Sunday, December 31, 2017

January 1, 2018 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Mostly Sideman Records from the '80s

Some Paul Motian sideman albums from the early 1980s.

Spend some time New Year's Day listening to nothing to do with the New Year: mostly Paul Motian sideman recordings from the 1980s.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Set List 12_18_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
More Tim Berne Music


Tim Berne's Snakeoil: from l to r: Ches Smith, Ryan Ferreira, 
Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Tim Berne
photo ©Wes Orshosky courtesy ECM Records
Tim Berne's Bandcamp
(download Live In Brussels here)
Screwgun Records


Tim Berne
My First Tour
Live In Brussels
No Idea
(Tim Berne)
2017
rec.
March 13
1983

Tim Berne alto sax; Herb Robertson trumpet; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Le Voyage

Folk Song For Rosie
(Paul Motian)
1979 ECM J.F. Jenny-Clark bass; Charles Brackeen tenor & soprano sax; Paul Motian drums
Mind Over Friction
(Science Friction)
Manatee Woman
(Tim Berne)
rec. 2001 Screwgun Tim Berne alto sax; Craig Taborn rhodes, laptop, virtual organ; Marc Ducret electric & acoustic guitars; Tom Rainey drums
Diminutive Mysteries Serial Abstractions
(Julius Hemphill)
1993 Polydor/JMT Tim Berne alto & baritone sax; David Sanborn sopranini & alto sax; Marc Ducret electric guitars; Hank Roberts cello;Joey Baron drums
Tim Berne’s
Snakeoil
Shadow Man
Static
(Berne/Ducret)
2013 ECM Tim Berne alto sax; Oscar Noriega clarinet, bass clarinet; Matt Mitchell piano; Ches Smith drums, percussion, vibraphone
2nd Hour
Tim Berne’s
Snakeoil
Incidentals
Stingray 
Shuffle
(Tim Berne)
2017 ECM Tim Berne alto sax; Oscar Noriega clarinet, bass clarinet; Ryan Ferreira electric guitar; Matt Mitchell piano, electronics; Ches Smith drums, vibes, percussion, timpani
Misterioso Folk Song For Rosie
(Paul Motian)
1986 Soul Note Jim Pepper tenor, soprano; Joe Lovano tenor; Bill Frisell electric guitar; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Hardcell I Do It
(Tim Berne)
2005 Screwgun Records Tim Berne alto sax; Craig Taborn piano; Tom Rainey drums
Diminutive Mysteries Serial Abstractions
(Julius Hemphill)
1993 Polydor/JMT Tim Berne alto & baritone sax; David Sanborn sopranini & alto sax; Marc Ducret electric guitars; Hank Roberts cello;Joey Baron drums
Songs and Rituals In Real Time… Flies
The Ancient Ones (for Alex Cline)
(Tim Berne)
1982 Empire Productions Tim Berne alto sax; Mark Goldsbury tenor and soprano sax; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums

Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 18, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
More Tim Berne Music

Tim Berne's Snakeoil: from l to r: Ches Smith, Ryan Ferreira,
Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Tim Berne
photo ©Wes Orshosky courtesy ECM Records

More music by Tim Berne, new and old, this week. I feel like we need to hear more.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Set List 12_11_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Tim Berne Interview

Evidence that Paul Motian practiced with Tim Berne.
8 times actually. From Motian's 1983 datebook.

Ed Schuller, Tim Berne, Paul Motian, Mack Goldsbury 1982
photo © Alan Kikuchi courtesy Empire Productions/Tim Berne

Tim Berne's Bandcamp

(download Live In Brussels here)
Screwgun Records

Tim Berne
My First Tour
Live In Brussels
Tin Ear
(Tim Berne)
2017
rec.
March 13
1983
Bandcamp Tim Berne alto sax; Herb Robertson trumpet; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Tim Berne’s
Snakeoil
Shadow Man
Pslam
(Paul Motian)
2013 ECM Tim Berne alto sax; Matt Mitchell piano
2nd Hour
Diminutive Mysteries Mystery To Me
(Julius Hemphill)
1993 Polydor/JMT Tim Berne alto & baritone sax; David Sanborn sopranini & alto sax; Marc Ducret electric guitars; Hank Roberts cello;Joey Baron drums
Songs and Rituals In Real Time… San Antonio
(Tim Berne)
1982 Empire Productions Tim Berne alto sax; Mark Goldsbury tenor and soprano sax; Ed Schuller bass; Paul Motian drums
Tim Berne’s
Snakeoil
Incidentals
Hora Feliz
(Tim Berne)
2017 ECM Tim Berne alto sax; Oscar Noriega clarinet, bass clarinet; Ryan Ferreira electric guitar; Matt Mitchell piano, electronics; Ches Smith drums, vibes, percussion, timpani
Tim Berne’s
Snakeoil
Shadow Man
Son of Not So Sure
(Tim Berne)
2013 ECM Tim Berne alto sax; Matt Mitchell piano
















Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 11, 2017 WRFR Radio Show 3-5pm 93.3FM

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Tim Berne

Ed Schuller, Tim Berne, Paul Motian, Mack Goldsbury 1982
photo © Alan Kikuchi courtesy Empire Productions/Tim Berne

Live interview with Tim Berne this week! He recently posted a free download: My First Tour- Live In Brussels which features Paul Motian on drums. Of course I found the 1983 tour itinerary among Paul Motian's papers. Listen in for tour stories from Tim Berne plus some of his new music. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Set List 12_04_17

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Billie Holiday Albums


Billie Holiday and Mister June 1946
©William P. Gottlieb

Once Upon A Time

I Love My Man
(E.B. Marks)

1964
rec.1944
Mainstream Records Billie Holiday vocals; Eddie Heywood piano; John Simmons bass; Sid Catlett drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

Love For Sale
(Cole Porter)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; J.C. Heard drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Five
(Bill Evans)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums

Once Upon A Time

On the Sunny Side of the Street
(Shapiro/Bernstein)

1964
rec.1944
Mainstream Records Billie Holiday vocals; Eddie Heywood piano; John Simmons bass; Sid Catlett drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

Moonglow
(Hudson/Delange/Mills)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; J.C. Heard drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Portrait of Ravi
(Tony Scott)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Paul Motian drums; Jimmy Knepper trombone; Sahib Shihab baritone sax

Billie Holiday
The Golden Years 
Volume II
Part III

I’m In A Lowdown Groove
(R. Jacobs)

1966
rec.1941
CBS Records Billie Holiday vocals; Roy Eldridge trumpet; Jimmy Powell, Lester Boone alto saxes; Ernie Powell tenor sax; Paul Chapman guitar; Eddie Heywood piano; Grachan Moncur bass; Herbie Cowans drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

Blue Moon
(Rodgers/Hart)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; Alvin Stoller drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Zonk
(Tony Scott)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott baritone sax; Bill Evans piano; Paul Motian drums; Jimmy Knepper trombone

Billie Holiday
The Golden Years 
Volume II
Part III

Let’s Do It
(Cole Porter)

1966
rec.1941
CBS Records Billie Holiday vocals; Shad Collins trumpet; Eddie Barefield, Leslie Johnakins alto saxes; Lester Young tenor sax; John Collins guitar; Eddie Heywood piano; Ted Sturgis bass; Kenny Clark drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
(Rodgers/Hart)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; Alvin Stoller drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

A Shoulder to Cry On
(Dankin/Girard)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Paul Motian drums

2nd Hour
Billie Holiday
The Golden Years 
Volume II
Part III

It’s A Sin to Tell a Lie
(B. Mayhew)

1966
rec.1942
CBS Records Billie Holiday vocals; Emmet Berry trumpet; hymie Schertzer alto sax; Babe Russin tenor sax; jimmy Hamilton clarinrt-tenor sax; Al Casey guitar; Teddy Wilson piano; Ted Sturgis bass; J.C. Heard drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
(Bowman)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; Alvin Stoller drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Just One of Those Things
(Cole Porter)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Sahib Shibab baritone sax; Paul Motian drums

Billie Holiday
The Golden Years 
Volume II
Part III

Sugar
(Pinkard/Mitchell)

1966
rec.1939
CBS Records Billie Holiday vocals; Roy Eldridge trumpet; Benny Carter alto sax; Ernie Powell tenor sax; Danny Barker guitar; Teddy Wilson piano; Milt Hinton bass; Cozy Cole drums
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

Lover Come Back To Me
(Romberg/Hammerstein II)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Joe Newman  trumpet; Paul Quinchette  tenor sax; Freddie Green guitar; Oscar Peterson piano, organ; Ray Brown bass; Gus Johnson drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

The Lady Is A Tramp
(Rodgers/Hart)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Jimmy Knepper trombone; Sahib Shihab baritone sax; Paul Motian drums

God Bless the Child

Georgia On My Mind
(Gorrell/Carmichael)
1972
rec abt. 1940
Columbia Billy Holiday vocals; Teddy Wilson and his orchestra
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

If the Moon Turns Green
(Cates/Hanighen)

1976
rec.1952
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Flip Phillips tenor sax; Barney Kessel guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; J.C. Heard drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Blues For Five
(Tony Scott)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Henry Grimes bass; Jimmy Knepper trombone; Sahib Shihab baritone sax; Paul Motian drums

God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child
(A. Herzog Jr/ B. Holiday)
1972
rec. abt. 1940
Columbia Billy Holiday vocals; Teddy Wilson and his orchestra
The First Verve Sessions Billie Holiday

I Cried For You
(Arnheim/Lyman/Freed)

1976
rec.1954
Verve Billie Holiday vocals; Charlie Shavers trumpet; Herb Ellis guitar; Oscar Peterson piano; Ray Brown bass; Ed Shaughnessy drums
Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

Body and Soul
(Green/Heyman/Sauer)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Clark Terry
bass; Paul Motian drums

Tony Scott & Bill Evans A Day In New York

If I’m Lucky
(Darwin/Girard)
Nov 16
1957
Fresh Sound Records Tony Scott clarinet; Bill Evans piano; Paul Motian drums