Steve Coleman – Myths, Modes and Means

One of a trio of RCA CDs taken from altoist Steve Coleman’s week at Paris’s Hot Brass Club, three of the six performances on this set ("Finger of God," "Song of the Beginnings" and "Transits") are over 19 minutes long, and, with the exception of a rap on "The Initiate" and one during the last part of "Song of the Beginnings," this is a jazz set. On "Finger of God," Yassir Chadly’s spiritual chant is followed by some intense Coleman alto over a drone by the keyboards. Other selections feature passionate free funk with plenty of Coleman alto and Ralph Alessi trumpet solos; Vijay Iyer’s spooky keyboards and Miya Masaoka’s koto are assets in the ensembles. – by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Steve Coleman and the Mystic Rhythm Society
Album: Myths, Modes And Means
Year: 1995
Label: RCA Records
Runtime: 75:40

Tracks:
1.  Mystic Dub 2:06
2.  Finger of God 24:37
3.  The Initiate 3:50
4.  Madras 3:43
5.  Song of the Beginnings 19:16
6.  Numerology 1:42
7.  Transits 20:23
All compositions by Steve Coleman

Personnel:
Steve Coleman (Alto Saxophone)
Ralph Alessi (Trumpet)
Andy Milne (Piano and Keyboards)
Reggie Washington (Bass)
Gene Lake (Drums)
Vijay Iyer (Keyboards)
Miya Masaoka (Koto)
Josh Jones (Percussion)
Ramesh Shotham (Percussion)
Yassir Chadly (Vocals and Percussion) http://ift.tt/2eRoURb

Earthless: December 13, 2016 Bowery Ballroom


[photo by BevRock]

The music of Earthless is as if the climax instrumental portion of the best of early 70s head-rock became a single fifteen-minute song. In other words, there’s no filler in their music, just improvisational highlights. While Earthless has existed for fifteen years, the band’s recorded output consists of just four full-lengths. This is a band clearly comfortable as a live unit, despite that all three members of the trio play with significant other bands, including drummer Mario Rubalcaba in Rocket from the Crypt and Off!. The band doesn’t tour often, but in 2016 we got to see them twice, including our recording of their Mercury Lounge set in March.

At the Bowery Ballroom last month, the band played an hour-long set of three songs that was capped off by a relatively quick encore of the FM staple track from Led Zeppelin’s first album. Interestingly, the set did not include the band’s 2016 release “Acid Crusher”, half of a split release with their Tee Pee Records mates Harsh Toke. But the set was exactly what the crowd came to see — plenty of riffs, thumping bass and monster percussion. This was the art of stoner rock taken to its logical conclusion and Earthless nailed the set from start to finish.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards in our usual location in the balcony. The house mix was used to fortify the drums which did not carry up to the balcony as well as the stacks of guitar amps. The result is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Download and Stream the Complete Show from our Bandcamp Page [HERE]

Earthless
2016-12-13
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Kenny Lienhardt] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:07:14]
01 Uluru Rock
02 Violence of the Red Sea
03 Sonic Prayer
04 [encore break]
05 Communication Breakdown [Zep]

Support Earthless: Facebook | Bandcamp | Buy their records from Tee Pee Records

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List of All Available NYCTaper Recordings – 2016 Posts

Welcome to our annual list of all the recordings we’ve posted in a given calendar year. This should give our readers a chance to check back and grab some shows you may have missed. Please don’t take this as an invitation to download massive quantities of recordings. If I find someone downloading 10 or 20 shows at once, I’ll block your IP address.

All 2007 Recordings Listed [HERE]
Part 1 of 2008 Recordings (January through June 13) Listed [HERE]
Part 2 of 2008 Recordings (June 13 through July 31) Listed [HERE]
Part 3 of 2008 Recordings (July 31 through December 31) Listed [HERE]

All 2009 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2010 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2011 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2012 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2013 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2014 Recordings Listed [HERE]
All 2015 Recordings Listed [HERE]

Alphabetical List of All Available Recordings at NYCTAPER.COM
(Click on Title for location):
Posted in 2016 (167 Recordings):

