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Options August 22, 2018: Influencers, Rule Breakers, & Paradigm Shifters

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Miles Davis

A 5-hour special edition on Influencers, Rule Breakers, & Paradigm Shifters
from Eno to Ornette and from Aretha to The Velvets.
Did Miles really dig Stockhausen?
Did Ginsberg write a Broadway show tune?
Listen to the color of your dreams…

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
The Beatles  Tomorrow Never Knows   Options Revolver  Capitol Records  1966  Aside from a number of harmonic, lyrical, and production firsts for a pop song, the piece uses audio tape loops credited to Paul McCartney's admiration for Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge and musique concrète. After experimentation on their own, the band members supplied loops to producer George Martin, who selected 16. The composition and recording of this song predates all the other “psychedelic” and “experimental” effects on Revolver, Sgt. Pepper and subsequent albums. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Deeper loop   Options Ridgewood Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer    Loopy bed. 
Herbie Hancock  Chameleon   Options Head Hunters  Columbia Records  1973  A defining moment of the jazz-fusion movement, the album made jazz listeners out of rhythm and blues fans, and vice versa. Hancock, electric piano, synths, clavinet; Bennie Maupin, reeds; Paul Jackson, guitar and bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Bill Summers, percussion. 
Mike Oldfield  Tubular Bells Part 1   Options Tubular Bells  Virgin  1973  Debut album by English musician Oldfield, recorded when he was 19 and played the majority of the instruments. The album gained global attention when it was used on the soundtrack to the horror film The Exorcist. 
Pink Floyd  Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun   Options Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii  Universal Pictures  1972  From the 1972 concert documentary film directed by Adrian Maben. Original release on the album A Saucerful of Secrets in 1968. 
 
Ennio Morricone  The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly   Options The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  EMI America/Capitol  1966  The impact of this piece and movie score to the film directed by Sergio Leone cannot be underestimated for its popular and soundtrack influence. 
Richard Harris  MacArthur Park   Options A Tramp Shining  Dunhill Records  1968  In 1967 the producer Bones Howe asked composer Jimmy Webb to create a pop song with classical elements, different movements, and changing time signatures. Howe did not care for the ambitious arrangement or unorthodox lyrics and the song was rejected by the group The Association, for whom it was originally intended. 
Iron Butterfly  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida   Options In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida  Atco  1968  According to drummer Ron Bushy, organist/vocalist Doug Ingle wrote the song one evening while drinking an entire gallon of Red Mountain wine and who was slurring his words so badly that what was supposed to be "in the Garden of Eden" was interpreted by transcriber Bushy as "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". 
Can  Aumgn   Options Tago Mago  United Artists  1971  Recorded by Holger Czukay in a castle near Cologne. This was the first of Can's albums to be made both from organized sessions and "in-between-recordings", where Czukay secretly recorded the musicians jamming and would edit these long, disorganized tracks into structured songs. 
Steve Reich  Music for Mallets, Voices, & Organ   Options Steve Reich ‎– Drumming / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Six Pianos  Deutsche Grammophon   1974  The piece is scored for glockenspiels, marimbas, metallophone (vibraphone without resonators), voices, and organ. The "character" of this piece has percolated through our musical culture like few others. And its generative concept of phasing, spawned from Reich's early tape compositions, is a trick of the ear and the mind that seamlessly fuses confusion and delight. 
 
