Sunday, April 11, 2010

Jazz Connexion 4/11/10

With Spring Break and Easter Break falling so close to each other, it has been over a month since the Jazz Connexion has been aired at its normal time. This was an exciting and progressive show. Thanks for listening.

1. Ilhan Ersahin - Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz - Freedom
2. Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity - Smoke Stack (Andrew Hill)
3. Tigran Hamasyan - Red Hail (Aratta Rebirth) - Falling
4. Christian McBride - Kind of Brown - Used 'Ta Could
5. Christina Watson - A Flower Truly Blue - A Thousand Kisses Deep (Leonard Cohen)
6. Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider - Highway Rider
7. Matthew Shipp Quartet - Pastoral Composure - Frere Jacques
Notes from the album's Executive Producer Peter Gordon - "Regardless of genre, music trends are showing a growing complacency to challenge convention. Feeling frustrated by this stagnancy, I realized that by creating a series fo records marrying jazz's many languages, perhaps a new form could arise. The Blue Series (of which this album is a part) attempts to do this in a way that will, hopefully, challenge, probe, excite, and perhaps even anger listeners as we try to strip away conventions with a new convention."
8. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath - Eclipse at Dawn - Nick Tete

Alas, this evening we ran out of minutes. If only time were on my side. In the coming weeks expect to hear Bobby Previte & Bump from their album Counterclockwise.

Coming up next weekend (4/17-19), the KWLC Jazz Staff is going to provide you with 9 hours of edutainment via Artist Profiles. Each DJ will pick an artist and show their work in every context that it exists (i.e. solo works, composition, as a sideman). Tune in to hear profiles of pianist Matthew Shipp Saturday 8-9am, saxophonist John Coltrane right afterward from 9-10am. On Sunday, pianist Bill Anschell from 530-630p, drummer Stanton Moore from 630-730p, bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding on the Jazz Connexion from 730-830p, drummer/composer Dave King from 830-930p and then reed-master Anat Cohen 10p-11p on Monday night, followed by guitarist Lionel Loueke from 11p-12a, and Thelonious Monk from 12-1a.

Be sure to tune in for a weekend of wonderful music. Click here to view the entire KWLC Schedule.

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