Sunday, November 30, 2008

Playlist, November 30, 2008

Set One
Grateful Dead; Cold Rain and Snow; Dick's Picks 14 (1999 GDP)
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
Dirk Quinn Band; Evil Birdman of Funk; QuinnTet (2008 Efficient Chimps)
Corey Christiansen; Steele; Roll With It (2008 Origin)
[mic break 10:26 a.m.]

Set Two
Victor Wooten; The Lesson; Palmystery (2008 Heads Up)
McCoy Tyner; Passion Dance; Guitars (2008 Halfnote)
Bill Cantrall; Like I Said; Axiom (2008 UpSwing)
Cosmologic; Face in the Crowd; Eyes in the Back of My Head (2008 Cuneiform)
Bob Mintzer Big Band; Freedom Song; Swing Out (2008 MCG Jazz)
[mic break 11:07 a.m.]

Set Three
Kenny Garrett; Sketches of MD; Sketches of MD (2008 Mack Avenue)
3 Cohens; Gigi et Amelie; Braid (2007 Anzic)
Oscar Utterström Quintet; Open Secret; Home (2008 Right Turn)
Dan Cavanagh; Black Rattle; Pulse (2008 OA2)
Miles Davis; Honky Tonk; The Cellar Door Session 1970 (2005 Sony)
Miles Davis; What I Say; The Cellar Door Session 1970 (2005 Sony)
[mic break 12:14 p.m.]

Set Four
Tim Green & Trio Cambia; Linus and Lucy; Change of Seasons (2008 OA2)
Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger & Friends; Christmas Time is Here; Yuletide Groove (2008 Tymoni)
David Webster; River Grill; Dance on the Moon (2007 Bug Gua)
Toninho Horta; If Everyone Was Like You; To Jobim With Love (2008 Resonance)
Gene Bertoncini & Roni Ben-Hur; I Concentrate on You; Smile (2008 Motema)
John Pizzarelli; Happy Talk; With a Song in My Heart (2008 Telarc)
Pat Metheny; "It's For You"; Works (1994 ECM)
[mic break 12:55 p.m.]

Set Five
Grateful Dead; He's Gone>Gloria Jam>C.C. Rider; 12/1/79 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA)
Arlo Guthrie; Alice's Restaurant (The Massacree Revisited); Alice's Restaurant (1996 Rising Son)
[mic break 1:52 p.m.]
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2003 Reprise)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Playlist, November 23, 2008

Set One
Grateful Dead; Desolation Row; Postcards of the Hanging (2004 Rhino)
Oingo Boingo; Capitalism; Only A Lad (1981 A&M)
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic; The Simpsons; Pyroclastics (1992 Cuneiform)
Steely Dan; Godwhacker; Everything Must Go (2003 Giant)
[mic break 10:19 a.m.]

Set Two
Bill Evans; Our Delight; The Best of (2004 Riverside)
Houston Person; Blues for H.P.; The Party (1991 Muse)
Gil Evans Orchestra; Mixed; Into the Hot (1988 Impulse!)
Woody Shaw; Love Dance; Live Volume One (2000 Highnote)
[mic break 11:00 a.m.]

Set Three
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble; Iko-Iko/Aicho; Year of the Snake (2003 Innova)
Loggins & Messina; Angry Eyes; On Stage (1974 Columbia)
The Mothers; Happy Together; Fillmore East June 1971 (1971 Reprise)
Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix; Testify; In The Beginning (1972 Buddah)
Stanley Turrentine; Don't Mess with Mr. T; T Time (1995 MusicMasters)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Four
Horace Silver; Rocky's Overture; Rockin' with Rachmaninoff (2003 Bop City)
Duke Ellington; Skin Deep; Ellington Uptown (2004 Columbia Legacy)
Typhanie Monique, Neal Alger & Friends; Baby, It's Cold Outside; Yuletide Groove (2008 Tymoni)
Jackie Green; Uphill Mountain; Giving Up The Ghost (2008 429)
[mic break 11:59 a.m.]

