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Blues & Beyond #301: Music of the late Omar Shariff, new music from Joe Louis Walker & Jack DeJohnette

From: WXPN
Series: Blues & Beyond
Length: 59:01

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Music from the late pianist Omar Shariff, also known as Dave Alexander, who died in January 2012

Shariffraven_small In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, music from the late blues pianist Omar Shariff, who started out known as Dave Alexander. After leaving his hometown of Marshall, Texas, bitter about racism there, moving to California with no intentions of ever returning, he eventually did move back to Marshall in the last years of his life, to his surprise as much as anyone else's. He played there regularly in his last years, helping the city call attention to its place in the history of boogie woogie. In great pain from terminal illness, Shariff took his own life on january 8, 2012. We also have new blues from Joe Louis Walker, a high-energy album called "Hellfire." Plus the latest from a musician who has always defied simple categorization, pianist, drummer, and composer Jack DeJohnette, with Esperanza Spalding, Jason Moran, and other great players. Plus, we'll hear a piece from the trio of Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, and the late Paul Motian, recorded in May 2011 in concert, from an album on which they pay tribute to their mutual mentor, Bill Evans.

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In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, music from the late blues pianist Omar Shariff, who started out known as Dave Alexander. After leaving his hometown of Marshall, Texas, bitter about racism there, moving to California with no intentions of ever returning, he eventually did move back to Marshall in the last years of his life, to his surprise as much as anyone else's. He played there regularly in his last years, helping the city call attention to its place in the history of boogie woogie. In great pain from terminal illness, Shariff took his own life on january 8, 2012. We also have new blues from Joe Louis Walker, a high-energy album called "Hellfire." Plus the latest from a musician who has always defied simple categorization, pianist, drummer, and composer Jack DeJohnette, with Esperanza Spalding, Jason Moran, and other great players. Plus, we'll hear a piece from the trio of Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, and the late Paul Motian, recorded in May 2011 in concert, from an album on which they pay tribute to their mutual mentor, Bill Evans.

promo included: promo301

Broadcast History

WXPN-FM 4/8/2012

Transcript

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Timing and Cues

Timing and Cues

00:00 Billboard: Show opens, opening theme, "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

00:59 Billboard ends.. "... in this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

01:00 "option" song: "Starting out, this is..."

05:59 "option" song fades

06:00 show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister....."

34:25 end of part 1:

"... after the break, here on The Blues & Beyond."

59-second bed plays

35:24 bed fades

35:25 part 2: show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

58:31 voice out on part 2 "... thanks for listening to this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

58:59 theme fades end of part 2

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
No Exit Bert Jansch and John Renbourn Bert And John. Wooded Hill Recordings 1996 :59
Blues At The Border James Armstrong Blues At The Border. Catfood 2011 04:53
I'm Movin' On Joe Louis Walker Hellfire. Alligator 2012 04:34
Black Girls Joe Louis Walker Hellfire. Alligator 2012 05:14
The Raven Omar Shariff The Raven. Arhoolie 1992 04:19
The Hoodoo Man, The Voodoo Woman, and The Witch Doctor Dave Alexander The Dirt On The Ground. Arhoolie 1973 05:26
Hole In The Wall Floyd Dixon Marshall Texas Is My Home. Specialty 1991 02:49
Fingers Of Fire Omar Shariff Black Widow Spider. HaveMercy! 1993 02:17
Alice In Wonderland Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, & Paul Motian Further Explorations. Concord Jazz 2012 :59
Salsa For Luisito Jack DeJohnette Sound Travels. Entertainment One 2011 06:50
Indigo Dreamscapes Jack DeJohnette Sound Travels. Entertainment One 2011 07:49
Gloria's Step Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, & Paul Motian Further Explorations. Concord Jazz 2012 06:04
Forty-Eight John Renbourn Sir John A Lot. Shanachie 1992 :57

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Related Website

http://www.xpn.org/beyond