B Whatever U Wanna B

Trapped- Jake Shimabukuro (live)
Trouble on Congress Street Rag- Samuel James
All your Love- Otis Rush
Got Lucky Last Night- Lonnie Brooks
Girl Next Door- Loomis & the Lust
02- the Malah

Minor Swing- Mattias IA Eklundh
Weasel Pot Pie- That 1 Guy
Cumbia Caimera- El Combolinga
Ritmo de le Noche- Gipsy Kings
Fuga- Tiempo Libre
El Tilingo Lingo- Los Lobos del Este de L.A.
Boris the Spider- Tom Constanten
Fem (Etude #8)- the Bad Plus
Warsaw- Luminescent Orchestrii
Black Magic Woman- Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha
Duet- Chirgilchin
Eldek kYS- Chirgilchin
Intro->In the Room Where you Sleep- Dead Man’s Bones feat. the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Children’s Choir
Power Patriot- Garage a Trois
Funky Boots march-Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath
Rana Sylvatica- Ergo
Hide-Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
the Invasion Song-Eldad Tarmu Chambler Jazz Ensemble

Happy Hour on Planet Zarg- Project Two
Slow Numbers- Morphine
Get it How you Live- Slavic Soul Party
Daraboukaton- Soulico
the War of Ideas- DJ Spooky
Dazed & Confused Dub- DJ Spooky w/Golden Hornet Project

Fade out- Jazzanova
Hanazono- Jazzanova
I Suppose There’s a Hole in my Life- Charlie Cheney
**On Air Conversation w/Charlie Cheney**
Giant Chicken- Charlie Cheney
Thank you…-Barry White
I Put a Spell on you- Merl Saunders & Friends (live)
Something for Cat- Four Piece Suit
Eleanor Rigby- Wes Montgomery
Groove on- the Godfathers of Groove
Frankenstein- Marcus Miller
Sebastian- Fourplay
Hip Hopera- DJ Logic
BesameMucho- Worldwide Groove Corporation
More & More of your Amor-Nat King Cole (Bitter:Sweet mix)
Misty Mountain Hop-Michael Bellar & the As Is Ensemble
Rumor- Christian Scott

Took a Trip on Railroad Earth


It has been many years since I was told I should check out Railroad Earth doing their thing live and each time something either came up or it just never worked out….well, this time I made sure to make sure I was there and I was not disappointed. There is something to their “jamgrass rock” that really gets me feelin’ more than alright. While I missed the opening act of Vince Herman’s Great American Taxi this time around to watch baseball, I am sure that the billing of there two acts made so much sense (after all I caught G.A.T’s set last time around), and drew the right kind of crowd for each set…certainly I couldn’t get enough of that down home feeling I was getting from the people in attendance. I love the fiddle, I love the mandolin and I love rockin’….so put those three things together and you got such a trip on the Railroad Earth that you don’t care to know where or when your stop arrives. For their part, RRE kicked it into overdrive towards the end of their first set and the explosiveness continued when they returned to the stage, leaving me to ask myself, “What took you so long to get to one of their shows?” And I am now able to say simply…FINALLY.

I Told you I was Freaky

The newest Flight of the Conchords from HBO and Sub Pop Records is as charming as the boys themselves. I know what you’re thinking…isn’t is dangerous to invite Brett and Jermaine into your home, or for a long car trip….but I think these thirteen tracks are sure to make you think differently and often chuckle out-loud wherever you might be listening in. From “Sugarlumps” to “You don’t have to be a Prostitute”, the catchy pop of Flight of the Conchords“I Told You I Was freaky” makes me want to say thank you in special ways to the person who introduced me to the show and the music that oozes out of these goofy lads.


Wadada Leo Smith~Spiritual Dimensions

one disc: Golden Quintet
Two Disc: Organic
2009 Cuneiform Records.

Makes me happy to have ears. Improv Jazz that takes improvisation and twists it anew into something not only heard, but into a figure at times, a shape or form. This music keeps me guessing and wanting to be a part of a this in a live setting. Of course Wadada Leo Smith takes the trumpet to all levels of new and beyond, and i mean deep in the portions of my mind where my ears must have dug a secret tunnel, this trumpet sound found a place to gather…allowing me extra time to digest and think it through. The Golden Quintet was recorded live at Vision XIII in June of 2008 and features Vijay Iyer on piano/synthesizer, John Lindberg on bass and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums. The Organic portions was recorded live in New Haven at Firehouse 12 in April of 2009. Featuring Michael Gregory on electric guitar, Brandon Ross on electric guitar, Nels Cline on 6/12 string electric guitar, Okkyung Lee on cello, Skuli Sverrisson on electric bass, John Lindberg on acoustic bass and Pheeroan AkLaff on drums.


