Spirit House

James TsaiNeil MaccabeeKevin PurdyJohn E.

Mondays 8.00PM

Presented in rotation by James Tsai, Neil Maccabee, Kevin Purdy, and John E.

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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Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 16th October, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 16th October, 2017
Masada - Mahshav
RELEASE: Live in Taipei 1995 - LABEL: Tzadik
Aphex Twin - Acrid Avid Jam Shred
RELEASE: I Care Because You Do... - LABEL: Warp
Frank Zappa - Oh No
RELEASE: Make a Jazz Noise Here - LABEL: Zappa Records
Purdy - Garden of Delight
RELEASE: In Transit - LABEL: Soft
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Part I
RELEASE: The Virgin Years 1974-1978 - LABEL: Virgin
Bridget St. John - Autumn Lullaby
RELEASE: Ask Me No Questions - LABEL: Dandelion
Masada - Shilhim
RELEASE: Live in Taipei 1995 - LABEL: Tzadik
Dennis Wilson - River Song
RELEASE: Pacific Ocean Blue - LABEL: Sony
Purdy - Set Adrift
RELEASE: In Transit - LABEL: Soft
Marisa Monte - Amor-I Love You
RELEASE: Memorias, Cronicas e Declaracoes de Amor - LABEL: EMI
Masada - Debir
RELEASE: Live in Taipei 1955 - LABEL: Tzadik
Black Sabbath - After Forever
RELEASE: Master of Reality - LABEL: Vertigo
Bridget St. John - Suzanne
RELEASE: Ask Me No Question - LABEL: Dandelion
Marisa Monte - Nao e Facil
RELEASE: Memorias, Cronicas e Declaracoes de Amor - LABEL: EMI
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
RELEASE: The Virgin Years 1974-1978 - LABEL: Virgin

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 9th October, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 9th October, 2017
Fela Kuti - Shenshema
RELEASE: Roforofo Fight/The Fela Singles - LABEL: Knitting Factory
John Zorn - A Portrait of Moses Cordovero
RELEASE: The Concealed - LABEL: Tzadik
Jen Cloher - Loose Magic
RELEASE: Jen Cloher - LABEL: Milk!
PJ Harvey - Water (live at Glastonbury)
RELEASE: Send His Love To Me CD single - LABEL: Island
John Lennon - Remember
RELEASE: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - LABEL: Apple/EMI
Robyn Hitchcock - Surfer Ghost
RELEASE: A Bad Case of History (Luminous Groove box set) - LABEL: Yep Rock
Moral Fibro - Take a Walk in the Sun
RELEASE: Oz Waves - LABEL: Efficient Space
Throwing Muses - Fall Down
RELEASE: Hunkpapa - LABEL: 4AD
Led Zeppelin - Four Hands (Four Sticks)
RELEASE: Coda (Expanded edition) - LABEL: Swan Song
Black Merlin - Wave
RELEASE: Hipnotik Tradisi
Beaches - Mothers and Daughters
RELEASE: Second of Spring - LABEL: Chapter
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Changed The Locks
RELEASE: Songs and Music from the motion picture "She's The One" - LABEL: Warner Brothers
Ben Salter - End of Days
RELEASE: Back Yourself - LABEL: ABC Music
Oneohtrix Point Never - Music for Steamed Rocks
RELEASE: Commissions 1 EP - LABEL: Warp
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Half The Fun (Alternate Take)
RELEASE: Such Sweet Thunder (Expanded CD edition) - LABEL: Columbia

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 2nd October, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 2nd October, 2017
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind and your ass will follow
RELEASE: Free Your Mind... - LABEL: Westbound
Weather Report - Manolete
RELEASE: Sweetnighter - LABEL: CBS
Charles Mingus - Passions of a Man
RELEASE: Oh Yeah - LABEL: Atlantic
Sun Ra Myth Science Arkestra - Angels and Demons at Play
RELEASE: Angels and Demons at Play - LABEL: Saturn
Miles Davis - black beauty pt 2
RELEASE: Black Beauty - LABEL: CBS
Jimi Hendrix with Lightning Rod - Doriella Du Fontaine
RELEASE: Doriella Du Fontaine - LABEL: Celluliod
James Brown - The Payback
RELEASE: The Payback - LABEL: Polydor
Fela Kuti Nigeria 70 - My Lady Frustration
RELEASE: The 69 La Sessions - LABEL: Stern
6ix - Im Just Like You
RELEASE: I'm Just Like You - LABEL: Stone Flower
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
RELEASE: Flood - LABEL: CBS
Billy Paul - War of the Gods
RELEASE: War of the Gods - LABEL: Philadelphia International / CBS
Jon Lucien - A Prayer for Peace
RELEASE: Min's Eye - LABEL: RCA

