Bob Gusch and Dan Dowling

The Bobcats: John Griffin, bass; Dan Dowling, 7-string guitar; Bob Gusch, woodwinds & percussion -- gig at St. Clair Winery, Albuquerque -- June 2, 2o13 -- photo by Mark Weber

The Bobcats: John Griffin, bass; Dan Dowling, 7-string guitar; Bob Gusch, woodwinds & percussion — gig at St. Clair Winery, Albuquerque — June 2, 2o13 — photo by Mark Weber

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

August 4, 2o16 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)

Bob Gusch and Dan Dowling

. . . there the river twists and turns then breaks apart like a forked clarinet, two melodies in counterpoint, one that follows down into a valley the other onward to the sea — like two lost brothers whose progeny only meet again many generations later they have been changed by all the water that has flowed through them, they remember an older song their grandfathers sang, similar to that minstrel with timbrels hanging from his belt and a crow on his shoulder who played clarinet, who didn’t stay long only long enough to haunt us with the old song, so old it can have only come from far upstream flowing out of the mountains, a shadow memory . . . .

Dan Dowling -- May 22, 2o12 -- photo by Mark Weber

Dan Dowling — May 22, 2o12 — photo by Mark Weber

Session at KUNM in Studio A -- Dan Dowling, guitar; Cal Haines, drumset; Michael Glynn, bass; Roman Garcia, engineer -- May 22, 2o12 -- photo by Mark Weber

Session at KUNM in Studio A — Dan Dowling, guitar; Cal Haines, drumset; Michael Glynn, bass; Roman Garcia, engineer — May 22, 2o12 — photo by Mark Weber

John Carter -- clarinet -- January 1977 at The Little Big Horn, Pasadena, California -- photo by Mark Weber

John Carter — clarinet — January 1977 at The Little Big Horn, Pasadena, California — photo by Mark Weber

Carol Liebowitz - Bill Payne Duo -- Interlace Concerts -- Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque -- May 6, 2o16 -- photo by Mark Weber -- Bill played both Eb and Bb clarinets these nights

Carol Liebowitz – Bill Payne Duo — Interlace Concerts — Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque — May 6, 2o16 — photo by Mark Weber — Bill played both Eb and Bb clarinets these nights

Steve Lacy and Kenny Davern in the late 50s NYC -- photo from the collection of Kenny Davern, copied via re-photo by Mark Weber

Steve Lacy and Kenny Davern in the late 50s NYC — photo from the collection of Kenny Davern, copied via re-photo by Mark Weber

ORJO in performance -- April 29, 1996 -- Bob Gusch on clarinet -- photo by Mark Weber -- Bob will be our guest today on the Thursday jazz show -- He will playing only the clarinet, the instrument he is mostly concerned with among the many he plays professionally -- In our discussions on who should accompany him on this Live broadcast he says "I'd like to have Dan Dowling" -- So, that's what it will be: clarinet & guitar duets. Both of these guys are masters.

ORJO in performance — April 29, 1996 — Bob Gusch on clarinet — photo by Mark Weber — Bob will be our guest today on the Thursday jazz show — He will playing only the clarinet, the instrument he is mostly concerned with among the many he plays professionally — In our discussions on who should accompany him on this Live broadcast he says “I’d like to have Dan Dowling” — So, that’s what it will be: clarinet & guitar duets. Both of these guys are masters.

ORJO: Outpost Repertory Jazz Orchestra under the direction of David Parlato (bass) -- Bob Gusch, baritone saxophone -- rehearsal September 22, 1996 Albuquerque -- photo by Mark Weber

ORJO: Outpost Repertory Jazz Orchestra under the direction of David Parlato (bass) — Bob Gusch, baritone saxophone — rehearsal September 22, 1996 Albuquerque — photo by Mark Weber

ORJO at Outpost Performance Space (pre-2000 location) December 16, 1996 -- Justine Flynn soloing on French horn -- photo by Mark Weber

ORJO at Outpost Performance Space (pre-2000 location) December 16, 1996 — Justine Flynn soloing on French horn — photo by Mark Weber

Kenny Davern Quartet making the record LIVE AT THE OUTPOST -- December 13, 2004 -- Kenny (clarinet), Tony DeNicola (drums), Greg Cohen (bass) -- photo by Mark Weber

Kenny Davern Quartet making the record LIVE AT THE OUTPOST — December 13, 2004 — Kenny (clarinet), Tony DeNicola (drums), Greg Cohen (bass) — photo by Mark Weber

