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Myra Melford, Eric Plaks & Music For Ukraine


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Myra Melford's new recording, For The Love Of Fire And Water, is an excellent one. It's a multi-part suite performed by Melford, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson, Tomeka Reid and Susie Ibarra. It's one of the feature recordings in a decidedly internationally-flavored show. New York pianist Eric Plaks contributes music from four of his groups, German saxophonist Peter Ehwald hits the OMJ playlist for the first time, as does the Colombian ensemble, Asdrubal. South Africa's contribution come from a tribute to Dudu Pukwana by Duduvudu and free drumming from Asher Gamedze. The show closes with a lengthy set of music found on the We Jazz Records label's fundraiser release, Music For Ukraine.


  • Piotr Damasiewicz & Into The Roots "Watra" from Watra (L.A.S.) 00:00
  • Host speaks 07:25
  • Piotr Damasiewicz & Into The Roots "Odvar's Land" from Watra (L.A.S.) 08:07
  • James Singleton "Monster Clause" from Malabar (Sinking City) 12:59
  • Dave Gisler "Medical Emergency" from See You Out There (Intakt) 23:04
  • Host speaks 29:24
  • Asdrubal "Asilo" from Habichuela (La Distritofonica) 30:37
  • Adam O'Farrill "Inner War" from Visions Of Your Other (Biophillia) 39:13
  • Felix Henkelhausen "Lullaby For Our Future Generations" from Misanthropic Tendencies (Backbird) 46:02
  • Host speaks 49:57
  • Peter Ehwald & Double Trouble "Up, Down, Strange, Charm, Bottom" from Up, Down, Strange, Charm, Bottom (Jazzwerkstaff) 51:19
  • Omri Ziegele Where's Africa? "Sunflower Power" from That Hat (Intakt) 57:12
  • Host speaks 1:02:15
  • Eric Plaks Trio "Theme 28 HR 40 For William Parker" from Within And After (Darkfyre) 1:04:24
  • Erik Plaks Septet "Leaf" from The Orbora Tree Suite (Darkfyre) 1:10:55
  • Sonic Eel "Six Bar Blues" from Live In Brooklyn (Darkfyre) 1:19:31
  • Shrine Big Band "Cecillian Mafia" from Swamp Music (Self-released) 1:25:58
  • Host speaks 1:31:08
  • Asher Gamedze "Wild Cat Strike (Excerpt)" from Outside Work (Astral Spirits) 1:33:15
  • In Real Time "Blue Shift" from Blue Shift (Line Art) 1:38:34
  • Tomasz Dabrowski "Sandy" from The Individual Beings (April) 1:44:39
  • Host speaks 1:50:41
  • Duduvudu "Portrait Of Mosa Gwangwa" from The Gospel According To Dudu Pukwana (Cadillac) 1:52:37
  • Nacka Forum "Borkum Riff" from Fee Fi Fo Rum (Moserobie) 1:59:04
  • Host speaks 2:07:50
  • Myra Melford Fire And Water Quintet "Part I" from For The Love Of Fire And Water (Rogue Art) 2:10:08
  • Orchestra Nazionale Della Luna "Al Qamar" from There's Still Life On Earth (BMC) 2:18:07
  • Signe Emmeluth's Amoeba, Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen "Drying Flowers" from The A To Z of Microwave Cookery (Astral Spirits) 2:26:51
  • Host speaks 2:33:55
  • Tripak "Mystong" from Music For Ukraine (We Jazz) 2:36:39
  • Mikko Innanen Trio "Accidental Calypso" from Music For Ukraine (We Jazz) 2:42:51
  • Terkel Noergaard "Unite Us All" from Music For Ukraine (We Jazz) 2:48:57
  • Hot Heros "Kerran Varhainen Pyhäa Mu" from Music For Ukraine (We Jazz) 2:53:17
  • Oaagaada "Serriterri" from Music For Ukraine (We Jazz) 2:59:23

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