Whit Dickey, Asher Gamedze, Quin Kirchner, Icepick and More

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Three albums by drummers highlight this episode. South Africa's Asher Gamedze's Dialectic Soul brings to light the freer, more avant side of contemporary South African jazz (perhaps in a way that the revered Louis Moholo-Moholo did over fifty years ago), while drummer Quin Kirchner's latest delves into various rhythms and tributes to favorite musicians. Tying it together with his usual free jazz style is Whit Dickey who drops two distinctly different albums, both with Matthew Shipp, one with Nate Wooley. Other interesting releases this show come from a pair of Toronto bands (Rob Clutton Trio and Eucalyptus), saxophonist Michael Thomas, Aram Shelton and Christian Rønn , and some exciting trios: Carsten Dahl, Ole Morten Vågan and Ivars Arutyunyan, Vance Provey with Bob Gorry and Paul Gunsberg, and Icepick featuring Nate Wooley.


  • Quin Kirchner "Batá Chop" from The Shadows and the Light (AstralSpirits) 00:00
  • Host speaks 10:14
  • Quin Kirchner "At This Point in Time" from The Shadows and the Light (AstralSpirits) 12:17
  • Lina Allemano's Orenschmaus "Geroestet Peanut" from Rats and Mice (Lumo) 21:32
  • Inland Empire "Hindsight Bias" from Inland Empire (Clean Feed) 26:26
  • Host speaks 31:52
  • Whit Dickey, Nate Wooley, Matthew Shipp "Take the Wild Train" from Morph (ESP-Disk) 34:08
  • Whit Dickey & Matthew Shipp "Reckoning" from Morph (ESP-Disk) 40:54
  • Kenny Warren Trio "Pen In Hand" from In the Heat (Whirlwind) 46:52
  • Host speaks 51:26
  • Rob Clutton Trio "Cloak" from Counsel of Primaries (SnailBongBong) 52:38
  • Damir Bacikin - Damir Out Loud "Z-Time" from Earworm (Shoebill Music) 59:28
  • Host speaks 1:04:09
  • Asher Gamedze "State of Emergence Suite: Movement 1 Thesis" from Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) 1:07:05
  • Asher Gamedze "State of Emergence Suite: Movement 2 Antithesis" from Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) 1:09:48
  • Asher Gamedze "State of Emergence Suite: Movement 3 Synthesis" from Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) 1:20:27
  • James Brandon Lewis, Chad Taylor "Watakushi No Sekai" from Live In Willisau (Intakt) 1:25:57
  • Host speaks 1:32:53
  • Icepick "El-Bound" from Hell Raiser (Astral Spirits) 1:33:55
  • Lisa Mezzacappa Six "Blood, Sea" from Cosmicomics (Queen Bee) 1:43:39
  • Host speaks 1:50:59
  • Aram Shelton, Christian Rønn "Spread" from Multiring (Astral Spirits) 1:51:52
  • James Carney Sexet "Inharmonicity" from Pure Heart (Sunnyside) 1:59:11
  • Host speaks 2:04:46
  • Michael Thomas "Distance" from Distance (Giant Step Arts) 2:06:32
  • Mike Baggetta "The Only Blues" from Sceptre (Fresh Sound New Talent) 2:18:42
  • Threadbare "And When Circumstances Arise" from Silver Dollar (NoBusiness) 2:26:30
  • Host speaks 2:32:36
  • Vance Provey, Bob Gorry, Paul Gunsberg "Extraction" from Collective Expression (NHIC Records) 2:33:34
  • Carsten Dahl, Ole Morten Vågan, Ivars Arutyunyan "The Storyteller" from Prism (Self-released) 2:40:12
  • Eucalyptus "Triller" from Kick It Till You Flip It (Lorna/HAVN) 2:46:10
  • Host speaks 2:52:11
  • Asher Gamedze "Interegnum" from Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) 2:53:43

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