#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Today, we listened to Quincy Jones, Cedar Walton, Jessica Williams, Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, Robert Hurst, Mahalia Jackson, The Doobie Brothers, Ohio Players, Talking Heads, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Funkadelic. Plus lots of connections. Check out the show notes below for more info! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 104 - Sunday, April 24, 2022
  1. Killer Joe – Quincy Jones
  2. The Vision – Cedar Walton
  3. Blues Up and Down – Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt
  4. Lonnie’s Lament – Jessica Williams Trio
  5. 3 for Lawrence – Robert Hurst
  6. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Mahalia Jackson
  7. Re Run – Kamasi Washington
  8. Après Vous – Michael Weiss
  9. Segment – Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band
  10. Passarim – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. Dream Jobim – Virginie Daide
  12. United – Chad Lefkowitz-Brown
  13. Hold That Thought – John Scofield
  14. Underground Memoirs – Cedar Walton
  15. Just Words – Jessica Williams Trio
  16. Miss Jackie’s Delight – Cannonball Adderley
  17. You and the Night and the Music – Alan Broadbent
  18. Fleurette Africaine – Duke Ellington
  19. Smile – Dianne Reeves
  20. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
  21. Jedediah’s Gold! – Brian Bromberg
  22. What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
  23. I’m Still In Love With You – Sean Paul
  24. Fire – Ohio Players
  25. Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth
  26. Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads
  27. Be Thankful – OMAR feat. Erykah Badu
  28. Step Down – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  29. I Burn For You – Sting
  30. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder
  31. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic
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#JazzChurch 104 Show Notes

It’s too nice a day to stay indoors, but you know, #JazzChurch must go on! Here are some of my notes for today’s episode (#104!!!)

1. Quincy Jones: “Killer Joe”

Album: “Walking in Space”

Saxophone, Flute, Reeds – Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joel Kaye, Roland Kirk
Trombone – Alan Raph, J.J. Johnson, Tony Studd
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Freddie Hubbard, Lloyd Michels, Marvin Stamm, Dick Williams
Piano – Paul Griffin
Guitar – Eric Gale
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Grady Tate
Vocals – Hilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Marilyn Jackson, Valerie Simpson

2. Cedar Walton: “The Vision”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis
Piano – Cedar Walton
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore (2)
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove


3. Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: “Blues Up and Down”

Album: “Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961”

Tenor Saxophone – Gene Ammons
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Sonny Stitt
Piano – John Houston
Bass – Charles “Buster” Williams
Drums – George Brown

During the show, I mentioned this story about how Buster Williams came to join this band. They left for Chicago the very next day!

Part 1: Buster Williams with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt from Igor + Valentine on Vimeo.


4. Jessica Williams: “Lonnie’s Lament”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

Pianist Jessica Williams has died | KNKX Public Radio

“The brilliant pianist and composer Jessica Williams was known for her devotion to music and her complex personality. She died on March 10.”

#### 5. Robert Hurst feat. Bennie Maupin & Marcus Belgrave: “3 for Lawrence”

Album: “BoB: A Palindrome”

Flute – Bennie Maupin
Tenor Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Marcus Belgrave
Piano – Robert Glasper
Acoustic Bass – Robert Hurst
Drums – Jeff “Tain” Watts
Percussion – Adam Rudolph

Detroit drummer Lawrence Williams wrote a great song entitled, “Number 3.” I’d love to play it and was looking for a chart when I came across “3 for Lawrence” on Bob Hurst’s album. It’s built on Lawrence’s bass line, and, of course, I ❤️❤️❤️ it!!!

6. Mahalia Jackson: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Album: “The Essential Mahalia Jackson”

I used to sing this song as a kid. Still love it! Go Mahalia!!!

Lyrics

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone


7. Kamasi Washington: “Re Run”

Album: “The Epic”

Tenor Saxophone – Kamasi Washington
Trombone – Ryan Porter
Trumpet – Igmar Thomas
Piano, Organ, Choir – Cameron Graves
Keyboards, Organ, Piano – Brandon Coleman
Electric Bass – Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner
Acoustic Bass – Miles Mosley
Drums – Ronald Bruner, Tony Austin
Percussion – Leon Mobley
Plus a whole buncha strings

8. Michael Weiss: “Après Vous (After You)”

Album: “Persistence”

Tenor Saxophone – Eric Alexander
Piano & Composer – Michael Weiss
Bass – Paul Gill
Drums – Pete van Nostrand

9. Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band: “Segment”

Album: “Whereas”

Saxophone – Jaleel Shaw
Piano – Robert Rodriguez
Bass – John Sullivan
Drums – Roy Haynes Composer – Charlie Parker


10. Antônio Carlos Jobim: “Passarim”

Album: “Passarim”

Antônio Carlos Jobim – composer, piano, and lead vocals
Paulo Jobim – guitar and vocals, arrangements
Sebastião Neto – bass
Paulo Braga – drums
Ana Lontra Jobim – vocals
Elizabeth Jobim – vocals
Maúcha Adnet – vocals
Paula Morelenbaum – vocals
Simone Caymmi – vocals

11. Virginie Daïdé: “Dream Jobim”

Album: “Dream Jobim”

Tenor Saxophone – Virginie Daïdé
Trumpet – Tom Harrell
Guitar – Léonida Fava
Violoncello – Agnès Vesterman
Contrabass – Luca Fattorini
Drum – Donald Kontomanou

12. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: “United”

Album: “Open World”

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: tenor, solo
Makoto Ozone: piano, solo

Bryan Davis: trumpet
Sidmar Vieira: trumpet
Rachel Therrien: trumpet
Kali Rodriguez-Peña: trumpet
Makar Kashitsyn: saxophone
Lucia Sarmiento: saxophone
Shu Ishikawa: tenor
Mina Nashaat: tenor
Eden Bareket: baritone
Carla Kollner: trombone
Ray David Alejandre: trombone
Siya Charles: trombone
Lionel Fumeaux: trombone
Bryan Carter: drums
Charles Goold: drums
Holger Marjamaa: piano
Russell Hall: bass
Josh Meader: guitar
Keisel Jimenez: congas


13. John Scofield: “Hold That Thought”

Album: “Quiet”

English Horn, Tenor Saxophone – Charles Pillow
Bass Clarinet – Roger Rosenberg
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Randy Brecker
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Lawrence Feldman
French Horn – Fred Griffen, John Clark
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Tuba, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson
Guitar, Composed by – John Scofield
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Bill Stewart, Duduka Da Fonseca

14. Cedar Walton: “Underground Memoirs”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove
Piano – Cedar Walton
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis

15. Jessica Williams: “Just Words”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

The connection between “Hold That Thought,” “Underground Memoirs,” and “Just Words?” Here’s something I posted on Facebook this week:

”Underground Memoirs” seems like something to write that no one would want to read. Are you writing for a very small audience? Maybe for an audience of one?

