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Destination Africa! Mali, Morocco & Tunisia

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In this episode we'll explore jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, with a special focus on Mali, Morocco and Tunisia. Happy Listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Daniel Freedman “All Brothers" from Bamako by Bus 0:59 Host talks 8:58 Toubab Krewe “Hang Tan" from Toubab Krewe (Upstream) 12:36 Bill Frisell & the Intercontinentals “Baba Drame" from Live ...

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Minimalist Jazz & An Interview With Caroline Davis

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Jazz and minimalism? An interesting combination that produces fascinating and hypnotic results which we will delve into in this episode of Mondo Jazz. We also interview saxophonist Caroline Davis about her latest album, Heart Tonic, plus a loungy tribute to Cecil Taylor, and a preview of live performances by Patrick Zimmerli and Derek Gripper. And, of course, more new releases! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Dead Combo ...

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Erik Friedlander throws a glass of absinthe, and more new releases

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This week Mondo Jazz chats with cellist Erik Friedlander about his latest project inspired by Pablo Picasso's bronze sculpture “Glass of Absinthe." Artemisia--a visually stunning vinyl box set containing musically stunning work--features Uri Caine on piano, Mark Helias on bass and Ches Smith on drums. And, of course, more new releases! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Reinier Baas “Off the Sauce" from Mostly Improvised Instrumental Indie Music on (Mainland) ...

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The Coltrane family, Jazz and funerals, and more new releases

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This episode focused on the Coltrane: John, Alice and Ravi, and by those inspired by their music. Also, funeral marching bands from Southern Italy, and other jazz experiments with funeral music, which are much more fun than you'd expect! And of course more new releases! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" Ravi Coltrane “At Night -A John Coltrane Poem Featuring Ravi Coltrane and Julie Patton" from Impulsive! Revolutionary ...

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Bill Frisell, Camille Bertault And More New Releases

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In episode 18 we feature an exclusive interview with rising French superstar Camille Bertault in advance of her New York concerts to promote her album Pas de géant and the preview Bill Frisell's upcoming Music Is, an instant classic which marks his return to the solo format and some of his earlier solo work. Also in the playlist, recent releases by Jon Irabagon, Rosa Brunello, Jakob Bro and Aka Moon. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted ...

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Interview with James Brandon Lewis & Further Notable New Releases

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Great new albums keep coming and we are previewing them for you. In this episode we interview saxophone titan James Brandon Lewis, and sample music from his upcoming duo album Radiant Imprints with Chad Taylor. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash and Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Caroline Davis “Dionisyan" from Heart Tonic (Sunnyside) 00:16 Host talk 7:44 Dafnis Prieto Big Band “Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman)" from Back to the Sunset (Dafnison) ...

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Interview with Bobby Previte & Notable New Releases

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Just two months have passed and 2018 is already replete with amazing new music. In this episode we interview Bobby Previte about his new album Rhapsody [for the full interview click here], the second part of his “Travel Trilogy," and sample exciting new or upcoming releases by from various corners of the world. Happy Listening! Playlist Camille Bertault “Conne" from Pas de géant (Okeh) 0:00 Host Talks 3:11 The Michael Leonhart Orchestra “The Silent Swarm Over ...

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Dizzy & Lead Belly: Interviews with Dave Douglas and Adam Nussbaum

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When interpreting music from the past, should contemporary musicians focus on its form or its spirit? We examine this question by interviewing Dave Douglas about his “Dizzy's Atmosphere" project and Adam Nussbaum about The Lead Belly Project album. Happy Listening! Playlist Manu Codjia, Geraldine Laurent, Christophe Marguet “Shaw' Nuff" from The Lounge Lizards (Bee Jazz) 0:00 Host talk 4:27 Interview to Dave Douglas--Part 1 8:05 Dave Douglas “Rock of Billy" from Strange Liberation (RCA) 10:17 Host ...

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Joy, Joy and More Joy

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Last week we were not quite done with our theme revolving around Jazz & Joy and playing tunes that either inspired joy or were inspired by the experience of joy by the artists who composed them. So here is more dopamine enhancing jazz for you. Music that should turn a grey day into a sunny one. Happy Listening! Playlist Joe Jackson “Jumpin' Jive" from Jumpin' Jive (A&M) 0:00 Host talk 2:47 Miles Davis & Gil Evans ...

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Audioguide: Hugh Masekela Mix

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(If this program is unavailable in your country from Mixcloud, please scroll down and listen via Soundcloud.) Hugh Masekela passed away just a few weeks ago at the age of 78, leaving a powerful legacy of music and activism. This month's mix showcases ten key moments in his musical life, handpicked from his 40 albums. Those moments range from playing in The Jazz Epistles at just 20 years old, to afrobeat with Fela Kuti, to what was to ...