Roots & Branches 42: Germaine Bazzle Special



The great musician, singer, and educator Germaine Bazzle is another wonder of New Orleans. At age 87 she performs two sets every Sunday with her 21st-century band of Larry Sieberth piano, Peter Harris bass, and Simon Lott drums. Join us in our first hour with her as Germaine tells of her childhood in the 7th Ward and the then-new Lafitte housing projects—“Tennis, Swimming, Second-Lines”—to her student days at Xavier prep and learning to scat from ebop instrumentals and her first gigs. She sings “One of Those Things”, “Route 66”, “Mood Indigo” and “There Is No Greater Love.” We also hear Bunk Johnson, Sidney Bechet, Papa Celestine, Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra, Charlie Parke’s Re-Boppers, J.J. Johnson, Woody Herman’s Third Herd, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and June Christy.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GERMAINE BAZZLE SPECIAL
ROOTS & BRANCHES 42
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, April 11, 2019 [19200]
 
Germaine Bazzle: Just One of Those Things
Bunk Johnson with Sidney Bechet: Milneburg Joys
Sidney Bechet: Really The Blues
Papa Celestine: Didn’t He Ramble 
Germaine Bazzle: Route 66
Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra: St Louis Blues
Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers: Now’s The Time
J.J. Johnson: Bemsha Swing
Stan Getz: Peanut Vendor
Woody Herman’s Third Herd: [Unidentified Selection]
Carmen McRae: Passing Fancy > Yesterdays
June Christie: Something Cool
Germaine Bazzle: Just One of Those Things
Charlie Parker’s Re-Boppers:  KoKo
The Mills Brothers: Sweet Sue
Germaine Bazzle: Mood Indigo
Germaine Bazzle: There Is No Greater Love
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul. Used with permission.
 

Roots & Branches 41: Venezuela Special


Don Paul takes us into Venezuela through performances and interviews by and with Susana Baca, the Bolivarian Youth Orchestra with Gustavo Dudame, Inti Illimani, Max Blumenthal, an American delegation to Central Caracas including members of Popular Resistance and the Black Alliance for Peace, Rachel Boothroyd Rojas, Patricio Manns, Camerata Criolla, Don Paul, Mercedes Sosa & Joan Baez, Sharmini Peries, Jorge Arreaza, Real News Network, Anya Parampil, and Gina Pacaldo.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
VENEZUELA SPECIAL
ROOTS & BRANCHES 41
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, April 3, 2019 [19186]
 
Susana Baca: Negra Presumptuosa
Bolivarian Youth Orchestra withGustavo Dudamel: Conga de Fuego
Inti Illimani: Cancion de Poder Popular
Max Blumenthal talks with consumers and vendors at two markets
Delegation to Central Caracas including members of Popular Resistance and the Black Alliance for Peace
Rachel Boothroyd Rojas talks with Team of Redfish journalists
Patricio Manns: No Cierres Los Ojos
Camerata Criolla: Annthema
Don Paul: Bosque de Poetas en Juan Griego
Don Paul: Beyond Rimbaud’s Key of Charity Aboard the Caracas Metro
Mercedes Sosa & Joan Baez: Gracias A La Vide
Sharmini Peries interview with Jorge Arreaza
Real News Network interview with Jorge Arreaza
Anya Parampil interview with Jorge Arreaza
Gina Pacaldo: Humanizarte
 
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
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.
 

Roots & Branches 40: Jazz From Armstrong Park


This gem of a modern jazz radio program hour was rescued from
cassette oblivion through the miracle of digital transfer and edited at the 420 Café in Amsterdam for exclusive presentation here. I’m filling in for Mr. Jazz, Mike Gourrier, on his Monday afternoon Jazz From The Park show in November 1996 and playing music by Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff, Lee Morgan with Jackie McLean, Yusef Lateef & His Men, Eddie Jefferson with the James Moody Orchestra, Ben Webster, the Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Haynes with Roland Kirk, and Charlie Parker with the fabulous Machito Orchestra.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JAZZ FROM ARMSTRONG PARK
ROOTS & BRANCHES 40
WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, November 4, 1996 {19172]
 
Roland Kirk & Jack McDuff: Doin’ The 68
Lee Morgan: Mr. Lion and Mr. Wolff
Yusef Lateef: Yusef’s Mood
Eddie Jefferson & James Moody Orchestra: I Cover The Waterfront
Ben Webster: Our Love Is Here To Stay
Count Basie Orchestra: Sleepwalker’s Serenade
Roy Haynes with Roland Kirk: Moon Ray
Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra:  Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by John Sinclair at WWOZ-FM, November 4, 1996
Digitally transferred from cassette, edited, assembled &
Produced by John Sinclair at the 420 Café, Amsterdam, May 20, 2010
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Celia Sinclair and Frank & Peggy Bach
 
