July 18, 2019 Playlist #1110

Chicago’s amazing percussionist, Kahil El’Zabar, has been at the helm of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble since 1976. El’Zabar and saxophonist Edward Wilkerson Jr. began as a duo, but the Ensemble size swelled from time to time with the addition of various AACM musicians. For the most part it’s been a trio as it is today with baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and trumpeter Corey Wilkes joining El’Zabar, and the mission remains the same: pulse!, combining jazz with traditional African instrumentation and rhythm. A new album by the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is always a reason to celebrate and this episode debuts “Be Known: Ancient/Future/ Music”.

Another artist who’s been wending his way through the world of improvised music even longer than El’Zabar is Oregon-based saxophonist Rich Halley. He’s almost on a new release per year schedule. Of late, those albums have included players from Halley’s part of the country, but for the new “Terra Incognita” he draws upon the talents of familiar New Yorkers, bassist Michael Bisio, pianist Matthew Shipp and drummer Newman Taylor Baker.

Other new releases this time around come from Satoko Fujii with drummer Ramon Lopez, Polish duo the Oles Brothers, Swiss trumpeter Christof Mahnig & Die Abmahnung, Germany’s Zwitschermaschine, and Native Speaker from The Netherlands. As always, there’s much more to listen to.

00:00 Tori Freestone Trio * El Mar De Nubes – Whirlwind * Los Indianos * Grt Britain
07:57 Host speaks
11:28 Rich Halley * Terra Incognita – Pine Eagle * Forager * USA
22:45 Here’s To Us * Animals Wide And Tame – Hoob * Metaller Och Stenar * Sweden
29:49 Jason Stein Greg Ward Eric Revis & Jim Black * Nature Work – Sunnyside * Tah Dazzle * USA
37:24 Host speaks
39:19 Satoko Fujii * Confluence – Libra * Road Salt * Japan
47:44 Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen * Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen – We Jazz * Aero * Finland
50:51 Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen * Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen – We Jazz * Resolution Blue * Finland
53:58 Host speaks
55:19 Marcin & Bartlomiej Oleś Duo * Spirit Of Nadir – Audio Cave * Nadir * Poland
59:55 Jonathan Crompton * Intuit – New Lab * Suite In A Major * USA
1:10:42 Host speaks
1:12:27 Ethnic Heritage Ensemble * Be Known: Ancient/Future/ Music – Spiritmuse * Black Is Back * USA
1:22:24 The Pen Club * Data Retrieval – Eupaccia * Agitated * Australia
1:31:35 Peter Epstein & Idée Fixe * Abstract Realism – Origin * Creamy Center * USA
1:38:10 Host speaks
1:39:26 Christof Mahnig & Die Abmahnung * Red Carpet – Leo * Eric’s Breakfast * Switzerland
1:46:42 Rich Halley * Terra Incognita – Pine Eagle * Terra Incognita * USA
1:53:58 Host speaks
1:54:37 Daniel Carter Stelios Mihas & Federico Ughi * Radical Invisibility – 577 * Mrs. Myth * USA
1:59:04 Andrew Munsey * High Tide – Birdwatcher * High Tide * USA
2:04:39 Host speaks
2:06:12 Native Speaker * Native Speaker Album – Self-released * Frases Sueltas * Netherlands
2:18:16 Georg Ruby Trio * Village Zone – Jazzhausmusik * Violett * Germany
2:22:25 Zwitschermaschine * System For Us – WhyPlayJazz * Kein Unisono * Germany
2:30:37 Host speaks
2:31:39 Per Texas Johansson/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Konrad Agnas * Orakel – Moserobie * Oraklet På Ringvägen * Sweden
2:38:28 Joao Lencastre * Parallel Realities -FMR * Turbulent Journey * Portugal
2:47:37 Host speaks
2:48:22 Jakob Bro Trio * Streams – ECM * PM Dreams * Denmarkhttp://www.577records.com/5806

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