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July 7, 2017 Options
"The main thing a musician would like to do is to give a picture to the listener of the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe"
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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)

Mack & Jeanie Sanders  Can I Take My Pony to Heaven?   Options b/w Don't You Tell a Soul (I Love You)
(Blue Ribbon 1950)
Otis Glover w. Old Pop Watts & His Old Plantation Melody Boys  When I Was a Small Boy   Options b/w I Lost My Heart
(Phamous 1950)
Billy Haley & the Saddlemen  Within This Broken Heart of Mine   Options b/w Rose of My Heart
( 1951)
Jim Hall w/Jim Hall’s Radio Rangers  Flivver Song   Options b/w Waiting in Ole Caroline
(Blue Ribbon 1951)
Mott Gilbert  Loving Mama Blues   Options b/w Foot Loose and Free
(Dixie Cleartone )
Ace Ball  Lost   Options b/w One Armed Love
(Okeh 1954)
Hank Caldwell & the Saddle Kings  Alibi   Options b/w Roll On Covered Wagon
(D'Oro )
Les Smithhart & His Super X Cowboys  I Can’t Live My Life Alone   Options b/w You're Only Making Fun of Me
(White Squirrel 1953)

Talkover Music:
Bob Azzam 
Tricky Soul   Options b/w Rain, Rain, Go Away
(Columbia 1968)

Alberto Montiel y Su Conjunto  Lo Cigue Haciendo   Options Deja Que Se Vaya
(Victoria 1977)
Aniceto Molina y Su Conjunto  Adios Freddy   Options Mensaje Costeño
(Victoria 1973)
Armando Zabaleta y Su Conjunto  El Transplante   Options El Chupaflor
(Discos Perla 1967)
Paito y Los Gaiteros De Punta Brava  Juancito Peña   Options Afritanga: The Sound of Afrocolombia
(Trikont )
Adolfo Echeverría y Su Orquesta  Locura De Mi Cumbelé   Options ¡Sabroso Bacalao!!
(Discos Fuentes )
Orlando Fortich y Su Orquesta  Yolanda   Options Tabaquito
(Philips 1964)
Justo Valdés & Grupo Son Palenque  Unye Unyé   Options "Ane Jue" - Ellos Son
(Felito 1985)

Talkover Music:
Steven Bernstein 
Let My People Go   Options Diaspora Soul
(Tzadik 1999)

Lucky Thompson  Dancing Sunbeam   Options Lucky Thompson Featuring Oscar Pettiford,
Volume 1
(ABC-Paramount 1956)
Peter Kowald, Wadada Leo Smith, Gunter Sommer  Radepur im Februar   Options Touch the Earth - Break the Shells
(FMP 1979)
Donald Byrd/Barney Wilen & Their Group  Bande 3   Options Jazz In Camera
(Sonorama 1958)
Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Douglas R. Ewart, Joëlle Léandre, Bernard Santacruz, Michael Zerang  A Cloud of Sparks   Options Sonic Communication
(The Bridge Sessions 2015)

Talkover Music:
Organic Grooves 
Gold Weave   Options Black Cherry
(AUM Fidelity )

The Marvells  Cause I'm Loving You   Options b/w How Could You Hurt Me So
(Finer Arts 1968)
The Gifts  What Am I   Options b/w Soul Dust
(Ballad 1966)
Shaine "Mr. Enthusiasm"  Try My Love   Options b/w Call Me Sweet Things
(Sue 1969)
Gene McDaniels  It's a Lonely Town (Lonely Without You)   Options b/w False Friends
(Liberty 1963)
Betty Bibbs  First Come First Served   Options b/w I Want Some Satisfaction
(GeNeva 1972)
Johnny Jones  Find No Fault (In My Baby's Love)   Options b/w Tennessee Waltz
(Fury 1968)
The Scorpions  Keep on Trying   Options b/w Leo
(SBP )

Talkover Music:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Hour #4  Searching for the One   Options Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone
(Artist Owned/Steve Rowland 2001)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 9:01am David D:

Hey Doug, great to catch the show from the intro!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, Double D!
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 9:03am hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:04am doctorjazz:

Hey, Drummers!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:07am Doug Schulkind:

Hi, hyde! Ho, doc!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

It's very very very nice.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:14am Doug Schulkind:

Haley must be reading right off his GPS.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:15am Webhamster Henry:

Hit these Twin Bar guys up for a pledge!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:16am Doug Schulkind:

That was Bill Haley and his steel guitar (pronounced GHEE-tarr) player Billy Williamson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:17am Brian in UK:

Hey Boss.

