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Options April 4, 2019: Cool Bossas, Runo-Songs, Heavy Dreams

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Eric Dolphy  Music Matador   Options Conversations  Celluloid  1963 / 1986    0:01:49 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Rouse  In Martinique   Options Bossa Nova Bacchanal  Blue Note  1963    0:10:30 (Pop‑up)
Marian McPartland  Green Dolphin Street   Options Bossa Nova + Soul  Time  1963    0:15:39 (Pop‑up)
Stan Getz  Where Flamingos Fly   Options Voices  Verve  1967    0:19:19 (Pop‑up)
Stan Getz  Flamingo   Options And The "Cool" Sounds  Verve  1957    0:22:17 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Bossanova Hing (Soul of Bossanova)   Options Collage  Мелодия  1971    0:29:46 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Kiik Tahab Kindaid (The Swing Wants Mittens)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    0:33:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tropical Forest – Number Six Chops Down the Tree           0:36:08 (Pop‑up)
Collage   Tallinna Blues (Blues for Tallinn)   Options Collage  Мелодия  1971    0:45:10 (Pop‑up)
Collage   Alfabeet (The Alphabet)   Options Collage  Мелодия  1971    0:49:12 (Pop‑up)
Collage   Tähemõrsja (The Star's Bride)   Options Collage  Мелодия  1971    0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Nokturn (Nocturne)   Options Collage  Мелодия  1971    0:56:11 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Une Selased (Dream's Servants)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    0:58:54 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Halb Sirp (Bad Sickle)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    1:02:48 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Petis Peiu (The Deceitful Bridegroom)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    1:05:00 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Uni, Tule Silma Peale! (Come Ye Dreams)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    1:08:24 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Neiud Lähevad Ära (The Maidens Are Departing)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    1:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Mets Neiude Vahel (Forest In Between The Maidens)   Options Käokiri  Мелодия  1978    1:13:03 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Laula Kuni Elad (Sing Until You Live)   Options Käokiri  Мелодия  1978    1:16:45 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Öhtu Ilu (Eventide Beauty)   Options Käokiri  Мелодия  1978    1:19:34 (Pop‑up)
Collage  Tûtar Nutab Ema (Daughter Weeping For Mother)   Options Kadriko  Мелодия  1974    1:20:53 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Typewriter Underwater Bongo           1:25:08 (Pop‑up)
Elvin Jones and Richard Davis  Raunchy Rita   Options Heavy Sounds  Impulse!  1968    1:31:31 (Pop‑up)
The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin Jones   Mystical Dream   Options Rip, Rig and Panic  Limelight  1965    1:42:12 (Pop‑up)
The Roland Kirk Quartet Featuring Elvin Jones   Rip, Rig and Panic   Options Rip, Rig and Panic  Limelight  1965    1:44:49 (Pop‑up)
The Tony Williams Lifetime  Via the Spectrum Road   Options Emergency!  Polydor  1969    1:51:31 (Pop‑up)
Larry Young  Khalid of Space (Part Two) Welcome   Options Lawrence of Newark  Perception Records  1973    1:59:16 (Pop‑up)
Eric Dolphy  Alone Together   Options Conversations  Celluloid  1963 / 1986    2:11:45 (Pop‑up)
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra  Concerto for Doghouse   Options The Chronological Stan Kenton and his Orchestra 1940-1944  Classics  194?    2:25:17 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Darin  Caravan   Options This Is Darin  Atco  1959    2:28:44 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Omicron           2:31:25 (Pop‑up)
Balalaika Jazz Ensemble  Dyhanie Yuga   Options Веселый Сосед 7"  Мелодия  1980    2:41:18 (Pop‑up)
Кобза  Прогулка   Волшебница 7"  Мелодия  1972  Ukraine  2:43:13 (Pop‑up)
Magadan Restoraunt House Band  Instrumental Piece   Options ?    1972  never officially released  2:46:08 (Pop‑up)
Velly Joonas  Käes On Aeg   Options Stopp, Seisku Aeg!  Frotee  2015  Estonia, rec. 1980  2:49:52 (Pop‑up)
Marju Kuut & Uno Loop  Sa Tanta Samba   Options Marju Kuut Ja Uno Loop  Мелодия  1971  Estonia  2:54:07 (Pop‑up)
Marju Kuut & Uno Loop  Kallis   Options Marju Kuut Ja Uno Loop  Мелодия  1971    2:58:30 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm chresti:

Avatar 6:55pm Flash Strap:

hello explorers, what a perfect spring evening this, let's pump some music into it
Avatar 6:55pm Flash Strap:

hi there chresti!
Avatar 7:02pm hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dolphy in my birthyear...
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! Hi Rev Rab!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

god, i love this performance
Avatar 7:07pm Little Danny:

Hey Evan, hey all
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hey LD!
Avatar 7:07pm northguineahills:

I need more Dolphy! Existing on grad levels of sleep I was getting almost 20 years ago, but not by choice, circadian rhythms have been tre effed.
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! buddy i hope you get some restorative sleep soon
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

bass clarinet sounds so good, never better than when Dolphy is handling one
Avatar 7:12pm Little Danny:

I was just about to comment about how much I love Dolphy's bass clarinet
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

@LD: my man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Staggering talent. Died @ 36.
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

this whole Charlie Rouse album is just so celebratory, exploding with color
Avatar 7:15pm Little Danny:

It must be a fearsome instrument to play. I can't imagine any other reason why it isn't heard more often in jazz
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

looks like it would be a lot to wrangle and stay nimble
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Surprising to me how alike & unlike sax & clarinet are.
Sax is quite easy - but there is a squeak threshold to even get started w/ clarinet...
Avatar 7:17pm hyde:

David Murray also plays a mean bass clarinet
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

as much as anything, i always come back to this McPartland LP because it has s u c h an appealing cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm passiflora:

need this, great title
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

@hyde: yes he does
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm chresti:

A box of pastels
Avatar 7:19pm Little Danny:

Any albums come to mind for Murray's bass clarinet playing, hyde? I genuinely love the instrument
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

hello and warm welcome passiflora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

Me too@LD
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

i know he did a whole album of bass clarinet ballads
  7:22pm Dean:

Bass clarinet features on the Dark Star and Trane tributes, too, but I forget on which tracks.
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean!
  7:23pm Dean:

I played bass clarinet in junior high, after the then-graduated 8th grade bass clarinetist vacated the seat. I'd been playing tenor sax and clarinet. I was equally dreadful on all three reeds.
Avatar 7:24pm hyde:

@LD yeah, there's the album Flash mentions. There's also a great India Navigation record called "Children" that has a couple, if I remember right. And the David Murray Octet plays Trane record has some...
Avatar 7:24pm Little Danny:

Whoa, Dean. An album of Grateful Dead covers. I'm not sure I'll ever be man enough
Avatar 7:25pm Little Danny:

@hyde: thank you! Now googling
  7:25pm Dean:

I swear, when I brought the instrument home the first time, it felt bigger than me.

That Dead covers album might be Murray's best seller, for obvious reasons.
  7:26pm noahb:

speaking of unusual instruments
*Bob freakin' Brookmeyer on valve trombone here*
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

I've never heard it
Avatar 7:27pm Little Danny:

But you kept the bass clarinet, right Dean? Please please please
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

Hi there Noah B! yeah, man, exactly
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

generally a very nice, very playful take on Flamingo, I think
Avatar 7:30pm Little Danny:

Great segue outta Stan Getz!
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

thanks brother, i hoped it'd be nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So - Quincy Jones ripped this for Austin Powers - or covered it ??
  7:31pm Dean:

Couldn't keep the bass clarinet, because it was the junior high school's, on loan. The only instrument that I owned was the clarinet. It needs serious therapy these days. Ironically, there's a reed and brass repair shop around the corner from me.

The Dark Star album is good, maybe not Murray's best. I suppose half the fun is hearing the Dead through Murray, but if you didn't know the Dead tunes you'd nevertheless enjoy the Murray big ensemble sound.
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Quincy's version came out in 1962, they're just doing the world's best cover of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm passiflora:

Avatar 7:36pm northguineahills:

Ok, I dig Collage!
Avatar 7:37pm northguineahills:

and Rev Rabbit beat me to it....
Avatar 7:39pm Little Danny:

Bizarrely, Lasha is pronounced Law-Shay, accent on the second syllable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Appreciate that you'll trouble to dialogue w/ me here to School me. A thing to value, yerknow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm chresti:

much schoolin' to be had here
Avatar 7:44pm northguineahills:

If it helps, Estonian pronunciation is like the love child of Latvian and Finnish.... (probably doesn't help)
Avatar 7:45pm TDK60:

Hello Roomies..
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

who got schooled, by whom?
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: very helpful, but in an un-usable way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm fleep:

98% greetings, intrepid folks and Evan
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

hello father fleep!
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

the saxophones are always fantastic on these records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So kewl. Tight but not uptight...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

@Flash, you are the schooler, we are the schooled
Avatar 7:54pm hyde:

this is all totally new to me
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

this first record hews slightly conventional, relatively speaking; their second record really has a fully formed, unique voice and is full of surprises
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

i am just a fellow student who has been given a classroom of my own for some reason
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Extremely Butch Cassidy sounding here
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

now we're in the second album, for me this record is a true mind-blower
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm chresti:

You're the music monitor
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

I think this madrigal style is maybe the indicator of Runo-Song, very circular
Avatar 8:04pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

hello and welcome Coelacanth!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

when this track emerges on the album, all my hairs are up, a complete moment of startlement and wonder
Avatar 8:09pm Little Danny:

Wow, this is Collage track is incredible!
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

the way that vocal is recorded, linking the folk tradition to a "past" sound, it's incredible
Avatar 8:12pm Little Danny:

Yeah. Really, really neat. This track too! Man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm chresti:

wow, great!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

this groove almost like a Turkish psych sound
Avatar 8:15pm Little Danny:

There were some other groups from the '60s/'70s Eastern Bloc who also did a cool interpretation of Bossa Nova and the Brazilian vocal harmony sound. Funny phenomenon.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

i may have a few of them cued up for later, depending. something i'd like to know more about
Avatar 8:19pm Little Danny:

Novi Singers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm passiflora:

love the vocals on this laula
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

@LD: No and I checked I think everything i have cued up for later is instrumental
Avatar 8:22pm northguineahills:

yeah, there is a Novi Singers vibe to them....
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

oh wow, i gotta get some Novi Singers records, those look great
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

never heard them, i don't think
Avatar 8:23pm northguineahills:

I forgot this was Soviet era, was wondering why the record label was in Cyrillic, when Estonian uses the Latin alphabet.
Avatar 8:27pm northguineahills:

smooth Eesti sounds!

(I might be napping out in a bit).
Avatar 8:33pm Little Danny:

Man, killer groove on "Raunchy Rita"
Avatar 8:36pm Franco Twinkie:

Hiya Flash. I've taken another sick day to hang with the Thursday crowd.
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Franco! sorry you're sick but pleased to count you in our number
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

@LD: it's a real sledgehammer
Avatar 8:41pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks, I'm gonna try and do some paperwork whilst I groove.
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Frank Foster on sax, everybody
Avatar 8:42pm Little Danny:

Foster also recorded "Raunchy Rita" as a soloist in that time. Similarly unstoppable groove
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

is that on Fearless? I need to dig that one up
Avatar 8:45pm Little Danny:

Dunno. I just have the 45 edit
Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:47pm hyde:

good stuff
Avatar 8:48pm geezerette:

Love this!
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geeze!
Avatar 8:49pm geezerette:

Howdy Evan! :)
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

god DAMN
Avatar 8:54pm geezerette:

Ha1 The sixties! Freedom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm chresti:

Avatar 8:54pm Little Danny:

Hey geez!
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

yay, geezerette!
Avatar 8:55pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:55pm coelacanth∅:

alright time to hit the bunny trail sorry to not be able to hang
see y'all or some of y'all in an hour or 2
Thanks Evan!
Avatar 8:55pm geezerette:

Howdy Danny!
Hiya Hyyyyyyyyde!
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

ah, hate to lose ya C., happy hopping
Avatar 8:56pm geezerette:

Bye Coel!
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

Tony Williams Lifetime material doesn't always connect with me, sometimes really not at all (tho i can appreciate it) – but certain tracks are just all-time cosmic revelations, and this obviously is one
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

Comes a Time, from Ego, also – nothing sounds like that
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

i've never played this track on the show, and tonight i'm taking the liberty
Avatar 9:02pm geezerette:

New to me, Dizzy did psychedelicly tinged music around same time. Can't remember where aside frome Hubley cartoons. Digging!
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

i think you introduced me to that cartoon, G. - still need to give it a proper watching! really glad of the reminder, i've been sort of saving it
Avatar 9:04pm geezerette:

Oh, great!
Avatar 9:05pm geezerette:

This track has camels in it!
Avatar 9:05pm Little Danny:

Fun factoid: Georgia Hubley, founding member of and drummer for Yo La Tengo, is John Hubley's daughter
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

@G: it looks so incredible. by the way, last week's movie of the week on the Criterion channel blew my mind & is definitely up your alley: Karel Zeman's Baron Munchausen, highest possible recommendation
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

@LD: wild, i had no idea
Avatar 9:06pm geezerette:

Wow, Danny, that's wonderful!
Avatar 9:07pm geezerette:

Evan, I saw that! Totally blew me away!
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

me too, me too
Avatar 9:08pm geezerette:

OMG this is insane! :D
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

total musical eruption
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

on this beautiful track: Dolphy on bass clarinet and Richard Davis on bass, in rapturous duet
Avatar 9:16pm geezerette:

This is one of the best digs I've ever been on, so much treasure.
Avatar 9:18pm hyde:

apparently Pharaoh Sanders fell down and broke his hip :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm melinda:

hi peoples
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

bad news, hyde! take my strength, Pharoah
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

hi Melinda!
Avatar 9:21pm hyde:

yay, melinda!
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

@G: smilin' about it
Avatar 9:21pm geezerette:

Hyde, when? Damn.
  9:22pm passiflora:

trying out my new bike lights + market pannier
Avatar 9:22pm geezerette:

Hey Melinda!
Avatar 9:24pm hyde:

@geez i guess it was a few days ago.
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

that sucks, always worry about hips
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm chresti:

Swinging Doghouse
Avatar 9:31pm geezerette:

Evan, segue to Kenton Blew me off my chair!

Hyde, fingers crossed Mr. Sanders heals quickly.

Darin, holy moly!
Avatar 9:32pm hyde:

i need to fade away. good night all, thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:33pm geezerette:

See you, Hyde. :)
  9:38pm Dean:

"Khalid of Space" was working a theme from a popular classical music piece I can't place. Something Holst Planets-ish, but perhaps Russian. Anybody know it?
Avatar 9:39pm geezerette:

I thought it was Caravan.
Avatar 9:40pm geezerette:

...freely interpreted.
  9:41pm Dean:

Oooh, maybe it was, geezerette! I wonder, then, what classical work the allusion invoked for me... (My favorite version of "Caravan," by the way, pays it no respect whatsoever. It is LA punk band Claw Hammer's take.)
Avatar 9:42pm Franco Twinkie:

As we are whisked away on a cloud, good night Flash.
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

good night Hyde! good night Franco, good night all you wonderful explorers
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

though we do have another 15 minutes of music, so it's slowly that i wish you goodnight
Avatar 9:45pm geezerette:

'Night, Franco & Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm chresti:

Thanks Flash! Fantastic as usual..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm chresti:

Night Geez!
Avatar 9:47pm geezerette:

Dean, gonna look for that version on youtube!
Avatar 9:47pm Franco Twinkie:

Nighty night, Geezaria.
Avatar 9:48pm geezerette:

  9:49pm Dean:


Don't say I didn't warn you.
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

Marc Ribot also does an absolutely murderous punkish Caravan
Avatar 9:50pm Franco Twinkie:

I want to eat at this restoraunt. You think house band is still there?
Avatar 9:51pm geezerette:

Thanks guys, love that tune in many versions.
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

i'd settle for just getting to hear the rest of that mysterious release, honestly
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

I decided to just toss this little beauty in, beautiful estonian pop
  9:52pm Dean:

Claw Hammer is one of those bands that a-l-m-o-s-t made it. A pity they didn't, but owing to that fact I got to see them at a bunch of small venues. They did a mean cover of Devo's first album, too, but their original work was also striking.
Avatar 9:53pm Franco Twinkie:

I'll bet it's a buffet with mysterious shiny things floating in grey sauce.
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

  9:56pm Dean:

Could be this place, maybe? They feature live music late at night. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g298484-d13398847-Reviews-Love_Fish_Magadan-Moscow_Central_Russia.html
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

Dean, nothing's better than a small club.
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Uno Loop is a good name
Avatar 9:56pm Franco Twinkie:

Dean, I went to a party at one of the guys houses who was in Claw Hammer. I was invited by a guy I new who lived in Prague. Why, I'm not sure.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

@Dean, you know, it probably is
  9:59pm Dean:

When I was married, now going on 19 years ago, my brother served as best man. In preparation for the requisite speech, he asked me who my heroes were. I remember two of the three: Franz Schubert and Chris Bagarozzi (he of Claw Hammer).
Avatar 9:59pm geezerette:

Thanks Evan, superb show. :)
Avatar 9:59pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 10:00pm Little Danny:

Into the night: wfmu.org...
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all, good night!
  10:01pm Dean:

Good night!
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