Exfiltration Radio: À Paris en France comme dans la Rome antique

Guru and trumpeter Brownman

I had to do a presentation at work, and someone asked me the question I’ve been waiting for all my life: “What’s your walk-on music?”

I answered, immediately, without hesitation: “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” by Digable Planets.

See, the jazz-inflected hip-hop that was being made in the early 1990s, when I was in college, was the first hip-hop that I learned to appreciate. Before then I was as casually racist about “rap music” as any kid raised on classic rock radio in the South. But then began my great awakening. I don’t remember what the first thing was; probably Gangstarr’s “Jazz Thing” on the Mo Better Blues soundtrack. Eventually it completely got under my skin, with the result that this was a playlist that was a complete joy to put together.

Sure, a lot of it is the Native Tongues groups — Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest. There’s also a lot of groups influenced by the scene, like Us3 (the Blue Note hosted group that actually played their samples), the Roots (of course), the crazy MF Doom + Madlib collaboration Madvillain; and latter day follower Kero One. And off to the side stands Gangstarr and Guru, who arrived at the combination of jazz and hip-hop through their own path.

There’s also a lot of actual jazz in these tracks, whether sampled (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers on “Rebirth of Slick”, Lou Donaldson on “Le Bien, Le Mal”, Roy Ayers on “Borough Check”, Grant Green on “Vibes and Stuff,” Bill Evans on “Raid”, Jimmy McGriff on “God Lives Through”) or live: Ron Carter playing along with MC Solaar on “Un Ange en Danger” and Roy Ayers (again!) playing with the Roots on “Proceed II.” Both of the latter are on the fantastic compilation Red Hot and Cool, which I can’t recommend highly enough, especially for the tracks from the Pharcyde and the Last Poets, neither of which I can play on the radio.

Wherever the music comes from, that funky music will drive us til the dawn. Let’s go! Let’s boogaloo until…

Please do not attempt to adjust your set. There is nothing wrong. We have taken control as to bring you this special show, and we will return it to you as soon as you are groovy.

  • Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)Digable Planets (Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time & Space))
  • Proceed IIThe Roots with Roy Ayers (Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool)
  • Manifest (Alternate)Gang Starr (No More Mr. Nice Guy)
  • Because I Got It Like ThatJungle Brothers (Straight Out the Jungle)
  • I Got It Goin’ OnUs3 (Hand On The Torch)
  • Plug Tunin (Last Chance To Comprehend)De La Soul (3 Feet High And Rising)
  • Kool Accordin’ 2 a Jungle BrotherJungle Brothers (Done By the Forces of Nature)
  • Vibes And StuffA Tribe Called Quest (The Low End Theory)
  • Borough CheckDigable Planets (Blowout Comb)
  • Un Ange En DangerMC Solaar with Ron Carter (Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool)
  • Raid (Feat. MED)Madvillain (Madvillainy)
  • Give Thanks (feat. Niamaj)Kero One (Windmills of the Soul)
  • God Lives ThroughA Tribe Called Quest (Midnight Marauders)
  • Le Bien, Le MalGuru Featuring Mc Solaar (Jazzmatazz Volume 1)
  • Exfiltration Radio: jazz in inner space

    It’s that time again… time for the Godfather to grace you with an hour of weird music. Today’s playlist comes from the cusp of jazz’s transition into fusion and dives into the music that came around In a Silent Way, still one of the most revolutionary recordings in jazz.

    In this 1969 record, Miles had reached the end of standards, the end of modal changes, the end of the post-bop revolution he had led with his second great quintet. He was listening to other innovators, working beyond jazz, especially Jimi Hendrix. And most importantly, he was continuing to surround himself with musicians who innovated, listen to them, and push them to take their performances beyond where they could on their own. (He also sometimes claimed authorship of those songs, but that’s a different story.)

    The sound at the back of this new direction in jazz was the electric piano (usually a Fender Rhodes) fed into the echoplex and joined by musicians who were playing, as Miles said on the back cover of Zawinul, “cliché-free,” not relying on changes or modes but on rhythm and vamping and atmosphere and sometimes incredibly gorgeous scraps of melody that come and go in the middle of the track like smoke.

