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Options October 3, 2017: Getting oriented

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
Continental Subway  Intro   Options      
Bob Seger  East Side Story   Options   1966  0:02:00 ()
Los Destellos  Pasión Oriental   Options   1972  0:04:22 ()
Locomotive  Le train de l’est / La dispute   Options Locomotive  1993  0:08:36 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Skatalites 
Eastern Standard Time   Options Ball Of Fire  1997  0:13:22 ()
Omar Khorshid  Ah Ya Zen   Options Rhythms From The Orient  1974  0:17:37 ()
Kardeş Türküler   De Bila Bêto   Options Doğu  1999  0:21:49 ()
Ghassan Sahhab  Sharqi (My Orient)   Options Sharqi (My Orient)  2017  0:27:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Quadro Nuevo 
Die Reise nach Batumi   Options Grand Voyage  2012  0:37:16 ()
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band   Oriental Mood   Options Egyptian Jazz  196X  0:43:17 ()
Gunesh Ensemble  Восточный Экспресс / Oriental Express   Options Вижу Землю / Looking at the Earth  1984  0:47:59 ()
Plavi Orkestar  Ljubi se istok i zapad   Options Simpatija  1991  0:51:28 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
George Shearing 
East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)   Options   1949  0:55:15 ()
Agushevi Brass Band  Istok - Zapad Koktel   Options Istok - Zapad Koktel  2003  1:04:23 ()
Hank Mobley  East Of The Village   Options The Turnaround!  1965  1:06:47 ()
D.B. Shrier Quartet  East   Options Emerges  1967  1:13:24 ()
Yusef Lateef   Blues For the Orient   Options Eastern Sounds  1961  1:20:59 ()
Balanescu Quartet  East   Options Luminitza  1994  1:26:27 ()
Csókolom  Eastern Comfort   Options Dog Daze  2006  1:30:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
El Ensamble Azul 
Cempazúchitl   Options Waltz para un otoño  2015  1:35:05 ()
Masayuki Takayanagi  Sun in the East   Options Free Form Suite  1972  1:44:54 ()
Oki Dub Ainu Band  East Of Kunashiri   Options Oki Dub Ainu Band  2006  1:54:36 ()
Moğollar  Eastern Love   Options   1968  2:01:52 ()
Sherap Dorjee  Le soleil se lève à l'est   Options L'art du luth tibétain  2002  2:04:25 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Skatalites 
Eastern Standard Time   Options Ball Of Fire  1997  2:08:43 ()
Tom Coakley & His Orchestra with Carl Ravazza   East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)   Options   1935  2:14:51 ()
Het Ramblers Dansorkest  Orient Express   Options   1945  2:18:12 ()
Lil Armstrong and Her Swing Orchestra  Oriental Swing   Options   1938  2:20:55 ()
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five  Oriental Strut   Options   1926  2:23:49 ()
Joseph Solinski  Orientalishe Motive II   Options   1908  2:27:00 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Les Pommes de ma Douche 
Fleur Bleue   Options Gypsy Knights  2006  2:29:58 ()
Stian Carstensen  Oriental Hoedown   Options Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic IV - Accordion Night  2015  2:35:57 ()
Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette  Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West   Options Up for it  2002  2:42:14 ()
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ‎  East St. Louis Toodle-Oo   Options   1927  2:48:55 ()
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ‎  Take the "A" Train   Options   1941/1962  2:52:23 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Got a little Wall smashing noise there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:06pm David D:

Greetings Henry, three hours of all sorts of noise coming your way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:08pm David D:

I could dig around the station here for a jackhammer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 4:08pm doctorjazz:

Hello David and fellow travelers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:10pm David D:

Good afternoon Doc!
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 4:13pm Sem Chumbo:

Hello, and good evening, David, and Continental subwayers. Shredding on the agenda. Good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:19pm David D:

Good evening, Sem, or is it still afternoonish where you are?
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 4:22pm Sem Chumbo:

UTC-4 here, dusk approaching.
  Tue. 10/3/17 4:23pm melinda:

Hi people
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:23pm David D:

Hello Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:34pm Parq:

This is reminding me of a very nice middle eastern restaurant that Mrs. Parq and I enjoyed about a year ago. Strangely enough, the restaurant was in Warsaw, in the shadow of Stalin's reviled Palace of Culture and Science.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:35pm David D:

Parq - that makes perfect sense, bringing a variety of associations with the theme of "East" together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:44pm Webhamster Henry:

I want a qanun because it has leer tuning, which would be useful for my hammered dulcimer purposes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:45pm northguineahills:

Batumi, Georgia, on the west shore of the Black Sea, cultural capital of Adjara? (sorry, just walked in)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:46pm David D:

Henry: I'm intrigued - do tell us more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:49pm David D:

NGH: Welcome - and yes that is indeed the capital of Adjara on the Black Sea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:53pm northguineahills:

yes, solve our qanun-drum Webhamster Henry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:54pm David D:

The Batumi song has something to do with the story of Jason and the Argonauts, by the way. Part of Quadro Nuevo's great voyage, anyhow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 4:55pm Stanley:

Hi David. This 'East' business was probably dreamt up by the British in colonial times. They went east and 'discovered' the East Indies, went west and 'discovered' the West Indies. Japan is in the Far East but logically to an American it would be in the Far West. They sort of placed themselves at the centre of the world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 4:55pm Webhamster Henry:

not leer, lever!(It's not empty!) I should lift my palms up more! A qanun has a lot of strings and is usually played like a zither, but I'd either whack it with hammers or make an autoharp rig for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:02pm Webhamster Henry:

"Sarajevo Dreamin'"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:02pm Little Danny:

Hi David, all! Just tuned in, bummed I missed all of the previous goodness
  Tue. 10/3/17 5:05pm Dean:

The first type of musical Orientalism was the Turkish style, which, according to Jonathan Bellman, "evolved from a sort of battle music played by Turkish military bands outside the walls of Vienna during the siege of that city in 1683." He remarks that few had heard it and virtually no one remembered it, and that "what became understood as Turkish Style was thus almost entirely the product of the European imagination." It clearly gave pleasure, but also a sense of superiority over the Turks.

-- Derek B. Scott, "Orientalism and Musical Style," The Musical Quarterly, v.82, no. 2 (Summer 1998), 309-35
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:05pm David D:

Greetings Stanley, Danny, and Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:10pm David D:

Yes, I have been thinking a lot about the idea of "orient" and "east" all through the week - suffice it to say that it is a messy business and a has a lot to do with people's imaginations and projections but also identities. In other cases, it's just a direction or part of town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:10pm northguineahills:

@Stanley: that used to confuse the hell out of me as a kid. The American TV station in Japan I watched was the Far East Network.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 5:10pm doctorjazz:

Hank Mobley, nice, I approve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 5:11pm doctorjazz:

(Duke Ellington did Far East Suite, would work here...)
Avatar Tue. 10/3/17 5:14pm geezerette:

This show! Always a knockout!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:15pm northguineahills:

The term Orientalism came from the French returning from the Levant after the crusades. After 1453 (the fall of Constantinople) and more so after what Dean referenced (when the Turkish 'menace' was no longer considered an existential threat) all things Turkish were the rage. Even if what they thought was Turkish were from further east or south
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:15pm David D:

Aw thanks, Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:17pm Little Danny:

@David: Yes! I'm fascinated by Orientalist musical portrayals in general. I mean, a lot of great east-meets-west music - and not just jazz - has been recorded over the years.
  Tue. 10/3/17 5:22pm Dean:

I'm hip to music from East L.A. You know, El Chicano, Los Lobos, Zappa's doo-wop...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:22pm Little Danny:

I knew there had to be some Yusef rolling in soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:23pm David D:

Yes, east-west and other varieties of musical-cultural contact can be quite fascinating. Also the idea of self-identity vs. projection in that process could probably be a great object of all sorts of investigation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:32pm northguineahills:

oh, and of course the east-west divide was an English invention. Where do you think the Greenwich Meridian goes through>
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 5:39pm doctorjazz:

Thanks David, time to head (north)West.
  Tue. 10/3/17 5:40pm melinda:

Nice tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:46pm David D:

Glad you are enjoying them, Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:47pm David D:

Thanks Doc, have a safe journey in all your directions...
Avatar    Tue. 10/3/17 5:52pm Sem Chumbo:

Lovely interlude in my day. Thank you, David, and I hope to see you and all here again, next time. G'night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 5:54pm David D:

Thanks for tuning in, Sem - have a good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 5:57pm Uncle Michael:

Been with you for a while, David...but you didn't know it.
  Tue. 10/3/17 6:00pm Dean:

This reminds me (for no good reason other than the predominance of plucked strings) of the work of Toyohiko Satoh. He is most well known for his performances as an early (Western) music soloist and ensemble player. But he has at least a couple records of his own compositions on Channel Classics (link to one below) that combine early Western and classical Eastern forms and styles.

https://www.channelclassics.com/catalogue/3291-Works-of-Toyohiko-Satoh/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:00pm David D:

Happy to have you here, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:05pm David D:

Yes, Oki plays the tonkori, an Ainu plucked string instrument from the North of Japan in this case.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:11pm northguineahills:

Loved the Oki Dub Band and Sherap Dorjee!

The Ainu inhabited the northern half of Honshu (and Hokaido) all the way until the mid 18th century and were outside the control of the Japanese governments until the after the Meiji Restoration.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:18pm David D:

Thanks - and yes, another meeting of cultures there within Japan as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 6:20pm Uncle Michael:

Dutch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:21pm David D:

Yes, and still around as a band - or at least as an institution.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 6:22pm Uncle Michael:

Got any Whispering Jack Smith?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:23pm David D:

Here come all the clichés...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 10/3/17 6:23pm Uncle Michael:

I guess he'd have to have done something Oriental-themed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:26pm David D:

He apparently did a mean Blue Skies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:27pm David D:

I don't know if that fits, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:28pm northguineahills:

that was a nice banjo strut in that last one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:29pm David D:

Johnny St. Cyr, I believe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:40pm northguineahills:

oh, cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:50pm Parq:

did anyone ever use East St. Louis Toodle-Oo in a cartoon? Max Fleischer or like that? It would have been perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 6:58pm Jesse Kaminsky:

nobody really knows
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 10/3/17 7:00pm David D:

Thanks everyone for listening and commenting - have a great week!
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