Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our program today has mostly 20th Century music in it. Some from composers who are having birthdays, Scriabin, Brubeck, and Leroy Anderson, or pieces of music that were premiered this week, except for the piano trio by Rebecca Clarke. I tried to find her viola sonata but couldn't so we will setthe for the very nice trio. She is relatively unknown but her music is well worth the effort in searching for it.
Here is a new format, Title, Composer,Artist, Orchestra or Group:
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 23 Alexander Scriabin Jean Louis Steuerman - piano
Piano Trio (1921) Rebecca Clarke The Newstead Trio
Fiddle Faddle Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No 1 in B minor Anton Arensky Yevegi Svetlanov USSR Symphony Orchestra
Rondo for Cello & Piano in Gminor, Op 94 Antonin Dvorak Robert Cohen - Cello, Roger Vignoles - piano
The Typewriter, Saraband & Song of the Bells Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra
Voice of the Holy Spirit (Tongues of Fire) Dave Brubeck Alan Opie - baritone, Russel Gloyd = conducting The London Symphony et al
Concerto for Small Orchestra David Diamond Gerard Schwarz Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Jazz Pizzicato & Serenata Leroy Anderson Maurice Abravanel Utah Symphony Orchestra

Tues. CC with Katie B. and Garrick and Kaitlyn.Tribute to MJ

Tribute to Michael Jackson

"He is not really of this planet."--Elizabeth Taylor

Rolling Stone Coverage

"Not Like Other Guys"
by Rob Sheffield
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/28872482/not_like_other_guys_rob_sheffield_remembers_michael_jackson

Michael Jackson Essential Playlist
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/28853262/michael_jackson_the_essential_playlist

Heal the World
Michael Jackson
History Vol 1
2001

Michael Franti
Hey World
All Rebel Rockers
Michael Franti and Spearhead
2008

Michael Jackson
Thriller
HIStory vol 1.
2001

Jackson Five
Dancing Machine

Janet Jackson
When I Think of You

James Brown
Get on the Good Foot

Michael Jackson
Black or White
Dangerous
HIStory vol 1.
2001

Micheal Jackson
Billie Jean
Thriller
HIStory vol 1.
2001

Captain Kirk?

Jai Ho
AR Rahman, Suhkvinder Singh
Slumdog Millionaire Theme Song
2008

Micheal Jackson
Beat It
Greatest Hits History Vol. 1
2001

Jackson Five
Standing in the Shadows of Love
Diana Ross presents The Jackson FIve
1969

Marvin Gaye
Stranger in my Life
Super Hits
2007

Jackson Five
Never Can Say Good Bye


Micheal Jackson
Human Nature
Thriller
1982

R. Kelly
Happy People

Michael Jackson
Man in the Mirror
BAD
History Vol 1
2001

Madonna
Vogue

Micheal Jackson
Smooth Criminal

Earth Wind and Fire
September

Micheal Jackson
Rock with You

Madonna
Beautiful Stranger

We are the World
1985

Monday, June 29, 2009

Jazz Tonight -- June 29, 2009

Playlist for Monday, June 29th

Set 1:

Stan Getz - This Song Is You
Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers - Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong - Basin Street Blues
Django Reinhardt - Swingtime in Springtime
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Sweet Georgia Brown

Set 2:

Charlie Parker - Ornithology
Max Roach - Lover
Thelonious Monk - Nutty
Cannonball Adderly & the Bossa Rio Sextet - Groovy Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wave
Miles Davis - Orbits

Set 3:

Sarah Vaughn - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Ella Fitzgerald - Love for Sale
Billie Holiday - Easy to Love
Helen Merrill - All of You

Set 4:

Anat Cohen - A Change Is Gonna Come
Jenny Scheinman - That's Delight
Ben Allison - Little Things Run the World

Set 5:

Bobby Previte & The New Bump - Set the Alarm for Monday
Cassandra Wilson - A Sleepin' Bee
Nicole Henry - The Very Thought of You

Set 6:

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Night Life
Michael Buble - Always On My Mind

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Zorro

Zorro has been fascinating readers and viewers ever since his debut in 1919 in pulp writer Johnston McCulley’s The Curse of Capistrano. People clamored for more, and they got it when, the next year, Douglas Fairbanks became the first actor to don the trademark flowing Spanish cape, flat-brimmed Andalusian-style hat, and black cowl mask. Over 40 films, 11 television shows and now two stage shows later (and that doesn’t count the comic books, serials and computer games) , Zorro has become part of the American universal myth – everyone knows the wily fox, Zorro.

Today’s musical is the 2008 West End musical based on the 2005 Chilean author Isabel Allende's prequel, the mock biography Zorro: A Novel. Filled with swashbuckling and swordfights and falling in love, it pits Don Diego against his childhood friend Ramon, who has taken over the pueblo and has become a tyrant. The music is by the Gypsy Kings and the flamenco-based score makes you want to dance! It closed last March, but we can always hope that it comes across the pond.

Act I
Flamenco Opening - gypsies
Baila Me - Diego, Inez, gypsies
Libertad - Women of the pueblo
Hope - Diego
In one Day - Luisa and the Women of the pueblo
Feeling - Luisa
Bamboleo/There's A Tale - Inez, gypsies
Act II
Entrada - gypsies
Freedom - Inez, citizens, gypsies
Bamboleo (reprise) - Inez
Serenade- instrumental (the dance between Diego and Luisa)
A love We'll Never Live - Diego and Luisa
One More Beer - Garcia, Inez, women of the pueblo
Djobi Djobi - Inez and Luisa
Hope (reprise) - Diego
Man Behind The Mask - Luisa
Fiesta - Whole cast

Music: Gipsy Kings & John Cameron
Book and Lyrics: Stephen Clark & Helen Edmundson
• Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro – Matt Rawle.
• Luisa – Emma Williams.
• Ramon – Adam Levy.
• Inez – Lesli Margherita.
• Sergeant Garcia –
• Don Alejandro de la Vega – Jonathan Newth.


With the few minutes remaining, I want to play one more Zorro piece of music. For those of us of a certain age, our very first Zorro was presented to us by Walt Disney. Guy Williams portrayed the dashing Don Diego and swung his way into many a little girl’s heart. So, to finish off the show, we’ll listen to the theme song from the Disney TV show.