    One of the things that’s hard to appreciate just by looking at the track titles is how much of this music was made by the same handful of musicians. Let’s take a look:

    Herbie Hancock (electric and acoustic piano) plays on “Doctor Honoris Causa” (which Zawinul dedicated to him for his honorary doctorate from Grinnell), “Mountain in the Clouds,” “Opus One Point Five,” “Filles de Kilimajaro,” his own “You’ll Know When You Get There,” and “In a Silent Way.” Miroslav Vitouš (bass) is on “Causa,” “Mountain,” “Orange Lady,” and “Water Babies.” John McLaughlin (electric guitar) is on “Mountain” and “In a Silent Way.”

    Billy Hart is on “Causa” (percussion) and “You’ll Know” (drums). Joe Henderson (tenor sax) is on “Mountain” and his own “Opus One Point Five.” Jack DeJohnette (drums) is on “Mountain,” “Opus One Point Five,” and “Water Babies.” Chick Corea plays electric piano on “In a Silent Way” and drums and vibes on “Water Babies.”

    The great Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) is on “Orange Lady,” “Filles De Kilimanjaro,” his own “Water Babies,” and “In a Silent Way.” Airto Moreira plays percussion on “Orange Lady” and “Water Babies.” Ron Carter is on “Opus One Point Five” and “Filles.” Tony Williams plays drums on “Filles” and “In a Silent Way.” And Joe Zawinul plays on “Causa,” “Orange Lady,” and his composition “In a Silent Way.”

    It’s not surprising that some of the tracks seem to blend seamlessly into each other. It’s more surprising how distinctive the musical identity of each track is. Definitely worth an hour, and then many more checking out the albums these came from.

    Do not adjust your set; there is nothing wrong.

    1. Doctor Honoris CausaJoe Zawinul (Zawinul)
    2. Mountain In the CloudsMiroslav Vitous (Infinite Search)
    3. Orange LadyWeather Report (Weather Report)
    4. Opus One Point FiveJoe Henderson (Power To The People [Keepnews Collection] [ Remastered ])
    5. Filles De Kilimanjaro (Girls Of Kilimanjaro)Miles Davis (Filles De Kilimanjaro)
    6. Water BabiesWayne Shorter (Super Nova)
    7. You’ll Know When You Get ThereHerbie Hancock (Warner Archives)
    8. In A Silent WayMiles Davis (The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions)

    Exfiltration Radio: ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space

    Feels like a good time to go to outer space! Here’s an hour of space-themed tunes for this Friday that veers from funk to jazz to whatever the heck that Flying Lotus track is. Enjoy!

    1. Also Sprach ZarathustraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Bohm (2001: A Space Odyssey (Soundtrack))
    2. P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)Parliament (Mothership Connection)
    3. SpacePrince (Come)
    4. Leave the PlanetGalaxie 500 (On Fire)
    5. SpaceM.I.A. (MAYA)
    6. Space Is the PlaceSun Ra (Space Is The Place (Original Soundtrack))
    7. The PlanetsGary Bartz NTU Troop (Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru)
    8. Innerstellar LoveThundercat (It Is What It Is)
    9. Boom Boom SatelliteSigue Sigue Sputnik (Dress for Excess)
    10. See The ConstellationThey Might Be Giants (Apollo 18)
    11. Space Station #5Montrose (Historia de la Musica Rock: Locas)
    12. Hallo SpaceboyDavid Bowie (Outside)
    13. SatelllliiiiiiiteeeFlying Lotus (Cosmogramma)
    14. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceSpiritualized (Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space)
    15. Space SuitThey Might Be Giants (Apollo 18)
    16. DriftBrian Eno (Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks)

    New Mix: Exfiltration Radio 13, Positive Vibrations

    Illustration credit: “Monty Stark/Stark Reality,” Espontaneo on Flickr.

    As I wrote last month, our twice-a-year Hackathon would have started yesterday, if not for the Current Unpleasantness, and this mix would have been on the “air” (or our virtual radio station) at 10am this morning. Following in the steps of previous volumes “The Low End Theory” and “The Mighty Hammond,” this is a jazz mix that focuses on the contribution of one instrument, the vibraphone.

