DJ Hairy Larry Presents Moores Code Playing Funky Palisades


Tim, Cody, Kevin, Clinton

DJ Hairy Larry Presents Moores Code Playing Funky Palisades
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2024-01-21

Thanks Marty. Today we’re going to hear from an old friend who brought his band to KASU Jazz Thursday.

I met Tim Moore jamming with Jazz Alliance when he was still in high school. He took two years in the Jazz Department at ASU and I worked with him on a variety of different projects. When he started the band, Caprice, I was there recording their recitals for Something Blue. And when Caprice decided to record an album they asked me to record it for them. The songs on that album, written by Tim and his brother, Brandon Moore, have been popular on KASU since it was released.

In 2014 Tim got in touch with me about bringing his band, Moore’s Code, to Jonesboro, so I booked them into Jazz Thursday. They played a great show and everyone had a good time.

Some of the musicians playing with him that night were ASU students, Alex Ditto, guitar; Cody Ballard and Clinton Curtis, sax; Kevin Tinker, trumpet; Addison Boling, drums; and Matt Bounds, bass.

Recently Tim got in touch with me about his new album, “Moore’s Code”, eleven original songs recorded with a polished studio treatment. I’ll be featuring three songs from the new album on Something Blue this week. The album is available on Bandcamp. I’ll include a link on the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Today we’re going to hear one of the songs I recorded at Jazz Thursday in 2014 with that polished live treatment. Here’s Moore’s Code, recorded on May 15, 2014, playing “Funky Palisades”.

Moore’s Code album
moorescode.bandcamp.com/album/moores-code-2

Internet Archive – Something Blue Archives
Moores Code – Jazz Thursday 2014-05-15
archive.org/details/moores-code-2014-05-15

Something Blue Archives – List Of Concerts
archive.org/details/somethingbluearchives

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Tunnel

Something Blue – Tunnel – January 20, 2024


This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sunna Gunnlaugs, Bob Reynolds, and Jeffrey Scott Lawrence. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Sunna Gunnlaugs – At House Of Sweden, At The Lily Pad, At Vonarsular
sunnagunnlaugs.bandcamp.com/

Sunna Gunnlaugs – Home

Bob Reynolds, Quartet
bobreynolds.bandcamp.com/album/quartet

Home

Jeffrey Scott Lawrence – Blues For Erica
www.jamendo.com/album/111827/blues-for-erica
jeffreyscottlawrence.com/
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DJ Hairy Larry Presents Paul Richardson Playing Autumn Leaves



DJ Hairy Larry Presents Paul Richardson Playing Autumn Leaves
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2024-01-14

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a jazz standard recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday.

I always say, I like this song or this song is really great but today I’m going to let it all hang out. My favorite song is “Autumn Leaves”. Yes it has a great change and a poetic lyric about lost love. But the reason I love “Autumn Leaves” is the melody.

When I started learning jazz piano “Autumn Leaves” taught me more than any other song. I played it with Bebop Beatniks for years.

There is only one path to the jazz standard label and that’s cover versions. The thing that makes a song a standard is the fact that it’s frequently covered. I listened to hundreds of great versions, all of them better than I could ever hope to play. If you think that stopped me you’re crazy. Never let the fact that someone else is better stop you from doing what you love.

At Jazz Thursday, on June 24, 2010, Paul Richardson played “Autumn Leaves”. Playing with him were Corey Emerson, bass and Carl Abraham, drums, all residents of Northeast Arkansas.

Now I’ve got to tell you that even after listening to hundreds of versions of the song played by great jazz musicians, Paul knocked me out. The intro, the playful rhythmic variations, the runs and flourishes, everything enhances the song. When you listen you’ll hear exactly what I’m talkin’ about.

So now, recorded on June 24, 2010, at KASU Jazz Thursday, here’s Paul Richardson playing “Autumn Leaves”.

Something Blue Archives – Paul Richardson Live At Jazz Thursday June 24 2010
archive.org/details/paul-richardson-jazz-thursday-2010-06-24
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Remember

Something Blue – Remember – January 13, 2023


This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring the PF Flyers, David Outlaw, and Karl Denson. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Live at Revolution Hall on 2023-12-31
archive.org/details/kdtu2023-12-31.e914.flac24

David Outlaw Band Live at Peri’s Bar on 2024-01-03
archive.org/details/TBP2024-01-03

PF Flyers Live At the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival On October 17, 2019
archive.org/details/pff2019-10-17
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DJ Hairy Larry Presents PF Flyers Playing Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder



DJ Hairy Larry Presents PF Flyers Playing Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2024-01-07

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a John Hiatt song preformed by an Arkansas rock band at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival.

Look, I’ve been knowing Scott Snellgrove and Sonny Hunt forever. They both helped with the bandshell project, Scott used to work with Joe Lee at Alley, and I recorded an album at Sonny’s Soundworks studio. They’ve both been playing music in Northeast Arkansas for over 50 years.

I met Grady McGwire and Eddie Ross when PF Flyers was featured at Bluesday Tuesday in Newport. They’re such a great band that I was thrilled to get to record them again on October 17, 2019, at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival
in Dyess, Arkansas.

