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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Recent Episodes

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

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 11th December, 2017
The Moles - What's the New Maryjane
RELEASE: self-titled EP - LABEL: Seaside
Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas
RELEASE: Hot Rats - LABEL: Ryko
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
RELEASE: Pithecanthropus Erectus - LABEL: Atlantic
Robyn Hitchcock - Sayonara Judge
RELEASE: Robyn Hitchcock - LABEL: Yep Rock
Robyn Hitchcock - Do Policemen Sing?
RELEASE: Black Snake Diamond Role - LABEL: Yep Roc
Smog - Sweet Smog Children
RELEASE: Wild Love - LABEL: Drag City
Smog - Bathroom Floor
RELEASE: Wild Love - LABEL: Drag City
Smog - The Emperor
RELEASE: Wild Love - LABEL: Drag City
Smog - Limited Capacity
RELEASE: Wild Love - LABEL: Drag City
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Organ Blues
RELEASE: A Beard of Stars - LABEL: Fly
Tall Dwarfs - Luck or Loveliness
RELEASE: Three Songs - LABEL: Furtive
Tall Dwarfs - All My Hollowness To You
RELEASE: Three Songs - LABEL: Furtive
Charlie Patton - Poor Me
RELEASE: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Charlie Patton - LABEL: Rough Guides
Charalambides - What You Do For Money
RELEASE: Likeness - LABEL: Kranky
Scout Niblett - newburyport
RELEASE: Kidnapped By Neptune - LABEL: Too Pure
Husker Du - Standing By The Sea
RELEASE: Zen Arcade - LABEL: SST
Machine Translations - Parliament of Spiders
RELEASE: Oh - LABEL: Spunk!
TC&I - Scatter Me
RELEASE: Great Aspirations (EP) - LABEL: TC&I
Ornette Coleman - Peace
RELEASE: The Shape of Jazz to Come - LABEL: Atlantic

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 4th December, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 4th December, 2017
GENE CLARK - STRENGTH OF STRINGS
RELEASE: NO OTHER - LABEL: 4 MEN WITH BEARDS
BEACH BOYS - SURFS UP
RELEASE: SURFS UP - LABEL: REPRISE / BROTHER
RAY STINNETT - SILKY PATH
RELEASE: A FIRE SOMEWHERE - LABEL: LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
PHIL OCHS - DOESNT LENNY LIVE HERE ANYMORE?
RELEASE: REHEARSALS FOR RETIREMENT - LABEL: A&M
DAN PENN - IF LOVE WAS MONEY
RELEASE: NOBODYS FOOL - LABEL: ARISTA / BEAR FAMILY
JOHN PHILLIPS - APRIL ANNE
RELEASE: JOHN THE WOLF KING OF LA - LABEL: HARTE
GRATFUL DEAD - HERE COMES SUNSHINE
RELEASE: WAKE OF THE FLOOD - LABEL: GRATFUL DEAD RECORDS
TODD RUNDGREN - CHAIN LETTER
RELEASE: RUNT THE BALLAD OF TODD RUNDGREN - LABEL: BEARSVILLE
GARY HIGGINS - THE LAST GREAT SPERM WHALE
RELEASE: RED HASH - LABEL: DRAG CITY
SPIRIT - NATURES WAY
RELEASE: TWELVE DREAMS OF DR SARDONICUS - LABEL: Epic Records
BOB DYLAN - SIGN ON THE WINDOW
RELEASE: NEW MORNING - LABEL: COLUMBIA
BOB DYLAN - NEW MORNING
RELEASE: ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - LABEL: COLUMBIA
KAREN DALTON - SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND
RELEASE: IN MY OWN TIME - LABEL: LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
ALEX CHILTON - THE EMI SONG
RELEASE: FREE AGAIN - LABEL: OMNIVORE
SID SELVIDGE - GOING THROUGH ANOTHER CHANGE
RELEASE: PORTRAIT - LABEL: ENTERPRISE
SPOONER OLDHAM - JULIE BROWNS FORREST
RELEASE: POT LUCK - LABEL: FAMILY
TOWNES VAN ZANT - FARE THEE WELL MISS CAROUSEL
RELEASE: S/T - LABEL: TOMATO
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET - AT THE CROSSROADS
RELEASE: MONO SINGLES - LABEL: SMASH

