Jazz Trigonometry

Carmelo's jazz night club -- North Hollywood, Los Angeles -- collection of Mark Weber

Carmelo’s jazz night club — North Hollywood, Los Angeles — collection of Mark Weber

The Thursday Jazz Radio Show

May 3, 2o18 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)

JAZZ TRIGONOMETRY

Says here that Aristotle walked while
he taught —- You think of Socrates
doing such things, walking talking drinking
hanging out in the market —- Did Aristotle
get that from Socrates? he was only a teenager
when Socrates drank the hemlock —-
that was 399BC Athens, a busy place —-
Says Aristotle was a pupil of Plato, but
eventually took opposing views, probably
all that walking put them at odds —- I myself
do a little of both, I do like logic (Aristotle), it’s
comforting to know
it exists, that, and reason “”the intellectual
faculty by which conclusions are drawn
from premises,” add to that: “sensible conduct . . .
moderation . . what is right or practicable”)
—- sitting around staring into space —-
watching the roiling clouds —- seeing which
ant will find that dead fly you just swatted
and are now feeling guilty for killing a fellow being
—- cogitation, I think they call it —-
I suppose it’s
what poets are suppose to be doing —-
Aristophanes would have called it: chewing the cud —-
I doubt it’s purely
the domain of poets, I see some children
that do it, and old people —- whether
it’s important I couldn’t say, I don’t fuss
with absolutes —- Absolutes are for
Greek philosophers, although, I don’t think
Socrates was into absolutes, he was
a contrarian, and didn’t like to be pinned
down, he was a champion wrestler in his younger
days I bet, all greased up with olive oil you couldn’t get
a grip on that guy, he’d confound you ten ways
to Sunday then laugh at you while you bought
the next round —- No, Socrates was full
of crap, too, with the crucial difference that
he knew it, they say he never wrote anything
down, why bother?

* I got all this from looking up peripatetic in the dictionary

Vinny Golia and Alex Cline -- Los Angeles in the 1970s -- photo by Mark Weber

Vinny Golia and Alex Cline — Los Angeles in the 1970s — photo by Mark Weber

San Francisco tenor Phillip Greenlief and Vancouver trumpet Bill Clark at the Roost in Albuquerque playing in duet -- August 16, 2o10 -- photo by Mark Weber

San Francisco tenor Phillip Greenlief and Vancouver trumpet Bill Clark at the Roost in Albuquerque playing in duet — August 16, 2o10 — photo by Mark Weber

After the gig ---- poet Dottie Grossman & Michael Vlatkovich at The Frontier -- August 23, 2o10 -- photo by Mark Weber >>> Here's one of Dottie's poems >

After the gig —- poet Dottie Grossman & Michael Vlatkovich at The Frontier — August 23, 2o10 — photo by Mark Weber >>> Here’s one of Dottie’s poems >

New York Minute

The rain surprised us
and of course, all the taxis
dried up and disappeared.
We settled for one of those
glassy hotels
with clean restrooms and
a piano bar
cozily serving up hors d’oeuvres
and standards,
like “Violets For Your Furs”
and “September In The Rain.”
I think we were drinking Manhattans,
more as a salute to the moment
than anything else
because we were sophisticated,
but not yet romantic.
Romantic came later.

Chris Garcia and his wife Yolanda at Juanito’s Tamales in East L.A. — December 22, 1995 —- They owned Juanito’s those years and Yolanda was working long hours to get the Christmas tamales ready in abundance because in Los Angeles that’s what we do at that time of year: Eat lots of Christmas tamales — photo by Mark Weber -- (Chris is drummer with the Grande Mothers, Michael Vlatkovich, Bobby Bradford Mo'tet, Quartetto Nuevo, de man ia w/Alex deGrassi & Michael Manring, etcetera & etc)

