Philly Icon Khan Jamal (RIP), William Parker Birthday and other tributes


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This week, we celebrate Philly icon, vibraphonist Kahn Jamal who we lost this week at age 75. Next, a 70th birthday shout out to bassist/composer William Parker, and other tributes. Then, new music from Philly with Sonic Liberation Front, and South Africa with Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out...wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from a historical perspective.


  • Petter Eldh "Kali Koma" from Koma Saxo (We Jazz Records) 00:00
  • Sounds of Liberation "Happy Tuesday" from New Horizons (Dogtown Records/Brewerytown Beats) 02:14
  • Bill Lewis & Khan Jamal "As Salim" from The River (Philly Jazz) 22:21
  • Khan Jamal "The Known Unknown" from Infinity (Jazz Room Records) 30:34
  • Khan Jamal "Blues for an Endangered Species" from Speak Easy (Gazell) 40:06
  • Matthew Shipp "Vamp to Vibe" from Equilibrium (Thirsty Ear) 47:35
  • William Parker Quartet "Malachi's Mode" from Wood Flute Songs (AUM Fidelity) 53:55
  • William Parker Quartet featuring Leena Conquest "Raining on the Moon" from Raining on the Moon (Thirsty Ear) 1:05:09
  • Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver "Majestic Travel Agency" from Welcome Adventure! Vol. 1 (577 Records) 1:19:48
  • Miles Davis "Black Satin" from On the Corner (Columbia) 1:33:35
  • Ahmad Jamal "No Greater Love" from At the Pershing: But not for Me (Cadet) 1:38:49
  • Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O "Ntate Gwangwa's Stroll" from UMDALI (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) 1:43:12
  • Sonic Liberation Front " Hymn for Ashé" from Moon Rust Red Streets (High Two Recordings) 1:50:14

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