Roots & Branches 44: It’s Alright With Me

Jazz singer Germaine Bazzle is eloquent in Part Three about her collaborations with Alvin “Red” Tyler and Johnny Adams and the excitement she feels right now—excitement that moves her to dance on stage, as Maryse Déjean observes—with her quartet of Larry Sieberth, Peter Harris, Todd Duke and Simon Lott, plus music by Alvin “Red” Tyler, Johnny Adams, George French, the CAC Jazz Orchestra, the Ellis Marsalis Quartet, Lady B.J, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis with Kenny Kirkland, and Erykah Badu.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME

ROOTS & BRANCHES 44

Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, April 26, 2019 [19228]

Alvin “Red” Tyler:Lush Life

Johnny Adams with Alvin “Red” Tyler: I Only Miss Her When I Think Of Her

George French, Johnny Adams, & Germaine Bazzle with the CAC Jazz Orchestra: Blues Medley

Lady BJ with the Ellis Marsalis Quintet: Tight

Betty Carter: Tight

Betty Carter: Giant Steps

Germaine Bazzle: After You’ve Gone

Erykah Badu: Rimshot > Green Eyes

A Brief History of New Orleans 1940 Newsreel

Germaine Bazzle: It’s Alright With Me

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 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
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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
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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 36: The House of Sound


William Parker is great again in his third and final hour with Don Paul & Maryse Déjean, with music including “Invocation (for David S. Ware)”, two duets of William and Hamid Drake, one with Milford Graves, one with his partner Patricia Nicholson Parker, and one from his group Raining On The Moon. This hour also presents the Muntu EnsembleBilly Higgins, the Kitchen Blend Band, Raphe Malik in duet with Jimmy Lyons, and pieces featuring Glenn Spearman and Lisle Ellis. William’s talk of his history from the 1970s onward adds glimpses into future projects. The episode is rich with great music and performers and the expansiveness exemplified by William’s watchword that “You can always get a room in the house of sound.”
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE HOUSE OF SOUND
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Don Paul & Maryse Dejean, 21st Century Phenoms, New Orleans, February 28, 2019 [19116]
 
William Parker:Invocation (for David S. Ware)
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Muntu Ensemble: Yellow (Flight from the Dog)
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Billy Higgins-Cedar Walton-Sam Jones-Clifford Jordan: [Untitled]
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Hamid Drake & William Parker: Black Cherry
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
William Parker: Pahos
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Milford Graves & William Parker: Excerpt
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Kitchen Blend Band: For Fannie Lou Hamer
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Raphé Malik & Jimmy Lyons:Duet
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Glenn Spearman: Blare
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean
Lisle Ellis:Addressing the Ancestors
William Parker Conversation with Don Paul & Maryse Dejean. 
William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Parker: Are They Calling Us Forward
William Parker:Corn Meal Dance


 
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 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
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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
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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.