Notes From The Jazz Underground Is An Odd Duck


This edition of  Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 10th broadcast. a show that host Paul Abella describes as "an exceedingly odd duck."

Why?  First off, it was recorded in the middle of the night, and the late night musical gremlins definitely make an appearance.

Second, there are a couple of stream of consciousness sequences here that are just flat out strange, even by Paul's standards.

Abella had emceed the Deacon Blues show at Franklin Park's Railroad Days the night piror, prompting thoughts about jazz versions of Steely Dan tunes.  Naturally, that led to thinking about how the intro to Metallica's "Sanitarium" is reminscent of Steely Dan's "Josie".

Which (of course?) led to the Rodrigo y Gabriela arrangement of "One" and "Take Five". The whole show basically follows those kinds of rabbit -- or should we say, duck -- holes.

Check out the full playlist (we subsituted the Fareed Haque tune which does not appar to be online), and some additional tracks below.

Dewa Bedjana


Antonio Sanchez - Grids & Patterns


The Lizard - No BS! Brass Band


Complete Playlist


Josie - Carmen Intorre, Jr. - For the Soul

Orion - Metallica - Master of Puppets

One/Take Five - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Live in Manchester and Dublin

Moon Rays - Marquis Hill - The Way We Play

Lady Day & John Coltrane - Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Saniscara - Dewa Budjana - Hasta Krishna

Relatin' Dudes to Jazz - fIREHOSE - Ragin', Full-On

Tranesonic - John Coltrane

Roofdogs - Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions


Father Dave - Fareed Haque

Joy - Shakti w/John McLaughlin - Shakti w/John McLaughlin

Grids & Patterns - Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Initial Impact - Wide Hive Players - Player's Please

The Lizard - No BS! Brass - Alive in Richmond

(Fallin' Like) Dominoes - Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces

When In Doubt: Vamp - Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - A Blow to Me, A Toot to You

Pong Baby - Action Figure Party - Action Figure Party

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