Category Archives: Straight No Chaser (Wed PM)

Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 01/05/11]

1.  “Winter In America” – GIL SCOTT-HERON & BRIAN JACKSON – Midnight Band: The First Minute Of A New Day [Rumal-Gia: 1998]
2.  “The African Spirit” – JEAN-LUC PONTY – No Absolute Time [Atlantic: 1993]
3.  “Desperate Moves” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Live [JMT/Polydor: 1991]
4.  “Doctor Yesterday” – WILLIAM PARKER/RAINING ON THE MOON – Corn Meal Dance [AUM: 2007]
5.  “Late Night Mood” – REGINA CARTER – Something For Grace [Atlantic: 1997]
6.  “Morning In Soweto” – PHAROAH SANDERS – Spirits [Meta Records: 2000]
7.  “The Thousand Petaled Lotus” – PHAROAH SANDERS – Spirits [Meta: 2000]
8*“Peyote Song No. lll” – HORACE TAPSCOTT – Freedom, Rhythm & Sound, Vol. ll [Soul Jazz Records: 2009]
9.  “Transitions” – FIELDWORK – Simulated Progress [Pi: 2005]
10. *“Foregone Conclusion” – JOE HENDERSON – Freedom, Rhythm & Sound, Vol. l [Soul Jazz Records: 2009]
11. “Libertango” – DAVE BASS QUARTET – Gone [Self-Produced: 2010]
12. “Black & Gold” – ANTONIO HART – Don’t You Know I Care [BMG/Novus: 1992]
13. “Must Be Something” – GIL SCOTT-HERON & BRIAN JACKSON – Midnight Band: First Minute Of A New Day [Rumal-Gai: 1998]
14. “The Harlem Buck Dance Strut” – LES McCANN – Layers [Atlantic: 1999]

Background: *Africa/OLIVER LAKE – NTU/Freedom, Rhythm & Song, Vol. I [Soul Jazz Records: 2009]
PSA Back: Dream Boat/MANHATTAN PROJECTS/Dreamboat [Timeless Records: 1990]

*Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement 1963-1983


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 12/29/10]

1. “Synchro System” – KING SUNNY ADE – The Best Of The Classic Years [Shanachie: 2003]
2. “Soran Bushi – B.H.” – BILLY HARPER – The Awakening [Marge: 1979]
3. “Time Is Moving On” – DONALD BYRD w/GURU & RONNY JORDAN – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
4. “The Scream” – US3 w/JOSHUA REDMAN & TONY REMY – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
5. “Positive” – MICHAEL FRANTI/SPEARHEAD – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
6. “Nocturnal Sunshine” – Me’SHELL NDEGEOCELLO feat. HERBIE HANCOCK – Stolen Moments: red hot & cool [GRP: 1994]
7. “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.” – CHARLES MINGUS – Changes Two [Atlantic: 1975]
8. “Fleurette Africiane” – VIJAY IYER – Solo [ACT Music: 2010]
9. “Ancient Techno” – JACK DE JOHNETTE & FODAY MUSA SUSO – Music From The Hearts Of The Masters [Kindred Spirits/Golden Beams: 2005]
10. “Black Bats And Poles” – CHARLES MINGUS – Changes Two [Atlantic: 1975]
11. “Only Time Will Tell” – BILLY BANG – Prayer For Peace [TUM Records: 2010]
12. “Title Track” – FREDDIE HUBBARD – Red Clay [Sony: 2010]

Co-hosting w/Charlie Curtis


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 12/22/10]

