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Tomorrow is an Octopus

Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


With Dan Ruccia

Cephalopod dance parties for the apocalypse. Show archives below.

Pharoah the Collaborator


In which we spend 2 hours diving deep into Pharoah Sanders' playing as a sideman, excluding his work with the Coltranes and Sun Ra. Then an hour of everything else!

Tomorrow is an Octopus
12:02 PM
Sonny Sharrock - As We Used to Sing
Sonny Sharrock As We Used to Sing
Ask the Ages Island Records 1991
12:10 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

Background music: Oren Ambarchi - Shebang

12:15 PM
Norman Connors - Thembi
Norman Connors Thembi
Romantic Journey Buddah Records 1977
12:23 PM
Sao Paulo Underground - Spiral Mercury
Sao Paulo Underground Spiral Mercury
Pharoah & The Underground - Spiral Mercury Clean Feed 2014
12:32 PM
Adam Rudolph - Morning In Soweto
Adam Rudolph Morning In Soweto
Spirits Meta Records 2000
12:37 PM
Art Davis Quartet - Duo
Art Davis Quartet Duo
Life Soul Note 1986
12:40 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
12:45 PM
Don Cherry - Awake Nu
Don Cherry Awake Nu
Where Is Brooklyn? Blue Note Records 1969
12:52 PM
Randy Weston - Anu Anu
Randy Weston Anu Anu
Khepara Verve Records 1998
1:01 PM
Dream Warriors - Are We There Yet
Dream Warriors Are We There Yet
Subliminal Simulation EMI Music Canada 1994
1:04 PM
Pharoah Sanders, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra & Michael Mantler - Preview
Pharoah Sanders, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra & Michael Mantler Preview
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra JCOA 1968
1:08 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
1:13 PM
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio - Pharoah's Song
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio Pharoah's Song
Africa n'da Blues Delmark 2000
1:24 PM
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania w Pharoah Sanders - Boulandi Samawi
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania w Pharoah Sanders Boulandi Samawi
Trance of Seven Colors Axiom 1994
1:38 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
1:43 PM
Music Revelation Ensemble - Sweet
Music Revelation Ensemble Sweet
1:48 PM
The Last Poets - Kings of Pain
The Last Poets Kings of Pain
Time Has Come Mercury Records 1997
1:54 PM
Charnett Moffett - Freedom Swing
Charnett Moffett Freedom Swing
Music from Our Soul Motema 2017
2:00 PM
Sonny Sharrock - Many Mansions
Sonny Sharrock Many Mansions
Ask the Ages Island Records 1991
2:10 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:13 PM
King Crimson - Thela Hun Ginjeet
King Crimson Thela Hun Ginjeet
Discipline Polydor 1981
2:20 PM
Derek Bailey - DAT edit 6
Derek Bailey DAT edit 6 N
Domestic Jungle DAT Scatter Archive 2022
2:22 PM
OutKast - B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
OutKast B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
Stankonia LaFace/Legacy 2000
2:27 PM
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Blenda
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Blenda N
Topical Dancer DEEWEE 2022
2:31 PM
Marlowe - Royal (feat. Blu & Joell Ortiz)
Marlowe Royal (feat. Blu & Joell Ortiz) N
Marlowe 3 Mello Music 2022
2:34 PM
Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Aquamarine (feat. Michael Kiwanuka)
Danger Mouse & Black Thought Aquamarine (feat. Michael Kiwanuka) N
Cheat Codes BMG 2022
2:38 PM
Goat - Under No Nation
Goat Under No Nation N
Oh Death Rocket Recordings 2022
2:42 PM
The Black Angels - River of Blood
The Black Angels River of Blood
Phosphene Dream Black Angels Records 2010
2:46 PM
CB Radio Gorgeous - The Devil
CB Radio Gorgeous The Devil
EP 2020
2:48 PM
Intranced - Intranced
Intranced Intranced N
Intranced - EP Intranced 2022
2:53 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:57 PM
Frayle - Roses
Frayle Roses N
Skin & Sorrow Aqualamb Records 2022
Chat is archived.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:01:06 PM
Howdy y'all! Are you ready for Pharoah time??
gboss 12:01:24 PM
looking forward to this, based on the description and photo!
Richard Lyons (1) 12:02:42 PM
Brian D 12:04:08 PM
This is some special stuff
DSM just soggy 12:04:29 PM
rippin' straight out the gate!
Brian D 12:04:35 PM
Magical electric guitar
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:05:32 PM
Really just the best album ever
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:05:49 PM
And hey gboss, Richard, DSM, and Brian!
DSM just soggy 12:07:13 PM
Hey Dan, and all!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:23:03 PM
This one has just the perfect amount of cheesiness and spaciness. Also guitar from Reggie Lucas!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:23:19 PM
(the Norman Connors)
gboss 12:46:13 PM
