Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Friday, August 30, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 30 August, 2013

Guests: Heather Morgan, Mimi Oz, & Jocelyn Barth
( brought to you by The Dream, The Small Step & Syria’s Consideration and ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Understanding The Peace
Bic Runga ~ Something Good ~ Beautiful Collision
Giant Steps NYC  feat. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & John Coltrane ~ Impressions ~ Dorado:  A Compilation
Amin Tobin ~ One Small Step ~ with Thomas Wolfe’s This Is Man recitation ~ Bricolage
Robert Randolph & The Family Band ~ I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama ~ We Walk This Road
*Shawn Sage ~ Another War ~ Misadventures In Song @ NTB Lounge Saturday 9:30

5:30  Ephemeral Females
Patsy Cline ~ Stupid Cupid / Shoes /  Interview with Heather Morgan for The 8th Annual Celebration of Patsy Cline’s Birthday @ Lula lounge Thursday, 5 Sept.

*Coral Egan ~ A Couple Apartments Away ~ The Year He Drove Me Crazy New Disk

Swell Season ~ Fantasy Man ~ Strict Joy

*Zaki Ibrahim ~ Flux Capacitor ~ Every Opposite Polaris Prize Nominee New Disk

6:00  Mimi On The Beat
Mimi Oz feat. Jocelyn Barth ~ Your Eyes / Interview / To Then Ocean (live) / The Thief / Dreamin’ Again (live)

6:20  Dark Lightning
Pizzicato Five ~ The Earth Goes Around ~ Happy End Of The World

*METZ ~ Rats ~ METZ Polaris Prize Nominee New Disk

Preston School Of Industry ~ Monkey Heart & The Horse’s Leg ~ All This Sounds Gas

David Guetta ~ I Could Be The One ~ F*** Me I’m Famous New Disk

Superhuman Happiness ~ Our Favourite Part ~ @ The Garrison Thursday, 5 Sept.

*Brownman Electryc Trio feat. The voice of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ~ Recorda Me / Irrational Funktion @ The 3030 tonight with Gruvasylum  (Toronto Music Vectors read passim, çà et là)

*Lynn Miles ~ Million Brilliant @ Shelter Valley Folk Festival this weekend

Rhythm In Heels

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Apres-Summer Musical Crescendos Of Note

All of these artist-run events will be featured on Corby's Orbit, this Friday between 5:00 and 7:00 on Radio Regent.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Playlist for Show of August 23

Host: Paul Corby
Guest : J.P. Mortier
(brought to you by Stimulating Stipulations, The Visceral Arts and Total Ontarianism)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Tidal Heartbeats

*Mimi Osvath ~ To The Ocean ~ Three Of Swords @ The Tranzac tonight & @ C'est What Tuesday, 27 August NEW DISK

Herbert ~ Harmonise ~ Scale (2006)

*Braids ~ Together ~ Flourish // Perish @ The Great Hall Friday, 1 November NEW DISK

*Federal Lights ~ I See Love ~ We Were Found In The Fog NEW DISK

5:20 The Stance and The Dance

Bob Marley (remixed by Stephen Marley) ~ Buffalo Soldier ~ Legend Remixed NEW DISK

Everton Blender ~ Spiritual Man ~ @ Rastafest in Downsview Park Saturday

Sizzla ~ It's Not Over ~ Burning Up

*Jay Douglas ~ Take A Fool's Advice ~ @ Streetside Party(s) Bloor West Spadina to Bathurst 12-2:00 & Beaches Boardwalk 7-9:00  Saturday                                                                                                                                                                                                  
5:40   Stoic Heroics                                                                    
Marian McPartland  (1920-2013) feat. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen ~ Black Friday 
*The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~ Roll With The Punches @ The Rivoli tonight
*David Wilcox ~ Preachin' The Blues ~ @ Sound Academy tonight

*J.P. Mortier ~ Belt / Interview / Come Back To Me @ Hawaii Bar Saturday & @ The Spill in Peterborough Monday
Louis Jordan ~ Brotherly Love

6:00 Rustic Urbanity
*Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five ~ Keep A Song In Your Soul ~ The Bison Ranch Recording Sessions NEW DISK
*Daniel Romano ~ That's The Very Moment ~ @ The Danforth Music Hall tonight
Michael Smith ~ Gamble's Guitar ~ Time
* Nick Buzz ~ Uncle Bumble's Christmas ~ A Quiet Night At Home NEW DISK

6:30 Piano, L'Essence

Cedar Walton  (January 17, 1934 – August 19, 2013) ~ I'm Old Fashioned ~ The Essential Jerome Kern

Marian McPartland  (1920-2013) ~ A Fine Romance The Essential Jerome Kern

*Sagapool ~ Couer D'Aiguille ( Heart of the Needle ) 

