In the 1980s, the avant-garde, although still home to many fine free jazz players, increasingly adopted an ecumenical approach to historical styles. Freedom came to include freedom to be "in the tradition." The broadly-influenced music of alto saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Henry Threadgill, clarinetist John Carter and pianist Don Pullen illustrate this trendin this hour of Jazz at 100.
Host Intro 0:00
Arthur Blythe Septet. "Down San Diego Way" from Lenox Avenue Breakdown (Columbia) 3:14
Host speaks 10:59
Air. "Do Tell" from 80° Below '82 (Antilles) 13:11
Henry Threadgill Sextet. "Gateway" from Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket (About Time Records) 22:47
Host speaks 31:51
John Carter Septet. "On a Country Road" from Fields (Gramavision) 34:21
Host speaks 41:06
Don Pullen Trio. "At the Café Centrale" from New Beginnings (Blue Note) 44:15
Don Pullen Trio. "The Dancer" from Random Thoughts (Blue Note) 51:06
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