Poem beginning with a line by Robert Herrick and a few words borrowed from Chaucer

Georgie Auld outside Donte's, North Hollywood ---- note that his Cadillac plates reads AULD 13 ---- (there's a better exposure in existence somewhere, and we're hoping it'll turn up some day, it's probably in the archive at UCLA) (this one is blurry) but, it was a long night at the bar and Georgie's friends were begging him not to drive, alas, he didn't live very far away -- April 27, 1977 -- photo by Mark Weber ----- That's Georgie's tenor all over the soundtrack to Scorsese's NEW YORK, NEW YORK, and Ralph Burns arrangements which I hope to play some on this show, if I don't get bogged down in Christmas music

Georgie Auld outside Donte’s, North Hollywood —- note that his Cadillac plates reads AULD 13 —- (there’s a better exposure in existence somewhere, and we’re hoping it’ll turn up some day, it’s probably in the archive at UCLA) (this one is blurry) but, it was a long night at the bar and Georgie’s friends were begging him not to drive, alas, he didn’t live very far away — April 27, 1977 — photo by Mark Weber —– That’s Georgie’s tenor all over the soundtrack to Scorsese’s NEW YORK, NEW YORK, and Ralph Burns arrangements which I hope to play some on this show, if I don’t get bogged down in Christmas music

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

December 17, 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)

POEM BEGINNING WITH A LINE BY ROBERT HERRICK AND A FEW WORDS BORROWED FROM CHAUCER

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
For so and so we did not know
How quickly did the clock tick
and toll, doing its work so mortally

And wot was that syngynge
by the manne Sinatra
who’s moon and June had to lyssen
to such hard piteous lamentation sung?

A baleful howling in chorus with the dogs
and the jailhouse full of those who’s time
had come, never having
borrow’d from the Earth
one red rose nor gave of themselves
whole-heartedlee, “this nearly was mine”

And of the night we called it a day
So and so, it all goes away

Dexter Gordon at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California -- December 23, 1976 with a band of Angelenos: Frank DeLaRosa, bass; Jimmie Smith, drums; Dolo Coker, piano -- photo by Mark Weber ---- Dexter would quote Christmas songs in July and we loved him for it, we'd all laugh ---- on-stage in performance was always a laboratory for Dexter, he took everything apart, reassembled it, took wrong turns, got out on a limb, sawed it off, picked himself back up and kept on blowing ---- Ten years ago I gave a box of jazz club memorabilia to UCLA Special Collections -- matchbooks, menus, ticket stubs, buttons, programs, and inadvertently (I discover'd later) had included the roach end of a joint I had smoked with Dexter at some point, that I had encased in a clear plastic box, held in place by a wad of cotton, I kept that for years on the livingroom coffee table as a conversation piece, I sure hope UCLA keeps it safe.

Dexter Gordon at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California — December 23, 1976 with a band of Angelenos: Frank DeLaRosa, bass; Jimmie Smith, drums; Dolo Coker, piano — photo by Mark Weber —- Dexter would quote Christmas songs in July and we loved him for it, we’d all laugh —- on-stage in performance was always a laboratory for Dexter, he took everything apart, reassembled it, took wrong turns, got out on a limb, sawed it off, picked himself back up and kept on blowing —- Ten years ago I gave a box of jazz club memorabilia to UCLA Special Collections — matchbooks, menus, ticket stubs, buttons, programs, and inadvertently (I discover’d later) had included the roach end of a joint I had smoked with Dexter at some point, that I had encased in a clear plastic box, held in place by a wad of cotton, I kept that for years on the livingroom coffee table as a conversation piece, I sure hope UCLA keeps it safe.

Warren Vache Quartet -- October 8, 2o15 at Outpost Performance Space -- John Trentacosta, drums; Earl Sauls, bass; Warren Vache, cornet; Tardo Hammer, piano -- photo by Mark Weber

Warren Vache Quartet — October 8, 2o15 at Outpost Performance Space — John Trentacosta, drums; Earl Sauls, bass; Warren Vache, cornet; Tardo Hammer, piano — photo by Mark Weber

Don Menza -- Hollywood Bowl Playboy Jazz Festival -- June 21, 1980 -- photo by Mark Weber

Don Menza — Hollywood Bowl Playboy Jazz Festival — June 21, 1980 — photo by Mark Weber

