Nicht Wahr ?

View north of Hudson River from artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) house on one of our winter road trips from Cleveland to NYC circa 1987-1989 -- photo by Mark Weber ---- Church painted those fantastical landscapes of large vision and utopian

View north of Hudson River from artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) house on one of our winter road trips from Cleveland to NYC circa 1987-1989 — photo by Mark Weber —- Church painted those fantastical landscapes of large vision and utopian

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

December 3, 2o15 Jazz @ Noon every Thursday (starts at 12:07 after the satellite news) Host MARK WEBER KUNM Albuquerque, USA 89.9 FM (Mountain Standard Time) also streaming on the web KUNM.org Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)

Nicht Wahr ?

When Philip Seymour Hoffman was found OD
in his Greenwich Village flat last year, having
relapsed after twenty years clean, the spokesman
for the police who talked to the TIMES was so hip,
knew it wasn’t related to any deep-seated psychological
booger bear, she pointed out
that with heroin, once you let the genie out
of the bottle it’s hard to put it back in and keep
the cork secure (sounds kinda like she’s had some
experience with along these lines?) ——- Well,

that’s the same thing with jazz: once
you get a taste for improvisation and swing and
multi-layer’d rhythm, you’re hooked, baby, you
got a habit.

James Moody Quartet at Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio -- June 25, 1988 -- Akira Tana, drums; James Williams, piano; Ben Brown, bass -- photo by Mark Weber

James Moody Quartet at Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio — June 25, 1988 — Akira Tana, drums; James Williams, piano; Ben Brown, bass — photo by Mark Weber

Nick Brignola on tenor! Janet and I were visiting in Albany and read in the paper that Nick Brignola was playing at a little joint and boy were we surprised to see that he hadn't brought his baritone, he played tenor all night, which isn't all that unusual if you study his discography were he doubled on a variety of saxophones, clarinets, flutes his entire career clear back to his first recording session in 1957 where he played alto along with his bari ------ maybe he had a recording session coming up and needed to brush up on his tenor? Today on the show we'll dip into the recently released treasure trove of Bee Hive (Mosaic) recordings with Nick all over the place on those late 70s disks ---- photo by Mark Weber -- March 11, 1989 Albany, New York (Dave Santora, bass)

Nick Brignola on tenor! Janet and I were visiting in Albany and read in the paper that Nick Brignola was playing at a little joint and boy were we surprised to see that he hadn’t brought his baritone, he played tenor all night, which isn’t all that unusual if you study his discography were he doubled on a variety of saxophones, clarinets, flutes his entire career clear back to his first recording session in 1957 where he played alto along with his bari —— maybe he had a recording session coming up and needed to brush up on his tenor? Today on the show we’ll dip into the recently released treasure trove of Bee Hive (Mosaic) recordings with Nick all over the place on those late 70s disks —- photo by Mark Weber — March 11, 1989 Albany, New York (Dave Santora, bass)

Jim Hall Quartet -- Outpost Performance Space -- March 24, 2o11 -- Steve LaSpina, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Greg Osby, alto saxophone; Jim Hall, guitar ----- every time I catch Osby my opinion of him just grows ---- on this date he was purely supportive of Jim and his music, and for the most part kept things going by working the edges, and illustrating the quiet side of things, he was purely without ego ---- photo by Mark Weber

Jim Hall Quartet — Outpost Performance Space — March 24, 2o11 — Steve LaSpina, bass; Joey Baron, drums; Greg Osby, alto saxophone; Jim Hall, guitar —– every time I catch Osby my opinion of him just grows —- on this date he was purely supportive of Jim and his music, and for the most part kept things going by working the edges, and illustrating the quiet side of things, he was purely without ego —- photo by Mark Weber

Kazzrie Jaxen and Robin Seydel in the hallway at KUNM, Albuquerque -- October 21, 2o10 ---- (Kazzrie was playing that night at Outpost Performance Space and Robin's my friend who was helping me with the radio station fundraiser that day, she danced with Martha Graham in the 70's and is the brains behind our food co-op here in Albuquerque, and a one-woman battle-ax against Monsanto's depredations upon our seeds) -- photo by Mark Weber

Kazzrie Jaxen and Robin Seydel in the hallway at KUNM, Albuquerque — October 21, 2o10 —- (Kazzrie was playing that night at Outpost Performance Space and Robin’s my friend who was helping me with the radio station fundraiser that day, she danced with Martha Graham in the 70’s and is the brains behind our food co-op here in Albuquerque, and a one-woman battle-ax against Monsanto’s depredations upon our seeds) — photo by Mark Weber

Kazzrie Jaxen -- Outpost Performance Space -- October 21, 2o10 -- photo by Mark Weber

Kazzrie Jaxen — Outpost Performance Space — October 21, 2o10 — photo by Mark Weber

Don Preston and David Parlato -- August 9, 2o13 Los Angeles -- photo by Mark Weber

Don Preston and David Parlato — August 9, 2o13 Los Angeles — photo by Mark Weber

Nick Brignola - Roger Kellaway Quartet in Albuquerque at the old Outpost -- September 13, 1999 ---- Nick flew in from Albany and Roger made it over from Ojai, California, and they were lucky to get locals David Parlato on bass and John Trentacosta, drums ----- David has always counted this as one of favorite gigs of his career --- I note from the photos that Nick also played soprano this night ---- and remember fondly how Roger on some extended solo painted himself into a corner he couldn't get out of and threw up his hands in bemused frustration then dug right back, NOW that is jazz pure & simple! -- photo by Mark Weber

