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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The Sound & Vision of Rod Parks
Rod Parks is owner of Retro Inferno. He serves on the board of directors for Owen Cox Dance Group and he is a long-time supporter of area artists and musicians. Rod lives in the Bruce Goff “Nicol House” commissioned by Jim & Betty Nicol in 1964, where Rod hosts fundraisers and house concerts. Rod Parks grew up in Smithville, Missouri, and started playing drums when he was 11. Rod graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in marketing education and completed master’s degrees in education in 1993. Throughout these years Rod played drums in bands, worked in the grocery store business, and taught high school for ten years. Rod was accepted into the UMKC doctoral program in counseling psychology, and finished coursework for the PhD in 1996. Rod started buying mid-century modern furniture in the mid 1990s. In 1998, Rod opened his first store at 1712 Main, and in 2004, Retro Inferno moved to its current location at 1500 Grand Boulevard.
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]
2. Julian Lage – “The Ramble”
from: Modern Lore / Mack Avenue Records / February 2, 2018
[Julian Lage (/lahj/) was born December 25, 1987 in Santa Rosa, California. He is an American guitarist and composer. A child prodigy, Lage was the subject of the 1996 short documentary film Jules at Eight. At 12, Lage performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards. At 15, Lage became a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University. Classically trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lage has studied at Sonoma State University and the Ali Akbar College of Music. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2008. On March 24, 2009 Lage released his debut album Sounding Point on EmArcy Records, to favorable reviews. It was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Lage’s second album, titled Gladwell was released April 26, 2011, to positive reviews. On March 2, 2015, Lage released his first solo acoustic album entitled World’s Fair, and on March 11, 2016, he released his fourth album as a leader, Arclight. As of 2018, Lage’s trio features bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Lage also has duo projects with guitarists Chris Eldridge, Gyan Riley and Nels Cline. For the 2017 guitar duo album Mount Royal, Lage and Eldridge received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.]
3. John Zorn – “Merkaba (performed by Gnostic Trio (Bill Frisell on guitar, Kenny Wollesen on vibes, Carol Emanuel on harp)”
from: Masada Book Three – The Book Beri’ah CD 7 Netzach – Gnostic Trio / TZADIK / 2018
[The Book Beri’ah—the final 92 compositions that complete the 25-year Masada legacy in a beautiful limited edition box set of 11 CDs! written by John Zorn).John Zorn was born September 2, 1953, and is an American composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music. He incorporates diverse styles in his compositions, which he identifies as avant-garde or experimental. Zorn was described by Down Beat as “one of our most important composers”. Zorn established himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid-1970s, performing with musicians across the sonic spectrum and developing experimental methods of composing new music. After releasing albums on several independent US and European labels, Zorn signed with Elektra Nonesuch and received wide acclaim with the release of The Big Gundown, an album reworking the compositions of Ennio Morricone. He attracted further attention worldwide with the release of Spillane in 1987 and Naked City in 1990. After spending almost a decade travelling between Japan and the US, he made New York his permanent base and established his own record label, Tzadik, in the mid-1990s. Tzadik enabled Zorn to maintain independence from the mainstream music industry and ensured the continued availability of his growing catalog of recordings, allowing him to prolifically record and release new material, issuing several new albums each year, as well as promoting the work of many other musicians. Zorn has led the hardcore bands Naked City and Painkiller, the Jewish music-inspired jazz quartet Masada, composed 613 pieces as part of the three Masada songbooks that have been performed by an array of groups, composed concert music for classical ensembles and orchestras, and produced music for opera, sound installations, film and documentary. Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often performing at festivals with many other musicians and ensembles that perform his diverse output.]
10:17 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod got his first good drum kit at 12, and then another when he was 15 that he still has (and others). Rod played in bands in his teens and then not again until he was in his 30’s.
