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June 12, 2015 Options
Ornette forever
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Ornette Coleman  Una Muy Bonita   Options Change of the Century
(Atlantic 1959)
Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman  The Golden Number   Options The Golden Number
(Horizon 1976)
Don Cherry  Ornette's Influence   Options Pharoah Sanders: In the Beginning: 1963-1964
(ESP )
Ornette Coleman  The Sphinx   Options Something Else!!!!
(Contemporary 1958)

Talkover Music:
Ornette Coleman 
Part I   Options Chappaqua Suite
(Columbia 1965)

John Lewis  Abstraction   Options Jazz Abstractions
(Atlantic 1960)
Ornette Coleman Trio  Sadness   Options Live at Tivoli '65
(Magnetic 1965)
Ornette Coleman  The Empty Foxhole   Options Faithful
(Blue Note 1966)
Ornette Coleman  Buddha Blues   Options The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman
(Passport 1968)
Ornette Coleman  Trouble in the East   Options Crisis
(Impulse! 1969)

Talkover Music:
Ornette Coleman 
Part II   Options Chappaqua Suite
(Columbia 1965)

Ornette Coleman  Free Jazz   Options Free Jazz
(Atlantic 1960)

Talkover Music:
Ornette Coleman 
Part III   Options Chappaqua Suite
(Columbia 1965)

Ornette Coleman  The Artist in America   Options Skies of America
(Columbia 1972)
Ornette Coleman & Charlie Haden  Human Being   Options Soapsuds, Soapsuds
(Artists House 1977)
Ornette Coleman  Good Girl Blues   Options The Complete Science Fiction Sessions
(Columbia 1972)
Ornette Coleman  Friends and Neighbors   Options Friends and Neighbors: Ornette Live at Prince Street
(Flying Dutchman 1970)
Lou Reed (w/Ornette Coleman)  Guilty   Options The Raven
(Sire 2003)
Joe Henry (w/Ornette Coleman)  Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation   Options Scar
(Mammoth 2000)

Talkover Music:
Ornette Coleman 
Part IV   Options Chappaqua Suite
(Columbia 1965)

Ornette Coleman  Song X   Options Sound Grammar
(Sound Grammar 2005)
Ornette Coleman  Man on the Moon   Options b/w Growing Up
(Impulse! 1969)
Ornette Coleman  Voice Poetry   Options Body Meta
(Artists House 1978)
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time  What Is the Name of That Song   Options Of Human Feelings
(Antilles 1979)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker  
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:29am listener james from westwood:

No YOU'RE chair-dancing to Calexico's "Alone Again Or" cover on the stream.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:33am Doug Schulkind:

I would someday like to listen to Calexico in Calexico. That would be something.
  Fri. 6/12/15 8:44am MrC:

I saw Ornette in Phila. right after Empty Foxhole. He played violin and trumpet. Not my favorite.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:48am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning, Reverend Dr. MrC! Trumpet and violin shall be served in today's banquet. It will be delicious.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 8:49am duke:

Ornette. Giants once walked among us.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:51am Doug Schulkind:

@duke
Giants still here but floating.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:51am listener james from westwood:

Doug, I feel like Calexico and The Lost Patrol on the same bill would be glorious.
Still shaking my head over folks in my circle of friends who said they had no idea who Ornette Coleman was when I mentioned his passing in an email. Everyone is new to someone, and nobody's into everything, but still.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:54am Doug Schulkind:

With every new Ornette listener, the world is made better.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:56am Jeff Golick:

[deep breath]
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:57am Doug Schulkind:

Deeper, Jeff Golick. Deeper.
  Fri. 6/12/15 8:57am MrC:

What did Coltrane think of Ornette's approach?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 8:58am AndrewC.:

xkcd.com...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:59am Doug Schulkind:

Coltrane said that the one time he stood on the bandstand with Ornette was one of the most intense experiences of his life. I will try to find the quote.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:59am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 8:59am Doug Schulkind:

Helloooo, AndrewC!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:00am Doug Schulkind:

Welcome, ndbob!
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 9:00am duke:

@MrC Mr. Coleman’s music had such force that even Coltrane said in 1961 that the 12 minutes he had spent on stage with Coleman amounted to “the most intense moment of my life.”
www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:01am Doug Schulkind:

Thank you, duke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:01am AndrewC.:

I got Coleman's complete Atlantic recordings out of the library, and snuck it onto the computer. Not sure I've listened to all those tracks yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:01am Uncle Michael:

Good morning.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:02am Doug Schulkind:

Many wonderful previously unreleased gems in that Atlantic box, AndrewC. You will hear some on today's program.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 9:03am hyde:

yay, alone in the office for once so I can catch the tribute show. Tho I fell asleep with the KCR thing on last night, so I'm already on about my 11th straight hour of Ornette. Pretty sure I can take some more, though.
  Fri. 6/12/15 9:04am Gina K:

Hey all, I knew that I could go here today and share some of the sonic love for Ornette
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:04am Stanley:

I don't know about the drummer but give the sax player something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:07am annie:

popped in to say hi, then back out for more work...i sure wish i could find that poem... my radio has been floating between all the musical offerings.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:08am Doug Schulkind:

Hello dear hyde, Gina K, Stanley and annie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:08am Brian in UK:

Hello Doug.

The obit writers are having a field day/week.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:09am Doug Schulkind:

Life is for the living, Brian in UK, and, sadly, for the obit writers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:10am Webhamster Henry:

This gif probably will fit everything played in the next three hours!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

@Webhamster Henry
The gif is my solo on today's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:13am Michael:

Morning Doug. Looking forward to the show and some of your thoughts as well. My first Ornette album was "Skies of America".
  Fri. 6/12/15 9:14am MrC:

I bought Free Jazz my senior year in high school. It was a ferocious mountain that overwhelmed me. I don't think I've ever listened all the way through. But it does feature one of my favorite album jackets. Change of the century indeed.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:15am Doug Schulkind:

Wow, Michael, what a gorgeous introduction to Ornette. We shall hear something from Skies today. Wish I could just play the entire thing.

@MrC
I will be airing the entire Free Jazz on today's show. There was simply no way I couldn't.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:18am Doug Schulkind:

Charlie and Ornette, reunited, and it feels so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:23am doctorjazz:

Good morning...love the gif. So sad to hear of his passing. Free Jazz (the album) is one of the funkiest early "out" records released...at least, until Dancing in your Head. Great to hear all this incredible/influential music. (I guess the answer to what Trane thought of OC was the track his music took later in his career).
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:23am d¢ pät:

Hello. Andy of the Ex posted a nice little piece on FB this morning about how Ornette Coleman's Science Fiction changed his life. He never says anything in his posts but felt moved to actually write a paragraph about the man that made him abandon his "indie" records.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 9:24am holland oats:

drumma / peoples / golden circles
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:24am Jeff Golick:

Re being intro'd to Ornette's music, I remember thinking that, for a reviled revolutionary, his stuff is SO BEAUTIFUL! (Might be a case of the more one knows about [how to play] music, the more one is put off by OC's approach [see: Jimmy Garrison], but I know next-to-nothing, fortunately.)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:25am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, doctorjazz. Wanna read that, d¢ pät. Hugs and kisses, holland oats. Speak truth to power, Jeff Golick.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 9:28am hyde:

there are so many of the Ornette records that I love, but I think Body Meta is the one that means the most to me. I bought that LP about when it came out at Strawberries when I was 15 or 16, and that thing just blew me away. I can hear Voice Poetry in my head right now just thinking about it
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:29am Doug Schulkind:

Voice Poetry coming up, hyde. Because of course it is.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:30am glenn:

spontanooity?
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:30am Jeff Golick:

Love this Don!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:31am Doug Schulkind:

Yes, glenn, only certain higher orders of being can achoove it.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:33am Jeff Golick:

From an Ethan Iverson post re Ornette, after sitting with him for an afternoon: "I asked Ornette about Haden, and he said that Charlie had the biggest ears. When we talked about Don Cherry, Ornette began nearly weeping, saying that Don understood him better than anybody, and how much he missed him."
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:34am Jeff Golick:

link: dothemath.typepad.com...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:35am jill:

good morning all and thanks for the tribute. My good friend had this encounter with Ornette: The first time I met him was in San Francisco in the 60s. I'd been hearing his trio with David Izenon and Charles Moffat at the Jazz Workshop every night. I went up to an ice cream shop at Columbus and Broadway and he was there, dressed in a suit of blue pajama material. I'd eaten some peyote so I was seeing red, yellow and green rainbows coming out of his hair. We talked and finally I apologized and said "I ate some peyote Ornette, so I cant understand what we're talking about" He smiled and laughed and said "You don't always need to understand what you're talking about or what music is coming out of your horn . It's often better when you don't...it gets the mind out of the way "
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:38am Cecile:

Ornette: he carried giants on his back.
I'm glad to be hearing this
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:38am listener james from westwood:

Wise words, jill, and excellent story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:40am Cecile:

wonderful stories, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:40am AndrewC.:

Don't forget Scott McDowell's Lonely Woman marathon in the Long Rally archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:41am dave:

Great quote, Jill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:42am Cecile:

dancing in your head was my gateway to Ornette.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:43am Jeff Golick:

great photo here: twitter.com...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:43am bgporter:

hey, my WFMU account still works!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:44am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings Cecile, dave and bgporter!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:45am jill:

and a follow up to that story is that my same friend ran into him 20 years later on Prince Street and Ornette said "Hey how ya' doing, ice cream?"
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:45am Doug Schulkind:

And warmest hellos to you, Jill, and to your young Ornette accompanist. (Feel free to share the link to the video, if you like.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:46am Uncle Michael:

Is "Abstraction" a variation on "Give Me the Simple Life?"
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:48am Doug Schulkind:

Would not be surprised, Uncle Michael.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:50am Jeff Golick:

I rather love this trio.
  Fri. 6/12/15 9:50am Maricôt:

Gorgeous song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 9:50am Uncle Michael:

I heard familiar melodic themes in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:51am Cecile:

I never understood why Ornette's stuff was considered so out there. But then again I came over from punk and funk. I always felt it was warm and accessible.
  Fri. 6/12/15 9:52am Listener Gregory:

Beauty is a rare thing.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:52am bgporter:

I've been happy the last few days to remember that the first 'real' concert I ever took my son to was Ornette when he was touring with the Sound Grammar band. Maybe not fair to do to a 9 year old on a school night.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:52am Jeff Golick:

And from a purely selfish, prideful Tribe POV (a la Sandy Koufax), I'll add that Izenon is surely in the Jewish Jazz HOF.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:53am Doug Schulkind:

I have a theory, Cecile. Not why it was so out there, but why it was spoken of as so "out there." Will try to articulate it in my next mic break.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:53am Jeff Golick:

(It's a small HOF.)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:54am Doug Schulkind:

You're a good daddy, bgporter.

@Jeff Golick
Surely, Ornette is an honorary member?!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:54am bgporter:

Same thing w Dolphy's Out to Lunch. Sounds like a nice mainstream 60's record to me (easy to say with ears planted in 2015)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:55am Cecile:

yes, I'd like to hear your theory. I have some friends I like and respect, and who have broad tastes still say things like "he just plays noise".
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:56am Jeff Golick:

Ornette is on the board, Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 9:56am Cecile:

what's interesting to me, bgp, is how angular it is for a bop record. Very pointy
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:57am Van in DC:

Hi Doug, thought there might be some Ornette Coleman today, wanted to be sure to stop in
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

So glad you did, Van in DC! There's always a comfy cushion here for you to perch upon!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:03am Doug Schulkind:

Ornette playing a shennai here is a nice forshadowing of his playing with the Master Musicians of Joujouka give years later.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:04am Jeff Golick:

Is this Dewey on shenai? --- uh, cancel that.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:05am Doug Schulkind:

Ornette Coleman (shanai) Charlie Haden, David Izenzon (bass) Ed Blackwell (drums)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:06am Doug Schulkind:

Dewey Redman will make an appearance on our next selection, Jeff Golick!
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:06am hyde:

@Cecile I've always felt that Ornette's music was a lot like Godard's Breathless in this way. At the time it came out what was happening was really shocking and radical, but over the years a lot of the techniques and feel got assimilated into more mainstream work, and so now it all seems a lot more tame.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:08am Doug Schulkind:

@hyde @cecile
I feel that way about John Coltrane's Live in Seattle recordings. It all sounded like unmitigated wailing in first and tenth listens. Now it just sounds beautiful. (OK, it is still unmitigated wailing, but beautiful wailing.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:09am Cecile:

I don't think it's all that tame, it's just like it was billed like it was a lot more scary than it was.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:11am hyde:

@Doug. I'm certainly all for unmitigated wailing. Save the wails.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:11am Andrew Waterloo:

Kinda like how Trout Mask Replica slowly dissolves from WTF into groovy as hell.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:11am Doug Schulkind:

In the next "set," I am going to play the entire 37-minute recording of Free Jazz. I have virtual pink carnations for the boutonnieres of all who stick with it.
  Fri. 6/12/15 10:12am MrC:

Uh oh..
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:13am George from Bristol UK:

George from Bristol UK is now back from his 3 week trip to 1) Brooklyn (and the Dream House) and 2) North West Iceland. 1) 24 hour city. 2) 24 hours of daylight. A brilliant vacation combination ! I will be listening to my old LP copy of Dancing in Your Head after the show (unless you play it all). Listening to the drummer and overdubbed percussionists (inc. Ornette), I always think of Beast from Sesame Street. Don't forget the two guitarists; wow.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:13am Doug Schulkind:

Yoohoo, Andrew Waterloo!

WTF > Groovy as hell

LIKE!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:14am Doug Schulkind:

Welcome home, George from Bristol UK! Sadly and shockingly, I won't be playing anything from Dancing in Your Head on today's show. It is my biggest regret (so far) about the choices I've made. So hard to slim it down to three hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 10:15am Uncle Michael:

GAH
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:15am Alex In Illinois:

I have been listening to this show the whole time but been just to busy post anything. I remember buying an Ornette Coleman 2 record set back in 1987. One record was with an ensemble having 2 drummers and 2 basses, and recorded in some dome in Atlanta's Peachtree Plaza. The other was of a smaller ensemble. I know Don Cherry was on at least one of them. I still have it in my vinyl stash in the garage, but I don't have a working phonograph.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:16am Andrew Waterloo:

My first Ornette and one of my first jazz albums was the first disk of Live in Stockholm.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:16am George from Bristol UK:

So any Bristol UK listeners can come round to my place this evening and listen to my LP of Dancing in Your Head. BS7
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:17am hyde:

@Alex that LP is In All Languages, one disk is the Quartet and one is Prime Time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:18am Stanley:

Yeah! I love freeform, avant garde, contemporary jazz.
NOW JAZZ!
  Fri. 6/12/15 10:25am Nils:

Copenhagen pronounced Co-pen-hay-gun not Co-pen-haa-gen. It's not a flavor of ice cream.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:25am Alex In Illinois:

@Hyde: That's right! That's the one!
  Fri. 6/12/15 10:27am mike cooper:

We were discussing the difficulty some people seemed to have had with Ornettes music and how some 'jazzers' even now seem to still have with it -- listen up !!!!!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:27am Doug Schulkind:

Sorry if I offended you, Nils. Please feel free to correct anything else that comes up!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:28am Doug Schulkind:

@George in Bristol, UK
Feel free to provide a link where you can be heard!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:28am George from Bristol UK:

Maybe I have no difficulty because I am not a jazzer. I came from psychedelic music and contemporary classical music.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:29am George from Bristol UK:

Doug, how do I provide a link ?
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:33am hyde:

I always liked the way that when this record came out, Downbeat magazine (is that still a thing? I have not thought of it in years) did a double review of it--one with five stars, one with none.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:34am d¢ pät:

except Nils is wrong. It's a city not a weapon that produces straw.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:34am Doug Schulkind:

Dolphy's bass clarinet sounds like so many happy geese to me.

@hyde
I do believe Downbeat still has a heartbeat. I always hated the Blindfold Test with a passion.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:35am Jeff Golick:

That's crazy, @hyde.

