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Showing posts with label Peter Bernstein. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Playlist for 6-21-2016 WFCF - Food, Glorious Food!

"Burger" - Chethan Bhandarkar
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Today's show is themed "Food, Glorious Food!". All the song titles including new releases have some sort of savory vittles involved. Lots of fun music! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here, and don't forget to go check out the latest Palm Coast Jazz mini-podcast at 5pm if you are not inclined to listen to the Flagler Files! See you then - Kendo

Hour One:

Brian Charette - "Hot Barbeque" - Once & Future (2015)*

Gerry Mulligan - "Apple Core" - Presenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet (1955)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Tim Tamashiro - "How Do You Like Your Eggs In the Morning" - Drinky (2015)*

Walt Weiskopf - "Candy" - The Way You Say It (2015)*

Ahmad Jamal - "Edith's Cake" - Saturday Morning (2013) 

Wayne Bergeron - "A Bone to Pick" - Full Circle (2015)*

Chet Baker - "Tangerine" - She Was Too Good to Me (1974) CTI Moment

Shorty Rogers - "A Taste of Honey" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Mark Buselli - "Slider" - Untold Stories (2013)

Lalo Schifrin - "The Peanut Vendor" - New Fantasies (1964)

Chaise Lounge - "Pigs in Blankets" - Gin Fizz Fandango (2015)*

Hour Two:

Quincy Jones - "Gravy Waltz" - Plays Hip Hits (1963)

Keith Brown - "The Biscuit Man" - The Journey (2015)*

Walt Weiskopf - "Coffee and Scones" - The Way You Say It (2015)*

Takeshi Asai - "Little Black Pudding" - French Trio Vol 2 (2014)

Adrienne Fenemor - "Mo' Puddin'" - Mo' Puddin' (2015)*

Peter Bernstein - "Cupcake" - Let Loose! (2016)*

Renee Rosnes/Bill Charlap - "Sushi" - Oscar, With Love (2015)*

Bud Powell - "Scrapple from the Apple" - Bud Plays Bird (1958)

Miles Davis - "Tasty Pudding" - Plays the Compositions of Al Cohn (1953)

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - "Lullaby for Cookie" - Otis Was a Polar Bear (2015)*

Hour Three:

The Flagler Files

Steve Khan - "Bird Food" - Subtext (2014) The Ride Home!

Kenny Burrell - "Breadwinner" - Guitar Forms (1965)

Wes Montgomery - "Fried Pies" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Benny Green - "Hoagie Meat" - That's Right (1993)

Gary Burton - "Chickens" - Throb (1969)

Kenny Burrell - "Chitlin's Con Carne" - Mule ()

Hank Crawford - "Sweet Cakes" - From The Heart (1961)

Herbie Nichols Trio - "Applejackin'" - Herbie Nichols Trio Vol 2 (1955)

Hour Funk:

Russell Malone - "Biskit" - All About Melody (2015)*

Judson Green - "Blues Berry Jam" - Jazmin ()

Jimmy McGriff - "Red Beans" - Red Beans (1976)

Ed Roth - "Lumpy Gravy" - Mad Beatnik (2015)*

Hubert Laws - "Black Eyed Peas and Rice" - The Laws of Jazz (1966)

Kung Fu - "Primetime Rib" - Joyride (2015)*

Restroy - "11 Eggrolls" - Saturn Return (2015)*

Myriad 3 - "Little Lentil" - The Where (2014)

Chris Higginbottom - "Taters in the Mould" - Where Land Ends ()

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Long-Ass Car Ride Review! Peter Bernstein, Chris Kelsey/Dom Minasi

Long-Ass Car Ride Reviews: I take long-ass car rides, I listen to albums, I let you know if they are worthwhile.

Peter Bernstein with the Tilden Webb Trio - Live at Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club (2012) 7.25/10

In a word - satisfying

The album begins slightly ho-hum with the only original in the set: "Bones", a commonplace blues head. On the heels of that is the cd's standout track "Darn That Dream". Yep. It's a Cellar Live label release of straight-aheadness. Peter Bernstein's sincerity and quest for harmonic expression make this particular one quite worthwhile, and the trio is very supportive. Standard after standard receive Bernstein's full emotional commitment and technical expertise. "Darn That Dream" shows off his luscious guitar tones and constant stream of solid ideas that please and fascinate. "Love For Sale" features several very fine choruses, the final chordal one is especially fine. "Wise One" was a great choice to offset the warhorses, but would've fared better without the McCoy-isms and Elvin-isms. "Come Rain or Come Shine" sports the best solo from competent and swinging pianist Tilden Webb. Bassist Jodi Proznick takes a lengthy turn in "Django" and drummer Jesse Cahill finally gets some in "What Is This Thing Called Love", but mostly the unit does a great job in letting Bernstein shine, giving him plenty of comfort while he lets loose. Well played live jazz!


