Category Archives: The Jazz Messenger (Mon AM)

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

The Jazz Messenger [Monday, October 22, 2012]

Complete playlist here.

“Broken”Ben Allison

The Jazz Messenger [Monday, October 15, 2012]

Complete playlist here.
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2 (Full Album)

The Jazz Messenger Playlist 4/27/2012

  1. “Shakespeare City” {Happy 448th birthday, Bill}Moondog & the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  2. “Full Fathom Five (Thy Father Lies)”The Young Scamels – Tempest [File 13: 2010]
  3. “I Am Gone Sir”Hem – Twelfth Night [Netwerk: 2008]
  4. “All the World’s a Stage”Jeanette Lindstrom Quintet – Another Country [Caprice: 1995]
  5. “Willow, Willow”Elisabeth Karsten – Shakespeare’s Music of Love [Lyra: 2001]
  6. “Sonnet in Search of a Moor”Duke Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder [Columbia: 1957]
  7. “Othello monologue”Paul Robeson – Live at Carnegie Hall [Vanguard: 1990]
  8. “Welcome to the Jungle”Etta James – The Dreamer [Verve: 2011]
  9. “Billie Jean”Anderson and Roe – When Worlds Collide [Steinway and Sons: 2010]
  10. “The Great Valerio”Barb Jungr – No Regrets [ABC Jazz: 2007]
  11. “Radio Cure”The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis – For All I Care [Heads Up: 2009]
  12. “Back Country Suite (aka Young Man Blues)”Mose Allison – Back Country Suite for Piano, Bass and Drums [Prestige: 1957]
  13. “Reign o’er Me”Bettye LaVette – Inerpretations: The British Songbook [Anti: 2010]
  14. “Family Affair”Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra featuring Anthony – MTO Plays Sly [Royal Potato Family: 2011]
  15. “Miss You”Michael Wolf – Love and Destruction [Wrong: 2011]
  16. “Miss You”The Rolling Stones – Some Girls [Atlantic: 1978]
  17. “Jabberwocky”Branford Marsalis Quartet – Metamorphosen [Marsalis Music: 2009]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 8/12/11]

  • “Bird’s Lament (in memory of Charlie Parker)” – Moondog (aka Louis Hardin) and the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  • “Yardbird Suite” – Charlie Parker Septet – Yardbird Suite (collection) [Rhino: 1997]
  • “Strode Rode” – Sonny Rollins – Saxaphone Colossus [Fantasy: 1987]
  • “Schott Happens” – Branford Marsalis – The Dark Keys [Columbia: 1996]
  • “Step Right Up” – Tom Waits – Small Change [Elecktra/Asylumn: 1976]
  • “My Baby” – Ken Nordine – The Best of Word Jazz, Vol.1 [Rhino: 1990]
  • “My Baby Just Cares for Me” – Chuck Wayne/Tony Bennet – Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar [Columbia Legacy: 2005]
  • “Baby Talk” – Mary Foster Conkln – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “How Can I Be Sure” – Mary Foster Conklin – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “Just Like a Woman” – Janet Planet – Janet Planet Sings the Bob Dylan Songbook Vol.1 [Stellar Sound Productions: 2010]
  • “Lola” – Jacqui Naylor – The Color Five [Ruby Star Records: 2006]
  • “She’s a Lady” – Patricia Barber – Modern Cool [Premonition: 1998]
  • “Higher Ground” – Jen Chapin – reVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder [Chesky: 2009]
  • “Fever” – Fishtank Ensemble – Women in Sin [Self: 2010]
  • “Take Five” – The Portland Celloproject – Thousand Words [Self: 2010]
  • “Funk by Proxy” – Cello – Subliminal Blues & Greens [d’Note: 1996]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/22/11]

  1. “Baby’s Minor Lope” {Willette}Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand [Blue Note: 1961]
  2. “Doin’ The Thing”Horace Silver – At the Village Gate [Blue Note: 1961]
  3. “Nica’s Dream” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  4. “Oreo Con Brio” {Sal Soghoian}Blue Indigo – Catwalk [Nyhthawk Prorductions: 1996]
  5. “Song For My Father” {Horace Silver}C’ville Jazz Giants – Gravity Lounge recording [2008]
  6. “Django” {Lewis}Monty Alexander – Uplift [Jazz Legacy Productions: 2011]
  7. “Jazz Millionaire” {Brad Houser}The Dead Kenny G’s – Operation Long Leash [Royal Potato Family: 2011]
  8. “Hammer Head” {Shorter}Art Blakey – Free For All [Blue Note: 1964]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/15/11]

  1. “Relaxin’ with Lee” {Parker}Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie – Bird and Diz [Verve: 1950]
  2. “Mohawk” {Parker}Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie – Bird and Diz [Verve: 1950]
  3. “September Song” {Well/Anderson}Clifford Brown – Brownie (EmArcy Recordings) [EmArcy: 1954]
  4. “Lullaby of BIrdland” {Shearin/Foster}Clifford Brown – Brownie (EmArcy Recordings) [EmArcy: 1954]
  5. “Do It The Hard Way” {Rodgers/Hart}Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You: Chet Baker Sings [Riverside: 1958]
  6. “My Ideal” {Whiting}Chet Baker/Archie Shepp – In Memory Of (Live) [Optimism: 1988]
  7. “Mr. Kenyatta” {Morgan}Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land [Blue Note: 1964]
  8. “Sunflower” {Hubbard}Freddie Hubbard – Sunflower [CTI: 1972]
  9. “Neolithic” {D’earth}John D’earth – Neolithic [Cosmology: 2010]
  10. “Brown’s Town” {Joe Henderson}Joe Henderson/Kenny Dorham – In ‘N Out [Blue Note: 1964]
  11. “Miles” {Davis}Miles Davis – Milestones [Columbia: 1958]
  12. “South Central L.A.Kulture” {Smith}Wadada Leo Smith – Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic [Cuneiform: 2009]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/08/11]

  1. “Dizzy Moods” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – New Tijuana Moods [RCA: 1957]
  2. “Decision” {Rollins}Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins Vol. 1 [Blue Note: 1956]
  3. “Football” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  4. “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – Visits Planet Earth [ECD: 1960]
  5. “We Travel The Spaceways” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways [Evidence: 1959]
  6. “Thandiva” {G.Moncur}Steve Turre – Keep Searchin’ [High Note: 2006]
  7. “Girl Talk” {N.Hefti/B. Troup}Curtis Fuller – Keep It Simple [Savant: 2005]
  8. “The Wizard” {Iommi/Ward/Butler/Osbourne}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]
  9. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” {Jordan/Walsh}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1949]
  10. “Funk Underneath” {Kirk}Roland Kirk w/Jack McDuff – Kirks Work [Prestige: 1961]
  11. “G.I. Jive” {Johnny Mercer}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1944]
  12. “The High Priest” {Fuller}Art Blackey’s Jazz Messengers – Ugetsu [Riverside: 1963]
  13. “Cryin’ Blues” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots [Atlantic: 1960]
  14. “The Lone Ranger” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  15. “Whipping Post” {D. Allman}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/01/11]

  1. “One by One” {Shorter}Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – At Birdland [Riverside: 1963]
  2. “Summertime” {G. Gershwin/D. Heyward}Jay McShann & Major Holley – Havin’ Fun (live) [Sackville: 1986]
  3. “I Loves You Porgy” {G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin}Nina Simone – The Best Of [Phillips: 1964]
  4. “John Brown’s Body” {Public Domain}Oscar Peterson Trio w/Milt Jackson – Very Tall [Verve: 1962]
  5. “Shine” {Mack/Brown/Dabney}New Orleans Moonshiners – Frenchmen St. Parade [New Orleans Moonshiners: 2011]
  6. “When the Saints go Marching In” {Trad.}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  7. “The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” {S. Foster}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  8. “America the Beautiful” {Trad.}Ray Charles – A Message From The People [Concord: 1972]
  9. “Freedom Day” {Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr.}Max Roach – Max Roach & Oscar Brown Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite [Candid: 1960]
  10. “Freedom Jazz Dance” {Eddie Haris}Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Smiles [Columbia: 1966]
  11. “In My Room” {Brian Wilson/Gary Usher}Larry Goldings – In My Room [BFM: 2011]
  12. “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box 2 [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  13. “Wang Dang Doodle” {Dixon}Willie Dixon – The Original Wang Dang Doodle [Chess/MCA: 1954]
  14. “Pretty Thing” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  15. “I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)” {Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas}Derek Trucks Band – Songlines [Columbia: 2006]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 06/17/11]

  1. “Cousin Mary” {Coltrane}John Coltrane – Giant Steps [Atlantic: 1960]
  2. “Nutty” {Monk}Thelonious Monk Quartet with JohnColtrane – Carnegie Hall [Blue Note: 1957]
  3. “Epistrophy” {Monk}Thelonious Monk – Newport 1963 & 1965 [Columbia: 1965]
  4. “Xylo” {Shepik}Brad Shepik – Across The Way [Songlines: 2011]
  5. “Birk’s Works” {Dizzy Gillespie}Dale Bruning with Bill Frisell – Reunion [Jazz Link Enterprises: 2000]
  6. “Where You At?” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  7. “Stablemates” {Benny Golson}John D’earth – Neolithic [Cosmology: 2009]
  8. “Yeah!” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  9. “Criston Redentor” {Duke Pearson}Jeff Lederer – Sunwatcher [Jazzheads: 2011]
  10. “Punjab” {Henderson}Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out [Blue Note: 1964]