They played a great set, every song good, even the Johnny Cash number they worked up for the festival. But there was something about their version of “Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder” that got to me, both during the live performnce and on the recording. I’ll include a link to their whole show at the Something Blue website, sbblues.com.

So here they are now, PF Flyers playing “Child Of The Wild Blue Yonder” on October 17, 2019 at the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival.

PF Flyers Live At the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival On October 17, 2019
archive.org/details/pff2019-10-17
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Silly

Something Blue – Silly – January 6, 2024


Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride – Round Again
redmanmehldaumcbrideblade.bandcamp.com/album/roundagain

Brad Mehldau – New York-Barcelona Crossing
freshsoundrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-barcelona-crossing-vol-1
freshsoundrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/new-york-barcelona-crossing-vol-2
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DJ Hairy Larry Presents Bebop Beatniks Playing African Violet



DJ Hairy Larry Presents Bebop Beatniks Playing African Violet
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-12-31

Thanks Marty. Today we’re going to hear some latin salsa recorded live at Blues Fest.

During the pandemic I missed performing so I started to live stream on Twitch. In 2021 I wrote “African Violet” and as soon as I was able to start playing with Bebop Beatniks again it quickly became a favorite. We started using it to open all of our shows.

So, when Blues Fest rolled around on September 24, 2023, we started our set with “African Violet”. I recorded audio and video and I made a live performance documentary of the show and then later I released the songs as a new album, “Bebop Beatniks Live At Blues Fest”. I will include links to both the video and the album at the Something Blue website, sbblues.com.

Playing at Blues Fest were the incomparable Tyler Remagen on tenor sax, Jeremy Jackson – bass, Alex Washam – drums, Conley Hunt – percussion, and I’m on piano. We’re all from Northeast Arkansas and most of us took music at ASU.

“African Violet” has a simple form, a vamp and a bridge but it’s a delight to play and always a crowd pleaser.

Ok now, here’s a song I wrote about a house plant, “African Violet” recorded live at Blues Fest on September 24, 2023.

Album
archive.org/details/hl2023-09-24.album

Video
archive.org/details/hl2023-09-24

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Mother

Something Blue – Mother – June 2, 2018 and December 30, 2023


Recorded for Something Blue at the Craighead Forest Bandshell
Mother’s Day Music
May 13, 2013

Jazz Recital Band
Lady Day and The Prez
Delta Legends
Bebop Beatniks

Photos and links to the music on Delta Boogie.
deltaboogie.com/bebopbeatniks2018-05-13
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DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jazz Recital Band Playing Lady Bird



DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jazz Recital Band Playing Lady Bird
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-12-24

Thanks Marty. Today we’re going to talk about and listen to the Mother’s Day Concert held at the Craighead Forest Bandshell on May 13, 2018.

Digging back through the archives I found this concert that we played on Mother’s Day in 2018. Four bands played, two student bands and two working bands and I was the bandleader for all four bands. So we had a beautiful afternoon at Craighead Forest Park and I got to showcase four acts I had been working with during the Spring Term in 2018.

We will be hearing the Tadd Dameron song, “Lady Bird” played by the Jazz Recital Band. Playing on the song are Timothy Gilbee – percussion, Alex Washam – percussion, Emily Lindley – vibes, Tyler Remagen – tenor, Chase Hoots – alto, Joseph Curtis – trumpet, Spencer Rawlins – bass, and Hairy Larry – piano. This was a student group joined by ASU graduate, Joseph Curtis.

Next up was Lady Day And The Prez singing Billie Holiday songs. This band was all students featuring Whitley Newman – vocals, Tyler Remagen – tenor sax, Spencer Rawlins – bass, Alex Washam – drums, and Hairy Larry – piano. I will include links to all of these sets at the Something Blue website, sbblues.com.

Delta Legends are John B. Shepherd and Hairy Larry. John taught guitar at ASU Beebe.

Playing with Bebop Beatniks were Tyler Remagen – tenor sax, Sid Davis – trumpet, Emily Lindley – vibes, Alex Washam – drums, Spencer Rawlins – bass, and Hairy Larry – piano, all ASU students at the time.

There’s a page on Delta Boogie with all the links and a photo gallery. You can find a link to the Delta Boogie page at the website too, sbblues.com. I will also be playing songs from all four bands this week on Something Blue.

I wanted to include all the names because working with these students means so much to me. I think there’s a story in the lists. All four bands. All fine musicians. And a beautiful day at the Craighead Forest Bandshell.

Ok now, recorded on May 13, 2018, here’s the Jazz Recital Band playing “Lady Bird”.

Delta Boogie
deltaboogie.com/bebopbeatniks2018-05-13/

Jazz Recital Band
archive.org/details/hl2018-05-13.jrb

Lady Day and The Prez
archive.org/details/hl2018-05-13.LadyDay

Delta Legends
archive.org/details/hl2018-05-13

Bebop Beatniks
archive.org/details/hl2018-05-13.BebopBeatniks
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Arrival

Something Blue – Arrival – December 23, 2023


Wynton Marsalis – Wynton Marsalis
wyntonmarsalis.org/

Marcus Roberts – The Truth Is Spoken Here
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Roberts

Jazz Alliance Live At The Edge June 11, 2009
archive.org/details/JazzAlliance
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