Music from new label Tao Forms

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Tao Forms is a new recording label launched in Spring 2020. Drummer—improviser—composer Whit Dickey is both the creative director and executive producer of this fresh endeavour. Matthew Shipp's The Piano Equation was the label's inaugural release. It was followed by Expanding Light, which is the new work by Whit Dickey himself. The music is distributed by the Aum Fidelity label.

On this show I feature tracks from both of those albums as well as other music from the discographies of the four musicians playing on these releases.


  • Whit Dickey Trio "Desert Flower" from Expanding Light (Tao Forms) 00:00
  • Matthew Shipp "Piano Equation" from The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 09:19
  • Rob Brown Trio "Sounds I Archaeology" from Sounds (Clean Feed) 14:58
  • Ivo Perelman, Nate Wooley, Brandon Lopez, Gerald Cleaver "Part 2" from Octagon (Leo Records) 27:45
  • David S. Ware "Dao Forms" from Dao (Homestead Records) 38:34
  • Matthew Shipp "Land of the Secrets" from The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 56:34
  • Whit Dickey Trio "Mobius" from Expanding Light (Tao Forms) 1:00:35
  • Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ryan Packard "Confucius Ornis" from The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic) 1:08:14
  • Rob Brown, Daniel Levin, Jacek Mazurkiewicz "Day in the Life of a City" from Day in the Life of a City (Multikulti Project) 1:15:40
  • John Dikeman, Brandon Lopez, Onno Govaert "Precession of Simalcra" from Those Impossible Creatures (Sonorus Records) 1:23:38
  • Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Whit Dickey "Soul" from Soul (Leo Records) 1:31:28
  • Whit Dickey Trio "The Opening" from Expanding Light (Tao Forms) 1:39:53
  • Matthew Shipp "Cosmic Juice" from The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 1:45:28
  • Rob Brown Quartet "Wonder/Wander Off" from Unexplained Phenomena (Marge) 1:50:45

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