Tom Albach at Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra last-Sunday-of-the-month concert at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Los Angeles -- April 26, 1981 -- w/ Horace Tapscott hunker'd down over the spinet and Fundi LeGohn, French-horn; Fritz Wise, drums: Linda Hill and JuJeGr sitting in front row -- photo by Mark Weber ---- Today (December 13, 2015) is Tom's 90th birthday, I just talked with him on the phone (he lives nearby in Albuquerque with his wife Pat), maybe not completely hale & hearty, but still full of piss & vinegar, having survived a couple bouts with cancer, he's on the mend, still reading his beloved Manchester Guardian (British) and Le Monde Diplomatique (French) for his political news, still smokes a little reefer "a marvelous balm!" for his glaucoma, still walks an hour every morning, "up here the air is so good! it's great to get out every morning!" still plays pool in the afternoons in his neighborhood (he was once a pool hustler, so don't engage him on the tables, even at age 90 he can take you), finds the current music scene in America not good, some of this new jazz sounds like it's made for 12 or 13 year-olds! It's infantile, music for kids! Just the fact that I sell more music over-seas in Europe and Japan gives you an indication where things are at, the fact that Trump has a following is indication how successful the Replublicans have been in stupifying the American people . . . . the trouble this country is in, whew, capitalism has turned us into monsters, we're cruel! And the music, the richness is gone, there's no dimension, it's all superficial and jive! I can't believe the young people became so corrupted, they think thier music is hip! I raised my prices! [laughter][see Nimbus West Records] ----- my favorite quote from him this morning: "All these awards like Grammys and Emmys, they aren't awards, they're indictments!"

Tom Albach at Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra last-Sunday-of-the-month concert at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Los Angeles — April 26, 1981 — w/ Horace Tapscott hunker’d down over the spinet and Fundi LeGohn, French-horn; Fritz Wise, drums: Linda Hill and JuJeGr sitting in front row — photo by Mark Weber —- Today (December 13, 2015) is Tom’s 90th birthday, I just talked with him on the phone (he lives nearby in Albuquerque with his wife Pat), maybe not completely hale & hearty, but still full of piss & vinegar, having survived a couple bouts with cancer, he’s on the mend, still reading his beloved Manchester Guardian (British) and Le Monde Diplomatique (French) for his political news, still smokes a little reefer “a marvelous balm!” for his glaucoma, still walks an hour every morning, “up here the air is so good! it’s great to get out every morning!” still plays pool in the afternoons in his neighborhood (he was once a pool hustler, so don’t engage him on the tables, even at age 90 he can take you), finds the current music scene in America not good, “some of this new jazz sounds like it’s made for 12 or 13 year-olds! It’s infantile, music for kids! Just the fact that I sell more music over-seas in Europe and Japan gives you an indication where things are at, the fact that Trump has a following is indication how successful the Replublicans have been in stupifying the American people . . . . the trouble this country is in, whew, capitalism has turned us into monsters, we’re cruel! And the music, the richness is gone, there’s no dimension, it’s all superficial and jive! I can’t believe the young people became so corrupted, they think their music is hip! I raised my prices! [laughter]” [see Nimbus West Records] —– my favorite quote from him this morning: “All these awards like Grammys and Emmys, they aren’t awards, they’re indictments!”

Alex Cline & Vinny Golia in duet at John Carter's Ibedon Festival at Studio Z, Los Angeles -- May 22, 1977 -- photo by Mark Weber

Alex Cline & Vinny Golia in duet at John Carter’s Ibedon Festival at Studio Z, Los Angeles — May 22, 1977 — photo by Mark Weber

Jim Cullum Jazz Band in Albuquerque ( ! ) -- September 13, 2o15 at St John's Methodist Church -- Jim Cullum, cornet; Allan Vache, clarinet; the great John Sheridan, piano; Phil Flanigan, bass; Mike Pittsley, trombone; Kevin Hess, drums -- photo by Mark Weber

Jim Cullum Jazz Band in Albuquerque ( ! ) — September 13, 2o15 at St John’s Methodist Church — Jim Cullum, cornet; Allan Vache, clarinet; the great John Sheridan, piano; Phil Flanigan, bass; Mike Pittsley, trombone; Kevin Hess, drums — photo by Mark Weber

Sal Mosca session at his studio in Mt Vernon NY -- December 4, 2oo4 -- photo by Mark Weber ----- We'll listen to something from the newly released 5-cd set of his solo tour of Europe in 1981

Sal Mosca session at his studio in Mt Vernon NY — December 4, 2oo4 — photo by Mark Weber —– We’ll listen to something from the newly released 5-cd set of his solo tour of Europe in 1981

The composer Gordon Mumma was visiting New Mexico in residency at UNM and I talked him into reading the KUNM translator I.D. that I play at the top of the hour, and we also recorded one of his little piano ditties to go with it ---- what a great guy! photo by Mark Weber -- April 1, 2008

