Unpacking the name > JAZZ FOR MOSTLY

This color scheme really appeals to me, leave it to New York to be so hip, I came across this in the men’s room at the Metro Diner on Broadway, Upper West Side ---- November 16, 2o18 – photo by Mark Weber ---- Next time I have a chance to do some tiling I’m using it

This color scheme really appeals to me, leave it to New York to be so hip, I came across this in the men’s room at the Metro Diner on Broadway, Upper West Side —- November 16, 2o18 – photo by Mark Weber —- Next time I have a chance to do some tiling I’m using it

March 28, 2o19 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)

 

Unpacking the name > JAZZ FOR MOSTLY

Language is so fluid. Linguistics point out how slippery words can be.

“Most” is an Anglo-Saxon word and is not only an adjective, but also can be used as a noun, or even an adverb. Most languages are learned by example (mimesis) and spoken vernacularly, but written by intuition, we can’t explain why we know how to conjugate verbs within the complicated sentences (at least, I can’t) and don’t ask me to parse a sentence, these grammar are a mystery to me the more I study them. Then, we have all the idioms, colloquialisms, jive, wordplay, dialects, rhetoric, whathaveyou, etc &c.

In the early 1960s you started hearing the hip cats saying: “Hey man, you’re the most!” which is taking the word out of its conventional useage and turning it around. It’s acknowledgement and salutation.

“You” is a pronoun.

“are” = intransitive verb (the 2nd person singular present indicative of “be” (Anglo-Saxon, again))

“the” = definite article, points straight at the object unequivocally, which in this case is “most,” which is to say: You got it all, baby (you’re a rich man, to quote the Beatles). It’s a quantifier: yr the greatest. It’s an intensifier, uncountable, You are the most.

So, there was no great design behind the name Jazz For Mostly, but then there was, the mind is a mysterious entity , and being a writer you learn to let it do its own thing, come what may, especially in poetry, and how poems arrive on their own.

So, Klaus is making a website for me. For years I had been writing for his website METROPOLIS, and now he says I need my own website, and he asks me what to call it, and I was busy with some other project, probably painting a house, and with no more thought than 90 seconds in the shower I came up with Jazz For Mostly, a delightfully ambiguous name. AND the only reason I’m telling you this is because I thought you’d like to know where this idiosyncratic cognomen came from: Out of thin air!

“Mostly” is technically an adverb. But, we also know it can be an adjective. But this “mostly” under discussion is a noun (when you add -ly to an adjective, such as this, it becomes a noun) AND in this case, it’s a proper noun, as Mostly is the name of a person. Who exactly, I haven’t a clue. Just some guy who’s on top of it I guess . . . .

Check this guy out! Michael Rodriguez was new to me, but I won’t forget him now, wow, what a great lyrical & thinking man’s horn player ---- Here he is in front of the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra February 16, 2o19 ---- He’s a New Yorker and Miami-raised jazz artist of supreme sensibilities ---- photo by Mark Weber

Check this guy out! Michael Rodriguez was new to me, but I won’t forget him now, wow, what a great lyrical & thinking man’s horn player —- Here he is in front of the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra February 16, 2o19 —- He’s a New Yorker and Miami-raised jazz artist of supreme sensibilities —- photo by Mark Weber

I first heard Joel Frahm on a Tessa Souter cd and was immediately interested and then he came to town! February 16, 2o19 UNM Jazz Festival, Albuquerque – photo by Mark Weber

I first heard Joel Frahm on a Tessa Souter cd and was immediately interested and then he came to town! February 16, 2o19 UNM Jazz Festival, Albuquerque – photo by Mark Weber

My new favorite tenor player Sarah Griego ---- she jumped right out of Lester Young with this solo, never forgetting that telling a story is where it’s at, as a member of the University of Mexico Jazz Band under the direction of Glenn Kostur ---- February 16, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber

My new favorite tenor player Sarah Griego —- she jumped right out of Lester Young with this solo, never forgetting that telling a story is where it’s at, as a member of the University of Mexico Jazz Band under the direction of Glenn Kostur —- February 16, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber

David Parlato recording session at Studio 725 – February 13, 2o19 --- in duet with guitarist Michael Anthony of which said recording session has been sent over the airwaves of KUNM and will continue ---- photo by “recording engineer” Mark Weber

David Parlato recording session at Studio 725 – February 13, 2o19 — in duet with guitarist Michael Anthony of which said recording session has been sent over the airwaves of KUNM and will continue —- photo by “recording engineer” Mark Weber

Nels Cline & his foot pedals (rather, his “pedal extremities” as Fats Waller would have it) – February 8, 2o19 Outpost Performance Space ---- photo by Mark Weber