4. Brad Mehldau – “When It Rains”
from: Largo / Warner records / August 13, 2002
[Bradford Alexander Mehldau (/ˈmɛlˌdaʊ/) was born August 23, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida. He is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy. These bands have released a dozen albums under the pianist’s name. Since the early 2000s Mehldau has experimented with other musical formats in addition to trio and solo piano. Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playing song cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009’s Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana. Aspects of pop, rock, and classical music, including German Romanticism, have been absorbed into Mehldau’s writing and playing. Through his use of some traditional elements of jazz without being restricted by them, simultaneous playing of different melodies in separate hands, and incorporation of pop and rock pieces, Mehldau has influenced musicians in and beyond jazz in their approaches to writing, playing, and choice of repertoire. More info at: http://www.bradmehldau.com]
10:30 – Underwriting
10:32 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod joined the family business managing grocery stores in Smithville, 1981 to 1986.
5. Ralph Towner, Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber & Jon Christensen – “Piscean Dance”
from: Solstice / ECM Records GmbH / January 1, 1975
[Solstice is an album by the American guitarist Ralph Towner that was released on the ECM label in 1975. It features Ralph Towner on 12-string and classical guitar & piano; Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano saxophone & flute; Eberhard Weber on bass & cello, and Jon Christensen on drums & percussion. The 1977 album, Solstice/Sound and Shadows, was released by Towner on ECM with the same quartet. Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Michael G. Nastos states: “Of the many excellent recordings he has offered, Solstice is Towner’s crowning achievement as a leader fronting this definitive grouping of ECM stablemates who absolutely define the label’s sound for the time frame, and for all time”. All compositions by Ralph Towner except “Sand” by Eberhard Weber.]
10:43 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod Parks Graduated High School 1975 and then went to MU in Columbia. Rod majored in Marketing Education. He coordinated a marketing education program in Versailles MO. from 1979 to 1981. After Rod worked in the Grocery business in Smithville, he taught school again from 1988 to 1998. Rod moved to Brookside in 1993 when I got into the UMKC Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. Rod completed Masters and Ed Specialist degrees from 1990 to 1993.
6. Jakob Bro, Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan & Jon Christensen – “Lyskaster”
from: Returnings / ECM Records GmbH / March 23, 2018
Jakob Bro was born April 11, 1978. He is a Danish guitarist and composer. Bro leads a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the fall of 2016 the trio released the album Streams (ECM). Bro also works with Palle Mikkelborg and Bro/Knak, a collaboration with the Danish electronica producer Thomas Knak. Bro is a former member of the Paul Motian Band (Garden of Eden, ECM, 2006) and a member of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM, 2009). Bro has worked with Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Andrew D’Angelo, Bill Frisell, George Garzone, Lee Konitz, Thomas Morgan, Paul Motian, Oscar Noriega, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Ben Street, Mark Turner, David Virelles, and Kenny Wheeler.
Palle Mikkelborg was born March 6, 1941. He is a Danish jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and record producer. He started playing professionally in 1960, and has since been a dominant figure on the Danish and international progressive jazz scene. He has released several solo records, and recorded with various co-founded groups, as well as appearing as sideman or arranger on numerous international records. Notable international collaborations include appearances with the Gil Evans Big Band, the George Russell Big Band, Gary Peacock, Jan Garbarek, and Miles Davis, for whom he composed and produced the 1985 (released 1989) record Aura. In 2001 he was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize.
Thomas Morgan was born August 14, 1981 in Hayward, California. He is an American jazz musician (upright bass, cello) in contemporary jazz. Morgan began playing the cello at 7, eventually switching to upright-bass at 14. In 2003 he received his bachelor’s degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Harvie Swartz and Garry Diall. He has also studied briefly with Ray Brown and Peter Herbert. Morgan has worked with David Binney, Steve Coleman, Joey Baron, Josh Roseman, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Timuçin Şahin, Kenny Wollesen, Gerald Cleaver, Adam Rogers and Kenny Werner. He has also collaborated with Jakob Bro, Dan Tepfer, Jim Black, John Abercrombie, and Masabumi Kikuchi, and he has performed with the Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet. Morgan was featured prominently on the 2017 ECM album Small Town in a duet setting with guitarist Bill Frisell. The album documents a 2016 live performance at the Village Vanguard. In 2014, Morgan’s own trio, featuring a keyboardist and drummer, was reviewed by jazz critic Ben Ratliff in the New York Times.
