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January 17, 2014 Options
To Bro. Yusef A. Lateef, in peace
Program Three
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Charles Mingus  Ecclusiastics   Options Complete Birdland Broadcasts
(n/a 1961)
Yusef Lateef  Sound Wave   Options A Flat, G Flat and C
(Impulse! 1966)
Yusef Lateef & Archie Shepp  Thong   Options Tenors of Yusef Lateef & Archie Shepp
(YAL 1992)

Talkover Music:
Bee Houston & His Highsteppers 
Blues for Rupez   Options The Hustler
(Arhoolie 1968)

Cannonball Adderley Sextet w/Yusef Lateef  Brother John   Options Nippon Soul
(Riverside 1963)
Yusef Lateef  A Flower   Options 10 Years Hence
(Atlantic 1974)
Yusef Lateef  Angel Eyes   Options The Dreamer
(Savoy 1959)

Talkover Music:
Roy Brooks 
The Free Slave   Options The Free Slave
(Muse 1970)

Yusef Lateef  First Movement: The African as Non-American   Options The African-American Epic Suite
(Act 1994)
Yusef Lateef & Roma Jazz Ensemble  Flute   Options Homage to Yusef Lateef & Corvini-Iodice
(YAL 2002)
Yusef Lateef & Ralph M. Jones III  In This House   Options Woodwinds
(YAL )
Yusef Lateef  Strange Lullaby   Options Part of the Search
(Atlantic 1974)

Talkover Music:
Daphne Oram 
Rhythmic Variation 2   Options Electronic Sound Patterns
(HMV 1962)

Yusef Lateef  A Priest's Garden
Cha Cha
Abstract Discussion for Tenor Sax and Trumpet   Options
Tracks in the Sand (OST)
(Access 1962)
Nat Adderley  That's Right!   Options That's Right!
(Riverside 1960)
Yusef Lateef  Below Yellow Bell   Options The Gentle Giant
(Atlantic 1972)
Yusef Lateef  Back Home   Options The Blue Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1968)

Talkover Music:
Joe Claussell & Kerri Chandler 
Escravos De Jo   Options Copa Mundial Muzique
(Guidance 1998)

Yusef Lateef  Technological Homosapien   Options The Doctor Is in...And Out
(Atlantic 1976)
Les McCan  Poo Pye McGoochie (and His Friends)   Options Invitation to Openness
(Atlantic 1972)
Yusef Lateef  Robot Man   Options Autophysiopsychic
(CTI 1977)

Talkover Music:
Flevans 
Hey Mr Bundle   Options Make New Friends
(Tru Thoughts 2004)

Yusef Lateef  First Gymnopdie   Options Psychicemotus
(Impulse! 1965)
Yusef Lateef  The Magnolia Triangle   Options Live at Pep's
(Impulse! 1964)
Yusef Lateef  Live Humble   Options The Diverse Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1969)
Yusef Lateef  You're Somewhere Thinking of Me   Options The Complete Yusef Lateef
(Atlantic 1967)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 8:44am duke:

Good Morning Sir Douglas. I see we have more Yusef to look forward to
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:48am glenn:

there have always been mixer cats. www.openculture.com...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:53am Doug Schulkind:

Yes indeed, duke, we do! Good morning to you and to you, too glenn! (Hey glenn, congrats on being Keili's comment of the week or whatever. You deserve it!)
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:54am glenn:

i saw that. i laughed.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:54am Doug Schulkind:

@glenn
If a kitty pees on this broadcast, it will give 27th-century archaeologists something to chuckle about.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 8:55am Brian in UK:

Hey boss, is this the middle eight(teen)?

I seem to have come into the possession of Money Jungle. Wonder where the idea came from?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:58am Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
Double your Money Jungle back if you don't like it.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 8:59am glenn:

probably kenya or nairobi, or wherever all those princes with no cash and a lifetime supply of viagra come from.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:00am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:00am Doug Schulkind:

Hey hey ndbob!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:00am Brian in UK:

The wonder is Doug, how they do so much but appear to be doing very little.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:01am listener james from westwood:

how do all. happy friday and good mid-january!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

Bouncer let you in the place again, eh, Listener James?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:02am Doug Schulkind:

Get ready for some velvet rope-a-dope friends!
  Fri. 1/17/14 9:02am gary:

Listening on my phone on the way in to work
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:03am Doug Schulkind:

They should give you the week off, Gary, after what you did Wednesday night. Wow!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:04am doca:

Hello, Doug and Drummers!
And Gary, great show indeed, thanks. Looking forward for next Wednesday.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:04am Doug Schulkind:

Hola doca!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:05am listener james from westwood:

gary, i caught your maiden voyage in the archives, and it was a blast. hoping to catch the next one(s) live but i'm hooked either way!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:06am listener james from westwood:

doug, he did indeed, but he seems to be looking down his nose at the $20. might have to up him to a grant next time.
  Fri. 1/17/14 9:06am gary:

Aw, man ... Thanks you guys!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:06am Brian in UK:

Hey gary, just picking the bones out of your first show, time differences don't you know. Sounding grand.
More Unknown Albanian Singers please.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:08am Stanley:

I doug it Dig.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:09am Doug Schulkind:

Everyone grab a shovel and DIG!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:11am Doug Schulkind:

For all you "early birds" a treat: Yusef on theremin is NEXT!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:12am ndbob:

indeed Gary!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

The band here with Mingus:

Jimmy Knepper ~ trombone
(Not yet Rahsaan) Roland Kirk ~ tenor sax, manzello & stritch
Doug Watkins ~ bass
Dannie Richmond ~ drums
Yusef Lateef ~ tenor sax
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:15am doca:

Great track, Doug. Sometimes I forget how much I like Mingus' music.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:17am Doug Schulkind:

@doca
Watch this AMAZING documentary featuring Mingus: vimeo.com...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:20am doca:

@Doug: I've seen it already a few years ago, but thanks to reminding me of it. At the time I didn't know much English and I suffered a little bit watching it...
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:21am Uncle Michael:

I don't *feel* tardy?
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:22am duke:

You need drumpants www.drumpants.com
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:22am Doug Schulkind:

@doca
I think that film will reveal more and more with each viewing, regardless of your English comprehension.

@Uncle Michael
Just not late for dinner...

The theremin is upsetting my dog.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:24am Uncle Michael:

Give her two tablespoons of of extra strength Theremin(tm).
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:24am glenn:

didn't john otway invent drum pants, if i remember rightly?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:25am Doug Schulkind:

Much easier than the Theremin(tm) suppositories.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:25am Doug Schulkind:

@glenn
How much does an Otway?
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 9:27am PKNY:

Good morning Doug and everyone, and much love to Yusef Lateef, RIP!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:28am Doug Schulkind:

The first tenor was Shepp; this here is Lateef.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:30am Doug Schulkind:

Top of the morning to you, PKNY!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:30am glenn:

i don't know, but john otway put on a very entertaining show, although wild willy had left by the time i saw him.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:33am Doug Schulkind:

The terrific Avery Sharp on bass here. Not flat at all.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:35am Doug Schulkind:

I think of this as one of Yusef's "newer" recordings, but it's 22 years old. He kept on performing and recording long past this (made when he was 72).
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:37am doca:

Adventuresome jazz must give some superpowers to its performers, because it's incredible the vitality those guys have even when they reach or pass the 70 or 80 years old barrier
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:44am Doug Schulkind:

You said it, doca. Well into his 80s, Yusef was still doing these incredible circular breathing passages which took mighty lung power. I guess it helped that Yusef never smoked (or at least if he had, he stopped in 1948 when he converted to Islam.)
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:49am Gary:

In the office now & plugged in, yay
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:50am Doug Schulkind:

GarYay.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:50am Artie:

Whoa, this band is *so* locked in.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:51am Doug Schulkind:

Yay Artie!

Sam Jones' bass playing here behind the piano solo is genius stuff.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:54am Doug Schulkind:

Gorgeous duet alert...gorgeous duet alert...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:55am Gary:

Catching up on the comments ... and am now Googling "drum pants"
  Fri. 1/17/14 9:55am earrie:

That was fantastic. Terrific. Stir-rific.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:56am Doug Schulkind:

Hi earrie!
  Fri. 1/17/14 9:57am earrie:

Good morning!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:59am Gary:

These drum pants I'm checking out do NOT go with this gorgeous duet. Can I get them altered?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

The pianist here is Kenny Barron. His older brother Bill was a magnificent sax player.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:00am Doug Schulkind:

Bill Barron led a tremendous short-lived group with trumpeter Ted Curson. Ted Curson played, of course, with Charlie Mingus. He joined Mingus about the same time Yusef left mingus' workshop band.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 10:02am holland oats:

brutha drumma! peoples!
  Fri. 1/17/14 10:03am paula pc:

unbearably beautiful. thanks SO much, Doug
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:03am Doug Schulkind:

holland "wylde" oats!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:03am bibi:

hi all. nice mix.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:03am glenn:

you definitely DON'T look fat in those drum pants.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:04am Doug Schulkind:

@paula pc
Heartbreakingly beautiful!

