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Ennio Morricone + Betty LaVette, Gordon Grdina, Billy Martin & New Releases


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This week we pay tribute to the late Ennio Morricone the way we often do, through renditions of his memorable soundtracks performed by contemporary creative jazz artists like John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Marco Cappelli, Guano Padano, and Oddjob. We then check out some great new releases that cross borders, stylistic definitions and generations.

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Jeff Cosgrove, John Medeski, Jeff Lederer "O'Neal's Porch" History Gets Ahead of the Story (Grizzley) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:07
  • Billy Martin "Home Beat Home" Guilty (Amulet) 8:57
  • Guano Padano "El Divino" Guano Padano (Important) 12:35
  • Oddjob "Ecstasy of Gold" Clint (ACT) 17:08
  • Host talks 21:23
  • Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy "Deep Deep Down" The American Dream (Mode Avant) 23:42
  • John Zorn "The Sicilian Clan" Naked City (Elektra Nonesuch) 28:12
  • Bill Frisell "Farewell to Cheyenne" When You Wish Upon a Star (Okeh) 31:43
  • Host talks 36:15
  • Songs of Tales "Traure" Life Is a Gong Show (Roots2Boot) 37:50
  • McCoy Tyner, Bill Frisell "Boubacar" Guitars (Telarc) 43:20
  • Gordon Grdina's The Marrow "Convergence" Safar -E -Daroon (Songlines) 45:40
  • Lucian Ban, John Surman, Mat Maneri "The Dowry Song" Transylvanian Folk Songs -The Béla Bartók Field Recordings (Sunnyside) 52:37
  • Host talks 1:00:03
  • Bettye LaVette "Strage Fruit" Blackbirds (Verve) 1:01:27
  • Felice Clemente "Moods (Recorded Live at Montecalvo Versiggia Church)" Solo (Recorded Live at Montecalvo Versiggia Church) (Crocevia di Suoni) 1:05:38
  • Host talks 1:10:21
  • Gabriel Chakarji "Melodía De Agradecimiento" New Beginning (Self-released) 1:11:16

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