This time it felt quite inappropriate to be upbeat and excited about all the beautiful new albums that keep coming out. After an aggressive virus has brought the world to a near halt for almost two years, we are now facing another life-threatening turn of events, this time entirely man-made. The playlist features music inspired by the eternal struggle between war and peace, from Charles Mingus' fear of the atomic Bombby way of Alexis Korner to John Coltrane's sonic prayer for peace on earth during the tour that took him where that bomb had been dropped, Nagasaki.
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Sade "Why Can't We Live Together" Diamond Life (Epic) 0:16
Host talks 5:44
Conjure "In War Such Things Happen" Bad Mouth (American Clave) 7:44
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated "Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me" Sky High (Castle Communications) 13:44
Geri Allen "Prayer for Peace" Maroons (Blue Note) 17:05
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