Sonny Stitt’s ‘Never Can Say Goodbye, AI art and you, PLUS! Music we love from Brad Allen Williams, The Beat Index, and more.
Season 12, Ep. 521
Welcome back to an all-new season of Discologist! New beginnings can be exciting and full of surprises, but one thing you can always count on is that if we’re kicking off a new season of Discologist, we’re talking about one of legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt’s albums. This time we’re digging into Never Can Say Goodbye, Stitt’s 1975 release that featured covers of some timely “hits” (“The Way We Were” and “Theme from The Godfather 2”) but still managed to branch out into some surprising territory with influences ranging from Blaxploitation style funk to Brazilian folk working their way into the mix. Before that though, Eduardo and Kevin are talking a little shop, discussing the potential impact that artificial intelligence may have on the arts community and sharing new-to-us music that love from Brad Allen Williams, and Milwaukee’s The Beat Index. Discussion Guide0:00 - Shop Talk11:30 - Artificial Intelligence in art33:00 - Brad Allen Williams/The Beat Index53:00 Sonny Stitt’s Never Can Say Goodbye
2022 In Review
Season 11, Ep. 520
In our final episode of the year (and final post for ChunkyGlasses) we’re talking about some of the music that meant the most to us and more.
Bill Frisell's 'Four' PLUS! Music We Love From Raw Poetic, Pretty Bitter, And More!
Season 11, Ep. 519
Bill Frisell’s latest LP Four is a masterclass in subtlety and connection. To celebrate the release, we’re dishing up a brief history of Frisell’s work and what it means to the American songbook. Then we’re digging into the new album to find out if his latest fits comfortably alongside his earlier releases or if maybe he’s starting to go a radical new direction. PLUS! Some great new music from the nation’s capital by hip-hop powerhouse Raw Poetic, and the edgy, effervescent pop of Pretty Bitter, and more!
Drugdealer's 'Hiding In Plain Sight' And More!
Season 11, Ep. 518
On 2016’s The End Of Comedy and its 2019 follow up Raw Honey, it was clear that Drugdealer, the LA-based musical project led by Michael Collins had one foot firmly planted in the era of AM smooth-rock glory. On Hiding In Plain Sight, Collins and his semi-rotating cast of co-conspirators fully embrace that aesthetic and in doing so not only accept their destiny as the inheritors of Steely Dan’s legacy but deliver one of the most forward thinking yet familiar sounding records of the year. PLUS! Some “weird” but great nü-folk from Richard Dawson, mind-expanding jazz from Charles Lloyd and his friends Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan from Lloyd’s Trios project, and more!
Dungen's 'En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog' PLUS! Music We Love From Lacuna, Roberto Amarante, And More!
Season 11, Ep. 517
Swedish psychedelia masters Dungen are leaning into a poppier sound on ‘En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog’, — their first album in seven years — but they’re losing none of the head-trippy goodness that fans have come to know and love. Join us as we dig into this far-out listening experience, discuss what music can mean if the listener doesn’t understand the language it is sung in, and more!PLUS! Music we love from Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton’s new improvisational project Lacuna, some cinematic feels from Rodrigo Amarante!
Basehead's 'Play With Toys' PLUS! Music We Love From Ladybird, HNNY, And More!
Season 11, Ep. 516
On this edition of discologist we’re spinning new tracks from Milwaukee’s Ladybird, Sweden’s HNNY, and then digging into 1992’s Play With Toys, the forgotten classic by the Michael Ivey fronted “hip hop” group Basehead from Washington D.C.Tune in now for all this PLUS new music from Maximilian and the Reinhardt, and a discussion about THAT Pitchfork list that everyone is talking about.
In Conversation with Kim Ware PLUS! Music We Love From Bitchin Bajas, Jon Camp, And More!
Season 11, Ep. 515
For over a decade, singer/songwriter/Southerner Kim Ware has been crafting indie-folk songs full of heart and twang with her project Kim Ware and the Good Graces. On her latest album Ready, she’s digging deeper inside then ever before. The result is an album overflowing with brutal honesty, (often hilarious) youthful angst, and an emotional core that could melt even the most hardened of hearts. Join us as we sit down with Ware to discuss the new album, making music in isolation, working with producer Jerry Kee (Superchunk, Polvo, Tift Merritt), and much, much more. PLUS! Music we love from Chicago’s Bitchin Bajas, some tasty guitar work from Jon Camp, and a whole lot more!
Sonny Stitt's "Satan" PLUS! Music We Love From Psalm One, Rich Ruth, And More!
Season 11, Ep. 514
We’re kicking off Season 11 with a THICC episode packed full of great music!Depending on who you ask, saxophonist Sonny Stitt is either one of the most revered players in jazz history or the guy who never said no to a session, no matter how schmaltzy. Over his career he played on hundreds of albums and we’re diving deep into one of his best, 1974’s Satan!PLUS! Music we love from Chicago’s Psalm One, an ambient masterpiece from Nashville’s Rich Ruth, and a whole lot of shop talk!Breaks over friends, so strap your headphones tight, it’s time to get back on the bus!
black midi's "Hellfire" PLUS! Music We Love From The Fire, The A's, And More!
Season 10, Ep. 513
Depending on your frame of mind, black midi are either an acquired taste or one of the most essential bands of the 21st century. On their new album Hellfire, the trio continues to push their maximalist sound to its limits while polishing the execution of their high-minded art till it shines brighter than ever. If finding beauty deep within absolute chaos is your idea of a good time then tap in as we discuss one of the wildest, and best, albums of 2022 to date. PLUS! Music we love from California Celtics The Fire, and new sounds from the wild, wonderful world of The A’s (Amelia Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig)!