)

Solomon Burke - from 1993 CD Soul of the Blues - My Babe (Willie Dixon), Along About Midnight, Pledging My Love

Nnenna Freelon - It's You I Like (from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, the kids TV classic - written by Mr. Rogers himself), Buy and Sell (Laura Nyro), I Won't Dance (Dorothy Fields/Oscar Hammerstein)

Percy Sledge - Big Blue Diamond, My Old Friend the Blues (Steve Earle), Rubies and Diamonds - all from his 2004 CD Shining Through the Rain; When A Man Loves a Woman (his late 1960s R&B classic)

Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphilres - Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway, the hi-de-ho man). Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (WWII song made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra), Air Mail Special (co-written by Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian)

Lots of bluesmen are named "Slim." Here are three:
Sunnyland Slim, legendary Chicago singer/pianist - City of New Orleans (NOT the Steve Goodman song made famous by Arlo Guthrie)
Magic Slim and the Teardrops - Tell Me What You Got on Your Mind
Fillmore Slim - Tired of My Old Lady

Monica Mancini, Henry's daughter - Two for the Road, Moon River (both by her dad)

John Lee Hooker - from The Best of Friends CD - Boom Boom (probably his signature song, featuring Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray's brother, on guitar), Chill Out (Change Gonna Come) (co-written by Hooker and Carlos Santana, and featuring Santana on the guitar)

Cleo Laine - Streets of London, Eleanor Rigby (Beatles song, of course)

Cafe Ole

Welcome Kotter...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, March 19, 2009

To begin today's program it is time to celebrate Mr. Bach's birthday - Johann Sebastian himself. If you're counting it is somewhere the around 325th, but who's counting? This is the one time with Bach that I feel it is safe to include my favorite Bach Cantata - the Coffee Cantata. Perhaps his only secular cantata it not only is secular, it is also somewhat comedic in nature. 
So here we go, the first half will be Bach:
Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007, Mstislav Rostropovich on the cello.
  -- The Coffee Cantata, BWV 211, Johannes Somary conducting the Amor Artis Chorale and Baroque Orchestra.
--- Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050, Gerard Schwarz conducting the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
---  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Ransom Wilson - flute, Gerard Schwarz and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
--- Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D, BWV 1054, Andras Schiff at the keyboard and conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, the Joachim Trio.
Shostakovich: Concerto for piano & orchestra Op. 102, Yeffem Bronfman - piano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, The Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator (1914) (that is a baby buggy), John McLaughlin Williams conducting the  National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine.
d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air, Aldo Ciccollini - piano, Serge Baudo directing the Orchestre de Paris. 
And that wraps up this Week!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today's program is going to begin with Haydn and end up with Hindemith. It will cover pretty much from the Classical Period through the Romantic into the 20th Century. 
Haydn: Piano Sonata Nr. 60 in C, Hob. XVI:50, Mikhail Pletnev - piano.
Schumann:  String Quartet Nr. 3 in A, Op. 41, Nr. 3, Zehetmair Quartet.
   -- :     Symphony Nr. 1 in Bflat, Op. 38 "Spring" Christoph Eschenbach, Bamberger Symphoniker. (Well, anything to hurry Spring along!)
Liszt: Dante Sonata, Barry Douglas - piano. (Liszt seems to have not gotten beyond the Inferno!
Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in Dminor, Op 30, Lang-Lang - piano, Yuri Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic. (This is my favorite of the Rachmaninov concerti, the melody as introduced in the first movement seems to come from an Orthodox chant. It would seem to fit and gives everything that mystical quality.)
Liadov: Baba-Yaga, Enrique Batiz and the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico.
Schoenberg:  Verklärte Nacht, Yoel Levi and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione - Suite; Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
in the style of e e cummings:  enjoy the snow!

Wednesday Soudnigs Jazz & Mie 3-18-09

Will this winter of our discontent never end? Let's have some comfort jazz and blues:

Stan Getz--(OOOPS, I wanted to play the Girl From Ipanema) Melinda
Freddy Cole--I Realize Now/I Miss You So
Diane Schuur--You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal

Ella & Louis--Tenderly
Milt Jackson--Bop Ag'in
Ray Charles & Gladys Knight--Heaven Help Us All
Duke Ellington--Jeeps Blues
Diana Krall--Let's Face The Music and Dance
Miles Davis--Time After Time

Etta James--Imagination
Thelonius Monk W/ John Coltrane--Monk's Mood
Chet Baker--With a Song In My Heart
Irma Thomas--Heart Full of Rain
The Homles Brothers--Thank God For You

Stevie Ray Vaughn W/Bonnie Raitt--Texas Flood
John Hammond--You're So Fine
Dr. John--What Comes Around Goes Around
Louis Prima--Somebody Loves Me/Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
Paul Gonsalves & Ray Nance--Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'
Mose Allison--Everybody's Crying Mercy

Let's all have a little mercy for each other right now. Thanks for listening, Love Ya, Mie.

