Your radio host in 1971 —- I wish you could still get those Hardy boots, those were velour
The Thursday Jazz Radio Show
February 25, 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)
THE IS OF IS NOW
I have nothing to say and I am saying it — I have nothing to write really for this page today
and so I take John Cage’s declaration out for a spin.
I could, I suppose, say something about the disk jockey thing.
Radio hosts of my sort are advocates for the artists, it’s a way to get out of yourself
and focus on someone else’s work — (AA advises this very thing, as do the Buddhists).
I’m proud of my ability to listen, and it’s a privilege to be able to represent this jazz music
and that’s all I’ve got to say.
As well, all the work that goes into keeping a radio station afloat should not be taken lightly. Nor do we take frivolous the listener’s time. I hope the listening is meaningful.
United Front in rehearsal at Carl’s place —- February 14, 1981 San Francisco —- These guys were my hang buddies when I was back & forth those years between SF and L.A. —- Carl Hoffman, drums; George Sams, trumpet; Lewis Jordan, alto saxophone; Mark Izu, bass —- photo by Mark Weber
Benny Powell & Jimmy Cleveland trading 4’s & 8’s –Bill Berry Big Band at Bonaventure Hotel, downtown Los Angeles — August 29, 1979 —- photo by Mark Weber
Carl Hoffman, Lewis Jordan, Mark Izu, George Sams: United Front at Carl’s place, San Francisco — February 14, 1981 — photo by Mark Weber
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra at I.U.C.C. — June 28, 1981 Los Angeles — Left to right: Gary Bias (alto); Ufahamu Uweizi (alto — obscured behind Sabir); Sabir Matteen (tenor solo spot); Dr James Benson (tenor); Ernie Roberts (baritone sax); Arthur Wells (tenor); Fundi LeGogn, (French-horn); Ernie Roberts (bass clarinet — edge of frame) —- photo by Mark Weber —– I remembering knowing Mr Matteen as “Sabia” in these days, so, next time I run into him in NYC I got to ask . . . . I’m pretty sure that Horace used to address him as Sabia . . . . ?
I used to love Thurman Barker’s drumming, this is him and John Lindberg (bass) in trio with Billy Bang in Los Angeles — Century City Playhouse — September 30, 1979 —– we’ll reacquaint ourselves with this music after years away —- photo by Mark Weber
Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band at the Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles — July 28, 1980 —- photo by Mark Weber
One of these days I’m going to do an entire show on the music of Freddie Redd, the guy with four D’s in his name — Here he is in Los Angeles with his band Western Union at Snooky’s, 12021 W. Pico Blvd — October 27, 1979 —- photo by Mark Weber
Two pianists: Jon Easton and Carol Liebowitz —- August 6, 2o11 —- photo by Mark Weber
Ted Brown Quartet — August 6, 2o11 at Trumpets jazz club, Montclair, New Jersey — Bill Chattin, drums; Don Messina, bass; Jon Easton, piano —- photo by Mark Weber
Miya Masaoka (koto) with Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band — Popejoy Auditorium, University of New Mexico — October 26, 1997 —- photo by Mark Weber
Line drawing by Mark Weber