All along the watchtower

Michael Anthony, one of Santa's little helpers will be in-studio Live with us on this show running down some jazz standards and some Christmas jingles ---- photo by Mark Weber -- February 15, 2o13

Michael Anthony, one of Santa’s little helpers will be in-studio Live with us on this show running down some jazz standards and some Christmas jingles —- photo by Mark Weber — February 15, 2o13

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

December 10, 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)

All along the watchtower

Temporality . . . .
How did Einstein figure out that time is bent by space?
That time is slowed down by speed? (This certainly explains Charlie Parker.)
Space is bent by mass causing gravity.
Which explains why Professor Zoot Sims learned to slingshot time
to catch up with Louis Armstrong. It’s all relative.

Alicia Ultan & Courtney Smith -- January 11, 1998 Albuquerque -- photo by Mark Weber

Alicia Ultan & Courtney Smith — January 11, 1998 Albuquerque — photo by Mark Weber

Steve Lacy Trio -- April 5, 1999 Albuquerque at old Outpost -- John Betsch, drums; JJ Avenel, bass -- photo by Mark Weber

Steve Lacy Trio — April 5, 1999 Albuquerque at old Outpost — John Betsch, drums; JJ Avenel, bass — photo by Mark Weber

Joe Louis Walker & The Boss Talkers -- September 30, 1995 at the Dingo Bar, Albuquerque -- photo by Mark Weber ---- I love how in the middle of a solo Joe will focus down on one line and repeat it over & over looping & broadcasting hypnotically this one line, it seems to freeze everything in space, transfixing the moment until he breaks loose and rips a hole in the fabric of time, everything going up in flames

Joe Louis Walker & The Boss Talkers — September 30, 1995 at the Dingo Bar, Albuquerque — photo by Mark Weber —- I love how in the middle of a solo Joe will focus down on one line and repeat it over & over looping & broadcasting hypnotically this one line, it seems to freeze everything in space, transfixing the moment until he breaks loose and rips a hole in the fabric of time, everything going up in flames

All along the watchtower, keeping the boundaries & marches wide open: Tom Guralnick solo with his Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit ---- May 19, 1995 in performance at old Outpost Performance Space ---- photo by Mark Weber

All along the watchtower, keeping the boundaries & marches wide open: Tom Guralnick solo with his Mobile Saxophone & Mute Unit —- May 19, 1995 in performance at old Outpost Performance Space —- photo by Mark Weber

Ernie Krivda leaning into his King tenor with his Fat Tuesday Big Band -- November 15, 1994 at Mr. Z's, 3312 W. 117th Street, on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio -- photo by Mark Weber ------- We'll dig into Ernie's smoking new cd REQUIEM FOR A JAZZ LADY (Capri Records)

Ernie Krivda leaning into his King tenor with his Fat Tuesday Big Band — November 15, 1994 at Mr. Z’s, 3312 W. 117th Street, on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio — photo by Mark Weber ——- We’ll dig into Ernie’s smoking new cd REQUIEM FOR A JAZZ LADY (Capri Records)(King saxophones were made in Cleveland)

Michael Anthony -- December 8, 1996 at old Outpost, Albuquerque -- photo by Mark Weber ---- (Normally, that bucket is used as Tom's raffle canister) -- Line drawing by MW

Michael Anthony — December 8, 1996 at old Outpost, Albuquerque — photo by Mark Weber —- (Normally, that bucket is used as Tom’s raffle canister) — Line drawing by MW

Toshiko Akiyoshi in conversation with A.B. Spellman -- afternoon of July 25, 2o10 at Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico -- photo by Mark Weber

Toshiko Akiyoshi in conversation with A.B. Spellman — afternoon of July 25, 2o10 at Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico — photo by Mark Weber

Matt Wilson Quartet -- March 6, 2o14 Albuquerque -- Chris Lightcap, bass; Jeff Lederer, soprano & tenor saxophones; Kirk Knuffke, Monet cornet (that he got from Ron Miles); Matt Wilson, drums -- photo by Mark Weber

Matt Wilson Quartet — March 6, 2o14 Albuquerque — Chris Lightcap, bass; Jeff Lederer, soprano & tenor saxophones; Kirk Knuffke, Monet cornet (that he got from Ron Miles); Matt Wilson, drums — photo by Mark Weber

Michael Vlatkovich Trio at the old Outpost Performance Space -- November 1, 1999 -- Chris Garcia, drums; Anders Swanson, bass; and Michael Vlatkovich, the only person on this planet to play with both women named Peggy Lee, the torch singer and the modernist cellist -- photo by Mark Weber ---- Today on the radio show we'll listen to some of Michael's arrangements on Christmas tunes for multiple trombones

Michael Vlatkovich Trio at the old Outpost Performance Space — November 1, 1999 — Chris Garcia, drums; Anders Swanson, bass; and Michael Vlatkovich, the only person on this planet to play with both women named Peggy Lee, the torch singer and the modernist cellist — photo by Mark Weber —- Today on the radio show we’ll listen to some of Michael’s arrangements on Christmas tunes for multiple trombones