Nick Brignola – Roger Kellaway Quartet in Albuquerque at the old Outpost — September 13, 1999 —- Nick flew in from Albany and Roger made it over from Ojai, California, and they were lucky to get locals David Parlato on bass and John Trentacosta, drums —– David has always counted this as one of favorite gigs of his career — I note from the photos that Nick also played soprano this night —- and remember fondly how Roger on some extended solo painted himself into a corner he couldn’t get out of and threw up his hands in bemused frustration then dug right back, NOW that is jazz pure & simple! — photo by Mark Weber

Ken Rosser (guitar), Michael Vlatkovich, Chris Garcia setting his drums before hitting with Bobby Bradford Mo'tet at LACMA -- August 9, 2o13 -- photo by Mark Weber

Ken Rosser (guitar), Michael Vlatkovich, Chris Garcia setting his drums before hitting with Bobby Bradford Mo’tet at LACMA — August 9, 2o13 — photo by Mark Weber

Larry Rivers Climax Band playing an outdoors party in the Hamptons on a summer night -- Larry on tenor saxophone and Howard Brofsky, cornet -- August 24, 1996 -- photo by Mark Weber

Larry Rivers Climax Band playing an outdoors party in the Hamptons on a summer night — Larry on tenor saxophone and Howard Brofsky, cornet — August 24, 1996 — photo by Mark Weber

Doc Cheatham at Sweet Basil, NYC -- September 1, 1996 ---- Sunday afternoon "jazz brunch" -- photo by Mark Weber

Doc Cheatham at Sweet Basil, NYC — September 1, 1996 —- Sunday afternoon “jazz brunch” — photo by Mark Weber

Michael Anthony, Kenny Davern, Mark Weber at Bumble Bee Bob's Baja Grill in Santa Fe -- April 15, 2006 -- photo by Genevieve Russell

Michael Anthony, Kenny Davern, Mark Weber at Bumble Bee Bob’s Baja Grill in Santa Fe — April 15, 2006 — photo by Genevieve Russell

Salt Lake City -- May 5, 1990 -- photo by Mark Weber

Salt Lake City — May 5, 1990 — photo by Mark Weber

4 Comments

  1. My German is a little rusty but I think a close approximation of what “nicht wahr?” means is: Isn’t that so. Klaus will have to expand on that. (I avoid titles to my poems because they take the reader places I don’t want them to go, yet —- BUT, if you title them in foreign languages, well, they are none the wiser . . . .)

    • Monsieur K.

      November 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Well, the correct writing of the title in German language should be “Nicht wahr ?” and indeed it means “Isn’t that so” or just “Really?”

  2. Sprechen of that “genie” in/out of the bottle, “Sound Of Redemption, The Frank Morgan Story” opens in NYC at IFC on December 2nd and runs one week. The director N.C. Heiken, Paris resident, will be present each evening. The documentary will also screen at the Laemmele Theater in Santa Monica, beginning December 18th, also for one week.

    Congratulations on that “good things come to those who wait,” record release, Mark!

  3. —————-playlist—————-

    the memorial biddy fleet jazz radio show
    December 3, 2o15
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Nancy King “Mountain Greenery” –1991 cd IMPENDING BLOOM
    2. Joe Newman Quintet (Zoot Sims, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson, Adrian Acea) “Wolafunt’s Lament” –10apr57 album LOCKING HORNS
    3. Marty Paich Septet (Bob Enevoldsen, Bob Hardaway, Tony Rizzi, Max Bennett, Stan Levey, Conte Candoli) “Tomjean” — 15jan55
    4. Chuck Redd Quintet “On a Slow Boat to China” –May 2005 (Arbors Records) HAPPY ALL THE TIME
    5. Joe Newman Octet (Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, Frank Rehak, Nat Pierce, Freddie Green, Milt Hinton, Shadow Wilson) “Soon” (arr. Manny Albam) — 8feb88 album ALL I WANNA DO IS SWING
    6. Miles Davis Quintet (Paul Chambers, Philly Joe, Coltrane, Red Garland) “Blues By Five”(RG) –26oct56 (Prestige)
    7. Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet “Foolin’ Myself” –26mar10 cd CALLICOON SESSIONS
    8. Sal Mosca solo “I Never Knew” –21june81 cd TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS
    9. Bud Shank & The Sax Section (Perk, Coop, Jack Nimitz, Bob Hardaway) “Take Five” (arr. Bob Florence) –1966
    10. James Moody Septet “Yesterdays” (arr. Tom McIntosh) –Aug.1959 (Argo)
    11. Jim Hall-Paul Desmond Quartet “Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West” –Sept.1959 (RCA)
    12. Michael Kanan Trio “Victory Ball” (L.Tristano) –Jan.1991
    13. Sal Salvador Sextet (Nick Brignola, Eddie Bert, Derek Smith, Sam Jones, Mel Lewis) “Blues in the Closet” — 24mar78 (Mosaic box) COMPLETE BEE HIVE

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