Options Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein: Playlist from July 8, 2020 Options

weinstein's avatar View weinstein's profile Options

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.

Wednesdays 5 - 7pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
Give the Drummer Radio LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k MP3

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein playlists | Next playlist -->


Options July 8, 2020: Spreading Out

Listen to this show: Pop-up listen Pop‑up player!

Playlist image Options

Keyboard-driven works that develop from a germ and become truly infectious,
by Kris Davis & Craig Taborn, Terry Riley & Don Cherry, and Steve Reich,
with visits from Scott Joplin and Duke Ellington. Pictured: Ellington and band members
playing baseball in front of their segregated motel while touring in Florida.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Scott Joplin  Bethena, A Concert Waltz   Options Scott Joplin: His Complete Works  Murray Hill Records  1974  Pianist Richard Zimmerman plays the first piece Joplin composed (copyright March 6, 1905) after his wife Freddie's death from a respiratory infection.   

Music behind DJ:
David W Fragments 

Shift   Options

Ridgewood Radio Noise Library 

freesound.org 

2020 

Alert! This show moves to 5-7pm EDT (GMT -4:00) starting next week 15 July 2020. 

0:05:44 (Pop‑up)
Kris Davis & Craig Taborn  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  2 Oct 2016  Two symbiotic pianists perform original compositions and improvisations in advance of a US tour celebrating the release of Davis’ collaborative album, Duopoly. Excerpts.  0:07:54 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  New World A Comin’   Options Live At Carnegie Hall  Storyville  2001  Recorded Dec. 11, 1943.  0:47:04 (Pop‑up)
 
Terry Riley & Don Cherry  Descending Moonshine Dervishes (Live)   Options Live in Köln  Soul Research, Inc.  2019  Recorded February 23, 1975. Riley on the Yamaha organ in just intonation and Cherry on trumpet.  1:01:10 (Pop‑up)
Steve Reich  Piano Phase   Options Steve Reich ‎– Early Works  Elektra Nonesuch  1987  Pianists Edmund Niemann and Nurit Tilles perform the 1967 piece.  1:21:10 (Pop‑up)
 
 
Duke Ellington  New World A Comin’   Options Orchestral Works  UMG Recordings, Inc.  1970  The orchestral version with Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Ellington on piano.  1:42:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Erik Satie 

Vexations   Options

Livestream 

YouTube 

2020 

The 1893 composition in which Satie instructed the player to repeat the piece 840 times. Pianist Igor Levit streamed a version on May 30-31, 2020. Excerpt. 

1:54:06 (Pop‑up)

 
  WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio and Ridgewood Radio denounce explicit and implicit racism.
We condemn the culture of white supremacy and complacency, which enables the brutalization of black people and other communities of color.
We support Black Lives Matter and the movement it stands for.
 
 


<-- Previous playlist | Back to Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail David Weinstein | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein |

Listen on the Internet | Contact Us | Music & Programs | WFMU Home Page | Support Us | FAQ

Live Audio Streams for Give the Drummer Radio: Pop-up | 128k MP3    (More streams: [+])


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm david w:

Ridgewood Radio moves to 5-7pm EDT starting next week! Lots of news!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

I have adjusted my iPhone alarm to that effect!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm david w:

Hi, james. Me too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm doctorjazz:

Lovely start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm listener james from westwood:

And there is one helluva lot going on in that photo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth and listeners
  3:11pm Dean:

The Zimmerman set arrived one year before Dick Hyman's complete keyboard works box. In 1976 Deutsche Grammophon issued the first(?) complete recording of Treemonisha. The mid-'70s were good for Scott Joplin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm david w:

Hello djazz, thanks. And yes, james, that photo has a lot to unwrap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm david w:

Hello, fred and hello Dean. Bethena is complex and the more I listened the more I admired it.
  3:23pm Dean:

Joshua Rifkin recorded it in 1972, too. Engineered by the marvelous Joanna Nickrenz and Marc Aubort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Doug Schulkind:

I just added a Taborn track to my pile for Friday's show. What a deep and lovely player. Loving this duet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm david w:

Doug! Yes, Taborn is a special one. Every time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm david w:

It's interesting how Kris Davis embraces kind of a support role, but brilliantly.
  3:31pm Dean:

Heard Taborn with Sonny Simmons and Cosmosamatics in Oakland probably fifteen years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Webhamster Henry:

These guys are busy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Hugely rich piece on Taborn by Adam Shatz in the NYT (2017): www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm david w:

WebHen! Yeah, lots of fingers in action.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Doug Schulkind:

I downloaded the Davis/Taborn duet record Octopus a few months ago. Embarrassed to say I haven't gotten to it yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm fred:

I saw Taborn a few times (with Tim Berne and Tom Rainey each time, and one or two others)
  3:41pm ruth:

Hi everybody! I just got back from the eye doctor and my eyes have unblurred enough to type! So glad to see everybody!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm david w:

@fred and all: do you know Kris Davis too? Really worth a listen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42pm david w:

ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi ruth!
  3:45pm ruth:

@David is this our first keyboard special? It is after all your first love...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm fred:

@david: I saw him just once, maybe ten years ago
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm david w:

No, but it is special for the moment.
  3:50pm Dean:

That photo was taken in 1955, but there is footage of Ellington playing baseball around 1941: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rare-footage-duke-ellington-highlights-when-jazz-baseball-were-perfect-harmony-180950303/
  3:52pm ruth:

Thanks for that Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm david w:

Thanks, Dean. I love the Library of Congress image libraries. Amazing.
  3:53pm Dean:

You're welcome, Ruth & David. Same here.
  3:54pm ruth:

Wonder what ever happened to that sign? "Colored Astor Motel"....
  3:56pm ruth:

So unbelievable and in 1955.
  3:56pm Dean:

Says something under "Colored," too. There's a 14MB TIFF...
  3:58pm ruth:

Even looks like neon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Doug Schulkind:

I've always had mixed feelings about this Duke photo because it captures him in such an inelegant position. His batting stance/swing is just miserable!
  4:01pm Dean:

A story in the Baltimore Afro-American, April 16, 1955, reports that some of the Milwaukee Braves were staying at the motel at the same time as Ellington's band. Among the players, Hank Aaron.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm david w:

Doug! He got fooled by an outside slider!
  4:08pm ruth:

I don't think I've heard this. Really amazing can't believe that's a trumpet. my tiny mind blown once again. Thanks David
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm david w:

@Dean: that breaks my heart and make me want to get out on the street and scream.
Avatar 4:14pm gailvachon:

But didn't you already want to go out on the street and scream?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm chresti:

Hello David, ruth, and Ridgewood company! Home from work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm david w:

Yes, Gail. And I admit I have.
  4:16pm Dean:

The same BA-A story--a column titled "Theatrical Whirl"--also reports that Lois Towles had embarked on a 45-day tour. I'd never heard of her. She was an African American classical pianist and teacher who studied with Arthur Rubinstein and Nadia Boulanger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm david w:

chresti! take a breath.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm david w:

The big Drummer story for today:

Kenzo’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza 5-7pm: Farewell, Wednesdays! Nothing? Something? Everything at once? What happens when it's really the last one? Let's find out together during the last-ever Wednesday sound-collage escape, before the project moves to Mondays 3-5pm ET, eternally.

(And Ridgewood Radio moves into Kenzo’s old slot at 5pm EDT starting next week July 15.)

Gary Sullivan’s Bodega Pop Live 7-10pm: Happy Together: Punk and avant-pop from Yugoslavia's twilight years. A soured East-West German collaboration. The iconic diva and the composer she spent half a century avoiding. Dispersed Assyrians. Deconstructed Fleetwood Mac.

Sam Segal’s If You Lose Your Horse 10-midnite
  4:22pm ruth:

Hi chresti and Gail!
Avatar 4:22pm gailvachon:

HI Ruth and David and everyone.
I'm a sucker for Terry Riley any time.
  4:23pm ruth:

@ Gail Yeah me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm fred:

I'm reading a book of interviews with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and today I read the part where she delves into her choreography on Piano Phase, Violin Phase, Come Out and Clapping Music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm david w:

@fred: these early works still hit me hard.
  4:28pm Dean:

Yep, Drumming. Just wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm david w:

I worked for Steve Reich in the early 80s and saw these two pianists up close. Incredible.
  4:34pm heinseng:

woooooow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm david w:

heinseng you darlings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm fred:

De Keersmaeker often works with the Ictus ensemble, so I saw them play live in dance show, including those early works, Drumming and Music for 18 musicians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm david w:

Music for 18 and Tehillim were the two pieces I helped Steve Reich "set up" for concerts.
  4:41pm ruth:

Wow really David? That's so cool!
  4:46pm ruth:

Fred I hope you and all our European listeners will still be able to join us at our new time next week. A bit on the late side in Europe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm david w:

Drummer Stream Discotheque: this week’s installment takes place Fri., July 10, 3-7pm with Larry Grogan of Testify! hosting with a four-hour garage and psyche avalanche, packed end-to-end with fuzz, jangle and phase!
  4:48pm ruth:

Heinseng Hiya!
  4:50pm heinseng:

Ruuuuuuuth! Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Ridgewoodians!
Avatar 4:56pm gailvachon:

Thanks for this great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm fred:

Thanks David!
@Ruth: I plan to, at least the first hour (my upstairs neighbor complains easily)
Avatar 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh hi! This is it, no more Ken's Last Ever ever lasting after this (*because it's moved to Mondays 3-5pm ET). Hear it one last Wednesday time, now! "You Can't Separate Them Later": wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Webhamster Henry:

[vexations: throwback to the Boredcast]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm david w:

Thanks, james, gail, fred, WebHen and everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Webhamster Henry:

I should be able to transition to the new timeslot. It's nice to shake up the schedule every once in a while.
Bottom
Comment!
Name
Email
(C) 2021 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2021 Ken Garson