Favoriting The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: Playlist from January 28, 2019 Favoriting

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Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

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Favoriting January 28, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Ric Kaestner  Nimbus   Favoriting Music for Massage II    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Willie Lane  9V Power on Earth   Favoriting A Pine Tree Shilling's Worth  Cord-Art  0:05:20 (Pop-up)
Hisato Higuchi  Untitled No.1   Favoriting 植物と光 (Shokubutsu To Hikari)  Ghost Disc  0:07:58 (Pop-up)
Pat Metheny  Daybreak   Favoriting New Chautauqua  ECM  0:11:55 (Pop-up)
Stan Samole  Prayer Blessing   Favoriting Imaginational Anthem Vol. 8: The Private Press  Tompkins Square  0:20:36 (Pop-up)
Rob Carr & Bill Kahl  Johnny's So Long at the Fair   Favoriting Communication 1  Grotesque  0:27:00 (Pop-up)
John Renbourn  The Mist Covered Mountain Home / The Orphan   Favoriting So Early in the Spring  Nippon Columbia  0:29:43 (Pop-up)
Ton Vlasman  Flight With A Circular Course   Favoriting White Rooms with Disintegrating Walls  Wah-Wah  0:33:22 (Pop-up)
Deuter  Life is Love   Favoriting Celebration  Kuckuck  0:48:28 (Pop-up)
Grateful Dead  Mountains of the Moon >   Favoriting Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 2/15/69  Bootsville  1:05:45 (Pop-up)
Grateful Dead  Dark Star >   Favoriting Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 2/15/69  Bootsville  1:09:48 (Pop-up)
Grateful Dead  St. Stephen >   Favoriting Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 2/15/69  Bootsville  1:36:54 (Pop-up)
Grateful Dead  The Eleven   Favoriting Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 2/15/69  Bootsville  1:44:08 (Pop-up)
Grateful Dead  Morning Dew   Favoriting Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, 2/15/69  Bootsville  1:47:44 (Pop-up)
Starbirthed  Solar Plexus Chakra Instrumental   Favoriting Chakra Three  Flower Room  2:01:50 (Pop-up)
Constance Demby  Darkness of Space   Favoriting Sunborne  Gandarva  2:20:33 (Pop-up)
Michael Stearns  As the Earth Kissed the Moon   Favoriting Planetary Unfolding  Continuum Montage  2:28:02 (Pop-up)
Rhucle  After the Rain   Favoriting New Rain  Oxtail Recordings  2:37:04 (Pop-up)
Qi Hammer  Gōbį Mañchûria   Favoriting Gôbį 65  Qi Hammer  2:41:48 (Pop-up)
Joe Bethancourt  Raga   Favoriting Imaginational Anthem Vol. 8: The Private Press  Tompkins Square  2:48:56 (Pop-up)
Blind Owl  Lingering Dreams   Favoriting Blind Owl  Strawberry Rain  2:56:48 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


Arte Johnson spoke very bad Swedish on Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am

My bum is on the bork bork bork!

What a gorgeous set...and excited to hear this particular track from this very early Pat Metheny album; I've always loved it
Avatar 12:15am

Hell yes I've been listening from the beginning of the show, it's been a great one tonight! I haven't listened to much Methany before, this song is so smooth and great.
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ha ha yes, this band kicking in part of Methany...

Yes, nice to hear Metheny.

This is a smooth piece, but I always smile when people equate Metheny overall with "smooth jazz"..they'll never heard Zero Tolerance for Silence, or probably much of his huge diverse catalog

Sup, Jeff..hope you're feeling as chill tonight as the music suggests
Avatar 12:20am

I'll check out other parts of his catalogue, the guitar tone on this song was one of the smoothest I've ever heard though...
tuner fish:

The first time I heard Metheny was on his album “Trio 99>00” - some incredible guitar playing, as well as my “go-to” example of Bill Stewart’s peerless drumming.
Avatar 12:22am

need to check out more ECM stuff

Because some of Metheny's mellowest, most melodic stuff (such as Last Train Home) got so much airplay, some people tend to think it represents his work, but there are four decades of amazing, diverse sounds to discover, both with Pat Metheny Group, and in a plethora of other settings (solo, duos, trios, quartets, etc).

