Friday, October 17, 2014

10_17_14 Set List

Paul Motian from self-published brochure 1985
photo: E.J. Camp
Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Rehearsal Tape 1980's

I'm sorry to say I got only 1 donation for WRFR on the live show today. But the person did ride their bike to the studio, so that was exciting!
If it wasn't for non-profit, all volunteer WRFR community radio, I wouldn't be able to bring you the podcast. Please help the station to move and improve by donating here:  Support WRFR.


Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Five
(Bill Evans)

1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Marc Johnson or Ed Schuller bass?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Five
(Bill Evans)
1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Marc Johnson or Ed Schuller bass?
Bill Evans
Five
(Bill Evans)

1990
Polydor; 
W &W
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Marc Johnson bass; Paul Motian drums
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
song 4 unknown
1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; ?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 14 unknown


1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums;  ?
2nd Hour
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
Lament
(Paul Motian)

1980s
unreleased
Paul Motian piano
Jack of Clubs
Lament
(Paul Motian)

1985
Soul Note
Bill Frisell guitar
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 10
Lament?
1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 2
song 11 unknown
Lament?
1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?
Rehearsal Tape 6
Part 1
song 5 unknown
1980s
unreleased
Joe Lovano tenor sax; Bill Frisell guitar; Paul Motian drums; Billy Drewes? Jim Pepper?



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 17th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM


Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano mid-1980's
photo: Cheung Ching Ming

Buzzathon Special: Rehearsal Tapes 1980's


I have an extra special show this week: 
Never-before-heard-publicly rehearsal tapes from the 1980's featuring Paul Motian, Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano. I've got a couple of versions of Five (Bill Evans, composer), Paul playing his composition Lament on the piano in 4 different times, and more. Laughter and chatter will be included.



1985 3-fold brochure

Brochure Giveaway

Donate to WRFR's Buzzathon to support low power community radio. The station would like to move from the converted garage we currently occupy to Lincoln Street Center which is just down the road. The studio will also be upgraded. To encourage donations during Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet, I'll be giving away an original, limited availability 3-fold brochure that Paul had printed around 1985 to the first 12 people who donate during the show. It has a selected discography inside, another photo and a publicity bio. Paul was trying to promote himself as a bandleader. He wrote in the back of his 1981 Band Book: Bill Evan's drummer in the 1960's, Keith Jarrett's drummer in the 1970's, Paul Motian's drummer in the 1980's. 
If you can't make it in to the studio during the show to pick up your brochure, please send a business size SASE to me at : Cindy McGuirl PO Box 163 Thomaston, ME 04861 and I will mail it to you. You can donate online or by dropping a check off at the studio: 
WRFR 20 Gay St. Rockand, ME 04841.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Buzzathon

The Community Radio Station that brings you Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet is having a fundraiser. We hope to raise $9930. to help facilitate a move to a new, upgraded studio. We'll still be in Rockland and we'll still be an all volunteer station. Any amount is appreciated. You can donate online here. For your information, "The Old School" is the license holder for the station.
I have a very special show this week- Rehearsal Tapes. I'll post more details later.

The All Volunteer DJs of WRFR

Friday, October 10, 2014

10_10_14 Set List


Souren Baronian, Onnik Dinkjian, Paul Motian
photo: Kenn Duncan courtesty AGBU


Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Souren Baronian



Souren Baronian's book: 

Escalator Over the Hill …And It’s Again
(Carla Bley/ Paul Haines)

1971 JCOA Records including Souren Baronian clarinet; Paul Motian drums
Desert Winds Rayhana
(Souren Baronian)
2002 Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, dudook, kaval, soprano sax, riq, voice; Haig Manoukian oud; Cornelia Kraft dumbek, bendir, vocals
Continuity Background Music
(Warne Marsh)
1985
rec. 1964
Jazz Records Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Sonny Dallas bass; Nick Stabulas drums
Ocean Algae Dudook Taksim/Desert Wind
(Souren Baronian)
2002 Carlee Records Souren Baronian dudook; Haig Manoukian oud; Steve Knight electric bass; Lee Baronian dumbek; Mal Stein drums/percusission
Continuity Subconcious Lee
(Lee Konitz)
1985
rec. 1964
Jazz Records Lennie Tristano piano; Warne Marsh tenor sax; Lee Konitz alto sax; Sonny Dallas bass; Nick Stabulas drums
Branching Out Rooster
(Souren Baronian)
2012 Souren Baronian Souren Baronian baritone sax; Mal Stein percussion, keyboards
2nd Hour
Positively Armenian 2 New Dawn (Nohr Ike)
(Souren Baronian/ Armen Donelian)

1987 AGBU Souren Baronian saxophone; Barry Danielian flugelhorn; Armen Donelian piano; Ralph Hamparian bass; Paul Motian drums
Warne Marsh It’s Alright With Me
(Cole Porter) 

