April 2, 2008

4/1 Set List

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Premiered three new discs--this one (thanks to Matt Shipp for the mail), Irvin Mayfield & Ellis Marsalis new release (the first from Basin St. Records since the storm), and The Roy Campbell Ensemble's live recording from the 2007 Vision Fest (dope). Jean-Luc Ponty-of view: at a recent panel/performance, I heard two local clarinetists bemoan a "lost generation" of musicians that came up in the 60's and 70's who never paid their dues in trad bands. I maintained that this missed the point, or rather condescened real political issues + the development of R&B and Funk + the basic fact of a musician's life in this city: you play every style, whatever they'll pay you for. Just because these two didn't see their contemporaries at Preservation Hall, that doesn't mean the music was lost. And what of today's lost generation? Can trad save them? As Jean-Luc might say, Don't Let the World Pass You By.

Anyways, this includes some left over marathon requests in the 1st 30 minutes, which worked pretty well, actually...

Artist - Track - Album - Label
James Booker - United Our Thing Will Stand - Tipitina's 1977 - none
Billy Martin - Coconuts Feeding Birds - Solo Live Tonic 2002 - Amulet
Joni Mitchell - The Last Time I Saw Richard - Miles of Aisles - Elektra (marathon request)

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - Sky Blue Sky - Nonesuch
Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio -Miles of Aisles - Elektra
Billie Holiday - Georgia on My Mind - Lady Day: The Master Takes - Sony
Howard Wiley - No More My Lawd - The Angola Project - HNIC
Right Hemisphere - Right Hemisphere - Right Hemisphere - Rogueart
Right Hemisphere - You Rang

Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Bud Powell - The New Crystal Silence - Concord
Irvin Mayfield & Ellis Marsalis - Blame it on the sun - Love Songs, Ballads, and Standards - Basin Street
Mayfield & Marsalis - A House is Not a Home - Love Songs, Ballads, and Standards - Basin Street
William Parker & Hamid Drake - Bodies Die/Spirits Live - First Communion - AUM Fidelity
Right Hemisphere - Lava
The Roy Campbell Ensemble - Aten and Amarna - Live at Vision Festival XII - AUM Fidelity
Campbell Ensemble - Sunset on the Nile
Right Hemisphere - Dice
Jean-Luc Ponty - Don't Let the World Pass You By - Cosmic Messenger - Atlantic
Albert Ayler - Softly As In a Morning Sunrise - The First Recording Vol. 2 -DIW
Hamilton de Holanda - as rosas nao falam (the roses don't speak) - Intimo - Adventure
Bill Dixon - Mandala Per Mandela - Son of Sisyphus - Soul Note