Chris Kelsey & Dom Minasi - Duets|NYC/Woodstock (2014) 6.25/10

In a word - Braxtony

The cons: First off - completely free jazz is not my bag. Seriously, whose bag is it? If it's yours, you can add another 2 points to the rating. Truth: the layman off the street won't be able to distinguish the middle of one track from the middle of another. There is nothing "new" here, it could easily be a recording from 1965. Finally - I think Dom Minasi is a great guitarist. It's hard to tell from the sound he emits on this release. Think Joe Cinderella on vinyl circa 1957, your stylus is shot and there's a healthy wad of dust under it, plus someone draped an old tee shirt over one of the speakers. About midway thru the album I got a slight headache coincidentally on the same side as Minasi's guitar is panned.
The pros:
I never felt compelled to turn the cd off. Chris Kelsey is quite the gifted soprano saxophonist (highly evidenced during the last minute of the opener "Fondness & Trepidation"). His tone is great and both artists cover most of the emotional spectrum allowed by this sort of music. The necessary empathy between players is in abundance. The tunes (if I may use that word) are never boring and more often than not engaging (they can in fact be distinguished one from the other). The shorter cuts work best. "Tip Toe" was my favorite, and "Blues Ultimatum" and "That Ain't the Blues" are also highlights. If you are in the mood for this sort of thing, it will be a fine listen.

Playlist for 7-14-2015 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

I got some of the playlist done today! (I've been a little distracted lately, can you tell?) Nonetheless - there's a lot more cd in my bag, and I inherited more vinyl last week - we'll be digging into that, including original pressings of "The Best of Bethlehem" and a Pacific Jazz sampler! Lots of new jazz and plenty of variety... tune in via iHeart by clicking here. Say hi or follow the show on Twitter! See you then - Kendo

Hour One:

Jeff Rupert - "The Norfolk Southern RR" - From Memphis to Mobile (2009)
great playing by Jeff & Kenny Drew Jr!

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Bouncin' With Bud" - Diz (1993)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Allison Paris - "Don't Blame Me" - Second Chances (2003)

Teddy Charles - "The Quiet Time" - The Teddy Charles Tentet (1956)

Dinah Washington - "I Remember You" - What a Diff'rence a Day Makes (1959)

Peter Bernstein - "Darn That Dream" - With The Tilden Webb Trio (2012)

Cassandra Wilson - "Billie's Blues" - Coming Forth by day (2014)

Cory Weeds - "'Snuff" - Condition Blue (2014)

Aimee Allen - "Out of the Blue" - Matter of Time (2014)

Hour Two:

Larry Young - "Monk's Dream" - Unity (1965)
Forward-looking recordings - what a band!

Art Tatum - "I'll See You In My Dreams" - Solo Masterpieces Volume Two (1953)

Wayne Shorter - "Go" - Schizophrenia (1967)

Larry Young - "The Moontrane" - Unity (1965)

Jeff "Tain" Watts - "May 15, 2011" -- Blue Vol. 1 (2014)

Jason Miles - "Seeing Through the Rain" - Kind of New (2014)

Johnny Smith - "Jaguar" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Gabor Szabo - "Witchcraft" - Spellbinder (1966)

Michael Petrovich - "Bella Luna" - Bella Luna (2012)

Hour Three:

Grant Green - "More Today Than Yesterday" - Live at Club Mozambique (1971) - Ride Home!

Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band - "Get Up, Stand Up" - Low Ridin' (2014)

Harold Mabern (with Kurt Elling) - "You Needed Me" - Afro Blue (2014)

Jose James - "Tenderly" - Yesterday I Had the Blues (2014)

Art Blakey - "Calling Miss Khadija" - Indestructable (1964)
solid, of course!

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet - "Black Market" - Intents and Purposes (2014)

O Som Do Jazz - "Batucada" - A Kiss For Rio (2013)

Frank Sinatra - "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" - At Last: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

Hour Four:

Pointer Sisters - "Cloudburst" - Pointer Sisters (1973)
Thelonious Monk - "Work" - Thelonious Monk Plays (1953)

Sarah Vaughan - East of the Sun" - In HiFi (compilation)

David Sanborn - "Can't Get Next To You" - Time and the River (2014)

Wes Montgomery - "Days of Wine and Roses" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Gin and Orange" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Urbie Green - "Mutation" - Bethlehem's Best (comp)

Don Elliott - "Summer Setting" - Bethlehem's Best (comp)

Julie London - "Motherless Child" - Bethlehem's Best (comp)

Dan Jordan - "Modinha" - Pure Joy (2015)

Maria Schneider Orchestra - "The Thompson Fields" - The Thompson Fields (2014)