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Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

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Gil Scott-Heron, musician and poet much loved in the jazz community, passed away 10 years ago on May 27, 2011. His recordings of the '70s and early '80s are critical touchpoints of that era, documenting African-American indignity and pride with a raw street passion. His final release, I'm New Here (XL Recordings, 2010), his first in 16 years, was uncharacteristically preoccupied by family and loss. In the last decade, singers Giacomo Gates and Charenee Wade and beat artist Makaya McCraven have paid tribute in three excellent discs. Remembering Gil Scott-Heron in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!

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  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Gil Scott-Heron "On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1)" from I'm New Here (XL Recordings) 3:31
  • Charenee Wade Quintet with Christian McBride "Peace Go with You Brother (Intro)" from Offering -The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motema) 5:49
  • Charenee Wade Quintet with Stefon Harris "Offering" from Offering -The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motema) 6:32
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven "I'm New Here" from We're New Again: A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven (XL Recordings) 10:59
  • Host speaks 15:05
  • Gil Scott-Heron with Kim Jordan "I'll Take Care Of You" from I'm New Here (XL Recordings) 18:04
  • Charenee Wade Quintet with Stefon Harris "Song of the Wind" from Offering -The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motema) 21:03
  • Giacomo Gates Quintet "Is That Jazz" from The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Music Of Gil Scott-Heron (Savant) 28:41
  • Gil Scott-Heron "New York Is Killing Me" from I'm New Here (XL Recordings) 32:32
  • Host Speaks 37:02
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven "Where Did The Night Go" from We're New Again: A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven (XL Recordings) 39:27
  • Charenee Wade Septet with Malcom Jamal-Warner "Essex/Martin, Grant, Byrd & Till" from Offering -The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson (Motema) 41:58
  • Giacomo Gates Quintet "Lady Day And John Coltrane" from The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Music Of Gil Scott-Heron (Savant) 50:41
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven "Guided (Broken Home, Pt.4)" from We're New Again: A Reimagining By Makaya McCraven (XL Recordings) 55:41
  • Host Outro 57:35

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