Christian McBride, Matana Roberts, Chicago Underground Quartet and More

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Each of February's shows will have some music recognizing Black History Month. The selected recording for 2020 is The Movement Revisited—A Musical Portrait of Four Icons, Christian McBride's epic, and you'll hear tunes from the album each week. This show also features Matana Roberts and Coin Coin Chapter IV -Memphis. The Chicago Underground Quartet is back in business with a new studio release, and two of England's, and the free jazz world's, iconic players have a new release as well. Saxophonist Evan Parker and drummer Paul Lytton celebrate 50 years of musical partnership on their new album for Intakt. You'll also hear French guitarist Pierrick Franc and his band with a churning track from his latest, Ex Novo Quartet. Lots of other great stuff too, including more from Benoit Delbecq, Sylvain Darrifourcq and Robin Fincker, aka Deep Ford. Enjoy.


  • Jeff Davis "The Fastness" from The Fastness (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 00:00
  • Jeff Davis "Mountains, Mountains, Water" from The Fastness (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 05:06
  • Host speaks 12:32
  • Chicago Underground Quartet "Unique Spiral" from Good Days (Astral Spirits) 15:09
  • AVA Trio "Cal Dei Turchi" from Digging the Sand (Self-released) 20:38
  • Mark Segger Sextet "For the Bees" from Lift Off (Self-released) 27:39
  • Host speaks 31:56
  • Carniaux// Goldman// Carniaux "Spherocytosis" from Carniaux // Goldman // Carniaux (Self-released) 32:40
  • Maria Faust "Waterloo Boy N" from Farm Fresh (Gotta Let It Out) 40:13
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "La Vache" from Seventh Heaven (Between the Lines) 44:33
  • Host speaks 50:44
  • Pierrick Franc Quartet "Fun Zone" from Ex Novo Quartet (Orgo) 51:25
  • Mário Santos Quartet "Hino" from Nuvem (Self-released) 59:46
  • Host speaks 1:09:50
  • Christian McBride "Overture -The Movement Revisited" from The Movement Revisited—A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) 1:13:18
  • Christian McBride "Sister Rosa Prologue" from em>The Movement Revisited—A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) 1:24:01
  • Christian McBride "Sister Rosa" from The Movement Revisited—A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) 1:27:20
  • Jim Black Trio "Dancy Clear Ends" from Reckon (Intakt) 1:33:46
  • Host speaks 1:38:47
  • Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putnam "Stain at Home" from Whoadie (577) 1:39:35
  • Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio "Ride Home" from Nomad (Skirl) 1:44:47
  • Host speaks 1:53:02
  • Evan Parker, Paul Lytton "How Tight Knit Was England Then" from Collective Calls (Revisited) (Jubilee) (Intakt) 1:54:08
  • Deep Ford "Morse" from You May Cross Here (BMC) 1:59:28
  • Host speaks 2:07:34
  • Deep Ford "Inner Whatever" from You May Cross Here (BMC) 2:08:42
  • Aaron Novik "Part 2" from No Signal (Avant-LaGuardia) 2:17:06
  • Mehdi Nabti & Prototype "Esperanto" from Grooves à Mystères (Self-released) 2:25:09
  • Host speaks 2:29:28
  • Matana Roberts "Trail of the Smiling Sphinx" from Coin Coin Chapter IV—Memphis (Constellation) 2:30:53
  • Ratchet Orchestra "Advice" from Coco Swirl (Ambiance Magnetique) 2:40:51
  • Host speaks 2:47:39
  • Russ Lossing Trio "Way" from Ways (Ezz-thetics) 2:48:13

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