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Nels Cline Part II.

An aging man and his can of craft IPA!…. Playing your town/The Outpost was a true pleasure. ————–Nels @ Outpost —- photo by Mark Weber THEN & NOW One hopes that maybe some- How, homo sapiens has a recessive gene Laying dormant, that Will come out of hiding and save us With whatever magic characteristic […]


I remember this photo very well because you gave me a print of it long ago! I think this may have been taken after a Quartet Music concert at the L.A. Press Club. We’re sitting in Alex’s old Chevy van. ——————photo could have been taken by Eric Von Essen – May 15, 1982 —- that’s  Nels […]

Lateral Thinking

When did irony creep into the human psyche? Did Neanderthal have irony? It occupies the area of consciousness where symbolic language came on board: words, circa 150,000 years ago. I’m a believer that children invented language, and irony is not anything a child’s mind can ascertain. So, part of understanding irony, is that you have […]

The Unknowable

Line drawing – 14sept2o18 – Mark Weber January 10, 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 Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time) THE UNKNOWABLE Influences are […]

The Freeways of L.A.

My old truck —- You can’t live in New Mexico and not have an old truck, right? I bought this beast from a drunken cowboy poet name of Kell Robertson for $500 and that’s after he begged me to buy it, and I relented, and then, later after he blew all the money in bars, […]

Sonny Rollins in Trio 1957-1959 and 1962-1963

Was Sonny Rollins the first to play saxophone accompanied by only bass and drums? If not, then what were the precursors? I first looked into Sidney Bechet, but only found trios where he still used chordal instruments (1940 with Earl Hines & Baby Dodds; 1941 with Willie the Lion & Everett Barksdale). The thing with […]


My hang buddy in Salt Lake City when we lived there —- Brent Leake and myself on Stansbury Island, Great Salt Lake, Utah — camera on a timer — June 21, 1991 —— Brent was a great guy and poet and friend, he got away from us November 5, 2017 age 65 —- He visited […]

Time Travel

Jimmy Knepper with the Joe Albany Quartet at The Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach, California — December 3, 1981 with Leroy Vinnegar(bass) and Donald Bailey(drums) — photo by Mark Weber — Jimmy Knepper (1927-2003) was born and grew up in L.A. not far from the Hi-De-Ho Club where Charlie Parker had a gig March 1 – […]

The Editorial Page

The Alder Quartet (Sue Baer, violin; Margaret Storer, violin; Linda Morris, viola; Buell Neidlinger, cello) —- By the time of this radio show this concert will have taken place: Sunday, November 12 at 2pm Langley United Methodist Church, Whidbey Island, Seattle —- the handbill says: They eat chocolate, discuss the state of the world and […]

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