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Charles Rumback, Kuzu and More

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There's a slight Chicago flavour to this episode. Drummer Charles Rumback hooked up with noted New Orleans bassist James Singleton for Rumback's latest recording, Cadillac Turns. In an odd twist of strange, Singleton approached a jet-lagged Rumback in a bar in Sydney Australia and said he had seen Rumback playing in a Chicago bar a few nights earlier. Turns out Rumback had seen Singleton there as well, but didn't approach the bassist who has been a favourite of the drummer since Rumback had seen him as a kid in Kansas City. Guitarist Dan Phillips calls Chicago home where he works with the best of that city's improvisers, but he also calls Thailand home; he teaches guitar at a university there. Meanwhile saxophonist Dave Rempis is a Chicago fixture, working in the creative scene there, as well as running his own label, Aerophonic, which has just released a new album by another of Rempis' trios: Kuzu. All of these Chicago guys have another thing in common: they get around. And so does their music.

Also in this episode are tracks from new releases by Dave Holland, pianist Alexander Hawkins and signal problems' dialogue-filled Love Letters.

Playlist

  • Alister Spence & Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Kobe "Here" from Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music) 00:00
  • Ralph Alessi "Fun Room" from Imaginary Friends (ECM) 11:47
  • Spinifex "Drinks & Logistics" from Soufifex (TryTone) 20:06
  • Host speaks 27:14
  • Charles Rumback "Dragons in Denver" from Cadillac Turns (Astral Spirits) 30:19
  • Mark Alban Lotz & Meinrad Kneer "Block" from U-Ex(perimental) (Evil Rabbit) 44:51
  • Host speaks 49:07
  • Dan Phillips Quartet "Abyssal Plain" from Light at Depth (Lizard Breath) 50:22
  • Shinkaigyo "Bathynomus Walk" from Shinkaigyo 2 (Self-released) 58:52
  • Host speaks 1:04:01
  • Signal Problems "Mad Lib" from Love Letters (pFmentum) 1:05:42
  • Signal Problems "Haiku" from Love Letters (pFmentum) 1:11:08
  • Signal Problems "Word Play" from Love Letters (pFmentum) 1:15:26
  • Signal Problems "Enough Is Enough" from Love Letters (pFmentum) 1:20;19
  • Signal Problems "Final Word" from Love Letters (pFmentum) 1:23:42
  • Wing Walker Orchestra "High" from Hazel (Self-released) 1:28:06
  • Host speaks 1:34:29
  • Kuzu "Gash" from Hiljaisuus (Aerophonic) 1:35:36
  • New York Free Quartet "Soul Walkin'" from Free Play (Self-released) 1:50:15
  • Host speaks 1:57:07
  • Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet "Conclusions" from With All Due Respect (Kansas) 1:57:51
  • Host speaks 2:09:11
  • Papanosh "King of the World" from Home Songs (Enya-Yellowbird) 2:09:54
  • Anna Webber "King of Denmark -Part I -Loper" from Clockwise (Pi) 2:14:1
  • Host speaks 2:24:19
  • Dave Holland "Thought on Earth" from Uncharted Territories (Dare 2) 2:25:50
  • Jim Pepper "Witchi Tai To" from Comin' & Goin' (Europa) 2:33:19
  • Alexander Hawkins "Strange Courage" from Iron Into the Wind (Intakt) 2:41:37
  • Host speaks 2:46:54
  • Dan Phillips Quartet "Submersion" from Light at Depth (Lizard Breath) 2:48:11
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