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Options February 8, 2020: Arthur Kell: Bassist, composer, co-owner of Bar Lunatico.
Four cds of original music released. Upcoming European tour starts March 10.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Arthur Kell Quartet  Ijinna   Options Jester  Bjurecords  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Dada   Options Victoria  Bjurecords  0:14:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Strings  Haywire   Options Haywire  Knitting Factory Works  0:22:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Song for the Journey   Options Jester  Bjurecords  0:37:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Valerie June  The Front Door   Options The Order of Time  Concord  0:54:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Papa Abba   Options Victoria  Bjurecords  0:56:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hamza El Din   Childhood (Assaramessuga)   Options Al Oud / Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia  Vanguard  1:11:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hamza El Din   The Spirtis (Shortunga)   Options Al Oud / Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia  Vanguard  1:15:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hamza El Din   Grandfathers' Stories (Annun Sira')   Options Al Oud / Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia  Vanguard  1:20:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Hermeto   Options Traveler  Fresh Sound  1:34:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  crinkum crankum   Options Traveler  Fresh Sound  1:41:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Injinna   Options traveler  Fresh Sound  1:47:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Lucy's Back   Options Traveler  Fresh Sound  1:56:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Messla   Options Traveler  Fresh Sound  2:02:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell and Dave Sewelson  Sewelson Kell   Options Live on WFMU  GTDR Records and Tapes  2:05:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Strings  At Peace with my Demons   Options Haywire  Knitting Factory Works  2:19:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Jester   Options The Jester  Bjurecords  2:35:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Kell Quartet  Quarter Song   Options The Jester  Bjurecords  2:44:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 2:03pm Sem:

I am here for the bassist of reasons.

Hello, Dave, good to be here, the free world.
Avatar 2:04pm Dave Sewelson:

Welcome to our world
Avatar 2:06pm coelacanth∅:

hello Dave & free folk (within, on and out of this world)
Avatar 2:07pm Dave Sewelson:

welcome sealy...
  2:08pm David J:

Hi all
Avatar 2:08pm Dave Sewelson:

welcome David J
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:10pm melinda:

Avatar 2:10pm Dave Sewelson:

howdy melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm fred:

Joelle Leandre, then Barre Phillips. I guess I could be fed up with bass. I want more
Avatar 2:21pm Dave Sewelson:

Bass is Best
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm doctorjazz:

It May be a free world, but glasses sure ain't (just back from ordering a new pair). Hi all!
Avatar 2:30pm Dave Sewelson:

new pair of shades....hmmm doctor
  2:30pm Dean:

Odd coincidence, doctorjazz. I have an eye exam today and I've already chosen my frames and yes, they're pricey.
  2:31pm Dean:

The ones I wanted were handmade in Greece, but as they didn't have a price tag, I assumed that if I had to ask I couldn't afford them.
Avatar 2:33pm Dave Sewelson:

Dean....seeing is believing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm doctorjazz:

A sign of getting old, I guess...every time I go to replace something I've purchased before, I'm shocked at how much more expensive it is than the last time I bought it (and we're supposed to be living in low inflation times...there was worry at one point it's TOO low. Imagine...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm fred:

@doctorjazz: I hope that doesn't apply to records
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm doctorjazz:

Love this Chapin with Strings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm doctorjazz:

@Fred...have you looked at prices for new/reissued vinyl? $25-35 is inexpensive, some (hotsie-totsie audiophile vinyl) reissues are $100 and higher!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm fred:

$100? I'd never consider paying that for a live show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm doctorjazz:

To paraphrase Sun Re, Bass is the place
Avatar 2:52pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm fred:

The one thing that needs to be up there is the gig schedule. Bias showing there as I live in Europe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm doctorjazz:

Being in the NY area, live music ain't cheap either (at least "name" artists...had thought of seeing Richard Thompson tonight at Symphony Space, $70 for good seats. ) Jazz clubs can cost $50 or more (just sticking to the minimum) for a 45 minute set.
  2:58pm Dean:

The Theo Bleckmann show I caught a couple weeks ago was $50 for the cheap seats. But the show lasted an hour and a half.
Avatar 2:59pm Dave Sewelson:

if you buy the ticket at the theater you beat ticketmaster fees
Avatar 3:01pm Dave Sewelson:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm fred:

Really? I might treat myself to a $50 show, once every 3 years or so, at most. I'd rather see people I don't know.
Avatar 3:02pm Dave Sewelson:

no cover no minimum at bar lunatico
Avatar 3:05pm geezerette:

Hello Dave, and freedom lovers!
Avatar 3:09pm Dave Sewelson:

howdy geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm doctorjazz:

Deep Brooklyn is a schlep for this Jerseyite (though I did get to to Roulette on Atlantic Avenue this past week). Sorry I moved out of Brooklyn in many ways (though the burbs have their plusses).
  3:09pm Dean:

Last $50 show was, if ever, decades ago. Victoriaville doesn't count, since it's ~25 shows over five days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm doctorjazz:

Really like this Kell band!
  3:15pm Dean:

I heard Hamza el Din live at McCabe's Guitar Shop on Santa Monica Blvd. many years ago. Spellbinding. I still think his best album might be the one he did for Kavi Alexander's Water Lily Acoustics. Certainly it's best in terms of recording quality.
  3:19pm Dean:

Wow. According to this story, El Din found his oud at McCabe's in 1966!
  3:19pm Dean:

Avatar 3:21pm Dave Sewelson:

You listeners amaze me with your listening....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm doctorjazz:

Ok, take you to the car, out with my family (brother in law birthday celebration in Manhattan, to Live From Here (Andrew Bird tonight's guest, like him), dinner, oy!
Avatar 3:21pm Dave Sewelson:

  3:22pm Dean:

Correction: McCabe's is on Pico Blvd *in* Santa Monica, just steps from the marvelous Valentino.
Avatar 3:22pm Dave Sewelson:

just make Dean's link clikkable
Avatar 3:22pm Dave Sewelson:

make made make made
Avatar 3:22pm geezerette:

Dean@3:19: Love that story. Glad McCabe's is still there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm doctorjazz:

Andy Statman tomorrow night, with a bluegrass group (hasn't done that in many years), in a New Jersey Synagogue.
  3:24pm Dean:

It is, geezerette, and still promoting shows. I also heard Jonathan Richman and Steve Lacy with Roswell Rudd at the shop. Two separate shows, naturally. Alas, Valentino is no more.
Avatar 3:26pm geezerette:

Was unaware of Hamza El Din. "Spellbinding" indeed!
  3:27pm Dean:

My introduction to El Din was the Nonesuch LP Escalay, mid-'70s.
Avatar 3:28pm Dave Sewelson:

  3:32pm David J:

  3:33pm Dean:

Played with Mickey Hart and the Dead, too. And Kronos Quartet.
  3:34pm David J:

Strange I watched this this morning about African music saving western music

Avatar 3:34pm geezerette:

Avatar 3:36pm Dave Sewelson:

  3:43pm Dean:

Russ Lossing had a hand in it!
  3:59pm David J:

Thanks Dave!
Avatar 4:03pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks David J
Avatar 4:09pm geezerette:

Avatar 4:17pm Sem:

Lovin' it live!
  4:29pm Jeff g. via app:

Big sound!
Avatar 4:33pm geezerette:

Elegance and passion,gentlemen!
Avatar 4:35pm northguineahills:

awwww, I missed the Hamza El Din block. Digging this set....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm doctorjazz:

Newark listening in the car, great live set, really like the Kell band, and other sets, thanks, guys!
  4:44pm Dean:

Dr. John Doran's History of Court Fools includes a chapter titled, "Princes Who Have Been Their Own Fools."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

yeah, pipe up!
Avatar 4:52pm Sem:

So good, love this show. Later, Dave, Free Worlders.
Avatar 4:53pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks Sem
  4:54pm John from Florham park:

Afternoon fellow listeners
Avatar 4:54pm Dave Sewelson:

Thanks to all you listening listeners....
Avatar 4:56pm geezerette:

Thanks, Dave and Arthur!
  4:59pm Dean:

Terrific show.
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