Fly By Night 305: Jump Monk


Steve The Fly presents a brilliant program of the works of the great bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus, from the early 1950s into the 1960s, start to finish.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
JUMP MONK
FLY BY NIGHT 305
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam,  July 26, 2014 [SFBN-0071]
 
Charles Mingus: A Foggy Day
Charles Mingus: Jump Monk
Charles Mingus: Minor Intrusion
Charles Mingus: Percussion Discussion
Charles Mingus: The Spur of the Moment /Echonitus
Charles Mingus: There’s No You
Charles Mingus: Four Hands
Charles Mingus: Lyon’s War
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2014, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 304: Music Forever


Steve The Fly visits the pulsating musical world of the great alto saxophonist, composer & bandleader Jackie McLean from his recordinsg for Blue Note Records in the 1960s.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MUSIC FOREVER
FLY BY NIGHT 304
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, July 26, 2014 [19196]
 
Jackie McLean: Appointment in Ghana
Jackie McLean: Bluesnik
Jackie McLean: Blues Function
Jackie McLean: Five Will Get You Ten
Jackie McLean: Melody for Melonae
Jackie McLean: Music Forever
Jackie McLean: Quadrangle
Jackie McLean: Sundu
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2014, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 303: Triple Threat


Steve The Fly has the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk in the spotlight tonight with selections from his Mercury albums and his Prestige album with Brother Jack McDuff, ending with Kirk’s salute to his former employer Charles Mingus.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TRIPLE THREAT
FLY BY NIGHT 303
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, July 27, 2014 [19182]
 
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: 3 in 1 Without The Oil
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Triple Threat
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Three for the Festival
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Three for Dizzy
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: I See with My Third Eye
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Time
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: A Stritch in Time
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Stiit’s Tune
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Snap Crackle
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Funk Underneath
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Fly By Night
Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2014, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 
 

Fly By Night 302: This Is How I Feel


Steve The Fly mounts an extended salture to Thelonious Monk the composer in Episode 302 with versions by Dr John, Bobby McFerrin, Was (Not Was), Steve Slagle-Dr John-Ed Blackwell, Bill Evans-Steve Lacy, Johnny Griffin & Carla Bley, Elvin Jones-Steve Lacy, Charlie Rouse-Steve Lacy, Randy Weston, Mark Bingham, Sharon Freeman, Joe Jackson, and Steve Lacy himself, with a closing number by Annie Ross.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THIS IS HOW I FEEL
FLY BY NIGHT 302
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 28, 2015 [19168]
 
Dr John: Blue Monk
Bobby McFerrin: Friday the 13th
Was Not Was: Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are
Steve Slagle-Dr John-Ed Blackwell: Bye-Ya
Bill Evans & Steve Lacy: Bemsha Swing
Johnny Griffin & Carla Bley: Misterioso
Elvin Jones & Steve Lacy: Evidence
Charlie Rouse & Steve Lacy: Ask Me Now
Randy Weston: Functional
Mark Bingham: Brilliant Corners
Mark Bingham: Jackie-Ing
Sharon Freeman: Monk’s Mood
Joe Jackson: Round Midnight
Steve Lacy: Gallop’s Gallop
Annie Ross: The Song Is You
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2015, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 301: Lady Bird


Steve The Fly is making jazz sing in Episode 301 with selections by Mary Lou Williams, Eddie Jefferson, Joe Carroll, and Annie Ross.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LADY BIRD
FLY BY NIGHT 301
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 28, 2015 [19154]
 
Mary Lou Williams: The Can’t Take That Away From Me
Mary Lou Williams: Lady Bird
Mary Lou Williams: For You
Mary Lou Williams: Don’t Blame Me
Mary Lou Williams: Round About Midnight
Mary Lou Williams: Perdido
Mary Lou Williams: Kool Bongo
Mary Lou Williams: Titoros
Eddie Jefferson: Be KInd To Me
Eddie Jefferson: Start Walkin’, Stop Talkin’
Joe Carroll: Pennies From Heaven
Joe Carroll: Two Wrongs Won’t Make A Right]
Joe Carroll: I was In The Mood
Joe Carroll: Got A Penny Benny
Annie Ross: Twisted
Annie Ross: Farmer’s Market
Annie Ross: Annie’s Lament
Annie Ross: Jackie
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2015, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 300: Body And Soul


Steve The Fly is playing all Eddie Jefferson in Episode 300 including both well-known and obscure selectiions from the early 1950s into the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BODY AND SOUL
FLY BY NIGHT 300
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 28, 2015 [19140]

Eddie Jefferson: Old Shoes
Eddie Jefferson: Strictly Instrumental  
Eddie Jefferson  Workshop
Eddie Jefferson: Disapointed
Eddie Jefferson: Take The ‘A’ Train
Eddie Jefferson: A Night in Tunisia
Eddie Jefferson: Parker’s Mood
Eddie Jefferson: Billie’s Bounce
Eddie Jefferson: Soft and Furry
Eddie Jefferson: Things are Getting Better
Eddie Jefferson: Letter From Home
Eddie Jefferson: Body And Soul (I Feel So Good)
Eddie Jefferson: Body and Soul
Eddie Jefferson: Now’s The Time
Eddie Jefferson: So What
Eddie Jefferson: Filthy McNasty
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2015, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 299: Where Pathways Meet

 
Steve The Fly is rising to the occasion of the Easter season with this episode, playing music by Alice Coltrane, Mulatu Astatke, Yusef Lateef, Salah Ragab, Sun Ra & Hi Arkestra, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Thelonious Monk, Trilok Gurtu, and Lenny Bruce.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WHERE PATHWAYS MEET
FLY BY NIGHT 299
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 23, 2015 [19126]
 
Alice Coltrane: Isis and Osiris
Mulatu Astatke: Gubelye
Yusef Lateef: Eastern Market
Salah Ragab: Neveen
Sun Ra: Where Pathways Meet
Mahavishnu Orchestra: Vision Of A Naked Sword
Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Point
Trilok Gurtu: Monk-E-Desh
Lenny Bruce: On Contemporaries
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2015, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 298: Function Junction

 
Steve The Fly is playing music in Episode 298 by Lee Dorsey, James Brown, Leaf, Donald Byrd, Ronnie Foster, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Jimmy McGriff.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
FUNCTION JUNCTION
FLY BY NIGHT 298
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2018 [19111]

Lee Dorsey: A Lover Was Born 
Lee Dorsey: Give It Up
James Brown: Make It Funky (Parts 1 & 2)
Leaf: Food Stamp 
Donald Byrd: The Emperor 
Ronnie Foster: Enot 
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now 
Jimmy McGriff: Ain’t It Funky Now. 
Dirty Dozen Brass Band; All Over Now
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.