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Jul. 9th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - July 9, 2017

Last night was finally our Georgia Johnson and the Sensations debut. It went pretty well. Some of my pals who have heard my mediocre saxophone playing heard me play bass for the first time. Not quite sure they were prepared for how funky I kick it.


No more shows for the next couple of weeks. Off to Michigan.


1. Eddie Harris – Love for Sale
2. Dianne Reeves – Too Close for Comfort
3. Charlie Parker – Tico Tico
4. Fats Waller – You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams
5. Joel Frahm & Brad Mehldau – Way from Home
6. Kenny Burrell – Azure
7. Jimmy McGriff – Signed, Sealed Delivered
8. Jackson 5 – Sugar Daddy
9. Johnny Hodges & Earl Hines – Fantastic, That’s You
10. Dexter Gortdon – Bikini
11. Stacy Kent – This Can’t Be Love
12. The Coasters – Brazil
13. Lalo Guerrero – Los chucos suaves
14. Ben Allison – Green Al
15. Al Green – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
16. Eric Alexander – Let’s Stay Together
17. Abdullah Ibrahim – For Coltrane
18. Madeleine Peyroux – (Looking for) the Heart of Saturday Night
19. Joel Frahm – Pennies from Heaven
20. Blind Blake – Diddie Wah Diddie
21. John Holt – Since I Fell for You
22. Louis Armstrong – You Don’t That at School
23. Carole King – Up on the Roof
24. Quincy Jones – Sanford & Son Theme
25. Dinah Washington – I Sold my Heart to the Junkman
26. George Benson – Sack o’ Woe
27. Susie Arioli – Here’s to the Losers
28. André Toussaint – Hold ‘em, Joe
29. Abdullah Ibrahim – Ishmael
30. Tryve Seim – Himmelrand / Tidevard, Pt. 4

Jul. 6th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - July 2, 2017

I'm pretty late getting this up. Been distracted with a new musical project: I'm playing bass guitar with a group called Georgia Johnson and the Sensations. We play "neo-soul" and kinda old-fashioned soul too. We've been rehearsing almost everyday and we have a big gig this coming Saturday.

So Sunday I featured the song writing of Cole Porter. The Indiana native wrote both musics and lyrics, some of the best known tunes in the American songbook. I especially appreciate his wit, his nonchalance combined at times with a genuine sentimentality.

We heard Annie Lennox sing "Every Time We Say Goodbye"; let's see if I can remember some lyrics.

Every time we say goodbye
I die a little.
Every time we say goodbye
I wonder why, a little
There's no love song finer
but how strange, the change
from major to minor
Every time we say goodbye.

Shirley Horn singing "Love for Sale."

Love that's fresh and never spoiled
Love that's only slightly soiled
Love for sale.

Ella with "Night and Day," Deborah Harry and Iggy Pop with "Well, Did You Evah?", Sarah Vaughan with "It's De-Lovely"

So please be sweet, my chickadee,
And when I kiss ya, just say to me
"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious,
It's dilemma, it's de limit, it's deluxe, it's de-lovely"

k.d. lang with "So in Love"

Even without you
my arms fold about you
So in love with you
am I

This coming Sunday (July 9) will be my last show until August, so see you then.


1. Harry Nilsson – Turn on Your Radio
2. Duke Ellington – Just A-Sittin’and A-Rockin’
3. Count Basie – Ain’t Misbehavin’
4. Christian McBride & Roy Hargrove – Star Eyes
5. Shirley Horn – Love for Sale
6. Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Diamonds and Pearls
7. Ella Fitzgerald – Night and Day
8. Mary Lou Williams – Mary Lou Blues
9. John Scofield – A Go Go
10. Stevie Wonder – He’s Mista Know-It-All
11. Annie Lennox – Every Time We Say Goodbye
12. Dave Douglas – Hot Club of 13th Street
13. Louis Armstrong – I’ll Get Mine Bye and Bye
14. Ted Nash – Something for Nash
15. Al Green – Hot Wire
16. Top Dog Brass Band – The Chicken
17. The Meters – Liver Splash
18. Cannonball Adderley – I’ll Close my Eyes
19. Deeborah Harry & Iggy Pop – well, Did You Evah?
20. Sarah Vaughan – It’s De-Lovely
21. Sun Ra – State Street
22. Lord Creator – Such is Life
23. Allen Toussaint – St. James Infirmary
24. k.d. lang – So in Love
25. Mongo Santamaría – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
26. Johnny Hartman – It Was Almost Like a Song
27. Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under my Skin
28. Sam Rivers – Beatrice
29. Ben Webster – Who?

