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Vinny Golia, James Brandon Lewis & Eric Plaks


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The full title to veteran California free jazz saxophonist and icon Vinny Golia's latest recording is very long (Even to This Day... Music for Orchestra and Soloists Movement Two: Syncretism: For The Draw but it pales in comparison to the length of the recording: 13.5 hours plus. Golia began he project before Covid. It features solo, duo, trio and quartet pieces of improvisation with a decidedly electronic bent. Amazing really!! Other new recordings opened this week are the latest from James Brandon Lewis & the Red Lily Quintet, English drummer Johnny Hunter, Argentinean pianist Eduardo Alia, drummer Johnathan Blake and New York pianist Eric Plaks with his own Covid-derived project, from P.P.E., by his Plaks Pandemic Ensemble. Lots more great music as well.


  • Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake "From The River To The Ocean" from From The River To The Ocean (Thrill Jockey) 00:00
  • Host speaks 13:22
  • Johnny Hunter "Part 3" from Divisions (Discus Music) 14:58
  • Mário Costa "Moonwalk" from Chromosomes (Clean Feed) 22:45
  • Leon Thomas "Gypsy Queen" from Blues And The Soulful Truth (Flying Dutchman) 28:42
  • Darren Johnston "Shade" from Life In Time (Origin) 38:52
  • Samo Salamon, Emanuele Parrini & Vasco Trilla "My Beaming Smile" from Eating Poetry (Clean Feed) 45:55
  • Host speaks 50:20
  • James Brandon Lewis & Red Lily Quintet "Elijah Rock" from To Mahalia With Love (Tao Forms) 52:00
  • Henry Threadgill "I Can't Wait Until I Get Home" from Easily Slip Into Another World (RCA Novus) 1:00:57
  • New Bojaira & Cassandra Wilson "Don't Drink That Corner My Life Is In The Bush" from Air Show #1 (Black Saint) 1:04:46
  • Henry Threadgill & Air "Untitled Song" from Air Song (Why Not) 1:13:54
  • Host speaks 1:25:51
  • Vinny Golia "Instll/Reinstall/Install/Reinstall" from Even To This Day—Music For Orchestra And Soloists (Self-released) 1:28:39
  • Vinny Golia "Brass Trio" from Even To This Day—Music For Orchestra And Soloists (Self-released) 1:36:14
  • Vinny Golia "Make A Joyful Noise" from Even To This Day—Music For Orchestra And Soloists (Self-released) 1:40:18
  • Johnathan Blake "Tiempos" from Passages (Blue Note) 1:48:31
  • Host speaks 1:54:47
  • Eric Plaks & Plaks Pandemic Ensemble "Theme 55: Put A Melody On It" fromP.P.E. (DarkFyre) 1:55:41
  • Steve Coleman "Motherland Pulse" from Motherland Pulse (JMT) 2:00:45
  • Kamau Daaood "Balm Of Gilead For Billie Holiday And Lester Young" from Leimert Park (MAMA) 2:05:54
  • Andy Emler's Megaoctet "La Megaruse" from Obsession 3 (La Buissonne) 2:09:29
  • Host speaks 2:16:55
  • Eduardo Aliá Trio "Lennie" from Una Pregunta, Tres Respuestas (577 Records) 2:18:14
  • Liba Villavecchia Trio "Senán" from Birchwood (Clean Feed) 2:23:48
  • David Fiuczynski "Mektoub" from Kif (Fuzelicious Morsels) 2:29:46
  • Thomas Chapin Trio "Alphaville" from Sky Piece (Knitting Factory) 2:37:58
  • Randy Weston African Rhythms "Mysteries Of Love" from Khepera (Gitanes) 2:46:30
  • Host speaks 2:55:54
  • Michael Formanek's Elusion Quartet "Gone Home" from As Things Do (Intakt) 2:57:03

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