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Drawing an endless knot. Improvised, international, American, old, abstract, other.

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Options January 16, 2019

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
Grachan Moncur III  Hipnosis   Options       0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Muhal Richard Abrams / George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell  Bound   Options Streaming  Pi Recordings  2006  0:16:27 (Pop‑up)
Town & Country  I'm Appealing   Options C'mon  Thrill Jockey  2002  0:27:17 (Pop‑up)
Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake  From the River to the Ocean   Options From The River to the Ocean  Thrill Jockey  2007  0:36:02 (Pop‑up)
DRMWPN  Bright Blue Galilee   Options Bright Blue Galilee  Captcha  2008  0:54:03 (Pop‑up)
Art Ensemble of Chicago  One for Jarman   Options Certain Blacks  America  1970  1:11:40 (Pop‑up)
Muhal Richard Abrams  Ja Do Thu (Dedicated to Jarman, Douglas & Thurman)   Options Lifea Blinec  Novus  1978  1:18:18 (Pop‑up)
Mikel Patrick Avery's PLAY  ...machine   Options PLAY      1:34:27 (Pop‑up)
Angel Bat Dawid  Impepho   Options The Oracle  International Anthem  2019  1:38:07 (Pop‑up)
Ben LaMar Gay  Oh No...Not Again   Options Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun  International Anthem  2018  1:41:47 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra  Interstellar Low Ways   Options Interstellar Low Ways  Evidence  1960  1:47:53 (Pop‑up)
Anteloper  Oryx   Options Kudu  International Anthem  2018  1:55:24 (Pop‑up)
Will Faber  Domus West- Hand Flutter   Options Wing Wind - Solo Electric Guitar  no label  2017  2:12:29 (Pop‑up)
Isotope 217  La Jetée   Options The Unstable Molecule  Thrill Jockey    2:25:35 (Pop‑up)
Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet  Camisa Sete   Options Contra/Fact  Astral Spirits    2:32:16 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Parker  Slight Freedom   Options Slight Freedom  Eremite  2016  2:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Mako Sica & Hamid Drake  The Greatest Gift   Options Ronda  Astral Spirits  2018  2:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society  Maroon Dune   Options Simultonality  Eremite  2018  3:00:12 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:04am Thwacko:

Really dig this. Never heard it before.
  9:07am Marley Dogg:

Morning everyone
  9:07am John from Florham Park:

Thawako never heard a bad show at all
Avatar 9:09am Sem:

Good morning, Scott, Rally-ers, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am steveo:

good morning; glad to be listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am melinda:

hi folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Krys O.:

This is perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Sounds like my brain recalibrating for the day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Ken From Hyde Park:

Rally 'round the rally!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Scott McDowell:

Hey everybody : )
Avatar 9:17am duke:

Hello Scott, sitting here rallying
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Webhamster Henry:

Good music for a chilly morning!
Avatar 9:19am ben abs:

Hola Scott and all
Avatar 9:23am ben abs:

Nice to have you back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Booz:

Hello all. Hi Chicago. Yo music.
Avatar 9:32am Chris from DC:

Great set. Wish I didn't have to dip in and out of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Scott McDowell:

Just heating up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Granny Spicy Tuna:

bringing it to a gentle simmer…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Ike:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Booz:

Wednesday Morning Introspection accomplishment unlocked!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Booz:

FYI Town & Country Bandcamp: towncountry.bandcamp.com
  9:44am David Colangelo:

Wow....love the Chicago connect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Booz:

The Chicago scene fascinates me. Also interested in the way it bleeds into the Bitchin' Bajas / Haley Fohr end of the spectrum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am Scott McDowell:

  9:56am David Colangelo:

Hey Booz, I’m lucky, get to Beat Kitchen on mondays, see Jim Baker and Mars Williams...hear josh A a lot at Hungry Brain,,,dig NRG ensemble...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am Booz:

@David I'm all envy. So happy when any of that crowd makes it to Bklyn.