Dave Mason ~ World In Changes ~ Alone Together 

6:45  Toronto Musical Necessities
Local Listings transposed to the Key of Be over Walter Norris playing The Song Is You
Anamanaguchi ~ Endless Fantasy ~  Endless Fantasy  NEW DISK

McPartland, Marian. Born in Windsor, England, in 1920, this fine pianist came from a family of musicians, including a great-uncle, Sir Frederick Dyson (Mayor of the City of Windsor), who played cello. McPartland debuted as part of a traveling four-piano group, then, just before World War II, she formed a duo with the prominent British pianist Billy Mayerl. She married trumpeter Jimmy McPartland during World War II, and the couple came to the U.S. after the war in 1946 to start a group led by Jimmy. This band broke up in 1951. Marian then formed her first trio and worked at many popular spots, starting with The Hickory House. Gradually that club became a well-known musicians’ hangout and was Duke Ellington’s regular dining spot whenever he was in New York. McPartland became widely known, continuing to lead her trio as the house band there for a number of years. She also worked at The Composer in New York and at the London House in Chicago. She has appeared widely at jazz festivals and concerts all over the world and has made many recordings on her own label. She is currently known for her weekly radio program, “Piano Jazz,” on which she interviews and plays with pianists and other musicians. The program has been heard regularly for many years on hundreds of public radio stations throughout the U.S.

Cedar Anthony Walton, Junior grew up in Dallas, Texas. His mother was an aspiring concert pianist, and was Walton's initial teacher. She also took him to jazz performances around Dallas. Walton cited Nat King ColeBud PowellThelonious Monk and Art Tatum as his major influences on piano. He began emulating recordings of these artists from an early age. He attended the University of Denver as a composition major originally, but was encouraged to switch to a music education program targeted to set up a career in the local public school system. This switch later proved extremely useful since Walton learned to play and arrange for various instruments, a talent he would hone with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
Walton was tempted by the promise of New York City through his associations with the likes of John ColtraneCharlie Parker, andRichie Powell, whom he met at various after-hours sessions around the city of Denver, Colorado. In 1955, he decided to leave school and drove with a friend to New York City. He quickly got recognition from Johnny Garry, who ran Birdland at that time.
Walton was drafted into the U.S. Army, and stationed in Germany, cutting short his rising status in the after-hours scene. While in the Army, he played with musicians Leo WrightDon Ellis, and Eddie Harris. Upon his discharge after two years, Walton picked up where he left off, playing as a sideman with Kenny Dorham and J. J. Johnson, and with Gigi Gryce. Joining the Jazztet, led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer, Walton played with this group from 1958 to 1961. In April 1959, he recorded an alternate take of "Giant Steps" with John Coltrane, though he did not solo.
In the early 1960s, Walton joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a pianist-arranger for three years (on the same day as Freddie Hubbard), where he played with Wayne Shorter and Hubbard. In this group, he demonstrated a keen sense of arranging in originals such as "Ugetsu" and "Mosaic". He left the Messengers in 1964 and by the late 1960s was part of the house rhythm section atPrestige Records, where in addition to releasing his own recordings, he recorded with Sonny CrissPat MartinoEric Kloss, andCharles McPherson. For a year, he served as Abbey Lincoln's accompanist, and recorded with Lee Morgan from 1966 to 1968. During the mid-1970s, he led the funk group Mobius.
Many of his compositions have been adopted as jazz standards, including "Firm Roots", "Bolivia" and "Cedar's Blues". "Bolivia" is perhaps Walton's best known composition, while one of his oldest is "Fantasy in D", recorded under the title "Ugetsu" by Art Blakey in 1963.
In January 2010, he was inducted as a member of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.
After a brief illness, Walton died on August 19, 2013, at his home in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 79.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Reggae flowertops blossoming up this weekend

Mavriq and the Memberz playing out the Reggae Vibes in Barrie

Playlist for Show of 16 August

Host: Paul Corby
(brought to you by Cosmosis, Galactronica and Universatility)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Lift Your Ears
The Rascals ~ Mother Nature Land / Icy Water ~ Peaceful World / Once Upon A Dream @ Royal Alexandra Theatre, August 13-25
Tarrus Riley ~ She's Royal @ Sound Academy Saturday
Jah cure feat. Mavado ~ Like I See It ~  World Cry NEW DISK

Sonora Carruseles ~ De Una Vez Gozando ~ De Una Vez Gozando 
*Adam Solomon ~ Afrobeat / G8 ~ Tree Of Life ~@ Hirut Ethi opian Cuisine Saturday
Toots & The Maytals ~ Spiritual Healing ~ @ The C.N.E. Wednesday 21 August
Robert Palmer feat. Little Feat ~ Pressure Drop ~ Pressure Drop (1975)

6:00  Listen Out
*Mara & The Marigold ~ Doomsday Dreams / Interview / Wanderer @ The Horseshoe, Thursday, 22 August NEW DISK
Joy Kills Sorrow ~ All The Buildings @ The Silver Dollar Monday