    For me, the vibes are the instrument that makes midcentury jazz cool—not in the sense of Joe Cool but in the elegant, restrained tone they bring in the hands of a master like Milt Jackson. It was therefore a surprise a few years ago to find their avant-garde side, first in the hands of Bobby Hutcherson (who plays on four tracks in this set), then my more recent discovery, Walt Dickerson. I had to cut the set for time, but there are some pretty significant modern vibes players out there too who are well worth checking out, including Joel Ross.

    I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed putting it together, and remember, stay positive.

    1. Delilah (Take 3)Milt Jackson And Wes Montgomery (Bags Meets Wes!)
    2. First Things FirstRed Norvo (Hi Five)
    3. Wait Til You See HerGeorge Shearing Quintet (I Hear Music)
    4. MarsGil Melle (New Faces – New Sounds)
    5. Serves Me Right (Take 5)Cannonball Adderley (Things Are Getting Better)
    6. Death and TaxesWalt Dickerson (Spiritual Jazz 10: Prestige)
    7. Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)Cal Tjader (Talkin’ Verve)
    8. LatonaBig John Patton (Let ’Em Roll)
    9. Jean De FleurGrant Green (Idle Moments)
    10. Searchin’ the TraneBobby Hutcherson (Spiritual Jazz Vol. 9 – Blue Notes, Part One)
    11. The Original Mr. Sonny Boy WilliamsonArchie Shepp (On This Night)
    12. VisionsSun Ra and Walt Dickerson (Visions)

    Guide to the players:

    • Milt Jackson (tracks 1 and 5) — most famous as the longtime vibes player of the Modern Jazz Quartet, he appears to have played with everyone in the classic post-bop era.
    • Red Norvo (track 2) — 1950s bandleader, played with Frank Sinatra on a few tours
    • Marjorie Hyams (track 3) — American jazz vibraphonist who played with everyone from Woody Herman to Mary Lou Williams to George Shearing
    • Joe Manning (track 4) — not much is known. Recorded on Gil Mellé’s first Blue Note session.
    • Walt Dickerson (track 6, 12) — jazz post-bop and avant-garde player noted for his collaborations with Andrew Hill and Sun Ra
    • Cal Tjader (track 7) — probably the most famous non-Latino player of Latin jazz. Brought cool to soul jazz.
    • Bobby Hutcherson (tracks 8-11) — bandleader who guested on many 1960s Blue Note and some Impulse sessions, including these featuring Joe Henderson, Grant Green, and Archie Shepp

    New mix: Exfiltration radio 12, Musical Piracy

    Next week would have been Veracode’s Hackathon, during which we do a lot of crazy things, including run a volunteer company Internet radio station. I’ve made a bunch of one-hour-long mixes over the last few years for this effort, and was looking forward to playing along loosely with the Hackathon theme (pirates!) this time, starting with an unusual (for me) mix of covers.

    Of course, the pandemic intervened. So it goes.

    But I had already completed one of my two planned mixes (the next one is, as they say, Coming Soon), so I figured, why not post it anyway?

    A few notes about the mix: it is a covers mix, because what is the act of taking someone else’s song and making it yours but musical piracy? And the covers are all reggae or reggae-adjacent (except for a bit near the end of reggae and ska originals of more famous cover versions by English and American bands), because (a) there’s a long tradition of reggae covers of popular songs that is a fun rabbit hole to go down, and (b) reggae is a music of the islands where the Caribbean pirates once sailed, and (c) one of the members of our pick-up band absolutely hates reggae. Also, (d) Dread Zeppelin. Enjoy!

