Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Eric Dolphy and More

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Some very important saxophonists are featured in this episode: Frenchman Emile Parisien is back with almost all of his original quartet, Gebhard Ullman shows why he's considered one of the best contemporary multi-reedists with his Basement Research band, Dave Rempis's new trio debuts The Early Bird Gets, and the great Eric Dolphy with previously-unissued music in an impressive package released by Resonance Records.

For Valentine's Day, partners pianist Iro Haarla and bassist Ulf Krokfors send some love from Finland in a beautiful set of tunes focused on Carla Bley (Barry Altschul is on drums), and for Black History Month, there's more from Dr. Mark Lomax, II, some Gil Scott-Heron, and music from one of the first singers to shine with the avant-garde, Jeanne Lee, from a Ran Blake-Jeanne Lee set of tunes from 1966-67, never heard before.


  • Gebhard Ullman's Basement Research "Twelve Tones Impromptu #5" from Impromptus & Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz) 0:00
  • Gebhard Ullman's Basement Research "Gospel" from Impromptus & Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz) 4:56
  • Host speaks 8:35
  • Jeff Cosgrove, William Parker, Matthew Shipp "Spherical" from Near Disaster (Grizzley) 11:31
  • Alister Spence, Satoko Fujii's Orchestra Kobe "Imagine" from Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music) 26:29
  • Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard "Gansus" from The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic) 36:13
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "Creepy Crawly" from Early in the Mornin' (Outnote) 40:37
  • Host speaks 48:46
  • Ran Blake, Jeanne Lee "Lonely Woman" from The Newest Sound You Never Heard (A-Side) 51:48
  • Ran Blake, Jeanne Lee "Birmingham USA" from The Newest Sound You Never Heard (A-Side) 56:37
  • Burning Ghosts "Escape From DC" from American Circus (Orenda) 59:44
  • Host speaks 1:10:17
  • Mark Lomax "Jua: Sunshine" from 400: An Afrikan Epic (Self-released) 1:12:38
  • Thomas Markusson Quartet "Open" from Open (Footprint) 1:31:25
  • Emile Parisien Quartet "Malware Invasion" from Double Screening (Act Music) 1:37:04
  • Emile Parisien Quartet "Spam 2" from Double Screening (Act Music) 1:44:47
  • Host speaks 1:45:54
  • Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Barry Altschul "Around Again" from Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley (Tum) 1:49:13
  • Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors, Barry Altschul "Ida Lupino" from Around Again: The Music Of Carla Bley (Tum) 1:54:40
  • Gil Scott Heron "Comment #1" from Small Talk at 125th & Lenox (Flying Dutchman) 1:59:22
  • Gil Scott Heron "Peace Be with You Brother" from Winter in America (Strata -East) 2:03:47
  • Host speaks 2:09:16
  • Stephanie Richards "Stalked By Tall Buildings" from Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher) 2:10:24
  • James Banner, Elias Stemeseder, Ugo Alunni "Piece 2" from Wood/Guts (Self-released) 2:21:43
  • Mike Parker’s Unified Theory Unified Theory "Pociag Do Pezda" from Shiny Objects, Dark Places (Self-released) 2:27:51
  • Luz "Shapiro" from Encelado (Auand) 2:36:53
  • Host speaks 2:39:27
  • Eric Dolphy "Music Matador" from Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 2:41:59
  • Eric Dolphy "Muses for Richard Davis (1) " from Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance) 2:51:37

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