© 1996, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
 

Roots & Branches 39: Rockin’ At Cosimo’s


This program was recorded at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans on January 24, 1996 on John Sinclair’s New Orleans Music Show with music from New Orleans by Professor Longhair, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, Snooks Eaglin, The Hawketts, Clifton Chenier, Eddie Bo, Reggie Hall, Earl King, Ernie K-Doe, Chuck Carbo, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Blue Lu Barker, Ironing Board Sam, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Nellie Lutcher, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, and Lee Allen.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ROCKIN’ AT COSIMO’S
ROOTS & BRANCHES 39
John Sinclair, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, January 24, 1996 [19158]
 
Professor Longhair: Big Chief
Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters: Jock-A-Mo
Snooks Eaglin: I’m Slippin’ In
The Hawketts: Mardi Gras Mambo
Clifton Chenier: The Big Wheel
Eddie Bo: Walk That Walk
Reggie Hall: The Joke
Earl King: Feel My Way Around
Ernie K-Doe: Waiting at the Station
Chuck Carbo: Hootie Blues > Everyday I Have the Blues
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown: You Can’t Hide from Yourself
Blue Lu Barker: Don’t Feel My Leg
Ironing Board Sam: Jealous Hearted Man
Walter “Wolfman” Washington: Stop and Think
Lee Dorsey: Get Out of My Life Woman
Chris Kenner: Packin’ Up
Nellie Lutcher: Real Gone Guy
Clarence “Frogman” Henry: Just My Baby and Me
Lee Allen: Rockin’ at Cosimo’s
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by John Sinclair at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans,
         January 24, 1996
Edited, assembled, & produced by John Sinclair at the Headpress Bunker,
London, November 17, 2010
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Dylan Harding & Steve the Fly
 
© 1996, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Roots & Branches 38: Crescent City Special


This program called the Crescent City Special with John Sinclair wascreated for WGBH-FM in Boston by John Sinclair & Keith Keller at Chez Flames studio in New Orleans on October 31, 1992 with “live” recordings by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Re-Birth Brass Band, the Wild Magnolias, Shirley & Lee, Buckwheat Zydeco, Earl King, Jon Cleary, Professor Longhair, Champion Jack Dupree, Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Twisters, Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, The Meters, and the Olympia Brass Band.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CRESCENT CITY SPECIAL
ROOTS & BRANCHES 38
WGBH-FM, Boston [Demo], October 31, 1992 [19144]
 
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Re-Birth Brass Band: Take It to the Streets
Wild Magnolias: Bon Ton Roulet
Shirley & Lee: Let the Good Times Roll
Buckwheat Zydeco: Let the Good Times Roll
Earl King: Come On
Jon Cleary: C’Mon Second Line
Professor Longhair: Go to the Mardi Gras
Champion Jack Dupree: Yella Pocahontas
Re-Birth Brass Band: You Got the Same Thing On
Snooks Eaglin: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Irma Thomas: Hip Shakin’ Mama
Dr. John: Rosalee > Scald Dog
Fats Domino: The Fat Man
Rockin’ Dopsie & the Twisters: I’m in the Mood
Johnny Adams: Lost Mind
Ernie K-Doe: Talkin’ Out of My Head
The Meters: They All Axed fo’ You
Olympia Brass Band: It Ain’t My Fault
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by John Sinclair & Keith Keller at Chez Flames,
New Orleans, October 31, 1992
Digitally transferred from cassette, edited, & assembled by John Sinclair
at the Headpress Bunker, London, June 2010
Produced & & annotated by John Sinclair at Atlanta GA, July 24, 2010
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Dylan Harding, Chonita, Eric & Zoe
 