For all of the hoo-hah surrounding this, there is still demonstrably a form, solos, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:37am Jesse K:

Latecomer with the latecomer comment. Hi Doug and drummers!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:38am Doug Schulkind:

Jesse "Field Service Technician" K!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:39am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for having my back, d¢ pät.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:39am hyde:

heh, I had forgotten about the blindfold test. It does look like Downbeat still publishes, which is amazing. That rag was really useful to me in the late 70's-early 80's when I didn't know anything. Pointed me to a lot of good stuff.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:41am Doug Schulkind:

I was a devoted Downbeat devourer up to about age 16. Then I discovered Val Wilmer's book As Serious as Your Life, and everything changed for me regarding reading writing about the music and musicians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:46am doctorjazz:

I always thought this was the most tuneful and swinging piece, Ornette always SANG (well, maybe not on violin...)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:47am Doug Schulkind:

Today, this sounds like your everyday Art Ensemble of Chicago number. What the hell was so scary?!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:48am Evan in NC:

Greetings, all! I was so sad when I heard the news last night, but my consolation was the knowledge that I'd have one hell of a GTDS to look forward to.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

Hey, all North Carolina listeners. Looks like I might be barreling though your state in early/mid July.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:51am Doug Schulkind:

But now let me more formally say, HELLO Evan in NC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:51am thedunkel:

www.openculture.com...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:52am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, thedunkel!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:52am Shaun:

Afternoon/morning Doug and everyone.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:52am Evan in NC:

Come by my porch and sit a spell. I'll make sure the lemonade's iced.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:53am Doug Schulkind:

Charlie Haden/Scott La Faro duet alert!!!!

Charlie Haden/Scott La Faro duet alert!!!!

Charlie Haden/Scott La Faro duet alert!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 10:53am northguineahills:

I've always have just called it København. Although pronouncing Danish is a hell of a lot different then Norwegian or Swedish.
  Fri. 6/12/15 10:54am MarieD:

Love that gif--kind of poetic.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:55am Doug Schulkind:

Always great to see (read) you, northguineahills!

Thanks @MarieD. I'm rather pleased with it.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:56am Doug Schulkind:

I did a Scott La Faro special a while back and completely forgot about this twin-bass passage in Free Jazz. Not sure I would have played just an excerpt, but still, wished I had remembered this back then.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:57am hyde:

poor Scot La Faro. He got cut down right as he was really hitting it.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 10:58am Doug Schulkind:

@hyde
At least he can finally play with Ornette (and Charlie and Ed and Billy and Dewey and Don) again.
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 10:58am hyde:

@Doug damn, I missed the La Faro tribute show. I'm going to have to listen to that via the archives.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:00am Doug Schulkind:

@hyde
Here is/was that Scott La Faro show: wfmu.org...

Interestingly, I played a track from John Lewis' "Jazz Abstractions" on that show, too!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:02am d¢ pät:

Guess I'm not getting a pink flower. Gotta duck out. THanks Drummer!!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:03am Van in DC:

PLAY IT AGAIN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 11:05am Uncle Michael:

We grow. I think of the first time I heard the Contortions...and hearing it now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:08am Santos L Halper:

@Van & Doug: First Take is only 17 min or so; you can play that next week : )
Beauteous sounds today Doug
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:08am Doug Schulkind:

Oh hell, d¢ pät, here's a fistful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:09am doctorjazz:

Someone just reminded me on OCs version of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman...you wouldn't have that on the list, would you?
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:11am Dean:

Song X was probably the first Ornette record qua Ornette record I heard. I knew, but didn't much like, Metheny's popular ECM stuff, so Song X was a shocker in more respects than one. Learned about it from a grad school buddy who turned me on to Braxton, World Saxophone Quartet, Morton Feldman... Formative musical years for me.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:11am Doug Schulkind:

@doctorjazz
It came down to Mary Hartman, and this track, Human Being, from Soapsuds Soapsuds. Nice timing, Sir!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:14am Doug Schulkind:

@Dean
The tune Song X is coming up, but not from the duet LP with Pat Metheny. Good morning!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:16am Evan in NC:

this is lovely
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:17am Doug Schulkind:

Just saying a loud and loving THANK YOU to Uncle Michael who is cool with me running over into his time today. Maybe about 10 minutes or so. I will try to keep my yakking to a minimum.
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:17am Dean:

Nice. Haden, DeJohnette, and Denardo also appear on the Metheny record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:17am doctorjazz:

Human Being is doing it just fine, thanks!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:19am Van in DC:

Gots to go, thanks for this tribute show Doug. I'll circle back on archive for parts missed. Have a great weekend everyone.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:20am Doug Schulkind:

Cheers to you, Van!

