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Art Ensemble of Chicago, William Tatge & Hans Ludemann


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This episode evokes special memories of my first exposure to the Art Ensemble Of Chicago many years ago. I was left in awe at the spectacle, let alone the originality and power of the music. We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, the new release from Pi Recordings brings that concert and much more music by the AEoC to mind. What an amazing and important group they were and still are, thanks to Roscoe Mitchell and Famoudou Don Moye, the remaining original members. Also memorable was an interview with the great drummer Jerry Granelli several years ago that stretched into a long and comfortable conversation about music, history and life. I've followed him closely ever since, and his latest release, Old City: New Voices, a collaboration with some terrific musicians from Atlantic Canada, is another example of Granelli's percussive brilliance. This show also introduces the William Tatge Trio plus new releases from Jeremy Udden, G. Calvin Weston, Hans Ludemann and the Teun Verbruggen-André Fernandes Quartet.


  • Jerry Granelli & New Generation "Rock Me" from Old City::New Voices (Self-released) 0:00
  • Host speaks 5:10
  • Jerry Granelli & New Generation "Peace Little Horn" from Old City::New Voices (Self-released) 6:35
  • Casper Nyvang Rask "Three-Legged Dog" from Slow Evolution Ensemble (Gotta Let It Out) 12:12
  • G. Calvin Weston & Phoenix Orchestra "Dust And Ash" from Dust And Ash (577 Records) 7:26
  • Host speaks 26:04
  • Teun Verbruggen & Andre Fernandes "Inhale" from Chasing Penguins (Rat Records) 27:44
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, David Cieri & Mike Brown "Sugar" from Dark Furniture (Ropeadope) 38:44
  • David Chevallier "Scrabée" from Pyromanes (Le SonArt) 42:51
  • Host speaks 46:01
  • ICP Orchestra "TDFO: Moder Aller Oorlogen" from ICP Live In Albequerque (ICP) 49:06
  • Skyjack "The Hunter" from The Hunter (Yellowbird) 58:41
  • Host speaks 1:05:36
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Mama Koko" from We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi) 1:07:44
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Chi-Congo 50" from We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi) 1:18:50
  • AACM Great Black Music Ensemble "Ancient To The Future Power, Stronger Than Itself" from Live At The Currency Exchange Café Vol 1 (Self-released) 1:28:29
  • Host speaks 1:44:03
  • William Tatge Trio "Have You Seen Robert Boston?" from General Public (Self-released) 1:45:49
  • Le Rex " Glow" from Escape Of The Fire Ants (Cuneiform) 1:52:53
  • Host speaks 1:57:22
  • Istvan Grensco Special Collective 5 "Running Fence" from Do Not Slam The Door (BMC) 1:57:47
  • Host speaks 2:05:50
  • Hans Lüdemann's TransEuropeExpress "Trois Fois Rien" from Polyjazz (BMC) 2:07:41
  • Carlos Bica Trio "The Fuel Of Life" from I Am The Escaped One (Clean Feed) 2:18:17
  • Ocean Fanfare "Pony Squad" from First Nature (Barefoot) 2:22:29
  • Sylvain Cathala Septet "Entremêlés" from Cullinan (Connexe) 2:27:56
  • Host speaks 2:37:50
  • Jeremy Udden "Roland Alphonso" from Three In Paris (Sunnyside) 2:39:56
  • Nick Sanders Trio "Manic Maniac" from Playtime (Sunnyside) 2:45:25
  • Host speaks 2:48:01
  • Bright Moments "Dance'm" from Return Of The Lost Tribe (Delmark) 2:48:54

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