Saturday, December 4, 2021

Featured now on Jazz from Gallery 41 - The Dal Sasso Big Band "John Coltrane's Africa/Brass Revisited"


This new release on jazz&people records was recorded live at the festival Jazz a La Villette in Paris by the Dal Sasso Big Band.  The title of the album is "John Coltrane's Africa/Brass Revisited".  The arrangements were done by Christophe Del Sasso who is also the band director.  The featured soloists are David El-Malek, Geraldine Laurent, and Sophie Alour. 
 

The music, the arrangements, the performances by everyone
in the band, everything about this entire album is fantastic!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

DRUMMER ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ

THERE IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EDITION OF JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 THAT AIRS WEEKLY FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT) ON KCSM-FM91 THE BAY AREA'S JAZZ STATION.  THERE'S A NEW SEGMENT ON THE PROGRAM CALLED "THE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ" WHERE I GIVE YOU A PEEK INTO MY PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE RECORDED OVER THE PAST 4 PLUS DECADES WITH MANY OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE MUSIC.

ON THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM THE SEGMENT FOCUSES ON DRUMMER ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH.  I'LL SHARE WITH YOU COMMENTS TAKEN FROM A CONVERSATION TOOTIE AND I HAD IN THE LATE 1970'S. 

WE TALKED FOR QUITE A WHILE AND THE CONVERSATION BEGAN WITH MY ASKING TOOTIE WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP IN SUCH A REMARKABLE MUSICAL FAMILY. IN THE 3 MINUTES OR SO IT TOOK HIM TO ANSWER HE COVERED EVERYTHING FROM HIS FIRST INSTRUMENT THAT HE PLAYED WAS TROMBONE TO HIS FIRST SET OF DRUMS TO WHAT HIS BROTHERS JIMMY AND PERCY WERE UP TO AND WOUND UP TALKING ABOUT ONE OF HIS FIRST GIGS AS A YOUNG DRUMMER THAT JUST HAPPENED TO BE WITH JOHN COLTRANE.

THE MUSIC DURING THE SEGMENT WILL INCLUDE RECORDINGS MADE BY ALL THREE OF THE HEATH BROTHERS AS WELL AS A COUPLE RECORDINGS TOOTIE IS ON WITH HERBIE HANCOCK AND ALSO THE HAROLD LAND / BLUE MITCHELL QUINTET.

JOIN ME THIS SATURDAY EVENING FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT).  IF YOU LIVE IN THE BAY AREA YOU CAN TUNE IN TO KCSM-FM91, OR ON THE STATION'S STREAM HEARD AROUND THE WORLD AT KCSM.ORG.  JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 AND ALL PROGRAMS ON KCSM ARE ARCHIVED ON SPINITRON FOR 2 WEEKS.

AND I'M HAPPY AND PROUD TO SAY THAT OF COURSE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 CONTINUES TO BE HEARD STREAMING AROUND THE WORLD 24/7 WITH REGULAR LIVE PROGRAMS AND SPECIALS, INTERVIEWS, IN-STUDIO GUESTS AND EVEN OCCASIONAL LIVE MUSIC.  

CHECK BACK ON THIS BLOG OR OUR MAIN WEBSITE AT WWW.GALLERY41.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, November 19, 2021

GUITARIST JOHN ABERCROMBIE FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ

 THERE IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EDITION OF JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 THAT AIRS WEEKLY FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT) ON KCSM-FM91 THE BAY AREA'S JAZZ STATION.  THERE'S A NEW SEGMENT ON THE PROGRAM CALLED "THE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ" WHERE I GIVE YOU A PEEK INTO MY PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE RECORDED OVER THE PAST 4 PLUS DECADES WITH MANY OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE MUSIC.

ON THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM THE SEGMENT FOCUSES ON GUITARIST JOHN ABERCROMBIE.  I'LL SHARE WITH YOU COMMENTS TAKEN FROM A CONVERSATION JOHN AND I HAD IN AUGUST OF 1982. 

