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Daytime Shadow

The 6th edition of the Springtime spin-off proGram, The Yellow Light, took the colors as the fluff flew over:

Movement 4- Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders W/London Symphony Orchestra
Porcelain (reprise Version)- Moby Ft. Jim James
Somuchmoreaware- møziz
Fallingisgrowing- møziz

Poughtu- Serge Bulat w/Katie Buckley & Nino Errera
Hope You’re Doin’ Better- Mndsgn
Grind- BARK

Love Bite- Middle Name Dance Band Ft. Natalie Slade
Yanıyorum- Tugba & Cagri

Asphalt Homeland- Ghost Funk Orchestra
Distant Mode- Gary Bartz Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Black And Brown- Gary Bartz Adrian Younge Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Wisconsin Sound: Mr. Chair

The Wisconsin Union Theater’s new online event series, called Wisconsin Sound, will exclusively feature Wisconsin artists, and on April 11th we were treated to some Mr. Chair. The Theater team created this new series both for its patrons as well as to help support performance artists, many of whom have experienced canceled performances due to COVID-19. Mr. Chair looks like a jazz combo, enchants like a string quartet, and electrifies like a rock band, all while delighting listeners with their fresh and authentic sound. As classically-trained musicians well-versed in jazz, electronics, prog rock, world music and beyond, Mr. Chair is a contemporary fusion ensemble for music fans of all backgrounds. Their compositions are long-form journeys – sometimes delicate and sweet, sometimes thrashing with unbridled energy and conviction. Their sound palette is diverse, and used to tell stories in styles cinematic, surreal, romantic, funky, whimsical, and always captivating. They perform original works as well as their own arrangements of iconic pieces from Stravinsky to Bach. Mr. Chair can fit any size room. They design acoustic shows for intimate cabaret settings all the way up to thrilling concert hall performances with full string orchestras.

Made Of This Dust

The final portion of the proGram reminded us all that we are the stars in our own show:

Calm Down Cologne- Garage A Trois Ft. Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter & Skerik
Highly Medicated- Mara TK

Visions Of Love- Gary Bartz / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad
The Message- Gary Bartz / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Blue Jungles- Gary Bartz / Adrian Younge / Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Movement 2- Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Ft. London Symphony Orchestra
Movement 3- Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Ft. London Symphony Orchestra
Movement 5- Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders Ft. London Symphony Orchestra
Moonman- Nick Hakim & Roy Nathanson

Sister Susannah- Anoushka Shankar
Shabi-Bi-Di-Do- The Dutch Benglos
Utammada- Ismail & Sixu Touré

Young Lies- Poté Ft. Damon Albarn
Long Legged Larry- Aesop Rock
Rockafucker- Epsilon One

Stars Shine On

The middle sets of the proGram kept us listening and looking upward and outward:

Keppe, ‘K Zien Ier Voe Joen- Guy Verlinde
Testify- Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls
Shake That Man- Sunday wilde

Promises I’ve Made- Andrew Gabbard
Treat You Right (Soul Version)- Jeff White
Yard Birds- True Loves
Treat Me Bad- Izy

Why Can’t We Live Together- Dr. Lonnie Smith Ft. Iggy Pop
Kick To The Head, Burrito To The Face- Robert Walter Ft. Gary Bartz & The Greyboy Allstars
Volcanic Acne- Robert Walter Ft. Gary Bartz & The Greyboy Allstars
Just Start Groovin’- George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners
Porter 13A- George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners

She Ain’t No Fluffer- The Handcuffs

The NiGht Sky Appears

The first piece of this weeks proGram. showed the stars glimmering throughout.

White Line Fever- Bobby Osborne
Hahahaohhoho- Yellow Ostrich
WHALE- Yellow Ostrich
Love Killed Cobain- Az U R
I Might- Dree Leer

Country Buzz- Steve Keenan Band
Whiskey Drinking Blues- Steve Keenan Band
Eyes Of A Woman- Cole Myronuk & The Wild
Spanish Leonard- The Roosters

Bo’s Veranda (Travolta’s Walk)- Hypnosonics
Like a Damn Fool- Hypnosonics
Livin’ With You- Hypnosonics

This Branch Served

The 5th edition of the Springtime edition of The Yellow Light. Look into the lines:

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright- Adam Moezinia
Silicon Road- Mischa Blanos
Now’s The Time- Steve Hunt
SALT- Joey Alexander

Spiritual Ideation- Gary Bartz, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
FREEDOM- Jon Batiste

Live From The Apollo- Lorne Lofsky
We See- John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta & Bill Cunliffe
Wildwood- Jack Brandfield Ft. Randy Napoleon & Rodney Whitaker

Tenderly- Marko Mebus & Wüste Welle BIG BAND

Springtime Fuzzy Glow

The final portion of this week’s proGram took the already great and watched it turn into different…perfect differences:

Soul Vibes Summit- Trog’low
Ballin’ ’72- Trog’low
Speak Easy on a Quiet Moonless Night Dub- Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Soundwave
F. Pan Landing- Fimber Bravo
Mounadji ’76- Mackjoss
LIMYÈ-A- Voilaaa Ft. Lass, David Walters & Pat Kalla

Running- Bratři
Verba- Trigaida
The Stranger- The Midnight
Ghost In Your Stereo- The Midnight

Paul P. Sure- Pocket Protection

Sprung Out

The middle part of the proGram really took care of SUM of tha’ funkier sides of the calendar:

Imagine- Mindi Abair
Sunshine Superman- Dr. Lonnie Smith Ft. Iggy Pop

Stormy (Wallace and Morris ‘North Street West’ Vocal Remix)- Greg Blackman
Calling England Home- Anthony Joseph
Places Names- Nick Waterhouse
B. Santa Ana, 1986- Nick Waterhouse
Champion- Cliff Beach

Till Minne Av Lilly Lindström- Eric Malmberg
WE ARE- Jon Batiste Ft. St. Augustine High School Marching 100, David Gauthier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Craig Adams, Braedon Gautier, Brennan Gautier & Autumn Rowe
ADULTHOOD- Jon Batiste Ft. Hot 8 Brass Band

Crying For Hope- George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners
Corry’s Snail and Slug Death Snail- Robert Walter Ft. Gary Bartz

Under The Tree

The first part of the proGram was hanging out under the pine tree all Winter long:

Nightflyer- Allison Russell
The Medicine Man- Keb’ Mo’ Ft. Old Crow Medicine Show
Fine Line- Oliver Wood
Blues Stay Away from Me- Josh Lippi & The Overtimers Ft. Steve Wyreman

Ways and Means- The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
greenarrowradio promo- The Wildroots
Boot Money- Tony Joe White
Bubba Jones- Tony Joe White
Lookin’ Over My Shoulder- John R. Miller

Little Sleep- Joe Kaplow
Out Tonight- Modesty Blaise
Ghost Of Fall Singer In Depopulated Griefscape- The Armoires
Wild Thing II- The Blips

Haul Away Joe- Captain Feedback & The S.O.S. Wave Band
Knock Out- Xiu Xiu Ft. Alice Bag

Surface Feel

The 4th edition of the Spring spin-off version of the spin-off The Yellow Light proGram is noting the color of the ground feel:

Raga Marva Vasant- Baluji Shrivastav
Raga Vasant Mukhari Aarti- Baluji Shrivastav
Singo- Fimber Bravo
Tabli Tabli- Fimber Bravo

Launching Pad- Jazz Worms
Paradox of the Positive- Adrian Younge
Patriotic Portraits- Adrian Younge
Loft Funk- Michael Wolff (Live at Vitellos- L.A. 8/31/2011)

Epistrophy- Dr. Lonnie Smith (live)
Memories Of Sherwood- Steve Hunt

Alvita- Evan Arntzen
Anything Goes- Noa

Same But Not So

The final part of this week’s proGram looked familiar maybe, but it had it’s own personalities:

An American Sunrise- Joy Harjo Ft. Rich Robinson
**pre-recorded conversation with Joy Harjo**
Midnight is a Horn Player- Joy Harjo Ft. Mike McCready & Dave Carter
This Morning I Pray for My Enemies- Joy Harjo Ft. Lisette Garcia, Marissa Sapulpa & Sandra Sapulpa

Inspiración de los Pueblos- Grupo Familia Vera
You All Know What to Do Dub- Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Spacewave
Light on the Runway- Jus Goodie
Sunshine Revolution- Gentleman’s Dub Club

