Sunday, 5/8/11

by musicclipoftheday

Feet, hands, voices—spirits, too.

Christian Home Baptist Church Hymn Choir, “Hezekiah—You Got To Die!”
Live, McConnells, South Carolina (Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church), 1994

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If you keep your ears open, music turns up unexpectedly. Last month, for instance, I was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I got to talking with a Harvard student who’s from Greenville, South Carolina. He’s studying religion, hoping to be a minister. I told him, referring to performances like the one featured today, that I’d heard gospel music from the Greenville area that I loved. As it turned out, he’d grown up with the music—his grandfather sang in quartets. Now he sings, too.

Damaris Taylor, “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
Live, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Harvard BSA Apollo Night), 2010

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listening room: what’s playing

• The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols (Mosaic)

• The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions (1936-1940) (Mosaic)

• Equal Interest (Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Myra Melford), Equal Interest (OmniTone)

Billy Bang Quintet, Above and Beyond (Justin Time)

Various Artists, Trojan Box Set: Lovers (Trojan)

• Various Artists, Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel (1944-2007) (Tompkins Square)

Ernest Bloch: String Quartets 1-4, The Griller String Quartet (Decca)

Sviatoslav Richter, Richter Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital 1960 (RCA Red Seal)

Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3, The Britten Quartet (Collins Classics)

Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus, John TilburyMorton Feldman, All Piano (London HALL)

WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University)
Bird Flight (Phil Schaap, jazz [Charlie Parker])
Morning Classical (Various)

Mudd Up! (DJ/Rupture, “new bass and beats”)
—Toothpick Rhythm
(Betsey Nichols, country)
Sinner’s Crossroads
(Kevin Nutt, gospel)
—Give The Drummer Some
(Doug Schulkind, sui generis)
—Downtown Soulville
(Mr. Fine Wine, soul)
Pseu Braun
(sui generis)
—Fool’s Paradise
(Rex, sui generis)
Transpacific Sound Paradise (Rob Weisberg, “popular and unpopular music from around the world”)
Daniel Blumin (sui generis)







Today MCOTD celebrates its 600th post.