Friday, March 28, 2008

166. AFFZ CD: GEIR CORNELIUSSEN: Orangutan Man Meets Frankenstein (5:36)

Orangutan Man Meets Frankenstein (5:36)

Makes me miss the old days at affz. Geir, wherever you are -- crank it up to eleven...

165. My Great-Grandfather's Obit (1921)

Isaac had Harry who had Sam who had me.


Monday, March 24, 2008

164. AFFZ CD: ANTAL ADRIAANSE: In Isolation/Getrommel (4:23)

In Isolation/Getrommel (4:23)

Wow! This is simply splendid music. Great writing, great playing, and -- like Zappa -- truly surprising!

Check it out!

163. DARK HOPKINS: Nightscope (2:48)

Nightscope (2:48)


162. MASATOSHI SADAKANE: Into The Sky (3:18)

Into The Sky (3:18)

More beautiful Masa music...

161. LEWIS SAUL: Toadmarch (6:22)

Toadmarch (6:22)

At the very end of Horizontal Wipe you can hear the 9/4 theme which was originally this little ditty which I wrote in Paris in 1971.

A very early MIDI experiment (1990), we combined two different sources (without a mixer handy!) into one mix. Tons of noisy hiss, but folks seem to like the creative energy here, so here it is, blemishes included ...

160. JOHN GUMMERE: Sandario (3:25)

Sandario (3:25)

Picture yourself on Sandario Road
Just west of the Tucson Mountains
It's 3:45 A.M.

The stars...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

156. RON MOSES: Ned (4:38)

I can't believe it's been 109 posts since I've put up some Ron Moses music.

Abundant Chromatic Shifting with Mary Tyler Moore on Saxophone...[see Ron, someone reads your liner notes!]

Ned (4:38)

155. JOHN GUMMERE: Cibola (2:08)

I met John over 30 years ago. He taught me how to do MIDI (and I'm definitely a Computerese Challenged Person...), we played in a few bands together, and he was always a real good friend. [see here and here.]

It's possible I influenced him a little -- getting him to see that you can "rock out" in meters other than 4/4!

This one's in seven. You can hear John's love of Brazilian music in some of the comping, and the seven flows along beautifully throughout. It's a short and sweet piece of ear candy. I hope you enjoy it.

Cibola (2:08)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

154. Joe Zawinul RIP

I am a huge fan of Jozy and Weather Report and Jozy's post-Weather Report stuff (The Zawinul Syndicate).

Therefore, it was a shock to learn that he passed away last September and I somehow completely missed it!

Joe Zawinul was an amazing musician. He left behind a body of work that will continue to thrill big-eared musicians for centuries.

RIP, Jozy.