Janis Joplin  Mercedes Benz   Options Pearl  Columbia Records  1971  Joplin’s final recording session, which took place on October 1, 1970, yielded this a cappella piece. It was the last song she recorded before her death days later. 
The Velvet Underground & Nico  All Tomorrow’s Parties   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico  Verve  1966  The piece features a piano motif played by John Cale, inspired by the style of his friend Terry Riley, with whom Cale had played in La Monte Young's group. It was one of the first pop songs to make use of prepared piano. 
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Pachuco Cadaver   Options Trout Mask Replica  Straight  1970  Crammed into a small house to record, surrounded by drama including physical and emotional abuse, drugs, and tricky lo-tech techniques with Frank Zappa on the edges, this masterwork somehow got made. 
Hair  3500   Options Hair: Original Soundtrack Recording  RCA    This tune from the Broadway musical by Rado, Ragni, and McDermot derives lyrics from Allen Ginsberg's Wichita Vortex Sutra, and refer to Vietcong killed and captured statistics. The racial slang and slur quotes Ginsberg's reference to the parallel suffering of the under-represented in the USA. 
Jimi Hendrix  Machine Gun   Options Band of Gypsys  Capitol Records  1970  Recorded live at the Fillmore East, with Billy Cox, bass and Buddy Miles, drums. 
The Temptations  Papa Was A Rolling Stone   Options All Directions  Gordy  1972  Written by songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971, Whitfield remade it as a 12-minute record for The Temptations with an extended instrumental introduction and verses separated by extended musical passages. Unprecedented. 
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five  The Message   Options The Message  Sugar Hill Records  1982  The first prominent hip hop song to provide a social commentary rather than self-congratulatory boasting or party chants. Featuring alternating lead vocals by Melle Mel and Ed "Duke Bootee" Fletcher. 
 
Ornette Coleman  Free Jazz   Options Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation  Atlantic Records  1961  Two "independent" quartets. Left channel: Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone, Don Cherry – pocket trumpet, Scott LaFaro – bass, Billy Higgins – drums. Right channel: Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, Charlie Haden – bass, Ed Blackwell – drums. 
Aretha Franklin  Skylark   Options Laughing on the Outside  Columbia Records  1963  The 21-year-old Aretha imprints this Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael tune on recorded immortality. 
Gavin Bryars  The Sinking of the Titanic (Section 9, Woodblocks)   Options The Sinking of the Titanic  EG Records  1982  Bryars' inspiration for the work came from a report that the wireless operator Harold Bride on the Titanic had witnessed the house band continue to perform as the ship sank. Bryars connects us to Brian Eno, The Scratch Orchestra, Portsmouth Sinfonia, Michael Nyman, Kate St. John, and Steve Beresford. 
Laurie Anderson  O Superman   Options Big Science  Warner Bros.  1981  Anderson drew from the aria O Sovereign, O Judge, O Father from Jules Massenet's 1885 opera Le Cid but also references the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Tao Te Ching, voice mail technology, and the Virgin Mary. It is also an unclassifiable minimalist musical gem. 
Brian Eno & David Byrne  Help Me Somebody   Options My Life in the Bush of Ghosts  Sire/Warner Bros.  1981  On this album a key innovation is using vocals sampled from other sources, such as recordings of Arabic singers, disc jockeys, and an exorcist. Eno has cited Holger Czukay's (of Can) experiments with dictaphones and short-wave radios as a precursor. 
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention  Our Bizarre Relationship/Uncle Meat Variations   Options Uncle Meat  Bizarre Records/Reprise Records  1969  "The words to the songs on this album were scientifically prepared from a random series of syllables, dreams, neuroses & private jokes that nobody except members of the band ever laugh at, and other irrelevant material. They are all 'very serious' & loaded with secret underground candy-rock psychedelic profundities. (Basically, this is an instrumental album.)" - Zappa 
Pauline Oliveros  Beautiful Soop (excerpt)   Options Alien Bog / Beautiful Soop  Pogus Productions  1997  In 1966, utilizing the original Buchla Box 100 series created for the San Francisco Tape Music Center by Donald Buchla and her custom tape delay system, Oliveros ran the take up reel on one machine and the playback reel on another. Through patching the playback signals were re-routed back to the recording head in a variety of configurations. Plus frogs and poetry. Got that? 
Miles Davis  On the Corner / New York Girl / Thinkin' of One Thing and Doin' Another / Vote for Miles   Options On The Corner  Columbia Records  1972  Davis described the album with the formula "Stockhausen plus funk plus Ornette Coleman.” Miles and his producer, Teo Macero, employ cut-and-splice tape editing procedures to combine various takes, to overdub, and add effects. Dave Liebman – saxes, Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock – keyboards, John McLaughlin – guitar, Collin Walcott – electric sitar, Michael Henderson – bass guitar, Don Alias – drums, percussion, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart – drums, and many others. 
Karlheinz Stockhausen  Hymnen Region III (excerpt)   Options Karlheinz Stockhausen ‎– Hymnen  Deutsche Grammophon  1969  The piece in all its formulations is a massive tape soundscape using samples of 40 national anthems, various field recordings of public events, a few dialogue "inserts", shortwave radio noise and synthesized sound to create a kind of "portrait of humanity" as it melts together, bursts apart, and then is reborn as a new utopian entity. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:01pm david w:

Filling in for Mary Wing's 100% Whatever today so ... 5 hours of love and confusion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:04pm Carmichael:

Heya David. Let's hang out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 12:08pm doctorjazz:

Hi David 100% Ridgewood today
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:09pm david w:

Getting Carmichael and hi doc. Loads of fun today.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:11pm david w:

*Greetings, actually. Spellcheck already messing with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:25pm coelacanth∅:

here's something i can sink my fangs into

- hey david and 100% ridgies
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:26pm david w:

Hello coel, definitely giving 100% today.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:31pm glenn:

i approve this message.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:31pm coelacanth∅:

when i was little my older brother picked a large piece of furniture called a console stereo from a curb that had the luxurious option to have it turn off completely at the end of a record. tubular bells was on the bedtime playlist. i usually didn't fall asleep to it but right after; if i did fall asleep the ending awoke me again.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:33pm david w:

Somehow I can't resist having a message.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:35pm david w:

@coel... the end section is the strongest part, seems through-composed to me, and things fall into place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 12:47pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon!!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:48pm david w:

Mayuko! Honored!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:49pm coelacanth∅:

ha that's beautiful!
...and i was mistaken about the end awakening me; it's the end of side b that did that.

hi Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:51pm coelacanth∅:

(the end of side b, that goes into that silly hillbilly (?) bit at the end)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:51pm david w:

I don't imagine that old stereo unit flipped the vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 12:52pm Mayuko:

Hi coelacanth∅!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:54pm coelacanth∅:

haha ...a few years later (too late) when i had my own copy of tubular bells we could've stacked them though!
(both he and i learned pretty young though that that's not too good for the records)
  Wed. 8/22/18 12:54pm rw:

Hello! Man, this is good. I wish I had five hours today. Coel, knowing that you regularly fell asleep to Tubular Bells as a child explains a lot.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:54pm glenn:

i like live at pompeii. it's fun watching the pale english boys bake in the italian sun.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:56pm david w:

Thanks, rw. We are headed into deep waters today, eventually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 12:56pm coelacanth∅:

hmm,rw. i should've mentioned that at the trial.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:57pm david w:

The pompeii video is worth a watch, but the sun is not up.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:57pm geezerette:

Bingewood Radio!!! Yaaaaaaaaay!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:57pm david w:

yay back, geez!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 12:59pm glenn:

i think it is, in some of the early parts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:00pm coelacanth∅:

by the way,rw i think it's about time you get a listener profile!
i don't actually care, but you have an imposter.
... or, are you the imposter..?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Economy-sized Ridgewood Radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:02pm coelacanth∅:

...big boxwood radio
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:03pm geezerette:

wah wah wah... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:04pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha g!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:05pm geezerette:

Howdy, coel & gang. :D
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:06pm geezerette:

oh no! someone left the cake out in the rain!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:07pm david w:

Yes, Henry. It's a six pack! Welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:08pm Webhamster Henry:

Some Pop tunes were indeed out of the ordinary!

