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Options January 13, 2014: Duke Ellington; Roy Campbell; Amiri Baraka; chicken.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Roscoe Mitchell  Tatas-Matoes   Options Congliptious  Nessa  1968   
 
Music behind DJ:
Sun Ra 
The Perfect Man   Options The Singles  Evidence  1974/1996   
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra  The "C" Jam Blues   Options The Blanton/Webster Band  Bluebird     
Charles Mingus  C Jam Blues   Options Mingus at Carnegie Hall  Atlantic  1974   
Matthew Shipp Trio  The "C" Jam Blues   Options The Multiplication Table  hatOLOGY  1998   
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra  The "C" Jam Blues   Options The Blanton/Webster Band  Bluebird     
 
Music behind DJ:
Parliament 
unfinished instrumental   Options        
Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio  Malcolm, Martin & Mandela   Options Ethnic Stew and Brew  Delmark  2001  w Wm Parker & Hamid Drake 
Other Dimensions in Music  Whispers & Cries of Change (For Departed Musical Warriors)   Options Now!  AUM Fidelity  1998   
The Stone Quartet  Part 4   Options DMG @ The Stone Volume 1  DMG / ARC  2008  This recording is the second set from Friday, December 22nd, 2006 at 10pm at The Stone in NYC. 
The Nu Band  Avanti Galoppi   Options Lower East Side Blues  Porter Records  2009   
Matthew Shipp Quartet  Visions   Options Pastoral Composure  thirsty ear  2000   
Roy Campbell  Star-Spangled Banner   Options It's Krunch Time  thirsty ear  2001   
 
Music behind DJ:
Funkadelic 
Music for My Mother [instrumental 45 version]   Options        
New York Art Quartet  Sweet/Black Dada Nihilismus   Options New York Art Quartet  ESP-Disk'  1965   
New York Art Quartet  Old Stuff   Options Call it art [II]  Triple Point Records  2013  including the poems “Bad Mouth” & “In One Battle.” Rec. Jan 17, 1965, WBAI Studios, NYC 
New York Art Quartet  Ballad Theta   Options Call it art [II]  Triple Point Records  2013  including the poem “Western Front” Rec. Jan 17, 1965, WBAI, NYC 
Kuumba-Toudie Heath  Baraka   Options Kawaida  O'Be Records  1970   
 
Music behind DJ:
James Brown 
Ain't It Funky Now, Pts. 1 & 2   Options        
Aram Bajakian  Rent Party   Options there were flowers also in hell    2014   
Jan Garbarek  Afric Pepperbird   Options Afric Pepperbird  ECM  1970   
Pivi et les Balladins  Samba   Options Discothèque 72 - Guinée  Syliphone  1972/1999   
Bill Thomas & the Fendells  Southern Fried Chicken (Pt. 2)   Options Sock Some Pork to Me! (Mr. Finewine's 2002 Marathon Premium)       
Louis Jordan  Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens   Options Somebody Up There Digs Me  Mercury  1957   
Cibo Matta  Know Your Chicken   Options Cibo Matto  El Diablo  1995   
 
Music behind DJ:
Dudu Pukwana & Spear 
Flute Music   Options Flute Music  Caroline  1975   

Listener comments!

Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:01pm duke:

Man, this coffee is awful.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:02pm Dervish:

Double espresso for me with a twist of lemon peel.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:03pm glenn:

thelonius monk for guitar, by a guy from my hood. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:07pm Jeff Golick:

Hiya, @duke and @Dervish and @glenn! (Will check that link soon...)
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:09pm Brian in UK:

Hello gents, two fingers of red eye & whatever you are having.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:10pm northguineahills:

I'm going out for a double espresso, even though coffee-related beverages hate me, as I'm sick of sleeping in 2-3 hour blocks, and want to get back to a regular circadian rhythm.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:11pm Jeff Golick:

Afternoon, @Brian in UK. Great to have you here.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:11pm Doug Schulkind:

When I got to Oberlin in 1979, I signed up to play in the Jazz Band at the school's conservatory. The leader of the band was Candy Johnson, an older tenor sax player who filled in with Ellington and Basie and other bands when they came through the midwest and needed a horn player. (He also played with Lucky Millinder and Tiny Bradshaw and, possibly, a later incarnation of Andy Kirk's Clouds of Joy.) Anyway, on the first day of band, Candy tells the band we're going to start off with C-Jam Blues and a trumpeter asked, "what key is it in?" and the withering glare from Johnson was burned into my brain for eternity.