henry grimes, nice. His story is pretty crazy
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:48:27 PM
It really is. His reemergence in the aughts was nothing short of magical
gboss 12:51:09 PM
I know I saw him a couple of times in Phila, but I don't remember exactly when and with what other musicians
Shane Navoy 12:56:15 PM
Howdy, chat peoples... Dan, you were just asking which Pharaoh "guest" LPs that we listeners might like... I would like people to know about Larry Young's "Lawrence of Newark" (73) and that "The Trance of Seven Colors" with Sufi Moroccan musicians (94).
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:58:26 PM
Hey Shane! Didn't know he was on that Larry Young album! But Trance of Seven Colors is coming up in a bit!
jimbeaux 12:59:32 PM
I second that motion! 🌈🦑🎷
Shane Navoy 1:01:24 PM
Super. Yeah, Pharaoh had to use an alias for contractual reasons. -- and Henry Grimes reappearance and playing still at a high level was awe inspiring.
Ambrose Hughes 1:06:04 PM
Hi Dan! All in the chat!
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:06:34 PM
That makes a ton of sense. Will have to pull that out again (sadly not for this show, though)
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:07:47 PM
Hey bo!
Brian D 1:10:52 PM
Dream Warriors. Sampled Quincy Jones Soul Bossa before Austin Powers claimed it!
Brian D 1:12:21 PM
My definition of a boom-bastic jazz style. So fun and catchy still
Brian D 1:13:52 PM
As is Quincy Soul Bossa still. The whole lp where that came from. Guy knew how to work a big band. Big sound
Brian D 1:17:17 PM
This one wow .. hypnotic. (Kalil Pharoah's Song)
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:22:10 PM
I know. You can just settle into it. Probably the closest he got to those early 70s albums in recent times
Shane Navoy 1:29:24 PM
thanks for playing this, Dan. these looping, loping basslines from the gimbri are mesmerizing.
Brian D 1:29:46 PM
Ooooo love this one too. Great show!
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:31:52 PM
It's sooo good
Christine 1:39:44 PM
That certainly was a track. Sounding good, Dan
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:48:21 PM
Thanks, Christine!
Brian D 2:00:28 PM
Just a bit stranger
gboss 2:01:11 PM
yesssssss. wish I could crank this.
jimbeaux 2:02:44 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:08:00 PM
Brain melting
Ambrose Hughes 2:08:33 PM
Ambrose Hughes 2:09:17 PM
Who's drumming?
Ambrose Hughes 2:09:36 PM
Elvin Jones?
jimbeaux 2:10:19 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:10:45 PM
It is elvin!
Brian D 2:13:51 PM
Yeah! Discipline!
Brian D 2:16:19 PM
Ultimate catharsis having your tale of being mugged/ attacked transferred onto this explosion of musicians.
Jason Ferraro 2:16:45 PM
Fripp 4 ever
Brian D 2:22:54 PM
gboss 2:24:48 PM
that first Andre verse in this is one of my favorites of his.
Shane Navoy 2:25:37 PM
let me see if I had this story correct. Derek Bailey was enjoying the then current rage of drum and bass coming over his radio. I think it was John Zorn's idea to record Derek playing along with it and reacting to it. Am I remembering that story correctly, guys ? -- I did enjoy it, by the way.
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:28:05 PM
I know Bailey has those two albums with drum & bass folks. I'm not sure what the prompt was for him to start actually playing along. But those two sets of home recordings that have just found their way out are totally fun
Shane Navoy 2:30:20 PM
10-4. yet another item for that shopping list in my head that I have going.
jimbeaux 2:36:44 PM
horse power like a Mon go lian
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:37:46 PM
Total genius. Now I want to watch that crazy 15 minute freestyle video of his again
gboss 2:40:49 PM
interesting cover art on this one
jimbeaux 2:49:03 PM
Homage to the Priest
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:50:23 PM
by way of David Lee Roth
jimbeaux 2:50:40 PM
...and the Maiden.
jimbeaux 2:51:29 PM
Thanks Octo-Dan...superb show! 💥💥💥
gboss 2:52:36 PM
This is the super rare self titled self-titled song, record, and label. They went for the quad.
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:52:54 PM
I know!!! I couldn't not play it!
Christine 2:53:10 PM
Cheers Dan! 🐙 🦑
jimbeaux 2:54:34 PM
black sabbath black sabbath black sabbath
jimbeaux 2:54:52 PM
Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:55:11 PM
Malkovich Malkovich
gboss 2:57:38 PM
great show as usual, Dan. Thanks!
Ambrose Hughes 2:58:05 PM
Nice job Dan, thank you!
Dan Ruccia (host) 3:00:03 PM
Thanks for tuning in everyone!
Brian D 3:00:07 PM
Great show Dan!
jimbeaux 3:00:55 PM
...passes Doom baton to AHAB
Dan Ruccia (host) 3:02:00 PM
It's the gnarled femur of a black deer, only mildly cursed
jimbeaux 3:02:33 PM
Hope it was gnawed, too.