Deep Focus
2019.08.19 Ben Tyree on Frank Zappa -2 of 3

2019.08.19 Ben Tyree on Frank Zappa -2 of 3

March 20, 2022

Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Weather Report... All created challenging instrumental music in the Seventies, all had large, dedicated audiences and all have been the subject of Deep Focus. Add tonight's subject to that list.

 

Guitarist/sonic architect Ben Tyree and I will put Frank Zappa in Deep Focus Monday from 6 pm to 9 pm EDT on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org in this rebroadcast from 2019.  I'm amazed that no one has called for this one before!

 

#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BenTyree #FrankZappa 

 

Photo credit: Frank Zappa 1973_2 Discreet Records, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.jpeg

2019.08.19 Ben Tyree on Frank Zappa - 1 of 3

2019.08.19 Ben Tyree on Frank Zappa - 1 of 3

March 15, 2022

Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Weather Report... All created challenging instrumental music in the Seventies, all had large, dedicated audiences and all have been the subject of Deep Focus. Add tonight's subject to that list.

 

Guitarist/sonic architect Ben Tyree and I will put Frank Zappa in Deep Focus Monday from 6 pm to 9 pm EDT on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org in this rebroadcast from 2019.  I'm amazed that no one has called for this one before!

#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MitchGoldman #BenTyree #FrankZappa 

 

Photo credit: Frank Zappa and The Mothers -  ©1992 George Rodríguez, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution NPG-B5000108C

2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 3 of 3

2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 3 of 3

March 10, 2022
The music I love has porous boundaries.  If the audience responds to what they hear, the musicians will give that energy right back to them.  If the acoustics are kind, the music will communicate better among the musicians, between musician and audience.  But what about the people the artists met that day?  And the food they ate and the air they breathed?  Can an audience hear all of that?  What about the lives people have lived in that place?  The love and sacrifice that was made there?  And what about what was in that place before all of that?  Does a place have a spirit and can it live in the music?  Oh, hell yes it can and it does!  
 
Don't believe me?  Drummer Pheeroan akLaff and I will prove it to you on this week's Deep Focus, recorded in 2011.   We explore rare live recordings of Miles Davis and John Coltrane in Japan in the Sixties when that country was just taking its place on the world's stage. 
 
This Monday on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MilesDavis #JohnColtrane #PheeroanakLaff #MitchGoldman #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast #JazzInterview #LiveJazz #JazzInJapan #Japan
 
Photo credit: John Coltrane stamp - Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 2 of 3

2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 2 of 3

March 6, 2022
The music I love has porous boundaries.  If the audience responds to what they hear, the musicians will give that energy right back to them.  If the acoustics are kind, the music will communicate better among the musicians, between musician and audience.  But what about the people the artists met that day?  And the food they ate and the air they breathed?  Can an audience hear all of that?  What about the lives people have lived in that place?  The love and sacrifice that was made there?  And what about what was in that place before all of that?  Does a place have a spirit and can it live in the music?  Oh, yes it can and it does!  
 
Don't believe me?  Drummer Pheeroan akLaff and I will prove it to you on this week's Deep Focus, recorded in 2011.   We explore rare live recordings of Miles Davis and John Coltrane in Japan in the Sixties when that country was just taking its place on the world's stage. 
 
This Monday on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MilesDavis #JohnColtrane #PheeroanakLaff #MitchGoldman #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast #JazzInterview #LiveJazz #JazzInJapan #Japan
 
Photo credit: John Coltrane stamp - Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 1 of 3

2011.08.15 Pheeroan akLaff on Coltrane and Miles in Japan - 1 of 3

March 1, 2022
The music I love has porous boundaries.  If the audience responds to what they hear, the musicians will give that energy right back to them.  If the acoustics are kind, the music will communicate better among the musicians, between musician and audience.  But what about the people the artists met that day?  And the food they ate and the air they breathed?  Can an audience hear all of that?  What about the lives people have lived in that place?  The love and sacrifice that was made there?  And what about what was in that place before all of that?  Does a place have a spirit and can it live in the music?  Oh, yes it can and it does!  
 
Don't believe me?  Drummer Pheeroan akLaff and I will prove it to you on this week's Deep Focus, recorded in 2011.   We explore rare live recordings of Miles Davis and John Coltrane in Japan in the Sixties when that country was just taking its place on the world's stage. 
 
This Monday on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #MilesDavis #JohnColtrane #PheeroanakLaff #MitchGoldman #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast #JazzInterview #LiveJazz 
 

Photo credit: John Coltrane stamp - Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 3 of 3

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 3 of 3

February 27, 2022

Rebroadcast January 31, 2022.

Melville said, “Genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.” So, yeah, if you’re a young musician who sees the need to craft your own language but can’t yet say just what it’s going to be, you’re going to seek someone else on a similar path. If you find your way, you don’t forget having had that experience. Vijay Iyer did a Deep Focus with me on Andrew Hill and another on Thelonious Monk; this time it’s Geri Allen. Are you starting to see the pattern?

 

Photo credit: Geri Allen - photo credit Pittsburgh City Paper.

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 2 of 3

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 2 of 3

February 24, 2022

Rebroadcast January 31, 2022. 

Melville said, “Genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.” So, yeah, if you’re a young musician who sees the need to craft your own language but can’t yet say just what it’s going to be, you’re going to seek someone else on a similar path. If you find your way, you don’t forget having had that experience. Vijay Iyer did a Deep Focus with me on Andrew Hill and another on Thelonious Monk; this time it’s Geri Allen. Are you starting to see the pattern?

 

Geri Allen - photo credit Pittsburgh City Paper.

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 1 of 3

2019.07.22 Vijay Iyer on Geri Allen - 1 of 3

February 22, 2022

Rebroadcast January 31, 2022.

Melville said, “Genius, all over the world, stands hand in hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.” So, yeah, if you’re a young musician who sees the need to craft your own language but can’t yet say just what it’s going to be, you’re going to seek someone else on a similar path. If you find your way, you don’t forget having had that experience. Vijay Iyer did a Deep Focus with me on Andrew Hill and another on Thelonious Monk; this time it’s Geri Allen. Are you starting to see the pattern?

Geri Allen - photo credit Pittsburgh City Paper.

2019.09.16 David Virelles on Bud Powell - 3 of 3

2019.09.16 David Virelles on Bud Powell - 3 of 3

February 20, 2022
You know what's wrong with this country?  We don't spend enough time talking about pianist Bud Powell.  Well, this Monday from 6pm to 9pm on Deep Focus, Mitch Goldman and his guest, pianist David Virelles, are going to do something about that.  The WKCR archives delivered live recordings so rare that they are not found in any discography.  Bud's son John Powell even calls during the show saying even he had not heard them!
 
It's only on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #BudPowell #DavidVirelles #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast
 
Photo credit: Bud Powell by Herman Leonard, courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. https://www.si.edu
2019.09.16 David Virelles on Bud Powell - 2 of 3

2019.09.16 David Virelles on Bud Powell - 2 of 3

February 17, 2022
You know what's wrong with this country?  We don't spend enough time talking about pianist Bud Powell.  Well, this Monday from 6pm to 9pm on Deep Focus, Mitch Goldman and his guest, pianist David Virelles, are going to do something about that.  The WKCR archives delivered live recordings so rare that they are not found in any discography.  Bud's son John Powell even calls during the show saying even he had not heard them!  Roy Haynes checks in and there's even an interview with Bud you've probably never heard.
 
It's only on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.  Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

 
#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #BudPowell #DavidVirelles #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast
 
Photo credit: Bud Powell by Herman Leonard, courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. https://www.si.edu
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