Chris Garcia and his wife Yolanda at Juanito’s Tamales in East L.A. — December 22, 1995 —- They owned Juanito’s those years and Yolanda was working long hours to get the Christmas tamales ready in abundance because in Los Angeles that’s what we do at that time of year: Eat lots of Christmas tamales — photo by Mark Weber — (Chris is drummer with the Grande Mothers, Michael Vlatkovich, Bobby Bradford Mo’tet, Quartetto Nuevo, de man ia w/Alex deGrassi & Michael Manring, etcetera & etc)

Michael Vlatkovich and John Wayne at the Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque -- August 23, 2o10 -- photo by Mark Weber ------ The Frontier must have 80 paintings on the walls and about 20 of them are John Wayne

Michael Vlatkovich and John Wayne at the Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque — August 23, 2o10 — photo by Mark Weber —— The Frontier must have 80 paintings on the walls and about 20 of them are John Wayne

Pat Malone Trio ---- Pat is one of my favorite guitarists, among many in New Mexico, absolutely free as the popcorn clouds ----- This is one of his regular spots in Santa Fe: El Farol (built 1835) on Canyon Road -- w/ Colin Deuble(bass) and Cal Haines(DW drums) -- February 18, 2o18 (Cal's birthday) -- photo by Mark Weber -- the place looks empty, but that's because I knew to take some shots before the place filled up

Pat Malone Trio —- Pat is one of my favorite guitarists, among many in New Mexico, absolutely free as the popcorn clouds —– This is one of his regular spots in Santa Fe: El Farol (built 1835) on Canyon Road — w/ Colin Deuble (bass) and Cal Haines (DW drums) — February 18, 2o18 (Cal’s birthday) — photo by Mark Weber — the place looks empty, but that’s because I knew to take some shots before the place filled up

The Return of Woody & Boomer ---- Recording session at Studio 725 with Michael Anthony on his Howard Roberts Custom Gibson w/ Quilter amp; and David Parlato with his old Fender P-Bass -- February 20, 2o18 -- photo by Mark Weber

The Return of Woody & Boomer —- Recording session at Studio 725 with Michael Anthony on his Howard Roberts Custom Gibson w/ Quilter amp; and David Parlato with his old Fender P-Bass — February 20, 2o18 — photo by Mark Weber

Rob Blakeslee -- March 6, 1994 -- photo by Mark Weber

Rob Blakeslee — March 6, 1994 — photo by Mark Weber

Billy Hart has lived in the center of that small ensemble heat for so many years that when he comes off stage he probably views the rest of the world sideways ---- The Billy Hart Quartet: Ethan Iverson(piano), Mark Turner(tenor), Ben Street(bass), Billy(drums) -- March 1, 2o18 -- Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque ---- photo by Mark Weber

Billy Hart has lived in the center of that small ensemble heat for so many years that when he comes off stage he probably views the rest of the world sideways —- The Billy Hart Quartet: Ethan Iverson (piano), Mark Turner (tenor), Ben Street (bass), Billy (drums) — March 1, 2o18 — Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque —- photo by Mark Weber

Pat Malone and his 2017 custom-built redwood guitar made locally by Parizad Hatcher (she's Persian) and his Magnatone tube amp -- February 18, 2018 ---- Be sure and check Pat on YouTube -- photo by Mark Weber

Pat Malone and his 2017 custom-built redwood guitar made locally by Parizad Hatcher (she’s Persian) and his Magnatone tube amp — February 18, 2018 —- Be sure and check Pat on YouTube — photo by Mark Weber

Two pianists and a baby: Kazzrie Jaxen and Carol Liebowitz and Quincy Sanguedolce at Connie's loft in Williamsburg -- September 10, 2o13 -- photo by Mark Weber ---- There was a vibrant scene around Connie Crothers for years

Two pianists and a baby: Kazzrie Jaxen and Carol Liebowitz and Quincy Sanguedolce at Connie’s loft in Williamsburg — September 10, 2o13 — photo by Mark Weber —- There was a vibrant scene around Connie Crothers for years

