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On this episode of the show you'll hear new releases from Ben Wilcock, Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith, William Parker as a leader, and, Francisco Mela featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker as a sideman. There's also a deep dive into Chicago jazz in 2015 with a focus on alto saxophonist Caroline Davis and various bands she was involved with.


  • Ben Wilcock "Sol Draconi Septum" from The River Tethys (Thick Records) 00:00
  • Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith "Sanctuary" from Sanctuary (Paintbox Records) 09:02
  • William Parker "A Curley Russell" from Painters Winter (Aum Fidelity) 28:31
  • Zing! "Improvisation One" from High Mayhemic (ears&eyes) 44:22
  • Caroline Davis Quartet "Lincoln Land" from Doors: Chicago Storylines (Caroline Davis Music) 52:19
  • Pedway "Delicate Equipoise" from Passion Ball (ears&eyes) 1:00:00
  • Curtis Sydnor "Prelude" from Materials and their Destiny (ears&eyes) 1:07:22
  • Ben Wilcock "The Butterfly" from The River Tethys (Thick Records) 1:14:35
  • Whirlpool "Deciduous" from Dancing on the Inside (ears&eyes) 1:19:01
  • Jake Baxendale and Jasmine Lovell-Smith "Leaves of Grass II : A Chant of Pains and Joys" from Sanctuary (Paintbox Records) 1:26:30
  • William Parker "Painters Winter" from Painters Winter (Aum Fidelity) 1:37:23
  • Zing! "Improvisation Four" from High Mayhemic (ears&eyes) 1:45:37
  • Francisco Mela feat. Matthew Shipp and William Parker "Dark Light" from Music Frees Our Souls, Vol. 1 (577 Records) 1:52:19
  • Ben Wilcock "Star Eyes" from The River Tethys (Thick Records) 1:56:42

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