You can hear the listener listening

I call this: Listening to Johnny Smith Quintet play Cherokee on the Radio ---- line drawing by MW listening to KUNM Friday jazz with Glenn Kostur

I call this: Listening to Johnny Smith Quintet play Cherokee on the Radio —- line drawing by MW listening to KUNM Friday jazz with Glenn Kostur

Mai 9, 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)

YOU CAN HEAR THE LISTENER LISTENING

The ideal listener
Is someone who is calm and relaxed
Reflective
Maybe with time on their hands
Knows how to listen
Practices forbearance

Maybe the early flush of discovery
and newness is a thing of the past, be it
the dominion of the young, you
are never-the-less settled into quiet repose
Sitting by the window
This is not the complacency of those that
                         chew the cud
This is quiet pleasure, what we call
Enjoyment
Simple and easy

Jake Hanna and Monty Budwig in trio with TEDDY WILSON at Donte’s – March 16, 1977 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- I just read the Jake Hanna book of remembrances by Maria S Judge, very much enjoyed it, Jake was a regular at the bar in Donte’s and I have a shot around here somewhere I took of him bending his elbow there (we all bent our elbows there)

Jake Hanna and Monty Budwig in trio with TEDDY WILSON at Donte’s – March 16, 1977 —- photo by Mark Weber —- I just read the Jake Hanna book of remembrances by Maria S Judge, very much enjoyed it, Jake was a regular at the bar in Donte’s and I have a shot around here somewhere I took of him bending his elbow there (we all bent our elbows there)

Horace Tapscott at Day of the Drum ---- September 23, 1984 ---- photo by Mark Weber

Horace Tapscott at Day of the Drum —- September 23, 1984 —- photo by Mark Weber

There’s a lot of history and accomplishment in that photo: Papa Jo Jones receiving an award from Billy Higgins for his achievements in jazz at the 3rd annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum ---- September 23, 1984 – photo by Mark Weber

There’s a lot of history and accomplishment in that photo: Papa Jo Jones receiving an award from Billy Higgins for his achievements in jazz at the 3rd annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum —- September 23, 1984 – photo by Mark Weber

Deborah Fuss w/ the El Monte Art Ensemble (Buell Neidlinger, Don Preston, Marty Krystall) ---- September 18, 1976 Los Angeles @ Century City Playhouse ---- photo by Mark Weber

Deborah Fuss w/ the El Monte Art Ensemble (Buell Neidlinger, Don Preston, Marty Krystall) —- September 18, 1976 Los Angeles @ Century City Playhouse —- photo by Mark Weber

Tom Albach and his great achievement, that of documenting Horace Tapscott and the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra in the 1980s ---- That’s the Nimbus West warehouse stock of LPs and CDs in his garage here in Albuquerque ---- March 4, 2o19 photo by Mark Weber with an 8mm lens, digital

Tom Albach and his great achievement, that of documenting Horace Tapscott and the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra in the 1980s —- That’s the Nimbus West warehouse stock of LPs and CDs in his garage here in Albuquerque —- March 4, 2o19 photo by Mark Weber with an 8mm lens, digital.

Leon Parker visiting New Mexico as part of Aaron Goldberg Trio ---- I wonder if not using a hi-hat is a regular thing with him? He certainly makes do without ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- May 2, 2o19

Leon Parker visiting New Mexico as part of Aaron Goldberg Trio —- I wonder if not using a hi-hat is a regular thing with him?  He certainly makes do without —- photo by Mark Weber —-  May 2, 2o19

Eric Harland w/ Chris Potter’s Circuits Trio ---- March 14, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- This was a plugged-in outfit with a lot of electronics flying around ---- For my money, I found I liked listening to Mr Harland centrally and let everything else work as embellishment to what he was magnificently doing

Eric Harland w/ Chris Potter’s Circuits Trio —- March 14, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber —- This was a plugged-in outfit with a lot of electronics flying around —- For my money, I found I liked listening to Mr Harland centrally and let everything else work as embellishment to what he was magnificently doing

Joe Lovano was very wise to bring Carmen Castaldi into his Trio Tapestry outfit, what a perfect match ---- March 12, 2o19 @ Outpost Performance Space ---- photo by Mark Weber

Joe Lovano was very wise to bring Carmen Castaldi into his Trio Tapestry outfit, what a perfect match —- March 12, 2o19 @ Outpost Performance Space —- photo by Mark Weber

