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Catamount Community Radio - December 4, 2016

I framed the show with John Lewis playing "December, Remember" on the 88s. I play this tune every December, and every once in a while in July too. December. Christmas vacation. For probably the last ten years, I have driven north to Michigan to spend the vacation. This year, I'm going to break my streak and stay in N.C. and just chill. I'll be on the couch in the piano room, with a book in my hand and a dog at my feet. One thing I always do this time of year is read a lot (as Nick Lowe says). And I just got something new to read. Jim Dandy sent me a book about Charles Mingus. He knows me. Often I'm not crazy about being gifted books, but I make an exception for Dandy, who repeatedly has given me books that I want to read.

I make an annual pilgrimage to NYC to visit my Jersey pals at WFMU, to go to jazz clubs, and visit museums (I didn't like museums as a young man, but maybe it's a sign of my impending old age that I now really enjoy museums). In the last few years I've seen both Mingus Dynasty (small group Mingus tribute) and the Mingus Big Band (which was absolutely amazing). I've read Mingus's short memoir (years and years ago) ... So I'm looking forward to this read. Thanks, Dandy!!

1. John Lewis – December, Remember
2. Bill Frisell – Stringbean
3. Brad Mehldau & Joshua Redman – In Walked Bud
4. Duke Ellington – I’m Beginning to See the Light
5. Duke Ellington – Azure
6. Gladys Knight – Help Me Make it Through the Night
7. 3 Cohens – Blues for Dandi’s Orange Bull …
8. The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming
9. Brad Mehldau Trio – Dreamsville
10. Henry Threadgill – Charimaster
11. The Delta Rhythm Boys – Take the A Train
12. Hank Jones & Joe Lovano – Chelsea Bridge
13. Luis Russell – Hokus Pokus
14. Arthur H – Naïve derviche
15. Sun Ra – Daddy’s Gonna Tell You no Lies
16. Bud Powell – I Can’t Believe You’re in Love with Me
17. The Gypsy Kings – Nuages
18. Sonny Rollins – Toot, Toot Tootsie, Good-bye
19. Bruce Springsteen – The Hunter of Invisible Game
20. 3 Cohens – Blueport
21. Kronos Quartet – Mini Skirt
22. Lake Street Drive – Faith
23. John Lewis – December, Remember

3 Cohens


Glad to know you. That's no bull...

Edited at 2016-12-05 03:45 am (UTC)
Read the introduction yesterday. Gonna be good.

git it!

I heard the author on NPR and it sounded real cool, man!

June 2019



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