Does Plant Dose

The final portion of this week’s proGram gets fed from the roots upward..

Wabash Blues- Tomeka Reid Quartet
***pre-recorded conversation with Tomeka Reid***
Old New- Tomeka Reid Quartet
Sadie- Tomeka Reid Quartet

~~~
All That Matters Is the Moments- The Comet Is Coming Ft. Joshua Idehen
Moorish- Phil Ranelin
The Middle of Tensions: V- Kevin Sun

~~
Honesty- Bill Frisell
Curiosity- Bill Frisell
How Many Miles?- Bill Frisell

~~
King Klave’s Return- Javier Santiago
Fearless- Javier Santiago
Try Again- Franco Ambrosetti Quintet

~~
223 Teeth- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia
Parapegma- Lorenzo Feliciati & Michele Rabbia

Filling The Whole Hole

The middle portion of the proGram was wondering how much would it take to fill the entire wooden opening:

The Facts- Jason Yeager Ft. Farayi Malek, Matthew Stubbs & Cosimo Boni
Protest- Jason Yeager Ft. Mark Walker & Fernando Huergo
For Elise- Electric Beethoven Ft. Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, Josh Raymer

~~
Binding of Isaac- Gil Goldstein, Fritz K Renold & Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol Ft. Jazzaar Global Ensemble, Lydia Renold, Dmitry Zinakov & Billy Cobham
Aurur, Juju- Carmen Sandim
Undergrowth- Carmen Sandim
Gone To Earth- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive
Africa 21- Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

~~
Reverence (To Aretha)- Randy Brecker / Ada Rovatti
Wareika Goodbye- Monty Alexander
Bye Ya- Monty Alexander
Maktub- Yelfris Valdes Ft. Simo Lagnawi

~~
Tea For Two- John Yao’s Triceratops
It’s Not Unusual- Richie Cole & Tony Monaco

~~
Funus Imaginarium- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Xanadu- Ghost Rhythms (live at Yoshiwara)
Tequila Mockingbird- Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights Ft. Charles Heath & Tim Gant

Shadow Walk

The first portion of the proGram knew the shadow needed to stretch it out a little bit:

Free at Last- Mareike Wiening Ft. Rich Perry/Dan Tepfer/Alex Goodman/Johannes Felscher
Rocking Chair- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe
Panama- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe)
The Bucket’s Got a Hole In It- Louis Armstrong (live in Europe)

~~
Village Blues (Take 2)- John Coltrane
Like Sonny- John Coltrane

~~
Bakin’- Randy Napoleon
A Sonic Handshake- TuneTown
The Mayor- TuneTown
Infinity Past- TuneTown

~
Prince Of Hair- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin
Just Don’t Die- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin
Little Piece of Sky- Daniel Carter & Brad Farberman & Billy Martin

~~
Ale- Mark Sherman
Hopeful Impressions- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble
Jugglers- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble
Moving Forward- Rez Abbasi Ft. The Silent Ensemble

Going Into The Old New with Tomeka Reid

Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, cellist & composer Tomeka Reid emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Now based in New York, her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. She has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She is also a co- leader of the adventurous string trio, Hear in Now, with violinist Mazz Swift & bassist Silvia Bolognesi. Tomeka released her debut recording as a bandleader in 2015, with the eponymous recording by the Tomeka Reid Quartet (Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson), a lively yet charged debut album that is a vibrant showcase not only for the cellist’s improvisational acumen, but also her knack for dynamic arrangements and her compositional ability. She grew up outside of Washington D.C., and her musical career kicked into gear after moving to Chicago in 2000 to attend DePaul University for graduate school. Her work with Nicole Mitchell and various Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians-related groups have proved influential to the young musician. By focusing on developing her craft primarily as a side person and working in countless improvisational contexts, Tomeka has achieved a stunning musical maturity and is a 2016 recipient of a 3Arts award in music and received her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2017.

