Freeform, like the weather! We've got some Blue Note jazz, some newer jazz, some 20th/21st century
classical, a couple of pop songs, and a token Hallowe'en reference. (pretentious spelling, no extra charge!)
So, I'm waiting for take out, and apparently there's a song on the radio now that samples the Munster's theme? Do they still play that show? What's the Venn diagram of people who know that tune and the audience for this juvenile synth-pop drivel? Does it exist just to mess with the heads of people like me? 'Cause, good job!
Just a quick list to keep my blogging muscles flexed and maybe get back into the habit. Just some recommendations without much explanation I'm afraid.
Esteem - The Ideal Bread
from the Ideal Bread album. The Steve Lacy tribute band made up of his former New England Conservatory students in a contemplative mode.
Chitlins con Carne - Kenny Burrell
from Midnight Blue. Blue Note soul jazz from the early sixties. I remember first hearing this when I was in high school on some sort of "Best of Blue Note" compilation borrowed from the public library, recorded and then force on anyone who I could listen in order to spread the jazz gospel.
Trio for Bass Instruments by Charles Wourinen
As played by the Group for Contemporary Music. One of the most lyrical of high modernists mucks about in the low registers for some interesting sounds and rhythms. Plus, it has the great David Taylor on bass trombone.
The Pusher - Nina Simone
The super funky lead-off to It Is Finished, a 1974 live album.
This weekend I'll be celebrating Columbus Day in the traditional manner - setting off on a traveling adventure, winding up someplace else entirely, and claiming that place as my own over the objections of those already living there. Also, by posting an previously heard episode of Unpopular Music.
This weekend it's the March 28, 2015 edition. Remember back when we thought winter would never end, and I played a show with a lot of saxophones, some African Music, some early 20th century classical pieces and a dramatic Acadian folk song? I sorta do. Let's look back together, Saturday at noon on Boston Free Radio (dot com).
Update: Or not. It will be the July 5th, 2014 one yet again. Not sure why this happened.