February 27, 2020 #1141

Sometimes in the course of progamming these shows, it happens that when the final playlist is finished, there’s a tilt in a certain direction. In most cases this is very unintentional. It must be some sort of subliminal direction to make it so. Or it’s perhaps it’s just “coincidenza” as they would say in Italy. New releases from that country include “The Uncle (Gianni Bifronte)” from drummer Francesco Cusa. It’s a two-parter with the same tunes interpreted by a trio with pianist Gianni Lenoci (a tribute actually as sadly Lenoci passed unexpectedly in September last year) and his band The Assassins. The improvising duo, DST, has a new one with added trumpeter Gabriele Mitelli, and you’ll hear two tunes from saxophonist Fabio Delvo while another prominent Italian artists, Piero Bittolo Bon, opens the show with his band, Bread And Fox.  Definitely not from Italy is Danish saxophonist making his OMJ debut on two different albums, one with the Maluba Orchestra, the other his band 5 Go Adventuring Again.
California bassist Lisa Mezzacappa has a high quality new release called “Cosmicomics”, and like her previous works, comes with inspiration for her compositions. This time it’s the work of Italo Calvino’s short story collection of the same name. And this show finishes up music for Black History Month with more from Christian McBride, Denis Colin Trio and Matana Roberts.

00:00 Piero Bittolo Bon & Bread and Fox * This Is Sour Music – Trouble In The East * Ego Surfer’s Delight * Italy
12:00 Host speaks
14:41 Lisa Mezzacappa Six * Cosmicomics – Queen Bee * The Distance Of The Moon * USA
25:02 David Liebman & Kristjan Randalu * Mussorgsky Pictures Revisited – BMC * Bydlo * USA/Estonia
30:14 Gianni Lenoci & HP3 * Stretching The Standards – Self-released * Giant Steps * Italy
33:01 Host speaks
34:05 Francesco Cusa Trio * The Uncle (Gianni Bifronte) – Improvisattore Involuntario * Pharmacology
41:24 Evan Parker & Paul Lytton * Collected Calls (Revisited) (Jubilee) – Intakt * Track XI * England
40:03 Francesco Cusa & The Assassins * The Uncle (Gianni Bifronte) – Improvisattore Involuntario * Dr. Akagi * Italy
51:17 Host speaks
53:00 Plot * Cadenza – WhyPlayJazz * Sequence C Planifie Passé * Germany
1:00:35 Deep Ford * You May Cross Here – BMC * Anamorphose * France
1:08:45 Host speaks
1:10:45 Fredrik Lundin * 5 Go Adventuring Again – Stunt * The Hound Of Baskerville * Denmark
1:20:02 Denis Colin Trio * Something In Common – Sunnyside * Diallo * France
1:27:34 Christian McBride * The Movement Revisited – Mack Avenue * Soldiers * USA
1:33:06 Host speaks
1:34:50 Christian McBride * The Movement Revisited – Mack Avenue * Apotheosis Nov. 4 2008 * USA
1:45:01 DST * Kinetik – Aut Records * Rota * Italy2020
1:51:05 Host speaks
1:52:04 Matana Roberts * Coin Coin Chapter IV Memphis – Constellation * All Things Beautiful * USA
1:54:34 Matana Roberts * Coin Coin Chapter IV Memphis – Constellation * Wild Fire Bare * USA
2:00:18 Charles Rumback Trio * June Holiday – Astral Spirits * Huh! * USA
2:05:13 Host speaks
2:06:01 Antenna * Antenna – Self-released * Regular Heartbeat * USA
2:16:13 Carolos Peninha * Ponto De Vista – Self-released * Desoriente * Portugal
2:22:02 Pia Hernandez Trio * Lilith – Irazu * Improv 1 * Argentina
2:29:48 Host speaks
2:31:16 Maluba Orchestra * Maluba Orchestra – Sundance * Presto Hymne * Denmark
2:36:36 Lisa Mezzacappa Six * Cosmicomics – Queen Bee * Crystals * USA
2:45:03 Host speaks
2:46:15 Fabio Delvo & Rastplatz * Rastplatz – Self-released * Rychle * Italy
2:53:10 Fabio Delvo & Rastplatz * Rastplatz – Self-released * Letabela * Italy

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