Why do I write anyway? Why do I want to write? Why does anyone?

#thought4today
#questions4today
#song4today

Thank you, Cedar Walton!!! He answered these questions for himself!

Me, I’m just #workingonit!!!


16. Cannonball Adderley: “Miss Jackie’s Delight”

Album: “Sophisticated Swing: The Emarcy Small-Group Sessions”

Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
Cornet – Nat Adderley
Piano – Junior Mance
Bass – Sam Jones
Drums – Jimmy Cobb

That swings so hard! Love it!!

17. Alan Broadbent Trio: “You and the Night and the Music”

Album: “You and the Night and the Music”

Piano – Alan Broadbent
Acoustic Bass – Brian Bromberg
Drums – Joe LaBarbera

Brian Bromberg gets such a good, woody sound on bass, and now I know how. He produced this album for Alan Broadbent!

18. Duke Ellington: “Fleurette Africaine”

Album: “Money Jungle”

Piano – Duke Ellington
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Max Roach

Duke, Charlie, and Max!!! I didn’t know this existed until this week! #stilllearning! #workingonit!!! I got to see Charles Mingus perform only once, in the spring of 1973 at Williams College. Alas, I didn’t know enough to realize how important that was. I know now!!

Terri Lyne Carrington recorded a great album with songs from Duke’s “Money Jungle” album. I love that one too!

19. Dianne Reeves: “Smile”

Album: “Quiet After the Storm”

Piano – George Duke
Acoustic Guitar – Kevin Eubanks
Bass – Chris Severin
Drums – Terri Lyne Carrington
Backing Vocals – Cherub Femmes & Two Cherub Mens
Lyrics By – Dianne Reeves
Music By – George Duke

“Smile is just a frown turned upside down!” Nice song recommended by Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob!!! Some of the following songs too!


20. Lloyd Price: “Stagger Lee”

Album: “Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings”

Yeah, you could dance to this! From Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob: “Why, as an 8 or so year old did I like this song⁉️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️” Great question!

21. Brian Bromberg: “Jedediah’s Gold!”

Album: “A Little Driving Music”

Bass – Brian Bromberg
Piano – Tom Zink
Trombone – Nick Lane
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – Michael Stever
Violin, Soloist – Charlie Bisharat
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Neu
Drums – Joel Taylor
String Orchestra – National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic
Percussion – Lenny Castro

Released in 2021 and including a song titled, “Quarantine,” this album has pandemic written all over it!

22. The Doobie Brothers: “What a Fool Believes”

Album: “Minute By Minute”

Banjo – Herb Pedersen
Bass – Tiran Porter
Congas – Bobby LaKind
Drums – John Hartman, Keith Knudsen
Fiddle – Byron Berline
Guitar – Jeffrey Baxter, Patrick Simmons
Harmonica – Norton Buffalo
Keyboards – Michael McDonald
Lead Vocals – Michael McDonald
Saxophone – Andrew Love
Synthesizer – Bill Payne, Michael McDonald
Trumpet – Ben Cauley
Vocals – Bobby LaKind, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter

23. Sean Paul feat. Sasha: “I’m Still In Love With You”

Album: “Dutty Rock”

Featuring – Sasha

24. Ohio Players: “Fire”

Album: “Gold”


25. The Undisputed Truth: “Smiling Faces Sometimes”

Album: “The Best of Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces”

Recommended by my friend Carol as counterpoint to Dianne Reeves’ “Smile” (#19 above)

26. Talking Heads: “Once In a Lifetime”

Album: “Remain In Light”

Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion – Jerry Harrison
Bass, Keyboards, Percussion – Tina Weymouth
Drums, Keyboards, Percussion – Chris Frantz
Guitar – Adrian Belew
Percussion – Jose Rossy, Robert Palmer

I haven’t watched the “We Crashed” series, but saw a little of the last episode. They played this song by the Talking Heads, and it seemed as if it was composed for show. Perfect fit!

27. OMAR feat. Erykah Badu: “Be Thankful”

Album: “Pass It On - Single”

Diamonds in the back Sunroof top Digging the scene With a gangster lean #woohoo

28. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: “Step Down”

Album: “Step Down”

29. Sting: “I Burn For You”

Album: “Bring On The Night”

Lead Vocals and Guitar – Sting
Backing Vocals – Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis
Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Keyboards – Kenny Kirkland
Bass – Darryl Jones
Drums – Omar Hakim


30. Stevie Wonder: “You Haven’t Done Nothin’”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”


31. Funkadelic: “One Nation Under a Groove”

Album: “Young Soul Rebels”

This is chance to dance our way out of our constrictions

one nation under a groove
gettin’ down just for the funk of it
one nation and we’re on the move
nothing can stop us now!! — My most fervent wish!!


Thanks for listening today! Two full years of #JazzChurch is a wrap! See you next Sunday as we start year 3 by revisiting the very first episode from May 3, 2020.

