Jazz Bastard Podcast

Jazz Bastard Podcast

www.jazzbastard.com
Two strikingly handsome middle-aged men get together every other week to discuss jazz in depth. Irreverent, irascible, engaged.


173 - Mating Dance of the Cosmic Pandas
Aug 21 • 89 min
Guitarists are the focus today - and some of them sling more strings than others.
172 - What’s the Concept
Aug 7 • 96 min
Jazz “concept” albums are the focus on the episode, as the boys wonder if such things exist, and, if they do, if Pat could recognize one in dark alley.
171 - Brand New Bangers
Jul 24 • 77 min
Four new releases and nearly as many opinions on each one, which is tough to do on a two-man podcast.
170 - Pop Goes the Jazz ‘Cast
Jul 10 • 80 min
The boys look at four “jazz adjacent” pop albums - two from the past, two younger than yesterday.
169 - Discoveries and Rediscoveries
Jun 26 • 67 min
Releases by Coltrane, Dolphy, and Sonny Clark keep the boys busy.
168 - Pop? Art? Why not both?
Jun 12 • 78 min
Some girls are bigger than others, and some jazz albums are artier than others - make of that what you will.
167 - Va-Va-Vaughan
May 29 • 88 min
It’s a deep dive into deep-voiced singer Sarah Vaughan - one of the three great avatars of the female jazz vocalist tradition.
166 - They’re New to Me
May 15 • 75 min
Four 2019 releases are the focus this fortnight, ranging from trios to a progressive opus to a vocalist Eno-izing things left and right.
165 - Fusion Frenzy?
May 1 • 71 min
Two very different fusion albums from the seventies - and two from the twenty-teens - are the focus of this fortnight’s fandangle.
164 - Four Skins
Apr 17 • 74 min
Four drummer-leaders provide fodder for this fortnight’s discussion and the most famous one gets flogged.
163 - Big Ten Inch Record
Apr 3 • 89 min
Ten-inchers from the fifties are the focus of this fortnight’s podcast.
162 - I Sing the Lineup Eclectic
Mar 20 • 82 min
Oregon, Petra Haden, Wil Blades, and Bennie Wallace all feature on this fortnight’s blowout.
161 - Both of These Guys are Not Like the Other
Mar 6 • 98 min
What do Art Blakey and Warne Marsh have in common? The bastards have no idea.
160 - Return of Revenge of the Indies
Feb 20 • 78 min
What do a young baritone saxist, vocalist, and guitarist have in common? This podcast.
159 - Make It Big
Feb 6 • 88 min
Big bands are still with us. So are Mike and Pat. Coincidence?
158 - NYT Approved
Jan 23 • 74 min
Four selections from the NYT best-of list for 2018 grace this fortnight’s episode.
157 - Ring in the New
Jan 9 • 74 min
Four brand new releases by younger artists start the new year off right.
156 - Iron Men
Dec 26, 2018 • 94 min
It’s our sixth anniversary, so, you know, sextets all day long.
155 - Roy, We Hardly Knew Ye
Dec 12, 2018 • 85 min
The boys talk about the career of young lion Roy Hargrove.
Jazz Bastard 154 - Ain’t Nothin’ in Chicago for a Monkey Bastard to Do
Nov 28, 2018 • 71 min
Chicago-based artists are the focus, with Mike and Pat discussing Kurt Elling, Von Freeman and other Windy City heroes.
153 - Rock the Casbah of Love
Nov 14, 2018 • 85 min
Two new releases get a look-in as well as a fine piano trio album from German stalwart MPS, but Pat and Mike really unleash the eye of the tiger discusses Paul Anka.
152 - Chillin’ or Bernin’
Oct 31, 2018 • 79 min
Brand new releases and a couple vinyl selections from the mid-seventies and early eighties (jazz’s fusion hangover) make up the selections this week.
151 - Weston Culture
Oct 17, 2018 • 78 min
This episode focuses on the music of Randy Weston and Melba Liston, with some thoughts about African music thrown in for good measure.
150 - Let’s Get Experimental
Oct 3, 2018 • 93 min
An interview with violinist/vocalist/composer/poet Sarah Bernstein kicks off the episode, which focuses on experimental music.
149 - Cardigans Off!
Sep 19, 2018 • 96 min
The boys interview vocalists and Mr. Roger’s scholar Keri Johnsrud then discuss three other vocal albums with a youthful spin.
148 - Ice, Ice, Baby
Sep 5, 2018 • 80 min
Two cool cats discuss four cooler customers, as the boys tackle musings from The Necks, Lee Konitz, Evan Parker, and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
147 - Come Up to the Fender
Aug 22, 2018 • 63 min
Jazz releases from Spanish, Russian, French and American artists come under scrutiny in this fortnight’s episode.
146 - A French Connection
Aug 8, 2018 • 101 min
Five jazz recordings with Parisian connections occupy the boys this time.
145 - Straight Outta Blighty
Jul 25, 2018 • 88 min
UK jazz artists are the focus of this episode, with one Scandinavian ringer.
144 - Butterfly Meat Wheel
Jul 11, 2018 • 92 min
Big names in jazz - odd projects.
143 - You Should Be Dancing, Man
Jun 27, 2018 • 86 min
Pat interviews vintage jazz band leader and composer Glenn Crytzer about his band’s new album, “Ain’t It Grand?”
142 - Pat’s Happy Place
Jun 13, 2018 • 80 min
Time to cool down from Cecil Taylor and look at four less abrasive but by no means light-weight albums.
141 - The Big Difficult
May 30, 2018 • 95 min
Cecil Taylor died this year so the boys take an episode-long look at some of his best bangers.
140 - Hide the Samosa
May 16, 2018 • 85 min
It’s a potpourri of music this fortnight, but the real focus is street food crime.
139 - Party On, Bastards
May 2, 2018 • 89 min
The boys look at the lighter side with four “party jazz” selections.
138 - New(ish) Sounds
Apr 18, 2018 • 68 min
Four albums from 2017 get the look-in this time, and all of the them make the boys happy.
137 - Dial “S” for “Sultry”
Apr 4, 2018 • 85 min
Steamy chanteuses far as the ear can hear, with selections from Cecile McLoren Salvant, Rene Marie, Sophie Milman, and Monica Zetterlund.
136 - Mandatory Charleston
Mar 21, 2018 • 99 min
The boy explore recordings by five horn-blowin’ contemporaries of Louis Armstrong
135 - Louie Louie
Mar 7, 2018 • 95 min
Mike and Pat explore Louis Armstrong’s 1930s Decca recordings.
