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20 Years of One Man’s Jazz


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This show marks the 20th anniversary of One Man's Jazz which began its radio journey on May 1, 1999 at CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg, eventually shifting to extraterrestrial Taint Radio in 2012. Rather than just play something from my favourite recording list for each of those twenty years (that was too easy), I decided to head for the playlists and just pluck out one track from all the tunes played in each year, starting with 1999's Peter Epstein and ending with a pair of new releases for 2019 from bassist Kenneth Jimenez and the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble. Maybe we should subtitle this show not quite ancient to the future. There are a few stories too; I couldn't resist.

No special ceremonies, no speeches, no tears, no balloons and no cake (no cake???), just some great music. I hope you enjoy this show, as much as I have enjoyed doing them for the past twenty years. Thanks for listening, by the way, whether one show or many.


  • Peter Epstein "Good Fever" from The Invisible (M.A Records) 00:00
  • Host speaks 09:03
  • Michael Blake "Afro Blake" from Drift (Intuition) 12:09
  • Bill Frisell "Again" from Bill Frisell with Dave Holland & Elvin Jones (Nonesuch) 19:03
  • Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra "Misterioso" from Monk's Moods (WBR) 26:32
  • Sandy Evans Trio "The Bridge Of Eternal Youth" from Not In The Mood (Newmarket) 33:00
  • Host speaks 41:19
  • John Stetch "Well You Needn't" from Exponentially Monk (Justin Time) 44:11
  • Adam Pieronczyk "Japanais" from The Best Of Polish Jazz (Polish Jazz) 47:32
  • Chromosomos "Barrel Organ" from The Best Of Polish Jazz (Polish Jazz) 53:5
  • Host speaks 1:00:55
  • Lucky 7s "504 No More...?" from Farragut (Lakefront Digital) 1:01:45
  • Host speaks 1:10:45
  • Weather Report "A Remark You Made" from The Best Of Weather Report (Columbia) 1:13:59
  • Satoko Fujii "Heat Wave" from Heat Wave (Libra) 1:20:44
  • Host speaks 1:26:11
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach "Four In One/Round About Midnight" from Monk's Casino (Intakt) 1:28:45
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Still-Gas" from Samdhi (Act) 1:35:05
  • Lama "The Chimpanzee Who Told Man How To Cry" from Oneiros (Clean Feed) 1:43:58
  • Host speaks 1:51:39
  • Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up "Lineage" from The Air Is Different (482 Music) 1:52:51
  • Black Motor "Hoojaa" from Hoojaa (Kauriala Society) 2:00:32
  • David Virelles "Stories Waiting To Be Told" from Mboko (ECM) 2:07:49
  • Francesco Chiapperini & His Extemporary Vison Ensemble "No One Has To Forget" from No Redemption (Rudi) 2:16:01
  • Host speaks 2:22:12
  • Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna "Luna 17-B" from Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna (Eclipse Music) 2:25:16
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri, & Mike Brown "Ode To The Oud" from White Dust (Ropeadope) 2:34:04
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "Early In The Mornin'" from Early In The Mornin' (Outhere) 2:40:17
  • Host speaks 2:45:43
  • Kenneth Jimenez Trio "Thirty Miles" from Sublunary Minds (Self-released) 2:47:15
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble "Peace" from Live At The Currency Exchange Café Vol.1 (Self-released) 2:53:20



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