Two Radio Shows

One of America's great poets -- Green River Cemetery, East Hampton, Long Island NY -- July 5, 1997 -- photo by Mark Weber -- His immediacy and spontaneous everydayness and even his off-handed jottings were popping with reality -- Frank O'Hara's LUNCH POEMS were a big influence on all of us bohos that followed after him

One of America’s great poets — Green River Cemetery, East Hampton, Long Island NY — July 5, 1997 — photo by Mark Weber — His immediacy and spontaneous everydayness and even his off-handed jottings were popping with reality — Frank O’Hara’s LUNCH POEMS were a big influence on all of us bohos that followed after him

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

February 16 & 23, 2o17 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)

TWO RADIO SHOWS

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We are said to have come
from sorrow leaving behind slaughter
something came up river devastation
burned everything down trampled
it is a memory that is confused
when I grew a little older and we
lived further into the forest I was told
his name was Alexander —-
“Alexander the Great” a curious name
for a destroyer but then psychopaths
have their own opinions, I understand
his tomb is in Alexandria, a pretty
city on the coast of the World Sea —
I will visit that tomb some day not
sure what
I would say or do, the Christians mark
the sign of the cross maybe I’ll do
that head and heart
he did not comport himself well
in this life, maybe in the next
he will do better
leaving no sorrow —-
the dream of uniting the entire world
could have only came from
the mind of man

–9feb2o17

Ernie Andrews being awarded a portrait of himself at Watts Towers Jazz Festival -- July 16, 1983 -- photo by Mark Weber ------- We're going to get Ernie on the telephone very soon on the Thursday jazz show, it's been a year or two since he last visited us on-air, what a great jazz singer

Ernie Andrews being awarded a portrait of himself at Watts Towers Jazz Festival — July 16, 1983 — photo by Mark Weber ——- We’re going to get Ernie on the telephone very soon on the Thursday jazz show, it’s been a year or two since he last visited us on-air, what a great jazz singer

Somebody Loan Me A Dime! was his big hit (1967) and his name is Fenton Robinson, Chicago bluesman (raised in Mississippi) at a roadhouse in Ohio halfway between Cleveland and Akron on Interstate 77 at a joint called Barney Googles, where it crosses I-80 -- Photo by Mark Weber -- June 4, 1987 -- Fenton Robinson (1935-1997) a blue-blazing bluesman on a summer night

Somebody Loan Me A Dime! was his big hit (1967) and his name is Fenton Robinson, Chicago bluesman (raised in Mississippi) at a roadhouse in Ohio halfway between Cleveland and Akron on Interstate 77 at a joint called Barney Googles, where it crosses I-80 — Photo by Mark Weber — June 4, 1987 — Fenton Robinson (1935-1997) a blue-blazing bluesman on a summer night

Steve Coleman and the 5 Elements -- Bataan Park Festival, Albuquerque -- September 15, 1996 -- produced by Outpost Productions -- photo by Mark Weber

Steve Coleman and the 5 Elements — Bataan Park Festival, Albuquerque — September 15, 1996 — produced by Outpost Productions — photo by Mark Weber

What do a pianist and an alto saxophonist talk about? Kazzrie Jaxen and Jeff Pearring -- September 10, 2o13 Brooklyn -- photo by Mark Weber

What do a pianist and an alto saxophonist talk about? Kazzrie Jaxen and Jeff Pearring — September 10, 2o13 Brooklyn — photo by Mark Weber

Ken Filiano with his bass stool (of his own design, I believe?) while Vinny Golia loads out -- Outpost Performance Space (old location) -- the gig was May 24, 1997 and this is the morning after -- photo by Mark Weber

Ken Filiano with his bass stool (of his own design, I believe?) while Vinny Golia loads out —
Outpost Performance Space (old location) — the gig was May 24, 1997 and this is the morning after — photo by Mark Weber

Julius Hemphill -- Line drawing by Kirk Silsbee and photo by Mark Weber, both on September 11, 1977 at Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles

Julius Hemphill — Line drawing by Kirk Silsbee and photo by Mark Weber, both on September 11, 1977 at Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles

The show for February 16th will be devoted to the music of Terry Gibbs, which is on-going, "I'm the oldest living original bebopper!" (age 92) he told me the other day on the telephone -- On this show we'll speak with Maestro Gibbs Live over the phone lines from his home in Sherman Oaks, California -- touching on his times with Charlie Parker, Dizzy, Duke Jordan (not pleasant), Tiny Kahn, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Steve Allen, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Robert DeNiro, New York in the 52nd Street heydays, Hollywood of the 1960s, even Bobby Shew ----------- Photo by Mark Weber at Playboy Jazz Festival -- June 20, 1981: The Terry Gibbs - Buddy DeFranco Quintet w/ Toss Tompkins (piano), Scott Morris (bass), Marshall Hawkins (bass)