1958 Atlantic Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul
Chambers bass; Ronnie ball piano: Philly Joe Jones
drums
Near East Far West 11th Hour 
(Souren Baronian)
2014
rec 1998
Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, sax, riq; Lise Liepman santouri, vocal; Haig Manoukian oud; George Chittenden clarinet, sax; Polly Tapia Ferber dumbek, bendir; Dan Auvil tupan, defi
Lennie Tristano Becoming
(Lennie Tristano)
rec. 1958 Fabri Editori
Italy
orig. Atlantic
Lennie Tristano piano
Taksim
Live Montreal Jazz Festival
2004
Kavala
(Souren Baronian)
2004 homemade CD Souren Baronian dudook; Haig Manoukian oud; Paul Brown bass; Lee Baronian dumbek; Mal Stein drums/percusission
Transition
Live in Switzerland
Sevan/Siro Yerk
(Souren Baronian)
1991 Carlee Records Souren Baronian g-clarinet, soprano sax, percussion; Haig Manoukian oud; Cornelia Kraft dumbek, vocals

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 10th WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

photo: Ken Duncan courtesy AGBU






Paul Motian playing Armenian music? I'll be featuring Paul's friend Souren Baronian this week- player and composer of World Music that blends Middle Eastern and Jazz. He studied with Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh, he played on Escalator Over the Hill, he hired Paul for many dance and Armenian gigs over the years. Check it out this Friday.

Friday, October 3, 2014

10_03_14 Set List

Uncle Paul's Jazz Closet
Theme:
Mark Turner & Warne Marsh


Larry Grenadier, Paul Motian, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Rava, Mark Turner
photo: Claire Stefani courtesy ECM Records
Lathe Of Heaven
Lathe of Heaven
(Mark Turner)

2014
ECM
Mark Turner tenor sax; Avishai Cohen trumpet; Joe Martin double bass; Marcus Gilmore drums
Jazz of Two Cities
Dixie’s Dilemma
(Warne Marsh)

1959
Imperial
Warne Marsh, Ted Brown tenor sax; Ben Tucker bass; Ronnie Ball piano; Jeff Morton drums
Lathe Of Heaven
The Edenist
(Mark Turner)

2014
ECM
Mark Turner tenor sax; Avishai Cohen trumpet; Joe Martin double bass; Marcus Gilmore drums
New York Days
Lulu
(Enrico Rava)
2008
ECM
Enrico Rava trumpet; Mark Turner tenor sax; Larry Grenadier double bass; Paul Motian drums; Stefano Bollani piano
Jazz of Two Cities
Ear Conditioning
(R. Ball)

1959
Imperial
Warne Marsh, Ted Brown tenor sax; Ben Tucker bass; Ronnie Ball piano; Jeff Morton drums
New York Days
Outsider
(Enrico Rava)
2008
ECM
Enrico Rava trumpet; Mark Turner tenor sax; Larry Grenadier double bass; Paul Motian drums; Stefano Bollani piano
Warne Marsh
My Melancholy Baby
(Burnett/Norton/Watson)) 

1958
Atlantic
Warne Marsh tenor sax; Paul
Chambers bass; Paul Motian
drums
2nd Hour
This Just In
This Just In
(G. Hekselman)

2013
Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi
Gilad Hekselman guitar; Joe Martin bass, Mark Turner tenor sax; Marcus Gilmore drums
Lathe Of Heaven
Year of the Rabbit
(Mark Turner)

2014
ECM
Mark Turner tenor sax; Avishai Cohen trumpet; Joe Martin double bass; Marcus Gilmore drums
Joy In Spite of Everything
Alobar e Kudra
(Stefano Bollani)

2014
ECM
Jesper Bodilsen double bass; Morten Lund drums; Stefano Bollani piano
Tati
Gang of 5
(Paul Motian)

2004
ECM
Enrico Rava trumpet; Paul Motian drums; Stefano Bollani piano
New York Days
Improvisation I
(Rava, Bollani, Turner,
Grenadier, Motian)
2008
ECM
Enrico Rava trumpet; Mark Turner tenor sax; Larry Grenadier double bass; Paul Motian drums; Stefano Bollani piano
Escalator Over the Hill
Dr. Why 
Slow Dance Smalltown Agonist
(Carla Bley/ Paul Haines)

1971
JCOA Records
Orchestra including Enrico Rava & Paul Motian
New York Days
Blancasnow
(Enrico Rava)
2008
ECM
Enrico Rava trumpet; Mark Turner tenor sax; Larry Grenadier double bass; Paul Motian drums; Stefano Bollani piano
This Just In
Newsflash #1
(G. Hekselman)

2013
Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi
Gilad Hekselman guitar; Joe Martin bass, Mark Turner tenor sax; Marcus Gilmore drums

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 3rd WRFR Radio Show 9am-11am 93.3FM

Mark Turner, David Virelles, Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard 2011
photo: John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com
Recently, I found an old Warne Marsh LP at a flea market and received the new Mark Turner CD from ECM. I'll be weaving it together for you this week where I'll be aiming to end up at Escalator Over the Hill (which will also be the beginning of the following week's show). Confused? Just listen.