All Ears 013 – 15th March 2018

This is what we played at All Ears 012.

You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify playlist.

You can find the videos Tom played for his Shabaka Hutchings set on this YouTube playlist.

Four Tet – Simon East

Kieran Hebden (born 1978) is an English musician, best known by the stage name Four Tet. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist. As well as releasing his own music Hebden has remixed tracks by many artists including Aphex Twin, Super Furry Animals, Radiohead, and Sia.

20:00 Volcano (Four Tet Instrumental) – Antipop Consortium
20:06 Departure – Kieran Hebden
20:08 Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) – Caribou
20:10 and then patterns – Four Tet
20:13 Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix) – CHVRCHES
20:15 Circling – Four Tet
20:18 Separator (Four Tet RMX) – Radiohead
20:20 Pyramid – Four Tet
20:22 VCR (Four Tet Remix) – The xx
20:24 Unicorn – Four Tet
20:25 Chandelier (Four Tet Remix) – Sia

Three Kings – Duncan Cooper

Albert, Freddie and B.B – the Three Kings of Blues. B.B King was one of the pioneers of the emerging Memphis blues style of the 1940s. His catchy vibrato guitar style and 300+ gigs a year made him arguably the most successful blues star of the last century. Albert King stood 6’6”, played his guitar upside down & back to front, and allegedly packed a gun on tour to settle payment disputes. Freddie King modernised electric blues in the 60s breaking through to the mainstream with his mixed race backing band.

20:30 I’m Tore Down – Freddie King
20:34 Dust My Broom – Freddie King
20:37 Call It Stormy Monday – Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan
20:41 I’d Rather Be Blind – Freddie King
20:45 The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
20:50 Big Legged Woman – Freddie King
20:54 Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
20:57 Going Down – Freddie King

PJ Harvey – Gary Winters

Born in Dorset in 1969, she grew up on the family’s farm and studied sculpture. Her writing and work’s themes include desire, rapture, England, the sea, the city, affairs of the heart, women’s names, injustice, the grotesque, love, lovers, defiance and darkness. As a follower and fan, I encountered her in 1996 during the early hours of a Sunday morning in Bristol’s harbour-side wrapped up in a dark coat and walking with her then lover Nick Cave.

21:00 To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
21:01 Man-Size – Sextet – PJ Harvey
21:02 White Chalk – PJ Harvey
21:04 River Anacostia – PJ Harvey
21:05 An Acre of Land – PJ Harvey & Harry Escott
21:07 The Last Living Rose – PJ Harvey
21:09 Plants And Rags – PJ Harvey
21:12 Meet Ze Monsta – PJ Harvey
21:14 Electric Light – PJ Harvey
21:16 The Slow Drug – PJ Harvey
21:18 Seagulls – PJ Harvey
21:19 No Man is an Island – John Donne
21:20 England – PJ Harvey
21:23 Kamikaze – PJ Harvey
21:25 50 Ft Queenie – PJ Harvey
21:27 Dress – PJ Harvey

Shabaka Hutchings – Tom Beesley

Shabaka Hutchings is a British born saxophone and clarinet player who is at the forefront of a new wave of British jazz. Tonight’s tracks include performances by the three bands he currently plays with: Shabaka and the Ancestors, The Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming, together with some solo pieces

21:30 In The Castle Of My Skin – Sons Of Kemet
21:35 Inner Babylon – Sons of Kemet
21:40 Solo Clarinet (live) – Shabaka Hutchings
21:44 Heirloom by Bjork (live) – Shabaka Hutchings, Tom Herbert, Tom Skinner, David Okumu
21:45 Solo Clarinet (live) – Shabaka Hutchings
21:50 SLAMMIN – The Comet Is Coming
21:55 The Sea – Shabaka & The Ancestors

Zaire – Duncan Cooper

This collection of music showcases the diversity of music from Zaire (Congo) between the 60s & 80s. It features classic Soukas music (Congolese Rumba) popularised across Africa by local musicians in the 60s before many fled the oppression of the Mobutu regime for France. Tracks feature the distinct Zairean ‘Seben’ guitar style characterised by jingly jangly improvisation of duelling guitars around simple melodies. We finish with Afro-Funk from the classic Zaire 74 concert that accompanied the Ali v Foreman heavyweight fight in Kinshasha.

22:01 Arrete Mal Parle – Fair Nick Stars
22:06 Monie – Kanda Bongo Man
22:10 Yolele – Papa Wemba
22:13 Mahu Wo Asie – Safohene Djeni
22:17 Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup – Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire
22:24 Assamba Ya Beya 2 – Verckys & L’Orchestre Veve
22:27 Introduction – Tabu Ley Rochereau, l’Orchestre Afrisa International

East vs West (pre-1985 Hip-Hop) – Gary Winters

Plotting a new movement and genre of music beginning to emerge in the US in mid-1970’s on the tails of funk, disco and electronic music; a small selection of vital recordings of East Coast cosmic break-beat and social commentary, to West Coast breathy party electro-funk and the seeds of Gangsta Rap.

22:30 Malcolm X – No Sell Out – Sugarhill All Stars
22:33 Break Dance – Electric Boogie – West Street Mob
22:34 Scorpio – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
22:37 Military Cut – Instrumental – Wild Style
22:37 Capt. Rock to the Future Shock – Captain Rock
22:41 One for the Treble – Davy DMX
22:42 Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shante
22:45 Pack Jam – 12″ Remix – Jonzun Crew
22:46 P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean’? – Schoolly D
22:48 Down By Law – Fab 5 Freddy
22:49 Surgery – Remix – World Class Wreckin’ Cru
22:51 Friends – Whodini
22:53 Looking for the Perfect Beat – 12″ Vocal Version – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
22:54 Al-Naafyish – Radio Edit – Hashim
22:54 Play at Your Own Risk – 12″ Vocal Version – Planet Patrol
22:59 The Breaks – Kurtis Blow