I'D BEEN A LONG TIME FAN OF MANFRED EICHER'S ECM LABEL AND BY THE TIME I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND SPEAK IN PERSON WITH JOHN HE HAD ALREADY APPEARED AS LEADER, CO-LEADER OR MEMBER OF THE BAND ON SEVERAL DOZEN RECORDINGS ON ECM WHICH LED ME FOR A WHILE TO ASSUME JOHN WAS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE.

JOIN ME THIS SATURDAY EVENING FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT).  IF YOU LIVE IN THE BAY AREA YOU CAN TUNE IN TO KCSM-FM91, OR ON THE STATION'S STREAM HEARD AROUND THE WORLD AT KCSM.ORG.  JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 AND ALL PROGRAMS ON KCSM ARE ARCHIVED ON SPINITRON FOR 2 WEEKS.

AND I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT OF COURSE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 CONTINUES TO BE HEARD STREAMING AROUND THE WORLD 24/7 WITH REGULAR LIVE PROGRAMS AND SPECIALS, INTERVIEWS, IN-STUDIO GUESTS AND EVEN OCCASIONAL LIVE MUSIC.  

CHECK BACK ON THIS BLOG OR OUR MAIN WEBSITE AT WWW.GALLERY41.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

COME BY AND SHARE THE MUSIC WHENEVER YOU CAN.

Friday, November 5, 2021

James Newton featured on Jazz from Gallery 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ - Saturday November 6th 2021

 THERE IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EDITION OF JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 THAT AIRS WEEKLY FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT) ON KCSM-FM91 THE BAY AREA'S JAZZ STATION.  A NEW SEGMENT ON THE PROGRAM NOW HAS A NAME... "THE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ" WHERE I GIVE YOU A PEEK INTO MY PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE RECORDED OVER THE PAST 4 PLUS DECADES WITH MANY OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE MUSIC.

ON THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM THE SEGMENT FOCUSES ON FLAUTIST JAMES NEWTON.  I'LL SHARE WITH YOU COMMENTS TAKEN FROM A CONVERSATION HE AND I HAD IN MAY OF 1979 IN LOS ANGELES.  BY THAT TIME JAMES HAD BECOME VERY MUCH IN DEMAND AND WAS TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD AND LIKE SO MANY MUSICIANS HE WAS SPENDING ALOT OF TIME IN NEW YORK CITY.  SOME OF THE MUSIC YOU WILL HEAR DURING THE SEGMENT BEGINS WITH A FLUTE DUET WITH BUDDY COLLETTE, AND THEN THE MUSIC CONTINUES WITH ANTHONY DAVIS, ARTHUR BLYTHE, ABDUL WADUD, RICK ROZIE, PHEEROAN AK LAFF, AND ALSO SOMETHING FROM THE ALBUM "ECHO CANYON" THAT IS DEEPLY STUNNING IN ITS' BEAUTY THAT JAMES RECORDED ALONE SURROUNDED BY THE BEAUTY, THE MYSTERY, AND THE SPIRIT OF THE DESERT IN NEW MEXICO.

JOIN ME THIS SATURDAY EVENING FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT).

KCSM-FM91 STREAMS AROUND THE WORLD AT KCSM.ORG.  JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 AND ALL PROGRAMS ON KCSM ARE ARCHIVED ON SPINITRON FOR 2 WEEKS.

AND OF COURSE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 CONTINUES TO BE HEARD STREAMING AROUND THE WORLD 24/7 WITH REGULAR LIVE PROGRAMS AND SPECIALS, INTERVIEWS, IN-STUDIO GUESTS AND EVEN OCCASIONAL LIVE MUSIC.  

CHECK THIS BLOG OR OUR MAIN WEBSITE AT WWW.GALLERY41.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

COME BY AND SHARE THE MUSIC WHENEVER YOU CAN.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

THERE IS A SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENING EDITION OF JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 THAT AIRS WEEKLY FROM 10 PM TO 2 AM (PT) ON KCSM-FM91 THE BAY AREA'S JAZZ STATION.  A NEW SEGMENT ON THE PROGRAM NOW HAS A NAME... "THE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 JAZZIZZAZZIZZ ACTUALITY BYTEZZ" WHERE I GIVE YOU A PEEK INTO MY PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF CONVERSATIONS THAT I'VE RECORDED OVER THE PAST 4 PLUS DECADES WITH MANY OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE MUSIC.

ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAM THE SEGMENT FOCUSES ON TABLA MASTER ZAKIR HUSSAIN WITH COMMENTS TAKEN FROM A CONVERSATION HE AND I HAD 31 YEARS AGO.  THERE IS ALOT SHARED FROM ZAKIR IN THIS SHORT CLIP, FROM THE WINTER LONG MUSIC FESTIVALS IN INDIA TO HOW HIS FATHER TABLA MASTER USTAD ALLA RAKHA INTRODUCED HIM TO MUSIC WHILE HE WAS TAKING HIS FIRST BREATHS. 

JOIN ME THIS EVENING IF YOU CAN.  KCSM-FM91 STREAMS AROUND THE WORLD AT KCSM.ORG.  JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 AND ALL PROGRAMS ON KCSM ARE ARCHIVED ON SPINITRON FOR 2 WEEKS.

AND OF COURSE JAZZ FROM GALLERY 41 CONTINUES TO BE HEARD STREAMING AROUND THE WORLD 24/7 WITH REGULAR LIVE PROGRAMS AND SPECIALS, INTERVIEWS, IN-STUDIO GUESTS AND EVEN OCCASIONAL LIVE MUSIC.  CHECK THIS BLOG OR OUR MAIN WEBSITE AT WWW.GALLERY41.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

COME BY AND SHARE THE MUSIC WHENEVER YOU CAN.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Special Saturday evening edition of Jazz from Gallery 41 with Ron Pelletier weekly Saturdays 10pm-2am (PT) on KCSM-FM91

 Jazz from Gallery 41 with Ron Pelletier

When a weekly Saturday evening edition of Jazz from Gallery 41 returned to KCSM I added a segment to the show that gives a peek into a mountainous archive of rare, personal and historical conversations that I’ve recorded over the past 4+ plus decades with many, many, many phenomenal Jazz artists.  From Joe Williams to Joseph Jarman, like…you know, from the Blues to the Avant-Garde.

The segment now has a name: 

Jazz from Gallery 41 – JazzIzzAzzIzz – Actuality Bytezz
You may ask, what is an actuality?  Well, I’ll tell you.
Actuality:  noun; plural ac·tu·al·i·ties.
Actual existence; reality.
An actual condition or circumstance; fact.

About all those zz’s?  My way of sending a message of gratitude and my respects out into the ethers to a uniquely creative saxophonist & composer and club owner (Azz Izz Jazz Club in Venice, CA.) Billie Harris, who was all that and great fun to play music with. Yes, his voice is in the archive and you will hear it at some point.

The plan is to share just 1 per show created for KCSM, but this Saturday the 9th of October there will be 2.  The 2 gentlemen I mentioned in the beginning.  Joe Williams (rcd. 1977) and Joseph Jarman (rcd. 1979). Say it with me…from Blues to the Avant-Garde. In the following weeks of October there will be actuality (sound) bytezz featuring Horace Tapscott, Shelly Manne, and James Newton.  The list of recordings in my archive is a very, very long, diverse and eclectic list. 

Feel free to join me on Jazz from Gallery 41, Saturdays from 10 pm – 2 am (PT) and you’ll hear a unique blend of the music and the actual voices of many great Jazz artists, past and present, speaking to the truth, reality, circumstances, facts and existence of their music.

You will hear much more of everything on Jazz from Gallery 41 that has been streaming around the world 24/7 covering the entire Jazz spectrum from Blues to the Avant-Garde.  These "Actuality Bytezz" will also be added to the stream, and I am creating a way for you to hear the conversations in their entirety.

Do remember the virtual door is always open. Come share the music whenever and wherever you can...wherever you are!

Stay tuned!  


Friday, September 24, 2021