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Options August 29, 2019: Who Knows Where

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
The Gil Evans Orchestra Featuring Johnny Coles  Chant of the Weed   Options Great Jazz Standards  World Pacific  1959    0:01:39 (Pop‑up)
The Hygrades  In the Jungle (instrumental)   Options In the Jungle 7"  His Master's Voice  1972  Nigeria  0:05:59 (Pop‑up)
George Russell  Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature (Part 2)   Options Electronic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature  Flying Dutchman  1971    0:09:07 (Pop‑up)
Edouard Scotto  Nature Death   Options The Musical World of Metal and Science  Master Plus  198?    0:35:25 (Pop‑up)
Nina Simone  Who Knows Where the Time Goes   Options Black Gold  RCA Victor  1970    0:37:52 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tropical Forest – Number Six Chops Down the Tree           0:44:55 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Diarama De St Louis  Xaste Waroul   Options African Pearls: Sénégal 70: Musical Effervescence  Discograph  2008  rec. 197?  0:54:33 (Pop‑up)
Etoile de Dakar  Toulou Badou N'Diaye   Options Toulou Badou N'Diaye  Etoile de Dakar  1980  Senegal  1:02:23 (Pop‑up)
Super Boiro Band  Darinole   Options Discothèque 73  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1975  Guinea  1:09:01 (Pop‑up)
The Wizard Guitarist Emperor Pick Peters & His Seidormatic System  Omo Ode De   Options Omo Ode De – Vol. 3  African Songs Ltd.  1975  Nigeria  1:13:39 (Pop‑up)
Francis the Great  Look Up In The Sky (Négro Nature)   Options Ravissante Baby  C-C Records  1977  Cameroon / Paris  1:31:20 (Pop‑up)
The Hygrades  In the Jungle   Options In the Jungle 7"  His Master's Voice  1972  Nigeria  1:44:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Solos de Guitares avec Papa et Sekou Diabate 
Les Virtuoses Diabate   Options Discothèque 70        1:47:20 (Pop‑up)
Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra   The Chant   Options The Henderson Stomp / The Chant 78  Columbia  1926    1:54:58 (Pop‑up)
The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop  Love Chant   Options Pithecanthropus Erectus  Atlantic  1956    1:57:12 (Pop‑up)
Jef Gilson - Jean-Luc Ponty - Jean-Louis Chautemps  Chant Inca   Options Œil Vision  Compagnie Européenne Du Disque   1964    2:12:05 (Pop‑up)
Art Blakey  Buhaina Chant   Options Orgy In Rhythm (Volume One)  Blue Note  1957    2:22:46 (Pop‑up)
Donald Byrd  Chant   Options A New Perspective  Blue Note  1964  wr./arr. Duke Pearson  2:33:09 (Pop‑up)
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  Chant of the Weed   Options Under Analysis  RCA Victor  1957    2:41:18 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Off Shore           2:45:39 (Pop‑up)
Carl Stone  Xe May   Options Baroo  Unseen Worlds  2019    2:50:44 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:52pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers, come on in
  7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Ahhhh, finally someplace away from the tsetse flies! (sits on live crocodile)
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi there James!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Chant of the Weed written by the great Don Redman, lotta good version of it. Can't argue with a Gil Evans arrangement
  7:05pm iArthurA:

Ahoy hoy. Exactly the expedition I needed today. Happy to be aboard Flash and fellow travelers
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

This Hygrades appears on that great comp, Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

iArthurA, hello and very warm welcome!
  7:06pm chresti@:

Hi explorers
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti!
Avatar 7:07pm hyde:

Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

ah, hello Hyde!
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

god I love this piece
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm doctorjazz:

Hi.Digging George Russell!
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! how goes it?
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Terje Rypdal and Jan Garbarek on this if I'm not mistaken
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

Manfred Schoof too
Avatar 7:19pm northguineahills:

George Russel!
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm fleep:

Loved By Nature Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...So I know George R is credited as the Theorist behind Modal Jazz - a big deal...
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Hello! beloved by Fleep are we all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm doctorjazz:

It goes...
Have to run to a wake now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Happy Bird's B-Day...
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev! yeah big deal, cool guy
Avatar 7:26pm hyde:

good music to pack to. leavin' on a jet plane in the early am for a few days in Houston.
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

bon voyage Hyde! i just got off a jet plane myself
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

My condolences, Doc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mine too Doc.
Avatar 7:32pm hyde:

sorry, Doc
  7:33pm JtotheK:

Say, I found this George Russell album at area record store a while back. It’s a good one! Hi Flash, hi everyone.
Avatar 7:35pm Little Danny:

Bonjour Flash and fellow voyageurs
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

Hi JtotheK, LD!
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

good find, JK
Avatar 7:39pm northguineahills:

love this cover, and Scotto was new to me....
Avatar 7:39pm Little Danny:

Avatar 7:40pm hyde:

i love this song in general
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow. Have compared Sandy Denny & Nina - in sense of being most incomparable Vocalists whose trax stop time. Didn't know the Venn Diagram lead here...
Avatar 7:41pm Little Danny:

This almost sounds like a demo or home recording at times. It enhances the whole intimacy
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

no one covers a song as totally and devastatingly as Nina Simone, she invests so much meaning and depth
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

@LD: so so intimate. i love that about her live recordings in general, but this album is very special in that way
Avatar 7:43pm Little Danny:

I hadn't even realized it was live 'til the audience cheered! Wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx for articulating that Flash.
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

incredible sounds on this track, high energy, big power
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Gotta go tho'. Thx !
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

fond adios Rev
Avatar 7:57pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan & Explorers
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

hiya Coelacanth!
Avatar 7:58pm Little Danny:

This is fantastic!
Avatar 7:59pm Little Danny:

I mean, what a heavy non-stop groove
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

it really stomps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

guitar just burbling here, such a cool sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm doctorjazz:

Ok, back, need to chill (The Super Boiro Band will work)!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Welcome back Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm chresti:

Home now, super sounds!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

such an amazing cover: vintageafrikanmusic.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar 8:15pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha that cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm doctorjazz:

Sounds a bit like the Indian drums Sunny Adwe uses (the rest reminds of him as well]
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

Very similar to King Sunny's brand of psychedelic highlife, even down to the "system" element. lotta guys in that camp actually
Avatar 8:19pm coelacanth∅:

almost every artist from nigeria that i've heard sounds like Sunny Adé
Avatar 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

(this is even more so though, yeah. like juju music)
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

well there's all those highlife juju guys from Nigeria, but then there's the even larger world of Fela Kuti-esque Afrobeat. Then it's a huge nation so there's lots of other movements and idioms, inc. outliers like William Onyeabor
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

this guy just has about the coolest possible name
Avatar 8:26pm coelacanth∅:

haha duh i forgot Fela was from nigeria!
yeah that's very different, and there are many who sound like him.
i wasn't considering Onyeabor either.

i'm beat.
i'll crawl back into my hovel now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm doctorjazz:

I'm no expert on Nigerian music, but boy are they in the same jam vein as King Sunny (if there's lots of this there, must be fun to turn on the radio!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm doctorjazz:

The guitar interactions, the percussion..
Avatar 8:30pm Flash Strap:

no need to hovel, C., the Room is here whenever you're beat and forget about Fela Kuti (we all do it sometimes)
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: There was a huge scene of groups that went for that sound specifically, I can't think of all the names of guys I like right now but another one I like a lot is Admiral Dele Abiodun, who has some King Sunny-sounding records but also represents the turn in Juju music towards incorporating keyboards and synths into the same song structure
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

The singer on this track is seven year old Francis the Great
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

his parents were movers and shakers in the Parisian African music scene, his father produced and his mother coordinated. really cool record
  8:38pm Quinn:

Yeah this is a little better than Dur Dur D’Etre Bebe
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

haha yes
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

Welcome Quinn!
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Toto Guillaume on guitar here
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

here's our beautiful boy: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:42pm northguineahills:

Avatar 8:46pm Flash Strap:

what a cool song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm doctorjazz:

Early Henderson, love this 20s sound!
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

me too Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm doctorjazz:

Nice set (for us jazzbos).
Time to head home, thanks, Evan!
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

it's a jazzbo set for sure. safe travels Doc
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

god this track is so interesting
Avatar 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

i listened to part of the archive of the "call of the jungle, kick of the gong" episode earlier and "the penguin" by Raymond Scott got me thinking about the first way i heard it which was as a sample within a soul coughing song.
now i need to revisit my soul coughing albums, as well as listen to that entire episode on a real stereo, once i get home on saturday.
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

not really familiar with Soul Coughing, but I think somebody else mentioned them here a long time ago
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

I love The Penguin! glad you were hearing that one
Avatar 9:16pm coelacanth∅:

...and working outside before a Cab Calloway number dropped in and stayed. i guess i'll be revisiting a lot of old music, presently!
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Daniel Humair on drums, so good
Avatar 9:16pm Franco Twinkie:

Hi Flash. Been here all along, just sleeping off a curry.
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

glad to hear it, C.! really glad
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

hi Franco! sleepy Franco
Avatar 9:18pm coelacanth∅:

the mention of soul coughing may've been me but i don't remember doing it, or why.
they were pretty brilliant though, i think.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

i don't think it was you, so that makes two as far as I'm concerned, which means i need to check them out
Avatar 9:19pm coelacanth∅:

( -as is this)
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

this really is wild stuff
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

Orgy in Rhythm is one of the best records ever imo
Avatar 9:24pm Franco Twinkie:

I remember them, I think. Hip hop influenced in their delivery, but beat style writing with a live band and great primitive side guitar? On Slash records?
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

That's Sabu's voice on this track
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

Herbie Mann on flute too
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

god damn it's good stuff
Avatar 9:30pm Franco Twinkie:

Sabu from The Thief Of Baghdad?
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

no the other (often but not always mononymic) Sabu! the fantastic Sabu Martinez
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

big love for both Sabus in the Explorers Room
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

i love him in Black Narcissus
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm doctorjazz:

Back when Byrd was still cool (he lost something when he went fusion).
(Been listening in the car, grabbing a late dinner)
Avatar 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

Franco that's about right! real drums, guitar, bass, keys, voice, samples. sense of humour and a jazz influence.
i saw them live before i really knew their material and they were excellent; but it was a bill with a weird mishmosh...blur; bush; Joan Osbourne; 4-5 others. i don't think the label knew how to market them.
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

he really did, I have to agree Doc
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

cool arrrangement for Sauter-Finegan here
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

*arrangement *from
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm doctorjazz:

I have a question, 4v tracks up, a free jazz track, Jef Gilson, etc. Jean-Luc Ponty listed...he's a fusion violinist, no? Didn't hear no fiddle...
  9:48pm Dean:

Discogs says there was a fiddle. I'm interested in the fact that Daniel Humair also appeared on the record and track.
Avatar 9:49pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan! Another fantabulous exploration
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: I didn't hear much of Ponty's violin on that track either, but I'm pretty sure it was in there
@Dean (hello Dean!): Humair's work on that track is incredible
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

My great pleasure LD, looking forward to your own!
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

Sell your belongings, it's the Cool Blue Flame up next: wfmu.org... Hope to see y'all there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm passiflora:

on a call, will revisit!
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

my goodness i had no idea but this track has been played quite a lot by WFMU Djs! well, what can I say it's good
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi Passiflora!
Avatar 9:53pm coelacanth∅:

gonna say, i know this one!
  9:54pm passiflora:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm JtotheK:

Enjoyed the tunes - thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Lovely meanderings, Mr. Flash. Thanks for the ride!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
It's JA's bed music @coel
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! My pleasure all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Little Danny and Cool Blue Flame are next on the Drummer Stream, y'all, Don't touch that mouse!

Playlist here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Evan!
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

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