We Like Kids! - 6-28-09

4-Legged Animals

Tingalayo - Raffi
An Elephant Never Forgets - Owen Duggan
A Tiger, A Monkey, and Me - Trout Fishing in America
Froggy Went a Courting - Cathy & Marcy
Bullfrogs on Your Mind - Doug Elliott

Cats Do Their Own Thing - Artichoke
The Cat Came Back - Mike Anderson
A Turtle Can't Talk Back - Wayne Potash
I Am A Turtle - Two of a Kind

The Race - Charlie Williams (The Noise Guy)

Buffalo Herd - Wendy Gelsanliter
Counting Cows - Jim Cosgrove
I'm An Old Cowhand - John Kirk & Trish Miller
On The Wings of Horses - Emmylou Harris
Roll On Little Doggies - Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jazz Beat/June 27, 2009

JAZZ BEAT/JUNE 27, 2009

1. PERFORMER: Tien Square
SONG: "Kashgar Nights"
ALBUM: Made in China

2. PERFORMER: Jazznost
SONG: "Polushko Pole"
ALBUM: Joint Venture

3. PERFORMER: Hank Crawford
SONG: "Come Sunday"
ALBUM: The World of Hank Crawford

4. PERFORMER: Howard Roberts
SONG: "Godchild Album"
ALBUM: Good Pickin's

5. PERFORMER: Howard Roberts
SONG: "On A Clear Day"
ALBUM: The Magic Band

6. PERFORMER: Jaco Pastorius
SONG: "River People"
ALBUM: The Word is Out

7. PERFORMER: Jaco Pastorius
SONG: "Reza"
ALBUM: The Word is Out

8.PERFORMER: Al Di Meola
SONG: "Rhapsody Of Five"
ALBUM: Tirami Su

9. PERFORMER: Danilo Perez
SONG: Panama Libre
ALBUM: Danilo Perez
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10. PERFORMER: The South Nine Ensemble
SONG: "Smile"
ALBUM: Doing It Augie Style

11. PERFORMER: Nuclear Whales
SONG: "Lush Life"
ALBUM: Gone Fission

12. PERFORMER: Gerry Mulligan
SONG: "Splendor In The Grass"
ALBUM: Lonesome Boulevard

13. PERFORMER: Brad Mehldau
SONG: "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
ALBUM: The Art of the Trio

14. PERFORMER: Alex Dean Quintet
SONG: "Skylark"
ALBUM:Kaitlyn's Waltz

15. PERFORMER: Larry Adler
SONG: "Rhapsody In Blue"
ALBUM: The Glory of Gershwin

16. PERFORMER: Al Di Meola
SONG: "La Cathedral"
ALBUM: World Sinfonia

17. PERFORMER: Michel Petrucciani
SONG: "September Second"
ALBUM: Trio in Tokyo

18. PERFORMER: Metheny/Mehldau
SONG: "A Night Away"
ALBUM: Quartet

19. PERFORMER: Dem Brookly Bums
SONG: "Speak Softly Love (Love theme from "The Godfather")
ALBUM: Step Up to the Plate

STYX AND STONES! 10:00 AM Saturday, June 27th

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young-Woodstock
The Guess Who-American Woman
Pink Floyd-Money
Eric Clapton-Cocaine
Going to California-Led Zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Spanish Castle Magic
Queen-Fat Bottomed Girls
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Down on the Corner
Frank Zappa-Montana
Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
ZZ Top-La Grange
Sly and the Family Stone-Everyday People
The Beatles-With a Little Help From My Friends
The Who-Who Are You
Janis Joplin-Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
The Band-I Shall Be Released
The Rolling Stones-Gimmie Shelter (Live)
The Velvet Underground-Afterhours
Led Zeppelin-When the Levee Breaks
Styx-Lady
The Doors-People are Strange
The Beatles-Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
Cream-White Room
Neil Young-Southern Man
The Who-Magic Bus
Creedence Clearwater Revival-Green River


....Rock on, see you next month!

Saturday Sunrise - 27 June 2009

Roy Hargrove - Things we did last summer
Carmen McRae - Black and blue
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchester - Light blue
Ray Charles - I need a good woman bad
Nina Simone - Nobody's fault but mine
Bill Evans - Blue in green
Yusef Latef - The blues walk
Terrence Blanchard - Lady sings the blues
Chet Baker - All blues
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
Casandra Wilson - Subatomic blues
Joe Pass - N.E.C. blues
Clark Terry - Sugar blues
Helen Merril - The thrill is gone
Dave Brubeck - Lullaby
Panama Francis - Bess's blues
Lucky Thompson & his Lucky Seven - Boppin' the blues
Benny Carter - Lullaby in blue
Roy Hargrove - Ruby my dear

Ambient Groove -- June 27, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, June 27, 2009

Set 1:
Illuminated (By Touching), Dreamlogik
Summer, Life Moods
Morning Groove, Dan Freeme
Like You, Animelatine

Set 2:
Beyond the Clouds, Doug Smith
Groove Etude, David Cullen
Don't Know Why, Pat Methany
Soulmates, Billy McLaughlin
One Wish, Dallas Gordon

Set 3:
Love at First Sight, Laurence Juber
Cruisin', David Arkenstone
Firefly, Tom Grant

Set 4:
Night Breeze, Didascalis
Dreaming, Just Moon
I Just Can't Stay Without You, Jurij Gianluca Ricotti

Set 5:
Frozen Strawberry, Owen Arnold
Unwind, Fletch
Reborn, Fluff

Set 6:
Early Morning, Copponi
Peace, Jason Bralli
Airwalk, Andy Bolleshon
Problem Solved, Moodswings

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gustav Mahler and Mozart, perhaps an odd combination but they do seem to fit in some ways. Mozart very definitely changed styles as he aged. It was not that he lived a long life, he didn't of course, but he did fill almost all of it with musical compositions from a very young age.
Mahler changed also, it was at a late date (he did not know that at the time) and he had to have a face to face meeting with himself before he could compose again. We shall hear two late symphonies by them today. First:
Vivaldi: La tempeste di mare, Violin Concerto RV570, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 performed by Mitchell and Leona Lurie.
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Pierre Boulez.
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K543, Raymond Leppard conducting the English Baroque Solists.
Grieg: Four Norwegian Dances, Op. 38, Raymond Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra.
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major, Michele Campanella at the piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Canfield: Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano (2000) Kenneth Tse - sax and Mami Nagai - piano.
Dvorak: Bagatelles, Op. 47. Virginia Black - harmonium, the Alberni String Quartet.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today is the Feast of St. John the Baptist according to many calendars in Europe and there are traditions about the Eve of St. John's Day. We have a piece of music about that for today, but to start:
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden led by Sir Colin Davis.
Moussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (St John's Eve on Bare Mountain) Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. (It seems weird for a summer piece but it was to mark the "middle" of summer.)
Fauré: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45, Emmanuel Ax on the piano, Isaac Stern on the violin, Jaime Laredo on viola and Yo-Yo Ma on the cello.
Stravinsky: The Firebird, conducted by the composer with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor, the London Philharmonic conducted by Bernard Haitink.
Beethoven: Romance for violin and orchestra, No. 2 in F major, Op. 50, played by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter with Kurt Masur conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Antal Dorati conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78, Itzhak Perlman on the violin and Vladimir Ashkenazy at the piano.
Stravinsky: Bluebird - Pas de Deux, the composer conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

Wednesday Soundings 6-24-09 Jazz & Mie

Howdy every one. Well, last week, I said I'd be doing a cool cats show today, but someone I love just lost his brother yesterday, So I'll be mixing up a little sympathy with the kitties:

Louis Armstrong--Tiger Rag
Stan Getz--Amorous Cat
Ray Charles--Two Old Cats Like Us
Katie Webster--Mama Cat Cuttin' No Slack

