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Options May 4, 2019: Reuben Radding is finding his own form.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Carrie Shull / Tara Flandreau / Reuben Radding  The Branch will Not Break   Options The Branch will Not Break  Umb  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Yoni Kretzmer  Leaves   Options 2Bass Quartet Book II  OutNow Recordings   0:41:40 (Pop‑up)
Myth-Science   Kingdom of Not   Options Love in Outer Space  Knitting Factory Works  0:41:55 (Pop‑up)
Myth-Science   Love on a Faraway Planet   Options Love in Outer Space  Knitting Factory Works  0:42:44 (Pop‑up)
Fire Maidens From Outer Space  Satellites Above Gravity   Options dimensions of the sublime  Starry Night  1:14:38 (Pop‑up)
Reuben Radding / Dave Sewelson  Blank Field   Options Live in the Air  GTDS Records and Tapes  1:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Yoni Kretzmer  Ballad   Options 2Bass Quartet Book II  OutNow Recordings   1:41:56 (Pop‑up)
Gary Peacock  Voices from the Past   Options Voices From the Past-Paradigm  ECM  1:51:30 (Pop‑up)
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio  Liberty   Options Desire & Freedom  NotTwo  1:57:19 (Pop‑up)
Joseph Daley  Diligence   Options The Seven Heavenly Virtues  JDMusic  2:14:25 (Pop‑up)
John Coltrane and Don Cherry  Focus On Sanity   Options The Avant Garde  Atlantic  2:24:48 (Pop‑up)
Joe McPhee  Nation Time   Options Nation Time  Altavistic  2:40:38 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 2:09pm Sem:

Hello, Dave, Reuben. A good day for jazz in a free world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome back and welcome home, Dave! Welcome aboard, Reuben!
  2:27pm Mark R:

Hi Dave! Am not familiar with Riccardo Singaglia, but OK!
  2:47pm Mark R:

Freeze, slime ball!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm fred:

What happened? The playlist disappeared for a while, but now it's back
Avatar 2:52pm Dave Sewelson:

May the Fourth Be With You
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm chresti:

ok hello again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm chresti:

The other playlist was from another dimension
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm chresti:

Doug came to the rescue and deleted it
Avatar 2:59pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Doug Schulkind:

"He deleted the other dimension." That's what should appear on my headstone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm fred:

A few years ago, one of the sysadmins at work showed up on 5/4 dressed as a Jedi. The next day there was an internet outage and a bunch of angry suits from the museum next door descended on the premises. I kinda wish it had happened a day earlier, but that would have meant the guy would have been fired, the internet outage would have lasted longer, and the suits would have felt good
  3:05pm claire:

hey! just home from the gig. hi reuben and Dave!
Avatar 3:06pm northguineahills:

phew, finally here!
Avatar 3:07pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar 3:09pm northguineahills:

Technically, I didn't have a photographer (or a wedding, NYC City Hall), but I don't want a funereal, or a body to leave behind, so, my wife knows I want a festive event w/ music and an open bar....
Avatar 3:10pm northguineahills:

(although a friend and his wife, who were witnesses, and another friend, did take pics)
  3:10pm Mr M:

Very interesting conversation guys.
Reuben, do you ever feel like you
are intruding when photographing?
  3:11pm claire:

I want you two to play at my funeral. I will be listening.
Avatar 3:16pm northguineahills:

DMG Sunday evenings is some of the best shows I've seen. Go, while you still can (a little far away from me these days.)
Avatar 3:18pm northguineahills:

(it's free, but, if you can, donate, plus amazing recs....)
Avatar 3:19pm northguineahills:

linky: www.downtownmusicgallery.com
  3:20pm Joe Hertenstein:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Doug Schulkind:

Apologies for the hiccups on the stream, folks. There have been some gremlins all up in our business the past few days. Do not adjust your radio. Or your attitude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Webhamster Henry:

I went to the photographer for my wedding's funeral about 10 years ago. Does that count?
Avatar 3:24pm northguineahills:

Reube's work is new to me, thanks for enlightening me, Dave (and Reuben)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm fred:

My favorite part of the show
Avatar 3:27pm coelacanth∅:

Hey i got back just in time!
(not really. i guess 2pm would've been just in time
...or not leaving at all maybe)
Avatar 3:27pm geezerette:

made it! (hello,folks.)
Avatar 3:27pm northguineahills:

err... Reueben's….
  3:30pm ?:

how did you get the effect of a phone ringing? Dave, you do unbelievable things on that horn...
Avatar 3:30pm northguineahills:

needs more telephone..... or yip yip martians (if Joe McG was around).
Avatar 3:32pm geezerette:

Avatar 3:34pm Sem:

Love it live.
Hey, g.
Avatar 3:39pm geezerette:

WOW!!! Eloquence!
Avatar 3:40pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar 3:41pm geezerette:

  3:41pm Richard Berglund:

Avatar 3:42pm geezerette:

Thank you, Dave and Ruben!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm fred:

Thanks Reuben
  3:44pm spodiodi:

Thanks, Reuben and Dave
Avatar 3:47pm northguineahills:

gracias, Reuben!
  3:48pm Walter Schretzman:

Just arrived that was pleasant exit music from mr. radding
Avatar 3:54pm Dave Sewelson:

you are all right on time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm chresti:

Thanks Reuben and Dave!
Avatar 3:59pm Dave Sewelson:

so lonely....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm fred:

These live improvised set always sound good, do you do the sound work yourself?
Avatar 4:01pm geezerette:

But you have invisible friends in the room with you.
Avatar 4:01pm Dave Sewelson:

thanks fred...yep....in this case Reuben placed the mic on the bass in his favorite spot......
Avatar 4:03pm northguineahills:

muy bueno, Dave (and praise from fred comes from someone who knows his schiidt).
  4:04pm claire:

Dave, you are not alone. there is a way out. a WAY out.
Avatar 4:09pm coelacanth∅:

i'm going to contemplate my innie for a while
...innie? is there a way out?
(tune in sunday morning from 9-noon for further details)
Avatar 4:10pm Dave Sewelson:

Way Out......Destination OUT
Avatar 4:11pm coelacanth∅:

between this show and D.O. radio i feel fairly well IN!
Avatar 4:12pm Dave Sewelson:

another photographer improvisor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm fred:

I recently learned that Joe McPhee will be playing at my favorite venue. And I'll miss it
Avatar 4:16pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar 4:17pm Dave Sewelson:

an opportunity for bitterness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Webhamster Henry:

This second half of the show is also entertaining!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Webhamster Henry:

It was good to hear Reuben's voice and your Blank Field.
Avatar 4:24pm Dave Sewelson:

thank henry
Avatar 4:25pm lao tzu∅:

@4.17 you've learned well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm fred:

I've seen him a few times (10 or so), so it's OK. I've put out feelers about trading for another day, but that would mean missing Daniel Menche, and I can't do that
  4:28pm Mark R:

And of course Coltrane, never less than perfect, right?
  4:29pm Mark R:

There aren't a ton of recordings of him playing with Don Cherry, either. I'm so glad I picked up "The Heavyweight Champion" a few years ago.
Avatar 4:32pm northguineahills:

Fave album of mine (obviously).
Avatar 4:32pm coelacanth∅:

fred -Menche is coming to france?
that's exciting! don't you have a proposal for him; or is that a thing of the past?
Avatar 4:33pm geezerette:

Focus On Sanity
Avatar 4:34pm northguineahills:

word, fred! (miss his record store, that closed before I left the city).

Thanks Dave, I'm out for a walk, cheers!
Avatar 4:35pm Dave Sewelson:

walk it off...
Avatar 4:36pm geezerette:

Just noticed that title. Had thought a moment before how conscious, present the music was.
Love jazz.
Avatar 4:37pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Ornette
Avatar 4:39pm geezerette:

Hiya Coel. :) How you doing?
Avatar 4:42pm coelacanth∅:

hey g!
Avatar 4:46pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm fred:

@coel: Sadly, the guy I had tentatively convinced to offer a residency has since left to launch his own company. But if I get a chance to ask Daniel Menche whether he'd be interested and he is, I'd sure try to make it happen
Avatar 4:48pm Dave Sewelson:

go fred go cool go geezerette
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm fred:

Dave, have you played with Joe McPhee?
Avatar 4:51pm Dave Sewelson:

I think I played with Joe in some large ensemble things...
Avatar 4:51pm Dave Sewelson:

hope i can get him on the show sometime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Jeff Golick:

Got lost on my way over here. What time is it.
Avatar 4:52pm Dave Sewelson:

it used to be now then Jeff
Avatar 4:52pm coelacanth∅:

it's Nation Time!
  4:52pm Johnzon:

Avatar 4:53pm Dave Sewelson:

My bari played with Joe....lent to Mats Gustafson for a gig
Avatar 4:53pm Dave Sewelson:

howdy johnzon
Avatar 4:53pm Sem:

Head full of musical ideas driving me insane.
Thanks, Dave. Wonderful+. See you next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm fred:

That would be so great! I love his music, and how he leaves room for others to shine, even demands it. That's a great leader to me
Avatar 4:57pm geezerette:

McPhee, joyful noise.
Thanks for this wonderful show, Dave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Jeff Golick:

Sorry I missed the Radding, @Dave. I've followed him for a while on instagram, and his stuff is fantastic.
Avatar 4:59pm Dave Sewelson:

Glad you dug it geezerette....
Avatar 4:59pm geezerette:

Fred, exactly!
Avatar 5:00pm Dave Sewelson:

Jeff thanks for stopping by...Reuben had to cut out early to a photographer gig...
Avatar 5:00pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks to all for sharing the afternoon sounds......Dig Jeff in the morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm fred:

Thanks Dave!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Glorious and glorious. Thanks, Dave! Welcome back!
Avatar 5:02pm coelacanth∅:

Most Excellent. Thanks Dave!
take care free world folk

and please everyone do try to focus on sanity
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