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Serenade to a Cuckoo

Dec 4, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon

Two hours of new jazz releases, followed by one hour in Jerry's Room of 12 great blues harpists of the last 35 years

12.4.20

Serenade to a Cuckoo
12:00 PM
Barrett Martin Group - Ichcha (feat. Mehnaz Hoosein)
Barrett Martin Group Ichcha (feat. Mehnaz Hoosein)
Scattered Diamonds Sunyata Records 2020
12:00 PM
Aldo Romano - Annobon
Aldo Romano Annobon
Reborn Le Triton 2020
12:04 PM
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet - Serenade to a Cuckoo
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk with the Spirits Verve 1998
12:08 PM
Noah Preminger - The Late 90s
Noah Preminger The Late 90s
Contemptment SteepleChase 2020
12:18 PM
Marshall Gilkes - Longing for Home (feat. Yasushi Nakamura & Clarence Penn)
Marshall Gilkes Longing for Home (feat. Yasushi Nakamura & Clarence Penn)
Waiting to Continue Alternate Side Records 2020
12:24 PM
Grégoire Maret, Romaine Collin, Bell Frisell - Wichita Lineman
Grégoire Maret, Romaine Collin, Bell Frisell Wichita Lineman
Americana Act 2020
12:30 PM
Jeff Cosgrove, John Medeski & Jeff Lederer - Wood Flute Song
Jeff Cosgrove, John Medeski & Jeff Lederer Wood Flute Song
History Gets Ahead of the Story Grizzley Music 2020
12:34 PM
Eric Reed - It's You or No One
Eric Reed It's You or No One
For Such a Time as This Smoke Sessions 2020
12:49 PM
Richard Howell - Moon Over Tiburon
Richard Howell Moon Over Tiburon
Moon Over Tirburon
12:56 PM
Michael Feinberg - Crystalize (feat. Melanie Charles & Immanuel Wilkins)
Michael Feinberg Crystalize (feat. Melanie Charles & Immanuel Wilkins)
Crystalize (feat. Melanie Charles & Immanuel Wilkins) - Single MFMusic 2020
12:58 PM
Papo Vazquez & His Mighty Pirates Troubadors - No Te Rindas
Papo Vazquez & His Mighty Pirates Troubadors No Te Rindas
Chapter 10: Breaking Cover
1:07 PM
Rifflet-Irabagon-Boisseau-Black - America: Daybreak
Rifflet-Irabagon-Boisseau-Black America: Daybreak
Rebellions 2020
1:10 PM
Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra - Autumn Pleiades
Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra Autumn Pleiades
Dimensional Stardust International Anthem/Nonesuch 2020
1:15 PM
The Nels Cline Singers - Beam/Spiral
The Nels Cline Singers Beam/Spiral
Share The Wealth Blue Note Records 2020
1:24 PM
Terje Rypdal - As If The Ghost … Was Me!?
Terje Rypdal As If The Ghost … Was Me!?
Conspiracy ECM Records 2020
1:29 PM
Ben Wendel - High Heart
Ben Wendel High Heart
High Heart Edition Records 2020
1:36 PM
Joel Ross - After the Rain
Joel Ross After the Rain
Who Are You? Blue Note Records 2020
1:44 PM
John Hollenbeck - Fire and Rain (feat. Kate McGarry, Hans Glawischnig & Christian Jaksjö)
John Hollenbeck Fire and Rain (feat. Kate McGarry, Hans Glawischnig & Christian Jaksjö)
Songs You Like a Lot Flexatonic Records 2020
1:58 PM
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - I Should Care
Ian Hendrickson-Smith I Should Care
The Lowdown Cellar Live 2020
2:06 PM
Studebaker John & The Hawks - Harpology
Studebaker John & The Hawks Harpology
Howl With the Wolf Evidence
2:17 PM
Billy Boy Arnold - I Ain't Got You
Billy Boy Arnold I Ain't Got You
Eldorado Cadillac Alligator Records & Artist Mgmt. Inc. 1995
2:17 PM
The James Cotton Blues Band - The Creeper
The James Cotton Blues Band The Creeper
Pure Cotton Buddha
2:22 PM
Paul deLay Band - Over Money
Paul deLay Band Over Money
Heavy Rotation Evidence
2:22 PM
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Work Song
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Work Song
East-West Elektra Asylum 1966
2:30 PM
Sugar Blue - My Baby Caught A Train
Sugar Blue My Baby Caught A Train
Crossroads
2:37 PM
Kid Ramos with Kim Wilson - Real Gone Lover
Kid Ramos with Kim Wilson Real Gone Lover
West Coast House Party Evidence
2:45 PM
Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues - Blue and Lonesome
Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues Blue and Lonesome
Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter Alligator Records 2019
2:49 PM
William Clarke - Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
William Clarke Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus
The Alligator Records Christmas Collection Alligator Records 1992
2:49 PM
Frank Frost - Frank's Boogie Woogie
Frank Frost Frank's Boogie Woogie
Keep Yourself Together Evidence
2:52 PM
Kid Ramos with Charlie Musselwhite - Rich Man's Woman On A Poor man's pay
Kid Ramos with Charlie Musselwhite Rich Man's Woman On A Poor man's pay
Greasy Kid Stuff Evidence
2:57 PM
Carey Bell - When I Get Drunk
Carey Bell When I Get Drunk
Essential Drinking Blues Alligator Records - X5 Music Group 2013
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 11:45:36 AM
Welcome, everbody, thanks for tuning in!
Christine Duffy 12:18:36 PM
Hey DJ Jerry! *waves* 👋
Christine Duffy 12:19:32 PM