Bill Plake ---- September 16, 1993 Los Angeles -- photo by Mark Weber

Bill Plake —- September 16, 1993 Los Angeles — photo by Mark Weber

Doodles by Mark Weber -- 22dec2o17

Doodles by Mark Weber — 22dec2o17

3 Comments

  1. That whole thing spun out (opening text) while having my first cup of the morning of Earl Grey looking up the word peripatetic in the dictionary (yes, I know what “peripatetic” means, but ever since studying Anglo Saxon a few years back I’ve learned to look words up if you’re not in a hurry, you’d be surprised how far they’ve drifted)

  2. Thanks so much for keeping me posted on all of your wonderful photos, etc. Love and best always….Sheila xoxoxoxox

  3. ——————————-playlist————————-
    the mellow gravy jazz radio show
    May 3, 2o18
    KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Gary Foster (alto) & Jazz at the Movies Band — 1994 cd WHITE HEAT FILM NOIR “Touch of Evil”
    2. Tito Rodriguez bongo feature “Theme from The Apartment” –1960
    3. Jack Kerouac sings “Ain’t We Got Fun” — recording late 50s — cd READS ON THE ROAD (Ryko)
    4. Jack Kerouac READS ON THE ROAD (track 2 — first 6:08 seconds) as previous
    5. Brew Moore Quintet “Tea for Two” –15jan56 San Francisco
    6. Oranj Symphonette “Mr Lucky” PLAYS MANCINI w/ Harry Carney(tenor), Joe Gore(guitar), Matt Brubeck(bass), Scott Amendola(drums) — 1995 San Francisco
    7. John Kirby Sextet “It’s Only a Paper Moon” —-25july41 w/ Charlie Shavers(trumpet), Russell Procope(alto), Buster Bailey(clarinet), O’Neill Spencer(drums), Kirby(bass), Billy Kyle(piano)
    8. June Christy w/ Johnny Guarnieri Quintet — 1949 — “It’s Only a Paper Moon”
    9. Paul Desmond Quintet “Jeruvian” –Oct.1954 Los Angeles w/ Dick Collins(trumpet), Desmond(alto), Dave vanKriedt(tenor), Bob Bates(bass), Joe Dodge(drums)
    10. Gene Ammons & Jack McDuff “Mellow Gravy” — 23jan63 cd BROTHER JACK MEETS THE BOSS (Prestige) w/ Gene Ammons and Harold Vick(tenors), Eddie Diehl(guitar), McDuff(organ), Joe Dukes(drums)
    11. Sue Raney “Mr Lucky” w/ Alan Broadbent conducting/arranging — 1988 cd DREAMSVILLE
    12. Stan Getz Quartet “Hershey Bar”(Johnny Mandell) –17may50 w/ Al Haig(piano), Tommy Potter(bass), Roy Haynes(drums), Stan(tenor)
    13. Howard Roberts “Theme from a Summer Place” — 1966 album INSTRUMENTAL HITS (Capitol)
    *I played this for my late mother, a song that reminds me of her (the Percy Faith version)
    14. Paul Desmond Quintet “Baroque Chorale” ibid.
    15. Antia O’Day “As Long as I Live” w/ Paul Smith(piano), Barney Kessel(guitar), Joe Mondragon(bass), Alvin Stoller(drums) —-6dec55
    16. Stan Getz Quartet “Dear Old Stockholm” — 23march51 Stockholm
    17. Gary Foster w/ Jazz at Movies Band “Laura” ibid. — Gary(alto), Brad Dutz(bongos)
    18. Cal Tjader & Stan Getz “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” — 1958 San Francisco
    19. Coleman Hawkins Sextet “It’s Only a Paper Moon” –21dec49 Paris w/ Kenny Clarke(drums)
    20. Sandy Bull solo guitar “Gavotte #2″(Bach) –1964 Lp INVENTIONS (Vanguard)

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