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Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Dark Tree & Clean Feed


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The '70s in Los Angeles was a very fertile period for free and avant-garde jazz. Dark Tree Records has been re-releasing some of that music and four of their albums are featured in this edition of OMJ. You'll hear music from Dark Tree albums by Horace Tapscott, Roberto Miranda, John Carter/Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia. The latter's excellent release with Bernard Santacruz and Cristiano Calcagnile is actually a 2017 recording, but Golia was a key member of the L.A. free scene, and still is. Also on the bill, another release of archival material from the Sam Rivers stash of private recordings, and a new one by Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen & Acoustic Unity. The third hour has a whole bunch of great sounds from Clean Feed releases.


  • Johnny Dyani "Dedicated To Mingus" from Mbizo (Steeplechase) 00:00
  • Host speaks 06:07
  • Vinny Golia, Bernard Santacruz & Cristiano Calcagnile "Thoughts Within The Vineyard" from To Live And Die (Dark Tree) 08:54
  • Vinny Golia, Bernard Santacruz & Cristiano Calcagnile "Visit To The Mountains" from To Live And Die (Dark Tree) 17:30
  • Sonic Eel "Theme 40—Sarcasm" from Live In Brooklyn (Darkfyre) 26:28
  • Host speaks 33:01
  • Roberto Miranda Home Music Ensemble "Deborah Tasmin" from Live At The Bing Theatre—July 1985 (Dark Tree) 34:43
  • Dr. Mint "Fire Flight" from Visions And Nightmares (PfMentum) 47:14
  • Host speaks 54:15
  • Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity "Boogie" from Elastic Wave (ECM) 55:50
  • Gordon Grdina, Mark Helias & Matthew Shipp}} "Palimpsest" from Pathways (Attaboygirl) 1:00:40
  • Ambrose Akinmusire "Tide Of Hyacinth" from On The Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) 1:07:34
  • Host speaks 1:15:45
  • Sam Rivers Trio "Offering" from Caldera—Archive Series Volume 6 (NoBusiness) 1:17:47
  • Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver "Mask Production" from Welcome To Adventure—Vol. 2 (577) 1:26:32
  • Christoph Irniger Pilgrim "Back In The Game" from Italian Circus Story (Intakt) 1:33:54
  • Host speaks 1:42:39
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet "Ballad For Deadwood Dick" from Legacies For Our Grandchildren (Dark Tree) 1:45:34
  • Angles "The Hidden Balcony" from A Muted Reality (Clean Feed) 2:00:27
  • Host speaks 2:14:01
  • Ziv Taubenfeld's Full Sun "Andalus Fig Tree" from Out Of the Beast Came Honey (Clean Feed) 2:15:20
  • Mathias Landaeus "Two Stories" from A Crisis Of Perception (Clean Feed) 2:24:50
  • Fade In "Tachykinesis" from Live Fast, Die A Legend (Clean Feed) 2:29:09
  • Tarbaby "Bonu" from Dance Of The Evil Toys (Clean Feed) 2:35:40
  • Tim Stine Quartet "Quietus" from Knots (Clean Feed) 2:41:12
  • Host speaks 2:47:36
  • Bobby Bradford—John Carter Quintet "She" from No U Turn—Live In Pasadena 1975 (Dark Tree) 2:49:56

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