Julian Marley & the Uprising

JULIAN MARLEY & THE UPRISING featuring STEPHEN MARLEY “AWAKE” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2009 hit Madison at the Barrymore and was there a feeling of unity inside the walls. The conscious awareness of the music made it easy to get immersed in the positive vibe Julian brings around with him, and shares in the message of his lyrics and the island rhythms of the band. The crowd was diverse and never divided as we were always under the guide of the Rastafarian spirit as it too was AWAKE with this night’s uprising. Featuring many tracks off the new album, the songs were traveling throughout the hall on the wings of smoke and gladly they collided with a couple of Bob Marley classics~because after all, why not start from the beginnings. With a few songs left for the night, Stephen joined on stage and the electricity of that collaboration took off with more power than any man made facility could conjure up, the attitude & altitude of the performance was on the rise..




…the bouncing, the smiling and the IRIE feelings were the bond that kept this night’s unity alive and breathing. It was a time when Reggae music came to life as Autumn has been ready to change to Winter, and this show helped keep a little summer time in my mind.

Biz Z Times Studio-Wise

Today was a busy time in the studio world for me, a phone conversation with a rock legend….an attempt at a Julian Marley chat not materializing as the signals weren’t bouncing correctly, an extra hour and a new DJ shadowing me in the Captain’s chair….All and all, it was a fun place to be:

Canaries in the Mind-Elliott Murphy w/Olivier Durand
In the Seam- Yonder Mountain String
Blues of Sin/Babylove- pat mAcdonald
Bad Weather- AKACOD
In a Gadda da Vida- Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha
Chabiba- Tinariwen
Hey Pockey Way- Grateful Dead (live 3/31/89)
Hit it & Quit it- BD Lenz
Speaker Freakers- J Russell w/Dave Fiuczynski

Glass Tables- Zevious
Cogs in Cogs- Gentle Giant
Gotta Serve Somebody- Shirley Caesar
Smile- Lily Allen
Limousine- Shemekia Copeland
the Stumble- Freddie King
Feelin’ Right on a Saturday Night- the Velvetiers
Walk this Way- Zydecosis
When the Levee Breaks- Bonerama
LT. Cassaway- Microscopic Septet
Baltika- Slavic Soul Party
Chaal Baby- Red Baraat
Immigrant Punk- Gogol Bordello

Comfort Zone- Fourplay
Summertime at Bamako-Keletigui Diabate w/Habib Koite & Bamada
Squashing Pollyanna-Michael Bellar & the As Is Ensemble

Runaway- Gentle Giant
**On Air Conversation w/Kerry Minnear of Gentle Giant**
Fever(More Cowbell Mix)- Worldwide Groove Corporation
Awake- Julian “JuJu” Marley

All Night- Damian “Jr Gong” Marley
Sharp as a Razor- Julian “JuJu” Marley
Sugar Pie-Melody Makers/the Wailers feat Ziggy Marley(live ’81)
Shakara/Lady Prt2-Cheikh Lo/Les Nubians & Manu Dibango feat. Chateau Flight
When you Gonna Learn(Didgeridoo)-Jamiroqui
Didgin’ Out- Jamiroqui
Vindaloo- Cadillac Jones
Wildlife- Vernon Reid & Masque
Boss Theme- Steez
Left, Right & Center- Victor Wooten
Torture- Future Rock
Externity (Reprise)- EOTO
Put ’em Up- Soulico feat. Lyrics Born & Axum
Brothers & Sisters- Brother Ali
The Preacher- Brother Ali

The Jungle Comes Alive- the Jamaica Boys
Looking for an Answer-the New Mastersounds w/Dionne Charles
Fi’ Fo’- BD Lenz
Big Brother- the Vijay Iyer trio
A New World….-the Terence Blanchard Group
Open the Door-Hugh Masekela w/Malaika

Gentle Giant live 1970’s

2 New from Putumayo

I have been playing tracks off of “Jazz Around the Globe” for a few weeks now, I feel like I know this album through and through and it has given me time to remember that this thing we all love, music… is everywhere. There are some incredible jazz journeys to speak of and it is so nice to feel as if the captured tunes on a compilation fill the space….after all..space is the place. For me the eleven tracks relay the inner beat of the globe, as felt from the feet upward. The Kora Jazz Trio and Sherele as well as Keletigui Diabate w/Habib Koite & Bamada and Hugh Masekela featuring Malaika leave footprints within me that jazz music’s wind cannot wipe away. To no surprise, I was especially blown away with the song “Destinos” performed by the jazz fusion drummer great Mr. Billy Cobham with Asere….the song was written by trumpter Michel Padron, who is the featured soloist on the track. My words won’t do this album justice…it’s one for your shelves.


