Playlist and Interview: June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm Leave a comment

Playlist for Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thanks to Red West for letting me use his time slot to interview Gino Robair, so we could fill in listeners about the Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival and the shows happening June 4 and 5. Details are in a previous post.

source:rastascan.comThe show’s opening set, including the Tom Waits songs, is built of pieces with Sperry’s bass playing in the mix. The Six Fuchs album, teaming German clarinetist Wolfgang Fuchs with five local musicians, was a particular highlight. It’s a strong album. Gino noted that an improv album is usually distilled from a couple of hours of recordings, but Six Fuchs presents pretty much what was played that day, in the order it was played. The group just really clicked that day; it was a moment to savor. Sperry died two weeks later.

The rest of the show is my weak approximation of Red West’s own show. Actually, he presents music from all over the map; I went for a mostly pop format that devolved into darker noisier forms later. Notes:

….. Mimi Dye is a local violist (yes, viola) who presents a Latin jazz side on River in the Sun. It’s very mainstream stuff, but well done — upbeat and snappy. I’d expected something softer and new-agey, since my only exposure to Dye’s playing is on her solo viola interpretations of Hildegard of Bingen‘s 12th-century songs.

….. “Oh Daddy,” dating back to 1991, is the closest Adrian Belew has gotten to having a radio hit. He and his daughter (who sings on the chorus) even got a photo and a brief mention in People magazine.

….. I picked a snappy, rocking pop tune from The Postmarks, but their album also sports a lush cover of “You Only Live Twice.”

Album titles link into KZSU’s Zookeeper database; the Album Review icon means there’s a review or description there as well. Little links that say things like “more here” go to previous entries in this blog.

Artist Track Album/Label
Waits, Tom Everything Goes to Hell Blood Money
Anti, Inc.
(Interview: Gino Robair, about the Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival)
Supermodel Supermodel Elle Elle Album Review Supermodel Supermodel
(Interview, part 2)
Fuchs, Wolfgang Sextet Ingot (Teacup) Minstrelsy Album Review Six Fuchs
Rastascan Records
Waits, Tom We’re All Mad Here Alice
Anti, Inc.

Hartigan, Royal Tatao Album Review Ancestors
Innova Recordings
Dorf, The

(noted here)

Track 6 Album Review Dorf, The
Leo Records

— (3:00 p.m.) —
Volcano! Sweet Tooth Album Review Paperwork
The Leaf Label
Cheer-Accident Disenchantment Album Review Fear Draws Misfortune
Cuneiform Records
Postmarks 11:59 Album Review By-The-Numbers

(more here)

I Am A Jelly Doughnut (Or A Commentary On U.S. German Relations Post WWII Album Review A Modest Proposal
Cuneiform Records

Names That Spell, The Felicidad Estupenda A & R
(No Label Information)
Elvis Perkins In Dearland 123 Goodbye Album Review Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Xl Recordings
Rahman, A. R. & Chinmayee Tere Bina Album Review India
Putumayo World Music
Bad Plus, The Long Distance Runaround Album Review For All I Care
Heads Up International
Gordon, John William After Rites Album Review Technot
Bad Elephant Productions

(click here for way too much)

Lighten Up, Morrissey Album Review Exotic Creatures Of The Deep
Lil’ Beethoven Records

Horde Of Two Evil Guitar & Bass Actions
Smarten Up! & Get to the
Wolverton Brothers, The Dead Horse Album Review Old Ugly And Loud
Ionik Recordings
— (4:00 p.m.) —
Blk Jks Summertime Album Review Blk Jks
Secretly Canadian Records
Wooden Birds The Other One Magnolia
Barsuk Records

Moore, Daniel Martin The Old Measure Album Review Stray Age
Sub Pop Records
Dye, Mimi And Topaz Thank God It’s Friday River In The Sun
Belew, Adrian Oh Daddy Mr. Music Head
Atlantic Records
Iyer, Vijay Comin’ Up Album Review Tragicomic
Sunnyside Communications

Noonan, Sean / Brewed By Noon Lost In Günter’s Wald Album Review Boxing Dreams
Songlines Recordings
Mahjongg Kottbusser Torr Kontpab
K Records
Odd Nosdam We Bad Apples Album Review T.I.M.E. Soundtrack
Yellow Swans Dirty Heads [excerpt] Album Review Deterioration
Load Records
Crewe, Sally & The Sudden Moves Sleepyhead Your Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Supermodel Supermodel Iman Iman Album Review Supermodel Supermodel

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