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This guy really has it going on with those fins -- MacArthur Park Bandshell -- August 22, 1982, downtown Los Angeles -- I didn't catch this drummer's name, obviously a time traveler -- photo by Mark Weber

This guy really has it going on with those fins — MacArthur Park Bandshell — August 22, 1982, downtown Los Angeles — I didn’t catch this drummer’s name, obviously a time traveler — photo by Mark Weber

THE THURSDAY JAZZ RADIO SHOW

January 29, 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)

SPINNING

You travel between different realities — all kinds
of ways of having a life —-

I suppose there’s the one all-encompassing reality
and
whichever unification theory that might be our physical reality:
string theory or parallel worlds,
flux, warped, supersymmetry, quantum . . .
or
the super-consciousness of Buddha’s notice and the reality
of fire, the reality of the house painter, the auto mechanic,
the Governor, the shoe salesman, the museum curator, and
the pole vaulter . . .

The reality of Pythagoras
The reality of Odysseus
the hyper-reality of the teenager and the seasoned reality
of the elder, the realities of Thelonious Monk and the
realities of the Navajo shaman, the reality of a house cat
as distinct from the panther, a guy on a tractor or
a scuba diver looking at a star fish,
the reality of quiet, of silence,
the reality of melancholia
the reality of the mellifluous voice, or
the echo of a train in the distance,
the reality of a morphine dream
the reality of the kingdom of death & wind
bleak snow-broke waggon wheels . . .

The reality of listening to jazz in the morning
or late at night (it’s different, you know,
at different times of the day,
your psychic is aligned with the sun
or moon, the clouds, the eggs in the frying pan, or
the tomato pizza aroma from the stove . . .)
The reality of General Theory of Unification of Harmony: either
in a diatonic key or bi-tonal, pan-tonal, or unchecked
by a central fundamental home tone
conforming not to equal temperament, creating within
another reality . . . . (when someone asks me How to listen
to jazz I tell them: Listen for the first note, because everything
that follows is related to it) . . . . .

Today we’ll be spinning these artists . . . . .

Currently, gravity has yet to be successfully included in a theory of everything.  But, jazzman Buddy DeFranco has renormalized electroweak interactions between the  lower register and high on the clarinet so that quantum loop gravity becomes its own  reality -- Buddy DeFranco -- June 20, 1981 backstage at Hollywood Bowl -- photo by  Mark Weber (Note the equation on that stagehand's hat: SMILE It Makes People Wonder What  You're Up To)

Currently, gravity has yet to be successfully included in a theory of everything. But, jazzman Buddy DeFranco has renormalized electroweak interactions between the lower register and high on the clarinet so that quantum loop gravity becomes its own reality — Buddy DeFranco — June 20, 1981 backstage at Hollywood Bowl — photo by Mark Weber (Note the equation on that stagehand’s hat: SMILE It Makes People Wonder What You’re Up To)

Michael Anthony at home with his Coral electric sitar-guitar invented by Vincent Bell --  August 12, 1996 -- photo by Mark Weber -- (Michael tells me that he has since sold  this guitar he used so often in the 60s in the L.A. studios) ---- Today we'll spin a little recording  we made in my living room where I convinced Michael that the Downton Abbey Theme was  going to be a hit, or, if I didn't convince him, he was at least nice enough to come over and record  it for the radio show -- we got 3 very different versions in that session, and the one I'll play today  is during soundcheck while Michael was familiarizing himself with the tune as the soundtrack  played we decided to take a pass that way as well, and Michael suggested we call it "Hanging  Out With the Record" -- subatomic particle reducers for real . . . .