Right before she was heading out the door to go on a European tour with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with Tomeka ahead of her upcoming upcoming travels through Wisconsin with her quartet, including a stop at Arts & Literature Laboratory on October 31st. We dive into what those in attendance could expect from a live show, the creation of the freshly released (October 4th) album “New Old” on Cuneiform Records and the talent (Jason Roebke, Tomas Fujiwara & Mary Halvorson) she has alongside her on both the album and the tour. I am such a fan of this new music as it has the unique ability to take me there, from here and the explorations of both spaces and the in between stop me in my tracks….I can hardly imaGine how incredible it will translate into a shared listening room. I feel connected to Tomeka through her textures and melodies and I have a sneaky suspicion, others will find that same connection, whether it be from the record or the live event.

Sidewalk Display

The final portion of this week’s proGram was a reminder that it is all around us, we just need to be looking in the right places:

El Molinillo (Alegrías)- José Antonio Rodríguez
Mulato Ferrera- Etalvinho Preta
Tra Tchapéu- Fefé di Calbicera

~~
Striptease- Rachid Taha
Happy End- Rachid Taha
Pilgrimage Suite – Ó do Borogodó- Trio Bruxo
Moa Vive part 2- Trio Bruxo

~~
Marike- Korjen
Konopa- Korjen
Yerkir- Korjen

~~
Djembe Jam- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Mustafa’s Guan Guan Co- Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed & Charles Compo
Takount- Tinariwen Ft. Noura Mint Seymali

~~
Shine Down- Zach Deputy
Evil Man Loose in the World – Lee SCRATCH Perry
Blue Bossa My Feeling (Afrikanz on Marz Vocal Remix)- Arema Arega & Born74
Malek Ya Zahri- Acid Arab Ft. Cheikha Hadjla

~~
Paraguaya Punk- Juana Molina
Happy Solar Return- Sefi Zisling Ft. Kutiman

Opened From Above

The second portion of this week’s proGram listened to when the ancestors open up:

Power To The Women- London Afrobeat Collective
Goyitò- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Jibiti- Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Sa Na Kenbe- Lakou Mizik Ft. Cyril Neville

~
Start Of Your Path- Captain Supernova
Aquarian Dreams- Captain Supernova Ft. Natalie Oliveri
Dry River pt2- Momo Said
Post Scriptum- Momo Said

~~
Conspiracy- Rich Willey & Boptism Funk Band
Dudes In Flannels- Horne Electric Band
Stasis- Casimir Liberski
Azuwi- Casimir Liberski

~~
Niki’s Bop- Tomeka Reid Quartet Ft. Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke

Brand New Begins

The first portion of this week’s proGram has it’s first chances of starting the day off right:

The Meaning Of The Word- Ags Connolly
~~
Soda Pop- Ghost Town Blues Band
One More Chance- The Chances & Darla Moira Sharonne
Mother-in-Law Blues- Little Mack and the Hipps
The Sky Is Crying- Little Mack Simmons
Naggin’ On My Mind- GA-20 Ft. Charlie Musselwhite & Luther Dickinson
One Night Man- GA-20

~~
Brown Eyed Lover- Allen Stone
The Change- The Moon City Masters
Starseed- Strange Majik

~~
Empty World- Bonerama Ft. Michael McDonald
Two Legged Dog- Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Top Hat- Analog Son
Got To Get Down- Analog Son
Permission To Land- The New Mastersound

Fields of Yields

Was able to get an extra portion of the program aGain this week. It started out heavy and went where the equipment took it:

Epaulets- The Hold Steady
Entitlement Crew- The Hold Steady
Down In The Dirt- The Hussy
Have To Hide- The Hussy
Sorry- The Hussy

Quarrel With the World- Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
~~
Nobody Lives On the Moon- David Thomas & Foreigners
Dream Mangler- Sendelica
Spaceman Bubblegum #2- Sendelica

~~
Moonlight Sonata- Electric Beethoven
The Man- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Jupiter Calling- Jon Regen
East Side Blues- Jon Regen

~
Saber Rattle- Randy Napoleon
Trash Talk- Derel Monteith Trio
American Standards- Bright Dog Red