The Blue Ice Slide

The final portion of this week’s proGram had the Smurfy chill to the slip and slide:

Trust In Me- Rahma
Zalina- Balkan Taksim

Polka Dot- Clive Hunt & The Hit Men
Sax Talk- Clive Hunt & The Hit Men
Dust A Sound Bwoy- Agent Sasco

Atlantic- Haviah Mighty
Father Figure- Tobe Nwigwe Ft. Royce da 5’9 & Black Thought
The ground below- Run The Jewels Ft. Royal Blood (Royal Jewels Mix)

Footprints- Sixfingerz
Freeway- Sixfingerz

Long Song Delivers

The middle set of this week’s proGram had a plan to get it’s groove on and then a coupleof biG, lonG live blasts to set half the stage:

Sugaree- Backbeat Underground
What Will You Do?- BT ALC Big Band Ft. John Medeski
Heling Hand- Johnny Trama Ft. Jesse Dee
Silent City- Crowd Company

Hi-Heel Sneakers- Grant Green (live: Antibes 1969/70)
Twisted Blues- Wes Montgomery (live in Paris)

Ovens On

The first part of this week’s proGram turned the oven on and let it work all morning:

Porchswing- Bourbon Princess
Tease Me- Treat Her Right
Rope On Fire- Morphine
Little By Little- Twinemen
Heroin- The Velvet Underground & Nico
When The Music’s Over- The Doors
One Kind Favor- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live 5/21/1970 Keystone Korner, S.F)
Under My Voodoo-Shane Hall
5446 / Ball and Chain- Joe Sambo
DJ’s- Iration

Electric Glow Ice Drip

The final part of this week’s proGram had the look and feel of the party we all needed…we shall put it on ice for now:

Clouds- 박혜진 Park Hye Jin & Nosaj Thing
Voodoo Sonic- Parov Stelar
Brass Devil- Parov Stelar
Misery- Wax Tailor Ft. Rosemary Standley
Keep It Movin’- Wax Tailor Ft. D. Smoke
The Light- Wax Tailor

13th Century Metal- Brittany Howard & Michael Kiwanuka
Crystallise- Keleketla! (Dom Valentino Remix)

Ivan The Terrible- Clive Hunt & The Hit Team
Bobby Rob (King Mango Version)- Dubinator
Dangerous Match Two- Roots Radics

We3kings- Buru Style
Jingle Bells- Burn Style
Santa Baby- The Tibbs
Because I’m Santa- The Dollyrots

Could Be Anything on Ice

The middle portion of the proGram had a lot of the goodies of SUM yEARS gone by:

Secret Spy Girl- 35mm
Bambule in der Thadenstrasse- Hamburg Spinners
Preludin und Benzin- Hamburg Spinners
Autumn Leaves- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Underwater- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge

Ice Cream Sammich- Skeebo Knight Ft. Chuck Leavell
Face To Face- Steve Yeager
Thank You- Melvin Sparks
Philly Cheese Blunt- Medeski Martin & Wood
I’m Gonna Keep On Singin’- Ray Charles
greenarrowradio promo- Sharon Jones
Give It Back- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
All Apologies- Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric

Red Glow On Ice

The first portion of this week’s proGram had that emergency feeling to it..

Frequency- Sylvan Esso
Rudolph- Howlin’ Bill
You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover- The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Black Man’s Justice- Annika Chambers Ft. Derrick Procell
Can You See Me Now- Kat Riggins

Bike- Fuchsia
Hot Glue Gun- Lesibu Grand

That’s All Right- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders(live Keystone Korner 5/21/71
Mystery Train- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders(live Keystone Korner 5/21/71

Blackwater- Mofro

Ice Switch

The second half of the final episode of The Yellow Light watched the cold flip things over and around:

Imminent- The Comet Is Coming Ft. Joshua Idehen
Marrakesh Memosphere- N To The Power
Super Eyes / Private Heroes- The JCA Orchestra (Live)

Deeper- WorldService Project
Metamorphosis- The Superstars (live)

Desires- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Lions Walk- Doug Carn, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge

See You Later- Dover
Uncertain- Dover
Afterhours- Dover

Dreidel, Dreidel- Buru Style
Mirala- Los Mocosos

Ice Sickle

The first half of the final The Yellow Light spin-off proGram for this crazy year’s Autumnal season. This part features new music sent from Junior. Merl & Jerry live making U feel like U are there:

Keystone Korner Jam- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live at Keystone Korner 5/21/71)
I Was Made TO Love Her- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live at Keystone Korner 5/21/71)
Save Mother Earth- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live at Keystone Korner 5/21/71)

In Ma Belly

The final portion of the proGram is what we imagined this deliciousness to do once inside of you:

Transmission for Jehn: Gnossienne No 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word)- Khruangbin
Don’t Go- Khruangbin
They Never Came Back- Arema Arega

I Can’t Understand- Sylford Walker
Tune In- Ginjah
Nice Up The Dance- Kabaka Pyramid
Determination Skank- Tommy McCook/Bobby Ellis/Don Drummond Jr/Glen Brown
Rasta Have the Handle- Hugh Mundell
Champion Sound (Roots 7″ Mix)- Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan

Shepherd Song- Keleketla! Ft. Tony Allen/Nono Nkoane/Thabang Tabane/Gally Ngoveni/Sibusile Xaba/Afla Sackey/Antibalas & Esa
Star (A$AP Ferg Remix)- Machinedrum Ft. Mono/Poly & Tanerélle
Rise II- Bratři
Hidden Soul of the Fjords – Reflections (Rkw Club Remix)- Heidi Torsvik & Lazerus Winter

Steams Streams

The middle part of the proGram had you hearing its aromas:

Surplus Population (Ode to Boris)- The Pocket Gods
Sunday Afternoon- True Loves
My Everything- Michelle Sarah
Brother Strut- J&B Kings

Euphorbia Helioscopia- Tetrao Urogallus
Midnight Morning- Menahan Street Band
Der Optimist- Hamburg Spinners
Maries Mexikaner- Hamburg Spinners
Blind Spot- 35mm

Fondue Party- Polyrhythmics
Fondeux- Polyrhythmics
Cracked Pepper- Polyrhythmics Ft. Eddie Roberts
Pà Pá Pà- Femi Kuti
Your Enemy- Made Kuti

Insides Of The Shepherd’s Pie

The first part of this week’s proGram starting warming the insides.

Before Everything Changed- Eric Andersen
Love Grows For Christmas- Davis Coen
Kids Falling In Love- Dope Lemon
Everything is Moving- Neal Casal
Green Moon- Neal Casal

Winter Wonderland- Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
Let It Snow- Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Merry Christmas Baby- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Paint Me A Dream- The Chemistry Set
The Witch- The Chemistry Set

Man-Child- Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders (live: Keystone Korner 5/21/71)

Wingin’ This

The second half of THE YELLOW LIGHT was up and away after just the swatting was over:

Splashing Dashing- Naomi Cowan
Cool & Easy- Sammy Johnson Ft. Eli-Mac
Raised With Love- The Black Seeds
Mellow Up Yourself- Bonnie Gayle
None a Jah Jah Children No Cry- Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus

Don’t Stop- Potential Bad Boy & MC Fats
Babylon Soon Fall (Rockers 7″ Mix)- Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan
I Know That- Brilliantes del Vuelo
Freedom Groove- Keleketla! & Coldcut (Ft. The Watts Prophets/Tony Allen/Nono Nkoane/Tamar Osborn/Antibalas

Supertonic- N to the Power
Let’s Go On Sleigh Ride- Brian Bromberg
A Joyful Sound- Kelly Finnigan
The Only Present Is Me- Kelly Finnigan
Merry Christmas Too Me- Kelly Finnigan

Legs To Fly With

The first half of THE YELLOW LIGHT, a spin-off of greenarrowradio, we got a leGG up on the competition:

Wandlied- Anthroprophh
You Have Sailed With A Furious Soul- Anthroprophh
Dream Sequence- Miscellaneous Flux
Decoration- TV Priest

Hit The Road Trump- Free R Me
Give It Up- Señor Kaos & Illastrate Ft. Boog Brown
B.T.R.- Señor Kaos & Illastrate

Gentle Wind Of Gratitude- Ane Brun
Hope- Menagerie
Indoda (African Repraise)- Bongani Givethanks
Cosmic Dust- Feater
The Break- Olmeca

Windows Full

The final portion of the proGram had the complete look to it:

Someday Baby- Andrew Renfroe & Luke Sellick
Jolene- Andrew Renfroe & Luke Sellick
I’m In A Dancing Mood- The Dave Brubeck Quartet

A Sleeping Bee- Bll Evans Trio (live at Ronnie Scott’s)
**pre-recorded conversation with Mr. Jack DeJohnette**
You’re Gonna Hear From Me (version 1)- Bill Evans Trio (live at Ronnie Scott’s)
Stella By Starlight- Bill Evans Trio (live at Ronnie Scott’s)

For Charles Mingus- Michael Gregory Jackson Trio (live in Copenhagen 8/28/79)
Pan Am #714- 35mm
Sphere- Julian Loida Ft. Dan Cardinal

Window Part II

The middle payer of this week’s proGram took a glance from this advance stance:

Secrets Below The Embassy- Agent 3
Riding the Sunset- Sun Tone
Thunderball Reef- The Organauts

Pharisäer- Hamburg Spinners
Haschrebellen- Hamburg Spinners
Der Kiezpanther- Hamburg Spinners
(Let’s Have an) X-Rated Xmas- Smoota Ft. Julia Haltigan

To Be Young at Christmas- Kelly Finnigan
Santa’s Watching You- Kelly Finnigan
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch- Brian Bromberg
Jingle Bells / Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel / St. Thomas- Brian Bromberg
Winter Wonderland- Warren Wolf
Sleigh Ride- Warren Wolf

Der Inder- Karaba
Levent- Karaba

Window Part I

The first third of the proGram looked at it from this-a-way:

Losing My Grip- Junior Mesa
Sit Crooked, Talk Straight- Sam Morrow
Slip Into- Alex Maas
All Day- Alex Maas
American Conquest- Alex Maas
Beg, Borrow, Steal- Demeter

The Come Up- Eddie 9V
Ballad Of Rudolph- Travis Denning
All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues- Mike Zito
Please Mr. Santa Claus- Kevin Burt
Back Door Santa- Jimmy Carpenter

That Ol’ Devil- K. Walters
Long Black Train- Red Red
In The pines- Red Red

Moan A Esque

The second half of The Yellow Light was not a copy, but merely inspired by:

I Will Survive- Myki Tuff & Friendly Fire Band
Universal Love- Double Tiger Ft. Karim Israel
Castle In The Sky- Gentleman’s Dub Club
Light It Up- Roots of Creation Ft. Mighty Mystic

Handful of Cash- Sun Tones
If I Can’t Have You- Laura Rain and the Caesars
Big Bulbs- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Waiting On The Big Man- Kelly Finnigan
Heartbreak For Christmas- Kelly Finnigan
Just One Kiss- Kelly Finnigan

Skating- Warren Wolf
Fiji Fiji- Karaba

Blue Flows

The first half of this week’s The Yellow Light proGram knew just where the deep spots were:

Don’t Go- The Masterminds
Going Insane In A Sanitized World- The Pocket Gods
Project Fear- The Pocket Gods

Princess Phone- The Nels Cline Singers
Dark Wish (To Per Henrik Wallin)- The End
Dimensional Stardust (Parable 33)- Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra
Homie Numero Uno (The Craft)- Lespecial
Homie Numero Tres (Homies Blurring Into One)- Lespecial
Boundary Dissolution- Lespecial
Moon- Godtet

Ficción- Dino Saluzzi
Dub Shall Live On (Babylon Soon Fall Bass Dub)- Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan
Babylon Soon Fall (Dubstrumental 7″ Mix)- Subatomic Sound System & Screechy Dan

Talking Bill Evans Trio With Mr. Jack DeJohnette

Resonance Records proudly released Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s, the label’s 3rd collection featuring unheard recordings by the great pianist’s short-lived 1968 trio with bassist Eddie Gomez & drummer Jack DeJohnette, as a 2-LP Record Store Day exclusive on Black Friday, November 27. The album will subsequently be released as a 2-CD set and a digital download on December 4th. Unearthed by Resonance co-president Zev Feldman (a/k/a “the Jazz Detective”), Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (2016) was a two-LP/two-CD studio date, cut five days after the Evans-Gomez-DeJohnette trio’s Montreux appearance, which had sat unheard in the German vaults for 50 years. A 2nd historic discovery, Another Time (2018), was recorded two days later by the Netherlands Radio Union in Hilversum. Drawn from Jack DeJohnette’s personal archives, Live at Ronnie Scott’s comprises 20 scintillating tracks captured during the Evans trio’s month-long ’68 residency at the eponymous saxophonist-impresario’s Soho club. (It is Resonance’s second live Evans album to emanate from that venue: 2019’s Evans in England derived from a 1969 stand at Scott’s, featuring Gomez and drummer Marty Morell.) Recordings by the Evans-Gomez-DeJohnette lineup are as prized as they are rare. Mr. DeJohnette was an especially simpatico accompanist for Evans, for he had been a pianist before taking up the drums. Despite their chemistry, the trio played together for a mere 6 months. During their stay at Scott’s, Miles Davis stopped in to check out the band, and the trumpeter swiftly recruited DeJohnette for his new group. By the end of 1968, Morell was hired by Evans as his replacement, and he drummed behind the pianist through 1974. Distinguished British critic, author, broadcaster, & pianist Brian Priestley, who witnessed Evans’ ’68 trio in action, puts the London stand and Evans’ then-current repertoire in context in newly commissioned notes for the release. He writes that the performances’ “compelling, indeed at times overwhelming, musical quality is such as to impress this listener all over again. Live at Ronnie Scott’s also features a joint interview, conducted by Feldman, with DeJohnette and Grammy-winning pianist (and, in his early career, drummer) Chick Corea, who played with DeJohnette in Miles Davis’ storied late-‘60s lineups. And as with all of Resonance Records releases, the packaging/artwork & provided documented history makes this yet another “must have” to any music lovers collection. Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott’s will be the fifth Resonance title to feature unreleased music by the pianist: 2014’s Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate was the label’s first Evans collection. Smile With Your Heart: The Best of Bill Evans on Resonance, a mid-priced compilation, was issued in 2020.

I had the honor of chatting with the legendary, Mr. Jack DeJohnette about this release. We get into the time and place of its creation. How Mr. Evans was creatively at the top of his playing game and how fortunate we are that these recordings made it to all of us, with some fine cleaning up work, we get to re-live and re-feel moments that many of us never shared in originally. Mr. DeJohnette and I also talk a little about working within the change on a moment stylings of Miles Davis as well an naming off a few artists he sees as carrying on that ability to create in any situation, and how they can find some cracks in structure to find freedom.