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February 3rd, 2019

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Catamount Community Radio - February 3, 2019

I'm lazy ... that's a well established fact, but I do like to do things. I just want to choose myself what I'm going to do. Yesterday, instead of doing my necessary work, I spent my afternoon preparing for this radio show, digging through the piles and piles of CDs I have in my office in search of forgotten gems ... and Eureka! I found quite a few.

Here's a memory. I went to a conference in Philadelphia but stayed with some friends before and afterwards in New York. I remember drinking this big imported beer on the train and reading a book about Sly and the Family Stone's "There's a Riot Going On" album. I can still remember the quality of the sunlight on the other side of the window that late December day.

If I were a good sax player, I would play like David Murray, with that inside / outside style and robust tone.

The first time I ever went to NYC was with a bunch of my college buddies back in the early eighties. One day we were in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, swimming in the ocean, trying to avoid the floating sewage, watching the planes overhead on their to LaGuardia; you could see the statue of Liberty, dwarfed by the Twin Towers. I made the mistake of bringing a boom box. I was playing a cassette of Jr. Walker and the All Stars. These Jersey cats gave me a look like they were going to kill me. I turned that shit off quick, fast, and in a hurry. But anyway, we heard today a tribute to Jr. Walker by Don Byron.

Catamount Community Radio is not just free form, it is "Stone Free" form. One of my favorite Hendrix tunes; we listened to an alternate take.

Pérez Prado (as English speakers refer to him, as if his first name were "Pérez") was influenced by Igor Stravinsky in the arrangement of his horns .... Mambo, y'all!

"Deep Purple," the jazz standard, not the rock band.

"Down with Love":

Down with love
With flowers and rice and shoes
Down with love
The root of all midnight blues
Down with things
That give you that well-known pain
Take that moon
Wrap it in cellophane

A little Alexander Scriabin.

All that and more .... Catamount Community Radio, heard at 90.5 in Cullowhee, and from Pakistan to Michiganistan at wwcufm.com.


David Murray

1. Duke Ellington – Just a-Stttin’ and a-Rockin’
2. Bunny Wailer – Dream Land
3. Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair
4. David Murray – Dedication
5. Nickel Creek – Tomorrow is a Long Time
6. Don Byas – My Melancholy Baby
7. Don Byron – Hewbie Steps Out
8. Jimi Hendrix – Stone Free
9. Glenn Gould – Bach: Goldberg Variations, BMV 988 – var. 15
10. Sarah Jarosz – Ring Them Bells
11. Dámaso Pérez Prado – Alekum Salem
12. Kathryn Williams – Birds
13. David Murray – Let’s Cool One
14. Harry Nilsson – Turn on your Radio
15. Duke Ellington – The Intimacy of the Blues
16. Jorge Drexler – Una canción me trajo hasta aquí
17. Duke Ellington – Day Dream
18. James Hunter – People Gonna Talk
19. John Amutabi – Angelike Twist
20. John Zorn – Haiti
21. Don Byas – Deep Purple
22. The Ramones- Makin’ Monsters for my Friends
23. Vladimir Horowitz -Scriabin: 2 Preludes, Op 67, No. 1
24. Prince – Funknroll
25. Kenny Burrell – My Heart Stood Still
26. David Allyn – Down with Love
27. Hank Jones – I Mean You
28. Pearl Bailey – I Ain’t Talkin,’ Though its all over Town
29. Esbjörn Svensson – 4 a.m.
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