Wednesday Crosscurrents 3/18

Wednesday Crosscurrents - John Gaguine

The Rolling Stones, from their glory years in the late 1960s with the 1968 album Beggar's Banquet and the 1969 album - Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fighting Man, Jumping Jack Flash, Midnight Rambler (maybe their nastiest song ever)

Van Morrison set (post-St Patrick's Day) -
Them - Gloria, Here Comes the Night
Morrison - Blue Money
Morrison and Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's sister) - Baby (You Got What It Takes)
Ray Charles with Morrison - Crazy Love (written by Morrison)
Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - It Takes a Worried Man

U-2 - Beautiful Day, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With or Without You

Thin Lizzy (another Irish band) - The Boys Are Back in Town
Waterboys (ditto) - Fisherman's Blues

Chieftains - John O'Conor and the Ode to Whiskey, Morning Has Broken (with Diana Krall and Art Garfunkel)
Tommy Makem - Little Beggarman, Irish Rover

Bob O'Dylan set -
Dylan - One More Night (from 1969's country album Nashville Skyline)
Gene Clark (one of the Byrds) - Mr. Tambourine Man
Ian and Sylvia - Tomorrow Is a Long Time
The Traveling Wilburys (Lucky, Otis, Lefty and Nelson Wilbury and Charlie T. Jr., aka Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Geo Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lyme)

Stones again - Not Fade Away (old Buddy Holly tune), You Can't Always Get What You Want (with the London Bach Choir, from the album Let It Bleed)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Welcome to a great St. Patrick's Day celebration of Irish (somewhat) music. The connection may be somewhat tenuous at times, however I think we shall be able to see the connection.
Arnold: Four Irish Dances Op. 126, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Penny conducting.
Beethoven: Three Irish Songs, without opus, Steven Stull, Kimberly LaGrange, Timothy Lefebvre, Linda Larson and Todd Geer.
Field: Sonata No. 1, Op. 1, John O'Conor at the piano.
Bridge: An Irish Melody, William Boughton with the English String Orchestra.
Vivaldi: Flute concerto Op. 10, No. 4 'Il Cardellino' James Galway flute and conducting the New Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Barry Douglas (Irish) - piano.
Bach: Conceto in A minor, BWV 1056, James Galway, New Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Brahms: Intermezzo in E, Op. 116, No. 4, Barry Douglas - piano.
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11 "Accordian" - The Ying Quartet.
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, Paavo Jarvi with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Misakovsky: Concerto for cello & orchestra, Mischa Maisky - cello, Mikhail Pletnev conducting the Russian National Orchestra
Diamond: The Enormous Room, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony.
Brahms: Ballade in B, Op. 10, No. 4, Barry Douglas - piano.

ST. PATTY'S DAY TUESDAY MORNING CROSSCURRENTS WITH KATIE B.

LUNASA
ABSENT FRIENDS
SE'
2006

ALTAN
JUG OF PUNCH
BEST OF ALTAN
1997

FIDDLER'S SONS
MINE IN IRELAND
BEACHES OF HOME
FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
1998

KEITH MURPHY
HARD TIMES
BOUND FOR CANAAN
TRADITIONAL SONGS
OF EASTERN CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND
2005

DOUGIE MACCLEAN
FEEL SO NEAR
RIOF
1997

THE WATERBOYS
THE WHOLE OF THE MOON
BEST OF THE WATERBOYS '81-90
1991

THE WATERBOYS
EVERYBODY TAKES A TUMBLE
BOOK OF LIGHTENING
2007

ALTAN
TOMMY PEOPLES/THE WINDMILL/FINTAN MCMANUS'S
BEST OF ALTAN
1997

ALTAN
MOLLDUBH A' GHLENANNA
BEST OF ALTAN
1997

BLACK FAMILY
COLCANNON
MARY BLACK
SONG FOR IRELAND
1998

FIDDLERS SONS
HOMEWARD BOUND SET
BEACHES OF HOME

LUNASA
THE CULLYBACKY HOPP
SE'
2006

POGUES
TUESDAY MORNING
WAITING FOR HERB
1993

SHANE MCGOWAN AND THE POPES
THE SNAKE WITH THE EYES OF GARNET
THE SNAKE
1995

U2
PRIDE IN THE NAME OF LOVE
U2 BEST OF 1980-1990

TOMMY SANDS AND PETE SEEGER
THE MUSIC OF HEALING
THE HEART'S A WONDER
1995

TOMMY SANDS
THE COUNTY DOWN
BEYOND THE SHADOWS
1992

VAN MORRISON AND THE CHIEFTANS
IRISH HEARTBEAT
VAN MORRISON AT THE MOVIES
SOUNDTRACK HITS
2007

THE POGUES
TOSSPINT
MACHINE
1995

SEAN TRACY
SMOKIN, DRINKIN, CHEATIN, DYIN
TROUBLE
2008

THE COMMITMENTS
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
THE COMMITMENTS SOUNDTRACK
1991

FLOGGING MOLLY
DRUNKEN LULLABIES
WHISKEY ON A SUNDAY
2006 (RELEASE)

POGUES
MISTY MORNING, ALBERT BRIDGE
ESSENTIAL POGUES
PRODUCED BY JOE STRUMMER
1991

ALTAN
A BHEADAN UDAI' THALL
BEST OF ALTAN
2008

MARY BLACK
SONG FOR IRELAND
SONG FOR IRELAND
1983-1998

HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS FOR ALL OF US
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Monday, March 16, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

3/15/2009
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
It just felt like a day to play a classic – and there aren’t many that are more of a classic than Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last musical together. The romantized story of the Von Trapp Family is familiar to almost everyone – if only from watching repeated showings of the film on TV. We listened to the 1998 Broadway revival cast, with Rebecca Luker, Patti Cohenour, Michael Silberry and Fred Applegate.

If this one isn’t to your liking,
* there is a 1987 studio cast recording with Frederic von Stade and Kakan Hagegard,
* a 2006 London revival with Connie Fisher and Lesley Garrett,
* plus the original 1959 cast with Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel and,
* of course, the 1965 movie with Julie Andrews.

