Refilling Our Coffers

Victoria Rogers taking a digital picture of me taking a picture of 3 drummers (my film won't be developed for yet a few weeks or I'd show you the front side of the subjects) : Cal Haines, Tina Raymond, Jefferson Voorhees at Outpost Performance Space last Thursday during intermission during Bobby Bradford-Vinny Golia Quartet (Tina was drummer and on extreme left of this frame is the bassist Dave Tranchina) -- March 30, 2o17 Albuquerque

Victoria Rogers taking a digital picture of me taking a picture of 3 drummers (my film won’t be developed for yet a few weeks or I’d show you the front side of the subjects) : Cal Haines, Tina Raymond, Jefferson Voorhees at Outpost Performance Space last Thursday during intermission during Bobby Bradford-Vinny Golia Quartet (Tina was drummer and on extreme left of this frame is the bassist Dave Tranchina) — March 30, 2o17 Albuquerque

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

April 6, 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)

[ untitled poem ]
In all of that
      there was salvation
Somehow the music redeemed us
      made us whole, brought
comfort, slowly flowing rivers
      our ship eased out
of the harbor, set sail
      for Dakar and coffee
set sail on the whole world
shorelines of sand and trees
then rocky Africa like
a parachute Mozambique
north to anchor and camel
to Addis Ababa on the terrace
       of Abyssinia where holy knows
Rimbaud ran guns dragged anchor
turned frankincense to gunpowder
      and the sulfuric smell of shooting
of Hemingway shooting an elephant
shooting what salvation we
         might have had, save only
the priests chanting for our souls

Connie Crothers & Roger Mancuso -- New York subway -- December 5, 2004 -- photo by Mark Weber

Connie Crothers & Roger Mancuso — New York subway — December 5, 2004 — photo by Mark Weber

John Mayall at Blue Mitchell's Memorial at Local 47 in Hollywood -- June 10, 1979 -- photo by Mark Weber -- Blue worked on the road and on several albums with John Mayall in the early 70s ------ John's albums BARE WIRES and BLUES FOR LAUREL CANYON meant a lot to me when I was coming up

John Mayall at Blue Mitchell’s Memorial at Local 47 in Hollywood — June 10, 1979 — photo by Mark Weber — Blue worked on the road and on several albums with John Mayall in the early 70s —— John’s albums BARE WIRES and BLUES FOR LAUREL CANYON meant a lot to me when I was coming up

My radio interview with David Murray at KSPC Claremont -- January 4, 1977 -- David was the returning hero at the school after conquering New York (he left Claremont Colleges in 1975 so he'd only been gone it seems no more than a year at this time) -- That's arts student Monica Pecot who was close with Stanley Crouch's band Black Music Infinity -- "She used to cook for the band," Bobby Bradford says (interview 31mar2o17 where he detailed some of her artistic dishes) -- Rest In Peace Black Arthur (Arthur Blythe d. March 27, 2o17) -- I was not a student at Claremont Colleges but lived nearby and audited Bradford's classes and Dick Barnes's classes and Stanley's wild jazz history class -- photo by Mark Weber ---- David Murray will be appearing at the Outpost Performance Space April 9 in duet with percussionist Kahil El'Zabar

My radio interview with David Murray at KSPC Claremont — January 4, 1977 — David was the returning hero at the school after conquering New York (he left Claremont Colleges in 1975 so he’d only been gone it seems no more than a year at this time) — That’s arts student Monica Pecot who was close with Stanley Crouch’s band Black Music Infinity — “She used to cook for the band,” Bobby Bradford says (interview 31mar2o17 where he detailed some of her artistic dishes) — Rest In Peace Black Arthur (Arthur Blythe d. March 27, 2o17) — I was not a student at Claremont Colleges but lived nearby and audited Bradford’s classes and Dick Barnes’s classes and Stanley’s wild jazz history class — photo by Mark Weber —- David Murray will be appearing at the Outpost Performance Space April 9 in duet with percussionist Kahil El’Zabar

Horace Tapscott & the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra at Watts Towers Jazz Festival -- July 16, 1983 (that's Roberto Miranda on bass and David Bryant on bass (obscured)) -- photo by Mark Weber

Horace Tapscott & the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra at Watts Towers Jazz Festival — July 16, 1983 (that’s Roberto Miranda on bass and David Bryant on bass (obscured)) — photo by Mark Weber

This is pledge week on KUNM and like Hank Williams said: "Friends, we don't actually need the money, but the folks that we owe it to need it awful bad" and as Smokey Wilson knows: That green stuff is how the game is played -- My pitching partner on this day will the esteemed station manager of KUNM Richard Towne -- photo of Smokey by Mark Weber at The Pioneer Club, 88th & Vermont, South Central Los Angeles -- 1978 -- That's me holding that bottle of suds behind the bar

