I’m Probably Going To Cello

The second portion of the proGram plucked one string at a time to get some rhythm going:

Uncle Southern- John Scofield
Ain’t Gonna Let Them Turn Us Round- Marc Ribot Ft. Steve Earle & Tift Merritt
Northern Lights- Medeski Martin & Wood w/Alarm Will Sound
Modifier- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Posthuman- Robert Walter’s 20th Congress

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Intro to 360 of NYC- Brocket Parsons Ft. Esai Morales
360 Degrees Interlude- Brocket Parsons
Sunsets- Brocket Parsons Ft. MonoNeon)
This is the Last Hurrah!- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Ft. Jeff Coffin)

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Bistro- Abstract Orchestra
Fancy Clown- Abstract Orchestra
Far Away Planet- Chris Lightcap Ft. Nels Cline & John Medeski
It’s a Thing or it Ain’t- Bright Dog Red

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El Jaguar- Cienfuegos
Stardust- Gentleman’s Dub Club
La Despedida- Novalima

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Wrath of the Lawmen- Lucinda Slim Ft. The Haggis Horns
You Don’t Mean It- Lucinda Slim Ft. The Haggis Horns (Instrumental)
Glancing Meteors- Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s
Force of Nature- Cookin’ on 3 Burners
This Is A Man’s World- Lyrics Born
In Case Of Fire- Lyrics Born Ft. Galactic & Kelly Finnigan

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Drelude for Woo- Sly5thAve Ft. Mark de Clive Lowe
The Jam Pt. 3- Sly5thAve
Specificity- Atmosphere
Stopwatch- Atmosphere
Breukelen, Brooklyn- Masta Ace & Marco Polo Ft. Smif ‘n’ Wessun

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Hot Garbage- Nineteen Thirteen

In A Blurrscape

The first portion of the proGram had the blur fine tuned for a different way to the same spots:

I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow- The Earls Of Leicester (live)
Election Day- Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
Harmony- Edward David Anderson
Tar Heal- Town Mountain

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Zombie Zoo- The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
By The Time You Get This- They Might Be Giants
Somebody In My Home- Delta Moon

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One More Mile- Colin James
That’s What She Said- Billy F Gibbons
She is in Command- Detonics
Too Cold To Cry- Lindsey Beaver
It Is Or It Ain’t- Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

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I Wanna Know- Neville Jacobs
Don’t That Bring You Back- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (live)

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Political World- Bettye LaVette Ft. Keith Richards
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Bettye LaVette**
The Times They Are a Changin’- Bettye LaVette
Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)- Bettye LaVette

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Up The Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire- Mark McDowell
Sunshine Superman- Anton Barbeau
Nero- Beechwood

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Hollow- Polly Panic
The Reason They Hate Me- Daughters
Possum- Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores

Things Have Changed With Bettye LaVette

Three time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is not a song writer, nor is she a “cover” artist. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Bettye is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still creating vital recordings today. To quote the late, great George Jones: “Bettye is truly a ‘singer’s singer’.” In 2016 she received the Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Female Artist from The Blues Foundation. She was also inducted into The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, and she received the Unsung Heroine Award from the National R&B Music Society. In late 2016, her friend, photographer Carol Friedman, pitched Bettye the idea of doing an album of all Bob Dylan songs, with Grammy Award winning producer, Steve Jordan at the helm. Carol sold the idea to Verve Records, and in 2017 Bettye was signed to her first major label since 1982. The resulting album Things Have Changed was born. Bettye is one of those amazing artists that has a long and wild ride attached to her life and career. Do a little internet research on the timeline of her life, and all that she is, has done and continues to do to re-imagine songs.

I was honored to have a chance to spend a little time with Bettye discussing the upcoming show at the Stoughton Opera House on October 19th. We got into the band that will be on stage helping create a magical night of music, featuring most if not all of the tracks of her brand new Verve Records release, “Things Have Changed”. Bettye walks us through the process of creating this album from the birth of the idea to songs selection to final output. I know I often wonder how she does what she does with such a high degree of beautiful success. Bettye talks sincerely about how a song has to “Fit into her mouth”, for her to be able to make it work. Makes me wonder how many have been dropped because the fit was not right. We learn who recently paid her one of, if not THE largest compliment ever about one of her translations of this artists songs.It is a classic we all know and I think we both hope, Mr. Dylan will one day do the same.

Barack & Bettye

With A Flying Leaf Twirler

The second portion of the proGram had the birds flying high and the leaves spinnin’ in their skiy:

Let The Devil Pay My Way- Tony Adamo
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Tony Adamo**
Boogaloo The Funky Beat- Tony Adamo
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Mesquite Beat- Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s
Only a Man- Mr. Confuse Ft. Dan Salem
Same Old Game- Mr. Confuse Ft. Leo Will
People Pushing People- Sam Huber
Travelers, Explorers- Calibro 35 Ft. Elisa Zoot
Plan Nine- Fima Ephron

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Coins- Tunde Olaniran
Felling Good (Amerigo Gazaway rework)- Nina Simone & Lauryn Hill
Meridian- The Elovaters Ft. The Late Ones
Tried- BADBADNOTGOOD & Little Dragon
Hobbies- Barabass & The Happy Few
Out Of this World- Chris Liebing

