4/15/14

Crate Notes - Record Store Day and Hip Hop Is Read

Two items for today, pirate minions of note.  First up, all of you vinyl fans should be sure to get out on Saturday, April 19, and support your local independent record store as part of National Record Store Day.  Not only will you find music-lovers and other similar nerdery in those shops, but many artists provide special one-day only vinyl only releases.  Here's a list of special releases for the day. 

I also stumbled on this great website for those who might be curious about where the original samples for some of their favorite hip hop tracks came from.  Hip Hop Is Read has been building a Sample Set Index for some time now, and it's a fascinating resources to explore -- be ready to set aside time to listen, though.

Record Store Day 2014
Hip Hop Is Read - Sample Set Index

4/13/14

Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 4/13/14














Song, Album, Artist

Going To Meet The Man, Larry Goldings Trio, As One
Groove's Groove, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Soul Message
The Archer or the Arrow, The Motet, Live
Go To Orange, B'Shnorkestra, Go To Orange
Carnival, Stanton Moore, Conversations
Big Greaze, Stanton Moore, Conversations
The Chase, Stanton Moore, Conversations
Lauren Z, Stanton Moore, Conversations
Three Hundred Pounds of Joy, Howlin' Wolf, His Best
When My Left Eye Jumps, Buddy Guy, The Very Best Of
Onion Rings, Freddy King, The Very Best Of
I Love The Life I Live - I Live The Life I Love, Muddy Waters, His Best 1956 to 1964
Dirge Blues, Marian McPartland, Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Blues on My Mind, Blue Mitchell, Out of the Blue
Swamp Chomp, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Let's Cool One
Blue-Eyed Peas, Karl Denson, Chunky Pecan Pie
Tilt, Cadillac Jones, Junk In the Trunk
Freedom Jazz Dance, Eddie Harris, Freedom Jazz Dance

Video Notes - Space Mouse

Segment3 - Stanton Moore



Drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic, Garage A Trois) takes a turn back to the roots of things in his album, Conversations, a jazz trio album that features a number of New Orleans composers.

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4/10/14

Video Jukebox - Stanton Moore




You probably know drummer Stanton Moore from his work with Galactic and Garage A Trois, but he keeps a busy schedule of sitting in with all sorts of groups, appearing and teaching at clinics, and generally building an impressive Empire of the Drum.  His most recent recording project is a foray into a more traditional jazz setting -- the piano trio -- on his upcoming release, Conversations.  In the meantime, enjoy a few of Moore's more solo-ish appearances for this week's Video Jukebox.  Moore will be talking about Conversations in general and setting up tracks from the album on this Sunday's upcoming Time Warp on WDNA.

4/9/14

Movie Notes - Stax-Volt Revue 1967 European Tour

Right now I'm reading the outstanding history of the Stax/Volt record label and recording studio by Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.  In addition to the many insights the book provides into the work of Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Duck Dunn, Al Jackson Jr., Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, and all the rest, it puts the institution of Stax squarely in proper place as part of the history of the great city of Memphis and the civil rights movement in general.  One of my favorite parts of the book is author Gordon's account of the Stax/Volt European Tour in 1967, which brought a certain soul sensibility to new parts of the world.  Booker T and the MGs were the band for the tour, and they tore it up night after night.  I found a compressed version of one of the dates on that tour, the Stax gang playing for an audience in Norway (Oslo, I presume).  Jackson and Dunn are amazing, to be sure.


4/6/14

Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 4/6/14





















Song, Artist, Album

Song X, Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny, Song X: 20th Anniversary Edition
6/4 Jam, Jaco Pastorius, Jaco Pastorius
John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Cucumber Slumber, Weather Report, Mysterious Traveler
Say That To Say This, Trombone Shorty, Say That To Say This
Little Walter Rides Again, Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood, In Case The World Changes Its Mind
The Moil, Galactic, Ruckus
Soul-Limbo, Booker T and the MGs, The Very Best of
Fencewalk, Mandrill, The Best of Mandrill
Sorceress, Return To Forever, Romantic Warrior
Cold Sweat, The Mighty Imperials, Thunder Chicken
Hang Up Your Hang Ups, Herbie Hancock, Man-Child
Give Up The Funk, Parliament, World of Funk: Ultimate Funk Hits

Freedom Jazz Dance, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Second Wind

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Vine - Hello My Froggy



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Funk-Fusion Meltdown (Membership Drive Edition)

Because our listeners helped us reach and surpass our membership drive goal last week -- pledging 158% of what we needed -- I've put together a special funk-fusion edition of the show.  We feature music from Parliament, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, Mandrill, Herbie Hancock, Galactic, Mahavishnu Orchestra, MSMW, Return to Forever, The Mighty Imperials, Weather Report, and more.  Henshaw's got his bellbottoms, vest, and boots on.  It's the last day of the drive, so make sure you pledge your support and become a member of WDNA.



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4/1/14

Video Jukebox - Chick Corea



In anticipation of next week's membership drive Funk and Fusion meltdown, the jukebox will take a run through part of the wide and varied music from Chick Corea -- his early years with Blue Mitchell and Miles Davis, his fusion years with Return to Forever, and the wider range of projects in more recent decades -- the Elektric and Akoustic Bands, the New Trio, the Five Peace Band, the Vigil, and even a tribute show from Jazz at Lincoln Center.  So much music, so many Chicks.



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3/31/14

Video Notes - Dyson Duck



Directed by Social Media Producer Victoria Friedlander.

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WDNA Jazz History Lecture - Shelly Berg on the Great American Songbook

If you're not too busy watching your favorite baseball team here on Opening Day 2014, you might check out pianist and composer Shelton "Shelly" Berg, Dean of the University of Miami Frost School of Music as he gives a talk and performance on the history and legacy of the Great American Songbook.  Berg will show us how a small group of mostly immigrant musicians born around the turn of the 20th century created art is small packages -- the remarkable form of the popular song.  The talk is tonight (3/30), and admission is FREE to everyone.  The event starts at 7:00 pm in WDNA's Jazz Gallery at 2921 Coral Way.


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