An Oscar winning, non influential concept album was THE NAKED CARMEN, which I made an early web page about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:09pm coelacanth∅:

i guess it's better than leaving it in the tool shed with the mice
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:09pm geezerette:

haha
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:10pm still b/p:

I left myself out in the rain this morning, trying to get some work done before the steadiest stuff arrived. Ohm it arrived. Sweet green icing all down the storm drain. Clothes maximum soaked...and wondering why.
  Wed. 8/22/18 1:10pm Eve e:

Loving these vibes today David!
  Wed. 8/22/18 1:10pm rw:

There's another rw? There ARE a ton of us. Maybe it's just me being inconsistent. Okay, I'm late for work. Will be listening from the road for at least a little while... Take care everyone. Happy Wednesday!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:10pm david w:

The song is a thinly veiled breakup saga.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:12pm david w:

Evee! Thanks! Birthday present for you!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:12pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Greeting from the other Ridge! Great start to the 5 hour cruise. Let me get my cake in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:12pm coelacanth∅:

so was this a st.patrick's day cake? was there whiskey in it? we could probably come up with another recipe.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:13pm geezerette:

ooh...scary hippies...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:14pm doctorjazz:

Iron Butterfly, fun sets (will we get the full drum solo?)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:15pm david w:

still b/p really? You are listening soaked to the bone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:15pm doctorjazz:

Yup, long version !(Actually have this somewhere .
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:15pm david w:

Yes, doc. It's ridiculous but essential.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:16pm coelacanth∅:

this song got cancelled about 1/2 way though when someone played at on the jukebox at the pub. i wouldn't have played it, but i objected the most to it being cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:16pm Webhamster Henry:

Another bathroom break song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:17pm coelacanth∅:

17 minutes! dietary changes in order!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:18pm geezerette:

red mountain with an annie green springs chase-her...hahaha, god we're OLD...:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:18pm northguineahills:

It's documented when Miles crashed his Ferrari, he was listening to Stockhausen's Hymnen I believe.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:19pm still b/p:

I stripped to the bone and am free-form dancing round the place. The sodden clothes are in the front hall and over the shower curtain rod.
The Songfacts details on Mac Park are interesting odd and contradictory. Coel, you may be onto something shed-wise: When Webb's lost love got hitched... "Broken hearted, he went to the wedding and, not wanting to be seen, hid in a gardener's shed."
  Wed. 8/22/18 1:19pm rw:

This one tastes like a bottle of robitussen in my college dorm room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:20pm doctorjazz:

World's worst drum solo (and there's lots of competition Love it
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:21pm still b/p:

I'm going to estimate this track is referenced and joked about 45 times more often than it is played.
  Wed. 8/22/18 1:21pm rw:

And there’s no way I’m texting and driving right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:24pm coelacanth∅:

is this the part when Ingle wakes up in the parking lot and starts dryheaving?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:25pm northguineahills:

We could combine this w/ Simpsons Talk and talk about the time Bart changed the church organist's music w/ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:25pm coelacanth∅:

oh, whew it's passed.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:25pm david w:

The conversation piece factor on this thing started in 1968. Nice to see it has evolved!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:27pm david w:

And hey to KevinfromBayRidge... we are starting our move into the sublime soon, promise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 1:28pm coelacanth∅:

i learned about this song from my brother who was proud of himself for knowing about such cool things but then when i bought the album (record club of america) he made fun of me.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:31pm geezerette:

i'm having flashbacks and i never took acid!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:33pm david w:

and thanks to ngh for that little Miles story... we will get there in like hour four.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:34pm steveo:

howdy! how's the marathon going? looks like you're cranking out the hits!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:36pm david w:

Hello steveo .... hits and misses, but its all about go big or go home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:38pm northguineahills:

Crap, hour four will be teleconference time (unless it's bried).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:42pm steveo:

:) sorry i missed the beginning, but at least i can read your comments; ngh: that's why you have two ears, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:44pm northguineahills:

I've got two ears, one, two, they help me hear, one, two, I've got two eyes, and they're both (approximately) the same size!
  Wed. 8/22/18 1:45pm heinseng:

Greetings Mr Weinstein. Tumbleweeds roll in city streets, so thx for keeping the lights on.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:46pm david w:

A seamless journey from Iron Butterfly to Ornette. What was I thinking?
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:46pm david w:

heinseng you have been blowing my mind. be safe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:47pm Webhamster Henry:

This Steve Reich piece was a staple of Joe Frank shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:48pm northguineahills:

I'm shifting my phases to lunch, be back soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 1:51pm βrian:

Damn, this is lovely.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 1:52pm david w:

A little brain break before we get to the angry rockers. Hi, βrian!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:09pm geezerette:

! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:11pm doctorjazz:

Janis and Nico ahhhhhh...
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:12pm geezerette:

@David, enjoying your comments, context.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:13pm geezerette:

hey Doc. :)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:14pm david w:

Thanks, geez. Working on these sets it really got to me who was listening to whom and how it fed the gestalt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:14pm coelacanth∅:

david @1.46 - and a Miles image... something about how Miles self-righteously dissed Ornette but was probably influenced by iron butterfly on his way toward some stellar weirdness? (despite probably dissing it) he did open his eyes to Ornette eventually, as i don't know how he couldn't. don't know if he reversed his criticism publicly.
  Wed. 8/22/18 2:15pm heinseng:

As much Pentangle, even McGwynn, as Riley. Never noticed that before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:17pm doctorjazz:

Hi Geez!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:17pm david w:

Miles did embrace Ornette and I'll illustrate this in a bit.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:17pm geezerette:

Fast & Bulbous!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:19pm still b/p:

Fast and Bulbous action movie series kicks ass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:27pm coelacanth∅:

david, good, i'm stoked to hear how you do it! i just remember reading somewhere that he later took back what he'd said - in some way. seriously, how could he not respect?
Mingus dissing Ornette makes a little sense, i guess, but not Miles.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:28pm geezerette:

A generation of geniuses. Something almost supernatural about that generation born at beginning of WWII.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:29pm geezerette:

...the way they faced their times directly.
  Wed. 8/22/18 2:29pm heinseng:

blowing OUR minds. thx for beefheart. boy does this show scratch an itch
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:32pm doctorjazz:

By the late 60s and early 70s, Miles was as adventurous as anyone (I never did get the claims that he "sold out" when he went electric) Even late dug with the Shorter-Hancock band was adventurous ,in its pen way. This reminds me of the Miles-Hendrix collaboration that didn't happen ...
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh, David, you wannt do two extra hours on the other end next week?
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:35pm david w:

geez and doc... and the cross pollination goes deep. I mean, Miles crediting Stockhausen? Wow. Coming up...
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:35pm geezerette:

Doc,that would have been stunning.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:36pm david w:

Kenzo! Hmm. Big hmmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:36pm coelacanth∅:

it would've been; though i think it'd be mostly a Miles gig.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:37pm geezerette:

Great artists,David. Great students, great teachers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:40pm coelacanth∅:

in my heaven i'd hear a Jimi-Brian Wilson collaboration; some more Jimi-Stephen Stills collaborations; maybe a collaboration with war.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:41pm coelacanth∅:

(as well as Jimi & Miles, of course)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:48pm still b/p:

When "Masterpiece" also had long instrumental section before vocals, it "led some music writers to start referring to the Temps as 'the Norman Whitfield Choral Singers.'"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:48pm doctorjazz:

I've read that there were discussions on a Miles-Hendrix collaboration not long before Jimi died
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:50pm geezerette:

so great! white lines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:52pm Webhamster Henry:

The Revolution will not be Televised.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:52pm northguineahills:

Miles wanted Hendrix, but then he died, So he got Cosey, McLaughlin, and Sharrock.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:54pm geezerette:

always blown away by equal brilliance of writing and music.
one track containing so much history.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 2:57pm steveo:

i'm astounded by the thoughtfulness and creativity that went into creating this show -- thanks; it's a treat to listen to
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 2:57pm still b/p:

I recall the video for The Message was very "video" in simple visual-technical look and quality and switcher/fx treatment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:58pm coelacanth∅:

Jimi may have been apprehensive about the collaboration because it was his shithead-who-didn't-die-nearly-soon-enough manager, michael jefferies, who was trying to make it happen. i don't think Miles and Jimi knew each-other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 2:58pm coelacanth∅:

(by Miles' pestering jeffries about it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 3:00pm coelacanth∅:

and what steveo said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:00pm doctorjazz:

Ornette! Amazing how this sounds pretty game now ;upset a lot of people at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 3:04pm coelacanth∅:

shit! i'm sorry ...not the shithead michael jeffries; the other leach on Jimi (well there were many, but the other big one), alan douglas.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:13pm geezerette:

@Doc, thinking same thing! Now it sounds beautiful. I think our time is even more discordant...more urgent threats, and all inclusive.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:14pm weinstein:

hey steveo I saw that nice note. thank you so much.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:22pm geezerette:

Skylark...there are not words!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 3:22pm coelacanth∅:

okay i had to go back to my main source because i'm doubting my memory, and (and i'm not assuming anyone cares but in case someone does) it was Miles, who's idea it was to collaborate with Jimi, who made it not happen, by being a greedy egomaniac. after all the arrangements were settled and within a 1/2 hour of the recording session, Davis demanded $50,000. up front to enter the studio. (after it was decided no one gets money up front and everyone (4 people) gets treated equally.
(oh, and alan douglas, though a leach on hendrix, was an angel compared to michael jeffery)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:22pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth and listeners
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:26pm weinstein:

Hello Fred, we are heading into the deep waters now so good to have you along!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:28pm david w:

oh coelacanth∅ that is a great story I have never heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 3:32pm coelacanth∅:

(info via Eddie Kramer)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:32pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Gavin Bryars makes me think I'm listening to my show or Joe Frank. I expect a monologue! But your lovely historical description does nicely, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:33pm fred:

This track also connects him to Philip Jeck. I saw him perform it with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble about 5 years ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:35pm Webhamster Henry:

Smoking .. and Non-smoking.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:38pm david w:

Ruth says this song reminds her of going up an escalator at Pompidou Centre. With that illogical comment (hi Fred) Ruth joins the conversation.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:39pm geezerette:

David, a fantastic time tour you're conducting here.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:40pm geezerette:

& howdy,Ruth!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:40pm david w:

Thanks again, geezerette. And Kenzo! Such a lovely compliment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:42pm fred:

Well, that escalator will undergo a renovation that should last months. They're actually building a big outside elevator to replace it these days
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:43pm northguineahills:

ok, back from a meeting in time for Laurie! (Found a Laurie 7LP Box Set for next to nothing about her Big Science tour, mostly Live, but other material as well)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:44pm Webhamster Henry:

America is waiting !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:45pm Webhamster Henry:

I was influenced by My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts when I putting some music under more or less a cappella field recordings.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:47pm geezerette:

I loved the grooves nearly smooth on this album.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:49pm still b/p:

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts has been on my "I should get" list since soon after its release. Is the moment....almost....here?!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:52pm geezerette:

s b/p; sounds like a question for Kenzo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:53pm Stanley:

Uncle Meat. Great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:55pm Webhamster Henry:

I have the Caedmon Lear & Carroll album that Pauline is using here. (Cyril Richard is reading some of the Gardener's Songs from Sylvie & Bruno)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 3:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ha, I know nothing, and I never get
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 3:56pm northguineahills:

Oh, and old fave of mine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:01pm Rich in Washington:

