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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options December 19, 2018: Solo Crossings

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Billy Bang

Solo Crossings, both recently captured and archival restorations
of individual magical musical explorations from
Billy Bang, Myra Melford, Bubblyfish, Joe Reinsel, and John McCowen.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin  Goodbye Pork Pie Hat   Options My Goal's Beyond  Douglas  1971  The guitarist's masterful version of the classic tune written by Charles Mingus as an homage to Lester Young. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 

Music behind DJ:
David W 

Solitude   Options

Ridgewood Noise Library 

Beautiful Drummer 

2018 

Grateful for your company. 
Myra Melford  Solo Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives roulette.org  1 Nov 97  The composer/pianist in a free roaming set using a partially prepared piano. 
Billy Bang  Solo Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives roulette.org  13 March 06  The great free jazz violinist, Vietnam vet, and veteran of the String Trio of New York, Sun Ra, and legendary Soul Note albums. 
John McCowen  Solo Concert Recording   Options Che Chen's Fire Over Heaven Series  Outpost Artists Resources  15 Nov 18  A journey through the depths of the contrabass clarinet. 
Bubblyfish  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives roulette.org  17 Oct 03  Haeyoung Kim hacks game devices to build evolving 8-bit fantasies. 
Joe Reinsel  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archives roulette.org  17 Oct 03  The MAX/MSP/Jitter master out of Baltimore explores some acoustic artifacts. 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

Happy Wednesday, David, Ruth, and all!
Avatar 3:02pm david w:

Hello,, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm doctorjazz:

Awww missed Pork Pie Hat great version (have the old LP home, haven't heard it in a while). Had some trouble connecting but clear signal now .
Avatar 3:09pm david w:

djazz! I've been on a Mingus jag and ran into that album, so good,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm steveo:

mic is on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm listener james from westwood:

Hot mic!
Avatar 3:10pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth. the Ridgewood collective, and all. Attentive but relaxed, an unassuming position.
Avatar 3:10pm david w:

Thanks kids
Avatar 3:12pm david w:

Hello Sem and all. As you can see we are a little distracted here today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm doctorjazz:

Myra Melford, huh ? Great recording!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm steveo:

hello!
Avatar 3:20pm david w:

thanks for waking me up steveo! (and james)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm steveo:

least i could do; james gets the radio jargon points, though; I'm glad to be listening :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm chresti:

Hello!
Avatar 3:27pm northguineahills:

home for lunch, get to listen relaxed for once! Thanks david!
Avatar 3:28pm david w:

I'll clean it up for the archive.
Avatar 3:28pm david w:

Hello Chresti, hello NGH!
Avatar 3:30pm northguineahills:

Myra Melford, new to me (for some reason). Why don't I know him? Of course I know Billy Bang, but also not familiar w/ John McCowen. Bubblyfish is an old friend of mine, can't wait!
Avatar 3:32pm david w:

Myra has been in California for years now but she was a major part of the downtown scene 80s-90s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Webhamster Henry:

Hello, Ridgewood!
Avatar 3:39pm david w:

Greetings, W Henry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm listener james from westwood:

Whoa, that incoming bunch sounds excellent. No rest for the wicked!

@stevo: I learned that term from our esteemed Mr. Schulkind!
Avatar 3:42pm northguineahills:

Feel free to embarrass my wife tonight (she's documenting it for me).
Avatar 3:44pm david w:

Actually NGH I'm looking forward to honoring her with the best seat in the house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Jeff Golick:

My kinda show happening up in here.
Avatar 3:45pm northguineahills:

danke schoen!
Avatar 3:47pm david w:

Hey, Jeff. Yeah, its going to be a slow fade from jazz to wha???
Avatar 3:48pm northguineahills:

When I first moved to NYC, I saw Billy Bang at Stonewall. I had to ask, is this THAT Stonewall?!!!! Indeed it was. Memorable show!
Avatar 3:51pm david w:

I think last Friday Doug Schulkind said that he thought musicians who groan and sing while they play is a sign of greatness.
Avatar 3:52pm northguineahills:

@david: (see late period John Coltrane)
Avatar 3:55pm david w:

Muhal also. And then there is the wonderfully silly controversy over Glenn Gould "ruining" his Bach recordings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Jeff Golick:

Jarrett...
Avatar 3:57pm david w:

I groan when I sit down. I'm a great sitter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm doctorjazz:

What a great take on Ornette's Lonely Woman!
Avatar 4:02pm david w:

On fire.
Avatar 4:09pm northguineahills:

a fave instrument of mine! (I'm good at brass, but reeds, I'm a bit shaky)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm chresti:

Champion groaner here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Jeff Golick:

PSA: intlanthem.bandcamp.com...
Avatar 4:13pm david w:

A deeply delicious instrument, and McCowen makes it groan beautifully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Stanley:

I'm just back from the pub and I'm ready for anything.
Avatar 4:15pm Sem:

Now there's a challenge from a confident man.
Avatar 4:19pm david w:

Nice, Stanley. We haven't popped the first cork yet. But tonight!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Stanley:

I'm enjoying this 'contrabass clarinet', for starters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm steveo:

was that really 20 minutes? time flies when you're having fun!
Avatar 4:31pm david w:

Ha steveo. You went to the deep place.
Avatar 4:40pm geezerette:

o<(:c3} Ho-Ho-Ho !
Avatar 4:45pm david w:

Hey, geezelle... i'm totally sideways now.
Avatar 4:47pm geezerette:

ha-ha! :D Yay, David!
Avatar 4:48pm Sem:

Eight-bit fun fair! Wheee!
Avatar 4:48pm geezerette:

Sem, it IS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm steveo:

was that 20 minutes too? ;)
Avatar 4:49pm Sem:

Hiya, G-ette!
Avatar 4:51pm geezerette:

Howdy! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm steveo:

hi from me too, geezerette -- your line noise threw me for a loop for a while, but don't worry I CAN SEE IT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks in advance, and have a great gig tonight!
Avatar 4:53pm geezerette:

Happy holidaze, David, Ruth, and all !

Steveo! Cheers!
Avatar 4:54pm david w:

Thanks, all. Enjoy whatever time off you have with the good people. I thought this Reinsel was a nice transition into Kenzo. See you soon!
Avatar 4:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Coming up now here on the Drummer stream: Brand new live sound collage, "Just when I needed you most."
Join up! wfmu.org...
(The comfort of the familiar. Onion layers (I believe in). The art of noise. It could be sad (but I feel great). So glad to say goodbye. First and last in ages.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm steveo:

thanks David, Ruth and anyone else I've missed, and to all a good night!
Avatar 4:56pm Sem:

Thank you, David, Ruth, and all. Ears holes happily filled to over-flowing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Stanley:

Thanks David. Always a pleasure. Have fun tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm steveo:

gonna lurk you out in the futurepast Kenzo, so have a good show....
Avatar 4:56pm david w:

All the creatures are stirring!
Avatar 4:57pm geezerette:

What Sem & Steveo said!
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