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

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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.

Playlist

  • 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
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