A Giant Dog: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Acid Mothers Temple: April 5, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Acid Mothers Temple: April 6, 2016 Knitting Factory
AJJ: November 6, 2016 Warsaw BK
Al Riggs: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Alan Licht: January 6, 2016 Union Pool
Alan Licht: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks “Play Dead”: December 30, 2015 Rough Trade NYC
Ancient Ocean: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Animal Collective: February 24, 2016 Irving Plaza
Animal Collective: November 2, 2016 Terminal 5
Antietam: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
B Boys: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Bachman-Toth Band: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed/WXDU Day Show
Bambara: February 25, 2016 Palisades
Barbara Manning: July 3, 2016 Union Hall
Bardo Pond: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Bardo Pond: November 18, 2016 Union Pool
Bear vs Shark: September 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Beech Creeps: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Big Ups: July 16, 2016 Out In the Streets Festival
Big Ups: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Bill Nace: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Body / Full of Hell: September 9, 2016 Market Hotel
Bohannon/Dusenbury/Fox: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Cass McCombs: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Chris Forsyth x Nick Millevoi Duo: November 13, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: March 19, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Chris Forsyth & Loren Connors: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Chuck Johnson Band: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet 16 Spectacular
Chuck Johnson: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Cian Nugent: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Colin Fisher, Mike Pride, Carl Testa Trio: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Courtesy Tier: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
craw: March 12, 2016 Saint Vitus
Creepoid: January 14, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dan Friel: January 9 2016 Palisades
Dan Friel: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Daniel Bachman: November 22, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Dead and Company: July 3, 2016 Boulder CO
Dead C: September 20, 2016 First Unitarian Congregational Society
Dead Meadow: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Dinosaur Jr.: August 5, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Disappears: February 20, 2016 Baby’s All Right (including Bowie’s “Low”)
Downtown Boys: June 24, 2016 Market Hotel
Dungen: June 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Earthless: March 18, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Eleven Twenty Nine: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Enemy Waves: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Faust: March 30, 2016 Market Hotel
Freakwater: February 16, 2016 Bell House
Girls Against Boys: September 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Girls Against Boys: November 3, 2016 Saint Vitus
Gotobeds: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Govt Mule: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
Guerilla Toss: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Festival
Guerilla Toss: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Gunn-Truscinski Duo: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Hans Chew: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heartless Bastards: May 10, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Herbcraft: December 12, 2015 Trans-Pecos
Herbcraft: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Heroes of Toolik: January 30, 2016 Union Hall
Heron Oblivion: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Hiss Golden Messenger – November 15, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Holly Miranda: December 18, 2015 Bowery Ballroom
Holy Tunics: December 11, 2016 Sunnyvale
Horse Lords: July 23, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Infinity Girl: January 16, 2016 Muchmore’s
James Jackson Toth & William Fowler Collins: October 5, 2016 Park Church Co-op
Jason Isbell: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam
JEFF The Brotherhood: September 27, 2016 Market Hotel
Joan of Arc: October 7, 2016 Knitting Factory
Jon Langford and Jean Cook: February 13, 2016 Brooklyn House Party
Journalism: May 21, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Kohoutek: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus
Lambchop: September 8, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
Lawrence: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Lee Ranaldo: March 29, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Long Ryders: November 10, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Luna: October 6, 2015 930 Club Washington DC
Luna: May 4, 2016 Granada Theater Dallas TX
Luna: September 29, 2016 Alexandria VA
Luna: October 1, 2016 Rough Trade
LVL UP: September 24, 2016 Market Hotel
MAKE: September 9, 2016 Hopscotch Music Festival
MANAS: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show
Mary Lattimore and Dave Mies: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matchess: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Matthew Shipp and Bobby Kapp: September 17, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: February 7, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Matt Valentine: August 14, 2016 Union Pool
Martin Courtney: February 13, 2016 Baby’s All Right
Mind Over Mirrors: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Mothers: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Mountain Goats: April 2, 2016 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Mountain Goats: April 17, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 18, 2016 City Winery
Mountain Goats: April 19, 2016 City Winery
MV & EE: November 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Nap Eyes: March 9, 2016 Union Pool
Nathan Bowles: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Quartet: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: September 15, 2016 Silent Barn
Oneida: January 9, 2016 Palisades
Oneida: March 11, 2016 Shea Stadium
Oneida: July 30, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Ought: May 8, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Palehound: August 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Palm: January 29, 2016 Palisades
Palm: March 26, 2016 Market Hotel
People of the North: August 10, 2016 Secret Project Robot
Phish: October 15, 2016 North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
Pill: February 25, 2016 Palisades
PS Eliot: September 15, 2016 Market Hotel
PUP: October 22, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Rangda: March 4, 2016 Saint Vitus
Rhyton: December 3, 2016 Union Pool
Rooks: December 5, 2015 Mercury Lounge
Running: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Ryley Walker: May 13, 2016 “A Day at the Market” (Market Hotel)
Ryley Walker: November 3, 2016 Villain
SAVAK: January 22, 2016 Union Pool
SAVAK: June 11, 2016 Union Pool
Shearwater: February 6, 2016 Mercury Lounge
Shearwater: March 15, 2016 Rough Trade (Bowie’s Lodger)
Sloan: October 17, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins: April 5, 2016 Beacon Theatre
Soda: January 28, 2016 Alphaville
Soft Moon: February 13, 2016 Market Hotel
Soldiers of Fortune: January 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
So So Glos: July 16, 2016 Out In The Streets Fest
Spacin’: April 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Spacin’: May 28, 2016 Union Pool
Speed the Plough: February 25, 2016 HiFi Bar
Speer Duo: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Spray Paint: June 10, 2016 Union Pool
Steve Gunn: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Steve Gunn: December 9, 2016 Bell House
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 24, 2016 Union Pool
Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 26, 2016 Three Lobed Sweet Sixteen Spectacular
Sunwatchers: March 6, 2016 Palisades
Sunwatchers: March 11, 2016 The Studio at Webster Hall
Teenage Fanclub: October 15, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Thermals: April 28, 2016 Market Hotel
Thurston Moore Group: April 28, 2016 Rough Trade NYC
Tortoise: March 17, 2016 Littlefield
Ty Segall & the Muggers: February 27, 2016 Webster Hall
Ultimate Painting: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Ultimate Painting: December 7, 2016 Bowery Ballroom
Waco Brothers: April 13, 2016 Union Hall
Watery Love: September 9, 2016 Three Lobed / WXDU Day Show, Hopscotch Music Festival
Wilco: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: February 3, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Wilco: June 3, 2016 Mountain Jam – Hunter NY
William Tyler: June 26, 2015 Mercury Lounge
William Tyler: February 2, 2016 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
Woods: May 7, 2016 Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wrekmeister Harmonies: November 4, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Wussy: March 4, 2016 Studio at Webster Hall
Wussy: March 30, 2016 Trans-Pecos
Yo La Tengo: April 9, 2016 Landmark Loew’s New Jersey Theatre
YVETTE: September 29, 2016 Market Hotel

