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Options December 8, 2016: African Queens, Tunisian Knights, and other Jazz Tropical Tabus

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Horace Silver Quintet plus J.J. Johnson  The African Queen   Options The Cape Verdean Blues  1965  with Joe Henderson  0:01:09 ()
Gil Melle  The Arab Barber Blues   Options Patterns in Jazz  1956    0:10:19 ()
Latin Jazz Quintet  Night In Tunisia   Options Latin Jazz Quintet  1961  with Eric Dolphy  0:19:30 ()
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Tabu   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    0:24:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
William Antonini 
        0:27:45 ()
Machito  Nague   Options Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945      0:36:42 ()
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Carabunta   Options With Flute to Boot  1959  with Herbie Mann  0:40:53 ()
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Ring A Levio   Options With Flute to Boot  1959  with Herbie Mann  0:42:51 ()
Machito & His Orchestra  Wild Jungle   Options Kenya  1958  with Cannonball Adderley  0:45:47 ()
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers  Afrique   Options The Witch Doctor  1967    0:48:24 ()
Randy Weston  African Cookbook   Options African Cookbook  1964/72  rec. 1964, rel.1972  0:54:43 ()
Duke Pearson  The Moana Surf   Options The Phantom  1968    1:07:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
Nelson Riddle 
Love Tide   Options       1:12:47 ()
Johnny Smith Quartet  Tabu   Options Jazz Selection 78  1952  with Stan Getz  1:21:01 ()
Johnny Smith Quartet  Moonlight in Vermont   Options Jazz Selection 78  1952  with Stan Getz  1:22:51 ()
Dave Brubeck Quartet  Frenesi   Options Jazz Selection 78  195?    1:25:55 ()
Dave Brubeck Quartet  At a Perfume Counter   Options Jazz Selection 78  195?    1:28:31 ()
Erroll Garner and his Rhythm  Flamingo   Options Blue Star 78  195?    1:31:18 ()
Erroll Garner and his Rhythm  Turquoise   Options Blue Star 78  195?    1:34:16 ()
Arthur Lyman  Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair   Options Call of the Midnight Sun  1965    1:37:18 ()
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band   لاتيني في القاهرة (Latino in Cairo)   Options Unreleased Egyptian Jazz 1968-1974      1:40:03 ()
The Australian Jazz Quintet With Osie Johnson   Cubano Chant   Options The Australian Jazz Quintet + 1  1957    1:43:54 ()
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Orfeo en Los Tambores   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    1:48:26 ()
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Noche en Tunisia   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    1:51:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
John Scott Trotter 
Tunisian Interlude   Options       1:54:36 ()
Bobby Lyle  Temple at Nara   Options Bobby Lyle Plays Electone GX707  1973    2:03:44 ()
Randy Weston  Tanjah   Options Tanjah  1973    2:08:37 ()
Larry Young  Saudia   Options Lawrence of Newark  1973    2:17:01 ()
Herbie Mann  Incense   Options Impressions of the Middle East  1967    2:21:22 ()
Eddie Harris  Oliphant Gesang   Options Smokin  1970    2:28:26 ()
Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah Sanders  Daria   Options Oh! Pharoah Speak  19??    2:34:07 ()
Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy  Caribé   Options Caribé  1960    2:40:11 ()
Music behind DJ:
John Scott Trotter 
La Mer   Options       2:57:24 ()
Latin Jazz Quintet  Rip a Dip   Options Latin Soul  1965    2:58:16 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Evening, exploratory persons! Coming to you live from my new home in Bahama NC tonight
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
  Thu. 12/8/16 7:01pm Ehd:

Good Evening Evan, I forgot to bring my housewarming gift! Hola Bob
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:01pm ndbob:

Hello EHD!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hello Bob, Hello Ehd! Wonderful to see you both
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:05pm geezerette:

Evening Evan and all ! Happy housewarming !
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:07pm Flash Strap:

God I love this record
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:07pm hyde:

i...forgot to bring a housewarming present
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Dammit Hyde, present or no it's good to have you warming this house!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:11pm hyde:

heh. i also was just listening to lonnie liston smith before coming over and realized after a couple minutes that i had forgotten to click on the stream and was still listening to lonnie liston smith. i mean, it sounded like the explorer's room.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Lonnie is a friend of the Explorers Room, that's for sure
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:13pm geezerette:

Cannot feel sad with music like this.
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:13pm geezerette:

hey hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 7:13pm Carmichael:

This Melle is awesome, Flash!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:15pm hyde:

hiya geezerette! also ndb and carmichael...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carmichael! I agree! This whole record is very very good. Always liked the cut, "Weird Valley"
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

also a very nice "Moonlight in Vermont" – another version of which we may hear tonight, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 7:18pm Carmichael:

As I was explaining to Irwin, my jazz gene pool is very shallow. I've never heard of Melle, as well as lots of others. But I like it when I hear it!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Melle also did a lot of soundtrack (Andromeda Strain) and early electronic work. A painter too. Interesting guy
  Thu. 12/8/16 7:22pm JtotheK:

Hi Explorers, Hi Flash -- happy house warming! Digging the jazz tunes. This time of year puts me in a jazz mood.
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:23pm geezerette:

Love this version! "Night in Tunisia" one of my all time favorites. :)
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi JK! Me too

G: Love "Night in Tunisia" just to death. At least one more version coming tonight
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:24pm geezerette:

Cra-a-a-a-zy man, crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 7:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, there. I'm in the room tonight.
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:25pm geezerette:

so damn glamorous.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Ken! this is wonderful
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:26pm geezerette:

hey Ken FHP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 7:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I guess today, we say goodbye to intrepid space explorer John Glenn at age 95. A life well lived.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:37pm Flash Strap:

A life well lived indeed
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:38pm hyde:

off topic: did any of you see the GQ fashion thing a couple days ago with fashion shots of the living legends of jazz? they chose pretty well, and let's just say roy haynes and cecil taylor are the coolest www.gq.com...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:42pm Flash Strap:

wow cecil taylor is entirely fly in all that chocolate velvet
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:44pm geezerette:

thanks hyde, what beautiful old men.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:44pm Flash Strap:

damn and you are CORRECT about Roy Haynes

Pharoah's jacket needs some props though that thing is glorious
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:46pm hyde:

i really thought it was great, in this year where we're doing so much going over of people's careers as they peel off, that gq chose to celebrate the giants who are still here. i men, that is a serious bunch. (i might have swapped out chick corea for roscoe mitchell, but that's quibbling)
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:48pm geezerette:

It's certainly something to celebrate!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:49pm geezerette:

Jazz Messangers :D
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:51pm Flash Strap:

Wayne Shorter really excellent on sax here, Lee Morgan on trumpet (Morgan also wrote)
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:52pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Ah, but Blakey's drums are always the star! oh my god!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:53pm hyde:

heh, i was just going to bring up the wayne shorter thing. i was waiting for him to take a break ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:54pm Flash Strap:

can't remember who's on piano, but I love how it functions in the ensemble as this dark anchor
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:54pm hyde:

bobby timmons on piano
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 7:55pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash and all! Killer playlist thusfar
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:55pm Flash Strap:

yep yep
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! thanks man
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest later
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:58pm Flash Strap:

great art: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 7:58pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob, adios
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 8:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not before 'Afro Blue' - but still - damn.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Big Black is on this. Man, I can never find any of his solo records in any form
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 8:02pm melinda:

hi explorers!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab!

Hi Melinda!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:03pm hyde:

i've been building up my southern & african-american cookbook collection lately. need to build up my african cookbooks next.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

boy does this ever cook
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:05pm hyde:

hiya, rev rab and melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 8:05pm melinda:

Welcome to your new house, Flash! Bahama is near Durham, right? It sounds appropriately exotic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 8:05pm melinda:

hi hyde!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:07pm Flash Strap:

thanks Melinda! yeah it's just north of Durham, in the hinterlands
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/8/16 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...then it reminds me of 'Lonely Woman' a touch - but it's just more African. What a jam...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:08pm Flash Strap:

that whole LP is a wild ride, revrab
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 8:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I believe listener annie resides in the Asheville area. She's on the comments boards in the mornings. She'd probably enjoy this show.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:10pm Flash Strap:

She does live up there! definitely a morning person
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:13pm listener james from westwood:

been in since the start but been working; diggin' the lovely sounds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

hola Flash y exploradores
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:22pm Flash Strap:

Hello Lurker James from Westwood!

