News includes California And Illinois Release Draft Fracking Rules; BP Sends More Drill Rigs To Gulf Of Mexico Than Ever Before; Hunger Strikes At U.N. Climate Talks In Warsaw; Big Green Groups Bail On U.N. Climate Talks; Top 10 Climate-Change-Fighting Countries Are In Europe; U.K. Vows To Curb Coal Financing. Happenings include Public Hearings And Comments On Fracking; Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief; Washington Illinois Tornado Relief; Open Mic At Gaia House; Carbondale Farmer’s Market; Carbondale Community Farmers Market; Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair; Christmahanukwanzadan.
Randy Weston, “African Village/Redford-Stuyvesant” from Spirits of our Ancestors (1992).
Stanley Clarke, “The Dancer” from School Days (1976). Jazz-rock fusion from Return to Forever bassist.
Vijay Iyer Trio, “The Star of a Story” from Accelerando (2011). Pete’s vote for best jazz album of 2011. Pianist on top of his game.
Steve Lacy, “Virgin Jungle” from The Door (1988). Avant-garde soprano saxophonist with odd violin and other sounds adding interest to Duke Ellington composition.
Miles Davis, “Sid’s Ahead” from Milestones (1958). Great quintet with John Coltrane sharing the front line, and Cannonball Adderley joining in. Long blues-based workout dedicated to jazz DJ Symphony Sid.
Rahsaan Rolan Kirk, “Prelude Back Home” from Natural Black Inventions: Roots Strata” (1971). RRK playing multiple reeds with “thunder sheet” backing. Odd and very cool (like much RRK).
Chico Hamilton, “El Toro” from Passin’ Thru (1962). Chico’s west coast “jazz academy” featuring Charles Lloyd on flute and Gabor Szabo on guitar.
Larry Coryell, “Spaces (Infinite)” from Spaces — recorded in 1969, released in 1974 on Vanguard. Coryell (first solo) and John McLaughlin on guitars. Spacy, indeed. “Chamber” jazz-rock? Nice.
Dexter Gordon, “Night in Tunisia” (1963) from Our Man in Paris. Classic Blue Note recorded in Paris, where Gordon lived for most of the 60s and 70s. Titan tenor sax solo from Dex on Dizzy Gillespie composition.
News includes Philippines Climate Negotiator Vows Hunger Strike; Philippines Faces Nightmare Recovery in Haiyan’s Wake; Americans Seeing Light On Climate Change; U.S. Says Poor Countries’ Calls For Climate Compensation Could Screw Up Climate Treaty Process; Arctic Heating Faster Than We Thought; Bamboo Scooter Runs On Air; Basement Of Vacant House Is Now Urban Greenhouse; Pope Opposes Fracking. Happenings include Open Mic At Gaia House; Carbondale Farmer’s Market; Carbondale Community Farmers Market; Fall Bulb Planting; Green Earth Workday; Shawnee Volunteer Corps Trail Work Days; Holiday Card Recycling; Full Moon Ceremony; Carbondale In Thanksgiving; Vegetarian Thanksgiving; Southern Illinois Alternative Gift Fair.
News includes Colorado Voters Tell Fracking Industry Off; Frackers Might Soon Be Allowed To Float Wastewater Down Rivers; Kochs And Republicans Launch Bid To Snuff Out Wind Energy Tax Incentives; UN Says Hurry Up On Climate Action Or We’re Screwed; Bay Area Commits To 80% Greenhouse Gas Reduction. The website of the week is Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). Happenings include Compassion Food Drive; LOGIC Composting Workshop; Open Mic At Gaia House; Carbondale Farmer’s Market; Carbondale Community Farmers Market; Pyles Fork Cleanup; Carbondale In Thanksgiving; Vegetarian Thanksgiving.
News includes The Pacific Ocean Is Warming 15 Times Faster Than It Used To; Marcellus Shale Fracking Wells Use 5 Million Gallons Of Water Apiece; Dumbest Proposal For Improving Keystone: Build A Bike Path; Have We Hit A Permanent Slowdown In Growth Of CO2; Boston To Order Builders To Adapt To Climate Change; Voters In Heartland Swing States Care About Climate Too; 18 Year Old Intern Invents Cheap, Effective Water Filter. Happenings include Open Mic At Gaia House; Carbondale Farmer’s Market; Carbondale Community Farmers Market; Keep Carbondale Beautiful Town Meeting; Questions Of Faith And Reality; Game Night At Gaia House; Community Racial Justice Coalition.