#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022

#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Today, we remembered the great bassist Charnett Moffett who died this week at the age of 54. We also honored bassists Richard Davis who turned 92 years young on Friday, and Buster Williams, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

We listened to Miles Davis, Charnett Moffett, Richard Davis, Cedar Walton, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Kenny Garrett, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gregory Porter, Sly & The Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 103 - Sunday, April 17, 2022
  1. Unit 7 – Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio
  2. I Want to Be Happy – Art Farmer Quartet
  3. Mascalero – Miles Davis
  4. I Fall In Love Too Easily – Miles Davis
  5. Impressions – Stanley Jordan
  6. For Wee Folks – Wynton Marsalis
  7. Trane Like – McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster
  8. Many Mansions – Sonny Sharrock
  9. For Tomorrow – McCoy Tyner
  10. Simone – Richard Davis
  11. Dual Force – Freddie Hubbard
  12. If You Could See Me Now – Brian Melvin
  13. Afternoon In Paris – Cedar Walton
  14. Theme for Lester Young (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat) – Charles Mingus
  15. Song For DiFang – Kenny Garrett
  16. (Used to Be A) Cha Cha – Jaco Pastorius Big Band/Victor Bailey
  17. Flash Mob – Anton Schwartz
  18. Backyard Groove – Kenny Garrett
  19. Inside Out – Alternative Guitar Summit feat. Adam Rogers & Peter Bernstein
  20. Everything Will Come In Time – The Clayton Brothers
  21. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  22. Don’t Be a Fool – Gregory Porter
  23. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
  24. Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire
  25. That Girl – Stevie Wonder
  26. On the Level – Philippe Saisse Trio
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Show Notes

1. Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio: “Unit 7”

Album: “Smokin’ At The Half Note”

Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Jimmy Cobb
Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Piano – Wynton Kelly

2. Art Farmer Quartet: “I Want to Be Happy”

Album: “‘Live’ At the Half-Note”

Bass – Steve Swallow
Design – Marvin Israel
Drums – Walter Perkins
Flugelhorn – Art Farmer
Guitar – Jim Hall

3. Miles Davis: “Mascalero”

Album: “No Blues” (1967)

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Tony Williams
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor & Composer – Wayne Shorter
Trumpet – Miles Davis

4. Miles Davis: “I Fall In Love Too Easily” (1963)

Album: “Seven Steps To Heaven”

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Frank Butler
Piano – Victor Feldman
Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
Trumpet – Miles Davis

5. Stanley Jordan: “Impressions”

Album: “Stolen Moments”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Kenwood Dennard
Electric Guitar – Stanley Jordan

6. Wynton Marsalis: “For Wee Folks”

Album: “Black Codes (From The Underground)”

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Jeff (Tain) Watts
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Soprano Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis

Black Codes (From the Underground) is an album by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis that won two Grammy Awards in 1985: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group and Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist.

7. McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster: “Trane Like”

Album: “Trio Live in Gdynia” (2000 released in 2021)

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Al Foster
Piano – McCoy Tyner

8. Sonny Sharrock: “Many Mansions”

Album: “Ask the Ages”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar, Written-By – Sonny Sharrock
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

9. McCoy Tyner: “For Tomorrow”

Album: “Love & Peace”

Bass – Richard Davis
Drums, Producer – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar – Jean-Paul Bourelly
Piano – McCoy Tyner
Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

10. Richard Davis: “Simone”

Album: “The Bassist ~ Homage To Diversity”

Acoustic Bass, Vocals – Richard Davis
Piano, Other – John Hicks

11. Freddie Hubbard: “Dual Force”

Album: “Outpost”

Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Piano – Kenny Barron
Bass and Composer – Buster Williams
Drums – Al Foster

Happy Birthday, Buster!!

12. Brian Melvin: “If You Could See Me Now”

Album: “Standards Zone”

Bass – Jaco Pastorius
Drums, Producer – Brian Melvin
Piano – Jon Davis

I love Jaco’s playing and compositions, and love it when he played the melody!

13. Cedar Walton: “Afternoon In Paris”

Album: “Manhattan Afternoon”

Bass – David Williams
Drums – Billy Higgins
Piano – Cedar Walton

14. Charles Mingus: “Theme for Lester Young (aka Goodbye Porkpie Hat)”

Album: “Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus”

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy
Bass, Piano – Charles Mingus
Drums – Walter Perkins
Piano – Jaki Byard
Saxophone & Flute – Jerome Richardson
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin
Tenor Saxophone – Dick Hafer
Trombone – Britt Woodman
Trumpet – Eddie Preston, Richard Williams
Tuba – Don Butterfield

15. Kenny Garrett: “Song For DiFang”

Album: “Happy People”

Bass Guitar – Marcus Miller
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Michael “Patches” Stewart
Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Kenny Garrett
Drums – Chris Dave
Piano – Vernell Brown

16. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: “(Used To Be A) Cha Cha”

Album: “Word Of Mouth Revisited”

Bass – Victor Bailey
Soloist [Piano] – Mike Levine
Soloist [Piccolo] – Billy Ross
Written-By – Jaco Pastorius

17. Anton Schwartz: “Flash Mob”

Album: “Flash Mob” (2015)

Bass – John Shifflett
Drums – Lorca Hart
Piano – Taylor Eigsti
Tenor Saxophone – Anton Schwartz
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Dominick Farinacci

18. Kenny Garrett: “Backyard Groove”

Album: “Do Your Dance!”

Kenny Garrett, alto sax
Vernell Brown Jr - piano
Corcoran Holt - bass
Ronald Bruner Jr. - drums

19. Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein: “Inside Out”

Album: “Alternative Guitar Summit Honoring Pat Martino, Vol. 1”

Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein - guitars
Dezron Douglas - bass
Allan Mednard - drums

20. The Clayton Brothers: “Everything Will Come In Time”

Album: “The Music”

Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jeff Clayton,
Bass – John Clayton
Drums – Jeff Hamilton
Piano – Bill Cunliffe

21. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”

Album: “Gold”

“Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” was the B-side to the more popular “You’ve Been In Love Too Long”

22. Gregory Porter: “Don’t Be a Fool”

Album: “Take Me to the Alley”

Alto Saxophone – Yosuke Sato,
Bass – Aaron James,
Drums – Emanuel Harrold
Organ – Ondrej Pivec
Piano – Chip Crawford
Tenor Saxophone – Tivon Pennicott
Trumpet – Keyon Harrold
Voice – Alicia Olatuja, Gregory Porter

23. Sly & The Family Stone: “Sing A Simple Song”

Album: “Stand!”

Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Gregg Errico, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, and Sly Stone

24. Earth, Wind & Fire: “Sing a Song”

Album: “Greatest Hits”

25. Stevie Wonder: “That Girl”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”

Piano, Vocals – Stevie Wonder
Bass – Nathan LaMat Watts
Drums – Dennis Davis
Electric Piano – Isaiah Sanders
Guitar – Ben Bridges, Rick Zunigar
Percussion – Earl DeRouen

26. Philippe Saisse Trio: “On the Level”

Album: “On the Level”

Chat:

1stbassman2020: 😎

1stbassman2020: Awesome

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: YES!!! Muscular bass playing!!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I love his playing on upright, and he was also way out there on electric bass, too!

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I don’t think I ever listened to them but they’re on my list now!

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: Solo on “Trane Like” is sick! I don’t know how he could imagine playing all that and then play it!!!

Here’s a scene from yesterday morning. Spring is underway. You can see the leaves coming in, but that’s just beginning. Something I hadn’t noticed before. At this moment, you can see the leaves and the underlying skeletal structure of the trees. The skeleton will soon disappear, but it’ll still be there, deeply rooted and holding things together.

#BeABetterNoticer #WorkingOnIt!!!

#OnThisDay: April 16, 2019

Early in my career, a colleague suggested I send a “brilliant yet difficult” employee to an American Management Association training program formally called Executive Effectiveness and euphemistically referred to as “charm school.” I reached out to the AMA instructor, who assured me that the class was appropriate. However, he also suggested I first take the workshop myself to be better able to support my direct report. He told me, “no one ever takes this advice.” Challenge accepted!

Not only did I learn a lot, but his advice also set a pattern for me. I go first. It helps me help you. If I’m open, it also just helps me. I wouldn’t be where and who I am without following this idea of taking the training first!

P.S. Charm school taught me that I should be less charming, that I should speak what’s on my mind because the team needs to hear it. Still #workingonit!!!

Tanganyika Dance - The Sound of Jazz!

I love Kurt Elling’s version of this great McCoy Tyner composition, and especially these lyrics:

One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city,
each with a man inside
hidden in ordinary cases
labeled fragile.

A fleet of trumpets drop their hooks
inside of the outside.

Ten waves of trombones approach the city
under blue cover of late autumn’s neoclassical clouds.

Five hundred bass men, all string-feet tall,
feeding it back to the bass.

One hundred drummers each a stick in each hand.

The delicate rumble of pianos moving in.

The secret agent, an innocent bystander,
drops a note in the wail-box.

Five generals gathered in the gallery,
blowing plans.

At last, the secret code is flashed:

Now is the time!

Now is the time!

Attack!!

The Sound of Jazz!

The City falls!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

#JazzChurch 102 — Sunday, April 10, 2022

#JazzChurch 102 – Sunday, April 10, 2022 – We listened to Keith Jarrett, Cannonball Adderley, George Cables, Freddie Hubbard, Kurt Elling, Ramòn Valle Trio, Toots & The Maytals, Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Polyrhythmics, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and Stevie Wonder :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 102 - Sunday, April 10, 2022
  1. Early Afternoon Blues – Chick Corea
  2. Kaa – Maisha
  3. It Might As Well Be Spring – Keith Jarrett
  4. Star Eyes – Cannonball Adderley
  5. Helen’s Song – George Cables
  6. Sky Dive – Freddie Hubbard
  7. Early Morning Blues – Peter Weniger & Martin Wind feat. Bill Mays & Matt Wilson
  8. Tanganyika Dance (The Man from Tanganyika) – Kurt Elling
  9. Sintra – Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
  10. Feel the Groove – SFJAZZ Collective
  11. Nights at Catalonia – Tom Harrell
  12. Come Sunday – Terri Lyne Carrington feat. Natalie Cole
  13. Viva Coltrane – Ramòn Valle Trio
  14. Plane Over Kansas – Eric Harland
  15. Solar – John Abercrombie & John Scofield feat. George Mraz & Peter Donald
  16. You Know I Care – Kendrick Scott, Walter Smith, Mike Moreno, Gerald Clayton & Derrick Hodge
  17. It’s a Shame – Paul Jackson Jr.
  18. Invitation – Joe Sample
  19. Higher Ground – Toots & The Maytals
  20. Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
  21. (What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
  22. I Don’t Need No Doctor – John Scofield
  23. Shotgun – Junior Walker & The All-Stars
  24. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
  25. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  26. Pink Wasabi – Polyrhythmics
  27. Come and Be a Winner – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  28. Beto Kele (Nosotros Somos) – Novalima
  29. Chronic Fatigue – Beat Fatigue
  30. Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
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#JazzChurch 101 – Sunday, April 3, 2022

#JazzChurch 101 – Sunday, April 3, 2022 – We listened to Trio Beyond, Mahalia Jackson, Darrell Grant, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Barron, Nina Simone, The Baylor Project, Joe Williams, Andy Bey, Kenny Garrett, Tierney Sutton, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Kye Alfred Hillig, Jen Chapin, and the prophetic words of Martin Luther King, Jr. from this day in 1968 :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 101 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
  1. Reconciliation – Darrell Grant
  2. April – Dick Oatts, Don Braden & Vincent Herring
  3. Passion Dance – Mike Boone Quintet
  4. If – Trio Beyond
  5. I’ve Been Buked – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  6. I’ve Been to the Mountaintop – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson
  8. I Shall Believe – Darrell Grant
  9. Requiem For Martin Luther King – Carsten Meinert Kvartet
  10. Precious Lord – Cyrus Chestnut
  11. Walk Tall – Cannonball Adderley
  12. Memories Of You – Kenny Barron
  13. Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
  14. Do You Remember This? – The Baylor Project feat. Sullivan Fortner
  15. Two Blocks From The Edge – Michael Brecker Quartet
  16. April Joy – Pat Metheny Group
  17. Let the Good Times Roll – Henry Franklin, Robert Turner & Carl Burnett
  18. April in Paris – Joe Williams
  19. The April Fools – Dionne Warwick
  20. I’ll Remember April – Andy Bey
  21. Sing A Song Of Song – Kenny Garrett
  22. Consider Me Gone – The Tierney Sutton Band
  23. Pastime Paradise – Stevie Wonder
  24. Humpty Dumpty – Chick Corea Akoustic Band
  25. Driven to Tears – The Tierney Sutton Band
  26. Lost and Lookin’ – Sam Cooke
  27. What the Hell Is Wrong With Me? – Kye Alfred Hillig
  28. Ode To Billie Joe – Halie Loren
  29. Love Tastes Like Strawberries – Somi feat. Gregory Porter
  30. Jesus Children of America – Jen Chapin
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A Very Excellent Good Day

Here's a “back-in-the-day” selfie with some of my Tacoma Power RPA colleagues. We did great things together!

