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As jazz was born where cultures converged, it's not a surprise that it is the most adaptable form of music. An art form permeable since its very inception to musical traditions from other continents. This week we focus on the contribution of musicians that approached jazz and improvised music benefiting from the wider perspective afforded to them by the exposure to not only American culture but also the traditions of the places of origin of their families, which hailed from Asian countries like China, India, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Susie Ibarra Trio "Passing Clouds" Songbird Suite (Tzadik) 0:17
Host talks 5:26
Cuong Vu "Brittle, Like Twigs" It's Mostly Residual (Auand) 7:44
Vijay Iyer "Radhe Radhe -Rites of Holi, Pt. 2 "Transcendence": Purging Rites" Radhe Radhe -Rites of Holi (Music for the Film by Prashant Bhargava) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Live] (ECM) 1:22:20
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