@Scott Exactly. Most promiscuous scene anywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am steveo:

great stuff; my kind of town, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am alanr:

I posted on youtube the excerpts of Joseph Jarman's comments in my documentary "Inside Out In The Open." youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am alanr:

Today is also trumpeter Baikida Carroll's birthday.....in case you have something with him to play, too!
  10:07am David Colangelo:

when in chi town, and want to make a show...go to. Now-Is.org...there is complete list of free jazz events...great site...
Avatar 10:08am mb:

Very appropo this "One for Jarman" tune. Massive respect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Scott McDowell:

Alan, thanks for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Granny Spicy Tuna:

roiling boil…
Avatar 10:15am duke:

Enjoying all this Chicago music. Fred Anderson is a particular favorite.
Avatar 10:21am Chris from DC:

I'm so behind on all the Muhal Richard Abrams stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Booz:

@David - thanks for Now-Is.org, that's a great resource.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Scott and all!
  10:27am David Colangelo:

Don’t forget Sun Ra...
  10:37am David Colangelo:

Wow..Ben LG....and I heard Jaime Branch kicked ass at the Winter Jazz Fest...all Chicago kids...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am annie:

listening from across the room.. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Booz:

The BLMG album is so deep and relistenable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Granny Spicy Tuna:

not to sound ungrateful, but i sure would like to hear that live!
Avatar 10:42am Chris from DC:

yay, Sun Ra
  10:45am David Colangelo:

Great jam....Scott you’re killing it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Scott McDowell:

You called it : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Another cue to offer my report on the Sun Ra exhibit at the Portland Art Museum: LIFE AFFIRMING.
  10:50am John from Florham Park:

One thing I can say about Chicago is that they have great music
  10:52am David Colangelo:

And wonderful people....along w Maxwell street polish and pork chop
  10:53am John from Florham Park:

@dave in spite of the murder and mayhem that goes on there
  10:54am John from Florham Park:

And thee is a wonderful rock station there called WXRT which plays stuff like this station does
Avatar 10:56am tak:

!!!! sweet song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am coelacanth∅:

gmornin' Scott, others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Passaic River Blues:

Anteloper was spectacular.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Booz:

Whew, my volume dial's been creepin up all morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am steveo:

anteloper: intlanthem.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Booz:

That Olu Dara comparison is an aha situation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Scott McDowell:

If Olu Dara was originally from Chicago I win something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am zpulpa:

I am looking forward to watching this seemingly amazing performance/puppet show, cosmic opera by Angel Bat Dawid. www.youtube.com...
Avatar 11:17am Rev. Turnip Druid:

i am saying the hello thing.
  11:18am John from Florham Park:

Hello rev
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am blee:

ISOTOPE 217° !!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am blee:

Oh hell yes!
I had the pleasure of seeing Isotope play. Amazing show.
Avatar 11:21am Sem:

Yes ^ !
Avatar 11:21am Moon Dog:

This Isotope track is hittin' the spot right now
  11:22am Greg R.:

This entire show has been fantastic! Thanks Scott.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am blee:

I agree with Greg, fantastic show. Will want to re-listen on a non-work day.
  11:24am John from Florham Park:

Scott very good show today your station is fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am melinda:

Love the sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am melinda:

La Jetée is hitting the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am tim from champaign:

Great show, Scott! When I lived in Champaign, IL (90 mils south of Chicago) I was fortunate enough to catch many stellar Chicago players in the 12 years I was there. The performances would often happen in a the main gallery of the campus art museum so the setting was incredible to hear/watch great music.
  11:29am John from Florham Park:

@ Tim did you ever listen to WXRT at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am tim from champaign:

I don't think so John. When I'd go up to Chicago I'd definitely tune into WZRD while driving around.
  11:34am Greg R.:

@tim I went to school in Champaign! Loved the music scene there many years ago (it was one of the few highlights from those years).