And Welcome C!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:24pm Flash Strap:

Somethin' so damn lovely about this cut
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:26pm hyde:

heya, coel
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:31pm hyde:

oh, and also ljfw! jeez, when you start to say hello to everyone, you don't want to screw up.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:39pm Flash Strap:

One of my favorite Lyman tracks, here
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:42pm Flash Strap:

One of the very least Egyptian sounding things the Cairo Jazz Band ever did
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:45pm Flash Strap:

very australian sounding
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:45pm geezerette:

Hearing this though, you can really hear how middle eastern Klezmer actually is.
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:46pm geezerette:

it's in there...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

oh absolutely it is. like how dutch/polka-esque mariachi music is
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:48pm geezerette:

Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:48pm northguineahills:

been digging the whole set.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! glad to hear it
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 8:50pm Little Danny:

Man you are playing some of my all time fave jazz/Latin exotica this evening, Flash
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Music to my ears, LD
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 8:58pm northguineahills:

If I don't make it back in time, thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

hi hyde (a little late...just listening not looking)
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

any time, NGH!
  Thu. 12/8/16 9:06pm DL in LA:

Heard the last hour. Gotta go now. Sounded great!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:06pm Flash Strap:

ugh this track is so good
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Thanks DL!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:14pm Flash Strap:

Randy Weston is so cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 9:14pm coelacanth∅:

this track is killer
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:16pm geezerette:

piano bar dreamy
  Thu. 12/8/16 9:16pm jeff:

lol at the diva las vegas thing
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:19pm Flash Strap:

Larry Young, fresh out of Lifetime, with James Blood Ulmer. This whole LP is a raging inferno
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:19pm geezerette:

sounds like liquid lunch with Truman Capote and his swans.
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:20pm Little Danny:

I stupidly sold my copy of Lawrence of Newark years ago, and now I know I need it back
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:20pm Flash Strap:

oh my goodness now THERE's a visual I bet Larry didn't have in mind
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:21pm Flash Strap:

that's some regret to have to carry with you, LD!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:21pm geezerette:

likely not! :D
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:22pm Little Danny:

OMG you are slaying it tonight Evan. "Incense" is some top-ten self-hypnosis material
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 9:23pm Scraps:

Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:24pm Flash Strap:

The only thing I can think of that would make a liquid lunch with Capote & his swans even stranger is a soundtrack of dreamy spiritual jazz, G

Thanks LD! I aim to slay! and yeah this is a craaaazy good Mann cut
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:25pm Flash Strap:

h'lo yourself scraps!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:25pm Little Danny:

'allo Scraps!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:26pm Flash Strap:

Roy Ayers on vibes
  Thu. 12/8/16 9:29pm Dean:

Can't listen just now, but you do know that that Rousseau painting inspired one of Fleetwood Mac's more attractive covers?
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:30pm hyde:

going back a bit: haha, little danny. there are few things worse than regret over records that you sold that you'd really like back
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:30pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean! and no I did not
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:31pm geezerette:

Evan,I was imagining the way it sounded to them after second martini.
When they stopped hearing his voice and drifted away
  Thu. 12/8/16 9:31pm Dean:

Tango in the Night: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-uJ_WBoU-Kw/maxresdefault.jpg
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:31pm Flash Strap:

I'm right there with ya, Geezerette! You're taking me on a vision quest
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:33pm Flash Strap:

god DAMN I love Eddie Harris
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:36pm hyde:

wait, what? the latin jazz quartet with pharoah sanders? huh?
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:36pm geezerette:

Loving this show.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:37pm Flash Strap:

I know right? sort of a mysterious release, recording date unknown. I've read somewhere that it's one of his first sessions, but I don't know about that
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:37pm Flash Strap:

thanks, geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:38pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah that piano MAKES this psycho little boogaloo
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:45pm hyde:

the latin jazz quartet sure got some good guest sax players
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:45pm Flash Strap:

no kiddin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

Scraps i just sent you an email.
and hi!
and short answer: i wasn't.
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:48pm northguineahills:

Really like this Dolphy
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:49pm Flash Strap:

he's just doing his thing, and they're doing theirs, and it's great

he really is always such a delight, he's so playful
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:53pm Little Danny:

Wow, I actually prefer those two Dolphy-less Latin Jazz Quintet LPs. They're much more straightahead Latin jazz of course
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:54pm Little Danny:

* the ones led by Juan Amalbert that is
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:56pm geezerette:

Thanks for the weekly excellence, Evan!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:57pm hyde:

thanks Flash!
Avatar    Thu. 12/8/16 9:58pm Little Danny:

Hi all - hope you'll join me one door down: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/8/16 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan.
Peace go with you, brother.
-all y'allz...
Avatar Thu. 12/8/16 9:59pm Flash Strap:

thank YOU all! goodnight!
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