Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti

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February is Black History Month and this episode features some music recognizing that fact. Drummer and musicologist Dr. Mark Lomax, II 's 400: An Afrikan Epic is a monumental 12-album cycle honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He used the music he grew up with—spirituals and blues—as source material, and despite criticism and resistance from his music professors at Ohio State, he persevered. Music from Lomax's project will be featured throughout this month.

There's also more music reflecting Black History Month from the new: Chicago culture-maker Angel Bat Dawid and, from the past, a tribute to saxophonist Joseph Jarman who passed away in January. New releases debuting this week come from Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio, Human Feel, Italian bassist Federica Michisanti, Gebhard Ullman, Chris Potter, Dutch saxophonist Wietse Voermans and the trio of Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte. Enjoy!


  • Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio "In Waves" from Outliers (Papillon Sounds) 0:00
  • Host speaks 5:34
  • Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio "Outliers" from Outliers (Papillon Sounds) 6:35
  • Liberty Ship "Cruising Moor" from Signal Horn (Eclipse Music) 13:56
  • Human Feel "Numer" from Gold (Intakt) 21:03
  • Host speaks 27:25
  • Human Feel "Imaginary Friend" from Gold (Intakt) 29:40
  • Samuel Blaser Quartet "Murderer's Home" from Early in the Mornin' (Outnote) 34:03
  • Russ Lossing "Jack of Clubs" from Motian Music (Sunnyside) 41:10
  • Host speaks 47:26
  • Angel Bat Dawid "The Oracle" from The Oracle (International Anthem) 49:59
  • Gebhard Ullman's Basement Research "Almost Twentyeight" from Impromptus & Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz) 55:19
  • Host speaks 59:10
  • Federica Michisanti Horn Trio "Silent Rides" from Silent Rides (Filibusta) 59:32
  • Flavio Zanuttini's Opacipapa "Agitation Is Not Excitation" from Born Baby Born (Clean Feed) 1:07:13
  • Host speaks 1:11:29
  • George Crotty "Synchronicities" from Four String Nomad (Self-released) 1:13:30
  • Kresten Osgood Quintet "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" from Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz (Gotta Let It Out) 1:19:16
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo "Amadare" from Kikoeru (Libra) 1:25:40
  • Host speaks 1:35:29
  • Wietse Voermans Quartet "#3" from Live t Fest. Jazz Intl. Rotterdam (Self-released) 1:37:09
  • Vlek "Nocturne #2" from Speck (El Negocito) 1:46:15
  • Host speaks 1:51:42
  • Mark Lomax "Part IV: Day 60" from 400: An Afrikan Epic (Self-released) 1:53:04
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Charlie M." from Full Force (ECM) 1:59:22
  • Host speaks 2:08:33
  • Joseph Jarman, Don Moye "Ode to Wilbur Ware" from Black Paladins (Black Saint) 2:10:49
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago "Fanfare for the Warriors" from Fanfare For The Warriors (Atlantic) 2:18:54
  • Joseph Jarman & Marilyn Crispell "Dear Lord" from Connecting Spirits (Music & Arts) 2:26:49
  • Host speaks 2:36:29
  • Chris Potter "Circuits" from Circuits (Edition) 2:37:50
  • Luz "Atacama" from Encelado (Auand) 2:47:12
  • Host speaks 2:53:33
  • Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte "The Break of the Flat Land" from You Don't Know The Life (RareNoise) 2:55:01

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