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Roy Rogers & Shana Morrison – Everybody’s Angel

Here is a surprise pairing: Roy Rogers, one of the greatest slide guitarists in the world, John Lee Hooker producer and sometime band member, and Shana Morrison, Van Morrison’s daughter and new emerging songwriter talent. Together they have released an excellent album. Sassy-voiced Shana’s jazzy blues delivery and Roy’s country-edged vocals work warmly together – and those arrangement, Wow! The darkly laid-back opening track ‘Molly O & Dog Boy’ with it’s steel guitar touches and acoustic percussion leads you into an album which demonstrates the incredible versatility of Rogers’ guitar and confirm what many know – that Roy is a superb producer. Previous albums from Roy can flay you alive with their slide riffs. Here he is never bludgeoning, never subservient, just scarily perfect in his discretion and appropriateness. Tight musicianship: drums and percussion from Jimmy Sanchez, accordion and keyboards from Phil Aalberg, bass from Scoop McGuire, Dana Pandey’s tabla and Robert Powell’s pedal steel, underpin a great collection of songs and a must-have album. What can I say? It’s so good I bought it twice.- by NetRhythms, Amazon.com

Artist: Roy Rogers & Shana Morrison
Album: Everybody’s Angel
Year: 1999
Label: Roshan Records
Runtime: 50:48