Diane Schuur--You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal
Dirty Dozen Brass Band--I'll Fly Away
Irma Thomas--Hold Me While I Cry
Louis Prima--When The Saints Go Marching In

Disney--Everybody Wants To Be a Cat
J. Geils--Wholly Cats
Butch Thompson--Tom Cat Blues
Henri Mancini--The Pink Panther Theme
Disney--The Siamese Cat Song

The Homes Brothers--I Shall Not Walk Alone
Irma Thomas--Shelter In The Rain
Bob Telson--Now Let The Weeping Cease

C.J. Chenier--Lion's Den
Buddy Guy--Black Cat Blues
C.J. Chenier--Part-Time Woman
Bill Wharton--Doggin My Cat
Katie Webster--Pussy Cat Moan
Roy Rogers--Black Cat Bone

Leadbelly--Midnight Special
Saffire--Tomorrow Ain't Promised
The Holmes Bros--Up Above My Head
Mavis Staples--Stand By Me
Bill Withers--Lean On Me

Well, yes, some kitty cats, some sympathy, all mixed up in lots of great music. Thanks for listening, take care of each other, Love Ya, Mie.

Wednesday Crosscurrents 6/24

Host - John Gaguine

Elton John - Candle in the Wind

Neil Young - Sugar Mountain, Harvest Moon

Three songs from Bob Dylan's 1966 magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde - One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later), Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
Richie Havens - Just Like a Woman

Otis Redding - Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (with Carla Thomas), That's How Strong My Love Is, I've Been Loving You Too Long to Stop Now
Aretha - Respect (Redding)

Santana - Persuasion, Hope You're Feeling Better, You Just Don't Care

Beatles - Follow the Sun
Buckinghams - Susan
England Dan and John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
Spirit of the West - Political

Four Seasons - Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Girl Come Running, Let's Hang On!, Working My Way Back to You

Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through the Grapevine, What's Going On?
Aretha - Chain of Fools (remix)
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Tears of a Clown

Dylan - Where Are You Tonight, Sweet Marie?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 23, 2009

Since we are now offBoldicialItalicly into summer it is time to call upon Good Ol' whathizname for an introduction intoBold our summer's music.
Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons. Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque.
Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D, K 218, Itzhak Perlman on the violin and James Levine conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Schumann: Fantasiestück, Op. 73, Martha Argerich on the piano and Natalia Gutman on the cello.
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor, once again Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque.
Beethoven: Concerto for violin, cello, piano "Triple Concerto" in C major, Op. 56, Itzhak Perlman on the violin, Yo-Yo Ma on the cello and Daniel Barenboim at the piano and conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and Orchestra, Op. 28, Kyung Wha Chung on the violin and Charles Dutoit conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mozart: Rondo in C major, K 373, Itzhak Perlman on violin, James Levine conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bax: Symphony No. 3, David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Strauss: Burleske for piano and orchestra, Op. 11, Jeffrey Kahane at the piano and Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
The next two pieces are from a new Canadian Brass CD titled "Swing That Music: A tribute to Louis Armstrong" and are derivations of two Bach pieces arranged by Luther Henderson.
Henderson: Cool Bach & Dixie Bach, The Canadian Brass.
Cheetam: Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano (2001), Kenneth Tse - sax and Mami Nagai - piano.
Bax: "Happy Forest" David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We Like Kids! - 6-21-09

Daddy Does the Dishes - Rosenshontz
Dad Threw the TV Out the Window - Cathy & Marcy
Don't Trick Your Dad - Peter Alsop

Daddy's Car - Sammie Haynes
My Dad's The Greatest - Peter & Ellen Allard
Yea Daddy - Dan Crow
King Midas and the Golden Touch - Jim Weiss

Father Grumble - John McCutcheon
Daddy's Whiskers - Eric Nagler
Daddy Stop Teasing - Eric Nagler
Seven Wonders - Craig & Company
Baby Had a Banjo - Herb Pederson

Chasin After Chickens - Dennis Caraher
Kids Can Make a World of Difference - Cheryl Melody
Everybody's Happy When They're Singing - Jamie Shaheen
Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mudlark Sampler 6/20/09 Host - Jack Fontanella

Turn Your Radio On, Blue Sky Boys

Glory in the Meeting House, Macrae Sisters, Old Sledge
Road to Malvern, Light and Hitch, Light and Hitch
Huldy in the Sink Hole, Lonesome Stragglers, Susquehanna Waltz
Medicine Springs, The Crooked Jades, Going to the Races
Dance All Night With a Bottle in My Hand, Chance McCoy, Debut
Cotton Eyed Joe, Wilson Douglas, Right Hand Fork of Rushes Creek
Indian Ate a Woodchuck, Chance McCoy, Debut
Diggin' Potatoes, Edden Hammons, Collection
Riley the Furniture Man, The Haints Old Time Stringband, Shout Monah

Girl from Jerico, Bliss and Jones, Title
Black Jack Grove, Big Medicine, Too Old to Be Controlled
Kitty Clyde, Blue Ridge Rounders, The Rounder Way
Get Up in the Cool, The Macrae Sisters, Old Sledge
Buckets of Blue, Polecat Creek, Ordiary Seasons

Leaning On a Wall, Dirk Powell, Hand Me Down
Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents, Binkley Brothers, Nashville Stringbands
Tupelo Blues, Hoyt Ming and His Pep Steppers, Mississippi Stringbands
John Browns, Light and Hitch, Light and Hitch
September Waltz Medley, Charlie Hunt, The Cabin Hunter's Mandolin
Sambo, The Hellbenders
Rebel Raid, Killer Grits, Midnight on the Run
Run Mountain, Clack Moutain Stringand, Sorrows End
Give My Horse Corn and Hay, Brett Ratliff, Cold Icy Mountain

Leather Breeches, Gellert and Leftwitch, A Moment in Time
Roll on Buddy, Red State Ramblers, Commonwealth
Henry Reed Medley, Hoffman and Benfrod, It's About Time

Devil's Dream/Last Chance, The Haints Old Time Stringband, Shout Monah
If You Go Away, Jones and Bliss, Girl from Jericho
Texas, The Blueridge Rounders, The Rounder Way

Mudlark Sampler 6/20/09 Host - Jack Fontanella

Saturday Sunrise, 20 June 2009

Toots Thielman - Blue 'N Green/All blues
Jacki Byard - When Sunny Gets Blue
Big Mama Thorton - Ball N' Chain
Ike Turner - Down and Out
Stan Getz - Blues for Mary Jane
Linghtning Hopkins - Have you ever loved a woman
Robert Cray - The dream
Don Byas - Peanut butter blues
Ray Charles - That's enough
SonnyRollins - Blue N' boogie
Etta James - Somebody to love
Mississippi John Hurt - Nobody cares for me, Cow Hooking blues
Don Byas - Blues at noon
Jay Thomas - Close enough for love
Billie Holliday - Long gone blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Crying the blues
Big Mama Thorton - Hound dog
Sam Cooke - I'll come running back to you
John Lee Hooker - I need love so bad
Bessie Smith - Mean old bedbug blues
Chet Baker - Ballata in forma di blues
Phil Woods - Blue and sentimental
Benny Green - Misty

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Afternoon Classics, 6/17

John Gaguine, sitting in for Mike Price

Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor - Sviatoslav Richter, with the Warsaw Nat'l Orchestra

Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Cello - members of the Borromeo Quartet

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring Suite (as originally scored, for 13 instruments)

Schumann, Toccata in C Major - Richter

Bartok - Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sonata (third movement)

Wednesday Soundings 6-17 Jazz & Mie "Dog Days"

Yes this is the dog days of summer. That ol' dog star Sirius is howlin for me. And I'm howlin' for my baby (o.k. that's John Hammond) but i'm right there with him. Ready to roll over and get my belly scratched. C'mon, makeme pant...

Big Mama Thorton--Hound Dog
Little Charlie & the Night Cats--Dog Eat Dog
Marcia Ball-- Let Me Play With Your Poodle
C.J. Chenier--Road Dog
Johnny Winter--No More Doggin'
Saffire--Don't Treat Your Man Like A Dog
Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson--Graveyard Dogs
Dr. John-- How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around
Tom Waits--Rain Dogs
Bob Dylan--If Dogs Run Free w/ Maeretha Stewart bacup v.
John Hammond--Howlin' For My Darlin'
Muddy Waters--My Dog Can't Bark
Peggy Lee--He's a Tramp

John Lee Hooker--Six Little Puppies and Twelve Shaggy Hounds
Lightning Hopkins--Shaggy Dog
Muddy Waters--Howling Wolf
Etta James--Hound Dog
Hound Dog Taylor--The Dog Meets The Wolf
Johnny Winter--Lone Wolf
Jimmy Thackery--Bone Pickin
Koko Taylor--Please Don't Dog Me
(Well, I've got us almost all the way through two hours of dog days blues, but just to pad it out, here's a few cat songs).
Albert Collins & Johnny Copeland--Black Cat Bone
Katie Webster--Pussy Cat Moan
Duke Robillard--Buy Me a Dog
Ronnie Earl--Wolf Dance

Thanks for listening, go out in the woods and do it like dogs, Love ya, Mie.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today we will celebrate the birthday of Edvard Grieg, well it was Monday but I wasn't here to light the candles. First of all, to sort of celebrate the performance of the Juneau Symphony on Saturday Night (their "pops" ), we will begin with the Juneau Symphony playing Mozart.
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K 183, the "Little G Minor" Kyle Wiley Pickett conducting the Juneau Symphony Orchestra.
Grieg: Violin sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45, Denes Zsigmondy and Anneliese Nissen.
Album Leaves, Op 29, Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano.
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano and Dimitri Kitayenko conducting the Bergen Philharmonic.
Holberg Suite, Op. 40, Conrad van Alphen conducting the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra.
Symphonic Dance No. 1, Op. 64, Raymond Leppard and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 2, in B flat major, Emil Gilels at the piano and Eugen Jochum conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Pilafian: Relentless Grooves II: Armenia, Tom McCaslin - tuba.
Nagao: Lovers on the Celestial Sphere, Kenneth Tse and Nobuya Sugawa on the saxophones and Kazuo Murakami at the piano.
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, Raymond Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra.

Tuesday CC with Katie B. 6-16-09

Sarah Jarosz

Little Song

Song Up in Her Head

2009


Sarah Jarosz

Mansinneedof

Song Up in Her Head

2009


Marian Call

Vanilla

Vanilla

2007



Figurines

The Air We Breathe

When the Deer Wore Blue


Journey

Lights

Greatest Hits


Jolie Holland

Mexico City

The Living and the Dead

2008


Sonny Landreth

Soul Salvation

Levee Town

2009


Ryan Bingham and the Deadhorses

Tell My Mother I Miss Her So

Roadhouse Sun

2009


Bob Dylan

It's All Good

Together Through Life

2009


Matthew Barber

One Little Piece of My Love

Ghost Notes


Jane Roodenburg

Angel From Montgomery

Unmarked Boxes

1997


Son Volt

Roll On

American Central Dust

2009


Anais Mitchell

Namesake

The Brightness

2007


Black Joe Lewis and the HoneyBears

I'm Broke

Tell Em What Your Name Is

2009


Buddy Tabor

Corporate Domination

Edge of Despair

2004


Jenny

Worst Hickey Ever

Leaving Nothing

2009



Marian Call

Fret

Vanilla

2007



Tori Amos

Welcome to England

Abnormally Attracted to Sin

2009


Band of Horses

No One's Gonna Love You

Cease to Begin

2007


James Taylor

Shower the People

One Man Band

2007


Hughes

Feels Right
2004

Note, Hughes in on I-tunes


Prince

7-1992


Steve Earle

To Live is to Fly

Townes

2009


Townes Van Zandt

To Live is to Fly

Far Cry from Dead

1999


Townes Van Zandt

Fare Thee Well Miss Carousel

Townes Van Zandt
1969
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townes_Van_Zandt


Tim Easton
Lexington Jail
Live at Water Canyon
2008

Rhiannon
Amazing
In My Prime
2005



Monday, June 15, 2009

Jazz Tonight

Host: Jonas Lamb
Take two on a good two weeks, deep vinyl vaulting despite the shrinking vinyl stacks at the station (all for the best, growth, and subsequent weeding). Kick back, let it come at you in a smoothe, effortless way, through your radio. Like a psychological agent, invisible pamphlet or leaflet falling from sky or speakers to wherever you are.

artist/song/album

sun ra, priest, somewhere else
wes montomery, delilah, riverside profiles
sun ra, s'wonderful, somewhere else
miles davis, oleo, bag's groove

king curtis, all the way, jazz groove -fet curtis on tenor, nat adderley on cornet
king curtis, trouble in mind, trouble in mind fet curtis on alto, guitar and vocals!
medeski, martin and wood, note bleu, the dropper
"", hey joe (hendrix), live at tonic
"", partido alto, the dropper
dr. lonnie smith, the new pollution (beck), boogaloo to beck

charlie hunter trio, swamba redux, copporopolis hunter on 8 string guitar, john ellis on tenor, derek phillips on drums
ornette coleman, zig zag, the empty foxhole fet ornette coleman on alto, c.haden on bass and 6 year old son, ornette denardo coleman on drums wow!
art blakey's jazz messengers +t. monk, in walked bud, abjm with thelonius monk
miles davis, solea, sketches of spain

chick corea, duet for bass and piano, circling in dave holland on bass
sex mob, please, please, please (james brown), solid sender
sex mob, ruby tuesday (stones), ""

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Camelot

Inspired by last night's Juneau Symphony pops concert, we are listening to the 1960 Lerner and Lowe musical Camelot.