*Nick Buzz feat. Martin Tielli~ Sea Monkeys ~ A Quiet Evening At Home NEW DISK

*Ben Sures ~ Pamela Pamela ~ Son Of Trouble NEW DISK >>>>>>>>>>>
*Kendall Wall Band ~ Won't You Stay ~ The Way We Was  NEW DISK @ Grossman's  Saturday
Beach Boys ~ I Just Got My Pay ~ @ The CNE Sunday
Circa Survive ~ Compendium @ Molson Amphitheatre Tuesday, 20 August 
*Beliefs ~ Lilly ~ Beliefs  NEW DISK
J.J. Cale (1938-2013) ~ Hey Baby ~ The Very Best Of...

6:45 Torontoward Listings 
Donny McCaslin ~ Fat Cat ~ Declaration @ Markham Jazz Festival Sunday 3p.m. &@ The Rex Sunday 7 p.m.
*Ewan Dobson ~ Time 2 ~ @ Castro's Lounge Sunday 4 p.m.
Lionel Loueke ~ Abominwe ~ @ The Rex tonight & @ Markham Jazz Fest Saturday 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Playlist for show of August 9, 2013

Host: Paul Corby
(brought to you by Tentative Tropes, Intimate Interlocutions and Astonishing Admonishments)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  The Floating Stones 
Me'Shell Ndegeocello ~ Soul Record ~ Lilith Fair Live
*Zaki Ibrahim ~ Black And Grey ~ Every Opposite NEW DISK ~ POLARIS PRIZE CONTESTANT
Esperanza Spalding ~ Land Of The Free ~ Radio Music Society 

5:15 Logical vs. Biological
*Diana ~ Perpetual Surrender ~ Perpetual Surrender NEW DISK
*Young Galaxy ~ Out The Gate Backwards ~ Ultramarine NEW DISK ~ POLARIS PRIZE CONTESTANT
*Rae Spoon ~ Moving Bus / I Will Be A Wall ~ My Prairie Home NEW DISK ~
*Kristi Lane Sinclair ~ Tangle ~The Sea Alone  NEW DISK ~

5:40 Fluency & Flomance
*Crabtree & Mills ~ I Love To Love ~ Flight Of Fancy ~ @ Free Times Cafe, Sunday 8:30
The Herbalizer ~ Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks / When I Shine feat. Bahamadia 
*Austra ~ Sleep ~ Olympia NEW DISK ~
Pat Benatar ~ Invincible ~@ Massey Hall tonight

6:00 Compound Self-Interest
Candye Kane ~ I'm My Own Worst Enemy ~ Guitar'd And Feathered
Nina Simone ~ For Myself Let It All Out
4Hero feat. Patricia Marxx ~ Unique ~ Creating Patterns 
*Eliana Cuevas ~ Estrellita ~ @ Albert Campbell Square 2:30 Sunday
*Kiran Ahluwalia ~ Mustt Mustt Redux ~ @ Hugh's Room Saturday with Rez Abassi & Rich Brown

6:30 Blending Spree
A.R. Rahman feat. M.I.A. ~O Saya! ~ Slumdog Millionaire Sdtrk.
*CATL ~ Gotta Thing For You ~@ ALL CAPS Sunday
Sarah Jaffe ~ Talk ~ The Body Wins

*Imaginary Cities ~ Way With Your Words ~ Fall Of Romance NEW DISK ~
Jenni Muldaur ~ Come Back Baby ~ I Sing Me The Songs (Kate McGarrigle Tribute) NEW DISK ~
*Marie-Joseé Houle ~ Garden Raider ~ Our Lady Of Broken Souls 
Geri Allen ~ Joy & Wonder ~ with a patina of Toronto Music Listings ornamentaly applied
Bonnie Raitt ~ Spit Of Love ~ Lilith Fair Live

Friday, August 9, 2013


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Femma-lectrical Back-Up Genderators

Young Galaxy (POLARIS NOM)  ~ Austra ~ Grimes ~ Braids ~ Rae Spoon (he's a they, tho) ~ Me'shell Ndegeocello ~ Zaki Ibrahim (POLARIS NOM) ~ N'Dea Davenport ~ Diana ~ Kristi Lane Sinclair ~ Imaginary Cities ~ Sarah Jaffe ~ Joanne Crabtree ~ Pat Benatar 
                                                               They Amaze!

My version of  George Cukor's "The Women" ~ 
                                                                 This week I will be programming two hours of  women singers, (often within the musical cuddlement of male musicians).

      Fridays with  Corby's Orbit ~ nothing roundabout about it.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Don't Stop The Carnival!

I will regrettably be un-evadably deterred from being in the Orbital Connection again this week because of out-of-town commitments. Enjoy an archived show, go to Caribana, make some heat with the summer beat.