The Line-Up for 9-16-2011

Combined with the gray (but still pleasant) morning in San Antonio and the passing of my good friend and publisher, Kathy Clay-Little, this week's Line-Up is a bit softer and a little more chill. I hope you don't mind this change up this week.

Ambrose Akinmusire - Jaya
The computer picked this here but I figured I don't play Akinmusire often enough anyway.
Pazes - Untitled
Chris Dingman - Jet Lag
I haven't been playing Dingman as often as I'd like, either. Besides, this track came up in my commute this week and I asked myself why I never played this track on the air in the first place.
JAMES Farm - Unravel
The computer picked a JAMES Farm track for the show but I had to switch things up to fit with the somber mood I'm going for this week.
MF DOOM - Saffron
Tigran Hamasyan - A Fable
Now that I re-obtained A Fable, this album is going to get some steady play for a while.
Brad Mehldau - Things Behind the Sun
On the bus ride to the station today, Nick Drake's original version of this song came up. It fit my commute perfectly today and I knew I had to reflect that in the show in the right mood. I think Mehldau was doing too much when he played this on this year's Live in Marciac, but he handled this tune just right on 2004's Live in Tokyo heard here.
Jaco Pastorius - Portrait of Tracy
I wanted to round out this set with another solo player that fit the theme. "Portrait of Tracy" called out to me.
J Dilla - Bye.
Christian Scott - Jenacide (The Inevitable Rise and Fall of the Bloodless Revolution)
This track doesn't really fit my somber theme but it came up in the commute and it's my favorite track from Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. I didn't budge in playing it, mood be damned.
Menahan Street Band - The Crossing
These folks really think dropping two songs four or five months ago will tie me over until they drop a new album. I'm getting antsy.
Booker T. Jones - Rent Party
I wanted to play a Booker T. track this week and this song came up on my commute right before I arrived at the station and in the perfect mood at that.
MF DOOM - Camphor
Gretchen Parlato - All That I Can Say
I haven't played any Gretchen Parlato in a while, have I? I'm not counting the Terri Lyne Carrington I've been playing lately.
MF DOOM - High John
Patrick Cornelius - Conception
Be on the lookout for Nextbop's stream of Cornelius' Maybe Steps this week just before its release.


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