Category Archives: Wednesday

Best of 2013

brian keena.  jazz messenger.  monday, 10am-noon.
  • miles davis: live in europe, 1969. columbia-bootleg.
  • eliane elias.  i thought about you.  concord
  • ben sidran.  don’t cry for no hipster.  nardis.
  • john d’earth. on. cosmology.
  • joey defrancesco.  one for rudy. high note.
steve huff.  anything goes. monday. 8-11pm.
  • bill frisell. big sur;  ensemble at kevin eubanks.
  • john hollenbeck – songs i like a  lot;  kate mcgarry never sounded better.
  • ben allison – the stars look very different today;  guitar/banjo craziness… think he has found his ensemble.
  • azul – howard, d’earth, caputo;  improvisational trio great live could see them every week…
  • other mentions – carla bley, ralph towner, charles lloyd, gary burton, john abercrombie.
sean grzegorczyk. anything goes. monday 8-11pm.
  • allison miller.  no morphine, no lillies. royal potato family.
  • ben allison.  the stars look very different today. sonic camera
  • chris potter, the sirens. ecm
  • patricia barber. smash. concord.
  • michael blake.  in the grand scheme of things.  songlines.
  • madeleine peyroux. the blue room.  decca
  • ralph alessi.  baida.  ecm.
  • carla bley. trios. ecm.
  • wayne shorter.  without a net.  blue note.
  • dave douglas.  time travel. greenleaf.
gary funston.  living time.  wednesday  8-11pm.
  • dylan ryan & sand.  sky bleached.  cuneiform: drum, guitar, bass trio blows open the possibilities of format.
  • blue cranes.  swim.  cuneiform: from Portland, OR, saxophones + strings create lush  emotional portraits.
  • ben goldberg. unfold ordinary mind. BAG:  clarinetist explores spectrum of low reeds with nels cline guitar.
  • azul.  howard, d’earth, caputo. espresso. improvisation that inspires and surprises.
  • allison miller. boom tic boom. foxhaven:  great drummer with pianist myra melford + jenny scheinman on violin.
  • nik bartsch.  ronin: live. ecm: Swiss pianist with “Zen Funk” group ronin, bass clarinet stars.
  • darcy james argue.  secret society “Brooklyn Babylon”.  new amsterdam;  ambitious, rich, non-traditional big band.
  • dave holland.  prism.  dare2:  legendary bassist with keyboard master craig taborn + kevin eubanks on guitar.
  • pat metheny x 2.   tap. nonesuch: interpretations of music of john zorn. & the orchestrion project. nonesuch:  compositions for computer controlled instruments, called the Orchestrion.
ann porotti.  all that jazz.  thursday, 10am-noon.
  • blue cranes.  swim.  cuneiform.
  • nik bartsch + ronin.  live.  ecm
  • anoushka shankar.  traces of you.  dgg.
  • cecile mcloren salvant.  womanchild.  mack avenue.
  • joe locke.  lay down my heart.  motema.
  • marc cary.  for the love of abbey.  motema.
  • charles lloyd & jason moran.  hagar’s song.  ecm.
  • dave brubeck & tony bennett.  white house sessions, 1962. columbia
  • next collective w/christian scott.  cover art.  concord.
  • boz scaggs.  memphis.  429 records.
sandy snyder.  wild women get the blues.  thursday, 8-9pm.
  • tedeschi trucks band.  made up mind.  masterworks.
  • kara grainger.  shiver and sign. electrogroove.
  • nanette workman.  just gettin’ started.  bros.
  • lisa biales.  singing in my soul.  big song.
  • maria woodford. bad dog blues. self.

david eisenman.  induced to judder thursday, 9-11pm.

