Jazz World | KRNN-Juneau

Saturday night sit-in at the station, amazing that I’ve somehow managed to stay away from sharing deep-bottomed jazz with the world so long, so selfish, so typical of people like me and this abstract, driven music, pulsing, this music.


  1. Desu (a slight return), Charlie Hunter, Charlie Hunter
  2. Hottentot, John Scofield + MMW, A Go Go
  3. Mis Does Pequenas, Orlanda Cachiato Lopez, Cachiato
  4. A Gozar el Tumbao, “”, “”


  1. Freereggaehibop, James Carter, Conersin’ with the Elders
  2. Over and Out, Sex Mob, Sex Mob does Bond
  3. On The Surface, Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got my own Hell to Raise
  4. Take a picture of the moon, The Ladybugs, The Ladybugs
  5. My Favorite Things, Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things
  6. Nardis, Bill Evans Trio, Live in Paris 1966


  1. No Ke Ano Ahiahi, MMW, Combustication
  2. Hypnotized (fade out) , “”, “”
  3. In the Sweet Embrace of Life, Wynton Marsalis Septet,  Live at the Village Vanguard
  4. Come Rain or Shine, Ray Charles and his Orchestra, Europa Jazz Compelation fet. Memphis Slim, Joe Turner, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles
  5. Run, Charlie Hunter Quartet fet Kurt Elling on sax, Songs from the Analog Playground
  6. Where’s sly, MMW, Last Chance to Dance Trance


  1. LLe lfe, Philadelphia Experiment, Philadelphia Experiment
  2. Trouble Man Theme, “”, “”
  3. Sleep to Dream, Bettye Lavette, I’ve got my own  hell to raise


Rebel radio live (not actually live but alive and kicking, screaming actually after this damn keyboard’s tweaky deleting tendencies) from Los Anchorage which this evening is a paradise, blurring the lines between sea and sky, music and memory. So we tap a vein and let it run…Coming up music from Jonny Greenwood’s score to the Murakami novel+film Norwegian Wood, nostalgic wall of sound blurry dreamland from Grizzly Bear’s best album of 2009 Veckatamist, oil industry blues from Neil Young and more.  Dig.

3 magpies, cruising the coastal trail on the anchorage waterfront, blazing sunset rippled across mudflats too quick for exploration, scrambling, shot rock, rail road tracks, rumble, iron, grease, one foot in front of the other, bikes of all sorts, a kingfisher, even ditch water caries glacial  memory, silt, sunlight, quartz.  kids rolling down grassy embankments, laughter of dog owners as their dogs fake mate, is yours a sled mutt or a mutt mutt?  the only two varieties in these parts, of course you know the best part of anchorage right, an old saying, annoying to most Alaskans, wild country still, quality of life, despite the only presence in the state of gangs and true cultural diversity and hipsters and anything nearing urban and all the positive energies and scene and opportunity that entails, it is only half an hour from Alaska. But this is n! Oil and politics and money and depravity and drunken bliss manifest as a squinting into the sunset (that remarkably is in the south even in September, in Juneau the light demise has moved to the northwestern mountains at this point) walk along a strip of paved coastal silt salvaged in the name of tony Knowles or some other politician, perhaps a democratic minority that attempted to rule the majority from the ironic, idealistic remote stronghold of Juneau, icefield, fjord hideout capital of the largest state in the union. We love this place, we hope for the future of this place, we hide in the place and we guide this place or are least are guided by the people here and their stories of endurance, of innovation in a place where innovation for hundreds of yeas involved new ways to extract treasure from the earth.

jonny greenwood, mou sokoshi jibun no koto, norwegian wood soundtrack
“”, mary  mary so contrary, “”
grizzly bear, ready, able, veckatamist
“”, about face, “”
donovan, wear your love like heaven, hits
neil young, vampire blues, on the beach

amos lee, truth, last days at the lodge
wood brothers, stumbled in, smoke ring halo,
harry manx, true to yourself, bread and buddha
nick cave and neko case, she’s not there, trueblood soundtrack
donovan, season of the witch, hits

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Got that itch to stretch out a bit and use the audacity soundslinger to churn out some rebel radio.


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charles mingus/solo dancer/black saint and sinner lady
bettye laVette/sleep to dream/I’ve got my own hell to raise
remember/alberta adams/chess blues box set
dbt/go-go boots/go-go boots
howling wolf/forty-four/chess blues

justin townes earle/lone pine hill/the good life
dave rawlings machine/method acting>cortez the killer*/daytrotter session
*fet nate walcott on trumpet
felice brothers/hey hey revolver/tonight at the arizona
neil young/albuquerque/tonight’s the night
dbt/sante fe/big to do
twilight hotel/what do i know about love/when wolves go blind
twilight hotel/darkness/””

steve earle/satellite radio/washington square seranade
twilight hotel/ham radio blues/when wolves go blind
neil young/common’ baby let’s go downtown/tonight’s the night
dbt/get downtown/big to do
steve earle/way down in the hole/washington square seranade

over and out

Jazz Beat

KRNN-FM Juneau (ktoo.org)
jonas back in the driver seat, but it’s digital now, wierd.

