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April 3, 2012 Options
Beam us up, Scotty
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat, pt. 1   Options b/w Cold Sweat, pt. 2
(King 1967)

Scott LaFaro  Blackeyed Peas   Options The Legendary Scott LaFaro
(Audio Fidelity 1957)
Tony Scott  Remembrance of Art Tatum   Options Sung Heroes
(Sunnyside 1958)
John Lewis  Variant on a Theme of John Lewis:
Variant I   Options
Jazz Abstractions
(Atlantic 1960)
Ornette Coleman  The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro   Options The Art of the Improvisers
(Atlantic 1961)

Talkover Music:
Jack Costanzo 
Bajo Numero Uno   Options Latin Fever
(Liberty 1958)

Bill Evans interviewed by George Klabin  On the subject of Scott LaFaro   Options Pieces of Jade
(Resonance 1966)
Bill Evans/Scott LaFaro  In rehearsal   Options Pieces of Jade
(Resonance 1961)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 1960s)

Listener comments!

  Tue. 4/3/12 5:45pm glenn:

aren't we in the post modern phase of jazz by now?
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 5:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Coming around the far post-modern and heading for home.
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:54pm glenn:

it's beeeeeeeeeetlebaum.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 5:54pm Doug Schulkind:

The quote gracing tonight's playlist was something Scotty wrote in a friend's high school yearbook in 1954.
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:56pm ndbob:

evening Doug, Glenn, everyone
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello and good evening, ndbob!
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:58pm glenn:

well,i'm not a big jazz guy, and i admit i've never heard of mr. lafaro.
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:58pm listener james from jarlsberg:

howdy all! dinner with doug commences in mere minutes.
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:59pm ndbob:

I haven't either actually.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

You are the Wiz of Cheese, Listener James. (But not the whiz.)
  Tue. 4/3/12 5:59pm ken:

i think mr. blanton and mr. pastortorious must be logging in now.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:00pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Doug and all the listeners.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:01pm Doug Schulkind:

You are ON it, Ken! Hola Richard!
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:05pm ken:

NHOP, I hope you're tuning in!!!!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

NHØP!
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:06pm ken:

Mr. Peacock too...
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

This piece features the woodwind maestro Tony Scott on piano.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:09pm ken:

LaFaro's tone is so singing! I never really heard it like this...so full...
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:10pm Hugo:

Forward the bass!
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:12pm Mike East:

Hey glenn - thanks for the link on BT's playlist. Looks like it is probably a 1968 B45 12 string.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:12pm marcury:

All Hail Scotty, the Lafaroist Cat out there
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:13pm glenn:

the gibson website is a wonderful thing, i gotta say.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

All hail Marcury!

This is Jim Hall on guitar here.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:16pm glenn:

hah. clay's playing kiss over on the mothership.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:20pm marcury:

Can I Get a Hallelujah!!!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

You can get one helluva lujah.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Coming up, a rather astonishing document: A 22-minute rehearsal tape exposing the innerworkings of Bill Evans and Scott LaFaro who were preparing for the recording session that would produce "Sunday at the Village Vanguard." It was recorded 10 days before LaFaro died.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:38pm marcury:

motian hard t I've always though it was more like motion
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

I heard Evans say MO-tee-un, too, but all accounts extant indicate that Motian himself pronounced his name MO-shun.
  Tue. 4/3/12 6:53pm listener james from jarlsberg:

no hint in the world while he was playing that he'd be gone in 10 days and that this recording would be all the more vital as a document.
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

This tape (and the interview as well) remained unheard since the early/mid '60s. George Klabin, the fellow doing the interview, runs a small label, Resonance Records, and he released these two vital documents on "Pieces of Jade."
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

----PROGRAMMING NOTE----
At about 6:07, I am going to fade this tape down though it will have several more minutes to go. The reason for this is the archive for tonight's broadcast will cut off at 6:09. Once I finish the show, I will come back on and play the rest of the rehearsal tape.
  Tue. 4/3/12 7:01pm ndbob:

sounds good Doug
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 7:02pm Doug Schulkind:

If I hadn't blabbered so much earlier, it would've all fit. Oh well.
  Tue. 4/3/12 7:08pm listener james from jarlsberg:

i'm in for the last 5 min too. thanks for celebrating scott's birthday with us all, doug!
Avatar Tue. 4/3/12 7:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Hearing LaFaro SINGING here is almost unbearably poignant.
  Tue. 4/3/12 7:14pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
  Wed. 4/4/12 9:25am Brain in KU:

After listening to 'In rehearsal' & the closing theme cuts in, it was like waking from a reverie.
Never heard Bill Evans talk, do not remember any words when we saw him.
  Wed. 4/4/12 3:07pm Van in DC:

Time for me to GTDS.
  Wed. 4/4/12 3:14pm Doug S.:

This show goes nicely with a double espresso, Van.
  Wed. 4/4/12 3:38pm Van in DC:

This show would go nicely with pretty much anything. Loving it! Sounding wonderful, and I didn't know of Scott, either.

Belated thanks for the joy this is bringing me! :)
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