KUSF In Exile 12.19.11 10-11 PM Jazz On The Cusp DJ Doctor Jekkyll

For over a century, jazz music has continued to be a living, breathing entity. To date, the music itself has defended itself admirably against those self-appointed guardians of last year's blues who would compartmentalize jazz as swing, bebop, cool, avant-garde, etc. Rather than hearing jazz as a sequence of separate styles, it is important to hear its continuity across time. Jazz is always on the cusp, always searching, always ready to incorporate a new discovery into the body of work that preceded it. There is no radical break between swing and bebop, between bebop and cool, between the early New Orleans styles and the avant-garde group improvisations of the 1960s. The music exists on a continuum.


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35th edition
19 December 2011

1. Walk With God
(Doctor Kola)
Ahmed Abdullah Quartet
Liquid Magic
Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet
Charles Brackeen - tenor saxophone
Malachi Favors - bass
Alvin Fielder - drums

2. Smoke Stack
Andrew Hill
Smoke Stack
Blue Note
Andrew Hill - piano
Richard Davis, Eddie Khan - bass
Roy Haynes - drums

3. Beatrice
(Sam Rivers)
Joe Henderson
The State of the Tenor, Vol. 1
Blue Note
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Ron Carter - bass
Al Foster - drums

4. Blood and Guts
Mal Waldron Trio
Blood and Guts
Mal Waldron - piano
Patrice Caratini - bass
Guy Hayat - drums

5. Moten Swing
(Bennie & Bus Moten)
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra with Count Basie
Basie Beginnings
resissued 1989
recorded 1932
Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Joe Keyes, Dee Stewart - trumpet
Eddie Durham, Dan Minor - trombone
Jack Washington, Eddie Barefield - reeds
Ben Webster - tenor sax
Count Basie - piano
Leroy Berry - guitar
Walter Page - bass
Willie McWashington - drums

6. The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
Birth of the Hot
reissued 1995
recorded 1926-27
Jelly Roll Morton - piano
George Mitchell - cornet
Gerlad Reeves - trombone
Johnny Dodds - clarinet
Paul "Stump" Evans - alto sax
Bud Scott - guitar
Quinn Wilson - tuba
Baby Dodds - drums

7. Wrappin' It Up (The Lindy Glide)
Fletcher Henderson
Tidal Wave (The Original Decca Recordings 1931-1934)
reissued 1994
recorded 1934
Fletcher Henderson - arrangement
Russell Smith, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Henry "Red" Allen- trumpet
Claude Jones, Keg Johnson - trombone
Buster Bailey - clarinet
Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson - alto sax, clarinet
Ben Webster - tenor sax
Horace Henderson - piano
Lawrence Lucie - guitar
Elmer James - bass
Walter Johnson - drums

8. Trio Blues
Count Basie
Count Basie Jam Montreux '77
Count Basie - piano
Ray Brown - bass
Jimmie Smith - drums

9. Womb Waters Scent of the Burning Armadillo Shell
Cecil Taylor Segments II (Orchestra of Two Continents)
Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants)
Soul Note
Cecil Taylor - piano
Jimmy Lyons - alto saxophone
Enrico Rava - trumpet
Tomasz Stanko - trumpet
Frank Wright - tenor saxophone
John Tchicai - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Gunter Hampel - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Karen Borca - bassoon
William Parker - bass
Rashid Bakr - drums
Andre Martinez - drums, percussion

1 comment:

pablo pitchford said...

i just wrote a long long letter and this show was my sound track. it was truly helpful, psychologically and mentally. after i sent the letter, i ate a waffle and listened to count basie towards the end of the show. fantastic work.