“Good morning!!! Today’s going to be a good day!!” That’s a message an esteemed colleague sent me this morning, and I’m happy to say it’s true!

Today is my last working for Tacoma Power and the City of Tacoma. Finishing up some odds and ends this morning, then lunch with my team members. We haven’t been in the same room in over two years, although we see each other every day. We’ve grown closer through the pandemic even though we were further apart.

Later today, we’ll have an event I’ve been calling “Bill Berry’s Very Excellent Virtual Retirement Soirée and Jamboree.” I started this resignation/retirement process thinking I didn’t need a retirement party. My team convinced me that they and others in our organization wanted the opportunity to send me off in the right way, and they weren’t alone.

Now I’ve turned 180º and need this more than anyone else. I’ve been hearing and will hear very nice things said about me. There’ll be some stories, maybe even a tall tale or two. Hopefully, we won’t spill too many tears.

However, this will be an opportunity for me to say, “Thank You!” We accomplish almost nothing by ourselves. I’ve generated a boatload of ideas (once upon a time, I was known unofficially as a “Random Thought Generator”). But even the most valuable ideas fall flat without help and support from those around me. I want to thank and offer my best wishes to everyone who helped, offered support, provided feedback along the way!

Yes, today’s going to be a perfect day!

#JazzChurch 100 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

#JazzChurch 100 – Sunday, March 27, 2022 – We listened to Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens, Gerald Clayton & Charles Lloyd, Roberta Flack, Javon Jackson & Nikki Giovanni, Kathleen Battle, Curtis Mayfield, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, A Taste of Honey, Marvin Gaye, and McFadden & Whitehead + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 100 - Sunday, March 27, 2022
  1. The Rainmakers – Bänz Oester & The Rainmakers
  2. Loping – Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens
  3. Peace Invocation – Gerald Clayton feat. Charles Lloyd
  4. Tryin’ Times – Roberta Flack
  5. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  6. Hush (Somebody’s Calling My Name) – Kathleen Battle
  7. Wade in the Water – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  8. We People Who Are Darker Than Blue – Curtis Mayfield
  9. PRAYER – Joel Ross
  10. March On – Lynne Arriale Trio
  11. Steal Away – Kathleen Battle, Cyrus Chestnut, Ira Coleman, & Grover Washington, Jr.
  12. Hush-A-Bye – Alvin Queen, Kenny Drew & NHØP
  13. Picks And Pans – John Scofield
  14. Be Still – Bänz Oester & The Rainmakers
  15. Falling Grace – Romain Pilon feat. Yoni Zelnik & Jeff Ballard
  16. Darkness in the Light – Jas Kayser feat. Ava Joseph & Giacomo Smith
  17. Our Folklore – Louis Matute
  18. Moment’s Notice (Live at Bluewhale) – Daniel Rotem
  19. Desafinado – Stan Getz feat. Stanley Cowell, Miroslav Vitous, & Jack Dejohnette
  20. Carlos – Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra
  21. Loud Jazz – John Scofield
  22. Down D – John Scofield
  23. Mr. JJ – Jeff “Tain” Watts
  24. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
  25. Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 – Marvin Gaye
  26. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
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Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Long Pause Explained Racism and Sexism in America

In that pregnant moment, everybody who was watching got to see how power and privilege work

Jackson started to answer. She said, “Senator.” And then she sighed. And then she paused. For a long time. As the silence filled the room, I felt like I could see Jackson make the same calculation nearly every Black person and ancestor has made at some point while living in the New World. It’s the calculation enslaved people made before trying to escape to freedom, or activists made before sitting down at the white lunch counter. But it’s also the calculation a woman makes before responding to the e-mail of the failson who was just promoted ahead of her, or the calculation I make when a white executive comments on my Twitter feed but not my published columns. It’s the calculation when black people try to decide: “Am I gonna risk it all for this?”

That pause, that moment, that clear difference in the range of human possibilities afforded to Jackson and Kavanaugh—that’s racism, folks. That’s sexism. That silence was a clearer definition of the thing than I could give in a thousand words. I can’t prove it, but I saw it. And Jackson saw it. And Booker saw it. And Padilla saw it. And I can only hope that people of good faith and decency saw it too.

Because if you can’t see it, then you are useless in the fight to stop it.

Bass. Face.

I’ve been going through photographs to help tell the story of the past ten years at TPU. I came across this video I didn’t remember, just a little al fresco bass practice, with some free improv and a bass line for “Night and Day.” Have to work on the upright some more. Okay, FINE, a LOT MORE!

Jazz Night School Combo at the Royal Room

My Jazz Night School Combo had the opportunity to perform at the Royal Room on Friday, March 18. I love playing music with real live people!! This event was fun and looking forward to more as the pandemic continues to ease.

#JazzChurch 99

#JazzChurch 99 – Sunday, March 20, 2022 – We listened to Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo, Tom Harrell, Omer Avital, Abbey Lincoln, Kate McGarry, John Patitucci, Thelonious Monk, Jeremy Pelt, The Staple Singers, Timmy Thomas, Sarah Webster Fabio, Luna Li, Nicki Parrott, Stevie Wonder, and The Doobie Brothers + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 99 - Sunday, March 20, 2022
  1. Joy Spring – Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo
  2. Light as a Feather – Chick Corea & Return to Forever
  3. Paradise Spring – Tom Harrell
  4. New Song – Omer Avital
  5. Easy to Remember – Roy Hargrove
  6. Up Jumped Spring – Abbey Lincoln
  7. You Must Believe In Spring – Alan Pasqua
  8. It Might As Well Be Spring – Kate McGarry
  9. John And Mary – Jaco Pastorius
  10. Third Plane – Ron Carter
  11. Waters of March (Águas de Março) – Oleta Adams & Al Jarreau
  12. Forgotten But Not Gone – John Patitucci
  13. Just In Time – Pat Bianchi
  14. Boo Boo’s Birthday – Thelonious Monk
  15. Words by René Marie – Jeremy Pelt
  16. A Beautiful (F*cking) Lie – Jeremy Pelt
  17. It’s Been A Change – The Staple Singers
  18. Sweet Power, Your Embrace – James Mason
  19. Exchange, Pt. 2 – Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe
  20. Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas
  21. Work It Out – Sarah Webster Fabio
  22. Cherry Pit – Luna Li
  23. Raise Four – Thelonious Monk
  24. On Broadway – Nicki Parrott
  25. He’s Misstra Know-It-All – Stevie Wonder
  26. Games People Play – The Spinners
  27. Alone But Not Lonely – Luna Li
  28. Listen To the Music – The Doobie Brothers
  29. Don’t Look Back – The Temptations
  30. Go Home – Stevie Wonder
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Happy Pi Day