Preludium: Dixit Dominus/Morning Hymn/Alleluia
The Sound of Music
Maria
I Have Confidence
Do-Re-Mi
Sixteen Going on Seventeen
My Favorite Things
How Can Love Survive?
The Sound of Music (Reprise)
So Long, Farewell
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
Wedding Processional/Canticle
The Lonely Goatherd
Edelweiss
So Long, Farewell (Reprise)
Finale Ultimo

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Sunrise 3/14

Saturday Sunrise - John Gaguine

Susan Tedeschi - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Bob Dylan)

Joan Baez - I Pity the Poor Immigrant (Dylan - from her 1968 album Any Day Now - the Songs of Bob Dylan), Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word (same album), Farewell Angelina (Dylan again - from her 2004 live CD Bowery Songs), Sweet Sir Galahad (written by Joan)

Judy Collins - So Early, Early in the Spring (trad.), In the Heat of the Summer (Phil Ochs), Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell - this version of the song put Joni on the musical map back in 1967 - the album, Wildflowers, was one of those that everyone seemed to own back then), Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny, of Fairport Convention fame)

Eva Cassidy - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), Fields of Gold (Sting), The Water is Wide (trad.), People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield, of Superfly fame), If I Give My Heart (John Pennell - wrote numerous songs recorded by Alison Krauss)

The Band, from The Last Waltz - a 4 CD set of their last concert in SF on Thanksgiving, 1976 -
Further on Up the Road (with Eric Clapton), Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (with Bob Dylan), I Don't Believe You (Dylan again)

Pretenders - Forever Young (Dylan), Back on the Chain Gang (acoustic - from the 1995 acoustic CD The Isle of View)

Frank Solivan II - bluegrass musician with Juneau connections - Sugar Hill Rambler (David Grisman), Once in a Very Blue Moon (lovely song recorded, but not written, by Nanci Griffith), Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)

Eva Cassidy - Danny Boy

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Soundings 3/13

Friday Soundings - John Gaguine - today featuring female jazz and blues vocalists whose last names begin with "A"

Karrin Allyson - magnificent singer from Kansas City - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison) - from CD In Blue

Allyson - All I Want, Help Me (both Joni Mitchell) - from CD Wild for You, featuring her favorite pop songs from her youth

Renee Austin - fine blues singer from Texas who first emerged on the Minneapolis blues club scene - Pretend We Never Met (duet w Delbert McClinton), Bury the Hatchet - from the 2003 CD Sweet Talk

Grazyna Auguscik - Polish-born singer now living in Chicago - Sing a Song of Song, Elegia

Ernestine Anderson - from CD Blues, Dues and Love News - You Were Always on My Mind (the Willie Nelson classic, though not written by him), Reach Out (the classic Four Tops song, written by the great Motown songwriting team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, who wrote virtually all of the hit songs for both the Four Tops and the Supremes)

Ann Austin - long-time New England jazz singer finally given a chance to record an album at age 46 on Whaling City records, out of New Bedford, Mass - Tell Me Not to Love You, Lost in Your Eyes (both songs written by her)

Karrin Allyson again - from In Blue - Bye Bye Country Boy (Blossom Dearie), Angel Eyes (Frank Sinatra standard)

Renee Austin again - from her third CD, 2005's Right About Love - Mouth of the Delta, Harder Than It Has to Be, Right About Love - all cowritten by Austin

Patti Austin - from the CD Patti Austin Live, recorded in NYC in 1992 - I Can Cook, Too (from the musical On the Town, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green), Love Is Gonna Getcha

Ernestine Anderson again - this time her jazz singer side - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers and Hart), I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal and Fain)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, March 12, 2009

As we sit out the latest "winter weather advisory" we have an interesting show for you on this date. We will have a visit from Rick Trostel of the Student Symphony along with Thomas Rainer, composer of the Alaska Sinfonietta which will be premiered this weekend - that is a "world premier" at that.
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K 183, "The Little G Minor", Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29. D804, the Melos String Quartet.
Schubert: Rondo Brillant in B minor, Op.  70, D 895, Denes Zsigmondy - violin; Anneliese Nissen - piano
Dvorak: Gavotte in G minor for 3 violins, members of the Alberni String Quartet.
Mendelssohn: Concerto for violin & orchestra in E minor, Op. 64, Anne-Sophie Mutter - violin, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic.
Dvorak: Romance, Op. 11, members of the Alberni String Quartet.
Previn: Concerto for violin & orchestra "Anne-Sophie" Anne-Sophie Mutter, Previn conducting the Boston Symphony.
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony.

Drive Carefully!

this snowy thursday on crosscurrents 3/12/09

1. desert journey - solace
2. piano episode - yesanjok
3. ya tayeba yamma - the prince of sha'abi
4. dabri - cheikha rimitti
song about how are you going to live with love of yours: have your fun, pay your bills, live, etc.... go be with him, but plan your life too.

5. Ammora - mohamed ali
6. lawn ouyounak- nancy ajram
the line between middle eastern music and country music is a fine one. this song walks that line "oh baby without you I am nothing. your eyes drive me so wild" and if you play it backwards, you get to marry whoever you want, and you won't get cheated on. just like a lot of country songs. funny how some themes ride around the world.

7. longa farahfaza- turbo tabla/karim nagi
8. song by yesanjok. sorry, I can't read korean so I have no clue what it says.
9. mothra's song - godzilla vs. mothra soundtrack
10. the lantern - beats antique
11. salina salina sinsice - tarkan
12. pimp my karsilama - gypsy caravan
13. tamacun - rodrigo y gabriela
14. diablo rojo - rodrigo y gabriela
15. enchanted garden - mosavo
16. inn lamhon ke daaman mein - jodhaa akbar soundtrack
17. kabhi kabhi aditi - jaane to ya jaane na
18. ghaltan (blameworthy)- saber el robae
this song is about my love, I have hurt you could you ever forgive me, I am so wrong. i suck. i promise i will make you forget the past and heal all your wounds. forgive me and i will make it up to you.

