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The Black Saint And Soul Note Labels


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Since 1975, the Black Saint and Soul Note record labels have been a major force in documenting the growth of American avant-garde jazz. This program samples two hours of music from their diverse catalog. It includes work from artists who had long associations with the labels such as Muhal Richard Abrams and David Murray as well as those who just had a few releases there such as Odean Pope and Phillip Johnston.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00
  • The Odean Pope Saxophone Choir "Overture" from The Ponderer (Soul Note) 01:26
  • Michael Marcus "Channel 3" from Here At! (Soul Note) 07:32
  • Host Speaks 16:04
  • Paul Bley/Paul Motian "Just Us" from Notes (Soul Note) 17:23
  • Ran Blake "Short Life of Barbara Monk" from Short Life of Barbara Monk (Soul Note) 21:45
  • Host Speaks 29:09
  • Muhal Richard Abrams "Blues Forever" from Blues Forever (Black Saint) 31:19
  • Julius Hemphill Sextet "Fat Man" from Fat Man and the Hard Blues (Black Saint) 40:20
  • Host Speaks 45:34
  • Borah Bergman with Evan Parker "Helixian Steps" from The Fire Tale (Soul Note) 46:35
  • Mal Waldron Trio "Spaces" from Our Colline's A Treasure (Soul Note) 50:44
  • Host Speaks 59:56
  • Giorgio Gaslini "Jazz Te Deum, Part 2-2" from Sacred Concert/Jazz Te Deum (Soul Note) 1:01:27
  • String Trio of New York "Forever February" from Octagon (Black Saint) 1:05:34
  • Host Speaks 1:12:43
  • David Murray Octet "Dewey's Circle" from Ming (Black Saint) 1:14:27
  • Baikida Carroll "Door of the Cage" from Door of the Cage (Soul Note) 1:20:59
  • Host Speaks 1:27:55
  • Muhal Richard Abrams "Unichange" from Spihumonesty (Black Saint) 1:29:51
  • George Russell "Event III" from Vertical Form VI (Soul Note) 1:36:26
  • Host Speaks 1:41:01
  • Paul Motian Quintet "Split Decision" from Jack of Clubs (Soul Note) 1:42:05
  • Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble "Advertisement for a Dream" from Flood at the Ant Farm (Black Saint) 1:48:11
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla / The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:55:37


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