Jon Ivar Christensen was born March 20, 1943 in Oslo, Norway. He is a Norwegian jazz drummer. He is married to actress, minister, and theater director Ellen Horn, and is the father of singer and actress Emilie Stoesen Christensen. In the late 1960s Christensen played alongside Jan Garbarek on several recordings by the composer George Russell. He also was a central participant in the Jazz band, Masqualero, with Arild Andersen, and they reappeared in 2003 for his 60th anniversary. He appears on many recordings on the ECM label with such artists as Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Bobo Stenson, Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, Barre Phillips, Arild Andersen, Enrico Rava, John Abercrombie, Michael Mantler, Miroslav Vitous, Rainer Brüninghaus, Charles Lloyd, Dino Saluzzi and Tomasz Stanko. He, along with Jan Garbarek and Palle Danielsson, was a member of the legendary Keith Jarrett “European Quartet” of the 1970s which produced five excellent jazz recordings on ECM Records.
10:54 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod Parks happened upon an estate sale while furnishing his Brookside house and started buying 50’s-60’s Mid-century modern stuff. People would come over and say it was cool, so he started trusting his eye and researching designers etc.
Rod started buying and selling furnishings. His garage and basement became full, so he started filling storage lockers, and then warehouse floors. Rod finished the coursework for the PhD in ’96. And then Rod resigned from teaching in 1998 and opened Retro Inferno in June of that year having accumulated a warehouse full of stuff.
11:00 – Station ID
7, Cymande– “Listen”
from: Renegades of Funk / Alaska Records / June 7, 2005
[Best of anthology from Cymande (See-man-day) was a British funk group that released several albums in the early 1970s and reunited in 2014 with a European tour and a new album released in 2015. The group was formed by Steve Scipio and Patrick Patterson in 1971 in London, England, along with musicians from Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent. The name Cymande is derived from a calypso word for dove, symbolizing peace and love. The group developed a subtle and complex, deep funk style influenced by calypso rhythms, jazz, African music, American soul and UK rock of the time. By the mid-1970s the band members were going their separate ways, and the group disbanded in 1974. It was not until 20 years later that they reaped any financial rewards, as their music became a popular source for samplers. Cymande’s original albums are still widely sought-after by DJs and funk aficionados. Perhaps the band’s best known recording is the soulful dance floor filler called “Bra”, which was later sampled by the American hip-hop group De La Soul and used as a breakbeat record by Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Cymande was accidentally discovered by English producer John Schroeder in a Soho, London club where they were rehearsing. He was there to see a rock band but the gig had been cancelled, and he stumbled upon these West Indian musicians. He soon signed the band and recorded their initial single “The Message.” The single was released by Janus Records, a division of Chess Records. The track reached #20 on the US Billboard R&B chart. This set the stage for Cymande’s self-titled release in 1972. Cymande traveled to New York after the success of the first album, and began a tour of the US with Al Green. They also shared a few bills with the Latin funk ensemble Mandrill. They played a few important venues, including The Apollo, and played a gig on Soul Train. The band released three LPs for Janus. However, their final album, Promised Heights, was not released in the US, where Cymande had achieved their initial success. Promised Heights included “Brothers on the Slide”, “The Recluse” and “Promised Heights”. The tracks “Brothers on the Slide” and “Bra” also were staples of the rare groove scene that developed in London and New York nightclubs during the 1980s.]
1972 – Cymande
1973 – Second Time Round
1974 – Promised Heights
1981 – Arrival
1999 – The Message (compilation)
2000 – The Soul of Rasta (compilation)
2003 – The Best of Cymande (compilation)
2003 – Nyah-Rock (compilation)
2004 – Renegades of Funk (best of anthology)
2007 – Promised Heights (reissue compilation)
2015 – A Simple Act of Faith
11:05 – Interview with Rod Parks (Retro Inferno)
Rod resigned from teaching in ’98 and opened Retro Inferno in June 1998 at 1712 Main.
In March 2004, Retro Inferno moved to its current location at 1500 Grand Boulevard.