Ab Baars of ICP -- March 17, 2003 Albuquerque -- photo by Mark Weber

Ab Baars of ICP — March 17, 2003 Albuquerque — photo by Mark Weber

Duckbill hats must be in with clarinet players this year? Tony Scott on 113th Street & Broadway, Manhattan -- July 3, 2003 (he'd just come off the Phil Schaap WKCR radio show and I was staying across the street listening to the interview and when it ended I merely took the elevator downstairs and met him and his wife on Broadway and we went for a cup of tea) ---- I laughed at Kenny Davern when he showed up in that police cap, we were going out shooting at the Albuquerque gun range and I said to KD is that protective coloring? September 16, 2003 -- photos by Mark Weber

Duckbill hats must be in with clarinet players this year? Tony Scott on 113th Street & Broadway, Manhattan — July 3, 2003 (he’d just come off the Phil Schaap WKCR radio show and I was staying across the street listening to the interview and when it ended I merely took the elevator downstairs and met him and his wife on Broadway and we went for a cup of tea) —- I laughed at Kenny Davern when he showed up in that police cap, we were going out shooting at the Albuquerque police gun range and I said to KD is that protective coloring? September 16, 2003 — photos by Mark Weber

Filmed by Mark Weber

10 Comments

  1. Clarinet Centric Posting certainly floats my boat….LOVE THAT TONY SCOTT IN YANKEES CAP……

  2. I’ll park last week’s playlist here >

    ——————————–playlist—————————
    the elite syncopations jazz radio show
    July 28, 2016
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Duke Ellington Orchestra “Long Time Blues” 1956 cd PRIVATE COLLECTION Vol. 1 (Columbia)
    2. Dan Dowling – Cal Haines – Michael Glynn (guitar, drums, bass trio) “Four on Six” (Wes Montgomery) == 22may2o12 session at KUNM
    3. Dave Brubeck Quartet “Castillian BLues” –3may61 cd COUNTDOWN (Col.)
    4. Dave Burrell trio “Margy Pargy” –5feb68 Lp HIGH WON – HIGH TWO (Arista)
    5. William Bolcom “Ghost Rags: Graceful Ghost” played by Paul Jacobs — June 1980 recorded in Columbia’s 30th Street Studio NYC — Lp PAUL JACOBS PLAYS BLUES, BALLADS & RAGS (Nonesuch)
    6. Gunther Schuller & New England Conservatory Ragtime ORchestra “Elite Syncopations” — June 1974 cd
    SCOTT JOPLIN THE READ BACK BOOK (Angel)
    7. Louis Armstrong “St Louis Blues (Concerto Grosso)” –14july56 cd SATCHMO THE GREAT (Col.)
    8. Chuck Wayne Quartet “When Lights Are Low” — 21dec56 cd TRAVELING (Progressive)
    9. Michael Vlatkovich – William Roper – Bill Payne “Happie Birfday” — 14dec05 at Studio 725 found on
    compilation ALBUZERXQUE Vol. 23 (Zerx Records)
    10. Cal Haines Trio (Michael Glynn, bass; John Rangel, piano; Cal, drums) “April”(Lennie Tristano line) –18aug2o10 KUNM
    11. Todd Moore poem “i watched father open” –29nov01 from cd ALBUZERXQUE Vol. 23
    12. Lucky Thompson nonet “Summertime” –22apr60 newly released cd BOP & BALLADS (Sonorama)
    13. Todd Moore poem “i watched father pour” ibid.
    14. Mark Weaver’s UFO Ensemble “Perpheral Vision” –13feb2o10 cd PHENOMENOLOGY (Plutonium Records)

  3. August 4 is not only Louis Armstrong’s birthday (b.1901) but also singer & radio host Patti Littlefield’s
    birthday, born somewhere in Oklahoma, has been my long-time sub when I’m away (she recently asked
    to take a break from that)————–it is also Feast Day at Santo Domingo Pueblo

    • Hey Cuzzin Mark.. I was born in California (Huntington Park) and raised in Oklahoma City. So I am a reverse Okie..Thanks for the mention <3 Love, Dudessa

  4. Clarinet Marmalade indeed, Mark.

    Last Year Perry Robinson told me how important Tony Scott was to his conception on the instrument.

    That late 1950s photo of Kenny Davern and the baby-faced Steve Lachritz is callow but classic.

