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With only one opportunity left to program some music to recognize Black History Month, I decided to dedicate the last hour music by some of the great Black musicians making their own history (Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith and Graham Haynes & Oliver Lake of OGJB) and The Gathering Orchestra: Roots And Branches of Los Angeles Jazz, an organization carrying on the work and ideas of Horace Tapscott and creating an outlet in L.A. for Black music and community. Also on the bill, Hot Heroes from Finland, Survival Unit III, and Dave Rempis with Elisabeth Harnik and Michael Zerang.


  • Daniel Rorke "Happy Birthday Frankenstein" from The Dark (Just For The Records) 00:00
  • Host speaks 08:24
  • Dave Rempis, Elisabeth Harnik & Michael Zerang "Milk Vetch" from Astralagoi (Aerophonic) 10:14
  • Alexander Hawkins & Mirror Canon "Chaplin In Slow Motion" from Break A Vase (Intakt) 20:09
  • Hot Heros "Kaarila Desert" from Nuotiosavu (Playground Music) 26:24
  • Host speaks 31:21
  • Hot Heros "Karjalan Poikia" from Karjalan Poikia (Karkio Mistika) 32:28
  • Felix Henkelhausen "Deranged Particles" from (Blackbird Music) 36:34
  • Delay 45 "Hubris" from Flux (Earshift Music) 40:37
  • Emile Parisien "Jojo" from Louise (ACT Music) 45:12
  • Host speaks 50:31
  • Tomas Fujiwara's Triple Double "Docile-Fury-Ballad" from March (Firehouse 12) 52:22
  • Brodie West Quintet "Inhabit 1" from Meadow Of Dreams (Ansible Ediitons) 59:08
  • Brodie West Quintet "Inhabit 1I" from Meadow Of Dreams (Ansible Ediitons) 1:03:08
  • Brodie West Quintet "Inhabit 1II" from Meadow Of Dreams (Ansible Ediitons) 1:04:52
  • Host speaks 1:09:35
  • Survival Unit III "Part 3" from The Art of Flight: For Alvin Fielder (Astral Spirits) 1:11:20
  • Hello Cacus "No. 3" from Happy Thief (Ears&Eyes) 1:22:06
  • Carlos Bica & Azul "O Profeta" from Twist (Yellowbird) 1:28:45
  • Host speaks 1:35:59
  • David Bindman, Stefan Bauer & Michael Sarin "Relative Motion" from unreleased (self-released) 1:37:16
  • Sergio Armaroli & Giancarlo Schiaffini 4Tet "Ba Lue Bolivar Ba Lues Are" from Monkish -"Round About Thelonious (Dodicilune) 1:43:14
  • Host speaks 1:49:45
  • Bruno Duplant, Frédéric Tentelier & Massimo Magee "Untitled8" from 344 (Orbit 577) 1:51:21
  • Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava & William Parker "Top, Bottom & What's In The Middle" from 2 Blues For Cecil (Tum Records) 1:59:19
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Organic "The Majestic Way" from Heart's Reflections (Cuneiform) 2:06:33
  • Host speaks 2:15:36
  • The Gathering: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz "Justice" from Healing Suite (The Village) 2:18:40
  • The Gathering: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz "Freedom's Sweet (Part I)" from Healing Suite (The Village) 2:22:53
  • The Gathering: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz "Freedom's Sweet (Part II)" from Healing Suite (The Village) 2:31:26
  • The Gathering: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz "Freedom's Sweet (Part III)" from Healing Suite (The Village) 2:46:29
  • The Gathering: Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz "Strange Fruit" from Healing Suite (The Village) 2:53:30

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