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Kenner Boogie- Jon Batiste
Hot Stuff- Judith Owens

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In Our Time- Mark Masters Ensemble
Perplexity- Brad Goode Quintet Ft. Ernie Watt
The Denali Suite, Pt. III- Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band Ft. Andy Hunter

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Mighty Burner- Frank Catalano and the Sextet (live)
**Excerpt of pre-recorded conversation with Frank Catalano**
Shakin’- Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin
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L O V E- Seven Octaves
Agua a Peso- Zemog El Gallo Bueno
Motherless Children- Rich Halley 3

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The Hillary Step- Bowman Trio (Live in Berlin 27.10.17)
El Cenzontle- Cienfuegos

Sidewalkin’ The Streets

The first portion of the proGram took to the streets-a-walkin’. Share the space with those on foot.

Hoot Owl Hop- Rudi Ekstein Ft. Stuart Duncan, Jeff Autry & Mark Schatz
Big Black Train- The Earls Of Leicester (live at the CMA Theater/Country Music Hall of Fame)

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Dubstep- Swingin’ Utters
Fruit- Pill

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An Insult To Fact Checkers- They Might Be Giants
Get the Family Together- The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
11th Amendment- Field Medic

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Closer To The Bone- Ron Spencer Band
Dig Myself a Hole- Colin James
On Bended Knee- David Lumsden and Friends
Jimmy’s Boogie- Jimmy Allchin
Make hat Move- Webb Wilder And The Beatnecks
Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’- Billy F Gibbons

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Bigot In My Bedroom- Beechwood
Angeline- Scott Sharrard
Welcome ‘Round Here- The Marcus King Band
greenarrowradio promo- Vanessa Collier
Butters In The Skillet- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga (live)
Whirlpool- Lucinda Slim Ft. The Haggis Horns

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Happiness- Wesley Bright & The Honeytones
You Don’t Want Me- Wesley Bright & The Honeytones

WAS OUT JAZZ ZONE MAD With Tony Adamo

After some time on the radio and some gigging with rock bands (as a drummer) Tony Adamo moved to Los Angeles for several years. By day, he went to work putting up billboards; to workin’ on the rehab of the famous Hollywood sign; to joining the Studio Utilities Union where he worked in the background on TV shows. That gig led him to a job as a Hollywood agent at the Beverly Hecht Agency, where he booked TV commercials and models for print ads. But by night, Tony was out was performing with local bands. Heading back to San Francisco, Tony landed a studio gig and was introduced to Tower of Power original members Mic Gillette and Skip Mesquite, who agreed to record with him. Mic and Tony became fast friends, and Mic later introduced him to Stephen “Doc” Kupka, co-founder of Tower of Power and owner of Strokeland Records. Over the next few years “Doc,” Mic, Skip and Tom Politzer recorded on Tony’s early recordings with Mic writing all the horn arrangements. Somewhere in this mix of experiences Tony found a new groove – spoken word delivered with a full band. He had worked with drummer Mike Clark, and was very hip to the fact Mike could bring out the groove needed for his lyrics. Mike laid down some screamin’ drum tracks, and Tony improvised the rest. Tony’s Ropeadope Records release is titled ‘Was Out Jazz Zone Mad’, and he pays tribute to the greats, to the players behind him, and to the art of improvisation.

I had the hip pleasure of getting toGether with Tony to discuss the road that led him to right here, right now. How the brand new album came together and we even dissected a couple of the tracks to get you, the listener to wear his creative shoes. We find out who some of the key players on the release are, with a centralized focus on the co-producer of some of the work and friend of this program, Mr. Mike Clark. We also learn that if Tony was to come into the studio to do his thing and share some tunes with the listeners of greenarrowradio, I could probably walk slowly back to the studio since everyone would be in radio bliss.

ALL In With Frank Catalano

Frank Catalano recently finished a successful tour of the United States, France, England and Japan and he has been releasing them as a series of live recordings on Ropeadope Records. His Savoy/Columbia recording “Bang!” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank’s recording, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for twenty straight weeks. Now forty years old, Mr. Catalano is the only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. He has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to three Grammy-winning and eleven Grammy-nominated recordings with a wide variety of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. He has also performed live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal.
No stranger to adversity, Frank cut off his right middle finger in an automobile accident. After several surgeries and much effort, he relearned his signature technique, making him one of the most in-demand musicians today and regularly donates his musical services to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Also an entrepreneur, he has patented a devise that allows him to control his saxophone via midi components. Yamaha acquired the patent rights and in 2007 they received a Special Merit Grammy Award for Technical Achievement.

I had the pleasure of catching up with this man of many talents ahead of his October 6th show at Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison. We spoke about who will be performing with him to round out the evening’s quartet, and just what kinds of sounds and grooves to expect. We reflect on what it is that allows Frank to be able and moreover, willing to play with all different kinds of musicians creating all kinds of different art. This is the part of the conversation that really had me diggin’ the person I was speaking to as it made me feel like he is ready to be ready at any time and that is what makes the moments of music fascinating for the creators, and sharers. We find out who he would share over the air on greenarrowradio for 30 min….err…we bumped it up to all three hours since the choices were so damn solid.

Credit: Andrew A Nelles/Chicago News Cooperative