Tatsuya Nakatani’s drumkit ---- April 21, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber at Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque

Tatsuya Nakatani’s drumkit —- April 21, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber at Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque

Andrea Wolper Quartet at Quinn’s, Beacon, on The Hudson River an hour north of New York City ---- Michael Howell(guitar), Ken Filiano(bass), Michael TA Thompson(drums) – April 8, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- Andrea’s realm is somewhere between words, music, the universe, and the river: Glowing

Andrea Wolper Quartet at Quinn’s, Beacon, on The Hudson River an hour north of New York City —- Michael Howell (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael TA Thompson (drums) – April 8, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber —- Andrea’s realm is somewhere between words, music, the universe, and the river: Glowing

Charley Krachy & Woody Mann in duet in the zone in the Hudson River Valley in New York in deep ---- April 7, 2o19 photo by Mark Weber

Charley Krachy & Woody Mann in duet in the zone in the Hudson River Valley in New York in deep —- April 7, 2o19 photo by Mark Weber

These two are the real deal: Joel Frahm(tenor) and Michael Rodriguez(trumpet) guesting in front of Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra (that’s music director Glenn Kostur eyeballing them from the sax section) ---- February 16, 2o19 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- Was Bird the first to incorporate quotes from pop songs into his solos? Mr Frahm was a geyser of quotes this evening, from all over the map, the entire kitchen sink went into the mix, even classical referents ---- Hear Bird quoting “Buttons & Bows” in his “Scrapple from the Apple” solo May 1949 Paris, that song was on the radio back home in the USA ---- Sonny Rollins quotes extensively, so does Dexter, and Bobby Bradford, and this guy Joel Frahm, it’s a virtuostic thing ---- Mr Rodriguez is just purely great --- These two are happening

These two are the real deal: Joel Frahm(tenor) and Michael Rodriguez(trumpet) guesting in front of Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra (that’s music director Glenn Kostur eyeballing them from the sax section) —- February 16, 2o19 —- photo by Mark Weber —- Was Bird the first to incorporate quotes from pop songs into his solos? Mr Frahm was a geyser of quotes this evening, from all over the map, the entire kitchen sink went into the mix, even classical referents —- Hear Bird quoting “Buttons & Bows” in his “Scrapple from the Apple” solo May 1949 Paris, that song was on the radio back home in the USA —- Sonny Rollins quotes extensively, so does Dexter, and Bobby Bradford, and this guy Joel Frahm, it’s a virtuostic thing —- Mr Rodriguez is just purely great — These two are happening

Isadora Stowe at her Adjacent Possible show of recent paintings ---- March 15, 2o19 @ Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque (aka Outpost) --- photo by Mark Weber ---- These are the kind of paintings you want to sit in front of, somewhat close, and let them seep in

Isadora Stowe at her Adjacent Possible show of recent paintings —- March 15, 2o19 @ Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque (aka Outpost) — photo by Mark Weber —- These are the kind of paintings you want to sit in front of, somewhat close, and let them seep in

Todd Moore in New Mexico badlands ---- May 29, 1994 ---- photo by Mark Weber ---- I was telling Todd why bother with poetry readings when only 12 people, a wino, and a dog show up? To which, Todd added philosophically, “And the dog is drunk.” Here’s one of his poems:

Todd Moore in New Mexico badlands —- May 29, 1994 —- photo by Mark Weber —- I was telling Todd why bother with poetry readings when only 12 people, a wino, and a dog show up? To which, Todd added philosophically, “And the dog is drunk.” Here’s one of his poems:

in between

fish tacos
at bumblebees
on central
feets nelson’s
telling me
he’s got
the fastest hands
in town
& i say
that’s fine
but how
come they
call you
feets feets
a gangster
asked me
that once
& i told
him i play
w/ my hands
but i run
w/ my feets

4 Comments

  1. Here’s a memory: Horace Tapscott grew up in the era when radio was big stuff, everybody listen’d to the radio in the 40s and 50s through to the end of the 20th century till now when only those of us that lived back then still listen to what they now call “terrestrial radio” ————-SO, when I got this slot on KUNM Horace was all into it, and kept telling me for my theme I should use “Flight 17” which I wasn’t against, but this track took up the entire side of an LP (almost 16 minutes!) so I mulled that around, I think I even used it, once, but Horace knew that radio themes had to be short & snappy, so he must have had an idea in his head what part of this Herbert Baker composition was this Theme ————I should have taken him into the studio and had him record his idea ————- too bad I didnt