8. The Jim Campilongo Trio – “Cock ‘n Bull Story (feat. Nels Cline)” [Live]
from: Live at Rockwood Music Hall Nyc / Bully Cat Music / November 13, 2017
[Jim Campilongo was born July 8, 1958. He is a New York guitarist from San Francisco and a member of The Little Willies with Norah Jones. Campilongo plays a Fender Custom Shop Campilongo Signature Fender Telecaster. He employs a hybrid right-hand technique that involves the use of both a plectrum and his fingers. He holds a mandolin pick between his thumb and forefinger while plucking with his middle and third fingers. He is a teacher and a contributing editor for Guitar Player magazine. Campilongo was born in South San Francisco, California. When he was nine, he discovered the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. He became interested in improvisation, saying in one interview, “I knew I liked improvisation and long musical journeys…so I used to buy albums based exclusively on how long the tracks were…That’s how I discovered John Coltrane Live in Japan, John McLaughlin Devotion, a couple of different Cream albums.” Campilongo’s career began in the mid-1970s. He studied guitar in San Francisco with Bunnie Gregoire, who taught him to embrace many genres of music, including the work of jazz guitarist George Van Eps and country singer John Denver. He used green stamps to buy his first guitar. During high school, he played with his friend and drummer Ken Owen, and when he was seventeen he began performing with local bands. One of Campilongo’s biggest influences at the time was blues guitarist Roy Buchanan. His recording career started in San Francisco in 1996 when he formed Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats. After several years, he left the group and recorded Table for One in 1998. He has played with Al Anderson, Bright Eyes, Cake, J. J. Cale, Steve Cardenas, Burning Man, Chris Cheek, Nels Cline, Patrick Stewart, Charlie Hunter, Adam Levy, Sunny Ozell, David Rawlings, Peter Rowan, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, and Gillian Welch.]
10:22 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod Parks lives in the Bruce Goff “Nicol House”, commissioned by Jim and Betty Nicol in 1964. It’s his third house. His has moved each time within 10 blocks of each house, moving not for more space, but moving for the architecture of each place.
Bruce Alonzo Goff was born June 8, 1904 and died August 4, 1982. He was an American architect, distinguished by his organic, eclectic, and often flamboyant designs for houses and other buildings in Oklahoma and elsewhere.
A 1951 Life Magazine article stated that Goff was “one of the few US architects whom Frank Lloyd Wright considers creative…scorns houses that are ‘boxes with little holes.”
Bruce Goff’s father, Corliss, the youngest of seven children born to a builder in Cameron, Missouri, who learned to be a watch repairman at an early age, and moved to Wakeeney, Kansas, where he opened his own watch repair business. One day a young schoolteacher named *** came in to have own watch repaired. Romance blossomed quickly and the two were married in 1903 at the home of her parents in Ellis, Kansas. Soon after marriage, the couple moved to the farm town of Alton, Kansas, where their son, Bruce, was born.
Life was still very difficult for the Goffs in Alton, so they moved south to what would become Tulsa, Oklahoma, (but was then Indian Territory.) At the end of the first summer, they moved to Henrietta, where Bruce’s sister was born in 1906. Then they moved to Skiatook and Hominy, where he saw the Indians in ceremonial dress, and was very impressed with their patterns and color. He started school in Skiatook, where he was fascinated by a picture of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, his first real exposure to architecture, other than frontier structures. Later, after moving to Hominy, he began drawing fanciful pictures of such buildings on wrapping paper.
Golf’s family decided in 1913 to relocate to Denver, Colorado, where the father expected that his fortunes would change for the better. First, Corliss went ahead of the mother and children who stayed with her relatives in Ellis, Kansas. He bought a watch shop and opened for business. Meanwhile Bruce, displaying the talent of an artistic prodigy, learned to paint from nature [b] At the end of the summer, 1913, Corliss sent for the family to rejoin him in Denver. The economy did not favor his efforts, and Bruce later remembered going to bed hungry many nights, because his father could not afford enough food for the family. After a year and a half of constant struggle, Corliss realized that his fortune was not going to change there.
