Fly By Night 310: Triphocal


Steve The Fly presents a splendid program of jazz vocalese by King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, plus cuts from Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TRIPHOCAL
FLY BY NIGHT 310
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, June 28, 2015 [19270]
 
King Pleasure featuring Annie Ross: Red Top
Eddie Jefferson: Red Top
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Now’s The Time
Eddie Jefferson: Now’s The Time
Sonny Stitt: Ko Ko
Eddie Jefferson: Parker’s Mood
King Pleasure: Parker’s Mood
Sun Ra: Dreaming
Sonny Stitt: My Blue Heaven 
King Pleasure: Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
Dizzy Gilespie: When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Billie Holiday: Always
Lambert Hendriks & Ross: Babe’s Blues
King Pleasure: I’m Gone
Eddie Jefferson: Lady be Good
 
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 309: King Ornette

Steve The Fly is alternating selections by B.B King and Ornette Coleman in a tribute to their distinctive genius evidenced in their music while here on Earth.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KING ORNETTE

FLY BY NIGHT 309

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, June 28, 2015 [19256]

B.B King: We Can’t Agree

Ornette Coleman: Ballad

B.B King: Ghetto Woman

Ornette Coleman: Silence

B.B King: Blue Shadows

Ornette Coleman: Happy Fool

B.B King: Alexis Boogie

Ornette Coleman: Falling Star

B.B King: The Power of The Blues

Ornette Coleman: Dough Nuts

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 308: Bohemia After Dark

Steve The Fly is mixing up a heady brew of music from Bohemia after dark in Episode 115 featuring Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Albert King, Sonny Boy Williamson III, Eddie Boyd, Howlin’ Wolf, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Lowell Fulson, Willie Dixon, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Miles Davis with Charlie Parker & Sonny Rollins on tenors.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BOHEMIA AFTER DARK

FLY BY NIGHT 308

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, June 28, 2015 [19242]

Clarence Gatemouth Brown: The Drifter

Albert King: Murder

Sonny Boy Williamson III: You Killing Me

Eddie Boyd: Third Degree

Howling Wolf: Evil

Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Please, Mr. Nixon

Lowell Fulson: Do Me Right 

Albert King: Searching For A Woman

Willie Dixon: Crazy For My Baby

Sun Ra: I’m So Glad You Love Me

Thelonious Monk: Just A Glance At Love

Sonny Stitt: Woody N’ You

Miles Davis: Compulsion

Sonny Stitt: Bohemia After Dark

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 307: Bird Calls


Steve The Fly is basking in the silver sunshine of a beautiful Amsterdam afternoon listening to music & words by Horace Silver, Sun Ra, Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet, Charles Mingus, Robert Anton Wilson, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, Jimi Hendrix, John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars, Steve Fly Agaric 23, and Ken Campbell.
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The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BIRD CALLS
FLY BY NIGHT 307
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 28, 2014 [19238]

Horace Silver: Senor Blues
Horace Silver: Doodlin’
Sun Ra: The Ridiculous “I” and The Cosmos
Amiri Baraka & the Billy Harper Sextet: Oh…If Only
Charles Mingus: Bird Calls
Robert Anton Wilson: Government Corp.
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Jade
Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Cinders
Sun Ra: El Is A Sound Of Joy
John Sinclair & His Amsterdam Blues Scholars: learning to walk
Steve Fly Agaric 23: Music for Alan Moore
Ken Campbell: Illuminatus Trilogy
Steve Fly: Lull
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam
Edited & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Sponsored by Ceres Seeds & The Hempshopper, Amsterdam
 
© 2014, 2019 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.
 

Fly By Night 306: Mezcal


Steve The Fly is asking the eternal question with this scintillatig program of music by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra & His Arkestra, Horace Silver, The Nels Cline Singers, Roland Kirk, Kenny Burrell, the Wild Magnolias, Medeski Martin Wood & Cline, and
Steve Fly & Quark.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MEZCAL
FLY BY NIGHT 306
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric, 23 Studios, Amsterdam, June 30, 2014 [19224]
 
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Taiko
Sun Ra: What’s That?
Horace Silver: African Queen
The Nels Cline Singers: Spell
Roland Kirk: Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
Kenny Burrell: See See Rider
Wild Magnolias: Smoke My Peace Pipe
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Conebranch
Sun Ra: Super Blonde
Medeski Martin Wood & Cline: Mezcal
Sun Ra: Solar Drums
Steve Fly & Quark: Fire
 
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.