That's me on the day we decided to go investigate the Los Lunas Mystery Stone -- April 30, 1995 -- photo by Janet Simon -- 35 miles south of Albuquerque -- In some distant time, longer ago than two millennia, mariners from the Mediterranean, in wetter times, made their way up the Rio Grande (and then to the Rio Puerco) and left an inscription on a rock in a small vale of Hidden Mountain carved in a Phoenician tongue the Decalogue of the Israelites

That’s me on the day we decided to go investigate the Los Lunas Mystery Stone — April 30, 1995 — photo by Janet Simon — 35 miles south of Albuquerque — In some distant time, longer ago than two millennia, mariners from the Mediterranean, in wetter times, made their way up the Rio Grande (and then to the Rio Puerco) and left an inscription on a rock in a small vale of Hidden Mountain carved in a Phoenician tongue the Decalogue of the Israelites

Taps in the late morning: My father's funeral -- December 13, 2o12 Forest Lawn, Covina Hills, California ---- I grew up under those San Gabriel Mountains just east of Los Angeles ---- My dad was a veteran of the Korean War where he fought on the 38th parallel in 1951 before it became an entrenched war -- I have his CIB and his Purple Heart -- an infantryman in the U.S. Army receives a Combat Infantry Badge for engagements under fire for over 90 straight days, according to Col. David Hackworth, probably the most telling decoration you can receive ---- on the evening of March 6, 1952 he was in a chow line in a trench when Zhou Enlai's guys lobbed a mortar over Hill 851 and killed most of the soldiers in that chow line, my dad took shrapnel in his knee and was not suppose to be able to walk again, but he did, becoming a mailman ---- My dad paid close attention to politics for the rest of his life, being on the front lines in battle has a way of politicizing a person -- He was what I call a Goldwater Republican (in 1964 he took me to hear Barry Goldwater stump for Presidency) ---- I also save the piece of shrapnel ---- photo by Mark Weber

Taps in the late morning: My father’s funeral — December 13, 2o12 Forest Lawn, Covina Hills, California —- I grew up under those San Gabriel Mountains just east of Los Angeles —- My dad was a veteran of the Korean War where he fought on the 38th parallel in 1951 before it became an entrenched war — I have his CIB and his Purple Heart — an infantryman in the U.S. Army receives a Combat Infantry Badge for engagements under fire for over 90 straight days, according to Col. David Hackworth, probably the most telling decoration you can receive —- on the evening of March 6, 1952 he was in a chow line in a trench when Zhou Enlai’s guys lobbed a mortar over Hill 851 and killed most of the soldiers in that chow line, my dad took shrapnel in his knee and was not suppose to be able to walk again, but he did, becoming a mailman —- My dad paid close attention to politics for the rest of his life, being on the front lines in battle has a way of politicizing a person — He was what I call a Goldwater Republican (in 1964 he took me to hear Barry Goldwater stump for Presidency) —- I also save the piece of shrapnel —- photo by Mark Weber

3 Comments

  1. Wow, nothin’ like multiple trombones, nicht wahr? Great set of shots, Mark, and the ultimate musical realtativity scribblin’ blues. Peace and Love, RK

  2. cool, mark… you keep teaching me music stuff i’d never know without cool cat You. and what was Jim Morrison doing in Albuquerque? love your text, too, so much of it reads like fine poetry.. love, joan and Fred

  3. —————-playlist——————————–

    Michael Anthony & Sundance Kid Jazz Radio Show
    KUNM Albuquerque
    December 10, 2o15
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Ernie Krivda “Great Lakes Gumbo” –21may14 cd REQUIEM FOR A JAZZ LADY (Capri)
    2. Michael Anthony solo guitar “Gone with the Wind” LIVE in-studio
    3. New York New York soundtrack “Flip the Dip” — 1977 w/ Georgie Auld tenor saxophone
    4. Michael Anthony “Caroling, Caroling”
    5. Michael Vlatkovich 6 trombones “We 3 Kings” unreleased Christmas recordings
    6. Michael Anthony “Soft Winds” (Bb blues)
    7. Matt Wilson Quartet “Main Stem”(Ellington) –29jan13 cd GATHERING CALL
    8. Michael Anthony “O Christmas Tree”
    9. Vlatkovich 6 trombones “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” ibid.
    10. Michael Antony “You stepped out of a dream”
    11. Steve Lacy Quartet (Buell Neidlinger, Wynton Kelly, Dennis Charles) “Work”(Monk)– 1nov57
    12. Michael Anthony “The Christmas Song”
    13. Michael Anthony “Monk Shop”(Wes Montgomery)
    14. Michael Anthony “How High the Moon”
    15. Miles Davis Quintet “Bye Bye Blackbird” –5june56 cd ‘ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT (Columbia Legacy w/ extra concert from Pasadena 1956 ! )
    16. Michael Vlatkovich 6×4 trombones “We hope you have a merry” ibid. — circa 1990s-2000s

    *Michael played on the movie soundtrack Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    (he’s the guy on the quaint ukulele on “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”)

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