This is pledge week on KUNM and like Hank Williams said: “Friends, we don’t actually need the money, but the folks that we owe it to need it awful bad” and as Smokey Wilson knows: That green stuff is how the game is played — My pitching partner on this day will the esteemed station manager of KUNM Richard Towne — photo of Smokey by Mark Weber at The Pioneer Club, 88th & Vermont, South Central Los Angeles — 1978 — That’s me holding that bottle of suds behind the bar

Geri Allen Trio in Taos -- March 20, 2002 -- Billy Hart(drums), Geri Allen(piano), Robert Hurst(bass) -- photo by Mark Weber ------------------- I don't think any of us are too surprised that the Racketeer-in-Chief hasn't included Public Radio in his budget, I mean, if you were him would you? We've been pointing out the Emperor's New Clothes all along, and so, anyway, we can't let that bozo bother us: We'll get our money elsewhere and gladly.

Geri Allen Trio in Taos — March 20, 2002 — Billy Hart(drums), Geri Allen(piano), Robert Hurst (bass) — photo by Mark Weber ——————- I don’t think any of us are too surprised that the Racketeer-in-Chief hasn’t included Public Radio in his budget, I mean, if you were him would you? We’ve been pointing out the Emperor’s New Clothes all along, and so, anyway, we can’t let that bozo bother us: We’ll get our money elsewhere and gladly.

The Bobby Bradford - Vinny Golia Quartet at soundcheck March 30, 2o17 Outpost Performance Space -- Tina Raymond (drums) and Dave Tranchina (bass) -- photo by Mark Weber (Soundboard by Kirk Brown ---- recording engineer Steve Schmidt ---- producer Tom Guralnick ----- We'll get clearance from the band soon and play some of this concert over KUNM New Mexico airwaves)

The Bobby Bradford – Vinny Golia Quartet at soundcheck March 30, 2o17 Outpost Performance Space — Tina Raymond (drums) and Dave Tranchina (bass) — photo by Mark Weber (Soundboard by Kirk Brown —- recording engineer Steve Schmidt —- producer Tom Guralnick —– We’ll get clearance from the band soon and play some of this concert over KUNM New Mexico airwaves)

Bobby Bradford mid-broadcast at KUNM early afternoon Thursday March 30, 2o17 talking about Bird, Ornette, free jazz, Tutankhamun, his band that played that night at Outpost, Wardell Gray, Lester Young > listen at the KUNM archive KUNM.org -- Albuquerque -- digital photo by Mark Weber

Bobby Bradford mid-broadcast at KUNM early afternoon Thursday March 30, 2o17 talking about Bird, Ornette, free jazz, Tutankhamun, his band that played that night at Outpost, Wardell Gray, Lester Young > listen at the KUNM archive KUNM.org — Albuquerque — digital photo by Mark Weber

I wish I knew who to give credit for this genius window display at I. Magnin & Co., San Francisco -- August 10, 1994 -- photo by Mark Weber

I wish I knew who to give credit for this genius window display at I. Magnin & Co., San Francisco — August 10, 1994 — photo by Mark Weber

My wife Janet and the Washington Monument -- March 18, 1995 -- photo by her husband ----- Bobby Bradford readily agreed to record the Gettysburg Address for us to use on the KUNM Fundraiser, this hallowed document of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the Earth -- You'll hear it this day

My wife Janet and the Washington Monument — March 18, 1995 — photo by her husband —– Bobby Bradford readily agreed to record the Gettysburg Address for us to use on the KUNM Fundraiser, this hallowed document of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the Earth — You’ll hear it this day

11 Comments

  1. I was doing a little research on David Murray regarding when he left Claremont Colleges for NYC. His earliest appearance on records are in NYC on a Ted Daniel date of April 12, 1975 and a William Hooker date for May 4, 1975, and then nothing until the WILDFLOWERS series at Studio Rivbea in May 1976 followed by his first album FLOWERS FOR ALBERT recorded June 26, 1976. I believe the 1975 dates are his first visit to NYC downtown loft scene after Spring Semester. And that May 1976 is probably when he actually left Claremont, California and relocated to NYC. I was around that scene somewhat in Claremont and remember it was a big deal when he left, David was quite respected on campus. And then it was shortly thereafter that Stanley Crouch left Claremont (he was an instructor there 1968-1975) and went to NYC to play drums and write.

    Before this I believe the funk band David was a member in his hometown Berkeley/Oakland made a record (?) And also there are unreleased studio recordings of Stanley Crouch’s Black Music Infinity recorded in Los Angeles that we hope Stanley will release some day.

