Jazz Lunatique 229: Father Unknown


David Kunian is playing music this week by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Public Enemy, Fishbone, The Minutemen, My American Dream, Alanis Morrisette, P.J. Harvey, The Dresden Dolls, Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity, Harriet Tubman, Olu Dara, Amy Helm, and Todd Snyder, plus an illuminating conversation with master bassist Melvin Gibbs.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FATHER UNKNOWN
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 229
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 23, 2019 [19334]
 
Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
Public Enemy: Fight The Power
Fishbone: Freddie’s Dead
The Minutemen: This Ain’t No Picnic
My American Dream: Stupid Kids
Alanis Morrisette: Right Through You
P.J. Harvey: Good Fortune
The Dresden Dolls: Backstabber
Melvin Gibbs Conversation with David Kunian
Harriet Tubman: Father Unknown
Melvin Gibbs Conversation with David Kunian
Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity: Cantu for Oduduwa
Olu Dara: Your Lips
Amy Helm: This Too Shall Light
Todd Snyder: Just Like Old Times
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 228: Alien Green


David Kunian is playing music this week from Egg Yolk Jubilee, the Bolden soundtrack, Jose Torres Tama in conversation and performance, the Treme Brass Band, and the Rova Saxophone Quartet Orchestra playing John Coltrane’s Ascension just in time for Easter.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ALIEN GREEN
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 228
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 16, 2018 [19320]
 
Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
Bolden Soundtrack: I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You
Bolden Soundtrack: Russian Lullaby
Bolden Soundtrack: Stardust
Jose Torres Tama Conversation with David Kunian
Jose Torres Tama: Alien Green—No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters
Jose Torres Tama Conversation with David Kunian
Rova Saxophone Quartet Orchestra: Ascension
Treme Brass Band: Just a Closer Walk With Thee
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 227: Ascension


David Kunian is observing the Easter holidays with his annual spinning of the John Coltrane Orchestra playing Ascension (Edition II this time) plus the Albert Ayler ensemble playing “For John Coltrane.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ASCENSION
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 227
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 16, 2018 [19306]
 
Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
John Coltrane Orchestra: Ascension—Edition II
Albert Ayler: For John Coltrane
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 226: Song Of The Vipers


This episode of Jazz Lunatique was produced by David Kunian for the Overnight Jazz program and originally broadcast on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans during the Louis Armstrong Festival in August 2001 in commemoration of Pops’ life-long devotion to marijuana smoking and featuring reefer music from Louis, Kermit Ruffins, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, John Sinclair with Ed Moss’ Hot 5, Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, and Ms. Billie Holiday.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SONG OF THE VIPERS
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 226
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, August 2001 [19282]
 
Louis Armstrong: Song of the Vipers
Kermit Ruffins: If You’re A Viper
Fats Waller: Tea For Two
[04] David Kunian Comments & ID over Fats Waller
Kermit Ruffins: Light Up
Ray Charles: Let’s Go Get Stoned
Louis Armstrong: Muggles
Fats Waller: The Viper’s Drag
Kermit Ruffins: Hide The Reefer
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra: Manteca
John Sinclair with Ed Moss’ Hot 5: Sendin’ The Vipers
Louis Armstrong: Mahagony Hall Stomp
Sidney Bechet: I’m Viper Mad
New Orleans Nightcrawlers: Stone Puppy
Billie Holiday: Fine and Mellow
John Sinclair with Ed Moss’ Hot 5: If You’se A Viper
 
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
Special thanks to David Kunian, Joeri Pfeiffer & Steve the Fly
 
© 2001, 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 225: Soul Survivor


David Kunian is playing music in the 2nd hour of his 50th birthday show by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Joe Jackson, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Drive By Truckers, R.L. Burnside, Archie Shepp, James Booker, Rickie Lee Jones, Jesse Malin, Uncle Tupelo, the Rolling Stones, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOUL SURVIVOR
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 225
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 2, 2019 [19278]
 
Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
Joe Jackson: Look Sharp
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Science Fiction Double Feature
Alvin Youngblood Hart: Motivational Speaker
Drive By Truckers: Never Gonna Change
R.L. Burnside: Let My Baby Ride
Archie Shepp: Hambone
James Booker: Classified
Rickie Lee Jones: On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
Jesse Malin: TKO
Uncle Tupelo: No Depression
Rolling Stones: Soul Survivor
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Dreaming of The Master
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 224: Cosmic Slop


David Kunian is playing music in celebration of his 50th birthday by Egg Yolk Jubilee, Muddy Waters, the J. Geils Band, Steely Dan, Funkadellic, Television, The Gun Club, Tommy Ridgley, The Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the David Murray Octet.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
COSMIC SLOP
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 224
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, April 2, 2019 [19264]
 
Egg Yolk Jubilee: A Call For All Demons
Muudy Waters: Mannish Boy
J. Geils Band: I Musta Got Lost
Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic
Funkadelic: Cosmic Slop
Television: Friction
The Gun Club: For The Love of Ivy
Tommy Ridgley: Double Eyed Whammy
The Meters: Funky Miracle
Stevie Wonder: Higher Ground
David Murray Octet: Dark Star
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 223: Zulu Ball


David Kunian is taking Mardi Gras to the limit with Part 1 of his annual Mardi Gras Night Show featuring selections by Big Chief Peppy & Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, The Hawketts, Danny Barker & His Creole Cats, Snooks Eaglin, Twelve & Shorty, Louis Armstrong, the King Oliver Band, The 79ers Gang, the Rebirth Brass Band & Big Chief Black Feather, Stop Inc., and the Wild Magnolias.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ZULU BALL
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 223
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, March 5, 2019 [19250]
 
Big Chief Peppy & Trombone Shorty: Got To Get Ready
Dr. John: All On A Mardi Gras Day
The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo
Danny Barker & His Creole Cats: Corrine Died on the Battlefield
Snooks Eaglin: I Went To The Mardi Gras
Twelve & Shorty: Talk About the Zulu King
Louis Armstrong: King of the Zulus
King Oliver Band: Zulu Ball
The 79ers Gang: The Wrong Part of Town
Rebirth Brass Band & Big Chief Black Feather: Let’s Go Get ’Em
Stop Inc: Second Line
Wild Magnolias: Shoo Fly 

 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.
 

Jazz Lunatique 222: The Zulu Ball


David Kunian is celebrating his annual Mardi Gras Night program with music from Big Chief Peppy & Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, The Hawketts, Danny Barker & His Creole Cats, Snooks Eaglin, James & Troy Andrews, Louis Armstrong, the King Oliver Band, The 79ers Gang, Rebirth with Big Chief Black Feather, Stop Inc, and the Wild Magnolias.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE ZULU BALL
JAZZ LUNATIQUE 222
David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, March 5, 2019 [19236]
 
Big Chief Peppy & Trombone Shorty: Got To Get Ready
Dr. John: All On A Mardi Gras Day
The Hawkettes: Mardi Gras Mambo
Danny Barker & His Creole Cats: Corrine Died On The Battlefield
Snooks Eaglin: I Went To The Mardi Gras
James & Troy Andrews: Taking About The Zulu King
Louis Armstrong: King Of The Zulus
King Oliver Band: The Zulu Ball
The 79ers Gang: Wrong Part of Town
Rebirth with Big Chief Black Feather: Let’s Go Get ‘Em
Stop Inc: Second Line
Wild Magnolias: Shoo Fly
 
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
 
© 2019 David Kunian. Used with permission.