FLY BY NIGHT 457 – 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. Yes, Springtime again.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SPACE CAPSULE
FLY BY NIGHT 457
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, March 3, 2015 [22146]

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 (#98)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 455 – MINGUS PEPPER SAUCE

Steve Fly combines cuts from two vinyl albums Pepper Adams Plays The Compositions Of Charles Mingus and Blues And Roots by Charles Mingus.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
MINGUS PEPPER SAUCE
FLY BY NIGHT 455
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, February 23, 2015 [22118]

Pepper Adams: Haitian Fight Song
Charles Mingus E’s Flat and AH’s Flat Too
Pepper Adams: Better Git It In Your Soul
Charles Mingus: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Pepper Adams: Strollin’ Honey’s
Charles Mingus: Cryin’ Blues
Pepper Adams: Carolyn
Charles Mingus: Moanin’
Pepper Adams: Fables of Fabus
Charles Mingus: My Jelly Roll Soul
Pepper Adams: Black Light

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Produced by Steve “The Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam (#96)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 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.

FLY BY NIGHT 450 – BARBERTOONS

Steve The Fly is shavin’ ‘em dry in Episode 450 from 2014 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
BARBERTOONS
FLY BY NIGHT 450
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, January 29, 2014 [22048]

Lou Millet: Shorty The Barber
Lightnin’ Hopkins: Short Haired Women
John Sinclair: Mohawk feat. Kai Eckhardt
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: I’m 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 (#91)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2014, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 449 – CORNER MUSIC

Steve The Fly meets Miles Davis On The Corner in 2014 and brings Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood and The Fugs along with him. Look out!

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CORNER MUSIC
FLY BY NIGHT 449
Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studio, Amsterdam, December 30, 2014 [22034]

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 (#90)
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2015, 2022 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.

FLY BY NIGHT 397 – YEATS & CROWLEY FUNK

Steve The Fly is back with further investigations into music & spoken word with performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Gil Evans, Alan Moore, Texas News, Apple & Three Oranges, John Heartsman & Circles, Howard Zinn, California Gold Notes, Eddie Bo, Ray Frazier, Richard “Groove” Holmes, William Butler Yeats, W.H Auden, Enrique Olivarez, Aleister Crowley, and Billy Larkin.

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