Interview with Dave Webster

Set Five
David Webster; Dance on the Moon; Dance on the Moon (2007 Buga Gua)
Boris Garcia; She Wasn't Born to Follow; Once More Into the Bliss (2008 Rykodisc)
Jimmy Herring; New Moon; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
Dave Brubeck; One Alone; One Alone (2000 Telarc)
Brad Goode; Astra Projection; Polytonal Dance Party (2008 Origin)
Al Grey Jimmy Forrest Quintet; You Are the Sunshine of My Life; Truly Wonderful (1992 Stash)
[mic break 1:20 p.m.]
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2003 Giant)
[1:30 p.m. Morning Mommy Update]

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Playlist, November 16, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
Phish; Harry Hood; A Live One (1995 Elektra)
Garaj Mahal; Jamie's Jam; w00t (2008 Owl Studios)
Return to Forever; Vulcan Worlds; The Anthology (2008 Concord)
[mic break 10:36 a.m.]

Set Two
Steve Ramsdell; Cascades; Looking For... (2008 Kopaesthetics)
Pat Metheny; Snova; Let's Move (2008 Nonesuch)
Mike Stern; 55 Dive; Is What it Is (1994 Atlantic)
McCoy Tyner; Blues on the Corner (with John Scofield); Guitars (2008 HalfNote)
[mic break 11:01 a.m.]

Set Three
Anat Cohen; After the Rain; Notes from the Village (2008 Anzic)
Dan Cavanagh; Tunnel Vision; Pulse (2008 OA2)
James Newton; Peace; Romance and Revolution (1987 Blue Note)
Wayne Wallace; Love Walked In; Infinity (2008 Patois)
[mic break 11:33 a.m.]

Set Four
Danilo Perez; Another Autumn; Across the Crystal Sea (2008 Decca)
Herbie Hancock; Court and Spark; River: The Joni Letters (2007 Verve)
Elaine Lucia; All Dressed Up with a Broken Heart; Lets Live Again (2008 Songflower)
Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet; You Don't Know What Love Is; Andarta (2008 Origin)
Spiros Exaras World-Jazz Ensemble; Virtue is Gone; Phrygianics (2002 Laughing Buddha)
[mic break 12:10 p.m.]

Set Five
Skip WIlkins Quintet; December (As I Would Have It); The Paint-Peeler (2008 Dreambox Media)
Roy Hargrove & Antonio Hart; Work Song; The Tokyo Sessions (1992 Novus)
Cynthia Holiday; I LIke What I See; All the Way (2008 Miles High)
McCoy Tyner Big Band; Fly With the Wind; The Turning Point (1992 Verve)
[mic break 12:47 p.m.]

Set Six
Jimmy Herring; Splash; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
MFSB; Love is the Message; Love is the Message (1973 Philadelphia International)
Weather Report; Black Market; Live & Unreleased (2002 Columbia)
Either Orchestra; Yezamed Yebaed; Afro-Cubism (2002 Accurate)
Mothers of Invention; Son of Suzy Creamcheese; Absolutely Free (1995 Rykodisc)
Club D'Elf; Quilty; Now I Understand (2006 Accurate)
Wayne Shorter; Yamanja; Phantom Navigator (1987 Columbia)
[mic break 1:37 p.m.]

Set Seven
Miles Davis; Flamenco Sketches; Kind of Blue (1959 Columbia)
Frank Zappa; Sofa #2; The Best Band You Never Heard in Your LIfe (1990 Barking Pumpkin)
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Playlist, November 9, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
S.M.V.; Classical Thump; Thunder (2008 Heads Up)
Garaj Mahal; Hotel; w00t (2008 Owl Studios)
McCoy Tyner; My Favorite Things; Guitars (2008 Half Note)
McCoy Tyner Big Band; High Priest; The Turning Point (1992 Verve)
Bill Evans; Night and Day; The Best of (2004 Fantasy)
[mic break 10:41 a.m.]

Set Two
(In memory of Victor Pachera)
Bix Beiderbecke; Rhythm King; Bix Restored Vol. 4 (2002 Sunbeam)
Bix Beiderbecke; Louisiana; Bix Restored Vol. 4 (2002 Sunbeam)
Bix Beiderbecke; Concerto in F; Bix Restored Vol. 4 (2002 Sunbeam)
Benny Goodman; Clarinet a la King; King Porter Stomp (2002 Prism Leisure)
Benny Goodman; 'S Wonderful; King Porter Stomp (2002 Prism Leisure)
Benny Goodman; Pink Panther Theme; Hello Benny (2003 Capitol)
[mic break 11:03 a.m.]

Set Three
Charlie Parker; Body and Soul; A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 (2003 JSP)
Charlie Parker; Honeysuckle Rose; A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 (2003 JSP)
Charlie Parker; Warming up A Riff; A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 (2003 JSP)Charlie Parker; Billie's Bounce; A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 (2003 JSP)Charlie Parker; Now's the Time; A Studio Chronicle 1940-1948 (2003 JSP)
[mic break 11:22 a.m.]

Set Four
Ernie Watts Quartet; Hot House; To The Point (2008 Flying Dolphin)
John Pizzarelli; I Want to Recognize the Tune; With a Song in My Heart (2008 Telarc)
Corey Christiansen; Roll With It; Roll With It (2008 Origin)
Katie King; Alone Together; Harry's Fight (2008 OA2)
Katie King; Come Together; Harry's Fight (2008 OA2)
Kenny Garrett; Wayne's Thang; Sketches of MD (2008 Mack Avenue)
[mic break 12:04 p.m.]

Set Five
Dan Cavanaugh; Having Built in Deeper Waters; Pulse (2008 OA2)
McCoy Tyner; Greensleeves; Guitars (2008 Half Note)
Jimmy Herring; Lifeboat Serenade; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
Bryan Doherty Band; Dreading Science; Rigamarole (2008 Origin)
Jeff Bujak; I > Cake; Peaces of Man and Machine (2006 Lizardflag)
[mic break 12:49 p.m.]

Set Six
(In memory of Jimmy Carl Black)
Mothers of Invention; Concentration Moon > Mom & Dad; We're Only In It for the Money (1995 Rykodisc)
Mothers of Invention: The Return of the Hunch-Back Duke > Trouble Every Day > Proto-Minimalism; You Can't Do That on Stage Any More Volume 5 (1992 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Lonesome Cowboy Burt; 200 Motels (1997 Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa; Teen-age Wind > Harder Than Your Husband; You Are What You Is (1981 Rykodisc)
[mic break 1:19 p.m.]

Set Seven
Duke Ellington; Mood Indigo; Masterpieces (2004 Sony)
Kenny Burrell; Sultry Serenade; Ellington a la Carte (1993 Muse)
Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette; I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me; The Out-of-Towners (2004 ECM)
[mic break 1:52 p.m.]
Steely Dan; Everything Must Go; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
[2:00 p.m.]

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Quote of the day

Someone once described democracy as 51% of the people agreeing to rob the other 49%.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

RIP Victor Pachera

Victor Pachera, host of "Jazz Classics" on WPKN, has left the building.

He was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., on June 19, 1931, to the late Guerino Pachera and Maria Formaggioni Pachera, and lived in Bridgeport for 70 years. A graduate of Central High School in 1949, Mr. Pachera was employed by the Sikorsky Division of United Technologies Corporation until his retirement. An avid reader and insatiable intellectual, he had an astute mind for such diverse fields as 20th Century American and European art, history, music, contemporary humor, and military aviation. Victor is best known as the host of "Jazz Classics", a weekly show broadcast on WPKN radio devoted to American Jazz from the 1920's to the end the swing era, which was one of the longest running WPKN programs. As the voice of "Jazz Classics", Victor had a strong fan base of admiring listeners, and was widely known for his authoritative commentary on the lives and musical styles of legendary players and singers.
UPDATE: Guest book for Victor.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Der Fuehrer's Face

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Schumer talks Fairness Doctrine

The polls haven't even closed yet, but Chuck Schumer is already talking about reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday defended the so-called Fairness Doctrine in an interview on Fox News, saying, “I think we should all be fair and balanced, don’t you?”

