Whit Dickey, Sara Serpa & Stanley J. Zappa

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This first July show features the debut of a new record label with a focus on improvisation: Tau Forms. The artistic director is drummer Whit Dickey, and it happens that his new Expanded Light is one of first two releases by the label; the other comes from pianist Matthew Shipp. Good luck to Tao Forms! I thought I'd throw in a little Zappa for you this episode, but it's not Frank, it's his saxophone-playing nephew, Stanley Jason Zappa who teamed up with the great Finnish drummer Simo Laihonen for WeJazz Records and the new Muster Point. Another saxophonist also traveled for his latest: Canada's François Carrier documented his trip to Japan to freely improvise with some excellent Japanese players. Sara Serpa's new Recognition: Music for a Silent Film is an important release and that gets sampled too. And there's more, so don't touch that mouse!


  • Eivind Opsvik "Punchball" from Overseas 2002 -2012 (Loyal Label) 00:00
  • Dustin Laurenzi & Snakepoint "Behold" from Behold (Astral Spirits) 11:43
  • Host speaks 17:04
  • Whit Dickey Trio "Plateau" from Expanding Light (Tao Forms) 19:47
  • Stephen Davis "Mr. Happy" from Toy Army (Self-released) 29:13
  • Logan Kane Nonet "Golf" from Nope, Science (Orenda) 34:46
  • Adam Caine Quartet "Cloud Over" from Transmissions (NoBusiness) 39:16
  • Host speaks 46:53
  • Vincent Chancey "The Spell" from The Spell (NoBusiness) 48:56
  • Kris Davis "Golgi Complex (The Sequel)" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) 59:52
  • Host speaks 1:07:28
  • Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock "Golgi Complex" from Blood Moon (Intakt) 1:08:04
  • Kamau Daaood "Tears" from Leimert Park (MAMA) 1:16:16
  • Reza Askari "Bottrop Bebop" from Magic Realism (QFTF) 1:21:57
  • Host speaks 1:26:09
  • François Carrier "Ogose" from Japan Suite (NoBusiness) 1:27:57
  • Rob Clutton Trio "Shelter" from Counsel Of Primaries (Snailbongbong) 1:36:23
  • Gordon Grdina's The Marrow "Mini-Con" from Safer-E-Daroon (Songlines) 1:41:15
  • Host speaks 1:48:34
  • Sara Serpa "Queen Nzinga" from Recognition: Music For A Silent Film (Biophilia) 1:51:36
  • Sara Serpa "The Multi-Racialism Myth" from Recognition: Music For A Silent Film (Biophilia) 1:56:00
  • Whit Dickey Trio "Mobius" from Expanded Light (Tao Forms) 2:00:00
  • Host speaks 2:07:36
  • Matthew Shipp "Void Equation" from The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) 2:07:59
  • Tim Stine Trio " VVVValley" from Fresh Demons (Astral Spirits) 2:13:55
  • Abbey Rader "Cycles Of Ash" from To Ignite The Fire (Abray) 2:19:47
  • Host speaks 2:28:29
  • Stanley Zappa " Muster Point II" from Muster Point (WeJazz) 2:31:27
  • Stanley Zappa " 538 E14th, City Of Piss, USA" from Muster Point (WeJazz) 2:32:03
  • Stanley Zappa "South Okanagan" from Muster Point (WeJazz) 2:37:45
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra "Rebrahminization" from Love Is a Temporary Madness (Self-released) 2:43:59
  • Host speaks 2:51:49
  • Octocrazy "Star Spangled Raga" from Escape from Brooklyn (Self-released) 2:53:16

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