Ain't Nothin' in Chicago for a Monkey Bastard to Do

Patrick Burnette By

Sign in to view read count

Click the play button to listen to this episode of .

Mike is from the Chicago-land area, Pat spent his salad days in Hyde Park—maybe the bastards are a bit biased, but they love talking about the Windy City. It doesn't hurt that it has a long, noble, somewhat left-of-center history concerning jazz. Anyway, this time they explore the work of a couple of tenor titans, little-known outside of the Midwest, along with an out-jazz supergroup and a jazz vocalist who is very well-known indeed. Quick look-ins at Father John Misty's latest and the "Esher" demos for the Beatles' "White Album" comprise pop-matters.


  • Discussion of Von Freeman's album Doin' It Right Now (Atlantic/Koch) 5:20
  • Discussion of Fred Anderson's album Missing Link (Nessa) 20:30
  • Discussion of Ed Wilkerson's album Frequency (Thrill Jockey) 32:15
  • Discussion of Kurt Elling's album Live in Chicago (Blue Note) 46:50
  • Pop Matters 1:05:10


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Related Articles