Retrospective 009: Jazz A Samba / Cosmic Chaos / Funky Drummer

Three all-star shows from George Klein, David Kunian and John Sinclair. Featuring music by Sun Ra, James Brown, Charles Neville, Wayne Kramer, Dizzy Gilespie, Planet D Nonet, Charlie Parker and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.

Jazz and funk to kick back and relax too this Sunday. 3 hours of quality music brought to you by masters of the craft.

Radio Free Amsterdam.

Keeping the music alive!

–Steve Fly


FUNKY DRUMMER

Episode 757 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m recovering this week from cataract surgery and paying homage to my friend, saxophonist, poet and composer Charles Neville of New Orleans’ Neville Brothers, or “Charlie the horn man” as his brother Aaron always called him, who passed away last week at the age of 79. We’ll hear music recorded with his band Diversity at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the early 1990s, a new poem in his honor composed and recited by Don Paul, music by Roger Lewis with Kirk Joseph from a recent Charles Neville memorial at Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans, selections by Charles with the Harvey Diamond Quartet and the Workingman’s Jazz Band, my recording of his poem “History 101” with Wayne Kramer and the Blues Scholars, and three cuts by the Neville Brothers from their album Live On Planet Earth.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKY DRUMMER

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 757

Cass Corridor, Detroit, May 13, 2018 [18267]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Planet D Nonet: Christopher Columbus

Billy Davis: I Come A-Crawling

Thornetta Davis: Set Me Free

The Neville Brothers: Her African Eyes

James Brown: Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

James Brown: Funky Drummer

Dennis Coffey with the Lyman Woodard Trio: Wade In The Water

Cecil Taylor Unit: Windsor (Part 2)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation


 

COSMIC CHAOS

David Kunian is playing his annual Sun Ra New Years show with extended musical selections interspersed with readings by Kunian from the poetic works of Ra.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

COSMIC CHAOS

JAZZ LUNATIQUE 164

David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 2, 2018 [18098]

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Space Is The Place

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Cosmic Chaos >

David Kunian Reads Points On The Space Age .

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Cosmic Chaos

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Intergalactic Research >

David Kunian Reads Strange Worlds In My Mind >

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Intergalactic Research

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Atlantis >

David Kunian Reads We Are Another Order of Being >

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Atlantis

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by David Kunian for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 David Kunian. Used with permission.


JAZZ A SAMBA

George Klein continues to examine variations on the Bossa Nova with Duke Ellington, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gabor Szabo, Bob Brookmeyer, Charlie Rouse, Ike Quebec, and Jackie McLean.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JAZZ-A-SAMBA

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 238

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, April 27, 2018 [18400]

Vince Guaraldi: Samba de Orpheu

Cal Tjader: Morning

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: Jazz-a-Samba

Dizzy Gillespie: And Then She Stopped

Dizzy Gillespie: Pau de Arara

Gabor Szabo: Little Boat

Bob Brookmeyer: Chara Tua Tristeza/Col. Bogey Bossa

Charlie Rouse: In Martinique

Ike Quebec: Blue Samba

Jackie McLean: Jossa Bossa

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

Leo Nocentelli on Allen Toussaint and Allen’s “Leo” song

Leo says in the interview. “Blew me away, man! … That messed me up to this very second! …  What he professes in that song, what he thought about me, is in no way the way I think about myself…. Sometimes I hear people talkin’ about me, and I wonder why they sayin’ all this good stuff, because I’m just Leo, you know, that’s it, I’m Leo.”
I hope that you listen and that you’re touched. Leo and Allen, Allen and Leo. More gifts from the New Orleans tree–from the Tree of Life that is New Orleans.–Don Paul.

Roots & Branches 08: Freedom Suite

Don Paul is celebrating the life & times of New Orleans ciivil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with music by Clifford Brown and Max Roach, the Thelonious Monk Quartet, The Neville Brothers, Paul Robeson, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, the Golden Gospel Singers, Mardi Gras Indians, and Mahalia Jackson, plus comments by Lolis Edward Elie, his son Lolis Eric Elie, Eric Ferrulliet, Judge Calvin Johnson, and Mahalia Jackson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FREEDOM SUITE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 08

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18405]

 

Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Ruby My Dear

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

The Neville Brothers: Sister Rosa

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Paul Robeson: Going Home

Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite (Fifth Movement)