19. habibi dah - hisham abbas
20. feino - hisham abbas
the 2 best music videos ever are the 2 songs mentioned above.
21. maddah el kamar - said mrad

KATIE B'S TUES. A.M. CC 2-24-09

WEEPIES ANTARTICA HIDEAWAY

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND SINGING RHYMES TOGETHER FOREVER 1987

ROBERT FLACK FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE

JASON MRAZ LIVE HIGH WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS

DE PHAZZ

FLEET FOXES-SUN IT RISES



DELBERT MCCLINTON IT AINT WHATCHA EAT BUT HOW YOU CHEW IT SECOND WIND

JAMES BROWN GETT UP OFFA THAT THNG

PRINCE THE WORD 3121


INXS ORIGINAL SIN THE SWING 1984

CARA LIN THE STRANGELOVES

GNARLS BARKELY BLIND MARY

FEIST I FEEEL IT ALL THE REMINDER 2007

REGINA SPEKTOR ON THE RADIO 2006

QUEEN LATIFA QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS TRAVELIN LIGHT 2007

FULCO ORSELLI BLUES FOR LEI LA SPINA

SON SEALS LIVE NO NO BABY 1996

HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS TIJUANA TAXI

DESI ARNAZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA BABA LU

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CALIFORNICATION

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND RIDE IN PEACE DEDICATED

DEDICATED TO TIM AND TOMMY CALDWELL AND ALL LOST LOVED ONES.

JUNEAU DRINKING SONG CABINEERS

BEER SONG SEAN TRACY MARIDON BOARIO AND FRIENDS

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS FUNCTION
-FLEE AS A BIRD, OH DIDN’T HE RAMBLE
-GUT BUCKET BLUES

PATSY CLINE A POOR MAN’S ROSES OR RICH MAN’S GOLD PATSY KLINE REVISITED 2006

APRIL IN PARIS BRETT SMILEY

LOUIS ARMSTRONG WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD-RE-MIX

DE PHAZZ-IT’LL BE ALRIGHT

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday March 11, 2009

Welcome once again to Afternoon Classics, the music played today, March 11th is listed below. 
Mozart:  String Quartet in G major, K. 387 performed by the Emerson String Quartet. Respighi: Toccata for piano and orchestra (1928); Konstantine Scherbakov - piano; Howard Griffith leading the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  --- Fountains of Rome; Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Hindemith: Symphonie "Mathis der Mahler" Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Respighi: Fantasia Slava for Piano & Orchestra (1903), Konstantine Scherbakov  piano, Howard Griffith leading the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Tchaikovsky:  Manfred Symphony, Riccardo Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Gliere: The Red Poppy Ballet Suite, Op. 70, Zdenek Macal and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Adrian Leaper conducting the CSR Symphony Orchestra.
Hindemith: Trauermusik, Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony.

Wednesday Soundings 3-11-09 Jazz & Mie

Yes Folks, it's the 12 step waltz, 1-2-3. Letting go and giving up the idea that we are in control. Lent is the season to find parts of ourselves that are keeping us from our higher power. Here's the playlist:

Etta James-Give It Up
C.J. Chenier--The Right to Walk Away
Irma Thomas--I Will Say Yes Lord
The Holmes Bros.--I Surrender All
Buckwheat Zydeco--Turning Point

Mavis Staples--Step Into the Light
Louis Prima--There'll Be No Next Time
Benny Goodman--Don't Be That Way
Ruth Brown--Never Let Me Go
Ray Charles--I'm Movin' On
Koko Taylor--Just Can't Let Go

Calvin Cook--Since I Laid My Burden Down
Irma Thomas--Keep the Faith
Gospel Hummingbirds--Change
Cincinatti Pops W/ Jennifer Holliday--Lean On Me
Fairfield Four--Dig a Little Deeper
Cyrus Chestnut--A Blessed Quietness
Billie Holiday--Everything I Have Is Yours

The Monroe Bros.--What Would You Give In Exchange
Lead Belly--Every Time I Feel The Spirit/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/ They Hung Him On The Cross
Madison's Lively Stones--It's Time To Make A Change
Charmaine Faunteroy--Take My Hand Precious Lord
The Soul Stirrers--God Is Able

That's it. Not mine now. Thanks for listening :)

Wednesday Crosscurrents 3/11

Wednesday Crosscurrents - John Gaguine

Elton John - Tiny Dancer, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, Candle in the Wind

Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young, Uptown Girl, Allentown

Cat Power - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Bob Dylan - first appeared on Dylan's 1966 masterpiece Blonde on Blonde)
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Just Like a Woman (Dylan again, also from Blonde on Blonde)

Donovan - Celeste, Hurdy Gurdy Man (featuring Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame on lead guitar)

Allman Bros - Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man (both written by guitarist Dickie Betts)

Linda Ronstadt - Long, Long Time (one of the all-time great songs of unrequited love, written by Gary White), Faithless Love (JD Souther), Desparado (Don Henley and Glenn Frey, of the Eagles, who began as Linda's backup band)

Neil Young - from the great 1992 CD Harvest Moon - One of These Days (w backup vocals by Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor), Dreaming Man (backup vocals by the late Nicolette Larson and Astrid Young)

Marianne Faithfull - I'm into Something Good (written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and a hit for Herman's Hermits in the mid-1960s)
Laura Nyro - Ooh Baby Baby (from one of her last concerts, in 1994; song co-written by Smokey Robinson), Save the Country

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

Neil Young - Change Your Mind (from 1994's Sleeps with Angels)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Women's Prerrogative 3_5_09


Artist Song Album

1 Meaghan Smith I Know The Cricket’s Quartet

2 Meaghan Smith Drifted Apart The Cricket’s Quartet

3 Lenka The Show

4 Lenka Bring Me Down

5 Lenka Don’t Let Me Fall

6 Jenny Owen Youngs p.s. Batten the Hatches

7 Susan Tedeschi 700 Hours Back to the River

8 Susan Tedeschi People Back to the River

9 Beth Rowley Sweet Hours Little Dreamer

10 Beth Rowley So Sublime Little Dreamer

11 Catherine Maclellan Dreams Dissolve Church Bell Blues

12 Catherine Maclellan Church Bell Blues Church Bell Blues

13 Lila Nelson Rattle My Attic Letter Home

14 Lila Nelson I Was Young When I Left Home Letter Home

15 Lila Nelson Through the Window Letter Home

16 Juana Molina Un Dia Un Dia

17 Amie Penwell Show Me to the River OASIS VOL IX

18 Cara Baker Rosie OASIS VOL VIII

19 Jennifer Taylor To See You Again OASIS VOL VIII

20 Esther Golton Louise Unfinished Houses

21 Annalisa Woodie Waiting for the Tide Annalisa

22 Erin McCarley Gotta Figure This Out Love, Save the Empty

23 Holly Conlan OK Bird-EP

24 Leslie Mendelson Hit the Spot

25 M.I.A. Paper Planes Kala



Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Welcome on a snowy day! For those unfortunate enough to miss it the Symphony Showcase this last weekend was a delightful as ever. Most satisfying was the Sextet by Francis Poulenc. There are few composers who can truly write music for wind ensemble, Poulenc stands out in this area. Also there was some multi-tasking and neat string quartet by the younger folk.
Now for today's program. We have a birthday or two, well two Honegger and Barber, interesting couple. So here goes:
Vivaldi: Concerto RV 362, 'La caccia', Fabio Biondin and Europa Galante performing.
Mozart: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 21, K4467, Eugene Istomin at the  piano, Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony.
Honegger: Pacific 231,  Mariss Jansons conducting the Oslo Philharmonic.
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Seiji Ozawa, Berlin Philharmonic.
Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra Op. 14, Hilary Hahn - violin; Hugh Wolff and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
  ---   Souvenirs: Pas de deux, Israela Margalit on the piano.
  --- School for Scandal, Overture, Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel), Valery Gergeiv and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Nagao: Lovers on the Celestial Sphere, Kenneth Tse & Nobuya Sugawa - saxes; Kazuo Murakami on piano.
Honegger: Symphony No. 2; Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic.
Barber:   Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12, Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis Symphony.
  --- Adagio for Strings, Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis Symphony. 

PART 2. KATIE B'S TUES CC

NAT KING COLE REMIX
LUSH LIFE

AMY WINEHOUSE
TEARS DRY ON THEIR OWN
2008

PRINCE
GUITAR
PLANET EARTH
2008

NEKO CASE
PEOPLE GOT A LOT OF NERVE
MIDDLE CYCLONE
2008

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
SUGALUMPS
2008?

IDA
FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG
PASTE SAMPLER #40
2008

JOSH RITTER
WILDFIRES-LIVE
LIVE AT THE 9:30 CLUB
IRISH EDITION
NOT AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
2009

MY MORNING JACKET
BERMUDA HIGHWAY
ACOUSTIC CITSUOGA
LIVE AT THE STARTIME PAVILION
2004

JACKSON BROWN
TIME THE CONQUERER
TIME THE CONQUERER
2008

JAMES TAYLOR
MY TRAVELING STAR
OCTOBER ROAD
2002

JACK JOHNSON
GONE
ON AND ON
2003

KATIE B'S TUESDAY MORNING CROSSCURRENTS 3-10-09

SCUD MOUNTAIN BOYS
GLACIER BAY
PINEBOX
1997

BUDDY TABOR
CARIBOU SONG
ANTHOLOGY
REL. 2007

SCOTT MILLER
COMPLEXION OF MY LOVE
MUSIC FOR GROWN-UPS AND ENGLISH MAJORS
2006

FLEET FOXES
MEADOW LARK
FLEET FOXES
2008

LYLE LOVETT
NOBODY KNOWS ME
LIVE IN TEXAS
1999

PETE SEARS
SHADY LANE (PIANO)
THE LONG HAUL
2000

LYLE LOVETT
JUST THE MORNING
LYLE LOVETT
1994

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
SHE'S LOSING IT?
?

MONKEES
MARY MARY
THE MONKEES GREATEST HITS
REL. 1996

PETE SEARS FET.MARIA MULDAUR
MARIN COUNTY BLUES
THE LONG HAUL
2000

BUDDY TABOR
CORPORATE DOMINATION
ANTHOLOGY
REL. 2007

I'M A MAN
BLACK STROBE

JASON MRAZ
A BEAUTIFUL MESS
"LIKE PICKING UP TRASH IN DRESSES"
WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS
2008

PETE SEARS
ELIZABETH
FET. JOHN LEE HOOKER
GUITAR AND VOCALS
THE LONG HAUL
2000

SUSAN TEDESCHI
PEOPLE
BACK TO THE RIVER
2009

DEERING AND DOWN
OH SO GOOD
BREAK THIS RECORD
2007

CHARLIE FEATHERS
CAN'T HARDLY STAND IT

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

DIRTY DANCING
It used to be, in the olden days, that Hollywood looked to Broadway for musical inspiration. Broadway musicals regularly appeared on the Silver Screen – although Hollywood “improved” them so much that sometimes you wouldn’t have recognized them! Recently, however, it’s been Broadway looking to Hollywood for source material. Touring the United States right now, as it works its way toward Broadway, is the stage version of that classic 1987 movie musical Dirty Dancing.