The show for February 16th will be devoted to the music of Terry Gibbs, which is on-going, “I’m the oldest living original bebopper!” (age 92) he told me the other day on the telephone — On this show we’ll speak with Maestro Gibbs Live over the phone lines from his home in Sherman Oaks, California — touching on his times with Charlie Parker, Dizzy, Duke Jordan (not pleasant), Tiny Kahn, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Steve Allen, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Robert DeNiro, New York in the 52nd Street heydays, Hollywood of the 1960s, even Bobby Shew ———– Photo by Mark Weber at Playboy Jazz Festival — June 20, 1981: The Terry Gibbs – Buddy DeFranco Quintet w/ Toss Tompkins (piano), Scott Morris (bass), Marshall Hawkins (bass)

The Beasley Brothers: Little Dad (cornet) & Charles Beasley (trumpet) -- July 4, 1982 New Orleans -- photo by Mark Weber (clarinetest Jeffry Deakins was waiting for his guest spot with Dejan's Olympian Brass Band -- he's blind) --------- My notes say they were calling themselves the Beasley Brothers but could this be Kenyatta Beasley, who has since gone on to an accomplished professional life as a musician, and his father Charles Edward Beasley?

The Beasley Brothers: Little Dad (cornet) & Charles Beasley (trumpet) — July 4, 1982 New Orleans — photo by Mark Weber (clarinetest Jeffry Deakins was waiting for his guest spot with Dejan’s Olympian Brass Band — he’s blind) ——— My notes say they were calling themselves the Beasley Brothers but could this be Kenyatta Beasley, who has since gone on to an accomplished professional life as a musician, and his father Charles Edward Beasley?

Michael Anthony and Senator Martin Heinrich (he was Congressman at time of this photo) -- August 21, 2o10 -- My wife & her friend Peg had organized a campaign fundraiser for Martin and held it at Peg's house in Albuquerque and they hired Michael to play guitar (Martin played us a song, too) -- photo by Mark Weber -------- Michael will celebrate his birthday with us on-air February 23 and he's bringing his guitar

Michael Anthony and Senator Martin Heinrich (he was Congressman at time of this photo) — August 21, 2o10 — My wife & her friend Peg had organized a campaign fundraiser for Martin and held it at Peg’s house in Albuquerque and they hired Michael to play guitar (Martin played us a song, too) — photo by Mark Weber ——– Michael will celebrate his birthday with us on-air February 23 and he’s bringing his guitar

Janet Feder & Colin Bricker -- If you are not aware of Janet's work, you owe it to yourself to check it out, she's a deep diver into the psyche -- She's a life-long Coloradoan and here they are playing for the Roost Series in Albuquerque -- September 13, 2o10 -- photo by Mark Weber

Janet Feder & Colin Bricker — If you are not aware of Janet’s work, you owe it to yourself to check it out, she’s a deep diver into the psyche — She’s a life-long Coloradoan and here they are playing for the Roost Series in Albuquerque — September 13, 2o10 — photo by Mark Weber

Forrest Westbrook, circa late 1950s Santa Monica, California -- photo by Merle Jaque -- There was a certain wildness coming through him that was inherent in jazz that was only waiting to be exercised (or exorcised), this adventurousness was always there and only 1960 could bring it about, Ornette didn't invent out of whole cloth, his new way with jazz was already implied in the music, he was just the one who could see it clearly and took the step ---- I'm not sure Forrest had heard Cecil Taylor but you can tell he was on the same wavelength ---- Forrest Westbrook didn't record very much, he's listed on only ten sessions at Tom Lord Discography between 1958-1969 (recordings with Gil Melle, Si Zentner Big Band, and an avant trio on Revelation Records is his last sighting, in 1969) -- His daughters Leslie & Yvonne are working with Jordi Pujol  at Fresh Sound Records to maybe release some more from the rare tapes archive -- Today we'll listen to recently-come-to-light recordings of Forrest with trumpeter Carmell Jones and a thing or two from his own Trio, released on Fresh Sound.