Tracks:
1.  Molly O & Dog Boy (David Gionfriddo / Steve Gordon / Shana Morrison / Roy Rogers) 4:32
2.  Joey (Roy Rogers / Shana Morrison) 2:57
3.  You Choose (Roy Rogers / Shana Morrison) 3:58
4.  Nothing Left to Lose (Roy Rogers / Shana Morrison) 4:54
5.  Here We Go (Shana Morrison) 3:43
6.  Mate of Fate (Roy Rogers / Shana Morrison) 3:44
7.  Hello Stranger (Barbara Lewis) 4:02
8.  Therapy (Shana Morrison) 3:50
9.  Amy Sky (David Gionfriddo / Steve Gordon / Roy Rogers) 3:57
10.  Playin’ the Feel (Roy Rogers / Shana Morrison) 4:48
11.  Lover’s Moon (Roy Rogers) 4:51
12.  Everybody’s Angel (David Gionfriddo / Steve Gordon / Shana Morrison / Roy Rogers) 5:27

Personnel:
Shana Morrison (Vocals)
Roy Rogers (Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Percussion)
Scoop McGuire (Bass Guitar)
Jimmy Sanchez (Drums, Percussion)
Phil Aaberg (Keyboards, Accordion)
Dana Pandey (Tabla)
Robert Powell (Pedal Steel Guitar) http://ift.tt/2eRoURb

NYCTaper Upcoming Schedule: Winter/Spring 2017

Happy New Year to all of our faithful readers! As we move into the stretch towards our 10th Anniversary, its time to post another new schedule.

Caveat: Below is the updated schedule. We expect to attend and record these events. However, circumstances will prevent some of these from being done, and others will be added in the meantime. Feel free to make suggestions or point out shows we missed or invite us to your shows!

Schedule:

Thou:
January 7, 2017 Saint Vitus BK

Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven:
January 15, 2017 BB Kings NYC (venue permission pending)

Sloppy Heads / Dump:
January 25, 2017 Union Pool BK

Tonstartssbandht:
January 25, 2017 Sunnyvale BK

Ryley Walker:
January 26, 2017 Rough Trade BK

Cloud Nothings / LVL UP:
February 1, 2017 Webster Hall NYC (permission pending)

Suuns / Brian Case:
February 11, 2017 Saint Vitus BK

Monsterland / SAVAK / Fruit & Flowers:
February 24, 2017 Mercury Lounge NYC – WFDU Benefit

Grandaddy:
February 28, 2017 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Robyn Hitchcock / Yo La Tengo:
February 28, 2017 Rough Trade BK (permission pending)

Robyn Hitchcock / Yo La Tengo:
March 1, 2017 Bowery Ballroom NYC (permission pending)

Mike Doughty:
March 4, 2017 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Tortoise:
March 15, 2017 Le Poisson Rouge NYC

Lambchop:
March 30, 2017 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Lambchop:
March 31, 2017 Underground Arts Philadelphia

Six Organs Of Admittance:
April 1, 2017 Union Pool BK

Son Volt:
April 7, 2017 Bowery Ballroom NYC

Decemberists:
April 17, 2017 Brooklyn Steel

Moon Duo:
April 27, 2017 Rough Trade BK

NYCTaper 10th Anniversary Weekend:
May, 2017 Venue and Bands TBA

Animal Collective:
May 23, 2017 Brooklyn Steel

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Holy Tunics: December 11, 2016 Sunnyvale

One of the sleeper singles early in this year was the oddly titled “Clutching the Straw Map to Your Heart” (Seagreen Records) from the mysterious quartet Holy Tunics. This three-minute nugget came from a band who didn’t spend much time promoting themselves and about whom there wasn’t much information on the web. Whether the mystery was intentional or not, the song perked up ears at places like Impose Magazine, Cereal + Sounds and Breakthrough Radio.

This December saw the release of Holy Tunics’ first EP Hot To Trot, which contains “Straw Map” but also five other new songs and frankly its one of the best collections of music I’ve heard all year. The band celebrated the release with a headlining show at Sunnyvale last weekend and revealed another mystery — that the personnel listed on the Bandcamp page for the EP isn’t necessarily the live band. Nick Rogers is front and center and Matt Billington is the bass player, but for this night Ana Asnes Becker from Fruit & Flowers played lead guitar and Brian Alvarez played percussion. The set consisted of four of the six tracks from the EP and what appears to five new songs that we are guessing are targeted towards the band’s first full length. This Holy Tunics set was bubbling with energy and was buoyed by the serious quality of the songcraft. We expect big things from this band, and we will certainly see more of them on these pages.

