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Options December 20, 2018: Cosmic Jump, Loved By Nature

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Charles Mingus  All The Things You C-Sharp   Options Mingus at the Bohemia  Debut Records  1956  rec. Live at Cafe Bohemia, 1955  0:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Randy Weston  1st Movement: Uhuru Kwanza   Options Uhuru Afrika  Roulette  1961    0:07:11 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre du Jardin de Guinée  Sakhodou   Options Jardin de Guinee  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1967    0:13:01 (Pop‑up)
N'Draman Blintch  Self-Destruction   Options Cosmic Sounds  Cosmic Sounds  1980    0:16:14 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Omicron           0:25:17 (Pop‑up)
N'Draman Blintch  Cikamele'   Options Cikamele'  Cosmic Sounds  1979  rec. at Wilfilms Recording studio, Enugu  0:34:56 (Pop‑up)
Kelenkye Band  Jungle Music   Options Moving World  Emporium  1974    0:41:29 (Pop‑up)
The Black Hippies  You Are My Witness   Options The Black Hippies  NEMI  1976    0:46:59 (Pop‑up)
Ofege  Gbe Mi Lo   Options Try And Love  NEMI  1973    0:55:25 (Pop‑up)
Akido  Blow   Options Akido  Mercury  1972    0:59:38 (Pop‑up)
Colomach  Ottoto Shamoleda   Options Colomach  NEMI  1974    1:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Guelewar  Sanu Maakaan   Options Sama Yaye Demna N'Daar  Valérie  1982    1:07:06 (Pop‑up)
Musi-O-Tunya  Chalo Chawama   Options Dark Sunrise (The Birth Of Zamrock As Told Through The Music Of Its Pioneer: 1973-1976)  Now-Again Records  2010  rec. in Kenya 1973  1:14:12 (Pop‑up)
Disco-Blaze  Plastic Feelings   Options Jump Back!  Iyanda Recording Industries  1977    1:17:39 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Cadavres en Serie           1:23:27 (Pop‑up)
George Russell  Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature (Part 1)   Options Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature  Flying Dutchman  1971  rec. live 1969  1:36:30 (Pop‑up)
SAB  Yume-No-Ishi / Marble   Options Crystallization  Vanity  1978    2:00:55 (Pop‑up)
Gandalf  Nature Boy   Options Gandalf  Capitol  1969    2:19:50 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra   To Nature's God   Options My Brother The Wind  Saturn Research   1970    2:22:49 (Pop‑up)
Charles Mingus  Jump Monk (alternate)   Options Mingus at the Bohemia  Debut Records  1956  rec. Live at Cafe Bohemia, 1955  2:27:15 (Pop‑up)
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Crocodile River           2:38:59 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Darin  Nature Boy   Options Nature Boy / Look for my Love 7"  London  1961    2:48:19 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Medula Sonata   Options Psychicemotus  Impulse!  1965    2:48:59 (Pop‑up)
Francis Bebey  Il N'y Pas De Crocodiles À Cocody   Options Un Petit Ivoirien  Ozileka  1979    2:55:25 (Pop‑up)
Orchestra di Giacomo Dell'Orso  Tu Sei Li Che Mi Aspetti   Options My Favourite Tones  Picci  1972    2:57:50 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm chresti:

Howdy Flash and explorers! That kind of looks like a peach pit..
Avatar 6:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! make yourself at home while I mess around with some finishing touches
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm chresti:

OK- I'll just go have some crudites
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

EX marks the spot!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Doug!
Avatar 6:59pm Little Danny:

hey peeps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh boy do I need this.
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Hey hey LD!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

hi all
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

love the whole Mingus at Bohemia LP, what a treat it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm doctorjazz:

There's a Mingus among us !
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

And a doctor in the house! hello, doc!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

the lineup here:
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums –Willie Jones
Piano – Mal Waldron
Tenor Saxophone – George Barrow
Trombone – Eddie Bert

Max Roach is elsewhere on the record but not this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm doctorjazz:

Hey Evan ,how was France?
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

it was pretty cool Doc! tight schedule though, 7 shows, 8 cities, 10 days. How was Vietnam?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Doug Schulkind:

This record, a stunning accomplishment. Liner notes by Langston Hughes fer chrissakes!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Just incredible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm passiflora:

perfect start to a little vacation. I look forward to this show & always seem to be cooking during it. adding cinnamon soon which is perfect for this northeast weather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Flash and all!!
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Ah hello Passiflora! happy to be a part of your evening's flavors
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Am this the SciFi SunRa Rhumba Romper Room??
...There are so many streams now...a bewildering number in Hearty White's head alone...
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi James!
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Wherever you are, you're welcome to it Rev Rab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Worlds in Becoming
...Worlds blasted into utter destruction!
...If only one could experience it'...
- Sufi tome 'Toward the One'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm doctorjazz:

Vietnam was great! Really beat, though having trouble readjusting to the time here (12 hour time difference)
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

@revrab: Perfect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome home, doctorJ!
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

i know that routine, Doc. I was pulverized by jet lag a few years ago after visiting Bali. never experienced anything quite so extreme as that before
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

god I love the guinean sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Doug Schulkind:

This Blintch is stealing my Christmas oh yeah!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

so n'dramatic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- probly especially since it's basically Winter Solstice - shortest daylight - & a Full Moon too as it happens...confusing enuff!
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

what a jam we have on our hands here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey Flash Strap, you've buried the lead. The cover of this LP is almost unbearably amazing: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm chresti:

Wow! What a cover!
Avatar 7:29pm Little Danny:

Whoa, beautiful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Doug Schulkind:

That's not an album cover, it's a master's thesis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

The green earth-pit would fit on there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm chresti:

So. Very. Cosmic!
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

yeah i love that cover, it's almost boschian in its multitudinousness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...somewhere twixt MatiKlarwien & a military air offense infographic...aaaaand - a SubGenius illustration...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Great admiration for the swing & stamina of such Rhythm Sections...yerknow yeah...
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

The groove on this doesn't flow like the other track – it's almost clumsy, halting – but the sounds all jump out and arrest you with their distinctness. i love this cut
  7:39pm JtotheK:

Hi Flash and Explorers - seasonal greeting to you all.
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

hello hello JtotheK!
Avatar 7:42pm Little Danny:

This is fantastic!
Avatar 7:43pm TDK60:

Funky, hey.
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

Kelenkye: of Ghana. Next couple bands after that will be from Nigeria
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

Hey TDK!
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

what a laid back funky groove. that rhythm guitar is the sex
Avatar 7:46pm TDK60:

is that a clavinet? electric piano? organ?
Avatar 7:47pm hyde:

good stuff
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

i think it might have been clavinet, yeah. notes make no mention of the keys man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm chresti:

Solid rocker here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...that Hendrix didn't live for the advent of 'World Music'...so many frustrations...
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: The Black Hippies are rock solid everytime
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

too true rev rab
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

NEMI = EMI Nigeria fyi
Avatar 7:54pm northguineahills:

I think Doug is the only other person I've heard play the Black Hippies...
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! that puts me in the best of company
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

Ofege: true guitar gods
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm doctorjazz:

Great, funky set, Flash!
Time to leave for home, take you with me.
If I don't post more, Happy Holidays, all !
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

back at ya Doc! safe travels and speedy time-zone adjustment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I myself am even now among those who really just want to Follow Hendrix - never mind people then...that he never stepped foot in Africa is just the worst...
Avatar 8:00pm coelacanth∅:

olá Flash and explorers
Avatar 8:01pm Little Danny:

epic set ya got going here Evan
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! nice to see you friend
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

thrilled if yr diggin it LD
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Akido - members from Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, and the UK, including one member of the legendary BLO
  8:03pm melinda:

Hi all! My cable keeps blinking out so I have to use the app.
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

also, nice cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

lots of good art on that sleeve: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

speaking of good covers: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! whatever works i say
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Guelewar is pure holy fire
Avatar 8:11pm TDK60:

what a beat and the heavy bass, oh yeh
Avatar 8:12pm TDK60:

..and organ & sax
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm chresti:

Holy moly!
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

everything they do is so powerful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm melinda:

Interesting image.
Avatar 8:17pm TDK60:

similar to a Cream jam!....maybe.
  8:18pm ike:

Excellent! Normally my cats ignore FMU but this awesome jam is really getting Toasty’s attention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm chresti:

That pipe sounds like it's right next to the mic.@ Musi-O-Tunya
I heard that , TDK60
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

This Disco-Blaze is one of my favorite records
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike! great to see ya pal!
Avatar 8:19pm coelacanth∅:

toasty hip cat
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: no kiddin! about the flute/pipe
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

hi Toasty thank you for chillin' tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm chresti:

Great wah wah
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

yah yah
  8:23pm ike:

Toasty is back to ignoring you. As you were. (I love it though.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm chresti:

Plastic Feelings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm chresti:

I've run across mixed up track titles on YouTube before
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm chresti:

I don't think I ever noticed a cat responding to music
Avatar 8:36pm TDK60:

..I had a dog that growled when the Jingle Bells-with-the- dog-barks came on the radio once. … just kidding.
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

toasty come back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

I know a dog that gets very agitated by the sound of the organ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm chresti:

Haha TDK60!
Avatar 8:41pm TDK60:

..those low notes are wild... synth?
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

there's a lot of electronic intervention on this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm chresti:

The big event in San Gabriel is Santa riding by on a fire engine.
Oh man, the dogs HOWL
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

George Russell: "considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of harmony based on jazz rather than European music, in his book Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (1953)"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

Haven't heard any overbearing tronics, yet
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

no yeah it's more of a subtle layering & treatment. no synth solos, so to speak
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm chresti:

Thanks Flash, I'll have a look, (doesn't mean I'll comprehend much)
Avatar 8:49pm TDK60:

..were the electronics played during the show? (and on tape? synth? other?) or added later?
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

from the notes: Recorded live at the Sonja Henie/Niels Onstad Center For The Arts, on April 28th, 1969, at Høvikodden, near Oslo, Norway.

The electronic tapes was composed in the Electronic Music Studios (EMS) of the Swedish Radio in Stockholm.

The tapes of African vocals and lute was recorded by Cal Floyd in 1967 in Nile headquarters region of North Uganda.
Avatar 8:55pm TDK60:

rec. live '69. those fab '60s!
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

this passage slays me. what a record
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

reminds me a little bit of İlhan Mimaroğlu
  9:01pm Doug Schulkind:

This whole show is slaying me.
Avatar 9:03pm Little Danny:

SAB is totally new to me and fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm chresti:

Me too!
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

I aim to slay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chresti:

Bowled over!
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

I don't know much about SAB but I believe this is the 2nd release on Vanity, a fairly important label in Japanese underground/exp. music
Avatar 9:08pm hyde:

whoa, this is killer
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

love this part
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

i am pretty sure the field recordings here are from Syntonic's Caribbean Lagoon LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm doctorjazz:

Just got home, been listening on the drive home Man, wotta set
Loved the SAB (and George Russell ain't no chopped liver...) !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm chresti:

Looks like SAB is a buried treasure!
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

hey again Doc! he sure ain't
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

oh this is marvelous
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

hey Granny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

hi there, hope everyone is all cozy by the fire with their beverage of choice
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm chresti:

One for sale @ $280.00
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm chresti:

This is IDM @SAB
Avatar 9:21pm hyde:

there's a live link of that SAB LP at die or diy, fwiw dieordiy2.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm chresti:

Man o man! Nature Boy!
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

oh nice! Hyde with the hookup. I wonder where I got it? I know it was through a Murky Recess link
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm chresti:

Treasure chest this show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm chresti:

Thanks hyde!
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

love how that drum comes in
Avatar 9:26pm TDK60:

another version of Nature Boy
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

god this record is so -perfect-
  9:34pm slawooy:

My synapses are enjoying mapping the show tonight.
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

Hi Slawooy! that's what I really love, synapse stuff. truly
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

btw if you've never seen Mingus at the Bohemia's cover: images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com...
Avatar 9:38pm Little Danny:

Love these Mingus tracks you're playing. I'd never heard this album before
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

it's solid as a rock, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:48pm hyde:

thanks!
Avatar 9:49pm TDK60:

all great parties must come to an end I suppose..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm chresti:

That image is a smoking trigger for me
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

Oh I bet!
Avatar 9:53pm TDK60:

celery time chresti...
Avatar 9:55pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan -Excellent program
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm chresti:

Thanks, TDK60, Breaking out the sunflower seeds...
Avatar 9:56pm TDK60:

..thanks for the jazz, African, Zamrock, and etcetera, DJ Flash. Next week hopefully..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm chresti:

love ya Bebey!
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure, all! always my pleasure to play for you fine folks
Avatar 9:58pm Little Danny:

'nother brilliant show Evan
Avatar 9:59pm Little Danny:

C'mon and swim: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

it's gotta be brilliant if it's gonna layup for the 'Flame, LD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chresti:

party aint over yet, TDK60
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

night all see you in the next room and in the next week
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