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Ches Smith, Damasiewicz / Wania, Fujii / Ono & Roberto Ottaviano


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Plenty of genre-stretching music in this episode, from drummer Ches Smith's new Laugh Ash, vocalist Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones and their drive to make their music reflect the need for protest, and the Ewart/Asplin/Ricks Trio, featuring master AACM reedist Douglas Ewart, recorded live at BYU. Polish trumpeter Piotr Damasiewicz hooks up with fellow Pole, the talented pianist Dominik Wania for the intimate The Way, The Truth, The Life " while Satoko Fujii joins saxophonist Ryoko Ono for a sparkling set of tunes. As well, there's music from South Africa, anticipating the newly announced partnership between Ropeadope Records and City of Gold Arts, which advocates for African music. I don't know if trumpeter Ndabo Zulu will be releasing anything for the new AfricRise label, but he's a great example of the kind of music happening there. Lots more too, including the latest from Italian saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano with Alexander Hawkins on piano and a musical acknowledgment of the recent passing of the esteemed Luxembourg saxophonist Michel Pilz.


  • Per Zanussi 5 "Hidden People" from Live In Coimbra (Clean Feed) 00:00
  • Host speaks 11:37
  • Piotr Damasiewicz & Dominik Wania "Who Is" from The Way, The Truth, The Life (Self-released) 14:03
  • Andrew Gould "Submarine Station" from Pull Up A Chair (Self-released) 19:05
  • Karl Evangelista "Beauregard" from What Else Is There? (FSR Records) 25:01
  • Host speaks 31:34
  • Ewart/Asplin/Ricks Trio "Water Song" from Emphatic Now (Neuma) 33:17
  • Pietro Rosato & Livio Bartolo "Il Canto Del Gallo" from Another Point Of View (Improvisatore Involuntario) 46:07
  • Host speaks 52:34
  • Ches Smith "Sweatered Webs (Hey Mom)" from Laugh Ash (Pyroclastic) 53:48
  • Pharoah Sanders "Heart Is A Melody Of Time (Hiroko's Song)" from Heart Is A Melody (Evidence) 1:01:10
  • Host speaks 1:08:37
  • Amirtha Kidambi "The Great Lie" from New Monuments (We Jazz) 1:10:12
  • Benoit Delbecq "Kebled" from Triple Fever (dStream) 1:18:16
  • Rich Halley Quartet "Inferred" from Fire Within (Pine Eagle) 1:23:04
  • Host speaks 1:37:10
  • Satoko Fujii & Ryoko Ono "Hakuro" from Hakuro (Libra) 1:37:58
  • Piotr Damasiewicz & Dominik Wania "Living Is Worth It" from The Way, The Truth, The Life (Self-released) 1:46:39
  • Host speaks 1:53:05
  • Roberto Ottaviano Eternal Love "Mong's Speakin'" from People (Dodicilune) 1:54:30
  • Ches Smith "Disco Inferred" from Laugh Ash (Pyroclastic) 2:01:29
  • Host speaks 2:07:52
  • Glen Hall & Bernie Koenig "I Understand Why You Are So Melancholy" from Overheard Conversations (Slam) 2:09:10
  • Orientation Of We "Emergence" from Emergence (Off Records) 2:16:14
  • Yamabiko Quintet "Cloudscape from Yamabiko Quintet (NEMU) 2:27:02
  • Host speaks 2:33:58
  • Michel Pilz "Portique Indeformables" from Ressuage (Jazzhausmusik) 2:35:37
  • Unscientific Italians "Pip Squeak" from Plays The Music Of Bill Frisell Vol 2 (Hora Records) 2:43:28
  • Host speaks 2:50:16
  • Ndabo Zulu"Isgekle" from Queen Nandi: The African Symphony (Self-released) 2:52:11

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