Holy Tunics perform again at Shea Stadium on January 14, as support for a reunion gig of our old friend Shark?.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps at the stage lip and mixed with a fine board feed from house FOH Tim. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Holy Tunics
2016-12-11
Sunnyvale
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Tim] + Schoeps CCM4u’s > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Please support this excellent band:
http://ift.tt/2iowx3p

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 34:04]
01 Forget Your Love
02 Hot to Trot
03 Tell Me True
04 Poets Laugh
05 Clutching the Straw Map to Your Heart
06 Fabric
07 Limelights
08 Happy Sunday
09 Notes from Captivity

Support Holy Tunics: Bandcamp | Facebook | Seagreen Records

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Girls Against Boys: November 3, 2016 Saint Vitus



It’s been quite a few years since I’ve gotten to see two Girls Against Boys shows in the same calendar year. So despite whatever else 2016 threw our way, I’ll always have that. While there are a few overlaps here with September’s Baby’s All Right setlist, this set from a couple months later at Saint Vitus goes significantly deeper. “Wilmington” was outed rarely back in the day; “Park Avenue” is the only song off 1998’s Freak*on*ica to be played in either set; and I can honestly say that in twenty-one years of seeing GVSB this is the first time I’ve seen them play “Wow Wow Wow” or “My Night of Pleasure,” both off the unfairly neglected Tropic of Scorpio. If September’s show came off energized if slightly rusty, this one finds the band a well-oiled machine, chugging through sixteen songs in a little over an hour.

I recorded this with the mics pretty much dead center, perfectly capturing the energy of the entire band here. The sound, as usual for Saint Vitus, is excellent. Enjoy!

Download the complete show: [MP3/FLAC]

Stream the complete show:

Girls Against Boys
2016-11-03
Saint Vitus
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com

AKG C480B/CK61 (DFC, PAS, at SBD) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (tracking, tagging) > FLAC (24/48, level 8)

Tracks [1:08:06]
01. Kill the Sexplayer
02. Cash Machine
03. TheKindaMzkYouLike
04. Super-fire
05. In Like Flynn
06. Wilmington
07. Click Click
08. Let Me Come Back
09. Park Avenue
10. Distracted
11. [banter]
12. Go Be Delighted
13. Bulletproof Cupid
14. Wow Wow Wow
15. Learned It
16. [encore break]
17. My Night of Pleasure
18. Crash 17 (X-Rated Car)

Buy The Ghost List via Epitonic
• • Connect with the band via Facebook
• • • Visit gvsb.com

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Quincy Jones – Songs for Pussycats + Quincy in Rio

An impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word, Quincy Jones’ career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television.

Artist: Quincy Jones
Album: Songs for Pussycats – Quincy in Rio
Year: 1962 – 1965 (Mercury Records)
Label: Verve (2012)
Runtime: 66:22

Tracks: 
1.  What’s New Pussycat? (Burt Bacharach / Hal David) 2:44
2.  A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott / Ric Marlow) 2:36
3.  Sermonette (Nat Adderley) 2:51
4.  A Walk In The Black Forest (Horst Jankowski) 2:52
5.  Mack The Knife (Kurt Weil / Berthold Brecht) 2:33
6.  Moon River (Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer) 2:34
7.  Take Five (Paul Desmond) 3:31
8.  Gravy Waltz (Ray Brown / Steve Allen) 2:43
9.  I Hear A Symphony (Brian Holland / Lamont Dozier / Eddie Holland) 3:08
10.  Mr. Lucky (Henry Mancini / Jay Livingston / Ray Evans) 2:26
11.  Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) 2:46
12.  Manha De Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa)  2:55
13.  Samba De Una Nota So (One Note Samba) (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca) 2:01
14.  Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca) 2:54
15.  Bossa Nova U.S.A. (Dave Brubeck) 3:13
16.  Se E Tarde Me Pardoa (Pardon Me If I’m Late) (Carlos Lyra / Ronaldo Boscoli) 4:23
17.  (I Love You) And Don’t You Forget It (Henry Mancini / Al Stillman) 2:53
18.  Non-Stop To Brazil (Luiz Bonfa / Matt Dubey / Norman Gimbel) 2:41
19.  The Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfa / Matt Dubey) 2:18
20.  Baia (Ary Barroso) 3:57
21.  Jive Samba (Nat Adderley) 2:43
22.  Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes) 5:31

