This song inspired the name of Lou Reed's radio show on WAER in 1960 while he was a student at Syracuse University. He was eventually taken off the air b/c his jazz inspired content didn't suit the sensibility management set for the station.
Live recital at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music. Daniels was a visiting artist-- a good friend of the head of the Jazz Department at Crane, Ray Shiner. They'd played together at studio musicians and members of John Lewis'/Gunther Schuller's Orchestra USA. This cut comes from a recital he performed a recital with some of the faculty. This is taken from a cassette recording Schardt has in her collection. Daniels mentions on the tape that he's sight reading.
Haenyeo is Korean for “sea women.” On clear mornings off Jeju’s coast, you can still see them emerging from the lucid waters in their black rubber suits. Nearly 90 percent of haenyeo are over the age of 60, and many are well into their eighties. Equipped with nothing other than an ancient breathing technique called sumbisori, the women travel as deep as 32 feet into the depths for the best of what the sea has to offer: octopus, abalone, conch, sea urchins, clams and edible seaweeds.Haenyeo songs served a practical purpose. Starting in the mid-19th century, haenyeo rowed their boats to work far from Jeju Island, to distant locales such as Busan, Gangwon province, and even Japan. To pass the time as they rowed, the women sang simple melodies, in 6/8 time, to the rhythm of the sea waves. Today, the official responsibility of guarding the haenyeo songs belongs to two women, Kang Deung-ja and Kim Young-ja. Selected by the provincial government for their ability to sing the songs in their original rhythmic form and for capturing the emotional intent of each song, Kang and Kim, both 83 years old, represent the last generation of Haenyeo who lived through the massacres. Kim, who was a young teen at the time, watched her grandmother die as her village burned down in a raid. With only her mother to help, she buried her grandmother and held a small funeral. “Until the day I die, I’ll never get it out of my mind,” says Kim. (wikipedia)
The Caledonia Soul Orchestra was the band created by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison in 1973. The band was named after an eighteen-minute instrumental outtake on the His Band and the Street Choir album. (wikipedia)