Goff’s parents decided to move back to Tulsa in 1915. Corliss had given up on the watchmaking business and became a grocery equipment salesman. Bruce was largely self-educated and displayed a great talent for drawing. He enrolled in the 6th Grade at Lincoln Elementary School, where his first art teacher, a Miss Brown, strongly supported his individualistic artistic expression., p. 18. [c] His father apprenticed him at age twelve to the Tulsa architectural firm of Rush, Endacott and Rush.[d] Goff’s employers were impressed with his talent; they soon gave him responsibility for designing houses and small commercial projects. One of his earliest designs that was actually built was a house at 1732 South Yorktown Avenue in Tulsa’s Yorktown Historical District; another was the 1920 McGregor House, at 1401 South Quaker Street in what is now known as the Cherry Street District. This house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014., p. 29-30. During this period, his work was heavily influenced through his correspondence with Wright and with Louis Sullivan, both of whom had encouraged him to practice architecture with Rush, Endacott and Rush instead of enrolling in Massachusetts Institute of Technology; they felt the formal education would stifle his creativity. Goff was made a firm partner in 1930. He and his high-school art teacher Adah Robinson are co-credited with the design of Tulsa’s Boston Avenue Methodist Church, one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States. Goff designed the Tulsa Club, downtown Tulsa’s historic landmark, in 1927.
Chicago period – In 1934 Goff moved to Chicago and began teaching part-time at the Academy of Fine Arts. He designed several Chicago-area residences and went to work for the manufacturer of “Vitrolite”, an architectural sheet glass introduced during the 1930s.
Military experience – In March 1942, three months after the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Goff enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Naval Construction Branch (“Seabees”). Called to active duty in July 1942, he underwent basic training, at first in Rhode Island and then at Gulfport, Mississippi. After graduating in September, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and posted to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, where he spent 18 months. His design assignments were strictly conventional (e.g., a club house, a mess hall, an officers’ club), limited by military regulations, availability of materials, cost, schedules, etc.)
In March 1944, CPO Goff was ordered to report to Camp Parks, a naval complex in Dublin, California east of Oakland, for rehabilitation and reassignment (R & R). A senior officer, Admiral Reeves, who was familiar with Goff’s work in Alaska, had Goff assigned to the base operations staff. Goff would remain there until he was discharged from the Navy in July 1945
In 1943, the Marine command had ordered a project to enlarge some service facilities for men stationed there and their civilian visitors (families). The project included remodeling eight existing buildings and constructing the newly-approved McCann Memorial Chapel. Captain James Wilson, Chief Engineering Officer of the base, assigned CPO Goff the job of designing all of the projects. He reminded Goff that the same restrictions he had experienced in Alaska would apply here.
The chapel employed two surplus warehouse-type Quonset huts, each 40 feet (12 m) by 100 feet (30 m) and laid end-to-end, as the basic enclosure. A pylon, on which was mounted a two-sided cross, penetrated the hut wall behind the altar. Since the chapel had to be multi-denominational, one side of the cross (designated “Protestant”) was unadorned. The reverse side of the cross (“Catholic”) was adorned with a crucifix. For Jewish services, the cross could be concealed by the tablets of Moses.
According to Nicolaides, the Camp Parks chapel was purchased in 1956, as surplus military property and rebuilt in San Lorenzo, California., No more has been published about the building.
Post-war period – He also obtained a teaching position with the School of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma in 1942. Despite being largely self-taught, Goff was named chairman of the school in 1943. This was his most productive period. In his private practice, Goff built a large number of residences in the American Midwest, developing his singular style of organic architecture that was client- and site-specific.
In 1955, Goff, who was homosexual, was accused of “endangering the morals of a minor”, as homosexuality was not socially acceptable in Oklahoma in 1955. As a result of the unproven claims, he was forced to resign from his position at the University of Oklahoma. Historians and writers have expressed their belief that Goff was politically forced from his position specifically for being homosexual.
In 1955, Goff relocated his studio to the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, which had been designed by his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright. There he continued to produce novel designs, and also spent considerable time traveling and lecturing. Articles about his ideas and designs appeared frequently in professional magazines, such as Progressive Architecture, Art in America and Architectural Forum. In 1960–1961 he had Arthur Dyson as an apprentice in his office and from 1958-1960 Harvey Ferrero also apprenticed with him.