Personnel:
Quincy Jones (Arranger, Conductor)
Snooky Young (Trumpet)
Thad Jones (Trumpet)
Joe Newman (Trumpet)
Ernie Royal (Trumpet)
Melba Liston (Trombone)
Curtis Fuller (Trombone)
Billy Byers (Trombone)
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone)
Kai Winding (Trombone)
Urbie Green (Trombone)
Julius Watkins (Flugelhorn)
Phil Woods (Alto Saxophone)
Oliver Nelson (Tenor Saxophone)
Zoot Sims (Tenor Saxophone)
Roland Kirk (Tenor Saxophone)
Jerome Richardson (Baritone Saxophone, Flute)
Patti Brown (Piano)
Lalo Schifrin (Piano)
Gary Burton (Vibraphone)
Jim Hall (Guitar)
Kenny Burrell (Guitar)
Toots Thielemans (Harmonica)
Milt Hinton (Double Bass)
Chris White (Drums) http://ift.tt/2eRoURb

Rhyton: December 3, 2016 Union Pool

I love catching bands with whom we have an ongoing relationship, getting to hear new material or the refashioning of older material—and there’s a rare intimacy that develops when you’ve recorded and mixed and mastered someone’s music. We’ve been following Rhyton for a while now, since way back in 2012 when they played our Northside Showcase at 285 Kent. Each time it’s something different, some shows tending towards the band’s improvisational side, others outing songs or trying out brand new material. This set from a couple weeks back at Union Pool—the first we’ve seen since this year’s Redshift was released—splits the difference with a few songs off that album combined with the jams. “Turn to Stone” is a Joe Walsh/Eagles cover made Rhyton’s own and there’s a plenty good chance the band will have you unwittingly enjoying an Eagles tune, so watch out.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue, with a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Doug. Despite some chatter in the quieter passages, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Download and Stream via Bandcamp:

Rhyton
2016-12-03
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and produced by Eric PH for NYCTaper.com

Soundboard [engineer: Doug] + AKG C480B/CK63 > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [37:50]
01. Intro Jam
02. Redshift > Jam
03. The Nine
04. Turn to Stone [Joe Walsh]

Buy Rhyton’s Redshift (and other Rhyton records) via Thrill Jockey
• • Connect with the band on Facebook

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Bardo Pond: November 18, 2016 Union Pool


[photo by Greg Cristman for BrooklynVegan. Used with permission.]

Despite being from nearby Philly, Bardo Pond don’t make it to New York nearly as often as I would like. Or maybe my version of “often” is too frequent. Either way, the band continue to prove their vitality and consistency into their third decade. This show at Union Pool began with one of their more recent favorites of mine, “Kali Yuga Blues” from Peace on Venus, but spread across the spectrum of the band’s career, from the Lapsed classic “Straw Dog” to several brand-new songs that haven’t made their way onto official releases yet.  Of the new ones, it was my first time hearing, “My Eyes Out,” a heavy, relatively fast-burning scorcher of a tune. It’s equally hard to deny the band’s new more exploratory number, “Moment to Moment,” which closed out this show for fourteen mind-bending minutes. If there was any regret about this show, it was that the show’s tight timetable meant that it couldn’t go on longer. Judging by the band’s appearances this year, they are feeling more artistically vital than ever, and ready to prove it. Hope to see them again soon.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from Union Pool engineer Robert (which fades in after about 50 seconds), together with Schoeps MK4V microphones. The only other flaw in the sound is the hiss of the smoke machine, but it’s less a true flaw than “atmospherics.” Overall, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Bardo Pond 
2016-11-18
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: Robert) + Schoeps MK4V (at SBD, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>>Zoom F8>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC (align, mix down, compression, fades)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, image)>Audacity 2.0.3 (track, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:08:31]
01 Kula Yuga Blues
02 Taste
03 Be A Fish
04 Two Planes
05 Crossover
06 Out of Reach
07 Straw Dog
08 My Eyes Out
09 Under the Pines
10 Moment to Moment

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