The first musical to follow the duo incredible My Fair Lady, it opened to mixed reviews, but that was to be expected. After all, how could anyone follow the practically perfect My Fair Lady with another pracically perfect musical? But Camelot is a very fine show -- with lots of memorable music. Naomi Siegel,in her New York Times review of the 2003 review, says "Camelot has it all – a beautiful English princess swept off her feet by a shy, but passionate bachelor king; an ardent French knight, torn between devotion to his liege and an uncontrollable hunger, reciprocated, to be sure, for the king's tempestuous wife.... Camelot features a score rich in English country-tune charm..."

We are listening to the original cast recording this afternoon, with
King Arthur - Richard Burton
Queen Guenevere - Julie Andrews
Sir Lancelot - Robert Goulet
Merlyn - David Hurst
Pellinore - Robert Coote
Mordred - Roddy McDowall
Sir Dinadan - John Cullum
Morgan Le Fey - M'el Dowd
Lady Catherine - Virginia Allen
Nimue - Marjorie Smith
Sir Lionel - Bruce Yarnell
Sir Sagramore - James Gannon
Tom of Warwick - Robin Stewart


MUSIC
Act I
"Overture" and "The March [Parade]"
"I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" (Arthur)
"The Simple Joys of Maidenhood" (Guenevere)
"Camelot" (Arthur)
"Camelot" (reprise) (Arthur and Guenevere)
"Follow Me" (Nimue)
"C'est Moi" (Lancelot)
"The Lusty Month of May" (Guenevere and Company)
"Then You May Take Me To the Fair" (Guenevere, Sir Lionel, Sir Sagramore, and Sir Dinadan)
"How To Handle a Woman" (Arthur)
"The Jousts" (Arthur, Guenevere and Ensemble
"Before I Gaze at You Again" (Guenevere)
Act II
"If Ever I Would Leave You" (Lancelot)
"The Seven Deadly Virtues" (Mordred)
"What Do the Simple Folk Do?" (Arthur and Guenevere)
"Fie on Goodness!" (Mordred and The Knights)
"I Loved You Once In Silence" (Guenevere)
"Guenevere" (Company)
"Camelot" (reprise) (King Arthur)

Find out more about Camelot!

To Finish up the time....
Irving Berlin was the most American of composers, perhaps because he was an immigrant.Last night's medley just didn't touch on anywhere near enough of his musical gift to the American Songbook. Here are some of my favorites -- recorded by the original artists (and on vinyl), so it may sound a bit "noisy".

O how I hate to get up in the morning -- Irving Berlin -- from Yip, Yip, Yaphank (recorded 1942)
Mandy - Van and Schenck -- from Ziegfeld Follies of 1919(recorded 1919)
A Pretty Girl is like a melody -- John Steele from Ziegfeld Follies of 1919( (recorded 1919)
Rock a bye Baby -- Grace Moore --from the Music Box Revue(recorded 1925)
Shaking the Blues Away -- Etta James -- from Ziegfeld Follies of 1927(recorded 1927)

We Like Kids 6-14-09 Miss Mie Goes Under the Sea

Ahoy kids, at the special request of my son, we are going under the sea today (well a little bit on the sea also). Here's the songs I'm playing:

Arrow--Under The Sea
Juliette McDonald--In The Sea
Dan Zanes--Deep Blue Sea
The Cat's Pajama's--Three little Fishies
John McCutcheon--Somos El Barco
Raffi--Baby Beluga
Carrie Brandon--Yellow Submarine
Harry Nilsson--Blanket for a Sail
Libby Titus & Dr. John--The Sailor and The Mermaid
The Chenille Sisters--At the Codfish Ball
Dan Zanes--The Mermaid
Banana Slug Band--Fishes
Disney's 20000 Leagues Under the Sea--Whale of a Tale
Fred Curchack--Full Fathom Five
Wipe Out

Saturday, June 13, 2009

JAZZ BEAT, JUNE 13, 2009

1. David Hazeltine Quintet/Optimism
"Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"

2. David Sanborn/LP VERSION
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"

3. John Adams/Trios
"Danny Boy"

4. One for All/Return of the Lineup
"Jackpipe"

5. One for All/Return of the Lineup
"Road to Marostica"

6. Aaron Parks/Invisible Cinema
"Travelers"

7. Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra/Yi Nian
"On Ice.

8. Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra/Yi Nian
"Yi Nian"

9. Joe Pass/Resonance
"Yardbird Suite"
=========================== 8 p.m.
10.Odean Pope Saxophone Choir/Locked & Loaded
"Terrestrial"

11.Odean Pope Saxophone Choir/Locked & Loaded
"Epitome"

12. Bill Frisell/The Intercontinentals
"Baba Drame"

13. Hank Roberts/Black Pastels
"This Quietness"

14. Mingus Big Band/Tonight at Noon
"Love Is A Dangerous Necessity"

15. Mingus Big Band/Tonight at Noon
"Tonight at Noon"

. . . SO FAR ...

16. Benjie Porecki/Servin' It Up
"Blue in Green" Introduction

17. Benjie Porecki/Servin' It Up
"Blue in Green"

18. The Bad Plus/Blunt Objects, Live in Tokyo
"We are the Champions."

19. Joe Pass/Resonance
"Misty"

20. Hiroshima/Best of Hiroshima
"One Wish"

Saturday Sunrise 6/13

John Gaguine, host - today featuring the music of Carole King, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell

Tim Easton - California singer-songwriter who's played the AFF - Special 20, All the Pretty Girls Leave Town

Carole King - live in concert - Up on the Roof, So Far Away, You've Got a Friend (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)

Three cuts from the 1995 CD Tapestry Revisited - covers of all of the songs on Tapestry, Carole King's great album:
Amy Grant - It's Too Late
Faith Hill - Where You Lead
Celine Dion - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

King - You Can Do Anything (co-written with Carole Bayer Sager and Babyface)
Linda Ronstadt - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Goffin/King)

Jackson Browne - from Solo Acoustic Vols. 1 and 2 - Take It Easy (co-written with Glenn Frey, of the Eagles), Somebody's Baby

Tom Rush - These Days, Shadow Dream Song, Colors of the Sun (all written by J Browne)

Browne - Jamaica Say You Will
Ronstadt - Rock Me on the Waters (Browne)

Joni Mitchell - Marcie (from her first album, Song to a Seagull), The Priest, Cactus Tree (imho, her greatest song, also from Song to a Seagull)

Tom Rush - Tin Angel, Circle Game (both J Mitchell)

Mitchell - Conversation, Night in the City

Saturday Sunrise 6/13

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Soundings 6/12

June 12 - John Gaguine

Blind Boys of Alabama - Rain

Charlie Haden and Quartet West - Back Home Blues (Charlie Parker), Ou Es-Tu, Mon Amour (Where Are You , My Love - featuring Stephanie Grappelli on violin)

Roseanna Vitro - from the CD Catchin' Some Rays - The Music of Ray Charles - Unchain My Heart, One Mint Julep

Lionel Hampton and Friends - Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman), Slop (Charles Mingus)

Van Morrison - Gloria, Wasted Years (both with John Lee Hooker on vocals)

Dukes of Dixieland - from a tribute CD to the Bobcats - Smoky Mary, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Who's Sorry Now?

Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards, featuring Chris Barber on Trombone - Sing You Sinners (Healey on vocals), Keep It to Yourself (Terra Hazleton on vocals)

Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - from the CD The Skiffle Sessions - Live in Belfast (recorded in 1998) - Midnight Special, Frankie and Johnny
Van Morrison - St. James Infirmary

Guy Van Duser (acoustic guitar) and Billy Novick (clarinet) - Bye and Bye, Muskrat Ramble

Dave Frishberg (Piano) and Jim Goodwin (cornet) - Russian Lullaby (I. Berlin), Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie (Duke Ellington)

Sarah Vaughn - live at the 1969 New Orleans Jazz Festival - All of Me

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, June 11, 2009

We will have a special guest today and the mid-program break. Maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett will be here to talk about the upcoming Juneau Symphony performance this Saturday. The show piece for the concet will be the performance by Sue Kazama of the Gershwin "I Got Rhythm" variations. But to begin the show a little Back will never hurt!
Bach:  Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047, Martin Pearlman and the Boston Baroque.
Tchaikovsky:  Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in G, Op. 55, Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Orchestra and Timpani in G minor, Michael Murray on the Organ
Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Gershwin: Catfish Row, Symphonic picture from Porgy & Bess, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinatti
Pops Orchestra.
Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Orchestra and Trumpet, Yefim Bronfman at the piano,
Thomas Stevens on the horn and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Dvorak: Nocturne, Op. 40, Bohuslav Matousek - piano, Petr Adamec - violin.
Stravinsky: Apollon musagetes, the Composer conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
Bloch: Schelomo, Mstislav Rostropovich on the cello and Leonard Bernstein conducting the '
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Another beautiful day in Juneau and more beautiful music to go with it! Our playlist for today is:
Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068, Martin Pearlman conducting the Boston Baroque.
Strauss:  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 8, Sara Chang on the violin and Wolfgang Sawalisch conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Georges Petre conducting the SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester
Don Juan, Georges Petre conducting the SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester.
Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Jesus Lopez-Cobos conducting the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra.
Nielsen: Maskarade, FS 39, Neeme Jarvi conducting the Gothenburg Symphony.
Symphony No. 6, FS 116, Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony.
Pan and Syrinx, FS 87, Neeme Jarvi conducting the Gothernburg Symphony.
Strauss: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane at the piano, Jesus Lopez-Cobos
conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Moravec: Cool Fire, Marya Martin - flute, Jeewon Park - piano, Ayano Ninomiya - violin,
Jessica Lee - violin, Cynthia Phelps - viola, Edward Arron - cello.

Wednesday Soundings 6-10-09 Jazz & Mie

Three years ago, my marriage was destroyed because the man I loved cheated. I don't mean a slip, an out town one nighter, no, a full blown, nasty office affair. And after 8 months of drunken drama, the real hard stuff of divorce and child custody began and has continued since. And the most amazing thing now? They are pretending there was no affair. But I'm not pretending, I'm not lying and I'm not going to kow tow to their unhealthy delusions. But I do still sing the blues...

Charlie Musslewhite w/ John Lee Hooker--Cheating on Me
Big Mama Thorton--I Smell a Rat
Johnny Winter--Tell The Truth
Koko Taylor--Tired of That
Studebaker John--You Done Me Wrong
Saffire--You Can Have My Husband
Studebaker John--Tell Me Why
Koko Taylor--You Ain't Worth a Good Woman
John Hammond--Baby How Long
Etta James--A Change is Gonna Do Me Good
Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson & Irma Thomas--Yield Not To Temptation
The Holmes Brothers-- What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding
Billie Holiday-- Mean to Me
Frank Sinatra w/ Kenny G--All the Way/One For My Baby
Ruth Brown--Destination Heartbreak
Duke Robillard--All Over But the Paying
John Hammond--Heartache Blues
Joanna Connor--Walking Blues
Stevie Ray Vaugn-Dirty Pool
Saffire--I'd Rather Be Alone
John Hammond--I'm Leaving You
Joanna Connor--You Don't Love Me
C. J. Chenier--Too Much Fun

So if you love someone, tell them so and yield not, unless you want to lose it, Be truthful, be grateful, be love, Mie.

Wednesday Crosscurrents 6/10

Wednesday Crosscurrents - 6/10 - John Gaguine

Buffy Saint-Marie - Now that the Buffalo's Gone, Sometimes When I Get to Thinking, I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again, Pineywood Hills

Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine
Tom Rush - No Regrets, Rainy Day Man
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James

Allman Bros - Whipping Post, Blue Sky, Statesboro Blues, Ramblin' Man

Derek and the Dominos - Layla, Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad?

George Harrison - What Is Life?
Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Jefferson Airplane - Young Girl Sunday Blues, White Rabbit, Good Shepherd

Allman Bros - Trouble No More
Susan Tedeschi - Little by Little
Robben Ford and the Blue Line - Our Love Will Never Die

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Today we will celebrate Robert Schumann's birthday (June 8th) with some of his music and also the 1937 premier (also June 8th) of Carl Orff's magnus opus. 
Schumann:  Overture, scherzo and finale, (1841), Op. 52, John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Orchestre Revolutionairre et Romantique.
  Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121, Jennifer Koh - violin; Reiko Uchida - piano.
  Symphony No. 1 in B flat, Op. 38 "Spring" with Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutioniarre et Romantique.
  Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, Mstislav Rostropovich at the cello and Leonard Bernstein conducting the Orchestre National de France.
Orff: Carmina Burana, Natalie Dessay soprano, Thomas Hampson baritone and Gerard Lesne countertenor with Michel Plasson conducting the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Schumann:    Klaviersonate in f-Moll, Op. 14. Andras Schiff at the piano.
Moravec: Chamber Symphony performed by an ensemble from the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

Tues Am CC with Katie B and Kanaan feat. Kaitlyn 6-9-09

Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven

Kinkski
Down Below it's Chaos
Plan, Steal, Drive
2008

My Morning Jacket
I'm Amazed
Evil Urges
2008

Fleet Foxes
Blue Ridge Mountains
Fleet Foxes (Debut)
2008

Bell X1
The Great Defector
Blue Lights on the Runway
2009

Band of Horses
Is There a Ghost
Cease to Begin
2009

Neil Young
Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon
1992

Dusty Springfield
Son of a Preacher Man
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack


In Memory of Taylor White

Fleet Foxes
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Fleet Foxes (Debut)
2008

Bearfoot
Before I Go
Door and Windows
2009
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Eazy Skankers
To The Foundation
To the Foundation
2008
http://www.myspace.com/eazyskankers

Caleb Tomlinson
The Traveler
Paint the Sky
Quest University Canada
2009
www.questu.ca

Jenny
One Big Cake
Leaving Nothing
2009

Jenny
Red Wine Stain
Leaving Nothing
2009
www.killjenny.com

Happy Birthday C.A.!