Webster Armstrong singing here.
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:21am Listener Gregory:

Listening to the compilation of Ornette's Atlantic recordings last night. One incredible thing is that there were cuts that were not released on the initial albums and that didn't come out for a decade THAT ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE RELEASED TRACKS (e.g., "Just For You"). The album The Art of the Improvisers is made up of such rejected cuts, and it is one of my favorite albums. That says something.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:22am Doug Schulkind:

Yes yes yes, Listener Gregory. So many fantastic unreleased cuts in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:24am doctorjazz:

I work out of 3 rooms, bounce back and forth, have you on in the main one, WKCR in the other 2 (can't connect to the internet for music there), pretty cool soundtrack!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:26am Doug Schulkind:

Bless WKCR. Especially at times like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:27am thedunkel:

guilty! what did I say?!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:27am Doug Schulkind:

Locking you up in a cell of love, thedunkel.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:29am Doug Schulkind:

You can hear four different takes of this track over at LouReed.com: www.loureed.com...
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 11:30am holland oats:

did not remember these twains meeting
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:33am Jessie:

Wow I have to say I thought I knew what Ornette sounded like -- as various as that was -- but I had no idea he was part of anything like this. It's like I've seen a ghost.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:33am Doug Schulkind:

This Joe Henry number from 2000 is the final listing in this definitive Ornette discography. (The Lou Reed recording from 2003 isn't listed.)

www.jazzdisco.org...
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:34am Doug Schulkind:

Let's hear it for ghosts, Jessie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 11:34am Uncle Michael:

What a great show today, Doug.

If anyone can still stomach my silliness, I'll be in the next room at the top of the hour. It'll be a little like the time I tried to enjoy Red Grooms after being overwhelmed by Jonathon Borofsky, back in '86.

wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:34am JtotheK:

Trying to remember what album introduced me to Ornette Coleman...This Is Our Music, maybe? 15 years ago ish...
I hadn't heard the Free Jazz LP until today. Thanks for spinning it!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:35am Doug Schulkind:

I fucking LOVED that Borofsky show, Uncle Michael. I still dream about all those numbers.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:35am Evan in NC:

If I remember correctly, the liner notes on this record (where they "thank" the record companies of the contributors), it credits Ornette's contribution as "by the grace of God"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:36am dave:

Thanks, Doug for the excellent compilation today!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:36am Flash Strap:

Hey Doug. This has been so great
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:37am Evan in NC:

secure the rights to all this stuff and release this show on vinyl, please
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 11:38am hyde:

btw, Chappaqua Suite as bed music for the day was a right solid choice
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:41am Dean:

Sound Grammar isn't on that jazzdisco discography, either.

On a tangent, I recently picked up Cooper-Moore's Triptych Myth on AUM Fidelity. Wow.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:43am Shaun:

13 Prince St. 2015 www.yelp.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 11:45am Uncle Michael:

I saw the Borofsky at the Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles. The six-foot tall exhibition poster is in my studio, framed. After being reduced to insignificance by the magnitude of his commitment to his art, I wandered over to the Grooms show, which on that day just seemed silly. I wasn't in the mood for lightheartedness at that moment. I did a U-turn and left the museum.
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:45am MrC:

"Furious Cool" Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him. David and Joe Henry
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:46am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, dave! HEY, Flash Strap! I'm pleased with the choice, hyde. That is a mindblower, Dean! That is stomach-turning, Shaun (and hello!)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:46am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for confirming what I thought I saw, MrC!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:48am Shaun:

No, reckon it was 131. [Don't click, Doug] www.corcoran.com...
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:48am MrC:

Electric O? Prime Time..
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:49am Doug Schulkind:

Some electric coming next. Or make that electronic.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:50am Shaun:

Yep. acerecords.co.uk...
  Fri. 6/12/15 11:52am Dean:

Same address in recent years: http://bit.ly/1JOm6N6
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:53am ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 11:55am Uncle Michael:

See you folks shortly.

