Playlist: July 3, 2009

KZSU playlist for Friday, July 3, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Marathon session to start my long weekend. It’s been a long

John Zorn‘s The Dreamers was the band I saw live at Yoshi’s, playing pretty much this whole album. Nice stuff, surprisingly accessible.

source: rastascan.comThe Splatter Trio‘s Clear the Club is an improv album at heart, but a surprisingly catchy one, with touches of reggae in some tracks, a hint of dark, evil rock in others. The group (Dave Barrett on sax, Myles Boisen on guitar or bass, Gino Robair on drums) did some great albums in the ’90s, now available on eMusic. The Splatter 3+N refers to the fact that the album uses recordings made with varying numbers of friends. They dipped into a couple year’s worth of jams and strung them together to create the album. Very cool.

….. Rigil is an indie songwriter type — really, a 20-year-old Brit named Robert Slade. He favors lots of synths and big, soaring, epic sounds. It’s overdramatic and often soundtrack-like, but he seems like a likeable chap.

source:….. Trombone Tribe is a Roswell Rudd grab bag o’ fun. You’ve got tracks with a three-trombone jazz sextet (Henry Grimes on bass), songs with a six-trombone band, and a small suite with the Gangbé Brass Band of Benin.

….. 15 Degrees Below Zero comes across more hardline electronics/noise on this album than on their previous one — or, at least that’s what I remember my ears hearing. No matter; it’s still good stuff, and the icy expansive sound I’d noted before is present on the 24-minute “2.5,” from which I took a patient six-minute excerpt. They’ll be on the air at KZSU on July 29.

Pianist Graham Connah has been performing under the name Admiral Ted Brinkley for some time now, popping up for the occasional show. Beth Lisick wrote one up back in 2004. Connah has been a longtime favorite of mine, playing heavily twisted cocktail jazz that, in more recent years, gets augmented with electric guitars and oddball vocals. He’s also got an album on Evander that, come to think of it, I really need to seek out. The next Adm. Ted installment comes Monday night, July 6, at the monthly Make-Out Room jazz session.

source: devinhoffplatform.comTwo solo bass tracks! I’d planned to throw in a track from the really nice Solo Bass from local musician Devin Hoff. (I still remember being blown away by his instrumental chamber-pop band, The Redressers.) Meanwhile, the vinyl album I’d randomly pulled as my sound bed for mic breaks was a Gary Peacock album that includes a few tracks of solo bass. I do like to give a “complete” spin to the album that provided the sound bed, so what the heck. Hoff’s track was arco (bowed), a lyrically wandering improvisation. Peacock’s was pizzacato, a galloping composition.

I stayed on the air for a couple of hours after this, spinning more of a rock show. That playlist is located here; for the “proper” show’s playlist, look below the fold.

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
Zorn, John

(more here)

A Ride on Cottonfair Dreamers, The

Malaby, Tony Alechinsky Album Review Paloma Recio
New World Records
Hard Cell My First Phone Album Review Feign
Screwgun Records

Black, Jim/Alas No Axis

(more here)

Lowers in a Nine Sense Houseplant
Winter & Winter
Fowler, Jarrod

(mentioned here)

Works Cited/Index Album Review “Percussion” As Percussion
Patrick Lovelace Editions
Dorf, The

(more here)

Track 3 Album Review Dorf, The
Leo Records
Sublette,Ned & Weiner,Lawrence Spiritus Et Materia Monsters From the Deep

Fully Celebrated, The

(noted here)

Enemy Of Both Sides Album Review Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones
Aum Fidelity
Simmons, Sonny Trio Ancient Egypt Live – in Paris
— (4:00 p.m.) —
Noonan, Sean / Brewed By Noon Over-N-Out Album Review Boxing Dreams
Songlines Recordings

West, Rich I’m A Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt – Part 1 Album Review Mayo Grout’s Known Universe

Splatter 3 + N Peter Herley Pt. 4 Album Review Clear The Club
Rastascan Records
Rigil Marble Album Review Concertina Heart
(No Label Information)
15 Degrees Below Zero 2.5 [excerpt] Album Review Resting On A
Edgetone Records
Moses, Rakalam Bob Exhalation #3 (Fire Breath) Album Review Father’s Day B’hash
Sunnyside Communications

— (5:00 p.m.) —
Rudd, Roswell Astro Slyde Album Review Trombone Tribe
Sunnyside Communications
Actooon Crypt’s Black Monastery [excerpt] Album Review Cemetaryland
Gamelan Kyai Gedhong Gedhe Kembang Kacang Album Review Gamelan Of Central Java X: Sindhen Trio
Léandre, Joëlle & Quentin Sirjacq

(noted here)

Ruin Album Review Out Of Nowhere
Actuelle Cd

Wilkes, Corey & Abstrakt Pulse

(noted here)

First Mind Album Review Cries From Tha Ghetto
Pi Recordings
Ton Trio Switches Album Review Way, The
Singlespeed Music

Flinner, Matt Trio Inferno Reel Music Du Jour
Compass Records
Hoff, Devin The Cause Solo Bass
At Jennie Richie The Bicycle Considered Part One Album Review Bicycle Considered, The
Etkin, Oran Not A Waltz Album Review Kelenia
Motema Music

Sun Ra Sea Of Sounds Space Is The Place
Impulse Records
Connah, Graham Sour Note Six Moo Is a Plea for Mercy My God Has Fleas
Rastascan Records

Spirit Moves Us, The Chunk Mudwagon, Vol. 1
Edgetone Records

Sexmob Meets Medeski

(noted here)

Odd Job/You Only Live Twice Album Review Live In Willisau 2006
Thirsty Ear Recordings
Bjork My Spine Telegram
Elektra Records (Metal)
Sangare, Oumou Sounsoumba Album Review Seya
World Circuit
Bloom Project

(noted here)

The Phantom Shade Album Review Sudden Aurora
Edgetone Records

— (7:00 p.m.) —
Peacock, Gary Snow Dance December Poems
Ecm Records
Shulman, Adam Quintet When I Dream Album Review Patterns Of Change

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