Spirit House

Sean O'BrienJames TsaiJohan Rahman

Mondays 8.00PM

Presented in rotation by Sean O’Brien & James Tsai & Johann Rahman.

spiritual jazz, free jazz, post jazz, post rock, afro beat, improvisation, experimental, sound art

Tracing the ecstatic spirit in music, exploring sounds beyond.

The presenters draw from their extensive vinyl, CD & digital archives.

Sean has been presenting Spirit House on Eastside Radio for over ten years with various co-presenters, currently James and Johann. Sean, James and Johann draw from their vast collections and knowledge of inventive jazz/rock/improvisation/experimental music from the 1960s to the present day. In one program you may hear anything from Don Cherry to Fela Kuti, Mary Halvorson to Peter Brotzmann, to Sun Ra, to the Necks. Much loved labels include Blue Note, Impulse, ECM, FMP, and many more. And plenty of obscure surprises along the way. Perfect radio listening for a Monday evening. email: spirithouse@eastsidefm.org

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Recent Episodes

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 14th August, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 14th August, 2017
Jen Cloher - Analysis Paralysis
RELEASE: Jen Cloher - LABEL: Milk
Marie and teh Atom - Isol
RELEASE: Tuatara - LABEL: Flying Nun
Warpaint - Stars
RELEASE: Exquisite Corpse - LABEL: Rough Trade
Theredsunband - Take Down
RELEASE: Sleep Forever CD-single - LABEL: Slanted
Fallon Cush - The Last Thing
RELEASE: Morning - LABEL: Lightly Toasted
Ben Salter - West End Girls
RELEASE: The Cat - LABEL: self-released
Magda Mayas & Jim Denley - Customs Declaration
RELEASE: Tempe Jetz - LABEL: Relative Pitch
Jasmine Guffond - Useful Knowledge
RELEASE: Yellow Bell - LABEL: Sonic Pieces
Prince - Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech" version)
RELEASE: Purple Rain (expanded edition 2017) - LABEL: Warner Bros/NPG
Joni Mitchell - Blue Motel Room
RELEASE: Hejira - LABEL: Asylum
Aldo Ciccolini - Six Gnossiennes: #6 Avenc conviction (Satie)
RELEASE: Tout Satie! Erik Satie Compelte Edition - LABEL: Erato
A.B.Original featuring Dr G. Yunipingu - Take Me Home
RELEASE: Reclami Australia - LABEL: Golden Era

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 7th August, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 7th August, 2017
Dr John - Iko Iko
Wild Tchoupitoulas - Indian Red
Danny Barker - My Indian Red
RELEASE: Jazz A'la Creole - LABEL: GBH Records
Louis Armstrong Hot Seven - Wild Man Blues
RELEASE: Giants of Jazz - LABEL: Time Life
Professor Longhair - In The Night
RELEASE: New Orleans Piano Blues Originals - LABEL: Atlantic
Fats Domino - Don't Lie to Me
RELEASE: Boogie Woogie Baby - LABEL: ACE
Fats Domino - I'm Walkin'
RELEASE: Here Comes... - LABEL: Imperial
Dave Bartholomew - Shrimp & Gumbo
RELEASE: Shrimp & Gumbo - LABEL: Imperial
Archibald - My Gal
RELEASE: Ballin with Archie - LABEL: Krazy Kat
Smiley Lewis - How Long
RELEASE: Ooh La La - LABEL: Imperial
Lloyd Price - What do you do to my heart
RELEASE: The Exciting... - LABEL: Wax Time
Huey Piano Smith - Don't you know yockomo
RELEASE: Having a good time - LABEL: ACE
Earl King - Trick Bag
RELEASE: Trick Bag - LABEL: Imperial
Larry Williams - Marie Marie
RELEASE: Unreleased... - LABEL: Specialty
Eddie Bo - I Love to rock and roll
RELEASE: Ace of New Orleans Soul - LABEL: ace
Betty Harris - Ride your pony
RELEASE: In the Saddle - LABEL: Charly
The Meters - Cardova
The Meters - Here comes the metermen
RELEASE: same - LABEL: Charly
Ernie K Doe - A Little bit of everything
The Explosions - Hip Drop
RELEASE: New Orleans Funk - LABEL: Soul Jazz
Dr John - Quitters never win
RELEASE: Desitively Bonaroo - LABEL: ATCO
Aaron Neville - Hercules
RELEASE: N O Funk - LABEL: Soul Jazz
Allen Tousaint - Country John
RELEASE: Southern Nights - LABEL: 4 Men With Beards
Jessie Hill - Ooh poo pah doo
LABEL: Minit
Lee Dorsey - Gator Tail
RELEASE: NO funk experience

