Joseph Benzola, Liebman/Rudolph/Drake, Tom Kessler and More

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Canadian saxophonist and flautist Anna Webber has seen her star rising since settling in New York. She's become a highly regarded member of the creative improvisation scene there, and each recording of her own compositions becomes more impressive. With her septet she tackles a number of homages to some of her favourite 20th century composers' percussion works. Clockwise is definitely a best-of-year caliber CD. Another composer, one who terms his works "solo language" is on the show this episode—multi-instrumentalist Joseph Benzola. Mixing field recordings from the Tibetan Plateau with their own works is Watussi, featuring clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst , while the ancient concept of chi infuses new music from Adam Rudolph , David Liebman and Hamid Drake . There's a whole lot more, too. Enjoy!


  • Mick Rossi's Anti Matter "Spider Teeth" from Live at Barbes (Chant) 0:00
  • Christoph Irniger Pilgrim "Inside" from Crosswinds (Intakt) 06:54
  • Host speaks 13:38
  • Anna Webber Septet "Array" from Clockwise (Pi) 16:08
  • Russ Lossing Trio "Fiasco" from Motian Music (Sunnyside) 26:02
  • Joseph Benzola "For Jimmy Carl Black 31 October 2016" from Solo Language: Collected Improvisations: 2016-2018 (Amanita) 32:13
  • Host speaks 36:39
  • Joseph Benzola "For Tomasz Stanko 30 July 2018" from Solo Language: Collected Improvisations: 2016-2018 (Amanita) 39:28
  • Alberto Pinton Trio "Blues and Browns" from Rōd (Self-released) 45:03
  • Host speaks 49:28
  • Wschød "Gleam" from Wschød (Clean Feed) 50:38
  • Anna Webber Septet " Korē I" from Clockwise (Pi) 59:53
  • Anna Webber Septet "Korē II" from Clockwise (Pi) 1:06:12
  • Host speaks 1:09:56
  • Tom Kessler "Nuevo Valso" from Nuevo Valso (Self-released) 1:10:59
  • Mike Parker’s Unified Theory's Unified Theory "State of Optimism" from Shiny Objects & Dark Places (Self-released) 1:16:05
  • Peter Hess "Move to Mars" from Falling (Diskoknife) 1:25:33
  • Host speaks 1:32:45
  • Shinkaigyo "Ballad for Helicolenus Hilgendorfi" from Shinkaigyo 2 (Self-released) 1:33:37
  • Jason Palmer "Sadhana" from Rhyme and Reason (Giant Step Arts) 1:41:26
  • Host speaks 1:54:08
  • Moppa Elliott's Acceleration Due to Gravity "Bangor" from Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band (Hot Cup) 1:55:40
  • Eva Novoa's Ditmas Quartet "Why You Here" from Live At I Beam (Fresh Sounds) 1:59:16
  • Host speaks 2:04:43
  • David Liebman, Adam Rudolph & Hamid Drake "Whirl" from Chi (RareNoise) 2:06:32
  • Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey "Flutter" from Utter (Relative Pitch) 2:16:20
  • Spinifex "Ahap" from Soufifex (TryTone) 2:23:15
  • Host speaks 2:31:49
  • Watussi "Aves" from Stargazers (Klein) 2:33:01
  • Kuba Płużek "Zblancon" from Creationism (For Tune) 2:40:26
  • Michael Attias "Circles" from Echos La Nuit (Out Of Your Head) 2:46:11
  • Host speaks 2:51:46
  • Tom Kessler "Lidinum" from Nuevo Valso (Self-released) 2:53:07

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