The Hear and Now

A Tribute to Ralph Carney, plus some songs for the solstice and the season: The Hear and Now – December 21, 2017

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On the winter solstice, after a few appropriate songs for the changing of the seasons, host Derk Richardson will remember beloved man-of-all-reeds (and other instruments) Ralph Carney, who died last Saturday at the age of 61, after a fall at his home in Portland, Oregon.

The Akron, Ohio native, and San Francisco resident for 28 years, was perhaps best known for his work with Tom Waits. We’ll get to a couple of those songs tonight and try to squeeze in examples of Ralph’s playing with Tin Huey, Pluto, The Code, and Clarinet Thing, something from his solo albums and live recordings by his Serious Jass Project and Oranj Symphonette, plus unreleased music with Steve Horowitz, Lukas Ligeti, and Chris Frumkin.


A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE RALPH CARNEYplus some songs for the solstice and the season
Joni MitchellRiverBlueReprise
Merle HaggardIf We Make It Through DecemberThe Lonesome Fugitive: AnthologyRazor & Tie
Jim WhiteWhen Jesus Gets a Brand New Name (featuring Ralph Carney)Wrong-Eyed JesusLuaka Bop
Shelby Lynne & Allison MoorerNot Dark YetNot Dark YetSilver Cross Records
Claudia SchmidtSolstice ChantHark the Dark: Reflections on WinterSignature Sounds
Pink FloydChapter 24Piper at the Gates of DawnCapitol
George HarrisonBeware of DarknessAll Things Must PassCapitol
The YoungbloodsDarkness DarknessGet Together: The Essential YoungbloodsRCA
MekonsDark Dark DarkNaturalQuarterstick
Simon & Garfunkel7 O'Clock News/Silent NightParsley, Sage, Rosemary and ThymeColumbia
Ralph Carney's Serious Jass ProjectBacktrackin'Ralph Carney's Serious Jass ProjectAkron Cracker
Tom WaitsStraight to the Top (Vegas)Frank's Wild YearsIsland
Tom WaitsUnion SquareRain DogsIsland
Tom WaitsSuch a ScreamBone MachineIsland
Tom WaitsPicture in a FrameMule VariationsAnti-
Clarinet ThingSticks and StonesAgony Pipes and Misery SticksBC Records
Carney-Hild-KramerJavalenaBlack Power / Happiness Finally Came to ThemShimmy Disc
Tin HueyAlmost Transparent BlueDisinformationFuture Fossil
Galaxie 500Decomposing TreesOn FireRough Trade
PlutoTwisted MitchellShoehorse EmergingRastascan
The CodeMean Mr. One-EyeThe Psychosexual AlbumPonk 13
Ralph CarneyMarshall Allen PlanThis Is! Ralph CarneyBlack Beauty Records
Ralph CarneyFunky Fred from FranceI Like You (a Lot)Akron Cracker Records
Ralph Carney's Serious Jass ProjectAvalonLive at The Chapel, Dec. 30, 2012; recorded by Lee Brenkmann.a.
Oranj SymphonetteMancini MedleyLive 1996; recorded by Jim Bennettn.a.
Ralph Carney, Steve Horowitz, Chris Frumkin, Lukas LigetiTechnical Supportunreleased Stanford sessionn.a.
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