134 - For Your Consideration
Feb 21, 2018 • 81 min
Young up-and-comers are the focus this episode, Beatles the focus of pop matters.
133 - Back At It
Feb 7, 2018 • 80 min
A mixed bag of music here, including work by the Necks, Vienna Art Orchestra, Juli Wood & Alex Sipiagin.
132.5 - Suite!
Jan 24, 2018 • 64 min
Pat surveys Duke Ellington’s many suites and discusses his favorites.
132 - Charles McPherson Interview
Jan 10, 2018 • 100 min
It’s a long and informative interview with bebop master saxist Charles McPherson.
131 - Banned
Dec 27, 2017 • 86 min
Recent releases by Gregory Porter, Kamasi Washington and Matt Wilson are on the docket.
130 - Say it With Wood
Dec 13, 2017 • 93 min
The boys discuss jazz by quintets for the podcast’s fifth birthday bash.
129 - Thelonious Business
Nov 29, 2017 • 82 min
It’s Monk’s one-hundreth, so the boys check out a recently-issued Monk soundtrack from ‘59 and three tribute albums from the last decade.
128 - Make it Big
Nov 15, 2017 • 107 min
Mike and Pat meet with Eric Allen to discuss the book he co-authored on the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the music of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis.
127 - Geri Allen
Nov 1, 2017 • 90 min
The early music of pianist Geri Allen comes in for scrutiny and appreciation.
Jazz Bastard 126 - Mid-Century Madness
Oct 18, 2017 • 89 min
It’s pianists from the ’40s and ’50s as Pat & Mike discuss Mary Lou Williams, Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron and one recent outlier - Ferit Odman
125 - Soulbox and the Winelight Kid
Oct 4, 2017 • 85 min
Soul alto-saxists and George Benson feature on installment 125.
124 - Space Twangers
Sep 20, 2017 • 66 min
Two avante garde guitars two generations apart are the focus this time, as Mike and Pat look at releases from Sonny Sharrock and Mary Halvorson. Plus, Mike unloads on Pat for his Beach Boys obsession. Sonny Sharrock – GUITAR, ASK THE AGES; Mary Halv…
123 - 2 Hard 2 Thematize
Sep 6, 2017 • 80 min
You can make all sorts of connections among the four selections discussed in this episode, but Pat & Mike aren’t about trying too hard. Listen as Ambrose Akinmusire (and Stan Getz) enter the ranks of artists “lucky” enough to be discussed three times …
Jazz Bastard 122 - Vocal-ehs
Aug 23, 2017 • 65 min
Peripatetic Pat is in a grumpy mood this episode and can only find a spot of warmth in his cold cold heart for one of the four vocal selections covered. Why can’t he not worry and be and/or get happy? Mike has one word for him: Zundoko! Norah Jones –…
121 - Six String Noir
Aug 9, 2017 • 71 min
Mike and Pat welcome special guest Brent Laidler to discuss his album No Matter Where Noir. Brent plays guitar on the album but he also wrote and arranged the pieces, many of which normal human beings can hum. Brent Laidler - NO MATTER WHERE NOIR; Yu…
120 - Jazz and Rock Bump Uglies
Jul 26, 2017 • 97 min
Listener suggestions guide the boys this time, with jazz inflected rock and camp infected jazz filling the playlist. Bettye LaVette - INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK; Frank Zappa - MAKE A JAZZ NOISE HERE; Joni Mitchell – MINGUS; Ed Palermo …
119 - Sonnymoon for Four
Jul 12, 2017 • 84 min
The forecast for this cast is … well, we’re doing a show about four alto sax players named Sonny. Make your own meteorological joke. Sonny Stitt – REARIN’ BACK/ TRIBUTE TO ELLINGTON; Sonny Fortune – SERENGETI MINSTREL; Sonny Criss – SONNY’S DREAM…
118 - Mean Mr. Bastard
Jun 28, 2017 • 79 min
What do John Pizzarelli, Sun Ra, Jack DeJohnette and Brandford Marsalis have in common? You tell us. We spread the joy and opprobrium in equal measure this time, with kudos for Marsalis, Elling and … Sting? and clipped wings for Pizzarelli’s all…
117 - Blythe and Mellow
Jun 14, 2017 • 85 min
Arthur Blythe was Columbia’s last major “out” signing, and he gets the full episode treatment now that he’s playing with the angels. Horace Tapscott – THE GIANT HAS AWAKENED; Arthur Blythe –LENOX AVENUE BREAKDOWN, LIGHT BLUE; Roots - STABLEMATES. Plu…
116 - Can You Hear Us, Major Tom?
May 31, 2017 • 83 min
After a quick rant / mission statement re: this very podcast to which you’re listening, Mike and Pat discuss child prodigies, Bowie sidekicks, french violinists, and a cast of dozens more. Now put that harmonica down and step away from it slowly! Jo…
115 - Rainbows and Auto-Tune
May 17, 2017 • 95 min
Mike and Pat let the snark fly as they take on three vocal albums and one hippity-hop effort with Yakuza connections (allegedly). Al Jarreau – LOOK TO THE RAINBOW; Somi – LAGOS MUSIC SALON; Robert Glasper – ART SCIENCE; Toshinori Kondo – KI-OKU. The…
114 - Keepin’ It Up
May 3, 2017 • 75 min
Lionel Richie got nothing on Sonny Rollins - as we learn from Newk’s 15 minutes solos on the incredible (and sometimes exhausting) Complete Village Gate release, he sure can keep it going all night long. Branford M. solo and Dexter Gordon chip in to p…
113 - Stir Until Blended
Apr 19, 2017 • 68 min
Mostly new stuff … mostly jazz. Like most of our podcasts, mostly great! Theo Croker – ESCAPE VELOCITY; Thundercat - DRUNK; Fred Hersch / Julian Lage – FREE FLYING; John Scofield – PAST PRESENT.