Howdy and welcome bibi!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:05am Artie:

Are those bass drum pants, or has daddy been getting into the smothered pork chops again?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:06am Doug Schulkind:

This trombone-sounding instrument is actually a euphonium. Courtesy of Bernard McKinney (later he changed his name to Kiane Ziwadi).
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:11am glenn:

mmmm. what are smothered pork chops smothered in?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:12am still b/p:

Drumpants link was sent to me last month by a friend with the subject, "ahhh...your perfect Xmas gift." But he ddin't put them under my tree.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:14am Artie:

@glenn - browned pan gravy and slightly burnt onions - see:instagram.com...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:17am Gary:

Ooh, wow, this opens awesomely
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:17am Doug Schulkind:

@Artie
My arteries did NOT appreciate that link.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:27am Lewis:

@Artie - as doug said ... Where is that restaurant?! (i didn't get breakfast this morning due to a convergence of those little things that put you slightly off step…)
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:29am Doug Schulkind:

Hallo Lewis!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:30am Artie:

@Lewis - Pork Chops courtesy of Mr Wonderful's Chicken & Waffles, on the east side of Raleigh NC. I ate that plate, and the nice lady even brought me a waffle to go with. First rate soul food.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:31am Doug Schulkind:

And hallo to you, still b/p. I didn't see you standing behind the wall of speakers.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:35am glenn:

i need a waffle maker. i do love me some chicken and waffles.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:35am northguineahills:

I think you played Strange Lullaby on Yusef's bday.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:36am Doug Schulkind:

Very possibly likely. Hey NGH!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 10:36am Uncle Michael:

GODDAMIT. I *am* awake.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 10:37am ndbob:

nice one here Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:37am Doug Schulkind:

I played it on his birthday in 2009!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:40am glenn:

keili says hi, doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:41am βrian:

Boo from the isthmus.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:42am northguineahills:

Damn, the last 5 years seems rather static to me.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 10:42am listener james from westwood:

love the story of the autograph!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 10:43am Stanley:

Great story Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:45am Doug Schulkind:

Here is my blog post telling the story of getting Yusef's autograph: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 10:54am Doug Schulkind:

Oob βrian!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:01am Doug Schulkind:

This poem by Yusef appears on the back jacket of the LP The Blue Yusef Lateef:

True love is rare
Honest love is scarce
Emotional love is common

Brotherly love is enduring
Love is everywhere
Understanding love is a must
Enriched love is a trust

Yearning for love is natural
Using love is sublime
Seeing love is beautiful
Enhancing love is divine
Forgetting love is pitiful

Leaving love is sorrowful
Absorb love and tingle
Try love, it works
Eliminate love and perish
Eternal love is joy
Following love leads to peace
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:04am Doug Schulkind:

Absorb love and tingle = !

Also, read down the first line of characters.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:05am Uncle Michael:

Damn, this is good.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:08am listener james from westwood:

daaaamn. this show runs 6 hours, right? the noon–3 half gets broadcast on the double secret drummer stream while uncle michael spins on the main gtdr stream, right? right??!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:14am Rich in Washington:

Wow. I'm here at work, trying to figure out why I have NO AUDIO WHATSOEVER coming out of my system.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:14am Doug Schulkind:

No, Listener James, but I have hypnotized Uncle Michael into playing nothing but Yusef. So why bother with the double secret stream!!

Bassist Bob Cunningham is your narrator here.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:15am Doug Schulkind:

Yikes Rich in Washington. Anyone else having audio probs?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:15am Lewis:

@Doug - this is great! I have never really listened to Yusef Latee and this show is opening up a whole new bit of our musical university.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:15am Rich in Washington:

Ah, got it!
My mixer was unplugged!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:16am Rich in Washington:

Sounds great now.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

@Rich in W
Phew!