Grateful Dead
Eyes of the World
Wake of the Flood
1977

The Clash
Rudie Can't Fail
London Calling
1979

The Clash
Spanish Bombs
London Calling
1979

12:51
The Strokes
Room on Fire

Radiohead
All I need
In Rainbows
2008

Happy Wedding Cheryl and Darin!

Dean Martin
That's Amore
The Best of Dean Martin
Released 2002

Earth Wind and Fire
Shining Star
The Essential Earth Wind and Fire
1972-78
Released 2002-08

Jenny
Dancing Shoes
Leaving Nothing
2009
If you want a copy call Kanaan at 364-3129

Metric
Poster of a Girl
Live it Out
2005

Langhorne Slim
Hummingbird (live at Paste)
2009

Annuals
Sore
Wet Zoo
EP

Thanks for listening! We are K3..

Monday, June 8, 2009

Jazz Tonight

Jonas Lamb here, sitting in for the next few weeks and looking forward to digging deep into the jazz vinyl vault. Kick back, fix something in a rocks glass and listen to the sweet sound of vintage jazz and blues and an occasional glimpse at some innovative contemporary sessions by a selection of my favorites.

artist, song, album (year, label)

king curtis, deep fry, trouble in mind (1961, Fantasy/True Sound)
"", jivin' time, ""
wes montgomery, besame mucho, riverside profiles (2006 Re-issue Fantasy/Riverside)
grant green, reaching out, green blues (1961 Muse)

wynton marsalis septet, in the sweet embrace of life sermon / father, in this house on this morning (1994 Sony) fet. reginald veal on bass
brad mehldau trio, exit music (for a film), songs/the art of the trio vol. III (1998 Warner Bros)
"", river man (nick drake), ""
kieth jarrett trio, too young to go steady (in response to the NPR story on 'the hookup'), standards live (1986 ECM)
bill evans trio, come rain or shine, portrait in jazz (1959 Riverside)

marco benevento, seems so long ago nancy, me not me (2009 Royal Potato Family)
As a side note, seems so long ago nancy features benevento on the optigan described here, "Particularly, you can hear the use of the Optigan, a device created by the toy manufacturer Mattel. The Optigan, or optical organ, plays samples from a transparency with sound waves printed on it, like the grooves on a record. An optical laser reads the transparency and creates a wobbly, out-of-tune, almost eerie-sounding keyboard effect." (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103161978)
"", mephisto, ""
take 2 kieth jarrett trio, too young to go steady (in response to the NPR story on 'the hookup'), standards live (1986 ECM)
medeski martin and wood, hermeto's daydream, notes from the underground (1991 BMI)
ron carter, doom, uptown conversation (1970 Embryo)
herbie mann, the oud and the pussycat, impressions of the middle east (1967 Atlantic)
chick corea, departure from planet earth, solo sessions
sun ra, i'll get by, some blues but not the kind that's blue (2007 altavista)
king curtis, ain't nobody's business, trouble in mind
king johnson, if the spirit moves you, hot fish laundry mat

over and out....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

TONY AWARDS

It's Broadway's night to shine, with the 63rd Tony Awards. You can watch them tonight on CBS (7pm tape delay in Alaska), follow them at the Tony Awards winner site and we'll do our best, while listening to Shrek the Musical, to keep us up to date on the musical awards of the Tonys.

MUSICAL TONYS
Musical -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Book of A Musical -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Score -- Next to Normal
Musial Revivial -- Hair
Actor in a Musical -- Billy Elliot The Musical - David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish (shared)
Actress in a Musical -- Next to Normal -- Alice Ripley
Featured Actor in a Musical -- Billy Elliot The Musical - Gregory Jbara
Featured Actress in a Musical -- West Side Story - Karen Olivo
Scenic Design -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Costume Design -- Shrek the Musical
Lighting Design -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Sound Design -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Direction -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Choreography -- Billy Elliot The Musical
Orchestration -- Billy Elliot The Musical AND Next to Normal

Special Theatrical Event -- Liza's at the Palace

TOTAL AWARDS
Billy Elliot The Musical: 15 nominations, 10 awards
Next to Normal: 11 nominations, 3 awards
Shrek the Musical: 8 nominations, 1 award
West Side Story: 4 nominations, 1 award
Hair: 8 nominations, 1 award

Posted later:
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Well, I finished watching the awards ceremony and have the following comments:

Neil Patrick Harris did a great job – things kept moving along, the jokes were kept to a minimum but were there and mostly understandable to those of us at home (that hasn’t always been the case). His singing goodnight was great!

After watching the scene from Next to Normal, my comments when I played the cast recording several weeks ago are definitely reinforced. This is a musical that you have to see to appreciate. I was very impressed by the scene and especially by Alice Ripley. She well deserved the Tony for best actress in a musical, if that’s the kind of work she is producing 8 times a week.

I liked the way they handled the technical awards presentation. I really do understand why they don’t do it in prime time, but the announcements for those of us at home (with the listing of who was nominated, who won and a snippet of their acceptance speech) was well done. Would that we had only heard snippets from those who got their award in prime time!

The memorial. It’s not until you put them all together do you really all the wonderful theater folks we have lost in the past year. And I really liked watching the lights dim on Broadway in remembrance.

Jerry Herman rocks!!!

What didn’t I like – most especially the “mass” acceptance. Having everyone – cast, crew, producers, etc etc etc - take the stage for the acceptance speech left me irritated. And there were too many audio technical problems during the show.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ambient Groove

Spencer Brewer Redwood Nocturne
Budi Siebert The Beauty Within
Friedemann Sunday in Alsace
Doug Cameron St. Tropez
All from Narada Smooth Jazz Cd 1997

Dancing with the Lion
Hippolyte
Dance of the Masks
Pearls and Tears
Andreas Vollenweider from Dancing with the Lion

Heart Still Beating
Women Walking
Passing Storm
Ottmar Liebart, from Noveau Flamenco