112 - Stir Until Blended
Apr 5, 2017 • 96 min
Collaboration is the name of the game, whether small groups mixing it up or big thinkers painting on bigger canvases. Pop matters is more expansive than usual, so any way you slice it, lots of bastardy to enjoy. Jason Moran – ALL RISE; Stanley Clarke…
111 - Pillow Fight
Mar 22, 2017 • 84 min
It’s Mike’s turn to rant as he complains about the state of ECM - the storied jazz label based in Germany - and then both boys dig into a buffet of recent releases, some more echo-y than others. Kenny Wheeler – SONGS FOR QUINTET; Keith Jarrett – CREAT…
110 - Mikeapalooza
Mar 8, 2017 • 72 min
Mike’s picking all the selections tonight and Pat’s picking fights with everyone in sight - Lutherans, banjoists, people who don’t ‘get’ Stairway to Heaven … Looks like a caffine intervention may be the only way out. David Sanchez – OBSESION; To…
109 - Back from the Bins
Feb 22, 2017 • 71 min
Pat’s been combing through the bins and another episode focusing on the black stuff results. Also, he almost convinces Mike that irreputable is a real word. Stone Alliance – STONE ALLIANCE; Jane Ira Bloom – MIGHTY LIGHTS; Hannibal Marvin Peterson – …
108 - Return of Revenge of the Quickening
Feb 8, 2017 • 55 min
Third time’s a charm - we’ve finally completed and posted the big-band podcast we attempted twice in ancient 2016. Here we discuss the final winners of the 2015 Downbeat critic’s poll winners and the etiquette for podcast seances. Darcy James Argue –…
107 - Clean Up Time
Jan 25, 2017 • 70 min
Mike and Pat catch up on a couple of quartets missed on the fourth anniversary show and a couple more poll winners from 2015. Their pledge - this year we make up our own stinkin’ list of 2016 releases to cover (by stealing from other lists, naturally)…
106 - Clone of Blue
Jan 11, 2017 • 65 min
OK, this one’s kind of weird. What if a band called Mostly Other People Do the Killing did a note for note remake of Kind of Blue? What if Pat and Mike pondered it for a fairly long time? What if postmodernism is kind of spent at this point? Tune i…
105 - Xmas Marks the Spot
Dec 28, 2016 • 65 min
Christmas cheer is in somewhat short supply as the boys consider five more holiday recordings (check out Ep. 54 for their previous plunge into the holiday well). Does Pat have a record-store masochism problem? You be the judge. Bing Crosby – MERRY C…
104.5 - The Oops Cast, or Revenge of the Black Stuff
Dec 14, 2016 • 47 min
Sometimes, when a computer and a piece of software just can’t get along anymore, they have what’s called a “malfunction.” Who gets hurt the most? The podcasters, of course, After two valiant attempts at recording 105, the boys give up. At Mike’s su…
104 - Fruit/Appliance Anniversary
Nov 30, 2016 • 101 min
It’s been four years, and Mike and Pat celebrate by discussing some out of the way quartet music - and trying to determine which jazz quartets were the greatest of all time. Throw in some political commentary and missed programming communication, and …
103 - Synovial’s a Good Thing, Right?
Nov 16, 2016 • 63 min
The boys look at two more poll winners, a recent jazz trio album, and a historic reissue of a white house concert. Fond memories of seventies’ odes to automotive cleanliness ensue. Christine McBride – LIVE AT VILLAGE VANGUARD; Eri Yamamoto – LIFE ; Da…
Jazz Bastard 102 - What’s Your Sign, Baby?
Nov 2, 2016 • 63 min
Mike and Pat cover two albums from Down Beat’s Critics Poll winners of 2015 and two albums that should win a poll for “most seventies ever.” Charles Lloyd – I LONG TO SEE YOU, WILD MAN DANCE; Nat Adderley – SOUL ZODIAC; Cannonball Adderley – LOVE, SEX…
101 - Forgotten Fusion
Oct 19, 2016 • 78 min
Mike and Pat explore albums from a recent Jazz Times list of forgotten fusion gems. Unfortunately a bad sign influences the proceedings and Nat Adderley’s Soul Zodiac has to be put off until next episode. Gary Burton – DUSTER, COUNTRY ROADS AND OTHER…
100 - One is the Noisiest Number
Oct 5, 2016 • 73 min
It’s all about the loneliness of the solo jazz man this time, as Mike and Pat take a listen to some solo recitals by unlikely instruments. Trombone? Alto Saxophone? Acoustic Bass? Drums (and things)? You get the idea. Anthony Braxton – FOR ALTO; …
99 - Gone Too Soon
Sep 21, 2016 • 86 min
The boys take a quick trip through the tragically short career of Thomas Chapin, an inside/outside sax and flute player whose flame burned brightly and briefly. Then Mike complains about Kate Bush for a while. Thomas Chapin – NEVER LET ME GO – DISC 2…
98 - Downtown with a Vengeance
Sep 7, 2016 • 91 min
It’s a Naked City Du-fecta as Mike and Pat discuss the work of some downtown New Yawk post-modernists and fondly recall their youth. John Zorn – NAKED CITY; Bill Frisell – TRIO LIVE; Uri Caine – THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS; Tom Waits – RAIN DOGS.
