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The first half of this week’s Hump Day fill-in proGram had the idea of trapping you in it’s little world wide web:

Waves- Chris Haugen
Tunnels, speed- Julian Shore
Something New- JAF Trio
Det Er Dig- JAF Trio

Barbados/26-2- Rudresh Mahanthappa
Cokes with Gregs- Spirit Fingers Ft. Greg Ward
Baby Please Don’t Go- The Jerry Granelli Trio
Circadian Taal- Alexander Flood Ft. Deep Sroa & KS Roopraj
Blood Can’t Clean Blood- Naujawanan Baider

El Güararey de Pastora- Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola (live in Tokyo)
Bemba Colorá- Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola (live in Tokyo)

Canopy Of Sound

The final part of the proGram this week had us looking up and groovin’ on down like we were inside of a tree hammock.

Vice Grip (Discodub mix)- J&B Kings
Syzygy- Ajoyo Ft. Joel Ross
Soki- Michael Olatuja Ft. Dianne Reeves & Lionel Loueke
Ma Foya- Michael Olatuja Ft. Brandee Younger

Lamella- Spirit Finger Ft. Jonathan Scales
African Sounds- Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad w/ Roy Ayers
Law Of The Universe- Vibration Black Finger
Can You See What I Am Trying To Say- Vibration Black Finger

Infinite Everywhere- Eric Hilton
The Pace- Dover
Chained- 2Square/Mark Gardener

Out Of Site- Run The Jewels Ft. 2 Chainz
Pulling The Pin- Run The Jewels Ft. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme
A Few Words For The Firing Squad (radiation)- Run The Jewels

Halak Halak- Zenobia

Fallin’ In The Middle

The middle part of the proGram had a perfect bullseye target to do a back-flop dive right into:

Before Your Time- Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown
Sunset Trails- DJ Williams’ Shots Fired
Never Roam No More- Bahama Soul Club Ft. John Lee Hooker

Mufasa- Five Alarm Funk
No Smoke- Five Alarm Funk
Sex- Lexsoul Dancemachine

This Time- Smoove & Turrell
Never Wanted You More- Smoove & Turrell
Be Thankful For What You Got- J Felix Ft. Sol Goodman

The Higher Love- Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella
It’s on Tonight 2020- Reggie Got Beats Ft. Kari Eskild

The Color Within All

The first part of this week’s proGram found the colors that are known to be inside of us all…at the least it can be the sounds that unite:

Let It Come, Let It Go- Elena Moon Park Ft. Dan & Claudia Zanes
The Caveman- Electric Feet
Late Night Radio- The Forty Nineteens with Tony Valentino
The Races- Sports Team

AMFM- Jake Reed
Welcome Home (reprise)- Jake Reed
Vista- Escaper

America, How Do You Feel Today (I Can’t Breathe)- Bobby “BlackHat” Walters
Sugaree- Sol Roots Ft. Eddie Christmas/Phil Wiiggins (live at The Hamilton)
‘Bout To Blow (rehearsal)- Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s
Too Much To Feel- The Gabbard Brothers
Good Thang- Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers Ft. Kim Dawson
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding- Natural Numbers Ft. Judah Eskender Tafari

Winged Rescue

The final piece of this week’s Hump Day Fill-In proGram saw this creature drop from the sky and fought off a would be bird hunter to take off down a new path:

Queen Nzinga- Sara Serpa
El Baz- Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow
Outsize- Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow

Medgar Evers’ Blues- Christian McBride Big Band
Boobam Boo (Pup Pup)- Jake Reed
Soul For Shahid- BK Trio

South Hemisphere- Claudio Scolari Ft. Daniele Cavalca & Simone Scolari
Over The Horizon- Claudio Scolari Ft. Daniele Cavalca & Simone Scolari
Flattening- The People Of 2020
Slide Out- The People Of 2020

Jenta- Sen Svaja
Aš Atsikėliau- Sen Svaja

Hours Flipped Filters

The first half of this week’s Hump Day proGram went from this time to that time and then that time to this time, but the Bluebird was still the entire time.

Kachi ghodlo- Lakha Khan (Live at Global)
Ghoomar- Lakha Khan (Live at Global)
The Train > Raag Khamaj- Ghewar & Firoze

Sequence 3- Audio Pervert and Da Saz
Revolution 2 Freedom (10″ Mix)- Subatomic Sound System & Junior Dread
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised- The Archives Ft. Kenyatta Hill & Mateo Monk

How Deep Is Your Love- The Inamans
Mumbling and Grumbling- Junior Byles
After Hours- Morgan Price & Billy Polo
This Is Fine- Victor Rice

Hold A Vibe- Jah Sun

The Middle Of It

The final portion of the proGram got to the middle of it by starting at the top and thinking about the bottom:

Got To Be Irie- The Originals
King Louie- Morgan Price & Billy Polo
Sunshine- Jah Sun
Sus Dem Out- Isiah Mentor

Earthbound- Spirit Fingers
Cast Your Fate To The Wind- Jerry Granelli Trio

Not For Me- Esperanza Spalding & Fred Hersch (Live at The Village Vanguard
***pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Fred Hersch***
Dream Of Monk- Esperanza Spalding & Fred Hersch (Live at The Village Vanguard)
Loro- Esperanza Spalding & Fred Hersch (Live at The Village Vanguard)

Updown Sides Grown

The middle parts of the proGram took the funkiest way to get into you:

St. James Infirmary- Sol Roots (live at the Hamilton)
What’s His Name- Thee Sinseers
Always Looking Up- BK Trio

Empty Streets- Vibration Black Finger
Bring Forth Change- BT ALC Big Band Ft. Alan Evans, Nigel Hall & Eric Bloom
Don’t Give a Damn- The Haggis Horns Ft. John McCallum
Burning- The Haggis Horns

Basics- Lexsoul Dancemachine Ft. Luiz Black
Do What You Like- The Phenomenal Handclap Band
More Or Less- Sly5thAve Ft. Marlon Craft

Vice Grip (Just Groove Mix)- J&B Kings
Assyko- Ajoyo Ft. Takuya Kuroda

Egg Lost

The first part of the proGram was in the right play on the right time:

Blackbird Says to the Crow- Jake Blount
Old Timey Grey Eagle- Jake Blount

You Reap Just What You Sow- Catherine Russell
Left My Soul in Memphis- Eddie 9V (live)
New Orleans- Eddie 9V (live)
Sweet Home Osaka- Johnny Burgin (live)
Pumpkin’s Boogie- Johnny Burgin (live)
Chamomile And Cocaine- Katie Knipp
Can’t Nobody Stop Me Know- Gerald McClendon
Groove ON Tonight- Gerald McClendon

Roxy Roller- Cherie Currie
Lizard Queen- Electric Feet
It’s Alright (With You)- Electric Feet
Pendlewitches- Spirit Galaxy

Chaikhana Transistor- Naujawanan Baider
Zanjeer- Naujawanan Baider

Fred Hersch Live At The Village Vanguard

A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is an influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades. A fifteen-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has long set the standard for expressive interpretation and inventive creativity. A revered improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist, Hersch has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by The L.A. Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker. For decades Hersch has been firmly entrenched as one of the most acclaimed and captivating pianists in modern jazz, whether through his exquisite solo performances, as the leader of one of jazz’s era-defining trios, or in eloquent dialogue with his deeply attuned duo partners. His brilliant 2017 memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly, was named one of 2017’s Five Best Memoirs by the Washington Post and The New York Times.

Mr Hersch’s latest project:

Esperanza Spalding & Fred Hersch: Live at the Village Vanguard – Rough Mix EP, the five-song EP from visionary vocalist, bassist and songwriter Esperanza Spalding and iconic pianist/ composer Fred Hersch. They released the EP on Friday, May 29 exclusively for download through Bandcamp, with all proceeds benefiting the Jazz Foundation of America’s efforts to assist members of the jazz community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A live rough mix with no edits, the EP will be available for purchase only through the end of June 2020. It’s available for a minimum of $17, with additional donations encouraged on a pay-what-you-wish basis. Purchase the album here: https://esperanzaspaldingfredhersch.bandcamp.com.

I had the honor of chatting with Mr. Hersch shortly after the new EP dropped on basecamp about how the original live shows went down. He was quick to point out how different this recording will be for those who are used to hearing Esperanza Spalding playing the bass and doing her thang that-a-way. For these shows and this recording, we are treating to her vocal-stylin’s as the feature. We dive into each track with some story telling and flow, the kinds of things that take a song deeper into us. We talk about the struggles, the real and true struggles for the arts, the artists and the people who enjoy these things in their lives and how going out and getting this new EP treasure is a small step in helping support. Mr. Hersch is kind enough to let us know some of the things he has been doing to stay going in these times…adaptations, technology etc on the new/next moments ahead. Thank you for showing your support for the music you/me/we love.

Annnnnd Blow

The final portion of this week’s Hump Day fill-in proGram can do it with a little help from Mama Nature…or if you just pucker up and…….

The Hidden Face Of Stars- Sasha Mashin
Sim Card- Sasha Mashin
Young Man Blues- Jerry Granelli Trio

Four (Roumieh Prison Blues)- Naima Shalhoub
One (Remembrance)- Naima Shalhoub

Black People Tired- Bruce Mack
In the Rain- Ashleigh Smith Ft. Chantae Cann
You’re All I Want- Cigarettes After Sex
This Walk- Jyoti & Georgia Anne Muldrow
Cowrie Waltz- Jyoti & Georgia Anne Muldrow
Might Bang, Might Not- Little Simz

Girl Like You- Space Kamp

Water Guard

Te first half of this week’s Hump Day fill-in proGram had the one who needs it the most looking out…Ribbbitt:

Tin Palace- Sara Schoenbeck & Wayne Horvitz
No Blood Relation- Sara Schoenbeck & Wayne Horvitz

Girl Talk- Esperanza Spalding & Fred Hersch (live at The Village Vanguard)
El Pajaro yo- Carolina Calvache Ft. Sofia Ribeiro

Nomad- Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio
Varscona- Gordon Grdina Septet
Eldorado- Erroll Garner
It Gets Better Every Time- Erroll Garner

Atomized- GoGo Penguin
90210 (The Eavesdropper)- Caleb Dolister


Even in the time of this beautiful blooming, we got a second portion of the proGram where the actions matter more than the words:

Inner City Blues- Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Hard Up- The Bamboos
Ain’t Loving One Another- The Haggis Horns Ft. John McCallum
Shoulder to Shoulder- The Haggis Horns Ft. John McCallum

Norwood- Gold Leader
Let Out On The Loose- The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Remain Silent- The Phenomenal Handclap Band

The Cutdown- Polyrhythmics
Man From The Future (reprise)- Polyrhythmics
Vice Grip (Extended Mix)- J&B Kings

Acting for Liberation, Pt. 1- Vibration Black Finger

Rock Wall Climb

The firs piece to this week’s set- list puzzle went right at it with the twanG and ended it up climbing the rock (and roll) wall.

Roustabout- Jake Blount
English Chicken- Jake Blount
Wonderbat- Nate Lee
All Along- Nate Lee
The More I Pour- Nate Lee

I Started Over- Gerald McClendon
Where Do We Go From Here- Gerald McClendon
Here I Come- Jose Ramirez
Gasoline and Matches- Jose Ramirez
Hurry Up Baby- Johnny Burgin (live in Japan)
One Day You’re Gonna Get Lucky- Johnny Burgin (live in Japan)