1.   “Winterlude Duet No. 1” – AL DI MEOLA – Winter Nights [Telarc: 1999]
2.   “First Light” – FREDDIE HUBBARD – The Baddest Hubbard [CTI: 1972]
3.   “A Night In Seville” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Silver Pony [Blue Note/EMI: 2010]
4.   “Beneath A Silver Moon” – CASSANDRA WILSON – Silver Pony [Blue Note/EMI: 2010]
5.   “Slash & Burn” – RAZIA – Zebu Nation [Cumbancha: 2010]
6.   “Linus & Lucy” – VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – A Boy Named Charlie Brown [Fantasy: 1989]
7.   “Greensleeves” – JOHN COLTRANE – Africa/Brass Vols. 1 & 2 [Impulse: 1961]
8.   “Title Track” – ROLAND KIRK – We Free Kings [Mercury: 1961]
9.   “Winterlude No. 4” – AL DI MEOLA – Winter Nights [Telarc: 1999]
10. “Buddha’s Joy” – WILLIAM PARKER ORGAN QUARTET – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House [Centering Records/AUM: 2010]
11. “Spirits Past” – GIL SCOTT-HERON – Spirits [TVT Records: 1994]
12. “Christmas Song” – RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Kirkatron [Warner: 1997]
13. “March Of The Lost Children” – THE ZAWINUL SYNDICATE – The Immigrants [Columbia: 1988]
14. “Prince Of The Sea” – LENNY WHITE – Venusian Summer [Nemperor: 1975]
15. “Stratus” – BILLY COBHAM – Spectrum [Atlantic: 1973]

Background: Gibraltar/STANLEY TURRENTINE/Sugar [Sony: 2010]////PSA Back: Renaissance/JEAN-LUC PONTY/Aurora [Atlantic: 1976]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 11/24/10]

1. “Recessional” – WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET – In This House, On This Morning [Sony: 1994]
2. “Ool-Ya-Koo” – CHARLES MINGUS – Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert [Sony: 1973]
3. “Apprehension” – DON CHERRY w/THE WATTS PROPHETS & VOICES FROM THE STOLEN MOMENTS TV SHOW – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
4. “Cantaloupe Island” – TAKEO – Voice [Flat Nine Records: 2010]
5. “Lady Day & John Coltrane” – GIL SCOTT-HERON – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [BMG: 1988]
6. “Just Might Be The One” – VINX – I Love My Job [Pangea: 1992]
7. “Green Al” – BEN ALLISON & MEDICINE WHEEL – Buzz [Palmetto: 2004]
8. “Light Within” – STEVE TURRE – Delicious & Delightful [Highnote Records: 2010]
9. “Title Track” – HENRY THREADGILL – This Brings Us To, Vol.II [Pierce Recordings: 2010]
10. “Ancient Peoples” – PHAROAH SANDERS – Spirits [Meta: 2000]
11. “Calling To The Luminous Beings” – PHAROAH SANDERS – Spirits [Meta: 2000]
12. “Roundhouse” – PHAROAH SANDERS – Spirits [Meta: 2000]
13. “The Call” – RANDY WESTON – African Sunrise [PolyGram: 1955]
14. “Celebration Suite, Pts, I & II” – RETURN TO FOREVER – No Mystery [Polydor: 1975]

Background: Mukti/JOHN McLAUGHLIN-ZAKIR HUSSAIN-“VIKAR” VINAYAKRAM-HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA/Remember Shakti [PolyGram: 1999]////PSA Back: Title Track, Pt. II/LENNY WHITE/Venusian Summer [Nemperor: 1975]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 11/10/10]

1. “The Spiritual” – JOHN COLTRANE – The Gentle Side Of John Coltrane [ABC/Impulse: 1974]
*2. “Whipping Boy” – BEN HARPER – Welcome To The Cruel World [Virgin: 1994]
*3. “Roses For My Friends” – BEN HARPER – The Will To Live [Virgin: 1997]
*4. “I Will Always Care” – VINX – The Storyteller [Pangea: 1993]
w/Cassandra Wilson
5. “Mosaic” – T.S. MONK – Higher Ground [Thelonius Records/Hyena: 2003]
6. “The Shop Of Wild Dreams” – THE TIPTONS SAX QUARTET – Laws Of Motion [Zipa!/Spoot Music: 2008]
7. “Land Song” – WILLIAM PARKER/RAINING ON THE MOON – Corn Meal Dance [AUM: 2007]
8. “Dirty Blonde” – THE BAD PLUS – Give [Columbia: 2004]
9. “Durban Poison” – BENJAMIN HERMAN – Blue Sky Blond [Dox/Roach: 2009]
10. “Obstacle Illusion” – TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON – Real Life Story [PolyGram: 1989]
11. “Donkey” – JACO PASTORIUS/PAT METHENY/BRUCE DITMAS/PAUL BLEY – Self-Titled [Improvising Artists: 1976]
12. “Sheltering Storm” – THE TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET – Strange Flower [Zipa!/Spoot: 2010]
13. “Lopsy Lu” – STANLEY CLARKE – Self-Titled [Nemperor: 1974]

Background: Sometime Ago-La Fiesta/CHICK COREA/Return To Forever [ECM: 1972]////PSA Back: Landera Heights/T.S. MONK/Higher Ground [Thelonious Records/Hyena: 2003]

*First set dedication to Emmet Boaz, WTJU Folk announcer who passed away on the morning of November 6, 2010 in the middle of his broadcast.


