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Mankwe Ndosi is not a singer (more like a true vocal artist!!!) that was familiar to me, but she certainly is now. Her recording Felt/Not Said is strikingly different. She's from Minneapolis, not that far from Chicago, the home of the AACM, and that's where Ndosi set out to incorporate AACM influences to her African roots and hip hop and rap. You definitely want to check out what she's doing. Much more new albums to taste on the menu as well: two solo releases by Manila-based free jazz saxophonist Rick Countryman and the much-respected bassist Marc Johnson; guitarists James Gilmore from North Carolina and Damien Kingston from Tasmania; Emily Bronté-inspired music from Portuguese bassist Nelson Cascais; and a dip into the groove and flow of South Africa's scene in the person of longtime bassist Bakithi Kumalo.) I think you'll enjoy the rest, too.


  • Stephane Payen & Ingrid Laubrock "Proportions" from All Set (Rogue Art) 00:00
  • Stéphane Payen & Ingrid Laubrock "Spriggan" from All Set (Rogue Art ) 06:28
  • Host speaks 12:25
  • Mankwe Ndosi "Slide-Shift-Shine" from Felt/Not Said (ESP-Disk) 14:45
  • Osmiza "Neuenburgstrasse" from Pop Gossip (Jazz Engine) 25:06
  • Jacopo Pierrazuoli & Kings Of Fire "Persia" from Almost Jazz (Dodicilune) 31:09
  • Host speaks 39:05
  • James Gilmore "The Drip" from Decorating Time (Ears&Eyes) 40:36
  • Sean Conly "The Jake Leg" from The Buzz (577 Records) 46:35
  • Host speaks 52:08
  • Nelson Cascais "The Night Is Darkening Round Me" from Remembrance (Robalo Music) 53:16
  • Alvin Fielder "Long Hall" from The Very Cup Of Trembling (Astral Spirits) 59:53
  • Host speaks 1:11:32
  • Damien Kingston Quartet "Shutter" from Wells (Self-released) 1:13:23
  • Damien Kingston Quartet "Doubles" from Wells (Self-released) 1:17:53
  • El Devenir Del Rio "Sin Coartar" from Invocación (Ears&Eyes) 1:21:21
  • David Leon "Aire De Agua" from Aire De Agua (Out Of Your Head) 1:27:35
  • Host speaks 1:34:09
  • Rick Countryman "Emerald" from The First Bird (Chap Chap) 1:35:47
  • Thomas Heberer "Mapping The Distance" from The Day That Is (Sunnyside) 1:42:27
  • Bugpowder "Happy House" from Cage Tennis (Trytone) 1:47:20
  • Host speaks 1:51:01
  • Bakithi Kumalo "Long Story Short" from What You Hear Is What You See (Ropeadope) 1:52:09
  • Shabaka Hutchings & The Ancestors "The Coming Of The Strange Ones" from We Are Sent Here By History (Impulse) 2:00:27
  • Scott Clark "Cantapeta Creek" from ToNow (Clean Feed) 2:06:52
  • Brian Groder "Involution" from Torque (Latham) 2:14:37
  • Host speaks 2:20:53
  • Dave Hartl "Charms Against Chaos" from Some Other Where (FOAM) 2:22:57
  • Glen Hall "Blue In The White" from Live In Siberia (Self-released) 2:28:16
  • Luis Vicente Trio "Connecting The Dots" from Chanting In The Name Of (Clean Feed) 2:35:13
  • James Gilmore "We're Not Getting Ahead Of Ourselves" from Bag of Tricks Vol. 3 (Self-released) 2:41:00
  • Host speaks 2:50:42
  • Marc Johnson "Freedom Jazz Dance" from Overpass (ECM) 2:53:32

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