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Jan 13, 2014



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This week's show was a certifiable RAGER of fiery avant garde jazz. We payed tribute to fallen greats Brother Yusef Lateef and Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones). Here's a better radio tribute to Yusef Lateef than mine by WFMU's Doug Schulkind. Here's a eulogy Amiri Baraka wrote for James Baldwin many years ago. We also heard some trancy, dancy South African psych Jazz from Batsumi...baby! I finally got around to playing some of my favorite tunes from 2013 by Mary Halvorson Septet and Tim Berne's Snakeoil. Thanks for supporting the show, everyone. Peace, Love, and New Years!

This Week's Playlist

Yusef Lateef “Livingston Playground” from Yusef Lateef's Detroit Latitude 42º 30º Longitude 83º on Rhino Atlantic

Yusef Lateef “SuperFine” from Part of the Search on Rhino Atlantic

Yusef Lateef “In a Little Spanish Town (T'was On a Night Like This)” from The Doctor Is In ...And Out on Rhino Atlantic

Yusef Lateef “Butter's Blues” from Cry! - Tender on Fantasy Records

New York Art Quartet & Amiri Baraka “Black Dada Nihilismus” from New York Art Quartet on ESP-Disk

Sunny Murray “The Lie” from Sunny's Time Now on Jihad

The Spirit House Movers “Beautiful Black Woman” from Black and Beautiful, Soul and Madness

Batsumi “Lishonile” from Batsumi on panai

John Zorn “The Wild Boys” from Dreamachines on Tzadik

Spontaneous Music Ensemble “Karyobin Pt. 2” from Karyobin

Tangents “Liars Tired” from I on Not Applicable Recordings / hellosQuare

Shofar “Traditional Hasidic Melody II” from Ha-Huncvot on Kilogram Records

Mary Halvorson Septet “Four Pages of Robots (No. 30)” from Illusionary Sea on Firehouse 12 Records

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band “Neveen” from Egyptian Jazz

Ran Blake “GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE” from Ran Blake Plays The Solo Piano on ESP-Disk

Tim Berne's Snakeoil “Psalm” from Shadow Man on ECM

John Carter “Angles” from Echoes

Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Wayne Marsh “Two Not One” from Atlantic Recordings Volume 6 on SINETONE AMR

Bengt Berger & Don Cherry “Tongsi” from Bitter Funeral Beer on Universal Music Classics & Jazz