Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Overnight - Free

John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Venus, 1967.

Archie Shepp, The Girl From Ipanema (edit), 1965.

Albert Ayler, Donald Ayler, Richard Davis and Milford Graves, Love Cry / Truth Is Marching In / Our Prayer.
(funeral of John Coltrane, July 21, 1967)

The Peter Brötzmann Quartet (Alexander von Schlippenbach, Peter Kowald, Paul Lovens) - Improvisation, 1974.

Power Tools (Bill Frisell, Melvin Gibbs, and Ronald Shannon Jackson), When We Go, 1988.

Do you know what it's like to be free...?


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here I Come To Save The Day

Here I Come To Save The Day

A little nostalgia for the young folks.

...And a special welcome for today's visitors from Crooks & Liars, brought under the auspices of the most mighty Mike Finnigan.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5 Is The Magic Number

Whole Clotta Love

...Five draft deferments, five heart attacks.

Our best wishes for a speedy trial, er, recovery, Mr. ex-Vice President.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Overnight - Who Loves You, Baby?

Sarah Vaughan with the Count Basie orchestra, Until I Met You, 1961.

The John Coltrane quartet (Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner), I Want To Talk About You, 1962.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Tenderly, 1966.

Rosemary Clooney and the Duke Ellington orchestra, Mood Indigo, 1956.

Charles 'Yardbird' Parker, with Miles Davis, Tommy Potter, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach, My Old Flame, 1947.

Happy Valentine's Day to all.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday Overnight

Maceo Parker, with Fred Wesley, Bruno Speight, Morris Hayes, Rodney "Skeet" Curtis and Jamal Thomas, House Party, 2005.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, Rumba Negro (Spanish Stomp), 1929.

Henry Threadgill And Make A Move, The Flew, 1997.

Chick Webb And His Orchestra With Ella Fitzgerald, The Dipsy Doodle, 1937.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Der Nacht Loofah 2

Gosh, it's been almost two weeks...I suppose I should say something.


Frankly, I'm a little ambivalent about blogging right now.
My days are filled with work I like, work I don't like, family issues, health issues, issues of my subjective relevance to the American political scene in the now...and so my posting will be sporadic for a while.
That said, there is much worthwhile about to spend one's time on, IMO.

Mr. Mark Yu of The Jade Gate and Social Seppeku is having an Chinese New Year art show at his new digs on the West Coast, and has asked your humble scribe to provide a bit of low-toned content, which I have gladly done - so if you're in the area (and of a legal age to participate, for it is most definitely 'adults only'), much fun is to be had.
Regretfully, I won't be able to attend personally...Maybe next time.

My pals Blue Gal and Driftglass are creating a weekly podcast that has proven most entertaining and thought-provoking to date - so if you like hearing literate and intelligent people speaking on and about the issues (and what FOX non-viewer doesn't?) by all means stop by and lend your ears.
Remember, every time you do, Roger Ailes develops urinary discomfort.

Max is still riding the hit express with Ke$ha, off to Europe, I hear - looking forward to hearing some new tracks on his return.

Good to see fair LitBrit regularly blogging again - smart as a whip and hits twice as hard...Maybe she and Stogie can hook up for a fine local meal in the Sunshine State sometime. I miss Florida.

And, oh...It's Blogroll Amnesty Day. So add a new blogger to your feed, already. Or something.