The composer Gordon Mumma was visiting New Mexico in residency at UNM and I talked him into reading the KUNM translator I.D. that I play at the top of the hour, and we also recorded one of his little piano ditties to go with it —- what a great guy! photo by Mark Weber — April 1, 2008

Wow, I didn't know this photo existed, that's me with Rudolfo Anaya who is responsible for a masterpiece for the ages BLESS ME ULTIMA, a novel that the moon must have co-authored -- photo by Janet -- May 6, 1995

Wow, I didn’t know this photo existed, that’s me with Rudolfo Anaya who is responsible for a masterpiece for the ages BLESS ME ULTIMA, a novel that the moon must have co-authored — photo by Janet — May 6, 1995

6 Comments

  1. That Robert Herrick line has been floating around my noggin these last few days after being reminded of it while watching first season of HBO drama THE NEWSROOM and the cute producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) declaimed it ——– and so, I needed to get a text together this morning quick to go with this week’s radio show batch of photos . . . . . I grabbed it and riffed away ———— HERE’s some lines that got left on the cutting room floor:

    For wot wld be the fair-weather logisticks
    of such a forlorn memory?

    This midnight howling, you can hear
    all the way from Hoboken [we’re listening to Frank this morning]
    …….along with the cats on the back fence

    …..to set in motion such despondency

    OR:
    For who’s heart, at such
    an hour, was broken so balefully?

    JUST TO BE CLEAR: the 17th century English poet Robert Herrick did not compose afore-jotted lines.

    We were at an adobe hacienda house concert in Corrales yesterday catching the Tribute Trio (John Rangel, Michael Glynn, Cal Haines) magnificent just purely real ———– and afterwards I told Cal (who manages the photos on this web page) that I still needed to write the text, and thank the Gods it came together out of a waking dream this morning in time for deadline ————- PLEASE note that it is nothing serious, merely vibing the implications inherent in the line . . . .

  2. As usual….Wonderful. xoxox Sheila.

  3. very entertaining poem, i love it…

  4. Bless you for the update on Tom & Pat Albach, I’d been wondering. Thank the crazy gods Tom was there for HT, et al. Don’t worry, that roach lives, somewhere…….

  5. —————————–playlist——————————
    The 19 degrees jazz radio show
    December 17, 2o15 ———-KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Horace Tapscott solo piano “Besame Mucho” THE TAPSCOTT SESSIONS VOL. 11 –5march85 (Nimbus West Records) *Note to researchers (only tracks 2, 10, & 11 from this release were recorded on that date — I sussed out the dates from Tom Albach, as Nimbus doesn’t included recording dates on their records)
    2. Al Cohn “Singing The Blues” –29sept56 album AL COHN ON SAXOPHONE
    3. Dave McKenna solo piano “Cantique de Noel” — Feb.1997 cd CHRISTMAS IVORY (Concord)
    4. Virg Dzurinko “Free Transport” –1997 cd FUN CITY (New Artists)
    5.Frank Sinatra “The Night We Called it a Day” –Spring 1957 album WHERE ARE YOU? (Capitol)
    6. Dexter Gordon Quintet (Bud Powell, Curley Russell, Max Roach, Leonard Hawkins(trpt)) “Dexter Rides Again” (w/ Dexter quote “Jingle Bells” briefly in his solo) — 29jan46 (Savoy)
    7. Warren Vache – John Allread Quintet “A Parisian Thoroughfare” (Bud Powell) –June 2009 cd TOP SHELF (Arbors)
    8. Georgie Auld Septet (Don Fagerquist, Lou Levy, Larry Bunker, Mel Lewis, Howard Roberts, Leroy Vinegar) “I Found a New Baby” —-5sept59 —- cd AIRMAIL SPECIAL (Fresh Sound)
    9. Sheila Jordan & Harvie S “God Rest Ye/We 3 Kings” –1985 cd MORE MISTLETOE MAGIC
    10. Bob Hardaway Quintet (Larry Bunker, Art Mardigan, Marty Paich, Max Bennett) “Junior”(M.Paich) — 21jan55 (Bethlehem)
    11. Dave McKenna “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” ibid.
    12. Frank “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” –Spring 1957 ibid.
    13. Dexter Gordon & Al Cohn duet sans rhythm section “On the Trail”(Ferde Grofe) –22oct76 cd THE COMEBACK (Jazz Row)
    14. Sonny Rollins trio (Shelley Manne, Ray Brown) — “I’m an Old Cowhand”(Johnny Mercer) –7mar57 from the immortal album WAY OUT WEST (Contemporary)
    15. Sal Mosca solo piano “Love Me or Leave Me” –19june81 cd TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS (Cadence Jazz Records)

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