Playlist, 28 September 2008

The Show
The “main feature” this evening was the first part of our recent interview with Jean-Jacques Perrey and his current musical partner Dana Countryman which we were very excited to have the privilege of doing. The interview was primarily about the release of their new album Destination Space but we covered lots of other topics too. We also took the opportunity to pay tribute to the great Paul Newman who sadly left us on Friday.

The Music
1. Lefties Soul Connection – Paul Newman (Skimming the Skum, 2007)
2. Berto Pisano – Little Snack Bar (Interrabang, 1962)
3. Iron Wood – African Voodoo (Pop Boutique Vol. 1, 1998)
4. Cal Tjader – Poinciana (Several Shades Of Jade/Breeze From The East, 1997)

Then it was time for the first part of our interview with Jean-Jacques and Dana which we set up by playing a track from the new album:

5. Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman – The Mysterious Mr Him (Destination Space, 2008)

Followed by another great track from the album:

6. Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman – The Spy From Outer Space (Destination Space, 2008)

That last track has some lovely theremin playing by Kevin Lee who happens to be half of the duo Seksu Roba so we played a track from their debut album:

7. Seksu Roba – Crystal Garden (Seksu Roba)

After a news bulletin we played an excerpt from the rap that NASA commissioned from a student at the University of Glamorgan (see link below):

8. Jonathan Chase – Astrobiology 2008 (excerpt)

Then we played the second section of our interview with Jean-Jacques and Dana followed by another track from the new album:

9. Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman – Calypso Electronica (Destination Space, 2008)

During the interview, Dana mentioned that they were hoping the great Vinnie Bell would be at the show they’re doing in New York on Wednesday so we took the opportunity to play Vinnie’s great version of show favourite, Caravan:

10. Vinnie Bell – Caravan (16 Guitar Hits)

Next up we played another tribute to Paul Newman in the form of the main title from The Hustler:

11. Kenyon Hopkins – Main Title (The Hustler OST)

A new album from Brooklyn trio Medeski, Martin and Wood came out earlier this year and it has a great slice of contemporary exotica on it:

12. Medeski, Martin and Wood – Sefrial (Zaebos: the Book of Angels, Vol. 2, 2008)

After the last of the sections from our interview with Jean-Jacques and Dana this week we played a track by Jean-Jacques and the musician who’ll be playing with him at his gig in Lausanne:

13. Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam – What’s Up Duck? (Eclektronics, 1998)

Keeping things in a quirky mood we felt it was time to play a track from another great French musician we haven’t played in a while:

14. Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier – Too Fortiche (Messe pour le temps présent et musiques concrètes, 1997)

And we closed the show with another tribute to Paul Newman by playing a version of the most famous song written by Burt Bacharach for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

15. “Sir” Christopher Scott – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (More Switched-On Bacharach, 1970)

The News

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