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 26th June, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 26th June, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Doin It
RELEASE: Secrets - LABEL: Colombia
Soft Machine - Drop
RELEASE: Fifth - LABEL: Colombia
Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention - Montana
RELEASE: Over-Nite Sensation - LABEL: Discreet
Pekka Pohjola - The Mathematician's Air Display
RELEASE: The Mathematician's Air Display - LABEL: Virgin
David Bowie - When I Met You
RELEASE: No Plan - LABEL: Columbia
Weather Report - Crystal
RELEASE: I Sing The Body Electric - LABEL: Colombia
Ornette Coleman - Civilisation Day
RELEASE: Science Fiction - LABEL: Colombia
Parson Sound - Blaslaten
RELEASE: Parson Sound - LABEL: Subliminal Sounds
Alice Coltrane - Shiva-Loka
RELEASE: Journey in Satchidananda - LABEL: Impulse
King Crimson - Sailors Tale
RELEASE: Islands - LABEL: Island
David Sylvian - Let The Happiness In
RELEASE: Secrets of the Behive - LABEL: Virgin
Leonard Cohen - Nevermind
RELEASE: Popular Problems - LABEL: Colombia

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 19th June, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 19th June, 2017
Miles Davis - Mystery
RELEASE: Doo Bop - LABEL: Colombia
Graham Bond - The Naz
RELEASE: Love is the Law - LABEL: Pulsar
John Martyn - Go Down Easy
RELEASE: Solid Air - LABEL: Island
Kraan - Home
RELEASE: Andy Nogger - LABEL: Gull
Chicago Underground Duo - Vergence
RELEASE: Boca Negra - LABEL: Thrill Jockey
Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts
RELEASE: Swinging Jazz Favorites - LABEL: Universal
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - I Never Knew
RELEASE: Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - LABEL: Prestige
Jean-Claude Vannier - Le roi des mouches et la confiture de rouse
RELEASE: L'enfant assassin des mouches - LABEL: Finders Keepers
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Spontaneous Apple Creation
RELEASE: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - LABEL: Track
Monocled Man - Marie-betsy
RELEASE: We Drift Meridian - LABEL: Whirlwind
Bjork - Pneumonia
RELEASE: Volta - LABEL: One Little Indian

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 12th June, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 12th June, 2017
La Dusseldorf - Silver Cloud
RELEASE: Who's That man: A Tribute to Conny Plank - LABEL: Gronland
Ennio Morricone - Magia Nera
RELEASE: Lizard in A Woman's Skin - LABEL: Death Waltz
Ennio Morricone - Giono Di Notte
RELEASE: Lizard in A Woman's Skin - LABEL: Death Waltz
Bruno Nicolai - Insidia
RELEASE: All the Colours of The Dark - LABEL: Finders Keepers
Bruno Nicholai - Espiaziona
RELEASE: All The Colours of the Dark - LABEL: Finders Keepers
Bruno Nicholai - Medium
RELEASE: All the Colours of the Dark - LABEL: Death Waltz
Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Il Fantasma di Wanda
RELEASE: A Quiet Place in the Country - LABEL: Omni Corp
Gruppo d'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Frenesia
RELEASE: A Quiet Place in the Country - LABEL: Omni Corp
Egisto Macchi - Perquisizione
RELEASE: Nucleo Centrale Investigativo - LABEL: Cinedelic
Egisto Macchi - Un Cadavere Sotto La Neve
RELEASE: Nucleo Centrale Investigativo - LABEL: Cinedelic
Gianfranco Plenzio - Voce Fantasma
RELEASE: la Gatta In Calore - LABEL: Omni Corp
Gianfranco Plenzio - Musica Per Anna
RELEASE: La Gatta in Calore - LABEL: Omni Corp
Andrew Liles - Lord, We Beseech You
RELEASE: The Equestrian Vortex - LABEL: Death Waltz
Roll The Dice - Portal
RELEASE: The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears - LABEL: Death Waltz
Phil Julian - Final Sequence
RELEASE: The Srtange Colour of Your Body's Tears - LABEL: Death Waltz
Bruno Nicolai - La Coda Dello Scorpione
RELEASE: Amer - LABEL: WRWTFWW Records
Goblin - Mad Puppet
RELEASE: Profondo Rosso - LABEL: Cinevox

