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Caroline Davis, Hery Paz & Niescier/Reid/Harris

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Highlights: Captivity, the new recording by saxophonist Caroline Davis is a pointedly social justice album focused on creating reflection, interrogation and amplification of the essential conversation around incarceration, the prison industrial complex & abolition. It's a very powerful project. Another excellent alto player, Germany's Angelika Niescier hooked up with premier cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Savannah Harris for their new release, Beyond Dragons, and it's one of the best of the year. Another trio from that pool of transplanted Cuban musicians in NYC released Jardineros, an absolute burner from saxophonist Hery Paz, drummer Francisco Mela and percussionist Roman Diaz. Other new items debuting this episode come from Toronto bassist Josh Arcoleo, the Eclectic Maybe Band from England, pot stirrer Alabaster de Plume, also from England, and a threesome of the finest from Denmark—saxophonist Jesper Zeuthen, pianist Jacob Anderskov and drummer Anders Vestergaard. Plus a little blues from the late and great Johnny Adams.

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  • Johnny Adams "One Foot In The Blues" from One Foot In The Blues (Rounder) 00:00
  • Host speaks 06:27
  • Angelika Niescier, Tomeka Reid & Savannah Harris "Hic Sunt Dracones" from Beyond Dragons (Intakt) 09:07
  • Alex Louloudis & Zack Clarke "Another Lake Joint" from What We Are (Ears&Eyes) 20:18
  • Wayne Shorter "Chaos" from The AllSeeing Eye (Blue Note) 25:03
  • Host speaks 31:46
  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society "Ferromagnetic" from Dynamic Maximum Tension (Nonesuch) 33:13
  • Carlos Bica "Leonore" from Playing With Beethoven (Clean Feed) 42:21
  • Host speaks 48:56
  • Jesper Zeuthen, Jacob Anderskov & Anders Vestergaard "Ceremony" from Nocturnal (Ilk Records) 50:41
  • Nicole Mitchell & Alexander Hawkins "The Stars Are Listening" from At Earth School (Astral Spirits) 1:01:08
  • Host speaks 1:06:23
  • Hery Paz Trio "Arroyo Lajas" from Jardineros (577 Records) 1:08:18
  • Hery Paz Trio "El Real De Las Palmas" from Jardineros (577 Records) 1:15:38
  • Eric Hofbauer "We'll Be Watching" from Waking Up (Creative Nation) 1:21:30
  • Dylan Jack Quartet "To The Land Of Thieves And Phantoms" from Eine Quartett De Grauens (Creative Nation) 1:35:11
  • Host speaks 1:41:51
  • Josh Cole's Kind Mind "Inside" from Kind Mind (Cassiar) 1:43:17
  • Sandy Evans Trio "Not In The Mood" from Not In The Mood (Newmarket) 1:48:20
  • Host speaks 1:54:10
  • Eclectic Maybe Band "Painting With Illicit Pigment" from Bars Without Measures (Discus) 1:55:53
  • Piotr Schmidt Quartet "Routine II" from Tribute To Tomasz Stanko (SJ Records) 2:03:50
  • Host speaks 2:08:35
  • Caroline Davis & Alula "Synchronize My Body Where My Mind Has Always Been" from Captivity (Ropeadope) 2:11:16
  • Amir ElSaffar "Ishtarum" from Alchemy (Pi) 2:18:57
  • Jaimie Branch Fly Or Die "Balinko Bass" from Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die ((world war)) (International Anthem) 2:26:37
  • Host speaks 2:31:08
  • Alabaster De Plume "Give Me Away" from Come With Fierce Grace (International Anthem) 2:33:15
  • Alabaster De Plume "Greek Honey Slick" from Come With Fierce Grace (International Anthem) 2:36:22
  • Trevor Watts & Moiré Drum Orchestra "ObramankumeSouthern Memories" from With The Flow (Hi4Head) 2:40:51
  • Vinny Golia "Removal Syndrome" from Even to This Day... Music for Orchestra and Soloists Movement Two: Syncretism: For The Draw... (Part One of Two) (Nine Winds) 2:53:39
  • Host speaks 2:58:24
  • Johnny Adams "Half Awake" from One Foot In The Blues (Rounder) 2:59:29

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