  2. ————————playlist——————————–
    On the Mend Jazz Radio Show
    May 9, 2o19 ————-KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    First hour feature ARLEN ASHER woodwinds who will be having a 90th-birthday jam session & party at Outpost Performance Space this night
    1. Jazz Chamber Ensemble “Symphonia #9 in F Minor” (JSBach) w/ David Parlato(bass), Jerry Jensen(trumpet), Arlen Asher(soprano sax), John Trentacosta(percussion) —Live at the old Outpost Performance Space – 3oct93 appears on cd ALBUZERXQUE Vol. 13 (Zerx Records)
    2. Lp NOT JUST JAZZ (Delta Records) mid-80s (no date found) – an Albuquerque commonwealth quintet (no leader indicated): Arlen Asher(bari), Bob Farley(trpt), Clyde Hankins(g), Bob Martinez(b), Phil Fullerton(d) – “Short Swing Blues”
    3. Pam Jackson “I get a kick out of you” cd STUDIO 7-11-1986 — Pamela Jackson w/ the Arlen Asher Quartet: Arlen(clarinet), Jim Trost(piano), Rick Fairbanks(bass), Bob Delitch(drums), Pam(vocal)
    4. NOT JUST JAZZ Lp “Laura” as previous, but with Arlen on alto saxophone
    5. 3 Faces of Jazz (a long-time Santa Fe band that plays the dinner clubs) this cd called FEATURING THE EL MESON ALL STARS (El Meson is
    a dinner club/bar in downtown SF) fluctuating personal over the years and on this CD, but this track: Bryan Lewis (drums & leader), Rick Bowman(piano), Richard Snider(bass), Arlen Asher(bass clarinet) “Dolphin Dance”(HHancock) moody
    6. Jazz Chamber Ensemble, from compilation cd ALBUZERQUE Vol. 3 “Gnossiennes #1”(Satie) as previous, same concert, Arlen on clarinet this track
    7. NOT JUST JAZZ ibid. “I’ve grown accustomed to her face” Arlen(alto flute)
    8. Clyde Hankins (1918-2006) cd SOLO GUITAR probably late-1990s recorded at home “What’s New” —- Long-time Albuquerque guitarist
    9. As previous “What is this Thing Called Love?”
    “Now for a couple tracks by two of jazz’s great trombone virtuosi” I said on-air
    10. Kai Winding re-issue of album SOLO (Verve) which is an odd name for a Quartet record, recorded 4feb63 NYC – “Playboy’s Theme” w/Ross Tompkins(piano), Russell George(bass), Tommy Check(drums)
    11. Michael Vlatkovich 5 Winds new release from pfMENTUM : FIVE OF US – tracks 9 + 10 recorded in Toronto 3june2015
    12. Dave Stryker EIGHT TRACK III w/ Stefon Harris(vibes), Jared Gold(organ), McClenty Hunter(drums), Mayra Casales(percussion), Dave(guitar) — “Pretzel Logic” – 21jan2019
    13. Scott Robinson TENORMORE (Arbors) “Morning Star”(SR) w/ Helen Sung(piano), Martin Wind(bass), Dennis Mackrel(drums), Scott(1924 Conn tenor saxophone)
    14. Mark Dresser Seven “Butch’s Balm” – Oct.2018 cd AIN’T NOTHING BUT A CYBER COUP & YOU (clean feed) w/ Nicole Mitchell(flute), Marty Ehrlich(reeds), Keir Gogwilt(violin), Michael Dessen(trombone), Joshua White(piano), Mark(double bass)
    *All dates refer to recording dates