    1. Black DogDread Zeppelin ( Un-Led-Ed )
    2. Sugar SugarBob Marley ( Randy’s Cover Versions )
    3. Mother & Child ReunionHorace Andy ( Mr. Bassie )
    4. The Song Remains the SameDread Zeppelin ( 5,000,000 )
    5. Don’t Let Me DownMarcia Griffiths ( Reggae Anthology: Melody Life )
    6. Here Comes the SunPeter Tosh ( 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Peter Tosh )
    7. Heartbreaker (At the End of Lonely Street)Dread Zeppelin ( Un-Led-Ed )
    8. Bridge over Trouble WatersJimmy London ( A Little Love )
    9. High and Dry (feat. Morgan Heritage)Easy Star All-Stars ( Radiodread (Special Edition) )
    10. Your Time Is Gonna ComeDread Zeppelin ( Un-Led-Ed )
    11. LithiumLittle Roy ( Battle for Seattle )
    12. The Tide Is HighThe Paragons ( On the Beach With the Paragons )
    13. Rudy, a Message to YouDandy Livingstone ( Copasetic! The Mod Ska Sound )
    14. Wrong’em BoyoThe Rulers ( Copasetic! The Mod Ska Sound )
    15. Immigrant SongDread Zeppelin ( Un-Led-Ed )
    16. Dub Will Tear Us ApartJah Division ( Rough Mix From Their TBA 12″ | www.thesocialregistry.com )

    Exfiltration Radio: Off Kilter Christmas

    It’s still Christmas, technically, until the Feast of Epiphany on January 6. That’s what I keep telling Lisa when she asks when I’m taking down the Christmas tree, and that’s what I’m telling you when I post this new Exfiltration Radio playlist of slightly askew Christmas (and Hanukkah) tunes and a few spoken word bits. Hope you find something in it to help ease back into the daily routine.

    1. Did You Spend Christmas Day In Jail? (excerpt)Rev. J.M. Gates (Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree – A Vintage Holiday Mixtape)
    2. The Toy Trumpet – Arthur Fiedler;Al HirtBoston Pops/Arthur Fiedler (Pops Christmas Party)
    3. Ring Those Christmas BellsFred Waring & The Pennsylvanians (The Sounds of Christmas)
    4. Good Morning Blues (feat. Cécile Mclorin Salvant)Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Big Band Holidays)
    5. Please Come Home For ChristmasLittle Johnny Taylor (It’s Christmas Time Again)
    6. I’m Your Christmas Friend, Don’t Be HungryJames Brown (Hey America)
    7. Who Took The Merry Out Of ChristmasThe Staple Singers (It’s Christmas Time Again)
    8. Deck the HallsR.E.M. (Gift Wrapped – 20 Songs That Keep On Giving!)
    9. I Hate ChristmasOscar (Sesame Street: Merry Christmas from Sesame Street)
    10. The Little Drum Machine BoyBeck (Just Say Noel)
    11. Come on! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!Sufjan Stevens (Songs For Christmas)
    12. Do You Hear What I Hear?Chaka Khan (Do You Hear What I Hear? – Single)
    13. NutmegStephen Colbert & John Legend (A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!)
    14. Sleigh RideDread Zeppelin (Presents)
    15. Big BulbsSharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (It’s a Holiday Soul Party)
    16. Silent NightBootsy Collins (Christmas Is 4 Ever)
    17. Don’t Shoot Me SantaThe Killers (Don’t Shoot Me Santa – Single)
    18. Christmas IslandBob Dylan (Christmas In the Heart)
    19. Fan Club Christmas Record – 1964 (excerpt)The Beatles (Fan Club Christmas Records)
    20. Christmas GreetingOrson Welles (Vintage Christmas)

    New mix: The Low End Theory

    (No, it’s not a Tribe Called Quest mix.)

    Last Hackathon I made an hour long mix of Hammond organ centered jazz. In retrospect, while the listening was great, it felt like it didn’t go far enough into the different types of performance techniques on the organ, or different styles. So this time, I decided to do something a little more subtle, and focus on the bass.

    It can be hard to appreciate what a bass player brings to your typical small group performance. But you can start to dig in just by considering the different choices available to the bassist: acoustic or electric? Pizzicato (plucked) or arco (bowed)? Holding down the root of the chord, or playing a counter-melody? There are a bunch of different bass players on this mix, and each of them approaches their role very differently. Enjoy!

