Wójciński-Szmańda Quartet, Dustin Laurenzi and More

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The underlying theme in this episode appears to be ensembles of varying sizes and styles. From Sweden, trumpeter Goran Kajfes' quartet Tropique blends elements of groove, trance, improv, African with a Don Cherry on top in the new Into The Wild, while another quartet, the Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet from Poland, knocks down the walls of same-same with power balanced with spacy contemplation. You'll also hear trios of different plateaus: bassist Stephan Crump, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and pianist Cory Smythe, Wojciech Jachna-Grzegorz Tarwid-Albert Karch, also from Poland, and poet Yusef Komunyakaa with David Cieri and Mike Brown in a follow-up to White Dust . Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi assembled a talented band to honour the music of Moondog, while a large group of talented women close the show: Marilyn Mazur's Shamania. The sizes may vary, but the music is consistently large!


  • Goran Kajfeš Tropique "So Don" from Into The Wild (Head) 0:00
  • Host speaks 04:18
  • Goran Kajfeš Tropique "Floods" from Into the Wild (Head) 05:51
  • Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez & Ryan Packard "Crypto Vo Lans" from The Early Bird Gets (Aerophonic) 20:25
  • Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet "Culture Of None" from Time Like This (Intakt) 26:42
  • Host speaks 32:26
  • Dustin Laurenzi "Nero's Expedition" from Snaketime: The Music of Moondog (Astral Spirits) 36:26
  • Dustin Laurenzi "Down Is Up" from Snaketime: The Music of Moondog (Astral Spirits) 44:06
  • Jørgen Mathisen's Instant Light "Magellanic Cloud" from Mayhall's Object (Clean Feed) 51:12
  • Host speaks 57:12
  • Mick Rossi "One Leaning Against the Next" from Songs From The Broken Land (Orange Mountain Music) 57:42
  • Liberty Ship "Zephyr Coming" from Signal Horn (Eclipse Music) 59:38
  • Host speaks 1:04:56
  • Stephan Crump, Ingrid Laubrock & Cory Smythe "Medium" from Channels (Intakt) 1:05:56
  • Acamar Trio "Keid" from Tir (Self-released) 1:16:31
  • Andrew Cyrille "Lebroba" from Lebroba (ECM) 1:25:18
  • Host speaks 1:30:48
  • Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet "Digressions" from With All Due Respect (Kansas) 1:32:37
  • Roberto Ottaviano "Oasis" from Eternal Love (Dodicilune) 1:46:22
  • Host Speaks 1:51:18
  • Russ Lossing "Reflections In D" from Changes (Steeplechase) 1:53:04
  • Federica Michisanti's Horn Trio "When I Wanted to Count Stars" from Silent Rides (Filibusta) 1:59:33
  • Host speaks 2:04:57
  • Joseph Benzola "Samara" from 3 Haikus (Amanita Music) 2:06:31
  • Wojciech Jachna, Grzegorz Tarwid & Albert Karch "Sundial III" from Sundial III (HevHet Tune) 2:17:31
  • Matthew G Mitchell "Trains Derailed" from The Intercontinental (Self-released) 2:24:18
  • Host speaks 2:30:45
  • Yusuf Komunyakaa, David Cieri & Mike Brown "Requiem" from Dark Furniture (Ropeadope) 2:32:45
  • Yusuf Komunyakaa, David Cieri, Mike Brown "Strange Fruit" from Dark Furniture (Ropeadope) 2:39:13
  • Billie Holiday "Strange Fruit" from The Definitive Billie Holiday (Verve) 2:44:25
  • Gebhard Ullman's Basement Research "Impromptu #1" from Impromptus & Other Short Works (WhyPlayJazz) 2:47:36
  • Host speaks 2:52:44
  • Marilyn Mazur "Rytmeritual" from Shamania (RareNoise) 2:53:33


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