Up for some Saunders/Garcia/Khan/Vitt. Got any?

tunerfish, another incredible drummer that Metheny tours and records with is Antonio Sanchez--check him out
tuner fish:

Antonio Sanchez! Another great one! I’ve seen him play with Chick Corea’s trio - I believe John Pattituci was on bass? It was a great night!
Jeff Conklin:

Hey y’all. Sorry been having technical issues. Think we’re ok now but was melting down for a bit

I like my Metheny smooth with lots of MIDI

I like my Metheny with Derek Bailey.

In addition to the Garcia/Saunders request, I'd like to add Amazing Blondel. That'd be nice, too. Deuter brought them to mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02am
Franco Twinkie:

Jeff, is this a request line now? If that is the case, then some Legion Of Mary for me.

In college in '98? Christ, I'm old.
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ha ha freaking out the squares at the Metheny concert, hell yeah Jeff!
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do a set of live Dead Jeff!
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ha ha you DO take requests!

Precisely. Not a request, strictly speaking. A mere suggestion, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?
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Jeff Conklin:

@Dean: Noted ;)
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Jeff Conklin:

@Adamsworth: Granted
Avatar 1:07am

this is exactly what I asked for
Agent Peter:

Hi ho an excellent selection!

Love this Dead set. At first I thought that sounded like a farfisa in the background. Did a search and found out it's Tom Constanten on a vox organ! Cool...http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-vox-and-hammond-1967-1969.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17am
Rob from colonia:

Savour da flavour
dave in brooklyn:

Man is this just what the doctor ordered!
Back on Metheny, the other night I caught his current bassist, Linda May Han Oh, in Vijay Iyer’s Trio (w/Tyshawn Sorey). My blown mind is still in recovery. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21am
Franco Twinkie:

I've been listening to WFMU since last April, I guess that makes me a fetus in the Avant Ghetto. Makes no nevermind. I remember the day when I bought Aoxomoxoa. It was a warm winter Sunday in 1971, much like today. I was helping my dad build a brick planter in the front yard. At a certain point I just lost interest, and much to his annoyance, got on my bike and rode to Gemco and paid $3.19 for it. I still have that tattered copy....As well as the latest version, with Clementine Jam. My favorite Dead album, hands down.

Ha...great story Franco!

Love the guitar sound too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26am
Franco Twinkie:

Jerry's plaintive guitar on Dark Star is the sound of San Francisco to me. The fog blowing in over Twin Peaks and swirling down Divisadero.

Yeah, exactly! I was just thinking this sounds like quintessential SF sound. Were you living in the Bay Area then by any chance?

Oh, for fuck's sake. There's no such thing as a "San Francisco sound"!

Haha yes there is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30am
Franco Twinkie:

No. However I am their there frequently. Have been going since I was 11 in 1966.

Awesome...what a time to be a pre-teen>teenager.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33am
Franco Twinkie:

Dean, you darned Berkeley snob. I swear you should cross the bridge once in awhile, and trip out in the park with me.

I have no interest in tripping out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38am
Franco Twinkie:

You are such an old grouch.

"Discerning aficionados of '60s rock will note the similarity of the instrumental intro of 'St. Stephen' and the defining riff of Jefferson Airplane's 'Volunteers of America.' Regarding the latter, songwriter Paul Kantner in the liner notes to the 1987 Airplane compilation 2400 Fulton Street attributes the riff to an old fiddle lick."
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Man I fucking love "The Eleven"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44am
Franco Twinkie:

Me too! We had a barn in Santa Cruz where I would get high, watch the sun stream in thru the rotten roof and listen to The Eleven on a crappy old school record player.

Sounds lovely Franco. I love thinking about the history of what was going on in the late '60s that might have influenced the Dead's mood/playing during their sets. For example, Feb. 13, 1969 was a major date for nationwide black student protests...2 days before this show. National guard were called in on some campuses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01am
Franco Twinkie:

As you well know, saucer, they had decamped to Marin by then, as had Quicksilver. The trees and green hills I'm sure had something to do with their sound. It worked for a while, until it didn't.

Ah yes...
Avatar 2:33am
Jeff Conklin:

Knocked everyone out with the new age....

Nah no worries; the new age has been great! (Demby and Stearns in particular)
Avatar 2:58am
Jeff Conklin:

Night, all. Thanks for listening...
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