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Jazz Meets Folk, Folk Meets Jazz


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This show looks at some of the many cross-pollinations between jazz and folk music. There are jazz musicians like Dave Brubeck and Dave Douglas dabbling in folk forms and folk musicians like Pentangle and Dave Van Ronk exercising their jazz chops. There are also pieces based on folk musics outside of the usual Anglo-American axis.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • Pentangle "In Time" from Early Classics (Shanachie) 1:20
  • Richard Thompson "First Breath" from The Old Kit Bag (Cooking Vinyl) 6:26
  • Host Speaks 13:37
  • Dave Douglas "Barbara Allen" from Be Still (Greenleaf Music 15:15
  • Sean Noonan "Noonbrews" from Being Brewed by Noon (Innova) 19:33
  • Host Speaks 27:01
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet "Unsquare Dance" from Time Further Out (Columbia) 29:22
  • Jimmy Giuffre "Blues in the Barn" from Portrait of the Artist/The Four Brothers Sound (Collectables) 31:22
  • Richard Nelson / Aardvark Jazz Orchestra "Wake Up Jacob" from Deep River (Heliotrope) 36:05
  • Host Speaks 43:29
  • Fire! Orchestra "Blue Crystal Fire" from Arrival (Rune Grammofon) 44:25
  • Owen Broder "The People Could Fly" from Heritage (ArtistShare) 51:48
  • Host Speaks 59:38
  • Tim Buckley "Buzzin' Fly" from Happy Sad (Elektra) 1:01:37
  • John Martyn "Bless The Weather" from Bless The Weather (Island) 1:07:26
  • Nick Drake "At The Chime of a City Clock" from Bryter Later (Island) 1:11:51
  • Host Speaks 1:16:35
  • Sandy Denny "Until The Real Thing Comes Along" from Like An Old-Fashioned Waltz (Island) 1:18:01
  • The Rooftop Singers "It Don't Mean A Thing {If It Ain't Got That Swing}" from Best of the Vanguard Years (Vanguard) 1:21:42
  • Dave Van Ronk "I Can't Get Started" from Sweet And Lowdown (Justin Time) 1:24:12
  • Host Speaks 1:30:39
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol "Arayis / In Search" from An Elegant Ritual (DUNYA) 1:33:14
  • Sara Serpa "Unity and Struggle" from Recognition (Biophilia) 1:40:26
  • Host Speaks 1:46:07
  • Mose Allison "You Are My Sunshine" from Western Man / Mose In Your Ear (Collectables) 1:47:14
  • Erin McDougald "The Parting Glass" from Outside The Soiree (Mile High) 1:50:18
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:56:59



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