@Lewis
You're getting advanced credit for this!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:17am northguineahills:

I faved that track on Oct 8th.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:19am northguineahills:

Everything is working here.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:20am Doug Schulkind:

@NGH
That was my last YL birthday special (his birthday is Oct. 9)
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:20am still b/p:

Speaking of homo techus -- Standard pissin' match in the comments posted after this drum machine piece:

www.npr.org...
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:21am Rich in Washington:

I 2nd what Lewis said: had only a casual knowledge of Yusef's music until his unfortunate passing. Been listening to this episode since the beginning (except for my commute) and it's all incredible.
  Fri. 1/17/14 11:21am earrie:

I sure hear an openness in the stereo in this track (listening in headphones).
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:24am Doug Schulkind:

I will be doing two more 3-hour Yusef shows over the next two Fridays. Here are links to the previous programs

Program 1: wfmu.org...

Program 2: wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:25am Doug Schulkind:

Ironic that I played "Technological Homosapien" while, apparently, President Obama was giving a speech on surveillance and the NSA.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:29am Doug Schulkind:

One of the founders of the AACM in Chicago, Jodie Christian, plays some background keyboards on this album. Also the monster drummer Bernard Purdie is here. Yowza!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:30am Doug Schulkind:

To see an amazing clip of Yusef performing this live on Norwegian television, go to Youtube and search for "yusef lateef norway robot man." That should do the trick.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:31am Rich in Washington:

@earrie: changes to my office environment mean I have to listen to everything on headphones now but it's good. It's like getting 60% more out of any given show.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:33am Doug Schulkind:

Yusef doing Erik Satie, next.
  Fri. 1/17/14 11:36am earrie:

@Rich Yeah. It's like glasses for the ears. Hope you have a nice long cord on a comfy pair of 'phones.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:38am northguineahills:

Wasn't jass slang for flatulence in some circles at the turn of the 20th century?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:42am Doug Schulkind:

Almost certainly, NGH. In some circles, jazz simply meant sex. In the early 20th century, jazz music was relegated to being played in whorehouses, so yeah.
  Fri. 1/17/14 11:42am earrie:

I learned this Gymnopédies on piano, recently. So lovely, I sometimes forget to play while I'm listening.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:43am Carmichael:

Good morning Doug and Yusef. Better late than never.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:43am Uncle Michael:

I hope you'll all join me in the next room for three hours of music you never knew Yusef Lateef had a hand in. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:44am Doug Schulkind:

The drummer on the previous track is also here on this Magnolia Triangle. In fact he, James Black, is its composer.

Hey-O Carmichael!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:50am Doug Schulkind:

More vocals from the Sweet Inspirations (led by Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy) and more drumming from Bernard Purdie and also conga from Ray Barretto!!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:51am Uncle Michael:

Crazy Bernard sounds great.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:52am Uncle Michael:

You picked a good hero, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:53am Gary:

Whoa, Cissy Houston -- just Googled her!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:53am Doug Schulkind:

Jesus H. Christ, I just heard there's going to be Polar Vortex 2!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:54am Uncle Michael:

it's a franchise.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:54am ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:55am duke:

I was on a conference call for and hour and a half. did I miss anything?
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:55am glenn:

and the sun is taking a nap. www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks as ever, ndbob. And thanks everysingleperson!

The Hinky Vortex is next with Uncle Michael. Continue the Dignified Dinky here: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:56am ndbob:

cold here today - about 15 - though all I have to do is think back to North Dakota - Jamestown had a ground blizzard yesterday - sunny out but a blizzard warning due to blowing snow
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:56am doca:

Great show, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks doca!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:57am still b/p:

Polar More-tex? I say, I say BRRRRRRR, boy. More icebox bedroom.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:57am northguineahills:

Thanks for another fine program, Doug!
  Fri. 1/17/14 11:58am earrie:

It doesn't look so bad: http://www.yr.no/place/United_States/Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh/long.html

There's even a circle of calm for wind on one day.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:58am Uncle Michael:

See you *over there*.

Great show Doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

I rather like the Amy Poehler Vortex.
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:59am Gary:

Thanks for the ongoing tribute, Doug! I am now officially a convert
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 11:59am Lewis:

cheers Doug - Thanks!
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 11:59am listener james from westwood:

many thanks, doug!
Avatar Fri. 1/17/14 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

You chums are the best chums.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 12:01pm Alex In Illinois:

See you over at Hinky Dinky.
Avatar    Fri. 1/17/14 12:02pm Rich in Washington:

thanks, Doug!!
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