97 - Soundtracks to Terror
Aug 24, 2016 • 86 min
Peter Gunn sparked a TV-Detective-Show-With-Jazz-Soundtrack craze, and Mike and Pat plunge into the murky depths of late fifties’ jazz and existentialist philosophy to find out just what happened. Sometimes the naked city just isn’t pretty. Warren Ba…
96 - Pluckers
Aug 10, 2016 • 92 min
Back to the origins of jazz guitar we go, checking out some acoustic luminaries and an electric pathfinder. The introduction of the Mike-citement meter makes this a very special episode indeed. Eddie Lang/Joe Venuti – VOLUME ONE; Lonnie Johnson – STE…
95 - Bad Mutha Hubbard
Jul 27, 2016 • 91 min
Shut yo mouth! We’re just talking about Freddie … Hubbard that is, whose career stretches from Blue Note hard bop to CTI funk to mainstream jazz and ends on a blue note when the brass-playing Icarus splits his lip. Eric Dolphy - OUT TO LUNCH; Fre…
94 - Vinyl Judgment
Jul 13, 2016 • 81 min
Pat and Mike discuss some used records Pat picked up, with some familiar faces and some new ones in the mix. Stay tuned for shocking allegations against one of the artists. Art Farmer – SING ME SOFTLY OF THE BLUES; Don Pullen/George Adams – LIVE AT M…
93 - Gotta Getta Gato
Jun 29, 2016 • 66 min
Gato Barbieri is best known for the Last Tango in Paris soundtrack. After this episode, Mike will be best known for his obsession with butter. Gato Barbieri – LAST TANGO IN PARIS; LATIN AMERICA (VOLS 1 & 2); Charlie Haden – LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA…
92 - Spinet Spinneret
Jun 15, 2016 • 99 min
The focus is on solo piano recitals (sorry Erroll’s rhythm section), and it brings out a dark episode from Pat’s past. Erroll Garner – THE COMPLETE CONCERT BY THE SEA; Keith Jarrett – THE KOLN CONCERT; George Winston – AUTUMN; Brad Mehldau – 10 YEARS …
91 - Black Rhythms Happening
Jun 1, 2016 • 93 min
The boys get topical as they take on the biggest rap album of last year and the longest jazz album of last year - then look back at possible sources of inspiration for both. Kamasi Washington – THE EPIC; Kendrick Lamar – TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY; James Bro…
90 - Wynton, Wynton, Wynton, Wynton, Wynton - The Early Years
May 18, 2016 • 106 min
“Tell me about your jazz childhood,” the nice man by the couch says, and Mike and Pat reply “It all started with an uptight semi-genius named Wynton Marsalis.” This episode is all about the early years - specifically small group recordings - but some…
89 - Three Yahwehs and a Joker
May 4, 2016 • 70 min
The Village People once asked the question: “Young man, who do you want to be?” Three of tonight’s artists knew the answer - one’s still workin’ on it. Avishai Cohen – DEVOTION; Ray Bryant – MONTREUX 77; Scott Hamilton – RADIO CITY; Johnny Griffin –…
88 - Loneliness of the Middle Distance Jazzman
Apr 20, 2016 • 75 min
Hey, punk, you listening to me? Uh, maybe, say Mike and Pat, as they discuss four records that are perfectly fine but can go all recessive on your ass if you’re not careful. JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – THE GREAT KAI AND JJ; Michel Petrucciani – PROM…
87 - What’s New?
Apr 6, 2016 • 92 min
Mike and Pat keep it fresh with this episode on recently released albums. Jazz by young people - who would have thought? David Bowie – BLACKSTAR; Cecile McLorin Salvant – FOR ONE TO LOVE; Go Go Penguin – V 2.0; Snarky Puppy – SYLVA.
86 - Love You Live
Mar 23, 2016 • 100 min
Newly discovered live sessions keep escaping from the vaults. Mike and Pat take on plums from Davis and Jarrett, then linger over what may be Jimmy Smith’s most … memorable two hours on tape. Miles Davis – AT NEWPORT DISCS 1 & 2; Jimmy Smith – GR…
85 - ECMental
Mar 9, 2016 • 82 min
Manfred Eicher has a recurring nightmare where the Jazz Bastard does an episode devoted to his hugely influential label, ECM - or is the dream REAL?? Also, Pat really hates microtonality. Steve Tibbetts – SAFE JOURNEY; Mette Henriette – TRIO, ENSEMBL…
84 - Duet Again
Feb 24, 2016 • 82 min
One is the loneliest number, but two is awesome. It’s time for another show about duets, something Mike will never have with Joanna Newsom, because - well, stay tuned to find out. Charlie Haden – THE GOLDEN NUMBER; Jaki Byard/Tommy Flanagan – THE MA…
83 - Be-Bop Rollerskates
Feb 10, 2016 • 78 min
In the mystic land of the seventies, Don Schlitten did a stately pleasure dome decree - well, at least a label for recording be-bop artists lost in the fusion haze. Pat and Mike explore four of these treasures from Xanadu and report back. Albert Heat…
82 - Hersch So Good
Jan 27, 2016 • 77 min
The boys explore four albums which all feature Fred Hersch in one capacity of another (always piano, sometimes leader or producer). Oh, then Mike starts a beef with Adele you won’t believe. Fred Hersch Trio – FLOATING; Toots Thielemans – ONLY TRUST …
81 - The Saxophone Solo in Pop
Jan 13, 2016 • 120 min
Time for some shameless pandering - at least towards generation X’ers and continuing residents of the Midwest. Pop songs - some of them have sax solos. Mike and Pat discuss - and discuss. Walk on the Wild Side; Shine On You Crazy Diamond; Aja; Waiti…
80 - Stop This Poll, I Want to Get Off
Dec 30, 2015 • 77 min
Mike and Pat take the remaining winners of the Village Voice’s best of 2014 to that special place only they have the pass-keys to, ponder the purpose of french horns in jazz, and generally whoop it up in 2015’s final blast. Walter Smith III – STILL CA…
79 - Is That a Village Voice Poll in Your Pocket?
Dec 16, 2015 • 69 min
Mike and Pat pick up the cudgels and readdress themselves to the Village Voice list of the ten best jazz albums from 2014 (see episode 72 for the first part of this hatchet job). Leave it to those bastards to like the non-winning selection on this week…
78 - Leather Anniversary
Dec 2, 2015 • 82 min
Three IS a magic number, people, so Mike and Pat discuss jazz trios for their third anniversary special. Plus, brief discussions of each ‘caster’s favorite 3 albums from this year of shows AND Mike confuses Steely with Pink. E.S.T. - TUESDAY WONDERLA…
77 - Mike’s Mixture
Nov 18, 2015 • 81 min
Can you say “Ibrahim”? If so, you’re smarter than Pat. But you knew that already. Lester Young – JUMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY; Martin Speake – CHANGE OF HEART; Charlie Byrd – MOMENTS LIKE THIS; Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) – SOUTH AFRICA
76 - Man Out of Time
Nov 4, 2015 • 86 min
Uber-journeyman Phil Woods passed recently, so the boys devote a podcast to his seventies prime. Musings about set-list construction, strange string interludes, jokes about anorexia - this ep’s got it all. Phil Woods – AND HIS EUROPEAN RHYTHM MACHINE…
75 - Gettin’ Ducal Wit It
Oct 21, 2015 • 116 min
Pat and Mike get lost in meditation as they consider a significant sliver of Edward Kennedy Ellington’s career as bandleader, arranger, composer, pianist and womanizer. Duke Ellington: JUNGLE NIGHTS IN HARLEM, BRAGGIN’ IN BRASS, NEVER NO LAMENT, FARGO.
74 - Murraypalooza
Oct 7, 2015 • 96 min
How do we love thee? Let Mike and Pat count the ways they love David Murray (not all 130+ albums, but many) in this very special “things were better back in my day now get off my lawn” episode about the beauties of eighties jazz. Plus, Pat makes new …
73 – How White is Pat? Soooo White
Sep 23, 2015 • 76 min
Mixed bag, tossed salad - call it what you will, this episode ranges far and wide, and Pat’s out of his depth for much o’ the ranging. Plus, references to ancient TV shows! Candido – THE MASTER; Tony Malaby – APPARITIONS; Bill Russo – SEVEN DEADLY SI…
72 - Up the Poll Without a Creek
Sep 9, 2015 • 73 min
This year, the boys check out the Village Voices top ten list of jazz albums and as usual, find hits ‘n’ misses. Plus, Mike and Pat rant about ECM. Billy Childs – MAP TO THE TREASURE; Steve Lehman – MISE EN ABIME; Tom Harrell – TRIP; David Virelles –…
71 - It’s Billie’s Birthday!
Aug 26, 2015 • 97 min
In honor of Billie Holiday’s centennial, the boys split the ‘cast between examining the master’s recordings and two 2015 tributes. Gender trouble ensues. Billie Holiday – VOLUME THREE OF THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS, LADY SINGS THE BLUES; Cassan…
70 - One, Two, Three, Knuffke!
Aug 12, 2015 • 92 min
Keep your voices down - Mike’s mom is sleeping. Or something like that. The boys record this one while visiting their respective parental units, which wreaks havoc on the audio (but tugs on the heartstrings). Also, in the bonus segment about Jazz Ti…
69 - Sadness
Jul 29, 2015 • 93 min
Mike and Pat mourn the passing of avante garde jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman by discussing some of his lesser known recordings. Ornette Coleman – SOMETHING ELSE!!!, LIVE AT THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, VOL 1; NAKED LUNCH; COLORS.
68 - Bastard’s Revenge
Jul 15, 2015 • 89 min
The bastard’s first, best and only guest - inimitable tenor saxophonist Sophie Faught - is back after a two year hiatus, and this time the boys are choosing the albums (along with discussing Sophie’s latest release - Three Muses). Sophie Faught, Nick …
67 - M’Boom Goes the Blanketfort
Jul 1, 2015 • 68 min
The boys run the gamut from the straight ahead bop of Hank Mobley to the far-out trip of Richard Davis, then wonder just what a “gamut” is. Plus, the Mike/Austin Powers mashup none of you have been waiting for! Richard Davis - SONG FOR WOUNDED KNEE;…
66 - More Cowbell, Please!
Jun 17, 2015 • 77 min
The candles blew and then disappeared, the curtains flew and then he appeared, saying “baby, don’t be afraid” … to discuss the first four releases on powerhouse jazz label Black Saint: Billy Harper – BLACK SAINT; Archie Shepp – SEA OF FACES; Muhal…
65 - Cold, Coughs, and Cuckoos
Jun 3, 2015 • 96 min
Two vocalists and two big bands make up the bulk of today’s show, but stay tuned for record store day confessions, part 1, and marvel as the boys reminisce about disco demolition day. Carmen McRea – SARAH: DEDICATED TO YOU (1990); Count Basie – AT NEW…
64 - That Seventies Show
May 20, 2015 • 81 min
Pat pulls out some recently picked up vinyl and one chestnut from his high school years and behold - all four are from the bell-bottom decade! What’s it all about? Tune in to find out. Dexter Gordon – HOMECOMING; Lee Konitz – SATORI; Chico Freeman –…
63 - Have You Never Been Mellow
May 6, 2015 • 102 min
What is this thing called Smooth Jazz? This funny thing called Smooth Jazz? Who can solve its mystery? Why does it sound so crappy to me? Brace yourselves, people, as Mike and Pat search for the G spot. Bob James/Earl Klugh – ONE ON ONE; Kenny G –…
62 - Jackie, Jackie, Jackie!
Apr 22, 2015
What’s that sound in the sky? Is it a screaming pterodactyl? An air-raid siren? Joan Crawford’s ghost? No, it’s a big Mac Attack. Enjoy this all-Jackie McLean episode. Mike sure didn’t. Jackie McLean – JACKIE’S BAG, LET FREEDOM RING, OLD AND NEW…
61 - Orrin You Glad I Didn’t Say “Banana”?
Apr 8, 2015 • 110 min
This podcast explores four albums from three different labels run by producer Orrin Keepnews. Mike hates 70’s bass; Ernie Henry gives Pat the willies; other revelations follow. Randy Weston GET HAPPY; Thelonious Monk – BRILLIANT CORNERS; Joe Henderso…
60 - You’re Welcome, Part Trois
Mar 25, 2015 • 89 min
Various artists get bastardized tonight, but, really, it’s all about the Bradford. Tomasz Stanko – SELECTED RECORDINGS; Brad Mehldau – ART OF THE TRIO, VOL 1; Ernie Watts- REACHING UP; Don Pullan – NEW BEGINNINGS. Stay tuned for an Elling-visceration.
59 - Vocapolcalypse
Mar 11, 2015 • 78 min
Mike and Pat discuss four new vocal albums at the intersection of jazz, pop, and S&M. Diana Krall – WALLFLOWER; Dr. John - SKE-DAT-DE-DAT - THE SPIRIT OF SATCH; Bob Dylan – SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT; Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga – CHEEK TO CHEEK. Let’s see ho…
58 - Cocktails, Strings and Things
Feb 25, 2015 • 92 min
Pat and Mike eff the ineffable as they explore the gamut from cocktail lounge tenor to downtown skronking strings. String Trio of New York – GUT REACTION; Andrew Hill – COMPULSION; Branford Marsalis – BLOOMINGTON; Stan Getz - GETZ/GILBERTO.
57 - 4 x 3 x Huh?
Feb 11, 2015 • 89 min
Four trios push in different directions against the “jazz trio” template, Pat rants about young people, Mike eats bacon - this episode has everything. Plus, it’s quiz time! Monocled Man – SOUTHERN DRAWL; Hedvig Mollestad Trio – ENFANT TERRIBLE; Neil …
56 - Valve Jockeys’ Delight
Jan 28, 2015 • 74 min
Blow cat blow! Mike and Pat discuss three recent and one classic release by jazz trumpeters. Can Orbert Davis turn sketches of pain to vistas of delight? Tune in to find out. Josh Berman – OLD IDEA; Orbert Davis – SKETCHES OF SPAIN; Russ Johnson – …
55A - Winter Break Special
Jan 14, 2015 • 52 min
Holidays and travel conspire to make preparing a regular show for this slot well nigh impossible - so Mike and Pat chat about some jazz related winter break activities, including catching a Blue Note tribute band led by Clifford Ratliff at Indianapolis…
55 - The Greatest, Part II
Dec 31, 2014 • 101 min
Mike and Pat discuss four more Downbeat best album winners, focusing most closely on the vocal entry. As they complete the longest leg of their Porter triathlon, they demonstrate that there’s more than one way to skin a hat. Gregory Porter - LIQUID S…
54 - Santa’s Swingin’
Dec 17, 2014 • 69 min
The boys uncork some holiday cheer as they sleigh-ride through five seasonal selections. Wynton Marsalis – CHRISTMAS ALBUM; Vince Guarldi – CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS; Ella Fitzgerald – WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS; Jimmie Smith – CHRISTMAS COOKING…
53 - The Greatest, Part I
Dec 3, 2014 • 99 min
Downbeat picked the ten best albums of 2013; Mike and Pat pick on the list. Ambrose Akinmusire – THE IMAGINED SAVIOR IS EASIER TO PAINT; Bad Plus – RITE OF SPRING; Frank Wess – MAGIC 101; Kenny Garrett – PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY.
52 - Two Great Tastes …
Nov 19, 2014 • 71 min
Mike and Pat press their rings together, and a second anniversary episode on jazz duets is the happy result. Ellis Larkins / Ruby Braff - CALLING BERLIN; Anthony Braxton/Max Roach – BIRTH/REBIRTH; Brad Mehldau – Joel Frahm - DON’T EXPLAIN; Marty Eh…
51 - Is That A Trumpet In Your Pocket?
Nov 5, 2014 • 67 min
The boys discuss music from four decades featuring four different trumpeters and all is well, but when Pat tries to open Mike’s doors of perception, nobody gets out of there alive. Charles Fambrough – THE PROPER ANGLE; George Russell – STRATUSPHUNK; …
50 - Canadian Vinyl
Oct 22, 2014 • 78 min
Not so much Of Montreal as From Toronto, this batch of jazz represents various vinyl temptations Pat succumbed to on an anniversary jaunt. Soprano Summit – CRAZY RHYTHM; Ornette Coleman – OF HUMAN FEELINGS; Bobby Darin – OH LOOK AT ME NOW!; Lee Morg…
49 - Miles V. Miles
Oct 8, 2014 • 102 min
Miles Davis had two “great” quintets (one was so great, half the time it had six people in it). But which was the best? Mike and Pat try to decide. Miles Davis - COOKIN’, 1958 MILES, E.S.P., NEFERTITI
48 - Touched by “Streets”
Sep 24, 2014 • 78 min
The boys explore four of the latest entries in Mike’s rotation. It’s a kaleidoscope with clown-makeup tinged edges … David Sanchez – STREET SCENES; Hal Galper – PORTRAIT; Charles Gayle – TOUCHIN’ ON TRANE; Steve Lacy – MONK’S DREAM
47 - Genius Among Us
Sep 10, 2014 • 74 min
Tormented - and tormenting - composer, bandleader, autobiographer and bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus is the focus and.our moral is a simple one - keep out of knife fights. Charles Mingus - MINGUS AH UM; THE BLACK SAINT AND THE SINNER LADY;…
46 - Blanket Fort Apache
Aug 27, 2014 • 90 min
Mike burns Pat’s playhouse down with some inflammatory sixties avante garde - and one avuncular avatar of Chicago out. Peter Brotzman – MACHINE GUN; Ken Vandermark – SINGLE PIECE FLOW; Albert Ayler – SPIRITUAL UNITY; Cecil Taylor – CONQUISTIDOR.
45 - Hard-Bop Grandpop
Aug 13, 2014 • 65 min
To celebrate the passing of Hard Bop pioneer Horace Silver this year, the boys delve into three characteristic albums and one (slight) outlier. Plus, it’s quiz time. Horace Silver – BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY, SONG FOR MY FATHER, CAPE VERDEAN BLUES, IN P…
44 - Don’t Blame Mike
Jul 30, 2014 • 61 min
The gods of Skype try to kill this episode in the cradle, but Mike and Pat turn on their heart-lights and keep on truckin’. Etta Jones – SINGS LADY DAY; Pierre Favre - WINDOWSTEPS; Kevin Eubanks – SPIRIT TALK; Les McCann - SWISS MOVEMENT.
43 - Imperfectly Frank
Jul 16, 2014 • 98 min
Mike leads Pat through the valley of the shadow of death and Pat whimpers like a little baby the whole way. . Dean Martin- THIS TIME I’M SWINGIN’; Bobby Darin – THAT’S ALL; Johnny Mercer and Bobby Darin – TWO OF A KIND; Michael Buble – BUBLE. Also…
42 - Stringtime for Gitler
Jul 2, 2014 • 74 min
Sometimes saxophone-with-strings records can get a bit saccharine, but they could be worse - they could be the title to this episode. Cuddle up to your Brad Mehldau body-pillow and enjoy! Charlie Parker WITH STRINGS; Art Pepper – WINTER MOON; James C…
41 - Bley-th Spirit
Jun 18, 2014 • 67 min
The boys keep it short and sweet as they explore the variegated career of bandleader, composer, arranger and keyboardist Carla Bley. Gary Burton – A GENUINE TONG FUNERAL; Carla Bley – SOCIAL STUDIES, NIGHT GLO, FLEUR CARNIVORE
40 - Row That Boat Ashore
Jun 4, 2014 • 86 min
Tenor players can be hard to tell apart, but Dinahs aren’t. Ray Brown – DON’T GET SASSY; James Williams Trio – MEETS THE TENOR MASTERS; Dinah Washington – DINAH JAMS; Dinah Shore – DINAH SINGS, PREVIN PLAYS.
