Jazz

The night is coming, and it’s filled with dark surprise

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9/30 in a nutshell:
A fall fundraiser edition first hour made up mostly of freshly-acquired oldies by skartists such as Dennis Sindrey, Bunny Skitter, the Mighty Vikings and a couple of cuts by cats who go by their first initials: C. Hyman, and P. Reid. Full first names unknown… to us at least. In Sherwood’s fab flying party palace, Raymond Scott explores the chipmunk craze jazz style, and UK surf/twang combo The Eagles (early ’60s) perform their The Desperados …I’m not making this up! Later, the Fireballs do the Carioca and Shiina Ringo takes her Foolish Heart to Shibuya. Are ya feelin’ a change in the air? We might see one this weekend… Back on the bridge, we’ve got a ‘cross the pond 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin and Alana Davis gang up on the Lollipop. Some simply splendiferous TSPO action leads to an abbreviated End. 5….. 4…. 3… 2.. 1. Take It Away!

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Due to pledge drive this week, there aren’t any songs to list for you. I played them so quickly and randomly, I can’t remember what happened.

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For the first show of the 2010 Fall Pledge Drive I played music by Joey Defrancesco, Lockjaw Davis (with Coleman Hawkins!), Hank Mobley, Mauricio de Souza, Buddy Collete, Valaida Snow, Curtis Fuller, and Andy Farber. The Mingus Moment featured Better Get Hit in Your Soul. Thanks to Molly and Crazy John for their pledges, and to Bill from Mostly Jazz and David Cummings for sitting in as well.

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Fall Pledge Drive – thanks for being a listener-member!

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Last Night of Summer: All Exotica, all the time!

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9/23 in a nutshell…
Laurel Aitken’s Lucille (unrelated to the gal Little Richard knew), kicks off an hour lightly sprinkled with debuts ancient and more recent, ending with a rare ska cut by Japanese neo-disco outfit Perfume, making their RSST debut! Sherwood takes off with an epic cut by the late Middle-Eastern surf guitarist Omar Korshid_ well, the word surf scratches the surface (sorry!) of what this guy was capable of, but he could really let the Dick Dale-isms fly! Dale, of course, is Lebanese himself, and surf is one of America’s first world-musics, incorporating blues, rock’n‘roll and Middle Eastern influences galore. Rounding out the set, Jack Fascinato springed, sprang and sprung, Cal Tjader stomped at the Savoy, Shiina Ringo made the rain come down, and Dr. Buzzard marched with the Nignies. Nignies? The 4@4 was another local set, this time involving The Contenders among others, and Maggie Mae popped lollies while Ria Bartok covered a Tracey Dey b-side. Besides… oh, listen and find out for yourself… we’re on the archives!

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