So happy to hear Serenade today. TGIF
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:22:33 PM
i Christine, really nice to hear from you
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:22:50 PM
Sorry, I was just daydreaming
Christine Duffy 12:32:08 PM
That's the perfect thing to do. Great music! 💎
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:31:51 PM
thanks, Christine
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:32:14 PM
Have you been busy today?
Christine Duffy 12:47:36 PM
Too busy with interfering work! Don't they know I've a radio show to listen to?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:48:27 PM
Ha! Here you are, doing them a favor, working from home, and then they tie you up.
Christine Duffy 12:48:33 PM
The audacity of these employers...
Christine Duffy 12:50:41 PM
Damn, that track Moon Over Tiburon was gorgeous.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:51:37 PM
You are so right, another beautiful jazz track that came out of nowhere. Perfection. You are always able to hear that beauty.
Bud Burroughs 1:26:05 PM
Thanks for playing this one - I love Rypdal and haven't heard this record yet.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:26:38 PM
Hi Bud, it sounds great, doesn't it?
Bud Burroughs 1:26:59 PM
Yep, great atmospheric piece.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:27:30 PM
Yeah, Terje Rypdal has still got it. Doesn't sound stale at all.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:27:30 PM
I think it will be a shame if nobody cares anymore about his artistry
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:29:38 PM
I agree, Dave. But I don't hear anyone talking about this record, or see the excitement there once was
Bud Burroughs 1:30:19 PM
For sure. It's great that he's recording again, and I hope it raises his profile. I assume he's probably more known in Europe than the US in general.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:31:44 PM
Yeah, I guess, I really don't know. But I remember when he sold a little. So do you and Dave the Obscure.
Bud Burroughs 1:33:07 PM
True, and was he always on ECM? There was a time when I pretty much wanted everything on that label.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:33:44 PM
Yes. I have noticed that is no longer the case with people
Bud Burroughs 1:34:19 PM
Unfortunately, music has become a commodity, something to have in the background.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:36:12 PM
Interesting observation!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:40:09 PM
Terje Rypdal has been really loyal to ECM. Besides his debut, and collaborations with others, his releases are always on ECM.
Bud Burroughs 1:41:30 PM
Thanks for clarifying that - I thought I remembered him being an ECM guy from the beginning.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:17 PM
The Esoteric Circle https://www.discogs.com/artist/1415565-The-Esoteric-Circle
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:35 PM
Dave, you go back to those days?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:46:17 PM
I discovered good music around 1978.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:46:48 PM
That super group sounds intriguing though.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:46:29 PM
They were youngsters, all undiscovered.
Bud Burroughs 1:46:47 PM
Wow, yeah, that looks like a fantastic record.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:47:16 PM
Until George Russell endorsed them and used them to record, as I recall.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:47:53 PM
Manfred Eicher snatched them all up.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:48:04 PM
The album was hardly available in 1978. Good job
Bud Burroughs 1:49:30 PM
Surprisingly, I see it's on Spotify. I'll be giving it a listen and expect it to go on my purchase list.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:50:11 PM
Also on this album, late sixties https://www.discogs.com/George-Russell-The-Essence-Of-George-Russell/release/1122669
Bud Burroughs 1:51:40 PM
Wow, that looks intriguing too.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:52:44 PM
"Another fine tune you've got me into."
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:52:10 PM
George Russell, so deep. Way deep.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:52:43 PM
An important contributor to modern jazz
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:55:30 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Essence_of_George_Russell
Christine Duffy 2:57:38 PM
Thanks for another fantastic show, DJ Jerry!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:58:05 PM
Thank you, Christine! Have a nice weekend!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:59:31 PM
This song is about a guy who wants to know who it is that will take him home when he gets drunk!