Dirty Dancing – Original Cast Recording
Based on the film written by Eleanor Bergstein
Director: James Powell
Music Supervisor: Conrad Helfrich
Choreographer: Kate Champion

1. This Magic Moment - Emma Woods
2. Merengue
3. Johnny's Mambo
4. Do You Love Me? -Shonagh Daly, Ben Mingay, Chris Holland
5. This Land Is Your Land\ We Shall Overcome
6. De Todo Un Poco- Shimi Goodman
7. Dawn Interlude-Sarah Bowden
8. Besame Mucho -Billy Boyle
9.If You Were The Only Girl-David Rintoul, Issy van Randwych
10. Lisa's Hula – Isabelle Calthorpe
11. Yes!-Ben Mingay, Melissa Keyes
12. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember) -Chris Holland
13. Someone Like You
14. She's Like The Wind (Instrumental)
15. Kellerman's Anthem
16. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life - Shonagh Daly, Ben Mingay

Selections from the film:
*Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
*Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
*Love is strange – Mickey and Sylvia
**She’s like the wind – Patrick Swayze
(I’ve had) the time of my life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

*not found in the stage version
**instrumental in the stage version

It’s currently playing in Boston (Boston Opera House) until April 12
It then moves to Los Angeles (Pantages Theatre) from May 8 – June 28

We Like Kids! - 3/8/09

Bedtime - Craig & Company
Nick of Time - Tom Chapin
Time To Be a Friend - Dave Kinnoin

Time to Sing - Raffi
Bathtime - Raffi
Morning Time - Sam
Music Time - Johnette Downing
Time to Get Ready to Go - Parachute Express

Grandfather's Clock - Rick & Judy
The Grandfather Clock - Heather Forrest

Boo Boo - Wayne Potash
Itty Bitty Kitty in NYC - Wendy Gelsanliter
Pick Yourself Up - John Lithgow
I Like To Sing - SongSisters

You Get A Little Extra When You Watch TV - Peter Alsop
Cathy & Marcy - Dad Threw the TV Out the Window
Instead of Watching My TV - Brady Rymer
Turn It Off, Change the Chennel - Cathy & Marcy

One World - Lucas Miller

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Mudlark Sampler 3.7.09

Around the snowy bend and into the green this week on A Mudlark Sampler.

The birdies are a-comin' home and springtime is just around the bend - really! The ravens are randy, the eagles are frisky and the winter wrens are singing their riotous arias. This week on Mudlark we looked forward to the upcoming season while waving farewell (?) to these snowy days. Have a little faith that the mystery of green conjures beneath the white layers.

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

Over and Out.
Chris

Where is the Light / Peter Mayer / Midwinter
Green / Peter Mayer / Midwinter
The Crow / Tony Trischka with Steve Martin / Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Joy Comes Back / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Big Old Life

Maple Syrup Time / Pete Seeger (Moxy Früvous) / If I Had a Song
Sunny Swing / Frank Sollivan II / I Am a Rambler
Well May the World Go / Pete Seeger & Tao Rodriguez / If I Had a Song

Winter's Come and Gone / Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, Cindy Mangsen / At the Turning of the Year
Redbird / Redbird / Redbird
A Kazahk Melody / Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet (Béla Fleck, Casey Driessen, Ben Sollee) / A.W. & TSPQ
Snowbird / Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem / Cocktail Swing
Fox Chase / Tony Trischka / Territory
The Littlest Birds / The Be Good Tanyas / Blue Horse
Cuckoo's Nest-Fitzgerald's Hornpipe-The Indian on the Rock / Grey Larsen & Paddy League / The Green House

Staggerwing / Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler /All the Road Running
Blackbird / Mary McCaslin / Best of...Things We Said Today
Cricket Dance / Garnet Rogers /All That Is
Dupsha Dove / Peter & Lou Berryman / House Concert
Owl Feather / John Hartford / Good Old Boys
Little Sparrow / Dolly Parton / Little Sparrow
Plum Creek-New Waltz / Metamora / Metamora

Pretty Flowers / Steve Martin (Vince Gill & Dolly Parton) / The Crow
Fair Flowers of the Valley / Tim O'Brien / Fiddlers' Green
Early Everlasting / Kris Delmhorst / Horses Swimming
Flowers of Edinburgh / Bryan Bowers / The View from Home
Primrose Hill /Peggy Seeger / Love Will Linger On
Wildwood Flower / The Carter Family / Anchored in Love
Beautiful Life / Bryan Bowers / The View from Home
Hummingbird / William Jackson / The New Harp
Singing All Over the World / Stuart Stotts / Sing Out 45.4

Ambient Groove -- March 7, 2009

Playlist for March 7, 2009

Set 1:

The Temple, Ray Lynch
In Exile, Lisa Gerrard
Hearing You Now, Kanuesh
Egypt, Oystein Sevag

Set 2:

Reply, Yorgos Kazantzis
Times, Lesiem
Recordare, Magna Canta

Set 3:

The String Thing, Soul Ascendants
L'Ouverture du Beme Sceau, Le Duc
X-Ray, Soap & Skin

Set 4:

Sativa, Lux
Problem Solved, Moodswings
Le Puerta del Cielo, Enigma
Blue South, Afterlife

Set 5:

Scarborough Fair, Triniti
Ri Na Cruinne, Clannad
Blue Bell Knoll, Cocteau Twins

Set 6:

Rakuen, Eri Sugai
Sometimes When It Rains, Secret Garden
Center of the Sun, Conjure One
A Thousand Beautiful Things, Annie Lennox

