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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

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The Grand Bazaar- Sultans of String Ft. Béla Fleck & Robi Botos
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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

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Caravan- Etnozapil
Oskus Urug- Radik Tyulyush

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

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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
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Raffle- Will Bernard
Blue Chenille- Will Bernard
Open- GoGo Penguin
Signal In The Noise- GoGo Penguin
Big Heat- Nir Felder
Interregnum- Nir Felder

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Superhead- Escaper
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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

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

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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
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Tobacco- Nate Lee
***pre-recorded conversation with Nate Lee***
Serenity- Nate Lee
Quick Select- Nate Lee

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

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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

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

Wings Of A Jetliner With Nate Lee

Nate Lee is an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award-winning instrumentalist and renowned teacher of private lessons and music camps. The overlapping landscapes of folk, bluegrass, old-time, and new acoustic music offer a wide field to hoe and singer/mandolinist Nate ably covers every bit of that ground. Tuneful lopes, the muscular bounce of ‘grass, the sparkling charm of Grisman-Rice inspired “Dawg” music, and more are all in his comfort zone and he moves between them with uncommon ease. Nate is known as the kind of musician who is able to put his own stamp on whatever he plays and his forthcoming album, “Wings of a Jetliner”, brings that home and is set for independent release June 12 on his own Adverb Records.

I had the chance to take a little time to chat with Nate about “Wings Of A Jetliner”. We got into the parts to the whole when it comes to the band-mates chosen to work with AND the output they came up with. We dissect a couple of tunes and even take a moment to find out which track off the album Nate would choose to build a set around and then what he would add to it from other artists or albums. I could tell right there that he and I would have a blast trying to create set-lists in the moment. “Wings Of A jetliner” is one of those alums that immediately caught my ear (like what a David Grisman sound would do to bend my ear) and not only do I look forward to getting deeper into it, but now I have another artist to bookmark to pay attention to down the line. Check it all out for yourself. Start with out chat.

What’s That Buzzin’?

The second half of this week’s hump day fill-in proGram had more wrapped in it then first meets the ears:

Mendiani (Hamana)- Duende Libre
You Gotta Go- Duende Libre

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The Witcher- Gilead
Alpamysha- Grey-haired Ural
Burkhan- Scythian Trace
Kabany- TurboZen
Nign- Dobranotch

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Pé Di Bissilon- Bandé Gamboa
Because I Can- Victor Rice
Calling Dub- AMJ Collective

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Triskaidekaphilia- Sonar w/David Torn

Fern Grasp

The first half of the hump day fill-in proGram this week wrapped the sound around the entire shaft and danced like a cobra:

Indelible- Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Ft. Tom Keenlyside, Michael Braverman & Noah Preminger
Night Devoid of Stars- Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra Ft. Frank Carlberg
Flipped His Lid- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis Ft. Christopher Crenshaw

Prantz- Seth Trachy
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Parchman Farm- The Jerry Granelli Trio
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You Can’t Do That- Paul Tuvman Ft. Vincent Ingala
Chase Bliss- Dekel Bor
Kora- GoGo Penguin

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Space Force March/Interplanetary Music- Matt Wilson Ft. Jeff Lederer, Kirk Knuffke & Chris Lightcap

Sniff The Spring

The final sets of this week’s proGram could get that big whiff of lilac into your mind…and the things going in your ear only enhance the sweetness:

Nobody Knows My Name- José James Ft. Laura Mvula & Kris Bowers
Turn Me Up- José James Ft. Aloe Blacc
I Need Your Love- José James Ft. Ledisi & Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Hustler- Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

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Money-Lexsoul Dancemachine Ft. Cory Wong
You Me Us- Radon
Pounds- Radon
Man From The Future- Polyrhythmics
Corpus Colosseum- Polyrhythmics
Remember?- Karate Boogaloo
Hump Day Hymn- Karate Boogaloo

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Pusher Danish- Will Bernard
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When the Wires Are Down (Kraak & Smaak RMX)- Izo FitzRoy
It Ain’t Working- Smoove & Turrell
Glitter- Drumajik

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Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?- The Archives Ft. Puma Ptah & Mustafa Akbar
Dub Of Dub- Billy Polo

Uncle John’s Duster

The middle part of the proGram went to the junkyard, I mean Uncle John’s backyard to find some gems:

Trust In Me- Ancient River
Under The Stone- Ancient River

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Bestial- Los Mundos
Pánico al Diablo- Los Mondos
Pechos Fuera- Los Mundos

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Gimme Gimme- TS FLoss
No- The Walker Brigade

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Spark- Alice Bag
***pre-recorded conversation with Alice Bag***
Switch Hitter- Alice Bag
Noise- Alice Bag
Subele- Alice Bag

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Interlude #4- The Get Right Band
Future Blood- The Get Right Band

photo by: Uncle JJBIII

Morning Grown

The first part of the proGram grew with the morning twang and prepared for the rock:

Heartache What To Do- Mark Howard, Dennis Crouch, Matt Combs, Chris Sharp, Mike Compton
Every Hour ON The Hour- Mark Howard, Dennis Crouch, Matt Combs, Chris Sharp, Mike Compton
Over At The Side Of The Road- Noam Pikelny, Dennis Crouch, Matt Combs, Chris Eldridge, Ronnie McCoury
Anxiety Jig- Scroggins & Rose
Love Medicine- Nate Lee

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Avenal- Matt Costa
Sleep On The Wing- Bibio

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Heal Me Right Now- Band of Heysek & R.L. Boyce Ft. Kenny Brown
No More Boogie- Band of Heysek & R.L. Boyce Ft. Kenny Brown
Poor Man’s Blues- Ghost Town Blues Band
Cherry- 8 Ball Aitken

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Loving U’s a Beautiful Thing- Aloud

Sister Dynamite with Alice Bag

Alice Bag is a singer/songwriter, musician, author, artist, educator and feminist. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, one of the first bands to form during the initial wave of punk in Los Angeles. The Alice Bag Band was featured in the seminal documentary on punk rock, The Decline of Western Civilization. Alice went on to perform in other groundbreaking bands, including Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books ‘Violence Girl’ and ‘Pipe Bomb For the Soul.’ Her self-titled 2016 debut album received critical acclaim and was named one of the best albums of 2016 by AllMusic. Her second album, Blueprint, was named one of the Best Albums of 2018 by NPR and the Los Angeles Times. Her 3rd album, Sister Dynamite, was released in April 2020.

I had the honor of checking in with Alice about this brand new album, Sister Dynamite on In The Red Recordings. We get into the creation of, the inspirations behind the sound (including how working with friends of the program, Fea helped direct some of the way she hoped her band could produces/create/be the sounds. That part of the conversation with someone that certainly helped open my musical mind was/is a real treat to get to be apart of. We touch on the who she is right now, and how the others can “eat it” if they don’t like it. As I was letting he know how I think this was a perfect time to release these songs (I meant these songs have great meaning to a listener in THESE moment of THIS now), she put me in my place reminding me that she cannot go out and tour them and get the scene of the music into people’s faces. Madison would love to have her back as soon as possible, I am sure of it. Listen in to find out what song off the new album she’d choose to build a setlist off of and what other bands she’d likely add to that set. I even sneak in a mention of Madison’s own The Hussy and Woodstock NYs The Bobby Lees. Did I mention, LEGEND?

Sister Dynamite, cover art by Gronk. 2020 In The Red Records

Climb

The second part of this week’s hump day fill in proGram had the best view from up there:

Gorkan Nastas- Merema
Kama Island- Eduard Andrianov
Agitator- Radik Tyulyush

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Galaxia Dub- Billy Polo
Earth Is Calling- AMJ Collective
Tide Is Rising Dub- AMJ Collective
Home Is Where the Hatred Is- The Archives Ft. Puma Ptah (I Grade Dub Mix)

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Barké- Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture
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El Aprieto- Buscabulla
Volta- Buscabulla
Nobreza- Ladama
Dress- Sylvan Esso (live)

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Soapy- Naira Marley
Omo Ada (Dem Sleep)- Medikal Ft. Shatta Wale & Fella

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Rotation- Leaf Erikson

Mending Fences

The first half of this week’s hump day fill in proGram is sure there will be fences to mend:

Brahms : after Johannes Brahms- Ron Davis’ Symphronica
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After Rain- Spirabassi
Improkofiev- Spirabassi
Kinetic Whirlwind Sculpture 2- Cory Smythe

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Emotion Thirteen- Gerry Gibbs
Emotion Nine- Gerry Gibbs
Emotion Seventeen- Gerry Gibbs
Evening- Square Peg Round Hole

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Frame By Frame- Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
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Ten Dollar Ticket- Max Highstein

Open Up And See The Hearing

The final piece to this week’s proGram had some lost and found, some there and where and a high amount of Ohhhh yeah!!

Freelance Subversive- Will Bernard
Skill Set- Will Bernard
Street Vibe- Jason Miles & Kind Of New (live)

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Frost- Seth Weaver Big Band
What If- Seth Weaver Big Band
It Could Happen To You- Seth Weaver Big Band

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Sweet Loraine (1939 Standard Transcription)- Nat “King” Cole
What’cha Know Joe (1940 unreleased Radio Broadcast)- Nat “King” Cole

***pre-recorded conversation with Zev Feldman of Resonance Records***
This Side Up (1941 Standard Transcription)- Nat “King” Cole
There’s No Aesthetic For Love (1939 Davis & Schuegler Transcription)- Nat “King” Cole

Wine Glass Bottom

The middle piece of this week’s proGram poured itself from the top through the bottom:

Dawn- The Eighteenth Day Of May
Changeling- The Corner Laughers
Color My Life- Chicano Batman
I Know It- Chicano Batman

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Baby Don’t Cry- José James Ft. J. Hoard
You Know What It Do- José James
All In The Family- Monophonics
Day By Day- Monophonics

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Haunted Boat (Buyer’s Remorse)- Karate Boogaloo
Orbital- Crowd Company
Suzi Traffic- The Haggis Horns Ft. John McCallum
Demons- Radon
Queen Anne’s Lace- Radon