Schumer’s comments echo other Democrats’ views on reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which would require radio stations to balance conservative hosts with liberal ones.
The Fairness Doctrine was one enshrined in WPKN's Constitution, even long after is ceased to be law. A few years ago there was a long, bitter struggle within WPKN over the station's personal commentary disclaimer. The station's leftist producers found it inconvenient to disclose that the content of their programs did not reflect the views of WPKN or its licensee and invite listener response. The commentary disclaimer/response invitation was eventually relegated to weekday evenings around 6:30, appropriately following the left-slanted Free Speech Radio News.

If the Fairness Doctrine once again becomes law due to Democratic control of Congress, the squealing from WPKN's news & public affairs producers should be very entertaining.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

RIP Jimmy Carl Black 2/1/38-11/1/08

Playlist, November 2, 2008

Set One
Steely Dan; The Last Mall; Everything Must Go (2004 Giant)
Libby York; Midnight Sun; Sunday in New York (2003 BluJazz)
Bill Cantrall; Minor Transgression; Axiom (2008 UpSwing)
Tony Greene; Sax Rock; Midnight Blue (2008 VP)
Duke Pearson; A Beautiful Friendship; I Don't Care Who Knows It (1996 Blue Note)
KU Jazz Ensemble I; Corner Pocket; The Best is Yet to Come (2008 Sea Breeze Vista)
[mic break 10:40 a.m.]

Set Two
Mitch Paglia; Brittle; Fall Night (2008 Origin)
Railroad Earth; Bird in a House; Elko (2005 Bag O' Sand)

11:00 a.m. Intervew: Bob Stirner of Boris Garcia

JJ Grey & Mofro; Everything Good is Bad; Orange Blossom (2008
Lonnie Smith; Dancin' in an Easy Groove; Move Your Hand (1996 Blue Note)
Irene Reid; What a Difference a Day Makes; Million Dollar Secret (1997 Savant)
[mic break 11:46 a.m.]

Set Three
Don Braden; Through the Fire; The New Hang (2004 Highnote)
Jenny Evans; That's What Zoot Said; Shiny Stockings (1997 Enja)
KU Jazz Ensemble I; The Best is Yet to Come; The Best is Yet to Come (2008 Sea Breeze Vista)
Corey Christiansen; Half Pay; Roll With It (2008 Origin)
[mic break 12:13 p.m.]

Set Four
Jimmy Herring; Lost; Lifeboat (2008 Abstract Logix)
Roger Davison; Eu Sinto Saudade Dela; Bom Dia (2008 Soundbrush)
Adrian Iaies Trio; Nefertiti; Vals de la 81st & Columbus (2008 Sunnyside)
Little Feat and Friends; Willin' (with Brooks & Dunn); Join the Band (429records)
Mike Stern; Rooms; Give and Take (1997 Atlantic)
Cyrus Chestnut; Blue Skies; Another Direction (1996 Evidence)
[mic break 12:53 p.m.]

Set Five
Oingo Boingo; Capitalism; Only a Lad (1981 A&M)
Rush; Red Barchetta; Moving Pictures (1981 Polygram)
Joe Jackson; Obvious Song; Summer in the City (2000 Sony)
David Bowie; Heroes; Heroes (1977/1991 Rykodisc)
The Who; Won't Get Fooled Again; Who's Next (1995 Polydor)
[mic break 1:27 p.m.]

[1:30 p.m. Morning Mommy Update]

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