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Soundings 3/6

Friday Soundings with John Gaguine

Diana Krall - Folks Who Live on the Hill (Kern/Hammerstein), I Love Being Here with You (Peggy Lee), When I Look into Your Eyes (Leslie Bricusse)

Susan Tedeschi - Sweet Forgiveness (Iris DeMent), Share Your Love with Me, Magnificent Sanctuary Band (backed up by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama) - all from 2005 CD, Hope and Desire

Nnenna Freelon - from the 2002 CD Tales of Wonder - Celebrating Stevie Wonder - Tears of a Clown (co-written by Smokey Robinson), My Cherie Amour

Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans - from her 2006 CD After the Rain, recorded shortly after Hurricane Katrina - Shelter in the Rain (Stevie Wonder, again), In the Middle of It All, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (made famous by Nina Simone)

From the 1994 CD The Glory of Gershwin, featuring major artists singing Gershwin songs -
Lisa Stansfield - They Can't Take That Away from Me
Carly Simon - I've Got a Crush on You
Kate Bush - The Man I Love

Janis Joplin - A Woman Left Lonely (co-written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, from the 1970 album Pearl, where Janis is backed by the Full Tilt Boogie Band - one of the all-time great albums)
Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis, of course - I Need a Man to Love (co-written by Janis and BB guitarist Sam Andrews , from 1968's Cheap Thrills, another of the all-time great albums)
Janis, from Pearl - Half Moon

Julie London - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to (Cole Porter), Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast, Wives and Lovers (Burt Bacharach/Hal David), Mickey Mouse March (from the Mickey Mouse Club!)

Marsha Ball (lead vocals), Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton - Love, Sweet Love (Marsha Ball)
Marsha Ball, Irma Thomas (lead vocals), Tracy Nelson - Yield Not Unto Temptation

Susan Tedeschi - Follow (from Hope and Desire again; this is a 60s folk classic, by Jerry Merrick, first recorded by Richie Havens on his first album Mixed Bag)

Cafe Au Lait, Ole' With Conrad for Friday 3/06/09

We are beginning this First Friday of March with with the local Arts Walkabout Downtown when many galleries celebrate new exhibits, musicians play jazz at the local venues, Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday and Spring is just around the corner... Too bad it's masquerading as winter still.... and so we start the show with George Benson's This Masquerade....


George Benson "This Masquerade"
Eddie Harris & Les McCann "Samia"

Billy Mays "Summer Night"
Larry Carlton "Nightcrawler

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today's program will open where we left off yesterday - with the new release by Kenneth Tse and Nobuya Sugawa, saxophonists par excellence. There was not enough time yesterday to finish the piece so we will repeat it here. Once again the artistry of these two and the music of the new composers really took my breath away.
Katoh: Oriental (2008) Kenneth Tse & Nobuya Sugawa saxophones Kazuo Marakami - piano.
Bach: Goldberg Variation No. 13, BWV 998, played by Simone Dinnerstein on the piano.
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in A minor, RV 522, performed by the ensemble "Red Priese."
  --- Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings & Basso Continuo, RV 401, Yo-Yo Ma on the cello, Ton Koopman at the basso continuo and conducting the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
  --- The Nightmare Concerto "La Nottte" RV 439, once again performed by Red Priest.
Rimsky- Korsakov: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra Op. 30, Jeffrey Campbell at the piano and Gilbert Levine condcting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  ---  Le Coq d'or Suite, Mikhail Pletnev conducting the Russian National Orchestra.
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sarder from Caucasian Sketches.
Prokofiev: March from "The Love for Three Oranges".
Rimsky-Korsakov: Fandango from "Capriccio Espagnol" all three of these by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the baton of Erich Kunzel.
Ravel: String Quartet in F major, Quatuor Yzaÿe performing.
Bolcom: Lyric Concerto, James Galway on flute, James Levine 
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
  ---   Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe
  --- Bolero,  the last three played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi.


CrossCurrents: Free-Form with Jonas and Finn

beck, soldier jane, the information
clap your hands and say yeah, gimme some salt, cyhasy
conor oberst, get-well-cards, conor oberst
jason isbell and the 400 unit, cigarettes and wine, jason isbell and the...
the felice brothers, love me tenderly, the felice brothers
seth bernard, may's waltz, being this being

spokane, new close days, a small commotion
joshua davis, the midnight ghost, fool rooster
"", holy land, ""
darlene, more, fox on a hill productions sampler
shout sister shout, carolina moon, stepin' in it with rachael davis
steppin' in it, tin can sullivan, hidden in the lowlands
mofro, ten thousand islands, lochloosa

tom waits, buzz fledderjohn, orphans
tom waits, road to peace, orphans
drive by truckers, cottonseed, live 2.21.09 washington dc
jj grey and mofro, turpentine, country ghetto
susan tedeschi, people, back to the river
harry manx and kevin breit, hang on, in good we trust
susan tedeschi, can't sleep at night, back to the river
karate, original spies, some boots

panda bear, good girl carrots, person pitch
cat power, werewolf, you are free

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday March 4, 2009

Today's big event is the complete Threepenny Opera. As a milestone in music theater is had no peer in the 20th Century. After that there will be some time with Heitor Villa-Lobos. First: Boccherini - Cello Concerto No. 7 in G, G480 with Wouter Moller at the cello and Hans-Linde Martin conducting the Linde Consort.
Gay - The Beggars Opera, Overture and first two airs, Denis Stevens conducting the Accedemia Monteverdiana performing.
Weill/Brecht - The Threepenny Opera (complete) cast and chorus under the baton of John Mauceri as well as the RIAS Berlin Sinfonietta.
Villa-Lobos: Xango (St. Hieronymus) with Robert Bonfiglio on the harmonica and Gerard Schwarz conducting the New York Chamber Symphony.
  ---   Symphony No. 4 "Victoria" with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Enrique Arturo Diemke.
  --- String Quartet No. 15 (1954), The Quarteto Latinoamericano
  --- The Harmonica Concerto, Robert Bonfiglio on the harmonica, Gerard Schwarz conducting the New York Chamber Symphony.
  ---   Bacchanias Brasileiras No. 5, Renee Fleming - soprano, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony.
Jun Nagao Paganini Lost (2008), Kenneth Tse & Nobuya Sugawa - saxes, Kazuo Murakami - piano.
Masanori Katoh Oriental, Kenneth Tse & Nobuya Sugawa -saxes, Kazuo Murakami - piano.