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 09/22/10]

  1. “Equinox”JOHN COLTRANE – Coltrane’s Sound [Atlantic: 1960]
  2. “Wishing Well”PYENG THREADGILL – Of The Air [Random Chance: 2005]
  3. “My Corner Of The Sky”CASSANDRA WILSON – Live [Polydor: 1991]
  4. “E’ She’ No”R. CARLOS NAKAI QUARTET – People Of Peace [Canyon: 2005]
  5. “Standing On Corners”VINX – I Love My Job [Pangea: 1992]
  6. “Mumbles Returns”CLARK TERRY/SWR BIG BAND – Jazz Matinee [Hanssler Verlag: 1998]
  7. “Tuskegee Experiment”DON BYRON – Tuskegee Experiments [Elektra/Nonesuch/Warner: 1992]
  8. “Gilmore’s Hat”WILLIAM PARKER/RAINING ON THE MOON – Corn Meal Dance [AUM: 2007]
  9. “You Are”THE BAD PLUS – Never Stop [Eone: 2010]
  10. “15/8”ANDREW HILL – Dusk [Palmetto: 2000]
  11. “Kinda Dukish/Rockin’ In Rhythm”DUKE ELLINGTON – The Great Paris Concert [Atlantic: 1963]
  12. “For Dancers Only”CLARK TERRY & MAX ROACH – Friendship [Village Records: 2002]
  13. “Sultan”ABSOLUTE ENSEMBLE feat. Joe Zawinul – Self-Titled [Intuition: 2009]

Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 08/18/10]

  1. “Water For Robeson And Williams”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Other Folks Music [Atlantic: 1976]
  2. “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”BUCKSHOT LEFONQUE – Self-Titled [Sony: 1994]
    featuring: Maya Angelou
  3. “Afro-Blue”ABBEY LINCOLN – Abbey Is Blue [Riverside: 1959]
  4. “Little E”MAGGI OLIN/CENNET JONSSON – Relay [Kopasetic: 2007]
  5. “Natas – Playmate”ABBEY LINCOLN – People In Me [ITM: 1989]
  6. “Ursalina”BILL COSBY – Bill Cosby And Friends [PolyGram: 1990]
  7. “Matador”ORNETTE COLEMAN – Sound Grammar [Phrase Text: 2006]
  8. “Apprehension”DON CHERRY – Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool [GRP: 1994]
    w/ The Watts Prophets and voices from the Stolen Moments TV show
  9. “A Slave’s Tale”COURTNEY PINE – Within The Realms Of Dreams [Antilles/Island: 1991]
  10. “Garvey’s Ghost”MAX ROACH – Percussion Bittersweet [Impulse: 1961]
  11. “Hamina”AVISHAI COHEN – Third World Love [Anzic: 2007]
  12. “Between The Fourth And The Fifth Step”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan”: The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk [Mercury: 1990]
  13. “Tranquility”AHMAD JAMAL – A Quiet Time [Dreyfus Jazz: 2010]
  14. “The One That Makes The Rain Stop”BILLY HARPER – Destiny Is Yours [SteepleChase: 1989]

Background: Blue Interlude (The Bittersweet Saga of Sugar Cane And Sweetie Pie)/WYNTON MARSALIS/Blue Interlude [Columbia: 1992]////PSA Back: Title Track/ABDULLAH IBRAHIM/African River [Enja: 1989]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 07/21/10]

