Favoriting Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein: Playlist from August 26, 2020 Favoriting

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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Favoriting August 26, 2020: Lawlessness

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The virtues of open and structured improvisation manifest in bands led by Peter Kowald,
Peter Brötzmann, and Holger Czukay with collaborators including Zeena Parkins,
Wadada Leo Smith and Hamid Drake, plus an appearance by the 75 Dollar Bill
Little Big Band. Image: Marsden Hartley, detail circa 1914.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Amon Tobin  Saboteur   Favoriting Supermodified  Ninja Tune  2000  From the fourth studio album by the Brazilian electronic music producer. This track was used in the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.   
Peter Kowald  Concert Recording   Favoriting Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  30 Oct 1989  Improvisational group selected by Kowald, contrabass, with Zeena Parkins, acoustic harp; Jason Kao Hwang, violin; and Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet/flute.  0:08:13 (Pop-up)
Peter Brötzmann, Maâlem Moukhtar Gania, Hamid Drake  The Catch Of A Ghost   Favoriting The Catch Of A Ghost  i dischi di angelica  2020  Hamid Drake, drums; Maâlem Moukhtar Gania, guimbri (3-stringed bass lute), voice; Peter Brötzmann, tenor sax. Recorded 10 May 2019 at Centro di Ricerca Musicale / Teatro San Leonardo, Bologna, Italy, during AngelicA, Festival Internazionale di Musica. Gania works from the tradition of Gnawa music; Moroccan and other North African Islamic religious songs and rhythms.  0:36:12 (Pop-up)
75 Dollar Bill  Little Big Band (concert recording)   Favoriting Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  27 March 2017  Bandleaders Rick Brown – percussion, and Che Chen – guitar, organ, with Sue Garner – electric bass, percussion; Cheryl Kingan – baritone & alto sax; Andrew Lafkas – contrabass, bass drum; Steve Maing – guitars, alto sax; Jim Pugliese – percussion; Karen Waltuch – viola; Barry Weisblat – field drum, electronics.  1:12:58 (Pop-up)
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay  Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)   Favoriting Plight & Premonition  Virgin/Venture  1988  Holger Czukay, piano, radio; David Sylvian, piano, prepared piano, harmonium, vibraphone, synthesizer, guitar; Jaki Liebezeit, effects (infra-sound); Karl Lippergaüs, electronics, radio tuning.  1:41:03 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:07pm

Hi David and ruth! I love Amon Tobin!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:11pm
david w:

Hi, chresti! Tobin has a touch of magic.

Hi chresti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm
Doug Schulkind:

I miss Peter Kowald muchly.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:12pm
david w:

Hi, Doug and yeah, lost too soon.

Yeah he was only in his 50's young when he died I think. It's crossed my mind a few times regarding people who died soon before the pandemic like John Giorno, Steve Dalechinsky and Kowald that maybe they were lucky to get outta Dodge before this BIG SHIT hit the fan. Not that we're not lucky to be alive I'd certainly rather be on this side of the great divide but the question keeps popping into my mind when I'm overcome with the suffering and horror of the Trumpian Deathstar we find ourselves stranded on...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:36pm

Let's hope all are rescued from the T Deathstar before it self-destructs.

I saw Peter Kowald a day before he died. He once did a show w/ Toshio Kajiwara (trntblst), and I couldn’t tell who was making what sounds I had Peter’s memorial concert post concert framed in my Brooklyn apt.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:40pm
david w:

whoa, ngh. lovely and sad too.

I chatted once with Brötzmann at Vision Festival over a beer. The Full Blast show in Berkeley a few years later remains among one of the top three or four shows I've ever attended.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:44pm
david w:

I find Brotzmann gentle and kind these days. Years back he was a judgmental crank. Maybe it was me?
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:46pm
david w:

And welcome, Dean!

Kowald was one of the most amazing humans I hung out w/. I was just some dumb young kid and he still sat down and had a beer w/ me and chatted.

Kowald's reputation for being a terrific person preceded him, for sure. That's cool that you got to meet him, particularly at that point in time, ngh.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 5:57pm

I've known judgmental cranks that mellowed out as they aged, maybe hormones have something to do with it?

Peter Brotzan, someone who literally busted a lung while blaring his sax. ...


I, for one, chresti, am evolving in the opposite direction.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
david w:

Making peace with your circumstances is very healthy, though these days a little rage is recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Woh !
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
david w:

Hendrix art, nice. Welcome and Woh! RevRab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Brotzmann were a track !

LOVE these guys!!!

This song is on their "I was Real" LP. a wink @ Tetuzi Akiyama. On the record it's a little slower but I love it both ways
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:31pm
david w:

Some Drummer stream info:
Coming up later today
Gary Sullivan’s Bodega Pop Live 7-10pm EDT: Brighton Beach Memories: Soviet 78s, Siberian acoustic, Melodiya stars, Saint Petersburg apartment heroes and more, ripped from CDs found in this south Brooklyn neighborhood
Sam Segal’s If You Lose Your Horse: 10-midnite
Drummer Stream Discotheque! - Doug Schulkind hosts the final installment of this special series with a dive into disco this Friday, August 28, 3-7pm EDT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Rich in Washington:

This is fantastic!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
david w:

Thanks, Rich. We do think of them fondly.

Rick Brown percussion, a man who knows his way around a wooden box like no other.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
david w:

Most folks likely know, but Rick Brown sits on a plywood box and plays it with hands, mallets, pedals...

Barry, used to be a neighbor of mine.

Merci, david et ruth!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
david w:

Grazie, ngh and all!

Hey, David thanks! Just caught the end but will listen to archive show....always great.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:56pm
david w:

Hey, cat! Nice to cross paths.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:59pm

The last discotech? :(

Still in the neighborhood!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm

Thanks David and ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Rich in Washington:

Great show, David! Thanks!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
david w:

Yep, Gary. It's being retired.

Bye guys!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
david w:

chresti, rich! Thank YOUUUUU!

this is nice
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