Jun. 25th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - June 25, 2017

Got back a little after midnight last night from Atlanta. Driving the freeways of Atlanta is terrifying. Five lanes going each way, traffic moving at around 70 mph (even though the speed limit is 60), cars darting from one lane to another, often without using the indicator light. One car passed me on the right then cut back into my lane so close to me I really thought his car was going to bump mine. I did it, but it was stressful. I guess if you do it every day you get used to it and that helps explain the nonchalance of these drivers. But I'm a guy who is thankful when I make it to the grocery store the next town over and back safe and sound, so when I know I have to drive in Atlanta I worry, obsess, and stress for a month. The relief is good though, once you make it home.

I'm in another band, this time as bass guitarist. We've been rehearsing some for the last couple weeks, newish R&B I might call it: Erykah Badu, Jill Scott ... But also some older stuff: "Just my Imagination," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," etc. Keys, bass guitar, drums and a female vocalist. Our first gig is July 8 in Sylva. Looking forward to it. Some band names we've bandied about: "Clear and Present Strangers," "Sylva and Gold," "Sylva Soul Searchers."


1. Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson – I Want to be Happy
2. Sketch Show – Theme from a Summer Place
3. Koop – Soul 4 Sahib
4. Miles Davis – Blue in Green
5. Erykah Badu – Window Seat
6. Ernesto Lecuona – La comparsa
7. Chico Hamilton – Transfusion
8. Suzanne Vega – Luka
9. DNA – Tom’s Diner
10. Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Every Time We Say Good-bye
11. The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
12. Robert Glasper – F.T.B.
13. Nick Lowe – I’m a Mess
14. Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler
15. New York Dolls – Maimed Happiness
16. Lyte Funkie Ones – Summer Girls
17. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
18. Frank Sinatra – Summer Wind
19. Duke Ellington – Blue Serge
20. Marc Ribot – Fat Man Blues
21. Jill Scott – Golden
22. NEXT Collective – Thank You
23. Thelonious Monk – Well, You Needn’t
24. Erykah Badu – Other Side of the Game
25. Lester Young – I Can’t that You’re in Love with Me
26. Aníbal Troilo – Inspiración

Jun. 18th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - June 18, 2017

Tyler asked me to play bass guitar as part of the house band for the open mic night he does every Monday evening. Why not? I thought. So I pulled out my bass, wiped the mold off. We rehearsed yesterday and it went pretty well. So See you tomorrow night at The Cut!


1. Bill Charlap – On the Sunny Side of the Street
2. Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson – I Was Doing Alright
3. Fats Waller – Old Grand Dad
4. Orquesta Sonora La Habana – Bruca manigua
5. Kaki King – Night After Sidewalk
6. Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
7. Anat Cohen – No Moon at All
8. The Cosmic Rays – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie
9. Ted Nash – Organized Crime
10. Bill Frisell – Beautiful Dreamer
11. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Lady’s Blues
12. The Temptations – Just My Imagination
13. Dave Douglas – November
14. DJ Spooky – Ibid, Desmarches, Ibid
15. George Benson – Song for my Father
16. Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby – Well, Did You Evah?
17. Raymond Scott Quintet – I’ll See You in my Dreams
18. Dinah Washington – Fat Daddy
19. Herbie Hancock – Thieves in the Temple
20. T-Bone Walker – Papa Ain’t Salty
21. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Duppy Conqueror
22. Duke Ellington – The Star-Crossed Lovers
23. Rufus Wainwright – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
24. Louis Armstrong – Coquette
25. James Brown – Mother Popcorn, Pt. 2
26. Combo Tango – Gabriels Vals
27. Willie Nelson – It’s Not Supposed to be that Way
28. Kronos Quartet – Dracula 1



Jun. 11th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - June 11, 2017

I work with three CD players when I do this show. The latest thing with CD1 and CD2 is that the control that stops them running on continuous play seems to have broken. So you have to be aware and cut it off manually when your song ends, or it will just start on the next song. I was pretty vigilant, only happened to me once today, at the very end of the show.

This is sad, but looking at the log book, besides mine, there hasn't been a single live show on 90.5 since mine last week. The cat who calls himself CB Roy has a blues show Sunday nights, but apparently he was on vacation last week. Apparently the students are all out of town.

1. Yusef Lateef – The Plum Blossom
2. Ahmad Jamal – Misty
3. Nick Lowe – I Read a Lot
4. Victor Goines – Pres’ New Clarinet
5. Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay
6. Cheng Gongliang – Ghu Zu Jun
7. Louis Armstrong – La vie en rose
8. Hugh Masakela – Grazing in the Grass
9. Glen Campbell – If You Could Read my Mind
10. Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring – Ritual Dance
11. Allen Toussaint – Bright Mississippi
12. Dave Douglas – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. Phineas Newborn, Jr. – Barbados
14. Allen Toussaint – On Your Way Down
15. Allen Toussaint – Brickyard Blues
16. Lee Dorsey – Who’s Gonna Help a Brother Get Further
17. Sonny Rollins – Cutie
18. Duke Ellington – Wanderlust
19. Willie Nelson – Feed it a Memory
20. Willie Nelson – Young at Heeart
21. Willie & Wynton – Bright Lights, Big City
22. Steven Bernstein – Soul Serenade
23. Billy Butler – B+B Calypso
24. Ron Carter – Seven Steps to Heaven
25. Andre Williams – The Monkey Speaks his Mind
26. Kronos Quartet – Dracula 2

Jun. 4th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - June 4, 2017

"Spring can be tragical
but summertime is magical"
- Eleni Mandell

No technical glitches today. Hallelujah!