Charles Mingus: Open Letter to Duke

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Ruby Bridges Comments

Nina Simone: Little Liza Jane

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie Conversation

Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln: Driva Man

Golden Gospel Singers: Oh Freedom

Eric Ferrulliet Comments

Mardi Gras Indians: Indian Red

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

Mahalia Jackson: I’ve Been ‘Buked And I’ve Been Scorned

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 07: Jump For Joy

Don Paul is celebrating the life and times of New Orleans civil rights leader Lolis Edward Elie with conversation by Elie and his son, Lolis Eric Elie, and Judge Calvin Johnson, plus musical selections by the American Jazz Quintet, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven, Oscar “Papa” Celestin & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five, Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, and Clifford Brown and Max Roach.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JUMP FOR JOY

ROOTS & BRANCHES 07

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 12, 2018 [18391]

Judge Calvin Johnson Comments

American Jazz Quintet: Capetown

Lolis Eric Elie & Lolis Edward Elie in conversation

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Pedal Up

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven: Wild Man Blues

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Oscar “Papa” Celestin and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra: Give Me Some More

Lolis Eric Elie Comments

Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five: Five Guys Named Moe

Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots: Cow Cow Boogie

Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five: Early In The Morning

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Jump For Joy

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Black And Brown And Beige

Charlie Parker: Billie’s Bounce

Lolis Edward Elie Comments

Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra: Guarachi Guaro

Clifford Brown and Max Roach: Joy Spring

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 06: Wongolo Wale

Don Paul is continuing his conversation with musicians/composers Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival on March 4, 2017, playing their music and performances by the Willerm Delisfort Group, Danilo Pérez, Gonzalo Rubalcabal, Donald Harrison Jr. and Dr. John.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

WONGOLO WALÉ

ROOTS & BRANCHES 06

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, March 27, 2017 [183677]

 

Christian Scott: West of the West

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: Equinox

Sarah Elizabeth Charles Conversation with Don Paul

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Haitian Sunrise

Sarah Elizabeth Charles Conversation with Don Paul

Willerm Delisfort Group: Wongolo Walé

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: The Last Chieftan

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Danilo Pérez: Galactic Panama

Gonzalo Rubalcabal: Intro > Sendero de Aliento

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Donald Harrison Jr.: Hu-Ta-Nay

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Donald Harrison Jr.: Kind of New

Christian Scott Closing Conversation with Don Paul

Golden Eagles: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 05: Premonition In Rhythm

Don Paul is conversing with musicians/composers Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah at the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival on March 4, 2017, playing their music and performances by the Willerm Delisfort Group and Danilo Pérez.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

PREMONITION IN RHYTHM

ROOTS & BRANCHES 05

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, March 27, 2017 [18363]

 

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Inner Dialogue

Willerm Delisfort Group with Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Without a Home

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: White and Blue

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott: Bellis

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: Twin

Danilo Pérez: The Canal Suite: Premonition in Rhythm

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Christian Scott: March to Revolution

Christian Scott: Litany Against Fear

Christian Scott Conversation with Don Paul

Christian Scott: West of the West

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 04: Funkify Your Life

Don Paul is talking at length with the great New Orleans guitarist and comoser Leo Nocentelli and playing music by Grant Green, Barney Kessel, Kenny Burrell, The Meters, Leon Spencer, Idris Muhammad, The Meter Men, Leo Nocentelli with Zigaboo Modeliste, and Allen Toussaint.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FUNKIFY YOUR LIFE

ROOTS & BRANCHES 04

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 20, 2015 [18349]

 

Grant Green: Ease Back

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Grant Green-Barney Kessel-Kenny Burrell: Guitar Blues

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

The Meters: Funkify Your Life

The Meters: Fire On The Bayou

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Leon Spencer: Message From The Meters

Idris Muhammad: Ishaban

The Meter Men: Groovy Lady

Leo Nocentelli with Zigaboo Modeliste: The Hype And The Hoopla

Allen Toussaint: Anybody Seen Leo

The Meters: Sophisticated Cissy

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Children in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.

 

Roots & Branches 03: Ease Back

Don Paul is talking with the great New Orleans guitarist Leo Nocentelli about his work with the Mters, his family background, jazz guiutarists he admired and studied, and is friend and mentor Smokey Johnson, interspersed with recordings by The Metters, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Johnny Smith, Smokey Johnson, and Grant Green.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EASE BACK

ROOTS & BRANCHES 03

Don Paul, Spiritual: New Orleans, April 20, 2016 [18335]

 

The Meters: Hey Pocky Way

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Hey Hey (Indians Coming)

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Hey Mama

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

The Meters: Cissy Strut

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Johnny Smith: Cherokee

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

The Meters: Ain’t No Use

Smokey Johnson: It Ain’t My Fault

The Meters: Ease Back

Leo Nocentelli Conversation with Don Paul

Grant Green: Ease Back

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Don Paul at Sticking Up For Children in New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Don Paul. Used with permission.