4/21/14

Sunday Time Warp - Playlist 4/20/14





















Song, Artist, Album

Greasy Granny, Charlie Hunter Trio, Bing Bing Bing!
Eddie Harris, Eric Alexander, Chicago Fire
Eddie Harris, David Hazeltine, For All We Know
Blossom and Bee, Sara Gazarek, Blossom and Bee
Cottontail, Duke Ellington, Compact Jazz - Duke Ellington and Friends
Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Gene Autry, single
All the Single Ladies, Omaha Diner, Omaha Diner
Jade, Medeski Martin and Wood with Nels Cline, Woodstock Sessions, Volume 2
Inner Urge, Joe Henderson, Inner Urge
Footprints, Miles Davis, Miles Smiles
Watermelon in Easter Hay, Frank Zappa, Live performance
Resurrection Blues, Cassandra Wilson, Traveling Miles
Easter Bunny Boogie, William Clarke, Deluxe Edition
Easter Blues, Guitar Shorty, Alone in His Field
Actual Proof, Herbie Hancock, Thrust
Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection, Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack

Freedom Jazz Dance, Harold McKinney, Voices and Rhythms of the Creative Profile

4/19/14

Video Jukebox - Jeff Beck


We all have out guitar heroes, but for my money one of the absolute best in terms of musical imagination, technique, and rock and roll attitude is Jeff Beck.  This week the jukebox features Beck in settings old and new, playing with the likes of Eric Clapton and Billy Gibbons. There's a ton of concert footage of Jeff Beck online, but these are some of my favorite shorter clips.  Rock on!













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.