    1. Re: Person I KnewBill Evans Trio (Chuck Israels, bass) (Moon Beams [Original Jazz Classics Remasters])
    2. Tale of the FingersPaul Chambers (Whims Of Chambers)
    3. CaravanDuke Ellington With Charles Mingus (bass) & Max Roach (Money Jungle)
    4. Moment’s NoticeJohn Coltrane (Paul Chambers, bass) (Blue Train)
    5. EurydiceWeather Report (Miroslav Vitouš, bass) (Weather Report)
    6. Jimmy´s ModeJohn Coltrane (Jimmy Garrison, bass) (Stellar Regions)
    7. Red ClayFreddie Hubbard (Ron Carter, bass) (Red Clay)
    8. EpilogueMiroslav Vitouš (Infinite Search)
    9. Little SunflowerChristian McBride (Number Two Express)

    New Mix: How I feel on the inside

    It’s that time again… time for a new Hackathon radio mix. The latest entry in the Exfiltration Radio series deals in spookiness and mystery, and lots and lots of black. It’s a gothic and goth-adjacent postpunk sort of set, and it’s a lot of fun even if you don’t wear black on the outside. Another one is coming soon, so stay tuned!

    1. 10:15 Saturday NightThe Cure (Three Imaginary Boys)
    2. Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Official Version)Bauhaus (The Bela Session)
    3. Pink Flag (2006 Digital Remaster)Wire (Pink Flag)
    4. Not Great MenGang Of Four (Entertainment!)
    5. ShadowplayJoy Division (Unknown Pleasures)
    6. Gathering DustModern English (Mesh & Lace)
    7. In the Flat FieldBauhaus (Swing the Heartache: The BBC Sessions)
    8. HalloweenSiouxsie & The Banshees (Ju Ju (Remastered))
    9. SomewhereThe Danse Society (The Indie Years : 1983)
    10. Love Like BloodKilling Joke (Night Time)
    11. Lucretia My ReflectionThe Sisters of Mercy (Floodland (Deluxe Version))
    12. A Short Term EffectThe Cure (Pornography)
    13. Song to the SirenThis Mortal Coil (It’ll End in Tears)

    New mix: Exfiltration Radio: The Mighty Hammond

    It’s another Hackathon at Veracode, and time for another playlist. This time around we get an hour of jazz and jazz-adjacent Hammond organ, for your ass. This is not your ballpark organ music, he said, glaring sternly at the interrogator; it’s something that should be deep in your soul.

    There’s lots of Jimmy Smith on this, as God intended, but there’s also Groove Holmes and Ronnie Foster and Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith and James Brown and the latter-day Delvon Lamarr and… just listen already!

    1. Iron LegMickey & The Soul Generation (Iron Leg)
    2. The CatJimmy Smith (Talkin’ Verve)
    3. Finger Lickin’ GoodJimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes (Dueling Organs)
    4. I Want To Hold Your HandGrant Green (I Want To Hold Your Hand)
    5. Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up (Live)Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (Live at KEXP!)
    6. Mystic BrewRonnie Foster (Two Headed Freap)
    7. The BirdJimmy McGriff (Groove Grease)
    8. Sagg Shootin’ His ArrowJimmy Smith (Root Down)
    9. Devil’s HaircutDr. Lonnie Smith (Boogaloo To Beck)
    10. Grits (Extended Version)James Brown (Grits & Soul (Instrumentals) [Expanded Edition])

    Exfiltration radio: Thirty years ago today

    This is the second of two recent Hackathon playlists, and where The Holy Ghost was all about the Spirit, this one’s all about the body.

    I have trouble believing that 1988 was thirty years ago, but then I also have trouble believing that my being old enough to drink happened before some of my youngest coworkers were born.

    Lots of material that I omitted that might have made a volume II, in favor of more recognizable (though still oblique) corners of 1988. But it’s worth recognizing that the iconic rubbery shredding guitar on that iconic early Morrissey solo number is by none other than Durutti Column frontman Vini Reilly. And that Janet Jackson wouldn’t do anything as innovative as Rhythm Nation for basically the rest of her career (though she’d have bigger hits). And that Madonna would ultimately prove more transgressive than what Thurston did to “Into the Groove,” but that the combination of the two would be as dark and unsettling as Leonard Cohen. And… Well, you get the picture. There was a lot of darkness around the corner everywhere in the late 1980s.