    And how nice to see that out-take pic of John Carter; I believe he was wearing platform shoes that day. Ab Baars studied with John. Seems like another lifetime…

  5. Ab Baars put out a cd a couple years ago called 3900 CAROL COURT, which was John & Gloria Carter’s address in Culver City, where Ab stayed for a few weeks while he studied with John.

  6. Bob sent a list of the songs they intend to play today:

    Songs we will play:

    Perdido by Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican valve trombonist with Duke. Also wrote Caravan
    Duke Ellington 1941 -1942 Victor label considered the original —-
    Means lost in Spanish Perdido St. in New Orleans

    Lamentos (choro) by
    Pixinguinha — Rio 1897 – 1973
    flute – tenor Considered as one of Brazil’s greatest composers of popular music.
    His birthday April 23rd, is now the National Day of Choro in Brazil
    Choro Early 19th century Brazilian genre originating in Rio (means cry or lament)

    Dan will sing
    I’ll Be Seeing You 1938 Sammy Fain , lyrics Irving Kahal

    Indiana by Ballard MacDonald 1917
    Columbia Records had Original Dixieland Band record it. One of the earliest jazz records issued and sold well.
    Miles Davis’ Donna Lee is a contrafact.

    Manha de Carnaval by Luiz Bonfa, lyrics by Antonio Maria 1959
    From movie, Orfeo Negro (Black Orpheus)
    Song first rejected by French director Marcel Camus, but Bonfa won out.
    One of the first compositions identified with Bossa Nova outside of Brazil
    Bonfa was guitarist and composer Rio 1922 – 2001
    Cut over 50 albums

    Nuages by Django Reinhardt 1940
    Best known. He recorded at least 13 different versions.
    The Quintet of the Hot club of France 1934 to 1948 with Stephane Grappelli

    Stompin At The Savoy by Edgar Sampson 1934
    Sampson played with many bands including Ellington and Fletcher Henderson.
    Wrote Stompin’ while with Chick Webb

    Blue Skies by Irving Berlin 1926
    One of the first songs to featured in a “talkie” Al Jolson, the Jazz Singer
    Benny Goodman 1935 , Thelonious Monk ” In Walked Bud” based on chord changes

  7. I had thought maybe to example a few tracks of the vaudeville early 20th century eccentric hokum clarinet style known as: gas pipe clarinet — George McClennon, Wilton Crawley, Jimmy O’Bryant, but there just wasn’t time enough on these short jazz radio shows (only 83 minutes after all the various commercial announcements and the 6 minutes of news satellite at the top) —————– I also, had clarinet tracks by Bill Payne-Connie Crothers; Pee Wee Russell; Jimmy Hamilton w/ Duke; Woody Herman-Ruby Braff; Markos Sowlakis, Kenny Davern, and my wife suggested Ken Peplowski, but there just wasn’t time . . . . . . Dan & Bob played marvelously, check the KUNM.org archive, it’ll be available for two weeks on-line, as they say . . . . .

    —————————playlist——————————–
    August 4, 2o16
    KUNM
    the plenty of pete jazz radio show
    Host MARK WEBER
    Guests: Dan Dowling (guitar) & Bob Gusch (clarinet)

    1. Art Pepper “Blues in the Night” arranged & conducted by Bill Holman — Sept. 1980 — cd WINTER MOON
    2. Bob & Dan “Perdido” Live in-studio
    3. Pete Fountain “After You’ve Gone” –28nov62 Lp PLENTY OF PETE
    4. Bob & Dan “Lamentos”
    5. Bob & Dan “I’ll Be Seeing You”
    6. Bob & Dan “Indiana”
    7. Lester Young “I Want a Little Girl” master version –28sept38
    8. Dan & Bob “Manha de Carnaval”
    9. Tony Scott Septet “Vendome” (John Lewis; arr. by TS) –28sept54 cd FINGERPOPPIN’ (Fresh Sound)
    10. Bill Payne (clarinet) – Carol Liebowitz (piano) – Eva Lindal (violin) — track 10c — 10june2o12 (cues they made especial for my radio show)
    11. John Carter (clarinet) & Bobby Bradford (trumpet) “Sticks & Stones” (JC) album SEEKING (Revelation) –16jan69 — Tom Williamson (bass) & Bruz Freeman (drums)

  8. Thank you Mark for having us on your show, and for all you do in supporting live music throughout New Mexico. It’s always a special treat.
    Bob Gusch

  9. Pete Fountain dies today in New Orleans, age 86 — RIP great jazzman

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