Nels Cline & his foot pedals (rather, his “pedal extremities” as Fats Waller would have it) – February 8, 2o19 Outpost Performance Space —- photo by Mark Weber

One of the masters: Bobby Shew w/ Cal Haines(drums) and Colin Deuble(bass)----December 9, 2o19 Albuquerque – photo by Mark Weber

One of the masters: Bobby Shew w/ Cal Haines(drums) and Colin Deuble(bass)—-December 9, 2o19 Albuquerque – photo by Mark Weber

The venerable Doc Rock a mainstay on the Albuquerque Dixieland scene for years, here he is at the (3rd Sunday monthly) Rio Grande Jazz Society jam session ---- March 17, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber ----photo by Mark Weber —- Doc is a bone doctor (get it: “bone” = trombone) but in real life an actual orthopedic doctor ------ The other twist is “ortho” is ancient Greek for straight, and his beautiful lines on that horn are anything but straight! ---- And Doc’s sense of humor is always welcome on the Thursday jazz show, one time he was playing over the airwaves with his band Jazz A La Carte and announced the next tune, “We’ve decided to play Undecided” (add that to the 679 recorded versions listed at Tom Lord Jazz Discography, this song composed by Charlie Shavers, first shows up in 1938 on the John Kirby band)

The venerable Doc Rock a mainstay on the Albuquerque Dixieland scene for years, here he is at the (3rd Sunday monthly) Rio Grande Jazz Society jam session —- March 17, 2o19 – photo by Mark Weber —- photo by Mark Weber —- Doc is a bone doctor (get it: “bone” = trombone) but in real life an actual orthopedic doctor —— The other twist is “ortho” is ancient Greek for straight, and his beautiful lines on that horn are anything but straight! —- And Doc’s sense of humor is always welcome on the Thursday jazz show, one time he was playing over the airwaves with his band Jazz A La Carte and announced the next tune, “We’ve decided to play Undecided” (add that to the 679 recorded versions listed at Tom Lord Jazz Discography, this song composed by Charlie Shavers, first shows up in 1938 on the John Kirby band)

David Paytiamo drives in from Laguna Pueblo an hour west of Albuquerque to host Singing Wire on Sunday afternoons as part of the collective that alternates during those 4 hours of airtime ---- photo by Mark Weber – January 27, 2o19 KUNM control room

David Paytiamo drives in from Laguna Pueblo an hour west of Albuquerque to host Singing Wire on Sunday afternoons as part of the collective that alternates during those 4 hours of airtime —- photo by Mark Weber – January 27, 2o19 KUNM control room

It doesn’t get anymore authentic than the Psychedelic Radio Head Shoppe late Saturday nights on KUNM when Scott MacNicholl digs deep into the Sixties and lives the dream & myth & reality of that era ------ This broadcast week (March 23 – 29) we’ll be asking for your help in keeping KUNM healthy and real ---- Please call with your monetary support > (505) – 277 - 4357 ---- photo by Mark Weber – January 19, 2o19

It doesn’t get anymore authentic than the Psychedelic Radio Head Shoppe late Saturday nights on KUNM when Scott MacNicholl digs deep into the Sixties and lives the dream & myth & reality of that era —— This broadcast week (March 23 – 29) we’ll be asking for your help in keeping KUNM healthy and real —- Please call with your monetary support > (505) – 277 – 4357 —- photo by Mark Weber – January 19, 2o19

Michael Vlatkovich’s retired plunger mute sitting dusty on one of my dusty bookshelves here at 725 last winter – photo by Mark Weber

Michael Vlatkovich’s retired plunger mute sitting dusty on one of my dusty bookshelves here at 725 last winter – photo by Mark Weber

Me, myself and I shot by Bonnie Brandon Kennedy ---- He grabbed my camera at a recent KUNM gathering and aimed ----- March 16, 2o19 Albuquerque

Me, myself and I shot byBonnie  Brandon Kennedy —- He grabbed my camera at a recent KUNM gathering and aimed —– March 16, 2o19 Albuquerque

12 Comments

  1. Bring on the “elephant mute”, Vlatkovich’s that is

  2. Nice, Mark! And WHOA – that Vlat plunger is quite the artifact! XO

  3. When I was first getting to know Kenny Davern (2002) I once (once was enough) asked him what category of jazz does he call his particular variety. You could feel a crack in the earth open up as he took my measure, took a drag off his Camel, then very levelly, stern and peremptorily said, “I play jazz.” Period.

    Be sure and tune in Thursday April 4 when we will be talking local to local with New York jazz singer Daryl Sherman. Jazz with a capital J singer. Daryl knows so many —- dare I say — of the “old songs” it’s heartening. And that’s what she is: a jazz pianist & singer of the highest category. Period. I’ve been a fan for years.

