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This week, I'm interested in exploring duration. 100 years ago this month, Louis Armstrong made his first recordings with King Joe Oliver. Those tracks were all 3 minutes or less—not a great vehicle for improvisation—but they made it work. Over time our ability to capture longer artistic expression increased, but attention spans vary. Tonight, we'll be spinning six tracks lasting between 15 and 20 minutes. Each artist using the time differently.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 01:00
  • Made To Break "Contact Sheet (for Susan Sontag)" from Trébuchet (Trost) 01:30
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society "In Memory's Prism" from Mandatory Reality (Eremite) 21:34
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band "Minamata" from Mosaic Select Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band (Mosaic) 45:43
  • Dave Rempis, Avreeayl Ra "Divisions of Time" from Bennu (Aerophonic) 1:08:07
  • Charles Mingus "For Harry Carney" from Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Sunnyside, Radio Bremen) 1:29:51
  • The Necks "Imprinting" from Travel (Northern Spy) 1:29:51

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