© 2002, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 

Roots & Branches 35: Heart & Soul of The Sound


In our second hour titled All the Way Into the Heart and Soul of the Sound with William Parker— bassist, composer, bandleader, and with his wife Patricia Nicholson Parker, activist and organizer—we hear William talk about his teen-aged 1960s influences from French cinema, Beckett, Pinter, and Curtis Mayfield and how that “library” continues to inform his creations. We hear excerpts from the soundtracks to The 400 Blows, Alphaville and Alfie and we hear the compositions “Station” from his Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra and “Petit Oiseau” from his quartet with Hamid Drake, Lewis Barnes and Rob Brown. We hear about his recent work with vocal music and how he came to choose the bass as his instrument. We hear about his 11+ years with the Cecil Taylor Unit and how Cecil strove to go “all the way into the heart and soul of the sound.” Our show opens and closes with beautiful songs by William, recorded more than 20 years apart, with Lisa Sokolov the singer, Cooper Moore (2015) and Yuri Fujiyama (early 1990s) the pianist, and William on bass.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HEART AND SOUL OF THE SOUND
ROOTS & BRANCHES 35
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 20, 2019 [19102]
 
William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Cooper Moore: When A Sound Dances
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Jean Constanten: The 400 Blows soundtrack
Paul Misraks: Theme D’Amour from Alphaville
Sonny Rollins: Street Runner with Child from Alfie
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra:  Station
William Parker Quartet: Petit Oiseau
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
William Parker Ensemble with Amiri Baraka: Think
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Cecil Taylor Unit: Eternal (for Ornette > Baldwin’s Interlude II
William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Cooper Moore:  Eternal (for Ornette)
William Parker-Lisa Sokolov-Yuri Fujiyama: Baldwin’s Interlude II
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.
 

Roots & Branches 34: A Very Wide Being


William Parker, the master bassist, expansive composer, bandleader, activist and organizer says, “There’s Always a Room in the House of Sound,” and in this first hour of his three hours of conversation with Maryse Déjean and Don Paul on November 17, 2018 he takes us through more than 60 years of groundbreaking music and political events. We hear tracks from four albums recorded by William as a leader since 1993, taken from the more than 30 albums that he’s led during that 25-year span. We also hear from some of his own major influences: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. William Parker is one of the major creators and carriers advancing songs and poetry—the music called ‘Jazz’ and more streams of expression—into the 21st century. 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
A VERY WIDE BEING
ROOTS & BRANCHES 34
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 13, 2019 [19088]
 
William Parker Quartet: Groove
In Order To Survive: Anast in In Crisis Mouth Full Of Fresh Cut Flowers
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
PBS American Experience: Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony > Lyndon Baines Johnson Press Conference > Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer
Kidd Jordan-Hamid Drake-William Parker: So Often
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Raining On The Moon: Soledad 
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Duke Ellington Orchestra: Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
William Parker Orchestra: Take the Coltrane
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul & Maryse Dejean at Sticking Up For Kids in New Orleans
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.
 

Roots & Branches 31: Soul Language

  
“Soul Music, Soul Language…. That’s Some Deep Stuff”: Composer, conductor, performer David Amram, 88 years young, speaks to us in this second hour of Soul music and Soul language and we go around the world, we hear Itzhak Perlman and the Zohar Israel Orchestra, a Muslim Call to Prayer, and Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin. We hear one track from Thelonious Monk and two from Bud Powell. We hear Jack Kerouac reading from his ‘Railroad Earth’ over music from the 21st-century Cinematic Orchestra, thanks to the 21st-century sharer and phenom ‘Aficionado Joe’. We hear from David about Cuba in 1977 and 2018 and how musicians there also transformed him. We hear from Los Munequitos de Matanza, from Gonzalo Rubalcaba, from the Cuban All-Stars with the then 11-year-old timbalero Yulien Oviedo, and we close with David’s “beautiful come-round” to New Orleans, leading to Sarah Elizabeth Charles of Haiti and the U.S. and her “Bells” with Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SOUL LANGUAGE
ROOTS & BRANCHES 31
Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, January 23, 2019 [19046]

Itzhak Perlman: Jewish Soul Music >
Muslim Call to Prayer >
Choral Scholars of Dublin University: Mo Ghille Mear (My Gallant Hero)
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Thelonious Monk: Little Rootie Tootie
Jack Kerouac & the Cinematic Orchestra: Railroad Earth
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Itzhak Perlman & the Zohar Isreal Orchestra: [Unidentified Selection]
Muslim Call to Prayer
Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin: Mo Ghille Mear
James P. Johnson: You’ve Got To Be Modernistic
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Bud Powell: Big Foot
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Bud Powell: It Could Happen To You
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Irakere: Juana 1600
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Rezo
Los Munequitos de Matanzas: [Unidentified Selection]
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Yulien Oviedo & the Cuban All-Stars: [Unidentified Selection]
David Amram conversation with Don Paul & Marye Dejean
Sarah Elizabeth Charles with Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah: Bells
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Don Paul for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Don Paul &B Maryse Dejean for 21st Century Phenoms
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.