  4. I don’t need to tell you to query Daryl Sherman on singer Mildred Bailey, Mark, but get her to open up about songwriter Henry Nemo, too.

  5. Great to learn of lady tenor player, Sarah Griego, with this post. Do you know about Virginia Mayhew ?
    I think she’s gotta be my favorite .

    Ciao, mb

  6. Re The Metro Diner. Been there. Done that. It felt good. Real good.

  7. Great photos as always, good to see the younger players keeping it alive! Swear I can hear the jazz and soul coming out of the horns in your photo documentation eternal moments –Fred Voss

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  9. The Pollen Allergies Jazz Radio show
    SPRING KUNM FUNDRAISER
    Host MARK WEBER
    Pitching partner RICHARD TOWNE
    March 28, 2o19
    1. Charley Krachy & Woody Mann “It’s You or No One” – 16oct2o16 cd CONVERSATIONS (New Artists)
    2. Herbie Nichols Trio “Shuffle Montgomery” 13may55 (Blue Note sessions)
    3. “Cuban Pete” — Mel Powell Quintet – 31dec47
    4. Gary Foster “Touch of Evil” c. 1994 w/ The Jazz at the Movies Band
    5. Prez Conference “I Never Knew” –1978
    6. Summit ReUnion w/ Kenny Davern (clarinet) & Bob Wilber(soprano) “I Found a New Baby” Live in Atlanta 23april2oo1
    7. Little Walter “Crazy Mixed-up World” 1959
    8. Mark Shim title track from an early cd of his: TURBULENT FLOW (Blue Note) 1999
    9. Daryl Sherman “I Found a New Baby” w/ Kenny Davern, clarinet – cd BORN TO SWING (Audiophile) 2001
    10. Bill Frisell “Tales From the Far Side” –1996

    Then on the opening of Afternoon Freeform read this poem (composed 24sept2o18)

    HAIKU

    All that many people
    Prayed that autumn for the trees
    Smoke in the air far distance

  10. ————————————–playist—————————
    The Cabaret Jazz Radio Show
    April 4, 2o19 ———–KUNM
    Host MARK WEBER
    *All tracks Daryl sings & plays piano
    1. Daryl Sherman w/ Harvie S(bass) “Wouldn’t it be Loverly” –Feb.2015 cd MY BLUE HEAVEN
    2. “Travelin’ All Alone” – BORN TO SWING w/ Kenny Davern, clarinet – 19apr2oo1
    3. “Lullaby of Birdland” 2006 cd GUESS WHO’S IN TOWN (Arbors)
    4. “Squeeze Me” — 1996 cd CELEBRATING MILDRED BAILEY & RED NORVO (Audiophile)
    5. Telephone talk with DARYL SHERMAN in NYC
    6. “You Go to My Head” –2o18 cd LOST IN A CROWDED PLACE (Audiophile) 2am vocal duet w/ Don Vappie
    7. Sammy Sherman “I found a new baby” c. 1994-1998 cd LIVE AT CHAN’S (Arbors) w/ James Chirillo(guitar), Warren Vache(cornet), Marshall Wood(bass), Daryl(piano), Sammy(trombone)
    8. “Cheek to Cheek” 1996 cd LOOK WHAT I FOUND w/ that fabulous clarinet ensemble passage
    9. “I’m in the mood for love” 1991 cd I’VE GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED sang in Japanese
    10. “I’m shadowing you” –2009 cd JOHNNY MERCER A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE (Arbors) (music by Blossom Dearie)
    11. 2-piano romp with Bob Dorough 2003 “Everything I’ve got belongs to you” cd A HUNDRED MILLION MIRACLES

