OGJB Quartet & The Last Poets

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There's no way to use geographical borders to define this music called jazz. For instance, the Freequestra from Slovenia: led by acclaimed guitarist Samo Salamon— the ensemble wends its way with power and emotion through Salamon's new Free Sessions Vol.2, a rollicking excursion through the avant-garde. Or in the case of The OGJB Quartet, a quartet of four masters from the USA (Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda & Barry Altschul), their new release, Bamako comes out on a label from Finland. German alto saxophonist Angelika Niescier calls on three American musicians for her latest on a Swiss label. Or Last Poets, not a group you would consider a jazz group in any sense, yet you'll find jazz on many of their recordings, emphasizing their free expression. Lots more "traveling" this episode. Get on board; you'll enjoy the ride!


  • Johnathan Blake "High School Daze" from Trion (Giant Step Arts) 0:00
  • Host speaks 9:58
  • Samo Salamon & Freequestra "The Free Suite Part 1" from Free Sessions Vol. 2 (Klopotec) 12:13
  • Samo Salamon & Freequestra "The Free Suite Part 2" from Free Sessions Vol. 2 (Klopotec) 18:24
  • Samo Salamon & Freequestra "The Free Suite Part 3" from Free Sessions Vol. 2 (Klopotec) 23:28
  • Peter Kahlenborn Trio "Mutational Development" from Vesica Pisces (AKDM) 29:34
  • Host speaks 36:38
  • Yves TheilerTrio "The Visit Of Mr. Lev" from WE (Intakt) 37:38
  • Sam Newsome, Álvaro Domene & Mike Caratti "Affinity For Air" from Live at the Singularity Music Series (Iluso) 45:29
  • Host speaks 51:29
  • Dave Liebman, Jeff Coffin & Friends "Selim" from On The Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis (Ear Up) 52:13
  • New York Free Quartet "Spirits Here And Not Hear" from In Between Gigs...Can You Dig? (4th Stream) 59:13
  • Host speaks 1:07:03
  • OGJB Quartet "Bamako" from Bamako (TUM) 1:08:35
  • OGJB Quartet "Listen To Dr. Cornel" from Bamako (TUM) 1:15:03
  • Kenneth Jimenez Trio "Hell Is A Cold Place" from Sublunary Minds (Self-released) 1:29:53
  • Host speaks 1:36:03
  • Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi, William Parker & Watson Jennison "Before Six" from Live Volume 1 -Erie (577 Records) 1:37:36
  • Tony Arco "Colors Of The Soul" from Colors Of The Soul (UR) 1:46:32
  • Host speaks 1:51:49
  • Sam Gill's Coursed Waters "The Turn" from Many Altered Returns (Earshift Music) 1:53:06
  • Jason Stein, Greg Ward, Eric Revis & Jim Black "Porch Time" from Nature Work (Sunnyside) 1:58:11
  • Host speaks 2:05:18
  • The Last Poets "Black Rage" from Transcending Toxic Times (Ropeadope) 2:07:43
  • The Last Poets "A. M. Project" from Transcending Toxic Times (Ropeadope) 2:14:22
  • Angelika Niescier Trio "Push Pull" from New York Trio (Intakt) 2:22:53
  • Host speaks 2:30:42
  • Dan Clucas "Manzanita" from Boojum Quartet (Self-released) 2:31:05
  • Samo Salamon "Where's The Bill?" from Ornethology (Self-released) 2:34:36
  • Mark Dresser Seven "Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup And You" from Ain't Nothing But A Cyber Coup And You (Clean Feed) 2:39:44
  • Host speaks 2:48:51
  • Manuel Dunkel "The Endless Path" from Discoverie (Eclipse Music) 2:49:59

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