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#JazzChurch 98 — Sunday, March 13, 2022

#JazzChurch 98 – Sunday, March 13, 2022 – Celebrating the birthday of Mrs. Rev. Dr. Bill E. Bob today. We listened to Nelda Swiggett, Elis Regina & Antônio Carlos Jobim, Michel Camilo, Cyro Baptista, Nilson Matta, Rosa Passos & Yo-Yo Ma, Danilo Perez, Max Roach, Bill Berry, Byron Morris and Unity, Lawrence Jennings (Mudita), Cassandra Wilson, The Crusaders, Gregory Porter, Regina Carter, Teena Marie, and Dr. Buzzard’s. Original Savannah Band + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 98 — Sunday, March 13, 2022
  1. My Sweetness – Stuff
  2. Three Flowers – McCoy Tyner Big Band
  3. The Arch Mage – Dave Holland, Mino Cinelu, Kevin Eubanks
  4. Take the Coltrane – Kevin Eubanks
  5. I Want to Talk About You – John Coltrane
  6. Jack and the Key Boo Ba – Nelda Swiggett
  7. Aguas De Marco – Elis Regina & Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be – Nubya Garcia
  9. Requiem – Charles Lloyd
  10. Stand With Each Other – Nubya Garcia
  11. Happy Birthday / Blue Bossa – Michel Camilo
  12. Aguas de Marco – Cyro Baptista, Nilson Matta, Rosa Passos & Yo-Yo Ma
  13. Across The Crystal Sea – Danilo Perez
  14. March Mist - Dave Holland – Kenny Wheeler
  15. Waters of March – SFJAZZ Collective
  16. Three-Four vs. Six-Eight Four-Four Ways – Max Roach
  17. Happy Birthday, Bari!! – Bill Berry
  18. Theme for Rahsaan – Byron Morris and Unity
  19. And Miles To Go Before I Sleep – Lawrence Jennings (Mudita)
  20. Waters Of March – Cassandra Wilson
  21. Greasy Spoon – The Crusaders
  22. Love Surrounds Us – McCoy Tyner Big Band
  23. Take Me to the Alley – Gregory Porter
  24. Happy Farms – Stuff
  25. Higher Ground – Regina Carter
  26. Blind Faith – Chien Chien Lu
  27. All I Do – Stevie Wonder
  28. Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
  29. Behind the Groove – Teena Marie
  30. Sour & Sweet/Lemon In The Honey – Dr. Buzzard’S Original Savannah Band

AfterParty

Rev. Dr. Bill E. Bob plays his bass on “Little Sunflower” at the Joeseppi’s Jam Session:

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#JazzChurch 97

#JazzChurch 97 – Sunday, March 6, 2022 – we listened to Pharoah Sanders, Brandee Younger, Kris Bowers, Jaco Pastorius, Bireli Lagrene, Yellowjackets, Roy Haynes, Sly & The Family Stone, War, Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Gap Band, Bobby Caldwell, Ben Williams, and Jill Scott + minimal commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 97 - Sunday, March 6, 2022
  1. Phola – Dudu Pukwana
  2. Jeannine – Axel Schlosser & hr-Bigband
  3. Mr. Kenyatta – Lee Morgan
  4. Out of the Night – Jaco Pastorius & Brian Melvin
  5. Wages – SFJAZZ Collective
  6. Sandu – Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet
  7. Basil Goes To Church – Jimmy Dludlu
  8. Das Geheimnis Der Marquise – BuJazzO
  9. Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt – Pharoah Sanders
  10. Unrest I – Brandee Younger
  11. #TheProtester – Kris Bowers
  12. Crisis – Jaco Pastorius
  13. The Spin – Yellowjackets
  14. Passion Dance – Roy Haynes
  15. Skydriver – Axel Schlosser & hr-Bigband
  16. Canter No.1 (feat. Norma Winstone & Dave Liebman) – University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra
  17. Dawn of Goodbye – Dominick Farinacci
  18. March of the Siamese Children – Kenny Garrett
  19. Reflections of Divine Love – Stuff
  20. Choices – Brian Bromberg
  21. The Days Of Wine And Roses – Bireli lagrene.Jaco Pastorius
  22. Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
  23. Why Can’t We Be Friends – War
  24. Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  25. Now That We’ve Found Love – Third World
  26. Yearning for Your Love – The Gap Band
  27. What You Won’t Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell
  28. Moontrane – Ben Williams
  29. Golden – Jill Scott
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#JazzChurch 96 – Sunday, February 27, 2022

#JazzChurch 96 – Sunday, February 27, 2022 – we listened to Michael Brecker, David Kikoski, Abdullah Ibrahim, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Edwin Starr, and Soul II Soul + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 96 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
  1. Vuvuzela – Bokani Dyer
  2. African Skies – Michael Brecker
  3. Dirty Dogs – David Kikoski
  4. Time and Us – The Carla Bley Band
  5. Soweto – Abdullah Ibrahim
  6. Star Eyes – David Kikoski, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard & Dave Carpenter
  7. Of This Day’s Journey – SFJAZZ Collective
  8. Crisis – Freddie Hubbard
  9. Mao Nas Massa – Gerald Clayton
  10. November 15 – Kenny Garrett
  11. Chega de Saudade – SFJAZZ Collective
  12. Aja – Christian McBride
  13. On A Misty Night – Tadd Dameron With John Coltrane
  14. March Madness – SFJAZZ Collective
  15. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is Serious Business) – Aretha Franklin
  16. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good – Lou Rawls
  17. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Herbie Hancock
  18. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Inner Life
  19. Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder
  20. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  21. Mace and Grenades – Hugh Masekela
  22. War – Edwin Starr
  23. Love’s In Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
  24. Keep On Movin’ – Soul II Soul
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Wordle, the Brain, and Unconscious Bias

Wordle 251 3/6

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I’m wondering how the brain works. I frequently have the correct Wordle answer provided to me by my brain. I feel stuck. I’m not consciously working through all the options. I mean, sometimes I’m trying to do that, and then what turns out to be the correct word just … pops up. That happened again playing today’s game.

