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Gorgeous music never stops. Case in point: the spectacularly beautiful new album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, The Painted Lady Suite, destined to become a reference record for large ensembles, and the latest release by Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, Vanished Gardens.

This episode of Mondo Jazz spotlights those albums and other intriguing new (and not so new) releases, and features an exclusive interview with Michael Leonhart on the making of "The Painted Lady Suite."

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels "Blues For Langston and LaRue" from Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) 0:16
  • Host talks 5:54
  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels "Vanished Gardens" from Vanished Gardens (Blue Note) 7:42
  • Nels Cline "Invitation" from Lovers (Blue Note) 16:44
  • Nels Cline "It Only Has to Happen Once" from Lovers (Blue Note) 19:06
  • Host talks 19:06
  • Interview with Michael Leonhart 27:45
  • Henry Mancini "The Search For Cat" from Breakfast at Tiffany 28:53
  • Interview with Michael Leonhart 30:34
  • Nels Cline "The Search For Cat" from Lovers (Blue Note) 31:44
  • Host talks 34:19
  • Interview with Michael Leonhart 36:14
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra feat. Nels Cline "Wu-Tang Suite" from Live at Rockwood Music Hall, 28 September 2016 (Unreleased) 37:55
  • Interview with Michael Leonhart 41:53
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "Miracle of the Fishes" from Live at Rockwood Music Hall, 9 November 2016 (Unreleased) 43:43
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "The Painted Lady Suite: Transformation in the Deserts of Mexico" from The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) 48:34
  • Host talks 54:48
  • Interview with Michael Leonhart 58:24
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "The Painted Lady Suite: The Silent Swarm Over El Paso" from The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) 1:01:30
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "The Painted Lady Suite: 1500 Feet Above the Sahara -Day" from The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) 1:05:56
  • Host talks 1:09:14
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "The Girl from Udaipur" from The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) 1:10:16
  • Dave Holland "Thought On Earth" from Uncharted Territories (Dare2) 1:17:03
  • Thomas Strønen & Time Is A Blind Guide "Weekend" from Lucus (ECM) 1:24:34
  • Host talks 1:29:05
  • Humcrush "Trench" from Enter Humcrush (Shhpuma) 1:31:41
  • Makaya McCraven "Run 'Dem" from Where We Come From (Chicago X London Mixtape) (International Anthem) 1:36:24
  • Cortex "(If you where) Mac Davis" from Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed) 1:42:16
  • Wanja Slavin Lotus Eaters "W.S. II" from Salvation (WhyPlayJazz) 1:46:23
  • Host talks 1:52:44
  • 3TM "Iran" from Form (We Jazz) 1:56:17

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