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 27th November, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 27th November, 2017
Cecil Taylor Trio - Lena
RELEASE: Live at The Cafe Montmartre - LABEL: Debut
Rain Tree Crow - Big Wheels in Shanty Town
RELEASE: Rain Tree Crow - LABEL: Virgin
Tandaapushi - Part 1
RELEASE: Borromean Rings - LABEL: Jvtlandt
Vangelis - Deckard and Roy's Duel
RELEASE: Blade Runner (soundtrack) - LABEL: Universal
Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle - Picking Up After You
RELEASE: One from the Heart (soundtrack) - LABEL: Columbia
Arthur Rhames Trio - Bessie's Blues
RELEASE: Live From Soundscape - LABEL: DIW
Krzysztof Penderecki - Per Slava for Solo Violoncello
RELEASE: Musica da Camera - LABEL: Wergo
Tandaapushi - Part 2
RELEASE: Borromean Rings - LABEL: Jvtlandt
Sengle - Track #1
RELEASE: Sengle - LABEL: Electrodisc
John Coltrane - The Father and The Son and The Holy Ghost
RELEASE: Meditations - LABEL: Impulse

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 20th November, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 20th November, 2017
John McLaughlin - Pete The Poet
RELEASE: Extrapolation - LABEL: Polydor
Miles Davis - One and One
RELEASE: On The Corner - LABEL: Columbia
Gil Evans - General Assembly
RELEASE: Blues In Orbit - LABEL: Enja
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition - Riff Raff
RELEASE: Tin Can Alley - LABEL: ECM
Asaf Sirkis & The Inner Noise - Nothingness First Part 1: Nothingness
RELEASE: The Song Within - LABEL: Egea
John Coltrane - Spiritual
RELEASE: Live at the Village Vanguard - LABEL: Impulse
Max Roach - Driva Man
RELEASE: We Insist! - LABEL: Candid
Tom Waits - Heartattack & Vine
RELEASE: Heartattack & Vine - LABEL: Asylum
Mikey Dread - Operator's Choice
RELEASE: African Anthem - LABEL: Cruise
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - I Am a Madman
RELEASE: Battle of Armagideon - LABEL: Trojan
Brian Eno - Sky Saw
RELEASE: Another Green World - LABEL: Island
Random Acts of Elevator Music - Up & Down
RELEASE: Analogue Redux: Hardware Excursions - LABEL: Clan Analogue
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
RELEASE: Radioactivity - LABEL: Capitol

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 13th November, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 13th November, 2017
Randy Weston - The Call
RELEASE: The Spirits of Our Ancestors - LABEL: Verve
Mark Gillespie - Only Human
RELEASE: Only Human - LABEL: Aztec Music
William Parker/In Order To Survive - Thot
RELEASE: The Peach Orchard - LABEL: Aum Fidelity
Flaming Lips - Look...The Sun Rising
RELEASE: The Terror - LABEL: Warner
Suede - A New Morning
RELEASE: A New Morning - LABEL: Edsel
Aki Onda - Flicking Lights
RELEASE: Ancient and Modern (Cassette Memories vol.1) - LABEL: Phonomena
Randy Weston - Blue Moses
RELEASE: The Spirits of Our Ancestors - LABEL: Verve
Gilberto Gil - Cerebro Electronico
RELEASE: Gilberto Gil - LABEL: Water
Suede - Beautiful Loser
RELEASE: A New Morning - LABEL: Edsel
William Parker/In Order To Survive - In order To Survive
RELEASE: The Peach Orchard - LABEL: Aum Fidelity
Terje Rypdal - There Is A Hot Lady In My bedroom And I Need A Drink
RELEASE: The Singles Collection - LABEL: ECM
John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius, Tony Williams - Dark Prince
RELEASE: Trio of Doom - LABEL: Sony

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 6th November, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 6th November, 2017
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Alice In Blunderland (Alternate version)
RELEASE: Out-takes - LABEL: Rhino
Judee Sill - The Donor
RELEASE: Heart Food - LABEL: Asylum
Tuxedomoon - East/Jinx
RELEASE: Desire - LABEL: Missing Link
A Cloakroom Assembly - Drolling Rolling/Tom Tom Tom
RELEASE: 41 Pardons - LABEL: Ascension
Makers of the Dead Travel Fast - Lovers of Observatory Time/The Barbers, The Barbers
RELEASE: The Vessels - LABEL: M Squared
Andy Partridge - Powers 1 / Powers 12
RELEASE: Powers - LABEL: Ape House
Boris Berman - The Unavailable Memory Of
RELEASE: John Cage: Music For Prepared Piano Vol. 2 - LABEL: Naxos
HTRK - Love Triangle
RELEASE: Work, Work, Work - LABEL: Misteltone
Machine Translations - You Behind The Sun
RELEASE: Abstract Poverty - LABEL: Way Over There
Weyes Blood - Can't Go Home
RELEASE: Front Row Seat To Earth - LABEL: Mexican Summer
Parkay Quarts - Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth
RELEASE: Content Nausea - LABEL: What's Your Rupture?
Carla Bley - Song of the Jungle Stream
RELEASE: Tropical Appetites - LABEL: Watt