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Trios, Duos and Solos


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This show focuses mainly on the smallest units of jazz interaction, trios and duos, with a couple of solo performances thrown in along the way. Artists heard on the program include Matthew Shipp, the collective trio Air, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Adam Larson and Bill Frisell. There is also a special mention of bassist Charnett Moffett, who passed away a week before this program originally aired.


  • Henry Threadgill Sextett "I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic} 0:00
  • Matthew Shipp "Letter from The Galaxy" from Codebreaker (Tao Forms) 01:02
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette "Siempre Maria" from Skyline (5Passion) 05:52
  • Host Speaks 13:45
  • Air "Untitled Song" from Air Song (Candid) 15:03
  • Host Speaks 27:12
  • Charnett Moffett "Swinging In The Realms" from New Love (Motema) 29:15
  • Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo "Lydian Afternoon" from Hangin' Out (Basset Hound) 33:12
  • Bill Frisell "Baby Cry" from Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy) 38:08
  • Host Speaks 44:28
  • John Stowell and Dave Liebman "Molten Glass" from Blue Rose (Origin) 45:34
  • The Adam Larson Trio "Portrait of Jennie" from With Love From Chicago (Outside In) 51:44
  • Host Speaks 59:21
  • Kirk Knuffke "Arms and Hands" from Arms and Hands (Royal Potato Family) 1:01:10
  • Three Form "Great Grey" from What We Had In Mind (Self—Produced) 1:05:32
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Sadness" from Hero Trio (Whirlwind) 1:11:44
  • Host Speaks 1:14:45
  • Mi3 "Three Plus Three" from We Will Make A Home For You (Clean Feed) 1:16:12
  • Oz Noy/Ugonna Okegwo/Ray Marchica "All The Things You Are" from Riverside (Outside In) 1:22:34
  • Host Speaks 1:30:03
  • Ran Blake/Sara Serpa "When Sunny Gets Blue" from Camera Obscura (Inner Circle Music) 1:32:31
  • Lauren Lee "I Should Care" from Queen of Cups (Ears&Eyes) 1:36:01
  • Host Speaks 1:40:32
  • Gerry Gibbs "Pretty Blue Eyes" from Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound) 1:41:30
  • Paul Motian "In Remembrance of Things Past" from Time And Time Again (ECM) 1:46:31
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Odwalla/The Theme" from Selected Recordings (ECM) 1:54:21



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