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 5th June, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 5th June, 2017
Renaissance - Innocence
RELEASE: S/T - LABEL: Island
Pretty Things - Cries from the midnight circus
RELEASE: Parachute - LABEL: Harvest EMI
Van Der Graaf Generatior - The Emperor in his War Room
RELEASE: H to the Who am the only one - LABEL: 4 men with beards
Zacharias - Cosmic Bride
RELEASE: S/T - LABEL: Deram / Cherry tree
Jethro Tull - New Day Yesterday
RELEASE: Stand Up - LABEL: Fame / Crysalis
Jethro Tull - With You There to Help Me
RELEASE: Benefit - LABEL: Chrysalis
Spirit - Aren't You Glad
RELEASE: The Family That Plays Together - LABEL: Epic
Kahvas Jute - Vikings
RELEASE: Wide Open - LABEL: Aztec
Tully - Follow Me
RELEASE: Sea of Joy - LABEL: Harvest
Tully - Love Can Make You
RELEASE: Loving is Hard - LABEL: Harvest
the Atlantics - Light Shades of Dark
RELEASE: Datura Dream - LABEL: Boobsalot
Agitation Free - First Communication
RELEASE: 2nd - LABEL: HiD Records
Brainticket - Black Sand
RELEASE: S/T - LABEL: Bellaphon
Genesis - The Fountain of Salmacis
RELEASE: Nursery Crymes - LABEL: Charisma

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 29th May, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 29th May, 2017
Azanyah - Let God Come First
RELEASE: The One - LABEL: Jazzman
Black Lung - The Cold Call
RELEASE: Analogue Redux: Hardware Explorations - LABEL: Clan Analogue
Blue Oyster Cult - Then Came The Last Days of May
RELEASE: Blue Oyster Cult - LABEL: Columbia
Sun Ra Arkestra - Egypt Strut
RELEASE: Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt - LABEL: Leo
Steven Jesse Bernstein - Morning In The Sub-Basement of Hell
RELEASE: Prison - LABEL: Sub Pop
The Cure - A Forest
RELEASE: 17 Seconds - LABEL: Fiction
George Harrison - Love Scene
RELEASE: Wonder Wall - LABEL: Apple
Scratch Orchestra - Circle Piece
RELEASE: Gracility - LABEL: Musicnow
Jimmy Vargas and The Black Dahlias - Invocation Number Three (For a Los Angeles Racketeer)
RELEASE: My Shadow Bride...Ghosting - LABEL: Teasa - Vargas
Azanyah - In The Beauty of Holiness
RELEASE: The One - LABEL: Jazzman
Jimmy Vargas and The Black Dahlias - A Stripper's Rhapsody
RELEASE: My Shadow Bride...Ghosting - LABEL: Teasa - Vargas
The Cure - In Your House
RELEASE: 17 Seconds - LABEL: Fiction
Blue Oyster Cult - Stairway to The stars
RELEASE: Blue Oyster Cult - LABEL: Columbia
Steven Jesse Bernstein - No No Man (Part One)
RELEASE: Prison - LABEL: Sub Rosa
The Cure - Play For Today
RELEASE: 17 Seconds - LABEL: Fiction

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 22nd May, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 22nd May, 2017
Wynton Marsalis - J Mood
RELEASE: J Mood - LABEL: Colombia
Marius Neset - Boxing
RELEASE: Birds - LABEL: Edition
The Lounge Lizards - Yak
RELEASE: Queen Of All Ears - LABEL: Strange & Beautiful
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Be Your Dog
RELEASE: Unconditionally Live - LABEL: Download
Fifty Foot Hose - Rose
RELEASE: Cauldron - LABEL: Limelight
Holderlin - Traum
RELEASE: Holderlins Traum - LABEL: Pilz
Phronesis - Love Song
RELEASE: Green Delay - LABEL: Loop
Krzysztof Komeda Quintet - Kattorna
RELEASE: Astigmatic - LABEL: Muza
Chris & Cosey - The Gift of Tongues
RELEASE: 45 - LABEL: Rough Trade
The Cellar & Point - White Cylinder (a)
RELEASE: Ambit - LABEL: Cuneiform
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Blackman
RELEASE: To Those of Earth ... And Other Worlds - LABEL: Strut
Miles Davis - Freedom Jazz Dance
RELEASE: Miles Smiles - LABEL: Colombia