39 - (Mostly) True Blue
May 21, 2014 • 78 min
It’s another near-brush with coherence, as Pat and Mike try to discuss four releases from the hallowed Blue Note label, only to realize that Kenny Drew’s album snuck in the back door. Kenny Drew – TALKIN’ AND WALKIN’; Tina Brooks – MINOR MOVE; Herbie…
38 - The Prog-cast
May 7, 2014 • 96 min
The boys take on prog music for a one-off Mike won’t soon forget - or forgive. Let this one wash over you, like a warm beer down the back, and all will be well. At least until you listen to Swans. Yes – TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS; Be-Bop Deluxe –…
37 - Mom Always Liked You Best
Apr 23, 2014 • 97 min
Sibling revelry abounds as Mike and Pat discuss the brothers and sisters of four well-known jazzers. The boys give Beevus and Buthead a run for their money as they meditate on the title of Alan Shorter’s little known opus and start a beef with Stanley…
36 - Trifecta Interruptus
Apr 9, 2014 • 74 min
“Double Horace on the show tonight - throw out the Silver, let’s do it right.” (with apologies to Becker & Fagen.) Pat and Mike COULD have talked about three jazz pianists named Horace on this show, but missed it by that much. Horace Parlan – HEADIN’…
35 - Trio Jungle
Mar 26, 2014 • 77 min
Some trios play nicer together than others - Pat and Mike investigate. Duke Ellington – MONEY JUNGLE; Terri Lynn Carrington – MONEY JUNGLE PROVOCATIVE IN BLUE; Jean Michel Pilc – WELCOME HOME; Herbie Nichols – LOVE, GLOOM, CASH, LOVE.
34 - Fame of Hall
Mar 12, 2014 • 101 min
Musical insights? Beat poetry recitals? Leg cramps? They’re all in here somewhere, as the boys discuss the early career of dream-collaborator Jim Hall. Jimmy Giuffre/Jim Hall Trio – COMPLETE RECORDINGS, VOL 1; Sonny Rollins – THE BRIDGE; Bill Evans…
33 - Gary’s Got a Tromboner
Feb 26, 2014 • 90 min
Take a slide ride with Mike and Pat as they explore four albums led by those Rodney Dangerfields of the jazz world, trombone players. Ray Anderson – WISHBONE; Jimmy Knepper – I DREAM TOO MUCH; Josh Roseman – CHERRY; Julian Priester – LOVE, LOVE. Al…
32 - Our Kind of Town
Feb 12, 2014 • 68 min
Pat and Mike send sharp-edged valentines to two Chi-town progressive heroes, then it’s off to the suds … Nicole Mitchell – BLACK UNSTOPPABLE, ANAYA; Jason Adasiewicz – SUNROOMS, LIVING BY LANTERNS.
31 - Hard Bop Heaven
Jan 29, 2014 • 88 min
Mike and Pat dive feet first into the dead center of the jazz tradition, with mixed results, at least if you happen to be an organ trio. Art Farmer - PORTRAIT OF ART FARMER; Teddy Edwards - GOOD GRAVY; Larry Young – INTO SOMETHIN’; Bobby Broom – PLAY…
30 - Polar Bear in a Snow Sorm
Jan 15, 2014 • 103 min
Or for white girls who’ve considered cabaret when the rainbow is enuf. Mike and Pat visit the altars of four pale goddesses of song – but which ones get the sacrificial goats? June Christy – SOMETHING COOL; Keely Smith – SPOTLIGHT ON KEELY SMITH; Dor…
29 - Sam and Dave
Jan 1, 2014 • 99 min
Join the Avante-Garde Brothers as they discuss Sam Rivers and Dave Holland. There could be a movie in this … Dave Holland – CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS; Sam Rivers / Dave Holland – SAM RIVERS / DAVE HOLLAND VOLUMES 1 & 2; Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, B…
28 - Mystery Box
Dec 18, 2013 • 86 min
The boys analyze music and over-analyze text in this very various episode. Ben Allison – THINK FREE; Jaki Byard – THE JAKI BYARD EXPERIENCE; Brandford Marsalis - FOUR MF’S PLAYING TUNES; Ike Quebec – BOSSA NOVA SOUL SAMBA.
27 - Gershwin-Free Zone
Dec 4, 2013 • 94 min
Standards? We don’t need your steenking standards! The focus is on jazz albums tackling the new, the exotic, even the Dan. Herbie Hancock – THE NEW STANDARD; Ez-Pour Spout – DON’T SHAVE THE FEELING; Jacky Terrasson – GOUACHE; Mark Masters Ensemble –…
26 - Paper Anniversary
Nov 20, 2013 • 100 min
The boys wax nostalgic as they discuss a few of the albums that introduced them to jazz, then pick their top three (each) from the past year. Here’s making a career of evil … Dave Pell Octet – I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM; Ornette Coleman – THIS IS O…
25 - Boys and Girls
Nov 6, 2013 • 83 min
Songbirds and Songdudes populate this episode, as the boys discuss three vocalists new to the show and one returning for a second round. Mike says no go on the chapeau; Pat can’t resist a cool Canadian. Elizabeth Shepherd – REWIND; Cecile McLorin Sal…
24 - Thank Heavens for Leetle Accordions
Oct 23, 2013 • 94 min
Two artists with French connections and a big band leader who sounds like a refugee from a Jane Austen novel - whatever happened to jazz as an American art form? Thank heavens for Red (White & Blue) Rodney! Red Rodney – QUINTETS; Jacky Terrasson – J…
23 - Three Extroverts and a Banker
Oct 9, 2013 • 99 min
New standards of filth are contemplated when Mike and Pat ponder the inventor of jazz - and possibly bling - Jelly Roll Morton. It’s uphill from there, morally speaking at least. Cab Calloway – CRUSIN’ WITH CAB; Lionel Hampton -HOT MALLETS, DISC 2; J…
22 - Poll Winners
Sep 25, 2013 • 93 min
Mike and Pat discuss four of Jazz Times’ top ten albums of 2012 and like what they hear. Also, Mike has a man-crush on Brad Mehldau you wouldn’t believe. Ravi Coltrane - SPIRIT FICTION; Tim Berne - SNAKE OIL; Vijay Iyer - ACCELERANDO; Brad Mehldau - …
21- Jazzbo Po Po
Sep 11, 2013 • 91 min
The boys take it easy this time out with an all jazz police episode. Pat is revealed to be a beet-hating blasphemer, while Mike explains that Gordon Sumner isn’t as bad as all that. King Crimson – RED; Sting – THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES; The Sea a…
20 - Here Comes the Big One
Aug 28, 2013 • 92 min
Brace yourselves - the boys take on the biggest jazz release of 2012, along with two crucial precursors, and bastardy abounds. Duke Ellington – BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE; Max Roach – WE INSIST!; Wadada Leo Smith – TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS.
