[acid-jazz] Tonight: FreeFall #139 - 10pm PT

From: David Bassin (bassyd_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2003-03-18 08:55:30

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    I sit typing this edition of the newsletter, wishing that I wasn't here, but rather in Miami for Winter Music Conference. As soon as I'm done, I plan on donning my loudest Hawiian shirt and mixing up a pitcher of Pina Coladas....mmmmm....

    A couple of weeks ago, I explained how to bookmark the Netmusique, FreeFall and KUSF streams in iTunes if you were a Mac user. For Windows folks, here's how to bookmark the Netmusique (or any other) stream in your Winamp tuner: http://netmusique.com/images/bookmarkwinamp.gif. This greatly simplifies your path to Netmusique's broadcast and to the FreeFall re-broadcasts (see below for schedule). Thanks to Jeff for the screen shot and info.

    Lots of new music this week, beginning with:

    Bob Holroyd: "Without Within" - I've lost count of how many albums Bob has released through Six Degrees, but this has to be his best so far. Juxtaposing African melodies and percussion with downtempo and techno rhythms, Holroyd has expanded the definition of world fusion even further. Each track is a joy to listen to and I'm eagerly awaiting the remixes.

    Speaking of African music, "Africa Before Invasion" from Najite Olokun Prophecy is an album of sizzling Afrobeat from Nigeria, made possible by Najite Agindotan - a Master Drummer who studied with Fela Kuti and played alongside stellar jazzmen such as Hugh Masekela, Billy Higgins, Horace Tapscott and Phil Ranelin, who contributes trombone on this disc. Look for it on SoFaDisk, a new division of Plug Research.

    Spacek: "Vintage Hi-Tech" - Remember the robot lovers in Bjork's "All Is Full Of Love" video? Well, if that couple settled down and set up house, this might be the soundtrack to their lives. Once described as the "Radiohead of soul," Spacek's second album is a cool, shimmering dish of icy R&B. Hip-hop, blip-hop, or trip-hop - the sound is disarming and engaging. My copy is missing one track with Vikter Duplaix guesting on vocals and I'm looking forward to hearing their collaborative efforts on the finished release.

    Any album on Select Cuts is sure to come correct dubwise and the third album from Lisbon's Cool Hipnoise is no exception. Produced and mixed by Nick Manasseh (whose new record dropped last week), each track is accompanied by it's dub counterpart, save for a cover of Nirvana's "Come As You Are." This band is tight and guaranteed to stir up some involuntary skankin'!

    We also have the new "Futuro Flamenco" collection, the wacky jazz-fusion of Finland's Jimi Tenor, more music from the finished Dwele album, a hint of Hint on Ninja Tune and tickets for Theivery Corporation and Cuica. If you're not partying down in South Beach, I hope you'll join me.

    Ciao for now,

    If you'd like to submit music for consideration on FreeFall, the mailing address is:

    David Bassin / FreeFall
    111 Laidley St.
    San Francisco, CA 94131

    Last week's playlist and rebroadcast available online now:

    FreeFall 138: 3.11.03
    Arkestra One - Man From The Audience - Arkestra One (ESL)
    Manasseh Meets The Equalizer - Amun Ra - Step Like Pepper (Select Cuts)
    Kazufumi Kodama - Waveless Wave (Dub Station Philharmonic Version) - Stars (Red Ink)
    Rotary Connection - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun - Hey Love (Cadet Concept)
    King Britt - Che Sara Sara - Adventures In Lo-fi (BBE)
    Afro-Mystik - Anything You Want (Fluid's Sexual Chocolate Mix) - Om Lounge 7 (Om)
    Modaji - Live Wire - 12" (Super 8)
    Art Konik - Mingpark - 12" (Comet)
    P'Taah - The Oldest Story - Staring At The Sun (Ubiquity)
    Russ Gabriel - Patience - Into The Unknown (Out Of The Loop)
    Homelife - Grand Running - Too Fast EP (Ninja Tune)
    ESG - It's Not Me - Step Off (Soul Jazz)
    Madslinky - Make Your Peace - Make Your Peace (Laws Of Motion)
    Aphratec - All Things - The Discerning Dancefloor (Codek)
    Slop Shop - Gone (Blackfish & Schwalm Jam) - Eastenders: Orientation (Kriztal)
    Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut - Izitso (A&M)
    Weldon Irvine - We Gettin' Down - Flying Funk (Bluebird)
    Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band - Think Twice - A Special Album (Emperor Norton)
    Damn - African-Scanian Music Continuum Re-routed - 12" (Raw Fusion)
    Calexico - Crumble - Feast Of Wine (Quarterstick)
    Paul Kuhn - Gateway To Crime (Difusora Mix) - 12" (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
    Paul Kuhn - Gateway To Crime - Give Peas A Chance (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
    FreeFall airs Tuesday evenings, 10pm-midnight PT on KUSF - San Francisco (90.3 FM)
    Listen live: (http://www.live365.com/stations/kusf)
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    FreeFall rebroadcasts are now available in prime time around the world via:
    Take10: http://www.live365.com/stations/143733
    U.S. (GMT-7): Wednesday - 8-10pm PT / 11pm-1am ET
    East Asia (GMT+8): Wednesday - 9-11pm
    UK (GMT): Thursday - 9-11pm
    Europe (GMT+1): Thursday - 10pm-midnight
    Netmusique: http://netmusique.com/
    U.S. (GMT -7): Thursday - 8-10am PT / 11am-1pm ET
    UK (GMT): Thursday 5-7pm
    Europe (GMT+1): Thursday 6-8pm
    East Asia (GMT+8): Friday 1-3am

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