Michael Anthony at home with his Coral electric sitar-guitar invented by Vincent Bell — August 12, 1996 — photo by Mark Weber — (Michael tells me that he has since sold this guitar he used so often in the 60s in the L.A. studios) —- Today we’ll spin a little recording we made in my living room where I convinced Michael that the Downton Abbey Theme was going to be a hit, or, if I didn’t convince him, he was at least nice enough to come over and record it for the radio show — we got 3 very different versions in that session, and the one I’ll play today is during soundcheck while Michael was familiarizing himself with the tune as the soundtrack played we decided to take a pass that way as well, and Michael suggested we call it “Hanging Out With the Record” — subatomic particle reducers for real . . . .

Dr Big Foot and Mrs Big Foot taking in the blues phenomena & kinetic  energy subatomic particles deep in the quantum realm -- Long Beach Blues & Gospel Festival --  July 20, 1980 -- photo by Mark Weber

Dr Big Foot and Mrs Big Foot taking in the blues phenomena & kinetic energy subatomic particles deep in the quantum realm — Long Beach Blues & Gospel Festival — July 20, 1980 — photo by Mark Weber

Charles McPherson Quartet -- October 17, 1979 at Pasquales, Malibu, California -- Pat Senatore, bass;  Roy McCurdy, drums; Carl Schroeder, piano (out of the frame) -- photo by Mark Weber -- GOOD NEWS:  This quantum physicist will be Live in-person in-the-moment via telephone February 19 on the Thursday  jazz show

Charles McPherson Quartet — October 17, 1979 at Pasquales, Malibu, California — Pat Senatore, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums; Carl Schroeder, piano (out of the frame) — photo by Mark Weber — GOOD NEWS: This quantum physicist will be Live in-person in-the-moment via telephone February 19 on the Thursday jazz show

Bill Holman Big Band -- July 25, 1980 at Bonaventure Hotel ---- Milcho Leviev, piano; Monty Budwig, bass;  Nick Ceroli, drums; Dave Levine, conga; Reeds: Bob Cooper, Mike Altshul, Dan Higgins, Bob  Shepherd, Kenny Berger; Trombones: Jack Redman, Rick Pulver, Kenny Shroyer, Bob Enevoldsen;  Trumpets: Bill Stapleton, Bob Szabo, Bob Summers, Don Rader -- photo by Mark Weber -- my notes  say that Bill Holman played soprano & tenor sax and flute, as well as his usual conducting duties that  day, that's him taking a 4th dimension solo rectifying relativity on tenor saxophone

Bill Holman Big Band — July 25, 1980 at Bonaventure Hotel —- Milcho Leviev, piano; Monty Budwig, bass; Nick Ceroli, drums; Dave Levine, conga; Reeds: Bob Cooper, Mike Altshul, Dan Higgins, Bob Shepherd, Kenny Berger; Trombones: Jack Redman, Rick Pulver, Kenny Shroyer, Bob Enevoldsen; Trumpets: Bill Stapleton, Bob Szabo, Bob Summers, Don Rader — photo by Mark Weber — my notes say that Bill Holman played soprano & tenor sax and flute, as well as his usual conducting duties that day, that’s him taking a 4th dimension solo rectifying relativity on tenor saxophone

Les Paul Trio -- July 22, 2002 at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway, Manhattan -- Nicki Parrott, bass -- photo  by Mark Weber ------ Nicki Parrott has made a gang of records for the Japanese market, but I've never  heard any of those, so we'll make a selection from one of her many records stateside on the Arbors  label for today's radio show

Les Paul Trio — July 22, 2002 at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway, Manhattan — Nicki Parrott, bass — photo by Mark Weber —— Nicki Parrott has made a gang of records for the Japanese market, but I’ve never heard any of those, so we’ll make a selection from one of her many records stateside on the Arbors label for today’s radio show

The theoretical physicist, and pianist, Walter Bishop, Jr. was instrumental in supporting Charlie Parker's  contention that the fundamental description of nature is to be free -- July 30, 1980 Los Angeles-- photo by Mark Weber ---- Walter was in the first ripple right after the first wave of Bop in the 40s, became Bird's  pianist 1950-1954 taking over from Al Haig -- those years he was in the lab with Kenny Clarke, Art  Blakey, Julius Watkins, Kenny Dorham, Miles, Sahib Shihab, Stan Getz Four Brothers Tenor Saxophone Stars (Zoot, Al, Brew, and Allen Eager), Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Mundell Lowe, he was on, at least,  3 dozen Bird w/strings dates ---- We talked about an hour backstage there at Hollywood Bowl that night  at a tribute concert for Charlie Parker: Bless The Bird