  1. “Neoclassicsm”HARRISON/BLANCHARD – Crystal Stair [Columbia: 1987]
  2. “Uptownship”HUGH MASEKELA – Hope [Triloka: 2004]
  3. “1863”DIANNE REEVES – Bridges [Blue Note: 1999]
  4. “Title Track”McCOY TYNER – Fly With The Wind [Milestone: 1976]
  5. “Freedom”CHARLES MINGUS – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus [RCA: 1995]
  6. “Jackie-Ing”CHICO FREEMAN – Tradition In Transition [Elektra: 1982]
  7. “Ghetto Lights”BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Dialogue [Blue Note: 1965]
  8. “In The Still Of The Night”BETTY CARTER – It’s Not About The Melody [Polygram: 1992]
  9. “God Bless The Child”ERIC DOLPHY – Copenhagen Concert [Prestige: 1973]
  10. “Title Track”CHARLES MINGUS – Cumbia & Jazz Fusion [Atlantic: 1978]
  11. “Kuru/Speak Like A Child”JACO PASTORIUS – Self-Titled [Epic: 1976]
  12. “Voldka Diaries”TWO SIBERIANS – Out Of Nowhere [Heads Up: 2005]

Background: Mamacita/KENNY DORHAM/Trompeta Toccata [Blue Note: 1964]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 07/14/10]

  1. “Strange Fruit”CASSANDRA WILSON – New Moon Daughter [Blue Note: 1995]
  2. “Dedication (To Daddy Trane & Brother Shorter)”MANKUNKU QUARTET – Next Stop…Soweto Vol. 3/Giants, Ministers And Makers: Jazz In [Strut: 2010]
  3. “Things I Love”NORDIC CONNECT – Flurry [Ingrid Jensen: 2006]
  4. “Hatian Fight Song”CHARLES MINGUS – The Clown [Atlantic: 1961]
  5. “Kothbiro (Intro)”REGINA CARTER – Reverse Thread [Regina Carter & Eimusic: 2010]
  6. “Kothbiro”REGINA CARTER – Reverse Thread [Regina Carter & EIMusic: 2010]
  7. “Honeysuckle Rose”CHARLES MINGUS – Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert [Columbia: 1972]
  8. “Jump Monk”CHARLES MINGUS – Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert [Columbia: 1972]
  9. “To The Great House”HORACE TAPSCOTT – aiee! The Phantom [Arabesque: 1996]
  10. “Death Letter”CASSANDRA WILSON – New Moon Daughter [Blue Note: 1995]
  11. “Autumn Leaves”SARAH VAUGHN – Crazy And Mixed Up [Pablo: 1982]
  12. “Round Midnight”STANLEY COWELL – Waiting For The Moment [Galaxy: 1977]
  13. “Mysterious Traveller”WEATHER REPORT – Mysterious Traveller [Columbia: 1974]

Background: The Sage/MULGREW MILLER/Work [Landmark: 1986]


Straight No Chaser [Playlist – 8/27/08]

Themes: A special New Orleans Week edition hosted by Janet King & David Eisenman featuring the funk side of New Orleans’ R&B music both past & present.

  1. “Get You A Healin'”Tommy Malone & Irma Thomas – Get You A Healin’
  2. “Sympathy For The Devil”Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk – Live At Floyd Fest 2008
  3. “Hyde & The Hoopla Hoopla”Leo Nocentelli w/ Bernie Worell – Live From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2008
  4. “Pass The Hatchet”Roger & The Gypsies – Saturday Night Fish Fry
  5. “Funky Sheriff”Mucho Plus – Funky Funky New Orleans Vol 5
  6. “Stoned Drunk & Naked”Anders Osborne – Doctors Professors Kings & Queens
  7. “Raising Hell”Ray J & Norma Jean – Funky Funky New Orleans Vol 5
  8. “Tears Tears & More Tears”Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint – The River In Reverse
  9. “Funkville”Mem Shannon – Live From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2008
  10. “Just Kissed My Baby”The Meters – New Orleans Funk
  11. “Funkyard”Walter “Wolfman” Washington – Funk Is In The House
  12. “Meet Me On Frenchman Street”Shamar Allen – Meet Me On Frenchman Street
  13. “Soul Pusher”Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band – New Orleans Funk Vol 2
  14. “Check Your Bucket”Eddie Bo – New Orleans Funk
  15. “The Twitch”Danny White – The Frisco Record Story
  16. “Funk Influences”Roderrick Paulin – Funk: The Language Of New Orleans
  17. “More Hipper”Jon Cleary – Doctors Professors Kings & Queens
  18. “Coo Coo Over You”The Hueys – The Instant & Minit Record Story
  19. “Hangin’ On Frenchman Street”TriFuntA – Hangin’