and @John, WXRT was very good for a while (through the 90s?) then the programming became way too nostalgic for my taste.
  11:36am John from Florham Park:

@Tim will check out wzrd in a while
  11:37am John from Florham Park:

@greg they are one of the few commercial stations I listen too anymore but I get what your saying
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am tim from champaign:

@Greg R - cool! I was there from 2006-2018, I got there after the heyday. I had friends who were around in the 80s-90s and the scene sounded awesome. Lots of bands, clubs and record stores. The "indie rock scene" while I was there was not my deal at all. I did love going to jazz/international/experimental concerts offered at the university.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am steveo:

interesting, from (freeform) WZRD: "Our DJs are anonymous on-air. You can call us wizards. (You’ll get used to it)."
  11:42am John from Florham Park:

@steveo would rather know the names of DJs
  11:44am Greg R.:

I was in Champaign in early 90s and it was very good. Only saw a couple jazz bands then.

John, an old school mate DJs online at CHIRP radio. His show is very WFMU-ish. maybe worth checking out that station. I still give XRT a listen when I'm back in town, always a warm spot for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am steveo:

no schedule either, they say -- yeah, I like that the djs have personalities on WFMU
Avatar 11:45am mb:

More Hamid Drake. Just wow and thx for another top shelf show, DJ Scott McDowell!!
  11:46am John from Florham Park:

@greg love CHIRP!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am tim from champaign:

@Greg - Did you dig The Didjits? I lived in Kalamazoo, MI in the early 90s and whenever the Didjits came through, shit got unhinged! Poster Children would play a couple times a year in K-zoo too.
  11:51am John from Florham Park:

@greg give a listen to DePaul radio they are great too
  11:53am Greg R.:

Didgits were great, Poster Children. Yes there were a bunch others that were excellent Hum also travelled a bit. Not a college band but Catfish and Carter Band were a sweaty trio of factory workers from Decatur who would do amazing 3 hour sets of R&B covers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am lukavino:

i never saw the Didjits, but i was lucky enough to see Rick Sims' Gaza Strippers in Normal, IL in the early 2000s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am tim from champaign:

Whoa, Catfish and Carter Band sound pretty rad!
  11:55am Mr. Palchepo.:

I lived in Chicago 97-05. The northwestern station used to play free jazz weekday mornings.
Avatar 11:55am Sem:

Thanks for a morning of things I wold not have heard ever otherwise, Scott. See you and all next time 'round.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am tim from champaign:

Awesome show again, Scott! You should continue with the Chicago sounds next week too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am steveo:

fantastic show, Scott; thanks
  11:57am David in London:

Muchly enjoying this frolic amongst the Maroon Dunes.
  11:57am David in London:

Hey Sem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am brycepunk1:

Really enjoyed the show today. I'm new to the Long Rally, will be sure to check you out again. Very enjoyable.
Avatar 11:57am duke:

Wonderful show. Thanks Scott
Avatar 11:58am Sem:

Hello, David. Travelling your way next month.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, Scott!
  11:58am David Colangelo:

When you played Jeff Parker....all I thought was. Tortoise....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Thanks for the great Chicago-centric program today. I learned a lot, i enjoyed it all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Mark Hurst:

Great show today, thanks, Scott
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Booz:

Thx 4 Chi SMcD!
  11:58am John from Florham Park:

This station has opened me up to music that I would not normally listen too
  11:59am David Colangelo:

Jamie’s favorite bass player...Kent Kessler
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm zpulpa:

Thank you Scott! I feel full of music that will carry me a bit more uplifted into the day.
  12:01pm David in London:

Sem, really? You’re hitting Londinium? Business or leisure?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Sam Segal:

Scott, just finished listening to this episode in the archives. Thank you for this incredible tribute to the Chicago creative music scene. The music from that scene is so deep and still somewhat under-appreciated. Been loving your show the past several weeks!
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