Michael Gregory Jackson, Francesca Remigi & Oles Brothers

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This show reminds me of a calzone stuffed with just about every imaginable filling. Appropriately, there's a wonderful new release from Italian drummer Francesca Remigi and her band Archipelagos. This is definitely one of the finest debuts of 2021—deep, contemporary and socially aware. The very respected guitarist, Michael Gregory Jackson, is also debuting his Frequency Equilibrium Koan, the difference being this music was recorded back in the 70s during the loft scene. Julius Hemphill, Abdul Wadud and Pheeroan AkLaff were with Jackson that night, recorded at The Ladies Fort on a Sony field recording cassette machine. There's some Joe Zawinul—somewhat recognizable—from the Oles Brothers from Poland with pianist Piotr Orzechowski, west coast sax blazer Jon Armstrong, and some very current music from the South African scene. With added spice from Dan Rosenboom and the Rempis Percussion Quartet, you should be totally stuffed after this jam-packed show.


  • Michael Gregory Jackson "Heart And Center" from Frequency Equilibrium Koan (Golden) 00:00
  • Host speaks 09:43
  • Michael Gregory Jackson "A Meditation" from Frequency Equilibrium Koan (Golden) 12:03
  • Alexander Hawkins "Sea No Shore" from Togetherness Music—For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) 21:09
  • Lenny Pickett & John Hadfield "Alto Clar" from Heard By Others (Orenda) 28:28
  • Host speaks 32:05
  • Jon Armstrong "Hit It As Long As Possible" from Reabsorb (Orenda) 34:02
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen "Alice In Promised Land" from Our Highway (Outside In) 49:23
  • Host speaks 54:35
  • Dario Piccioni "A New Ceiba" from Carpet Stories (Auand) 55:12
  • Dan Rosenboom "An Ancient Tree" from Astral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda) 1:00:56
  • Dan Rosenboom "Colors You May Never See" from Astral Transference & Seven Dreams (Orenda) 1:08:21
  • Host speaks 1:14:10
  • Francesca Remigi & Archipelagos "Scherzo" from Il Labirinto Dei Topi (Emme) 1:16:55
  • Francesca Remigi & Archipelagos "The Shooting" from Il Labirinto Dei Topi (Emme) 1:28:34
  • Host speaks 1:36:32
  • Rempis Percussion Quartet "Late Arrival" from Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic) 1:37:46
  • Samo Salamon "Sundays" from Live Ones, Volume 1 (Self-released) 1:49:24
  • Host speaks 1:55:23
  • Original Mind "You Know When It's Time" from You Know When It's Time (Mahakala) 1:56:23
  • Pete Levin "Jump" from Jump (Self-released) 2:01:02
  • Host speaks 2:07:51
  • Oles Brothers & Piotr Orzechowski "Directions: Echoes" from Waterfall: Music Of Joe Zawinul (Audio Cave) 2:09:47
  • Marek Malinowsk} Trio "When She Sleeps" from Scratching Fork (Fundacja Sluchaj) 2:19:05
  • Host speaks 2:25:59
  • Zachary Swanson & Tom Swafford violin "Rear Brake Caliper" from Scythe Paths Through The Nettles (Self-released) 2:26:54
  • Josh White Quartet "The Lower Case" from 13 Short Stories (Fresh Sound New Talent) 2:31:45
  • The Wretched "What Is History?" from Indaba Is (Brownswood) 2:39:27
  • Host speaks 2:48:07
  • Shabaka & the Ancestors "Prelude To Writing Together" from Indaba Is (Brownswood) 2:49:33

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