Fly By Night 284: Jazz Breaks Sucker

Steve Fly skims the vinyl trenches of his collection for Jazz breaks with a certain swing. Cuts are roasting on rotation and reproduce music by Buddy Rich, David Axelrod, the Upsetters, Dizzy Gillespie, Modern Jazz Group Freiburg, Tyrone Washington, Funkadelic, Billy Cobham, Bobbi Humphrey, The Heliocentrics, Bunk Johnson, Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, John Handy III, and Wanda Robinson. Listen for the breaks in the jazz and the jazz in the breaks.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

JAZZ BREAKS SUCKER

FLY BY NIGHT 284

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [18590]

 

Buddy Rich: Three Day Sucker

David Axelrod: Urizen

[Upsetters: Popcorn

Dizzy Gilespie: Alligator

Modern Jazz Group Freiburg: Big P

Tyrone Washington: Submission

Funkadelic: One Of Those Funky Things

Billy Cobham: Moon Germs

Bobbi Humphrey: Jasper Country Man

The Heliocentrics: Big Bang Reincarnation

Bunk Johnson: Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra: Two Tones

John Handy III: No Smiles Please

Wanda Robinson: A Possibility (Back Home)

 

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, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 283: Where Pathways Meet

Steve The Fly rose to the occasion of the 2015 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 283

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 23, 2015 [18576]

 

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, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 282: Space Capsule

Steve the Fly takes a capsule full of vinyl discs on a trip around the turntable, pushing Sun Ra-inspired music old and new from The Heliocentrics, Young Jazz Rebels, Mark Holder, Don Ralke, Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra, Merging Traffic, Keith Jarrett, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SPACE CAPSULE

FLY BY NIGHT 282

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [18562]

 

The Heliocentrics: Telepathic Routine

Young Jazz Rebels: The Wind

Mark Holder: Mix Up Cup

The Heliocentrics: Trust The Cosmos (Believe In The Universe)

Don Ralke: Ritual Of The Cobra

Young Jazz Rebels: For Brother Sun Ra

Sun Ra: Springtime Again

The Heliocentrics: The Cavern

Young Jazz Rebels: Slave Riot (Parts 4-6)

Merging Traffic: Mr. Magic

Young Jazz Rebels: Young Day

Sun Ra: Images (Live at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival)

Keith Jarrett: De Drums

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Rock Out

 

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, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 281: Kick Out The Jams

Steve The Fly presents music in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first MC5 album recorded “live” at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, including several versions of “Kick Out The Jams” by the MC5, Rage Against The Machine, Deep Street Soul, Bad Brains, Blue Oyster Cult, and Monster Magnet, plus some other MC5 tunes, the Illuminatus Trilogy, the Motor City Blues Scholars, and John Sinclair with Michael Ray and Steve The Fly.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

KICK OUT THE JAMS 

FLY BY NIGHT 281

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, September 28, 2018 [18548]

 

MC5: Kick Out The Jams

Rage Against The Machine: Kick Out The Jams

Deep Street Soul: Kick Out The Jams

Bad Brains: Kick Out The Jams

Blue Oyster Cul: Kick Out The Jams

Monster Magnet: Kick Out The Jams

MC5: Gotta Keep Moving

DKT/ MC5: Motor City Is Burning

DKT/ MC5 with John Sinclair: Black To Comm

Ken Campbell & Chris Fairbank: Illuminatus Trilogy

John Sinclair & His Motor City Blues Scholars: Nutty

John Sinclair-Michael Ray-Steve The Fly: These Foolish Things

Thelonious Monk: These Foolish Things

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

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Fly By Night 280: Myth Art Music

Steve The Fly presents an hour of Fly By Night centered on the music of Sun Ra featuring cuts from the Sun Ra album Mayan Temples, music from The Cairo Jazz Band, and the Sun Ra performance of Twin Stars Of Thence, sampled by DJ Shadow and James Lavelle (UNKLE) on the Mo Wax Records album Time Has Come, as well as a cut by John Sinclair & Michael Ray from the unreleased album I Mean You. The words are read by Fly from his essay “The Myth, Art & Music of Sun Ra.”

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MYTH ART MUSIC

FLY BY NIGHT 280

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, September 11, 2018 [18534]

 

Sun Ra Arkestra: Sunset on the Nile

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 1)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Yeah Man

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 2)

Salah Ragab Cairo Jazz Band: Oriental Mood

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 3)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Twin Stars Of Thence

John Sinclair-Michael Ray-Steve Fly: Just One Way To Say

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 4)

Salah Ragab Cairo Jazz Band: Ramadan

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 5)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Dance Of The Language Barrier

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music  (Part 6)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Make Up

Steve Fly: Myth Art Music (Part 7)

Steve Fly: Another Order Of Being

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 279: Song In My Heart

Steve The Fly is spinning an all-vinyl show 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

SONG IN MY HEART

FLY BY NIGHT 279

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2015 [18520]

 

Lester Young: I Can’t Get Started

Ella & 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

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2015, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 278: Reefer Head Woman

Steve The Fly is shavin’ ‘em dry with tunes by Lou Millet, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Sinclair, Dr. John, Magic Sam, Louis Armstrong, Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum, Buddy Guy, Max Roach, MC5, Little Walter, The Impressions, Kenny Burrell, Idris Muhammad, and Yusef Lateef.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REEFER HEAD WOMEN

FLY BY NIGHT 278

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 14, 2015 [18506]

 

Lou Millet: Shorty The Barber

Lightning Hopkins: Short Haired Women

John Sinclair featuring Kai Eckhardt: Mohawk

Dr John: Shave Em Dry

Magic Sam: Stop You’re Hurting Me

Louis Armstrong: Potato Head Blues

Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum: Reefer Head Women

Buddy Guy: Im Not So Good

Max Roach: Tender Warriors

MC5: The Human Being Lawnmower

Little Walter: Red Headed Women

The Impressions: Try Me

Kenny Burrell: Soulful Brothers

Idris Muhammad: Power of Soul

Yusef Lateef: Get Over Get Off And Get On

 

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, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

 

Fly By Night 277: Corner Music

Steve The Fly meets Miles Davis On The Corner and brings Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood and The Fugs along with him. Look out!

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

CORNER MUSIC

FLY BY NIGHT 277

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 30, 2014 [18492]

 

Thelonious Monk: Crepuscule with Nellie

Miles Davis Medley: On The Corner > New York Girl > Thinkin’ Of One Thing And Doin’ Another > Vote For Miles

Miles Davis: Helen Butte > Mr. Freedom X

Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood: A Go-Go

The Fugs: Banshee

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, 2018 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.