24 June 2009

Some big-ass jazz suites for those lazy summer daze... er days...

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Carr: Blues before Sunrise (rec. NYC 1964)
Freddie Cole - vocal & piano, Sam "The Man" Taylor - tenor sax, Barry Galbraith or Wally Richardson - guitar, Milt Hinton - bass, Osie Johnson - drums
Waiter Ask the Man to Play the Blues: Freddie Cole Sings & Plays Some Lonely Ballads
Verve, B0002689-02
3:41

2. Duke Ellington: New Orleans Suite (rec. NYC 27 Apr. & 13 May 1970)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Atlantic Jazz, 1580-2
40:52

3. Jerome Moross & John LaTouche: A Lazy Afternoon
3:43

4. Ray Evans & Jay Livingston: Never Let Me Go
6:57

Tracks 3-4 (rec. 1997)
Guido Basso - flugelhorn, Doug Riley - organ
Jazz Portraits, JP3

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

5. Bob Graettinger: City of Glass (rec. Hollywood 5-7 Dec. 1951)
17'

6. J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie: You Go to My Head (rec. Chicago 15 Sep. 1952)
Arranged by Bob Graettinger
3:20

Tracks 5-6
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger
Capitol Jazz, 7243 8 32084 2 5

7. Benny Carter: Harlem Renaissance Suite (rec. New Brunswick, NJ Feb. 1992)
The Benny Carter Big Band & The Rutgers University Orchestra
Musicmasters, 01612-65080-2
25:51

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. Tadd Dameron: On a Misty Night (rec. Hackensack, NJ 30 Nov. 1956)
Tadd Dameron - piano, John Coltrane - tenor sax, John Simmons - bass, Philly Joe Jones - drums
Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane: Mating Call
Prestige, PRCD-30163
6:15

9. Duke Ellington: Suite from The River (1970)
Orchestrated by Ron Collier
Neeme Järvi - conductor, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Chandos Records, CHAN 9154
26:50

10. Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos.1 & 2 (1874-5)
Arranged by Duke Ellington (1960)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Duke Ellington: Three Suites
Columbia, CK 46825
18'

17 June 2009

Be part of aural history. The Komodo Dragon Show and UMFM, in cooperation with OgreOgress productions, present the world radio premiere of John Cage's Eighty for a large ensemble of strings and winds.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. Erik Satie: "Prière des Orgues"
"Commune qui mundi nefas"
"Chant Ecclésiastique"
"Prière pour les voyageurs et les marins en danger de mort, à la très bonne et très auguste Vierge Marie, mère de Jésus" &
"Prière pour le salut de mon âme"
from Messe des pauvres (1895)
Arturo Saccheti - organ
Organ History: Erik Satie & French Rarities of the XXth Century
Arts Music, 47641-2
11:33

2. George Antheil: Violin Sonata No.1 (1923)
Jagdish Mistry - violin, Hermann Kretzchmar - piano
Fighting the Waves: Music of George Antheil
RCA Victor, 09026-68066-2
20:56

3. James Tenney: Koan (1984)
The Modern Quartet: Marc Sabat - violin, Jayne Maddison - violin, David Goldblatt - viola, Margaret Gay - cello
Sound Ecology 3: Perception
Musicworks, 64
22:13

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

4. John Cage: Water Music (1952)
Jack Behrens - piano
6:53

5. John Cage: Prelude for Meditation (1944)
Jack Behrens - prepared piano
1:04

6. Erik Satie: Embryons desséchés (1913)
John Cage - narrator, Jack Behrens - piano
9:44

Tracks 4-6
Jack Behrens: Water Music
Furiant Records, FMDC 4628-2

7. Christian Hartmann & Urban Mäder: Die Abwesenheit des Igels (rec. Lucerne, Switzerland 18 & 20 July 2001) video
Christian Hartmann - double bass, Urban Mäder - prepared piano
Die Abwesenheit des Igels beim Einbrechen der Nacht
Unit Records, UTR 4139
21:48
(In other words, don't think about purple hippopotamuses or the Virgin Mary.)

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. John Cage: Eighty (1992)
Prague Winds; Christina Fong - violins & violas, Karen Krummel - cellos
OgreOgress productions, 634479 962141
30'

9. Erik Satie: Entr'acte cinématographique from the ballet Rêlache (1924)
Friedrich Cerha - conductor, Ensemble "Die Riehe"
The Music of Satie
Vox, CDX 5107
17:36

10. John Cage: In a Landscape (1948)
Louise Bessette - piano
Québec - 5 U.S.A. - 3
Société nouvelle d'enregistrement, SNE-553-CD
7:13

10 June 2009

Apologies to listeners: an overnight power failure at the station resulted in just the third hour being broadcast. Today's episode will be played in its entirety on Canada Day, July 1st.

03 June 2009

Music with buckets o' notes (that's not minimalist [that would be too easy]).

Set #1 - 8:00am - 9:00am

1. S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté: Piano Sonata No.4 "Die Befreite" (1927-31)
Marc-André Hamelin - piano
Altarus Records, AIR-CD-9052
28:49

2. György Ligeti: Musica ricercata (1951-53)
Liisa Pohjola - piano
BIS, BIS-CD-53
26:26
(I lied: this piano suite is actually quite minimalist in its conception.)

Set #2 - 9:00am - 10:00am

3. György Ligeti: Monument - Selbstportrait - Bewegung (1976)
Antonio Ballista & Bruno Canino - pianos
Wergo, WER 60100-50
16’

4. György Ligeti: San Francisco Polyphony (1973-74)
Elgar Howarth - conductor, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestera
BIS, BIS-CD-53
10:23

5. Alban Berg: Lyric Suite (1925-26)
The Duke Quartet: Louisa Fuller - violin, Rick Koster - violin, John Metcalfe - viola, Ivan McCredy - cello
Collins Classics, 15062
28:29

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

6. Dmitri Tiomkin: The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Dmitri Tiomkin - conductor
The Fall of the Roman Empire Original Soundtrack Recording
Cloud Nine records, CAN 7016
44:35