So if anyone ever asks, it's in the key of C.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Candy is the one in the plaid suit: crownpropeller.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:13pm Jeff Golick:

@northguineahills: circadian rhythms are for chumps. Or maybe chimps? Anyhoo, hi.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:13pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug! Greetings. Candy wears that suit well.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:14pm Brian in UK:

Nice whistle, Doug. (that's Whistle & flute rhyming slang)
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:15pm Jeff Golick:

This Mingus cut was recorded live at Carnegie almost exactly forty (FORTY) years ago. 19 January 1974.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:15pm glenn:

he should have said b#, just to fuck with his head a bit.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:19pm Jeff Golick:

This is a pretty good horn section: Rahsaan Roland Kirk; George Adams; Charles McPherson; John Handy; Jon Faddis; Hamiet Bluiett.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:21pm Doug Schulkind:

I loved the "Love Supreme" reference just then!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:22pm Jeff Golick:

Yeah, me too! Wasn't sure at first what I was hearing...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:23pm Jeff Golick:

Ellington was to pass away a few months after this performance (24 May 1974). "Perdido" is the flip side of the LP, btw.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:26pm fred:

Good afternoon Jeff and others
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:27pm Jeff Golick:

@fred! Welcome, and good afternoon.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:39pm Stanley:

@ngh - you and your circadian rhythm. I suppose its better than no rhythm at all.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:39pm Stanley:

Sorry, how impolite of me, hi Jeff.
  Mon. 1/13/14 12:40pm ?:

i dunno any jeff GOLIK but hello n i luv u n i luv u music u r super gr8 so far,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:42pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm a huge fan of the Ellington/Blanton duets. Just Duke's spare, conscientious but devilish piano, and Blanton's galloping, virtuosic and entirely charming bass. What a pair!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:42pm Jeff Golick:

@Stanley, I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED.

(I am not offended.)
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:43pm Jeff Golick:

luv u 2, ?
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:46pm Jeff Golick:

Sorry needed this one more time.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 12:47pm Brian in UK:

Ellington & Coltrane were a snug fit too.
  Mon. 1/13/14 12:49pm ?:

are you gonna do a best of 2013 show - or have you done one?
  Mon. 1/13/14 12:52pm ?:

I find Ellington tremendously complicated - he took Jazz into the realms of Black Classical Music.
His music is misunderstood as well as for the most part unknown by today's kids who look no further than On the Corner type of acid jazz of the early 70s or funky jazz sampled by the hip hop early 90s generation.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:58pm northguineahills:

Classic trio. Glad I saw them around the time this was released.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 12:59pm Jeff Golick:

?: Yes, a 2013 best-of show is in the works -- possibly two! Just trying to get Jeff J. on the air for that.

Ellington = complicated, yes. And his legacy seems to be getting even more tangled with this latest round of critical conversations.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:01pm Doug Schulkind:

My love for Ellington only expands. And don't EVEN get me started about the miraculous "Money Jungle."

Looks like you got me started.
  Mon. 1/13/14 1:08pm 765:

watching lightning. waiting for sunrise. been working all night. good tunes now....time for a beer. and a trumpet-shaped cake.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:19pm Jeff Golick:

@765: hope you get that beer...and cake. Welcome; good to have you along.
  Mon. 1/13/14 1:21pm ?:

did pia + werner x rename hat hut to hatOLOGY? i been seeing the latter for awhile now, but it must be hat hut, no? or did it get bought our or somethin'? always amazed how great that label was (is?)....
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:22pm northguineahills:

Still not a fan of the Stone. Not b/c of the programming, but b/c of the attempt to force a rarified air of legitimacy in the venue. No food or drink allowed. Everyone must sit down and face the makeshift stage. It seems like they want to be downtown version of Carnegie Hall. At least Tonic allowed culture inside, and the people and music melted together (even if Tonic has a 'real' stage.) I dig serious music, but not when the presentation becomes too serious.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:25pm Jeff Golick:

@?: the hat label exists as a confusing assortment of different sub-labels and older, discontinued lines. I think -OLOGY is the latest "jazz/imrpov" imprint: www.hathut.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:29pm Jeff Golick:

@ngh: I hear you, though haven't had quite the same reaction, seeing it more as an attempt to limit extraneous commerce/commotion. There is indeed a rarefied aspect to it all. Possibly a top-down vibe, as Zorn could certainly be labeled "too serious" from time to time.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 1:30pm Brian in UK:

@ngh I think you would like Cafe Oto in London, cafe in the day and venue at night. No perceptible stage, the music is taken seriously but not to the detriment of a good time.
  Mon. 1/13/14 1:31pm ?:

in contrast to the (arguable stuffy) stone, there's an outfit in london - nonclassical - that do live performances of modern/experimental classical works in pubs and clubs....i've thought about this idea for years, glad someone finally took the reigns and made it happen. chatting loudly over a beer with friends or talking on the phone while an ensemble does, say, 2 hours of pierre schaeffer and david tudor? heaven.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:32pm northguineahills:

Yeah, I've read good reviews of shows at Cafe Otto. Looks like the legit place missing in NYC that I so crave since Tonic's departure.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:32pm Jeff Golick:

@Brian, just from the programming alone, I can see I would find Oto dreamy. Seems (from afar, at least) as something of a ground zero for what's up now.
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 1:34pm Brian in UK:

Only thing missing is a smoky atmosphere!!
Avatar    Mon. 1/13/14 1:38pm Brian in UK:

Got an interesting one coming up next week, the Estonian Philharmonic Choir with Gilhad Atzmon guesting. Inconcruously, he also plays with the Blockheads occasionally.
  Mon. 1/13/14 1:44pm ?:

Yes Doug,
Money Jungle one of my favorits also - can't remember if it was a combination album with Mingus or Coltrane though? Just remember Ellington's deeper and deeper piano notes - everyone else on the album just disappears into insignificance!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:52pm earrie:

Gif from _Coffee and Cigarettes_ it looks like.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:53pm Doug Schulkind:

@?
Just the trio of Duke/Mingus/Roach. Amazing.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:54pm Jeff Golick:

Ellington/Coltrane - that Impulse! record is heavy. Love it so much. I think in Iverson's write-up of the Teachout bio he notes that the omission of this LP from the book is a notable oversight.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:54pm Jeff Golick:

Hello, @earrie! Either that, or Mystery Train, I think.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 1:57pm earrie:

@Jeff Oh yeah! So close and yet so far. (Though not so far as his role as Street Scum in The King of Comedy.)
Ha. Hi.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:06pm Doug Schulkind:

I believe the Ellington/Coltrane sessions for Impulse and the sessions for Money Jungle took place within a few weeks of each other.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Money Jungle: September 17, 1962
Ellington/Coltrane: September 26, 1962

Also:
Have you heard the amazing Baraka record on India Navigation with David Murray and Steve McCall? The trio came to Oberlin and performed in '81 or '82.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:12pm Doug Schulkind:

There's not a lot on that record that can be played on the FCC's airwaves.

VIVE LE STREAM!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:21pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: um that was a good month for music, Sept 1962.

Do not know that India Navigation item!
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:32pm northguineahills:

I saw Fugazi in FL for $5 in '99.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:36pm Jeff Golick:

THE RIGHT PRICE.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:41pm Jeff Golick:

As I recall, @ngh, Ian M berated the lighting crew until they stopped doing anything and just left the settings along. (It was admittedly much better.)
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:42pm Ripped Off:

I saw Fugazi in '05 for $99.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:42pm Jeff Golick:

Finding it a tad hard to believe that this Garbarek tune had not been played before...? At least in the Kenzo era...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:44pm Doug Schulkind:

The only reference to Afric Pepperbird is Listener Hugo's comment on a D:O playlist last year: wfmu.org...
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 2:59pm northguineahills:

Well, this Cibo Matta takes me back.
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 3:02pm northguineahills:

The only thing that would have made that last set more perfect is if you played Dr. Alimantado's "Best Dressed Chicken."
Avatar Mon. 1/13/14 3:05pm Jeff Golick:

@ngh: I'll have to look for that one!
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