Sunday, October 23, 2016

Jazz from Gallery 41 - Interview with producer David Axelrod

Join me this evening at 10 pm Pacific for Jazz from Gallery 41.  I'll be sharing with you a conversation I had in 2007 with David Axelrod who produced with of the biggest Jazz hits of all time, Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy".  Axelrod also produced Lou Rawls "Live", Harold Land's "The Fox" and many others.  That's at 10 pm Pacific this evening on KCSM-FM91 in the SF Bay Area, or streaming at and also streaming on radiofreeamerica

Monday, August 8, 2016

"Cactus" - Drummer Bobby Kapp / Pianist Matthew Shipp new on Northern Spy Records

 Bobby Kapp / Matthew Shepp "Cactus" on Northern Spy

Northern Spy Records staff has admired Bobby Kapp and Matthew Shipp since before starting the label .  While working at the seminal free jazz label ESP-Disk we were immersed in that deep catalog.  It's no small feat that Bobby Kapp's drumming on Noah Howard's "At Judson Hall" and Gato Barbieri's "In Search of the Myster" stood out as incredibly special.  And we marveled at his performance in Henry English's 1967 short film "You See What I'm Saying".  And Matthew Shipp!  We've been lucky enough to catch many life-altering concerts.  Shipp's records are frequently at the top of our list of favorites from the year.

As Clifforn Allen's notes attest, this pairing has only recently come together.  It's thrilling to release the first studio record by this duo.  "Cactus" is a burner.  And it's sure to satisfy fans of both musicians and lead to news ones.

- Adam Downey, NSPY

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Jong Wayne performs at Godwaffle Noise Pancakes

Jong Wayne: (left to right) Thom Blum, Ron Pelletier, Charles Kremenak.  16 April 2016 / Godwaffle Noise Pancakes at Noisebridge Hackerspace, San Francisco, CA.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Drummer Bobby Kapp on "All Out" airing tonight on KCSM-FM91

Themes 4 Transmutation

Drummer Bobby Kapp will be joining me tonight at 10 pm Pacific on "All Out" on KCSM-FM91, and streaming at KCSM Listen Live.  In the 1960's Bobby Kapp became known to the world as a central figure in the so-called new music scene in New York City, performing and recording with Gato Barbieri, Archie Shepp, Noah Howard and others.  His most recent "Themes 4 Transmutation" is available now, and he's also just finished a duo recording with pianist Matthew Shipp that will soon be released on the Northern Spy record label.