So yesterday was my piano recital. Just as I was in the middle of butchering "Stardust," the power goes out. Strangely, it helped me cure the nerves thing. I finished my bit to the light of Pavel holding his cellphone over me. My joke would be "I broke into Beethoven's Cellphonelight Sonata." I definitely played better post-power outage than pre-power outage.

I've got Roscoe here in my office, keeping me company. X.Ray and Jonesy are taking the day off.

1. Lester Young & Teddy Wilson – Love Me or Leave Me
2. Jay McShann – I’ll See You in My Dreams
3. Willie Nelson – Crazy
4. Lee Konitz – Fooling Myself
5. Hank Jones – Lonely Woman
6. Nick Lowe – I Trained Her to Love Me
7. Earl Hines – Jelly Roll
8. Larry Goldings – Everything Happens to Me
9. James Moody – Country City Country
10. Taj Mahal – It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
11. Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson – Pennies from Heaven
12. Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Deep Water
13. Maceo Parker – Latin-Like
14. Carlos Henríquez – Cuchifrito
15. Eleni Mandell – Summertime
16. Willie Bobo – Night Walk
17. The Neville Brothers – Voo Doo
18. Nicholas Payton – After You’ve Gone
19. Count Basie – Dickie’s Dream
20. World Saxophone Quartet – Antithesis (fragment)
21. Marcus Roberts – Monk’s Mood
22. Frank Sinatra – It’s Nice to go Trav’ling
23. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – My Little Brown Book
24. Jimmie Lunceford – He Ain’t Got Rhythm
25. B.B. King – Hully Gully Twist
26. The Staple Singers – You’ve Got to Earn it
27. Ben Webster – Single Petal of a Rose

May. 28th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - May 28, 2017

I think I got into some dud blank CDs. I found a few blank Maxell CDs on the top of the piano, so thought I would use them. Mistake. Skips and freeze-ups, to the extent that I had abort several tunes. Going back to Memorex next week. Finished the show up with some solid Jamaican music that I brought in as back up.


1. Duke Ellington – Azure
2. Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – No Moon at All
3. Willie Nelson – Crazy (aborted)
4. Chico Hamilton – Transfusion
5. Joshua Redman – Hit the Road, Jack
6. Carlos Henríquez – Chuchifrito (aborted)
7. Fred Hersch – You and the Night and the Music
8. Matt Wilson – Teen Town
9. Tiny Grimes Quintet – Tiny’s Tempo
10. Bill Charlap – Tiny’s Tempo
11. John Scofield – I’ll Take Les
12. Coleman Hawkins – Under Paris Skies
13. Matt Wilson – Main Stem
14. Larry Goldings – Everything Happens to Me (aborted)
15. Futuristic Ensemble – In a Mist
16. Nicholas Payton – After You’ve Gone (aborted)
17. Art Pepper – Bernie’s Tune
18. B.B. King Hully Gully Twist (aborted)
19. Bunny wailer – Bide Up
20. Maceo Parker – The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
21. Bob Marley – Jammin’
22. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – Well, You Needn’t
23. Charlie Parker – She Wrote
24. Gordon Lightfoot – Changes
25. Techniques – Drink More Wine
26. Keeling Beckford – Groove Me
27. Charlie Mariano Sextet – Trouble is a Man
28. Lord Creator – Paint Up, Clean Up Time
29. Tommy McCook – Reggae Merengue
30. Gregory Isaacs – Warrirors
31. Lord Tanamo – A Dash of Sunshine
32. Bob Marley - Exodus

May. 21st, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - May 14 & May 21, 2017

It's a beautiful gray and rainy day.