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 25th September, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 25th September, 2017
Miles Davis - Spanish Key
RELEASE: Bitches Brew Live - LABEL: Legacy
Nerija - Redamancy
RELEASE: Nerija EP - LABEL: Bandcamp
The Soft Machine - Hibou Anemone & Bear
RELEASE: Volume 2 - LABEL: Probe
Hypnobeat - Can God Rewind?
RELEASE: Prototech - LABEL: Dark Entries
Minamo + Lawrence English - Headlights
RELEASE: A Path Less Travelled - LABEL: Immune
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - Bewitched
RELEASE: Bewitched - LABEL: A&M
Alice Coltrane - Something About John Coltrane
RELEASE: Journey To Satchidananda - LABEL: Impulse
Roger Eno - Reflections on IKB
RELEASE: Voices - LABEL: EG
Albertine Walker & The Caravans - Angels Watching Over Me
RELEASE: Gospel Alive Volume 2 - LABEL: iTunes
Iftiin Band - This Love Has No Boundaries
RELEASE: Sweet As Broken Dates - LABEL: Ostinato
Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby - Where Eagles Dare
RELEASE: Dub Conference Vol.3 - LABEL: Moodisc
Los Angeles Gospel Choir - Lay Lady Lay
RELEASE: Gospel According to Dylan - LABEL: A&M

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 18th September, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 18th September, 2017
Holger Czukay - Cool in the Pool
RELEASE: Movies - LABEL: Electrola
Aphex Twin - Diskhat ALL prepared1mixed13
RELEASE: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2 - LABEL: Warp
Andy Partridge - Commerciality
RELEASE: Take Away/Lure of Salavge - LABEL: Virgin
David Axelrod - The Mental Traveller
RELEASE: Song of Innocence - LABEL: Capitol
Material - Ineffect
RELEASE: Seven Souls - LABEL: Virgin
Billy Nicholls - It Brings Me Down
RELEASE: Would You Believe - LABEL: Immediate
Rhubarb Rhubarb - Rainmaker
RELEASE: Strange Things Vol.2 - LABEL: Revolver
The Others - Look Through My Window
RELEASE: Ugly Things - LABEL: Raven
Tom Waits - Burma Shave
RELEASE: Foreign Affairs - LABEL: Asylum
John Cale - Paris 1919
RELEASE: Paris 1919 - LABEL: Reprise
Scott Walker - Track Six
RELEASE: Climate of the Hunter - LABEL: Virgin
Tuxedomoon - Where Interest Lie
RELEASE: Scream With A View - LABEL: Ralph
JJ Burnel - Euroman
RELEASE: Euroman Cometh - LABEL: UA
Wire - Kidney Bongos
RELEASE: Kidney Bongos - LABEL: Mute
Ravi Shankar - Jaya Jagadish Hare
RELEASE: Shankar Family & Friends - LABEL: Dark Horse
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Spontaneous Simplicity
RELEASE: Outer Spaceways Incorporated - LABEL: Black Lion Records
Sly & The Family Stone - Africa Talks To You
RELEASE: There's A Riot Goin' On - LABEL: Epic

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 11th September, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 11th September, 2017
Steely Dan - The Fez
RELEASE: The Royal Scam - LABEL: ABC
Can - Mother Upduff
RELEASE: Unlimited Edition - LABEL: Spoon
Can - Future Days
RELEASE: Future Days - LABEL: Spoon
Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
RELEASE: Aja - LABEL: ABC
Can - Yoo Doo Right
RELEASE: Monster Movie - LABEL: Spoon
Steely Dan - Charlie Freak
RELEASE: Pretzel Logic - LABEL: MCA
Steely Dan - Fire In The Hole
RELEASE: Can't Buy a Thrill - LABEL: ABC
Can - Aumgn
RELEASE: Tago Mago - LABEL: Spoon
Can - Vitamin C
RELEASE: Ege Bamyasi - LABEL: United Artists
Steely Dan - Your Gold Teeth II
RELEASE: Katy Lied - LABEL: ABC
Steely Dan - I Got The News
RELEASE: Aja - LABEL: ABC
Can - Mary, Mary So Contrary
RELEASE: Monster Movie - LABEL: Spoon
Can - Halleluwah
RELEASE: Tago Mago - LABEL: Spoon