That Haley man had a big mixing bowl, this was just one ingredient. Shame he was ten years older than Elvis.
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:17am Mr C:

While Putin and Trump speak, we LISTEN: to Give the Drummer Some!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:18am doctorjazz:

Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:19am glenn:

well, thanks for clarifying that, drummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:19am Brian in UK:

Tyres (tires) are knackered.
Knackers are tired.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:20am Doug Schulkind:

I'm Putin on the Ritz, Mr C! Ahoy, Cap'n Brian in UK! Shootin' for the five hole, glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:20am adrian in mpls:

Haha - love this!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:21am Doug Schulkind:

Yo, adrian! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:24am glenn:

by the way, george barnes' country jazz album has been re released on spiffy vinyl.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:25am Doug Schulkind:

The flip side of this Ace Ball record is "One Armed Love," which sure sounds naughty to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:28am Brian in UK:

Heck Doug you should know, you are a 180 minute man.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:28am still b/p:

Slot machine kink.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:29am Doug Schulkind:

Spending the first 179 minutes remembering how.

Yahooooo, it's still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 9:31am ausmanx:

the Drummer comments board is often smuttier than most. i blame your promiscuous taste in music, Doug. good evening, all
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:32am Doug Schulkind:

We aim to please. You aim too, please, ausmanx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:32am Brian in UK:

The picture up top reminded me of a Coltrane album I owned once. 'More Lasting Than Bronze'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:34am Brian in UK:

Hey ausmanx when you headed this way?
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:34am glenn:

or we're just horn dogs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:35am Brian in UK:

Billy Haley & the Aortic Ramblers.
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:36am Alex in Illinois:

Reminds me of a Saturday Night Live bit that was a quiz show with contestants giving directions for New England destinations
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 9:37am Artie Haywire:

Good morning, all!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:37am still b/p:

The chance for work hours has deprived me of this show too often in recent weeks. Today, no work, which means no cabbage, but I'm here to enjoy fresh alignment, refinement & musical designment.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

@Brain in UK
To hear the Aortic Ramblers, you take the bypass about four miles.

Greetings, Alex 'n' Artie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 9:38am ausmanx:

hey brian, will be in london for a week from 27 july, then up to liverpool. might even get to goodison park
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:38am Doug Schulkind:

@still b/p
No cabbage? I'll take things slaw.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:40am still b/p:

I fought the slaw, and the...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:41am Brian in UK:

ausmanx, seen the really silly money that is sloshing about in the Premier League just now. Rooney coming home?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:41am Uncle Michael:

I trusred the weather forecast. Silly me. THUNDER.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:43am Doug Schulkind:

Google Translate converts "El chupaflor" to "The chupaflor."

But I found this:
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:43am Doug Schulkind:

Uncle Thunder!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:44am Uncle Michael:

I'm almost ready to walk to the Blue Line train. You and coffee are fueling me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:45am Jeff Golick:

Game on!
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 9:45am hyde:

i love the chupaflor
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 9:45am ausmanx:

more bonkers every year, brian. but i guess we take consolation from the fact that it'll never match the money in baseball! what's happened to my Giants this year, doug?
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:46am duke:

sitting in the doctor's office listening to gtds
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:46am Doug Schulkind:

Ol' Game-On Golick, we usta call him.
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 9:46am hyde:

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas supports that the chupaflor is a hummingbird
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:46am Doug Schulkind:

I have a doctor's appt after the show, duke. Maybe we got the same thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:47am Uncle Michael:

I always misheard it as Gamelan Golick.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:47am still b/p:

Uncle Michael, are you in the path of totality next month?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:48am Brian in UK:

This is a hearty show with bypasses and transplants. Shame I'm not listening on an old valve set.
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:48am Ramblin' Ray:

Greetings drummer people all.
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:48am duke:

@doug I hope not. I think I have Lyme disease
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:48am Uncle Michael:

I'll have to drive about 45 minutes for totality. I'm still negotiating with work about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:49am Uncle Michael:

Heading out...have fun today with Bill!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:50am Doug Schulkind:

A boy. Good luck. I was just chatting with a co-worker yesterday about all the people we know with Lyme disease.

