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Free jazz saxophonist Zoh Amba has had much attention focused on her in a fairly short time, and a new album with drummer Francisco Mela will keep those spotlights firmly in place. There's also a track from her debut, Oh Sun!. Cellist Janel Leppin leads a great band on her new Ensemble Volcanic Ash, while Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis always has great musicians with him. His new Allium finds him joined by Tomeka Reid and Josh Abrams. Also new this week, trumpeters Lukasz Korybalski from Poland, Ellwood Epps from Canada, saxophonists Chet Doxas and Miguel Zenon, and some sublime explorations of Charles Mingus' music by Italian saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano and English pianist Alexander Hawkins.


  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders "Sad Dictator (I Wanna Make Freedom)" from LeAutoRoiOrgraphy (577 Records) 00:00
  • Host speaks 13:32
  • Lukasz Korybalski Trio "Don't" from Don't Try (For Tune) 15:48
  • Fred Moten, Brandon Lopez & Gerald Cleaver "The Fairie Ornithologie" from Moten/Lopez/Cleaver (Reading Group) 23:02
  • Jim Baker, Brandon Lopez & Bill Harris "Anthropophagi" from Dura (Amalgam) 31:50
  • Host speaks 37:44
  • Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid & Josh Abrams "Butomissa" from Allium (Aerophonic) 38:57
  • Lisa Ullen Trio "Come Together" from Space (Relative Pitch) 46:71
  • Host speaks 52:22
  • Zoh Amba & Francisco Mela "Maria" from Causa Y Effecto (577 Records) 53:22
  • Miguel Zenon Quartet "Tainos Y Caribes" from Musica De Las Americas (Miel) 1:01:23
  • Host speaks 1:08:38
  • Miguel Zenon Quartet "Opresion Y Revolucion" from Musica De Las Americas (Miel) 1:10:10
  • Angelica Sanchez Trio "Before Sleep/The Sleeping Lady And The Giant That Watches Over Her" from Sparkle Beings (Sunnyside) 1:18:52
  • Rick Countryman & Christian Bucher "Bye Bye Butterfly" from Once (FMR) 1:30:53
  • Host speaks 1:35:29
  • Janel Leppin "Woven Forest" from Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) 1:37:10
  • I Am "Confessions Of The Heart" from Beyond (Division 81) 1:46:03
  • Host speaks 1:53:44
  • Elwood Epps & Togetherness! "The Homecoming Song" from Live At Resonance (Mr. E. Records) 1:55:14
  • Kirk Knuffke Trio "Time Is Another River" from Gravity Without Airs (Tao Forms) 2:05:39
  • Host speaks 2:11:42
  • Roberto Ottaviano & Alexander Hawkins "Smooth AKA Weird Nightmare" from Charlie's Blue Skylight (Dodicilune) 2:13:57
  • Dan Clucas, Kyle Motl & Nathan Hubbard "Driftscape Reversal" from Daydream And Halting (Self-released) 2:21:44
  • Yaroslav Likhachev Quartet "Occasional Sketch #1" from Occasional Sketches (Clean Feed) 2:26:28
  • Host speaks 2:31:30
  • Zoh Amba "Northern Path" from Oh Sun! (Tzadik) 2:33:34
  • Vinny Golia, Bernard Santacruz & Cristiano Calcagnile "Evanesce" from To Live And Die (Dark Tree) 2:39:46
  • Yells At Eels & Rodrigo Amado "Elegy For A Slaughtered Democracy" from The Great Bydgoszcz Concert (Ayler Records) 2:46:29
  • Host speaks 2:55:14
  • Chet Doxas "North Shore Lake Superior" from Rich In Symbols II (Just In Time) 2:57:40

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