We only use a small portion of our brain for conscious thought. The rest of our brain works quietly on our behalf without us being in actual control. That may have something to do with it. In the case of Wordle, my brain looks through all the possible choices and serves up a good answer without me knowing that it’s happening. Deep!

Perversely, I think this may also demonstrate how unconscious bias works. I swear I’m not biased in my thinking. I’m not aware. However, my hidden brain is biasing my thinking without even letting me know. Make sense?

What do you think? What’s your experience?

#JazzChurch 95 – Sunday, February 20, 2022

#JazzChurch 95 – Sunday, February 20, 2022 – we listened to Donald Byrd, Hugh Masekela, Michel Camilo, Charlie Haden, Eva Cassidy, Jacky Terrasson, Kenny Barron Trio, McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Rubén Blades, The Flamingos, Tower Of Power, and George Clinton + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 95 - Sunday, February 20, 2022
  1. Black Byrd – Donald Byrd
  2. Nomali – Hugh Masekela
  3. Rendezvous – Michel Camilo
  4. Wade in the Water – Charlie Haden
  5. Dmnt Freeze – Dudu Pukwana
  6. One Way – The Carla Bley Big Band
  7. My Church – Jacky Terrasson
  8. Oh, Had I a Golden Thread – Eva Cassidy
  9. Magic Dance – Kenny Barron Trio
  10. Blue Monk – McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson
  11. Palindrome – Jacky Terrasson
  12. E.S.P. – Miles Davis
  13. Bad Stuff – Tom Harrell
  14. Medieval Overture – Return To Forever
  15. I Could Write a Book – Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Bregman
  16. I Could Write A Book – Miles Davis Quintet
  17. I’m in the Mood for Love – James Moody
  18. On Green Dolphin Street – George Shearing Quintet & Nancy Wilson
  19. I Can’t Give You Anything but Love – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis & Ruben Blades
  20. I Only Have Eyes for You – The Flamingos
  21. What Is Hip? – Tower Of Power
  22. Atomic Dog – George Clinton
  23. Change (Makes You Want to Hustle) – Donald Byrd

We also played the following songs from YouTube:

Rev. Timothy Wright — Trouble Don’t Last Always

Stanley Clark and Chick Corea — No Mystery

May Patcharapong - Run For Cover

Samara Joy at Emmet’s Place — If You Could See Me Now

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#JazzChurch 94 – Sunday, February 13, 2022

#JazzChurch 94 – Sunday, February 13, 2022 – we listened to South African music by Hugh Masekela, Dudu Pukwana, and Dollar Brand. We’ll also featured music by Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Ack Van Rooyen, The John Scofield Band, Amiri Baraka, Gary Bartz NTU Troop, United Future Organization, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Leon Bridges, and St Germain + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 94 - Sunday, February 13, 2022
  1. Better Days Ahead – Pat Metheny
  2. Inner Crisis – Hugh Masekela
  3. Pezulu – Dudu Pukwana
  4. I Wish I Knew – Bill Evans
  5. Canter No 1 – Ack Van Rooyen
  6. The Storm Is Passing Over – Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
  7. God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) – Randy Newman
  8. Standing In the Need – The New Life Community Choir
  9. Born in Troubled Times – The John Scofield Band
  10. I’m Listening – The John Scofield Band
  11. Bombella – Dollar Brand
  12. Unhlanhia – Hugh Masekela
  13. Cantaloupe Island – Hugh Masekela
  14. Where Are You Going? – Hugh Masekela
  15. Until When – Hugh Masekela
  16. Blessing Light – Dudu Pukwana
  17. Child Of The Earth – Hugh Masekela
  18. All In The Street – Amiri Baraka
  19. Uhuru Sasa – Gary Bartz NTU Troop
  20. There Are Seeds To Sow – Hugh Masekela
  21. Nomali – Hugh Masekela
  22. Marketplace – Hugh Masekela
  23. I’m Listening – The John Scofield Band
  24. Bombella – Dollar Brand
  25. Unhlanhia – Hugh Masekela
  26. Cantaloupe Island – Hugh Masekela
  27. Where Are You Going? – Hugh Masekela
  28. Until When – Hugh Masekela
  29. Blessing Light – Dudu Pukwana
  30. Child Of The Earth – Hugh Masekela
  31. All In The Street – Amiri Baraka
  32. Uhuru Sasa – Gary Bartz NTU Troop
  33. There Are Seeds To Sow – Hugh Masekela
  34. Nomali – Hugh Masekela
  35. Marketplace – Hugh Masekela
  36. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – The John Scofield Band
  37. Mistress of the Dance – United Future Organization
  38. Polina – Hugh Masekela
  39. Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  40. Sekunjalo – Hugh Masekela
  41. Bad Bad News – Leon Bridges
  42. Latin Note – St Germain
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#JazzChurch 93 – Sunday, February 6, 2022