Thanks for the show, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:55am Doug Schulkind:

Nice detective work, Shaun!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:57am George from Bristol UK:

Who on guitar ?
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

Closing with a Prime Time number, MrC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:57am thedunkel:

another great show - thank you mr. drummer!
Avatar    Fri. 6/12/15 11:58am hyde:

yay, VOICE POETRY! so so so good. thanks Doug (and Uncle Michael, for letting this one chew up a bit of your show)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:58am Jeff Golick:

Bern Nix...and...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 11:58am northguineahills:

Wow! Thanks Doug for this very necessary tribute!
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Uncle Michael's Borofskyesque playland of sound HINKY DINKY TIME is next on the Drummer Stream. Just as soon as I finish my deal.

Get Uncle Michael to talk about his turtles!

Playlist here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 11:59am Brian in UK:

Had to do some domestics so the archives. That Joe Henry is an odd one but good.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:00pm Jeff Golick:

...Charles Ellerbee, @George from Bristol UK.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick:

Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix (guitar) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) Ronald Shannon Jackson (drums)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 12:00pm Jesse K:

Thanks for this show Doug, it really helped this morning
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Oops, missed your original query above, George in Bristol, UK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:02pm Brian in UK:

George are you still in NY?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:04pm Brian in UK:

Doug, the rain dance worked over here. Heavens tears.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:05pm Jeff Golick:

If tomorrow is the question, then this was the answer, Doug. Thanks so much.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:05pm Doug Schulkind:

I am still completely stunned that I won't be playing Lonely Woman on today's show. It is, for me, without question, the pinnacle of Ornette-ness. And also "Ramblin'." For those hoping to hear them, I apologize (and I apologize to myself).

There will be more Ornette love on the Drummer Stream. D:O Radio will be spinning Ornette Coleman records this coming Wednesday, June 17, 9-noon. And Kurt Gottschalk will be playing even more the following Wednesday as he fills in for D:O Radio.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

Can't even fathom the winnowing process that you used to pick these 3-ish glowing hours of Coleman. Thanks most kindly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:06pm Brian in UK:

Steinski?
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:06pm George from Bristol UK:

Brian in UK. I live in Bristol UK. I visit Brooklyn a couple of times a year to buy records (Downtown Music Gallery, Chinatown, Manhattan).
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:07pm Doug Schulkind:

"Now" was the question on the midterm, Jeff Golick.

@Brian in UK
There will be a new Steinski mix on the Drummer Stream. But the date has to change. Will probably be July 14 at 3pm (ET).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:07pm Brian in UK:

George were you over for a LaMonte Young show or am I getting confused?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 12:07pm Artie Haywire:

Joined late (stupid work) but loving the music and fellowship around Ornette's passing. Will circle back on the archive to catch it all.
@Doug: If you're near Raleigh, do give us a shout. Food and drinks shall be your reward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/12/15 12:08pm Michael:

Awesome show Doug - very much appreciated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:08pm Brian in UK:

Doug, We live in Watford, North Carolina. Drop in.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:10pm George from Bristol UK:

yes and no
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/12/15 12:10pm Jeff:

Can you keep going for another five or seven hours? Please?

* This is not to be interpreted as disrespect for any other DJ, just love of what's been going on here.
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:11pm Rich in Washington:

THanks, Doug! Great show!
  Fri. 6/12/15 12:11pm Dean:

Kurt who? (Just kidding.)
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:12pm George from Bristol UK:

Body Meta line up same as Dancing in your Head line up. Thanks.
  Fri. 6/12/15 12:14pm MrC:

Nice Doug
Avatar Fri. 6/12/15 12:17pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff
I would like nothing more.

@Rich in Washington
Hey there, radio brother!

@Artie Haywire
Will definitely be in Chapel Hill and probably Durham. So yeah, Raleigh!
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