Highlights of the Final Decade of the First 100 Years of Recorded Jazz (2011 - 2018)

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This is the last of a series of five programs featuring jazz since 1990, presented as a single selection for each year to reflect trends, career highlights and new artists, at least as the narrative appears from the temporally-challenged context of the last 25 years. The idea to attempt such an abbreviated one-track—per-year survey comes from a terrific essay from critic Gary Giddins, "Postwar Jazz: An Arbitrary Roadmap (1945—2001)." As we approach the present our perspective gets more-and-more limited. In this hour, our 99th of 100, jazz since 2010.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Vijay Iyer Trio "Little Pocket Size Demons" from Accelarando (ACT Music) 2:37
  • Host speaks 9:47
  • Wadada Leo Smith Quartet "Lake Ontario" from Great Lakes Suites. (Tum) 10:56
  • Host speaks 20:02
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant Quintet "WomanChild" from WomanChild (Mack Avenue) 22:09
  • Host speaks 28:13
  • Henry Threadgill's Zooid "In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Opening)" from In for a Penny, In for a Pound (Pi) 29:23
  • Host speaks 33:51
  • Kamasi Washington & The Next Step "Final Thought" from The Epic (Brainfeeder) 35:10
  • Host speaks 41:32
  • Craig Taborn Quartet "The Great Silence" from Daylight Ghosts (ECM) 44:12
  • Host speaks 49:43
  • Tyshawn Sorey Trio "Cascade in Slow Motion" from Verisimilitude (Pi) 51:17
  • Host Outro 55:39

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