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We Funk- RJD2
Spy Funk- RJD2
Dirt Funk- RJD2

Ghost Flower

The first part of this week’s proGram found the place in the yard where the other side is:

The Old Man Is Drunk- Tim O’Brien with Shad Cobb, Mike Bub, Jan Fabricius, Kristin Andreassen
Little Country Town- Alison Brown, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, Dominick Leslie
Jackalope- Scroggins & Rose

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Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen- Steve Howell, Dan Sumner & Jason Weinheimer
Money Junkie- Charlie Bedford
Honey- Charlie Bedford
Flim Flam Man- Red’s Blues
Knocking On Your Door- 8 Ball Aitken

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27 Dollars- The Reverend Shawn Amos & The Brotherhood
What My Eyes Have Seen- John Blues Boyd
On The Run- John Blues Boyd
Let Me Take You To My Place Place- Band of Heysek w/R.L Boyce Ft. Kenny Brown
Boogie- Be Sharp Band
Ain’t Got No- Be Sharp Band

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I’m A Man- The Bobby Lees

Flyin’ Right With Zev Feldman of Resonance Records

Resonance Records is a non-profit jazz record label with a mission. Devoted to preserving jazz & discovering the rising stars of tomorrow. Resonance is a division of the Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, a California 501(c)3 non-profit Corporation created to discover the next jazz stars – passionate, brilliant musicians from around the world. We assist and support them through recording, performance opportunities, and distribution of their art. Every Resonance CD or Video DVD is produced without compromise, to create and preserve our artists’ jazz legacy. Resonance Records was founded in 2007 by George Klabin. Klabin, with over two decades of experience as a producer and audio engineer, has recorded a full spectrum of jazz heavyweights for a wide variety of major labels. These include Dexter Gordon, Bill Evans, James Moody, Illinois Jacquet, Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler, Charles Lloyd, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and many more. As owner of the legendary New York recording studio Sound Ideas, Klabin was the overseer of sessions for top stars like James Brown and Quincy Jones as well as pure jazz giants such as Sonny Stitt, Tommy Flanagan and Archie Shepp. Today, they are releasing a teaser from the 2019 Nat King Cole boxed set, “Straighten Up and Fly Right – The Best of Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)”. This Best-of-the-Box digital compilation includes 21 tracks including one a previously-unissued transcription version of “This Side Up” not on the boxed set. 15 of these 21 songs have never been available digitally before in any version.

I had the chance to reconnect with my pal Zev Feldman of Resonance Records about this latest treasure from Resonance. We get into the original 7 CD/10 LP boxed set and some of the efforts of the team that went into its creation and how that helped pump of this latest “Best Of” compilation that comes out today. We discuss the mission of Resonance as a company and the work that he is charged with taking care of (it sounds like my dream job BTW). I am always happy to hear as much as I can (whether in the music or in the story-telling) about Wes Montgomery, so we talk a bit about a couple of projects surrounding him and a few other artists associated with the great work on Resonance. And not only that, but Zev was kind enough to clue us in to some new projects and strategies, sure to please all music lovers out there.

Into Greens Hide

The final part of this week’s hump day fill-in found a place to stand out without being seen:

Dr. Teeth- Michael Thomas
’round Midnight- Brian Landrus
Invitation- Brian Landrus

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Kat’s Eyes- Jason Miles & Kind Of New
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Celebre- Malou Beauvoir, Bantu Dayhannah, Beth Blatt, Gloria Dlo, Sabine Louis-Juere, & Weslynne Zizzamia
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Gonna Be Alright- Dubmatix & Prince Blanco
Bebida- Victor Rice
One More Once- Billy Polo

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Vaults- Bronson
The 1st Time- Jamo Gang F. DJ Premier, Ras Kass, J57, El Gant & Slug
Squad Goals- Prof

Broken Shell Of What Could Be

The first beGinning parts of the Hump Day fill-in set started with a band and dropped into a splat:

Apekweh- Karuna Trio
In My House- Kahil El’Zabar ft David Murray

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Syrtti- OK:KO (live 2019)
Piik- OK:KO (live 2019)
Mystery Room Nr. 6- Alder Ego (live 2019)
Cubism- Alder Ego (live 2019)

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It’s Nothing New- Dave Glasser
Knit Wit- Dave Glasser
Track 11- Dave Glasser

Night Petal

The final portion of this week’s proGram always remembers that the musical bridge is never open or closed…it just is:

Moving- On- Flevans
Sensational- Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
’20 Grand Palace- RJD2

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Synchronize Vibration- Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad w/ Roy Ayers
Hurt- Mike Dillon
Cholla- Jerry Paper
Blueberry Beads- John Carroll Kirby
Hug- Matt Wilson

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Going Home- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Marcus Strickland & Brandee Younger
Syeeda’s Song Flute- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Keyon Harrold & Ron Carter
Liberia- Lakecia Benjamin Ft. Gary Bartz

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Lennie- JK Group
Fitchie- JK Group

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Rug That Ties The Room- Thor De Force
Machinuck- Thor De Force