Forrest Westbrook, circa late 1950s Santa Monica, California — photo by Merle Jaque — There was a certain wildness coming through him that was inherent in jazz that was only waiting to be exercised (or exorcised), this adventurousness was always there and only 1960 could bring it about, Ornette didn’t invent out of whole cloth, his new way with jazz was already implied in the music, he was just the one who could see it clearly and took the step —- I’m not sure Forrest had heard Cecil Taylor but you can tell he was on the same wavelength —- Forrest Westbrook didn’t record very much, he’s listed on only ten sessions at Tom Lord Discography between 1958-1969 (recordings with Gil Melle, Si Zentner Big Band, and an avant trio on Revelation Records is his last sighting, in 1969) — His daughters Leslie & Yvonne are working with Jordi Pujol  at Fresh Sound Records to maybe release some more from the rare tapes archive — Today we’ll listen to recently-come-to-light recordings of Forrest with trumpeter Carmell Jones and a thing or two from his own Trio, released on Fresh Sound.

8 Comments

  1. Gosh Mark, Thank you so much for posting that photo of myself and Colin and for the nice things you said about my music! I always look forward to playing in Albuquerque. It’s such a wonderful community.

  2. Great photos and wonderful story telling!~ You are such a treasure trove? of memories. I’m glad you’re getting them all out for history’s sake. Good poem too. Is this one of the those, flowing thru you lately?

  3. Hey Cuz, This blog of yours is like manna for Jazzers, a feast of sustenance and inspiration. Great pictures & memories. Really good today ( as usual)..Looking forward to your show on Thursday! Thank you.

  4. hi mark, wow….memories! thanks for:
    • collecting them, in images, sounds and wordsand then….
    • spreading them around in a bricolage of sorts, all over.
    (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bricolage) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bricolage)
    it’s just great when they come up unexpected like this…. these are always special moments.

    now, as to my stool. not my design. i wanted something light and foldable and i found this in IKEA (no longer sold, unfortunately). folds down small enough (and light enough) to fit into the suitcase when traveling. ;-)

    happy new planetary revolution,
    ken

  5. We both picked up on Julius’s earring that night, Mark.

  6. ————————-playlist——————————————–
    The Good Vibes Jazz Radio Show
    February 16, 2o17
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Terry Gibbs Quartet “Dickie’s Dream” (Lester Young) w/ Terry Pollard(piano), Herman Wright(bass), Nils-Bertil Dahlander(drums) — 14sept55 (reissue on Fresh Sound)
    2. Terry Gibbs “Body & Soul” Lp BOPSTICLE COURSE (Xanadu) — 10july74 NYC w/ Alan Dawson(drums), Sam Jones(bass) and some of the most poetic playing I’ve ever heard from Barry Harris on piano
    3. Terry Gibbs Dream Band “The Fat Man” Nov. 1959 Los Angeles — arranged by Manny Albam — solos by Lou Levy (piano), Terry (vibes), and Conte Candoli (trumpet) — Vol. 2 THE SUNDOWN SESSIONS (Contemporary)
    4. Live telephone conversation with maestro TERRY GIBBS from his home in Sherman Oaks, California (35 minutes in duration)
    5. Terry Gibbs cd 52nd STREET & BROADWAY: SONGS OF THE BEBOP ERA (Mack Avenue) 2004 —
    “Jumping with Symphony Sid” w/ solos by Tom Rainer (piano), James Moody (tenor), Terry (vibes)
    6. Terry Gibbs “Hollywood Blues” — Sept. 1957 cd A JAZZ BAND BALL (VSOP / Mode) w/ 3 vibes
    players + rhythm section: This track had Terry on marimba switching to vibraphone later, with Vic Feldman and Larry Bunker on xylophones & vibes (Terry would have to point out who’s exactly playing what & when) plus
    Lou Levy, a life-long friend of Terry’s since 1947 tour of Scandinavia with Chubby Jackson, on piano; Mel Lewis (drums), Max Bennett (drums) was the bass player on all tracks on Zappa’s HOT RATS album
    except “Peaches in Regalia” (I just looked it up) and I believe it was in his home in Laguna Niguel, Southern California (Wikipedia says Dana Point, which is the beach side of Laguna Niguel) where Lou Levy was
    recuperating when he died January 23, 2oo1, age 72 way too young. He was one of the best of his generation. I used to catch him often around L.A. but it was only as my ears became more sophisticated that I realized what a giant he was. I have all his records.
    7. Billy Eckstine & The Metronome All-Stars “How High the Moon — parts 1 & 2” –9july53 NYC w/ Roy Eldridge(trpt), Kai Winding(trombone), John LaPorta(clarinet), Warne Marsh AND Lester Young (tenors), Teddy Wilson(piano), TERRY GIBBS (vibes), Billy Bauer (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Max Roach (drums), Billy Eckstine (song) ———- the copy I played was a needledrop made by Connie Crothers from
    Lennie Tristano’s 10-inch copy of this record, so we got all the pops & ticks of gorgeous vinyl — Connie had
    sent it to me upon request many years ago . . . . . METRONOME was a jazz magazine that started back in the Swing Era and folded in 1961, in it’s day it was a very good jazz magazine.

