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The finest in Micronesian doo-wop, Appalachian mambo, Turkish mariachi, pygmy yodeling of 
Baltimore, Portuguese juju, Cajun gamelan, tuba choirs from Mozambique, Inuit marching bands, 
Filipino free jazz, Egyptian kabuki theater, and throat singers of the Lower East Side.

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Favoriting September 3, 2021: Thank you Carla Bley, queen of the fucking universe!


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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Sarah Webster Fabio 

Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Favoriting

Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues 

Folkways 

1976 

0:00:00 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
ECD 

In Tempo   Favoriting

Major Force: The Original Art-Form 

Mo' Wax 

1990 

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Paul Bley Quartet  O Plus One   Favoriting Solemn Meditation  GNP Crescendo  1957  0:07:32 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Giuffre 3  Jesús Maria   Favoriting Bremen & Stuttgart 1961  Emanem  1961  0:10:46 (Pop-up)
Don Ellis  Donkey   Favoriting Essence  Pacific Jazz  1962  0:18:17 (Pop-up)
George Russell  Zig Zag   Favoriting The Outer View  Riverside  1962  0:22:55 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters 

Black Panta   Favoriting

Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle 

Upsetter 

1973 

0:26:29 (Pop-up)
Art Farmer Quartet  Ad Infinitum   Favoriting Sing Me Softly of the Blues  Atlantic  1965  0:34:45 (Pop-up)
Attila Zoller  Ictus   Favoriting The Horizond Beyond  EmArcy  1965  0:41:01 (Pop-up)
Mike Osborne  And Now the Queen   Favoriting Dawn  Cuneiform  1966  0:46:57 (Pop-up)
Gary Burton Quartet with Orchestra  Silent Spring   Favoriting A Genuine Tong Funeral (Dark Opera Without Words)  RCA Victor  1967  0:50:16 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters 

Dreamland Skank   Favoriting

14 Dub Blackboard Jungle 

Upsetter 

1973 

0:58:29 (Pop-up)
Paul Bley Trio  Seven   Favoriting Blood  Fontana  1966  1:05:20 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden  The Ending to the First Side   Favoriting Liberation Music Orchestra  Impulse!  1969  1:07:57 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley, Paul Haines  Song to Anything That Moves   Favoriting Escalator Over the Hill  JCOA  1971  1:10:02 (Pop-up)
The Tony Williams Lifetime  Vashkar   Favoriting Emergency!  Verve  1969  1:12:19 (Pop-up)
Mary Halvorson  Ida Lupino   Favoriting Meltframe  Firehouse 12  2015  1:17:14 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  Oni Puladi   Favoriting Jazz Realities  Fontana  1966  1:21:30 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters 

Elephant Rock   Favoriting

14 Dub Blackboard Jungle 

Upsetter 

1973 

1:26:53 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  3/4 (for Piano and Orchestra)   Favoriting 13 and 3/4  WATT  1975  1:33:38 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters 

Jungle Jim   Favoriting

14 Dub Blackboard Jungle 

Upsetter 

1973 

1:57:20 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  I Hate to Sing   Favoriting I Hate to Sing  WATT  1981  2:03:57 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  The Lord Is Listenin' to Ya, Hallelujah   Favoriting Live!  WATT  1981  2:12:04 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  Útviklingssang   Favoriting Social Studies  WATT  1980  2:19:25 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters 

Upsetting Rhythm #3   Favoriting

14 Dub Blackboard Jungle 

Upsetter 

1973 

2:26:04 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow  Copycat I: After You   Favoriting Life Goes On  ECM  2019  2:32:37 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow  Copycat II: Follow the Leader   Favoriting Life Goes On  ECM  2019  2:38:00 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow  Copycat III: Copycat   Favoriting Life Goes On  ECM  2019  2:38:19 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra  Time/Life   Favoriting Time/Life  Impulse!  2015  2:48:00 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
John Lee Hooker 

Stand By   Favoriting

I Feel Good 

Jewel 

1970 

 



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Listener comments!

Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:47am
WR:

I hope this program honoring Carla Bley is in no way a reflection of Bley's health and that at 85 she is still making music...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50am
Doug Schulkind:

This is not a memorial. This is love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51am
Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Doug and all other listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53am
Doug Schulkind:

Hello, Andrew in Toronto and all other Andrews in Toronto.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:55am
WR:

Karen Mantler's web site for Carla and Steve is near impenetrable but at the same time very welcoming:
www.wattxtrawatt.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56am
Doug Schulkind:

I adore that website.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58am
Andrew in Toronto:

Let`s say a prayer from our hearts for our friends in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
StringOFperils:

That is a fun website. Haven't seen it for eons. Grog Kill/WATT. Always a good thing.
Avatar 9:01am
Listener Gregory:

I did not see today's show coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am
Doug Schulkind:

Some cool links for great Carla content:
Ethan Iverson interview (at Do the M@th): ethaniverson.com...
John Doran interview (at The Quietus): thequietus.com...
David Schroeder videotaped interview (with NYU Jazz Studies): youtu.be...
The Long Rally interview (on WFMU): wfmu.org...
Amy C Beal (biography): www.press.uillinois.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am
listener james from westwood:

Good Friday, Doug and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, StringOFperils! Blind Listener Gregory! listener james from westwood!
Avatar 9:03am
TDK60:

Buenos dias, Doug. And "osda sunalei" too! That's Cherokee for good morning. Why not?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
StringOFperils:

The last show I saw in NY, years ago, Carla Bley with Steve Swallow and Andy Shepherd at the Blue Note. Insanely long time ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Doug Schulkind:

All tongues welcome, TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am
StringOFperils:

Hi Doug, and Drumheads. Good morning!
Avatar 🥁 9:05am
PAULS:

Some people some people!!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:06am
WR:

Lady C weekend, yo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Webhamster Henry:

Hi Doug! Looking forward to wallowing in Carla Bley's music.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:07am
listener Rey:

hello Doug and the GTDR community
Avatar 9:07am
TDK60:

I love the Marfa Office of WFMU. Very hip, those two desert DJs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Doug Schulkind:

PAULS! Webhamster Henry! listener Rey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
StringOFperils:

@tdk60 > Agreed 100%. Terrific two programs issuing from Marfa TX. Reassuring radio.
Avatar 9:09am
HyperDose:

I just saw that on the schedule. She's definitely using her powers. The Force is indeed with Marfa 📡🥠📜
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Doug Schulkind:

This song title, O Plus One is a joke on the musical nomenclature Opus One. A self-effacing name for basically your first tune to be performed publicly.
Avatar 9:10am
βrian:

Good Friday morning. Still slightly asleep.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:10am
JtotheK:

Hello - everyone!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Doug Schulkind:

As long as your are entirely βrian. Hi hi hi, JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Doug Schulkind:

Hi/perDose!
Avatar 🥁 9:12am
bobdc:

The Raybeats had a song called Andy's Plus One, which I assume was about them giving their friend Andy two guest list slots and him bringing a date that impressed them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Irene Trudel:

Carla Bley!!! One of my favorite musical geniuses. Really looking forward to this tribute, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
Doug Schulkind:

Glad you made it past the bouncer, bobdc.

Howdy, Irene!!
  9:15am
Gina Bacon:

Morning, Doug & Frodayfolks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
ausmanx:

a rare and random visit, hope you're well, doug [and everyone]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
StringOFperils:

I love Carla Bley's deadpan gallows sense of humor, when she writes, and when she speaks. Charles Addams-like. and of course, the humor is always in the arrangements too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Doug Schulkind:

Gina Bacon yay! And whoa! ausmanx is here! Nice to read you, mate!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:15am
dutchtheo:

Howdy, Doug and drummers and drummerless trio's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
Bley is so freaking funny! And she give even zeroer fucks than most.

dutchtheo, in the howwwwse!
Avatar 9:18am
Listener Gregory:

I don't remember hearing "Jesús Maria" before. This is the best song you've played all day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Doug Schulkind:

Bless you, Listener Gregory.
Avatar 🥁 9:19am
PAULS:

Love the Raybeats bobdc. I'm proud to call original member Pat Irwin a friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
StringOFperils:

Here's to not giving a f*** while all the while demonstrating that you are, inarguably, not only right but in fact way ahead of the game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am
redkayak:

Good morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Alex In Illinois:

The first Carla Bley number that got me to buy an album was "Wrong Key Donkey"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am
Alex In Illinois:

I saw her perform in Grant Park ... years ago. Maybe it was ni the 1990s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am
Alex In Illinois:

I think it was a Jazz festival
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for paddling over, redkayak! Heya, Alex in Illinois. Wrong Key Donkey and Donkey are actually the same tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am
StringOFperils:

In 1981, for a while I became obssessed with two albums; one was Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats, and the other was Carla Bley's TROPIC APPETITES. Tropic Appetites won out in the end. I love that freakin' LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am
redkayak:

@Doug - Ahoy captain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am
Artie:

Right or wrong, a donkey's still a donkey. Unless it's a mule.
Happy to have turned on the sub for the Don Ellis track. Also works for Mr. Perry's contribution.
Avatar 9:35am
TDK60:

She was a cigarette girl at Birdland! I wonder when that phenomenon died out.
  9:35am
Andy Schwartz:

Diggin' the show from Saugerties NY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
ausmanx:

i wonder if we can assume that if they'd had cigarette machines back in the day, we never would have had carla bley...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
Doug Schulkind:

You wield a mighty trowel, Andy Schwartz!

@Artie
You'd have to be a complete ass to not like "Wrong Key Donkey."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am
Doug Schulkind:

Trying to fit Carla Bley's prolific career into three hours is a fool's errand. I'm a happy fool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am
Doug Schulkind:

Steve Swallow on bass here with Art Farmer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
Doug Schulkind:

Monster pianist Don Friedman here with Attila Zoller. The dude was performing, recording and teaching well into his 90s. Only just discovered him a few years, and I am ears over heels for his playing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am
Phillippe:

Good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am
Doug Schulkind:

Bon jour, Phillippe!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:46am
Brian in UK:

Is this the Schulkind music Therapy Show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am
thedunkel:

Good Morning Mr. Drummer! Good Morning All!
Avatar 9:47am
TDK60:

Hi Brian in UK.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:48am
Brian in UK:

Hello ausmanx, long time no 'see'. Still playing the in & out of Lockdown game downunder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am
Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
Let the healing commence.

So glad to see you, thedunkel!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:49am
Brian in UK:

Hello TDK60, keeping safe & dry?
Avatar 9:49am
Flash Strap:

good morning Doug and Drummers!
deep love for Bley, recently been exploring the Tropic Appetites album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
ausmanx:

hey brian, yep, though i'm luckier than most, can go back and forth to our little place in the mountains cos it's still in "Greater Sydney". but this is the lockdown we had to have, otherwise we wouldn't have bothered getting vaccinated! hope you're well there in the wilds of Shropshire
Avatar 9:50am
Flash Strap:

oh god yes i love Tong Funeral
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
Matt Fiveash:

Glad you're doing this, Doug, and glad Carla Bley is not dead! I am, as you know, fairly oblivious to most new releases, but Carla Bley/Steve Swallow/Andy Sheppard's 2020 album Life Goes On on ECM was brought to my attention via Ira's WFMU show and I was so knocked out that I went ahead and mail-ordered the LP. It proved to be one of a handful of albums that kept me from losing my shit during those lockdown months. Highly recommend if you haven't heard it yet.
Avatar 9:51am
TDK60:

Yes, thanks, Brian. The wind shook my walls that night. But okay, I live on a hill, in a building flights up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am
Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
You are the second person present to mention Tropic Appetites. (Of course, it's one of the recordings that didn't make into my final show list.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am
Doug Schulkind:

@Matt Fiveash!!!
Always great to see your smiling, er, face. Life Goes On is miraculous. Listen for it in my closing set today.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:54am
Brian in UK:

ausmanx, being in the wilds of Shropshire is just fine & out of the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am
StringOFperils:

Interested in exploring Carla's lead sheets? Courtesy of WATT >
www.wattxtrawatt.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am
Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
Thanks for posting that. That site just cracks me the fuck up. But it's serious business, too. A perfect encapsulation of Carla's whole "thing."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am
StringOFperils:

All websites should feature a Death Row
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:57am
Brian in UK:

Flash Strap @ 9.50, please do not call the DJ god unless you have conclusive evidence. (think the English sense of humour might get lost in the ether here!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am
Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
And all death rows should feature Scumbag Trump (as does that site).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am
Matt Fiveash:

Doug- well alright! xoxo
Avatar 9:58am
Flash Strap:

@Brian: Doug = Guod
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:58am
doctorjazz:

Hello Drummers!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:59am
doctorjazz:

Carla Bley show! Wonderful! (I looked back and was reassured she didn't pass...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am
ausmanx:

put the kettle on anyway, brian, i might get over there for a visit again some time in 2022
  10:00am
Peter K.:

Lovely show, and a more than worthy subject. I realize you have no need for requests, but it sure would be nice if the Tony Williams Lifetime's recording of "Spectrum" should find its way into your playlist.
Avatar 10:01am
ARB:

Beautiful first hour! Looking forward to knowing Carla better, thanks Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am
StringOFperils:

The orange suit is on its way, Doug. Patience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
StringOFperils:

Hi Arb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am
Little Danny:

Greetings Doug, all!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:04am
Brian in UK:

ausmanx, look forward to seeing you, anytime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am
Phillippe:

Hey LD! Having a good vacation/staycation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
StringOFperils:

From Flarb-O-Scope to The Lone Arranger. We are WFMU-blessed.
  10:08am
Ramblin' Ray:

Hello Doug and fellow ear-wiggers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am
Doug Schulkind:

That was a fricking sizzling show last night, ARB!

@Peter K
I was going to play "Vashkar" from that Tony Williams record. "Spectrum" is a John McLaughlin composition, no?

Greets, Diminutive Daniel!
Avatar 10:11am
ARB:

Hi SOp! Thank you Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am
Doug Schulkind:

"Spectrum" on the Tony Williams Lifetime record Emergency is credited to an "A. Hall," whom I believe is actually John McLaughlin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am
Doug Schulkind:

Getting wiggy with it, Ramblin' Ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am
Doug Schulkind:

It's kinda of insane that I'm only playing one track from Escalator on the Hill (and a 2:22 track at that). I should be courtmartialed.
Avatar 🥁 10:14am
PAULS:

At least get yourself a jazz lawyer, Doug.
Avatar 🥁 10:15am
bobdc:

It's wild to see on en.wikipedia.org... that Phil Schaap remixed this Tony Williams album for CD in 1991. I really didn't think that fusion was his cup of tea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am
Doug Schulkind:

Sometime during the next set or so, my magnificent daughter Lincoln will be heading off to begin her senior year in university. So there is happysadness amidst the joy.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:16am
doctorjazz:

I was just checking her discography; you'd need multiple shows just to get to music recorded under her name...
en.m.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Doug Schulkind:

@bobdc
I did not know that. Would not have guessed it.

@doctorjazz
Carla could have her own 24-hour stream dedicated to her output.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Doug Schulkind:

Up next following Mary Halvorson's delectable rendering of "Ida Lupino," Carla will perform "Oni Puladi," a retrograde (reversed) version of the same song. Incredible.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
doctorjazz:

This Halverson version it's great-can't think of other guitarists who could get such detail, yet sound so "chunky" at the same time, very cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
Doug Schulkind:

@doctorjazz
Actually, Mary Halvorson's nickname in junior high school was "Chunky"! No it wasn't.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:23am
WR:

The two versions together, so beautiful, literally tears hearing heres.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:23am
doctorjazz:

I wonder if Bley did the backward take out of frustration with getting it requested all the time (or overexposed by hearing so many covers of it).
Avatar 10:24am
Listener Gregory:

This sounds to me like much of the music is actually a reversed tape, rather than just playing the composition backwards. (The solo sounds forwards.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am
Doug Schulkind:

@yrogerG renetsiL
Very interesting observation.
  10:26am
Peter K.:

I screwed up, by the way -- I meant "Vashkar," not "Spectrum" (which is not a Bley composition). Sorry!
Avatar 10:26am
TDK60:

I first heard "Ida" from NRBQ, a vocal cover on their 1st, s/t LP, 1969.
Avatar 10:26am
Listener Gregory:

If the tape isn't being played backwards, then kudos to the horns doing the melody for getting that backwards-tape timing down.
  10:26am
Peter K.:

Which, of course, you played (while I was in a meeting).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Doug Schulkind:

@Peter K
See my earlier comments!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am
Little Danny:

Thank you Phillippe, I am!
Avatar 10:34am
Listener Gregory:

Must show off my new knowledge by pointing out that Ursula Oppens was Julius Hemphill's wife. So, it all comes around in a big circle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am
Doug Schulkind:

@TDK60
Yes! NRBQ's version!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am
Doug Schulkind:

Links to some highly entertaining and wonderful interviews and such with Carla Bley:

Ethan Iverson interview (at Do the M@th): ethaniverson.com...

John Doran interview (at The Quietus): thequietus.com...

David Schroeder videotaped interview (with NYU Jazz Studies): youtu.be...

The Long Rally interview (on WFMU): wfmu.org...

Amy C Beal (biography): www.press.uillinois.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am
Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
You have complete license to show off here.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:39am
doctorjazz:

Somehow missed this album (love the Bley Big Band albums of the 70s, 80s, 90s,...)
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:40am
Jeff Golick:

Along with her many musical gifts, I am grateful to her for letting her frizzy hair fly.
Sincerely,
Frizzled in Brooklyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am
Doug Schulkind:

I am now faced with the dilemma of having to cut some tracks due to the fact that I've yapped too much. Will I never learn?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am
Little Danny:

I really dig this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am
Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Carla's hair! Just as fucking fabulous as everything else about her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am
Irene Trudel:

Doug, that just means you'll have to do Carla Bley part 2 sometime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am
Rich in Washington:

This is amazing Doug. I'm so glad you're doing Bley day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am
Doug Schulkind:

@Irene Trudel
And then Part 3 and Part 4 and... Part 87...and...and...

@Rich in Washington
Happy Bleyday to you, too!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:44am
doctorjazz:

I once read an interview with her in which she put down her early arranging, saying she didn't know what she was doing, learned and did it much better later (and she preferred the later arrangements). I have to say, she probably has some technical things she notices, but in so in love with her early arranging madness!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:45am
doctorjazz:

*I'm so in love...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am
Doug Schulkind:

@doctorjazz
Bley is not one to look backward. There is always so much more onrushing to investigate. That said, she often does revisit older compositions. It would be interesting to study how never performances of older compositions differ in context of a matured approach.
Avatar 10:47am
Listener Gregory:

This 3/4 is very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am
Doug Schulkind:

That European music hall/oom-pah sound finds its way into so much of Carla's writing. She was larglely self-taught as a pianist (and totally self-taught as a composer), but her first influence was her father, Emil Borg, who was a Swiss (Swedish?) immigrant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am
Little Danny:

Fascinating, Doug, I totally hear that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am
Doug Schulkind:

Carla Bley was born Lovella May Borg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am
Doug Schulkind:

Emil Borg was a church choirmaster in Oakland, California, when young Lovella was coming up.
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doctorjazz:

Burlesque, wild, some emphasis on beat 2 and 4 (the oom-pah), much counterpoint, new things introduced out of nowhere, some craziness. She did smooth some of that over over the years (not that that was a bad thing, but the flavor mellowed a bit. Which, I suppose, many of us do over the years...)
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Listener Gregory:

Warning: If you name your child Lovella May Borg, she will move to the city and become a "cigarette girl"!
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Doug Schulkind:

@doctorjazz
I believe Carla has suggested that melody has become more important to her.
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doctorjazz:

Just ordered this on Discogs.
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doctorjazz:

I don't mean to criticize, love the later stuff, groups with Steve Swallow, trios, etc, but observing the progression over time.
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solo mon:

Good morning Doug and friends:-)
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sinner:

Where's the coffee??
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solo mon:

Adoration is important, we need to celebrate artists while they are living.
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Webhamster Henry:

Usually if there's a 3 hour tribute, it's Yusuf Lateef.
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doctorjazz:

I love this track!
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PAULS:

coffee still in the bean...
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StringOFperils:

D. Sharpe: Jonathan Richman's The Modern Lovers MKII drummer ALSO!
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Uncle Michael:

I love to sing-a.
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doctorjazz:

Part of the ooompa is that tuba...
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StringOFperils:

Saw these guys do this @ the El Mocambo. Fantastic!
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bobdc:

"I Hate to Sing" is not the first piece you've played today that reminds me of a Fellini soundtrack.
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Jeff Golick:

I also hate to sing, I'm with Carla here. I'm reminded a bit of Braxton's foray's into that kind of tuba/march cadence.
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doctorjazz:

Jealous, StringOFperils!
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Doug Schulkind:

@solo mon
That's exactly what I'm getting at!

Nice touch of tango with this ditty.

@bobdc
I believe Carla would appreciate that observation.

Speaking of love... it's Uncle Michael!
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Little Danny:

Yeah I totally got Fellini soundtrack vibes from "3/4" as well
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Little Danny:

Hi Solo!
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StringOFperils:

@bobdc > She was working with Hal Willner around the same time...this is close to the era when her big band recorded music from Fellini's 8 1/2 for Willner's Fellini Amarcord tribute
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Doug Schulkind:

According to Carla, all the other guys in her band were too fucking chicken to perform this number. D. Sharpe was the only one to step up.
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Little Danny:

Wow, that is some solid intel, String-o
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PAULS:

Or step IN, as it were.
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bobdc:

Once you've been in Jonathan Richmann's band I guess you get braver about singing.
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solo mon:

Nino Rota vibes, also cool about Hal wilner!
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Doug Schulkind:

This is the project StringOFperils is referring to: www.discogs.com...
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doctorjazz:

John Zorn's early jump cuts in genre, and The Microscopic Septet, likely were influenced by this stuff.
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spodiodi:

good morning, Doug Schulkind!
good morning, all!
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TDK60:

Hmm, I never sang at a Fellini viewing. Next time..
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solo mon:

Also Weimar cabaret vibes.
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doctorjazz:

Ahhhh....
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Andrew in Toronto:

Hi TDK60.
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Andrew in Toronto:

Hello doctorjazz.
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Listener Gregory:

I feel this was the golden era of Carla Bley.
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Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, spodiodi!

The outrageously wonderful Gary Valente on trombone here. For a while there he was also known as Carla's son-in-law.
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doctorjazz:

Hi Andrew!
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StringOFperils:

Yeah, there's Weill and Eisler in there too, solo. The best borrow from the best.
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doctorjazz:

She did great things with these gospel chords (not to mention that trombone...)
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Doug Schulkind:

Weill. Eisler. Rota. Morricone. Is it any wonder that Carla Bley has always been much more robustly received in Europe than in the U.S.A.?
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Listener Gregory:

Doug, could I be known as your son-in-law? Or do you have to check with your kids?
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Doug Schulkind:

Carla has had a thing for the trombone and the bass. So many huge talents have swirled in her orbit, but the trombones and the basses always seem to swirl closest to her sun.
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doctorjazz:

Lovely Bley organ (perfect counterpoint to Valente)
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Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
You can be known as my son outlaw. How's that suit you?
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Doug Schulkind:

Up next, maybe possibly Carla Bley's most beautiful song.
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Listener Gregory:

I don't know if I can live up to that one, but I'll try.
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StringOFperils:

Those brass colours feature prominently in the sound, but it's everything. To actually watch her conduct her jazz orchestra is illuminating. Her specificity in a live situation comes through, and I felt that the band actually loved and respected her deeply; they'd do anything for her.
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PAULS:

I glad you qualified that intro Doug, cuz that's a big bite...
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Franco Twinkie:

A Carla Bley - Lee Scratch Perry mashup is how I like to get this holiday weekend off the ground.
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doctorjazz:

I love this too (killing it, Doug!)
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Doug Schulkind:

We may never come down, Franco Twinkie!
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StringOFperils:

Howard Johnson, Arturo Farrell, oh man..what a band.
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Franco Twinkie:

Let us float away Doug.
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doctorjazz:

These albums from that period see just fabulous!
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Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
It can't be understated just how many great but underknown artists received a regular paycheck as the result of Carla's employing them.
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PAULS:

OK. This is beautiful.
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doctorjazz:

So much for accomplishing anything (nice I have Fridays off now...)
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Doug Schulkind:

Trombonist Gary Valente was from Boston. He recommended local drummer D. Sharpe to Carla. He also recommended Beantown saxist Tony Dagradi (heard here on tenor). She hired them on the spot based on Gary's word.
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chresti:

Hi Drummer Doug and drummers!
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Doug Schulkind:

chresti! hello!
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Listener Gregory:

Trivia: Utviklingssang is Swedish for "escalator over the hill."
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Franco Twinkie:

A perfect piece for this overcast morning in L.A.
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Doug Schulkind:

More gorgeousness coming up. The last set might gorgeous your pants right off.
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chresti:

Nice chatty avatar spodi \\//
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Ramblin' Ray:

Utvikling = development
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spodiodi:

good morning, chresti! thanks :D
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Alex In Illinois:

Does D. Sharpe also go by the name of E. Flatt?
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StringOFperils:

Carla's difficult-listening projects from the 70s are really interesting too. SILENCE, the Harold Pinter play inspired album, with Kevin Coyne and Robert Wyatt is so depressing that it's punk. The Hapless Child, the Edward Gorey themed project is also cool. She's great at undermining her own commercial potential....thank goodness.
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Franco Twinkie:

This universe is unfair, brutal and uncaring that's how.
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Matt Fiveash:

There it is! Magnificent.
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Doug Schulkind:

@Alex in Illinois
What sound do you hear when you drop a piano down a coal shaft?

A flat miner.
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Doug Schulkind:

@Matt Fiveash
A shimmering wonder.
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chresti:

Haha
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rw:

Good morning! What a way to start the day.
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doctorjazz:

Swallow sounding great!
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Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
There is a whole prog/punk path I could have taken with this show. So many paths.
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StringOFperils:

Your selections are, as always, astute Doug!
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doctorjazz:

That's the bass that REALLY swirled closest to her sun.
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Listener Gregory:

Doug, you took the path taken (by you), and that has made all the difference.
This Copycat has a Sweet Georgia Brown source, I believe.
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Franco Twinkie:

Ruminative was the right path Doug.
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Doug Schulkind:

Happy to see you, rw!

@doctorjazz
Carla talks about how intensely Swallow works on his sound. From the type of cables and amp, to the fretboard and everything else. It is his entire universe.
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Andrew in Toronto:

I`m scooting early again Doug.
Please be kind!
I have to take my dad to his optometrist appointment.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Drummer denomination. Super show this morning!
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doctorjazz:

And there is no other bass player that has his amazing sound.
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Listener Gregory:

I was going to leave early to start my walk, but... I appear to be still here. Couldn't quite leave in the middle.
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Doug Schulkind:

More heart-swelling sounds will come out of your radios if you stay tuned in to the Drummer Stream. Everybody's favorite Uncle is next!!

Hinky Dinky Playlist: wfmu.org...
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Uncle Michael:

yadda yadda yadda:

wfmu.org...
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Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
I must gently insist that you stay for the end. The final piece is sublime.
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doctorjazz:

(That's an audiophile tenet-cables and electronics effect the sounds of one's gear...)
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Listener Gregory:

OK, will do jumping jacks instead of taking my hike. Ignore the thumps.
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Jeff Golick:

Shades of the Paul Bley version of the Giuffre 3?
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doctorjazz:

The trio with Sheppard and Swallow seemsto be her favorite vehicle of late.
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StringOFperils:

Good to know how to tweak things to sound optimal for yourself, especially when you face an evening of playing at this level, while a room full of people eat dinner and drink as you pour your heart out
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rw:

I used to get record catalogues from New Music Distribution Service as a teenager. Didn't realize NMDS was Carla Bley and Michael Mantler until recently. The last one I got I had to beg for and it came with a hand written note. I think they were struggling but they seemed very cool.
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Listener Gregory:

Sweet Georgia Bley
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Doug Schulkind:

@rw
Oh man, NMDS. Their annual (semi-annual?) catalog was like my Bible. I would riff through the pages and plunk my finger down and buy shit randomly. All of it MASSIVE.
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Doug Schulkind:

Carla talks of receiving the phone call from Charlie Haden's wife, Ruth, informing her that he had died. Carla was in her garden when she got the call. She told Ruth she needed to process it and would call her back later. She then moved to the piano and wrote "Time/Life" for Charlie. Here it is performed by Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.
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rw:

Yeah, Doug, same here. One of my regrets in life is that I didn't have more cash to spend on records back then!
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Doug Schulkind:

@rw
So painfully true!
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Listener Gregory:

@doctorj, can you think of another trio with that instrumentation? Unusual to omit the drums in a jazz trio.
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Little Danny:

Thank you Doug, only had a passing familiarity with Bley, really enjoyed this primer
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Doug Schulkind:

OMIT THE DRUMS????!!!!!
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Doug Schulkind:

@Little Danny
So deeply much my pleasure.
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StringOFperils:

Omit is her remit. The drums are simply arranged out, but they're present by implication....or something to that effect. The rhythmic push and pull of the arrangement is like a ghost rhythm section
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Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
I'll buy that.
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Jeff Golick:

@LG: Giuffre 3 with Steve Swallow and a different Bley?
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spodiodi:

thank you, Doug!
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Uncle Michael:

Amazing show today, Doug. Thank you for raising the bar.
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Doug Schulkind:

Gonna go a couple minutes over into Hinky Dinky Time time. I will be sure to spank myself after the show.
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Jeff Golick:

I'll meet you under the bar, @UM.
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Doug Schulkind:

@Uncle Michael
I'm usually the one closing the bar, amirite?!?!
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PAULS:

Great image, Doug, thank you
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Uncle Michael:

srsly
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Listener Gregory:

@Jeff, good point, but that's way back in the 60s. Not so many, really.
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StringOFperils:

Lovely to spend time this way. Dear dear Carla. Thanks Doug!
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Franco Twinkie:

I really needed this. Thanks a million Doug.
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Listener Gregory:

Truly excellent show, Doug. Thanks a lot. And it's great to hear such a tribute when the artist is still alive.
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doctorjazz:

Thanks fort he wonderful tribute, Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

Mostly I'm just glad to do the tribute while I'm still alive.
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dutchtheo:

Thanks, Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

Can't wait to play for you the soul set I had been working on for today's show (before I decided to go wall-to-wall Carla).
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Uncle Michael:

This wasn't the soul set?
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Jeff Golick:

Thanks for the stunning escalator ride, @Doug. Viva Carla.
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Doug Schulkind:

OK, that made me cry, Uncle Michael.
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doctorjazz:

Hey, LG, just saw for 3 question (for a call from a friend canceling plans tomorrow due to COVID exposure). Will think one it.
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Listener Gregory:

Are the horns in the background essentially playing Haden's song Silence?
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Rich in Washington:

What a lovely show, Doug. As hard as it is for this music geek to admit, I was relatively unfamiliar with Bley's work up to now. Thank you so much.
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doctorjazz:

LG, I think you may be right (about the background), sharp ears!
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Doug Schulkind:

I cry easily.

@Listener Gregory
Must listen closer. I had to cut from this show a track from Ballad of the Fallen (but not Silence).
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Ramblin' Ray:

Good one Doug. Thanks.
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PAULS:

Nooooooooooooooooo! Never enough time. Great show, Doug
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rw:

Yes. Thank you Doug!
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StringOFperils:

This is what it sounds like
When Dougs cry.
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PAULS:

Looking forward to that soul set next week!!
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Listener Gregory:

@SoP !
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doctorjazz:

Makes sense in a HADEN tribute piece...
Thanks again, loved it Doug (I'd call it a soul show!)
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WR:

Thank you Doug.
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bobdc:

Doug, you put the TGI in TGIF!
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Listening Out There:

TY DS GTDS!
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Doug Schulkind:

Big thumping hearts of love to you all!
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chresti:

Thanks Doug!
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