[7pm] mark ribot/witches and devils
mark ribot/happiness is a warm gun
john scofield/hit the road jack
john scofield/sticks and stones
“”/i don’t need no doctor
hugh masekela/unhlanhia
rahsaan roland kirk/sweet georgia brown
“”/i’ll be seeing you
dr. john/perdido mmw/zaebos2
joe turner meets the trumpet kings/morning, noon and night
“”/i know you love me baby
reuben wilson/hold on i’m comin’
dirty dozen brass band/john the revelator
madlib/slim’s return
“”/distant land
mmw/note bleu
bill evans trio/nardis
bill frisell band/unsung heroes hugh masekela/masquenada over and out…..

The Front Porch on KRNN-FM

Country, bluegrass and a little folk this evening as I feature the music of Breathe Owl Breathe who will be playing at the Alaskan this Friday and Saturday as part of their first Alaska tour.   From traditional and ole timey to blaspheming rowdy contemporary country and back again.

The Verandah Show (both porches otherwise occupied.)
artist/ song/ album

steve earle, white freightliner blues, townes
hank williams III, atlantic city
“”, empty bottles
longest day of the year, hitchin’ ‘inta ‘witchita
neko case, train from kansas city, the tigers have spoken
jason isbell and the 400 unit, cigarettes and wine

jason isbell, magician
steve earle, to live is to fly, townes
steppin’ in it, tin can sullivan, hidden in the lowlands
shout sister shout, carolina moon
[playing at the Alaskan Fri & Sat]
breathe owl breathe, twilight, ghost glacier
“”, window, “”

robinella and the cc stringband, tennessee saturday night
scott h biram, blood sweat & murder, dirty ole one man band
“”, raisin’ hell again, “”
“”, i see the light/what’s his name, “”
steve earle, lungs, townes
o death, down to rest
townes van zandt, dollar bill blues
bright eyes, middleman, cassadaga
breathe owl breathe, landmark, canadian shield
“”, black bear, “”

greenwood, tonopah, yurt aid
twilight hotel, impatient love, twilight hotel
steve earl and del mcourey band, outlaw’s honeymoon, the mountain
“”, the mountain, the mountain

over and out

World Beat on KRNN-FM

madlib, enter-hot curry, beat konducta in india
“”, indian hump, “”
“”, movie finale, “”
damon albarn and friends, djembe, mali music
“”, kela village, “”
bob marley and the wailers, wages of love, destiny: rare ska sides
“”, don’t ever leave me, “”

ricardo lemvo & makina loca, isabela, isabela (Juneau Dance Fest Sept. 2009 Guest Artist)
beny more’ & band, el canonero, cuban counterpoint: history of the son montuno
field recording 1950 from bayamo, mercedes, cuban counterpoint
marc ribot y los cubanos postizos, obsesion, muy divertido
“”, el gaucho rojo, “”

etti ankri, nikach meemeni sod, puntamayo presents israel
itay pearl, chipopo, “”
lila downs, mi corazon me recuerda, border
horizons, rinpoche’s rag, cross cultrual jazz sampler
tatws penfro, crasant, music from wales folk collection
discover indonesia, mares
“”, curahan hati
asha bhosle, mera kuchh saaman, rough guide to bollywood legends
“”, ina mina dika, “”

joshua alo, dreaming, oasis world v. vii# 4
heptones, countryboy, tougher than tough: story of jamaican music
i roy, welding, “”
althia and donna, uptown top ranking, “”

Jazz Tonight (last night) on KRNN-FM

Host: Jonas Lamb
Take two on a good two weeks, deep vinyl vaulting despite the shrinking vinyl stacks at the station (all for the best, growth, and subsequent weeding). Kick back, let it come at you in a smoothe, effortless way, through your radio. Like a psychological agent, invisible pamphlet or leaflet falling from sky or speakers to wherever you are.


sun ra, priest, somewhere else
wes montomery, delilah, riverside profiles
sun ra, s’wonderful, somewhere else
miles davis, oleo, bag’s groove

king curtis, all the way, jazz groove -fet curtis on tenor, nat adderley on cornet
king curtis, trouble in mind, trouble in mind fet curtis on alto, guitar and vocals!
medeski, martin and wood, note bleu, the dropper
“”, hey joe (hendrix), live at tonic
“”, partido alto, the dropper
dr. lonnie smith, the new pollution (beck), boogaloo to beck

charlie hunter trio, swamba redux, copporopolis hunter on 8 string guitar, john ellis on tenor, derek phillips on drums
ornette coleman, zig zag, the empty foxhole fet ornette coleman on alto, c.haden on bass and 6 year old son, ornette denardo coleman on drums wow!
art blakey’s jazz messengers +t. monk, in walked bud, abjm with thelonius monk
miles davis, solea, sketches of spain

chick corea, duet for bass and piano,  circling in   dave holland on bass
sex mob, please, please, please (james brown), solid sender
sex mob, ruby tuesday (stones), “”