  • the catholics.  yonder.  bugle.
  • ben allison.  the stars look very different today.  sonic camera.
  • charlie hunter + scott amendola. not getting behind is the new getting ahead. self.
  • greyboy allstars.  inland emperor.  knowledge room.
  • robert walter’s 20th congress.  get thy bearings.  royal potato family.
  • john scofield. uberjam deux.  decca.
  • chick corea.  the vigil. stretch.
  • ahmad jamal.  saturday morning.  jazz village.
  • john ginty.  bad news travels. american showplace.
  • dr. lonnie smith.  in the beginning.  pilgrimage.
  • southern hospitality.  easy livin’.  blind pig.
  • charlie musselwhite  juke joint chapel.  henrietta
  • james hunter.  minute by minute.  fantasy
  • boz scaggs.  memphis.  429 records.
  • jimmy vivino + black italians.  13 live. blind pig.
  • johnny rawls.  remembering o.v.  catfood.
  • j.j.grey + mofro.  this river.  alligator.
  • ronnie earl.  just for today.  stony plain.
  • duke robillard.  independently blue.  stony plain.
  • buzzard hollow boys.  yazoo basin folktales & other tone poems.
david lee.  jazz essence.  friday,  10am-noon.
  • preservation hall jazz band.  that’s it!
  • oliver jones with josee aidans.  just for my lady.
  • marc johnson & eliane elias.  swept away.  concord.
  • michael gallant trio.  completely.
  • the new gary burton quartet.  guided tour.
dave rogers.   professor bebop.  friday, 11pm-1am.
  • azul.  improvisation by john d’earth, brian caputo, greg howard.
  • smash.  patricia barber.  concord.
  • fight song.  a tribute to charles mingus.  no bs. brass.
  • get up.  ben harper & charlie musselwhite.
  • nikki hill.  here’s nikki hill.
steve shuman aka ruday palisades.  the groove tube.  saturday , 9-11pm
  • the greyboy allstars.  inland emperor.  knowledge room
  • the rootdowns.  songs with friends.  self.
  • robert walters 20th congress.  get thy bearings.  royal potato family.
  • govt. mule.  shout.
aaron zatcoff aka jazz czar.  jazz mania.  sunday, 10am-noon.
  • wayne shorter.  without a net
  • dave holland.  prism.  dare2
  • dave douglas.  time travel.  greenleaf.
  • john scofield uberjam deux.  ecm
  • pat metheny.  john zorn’s book of angels.
rebecca foster.  in the spirit.  sunday, 9-10am
  • blind boys of alabama.  i’ll find a way.
  • nikki hill.  here’s nikki hill.   self
  • mavis staples.  one true vine.
  • j.j. grey & mofro.  this river.
  • julian fauth.  everybody ought to treat a stranger right.
  • pink martini.  get happy.
  • carline ray.  vocal sides.
  • hod o’brien.  i hear a rhapsody.
  • quiet  fire.  jarjuna.
  • anoushka shankar.  traces of you. dgg.
 joe oddo.  “jus joe”.  jazz sub.
  • sao paulo underground.  beija flors velho e sojo.  cuneiform.
  • christian mcbride.  bass out here. mack avenue.
  • kermit ruffins. we’re partyin’ traditional style.  basin street.
  • houston person.  nice ‘n’ easy. high note.
  • ricardo silveira & vinicius cantuaria.  RSVC. adventure music.
kevin kellam.  jazz announcer emeritus.
  • rudresh mahanthappa. gamak.
  • john zorn.  shir hashirim.
  • harris eisenstadt september trio.  the destructive element.
  • magnus ostrom. searching for jupiter.
  • ches smith &  these arches.  hammered

Living Time [Wednesday, October 24, 2012]

Complete playlist here.

“Brilliant Corners”Paul Motian

Left of Cool [Wednesday, October 24, 2012]

Complete playlist here.

Sonny Rollins talks about Tenor Madness

Living Time [Wednesday, October 17, 2012]

Complete playlist here.


Left of Cool [Wednesday, October 17, 2012]

Complete playlist here.

“Armando’s Rhumba”Chick Corea

Living Time [Wednesday, October 10, 2012]


Living Time [Playlist – 08/29/12]

Special Edition New Orleans Week: Dave Bartholomew – The Juddermeister sits in for a special edition of Living Time featuring the New Orleans singer, songwriter, producer, band leader, and trumpeter extraordinaire, Dave Bartholomew. He’s the inventor of “The Big Beat” and producer of a multitude of New Orleans R&B artists including Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, and Smiley Lewis. Bartholomew has over 4,000 songs in his catalog and we’ll feature as many as we can get in three hours.

  1. “Good News”Dave Bartholomew – The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew [EMI: 1992]
    recorded 11/7/57
  2. “Shrimp And Gumbo”Rebirth Brass Band – Rebirth Of New Orleans [Basin Street: 2011]
  3. “The Monkey”Dave Bartholomew Band – Crescent City Soul [EMI: 1996]
    recorded 3/12/57
  4. “Bo Weevil”Fats Domino – They Call Me the Fat Man [EMI: 1991]
    recorded 10/15/55 charted #5 2/56
  5. “Let The Four Winds Blow”Roy Brown – The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 [Rhino: 1988]
    recorded 1/22/57 charted #5 5/57
  6. “Walking To New Orleans”Dr. John – Sing Me Back Home [STRATEGIC: 2006]
  7. “Stack-a-Lee (Parts I & II)”Archibald – Rock Against the Juke Box [Magic: 2006]
    recorded 1950 8 years before Lloyd Price’s chart hit version
  8. “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”Lloyd Price – Lawdy! [Specialty: 1991]
    Dave Bartholomew & band was used for the date
  9. “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday”Los Lobos – El Cancionero: Mas Y Mas – The Los Lobos Box 1977-1987 [Rhino: 2000]
  10. “That’s How You Got Killed Before”Dirty Dozen Brass Band – The New Orleans Album [Columbia: 1990]
  11. “Thinking About My Baby”Little (James) Booker – Gonzo: More Than All the 45’s [Night Train: 1996]
  12. “Before I Grow Too Old”Bobby Charles – Timeless [Rice ‘n’ Gravy Records: 2010]
  13. “Runnin’ Wild”Pee Wee Crayton – Cosimo Matassa Story [Proper: 2007]
  14. “Honey Chile”Gene Phillips & The Rhythm Aces – Swinging The Blues [Ace: 2000]
  15. “Every Night About This Time”Magic Sam – The Essential Magic Sam [Capricorn: 2001]
  16. “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”Alvin “Shine” Robinson – Something You Got [Charly: 1988]
  17. “My Girl Josephine [Live]”Doug Sahm – Last Real Texas Blues Band [Antones: 1994]
  18. “Sick And Tired”Boz Scaggs – Come On Home [Virgin: 1997]
  19. “Lavinia”Snooks Eaglin – Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! [Black Top: 1987]
  20. “Ain’t Gonna Do It”Smiley Lewis – Snatch AND Grab IT! [Ace: 2008]
  21. “Blue Light Boogie”Louis Jordan – The Best Of Louis Jordan [MCA: 1977]
  22. “You Ain’t So Such A Much”Blanche Thomas – You Ain’t So Such a Much/Hound Dog [Jazzman: 2010]
  23. “Can’t See For Lookin'”The Hawks – The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew [EMI: 1992]
  24. “Witchcraft”The Spiders – The Imperial Sessions [EMI: 1993]
  25. “Mighty Long Road”Joan Scott – Imperial Single [Imperial: 1954]
  26. “Why Fool Yourself”Bernie Williams – Cosimo Matassa Story [Proper: 2007]
  27. “Trick Bag”Earl King – The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 [Rhino: 1988]
  28. “The Blues Jumped Over The Rabbit”Big Joe Turner – 1949-1950 [Classics: 2002]
  29. “Jazz Fest In New Orleans”Dave Bartholomew – New Orleans Big Beat [Landslide: 1998]
  30. “Little Liza Jane”Dr. John – Dr. John’s Gumbo [Atco: 1972]
  31. “Little Willie”Berna Dean – The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew [EMI: 1992]
  32. “Hoo Doo”Al Reed – The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew [EMI: 1992]
  33. “I Hear You Knockin'”The Yockamo All Stars – Dew Drop Out [Hannibal: 1998]
  34. “I Wanna Know”Alvin Robinson – Imperial Single [Imperial: 1961]
  35. “I’m Gone”Shirley & Lee – Shirley & Lee [Ace: 2000]
  36. “Come On (Parts 1 & 2)”Earl King – The Best of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 [Rhino: 1988]
  37. “Do Unto Others (The Golden Rule)”Duke Robillard Band – Low Down And Tore Up [Stoney Plain: 2011]
  38. “Doin’ The Hambone”Little James Booker – Gonzo: More Than All the 45’s [Night Train: 1996]
  39. “Every Dog Has A Day”Pee Wee Crayton – Cosimo Matassa Story [Proper: 2007]
  40. “Good Jax Boogie”Dave Bartholomew – Crescent City Soul [EMI: 1996]
  41. “I Got Booted”Little Sonny Jones – Crescent City Bounce [JSP: 2007]
  42. “In The Alley”Dave Bartholomew Orchestra – In The Alley [Charly: 1991]
  43. “Nothing As Sweet As You”Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers – I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday [Bear Family: 1997]
  44. “Jump Children”Dave Bartholomew – Jump Children [Pathe: 1984]
  45. “One Night Of Sin”Willy DeVille – The Willy DeVille Acoustic Trio: In Berlin [Eagle: 2003]
  46. “She’s Got A Wobble (When She Walks)”James “Sugar Boy” Crawford – Imperial Single [Imperial: 1956]
  47. “Single Life”Billy Tate – Crescent City Bounce [JSP: 2007]
  48. “Toy Bell”The Bees – Crescent City Classics: New Orleans R&B [Acrobat: 2006]

The Summit [Playlist – 11/02/11]

