Sunday, August 31, 2008

Playlist, Sunday, August 31, 2008

Set One
S.M.V.; Hillbilies on a Quiet Afternoon; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Jeff Bujak; Crowd; Building and Arsenal (2008 Lizardflag)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Houston Person with Bill Charlap; Don't Forget the Blues; You Taught My Heart to Sing (2006 Highnote)
David Murray Black Saint Quartet; Sacred Ground; Sacred Ground (2007 Justin Time)
Larry Willis; TD's Tune; The Offering (2008 Highnote)
Cedar Walton; Back to Bologna; The Promise Land (2001 Highnote)
[mic break 10:57 a.m.]

Set Three
Ray Barretto; Lean On Me; Standards Rican-ditioned (2006 Zoho)
Dan Heck; Ciao Jobs, I'm not Rolan; Compositionality (2008 Origin)
Christian McBride; D Shuffle Jam; Live at Tonic (2006 Ropeadope)
Garaj Mahal; Semos; w00t (2008 owlstudios)
[mic break 11:41 a.m.]

Set Four
Harmonious Wail; Home At Last; Resist Temptation (2008 Range)
Hot Club of Detroit; Seven Steps to Heaven; Night Town (2008 Mack Avenue)
Harry Pickens Trio; Blue in Green; The Shadow of Your Smile (2008
Miles From India; Blue in Green; Miles From India (2008 Times Square)
[mic break 12:16 p.m.]

Set Five
Kenny Wheeler; Win Some Lose Some; Other People (2008 CamJazz)
Diana Krall; Isn't This A Lovely Day; From This Moment On 2006 Verve)
Miles From India; Great Expectations; Miles From India (2008 Times Square)
Brisa Roché; Dans Le Vert De Ses Yeux; The Chase (2005 Blue Note)
Pat Metheny Group; American Garage; American Garage (1979 ECM)
Pat Metheny Group; The Epic; American Garage (1979 ECM)
[mic break 12:57 p.m.]

Set Six
Jeff Bujak; Gears; Building an Arsenal (2008 Lizardflag)
George Cables; Who Can I Turn To?; Morning Song (2008 Highnote)
Greg Ellis; Form 3; Kala Rupa: Explorations in Rhythm (2001 Narada World)
Mercury Landing; Mediawashed; Eyes Against the Sky (2008 Mercury Landing)
Grateful Dead; The Wheel>Playing in the Band (reprise); Dick's Picks 18 (2000 Grateful Dead Productions)
[mic break 1:39 p.m.]

Set Seven
David "Fathead" Newman; New York State of Mind; Diamondhead (2008 Highnote)
Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band; Just One of Those Things; Just One of Those Things (2007 Sea Breeze Jazz)
David Berger & the Sultans of Swing; Hindustan; Hindustan (2006 Such Sweet Thunder)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Denver freak show begins

The level of discourse on WPKN will probably be about the same, minus the vulgarity during daytime hours.

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Playlist, August 24, 2008

Set One
John Abercrombie; Dansir; Class Trip (2004 ECM)
Portinho Trio; Pools; Vinho do Porto (2008 Manchester Craftsmen's Guild)
Blue Wisp Big Band; Little Sunflower; Tribute (2008 Sea Breeze Jazz)
3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra; At This Point in Time; Unknown Soldiers (2000 Sea Breeze Jazz)
Fletcher Henderson; Tidal Wave; The Legendary Big Bands Series (2000 Pulse)
[mic break 10:37 a.m.]

Set Two
Joel Harrison; I Walk the Line; Free Country (2003 Highnote)
Phish; Harry Hood; A Live One (1995 Elektra)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
Dr. Bruce Eskovitz; Airegin; One For Newk II (2008 Pacific Coast Jazz)
Time Warfield; Oasis; One Fir Shirley (2008 Criss Cross Jazz)
Doug Hamilton Jazz Band; Modal Blues; Doug Hamilton Jazz Band (2008 OA2)
New York Voices; Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing; A Day Like This (2007 Manchester Craftsmen's Guild)
Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan; Darn That Dream; Live at MCG (Manchester Craftsmen's Guild)
Wayne Escoffery & Veneration; The Sake of It; Hopes and Dreams (2008 Savant)
[mic break 11:47 a.m.]

Set Four
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Swing Out; Swing Out (2008 Manchester Craftsmen's Guild)
The Joe Locke Quartet; Sword of Whispers; Sticks and Strings (2008 Jazz Eyes)
S.M.V.; Thunder; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Chapinlandia; Mi Lorena linda; Marimbia Music of Guatemala (2007 Smihsonian Folkways)
Frank Zappa; Satumaa (Finnish Tango)>T'Mershi Duween>Dog Meat; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
[mic break 12:36 p.m.]