Bavinger House – Goff’s accumulated design portfolio of 500 projects (about one quarter of them built) demonstrates a restless, sped-up evolution through conventional styles and forms at a young age, through the Prairie Style of his heroes and correspondents Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, then into original design. Finding inspiration in sources as varied as Antoni Gaudi, Balinese music, Claude Debussy, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, and seashells, Goff’s mature work had no precedent and he has few heirs other than his former assistant, New Mexico architect Bart Prince, and former student, Herb Greene. His contemporaries primarily followed tight functionalistic floorplans with flat roofs and no ornament. Goff’s idiosyncratic floorplans, attention to spatial effect, and use of recycled and/or unconventional materials such as gilded zebrawood, cellophane strips, cake pans, glass cullet, Quonset Hut ribs, ashtrays, and white turkey feathers, challenge conventional distinctions between order and disorder.
Many of Goff’s designs are on display at the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2002 director Heinz Emigholz produced the documentary film Goff in the Desert which depicts 62 of Bruce Goff’s buildings. He also used imagery from this movie for the music video Celtic Ghosts of German band Kreidler.
Goff was active from 1920s til his death, with posthumous projects completed by associates. His works were considered for listing on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The following are selected major works:
1926: Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1927: Page Warehouse, Tulsa (demolished)
1928: Riverside Studio, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1938: Turzak House, Chicago, Illinois
1947: Ledbetter House, Norman, Oklahoma
1948: Bachman House, Chicago, Illinois
1950: Bavinger House, Norman, Oklahoma (demolished in 2016)
1955: John Frank House, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
1968: Glen Mitchell House, Dodge City, Kansas
1970: Glen Harder House, Mountain Lake, Minnesota
1978: Pavilion for Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA California
Goff’s contributions to the history of 20th-century architecture are widely praised. His extant archive—including architectural drawings, paintings, musical compositions, photographs, project files, and personal and professional papers—is held by the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Bruce Goff’s headstone, designed by his student Grant Gustafson. His Bavinger House was awarded the Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1987, and Boston Ave Methodist Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1999.
Death – Goff died in Tyler, Texas, on August 4, 1982. His cremated remains are interred in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois, with a marker designed by Grant Gustafson (one of Goff’s students) that incorporates a glass cullet fragment salvaged from the ruins of the Joe D. Price House and Studio.
9. Ceramic Dog – “Muslim Jewish Resistance (feat. Marc Ribot)”
from: TYRU Still Here? (feat. Marc Ribot) / Northern Spy / April 27, 2018
[Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars out of 5 with Matt Collar stating, “the pugilistic, stylistically expansive third album from Ceramic Dog, guitarist/singer Ribot’s punk-infused trio with bassist/singer Shahzad Ismaily and drummer/singer Ches Smith. Grounded by Ribot’s mutative, buzzy guitar lines and the band’s taut, often humorous lyrics piping with literate rage, YRU Still Here? has the feel of an ’80s hardcore punk 7″ recorded on a four-track over an intense few hours. While the band’s dissonant, MC5-esque brand of punk, improvisational jazz, and avant-garde rock has always evinced a kind of leftist artistic ire, it’s never been as overtly politically and socially minded as it is here”. PopMatters’ John Garratt rated the album 8 out of 10, saying, “Ceramic Dog slammed their collective hand onto a truly volatile moment to capture some appropriately volatile music. In a time when nationalism seems to be far too en vouge for comfort, you can always count on certain voices being raised (shouted?). Ribot was one of those voices before, and there’s no way he’s going to shut up now. … the album’s undercurrent muddies the water just enough to remind the listener that Marc Ribot and Ceramic Dog will never take the easy way out, even during the best of times. Sometimes, that’s how you stumble upon a future classic”. Marc Ribot was born May 21, 1954. He is an American guitarist and composer. His work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz, rock, and Cuban music. Ribot is also known for collaborating with other musicians, most notably Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Vinicio Capossela and John Zorn. Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in the Montrose section of South Orange, the son of a noted physician. He has worked extensively as a session guitarist. He has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Caetano Veloso, John Zorn, David Sylvian, Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, The Lounge Lizards, Arto Lindsay, T-Bone Burnett, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Cibo Matto, Sam Phillips, Elvis Costello, Tift Merritt, Allen Ginsberg, Foetus, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Susana Baca, The Black Keys, Vinicio Capossela, Alain Bashung, McCoy Tyner, Elton John, Madeleine Peyroux, Marianne Faithfull, Diana Krall, Mike Patton, Stormin’ Norman & Suzy Williams, Neko Case, Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Ikue Mori and others. IN 2018 Ribot also released Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018, assembling a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury. The eleven songs on the record are drawn from the World War II anti-Fascist Italian partisans, the U.S. civil rights movement, and Mexican protest ballads, as well as original compositions, and feature a wide range of guest vocalists, including Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello, Justin Vivian Bond, Fay Victor, Sam Amidon, and Ohene Cornelius. Ribot began working on the project at the end of 2016, responding not just to the American elections, but to the political trends he was seeing around the world. “I am alarmed by Trump and the movement he’s part of,” he says. “I’ve spent a good chunk of my life running around the world on tour—I’m kind of an accidental internationalist—and I see that he’s not an isolated phenomenon. And if we don’t deal with what is going on, it is going to deal with us.” ]
11:33 – Underwriting
11:35 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod is a music fan and supporter of artists. He hosts receptions and house concerts in his Bruce Goff house. He hosts Art shows at Retro Inferno.
10. John Zorn – “A Void”
from: Insurrection / Tzadik / April 20, 2018
[John Zorn was born September 2, 1953, and is an American composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music. He incorporates diverse styles in his compositions, which he identifies as avant-garde or experimental. Zorn was described by Down Beat as “one of our most important composers”. Zorn established himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid-1970s, performing with musicians across the sonic spectrum and developing experimental methods of composing new music. After releasing albums on several independent US and European labels, Zorn signed with Elektra Nonesuch and received wide acclaim with the release of The Big Gundown, an album reworking the compositions of Ennio Morricone. He attracted further attention worldwide with the release of Spillane in 1987 and Naked City in 1990. After spending almost a decade travelling between Japan and the US, he made New York his permanent base and established his own record label, Tzadik, in the mid-1990s. Tzadik enabled Zorn to maintain independence from the mainstream music industry and ensured the continued availability of his growing catalog of recordings, allowing him to prolifically record and release new material, issuing several new albums each year, as well as promoting the work of many other musicians. Zorn has led the hardcore bands Naked City and Painkiller, the Jewish music-inspired jazz quartet Masada, composed 613 pieces as part of the three Masada songbooks that have been performed by an array of groups, composed concert music for classical ensembles and orchestras, and produced music for opera, sound installations, film and documentary. Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often performing at festivals with many other musicians and ensembles that perform his diverse output.]
11:47 – Interview with Rod Parks
Rod has an extensive art collection and music collection.
11. Gyan Riley – “Inner Smile”
from: Sprig / National Sawdust Tracks / March 39, 2018
[Gyan Riley (was born 1i 977). He is an American guitarist and composer. He is a son of minimalist composer Terry Riley. They frequently collaborate, including a tour in Europe in September 2016. Gyan Riley studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He released his solo album Stream of Gratitude in 2013 on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records. He also performed with Zakir Hussain, Dawn Upshaw, San Francisco Symphony among others. In 2015, he released Nayive Eviyan, a collaboration with Czech violinist Iva Bittová..]
12. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
Next week on June 26 Bill Sundahl joins us to talk over the details about KKFI Collaborations at The Folly Theatre, Saturday, June 29. We will also talks with Dick Von Dyke who host The Dick & Dyke Show every Thursday at 10:00 PM at Missie B’s and presents Night of a Thousand Dicks, Friday, June 28, at 8:00 PM at Missie B’s. Also next week the band Belle & The Vertigo Waves join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios.
Our Script/Playlist is a “cut and paste” of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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