Elise Witt, Sara Greer, and Ann Potter were my guests this day. They were putting on a concert, along with two other women, called Global, Local, and Homemade songs. to celebrate all kinds of songs and include community singing. I also played music from Wes Montgomery, Tony Guerrero, Pete Malinverni, Jackie McLean, and Paqutio D’Rivera. Today’s Mingus Moment featured Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love from the Changes I album.
11/4 in a nutshell…
Hour 1 hops, skips and jumps from pre-Wailers Marley (early Beverleys stuff) to pre-YMO Hosono (J-Ska from ’76, y’all) with a pre-Rocksteady Stop That Train and Don Drummond’s pre-mortem Memorial as stops along the way. It’s the pre-Sherwood’s Planet set!
Speaking of Mr. Funn, he finished some Cozy Cole business started 2 weeks ago (Topsy I II) by playing the little-heard Turvy I and Turvy II. 3 spooky surf bands, 3 Suns, and some Good Old Progressive Jazz later, we had an Alcatraz Peace Pipe, some Funk Rings, Mooncussers (air-safe, y’all) and more mid-‘70s Harry Hosono magic. The Cap’n and Cozy came back honoring an old request for some Aggrolites as part of a Ska Bands Do Reggae 4@4, and Ernest Ranglin’s Lollie-of-the-Week was sung ably by Alana Davis… and just before The End, Mr. Trouble meets The Munsters!
Regina Carter is featured in preparation for her performance on election night, November 2nd at the Dakota Bar Grill. New releases from Matt Haimovits Uccello, Lizz Wright, The Cookers, Geof Bradfield, the Clayton Brothers, Xiomara, and Paquito D’Rivera are also featured.
New York City guitarist Paul Bollenback stopped by to talk about his craft. I also played music from Joey DeFrancesco, Carolyn Leonhart, Eden Brent and the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet. Area guitarist Zacc Harris also stopped by to talk about the Atlantis Quartet and their interpretation of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy.