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A roadmap that reveals the highways, byways, ley lines and subterranean tunnels connecting rock, soul, pop, folk rock, R&B, garage, punk, funk, jazz, world music, and soundtracks from the twilight of the 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s. Larry Grogan is a DJ, writer, podcaster, collector, and the man behind Funky16Corners.


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Options November 13, 2018: Testify! Jackie, Bird, Monk, Newk, Miles, Trane and Freddie: Three solid hours of jazz.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Jackie McLean  Appointment In Ghana   Options Jackie's Bag  Blue Note  1960  CD 
Jackie McLean  Isle of Java   Options Jackie's Bag  Blue Note  1960  CD 
 
Charlie Parker  Cool Blues   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  Crazeology   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  Yardbird Suite   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  Relaxin' at Camarillo   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  Klact-Oveeeseds-Tene   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  Ornithology   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
Charlie Parker  A Night In Tunisia   Options Complete Dial Sessions  Jazz Essentials  2016  CD 
 
Thelonious Monk  Evidence   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Misterioso   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Epistrophy   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  I Mean You   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Four In One   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Straight No Chaser   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Ask Me Now   Options Complete Blue Note Recordings  Blue Note  1994  CD 
Thelonious Monk  (When It's) Darkness On the Delta   Options Thelonious Monk Quartet and Big Band In Concert  Columbia  1964  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Played Twice   Options Thelonious Monk Quartet and Big Band In Concert  Columbia  1964  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Trinkle Tinkle   Options The Complete London Sessions  Black Lion  1971  CD 
Thelonious Monk  Crepuscule With Nellie   Options The Complete London Sessions  Black Lion  1971  CD 
 
Miles Davis  Ah-Leu-Cha   Options Round About Midnight  Columbia  1956  CD 
Miles Davis  Two Bass Hit   Options Milestones  Columbia  1958  CD 
Miles Davis  Milestones   Options Milestones  Columbia  1958  CD 
John Coltrane and Don Cherry  Focus On Sanity   Options The Avant Garde  Atlantic  1966  CD 
John Coltrane and Don Cherry  The Blessing   Options The Avant Garde  Atlantic  1966  CD 
Sonny Rollins  Tune Up   Options Newk's Time  Blue Note  1959  CD 
Sonny Rollins  You Don't Know What Love Is   Options Saxophone Colossus  Prestige  1956  CD 
Sonny Rollins  Alfie's Theme   Options Alfie (OST)  Impulse  1966  CD 
 
Freddie Hubbard  Open Sesame   Options Open Sesame  Blue Note  1960  CD 
Freddie Hubbard  Asiatic Raes   Options Goin' Up  Blue Note  1961  CD 
Freddie Hubbard  Lament For Booker   Options Hub Tones  Blue Note  1962  CD 
 
rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 11:55am βrian:

I got lost in the back hallways and ended up here. I'll just take a seat, if I may.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 11:56am Funky16Corners:

Hey Brian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:01pm listener james from westwood:

afternoon, Larry and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hi James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:04pm βrian:

Ooh, it's starting to look like Indictment Tuesday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:04pm Funky16Corners:

Fingers crossed!
Avatar Tue. 11/13/18 12:05pm CTEmpress:

I got my avant garde dog and smokey corner all set up for listening...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:05pm Funky16Corners:

Connie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:05pm Passaic River Blues:

@Brian: Oh shit! Really? Is that why Durr Trumpscum was having an extended private sulk yesterday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:06pm Funky16Corners:

Hey PRB! That seems to be the conventional wisdom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:09pm Funky16Corners:

If the chinless scion of all things terrible gets clapped in irons I will be hoisting a few beers in honor of his dishonor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:12pm Passaic River Blues:

At the very least, let us hope Don-Don Jr. has the pleasure of starring in his first perp-walk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:13pm Funky16Corners:

It would be so sweet that millions would get cavities by proxy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:43pm northguineahills:

Daylights Savings is over, another temporal shift, what time is it?!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:44pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH! It's afternoon fill-in time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:44pm northguineahills:

(Am I in Japan? [please be in Japan])
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:45pm Funky16Corners:

Sadly no, though I did partake in some delicious ramen on Sunday
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:45pm Passaic River Blues:

@NGH: hahahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:48pm northguineahills:

*looks out window* Arrrggh, it's daylight, nope!. Baka chingching, kuso! (got my hopes up).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:49pm northguineahills:

(don't repeat those words to Mayuko).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:49pm chresti:

Oh boy! Jazzy corners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:49pm Funky16Corners:

It is cloudy and rainy, so you could make believe it was crepuscular...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:49pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:51pm northguineahills:

When I first met friend Keiko (friends of David Weinstein), and I told her I knew some Japanese (and told her I mostly remember profanity), she asked what I knew and after telling her, she slapped me (we're still good friends).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:52pm northguineahills:

errr..., my friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:55pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry & all you hep cats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:55pm Funky16Corners:

Why do you suppose so much rudimentary knowledge of other languages starts and stops with profanity? Universal feeling?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 12:55pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
  Tue. 11/13/18 1:02pm Dean:

In my experience, the first steps toward new language acquisition involve ordering beer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:02pm northguineahills:

Considering I was 10-13 years old in Japan, I think it's rather obvious in my case. (first words you learn, the last you forget)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:03pm Funky16Corners:

Also, when you're a kid, cursing in another language is a kind of secret code
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:04pm northguineahills:

(especially when half of your friends are (demonymX)-American.
Avatar Tue. 11/13/18 1:05pm CTEmpress:

Good moody pieces for a moody day! And yes, the first Italian words I leaned on landing were swear words oh and food! I was hungry and angry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:06pm northguineahills:

Of course, I picked up my Mexi slang from when my wife is less then happy w/ me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:07pm Funky16Corners:

My brain is swimming in Italian and Yiddish slang from my mother-in-law (born Italian, converted to Judaism later in life)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:08pm northguineahills:

NYC gave me the Yiddish lexicon, unfortunately, no here really knows Yiddish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:18pm Funky16Corners:

Having grown up in the NY area, and in a neighborhood that was almost exclusively Catholic and Jewish, I think there are s many linguistic things that I take for granted that someone from the midwest might never know
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:22pm Cal Zone!:

What a pleasant surprise, LG! You are now streaming live at my HS Library!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:23pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Cal! Let's whip a little (more) culture on those kids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:27pm northguineahills:

Cal Zone: Doing the universe's good work!
  Tue. 11/13/18 1:31pm Dean:

I picked up the Monk complete Riverside LP box on a close-out at Tower Records, probably early '90s. Same for the complete Bill Evans Riverside LPs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:32pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Dean! Yeah, also great stuff. I could listen to Monk all day long
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:32pm northguineahills:

So jealous of Dean....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:34pm Passaic River Blues:

@Dean: Man, the Evans set must be fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:35pm Michael 98145:

this entire show is great ♫
  Tue. 11/13/18 1:36pm Mark R:

It's cool hearing all this Monk & Miles. I have most of these songs already, but it's fun knowing other people are digging them at the same time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:36pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Michael, Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:37pm Michael 98145:

hope this will be archived, yes ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:38pm Funky16Corners:

But of course!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:38pm Michael 98145:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:40pm northguineahills:

I have to admit, Bill Evans was the first jazz I got into (when I was 16). I imagined it was what NYC felt like on a rainy night in the 60s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:40pm Cal Zone!:

Thank you NGH! It's been a great career for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:40pm northguineahills:

I have Mile's "On the Corner" Sessions in my car right now.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:41pm Funky16Corners:

I have to get out my electric Miles and spend some time with it. It's been a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:41pm northguineahills:

@Cal Zone!: I worked at the uni library when I was in grad school.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:42pm northguineahills:

(I mean undergrad)
  Tue. 11/13/18 1:42pm Dean:

My experience echoes yours, northguineahills. I heard Evans' "Peace Piece" on the radio in my mid- to late-teens, ran out and bought The Bill Evans Album (which doesn't in fact include "Peace Piece"). Been enjoying him every since. Another jazz LP I simply had to have after hearing it on radio was Jack Wilkins' Red Clay. Special ordered it from the record store where I'd worked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:45pm Passaic River Blues:

Not too long ago, I read the 33 1/3-Bloomsbury book about "Bitches Brew" by Greg Gella, the Brooklyn Rail's music editor. It's a short, excellent examination of the recording and unorthodox editing of the album. Sent me on a McLaughlin and Zawinul/Shorter/Weather Report tailspin, which was awesome.

@NGH: That's kind of what Evans sounds to me, too. A rain-cooled night in Manhattan of the mind.
  Tue. 11/13/18 1:47pm Dean:

Leo Smith's Yo Miles with Henry Kaiser is a fun updating of electric Miles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:51pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard Don Cherry sound so conventionally hard-bop this late!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:51pm Funky16Corners:

This is a great session. Recorded in 1960 but in the can until 1966
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:54pm Passaic River Blues:

@Dean: I will have to investigate!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:59pm Michael 98145:

... anyone else remember when Forest Flower-era Charles Lloyd was touring? with light show accompaniment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 1:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Focus on Testify!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:00pm Funky16Corners:

hey Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:03pm northguineahills:

If one is to fill the aural void that is Tony, Larry is sure doing it correct!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:03pm Funky16Corners:

Thank you sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:04pm Doug Schulkind:

On my lunch break at my new job. Eating with Coltrane, Cherry and Grogan is a damn good deal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:05pm Funky16Corners:

It's interesting, the first track the rhythm section is Percy Heath and Ed Blackwell, and on this one it's Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell, and as much as I dig Charlie, I think Heath was really working it out
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:11pm northguineahills:

Congrats Doug, glad the job is going well!

I somehow missed this Sonny Rollins album

going out to lunch in about 10 minutes, if I don't get back, thanks Larry! (episode faved!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:12pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:14pm Michael 98145:

Thank goodness all these recordings were preserved. Really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:15pm Funky16Corners:

Yes indeed. So much brilliant music that you can reach out and grab any time.
Avatar Tue. 11/13/18 2:16pm CTEmpress:

great show Larry. Consistent and clean, Daddy-O!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:16pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Connie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:21pm northguineahills:

Thanks Larry, hear ya later this week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:23pm Funky16Corners:

OK NGH! On to tomorrow night!
  Tue. 11/13/18 2:32pm Mark R:

Really loving the show today--I have to get me some more Sonny Rollins. The only older Sonny I have is the Village Vanguard stuff--which is fantastic, but you're playing some of the great studio stuff I HAVE to have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:34pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Mark! Are you talking about the trio stuff? I love those records.
  Tue. 11/13/18 2:36pm Mark R:

Love the early Freddie Hubbard albums, too. Maybe you're gonna play something from "Hub Tones"! Freddie Also played on some great Blue Note albums by Eric Dolphy and Grachan Moncur III.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:37pm Funky16Corners:

I am indeed! Closing the show with a Hub Tones track!
  Tue. 11/13/18 2:39pm Mark R:

Nice, not that I'd tell you what to play--you have a very good handle on that, indeed. And yes, I was talking about the Sonny Rollins trio stuff, which, believe it or not, was the very first album ever recorded at the Village Vanguard. I guess Max Gordon was upset that he was losing two tables right by the stage for the recording equipment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:39pm Funky16Corners:

Those sessions are so great. The idea of a sax-led trio is so cool
  Tue. 11/13/18 2:46pm Dean:

I see a Stan Getz album with tracks recorded at the VV in June '57, five months before the Rollins record. Difference is the Getz was only partly recorded there, and it's an Italian issue, which likely means it's a bootleg: https://www.discogs.com/Stan-Getz-Quartet-Live-At-The-Village-Vanguard/release/5812780
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:51pm David D:

Thanks, Larry for the great sounds today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:51pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:52pm Michael 98145:

This has been a great show. Thank you for distracting us from the crumbling of the world. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:54pm Funky16Corners:

My pleasure, Michael! Distracting myself as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:55pm Funky16Corners:

Don't forget to stay tunes for David Dichelle and Continental Subway! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:55pm Passaic River Blues:

To join the chorus, excellent show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:56pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks PRB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:57pm David D:

Oh here's the link for the next show, starting with more jazz tributes: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:58pm chresti:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 2:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 3:09pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/13/18 3:10pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/17/18 7:08pm coelacanth∅:

-worth a revisit
Thanks again, sir!
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