Come And Get It- The Dollyrots (live in L.A.)
Get Weird- The Dollyrots (live in L.A.)
Queens of Noise- Cherie Currie Ft. Brody Dalle, Juliette Lewis & The Veronicas
Force To Be Reckoned With- Cherie Currie
Draggin’ The Line- Cherie Currie
Hot Heater- Pottery

Hiding Spots

The final portion of this week’s Hump Day fill-in proGram knew where to hide until better times:

Five- Victor Rice
La Mura- Victor Rice
Mt. Zion Dub (Victor Rice Remix)- SunDub

Come A Little Closer- Raphael & Friendly Fire Band
Luv Song- Myki Tuff & Friendly Fire Band
Fly High- Blundetto Ft. Hindi Zahra

500 Miles- Space Kamp
PARAD (w/me)E- Sylvan Esso (live)

Dramuscule- Aksak Maboul Ft. Veronique Vincent
Refuge- Moby
Tecie- Moby

HitItAndQuitIt- Jamo Gang Ft. J57, Ras Kass & El Gant
Highway- Jamo Gang Ft. DJ Premier

Sound Droplets

The beGinning portion of this week’s Hump Day fill-on program watched it fall from the sky eye:

080721 (The Machinist)- Caleb Dolister
081227 (The Formalist)- Caleb Dolister
080620 (The Second Place)- Caleb Dolister

The Grand Bazaar- Sultans of String Ft. Béla Fleck & Robi Botos
Six (distraction suite)- Naima Shalhoub
Nine (the return)- Naima Shalhoub
Love Avalanche Raga Mishra Bhairav- Sharon Isbin w/Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash & Amjad Ali Khan

Caravan- Etnozapil
Oskus Urug- Radik Tyulyush

El Irresistible- Ben & Winnie
Comme Il Faut- Ben & Winnie
La Yumba- Ben & Winnie

Future Toyi Toyi- Keleketla!, Coldcut & Soundz of the South Future Ft. DJ Mabheko & Tony Allen

The Why Sky

The final sets from this week’s proGram took off and eventually we can come back down… If that’s what has to happen?

Gravity- Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad w/ Roy Ayers
Raffle- Will Bernard
Blue Chenille- Will Bernard
Open- GoGo Penguin
Signal In The Noise- GoGo Penguin
Big Heat- Nir Felder
Interregnum- Nir Felder

Superhead- Escaper
Nails- Spirit Fingers & Greg Spero
A Blessing and a Curse- Alexander Flood

Grasping The Shine

The middle portion of the proGram found the sun within the weeds:

Mango Moonrise- The 7 Day Weekend Ft. Alan Evans & Kris Yunker
Chocolate Samurai- Fantastic Negrito
Colors- Hanni El Khatib
Detroit- Hanni El Khatib
Leader- Hanni El Khatib

Ta Fardah- Paint
Iron Fist- DJ Williams’ Shots Fired
Yeti Set Go- Polyrhythmics
Riot- The Phenomenal Handclap Band


Big Man- Captain Planet Ft. Shungudzo
Commodore- Boogie Belgique
Darjeeling- Boogie Belgique
The Night- Sly5thAve Ft. Melissa McMillan
With You- Sly5thAve Ft. Denitia

To The Point

The first part of this week’s proGram had the Covid Point antennae positioned just right to find the best spot to get into your ears:

Bubblicious- Scroggins & Rose
Tobacco- Nate Lee
***pre-recorded conversation with Nate Lee***
Serenity- Nate Lee
Quick Select- Nate Lee

Nothing Left To Lose- Kat Pearson
Cry Out- Kat Riggins
So Easy Isolating With You- Val Starr Ft. Victor Wainwright

Coffin Song- The Prison Music Project Ft. Doc Gattis & Ken Blackburn
Traveling Riverside Blues- Jose Ramirez
Stop Teasing Me- Jose Ramirez
Mr. Wrong- Gerald McClendon

Mystic Traces- Greg Loiacono
Private Lives- Low Cut Connie
A Hero’s Death- Fontaines D.C.