The Elite Syncopations Jazz Radio Show May 9, 2013

Kazzrie Jaxen — September 20, 2009 — photo by Mark Weber

The Elite Syncopations Jazz Radio Show

May 9, 2013 – 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 > – Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)

The Elite Syncopations Jazz Radio Show MAY 9, 2o13

One of these days I’d like to get back to doing my live telephone interviews with the old boppers — (my last was with Curtis Fuller back in early October) — until then I’ll spin disks every Thursday at Noon for 83 minutes. The cool thing about radio is The Sequence — when you hear the jock stringing together a batch of tracks, and you never know how they’ll fit together, could be a disaster, or could be magical. Ideally, each tune is aired as if in a diamond setting simply because of what came before it and after. You can go to and listen to this radio show in the 2-week archive.

1. Joshua Breakstone Trio — “Over-Done” 8jan09 from cd NO ONE NEW (Capri Records) (Joshua’s line on Dizzy’s “Bebop”)

2. Kazzrie Jaxen — solo piano — trilogy of Lennie Tristano songs Live at Outpost Performance Space — October 21, 2o10 — private recording

  • A. “Leave Me” (Lennie’s line on “Love Me or Leave Me” — note that Kazzrie is playing “Turkish Mambo in her left hand)
  • B. “317 East 32nd Street” (Lennie’s line on “Out of Nowhere)
  • C. “Lennie’s Pennies” (Lennie’s line on “Pennies From Heaven” he wrote in minor)

3. Jon Gagan & Transit — “Cheetah”(JG) c.2006 from cd TRANSIT 2 w/ Lewis Winn, guitar; Robbie Wilkerson, alto; Bert Dalton, Rhodes; Jon Gagan, bass; among a gang of percussion, this be groovin’ hard, just cooking

4. Howard Roberts Quintet — “(Back Home in) Indiana” 17jan57 Capitol Studios, Hollywood w/ Pete Jolly, piano; Bob Cooper, tenor; Bob Bertaux, bass; Bobby White, drums

5. Bud Shank Sextet — “Wildflower’s Lullaby”(BS for his wife Linda who now resides in Albuquerque) — September 1999 — w/ Bill Perkins, Conte Candoli, Bill Mays, Bob Magnussen, Joe LaBarbera

6. John Lewis-Bill Perkins Quintet — “2 Degrees – 3 Degrees West” 10feb56 w/ Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton from cd WEST COAST EAST COAST ENCOUNTER

7. Bill Payne-Eva Lindal-Carol Liebowitz trio — Untitled from Untitlesville — clarinet-violin-piano — collective improvisation June 11, 2o12 New Jersey — soon to be released CD on New Artists Records! Every summer this trio gets together in NYC for gigs & sessions — they hail from Las Vegas, Stockholm, Manhattan . . . .

8. Dave Pell Octet w/ Ronnie Lang (baritone) and Don Fagerquist (trumpet) — “Say It With Music” – April 1953 — finally re-issued on cd IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK

9. Nick Lyons-Carol Liebowitz Duo — alto saxophone & piano — “Out of a Dream” — August 2007 Brooklyn — private recording — NICK is coming to New Mex at the end of month, from NYC, for a visit and a session here at Studio 725 w/ Cal Haines, Colin Deuble (his New Mexico trio — they played together on my radio show a few years ago — a reunion!)

10. Leslie Lewis w/ Gerard Hagen Trio + Chuck Manning (tenor) & Joey Sellers (trombone) — “Midnight Sun” — summer 2o11 Los Angeles — from cd MIDNIGHT SUN — Leslie & Gerard coming to New Mexico in August for a gig at the Outpost

Mundell Lowe, guitar; and Bill Perkins, tenor with his plexiglass reflector mounted on bell — October 9, 1982 — Los Angeles — photo by Mark Weber

Nick Lyons — alto saxophone performance — September 24, 2009 @ The Stone, Lower East Side NYC — photo by Mark Weber

Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Maize, bass — @ Gilberto’s, Cucamonga, California on Rt.66 east of Los Angeles — January 18, 1981 — photo by Mark Weber

Rich Halley Quartet @ Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque — September 23, 2o12 — Michael Vlatkovich, trombone; Carson Halley, drums; Clyde Reed, bass; Rich Halley, tenor sax — photo by Mark Weber

Rich Halley with his tenor (Clyde Reed in background) — September 23, 2o12 — Photo by Mark Weber

Carol Liebowitz — September 20, 2009 solo piano performance at The Stone, NYC — photo by Mark Weber

Joshua Breakstone Trio backing up Chris Calloway — September 13, 1998 — in the little mountain village of Placitas in the Sandia Mountains north of Albuquerque — Joshua, guitar; John Trentacosta, drums; David Parlato, bass — photo by Mark Weber

Jon Gagan Quartet — November 9, 1998 @ Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque — Lewis Winn, guitar; Andrew Poling, drums; Jon Gagan, bass; Kanoa Kaluhiwa, tenor — photo by Mark Weber

Bill Payne & Kenny Davern at Kenny & Elsa’s place in Sandia Park, New Mexico — December 16, 2005 — photo by Mark Weber

Your host every Thursday afternoon on — Mark Weber back home in California — June 1982 — hanging out in the naborhood


  1. Rich Halley

    Nice photos! That’s an interesting shot of you and your neighbors in 1982.

  2. Rick DiZenzo

    CyCLofuGlaS! Bop & Bikes!

  3. Mark Weber

    That photo of me with the naborhood kids brings to mind Diane Arbus and her world — it has a Diane Arbus quality to it, with a little of Weegee’s Speedgraphic flash for good measure

  4. Bill Payne

    It’s an honor to be included in this group of photographs. I remember that hang with Kenny Davern like it was yesterday. I think the highlight (besides the company) was playing Pee Wee Russel’s clarinet…

  5. Dana Reilly

    You are THE anthropologist-photographer! You discover and chronicle musical moments in a wonderful tapestry!

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