Monthly Archives: July 2016

20160729_195046 crop2Steve Lacy – Only Monk
Steve Lacy – More Monk
Steve Lacy – the Window
Steve Lacy – the Flame
Steve Kuhn – At This Time
Chick Corea – Inner Space
Miroslav Vitous – Universal Syncopations II
Kamasi Washington – the Epic
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland – Montreux 07/12/2016
Maria Schneider – Allegresse
King Crimson – Rehersals and Blows, May-Nov 1983
Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans
Bo Hansson – Music Inspired By Watership Down
David Cross – Closer Than Skin

Pete Namlook – Summer

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July 7, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY

Karma – Karma
Pete Namlook – Ambient Gardener: Autumn
Bo Hansson – the Lord of the Rings
Bo Hansson – Magician’s Hat
Bo Hansson – Attic Thoughts
Duke Ellington – Anatomy of Murder
Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood
Peter Garland – Love Songs
Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold
Aphex Twin – Cheetah
Annie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aerial
ICE Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Miroslav Vitous – the Music of Weather Report
Chet Baker – Chet Baker & Strings
Chet Baker – Jazz At Ann Arbor
Harold Budd – Agua

af2_bonus1c cropDoug Raney – the Backbeat
Doug Raney – Raney ’96
Doug Raney – Back In New York
Jimmy Raney and Martin Solal – the Date
Sonny Rollins – Tenor Madness
Sonny Rollins Plus Four
Lee Morgan – Sidewinder
Lee Morgan – Sonic Bloom
Andrew Hill – Black Fire
Henry Cow – Stockholm & Göteborg
Henry Cow – Industry
Art Bears-The Art Box, disc 4 – Art Bears Revisited 2003
John McLaughlin: The Montreux Concerts, John McLaughlin & The Free Spirits – disks 13, 14 & 15
Barre Phillips – Three Day Moon
Fred Hersch – Floating

thats realisticAs you read this, your eyelids will get very heavy and you will fall into a deep sleep. When you open your eyes, you feel serenity and be able to understand contemporary art. You will be able to accept music that isn’t heard on the radio or television.

Bobby Hutcherson
Vibraphonist, performed on Out to Lunch

original here:


I’m rehearsing with Eric at his loft — myself, Tony Williams, Richard Davis and a trumpet player named Eddie Armour. We were rehearsing for about an hour and a half. It was a cold winter day. All of a sudden, right in the middle of the tune, the trumpet player, Eddie, starts cussing and packing up his horn. We get to the end of the tune and Eddie says to Eric, “You’re nasty.” And Eric was real sweet, just like Trane was — you know, a real sweet cat. Eric said, “What?” Eddie says, “I don’t like you, I don’t like your music, and I’m not going to play this gig. I’m out of here. F you. F this band. That’s it. How do you like that?”

We’re all standing there thinking, “My God, how can this cat say this?” And he continues to put his horn away, clip the fasteners on his trumpet case. He grabs his coat, pulls his hat down and goes stomping to the door. He gets to the door — I mean, just yanks it open. The door hits the wall. Bam! He’s just about to go out the door.

Eric had just been sitting there with his head down. We’re all thinking, “Eric must feel horrible. What’s he going to do?” All of a sudden, Eric says, “Hey, Eddie.” Eddie turns around and says [in growling voice] “What?” Eric, with the most conviction and love, says, “If I can ever do anything you need, please don’t hesitate to call me. I’ll be there for you anytime.”

Whoa! And Eric was serious. With that, this cat really got upset — he slammed the door and stormed out. We just stood there all quiet. It was like he Sunday punched him with love. The lesson was, “Love conquers all,” you know? It’s like the devil couldn’t take that love, and this is what Eric was showing him. He went out that door with so much hate, but with a message that Eric still cared about him. This was one of the biggest lessons Eric showed me — that if you can forgive somebody right when they do the most horrible thing they can to you, you just immediately take the weight of what they did off your back and just make it this beautiful experience, so that you can go on and do the things you want to do during the day and not waste time with negative feelings and negative thoughts.

Well, we sat there quiet for two or three minutes — didn’t say anything. Then we went on with rehearsal and we never played so hard in our lives. We were just overcome. Then Eric called Freddie Hubbard, and that’s when we did Out to Lunch.

20160703_205430 croppedChristopher Bowers-Broadbent, Philip Glass – Music for Organ
Philip Glass – Symphony No.3
Philip Glass – Symphony No.5, Requiem, Bardo, Nirmanakaya
Roy Haynes – Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes – Soul Junction
Max Roach – Freedom Now Suite
Roland Kirk, Jack McDuff – Kirk’s Work
Milt Jackson – Sunflower
Pat Martino – Undeniable (Live At Blues Alley)
Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
The Police – Live!
Henry Cow – Legend
Henry Cow – Unrest
Brand X – Livestock


Welcome to the new home of the Rod Poole Memorial.

Rod Poole 1962-2007
Rod Poole 1962-2007, reviews
Mel’s Slay Suspects Sentenced
Daddy From Hell
Rod Poole 1962-2007, Guardian obit
Rod Poole 1962-2007 bio
recommendations by Rod Poole
Rod Poole 1962-2007, photos I
Rod Poole 1962-2007, photos II
Rod Poole 1962-2007, photos III
Rod Poole 1962-2007, reviews II
Nels Cline on Rod Poole
Rod Poole – December 96
Rod Poole/Sasha Bogdanowitsch – Mind’s Island
Rod Poole, Nels Cline and Jim Mcauley – Acoustic Guitar Trio
Drones and Dreams
Between the Strings
Rod Poole – the Death Adder

Rhapsody In Blue – segment of George Gershwin’s masterpiece
Dedicated to Barbara Stone & Frank Dawson
Performed by Chris Forte
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Northfield, IL

Guy Van Duser (guitar) – The Stars And Stripes Forever

Ives: Variations on “America” (1891) – Virgil Fox

Sixteen year old Charles Edward Ives composed this set of variations on “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” for organ in 1891. In 1948, E. Power Biggs contacted Ives inquiring if he had composed any organ music that Biggs might perform on his weekly radio program. After Biggs helped Ives recover this long-forgotten piece, he performed it on his July 4th broadcast that year, and the work was finally published in 1949.


Jasper Johns
Three Flags

Feb 8, 1992 St. Ann’s, Brooklyn
with Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron,
Guy Klucevsek, Don Byron


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The KLF – Chill Out
Cuong Vu Meets Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny and Gary Burton – Quartet Live
Peter Bernstein – Let Loose
Julian Lage – World’s Fair
Julian Lage – Sounding Point
WKCR Don Friedman Memorial Broadcast
Syd Arthur – On an On
Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
Scott Henderson – Vibe Station
Ethioda – Tezet Reset
Nicola Cruz – Prender El Alma Remixed
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
The Police – Ghost in the Machine


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