JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 885 – HOT HOUSE

Episode 885 is coming once again from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m featuring a fifth and final hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth in Kansas City on August 29, 1920. This hour features music Bird recorded for Norman Granz releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the first half of the 1950s, and several cuts from what’s called “The Greatest Jazz Concert of All Time” at Massey Hall in Toronto with Bird, Dizzy, Bud Powell, Mingus & Max Roach on May 15, 1953. Bird passed away at the age of 34 just two years later, on March 12, 1955. Bird lives!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

HOT HOUSE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 885

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 7, 2020 [20649]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker with the Miles Davis Sextet: Serpent’s Tooth (January 30, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Kim (December 30, 1952)

Charlie Parker: All the Things You Are (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Hot House (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Perdido (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Wee (May 15, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Old Folks (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: In The Still of the Night (May 25, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Chi Chi (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time (July 28, 1953)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

FLY BY NIGHT 387 – SUN RA ON WAX

Steve The Fly is taking a deep dive into the outer limits of Sun Ra and his various ensembles. Mixed on the fly from a selection of vinyl records released on Art Yard and Strutt. Special thanks to Peter Dennet and John Sinclair for hooking up some of these beauties. Apologies for the pops, crackles and skips. Sun Ra “on the other side of time” plus UNKLE: The Time Has Come).

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SUN RA ON WAX

FLY BY NIGHT 387

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, October 27, 2020 [20636]

Sun Ra: Vocal Sclip (Solid Steel)
Sun Ra: There’s A Change In The Air
Sun Ra: There Are Other Wolrds They Have Not Told You About
Sun Ra: Ancient Aetheopia
Sun Ra: Overtones Of China
Sun Ra: Adventures In Space
Sun Ra: Along Came Ra
Sun Ra: We Travel The Spaceways
Sun Ra: Antique Blacks

Sun Ra: Languidity

Sun Ra: Door Of The Cosmos
Sun Ra: Twin Stars Of Thence (clip)
UNKLE: The Time Has Come (Juggle)  

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

https://johnsinclair.bandcamp.com/

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 884 – K.C. BLUES

Episode 884 is coming from the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I’m featuring a fourth hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. This hour features music Bird recorded for Norman Granz releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the early 1950s prior to Bird’s passing at the age of 34 on March 12, 1955.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

K.C. BLUES

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 884

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 8, 2020 [20635]                       

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: Au Privave (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: She Rote (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: K.C. Blues (January 17, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Tico Tico (March 12, 1951)

Charlie Parker: My Little Suede Shoes (March 12, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Blues For Alice (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Swedish Schnapps (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: Lover Man (August 8, 1951)

Charlie Parker: La Cucaracha (January 23, 1952)

Charlie Parker: What Is This Thing Called Love (July 1952)

Charlie Parker: Funky Blues (July 1952)

Charlie Parker: Laird Baird (December 30, 1952)

Charlie Parker with the Miles Davis Sextet: Compulsiion (January 30, 1953)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (July 5, 1950)

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

FLY BY NIGHT 386 – EASY LIVING

EASY LIVING
FLY BY NIGHT 386

Steve The Fly is on the cool and deadly side of classic jazz cuts from the dusty archives, mixed and selected on the fly for a rainy day. This is music to relax and think to—slices from giants John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Eddie Jefferson, Sun Ra, The Meters, Kenny Burrell, Yusef Lateef, Salah Ragab, and The Modern Jazz Quartet. All cuts from vinyl.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

EASY LIVING

FLY BY NIGHT 386

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, October 27, 2020 [20622]

Negativeland: Announcement
John Coltrane: Nancy
Miles Davis: Flamenco Sketches
Thelonious Monk: Easy Street
Charles Mingus: Cryin’ Blues
Eddie Jefferson: Baby Girl
Sonny Rollins: Namely You
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith: Easy Living
The Meters: Stormy
Modern Jazz Quartet: Bags’ Groove
Sun Ra: We Travel The Spaceways
Salah Ragab: Kleopatra
Yusef Lateef: Woodward Avenue 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

https://johnsinclair.bandcamp.com/

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 883 – RAWER THAN RAW

Episode 883 is coming once more from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor where I’m featuring the music and wisdom of the great bluesman Bobby Rush, playing sides from his new album Rawer Than Raw interspersed with segments of his substantial conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents:

RAWER THAN RAW

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 883

Cass Corridor, Detroit, October 6, 2020 [20621]

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Bobby Rush: Hard Times

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Don’t Start Me To Talking

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Down In Mississippi 

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Sometimes I Wonder

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Smokestack Lightning

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Let Me In Your House

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Honey Bee

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Shake It For Me

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Garbage Man

Bobby Rush Conversation with Robert Jr. & Sugar Mae

Bobby Rush: Dust My Broom

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

JOHN SINCLAIR 2020 PRODUCTS

NEW JOHN SINCLAIR PRODUCTS 2020

@ June 28, 2020

(Detroit)—Poet/author/bandleader John Sinclair will release a plethora of new literary and recording projects with a variety of publishers and record outlets in 2020.