  2. —————————————–playlist——————————
    KUNM Albuquerque
    April 6, 2o17
    The Golden Opportunity Jazz Radio Show
    Spring Fundraiser — Richard Towne my pitch partner

    1. Vinny Golia solo tubax (re-configured contra-bass saxophone) “Single Booth Enclosure-Prime”–2003 cd
    A GIFT FOR THE UNUSUAL (Nine Winds)
    2. Charley Krachy & Woody Mann “Kary’s Trance”(Lee Konitz line on Play Fiddle Play) –rec. 16oct2o16 NYC cd CONVERSATIONS (New Artists Records)
    3. Herbie Hancock “Cantaloupe Island” –17june64 — one of the first jazz albums I ever bought EMPYREAN ISLES (Blue Note) w/ Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Tony Williams
    4. Sun Ra “Plutonian Nights” 1950s
    5. Buellgrass w/ Buell Neidlinger “Jumpin’ Punkins” –23aug81 cd ACROSS THE TRACKS (K2B2 Records) — I asked Buell what was the process for his arrangement on this Ellington track [telcon 5apr2o17] and he said
    Mercer wrote it, “We listen to the record, then we play it about 90 times, and I make suggestions, and then
    we record it.”
    6. Prez Conference “I Never Knew” 1979
    7. Bobby Bradford reads “Gettysburg Address” recorded at Studio 725 on March 31, 2o17
    8. Bobby Bradford “Have You Seen Sideman?” 1991 cd DEATH OF A SIDEMAN w/ David Murray
    9. Dick Hyman & Tom Pletcher “I Got Plenty O Nuttin'” from cd IF BIX PLAYED GERSHWIN (Arbors)
    *Bradford quoted this song from Porgy & Bess at his March 30 Outpost concert
    10. Lennie Popkin – Eddie Gomez – Carol Tristano “Conundrum” –27feb2oo4 cd NEW YORK MOMENT
    11. Buddy Morrow Orchestra — 1959 Hollywood “Richard Diamond” theme from TV show
    12. Bill Frisell “Tales From the Far Side” –1996 cd QUARTET

    *Dropped in during the show at various times were previously recorded pledge drive spots by Jane Ira Bloom, Clark Terry, Bill Taylor, and also Soupy Sales & White Fang

  3. Carol Tristano

    April 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Hey Mark, sorry I missed the show so I could call in a donation. I’ll do it a different way through their website. I will be clear why I’m donating!
    Love that poem. The photo of you is great – it reminds me a bit of some of your self portraits.
    I love that photo of Connie and Roger – a real jazz photo.
    And the regal Janet!

    Also, I just looked up Tina Raymond – she is fantastic!!
    She’s so loose and radiates such a beautiful feeling.
    Thanks for hipping me to her!

  4. Note to self:
    Nobody listening to Gettysburg Address on a jazz radio show at this time will miss the tangential relationship it has to the present and the reminder of such deep humanity a President is suppose to have

    • Carol Tristano

      April 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

      On the other hand……

      “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal……”

      does this sound like a true description of American history?
      It should say, conceived in genocide, and dedicated to the proposition that all white men are created equal.

      • Carol Tristano

        April 15, 2017 at 9:31 am

        Hey Mark, perhaps my comment was not personable. I realize a lot of people, including Bobby obviously, are emotional about Lincoln. I want to clarify my feelings about this.

        The main thing that turns me around about this speech is the idea of the “new nation”. There was already one here!! I have always felt that this would come back to haunt America. How do you think the original people feel about the Gettysburg address? Maybe you know the answer. There are no words to describe the depth of this injustice.

        As far as all men being created equal – Ol’ Abe is kidding himself if he’s going to harken back to the fore fathers. This history with America’s relationship to African Americans is very complicated to say the least. I just read that Lincoln was in favor of the colonization of black Americans. I have more studying to do, but at the moment, I prefer John Brown.

  5. In my conversations with David Murray here today at Studio 725 it was confirmed that he left Claremont Colleges
    on March 2, 1975 to relocate to NYC ———————-more on all that in a later post . . . . .