@still b/p: If you do, be sure to get one of the earliest editions, as it has a track that was deleted from all subsequent reissues, and then get the last reissue (I think), because it's got some great songs which didn't make the cut the first time around.
I love that album. I think I've had it on every format it came out on over the years.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:02pm geezerette:

Aw, I used to have Alice's Adventures Underground and Through the Looking Glass with Jane Asher as Alice, on Caedmon. One of my favorites too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:13pm northguineahills:

I was listening to Miles in my car until I got my swag.
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:14pm geezerette:

On The Corner, great album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:17pm Rich in Washington:

This might be my favorite Miles album, especially for this track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:18pm northguineahills:

The box set is essential!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:18pm northguineahills:

Funny, David Dichelle played Hymnen yesterday (which got me thinking of Miles)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:30pm david w:

Yes, Hymnen is next and that ties all things together for today. And maybe forever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:32pm coelacanth∅:

nice! i was hoping to hear hymnen in the near future, since i don't think i ever have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:34pm coelacanth∅:

i don't have a favorite Miles album.
this, aghartha (sp?); pangea (sp?); bitches brew, of course...and forever love some tracks on kind of blue, though i don't like the whole album uniformly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:37pm fred:

Stupid story I told yesterday: a former coworker did his PhD in Berlin, and brought back from his defense buffet a sandwich wrapper with the logo of the maybe caterer (my knowledge of German does not exist). He cut it off and taped it to the office wall, under a poster for Hymnen. The logo appears on that site: www.stockhausen-spezialitaeten.de
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:39pm geezerette:

David, thanks so much for all the work! Absolutely loved this, will probably listen again many more times & also send to friends.

Happy weekend to you, Ruth, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:39pm coelacanth∅:

(....dark magus; big fun; get up with it...)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:45pm david w:

Enjoyed that little distraction, Fred! And thanks geez (Ruth says hey) and coela and everybody . Very rich atmosphere here today. And now 5 days of sleep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:46pm coelacanth∅:

so Miles was rockin' out so hard to this he crashed his ferrari?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:49pm fred:

@webhamster Henry and ngh: That former coworker has made a pretty cool software called Factorsynth: www.jjburred.com...
There's a link to earlier free prototypes at the bottom
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:49pm geezerette:

Fred, ha! :D

Coel, I love early miles, late Miles, and admire the way he continued to push and grow. Gotta defer to everyone here when it comes to musical knowledge though. Just a listener!
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:51pm david w:

Miles got seduced by tape manipulation but, to be fair, Hymnen has a lot more to it than this 23 minutes including orchestral parts that might crash a Humvee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:54pm fred:

David, I hear often that crashing gets even more a part of electronic contemporary music the more software is involved (looking at you, Max)
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Sign me up for this utopia
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:55pm northguineahills:

Oh, wow, cool, fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:55pm Mayuko:

Been listening the whole time, thank you for nice studio background music today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:56pm steveo:

thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:56pm Webhamster Henry:

@fred That looks interesting!
I am working on a tuning app that shows how your sound correlates with itself on a big screen that has scales built in from the Scala collection. You can also build scales out of pitch detection on your own home made instruments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks David!
take care y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:57pm Rich in Washington:

That descending tone throughout heard in Francis Dhomont's Frankenstein Symphony, which samples hundreds of Musique Concrete and electronic classic pieces (hence the title).
Avatar Wed. 8/22/18 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Coming up now on this same Drummer stream:
Brand new sound collage! "You Can't Separate Them Later"
(As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible.)
Films, music loops, live phone callers, all together now, for next two hours:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 4:58pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks, David, for a wonderful show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:58pm northguineahills:

Awesome show, David, this episode is clicky-starred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 4:59pm fred:

@webhamster Henry: I can probably put you in touch with him if you want
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/22/18 5:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks! David and Ridgewood marathoners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/22/18 7:17pm Jeff Golick:

Amazing show! I bow in your direction!
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