  3. ————————————-playlist————————————–
    The Jazz Pizzazz Jazz Radio Show
    May 16, 2019 ——————KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    1. Bobby Shew & Pat Rhoads “Night in Tunisia” –19apr2oo3 – trumpet & piano duet
    2. Kevin Cline featuring Bobby Shew “Song for Bobby” – Chicago 2014 cd MAKE UP YOUR MIND
    3. Jay & Kai “No Moon at All” –2apr56 album JAY & KAI + 6: Trombone Octet
    4. Cal Collins Trio “I Hear a Rhapsody” –1978 Lp CINCINNATI TO L.A. (Concord) w/ Jake Hanna(drums), Monty Budwig(bass), Cal(guitar)
    5. Paul Gonzales & Michael Anthony – Live on Paul’s Monday jazz show KUNM – 18july2o11 “Star Eyes” trumpet & guitar **They’ll be Live on the Thursday show next week (May 23)
    6. Sheila Jordan “Comes Love” cd BELIEVE IN JAZZ Live with the Serge Forte Trio 8nov2003
    7. Sheila Jordan’s telephone answering device in NYC [I cough over the tel. number, on purpose, so as not to broadcast]
    8. Sheila title track from cd LITTLE SONG – June 2002 ** Sheila will be appearing at Outpost Performance Space this night(!) in quartet w/ Alan Pasqua(piano), John Trentacosta(drums), Cameron Brown(bass)——IF you had to describe Shiela in one word: Genuine
    9. Tony Cesarano Groovy 60s Band “Mr Walker”(Wes Montgomery) w/ Bonnie Schmader(flute), Mark Tatum(bass), Doug Cardwell(drums), Joey Trujillo(congas), Tony(guitar), Pat Rhoads(elec-piano)
    10. Michael Rodriguez cd REVERENCE (Criss Cross) w/ Chris Cheek(tenor), Gerald Clayton(piano), Kiyoshi Kitagawa(bass), Rodney Green(drums) – 11oct2o12 “Small Feats”
    11. Sheila Jordan & Jay Clayton & Cameron Brown “Birk’s Works” cd CELEBRATION (High Note) –Nov.2004
    12. Bobby Jaspar Quartet “My Old Flame” w/Bobby(flute), George Wallington(piano), Elvin Jones(drums), Wilbur Little(bass) – cd BOBBY JASPAR (Riverside) –28may57
    13. Frank Sinatra “By the time I get to Phoenix” w/ Don Costa arrangement —- 1968 cd CYCLES
    14. Osie Johnson 5 “Flute to Boot”(Jane Feather) w/ Frank Wess(flute), Benny Powell(trombone), Dick Katz(piano), Eddie Jones(bass), Osie(drums) – NYC 1955 cd OSIE’S OASIS (Period)

  4. ———————————————playlist————————————
    The birks works jazz radio show
    May 23, 2o19 ————–KUNM Albuquerque
    Host MARK WEBER
    Guests MICHAEL ANTHONY & PAUL GONZALES
    Guitar & trumpet duets
    1. Mary Lou Williams Quartet w/ Kenny Dorham(trumpet), John H Smith(guitar), Grachan Moncur(bass), Mary(piano) – “Kool” NYC 1947
    *I played this track for Paul as the sign-off theme on his old Monday jazz show was a KD tune ———– ** I’ve been slogging through the bio on Moe Asch of Folkways Records and it mentioned this session, of which, I was not aware, so, dug around and found it, only two tunes from the 1947 session AND it was Michael, who immediately piped up “Who’s that guitarist?!” saying this was no regular guitarist, very advanced harmony playing, and when I said John H Smith, Michael said, “THAT’S JOHNNY
    SMITH, no two ways around it” So, we cleared up a discographical mystery
    2. duet “Birks Works”
    3. duet “Limehouse Blues”
    4. duet “Jada”
    5. Tony Rizzi & His 5 Guitars “A New Baby” –12dec1975 LA w/ Tim May, Mike Rosati, Jimmy Wyble, Grant Geisman, & Tony(guitars), John Perett(drums), Tom Azarello(bass), Pete Christlieb(tenor sax solo), Tom Rainer(piano)———Lp PLAY CHARLIE CHRISTIAN (Milagro) — wild arrangement by Tony
    6. duet “Move”(Denzil Best)
    7. Les Paul & Mary Ford “Jazz Me Blues” 1952 *Played this so Michael could tell his story of playing with Les Paul at the Iridium NYC (circa 2005)
    8. duet “I Remember April”
    9. Guitars Unlimited title track from Lp TENDER IS THE NIGHT (Capitol) —- 1969 LA —-w/ Tony Rizzi, Howard Roberts, Bob Bain, Al Hendrickson, Dennis Budimer(guitars) & Joe Mondragon(bass), Shelly Manne(drums), Stan Levey(bells), Jack Marshall(conductor/arranger) *Michael immediately identified his teacher/mentor Howard Roberts on the solo
    10. duet “Bag’s Groove”
    11. Henry Mancini “Pink Panther Theme” – Oct.2003 w/ Plas Johnson making his reprise on tenor; Joey DeFrancesco(B3), Gary Burton(vibes) cd ULTIMATE MANCINI *Michael worked with Henry Mancini in his days in the LA studios

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