  6. ——————————————playlist————————-
    THURSDAY JAZZ SHOW
    April 13, 2o17
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Miles Davis Quintet “Circle” –24oct66 cd MILES SMILES (Columbia)
    2. Lester Young Kansas City 6 “Way Down Younder in New Orleans” –28sept38 with Prez playing
    clarinet in the ensembles but takes his solo on tenor
    3. as previous “Countless Blues” w/ Prez on tenor
    4. Lester Young Quartet “Just You, Just Me” –28dec43 (Keynote) w/ Big Sid, Johnny Guarnieri, Slam Stewart
    5. Lester Young Sextet w/ Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Sweets Edison, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis — “That’s All” –1nov55 (Verve)
    6. Zoot Sims & Bucky Pizzarelli “Lester Leaps In” — 6nov80 cd ELEGIAC
    7. Andre Previn, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown “It’s a Perfect Relationship” — 1958 cd BELLS ARE RINGING (Contemporary)
    8. Bill Payne (clarinet) & Connie Crothers (piano) duet “Bill’s Dream” — 17sept09 cd THE STONE SET (New Artists Records)
    9. Miles Davis & Gil Evans “Wait Till You See Her” — 13aug62 cd QUIET NIGHTS
    10. Emily Remler’s first album FIREFLY — April 1981 “The Firefly” (Concord)
    11. Terry Gibbs Quartet “Gee Dad, It’s a Deagan” (Impulse) — 16jan1964 Lp TAKE IT FROM ME w/ Kenny Burrell (g), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)
    12. Benny Goodman New Sextet w/Terry Gibbs(vibes), Teddy Wilson (p), Johnny Smith (g), Bob Carter (b), Nancy Reed (vocal) — “Then You’ve Never Been Blue” — 24nov50
    13. J.J. Johnson “Bemsha Swing” –7dec64 cd JJ! (Mosaic) w/ Jerome Richardson (flute)
    14. Herbie Steward Quintet featuring Eddie Duran (g) and Eddie Moore (d) — “Body & Soul” –19march81 San Francisco ——cd THE THREE HORNS OF HERB STEWARD (Progressive) — Herbie on clarinet
    15. Terry Gibbs Sextet “Begin the Beguine” w/Hal McKusick (clarinet), Sal Salvador (g) — 1951 NYC
    16. Billy Mitchell Quintet “Blue Room” — 1948 Detroit w/ Thad Jones (trpt), Elvin Jones (d), Terry Pollard (piano), Alvin Jackson (b), Billy (tenor sax)
    17. Jerry Coker cd MODERN MUSIC FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY (Fresh Sound) –1955 “This is Always”

  7. Carol——————————I guess I’m an old romantic who just purely innocently loves the Gettysburg Address, for it’s simplicity, symmetry, and directness. The beauty within the words. Brevity, clarity, compassion, redemption, and humility. Lincoln is not fallible, nor can he explain-away everything that has come to pass, but he can certainly advance a better civitas.
    He doesn’t apologize or equivocate, he only states what the intentions are for America, many yet to be realized.
    Lincoln only says what is.
    I hope you get a chance to read Walt Whitman’s description of Lincoln when he was passing through NYC in February 1861 on his way to DC for his inauguration — he was at Astor House on Broadway — the guy had ultimate cool, and sense of self, and with that: dignity.
    It was my idea that Bobby read the Gettysburg Address (he’s a Civil War buff) so that we could play the recording at the KUNM Fundraiser as a sort of tangential reference to the current political climate in the U.S. That such dignity did once exist with our Presidents.
    *Whitman’s essay “Death of Abraham Lincoln” (1879)

  8. ——————————–playlist———————
    The Spring Sniffles Jazz Radio Show
    April 20, 2o17
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER

    1. Joshua Breakstone “Idle Moments” w/ Jack McDuff — 1993 cd REMEMBERING GRANT GREEN
    2. Red Garland Trio “C Jam Blues” — 1957 cd GROOVY (Riverside)
    3. Ted Brown Quartet “Somebody Loves Me” –27aug06 LIVE AT TRUMPETS (Cadence Jazz Records)
    4. Art Pepper Quintet “Las Cuevas de Mario” — Oct.1960 cd SMACK UP (Contemporary)
    5. Doug Lawrence New Organ Trio “End of a Love Affair” —c.2o15 w/ Dan Trudell (organ)
    6. Dave Brubeck Quartet “Theme for June” –c.1963 Lp BOSSA NOVA USA (Col.) mono
    7. David Murray sets up the next track — recorded at Studio 725 April 10
    8. Terri Lynn Carrington-Geri Allen-David Murray trio w/ guests “Perfection” cd PERFECTION–June 2o15
    9. Max Roach Quintet “Larry-Larue”–4sept58 cd DEEDS NOT WORDS
    10. Pat Malone trio w/ Cal Haines(drums) & Michael Glynn(bass) & Pat(guitar) — “Out of Nowhere” recorded at KUNM 16jan2012
    11. Lennie Tristano Trio w/ Sonny Dallas & Carol Tristano “Palo Alto Scene” cd NOTE TO NOTE

  9. Glad for the thought, Mark…..BUT having Soupy Sales AND White Fang on for the pledge drive….That- is huge!

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