Have a beautiful day, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:50am Jeff Golick:

Don't take any wooden roodypoots, @UM.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:50am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for ramblin' by, Ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:51am Stanley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:51am Jeff Golick:

Wishing you the best possible prognosis, @duke.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:52am βrian:

Best of luck, duke. I'm going to buy some tick tweezers today. Then it's off into the woods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:53am Brian in UK:

duke hope the tests prove negative but you resolve what it is.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:54am Doug Schulkind:

Hear hear, Stanley!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:54am Doug Schulkind:

Love and healing to you, duke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 9:56am Brian in UK:

Hey Stanley, missed last weeks show, driving back from Sidmouth took FIVE hours. Ran out of expletives.
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:57am duke:

thanks everyone. I have had it before. I live at ground zero for deer ticks
  Fri. 7/7/17 9:57am Mr C:

Doug...Who is Bob Azzam?
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

@Mr C
He was a Swedish studio musician/composer.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:02am still b/p:

Hope it's best news and clear info, duke.
I think I have curious anti-tick luck. I worry because Lyme's too common here in Maine, where I get out in the woods and scrub often enough, and there's some biking and wandering around Cape Cod where it's an even greater risk. But I rarely find a wood or deer tick aboard my carcass or clothes, and can't remember if I ever had one embedded. Howz come?
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:04am βrian:

They're plentiful in Wisconsin. I ended up cutting a hole in my arm to extract one a few years back. Still have the scar.
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 10:04am hyde:

i've gotten Lyme disease too. upstate New York is the worst.
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:05am Maggie B.:

Doug, so sorry to hear this. Been there.
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:06am Bodega Man:

Doug, So sorry to hear about your dad in hospice. Sending good vibes to you and your family.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:06am still b/p:

Best thoughts for you and family, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:07am βrian:

When my dad went into hospice, he had no memory of anybody or anything, unless it had to do with being in the Coral Sea in WWII.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:08am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:08am duke:

Best wishes to you and your family, doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:10am Jeff Golick:

So sorry to hear, @Doug. Hugs to you and yours.
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 10:10am hyde:

speaking of jazz/music/film things, have been hearing great word on that Lee Morgan docu (I Called Him Morgan)
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 10:11am hyde:

yeah, Doug that's rough. good luck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:11am Jeff Golick:

On the Pettiford tip: Erik Friedlander has a nice tribute album to Pettiford,

@hyde: I desperately want to see that movie. GTDR DJ Matt Fiveash had good things to say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 10:13am David D:

Best wishes to all, Doug. Hope things go as well as humanly possible.
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 10:13am hyde:

@JG seems like it's on a verrrry slow rollout. no Boston showings at all that i have seen.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:14am Doug Schulkind:

Thank you one and all. It's been a long and interesting journey.

My father's memory of his service in the Battle of the Bulge was just about the last solid grounding in reality he had. Lost that about six months ago. Up until about six weeks ago, he still recognized me when I walked in the room. Seeing his eyes brighten and his brow unfurrow was a major lift for me (and surely him). On Father's Day, we went to visit him with a cake and he was chowing it down and chattering away, though still very out of it.
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:14am Ramblin' Ray:

Sorry to hear about your Dad Doug. Best thoughts and prayers to you all.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:18am Doug Schulkind:

September 8 would be his 98th birthday. We used to have a joke. He'd say, I'm shooting for a hundred. And I'd say, better hope your aim is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:18am Parq:

So rough, Doug. There are no words. A warm embrace from through the series of tubes.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:18am ndbob:

all the best Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:20am Brian in UK:

It is such a tease to think that you are recognised and things are good, then you realise that it is a front, not deliberately projected but still a front. You can end a visit more confused than your loved one.
Give me a broken leg any day.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:21am Doug Schulkind:

Obviously things can and will change, but so far I am doing OK. Having gone through this (albeit from a distance) with my mother 18 months ago, and from up close with my mother-in-law three years ago, I have some useful experience to guide me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 10:21am ausmanx:

doug, good luck, we do what we can. my dad's 92. still relatively good, but terrified and keeps talking about dementia. his strongest memories now are also of US Navy air training at Corpus Christi in 1945... the impact of these things is a reminder that we who never went to war can barely begin to imagine it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:24am Brian in UK:

ausmanx that is why those people only ever talked about it amongst themselves. Words are useless to those who were not present.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:25am Doug Schulkind:

I have talked more with my father about his time in the war in the past two years than in the previous 54. (Because he never ever talked about it.) And yet, my dear gentle, soft-spoken father was a bona fide hero. Received the Silver Star in 1944. Was one of the first Americans on German soil. Two Purple Hearts. Narrowly cheated sure death on at least two occasions. Blessedly, I was able to hear the stories.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:25am Brian in UK:

Doug, time for the comedy section of the show methinks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 10:28am ausmanx:

i can't complain, i'm hauling both of them all the way from Sydney to Liverpool for my mum's 90th in a few weeks, god help me. picture that, and the comedy section commences right now!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:28am Doug Schulkind:

After I break your legs, Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:28am Brian in UK:

Doug call me picky but is the second ! at the end of ¡Sabroso Bacalao!! necessary?
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:29am Doug Schulkind:

Decide for yourself:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:30am Brian in UK:

Ditch the one at the start. ! are sooo yesterday.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:31am Doug Schulkind:

Whatever you say, Br!an.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:32am Stumpy in UK:

Already had the left leg broken in 1982.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:34am Doug Schulkind:

In this 2008 blog post I wrote for WFMU, there is a picture of Douglas Ewart (playing woodwinds here) with my friend Laura's mother, Larayne:

Larayne was a kind of den mother to the AACM in Chicago. More like a patron saint, maybe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:36am Stumpy in UK:

I'm feeling a bit Walter Brennan right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:39am Stanley:

Brian - I have to admit - 'born wivvin the saaand of Bow Bells', as I am, I don't know that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:45am Stumpy in UK:

Walter Brennan played Stumpy in Rio Bravo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 10:45am doctorjazz:

Sorry to hear all the problems with your dad, Doug. Been there as well, my mom was out of it when she passed at age 90 (she took a swing at me once in a hospital room when I wouldn't get her discharged). My mother in law was doing relatively well on that front, reached 100 last fall, now is losing it mentally and physically. Tough stuff...(no good way to do this, though, my dad passed at a younger age than I currently am, sudden isn't better).
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:49am Doug Schulkind:

My father made it to 95 relatively unscathed. The past two plus years have been rougher terrain. Most would sign up for that.
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:49am willcrete:

Doug- that blog post is a great memorial to Larayane (and in turn to the many of generous ears and mind who have helped Chicago remain such a creative space). Also, lovely photo of Douglas and Larayane. Would I be correct in guessing that it was taken at one of Douglas' Crepescule happenings in Chicago's Washington Park during the early 2000's? Those were great gatherings.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:49am ndbob:

great and rarely heard Gene song here
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

The photo has a festive look to it that would fit with your guess. I can't confirm, though. Also, hello!
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:55am JtotheK:

That Gene McD is great, found that 45 a few weeks ago!
  Fri. 7/7/17 10:55am Listener Gregory:

Johnny Jones has a bit of an Al Green feel.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:55am Doug Schulkind:

He sounds so wonderfully earnest. Welcome!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 10:57am Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
His backing brass section had a real Hi Records/Willie Mitchell sound for sure!
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 11:00am hyde:

i have missed all of these Coltrane hours since i rarely get to listen live. looking forward to this!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:02am βrian:

I ordered the CD set for the wife. She'll be happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 11:03am Carmichael:

Yo Doug.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:04am Doug Schulkind:

The entire 5-hour documentary can be purchased for the almost embarrassingly slim cost of $15. Here:
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:05am Doug Schulkind:

Glad you're here, Carmichael!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:06am βrian:

I hope we receive it before the long-ass car ride to the north woods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:07am doctorjazz:

I purchased it as a download, as I never get to sit and listen to the hour uninterrupted. Looking forward to listening to it all the way through.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:08am Doug Schulkind:

Email me if you don't have it the day before you go. I will make sure you have a digital copy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 11:08am Hugo:

I won this set during the marathon years ago. Thanks for those, Doug. Essential listening.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:09am Doug Schulkind:

I am so grateful to Steve Rowland for, first, creating this documentary, and second, allowing me to rebroadcast it and offer it as a marathon prize.

