The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Radio Free Gunslinger #60: Candor

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is I.F. Stone

It is entitled Candor

The Content

First Sequence:
Nancy Harrow - Take Me Back, Baby
Jaki Bayard - Flight of the Fly
Art Hodes - High Society
Clark Terry - Blue Waltz (La Valse bleue)
Max Roach - Freedom Day (Abbey Lincoln, voc.)

Second Sequence:
Lucky Thompson - Say That to Say This
Richard Williams - I Can Dream, Can't I?
Benny Bailey - Hard Sock Dance
Marty Paich - Tommy's Toon
Bud Shank - Dance of the Little Ones (live)

Third Sequence:
Guillermo Klein - El Minotauro
Hector Martignon - My One and Only Love
Toshiko Mariano - Toshiko's Elegy
Hilton Ruiz - Mr. Kenyatta (live)
Mongo Santamaria - Bonita (live)

Fourth Sequence:
Don Ellis - Sweet and Lovely
Steve Lacy - Introspection
Cecil Taylor - O.P. (take 1)
Pee Wee Russell - Tin Tin Deo
Booker Little - Moods in Free Time

Charles Mingus - R&R


marietta said...

Good Morning Tom,btw.Booker T.,how you can forgotten the great "Melting Pot" ? marietta.

Stephen Price said... per usual...