Jazz Bastard Podcast

Two strikingly handsome middle-aged men get together every other week to discuss jazz in depth. Irreverent, irascible, engaged.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h25m. Bisher sind 231 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 13 days 11 hours 41 minutes


episode 224: Jazz Bastard Podcast 224 - Where in the World is Dupree Bolton?

This fortnight's spectacular focuses on two very different sets of music - two albums by modern jazz violinists and the two best-known recordings featuring elusive trumpeter Dupree Bolton (they are just about the ONLY recordings featuring him - stay tuned for the details).   Pop matters range from St. Vincent to Sparks to Sade - and that's some ranging.  Ali Bello – INHERITANCE; Tomoko Omura – BRANCHES VOL 2;   Harold Land – THE FOX; Curtis Amy – KATANGA! 



episode 223: Jazz Bastard Podcast 223.3 - Little Pat Blue

Mike's on the road and overwhelmed with work so it's up to Pat to come up with something to satiate the frothing demand for bastardly content...



episode 223: Jazz Bastard Podcast 223 - Left of Average

The Bastards look at four albums taking paths less travelled, approaches rarely attempted, and pianos (in the case of Sun Ra at least) untuned.  Three 2021 releases are featured and we go way back to 1966 for a movie tie-in album that went right for jazz fans and terribly wrong the the MGM employee writing the linear notes.   Pop matters this time isn't pop at all but Mike's in-depth discussion of Charles McPherson's birthday concert, so stay tuned...


 2021-08-18  1h20m

episode 222: Jazz Bastard Podcast 222 - Four Quartets

Dry the pool, dry concrete, brown edged,
And the pool was filled with water out of sunlight,
And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,
and said shooby dooby doo - er, well, maybe not according to T. S. Eliot, but those aren't the four quartets we're talking about.  Instead, we've got a mix of progressive and nostalgic takes on a jazz combo format as old as time and much, much hipper than "Cats...


 2021-08-04  1h35m

episode 221: Jazz Bastard Podcast 221 - Singin' and Plinkin

We look at two lesser known vocalists tonight and two fairly obscure pianists, and things turn out pretty well if it wasn't for that darn echo.  What's going on in the Riverside studios, anyway?  At some point, the episode turns into a trivia show, but at the last minute, John Cale turns up to set things right and Pat gets a few words in edgewise about the Denver jazz scene.  Mike Nock – CLIMBING; Harold Danko – MIRTH SONG; Abbey Lincoln – ABBEY IS BLUE; Peggy Lee – BLACK COFFEE...


 2021-07-21  1h25m

episode 220: Jazz Bastard Podcast 220 - Past Grappel-in

Since the seventies, it's arguable that most jazz musicians work in 'old' idioms (even if they mix and match them in new ways), but this episode's artists each take on aspects of jazz's past that seem, well, more past than most.  Sometimes the commitment to the older idiom is complete, sometimes it comes and goes, but either way the results are fascinating...


 2021-07-07  1h25m

episode 219: Jazz Bastard Podcast 219 - Grrrrr

It had to happen.  The bastards came of jazz-age in the eighties and nineties - an era when young lions roamed the earth (and the mall record bins) and, sooner or later, attention must be paid.  What to say about this last gasp of mainstream, corporate approved jazz before the collapse of the majors?  Oh, so very very much.  So much in fact that some of the ranting had to be tagged on to the ending just to avoid sinking the ship.  Pop matters?  Old 97s and early Kraftwerk . . ...


 2021-06-23  1h30m

episode 218: Jazz Bastard Podcast 218 - Four Brand New Heavies

Four recent releases by four artists new to the boys - two offering their debuts to the world.  We've got a couple of vibe-meisters (is that instrument getting hot all of a sudden?), a disciple of Darcy James Argue, and a good old-fashioned small-group jazz album with a thematic thing going on.  Oh yeah, and in a completely scientific poll of one listener, we beat out the brilliant classical minds on the Gramophone podcast, so there's that...


 2021-06-09  1h30m

episode 217: Jazz Bastard Podcast 217 - Bud's Got Buddies

We bring the old-ish and the brand-new this week, with two catalog items courtesy of Mike and two 2021 Bud Powell tributes courtesy of Kismet, I guess.  One oldie os a middle of the road Blue Note basic, while the other is a third stream effort that is glancingly echoed in the more orchestrated of the two Bud tributes.  And that's all you're getting out of me - you'll have to listen to the episode to find out more...


 2021-05-26  1h19m

episode 216: Jazz Bastard Podcast 216 - Where's There's No Will, There's Still A Way

The Bastards had hoped to host author Will Friedwald this episode to discuss his book on Nat King Cole, but like a ramblin' rose his path wandered from ours and we ended up high and lonesome, talking Nat's vocal albums on Capital by ourselves.   Nat was one of the great Swing era piano players and led one of the first influential jazz piano trios, but we focus on the second half of his too-short career as mainstream vocalist and vowel-wrangler extraordinaire...


 2021-05-12  1h33m