¡Hola, hermano Hugo!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:11am Doug Schulkind:

All listeners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the conversation here. Please join in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:13am Stumpy in UK:

Hello Hugo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:13am Parq:

This is the first installment I've really been able to follow. I plan on buying the set next week and listening during some time off that I have coming up
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:14am Doug Schulkind:

As great as this documentary is, it gets better on repeated listenings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:15am Parq:

Coltrane covering Disney -- the wonder of it all. Says a lot about the quality of the Sherman brothers' work.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

Sun Ra covered Disney, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:18am Parq:

Yeah, "Pink Elephants" -- Hal Wilner's best album, and that's going some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:19am Parq:

Don't know if he ever recorded it, but I heard Ra's female singer do an a capella "Never-Never Land" from the Broadway musical Peter Pan during one of their live free-form intro jams.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:19am Doug Schulkind:

I still remember Hal Wilner coming down to WFMU back in our East Orange days. He told me a story about Yusef Lateef that I treasure.
  Fri. 7/7/17 11:22am willcrete:

Just brilliance from Babatunde Olatunji there- "Betty Carter, you came from my village"
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:24am Doug Schulkind:

What gobsmacking knowledge being dropped here.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:28am Doug Schulkind:

"I would think in four, but I'd play whatever I want." -- Rashied Ali
  Fri. 7/7/17 11:34am willcrete:

- "The true powers of music are still unknown. To be able to control them must be, I believe, the goal of every musician"
  Fri. 7/7/17 11:36am willcrete:

This opportunity to hear Coltrane's own words keep revealing new depths to his lifelong quest. Beautiful.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:38am Doug Schulkind:

Have you seen the new Coltrane film? I haven't, but have been told it used none of the recordings of Trane's own words. What foolishness.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:39am Doug Schulkind:

Pat Patrick, father of the ex Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick.
  Fri. 7/7/17 11:45am willcrete:

Hey Doug- That new film actually just finished showing in Chicago (where I listen from) this week, but I had been out of town for the long holiday weekend and did not get a chance to see it. I heard however that it is just tons of "famous" talking heads... most of whom did not know Coltrane (such as, among others, Bill Clinton)
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:48am Doug Schulkind:

I have heard no good things about it. The director, the story goes, wanted to make a film that would introduce Coltrane to a new audience. Oy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:49am Jeff Golick:

...via talking heads. Meanwhile, the music is just sitting there, doesn't require much of an introduction.
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 11:50am hyde:

@willcrete please tell me they didn't talk to Dave Grohl. Dave Grohl is my music documentary kryptonite.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:51am Doug Schulkind:

And yet, this Steve Rowland documentary is wall-to-wall with talking heads. The wisdom and director experience with which the experts here speak of Coltrane is fairly miraculous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:54am Jeff Golick:

Well, yeah. Exception that proves the rule?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:54am doctorjazz:

And, the music speaks for itself when the experts aren't speaking (the main frustration of documentaries is that the music is always snippets, always want to hear the whole thing. That, of course, would take a 100 hour documentary...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:55am Jeff Golick:

I saw Pharoah play in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago. It was like looking at history.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

After I received permission from Steve Rowland to rebroadcast this doc on my show in 2007, he asked me to wait until he secured permission from Alice Coltrane. She had some issues but eventually gave it her blessing.

Her blessing.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

You went, Jeff?! You went!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:56am burke:

I would love to have Alice Coltrane's blessing.
  Fri. 7/7/17 11:57am willcrete:

As for the film, it indeed sounds like they missed the boat. After all, is not one of the many beauties of listening to Coltrane, that each time we hear a recording of him playing has the potential to make us feel like we are hearing the music for the very first time. That is, one metaphysics of "hearing Coltrane" might recognize that there is ultimately no difference between a listener who has been listening to Coltrane for years and one hearing him for the first time.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, burke!

One thing that stands out about Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone is the sheer volume of Trane's music you get to hear during the broadcast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:58am Stanley:

What a pisser. I had to work this afternoon and missed the Trane.
I'll be sure to catch the repeat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 11:58am Jeff Golick:

Alice kinda showers her blessings on all of us...
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:58am βrian:

Actually, Betty Carter came from my village: Flint, Michigan.

(Thanks for the download offer, Doug. I now realize I already have a download link.)
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 11:59am Doug Schulkind:

Glad to hear it, βrian! Happy and safe travels.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 12:00pm GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO:

The estimable Bill Mac and Zzzzzzzero Hour are up next on the Drummer Stream, filling in for Uncle Michael's Hinky Dinky Time. Bill's playlist is here:
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 12:01pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar    Fri. 7/7/17 12:02pm hyde:

that was cool. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 12:02pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 7/7/17 12:02pm Mick:

Thanks much for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 7/7/17 12:02pm coelacanth∅:

Thank you Doug
  Fri. 7/7/17 12:02pm Ramblin' Ray:

Awesome stuff. Thanks Doug!
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 12:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Offered with love.
Avatar Fri. 7/7/17 12:03pm βrian:

Mille mercis, Doug.
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