Ritmo Latino March 3 2009

welcome..bienvenido a la primera sesion de musica que puedes encontrar on line!! welcomed to the first play list of the year 09.
Play list:
opening the show with Mongo Santamaria "green onions" latin jazz style

First segment:
Enrique Iglesias: mentiroso ( mariachi version)
Cafe Tacuba:6 eres
Juanes: lo que mas me gusta de ti

Second segment:
Iguanas: take your pictures, your letters and your ring
Cafe Tacuba: la ingrata
Latin grammy 04, Julieta Venegas: andar conmigo

Third segment:
Celso Pina: tengo fe
Chico Trujillo: pollera amarilla
Juana Fe: peligro

Fourth segment:
Pulso: 10000 kms
Calle13: los de atras vienen conmigo
Reggaton: mi chica rebelde

Fifth segment:
Gotan Project: domingo
Bajofondo Tango Club: mi corazon

Sixth segment:
Tropicalia: bat macumba
Putumayo Latin Lounge: esta noche ( Federico Aubele)]
Rodrigo & Gabriela: PPA

Remember that while you listen Ritmo Latino, you can lear Spanish with the famous "phrase of the week". This week`s phrase? la primavera esta a la vuelta de la esquina:

Spring is around the corner!!

Thanks for reading this posting and if you want to listen the actual songs, tune to KRNN 102.7 FM on Tuesday night. The show goes from 7 to 9 PM...nos vemos!!


Leo

Cafe Ole for Wednesday 3/4/09

March 4th... (Forth) as in march forth and quit procrastinating!!!Carpe Diem,,, Seize the Day and complete that project you've been putting off,,, do something!.... Good Morning Juneau

Larry Carlton "Sleepwalk"
Deborah Henson Corrant "On the Rise"

Hiroshima "Supp Poze"
Chielli Minucci "Sweet on You"
Tom Jones "You Can Leave Your Hat On"

Seal "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (Soul cd)
Tom Scott & L.A.Express "Just Taking A Walk"
Wycliffe Gordon "Touch It Lightly"
John Maher "Neon"
Marvin Gaye "Let's Get It On"

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George Benson "Breezin"
Fleetwood Mac "Over My Head"

Wayne Wallace & Latin Jazz Band "Love Walked In"
Andy Snitzer "My Dream Come True"
Chuck Loeb "Cruzin South"

Les Langues Fourchues "Son Voile Qui Volait"
To Al & Zoot "Oodle Doodle"
Nora Jones "I wish"

Crosscurrents 3/4/09

He Likes To Roll - Carly Simon

She's a Lady - Kenny Rankin

Big Time Woman - Leon Redbone

Delta Lady - Leon Russell


Spotted Cow - Steeleye Span

All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span

Simple Sister - Procol Harum

Conquistador - Procol Harum

Guaguanco de Vero - Stephen Stills

Buying Time - Stephen Stills


La Charreada - Linda Ronstadt

Wan She Go Do - Bonnie Raitt

Sailin' Into Walker's Cay - Taj Mahal


Everybody is Somebody - Taj Mahal

Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads

Gimme Da Ding - David Lindley

Late in the Evening - Paul Simon

Lido Shuffle - Boz Skaggs


Steam Heat - Pointer Sisters

Hey There - Johhny Reno

Look at that Cadillac - Stray Cats

Crime - Rotondi

Wooly Bully - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs


Your Smiling Face - James Taylor

When Something Is Wrong WIth My Baby - Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville

Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone


Heading Towards the Light - Traveling Wilburys

Set On You - George Harrison

Ten Men Working - Neil Young

Pure & Easy - Pete Townshend







Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunny days are always make it so difficult to stay inside! But someone has to do it so here is the music for this sunny day:
Ysaye:  Sonata No. 5 from Op. 27, Thomas Zehetmair on the violin.
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.  3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi.
Smetana:  String Quartet No. 1 "From My Life" performed by the Smetana Quartet.
   ----    The Moldau from "Ma Vlast"  Zdenek Macal conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
  ----     Dances for Piano Rudolf Firkusny performing.
To celebrate the birthday of Kurt Weill there is a brief look at his works:
Weill: Symphony No. 1 with Marin Alsop conducting the Bournemouth Symphony.
  ---   Suite from "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagony" with Mariss Jansons conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
  --- Three songs from "The Threepenny Opera"  Lotte Lenya - vocal with Roger Bean conducting an unnamed orchestra.
  ---  Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocture (Concert Suite arr. by Robert Russell Bennett), Marin Alsop conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  ---   Three songs from "One Touch of Venus" libretto on this done by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash, Ute Lemper on the vocal, John Mauceri conducting the RIAS Berlin Chamber Ensemble. 
On the anniversary of the first performance of Bizet's most well know opera:
Bizet: Carmen Suite, Michel Plasson conducts the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse.
To finish:  some more songs by Weill.  
Tomorrow's program will feature the complete Dreigroshenoper".