  1. “The Natives Are Restless Tonight”HORACE SILVER – Song For My Father [Jazz Heritage: 1989]
  2. “7 Seconds”YOUSSOU N’DOUR* – The Best Of… [Columbia: 2004]
    * Duet w/NENEH CHERRY
  3. “I’ll Give My All To You”VINX – Rooms In My Fatha’s House [Pangea: 1991]
  4. “Cowboys And Angels”GEORGE MICHAEL – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 [Columbia: 1990]
  5. “500 Miles High”CHICK COREA and RETURN TO FOREVER – Light As A Feather [Polydor: 1973]
  6. “The Hunt”MICKEY HART – Planet Drum [Rykodisc: 1991]
  7. “To Whom It May Concern”HORACE SILVER and THE JAZZ MESSENGERS – Self-Titled [Blue Note: 1955]
  8. “Nate’s Bedtime”B SHARP JAZZ QUARTET – Mirage [MAMA: 1995]
  9. “Thanks For Giving”REZ ABBASI’S INVOCATION – Suno Suno [Enja: 2011]
  10. “Gibraltar”WEATHER REPORT – Black Market [Columbia: 1976]
  11. “Thoughts”SONNY FORTUNE – Waves Of Dreams [A&M: 1976]
  12. “Is Once Enough?”JOHN-LUC PONTY – Aurora [Atlantic: 1976]

Background:“East-West Exodus”BILLY HARPER – Destiny Is Yours [Steeplechase: 1989]
PSA Back: “Death Wish (“Main Title”)HERBIE HANCOCK – Herbie Hancock Box [Columbia: 2002]

The Summit [Playlist – 09/07/11]

  1. “Something In The Wind”STRAIGHT AHEAD – Body & Soul [Atlantic: 1993]
  2. “Synapse Activator”PATRICK BUTLER – Transcender [M.M.O.S: 2011]
  3. “Title Track”CLIFFORD JORDAN – The Highest Mountain [Steeplechase: 1975]
  4. “The Jubilee Suite*”WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET – Blue Interlude [Columbia: 1992]
    *Part I: Day To Day, Part II: Running And Rambling, Part III: Grace”
  5. “Imam”DOLLAR BRAND (ABDULLAH IBRAHIM – Africa: Tears And Slaughter [Inner City: 1979]
  6. “Flight From Karoof, Parts 1 & 2”CHICK COREA – The Ultimate Adventure [Stretch Records: 2006]
  7. “Africa 35”YUSEF LATEEF & ADAM RUDOLPH – The World At Peace [Meta: 1995]
  8. “Miss D.D.”MARY LOU WILLIAMS – Freedom Rhythm & Sound* [Soul Jazz: 2009]
    *Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement: 1963-1982
  9. “Masara #2”YUSEF LATEEF – The World At Peace [Meta: 1995]
  10. “Title Track”BILLY COBHAM – Spectrum [Atlantic: 1973]
  11. “Never The Same Way”GARY BURTON – Common Ground [Mack Avenue: 2011]
  12. “Title Track”ANGELIQUE KIDJO – Black Ivory Soul [Columbia: 2002]

Background: “Title Track”MARCUS ROBERTS – Deep In The Shed [BMG/NOVUS: 1990]
PSA Back: “Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)”QUINCY JONES – Back On The Block [Qwest: 1989]

The Summit [Playlist – 08/24/11]


  1. “Title Track”DONALD HARRISON – Indian Blues [Candid: 1992]
  2. “Dr. Jazz”ELLIS MARSALIS – Heart Of Gold [Columbia: 1992]
  3. “The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut)”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
  4. “Seven-Ay Pocky Way”JASON MARSALIS – Music In Motion [Basin Street Records: 2000]
  5. “Give It Up”DR. MICHAEL WHITE – Putumayo Presents: New Orleans [Putumayo: 2005]
  6. “You Can Have My Husband”IRMA THOMAS – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factory: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  7. “The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole”CHARMAINE NEVILLE BAND * – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    *w/REGGIE HOUSTON & AMASA MILLER – The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  8. “El Negro, Parts 1, 2 & 3”IRVIN MAYFIELD – A Love Letter To New Orleans [Basin Street Records: 2011]
  9. “Lil’ Fawdy”TERENCE BLANCHARD – Simply Stated [Columbia: 1992]
  10. “Kinshasa”ALVIN BATISTE – Late [Columbia: 1993]
  11. “The Seeker, Pt. 4: New Orleans”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Aces Back To Back [32 Jazz: 1998]
  12. “Oh, But On The Third Day (Happy Feet Blues)”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
  13. “The Saints”COOLBONE – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  14. “Go Go”GALACTIC – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans

Background: “Hickory Dickory Dock”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
PSA Back: “New Hope”DONALD HARRISON – Free Style [Nagel Heyer Records: 2004]