As is (and part of me can’t believe I am saying this) “A Family Christmas” also released by Putumayo. I am not one for the sap that flows musically from the Christmas song tree, but this collection is has itself a festive takes on some Christmas classics, most of which families have passed down global from generation to generation. Add the shake of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s “Is zat you Santa Claus?” and the rattle of Leon Redbone’s “Let it Snow” mixed with the roll of The Christmas Jug Band featuring Angela Strehli & Maria Muldaur and stir it all up with the sweetness of Sam Bush‘s version of “Sleigh Ride” and you have got yourself all the makings of a happy holiday season…..and a perfect stocking stuffer!!


After the Air Raid~ZEVIOUS

From our friends at Cuneiform comes a new release that has a grip on me right after the first listening. To be honest, after playing one track on the show, I had three phone calls asking for some insight as to what Zevious is all about. Mike Eber on Guitars, Johnny DeBlase on electric & upright bass and Jeff Eber on drums make a sound at times that is electric jazzed punk and at other times the odd metered groove filled jam-scapes reveal a new fusion unlike most I’ve tried before. There are moments in this album that I want to re-live, at different times to see how I hear it at that moment. Can’t wait to find the right emotions for each track, it hits me just right!!!!



The new Release from Slavic Soul Party off of the Barbes Record label has good time infused inside of each track. This album will make you smile and dance before you know what hits you…with a fiery brassy Balkan beat, you’ll be sure to have the funk shakin’ out of places you forgot to look at for awhile… if you know the Slavic Soul party, i need not say more….if you might be new to them, I am glad to be the one who introduces you to them This to me is a very solid release and I will be sure to let it frequent the airwaves when i am pressin’ the buttons.



Surfing the Red Sea- Emmitt●Nershi Band
Jack the Ripper- Roy Buchanan
Song for Jessica- Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo
Pearl River- Mike Zito
Travellin’ Light These Days-Hall/Paul/Bice
the Coldcut Stomp- Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
All I do- the Derek Trucks Band (live)
Shake your Goobie- Davis Coen
Don’t let the Devil Ride-Clarence Fountain & Sam Butler

Carnival- Al Johnson
Double Eyed Whammy- Tommy Ridgley
Entertainer of the Year- Chris Kirby
Funky Junky- Groundsound
Funky Tonight- the John Butler Trio
Let me Be- Xavier Rudd
Hora Anicuta Draga- Les Triaboliques
Celebration- Mark Weinstein & Omar Sosa
Twoubadou Rasin- Boukman Eksperyans

Zombie II-Niles Rogers/Roy Hargrove/Money Mark
Mwana Weanda- the Green Arrows
Call it Static- Quincy Bright
Behind the Blue Curtain- El Michels Affair
Livin’ for your Love- Dayton Flic
Lost & Found- Shafiq Hasayn w/Jimetta Rose & Bilal
Oh Lord- Roots of Creation
Airbag- Easy Star All Stars
London Dub- Slightly Stoopid
I’m an Afropean- Glidescope w/Hyper Harp

Stay Positive/Exodus- Pato Banton (live)
Psychedelic Blues- Poncho Sanchez
Fe Cega Faca Amolada- Ulisses Rocha
Adeoey- Los Reyes ’73
Saz- Steez
Moneyshot- Cadillac Jones

Slide Serenade- Sex Mob
Big T- Skeebo Knight
the Good Doctor- Out to Lunch
Third N’ Otis- Out to Lunch
There goes the Neighborhood- Robert Walter
Got to Give it up- Mose Davis (live)
Off You Azz- J Russell
El Nur-Solico w/Ghostface Killah/Saz/Tomer/Yosef/Riham
Ramallah Tel Aviv- Balkan Beat Box
No Time- the Juan Maclean

San Francisco Bound- Pimps of Joytime (DJ OBaH remix)


Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company

Had a chance to catch the action as the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company was at the Memorial union for a night of whirling, stepping and happy times. I made sure to have some German Wheat Beer and spoke in my best Slavic accent all evening. It was just the type of event I needed to throw me back into the world of culture and differences i enjoy celebrating….just wish I had my clogs on.