Friday, June 5, 2009

Women's Prerogative 6_4_09


Performer Song Album

1 Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle The Earthshaker

2 Melody Gardot Deep within the corners of my mind My one and only thrill

3 Vienna Teng Kansas Inland Territory

4 Sweet Claudette Don’t Talk that Yak to Me That Man’s Got to Go

5 Tannis Simmon Spirit House Lucky Blue

6 Sweet Claudette Love I See in your Eyes That Man’s Got to Go

7 Rachel Garlin Bound to be Mountains Bound to be Mountains

8 Debra Cowan Wall of Stone Fond Desire Farewell

9 Martha Wainwright Comin’ Tonight I know you’re married but I’ve got feelings too

10 Ellia Bisker Lucky to be Here Sweet Soubrette

11 Bridget Cross Feathers and Wings Maybe It’s Reno

12 Rachael Yamagata Elephants Teeth sinking into heart

13 Koko Taylor Save your breath Royal Blue

14 Melody Gardot My one and only thrill My one and only thrill

15 Vienna Teng St Stephen’s Cross Inland Territory

16 Tannis Simmon What I’m going to do Lucky Blue

17 Bridget Cross Sugarloaf Mountain Maybe It’s Reno

18 Rachael Yamagata Over and over Teeth sinking into heart

19 Rachel Garlin Broke Down House Bound to be Mountains

20 Debra Cowan Ruins by the Shore Fond Desire Farewell

21 Dolly Parton Fisherman’s Song Born to the Breed

22 The Web Sisters Fortune of Soldiers Born to the Breed

23 Joan Baez Since You’ve Asked Born to the Breed

24 Chrissie Hynde My Father Born to the Breed

25 Amy Speace Born to the Breed Born to the Breed

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, June 4, 2009

Music for a Sunny Day:
Shostakovich:  Prelude and fugue in C major, Op. 87, No. 1 played by Keith Jarrett
Mozart: Piano Trio in C, K 548 performed by the Beaux Arts Trio.
Poulenc: Suite from "Les Biches", Bernard Haitink conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Schifrin: Dances Concertantes for Clarinet and Orchestra, David Shifrin on the clarinet and the
composer conducting the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Moeran: Sinfonietta (1940), David Lloyd-Jones conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Elgar: March of the Mogul Emperors, Op. 66 No. 4, James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony
Orchestra.
Shostakovich: Overture to V
yborg District, Michail Jurowski conducting the Rundfunk-
Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
Shostakovich: Music for the movie"Alone" conducted by Mikhail Jurowski and the Rundfunk-
Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Tan Dun: Eternal Vow from "Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon with the Original Soundtrack
solo cello by Yo-yo Ma.
Yanagida: Elms Bathed in Sunlight (2001), Yukine Uehara - piano, Kazuoshi Akiyama conducting
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Takemitsu: And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind, Yolanda Kondanasis on the harp, Joshua Smith at the flute and
Cynthia Phelps on the viola.
Tan Dun: more music from "Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon to finish the day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More sunny weather so I can play some music that is not exactly sunny at first and then we will have fun. First of all more of a retrospective on Sir Edward Elgar. To begin with is the Introduction and Allegro which is one of his beautiful string pieces. Next is the Symphony No. 2 which is quite autobiographic and reflects events in his life during a five year period before World War I. The second half is much more eclectic.
Elgar:  Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47, Sir John Barbirolli and the Sinfonia of London with the Allegri Quartet.
Elgar:  Piano Quintet, The Chilingirian Quartet with Bernard Roberts at the piano.
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63, Bernard Haitink and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K 219, Itzhak Perlman - violin, James Levine and the Viennna
Philharmonic Orchestra.
Debussy: Rapsodie pour orchestre et saxophone, Kenneth Radnofsky - sax, Kurt Mazur and the
New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mozart: Rondo in B flat, K 269, Itzhak Perlman on the violin and James Levine with the Vienna
Philharmonic.
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left hand (the other has a cell phone in it) Michelle Campanella
at the piano, Gianluigi Gelmetti conducting the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Rodrigo: Concierto para una Fiesta, Erich Kunzel and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday June 2, 2009

It is another bright, sunny day in Juneau and the idea of rain is somewhere far in the back of everyone's minds. For those who must stay inside and work here is the play list for today:
Smetana:  Overture to the Barteted Bride, Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Amy Beach:  Sonata in A minor for violin & piano, Joseph Silverstein - violin and Gilbert Kalish - piano.
Amy Beach:  Four Sketches, Op. 15, Virginia Eskin on the piano..
Sir Edward Elgar:  The Crown of India Suite, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Grove.
Sir Edward Elgar:  Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, Jacqueline Du Pre on the cello and Sir John Barbirolli conducting.
Sir Edward Elgar:  Sospire, Op. 70, Paul Goodwin conducting the English Chamber Orchestra 
Frank Zappa:   Outside Now Again for solo tuba, Tom McCaslin - tuba.
William Bolcom:  Seattle Slew Orchestral Suite, Lawrence Leghton Smith and athe Louisville Symphony Orchestra.
Dmitri Shostakovich:  String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122, The Fitzwilliam Quartet.
Paul Hindemith:  Symphonia Serena, Herbert Blomstedt conducting the Gewandhausorchestert, Leipzig

Tues CC with Katie B and Kaitlyn 6-2-09

Fleet Foxes
Sun it Rises
Fleet Foxes
2008

Jason Mraz
Make it Mine
We Sing We Dance We Steal Things
2008

For Karl Bausler, Happy Anniversary

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
That's the Way it Is
No Quarter
1996

Ween
Your Party
2007

Michael Franti and Spearhead
Say Hey (I Love You)
all RebeL Rockers
2008

For Last Shows of Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Prince
Somewhere Here on Earth
Planet Earth
2007

In Memory of Jay Bennett, 1963-2009
Wilco
Kamera
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2002

Jay Bennett
Another Town Another Ride Another Window
Whatever Happened, I Apologize
2009

For JDHS Class of 2009

Happiness
Goldfrapp
Seventh Tree
2008

Furr
Blitzen Trapper
2009

Beach Boys
Be True to Your School
Greatest Hits
1999 Release

From Folkstone for Calais
Deering and Down
When a Wrong Turns Right
2003

Maybe its Reno (Bridget Cross)
Sugarloaf Mountain
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Len
Steal My Sunshine

Bridget Cross and George Kuhar
Nosferatu
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Bruce Springsteen
Girls in their Summer Clothes
Magic
2007

Allman Brothers
Soulshine
The Essential Allman Brothers Band
The Epic Years

Grateful Dead
Touch of Grey

Bob Dylan
Shake Shake Mama
Together Through Life
2009

Shawn Mullins
Talkin' Goin' to Alaska Blues
9thward Pickin' Parlor
2006

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women
California's Burning
2009

James Taylor
Sweet Baby James
One Man Band
2007

Mason Jennings
Keepin it Real

K.D. Lang
Consequences of Falling
Invincible Summer
2000

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

The Cabaret Girl
May 31, 2009

A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon deserves fun music – farce, frolicking and just a fine time. So we are listening to Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse’s delightfully silly “lost musical” The Cabaret Girl. Written in 1922 especially for Dorothy Dickson, it played for over a year in London but never made it across the pond….until these past few years, where small companies across the US have been reviving this gem.

It’s a simple story of Jim, who wants to marry Marilynn, but his aunt has to approval the marriage or he loses all his money. Marilynn is an unemployed musical comedy actress who wants fame on the London stage and does not want to be the country girl Jim wants her to be.

The plot line may read “serious” but don’t you believe it! There are lots of wonderful one-liners and patter and silly complications until, in the end, everything turns out to be “the berries”.

This recording is by the Ohio Light Opera and includes some of the dialogue! This operetta sounds and feels like pre- WWI British music hall and is one of the last of this type that Kern wrote. By 1925 Kern had met Oscar Hammerstein II, and begun work on his masterpiece – Show Boat.

Composer: Jerome Kern
Lyricist: P. G. Wodehouse
Artists: Ohio Light Opera
Label: Albany TROY1103-04


Don’t forget, next week is the Tony Awards –Broadway’s night to honor their own. We’ll be tracking:

Best Musical
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical


Best Revival of a Musical
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Pal Joey
West Side Story