Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed & Benoit Delbecq

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The lineup for this edition of OMJ is like a menu in an ice cream shop: so many flavours to choose from. The AACM is alive and well in the excellent new release for Astral Spirits by Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed, power guitar from Slovenia's Samo Salamon with a French quartet, prepared piano from Benoit Delbecq, Jorma Tapio and Rolling Thunder from Finland, and the Zoom-session created Some Kind Of Tomorrow by Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias. Astral Spirits has also released new free stuff from Thollem and Rob Frye. Enjoy all of these plus a lot more to taste.


  • Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed "Unknown Forces" from Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) 00:00
  • Host speaks 09:42
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed "Super Moon Rising" from Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) 11:16
  • Pia Hernandez Quintetto "La Torre" from Relicario (Irazu) 21:32
  • Emanuele Passerini & Pacho Rossi "Praises To The Master" from Our World (Dodicilune) 27:17
  • Host speaks 33:11
  • Rolling Thunder "Farewell Song" from Live In Japan (Self-released) 36:00
  • Francois Houle 4 "The Black Bird" from Recoder (Songlines) 44:50
  • Host speaks 50:15
  • Benoit Delbecq "Anamorphoses" from The Weight Of Light (Pyroclastic) 51:34
  • Mario Rom's Interzone "Here's To Another Decade" from Eternal Fiction (Traumton) 59:06
  • Host speaks 1:04:07
  • Samo Salamon "Man Of Mystery" from Live Ones Volume 1 (Self-released) 1:05:42
  • Kevin Sun Trio "Seaworthy (Unseaworthy)" from (Un) Seaworthy (Endectomorph) 1:14:30
  • Paulina Porszke Ensemble "D-Town" from Addaptacja (Self-released) 1:20:15
  • Host speaks 1:29:18
  • Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias "Roughing It" from Some Kind Of Tomorrow (RL) 1:31:20
  • Nathan Clevenger Group "Difficult Clocks" from Stateless (Self-released) 1:40:42
  • Vinny Golia Octet "Mr. And Mrs. Sam Wells Check Into The Hotel In Bombay" from Nine Winds: New Blood (Nine Winds) :46:15
  • Host speaks 1:52:48
  • Rolling Thunder "Yarra Yarra" from Live In Japan (Self-released) 1:53:28
  • Orientation Of We "Principle Of Differentiation" from Emergence (OFF) 1:59:52
  • Host speaks 2:10:03
  • Rob Frye "Lightship SGR A Star" from Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) 2:11:22
  • Michael Formanek & Peter Formanek "Two, Not One" from Dyads (Out Of Your Head) 2:18:02
  • Enrique Haneine "Seldom Disguise" from Unlayered (Elegant Walk) 2:25:18
  • Host speaks 2:30:34
  • Thollem/Valsamis/Greenhill/Kim "Track 1" from Thollem's Astral Traveling Sessions (Astral Spirits) 2:32:23
  • Krystyna Stańko & Zé-Luis Nascimento "Afro Blue II" from Novos Anos (For Tune) 2:42:18
  • Host speaks 2:48:08
  • Linda Sikhakhane "Amakhosi" from An Open Dialogue (Self-released) 2:49:06

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