Snowing Flaked

The first flakes of the year……

Weed Wacker- Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Cold Coffee- Assembly of Dust w/David Grisman
I’ve got Love if you Want it-John Hammond
She Just Wants to Dance-Gary U.S Bonds w/Dickey Betts
In the Open- Stevie Vaughn & Double Trouble (live)
3 Hundred Pounds- Roomful of Blues (live)
Never Loved a Girl- Aerosmith
I’ve been Mistreated-Kenny Neal/Debbie Davis/Tab Benoit
Hey Bartender- Floyd Dixon
I ain’t got you- Sugar Blue
Crawfish Fiesta- Professor Longhair
Embryonic Journey- Hot Tuna (live)
Psychotic Reaction- Michael Powers
No Such Thing- Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers w/Jello Biafra
You Should be Dancing- Dread Zeppelin
Ring of Fire- Brian Stoltz (live)
Have a Little Mercy- the Radiators
Kuna Matata- the New Mastersounds feat. Troy Tuscan
P Slap- Albino!
The Kick- Cadillac Jones
Nirvana- Shafiq Husayn
Melody Truck- Euforquestra
Lost my House- Bonerama
Make me Strong- the Boogie Hustler

Stuff like That- Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Best Western- Eric Biondo
Booty-Louis BABBLING Kabbabie feat the P Funk All Stars
Higher Ground- Marcus Miller
Robin’s Nest- Bill Easley
Monkey Milk- the Godfathers of Groove

Why do I lie?- Luscious Jackson (live & Remixed)
Tropicalia- Ulisses Rocha
Pocito- Jorges Reyes
Deixa Pra La- Bronx River Parkway
Tumbala- Novalima
Move your Body- Dayton Flic
Night Nurse- Gregory Issacs (live)
Rotten Apple- the Black Seeds
Drinking w/the Queen of Bohemia-Eldad Tarmu Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Yo Le Le(Fulani Groove)- Youssou N’Dour
Harom Kerom- Dva
Fanfare for the House of Panorama- Hermetic Science
I Would Have Waited for you- Jabe
AAA LMCCC- the TriBattery Pops
Outback Booty Call- 8 Ball Aitken

More Eoto for Me

It was a Friday night and I was feeling alright!!! EOTO was back in town and with that spontaneity Jason & Travis create, the vibe was way out there. The 18+ crowd was deep in numbers and deeper in their groove. The sonic sounds were immeasurably gigantic in ways only retold by stories, moments unique to the time be shared by those in the room (on this night the fantastic High Noon Saloon was the room). You cannot help but feel the newness of the seconds as the flurry of sound passes by you and circles back for a second nibble on your ears, I just found myself smiling and remembering what it is about live music that I love. When Jason and I chatted last week, he nailed it on the head~the explorations are rewarded with nights like this one. I am sure when EOTO is in your neck of the woods and if you take the time to find out~you might share this common with many yet, the show might just hold you captive to yourself and you’ll have no reason to want to be released. New York’s Sub Swara took the stage first and was mixing beats that brought the right attitude of harmony and danceable tunes into our togetherness on this night. This was one of those live electronica events that took the new level and had it re-sized and made the evening’s morning come a lot sooner than expected….


Harvest time….Music Feast

This is us- Mark Knopfler & EmilyLou Harris
This is the Time- Leftover Salmon
Truckin’- Leroy Powell
This is the Last Time- Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo
Black Swamp Creek- 8 Ball Aitken
Fever for the Bayou- Tab Benoit
Jellyroll Strut- Jelly Roll All Stars (live)
Miss Maybelle- R.L. Burnside (live)
Who do you Love- Dion
The Money I Make- Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Shoe Blues- Mike Zito w/Susan Cowsill
Taxman- Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
She’s About a Mover- Michael Powers
Gonna Change my Way of Thinking-Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples
High Rise- Freddie King
Funky Slide-Stormy Monday Band/Louisiana Red w/ Carey Bell (live)
What’d I say- Ray Chalres (live)
Goin’ Back to Daytona- Floyd Miles (live)
Little Red Hen Blues- Taj Mahal w/the Pointer Sisters (live)
Midnight Dream- Little Axe
All I have is Love- Gregory Issacs (live)
Not so Simple- Groundation
Year of the Pig- the Black Seeds
Delifonse- Poncho Sanchez
Turn on your Love Light- Bonerama
Folly- Bonerama
Some Cow Fonque(More Tea Vicar)- Buckshot LeFonque
Baraat to Nowhere- Red Baraat
Dhol Dark & Handsome- the Dhol Foundation (Dj Rekha mix)
Cha Cha Cha- Joi
Brahim Runs the Shaabi Down- Club d’Elf
Space Rooster- Cosmic Farm
Bone Shaker- J Russell w/Dave Fiuczynski
Trance (Make my Own Reality)- Doug Wimbish
Slank- EOTO
**On Air Conversation with Jason Hann of EOTO**
Bozone- EOTO
Took- John Popper Project feat DJ Logic
Squeal Piggy- Dr. Didg
Rabid Abigail- She Swings She Sways