First to appear will be a 2nd edition of Sinclair’s ground-breaking blues poetry book Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, initially published by Dennis Formento at the Surregional Press in New Orleans in 2002. The new edition will be published by Horner Books in Flint, Michigan. FFFS will be followed by a 2nd printing of the U.S. edition of It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader by Horner Books in Flint, accompanied by the first U.S.Hardbound Edition of It’s All Good, also from Horner Books. Both FFFS and It’s All Good sold out their first editions.

FFFS will also be honored in the fall with the release of a 4-LP box set of the poet’s recording of the four sections of the text with ensembles from New Orleans, Detroit and Mississippi, accompanied in the box set by the new printing of the book of Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite. This major project has been undertaken by Jett Plastic Recordings of Detroit. https://www.jettplasticrecordings.com/

Cary Loren at BookBeat in Oak Park is completing his reissue series of Sinclair’s four publications by the Detroit Artists Workshop Press in 1965-67 with the release of a facsimile edition of FIRE MUSIC: a record, Sinclair’s second book of poetry originally issued in 1966. https://www.thebookbeat.com/

Sinclair’s long-awaited jazz work in verse dedicated to the music and life of pianist Thelonious monk, always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 will be issued in 2020 by the Trembling Pillow Press of New Orleans), who have earlier published his collection Song of Praise: Homage to John Coltrane. “I’m hoping the publication of the first half of this work, started in 1982, will inspire me to go ahead and compose the rest of the poems for volumes 3 & 4,” Sinclair chuckled. https://www.tremblingpillowpress.com/

RJ Spangler & the Planet D Nonet will issue a double LP recording of the Nonet with John Sinclair reciting verses from always know: a book of monk with music comprising entirely of Monk compositions performed by the nine-piece orchestra led by RJ Spangler & James O’Donnell. http://rjspangler.com/

A new Spanish-language edition of john Sinclair’s collection called Sun Ra Interviews & Essays, originally published by Headpress in the United Kingdom, will be published next year by Hojas de hierba Editorial.

Finally, Horner Press in Flint has just agreed to publish Sinclair’s new book of poetry titled Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020, which will be accompanied by a double-album digital download of poems from the book set to music and recorded with a variety of musical artists and ensembles, drawn from several of Sinclair’s more than 30 albums in release.

These products are released under the auspices of the John Sinclair Foundation, with representation by Ben Horner of Horner Books in Flint. Please contact Ben for further information: chefbmoney@gmail.com

BOOKS

always know: a book of monk, volumes 1 & 2 (Trembling Pillow Press, New Orleans)

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite, 2nd edition (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Edition, 2nd printing (Horner Books, Flint)

It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader, U.S. Deluxe Hardbound Edition (Horner Books, Flint)

FIRE MUSIC: a record, facsimile edition of Artists Workshop Press 1966 edition (Book Beat, Oak Park)

Sun Ra Interviews & Essays (Hojas de hierba Editorial, Madrid—Spanish-language edition)

Blow Baby Blow‑Uncollected Poems 1964-2020,((Horner Books, Flint)

RECORDINGS

Fattening Frogs For Snakes: Delta Sound Suite Box Set (4 LPs + Book) (Jett Plastic Recordings)

Monk Suite with the Planet D Nonet “Live” at the Scarab Club (RJ Spangler label) Digital download inserts in It’s All Good and Blow Baby Blow—Uncollected Poems 1964-2020


John Sinclair                  johnsinclair.us@gmail.com                      www.johnsinclair.us

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 857 – ICE CREAM IN HELL

Episode 857 is coming from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters at 55 Peterboro St. where I’m still recuperating from open heart surgery on Valentine’s Day and featuring the new album by Tinsley Ellis interspersed with conversational segments with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ICE CREAM IN HELL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 857

Casss Corridor, Detroit, April 6, 2020 [20235]

        

Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Tinsley Ellis: Last One To Know

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Don’t Know Beans

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Ice Cream In Hell

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Foolin’ Yourself

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:Hole In My Heart

Tinsley Ellis: Sit Tight Mama

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis:No Stroll In The Park

Tinsley Ellis: Evil Till Sunrise

Tinsley Ellis Conversation with Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens

Tinsley Ellis: Everything and Everyone

Tinsley Ellis: You Love’s Like Heroin

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation