FLY BY NIGHT 453 – UNFUNKY UFO

Steve The Fly is flying the friendly skies in Epiode 94 with selections from Robert Anton Wilson, Parliament, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, James Brown, The Meters, and Sun Ra & His Arkestra.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
UNFUNKY UFO
FLY BY NIGHT 453
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2015 [22090]

Robert Anton Wilson: On Finnegans Wake
Parliament: Unfunky UFO
Miles Davis: Nine (Part 1) (‘Ife’)
John Coltrane: Impressions
Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud
Charles Mingus: Open Letter To Duke
James Brown: I’ve Gotta Move
The Meters: Same Old Thing
Sun Ra Arkestra: Circe

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#94)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 452 – BLUEMOON & BOP 2

Steve The Fly is back spinning from 2015 with an all-vinyl show in Episode 92 with cuts by Lester Young, Ella & The Ink Spots, Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Kai Winding, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Yusef Lateef, and The Moonglows.
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUEMOON & BOP
FLY BY NIGHT 451
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2015 [22062]

Lester Young: I Can’t Get Started
Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Bud Powell: Celia 
Jimmy Smith: Kiki’s Voice
Kai Winding: A Night on Bop Mountain
Wes Montgomery: The Trickbag       
Bud Powell: I Want To Be Happy
John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley: Limehouse Blues
Sonny Rollins: With A Song In My Heart
Dizzy Gillespie: Blue Moon
Miles Davis: Bye Bye Blackbird
Yusef Lateef: Train Stop
Lester Young: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
The Moonglows: The Beating Of My Heart

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#92)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 451 – BLUEMOON BOP

Steve The Fly is back spinning from 2015 with an all-vinyl show in Episode 92 with cuts by Lester Young, Ella & The Ink Spots, Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Kai Winding, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Yusef Lateef, and The Moonglows.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUEMOON & BOP
FLY BY NIGHT 451
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2015 [22062]

Lester Young: I Can’t Get Started
Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Bud Powell: Celia 
Jimmy Smith: Kiki’s Voice
Kai Winding: A Night on Bop Mountain
Wes Montgomery: The Trickbag       
Bud Powell: I Want To Be Happy
John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley: Limehouse Blues
Sonny Rollins: With A Song In My Heart
Dizzy Gillespie: Blue Moon
Miles Davis: Bye Bye Blackbird
Yusef Lateef: Train Stop
Lester Young: On The Sunny Side Of The Street
The Moonglows: The Beating Of My Heart

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#92)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

JAZZ FROM THE FRENCH MARKET 04 – RESOLUTION

Maryse Dejean returns for a third installment of Jazz From the French Quarter, originating at WWOZ-FM in New Orleans, with music by John Coltrane, Tiffany Austin, Wallace Roney, Cedar Walton, and Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RESOLUTION
JAZZ FROM THE FRENCH MARKET 04
Maryse Dejean, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 27, 2021 [22055]

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Tiffany Austin: Resolution
Wallace Roney: Revolution Resolution
Wallace Roney: Home
Cedar Walton: Brazil
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Jodie

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Maryse Dejean for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by Maryse Dejean
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Don Paul

© 2022 Maryse Dejean. Used with permission.

John Sinclair Radio Show 825: Impressions

Episode 825 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam headquarters in Detroit’s Cass Corridor with a birthday celebration for John Coltrane, born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, featuring the complete set of music from a previously unknown March 1963 session for Impulse Records now available under the title Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album and topped off by a live version of “I Want To Talk About You” from the Newport Jazz Festival in the same year.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
IMPRESSIONS
JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 825
Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 7, 2019 [19517]
 
Yusef Lateef: Happyology
John Coltrane: One Up, One Down
John Coltrane: Slow Blues
John Coltrane: Impressions
John Coltrane: Nature Boy
John Coltrane: Vilia
John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11383
John Coltrane: Untitled Original 11386
John Coltrane: I Want to Talk About You
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sonny Fortune R.I.P

Radio Free Amsterdam would like to pay tribute to the mighty Sonny Fortune, who passed away this week at the tender age of 79.

Fortune played with all the greats, and soared upon some of my own personal favourite albums, including the electric Miles Davis albums “Agarta” and “Get Up With It”.

May the music live on and future generations live to enjoy the music of Sonny Fortune, multi instrumetalist, Sax legend and composer.

Mr. Fortune was known for his mix of urgency and grace, and his stalwart command — not just of the alto saxophone, his primary instrument, but also of the flute, clarinet, and soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones. He made his biggest impact as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Mongo Santamaria.–NYT

Miles Davis- November 8, 1974 Bottom Line Club, New York City, featuring:

Miles Davis: Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, as, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mtume (cga, perc)

A Love Supreme Memorial Concert, featuring:

Mccoy Tyner – piano
Sonny Fortune – tenor sax
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Regie Workman – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

John Sinclair Radio Show 776: Afro Blue

Episode 776 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio Free Amsterdam in the Cass Corridor with music by John Coltrane in celebration of his birth date on this day in 1926, with powerful selections from the Impulse albums Africa/Brass, Coltrane, and Coltrane Live At Birdland.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AFRO BLUE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 776

Cass Corridor, Detroit, September 23, 2018 [18533]

 

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

John Coltrane: Africa

John Coltrane Quartet: Out Of This World

John Coltrane: Blues Minor

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

John Coltrane: I Want to Talk About You

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

Ancestor Worship 70: Giant Steps

We’re continuing our investigation into the music of John Coltrane recorded for Atlantic Records during 1959-61 with a program exploring Trane’s preparations for recording his landmark Giant Steps album as documented in Disc 7 of the Atlantic Records box set The Heavyweight Champion. On April 1, 1959 Trane took Cedar Walton (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Lex Humphries (drums) into the Atlantic studios to work on a set of his compositions for the album, but he was evidenty dissatisfied with the results and ended up recorded the Giant Steps album with Tommy Flanagan and Arthur Taylor replacing Walton & Humphries on May 4-5, 1959. The “alternative versions” below are from April 1; the “alternate takes” are from the May sessions.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

GIANT STEPS

ANCESTOR WORSHIP WITH JOHN SINCLAIR 70

John Sinclair, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 25, 2013 [JSAW-0070]

Charlie Parker: Another Hairdo

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 1)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 2)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 3)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 4)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 5)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 6)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version) (take 7)

John Coltrane Quartet: Giant Steps (alternate version)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 1)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 2)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 4)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 5)

John Coltrane Quartet: Naima (alternate version) (take 6)

John Coltrane Quartet: Countdown (alternate take)

John Coltrane Quartet: Syeeda’s Song Flute (alternate take)

John Coltrane Quartet: Cousin Mary (alternate take)

Coltrane Quartet: Like Sonny (alternate version)

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Nick Smith & Steve The Fly

Sponsored by The Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

©  2013, 2017 The John Sinclair Foundation