19 - Ladies’ Choice
Aug 14, 2013 • 99 min
Tonight the bastard is in the hands of fate, handing itself over on a … well you get the idea. The ladies are in charge, and the boys are all over the road. Nicholas Vines – TORRID NATURE SCENES; Gil Scott Heron – SPIRITS; Charlie Parker – SOUTH …
18 - Potted Potter
Jul 31, 2013 • 74 min
Mike and Pat dip their toes into the career of boy wizard and honorary Canadian Chris Potter. Marian McPartland – IN MY LIFE; Joanne Brackeen – PINK ELEPHANT MAGIC; Steely Dan – TWO AGAINST NATURE; Chris Potter – FOLLOW THE RED LINE, THE SIRENS.
17 - Smiles Ahead
Jul 17, 2013 • 85 min
The other white Evans in Miles Davis’ life, Gil’s solo career apart from the prince of darkness is a mixed bag, which Mike and Pat stick their hands into with the usual sticky results. Does the Bastard like Gil better than Stanley Crouch does? Tune i…
16 - Sophie’s Choices
Jul 3, 2013 • 120 min
The Bastard welcomes Indianapolis native, tenor sax player and raconteur Sophie Faught as its first guest. Sophie share her formative influences, favorite albums, and thoughts about the Tenor Players of Today. Mike demonstrates his skills as “Pat Whi…
15 - ScatManDo!
Jun 19, 2013 • 89 min
The boys discuss one classic and three contemporary artists in an all vocal, all male, all scattin’ installment of the ‘cast. Mel Torme – LULU’S BACK IN TOWN; Kurt Elling – THE MESSENGER; Kevin Mahogany – ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE; Gregory Porter – B…
14 - Palimpsestastic
Jun 5, 2013 • 103 min
Covers are the order of the day as the bastard looks at three albums that hew closely to earlier inspirations, with a special focus on Coltrane. John Coltrane – INTERSTELLAR SPACE; Greg Bendian – INTERSTELLAR SPACE REVISITED; Don Cherry – COMPLETE COM…
13 - Don’t Stop the ‘Cast
May 22, 2013 • 106 min
It’s a mixed bag as the bastard discusses Bryan Ferry Orchestra – THE JAZZ AGE; Gerald Clayton – PARIS: THE BOND SESSIONS; Henry Threadgill – TOMORROW SUNNY/THE REVELRY, SPP; Betty Carter – LOOK WHAT I GOT. Which one to buy? Mike gets vaguely pornog…
12 - Good Vibrations
May 8, 2013 • 88 min
The Incredible Jimmy Smith? The Amazing Bud Powell? How about Bobby “No-Brainer” Hutcherson? Pat and Mike discuss one of the all-time great leaders/side-men/utility players in jazz, whose career stretches over five decades and whose discography is a…
11 - Goldilocks and the Three Alto Players
Apr 24, 2013 • 93 min
Three alto players rose to prominence in the nineties - but which one was baby bear? Greg Osby - ART FORUM, ST. LOUIS SHOES; Steve Coleman - THE TAO OF MAD PHAT, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE; Kenny Garrett - PURSUANCE, SONGBOOK.
10 - Fusion Fury
Apr 10, 2013 • 99 min
Pat and Mike tangle over seventies super-group Weather Report in this very special episode. WEATHER REPORT, I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC, SWEETNIGHTER, MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER, TALE SPINNIN’, BLACK MARKET, HEAVY WEATHER, MR. GONE, NIGHT PASSAGE, WEATHER REPOR…
09 - Blood on the Dance Floor
Mar 27, 2013 • 88 min
Mike and Pat discuss 8 Bold Souls – LAST OPTION, Enrico Rava – ON THE DANCE FLOOR, Donald Fagen – SUNKEN CONDOS, and Joanne Brackeen – KEYED IN. Bastardy ensues.
08 - One of These Things is Not Like the Other
Mar 13, 2013 • 87 min
After Pat resists Mike’s attempt to turn the podcast organic, the boys settle in to discuss a couple of recently released three-LP sets: Sun Ra - THE MYSTERY OF BEING, and Bill Evans - LIVE AT ART D’LUGOFF’S TOP OF THE GATE.
07 - Let’s Get Industrial
Feb 27, 2013 • 70 min
Mike explores the wonderful world of Andrew Durkin’s left coast ensemble The Industrial Jazz Group. Meanwhile, Pat grumbles in the corner. What a bastard. Industrial Jazz Group - HARDCORE, CITY OF ANGLES, STAR CHAMBER, INDUSTRIAL JAZZ A GO-GO, LEEF.
06 - Baby-Making Music
Feb 13, 2013 • 90 min
What’s sexier than a picture of Herbie Mann naked? 90 minutes of the Bastard discussing some favorite albums by jazz flautists! Sam Most and Joe Farrell - FLUTE TALK; Lew Tabackin - RITES OF PAN; James Newton - AXUM, THE AFRICAN FLOWER.
05 - Crew-Cuts for Everybody!
Jan 30, 2013 • 91 min
To celebrate Dave Brubeck’s prolific and influential career, Mike and Pat get all Benjamin Buttony. Dave Brubeck – PARK AVENUE SOUTH, CLASSICAL BRUBECK, BROTHER, THE GREAT SPIRIT MADE US ALL, TIME OUT, COUNTDOWN – TIME IN OUTER SPACE, TIME IN …
04 - Not the Duke You’re Thinking Of
Jan 16, 2013 • 83 min
Did Blue Note in the late sixties took a page from Mitch Miller in the fifties? Does Jon Brion know how to mike a piano? Just how much wine is required to make Jeff Tweedy’s voice palatable? These questions and more answered in this installment of t…
03 - Forgotten, But Not Gone
Jan 2, 2013 • 98 min
Mike makes it personal in his discussion of Charles McPherson; Pat pretends to have a super-ego. Charles McPherson - FIRST FLIGHT OUT, Erin McKeown - SING YOU SINNERS, Dave Brubeck Quartet - JAZZ IMPRESSIONS OF THE USA, Robert Glasper - BLACK RADIO.
02 - Pat and Strozier Sitting in a Tree …
Dec 19, 2012 • 81 min
Pat whispers sweet nothings about neglected alto player Strozier while Mike risks a big Mac attack in this not quite maiden voyage of the bastard. Frank Strozier - REMEMBER ME, David S. Ware - FREEDOM SUITE and SURRENDERED, Nellie McKay - NORMAL AS BL…
01 - Mike Doesn’t Like It Nasty
Dec 5, 2012 • 64 min
The bastard debuts with discussions of Ronald Shannon Jackson - NASTY, Ambrose Akinmusire, WHEN THE HEART EMERGES GLISTENING, and Kat Edmodson - WAY DOWN LOW.