WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-01-08

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-6). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

OK! After a long break on account of the holiday season and a sick day (and one show which still hasn’t been posted but will be), Conference of the Birds arises phoenix-like for 2013.

My friends Mark and Noah came by the studio to soak in the jazz ambience, and Noah brought some music to play, so you can thank him for the Mingus, Rahsaan, and Bill Orcutt selections.

My playlist was dominated by my enthusiasm for the great DKV Trio box set Past Present, which I’d just heard about last time a show was posted. I picked up my own copy in December, and for today’s show I played one track from each of the seven discs to celebrate. (Actually, on-air, I screwed up coming out of Noah’s set and repeated one of the tracks I’d already played! But I fudged it around in the archive, a first for me. So much for the historical record, but it’s more interesting than a repeated track. I didn’t bother trying to change my on-air announcement of what was played, so don’t be fooled. What you hear on this after Bill Orcutt is from the Milwaukee 2011 show. It was actually not too hard to paste in the source audio using Audacity. I had to fool around a bit to get the levels to kinda match.)



download program (138MB, 2 hrs 31 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
DKV Trio: “Brown Rice” – DKV plays the music of Don Cherry Sant’Anna Arresi, Sardinia, August 31, 2008 (Not Two)
Fred Anderson Quartet: “Bombay (Children of Cambodia)” – The Milwaukee Tapes Vol. 1 (Atavistic/Unheard Music Series)
DKV Trio: “Chicago, July 15, 2009: Part 2” – Past Present (Not Two)
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers of Chicago, IL: “I See A Man” – Walk On (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Ike & Tina Turner: “Finger Poppin'” – The Best of Loma Records (Warner Archives)
Eddie Floyd: “Knock on Wood” – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Atlantic)
Mighty Elegant: “I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sho Is Funky” – The Westbound Sound of Detroit (Westbound)
The Temptations: “I Can’t Get Next To You” – Puzzle People (Motown)
DKV Trio: “Chicago, December 29, 2010: Part 3” – Past Present (Not Two)
Charles Mingus: “Haitian Fight Song” – The Clown (Atlantic)
Roland Kirk: “No Tonic Pres” – Rip, Rig & Panic (Limelight)
Roland Kirk: “Once in a While” – Rip, Rig & Panic (Limelight)
Bill Orcutt: “The Visible Bosom” – How the Thing Sings (Editions Mego)
DKV Trio: “Milwaukee, December 30, 2010: Part 1” – Past Present (Not Two)
Atomic: “Fifth Circle” – Feet Music (Jazzland)
DKV Trio: “Milwaukee, December 27, 2011: Part 2B” – Past Present (Not Two)
DKV Trio: “Chicago, December 28, 2011: Part 2A” – Past Present (Not Two)
DKV Trio: “Chicago, January 6, 2010 – Set 1, Part 2” – Past Present (Not Two)
Ari Brown: “Meeting Time” – Ultimate Frontier (Delmark)
Dee Alexander: “Live” – Wild is the Wind (Blujazz)
Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias: “Shallow Water Oh Mama” – I’m Back at Carnival Time (Rounder)