German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from Sanja Marcovic and a couple of tracks from the wild and wacky world of Italian jazz wunderkind Pietro Bittolo Bon, including one from his latest release. The rest of the show is mostly a selection of avant-garde/free improvisation pieces.
Mareike Wiening "2 in 1" from Metropolis Paradise (Greenleaf) 00:00
Sanja Marcovic "It Has Always Been" from It Has Always Been (Self Released) 09:25
Zyft "Purple Room" from Midnight Tea Suite (Creative Sources) 13:44
World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...
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