- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 217: Saxophony*
Maandag, 5 Mei 2003 (17.00 to 19.00)
"saxophone players are like jackdaws - they have to steal a lot of stuff."
o Simon Haram, renowned classical saxophonist
Tempete bleu > Les Poules 
Eos > Ornette Coleman 
Untitled > Borbetomagus 
That Flank > Blurt 
Anthem to Eternity > Charles Gayle 
Willow Weep for Me > Stan Getz 
Slow Blues > Rahsaan Roland Kirk 
Ornettology > Jean Derome 
Weet je nog wel die Avond in de Regen > Dick Remelink 
Bob > Lounge Lizards 
Church of Bank > Blurt 
Cutting to the Chase > Jean Derome 
S'Ignorer > Steven Brown 
Untitled > Ned Rothenberg 
John McLaughlin > Wayne Shorter 
Soul Twist > King Kurtis 
Chasin the Trane > John Coltrane 
Go Slow > Fela Anikulapo Kuti 
Sipan > Andreas Wagner 
Havin A Wild Weekend > Dave Clark Five 
Abstract of You > Al Cohn 
Flamenco Sketches Alternate Take > Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane 
Heartattack & Vine > Plas Johnson & Tom Waits 
* Due to circumstances controlled by the muse of disorder, these
playlists have found their own lack of sequentiality.
 "Prairie Orange" on Actuelle <www.actuellecd.com> With Joane Hétu
on sax in this all Canadian-esse experimental ensemble. Freeform
haunting music made of threads and bits, hesitations and lush
electronic breathing and some interesting vocals.
 "Ornette on Tenor" on Atlantic. OC on tenor saxophone. Broadened
the voice of improv jazz sax who supposedly believed in the equality
of all a combo's players whether soloist or accompanist. Great stuff.
 "Apollo and Marsyas" on Apollohuis <apollohs@...>. great
compilation of improvisers from this label/temple that allowed improv
musicians free space and reign in Eindhoven, NL. Includes Derek
Bailey, Elliot Sharp, Oliveros, Carl Stone, Lucier, Curran, Shelley
Hirsch, Radigue, O'Rourke, Minton, Bittova and many many more. Highly
recommended. Borbetomagus hang mikes in the bells of their saxs, then
close them up. Intense as a freight truck driving through your
 "Celebrating the Bespoke Cell of Little Ease" on CDR.
Extemporaneous bop poesie, punk stripped down sounds with jazzy
punctuation and rock sax. Ted Milton is one of my fave 'rock' poets.
And that minimal tooting still moves me somehow. The sax goes haiku.
 "Howard Mandel: Future Jazz" on Knitting Factory. Gayle on Tenor
Sax. Author Mandel picks the future of jazz
 "Wreck This Mess" This is from an old tape of an old show devoted
to saxophones I did in September 19-friggin-91.
 "All is Bright, But it is Not Day" on Actuelle
<www.actuellecd.com> JD on alto sax with Fred Frith, Pierre Tanguay
and Myles Boisen.
 "40+ Toppers" on MCR. DR is from the renowned Birdland Combo.
With Henk Borghuis on accordion and Huub Janssen on drums.
 A Propos d'un Paysage" on Crammed Discs. A great album. SB on
alto sax among other instruments, with Benjamin Lew, Marc Hollander,
Vini Reilly, Rami Fortis and Alain Levebvre.
 "Bitches Brew" on Columbia. WS on soprano Sax with Miles Davis,
Lenny White, DeJohnette, Brooks, and McLaughlin Davis goes boogie
electric and entered the realm of eternal controversy. Does fusion
jazz suck? Not here. It blows.
 KK was one of the great rockin' saxophonists. This may be one of
my favorite 'urban' songs along with Jackie Wilson's "No Pity in the
 "The Other Village Vanguard Tapes" on Impulse. JC on tenor sax.
 "Up Side Down" on London. Boogie down productions indeed! FAK on
tenor and alto sax.
 "Vieles ist Eins" on Accretions <www.accretions.com> AW on tenor
sax with Joscha Oetz, Barre Phillips, and Greg Stuart. AW is a
composer, improv musician, visual artist and computer musician from
 Tight mop-top rockers who were the best dressed of the British
invasion. I also still like their sound.
 Soulful hipster jazz. One of the muses of Tom Waits.
 Kind of Blue" on Columbia. With Miles Davis, of course, on one
of the most famous and most documented of all jazz discs ever.
Cannonball on alto sax and Coltrane of teno sax.
 "Used Songs" on Rhino. Waits is the main proselytizer of bete
noir bop pop jazz. With a kind of poetry that reminds me of a
painting by Edward Hopper with Charles Bukowski sitting at the
luncheon counter slurping some greasy greyish soup concoction. Great
o The Saxophone is a sexy instrument for a variety of reasons: the
sound, its basic voluptuous shape that conjures up both a woman's
form and a penis, and the way it is held so that it emerges loudly
out of the crotch area. The saxophone is usually made of brass
although a child's is usually made of plastic as was a prototype
radical serious one that never caught on. It has 18 or so tone holes
controlled by keys. The sax gets its name from the 'inventor',
Adolphe Sax who patented it in 1846. It was based on some earlier,
less satisfying designs, one of which was called, interestingly
enough, the 'alto fagotto' which was basically a mini-bassoon with a
clarinet mouthpiece. There are a variety of saxophones: the
sopranino, alto, tenor, baritone and the bass.
Although it was formally legitimized by [French] army bands, it was
Sousa that made it familiar. Despite these disqualifications from
coolness, it would be not military nor classical music, but its
introduction into jazz is what would make the sax what it is today:
the most popular of instruments among jazz musicians. It is
relatively easy to play for a reed instrument although don't ask me
to play one. The only instruments I play are CD-players, cassette
decks, turntables, a ballpoint pen and a computer keyboard. The most
common jazz saxes are the B flat tenor and E flat alto. It's use in
rock has been spare although memorable. I really like those
simplistic toots by bands like the Dave Clark Five, the Psychedelic
Furs, Blurt, and others.
o I want to personally THANK everybody who responded with indignant
and/or articulate letters sent to the website concerning the free
radio stations being squeezed out in the privatised [homogenized /
dry cleaned] airwaves owned by the typical boors who know nothing of
culture, fascination, pleasant surprise, and that the intake of music
does not necessarily make one a consumer. I sent my letter out to my
entire playlist-list and over 80 people responded with more still
fluttering in. We will post them on a variety of sites as well as
download them, print them out and bundle them up to be sent to
various sympathetic powers within the government
o There's a [relatively] new show on PTP [yes, we're still on the air
while Radio 100 gears up to come back thru some crack in the ether];
it's called "Alternative Radio" <http://www.alternativeradio.org/> on
Mondays 14:00. It is usually some cultural radical or political
leftist or critic/analyst like Chomsky or Scott Ritter, the testy
ex-Republican betrayed by his ideologues who comes out swinging
against the ruling party hypocrites.
Send all sound material for airplay and review to:
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1075 SB Amsterdam
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o Special playlists can be found at 3am Magazine
<http://www.3ammagazine.com> under the title "Radiophotogram: Visual
Radio". Also posted is a depth-of-focus interview with Judy Nylon. To
appear soon: excerpts from my scandal-delicious paris novel, PARIS
SEX TETE, a review of the spoken word works of Roberto Valenza...
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