The Renewal of AACM: Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed, Tomeka Reid, Matana Roberts

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In 100 one-hour programs, the series Jazz at 100 told the story of recorded jazz. It established the foundations upon which the broadly diverse music of today is built. This is the first hour of the successor series which aims to give voice to the current jazz scene and appreciates its countless creators.

In 1965, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was founded with the motto, "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future." In 2015, AACM celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and this week we focus on recent strong outings from Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed, Tomeka Reid and Matana Roberts, has been having a compelling renewal.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Mike Reed's People, Places & Things with Matthew Shipp "Fear Not of Man" from A New Kind of Dance (482 Music) 3:00
  • Mike Reed's People, Places & Things with Marquis Hill "Kwela for Taylor" from A New Kind of Dance (482 Music) 8:12
  • Mike Reed's Flesh & Bone "Watching The Boats" from Flesh & Bone (482 Music) 13:56
  • Host speaks 18:21
  • Nicole Mitchell -Tomeka Reid -Mike Reed Trio "Jo Jar" from Artifacts (482 Music) 19:26
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet "Wabash Blues" from Old New (Cuneiform Records) 24:00
  • Host speaks 28:53
  • Nicole Mitchell Septet "Dance of Many Hands" from Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records) 31:22
  • Nicole Mitchell Quartet "no one can stop us" from Maroon Cloud (FPE Records) 37:06
  • Host speaks 43:21
  • Matana Roberts Sextet "Woman Red Racked" from Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 45:32
  • Matana Roberts Sextet "Thanks Be to You" from Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 50:00
  • Matana Roberts Sextet "Humility Draws Down New" from Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 54:25
  • Matana Roberts Sextet "Benediction" from Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 55:12
  • Host Outro 57:09

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