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 31st July, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 31st July, 2017
Material - Disappearing
RELEASE: Memory Serves - LABEL: Celluloid
Charles Mingus - Hog Callin' Blues
RELEASE: Oh Yeah - LABEL: Atlantic
Cabaret Voltaire - Sluggin' Fer Jesus
RELEASE: 12" - LABEL: Rough Trade
John Zorn - Mishpatim
RELEASE: Bar Kokhba - LABEL: Tzadik
Scritti Politti - Lions After Slumber
RELEASE: Songs To Remember - LABEL: Rough Trade
Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Leo Abrahams - Late Anthropocene
RELEASE: Small Craft on a Milk Sea - LABEL: Warp
Can - Chain Reaction
RELEASE: Soon Over Babaluma - LABEL: UA
Psychic TV - Magick Defends Itself
RELEASE: 12" - LABEL: Temple
Lydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado - Ghost Town
RELEASE: My Lover The Killer - LABEL: Munster
Stomu Yamashta - Poker Dice
RELEASE: The Man Who Fell To Earth - LABEL: Universal
Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn, Bill Rieflin - Last Stop
RELEASE: The Repercussions of Angelic Behaviour - LABEL: First World
Miles Davis - Spanish Key
RELEASE: Bitches Brew - LABEL: Columbia

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 24th July, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 24th July, 2017
Franklin Kiermyer Quartet - If I Die Before I Wake
RELEASE: Solomon's Daughter - LABEL: Evidence
Dan Penn - Raining In Memphis
RELEASE: Nobody's Fool - LABEL: Repertoire Records
Steve Lacy - 2-Fou
RELEASE: Sortie - LABEL: Free Factory
Anthony Pateras, Valerio Tricoli - I
RELEASE: Good Times in The End Times - LABEL: Immediata
Mayer Hawthorne - Someone Like You
RELEASE: Party Of One - LABEL: Vagrant
Jose Maceda - Music for Two Pianos and Four Percussion Groups
RELEASE: Drone and Melody - LABEL: Tzadik
Ralph Towner - Special Delivery
RELEASE: Old Friends, New Friends - LABEL: ECM
Steve Lacy - Fork New York
RELEASE: Sortie - LABEL: Free Factory
Ornette Coleman - January
RELEASE: Who's Crazy (soundtrack) - LABEL: Freedom
Various Artists - Illegal Ninja Moves
RELEASE: Napoleon Dynamite Breaks - LABEL: Mon Mothma
Frank Zappa - Heavy Duty Judy
RELEASE: Shut Up 'n Play Your Guitar - LABEL: FZ
Mayer Hawthorne - A New Love
RELEASE: Party of One - LABEL: Vagrant
Mayer Hawthorne - Time For Love
RELEASE: Party of One - LABEL: Vagrant

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 17th July, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 17th July, 2017
George McCrae - I Get Lifted
RELEASE: The History of Funk Vol.3: In Your Face - LABEL: Rhino
Ennio Morricone - informale primo - robodog - informale secondo
RELEASE: The Humanoid (soundtrack) - LABEL: DagoRed
Laura Marling - The Valley
RELEASE: Semper Femina - LABEL: More Alarming
Roland Kirk - Rip, Rig and Panic
RELEASE: Rip, Rig and Panic - LABEL: Limelight
Rip, Rig and Panic - The Birth Pangs of Spring - Eros; What Brings Colour Up The Stem? - Push Your Tiny Body as High as Your Desire Can Take You
RELEASE: Attitude - LABEL: Virgin
Laughing Clowns - The Only One That Knows
RELEASE: Ghosts of an Ideal Wife - LABEL: Hot
Howl At The Moon - Backsliders
RELEASE: Slave To The Ghost - LABEL: Cobrasnake Necktie
Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos - Kathleen
RELEASE: The Last Polaroid - LABEL: Sliver Stamp Records
The Magnetic Fields - '70 They're Killing Children Over There
RELEASE: 50 Song Memoir - LABEL: Nonesuch
Miles Davis and Gil Evans - The Time of the Barracudas
RELEASE: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings - LABEL: Sony
Martha Argerich - Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit)
RELEASE: Ravel: Klavierkonzert G-Dur, Gaspard de la Nuit, Sonatine - LABEL: Deutsche Grammophon

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 10th July, 2017

Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 10th July, 2017
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Sais
RELEASE: Cosmic Funk & Cosmic Sounds - LABEL: Ace
Cecil Taylor Unit - Pots
RELEASE: Mixed - LABEL: Impulse
Laughing Clowns - I Don't Know What I Want
RELEASE: Golden Days - LABEL: Missing Link
James Chance & The Contortions - Contort Yourself
Ornette Coleman - Chronology
RELEASE: The Shape of Jazz to Come - LABEL: Atlantic
Albert Ayler - Spirits
Miles Davis - Black Comedy
RELEASE: Miles In The Sky - LABEL: Columbia
The Lounge Lizards - John Zorn's S & M Circus
RELEASE: The Queen Of All Ears - LABEL: Strange & Beautiful
The Pop Group - How Much Longer
RELEASE: For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Murder? - LABEL: Rough Trade
John McLaughlin - Peace 1
RELEASE: My Goal's Beyond - LABEL: Douglas
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Rock Out
RELEASE: Message To Our Folks - LABEL: BYG
Derek Bailey/Jamaaladeen Tacuma/Calvin Weston - What It Is
RELEASE: Mirakle - LABEL: Tzadik