Shake- Sam i Ft. Alex Greenwald
The Code- Alewya Ft. Moses Boyd
Heads Off- Kovacs The Hun
New Dawn Coming- Kovacs The Hun

Intergalactic Relations- Kaidi Tatham

Enhanced With Extra

The middle portion of the proGram had it’s funk and feeling out there…so much so that it brought out some sharpen tints to it all:

Define Love- Dope Sagittarius
2 Funky 4 U- Cobra Fantastic
Kinshasa Fc- STR4TA
Rhythm In Your Mind- STR4TA

The Black Stone Affair (reprise)- Whatitdo Archive Group
(Don’t) Hold Me Down- PM Warson

Palilalia- Robert Walter w/ Gary Bartz
Impervious- Robert Walter w/Gary Bartz
Are You With Me- Alan Evans
Do It Again- Alan Evans
Do It Again (outro)- Alan Evans

The March On America- Adrian Younge
James Mincey Jr.- Adrian Younge
Dying ON The Run- Adrian Younge

Nature Paints

The first part of this week’s proGram took the sound into the ground…plant on ice with a little twist of filter:

You And I- Valerie June
Stardust- Son of the Velvet Rat
The Ferris Wheel- Son of the Velvet Rat
Better Off Alone- The Black Angels (live at Levitation)

Early Man- Hypnosonics
Rub It In (Fort Apache Version)- Hypnosonics

Sad Eyed Lover- Katie Knipp
Hip To Your Trip- Damon Fowler
Express Connection- TOMISLAV GOLUBAN
grrenarrowradio promo- TOMISLAV GOLUBAN

Gotta Get Away- Travellin’ Blue Kings
Cherry on Top- Johnny Burgin Ft. Anson Funderburgh

Praying For Enemies with Joy Harjo

In her first new recording in a decade, Joy Harjo – the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States – digs deep into the indigenous red earth and the shared languages of music to sing, speak and play a stunningly original musical meditation that seeks healing for a troubled world – “I Pray for My Enemies”, released on Sunyata Records March 5. Collaborating with producer/engineer Barrett Martin on this unique new album, Joy brings a fresh identity to the poetry & songs that have made her a renowned poet of the Muscogee Creek Nation & one of the most authentic and compelling voices of these times. “The concept for I Pray for My Enemies began” says Harjo, “with an urgent need to deal with discord, opposition. It could have been on a tribal, national or a personal level. I no longer remember. The urgency had a heartbeat and in any gathering of two or more, perhaps the whole planet, our hearts lean to entrainment – that is, to beat together.” Latin Grammy-winning producer, composer and founding father of the historic Seattle music scene, Barrett Martin brings a new dimension to Harjo’s unique sound-world – her words and music spoken, sung and explored in a vibrant mix of classic instrumental sounds. Harjo and Martin describe it as “funkified spoken word” inspiring “elegant jazz, urban soul, and inner city, reservation grit.” She sings and speaks her poetry, as well as playing saxophone and flute, on an album she describes as “very much of-the-moment.” Martin holds it all together with drums, upright bass, keyboards & production duties. He assembled an all-star band to explore Harjo’s work, featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M.) on electric guitar & feedback; Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) on electric guitar solos; Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) on acoustic guitar; and Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) on electric guitar solos. Additional players include renowned Iraqi oud master Rahim Alhaj; trumpeter Dave Carter & percussionist/backing vocalist Lisette Garcia. Joy’s stepdaughters sing harmony vocals, and her husband Owen Sapulpa plays surdo drum on the album. Joy defines songs and poems as distinctly different expressions, & both are featured in the 16 tracks that make up the album. Her words & music, older & newer, get a fresh new identity here. Some of Harjo’s defining poems appear here – “An American Sunrise,” “Fear,” “Running” & “Remember” – refracting her own experience as a Native American woman of her culturally defining generation. “Calling the Spirit Back,” from an early collection of Harjo’s poems, and the new song “How Love Blows Through the Trees” – written when COVID-19 reached her home in Tulsa, OK – echo the suffering of a world experiencing a pandemic.
Joy Harjo is the author of several books of poetry, plays, children’s books. In May, The Library of Congress will release Living Nations, Living Words: an Anthology of First Peoples Poetry: and in September a memoir Poet Warrior, A Call for Love and Justice, Oprah Winfrey recently picked her anthology of Native American poetry for her book club. Her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation; the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award; PEN USA Literary Award and many others. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

I had the complete honor of catching up with Joy about this brand new release and we dive into the seed to flower tale. How she got to work with Mr. Martin and the key of the rhythm. All the words above speak the truth about Joy, but to get a true sense of this album and how it sounds and more importantly feels, is up to you. Go hear, go feel.

Springs Pops

The 3rd installment of the Spring edition of The Yellow Light. This week’s proGram popped with newly grown sounds:

Kinds of Light: III. Fluorescence- Akropolis Reed Quintet
Rites for the Afterlife: III. The Hall of Judgement- Akropolis Reed Quintet
My Favorite Things I- Masabumi Kikuchi
Improvisation- Masabumi Kikuchi

Un Mundo En Que Quepan Muchos Mundos- Gustavo Cortiñas
El Jinete Y El Caballo- Gustavo Cortiñas

Revived Mind- Jihye Lee Orchestra
Dissatisfied Mind- Jihye Lee Orchestra
Kinetic- Steven Feifke Big Band
Sgraffito- TuneTown Ft. Artie Roth, Ernesto Cervini & Kelly Jefferson
Cheryl- TuneTown Ft. Ernesto Cervini, Kelly Jefferson & Artie Roth

Fiskeskärsmelodin- Koma Saxo (live)

Tree View

The final part of this week’s proGram had the fan or tress just listening in:

Mina Mê- Kiazi Malonga
Akwa- Kiazi Malonga

Punky Reggae Party Dub- Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Spacewave
Ever Forward Dub- Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Spacewave
Stir It up (In the Pot) Dub- Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Spacewave
Ease and Flow- Indubious Ft. Mike Love

Enkisesei- Fernando Anuang’a & Maasai Vocals
Enkairishi- Fernando Anuang’a & Maasai Vocals

Mové Piti- Sakili
Misié Benet- Sakili
La ri Latanie- Sakili
Rabbit Invents the Saxophone- Joy Harjo

Get Off Your Seat

The middle portion of this week’s proGram didn’t really let you sit on it, Potsie:

Hot n’ Greezy- Alan Evans
Snakebites- Chicken Grass Ft. Princess Shaw
King of the Mountain- Gizelle Smith
Spike Lee- Les Jeux Sont Funk

The Black Stone Affair (main theme)- Whatitdo Archive Group
Blood Chief- Whatitdo Archive Group
We Like It- STR4TA
Steppers Crusade- STR4TA
Stay On The Groove (DJ Caution Regroove)- The New Mastersounds

Together Again- Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step
La Policía- Bachaco
Lunca- Balkan Taksim

A Seated View In

The first part of this week’s proGram took a seat and let the view and the sounds soak right on in:

Reefer Head Man- Martin Lang Ft. Frank Krawkowski/Billy Flynn/Illinois Slim & Dean Haas
Taxman- Damon Fowler
My ’49- Atomic 44’s
greenarrowradio promo- Dave Thomas

Rub It In- Hypnosonics
They Bent Me- Hypnosonics
Earl man (Fort Apache Version)- Hypnosonics
Blue Hearts- Paul Bergmann

Manipulation- The Black Angels (live at Levitation)
You On The Run- The Black Angels (live at Levitation)
Blue Whale- Holy Monitor

The Call For The Cure- Magnet Animals
Lonely In Space- The Buzzards of Fuzz

Walking Home- The Blips

The Twine Inside

The 2nd instalment of the (almost) Spring Edition of the greenarrowradio spin-off proGram, The Yellow Light. This set has some undoing to do:

Mr. Lucky- Vinnie Riccitelli Octet
Hummingbirds- Yelena Eckemoff
Falling Down- Michael Wolff (Live at Vitellos, 2011)

Rotten Roses- Adrian Younge
Margaret Garner- Adrian Younge

Orafardo- Richard Ford
Be- Omar Sosa Ft. Rajery
Veloma E- Omar Sosa Ft. Rajery
Sabo- Omar Sosa Ft. Monja Mahafay

Chorfa- Innov Gnawa
Waheguru Nanak Guru- Manika Kaur Ft. Jesse Bannister
Hay Gobind Hay Dayal- Manika Kaur Ft. Kaviraj Singh Dhadialla