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Rabble Without A Cause

Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 with Bruce Walton
when will the blues leave?

Tonight's subject is blues/not blues. Bluesy jazz from 1928 to 2005 in the first two sets; not-so-bluesy jazz recorded between 1971 and 2008 in the last two. More info than you probably need included below.
to start, a European-American big band founded by Belgian pianist Francy Boland and American drummer Kenny Clarke. Clarke was the first bebop drummer, going back to the Minton's Playhouse days, and the original drummer in the Modern Jazz Quartet. He moved to France in the mid-1950's. The band with F. Boland was active 1961-1972.
A Rosa Negra
Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band - Latin Kaleidoscope (Cologne, 1968)
the Girl Stars were Marjorie Hyams, vibes; Mary Osborne, guitar; June Rotenburg, bass; and Rose Gottesman, drums. Mary Lou Williams was a standout pianist, composer and arrranger, and also played a positive behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. Bluebird Records was the low-price line of RCA Victor, specializing in jazz and blues. Much of the blues recorded in Chicago, pre-Chess Records, was on Bluebird.
Boogie Misterioso
Mary Lou Williams' Girl Stars - Bluebird 78 (1946)
Weather Bird (1928)
Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines - Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
possibly my best live jazz experience was seeing/hearing the Willem Breuker Kollektief at the Ottawa jazz festival c. 2014. Willem Breuker was a founding member, with Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, of the ICP Orchestra, and started his Kollektief in 1974. He died in 2010, and I believe the jazz festival show was part of the band's last-ever tour.
Remarkable Girl
Willem Breuker Kollektief - Bob's Gallery (1988)
Backwater Blues
Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan - Trouble In Mind (1980)
Jump for Joy was an all-black musical written by Duke Ellington during his band's early-1940's stay in LA.
Jump For Joy (Ellington)
Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay - The Feeling Of Jazz (2005) Canadian
When Will The Blues Leave? (Coleman)
Charlie Haden/Don Cherry/Ed Blackwell - The Montreal Tapes (Montreal jazz festival, 1989)
Dewey Redman was the father of Joshua Redman, and also the nephew of tenor player and arranger Don Redman, a key figure in the great Fletcher Henderson bands of the 1920's.
Turn Over Baby
Dewey Redman - The Struggle Continues (1982)
We Never Met
Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet - One Dance Alone (2008)
the balance of this set is very Paul Bley-Kenny Wheeler-ish.
Circles (Annette Peacock)
Paul Bley - Ballads (1971)
is there a Canadian Jazz Hall of Fame? If so, Don Thompson should be a member. Here on piano, with Phil Dwyer on soprano sax, Jim Vivian on bass and Terry Clarke on drums.
For Kenny Wheeler
Don Thompson - For Kenny Wheeler (1996) Canadian
Smatter
Kenny Wheeler - Gnu High (1975) Canadian
Doing Time (1996)
Kenny Wheeler & Paul Bley - Justintime Records comp. Canadian
Homesickness
Willem Breuker Kollektief - At Ruta Maya Café (live, Austin, TX, 2005)
Interactive CKCU
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Bruce! Back on air with full force! Nice to Hear.

11:34 PM, July 3rd, 2019
bruce
Thank you, person of mystery. Good to be back, especially playing jazz.

12:41 AM, July 4th, 2019