Anti-Rubber Brain Factory & Sameer Gupta

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This episode features two extremely original albums from France, and they couldn't be more different. Guitarist Marc Ducret tackles Shakespeare on his Lady M. He's not the first to look to the Bard of Avon for inspiration (Duke Ellington and Cleo Laine come to mind immediately), but he may be the first one to frame one of Lady MacBeth's soliloquy's with such hard-nosed guitar. The other recording is from the eclectic, always "what's next?," Anti-Rubber Brain Factory led by bassist Yoram Rosilio. Their last couple of recordings explored Moroccan music and rhythms; this time Rosilio uses his travels to Mexico where he was exposed to the mariachis' music. Drop that into the stew pot with boiling jazz riffs and world-flavoured rhythms and what comes out is exciting as hell.

Speaking of rhythm, drummer/percussionist Sameer Gupta has mastered the ability to translate all those complex South Indian tabla rhythms onto the drum kit, and his new A Circle Has No Beginning is proof of his skills. You'll also hear music from a number of new albums by saxophonists, Tori Freestone, Nick Mazzarella, Caroline Davis, and Anders Lønne Grønseth.


  • Matthias Spillmann Trio "Peace" from Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club (Clean Feed) 00:00
  • Host speaks 06:24
  • Tori Freestone Trio "Hiding Jekyl" from El Mar De Nubes (Whirlwind) 08:27
  • Parnizcky Quartet "Nagy szekundok" from Bartok Electrified (BMC) 16:45
  • Federico Ughi "Transoceanico" from Transoceanico (577 Records) 22:55
  • Host speaks 28:10
  • Marc Ducret "Scene 1-A Desert Place" from Lady M (Ayler) 29:54
  • Marc Ducret "Lady M" from Lady M (Ayler) 32:52
  • Marc Ducret "Weird Part 1" from Lady M (Ayler) 37:42
  • William Tatge Trio "Illegal Machines" from General Cargo (Self-released) 38:52
  • Teun Verbruggen-André Fernandes Quartet "Free Penguins" from Chasing Penguins (Rat Records) 46:46
  • Host speaks 52:27
  • Tomasz Stanko Quartet "Monastery in the Dark" from Matka Joanna (ECM) 53:30
  • Hans Ludemann's TransEuropeExpress "Enge Bewegung" from Polyjazz (BMC) 59:07
  • Host speaks 1:08:25
  • Sameer Gupta "Crows at Sunset (intro)" from A Circle Has No Beginning (Self-released) 1:10:07
  • Sameer Gupta "Crows at Sunset" from A Circle Has No Beginning (Self-released) 1:12:24
  • Nick Mazzarella Trio "Phonetic" from Counterbalance (Astral Spirits) 1:18:39
  • Host speaks 1:25:59
  • Nick Mazzarella Trio "Headway" from Counterbalance (Astral Spirits) 1:27:31
  • Georg Ruby Trio "Nachtaktiv" from Village Zone (Jazzhausmusik) 1:38:21
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Fanfare and Bell" from We Are on the Edge (Pi) 1:44:18
  • Host speaks 1:50:59
  • New York Free Quartet}"24/8 Aren't We All" from In Between Gigs... Can You Dig? (Fourth Stream) 1:52:03
  • Sean Moran "Big Shoes" from Sun Tiger (Skirl) 1:58:02
  • Host speaks 2:06:14
  • Anti-Rubber Brain Factory "One Shot o' Mescal Para El Señor Eric Dolphy" from Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicana (Le Fondeur De Son) 2:08:40
  • Anti-Rubber Brain Factory "Family Afternoon" from Ensueños Burlescos Peligrosos y Misticos de Tierras Mexicanas (Le Fondeur De Son) 2:13:56
  • Mick Rossi & Peter Hess "Protoprotozoa" from Cut the Red Wire (Diskonife) 2:21:39
  • Host speaks 2:28:44
  • Anne Mette Iversen's Ternion Quartet "Ionian Steps" from Invincible Nimbus (BJU) 2:29:59
  • Caroline Davis "Scapulars" from Alula (New Amsterdam) 2:38:08
  • Hank Roberts, Marc Ducret & Jim Black "In the 60s" from Green (Winter & Winter) 2:43:00
  • Host speaks 2:47:50
  • Anders Lønne Grønseth & Multiverse "Modal Realism" from Theory Of Anything (Pling) 2:49:51


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