Set Five
Mr. B; Deep Excavation; Joybox (2008 Megawave)
Karrin Allyson; Help Me; Wild For You (2004 Concord)
Charles Mingus; Tonight At Noon; Tonight At Noon (2000 Label M)
Charlie Parker; Bird of Paradise; The Best of the Dial Years (2000 Stardust)
Essra Mohawk; You're Not Alone; You're Not Alone (2003 Evidence)
[mic break 1:07 p.m.]

Set Six
Phil Lesh & Friends; Wharf Rat>Elevator>The Eleven; 8/2/08 GOTV Bridgeport
[mic break 1:54 p.m.]
Miles Davis; Freedom Jazz Dance (Evolution of the Groove) Remix; Evolution of the Groove (2007 Sony)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The RIAA's latest victims: Muxtape and Pandora

Playlist-Assembling Site Muxtape Shuts Down To Sort Out RIAA Issues
You had to see this one coming. Less than six months after becoming the hipster time-wasting destination of choice, popular music-sharing site Muxtape was suddenly offline on Monday. Fans of the site — which allowed users to assemble mixtape-like playlists online that were available for others to stream — were greeted by the message, "Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA."

The site did not offer further elaboration of its troubles with the Recording Industry Association of America — the trade group that lobbies on behalf of the recording industry, and the force behind thousands of lawsuits against individuals for illegally uploading music. A post on the Muxtape Tumblr site explained, "No artists or labels have complained. The site is not closed indefinitely. Stay tuned." MTV was unable to reach a Muxtape spokesperson at press time. RIAA spokesperson Jonathan Lamy declined to comment. ...

A report on suggested that perhaps the RIAA noticed the increasing popularity of the site and predicted it would tip into the same realm as some of the streaming radio services that have recently been ordered to pay hefty licensing fees in order to continue operating. ...

Speaking of those fees, one of the most popular online music discovery sites,, is on the verge of going under because of the high cost of licensing fees for Internet radio stations. The fees, which do not apply to terrestrial radio, have caused a number of popular online radio stations to shut down or consider going out of business.
I'm not hip enough to be familiar with Muxtape, but I listen to Pandora frequently. It's a shame that these services are being extorted out of business. Can WPKN's audio stream be far behind?

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Playlist, August 17, 2008

Set One
George Duke; Dukey Treats; Dukey Treats (2008 Heads Up)
Gene Bertoncini; Concerto de Aranjuez/Spain; Concerti (2008 Ambient)
Dan Heck; Stand Pat; Compositionality (2008 Origin)
Pat Metheny Group; The Gathering Sky; Speaking of Now (2002 Warner Bros.)
[mic break 10:34 a.m.]

Set Two
John Mclean; Better Angels; Better Angels (2007 Origin)
Lynne Arriale Trio; Iko Iko; Live (2005 IN + OUT)
Matt Ulrey's "Loom"; Pink Sea and Wondering Without; Music Box Ballerina (2008 Woolgathering)
[mic break 11:01 a.m.]

Set Three
Four Finger Five; It All Takes Time; Four Finger Five (2008 Terrestrial)
George Duke; Images of Us; Dukey Treats (2008 Heads Up)
The Disco Biscuits; Basis for a Day; The Wind at Four to Fly (2006 Diamond Riggs)
[mic break 11:49 a.m.]

Set Four
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio; Three Little Words; Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio (1958 Verve)
Barbara Dennerlein; Outhipped; Outhipped (2000 Verve)
Karl Denson; Like Like Dope; Dance Lesson #2 (2001 Blue Note)
Russell Gunn; Footprints; Plays Miles (2007 Highnote)
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Beyond the Limit; Swing Out (2008 Manchester Craftmen's Guild)
University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band; Caravan; Lab 2005 (2005 North Texas Jazz)
[mic break 12:36 p.m.]

Set Five
S.M.V.; Mongoose Walk; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
King Crimson; FraKctured; The ConstruKction of Light (2000 Virgin)
Mercury Landing; Danman; Eyes Against the Sky (2007 Mercury Landing)
The Austin Lounge Lizards; Get a Haircut, Dad; The Highway Café of the Damned (1988 Watermelon)
Grateful Dead; China Cat Sunflower>I Know Your Rider; Three From the Vault (2007 Rhino)
[mic break 1:19 p.m.]
Lynne Arriale Trio; Come Together; Live (2005 IN + OUT)
[1:30 p.m.]

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Is This Obama’s “Dukakis In The Tank” Photo?

Keep the Change

Russian aggression is the worst it has been in 40 years, Georgian civilians are dying in the streets, Poland is threatened with nuclear annihilation, and Ukraine looks to be in the crosshairs. McCain is hammering the Russians every day while Condoleeza Rice goes to Georgia to demand Russia’s immediate withdrawal. And here is Obama, in a picture worth a thousand (wrong) words.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Playlist, August 10, 2008

Set One
Jen Durkin's Equinox; Heart on a Chain; 2008 demo
Kat Parra; Sugar; Azucar De Amor (2008 Patois)
Willy's NYC Salsa Project; The Fireman; Lo Que Traigo Yo (2008 Latin Street Music)
Sumi Tonooka Trio; Dreaming of Tibet; Long Ago Today (2008 ARC)
Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa; Fly Higher; Raw Materials (2006 Savoy Jazz)
Louie Bellson & Clark Terry; State Street Swing; Louie & Clark Expedition 2 (2007 Percussion Power)
[mic break 10:35 a.m.]

Set Two
Pat Metheny; Day Trip; Day Trip (2008 Nonesuch)
Emory Joseph; Sugaree; Fennario (2008 Iris)
Grateful Dead; Eyes of the World; 2/23/74 Winterland
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
S.M.V.; Lopsy Lu-Silly Putty; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Merl Saunders & the Rainforest Band; Sugaree; Save the Planet So We'll Have Someplace to Boogie (1996 Sumertone)
Widespread Panic; Three Candles; Free Somehow (2008 Widespread)
Return to Forever; Medievel Overture; The Anthology (2008 Concord)
Phil Lesh & Friends; Cumberland Blues; 8/2/08 GOTV Bridgeport
[mic break 12:02 p.m.]

Set Four
Zappa Plays Zappa; King Kong; 8/2/08 GOTV Bridgeport
Zappa Plays Zappa; Cosmik Debris; 8/2/08 GOTV Bridgeport
[mic break 12:32 p.m.]

Set Five
Portinho Trio; Pools; Vinho do Porto (2008 Manchester Craftmen's Guild)
Ron George; Sleep & Waking 3rd Movement; The Floating Bubble (2008 Innova)
Christopher Adler; Signals Intelligence; Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze (2007 Innova)
Phish; Stash; A Live One (1995 Elektra)

[mic break 1:04 p.m.]

Set Six
Charles Earland with Najee; My Favorite Things; If Only For One Night (2002 Highnote)
Bhakta; Third Eye; Open Transmission (2002 Sammasati)
John McLean; Blackbird; Better Angels (2007 Origin)
Frank Zappa; Dancin' Fool; You Can't Do That On Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)

[1:30 p.m.]

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Janet on the prowl

Interviewing at Gathering of the Vibes. 

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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Blogging of the Vibes, Saturday night

Well, we got dicked by all the headliners, except local favorites Deep Banana Blackout. Big ups to Jen & the boys for the show.

And thumbs down to the management of Zappa Plays Zappa, The Black Crowes, and Phil Lesh & Friends.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Playlist, August 1, 2008

Set One
Frank Zappa; Theme from the 3rd Movement of Sinister Footwear; You Are What You Is (1981 Barking Pumpkin)
Frank Zappa; Dupree's Paradise; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More Volume 2 (1988 Rykodisc)
[mic break 5:22 a.m.]

Set Two
Tangerine Dream; Rubycon; Rubycon (1976 Virgin)
[mic break 5:52 a.m.]

Set Three
Miles Davis; Shhh/Peaceful; In a Silent Way (1969 Columbia)
Miles Davis; Friday Miles; At Fillmore (1971 Columbia)
[mic break 6:50 a.m.]

Set Four
Jerry Garcia; My Funny Valentine; Live at Keystone (1973 Fantasy)
[mic break 7:14 a.m.]

Set Five
Jackie Greene; Ghost of Promised Lands; Giving Up the Ghost (2008 429)
John McLaughlin; Are You the One? Are You the One?; Electric Guitarist (1979 Columbia)
Mothers of Invention; The M.O.I American Pageant; Absolutely Free (1967/1988 Rykodisc)
[mic break 7:45 a.m.]

Set Six
Phil Lesh & Friends; Patchwork Quilt; There and Back Again (2002 Sony)
Grateful Dead; Box of Rain; Fallout From the Phil Zone (1995 Arista)
[8:00 a.m.]

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