    Note: GOOD VIBES (Scarecrow Press) is the title of Terry’s memoir

  7. —————————–playlist—————————–
    The KUNM Cooking Show
    February 23, 2o17
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Charley Krachy – Woody Mann duet “It’s You or No One” –16oct2016 — cd CONVERSATIONS
    for tenor & guitar — in the tradition of Zoot & Bucky! (I first became aware of Woody on John
    Fahey’s great 1975 album OLD FASHIONED LOVE)(Charley of course is the tenor in Kazzrie Jaxen’s
    bands)
    2. Forrest Westbrook Trio w/ Gary Peacock(bass) & Bill Schwemmer (drums) — August 1960 Hollywood
    and cd CARMELL JONES QUARTET (Fresh Sound) previously unreleased recordings
    3. Ernie Andrews “A Cottage For Sale” –27sept2000 cd GIRL TALK (High Note) —– Ernie covering one of his heroes hits: Billy Eckstine, 1945 ——— written by Willard Robison in 1929 (“Old Folks” & “I Guess I’ll Go Home this Summer” etc in the Hoagy folksy vein) w/ Teddy Edwards on tenor
    4. George Shearing orchestra at Capitol “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” w/ Michael Anthony on guitar–12feb68 w/ commentary by Michael
    5. In-Studio guest: MICHAEL ANTHONY (his birthday)
    6. Bobby Bryant big band w/ Michael Anthony at Dontes — January 1969 — “While My Guitar Gently
    Weeps” cd reissue EARTH DANCE (World Pacific) w/ commentary
    7. MICHAEL ANTHONY solo guitar “Out of Nowhere’
    8. “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise”
    9. “Night and Day”
    10. Ken Filiano & Steve Adams — upright bass & bass flute “Ossue” –5oct2002 cd THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS
    11.Terry Gibbs Quartet w/Terry Pollard(piano) and Terry two-finger piano solo “Seven Come Eleven” –14sept55 cd reissued TERRY GIBBS QUARTET (Fresh Sound)
    12. Terry Gibbs-Buddy DeFranco Quintet “Parisian Thoroughfare” –August 1988 cd HOLIDAY FOR SWING (Contemporary)
    13. Mary Halvorson Octet “Sword Barrel” –Dec.2015 cd AWAY WITH YOU

  8. ———————————-playlist——————————–
    Cottage For Sale Jazz Radio Show
    March 2, 2o17
    KUNM Albuquerque USA
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Ernie Andrews “Boulevard of Memories” –Sept 2005 cd HOW ABOUT ME (HighNote) w/ Phil Wright(piano & arrangements), Terry Evans (guitar), Richard Simon(bass), Frank Wilson(drums)
    2. Ernie Andrews “On Broadway”(arranged by Gil Askey) — 1980 Lp FROM THE HEART
    3. Ernie Andrews “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'” –1945 w/Wilbert Baranco Trio — Buddy Harper(guitar), Charlie Mingus (bass), Wilbert (piano) — cd CENTRAL AVENUE SOUNDS (produced by Steven Isoardi for Rhino Records — 4-cd box set)
    4. Ernie Andrews “If You Never Fall in Love with Me” –2002 cd JUMP FOR JOY
    5. Live telephone conversation/interview w/ ERNIE ANDREWS from his home in Los Angeles
    6. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra w/ Ernie Andrews “The Jug and I” –2014 cd THE L.A. TREASURES PROJECT (Capri)
    7. Ernie Andrews “A Cottage for Sale” — 26sept2000 cd GIRL TALK (HighNote) w/ tenor obligatos by Teddy Edwards
    8. Ernie Andrews “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'” 18nov1980 Lp FROM THE HEART (Discovery)
    9. Cannonball Adderley Quintet + Ernie Andrews “Next Time I See You” cd LIVE SESSION –19sept1962 at the Memory Lane, Los Angeles (Capitol Records)
    10. Ernie Andrews “Girl Talk”(N.Hefti-B.Troup) 26sept2000 w/ tenor by Houston Person

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