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Rich Halley, Satoko Fuji, Ramon Lopez & More


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Those artists who have been able to sustain long careers and consistently move the music forward must be celebrated, and this episode recognizes two such examples who have new recordings out at the moment: Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music from Chicago's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, the group put together in 1976 by percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, and Terra Incognita from tenor saxophonist Rich Halley who decided to head to New York to hook up with musicians there. There's much to like in both albums.

Satoko Fujii has been pushing the envelope throughout her career and she's at her improvising best on her latest release where she's joined by Spanish percussionist Ramon Lopez. More music from European artists are featured as well: the Polish Oles Brothers, trumpeter Christof Mahnig and his Die Abmahnung from Switzerland, Zwitschermaschine from Germany and Native Speaker from The Netherlands. The wrap comes courtesy of Denmark's Jakob Bro.


  • Tori Freestone Trio "Los Indianos" from El Mar De Nubes (Whirlwind) 00:00
  • Host speaks 07:57
  • Rich Halley "Forager" from Terra Incognita (Pine Eagle) 11:28
  • Here's To Us "Metaller Och Stenar" from Animals Wide and Tame (Hoob) 22:45
  • Jason Stein, Greg Ward, Eric Revis & Jim Black "Tah Dazzle" from Nature Work (Sunnyside) 29:49
  • Host speaks 37:24
  • Satoko Fujii "Road Salt" from Confluence (Libra) 39:19
  • Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen "Aero" from Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen (We Jazz) 47:44
  • Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen "Resolution Blue" from Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen (We Jazz) 50:51
  • Host speaks 53:58
  • Marcin Oles & Bartlomiej "Brat" Oles Duo "Nadir" from Spirit of Nadir (Audio Cave) 55:19
  • Jon Crompton "Suite in A Major" from Intuit (New Lab) 59:55
  • Host speaks 1:10:42
  • Ethnic Heritage Ensemble "Black Is Back" from Be Known: Ancient/Future/ Music (Spiritmuse) 1:12:27
  • The Pen Club "Agitated" from Data Retrieval (Eupaccia) 1:22:24
  • Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe "Creamy Center" from Abstract Realism (Origin) 1:31:35
  • Host speaks 1:38:10
  • Christof Mahnig & Die Abmahnung "Eric's Breakfast" from Red Carpet (Leo) 1:39:26
  • Rich Halley "Terra Incognita" from Terra Incognita (Pine Eagle) 1:46:42
  • Host speaks 1:53:58
  • Daniel Carter, Stelios Mihas & Federico Ughi "Mrs. Myth" from Radical Invisibility (577 Records) 1:54:37
  • Andrew Munsey "High Tide" from High Tide (Birdwatcher) 1:59:04
  • Host speaks 2:04:39
  • Native Speaker "Frases Sueltas" from Native Speaker Album (Self-released) 2:06:12
  • Georg Ruby Trio "Violett" from Village Zone (Jazzhausmusik) 2:18:16
  • Zwitschermaschine "Kein Unisono" from System For Us (WhyPlayJazz) 2:22:25
  • Host speaks 2:30:37
  • Per Texas Johansson, Torbjorn Zetterberg & Konrad Agnas "Oraklet På Ringvägen" from Orakel (Moserobie) 2:31:39
  • Joao Lencastre "Turbulent Journey" from Parallel Realities (FMR) 2:38:28
  • Host speaks 2:47:37
  • Jakob Bro Trio "PM Dreams" from Streams (ECM) 2:48:22

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