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Moaning, Whistling, Sighing and Other Jazz Sounds

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Jazz—the quintessential open door genre—has a capacity to beautifully integrate all kinds of sources. From music from faraway places to compositions written and instruments used for completely different genres. When it comes to the human voice, jazz has shown an uncanny openness to its endless possibilities finding a musical role for all sorts of non verbal forms of expression. In these two hours we'll explore the jazz side of moaning, sighing, whistling, groaning, humming, growling, grunting, crying, etc. Don't worry... it's all going to be supremely musical, even virtuoisic... thanks to the creative minds of geniuses like Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Wayne Shorter, Toots Thielemans, Alessandro Alessandroni, John Zorn and Wynton Marsalis (yes! the yin and yang of New York's Jazz scene meaningfully back to back... )

Happy listening!

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom "Congratulations and Condolences" Glitter Wolf (The Royal Potato Family) 0:17
  • Host talks 6:19
  • Roland Kirk "One Ton" Volunteered Slavery (Rhino Atlantic) 8:08
  • Toots Thielemans "Five for Elis" Aquarela do Brasil (Philips) 13:04
  • Art Farmer "Moanin'" Brass Shout (Blue Note) 14:59
  • Yohimbe Brothers "$moke and Du$t Dub [Version]" Front End Lifter (Ropeadope) 20:44
  • Host talks 22:22
  • Keith Jarrett "All the Things You Are" Standards, Vol. 1 (ECM) 25:02
  • Don Byron "No Whine" You Are #6 -More Music For Six Musicians (Blue Note) 32:41
  • Eddie Fisher "East St. Louis Blues" Eddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years (Cadet) 36:39
  • Host talks 40:48
  • Roland Kirk "Here Comes the Whistleman" Here Comes the Whistleman -Live (Rhino Atlantic) 42:27
  • Toots Thielemans "Indian Nuts" The Whistler and His Guitar (ABC-Paramount) 46:28
  • Guano Padano "El Divino" Guano Padano (Important) 49:18
  • Host talks 53:47
  • Ennio Morricone and His Orchestra "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Movie Classics (RCA Camden) 54:57
  • Dead Combo "Mr. Leone" Lusitânia Playboys (Universal) 57:37
  • Rollerball "Chain Reaction Machine" La clinica del rasoio (El Gallo Rojo) 59:55
  • Claude Barthelemy "Love at First Sigh" Monsieur Clod (Deux Z) 1:03:59
  • Host talks 1:09:53
  • Horace Silver "Sighin' and Cryin'" Song for My Father (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) (Blue Note) 1:12:00
  • Supergenerous "A Sigh and a Shiver" Supergenerous (Blue Note) 1:17:22
  • Brahja Waldman "Sighing on the Inside" Wisdomatic (Fast Speaking) 1:22:20
  • Host talks 1:29:14
  • Napoli Centrale "Viecchie, Mugliere, Muorte e Criature" Napoli centrale (Ricordi) 1:30:37
  • Bill Withers "Moanin' and Groanin'" Just as I Am (Columbia) 1:40:17
  • John Zorn "Erotico (The Burglars)" The Big Gundown (Tzadik) 1:43:12
  • Host talks 1:47:27
  • Wynton Marsalis "Levee Low Moan" Levee Low Moan -Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 3 (Columbia) 1:48:54
  • Todd Sickafoose "Whistle" Tiny Resistors (Cryptogramophone) 2:00:05
  • Talking Pictures "Humming" Humming (Songlines) 2:03:30
  • Louis Prima "Whistle Stop (Remastered)" The Wildest! (Capitol) 2:09:59
  • Host talks 2:12:13
  • Wayne Shorter "JuJu" Footprints Live! (Verve) 2:15:17
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