May 21

1. Bil Charlap – Ohio
2. Lou Donaldson – Midnight Creeper
3. Charlie Christian Sextet – Breakfast Feud
4. Charlie Christian Sextet – I Found a New Baby
5. Fats Waller – Ring Dem Bells
6. Miriam Makeba – Click Song No. 1
7. Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
8. Benny Green – Chant
9. Jazz Against the Machine – Spoonman
10. Jay McShann – Do Nothing till You Hear from Me
11. Corine Bailey Rae & Al Green – Take Your Time
12. Eric Alexander – Let’s Stay Together
13. Lowell Fulson – Low Society Blues
14. Doctor Rockit – Males James Bonding
15. Ted Nash – Lujon (fragment)
16. Freddie King – Surf Monkey
17. Josexto Goia Aribe – Jota Vals
18. Tom Waits – Picture in a Frame
19. Sonny Stitt – Where is Love
20. Steven Bernstein – Toby
21. Serge Gainsbourg – Ces petits riens
22. Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur café
23. Matt Wilson – You Bet
24. Art Pepper – Bernie’s Tune
25. John Amutabi Nzenze – Angelike Twist
26. Amy Whinehouse – Love is a Losing Game
27. Mocean Worker – Right Now
28. Ray Charles – Heaven Help us All

May 14

1. John Lewis – Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West
2. Marion Black – Who Knows?
3. Wynton Marsalis Quartet – Big Fat Hen
4. Harry Connick, Jr. – If I Only Had a Brain
5. Earl Hines – Tantalizing a Cuban
6. Bebo Valdés – La comparsa
7. The Ravens – Old Man River
8. Ike Quebec – Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
9. Rufus Thomas – The Memphs Train
10. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – The Look of Love
11. Ben Riley – Nutty
12. Manu Dibongo – Fleur de Marigo
13. Señor Coconut – Smoke on the Water
14. E.S.T. – Believe Beleft Below
15. Adam Rafferty – I Wish
16. Ella Fitzgerald – Too Marvelous for Words
17. Kronos Quartet – Turn Out the Stars
18. Al Green – Back Up Train
19. Jazz Thali – Chamber of Dreams
20. Aaron Goldberg – Jackson’s Actions
21. The Impressions – Talking About my Baby
22. Blind Blake – Police Dog Blues
23. Tom Waits – Blue Skies
24. Yusef Lateef – 3 Faces of Balal
25. 25. King Tubby – Book of Numbers Dub
26. Carole King – Crying in the Rain
27. The Delta Rhythm Boys – Take the A Train
28. Enrico Rava – Easy Living
29. Branford Marsalis – Mo’ Better Blues

May. 7th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - May 7, 2017

I'm finally going to finish grading today; so as of tomorrow I will have more time on my hands to do things like practice, compose, write, and - especially - read. I have a whole stack of books right on my futon saying "read me, read me." So many books it's a regular cacophony.

1. Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up (extended version)
2. Joshua Redman – Alone in the Morning
3. Cassandra Wilson – If Loving You is Wrong
4. John Coltrane – You’re a Weaver of Dreams
5. Miles Davis – Devil May Care
6. Nick Lowe – Sensitive Man
7. Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans – Toy
8. Willie Nelson – Somewhere Between
9. Rev. Gary Davis – Hesitation Blues
10. The Clinton Administration – Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
11. Deli Sosimi – Gbedu 1
12. Susi Arioli – Here’s to the Losers
13. Grant Green – Cantaloupe Island
14. Paul Desmond & Dave Brubeck – Stardust
15. The RH Factor – Distractions 4
16. Gene Ammons – A House is Not a Home
17. Major Lance – Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
18. Abdullah Ibrahim – Blue Bolero
19. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – Freight Train Joe
20. Heinz Von Hermman Trio – Ugly Beauty
21. Sir Roland Hannah – Farouk Thelonious
22. Roger Miller – Walking in the Sunshine
23. Wynton Marsalis Septet – C. Holy Ghost

Apr. 30th, 2017

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Catamount Community Radio - April 30, 2017

Alice Cooper last night at the casino in Cherokee. I really enjoyed the concert. Photos at Mondo Marco.

1. Tony Malaby & Paul Motion – What is this Thing Called Love?
2. Ben Allison – Goin’ Back
3. Louis Armstrong – Lovely Weather We’re Having
4. Trio Esperança – O passo de Elefaninho
5. Joshua Redman – Star Dust
6. Bill Frisell – Rebel Rouser
7. Kenny Burrell – Day Dream
8. Bob Dylan – Spirit on the Water
9. Poncho Sánchez – One Mint Julep
10. Pearl Bailey & Frank Sinatra – A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
11. Marcus Roberts – Monk’s Mood
12. Mocean Woker – Right Now (feat. Steven Bernstein)
13. Abdullah Ibrahim – The Wedding
14. Monty Alexander & Delfayo Marsalis – Crazy Baldheads
15. Leon Russell – Tight Rope
16. Coleman Hawkins – Out of Nowhere
17. Swag – Riot in Lagos
18. Unknown – Jazz Battle
19. Omer Avital – New Song
20. Hemeto Pascoal – Baturnado nas matas
21. Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt – On the Sunny Side of the Street
22. Django Reinhardt – I’ll See You in my Dreams
23. Jean Corti – Coudes a coudes
24. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Blues for Alice
25. Lord Invador – I’m Going Back to Africa
26. Marus Roberts – Single Petal of a Rose

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