The theoretical physicist, and pianist, Walter Bishop, Jr. was instrumental in supporting Charlie Parker’s contention that the fundamental description of nature is to be free — July 30, 1980 Los Angeles– photo by Mark Weber —- Walter was in the first ripple right after the first wave of Bop in the 40s, became Bird’s pianist 1950-1954 taking over from Al Haig — those years he was in the lab with Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Julius Watkins, Kenny Dorham, Miles, Sahib Shihab, Stan Getz Four Brothers Tenor Saxophone Stars (Zoot, Al, Brew, and Allen Eager), Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Mundell Lowe, he was on, at least, 3 dozen Bird w/strings dates —- We talked about an hour backstage there at Hollywood Bowl that night at a tribute concert for Charlie Parker: Bless The Bird

Willem Breuker Kollektief -- Outpost Performance Space, March 30, 2000 -- Lorre Lynn, violin;  Willem Breuker, soprano sax; Hermine Deurloo, alto sax; Alex Coke, flute; (others this night:  Arjen Gorter, bass; Maarten van Norden, saxes; Andy Altenfelder, trumpet; Nico Nijholt, trombone; Bernard Hunnekink, trombone; Henk de Jonge, piano; Boy Raaymakers, trumpet) -- photo by Mark Weber --  Hermine Deurloo has become renowned for her chromatic harmonica which is what we'll be spinning  this radio show

Willem Breuker Kollektief — Outpost Performance Space, March 30, 2000 — Lorre Lynn, violin; Willem Breuker, soprano sax; Hermine Deurloo, alto sax; Alex Coke, flute; (others this night: Arjen Gorter, bass; Maarten van Norden, saxes; Andy Altenfelder, trumpet; Nico Nijholt, trombone; Bernard Hunnekink, trombone; Henk de Jonge, piano; Boy Raaymakers, trumpet) — photo by Mark Weber — Hermine Deurloo has become renowned for her chromatic harmonica which is what we’ll be spinning this radio show

We'll be playing "Blue Nellie" from this very album in Bobby Bradford's hands: Harold Land's  TAKE AIM (Blue Note)(I still have it in my collection -- had it with me that day so Martin Banks, wearing  sunglasses, could autograph it for me, he wrote that tune, and plays trumpet on the record) -- March 28, 1981, Claremont Colleges, California -- photo by Mark Weber -- that's Martin's son Denzil in foreground

We’ll be playing “Blue Nellie” from this very album in Bobby Bradford’s hands: Harold Land’s TAKE AIM (Blue Note)(I still have it in my collection — had it with me that day so Martin Banks, wearing sunglasses, could autograph it for me, he wrote that tune, and plays trumpet on the record) — March 28, 1981, Claremont Colleges, California — photo by Mark Weber — that’s Martin’s son Denzil in foreground

Michael Vlatkovich and an invention of his own making -- April 30, 2o12 Los Angeles -- photo by  Mark Weber -- probability amplitude, nanoscopic orbit entanglements, finite potential amongst the uncertainty principle, co-variants . . . . .

Michael Vlatkovich and an invention of his own making — April 30, 2o12 Los Angeles — photo by Mark Weber — probability amplitude, nanoscopic orbit entanglements, finite potential amongst the uncertainty principle, co-variants . . . . .