#JazzChurch 93 – Sunday, February 6, 2022 – featuring music by Tom Harrell, Ravi Coltrane, John Scofield, Kenny Garrett, John Abercrombie, Mike Stern, Buckwheat Zydeco, Hugh Masekela, Tal Cohen, Pat Metheny, Eddie Gomez, Isaac Hayes, Sade, Boz Scaggs, and the Hues Corporation + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 93 - Sunday, February 6, 2022
  1. And Time Marches On – Freddie Redd
  2. A Blue Time – Tom Harrell
  3. Blending Times – Ravi Coltrane
  4. Cryin’ Time – John Scofield
  5. Love You Long Time – John Scofield
  6. Before It’s Time To Say Goodbye – Kenny Garrett
  7. Timeless – John Abercrombie
  8. These Times – Mike Stern
  9. Lay Your Burden Down – Buckwheat Zydeco
  10. Go – Sfjazz Collective
  11. A New Day – Dave Holland & Prism
  12. Maesha – Hugh Masekela
  13. Nardis – Tal Cohen
  14. Dance for Trane – Linda Sikhakhane
  15. San Lorenzo – Pat Metheny
  16. Santurce – Eddie Gomez
  17. Monwabisi – Bheki Mseleku
  18. Walk On By – Isaac Hayes
  19. The Sweetest Taboo – Sade
  20. Speak Low – Boz Scaggs
  21. Rock the Boat – The Hues Corporation
  22. Goin’ Places – The Jacksons
  23. Ninth Place – Buckwheat Zydeco
  24. Moonchild Blues – Robben Ford
  25. Down So Long – Sting
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#JazzChurch 92 – Sunday, January 30, 2022

#JazzChurch 92 – Sunday, January 30, 2022 – featuring timely music by Donald Byrd, Ravi Coltrane, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell, George Colligan, Mike Stern, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, Bobby Watson, Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow, Jazzanova, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Dr. Buzzard’s, the Chambers Brothers, Jamiroquai, the Yellowjackets, and Hugh Masekela + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 92 - Sunday, January 30, 2022
  1. Flight Time – Donald Byrd
  2. Time Is Moving On – Donald Byrd With Guru And Ronny Jordon
  3. Check Out Time – Ravi Coltrane
  4. As Time Goes By – Ron Carter
  5. Architect of Time – Tom Harrell
  6. Wounds of Another Time – George Colligan
  7. Lost Time – Mike Stern
  8. Cold Duck Time – Les McCann & Eddie Harris
  9. Timeless – Bobby Watson
  10. Father Time – Wynton Marsalis
  11. Everything Will Come In Time – The Clayton Brothers
  12. The Dawn Of Time – Scolohofo
  13. The Mean Time – Michael Brecker
  14. Every Time We Say Goodbye – Buster Williams
  15. Modern Times #evolutions – Claudio Filippini Trio
  16. As Time Goes By – Claudio Filippini Trio
  17. Tryin’ Times – Roberta Flack
  18. Good Times – Phoebe Snow
  19. (…Just Some) Small Time Shit – Omer Avital
  20. Imaginary Time – Metropole Orchestra and John Scofield
  21. Time Remember – Frédéric Alarie
  22. Time Marches On – John Scofield
  23. Wasted Time – Jazzanova
  24. Things You Should Know – Sunna Gunnlaugs
  25. Time Is Tight – Booker T. & The M.G.’s
  26. Hard Times – Dr. Buzzard’s
  27. Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers
  28. Time Won’t Wait – Jamiroquai
  29. (You’ll Know) When It’s Time – Yellowjackets
  30. Been Such A Long Time – Hugh Masekela
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First 2022 International Space Station flyover that I’ve been able to actually see! Alas it’s 35°F out here so no hot tub! OTOH, it’s a clear night so maybe a beautiful sunrise? Better get to sleep or I might could miss it!

#JazzChurch 91 – Sunday, January 23, 2022

#JazzChurch 91 – Sunday, January 23, 2022 – featuring music by Henry Butler, Abdullah Ibrahim, Mitchel Forman Trio, Nicholas Payton, Oscar Peterson, Yellowjackets, Jessica Williams, Samara Joy, Hugh Masekela, Linda Sikhakhane, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Kendricks, Sly & The Family Stone, and, of course, Snarky Puppy + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 91 - Sunday, January 23, 2022
  1. Fivin’ Around – Henry Butler
  2. African River – Abdullah Ibrahim
  3. How My Heart Sings – Mitchel Forman Trio
  4. Relaxin’ with Nick – Nicholas Payton
  5. Bags’ Groove – Oscar Peterson
  6. Geraldine – Yellowjackets
  7. Lonnie’s Lament – Jessica Williams
  8. Stardust – Samara Joy
  9. Coincidence – Hugh Masekela
  10. Stimela – Hugh Masekela
  11. Land Of The Midnight Sun – Al DiMeola
  12. Fast Track – Dave Holland Sextet
  13. Only The Lonely – The Clayton Brothers
  14. Two Remember, One Forgets – Yaya3
  15. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) – Christian McBride Trio
  16. Strength and Beauty – Ben Williams
  17. Everything Happens to Me – Samara Joy
  18. Black Nile – Al Foster, Dave Kikoski, Chris Potter, Doug Weiss
  19. Kristen – Jessica Williams
  20. Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili – Linda Sikhakhane
  21. Modern Times – Dave Holland Sextet
  22. Love’s In Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
  23. Goin’ Up In Smoke – Eddie Kendricks
  24. Contusion – Stevie Wonder
  25. Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
  26. Black Man – Stevie Wonder
  27. Lingus – Snarky Puppy
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Writer Blocked

I want to get back to writing. I feel like I have many stories to tell, but I frequently end up scrawling “#NoIdeas” or “no profound thoughts” in my journal. Work has been distracting, news of our politics hasn’t helped, and music has become more of a priority.

I came up with a possible way to get started: write a piece entitled, “Preface to a 20,000-word something-or-other.” Then I thought, don’t plagiarize someone else’s title, fool! That someone was Amiri Baraka, and his poem is a masterpiece:

Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

for Kellie Jones, born 16 May 1959

Lately, I’ve become accustomed to the way
The ground opens up and envelopes me
Each time I go out to walk the dog.
Or the broad edged silly music the wind
Makes when I run for a bus…

Things have come to that.

And now, each night I count the stars,
And each night I get the same number.
And when they will not come to be counted,
I count the holes they leave.

Nobody sings anymore.

And then last night, I tiptoed up
To my daughter’s room and heard her
Talking to someone, and when I opened
The door, there was no one there…
Only she on her knees, peeking into

Her own clasped hands.

Amiri Baraka

Can’t match that!! I’ll keep working on my writing.