    1. Eye of Fatima, Pt. 1Camper Van Beethoven (Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart)
    2. Birth, School, Work, DeathThe Godfathers (Big Hits, Skinny Ties:New Wave)
    3. In Your RoomThe Bangles (Everything)
    4. I Don’t Mind If You Forget MeMorrissey (Viva Hate)
    5. Peek-A-Boo (Single)Siouxsie and The Banshees (Peep Show)
    6. Cupid ComeMy Bloody Valentine (Isn’t Anything)
    7. Everybody KnowsLeonard Cohen (I’m Your Man)
    8. Into The GrooveyCiccone Youth (The Whitey Album)
    9. Miss You MuchJanet Jackson (Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814)
    10. Silver RocketSonic Youth (Daydream Nation)
    11. ColdsweatThe Sugarcubes (Life’s Too Good)
    12. Dad I’m in JailWas (Not Was) (What Up, Dog?)
    13. Don’t Believe the HypePublic Enemy (It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back)
    14. ChristineThe House of Love (The House of Love)
    15. Carolyn’s FingersCocteau Twins (Blue Bell Knoll (Remastered) [Remastered])
    16. Under the Milky WayThe Church (Starfish)

    Exfiltration Radio: the Holy Ghost

    It’s been a hard day for many folks, after a hard year and 259 days. But in these days you have to do what you can, and not worry about what you can’t.

    For me that translates to seeking out what’s important in music. Which is why the fifth volume in my series of one-hour Exfiltration Radio shows is about spiritual jazz. 

    (Why that name? The music takes some of the techniques of free jazz and infuses it with the searching, looking beyond that Coltrane brought to the table with A Love Supreme. It’s a broad banner, as the multiple volumes of the Spiritual Jazz compilation series show.)

    This one mixes up a track from one of my favorite McCoy Tyner albums, his Extensions, with other tracks from Alice Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Wayne Shorter, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the redoubtable Pharoah Sanders, and a few other goodies that I’ve found over the years on Bandcamp or other spots. It’s a good one-hour introduction if you’re feeling sinister—and it’s a good reminder that not everything that is in the world is of the world.

    Enjoy…

    1. Rainbow WarriorsAlan Braufman (Valley of Search (Reissue))
    2. Journey In SatchidanandaAlice Coltrane (The Impulse Story: Alice Coltrane)
    3. Message From The NileMcCoy Tyner (Extensions)
    4. Dance! Dance, Eternal SpiritsJoe Bonner with David Friesen, Billy Harper, Virgil Jones, M (Black Saint)
    5. ElijahDonald Byrd (A New Perspective)
    6. Ja MilHastings Street Jazz Experience (Spiritual Jazz)
    7. JuJuWayne Shorter (JuJu (Rudy Van Gelder Edition))
    8. Spirits Up AboveRahsaan Roland Kirk (Volunteered Slavery)
    9. ColorsPharoah Sanders (Karma)

    New mix: Exfiltration Radio: time out for fun

    My other Hackathon mix is here. This is a true mixed-genre, anything-goes hour of stuff, with everything from Devo to shoegaze to Folkways to the late Philip Levine. I’m really enjoying this format, btw—though it’s hard to edit down to an hour, it feels like these come together much more rapidly than the bigger mixes I’ve been doing before. Enjoy!

    1. Time Out for FunDevo (Oh No! It’s Devo)
    2. Do You Like MeFugazi (Red Medicine)
    3. Blonde RedheadDNA (“Fame” (Jon Savage’s Secret History of Post-Punk 1978-81))
    4. JununShye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express (Junun)
    5. ExhumedZola Jesus (Okovi)
    6. Political World (feat. Keith Richards)Bettye LaVette (Things Have Changed)
    7. Dry BonesDelta Rhythm Boys (Historia de la Musica Rock: Locas)
    8. Police & ThievesJunior Murvin (Police & Thieves (Expanded Edition))
    9. Lonely StillJesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter (Reckless Burning)
    10. Wine and PeanutsDaniel Bachman (Daniel Bachman)
    11. You Got To MoveMoving Star Hall Singers (Sea Island Folk Festival)
    12. Location Recording (Unknown)Peter Gabriel (Passion Outtakes)
    13. Melon YellowSlowdive (Souvlaki)
    14. Enlightenment Suite, Part 2: The OfferingMcCoy Tyner (Enlightenment)
    15. Moon FlightRashied Ali Quartet + Quintet (Moon Flight)
    16. What Work IsBenjamin Boone and Philip Levine (The Poetry of Jazz)

    New mix: Exfiltration Radio – them Newport beats

    Still catching up from Hackathon. I put together a couple of hour-long radio shows that were a lot of fun to build. The first one is an hour of 1970s and 1970s-adjacent jazz. Lots of fun stuff in this, including some electric Vince Guaraldi, tasty jazz organ, some modern finds (Yussef Kamaal for the win), and a little Digable Planets. Enjoy!

    1. Birth Of A StruggleWax Tailor (Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies)
    2. OaxacaVince Guaraldi (Oaxaca)
    3. Red Sails In The SunsetJimmy McGriff (Groove Grease)
    4. Everybody Loves the SunshineRoy Ayers Ubiquity (The Best of Roy Ayers (The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy))
    5. Mystic BrewRonnie Foster (Jazz Dispensary: Cosmic Stash)
    6. Joint 17Yussef Kamaal (Black Focus)
    7. Jettin’Digable Planets (Blowout Comb)
    8. Ayo Ayo NeneMor Thiam (Spiritual Jazz)
    9. Superfluous (LP Version)Eddie Harris (Instant Death)
    10. Lady Day and John ColtraneGil Scott-Heron (Pieces of a Man)
    11. Early MinorMiles Davis (The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions)
    12. Black NarcissusJoe Henderson (The Milestone Years)
    13. Infinite SearchMiroslav Vitous (Infinite Search)

    Exfiltration Radio

    We just finished another Veracode Hackathon, and this one was rock and roll themed. One of our brilliant hackers put together an Internet radio station where you could sign up for a one-hour time slot and post a playlist. Naturally, this was catnip. I spent a few hours putting together two playlists, which I’ve embedded below—one all genres and one focusing on (mostly) 21st century jazz.

    Production notes: I did some processing of individual audio files through Amadeus Pro and assembled everything in GarageBand. I’m very much still learning how to crawl with the latter tool, so I hope it doesn’t stink too much.

    The playlists are below. Enjoy!

    1. Orbits (Live) – Wayne Shorter (Without a Net (Live))
    2. Tangled – Idris Rahman, Leon Brichard, Emre Ramazanoglu, Yahael Camara-Onono (Ill Considered)
    3. Love What Is Mortal – Donny McCaslin (Fast Future)
    4. Be There – Leon Gardner (Spiritual Jazz)
    5. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – The Bad Plus (Prog)
    6. El Swing – Hudson (Hudson (feat. Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield))
    7. I Came to See You / You Were Not There – Ahmad Jamal (Marseille)
    8. From One Island to Another – Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling (Upward Spiral)
    9. Lathe of Heaven – Mark Turner Quartet (Lathe of Heaven)
    10. Look at Me – Cécile McLorin Salvant (For One to Love)
    11. For Amiri Baraka – Vijay Iyer Sextet (Far from Over)

    1. Sivad – Miles Davis (The Columbia Years 1955-1985)
    2. Uncloudy Day – Mavis Staples & The Staple Singers (Gospel Brunch)
    3. Where the Sun Never Goes Down – David Byrne (Music From the Knee Plays)
    4. Rotating Head (raga version) – English Beat
    5. It’s All Too Much – The Beatles (Yellow Submarine [2009 Stereo Remaster])
    6. Damaged Goods – Gang Of Four (Entertainment!)
    7. Winter ’68 – The Black Angels (The Black Angels)
    8. Ascension Day – Talk Talk (Laughing Stock)
    9. Rebecca Sylvester – Gastr Del Sol (Upgrade & Afterlife)
    10. Hey Vegas – Bows (Cassidy)
    11. Circle – Miles Davis Quintet (Miles Smiles)
    12. &&& . . . && . &&& . . – The User (Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix Printers)
    13. Farnham – Daniel Bachman (River)
    14. Life On Mars? (2003 Ken Scott Mix) – David Bowie (Nothing Has Changed (Deluxe Edition))