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A profile of Steve Coleman and more

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This week Neon Jazz profiles the life and prodigious work of Steve Coleman. From his most recent release, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets), to the early days of his career in 1985 with Motherland Pulse. The show features an interview with Steve Coleman about his life in music, playing live at the Vanguard, his love of Bird and more.

Also featured is the New Orleans jazz-rock band Bonerama with a cut off their latest album, Hot Like Fire and the work they did with Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Oxman with a cut off his latest CD Glimpses with the legendary Dave Liebman and the stellar Cecile McLorin Salvant.


  • Steve Coleman "DJW" Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets) 00:00
  • Host talks 6:48
  • Steve Coleman Group "Irate Blues" Motherland Pulse 9:44
  • Von Freeman "White Sand" Post Bop 14:03
  • Host talks 18:35
  • Charlie Parker "Embraceable You" Live at Massey Hall 19:22
  • Bonerama "Happy" Hot Like Fire 23:39
  • Host talks 27:59
  • Harry Connick, Jr. "Stompin' at the Savoy" When Harry Met Sally (Soundtrack) 29:28
  • Keith Oxman "Afreaka" Glimpses 33:36
  • Host talks 38:38
  • Dave Liebman Trio "Reflections" Monks Mood 39:49
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Visions" The Window—45:05
  • Host talks 50:04
  • Steve Coleman & The Five Elements "Drop Kick" Drop Kick 51:49
Photo credit: Roberto Cifarelli


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