  11. ——————————-playlist———————————–
    April 11, 2019 KUNM Albuquerque
    The windy America jazz radio show
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Ken Peplowski Quartet “Twelve” (Peter Erskine) w/ Ehud Asherie(piano), Peplowski(tenor), Martin Wind(bass), Matt Wilson(drums) cd ENRAPTURE (Capri) – 24feb2015
    2. Virg Dzurinko & Ryan Messina – piano & trumpet duet “The Nearness of You” – 2dec2o15 cd UNDERTOW (New Artists)
    3. Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet “Lennie’s Pennies” –19jan2o13 w/ Charley Krachy(tenor), Don Messina(bass), Kazzrie(piano), Bill Chattin(drums) cd QUATERNITY (New Artists)
    4. Al Cohn – Bill Perkins – Richie Kamuca – 3 tenors + rhythm section “Blixed” – 24june55 cd THE BROTHERS! (Mosaic)
    5. The Jazz Couriers “Yesterdays” w/ Tubby Hayes & Ronnie Scott(tenors) – Tubby takes a flute solo and wrote the arrangement —
    Terry Shannon(piano), Phil Seaman(drums), Kenny Napper(bass) – 1959 album THE LAST WORD (Tempo)
    6. Chris Connor “What is there to say?” w/ Ellis Larkins Trio – August 1954 BETHLEHEM RECORDINGS
    7. Charley Krachy Quartet “Quasimodo”(Bird) w/ Charlie Sibirsky(piano), Peter Scattaretico(drums), Ed Fuqua(bass), Charley(tenor) –4march2003 cd JAZZMANS SERENADE (Zinnia)
    8. Woody Mann & Charley Krachy – guitar & tenor duets “It’s you or no one” 16oct2016 cd CONVERSATIONS (New Artists)
    9. Nils Lindberg “Marit’s Song” 5 saxophones — 1999 cd THIRD SAXES GALORE
    10. Matt Brewer Trio “When sunny gets blue” – 11sept2o18 cd GANYMEDE (Criss Cross) w/ Mark Shim(tenor), Damion Reid(drums), Matt Brewer(bass)
    11. Andrea Wolper “Song to a Seagull”(Joni) –c.2o11 w/ Ken Filiano(bass), Andrea(song), Kris Davis(piano), TA Thompson(drums), Michael Howell(guitar) (same band me N Charley caught last Monday in Beacon NY @ Quinn’s) cd PARALLEL LIVES
    12. Ken Peplowski & Murray Wall – clarinet & bass duet “How deep is the ocean” cd THE NATURAL TOUCH (Concord) January 1992
    13. Charley Krachy – Boel Dirke – Andy Fite trio “August Moon” (You’d be so nice to come home to) – 1992 cd SWEET FULFILLMENT (New Artists Records) – tenor/piano/guitar

    *Then, to open up the following show: Brandon Kennedy’s Afternoon FreeForm I read “Poem Beginning with a Line by Whitman” from SE SAEGEN RAD DOGOR-GERIM (Zerx Press) and I added at the end the line: “all in / My time your time” at BK’s request

  12. ————————————-playlist——————————
    I’ll Remember April Jazz Radio Show
    April 18, 2o19 ———-KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Lenny Popkin Trio “Trio” cd LENNY POPKIN (Lifeline Records) – w/ Carol Tristano(drums), Rich Califano(bass, Lenny(tenor) –August 1997 NYC
    2. Tubby Hayes Quartet “Tin Tin Deo” – December 1959 London UK w/ Tubby(tenor), Terry Shannon(piano), Jeff Clyne(bass), Phil Seamen(drums)
    3. Mike Moreno Quartet “Airegin”(S. Rollins) w/ Matt Brewer(bass), Aaron Parks(piano), Kendrick Scott(drums), Mike(guitar) cd FIRST IN MIND (Criss Cross) —18jan2o11
    4. Barney Kessel “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” – 23feb77 Tokyo Lp LIVE AT SOMETIME (Trio Records) w/ Kunimitsu Inaba(bass) & Tetsujiroh Obara(drums)
    5. Willie Nelson “Fly Me to the Moon” 2018 cd MY WAY w/ big band & Mickey Raphael(harmonica), Willie(guitar solo extraordinaire)
    6. Daryl Sherman “Then I’ll Be Tired of You” w/ Harry Allen(tenor), Dave Green(bass), Jon Wheatley(guitar), Daryl(piano & song) –January 2006 cd GUESS WHO’S IN TOWN (Arbors)
    7. Sam Most – Herbie Mann Quintet “I’ll Remember April” – Sam & Herbie(flutes), Joe Puma(guitar), Lee Kleinman(drums), Jimmy Gannon(bass) – October 1955 cd on (Bethlehem)
    8. Jimmy Forrest Quintet “Laura” —Jimmy(tenor), Gene Ramey(bass), Elvin Jones(drums), Grant Green(guitar), Harold Mabern(piano) —-1959 cd ALL THE GIN IS GONE (Delmark)
    9. Carol Liebowitz & Birgitta Flick “Marionette/September in the Rain” piano/song & tenor duet – 4nov2017 cd MALITA-MALIKA (Leo)
    10. Charley Krachy Quartet “Keep the Change” – 4mar2003 cd JAZZMAN’s SERENADE (Zinnia) w/ Charles Sibirsky(piano), Ed Fuqua(bass), Charley(tenor), Pete Scattaretico(drums)
    11. Kazzrie Jaxen & Charley Krachy – piano & tenor duets “Keep the Change” –24nov2008 unreleased session recordings
    12. Chris Connor “Miser’s Serenade” *by request — 1953 on (Bethlehem Records) w/ Sy Oliver Orchestra
    13. Warne Marsh & Ted Brown “Smog Eyes” –1oct56 w/ Ronnie Ball(piano), Jeff Morton(drums), Ben Tucker(bass) cd JAZZ OF TWO CITIES (Fresh Sound)

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