Bill Smith -- June 19, 1982 -- one of the greats of clarinet backstage at Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl -- photo by Mark Weber

Bill Smith — June 19, 1982 — one of the greats of clarinet backstage at Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl — photo by Mark Weber

Zoot Sims deep into the corpuscular theory of light, the reality of swing, acoustic resonance factors . . . . . . . Donte's, North Hollywood -- June 1977 -- photo by Mark Weber

Zoot Sims deep into the corpuscular theory of light, the reality of swing, acoustic resonance factors . . . . . . . Donte’s, North Hollywood — June 1977 — photo by Mark Weber

Greenwich Village ---- March 7, 1987 -- photo by Mark Weber

Greenwich Village —- March 7, 1987 — photo by Mark Weber

13 Comments

  1. Great Photos Mark! – BTW – The photo with Zoot, you can see Bucky Pizzarelli in the background. – Keep up the great work – Peace – Doug

  2. Doug——— You’re a car guy, what is that car with fins?

  3. and that kinda looks like Dave Pell (face in background
    with beard) —— Donte’s was a real hangout, every night
    something great was happening all through the 70s and
    halfway into the 80s . . . .AND DIG THIS, it was FREE if
    you went to the bar! No prob! (only $2.50 if you took one
    of those postage stamp tables)

  4. Great shots, Mark. I believe that is a 1960 or 1961 Plymouth.

  5. Doug———–and I think that’s Ross Tompkins sitting at the table that Zoot is speaking with ——–the band that night was Major Holley, Dave McKenna, Jake Hanna, Bucky, and Zoot———can you believe that? whew——from this 4-day gig (June12-14) they went to Frisco and then to Japan (also made a record over there I’d like to hear some day) . . .

  6. Mark,
    I think the car is an old Dodge…early 60’s they had the push button tranny’s
    Great pictures….Zoot especially…..

  7. Nostalgia for the old Village — Sweet Basil with dumpsters out back.

  8. man, you got a whole new style, like !
    and it’s very waaay cool !

  9. Yeah, that’s Ross Tompkins digging Zoot at Donte’s. Ross could really put the booze away and one night at Alfonse’s, Jack Sheldon said at the mic that when it came to drinking, Ross just took a little sherry before dinner. With a straight face, and to great laughter, of course.

  10. The last time I saw Martin Banks (1936-2004) was when he came through Cleveland, Ohio, with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1988 (April 16) although, we kept in touch via telephone for years after, when he relocated to Austin and joined Tina Marsh’s aggregation, and I had moved to Albuquerque.

    Martin was missing one of his eyes, having lost it in a fishing accident when a child misdirected his cast.

  11. Hey Mark. What’s happening bro? That fin mobile is a Dodge or Plymouth. ’58 or ’59 my guess.

    I’m tuning in!

  12. ———–playlist————

    The Spinning Thursday Jazz Radio Show
    January 29, 2o15
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Dave Brubeck + Bill Smith “The Unihorn” –20mar61
    2. Buddy DeFranco & Martin Taylor “Whispering/Groovin’ High — 24oct84
    3. Nicki Parrott “It’s a Good Day” title track of cd — Oct.2o13
    4.Patti Littlefield as dowager duchess KUNM spot
    5. Charles McPherson “Notalgia in Times Square” –Jan.1994 cd FIRST FLIGHT OUT
    6. Harold Land + Martin Banks “Blue Nellie” –25july60
    7. Lorraine Geller Trio “Close Your Eyes” –1954
    8. Hermine Deurloo “Anna Virus” — Feb.2o12 cd GLASS FISH
    9. Bucky Pizzarelli & Zoot Sims “What is this thing called love?” –April 1975
    10. Michael Vlatkovich & William Roper “Just Another Picture on the Piano” –2004 cd CHOBRATY
    11. Michael Anthony “Downton Abbey Theme” –26aug13
    12. Bill Holman Big Band “Kissing Bug” –Feb.1958
    13. Duke Ellington ORchestra “Kissing Bug” w/Joya Sherrill –26apr45
    14. Walter Bishop Jr solo “Here’s That Rainy Day” –January 1975
    15. Bill Holman Big Band “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” –1987

  13. That’s a 1958 DeSoto.

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