Friday, February 18, 2011

BRIGHT MOMENTS/ KHSU, 90.5/ FRI., 18 FEB. 2011

Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pictured center) will be releasing a new album, with tabla musician, Nitin Mitta (left) and guitarist Prasanna (right), Tirtha, interconnecting Middle Eastern and Jazz for one cool hybrid of an album.

Plunge/ ENDANGERED BLOOD (’11, self titled)* [Skirl]

Great Expectations [Josef Zawinul]/ KERMIT DRISCOLL (’11, Reveille)* [19/8 Records]

Boogie Woogie Waltz/ THE NELS CLINE SINGERS (’10, Initiate) [Cryptogramophone]

Black Satin/ MILES DAVIS (’72, On the Corner) [Columbia]

Root and Branch/ GO HOME (’09, Ben Goldberg/Go Home) [Bag Production]

Kramer vs Kramer vs Godzilla/ BEN ALLISON (’09, Think Free) [Palmetto]

Crescent White Singe (No. 13)/ MARY HALVORSON QUINTET (’10, Saturn Sings) [Firehouse 12]

Blues For Instanbul/ SCOTT AMENDOLA TRIO (’10, Lift)* [Sazi]

Hard Sole Shoe/ JENNY SCHEINMAN (’08, Crossing the Field) [Koch]

Brainfire and Buglight/ TRIO M (’07, Big Picture) [Cryptogramophone]

Duologue 2/ JIM HALL & ENRICO PIERANUNZI (’05, Duologues) [Cam Jazz]

Danzon Para Lisa/ MANUEL VALERA (’07, Vientos) [Anzic Records]

Blind Willie McTell/ JEWELS AND BINOCULARS (07, Ships With Tattooed Sails)

Tirtha/ VIJAY IYER w/ PRASANNA & NITIN MITTA (’11, Tirtha)* [Act Music + Vision]

Mi Declaracion/ BILL FRISELL & VINICIUS CANTUARIA (’11, Lagrimas Mexicanas)* [eOne]

*new or recent release

Sunday, February 13, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 12 FEB. 2011

What a better way to express love for the upcoming Valentine's than say, "Wake up and make love with me..." Ian Dury & The Blockheads paved a unique road in the U.K. punk/pub rock scene in the late '70s, combining vaudeville, rock and roll and new wave. Unfortunately, the recent 2010 biopic on Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, is a shallow attempt on unveiling punk's eccentric entertainer and his life. Stick with the real music.

Fallahi/ HOSSAM RANZY (’89, Passion – Sources)

Mentiras/ LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES (’09, Commercial)

Juana/ BOMBA ESTEREO (’09, Blow Up)

Aarimbaeo/ NACAO ZUMBI (’08, What’s Happening in Pernambuco)

Negus Negast/ THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA (’10, Rising Sun)

Golden Dunes/ THE BUDOS BAND (‘’10, III)

Goumou/ KHAIRA ARBY (’10, Timbuktu Tarab)

Mae Kha Som Tam/ ONUMA SINGSIRI (’10, The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Thung Jazz & Malam in Thailand, 1964-1975)

Bong Ja Bong/ DAW BANDON (’09 collection, Saimese Soul: Thai Pop Spectactular Vol. 2 1960s-1980s)

Kaze To Otoko No Ko/ MIEKO HIROTA (’67, ’09 collection, Nippon Girls)

Poo Yai Lee/ LOUISE KENNEDY (’04 collection, Thai Beat a Go-Go, Vol. 1)

Your Love Is Mine/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (’98, ’01 collection, Singles Round-Up)

Look Good in Blue/ L’ALOUETTE [Annette De La Cloche] (’01, How Many Bands Does It Take to Screw Up a Blondie Tribute?)

Ce Jour La/ FABIENNE DELSOL (’10, On My Mind)

If I Needed Someone/ THE BEATLES (’65, Rubber Soul)

Way You Walk/ PAPAS FRITAS (’00, Buildings and Grounds)

Wake Up and Make Love With Me (live, ’77)/ IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS (’78, Live Stiffs)

Sex With an X/ THE VASELINES (’10, Sex With an X)

I Have the Hots/ THE SOFT BOYS (’80, Underwater Moonlight)

Wichita Lineman/ FREEDY JOHNSTON (’93, Unlucky ep)

By the Time I Get to Phoenix/ NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (’86, Kicking Against the Pricks)

Party Girl/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (’79, Armed Forces)

Beautiful Friend/ THE UNDERTONES (’81, Positive Touch)

Happy Nightmare Baby/ OPAL (’87, Happy Nightmare Baby)

Tonight Will Be Fine/ TEDDY THOMPSON (’06, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man)

Dirty Old Town/ THE POGUES (’85, Rum, Sodomy & The Lash)

People Make the World Go Round/ THE STYLISTICS (’72)

*new or recent release