Henry Threadgill, Ben LaMar Gay and other great new releases

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This week we check out new releases by some of the most exciting and innovative jazz musicians working today, from established names like Henry Threadgill and Nik Bärtsch to exciting up-and-comers like Ben LaMar Gay.

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Ben LaMar Gay "Swim Swim" from Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem) 0:16
  • Host speaks 3:40
  • Ben LaMar Gay "Music for 18 Hairdressers: Braids & Fractals" from Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem) 4:40
  • Ben LaMar Gay "Miss Nealie Burns" from Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem) 7:15
  • Leni Stern "Khavare" from 3 (Self Released) 10:02
  • Leni Stern "Barambai" from 3 (Self Released) 14:41
  • Leni Stern "Spell" from 3 (Self Released) 18:15
  • Jamie Baum "U-Cross Me" from U-Cross Me (Sunnyside) 22:13
  • Host speaks 31:22
  • Mary Halvorson "Off the Record" from Code Girl (Firehouse 12) 33:09
  • John Hollenbeck "Long Swing Dream" from All Can Work (New Amsterdam) 38:43
  • Rogerio Boccato Quarteto "Cravo e Canela" from No Old Rain (Red Piano) 46:06
  • Rogerio Boccato Quarteto "Viver de Amor" from No Old Rain (Red Piano) 51:06
  • Matt Penman "Fifths and Bayou" from Good Question (Sunnyside) 56:35
  • Host speaks 1:02:49
  • Dan Weiss "Cry Box" from Starebaby (feat. Trevor Dunn, Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn & Ben Monder) (Pi) 1:05:10
  • John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble "The Model" from All Can Work (New Amsterdam) 1:11:31
  • Jamie Baum "Honoring Nepal: The Shiva Suite III. Contmplation" from Bridges (Sunnyside) 1:16:05
  • Henry Threadgill "Clear and Distinct" from Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi) 1:22:38
  • Host speaks 1:31:15
  • Nik Bärtsch's Ronin "Modul 58" from Awase (ECM) 1:33:44
  • Henry Threadgill "And More Dirt Part 1" from Dirt... And More Dirt (Pi) 1:51:46

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